WEEK FOURTEEN - NOVEMBER 20TH - 21ST

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Principal Moment

In the spirit of Thanksgiving,  Riverview kiddos have been writing 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 zebra!”

“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. Pizza  and Chicken Alfredo-The lunch room is full of happy diners on pizza and alfredo chicken 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.

I want to wish all Happy Thanksgiving!  There will be no school Nov. 22nd – 24th. 

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 Wednesday, Dec. 20th, our goal is to BEAT last year’s total of 3,000 cans of food!  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!!

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • November 21st – Make Your Mark Assembly 9:00 a.m.
  • November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30th – 4th grade keyboarding ends
  • December 1st – Popcorn Friday
  • December 7th – Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
  • December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
    • Monday-Wear Red and Green
    • Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
    • Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
    • Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
    • Friday-No School
  • December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

WEEK THIRTEEN-NOVEMBER 13TH - 17TH

Principal Moment

Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor and give thanks to those who have served or are serving in the military. It is sandwiched between the excitement of Halloween and Thanksgiving and this day can sometimes go unnoticed.

I would like to thank Veterans today and every day for their service to our country but it is more heart felt when the thanks come from Riverview children…

“We appresheat you for making sakrifises for the U.S.A.” 

“My teacher red us a story about a wall in washingtun.  A boy in the story had a grandpa that died in the wor and I had a grat grampa that died in the wor. Tank you vetrans.”

“How did you com up with the stach you of liperty!” 

“You are so brave.  Thank you for cepin us safe. You guys make our country go more smoothly.”

“You are a rily good prsin for fighting the war.” 

“You whent to war for us and help are country be safe.  My great grandpa wint to world wor too.” 

Thank you, Military!!

Penny Wars

Riverview is hosting a Penny Wars fund raiser through the month on November until Thanksgiving Break.  Each class earns points by collecting pennies.  Points are subtracted from a class when students “bomb” a class with silver coins or bills.  The grade level with the most points at the end of the war wins a reward.  All the money raised will be put into a scholarship fund for a former Riverview student who will be graduating from Spanish Fork High School this year.  Current Riverview students are paying it forward and helping a Riverview graduate ‘Make a Mark’ in the world! As of right now, Riverview has collected $980 to help fund scholarships for graduating Spanish Fork High School Seniors.  Way to go Riverview!

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 Wednesday, Dec. 20th, our goal is to BEAT last year’s total of 3,000 cans of food!  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!!

Recess Guidance

Cool weather is upon us.  As you know, poor air quality is common during Utah winters and affects health.  Riverview monitors air quality from: http://air.utah.gov/.  We follow the Utah recess guide:  http://health.utah.gov/asthma/pdfs/airquality/recessguidance.pdf

During the cold months we will check air quality levels in the morning.  Students will remain inside when air quality reaches high levels on the air quality index.  If the air quality is good ALL students will be sent outside for recess.  Please make sure your child is coming to school with outdoor clothing during the cold weather months.

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • November 21st – Make Your Mark Assembly 9:00 a.m.
  • November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30th – 4th grade keyboarding ends
  • December 1st – Popcorn Friday
  • December 7th – Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
  • December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
    • Monday-Wear Red and Green
    • Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
    • Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
    • Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
    • Friday-No School
  • December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

First Grade Book Buddies

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Amy Jensen

Mrs. Thacker's sewing class at Spanish Fork Junior High delivered Book Buddies to the first grade.   Each student was excited to be able to choose a Book Buddy to have to read to at home or at school.   Thank you Mrs. Thacker's class.  We love them!  

    

5th Grade Wax Museum

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The 5th graders created a wonderful Wax Museum.  5th grade students researched and summarized the lives of many people who helped shape history.  Riverview students and families were able to visit and learn about famous historical figures.  Thank you 5th grade for your time and preparation.  It was an excellent event!

Veterans Visit Riverview

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To honor Veteran’s Day, Riverview students had the privilege to meet veterans.  The veterans introduced themselves and presented a patriotic slide show.  Mrs. Nelson led Riverview students in singing a patriotic song. We appreciate the sacrifices veterans have made so we can be free!

Second Grade Honors Veterans

Attributions: 
Christy Nielson

On Friday, November 10 the 2nd Graders participated in our annual "Take a Veteran To School Day" where we listened to Veterans from our families share about their experiences serving our country.  We sang "Thank You Military" to these brave heroes and gave them special thank you stars with messages written on them. Thank you to Mr. Lacrua for his service in the Marines and for all the veterans who shared their time and stories with us.  

