Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Principal Moment

Back from Christmas Break; as I have been popping into the classrooms many students’ have been writing their New Year’s resolutions.  New Year’s what?  It turns out that the term ‘New Year Resolution’ is a bit of a head-scratcher for some kids.  “What is that?” said one bewildered little guy.

When asked more simply about their goals for the New Year, the kids gave thoughtful-and adorable-answers.  “I can get more 100’s on my tests,” “Try and be a little nicer to my sister,” “More money is a good goal,” and “Get more better at listening.”

SEP Conferences

SEP Conferences will be held Thursday, January 10th from 3:15-8:45 PM.  You will be getting an email this week from SignUpGenius.  This email will allow you to visit the website, find your child’s teacher(s), and sign-up for the time that is most convenient to your individual schedule.  Parents, if you find a need to change your appointment the day of conferences, please contact the teacher so he/she is aware of the change. 

There will be no school for students on Friday, January 11th. Thank you.

After School Clubs

Riverview Afterschool program is excited to announce the Winter/Spring 2019 program.  Registration was made available this morning, Thursday Jan. 3, at 8:00 a.m. www.riverview.edu under parents tab and click SIGN UP GENUIS.  All information including schedules, club descriptions, registration forms, and waivers will be on the website.  Every student participating must fill out a registration form and waiver. 

Fees for Riverview Afterschool will be $20 per club.  Students may sign up for as many clubs as they would like.  Fees will be paid in the office cash or check only. Students will receive healthy snacks, prevention lessons, physical activities including movement games, and one hour of instruction and activities during club time. If you would like to make payment arrangements or have any questions please contact RaeAnn Nelson at raeann.nelson@nebo.edu.

For the past nine years Riverview has received federal funding. This year the only schools who received funding were Title One schools.  Currently, Riverview does not qualify for any funding. Riverview has the largest Afterschool program in the state of Utah. WE NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT, we want to continue this great program.

An early morning club will be available every day at no charge from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. School doors will be unlocked at 8:00 a.m. for morning club only. This is a club for students who would like extra homework or reading help.  It is also available for parents who need to leave early for work and want a safe place for their students to be before school begins.  Mr. Teuscher a certified teacher, will provide the morning club instruction.  You must register your student for this club on the website.

Afterschool Session 3 will begin on Jan 7th and go through Feb. 22nd.  No clubs will be held on Jan. 11, 21, or Feb 18th.  Monday clubs will be held 2:15-3:45, Tue.-Fri. clubs will be held 3:00-4:30.

 

        

 

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Mrs. RaeAnn Nelson; Riverview’s music teacher and afterschool coordinator is the head of our food drive.  She shared with the faculty: “When I delivered the overabundance of food, clothing, and money...I want you to know I witnessed charity at its finest.  Our school has impressed me and others so much.  Thank you for your willingness to gather these donations, the pantry is filled to overflowing, the young mothers program has needed diapers for the babies, Park School had an amazing parent shopping event, three families in our area received needed clothing and food, Tabitha's Way took all the remainder.   My heart has been so touched when I have witnessed the love from your giving and service.  Thanks again for making this season magical  by sharing with others and loving your fellowman”.  Thank you!

Cold Weather

Cold weather is upon us.  Please, please don’t allow your child to come to school on a winter day dressed for spring/fall recess.  A jacket is not enough protection for a child to stay warm.  Please send your child to school with proper winter clothing (coats, hats, gloves, and boots).

Communication Options

Riverview School website http://riverview.nebo.edu/.

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

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

Upcoming Events

  • January 4th - PBIS Assembly @ 2:15 p.m.
  • January 8th – 4th grade Utah Symphony concert @ Maple Mountain High School; 10:45 – 11:35 a.m.
  • January 8th & 9th – 6th grade field trip to Christa McAuliffe Space Center
  • January 10th – 5th grade Keyboarding course ends; SEP Conferences from 3:15-8:45 p.m.
  • January 11th – No School for students
  • January 14th – 4th grade keyboarding starts; 1st day of third term
  • January 17th – Good Citizen Reward; Cosmo and BYU Dunk team from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • January 21st – No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 22nd – SCC at 3:15 p.m.
  • January 24th – Lockdown Drill
  • January 28th thru February 1st – White Ribbon Week
  • January 31st – Riverview Science Day

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal of Riverview

 

 

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

During the last week before Christmas Break some students bring in gifts for their teachers.  It is very sweet.  Sometimes you’ll find a gift mysteriously placed on your desk at recess.  Sometimes they’ll hand it to you and say, “My mom told me to give you this.  I don’t know what it is.”  And sometimes the gifts come wrapped with lots of love and masking tape.  Those were my personal favorite.

I use to try to wait till vacation to open my presents, but students always beg you to unwrap them. 

“Thank you for the necklace you made.  I can’t wait to wear it. “

“Thank you for the orange Kleenex box cover.  I like how you wrote your name so big with purple glitter glue.”

“Thank you for the safety pin and paper clip Christmas tree ornament.  You made this?!  Wow!  I thought for sure you bought it!”

“Ohhh…thank you.  It’s beautiful.  I love it.  You made it?...Can you tell me about it?...Of course it’s a paperweight! Oh, it’s a beautiful paperweight.  Thank you so much for the paperweight.  Look everyone, it’s a paperweight.  See?”

“Oh thank you for that hug…how did you know that is what I wanted and it’s fits me perfectly, just my size!!”

