I’m a grandmother. Students hear that and think I am Mother Time. It is kinda depressing to see the wrinkles and gray appear. I don’t feel old. Makes me think of a line from the book Goodbye, Mr. Chips. It is a book of an old teacher and school master who remembers his career and his personal life over the decades. There is a line in the book that illuminates how I feel about my job…”It must be tremendously interesting to be a schoolmaster…I don’t see how you could ever get old in a world that’s always young.”
SEP Conferences will be held tomorrow, January 9th from 3:15-8:45 PM.
There will be no school for students on Friday, January 10th. Thank you.
It’s about time to pre-order a yearbook! Yearbooks can be ordered at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Order deadline for a yearbook is April 13th.
Learner Powers/Animal Characters
Our learner character for January is Molly Monkey. She lived on a beautiful island, in a banana tree. Molly watched her mom swing from branch to branch to reach the yummy bananas. “I’m hungry” she thought. She used her long arms, reached for a branch with both arms and fell to the ground. Molly’s mom picked her up and said “listen to my instructions and watch carefully and soon you will be able to reach the yummy bananas.” Molly’s mom taught her how to swing her body, where to place her hands, and how to spot the ripest bananas. “Now your turn.” said Molly’s mom. Molly tried again. Her swing was wobbly, she forgot which branch to grab, she fell to the ground feeling frustrated. Molly’s mom picked her up, gave her a hug, and told her to try again, but this time reflect on what she had been taught. Molly slowed down, she thought about how to swing her body, which branches to grab and how to spy the ripest bananas. She tried again. “Hooray” shouted her mom; “You are making progress. You will soon be able swinging through the branches just like me!” Be like Molly Monkey.
When you Reflect like Molly Monkey, you…
- Respond to all feedback
- Review your learning
- Don’t worry if things go wrong
- Have a growth-mindset
- Make every piece of learning better than the last
Cold weather is upon us. As my grandma used to say: “There is no such thing as bad weather…only bad clothing!” Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather with clothing to keep him/her warm during recess. Encourage your children to check the lost-n-found if they are missing clothing, we have many winter items.
Riverview School Gear
Are you interested in purchasing Riverview gear for your child or yourself? T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, beanies, caps, and water bottles with the Riverview logo are available for purchase at https://riverviewelementary.axomo.com/.
January Upcoming Events
- 9th - SEP Conferences from 3:15 – 8:45
- 10th – No School for students
- 13th – Make Your Mark Assembly at 9:00
- 14th – Emergency Drill
- 20th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School
- 21st – School Community Council Meeting at 3:15
- 28th – 30th – Second Term Good Citizen Rewards
- 2nd – 6th have assigned days for swimming at Springville Recreation
- Kinder & 1st have Wild Wonders animal show coming to Riverview
- 31st – Science Day
Mrs. Angie Killian
Principal, Riverview Elementary