Kindergarten's Thankful Turkey's

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Lesa Hyer
Kindergarten AM
Kindergarten PM

The kindergarten students in Mrs. Hyer’s classes have been talking about what they are thankful for.  They colored turkeys (most of them called them chickens).  The students had to cut up the sentence “I am thankful for…” and put it back in order.  Then they had to sound out the word and try to write it. Some were thankful for their tramp, fish, cats, toy guys, and even their family! Each class got a picture by their (chickens) oops, Turkeys!

Riverview's Weekly Message-Make Your Mark!

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Principal Moment

If I were in charge of the world, I would change the math terms addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  I have a good idea what their new names would be:

Addition would be Bouncy Fists.  “What’s 8 + 7?”  Kids like to hold up their fists then start opening it up one finger at a time.  Each time they stick out a finger they bounce their hand. “9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, FIFTEEN!”

Subtraction would be Sneaky Fingers.  Sometimes kids don’t want the teacher to see them counting on their fingers so they hide their hands under their desks just like they do when they sneak in a fistful of Doritos, or a bug, or a stick. 

Multiplication would be called Wake Me Up When You Get There

Teacher: “What’s 7 x 8?” 

Student: “51?”

Teacher:  “No, but you’re close.”

Student: “52?”

Teacher:  “You’re getting warmer.”

Student:  “53?”

Teacher:  “You’re super hot.”

Student:  “55?”

Teacher:   “YOU’RE BURNING UP!”

Student:  “56?”

Teacher:  “YEAHHHHH!”

Division would Tearing My Hair Out.  (I can think of other names as well, but this is the only one I can put in print.)  When a teacher needs to be out for the day, we choose from a menu of items on an automated system.  We select the title that corresponds to the reason for our absence: illness, personal leave, district assignment.  There should be one for long division.

PTA

A big thank you to the PTA for an outstanding book fair!  On behalf of Riverview students and teachers, I thank you for the time spent in creating a fun event for all!   

Penny Wars

Riverview is hosting a Penny Wars fund raiser through the month on November until Thanksgiving Break.  Each class earns points by collecting pennies.  Points are subtracted from a class when students “bomb” a class with silver coins or bills.  The grade level with the most points at the end of the war wins a reward.  All the money raised will be put into a scholarship fund for a former Riverview student who will be graduating from Spanish Fork High School this year.  Current Riverview students are paying it forward and helping a Riverview graduate ‘Make a Mark’ in the world!

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

We’re thankful for canned foods.  They have certainly kept many bellies fed.  This food drive is titled “Cans for Kids.”  We are collecting cans with foods that are okay to eat from a can; foods that a child could prepare on his/her own if there were ever the need i.e.: Canned chicken breast, pork-n-beans, soups, Chef Boyardee canned foods, fruits, Vienna sausage, etc.  Thank you!  

Veteran’s Pictures

If you have a family member who has served in the military, please be willing to share with us a copy of his/her photo.  Mrs. RaeAnn Nelson will be posting the pictures in the hall in honor of all those who are serving our country. 

Website-Updated

The Riverview website http://riverview.nebo.edu/. has been updated in order to hopefully make it easier to access school information.  Please check out the new format.

Recess Guidance

Cool weather is upon us.  As you know, poor air quality is common during Utah winters and affects health.  Riverview monitors air quality from: http://air.utah.gov/.  We follow the Utah recess guide:  http://health.utah.gov/asthma/pdfs/airquality/recessguidance.pdf

During the cold months we will check air quality levels in the morning.  Students will remain inside when air quality reaches high levels on the air quality index.  If the air quality is good ALL students will be sent outside for recess.  Please make sure your child is coming to school with outdoor clothing during the cold weather months.

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • November 6th – Food Drive/Penny Wars begins
  • November 8th – student council conference
  • November 10th – Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Reward Activity
  • November 14th – Veteran’s Assembly 9:00 a.m.
  • November 15th – Native American Hoop Dance Assembly; 1:45 p.m. for K-3rd, 2:15 for 4th – 6th
  • November 16th – Reflections assembly 2:00 p.m.
  • November 21st – Make Your Mark Assembly 9:00 a.m.
  • November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal 200 Board Filled!

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When a student writes his/her name on the Principal 200 Board it means that he/she is embracing challenge and sticking with it.  The ability to learn is very learnable. 'The Learning Pit' and 'Learner Powers' are actions that are intentionally taught at Riverview. The Learning Pit is about helping young students help themselves. The Learner Powers are about helping young students become better learners, developing learning habits, and preparing for a lifetime of learning.  Congratulations to these 200 fine students!  Follow us on instragram @riverviewelementary to view the Principal 200 Board Parade. 

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