Merry Christmas my dear Riverview Community!!!  I hope each and every one has a wonderful holiday season filled with cheer and surprises, simply because you deserve it!

Friday is a half day of school.  Students will be excused at noon; lunch will be served at 10:10.  School resumes on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Communication Options

Upcoming Events

  • December 17th- 21st – Christmas Kickoff Week
    • Tuesday, 18th – Sock Day-wear your warmest, most fun socks
    • Wednesday, 19th – Sweater/Shirt Day-deck the halls in your favorite Christmas sweater/shirt
    • Thursday, 20th – Christmas Color Block Day-wear your favorite Christmas colors! Red, green, blue, gold, white, silver!
    • Friday, 21st – Festive Friday – Bring out your tacky sweaters!  Go all out! Wear antlers, hats, ornament, etc!
  • December 17th – 3rd grade Christmas Floats
  • December 19th – 2nd grade Christmas Program; 9:30 for school, 2:15 for parents
  • December 21st – School Dismissed at noon for Christmas break; lunch will be served at 10:10; buses will run routes.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal of Riverview

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Moss' Christmas Project

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moss

The kids in my class researched and voted on a service project that they would like to do as a class. Once they decided on an idea, they made a speech for how they would ask neighbors and family to help them. The idea they had was to collect blankets for the Humane Society. So far we have a small corner of the room filled with blankets and the goal is to fill my Corolla with what they’ve gathered. This is them making a blanket to add to the collection.  

Christmas fun!

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moody

Ms. Gartner's, Ms. Linford's, Ms. Moody's, Ms. Marx's, Ms. Chambers', and Ms. McLeod's classes enjoyed making ornaments for Zions Bank.  They sang and enjoyed spreading Christmas cheer at the bank's lighting ceremony.

Mrs. McAvoy's First Grade Class

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In our class, we have been working on "How-to" writing. We had 6th-grade buddies come to help us publish our final drafts. We used a program called Adobe Spark which created an online book. The students added pictures to their book and recorded himself or herself reading their book.

 

   

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

In the spirit of Thanksgiving,  some Riverview kiddos wrote what they are thankful for.  There’s nothing more real than asking a student a serious question to see what their response will be.  Kids don’t have to try very hard to be funny-they just are.

“I’m thankful for guys!…like Spiderman guys, like Superheroes!  

“My bey blades!”

“I’m thankful for my family and Thanksgiving and even you, teacher!.”

“I’m thankful for X-Box and everyone who brings food.”

After spending time with Riverview students, I have come up with an unconventional gratitude list.

  1. Smiles-I am thankful that I can visually see the happiness that happens every day.  Smiles change moods.  I am grateful to see the beauty of a child’s smile.
  2. Teeth-Dentist appointments, orthodontist appointments, lost teeth, loose teeth…all are regular occurrences at school. I am grateful for my choppers.  
  3. Mandarin Orange Chicken with Brown Rice-The lunch room is full of happy diners on Mandarin Orange Chicken with Brown Rice day.
  4. Hugs-A life without hugs would be a lonely life to me.
  5. Laughter-It cures heavy hearts and tired minds and sick bodies. It is contagious and happiness-inducing.  I recommend it.  Lots of it.
  6. You-I am grateful for this community. Riverview is a great place to learn and grow and seek inspiration and motivation and acceptance and love.

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool program and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the eighth annual Food Drive service project.   This service project will run until Tuesday, Dec. 18th.  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has over 1,700 students in this situation. 

This is a great opportunity to teach our students about service and being grateful for the things we have.  All cans should be brought to your student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.

PLEASE make sure the cans have not EXPIRED.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!  LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!

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. 

Communication Options

Riverview School website http://riverview.nebo.edu/.

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

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

Upcoming Events

  • November 29th – 5th grade Discovery Gateway 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • November 30th – Make Your Mark Assembly at 9:00 am.; 2nd grade Field trip to Christmas Around the World
  • December 7th – 5th grade field trip to Olympic Park
  • December 10th – 5th grade keyboarding begins
  • December 11th – Utah State Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. Sydnee Dickson is visiting Riverview Elementary!  This is a super big deal and we consider it a huge honor!  She is coming to learn  about the Riverview Learning Pit/Learner Powers!; 6th grade orchestra concert for parents from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • December 17th- 21st – Christmas Kickoff Week
    • Monday, 17th – Scarf Day-bundle up in your favorite winter scarf, jewelry or decoration
    • Tuesday, 18th – Sock Day-wear your warmest, most fun socks
    • Wednesday, 19th – Sweater/Shirt Day-deck the halls in your favorite Christmas sweater/shirt
    • Thursday, 20th – Christmas Color Block Day-wear your favorite Christmas colors! Red, green, blue, gold, white, silver!
    • Friday, 21st – Festive Friday – Bring out your tacky sweaters!  Go all out! Wear antlers, hats, ornament, etc!
  • December 19th – 2nd grade Christmas Program; 1:30 for school, 2:15 for parents
  • December 21st – School Dismissed at noon for Christmas break; lunch will be served at 10:10; buses will run routes.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

 

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal

Mrs. Hollister's Fifth Grade

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m.hollister

The fifth grade just finished our annual performance of the Wax Museum!  We have been writing biographies, memorizing parts, learning songs,and preparing costumes so we look like the person we chose to be from American history.  It was a lot of fun, and a big thank you to all of the fifth grade parents for helping us get ready, and for coming to the program.  We couldn't have done it without you!

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