WEEK EIGHT - OCTOBER 9TH - 13TH

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Principal Moment

Yesterday was Columbus Day. On Columbus Day, I used to tell my students about the discovery of America. Everyone knows the story, of course – how Christopher Columbus sailed the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria in 1492 in search of a shorter route to the Indies. Columbus kept a log during his voyage. He reported that when the wind was strong, his ships made a lot of progress. When it wasn’t, they made very little. As the weeks went on, the crews grew restless. Storms brought trouble. Supplies became limited. Some of the food went bad.

I can’t help but think how much Columbus’s famous voyage parallels with life at Riverview. In the beginning of the school year, teachers set their course. Some days we make a lot of progress. Some days we don’t. Our crews get restless, too. Rain can spoil recess. We run out of supplies. Fruit flies infest abandoned lunch boxes. And students face unexplored territories and make new discoveries daily!

Nebo Boys/Girls After-School Sign Up

The sign-up for session 2 will be available on Tuesday, October 17th. If your student was unable to attend a club last session you will have first priority at 7:30 a.m.; all others may begin registration at 7:50 a.m.

The fees for Afterschool Clubs are $12 per club this year. Students may sign up for as many clubs as they would like. The students will receive a T-shirt (one per year), healthy snacks, a prevention lesson, physical activities or games and one hour of club instruction and activities.

An early morning club will be available everyday at no charge from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. It is available for students who would like extra homework or reading help. Also, for parents who need to leave for work early and want a safe place for their students. A registration form and waiver must be completed to participate in early morning club.

All information will be on the Riverview website in the Nebo Boys/Girls After-School Club Link found on the left side of the school website http://riverview.nebo.edu/. You will find club schedules, registration forms (you will only need to fill out one per school year), THE LINK TO THE ACTIVE REGISTRATION WILL BE SIGN UP GENIUS. Payment WILL NOT be online this time, please bring your payment to the office by FRIDAY, October 27th to secure your spot. If you need payment arrangements or have any question please contact RaeAnn Nelson at raeann.nelson@nebo.edu.

SEP Conferences

Thank you for supporting your children and attending conferences. Also, thank you to the PTA for providing dinner on Thursday evening. It was delicious and very much appreciated!

Chalk-Walk FUNdraiser

A Great BIG Thank You from Riverview!! Our Chalk-Walk was a huge success. We are collecting pledges this week, Oct. 9th – 13th. Our school goal is $8,000. GO RAMS!!

PTA

Riverview Elementary PTA presents the “Reflections” contest. Express yourself through art; Literature, Visual Arts, Dance, 3-D Art, and Photography. The 2017-2018 Theme: “Within Reach.” Have students pick up an entry form from their teacher or at the office. Deadline: Friday, November 3rd.

This week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week; October 9th – 13th. Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives. Listed are some of the activities that we will be involved in.

  • Monday, October 9th – “Follow your dreams – Don’t do Drugs.”
    • Pajama/sweats day – no slippers
    • Pass out red ribbons and discuss the “Drug Free Pledge”

DRUG FREE PLEDGE

“I pledge to be drug free and support the National Anti-Drug Campaign by taking a stand against alcohol and drug abuse.”

  • Tuesday, October 10th “Rally in Red.”
    • Wear as much RED as possible
  • Wednesday, October 11th “Don’t get mixed up with drugs”
    • Wear crazy or mismatched clothes
    • Walk to school day
  • Thursday, October 12th “Drugs have no place in my future”
    • Dress up like your future self
  • Friday, October 13th “Team up against drugs.”
    • Wear your favorite team color, jersey or Riverview colors
    • Red Ribbon Week Assembly 2:15 p

The Riverview Elementary Mothers/Sons Activity is quickly approaching; Thursday, October 26th from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Classic Fun Center in Orem.

Free skating admission for mothers and sons. Add bouncing & climbing or laser tag for $3. Add all three for $4.

Skate rental included. Blade, scooter, skate mate rental is $3. You may also bring your own skates, blades, or scooters. 60 tokens for $5.

Dinner deals for $3; Nachos & Drink, Pizza & Drink or Corn Dog & Drink.

Dress for the Weather

Cool weather is upon us. Please send your child to school with a jacket for recess. In order to keep the lost-n-found collection from growing, please label jackets with your child’s name.

Halloween

The Riverview Annual Halloween Costume Parade will be held on Tuesday, October 31st at 9:00 a.m. The parade route will be around the sports park directly across from the school. The parade line-up will be from the youngest grades to the oldest grades. Afternoon Kindergarten will hold their parade at 12:30 p.m. around the Kindergarten playground.

I would like to thank Mrs. Sharla Thomas, Mrs. Kelsey Mortensen and Miss Jessica Larsen for making a spoooooky Riverview RAM scarecrow as an entry in the Spanish Fork City Scarecrow Contest. Riverview Elementary is ‘Making a Mark.’ Drive past Central Bank to view our entry. Don’t forget to vote for our scarecrow. The winner gets $100 and bragging rights!

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Parent Communication Page

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

  • September 29th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 9:00 a.m
  • October 2nd – PTA Reflection Assembly 1:30
  • October 4th & 5th – SEP Conferences
  • October 6th – Popcorn Friday; Chalk-Walk 1:30-3:00
  • October 9th – 13th – Red/Green Ribbon Week
  • October 12th – Red Ribbon Assembly 2:00
  • October 17th – SCC 3:30
  • October 19th & 20th – Fall Break
  • October 24th – Picture Re-take
  • October 25th – Make Your Mark Assembly 2:30
  • October 30th - November 3rd – PTA Book fair
  • October 31st – Halloween Parade 9:00; Sports Park; Kindergarten Afternoon Parade 12:30; Around the Kinder playground
  • November 2nd – PTA Family Night 5:30

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary