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Faculty Friday!

Submitted by misty.jones on Fri, 05/08/2020 - 10:28
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 Say Hello To:  Miss Johnson

On the weekend, She loves to read, paint and visit family.

If you could have lunch with any fictional character, who would it be? Albus Dumbledore

Who was your favorite teacher and why? My sixth grade teacher-he made learning a lot of fun.  He wasn’t afraid to play with us and do fun things.

If you were given a $1000 - what would you buy? Books, paint supplies and fun socks!

Who or what inspires you? My older brother, he is always working so hard helping other people.

Share a memory of school: One time we went to school and we were having a read a thon.  We were able to wear pj’s to school, it was my first time wearing them to school and it felt weird but I had so much fun reading!

What is your favorite thing to teach every year? Art

What is the best thing about your job? I love being able to inspire students and helping them to realize how special they are!

Favorites:

  • Pizza: Tomato basil pizza

  • Book/author: Megan Whalen Turner 

  • Ice cream: Burnt almond fudge

  • Sport: Volleyball

  • Color: Blue

  • Snack:  Fruit

  • Zoo Animal: Penguin

  • Recess game: Dodgeball

May 15th - Pick-Up of Personal Items & Popsicles

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 04/28/2020 - 13:50

Riverview staff has bagged up all of the contents of student desks and cubbies.  We have set aside May 15th as the pick-up day of personal items and popsicles.  If you have purchased a yearbook through the PTA, yearbooks will also be available for pick-up on this same day.  We will also be collecting library books that you may still have at home on the 15th. 

We have organized pick-up by alphabet to help us keep it organized, manageable, and as efficient as possible.  Please keep in mind that we can only have a limited number of staff working each pick-up location to keep our staff safe.  We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

We will utilize the two drop-off zones, kindergarten parking lot and the parking lot near sixth grade classrooms to make this happen.  Please note the following locations and times for pick-up.

  • K-1st grades (Kindergarten Parking Lot)
  • 2nd grade & Mrs. Chambers, Mrs. Mathis/Mrs. Gilbert 3rd grade (West drop off zone)
  • 4th grade & Mrs. Black, Mr. Jenkins, Ms. Johnson’s 3rd grade (East drop off zone)
  • 5th – 6th grades (parking lot near sixth grade classroom)

Designated Time Slots for pick up – this schedule is according to the first letter of your last name.

  • A – G from 9:00 – 10:30
  • H – M from 10:30 – 12:00
  • N – S from 12:00 – 1:30
  • T – Z from 1:30 – 3:00

Keep everyone’s health and safety in mind, this will be a curbside pick-up process.  Students’ belongings will only be released to adults.  School personnel will wear gloves and masks. 

Parents should make every effort to retrieve items during the set times.  If that’s not possible, please contact your child’s school to make arrangements.

UVU Summer Reading Support

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 14:55
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The Utah Valley University K-12 Reading Program has opened early, reduced rates, and converted all classes to a live online format, to help parents and schools maintain student education during these unusual times.

Our live, teacher-led online classes are available now and throughout the summer, for Pre-K through 12th grade students. 

The curriculum is high caliber and has been taught in a live, online format for 5 years already with over 50,000 school-age students.  The classes are led by highly-trained teachers with many years’ experience teaching effectively in online classrooms.  Skills taught include:

  • Early Elementary: letter recognition, phonemic awareness, sight words, phonics
  • Mid-to-Late Elementary: fluency, phonics, long-word decoding, comprehension, textbook reading, writing
  • Middle and High School: doubling reading speed, comprehension, writing, notetaking, test preparation, textbook strategies

Due to the unfolding health crisis our ability to get the word out to parents has been greatly diminished.  Many parents are seeking solutions to keep their children productively engaged and ready to hit the ground running when in-person school resumes.  Would you help us make them aware of these programs by forwarding this email with its attached flyer, which describes the classes?  Should a parent have trouble opening the attachment they could also visit our website at https://uvu.readingclasses.org/.

