WEEK FIVE - SEPTEMBER 18TH - 22ND

Attributions: 

Principal Moment

Beethoven was a child prodigy who changed music forever. Students have been learning about him during music with Mrs. Nelson. Mrs. Nelson taught the students that his formal education ended after elementary school because Beethoven was unable to write fluently and was only able to do simple arithmetic. After learning about Beethoven’s early life one boy responded: “He was in the Learning Pit!”

Last year I attended a leadership conference, one speaker and author provoked the audience to think about their ‘what if’, he talked about ‘not dying with your song in you’. This resonated with me and caused me to reflect on why we do what we do and how we implement it in practice.

I am very proud that Riverview students are beginning to think about The Learning Pit and Learner Powers. Students are learning that great effort leads to great progress. I hope that each student is able to help themselves ‘make their mark’ and find ‘their song’.

It’s great to be a Riverview Ram!

SEP Conferences

SEP Conferences will be held Oct. 5th and Oct. 6th. Watch for a signup link coming from your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment.

A SEP conference is a short meeting to discuss a child’s progress at school and celebrate achievement or find solutions to academic or behavioral concern. Please plan on attending.

PTA

School T-Shirts are here! If you ordered a t-shirt for your child, you should have received it this week. If you have any questions contact:

Boys/Girls After School Club

All registration forms and payment needs to be turned in by Monday, September 25th.

Chalk-Walk FUNdraiser

It is nearly time for Riverview Fundraiser. We will have a ‘Chalk-Walk’ again.

FAQ’S of a Chalk Walk

1. What is a Chalk Walk? During each lap, the walkers will be celebrated with a splash of color (colored cornstarch which is 100% non-toxic and completely biodegradable). The colors will be released from squeeze bottles managed by teachers and parent volunteers.

2. How does this help Riverview Elementary? The Color Walk will raise money through sponsored pledges and laps walked. In other words, the students are actively earning money for our school! Last year’s funds were used to help purchase an additional twelve Smartboards. We now have a Smartboard in each classroom! Thank you!

3. Where will this take place and what will it look like? The track will be set upon the grass behind Riverview Elementary. All grades will walk concurrently. There will be music on site. Additionally, water will be provided during the walk.

4. How can I help? In addition to assisting your student(s) with pledges and collection, you can sign up to volunteer. Sign-up opportunities will be available for filling squeeze bottles with chalk, releasing chalk, and helping at the clean-up station. Keep an eye out for an email and/or check our website. Cheer on the kids on the day of the walk or participate with us on Friday, October 6th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

5. What if I’m concerned about the powder getting into the eyes, nose and throat of my child? Participants are welcome to bring bandanas or even dust masks. We will guide our volunteers to aim below the neck. Keep in mind that this is a kid-friendly event; the volume of color will be appropriate for fun, not overwhelming or scary. If a student does not want to participate in the color element of the walk, that child is invited to walk on the inside of the track.

6. How permanent is the color, and how should I prepare? Participants should wear OLD white t-shirts, socks, shorts and shoes. The color should mostly wash out of any item worn. Of course, if your child wants to keep the colored t-shirt as a souvenir of the event, spray the colors with vinegar and iron it prior to washing. Participants should also bring a towel or large garbage bag to protect the inside of a car or bus.

Funds raised at this event will go towards many programs, including:

  • Technology: More Chromebook lab for the classrooms. We are now one-to-one in fifth and sixth grades. We are working towards providing more Chromebooks in all grades.
  • Fine Arts: Program support and resources & supplies
  • Library: library books, ebooks, supplies
  • Bonus Activities: Assemblies, Special Events, etc…

The walkathon represents all that is really great about Riverview. Because all are participating, our students can be proud to contribute directly and individually to the school. On this one day in October, we will come together to support and celebrate our kids.

Families can come “set up camp” on the grass field and on locations along the course. Plan to bring folding chairs or a blanket or old clothes and your walking shoes, depending on if you want to walk with us or watch. No bicycles or pets.

I certainly appreciate you! Riverview is a great place, thanks for all you do at home to support the education of your students.

Communication

Riverview School website

Riverview Parent Communication Page

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian; Principal, Riverview Elementary

Upcoming Events:

  • September 25th – 30th – PTA Box Tops Competition
  • September 25th – Assembly for 2nd-6th grades from 1000-11:00; Scott Savage- Author of Farworld series, Mysteries of Cove series, and the Case File 13 series.
  • 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 18th – Make Your Mark Assembly 2:30
  • October 19th & 20th – Fall Break
  • October 24th – Picture Re-take
  • October 30th - November 3rd – PTA Book fair
  • October 31st – Halloween Parade 9:00; Sports Park
  • November 2nd – PTA Family Night 5:30