WEEK THREE - SEPTEMBER 5TH - 8TH

The first day of school is always interesting. Students sit down, nervous and quiet, trying to figure out their new teacher who tells them to be thoughtful to others, and use your time wisely, and follow directions, and raise your hands before speaking, and do not use the paper cutter, and ask to go to the bathroom, and don’t whine when you take out your math books, and respect each other’s property, and who know what that means? And don’t chew gum at school, and don’t exclude others from your games, and walk in the hallways, and don’t run up the slide.

Poor kids. I would have left after the first ten minutes.

Actually, I almost did on my first day of first grade. My teacher’s name was Mrs. Kenison. I cried when I found out I had her. My friends said she was mean. She lined us all up by the chalkboard and walked down the row like a drill sergeant. She stopped in front of me, bent over, and raised one eyebrow.

“Miss Lindsey?” she said slowly.

I froze.

“I had you older brother,” she said.

I wanted to run out the door but figured that, being a sergeant, she could run faster. So I stayed and learned to read and count to 100. It ended up being my favorite year.

I like the beginning of each school year. The pencils don’t have teeth marks. The dry erase markers write. The recess balls bounce. The rug smells like carpet cleaner. And the desks smell like 409.

And here we are; the 3rd week of school. We haven’t had any students walk home after morning recess. We have had some blisters, a few criers, and some kids throw-up, but hey, that is a typical day in elementary school. Thank you for a great beginning to the school year!

Reporting to parents in 2017

It is our goal for parents to be well informed and engaged on how your child is achieving and progressing. All teachers are implementing a SIS Standards Based report card. A Standards Based report card lists the most important skills students should learn in each subject at each grade level. Instead of letter grades, students receive marks that show how well they have mastered skills. This type of reporting should provide parents more knowledge on which skills and knowledge your child has acquired.

Nebo Boys/Girls After-School Club

Clubs are starting this week. All students will meet in the lunch room at 3:00 p.m. for a snack and an activity. Students will then separate into the various clubs. All students are excused at 4:30 p.m. Parents, plan to pick up children at the flag pole or have the students walk home. Please have then conversation with your children about whether they walk or wait to be picked up.

Imagine Learning

Now your child can log in to Imagine Learning at home-and pick up right where they left off in school. Visit go.imaginelearning.com. For the program to work as intended, only children already assigned to Imagine Learning at school should use it at home.

Communication

Riverview School website

Mrs. Mathis, Mrs. Jensen and Mrs. Killian update the website regularly. Keep informed about Riverview Elementary events through the school website http://riverview.nebo.edu/.

Parent Communication Page

We also have a parent communication page where you can find all weekly messages and the Riverview Elementary Vision for Learning https://sites.google.com/nebo.edu/riverviewelementary/home

 

Facebook & Instagram

Most days Mrs. Killian and/or Mrs. Nielson share learning both our teachers and students are involved in. It is a great way to become connected to real time happenings within the school.

https://www.facebook.com/Riverview-Elementary-School-150164395051510/

https://www.instagram.com/riverviewelementary/

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal of Riverview Elementary

Upcoming Events

  • September 6th - First day of Preschool
  • September 7th
    • Sixth grade orchestra recruiting assembly @9:15 a.m.,
    • Fourth grade Egg Drop @ 9:15 a.m.,
    • PTA Room Parent Kick-Off @ 3:15 p.m.
  • September 8th – Holy War (BYU/U of U). Wear favorite team game gear.
  • September 13th – 5th grade keyboarding ends
  • September 14th – 4th grade keyboarding starts; 5th grade DARE program starts
  • September 18th – 22nd – PTA Box Tops Competition
  • September 18th – School dismissed at noon
  • September 19th – School pictures; School Community Council mtg. @ 3:30
  • September 21st – vision screening
  • September 26th – Assembly for 2nd-6th grades from 2:00-3:00; 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