Ellie Elephant Learner Power

Submitted by angela.killian on Wed, 04/22/2020 - 10:45
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"In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers." - Mister Rogers

Be like Ellie Elephant; listen carefully because it helps us think.  Thinking and learning are going to help us do hard things.  #learnerpowers

New Information

Submitted by misty.jones on Wed, 04/15/2020 - 21:17
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April 15, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As you may have heard, Governor Herbert and State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson have extended the “soft school closure” until the end of the school year.  Although we are disappointed that we will not be able to work with students in our usual manner, we understand why the decision was made and fully support them.  That being said, we now will need to address a variety of very unique situations.

Our hearts go out to the Senior Class of 2020.  The senior year is a very important part of the K-12 school experience.  Please know that we are exploring ways that we can address issues specific to 12th grade students such as graduation, yearbook signing, grading, credit, etc.   Any suggestions or ideas from parents and students should be sent to their school administration.  You will be receiving more detailed information regarding those events as details are finalized.

There have been questions asked about possible changes to the lunches being served and the current school year calendar.  Please be aware that we will follow the 2019-2020 school year calendar as posted.  The last day of school will be May 22.  Lunches will continue to be served at locations throughout the district.

The goal of Nebo School District and local schools is to continue to provide your student with a quality education through an online curriculum.  Teachers will continue to provide online learning experiences and will be communicating through email or other online platforms throughout the remainder of the school year.  Although these learning conditions are not ideal, we are extremely appreciative of the efforts made by teachers, parents, and students to adjust to this temporary method of instruction.

If you or your student are experiencing difficulties adapting to online learning or are in need of assistance, please reach out to your student’s teacher, counselor, or principal.  There are many resources available for those in need.

Nebo School District and your local schools will continue to communicate with you as we find solutions to the variety of challenges that are being sent our way.  We would like to thank you for your patience and support as we continue to navigate this challenging situation.  We truly believe that by working together, we will be able to successfully complete this school year.

Sincerely,

Scott Wilson

Assistant Superintendent

 

Be Determined

Submitted by angela.killian on Sat, 04/11/2020 - 12:39
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Be-Determined.  We don't grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges.  

Meet Spike Spider. Spike is a spunky spider who has stickability.  He doesn’t give up and keeps trying until he reaches the top. Spike woke up one sunny day determined  to climb the water spout. He began his climb, spinning sticky webs back and forth as he carefully climbed the spout.  But then the weather changed from sunny to rainy. Down came the rain and went all down the water spout. Spike found it hard to hang on and he slipped.  Down and down he fell further and further. Then with a plonk he fell to the ground soaking wet and exhausted. Did he sulk? Did he slink away? Nope! He never lets setbacks get in his way.  Spike waited. The sun came out a few hours later and he began his climb back up the water spout. He doesn’t give up and keeps trying until he reaches the top. Be like Spike Spider. Keep trying.  Keep climbing until you make it to the top and finally get to say “Hooray, I Get This Now.”  

When you are Determined like Spike Spider, you…

  • Learn hard
  • Practice a lot
  • Keep going in the face of difficulty
  • Try new strategies
  • Ask for help
  • Start again
  • Take a brain break

Well Being and The Elements of Learning

Submitted by angela.killian on Thu, 04/09/2020 - 10:36

What brings me hope in this world is the children.  With children comes laughter, energy, kindness, creativity, unconditional love, a desire to learn. Classes have been dismissed.  Yet we all continue to learn from our homes. Sing, read-aloud, play games in the yard, cook, paint, play cards, visit a virtual museum, dance, write letters, write poems, color, build a fort, make puppets, have a tea party, make lemonade, have a hug 'o war. 

There are so many different views on how to travel 'at-home' learning.  I'm not sure if there is an perfect strategy.  I think the Elements of Learning is an informed approach to maintain our well-being and the well-being of our children http://riverview.nebo.edu/content/learning-pit.  Remember that learning occurs in phases. Use the growth mindset of the learning pit. Implement the learner powers. Remember: "What we do at Riverview is important," "You CAN do hard things," "We are never going to give up on you."   

 

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