Principal Newsletter January 16th-19th

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Principal Moment

When I was in teacher school, I learned a lot about how to teach the different subjects.  But most of what I know about teaching reading, I’ve learned from students.

My students taught me that when inviting children to the reading rug, it is much more exciting when the teacher hides a book behind her back than when she pulls it off the shelf.

They taught me that after gathering kids on the carpet – no matter how many times you say crisscross applesauce – someone in the front row will always sit on her knees.

They taught me that when the teacher shows her class a picture from a book, she must always move the book very slowly in front of them or they will whine, “I can’t see.”  And when the teacher is finished showing the picture, she will always have to show it again to one person who says, “I didn’t see it.”

My students taught me that whenever the teacher reads the word knock aloud, she should hit the desk at the same time.  When she reads yawn, she should make a good loud stretch.  And when she reads cleared her throat, she should accompany it with lots of noise in the back of her throat.

Students taught me that a child can read an entire page out loud and not pause at one single period. That same child will remember exactly who sat on the beanbag chair during silent reading time yesterday, last week, and two months ago but they won’t remember what they just finished reading two seconds ago.

They taught me that when I am reading a book to the children and ask them to make a prediction about what will happen next, it is entirely possible that one child will disregard my question completely and announce that I wore the same shoes yesterday and that my legs are hairy.

They taught me that if an ant crawls onto the cover of a child’s book during reading time, she will not flick it off-but carry the book carefully to the front of the room to show me.  When hearing that their lucky classmate has an ant crawling on her book,  the rest of the class will jump out of their chairs and run over to see our new visitor.  Reading will only assume after the dazed little guest has been carried outside to safety by all twenty-four children.

It is cool being a teacher.   It is also cool to go to school at Riverview! 

SEP Conferences

Thank you for attending SEP Conferences!   When teachers and parents work together to try and provide the best learning environment for learning; the child is the one who benefits the most.  We appreciate your support!

PBIS Assembly and Good Citizen Reward

The student body reviewed the PBIS rules last week.  Students re-learned that PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support.  Students are learning to ‘Make their Mark and Make it Matter’ by being a R.A.M.  Ask your child what it means to be a R.A.M.  I also encourage you to visit the Riverview website at http://riverview.nebo.edu/news/pbis and familiarize yourself with PBIS at Riverview elementary.  Check out the fun videos!

This week, students joined in a 2nd term Good Citizen Reward...The Riverview Winter Olympics!  The games were opened with the Olympic Theme song.  Students had participated in a torch lighting ceremony.  They competed in speed skating, hockey, and figure skating.  Every student received a Riverview Gold Medal.  Thank you to all Riverview students for being great citizens!

Reading

I would like to invite you to check out two outstanding eBook libraries which allow you to access books anytime, anywhere and for free.   The Nebo Overdrive library can be accessed through http://www.nebo.edu/overdrive.  and the MyOn library is available at https://www.myon.com/login/.

Nebo Mobile App

Nebo School District has launched a free app.  This app may be used to view student information (schedules, grades, attendance, etc.) and school information (news, calendars, menus, etc), which is retrieved from various sources.

Install the “Nebo School District” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.  Click the following link to access the append get full install instructions http://www.nebo.edu/bb-mobile-app.

Communication Options

Riverview School website 

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

January Events

  • January 16th – First day of 3rd term; School Community Council meeting @ 3:30
  • January 18th – Good Citizen Reward for 4th – 6th grades; Winter Olympic Games
  • January 19th – Good Citizen Reward for K-3rd grades; Winter Olympics Games
  • January 26th – NetSmartz Assembly; K-2nd @ 1:50, 3rd-6th grades @ 2:20
  • January 29th – February 2nd – PTA White Ribbon Week
  • February 2nd – Utah Opera Assembly; K-3rd @ 9:00, 4th – 6th @ 10:00

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King!

Attributions: 
Sherilyn Woodhouse

This week we celebrated Mr. King's birthday. We learned that his voice and dream was the most important for equal rights. Our class made a collage by using oil pastels and then traced our hand prints. The signed hand prints symbolize that we will strive for love and peace. We even discussed how we can bring love and peace into our classrooms and homes. The students came up with fantastic ideas. Such as, helping others, saying you're sorry, don't argue, include everyone, fill someone else's bucket, and last, leave the last treat in the fridge for someone else.
Thank you Mr. King for your dream and voice. Our second grade class will try to use our voice, love, and peace as well.

How to Build a Snowman

Attributions: 
Heather Parrish

We are working on How-To writing in class. We discussed how-to-make a snowman. The students and I talked about what we needed to do first, next, then, and last. I had a model that  we wrote together and the students could change theirs to how they wanted. Then we we made a snow globe out of paper and built our snowmen inside.

Principal Newsletter January 8th - 11th

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Principal Moment

Coming back from any vacation and starting work again is challenging, but returning to school after Christmas break is tough.  Children are trading their holiday bliss…shiny new presents, staying up late, and plodding around the house in warm flannel pajamas to the reality of being back to school.  One to two weeks is a long time in the life of most children and some (many!) rules of school are often forgotten over a long break.  Some kiddos think that the fun of the vacation will continue while they will be missing it once they are back to school.  It’s stressful.

There all kinds of tips to reduce stress:

  1. List all the stressors in your life…I can write down several – all names of people under the age of ten.
  2. Remove your stressors whenever possible…if I removed my stressors, some children would be sitting out on the playground.
  3. Peppermint aromatherapy…”Mrs. Killian, it smells like marker breath in here.
  4. Calming sounds of rain…that just makes me want to use the restroom.

Last week I found it; the best way to remove stress.  It arrived in a small box from Amazon.  SNAP! List your stressors, remove your stressors, aromatherapy, calming sounds, my foot. I plopped down in my chair and stared at the bubble wrap in my hands.  Slowly a smile spread across my face.  Then I squeezed one bubble. 

SNAP! SNAP. SNAP. SNAP. SNAP. SNAP. 

Way better than peppermint.

SEP Conferences

SEP Conferences will be held this week, Wednesday, January 10th from 3:30-5:30 and Thursday, January 11th from 3:30-8:30.  You should have gotten an email invite through SignUpGenius.  This email allows 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.  Thanks so much!

The PTA has made me aware that they are looking for a few more people who would be willing to help out with the dinner on January 11th.  If you would like to get involved please click on the following link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A2HNeeK-Pl4GOQH1_-RgerS6sctSWQB2Or598kXo9Ig/edit

Please remember there will be no school on Friday, January 12th and Monday, January 15th!

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

During the month of December, Riverview held a food drive service project.  Riverview collected 7,623 items!  Thank you for blessing the lives of many children in the Spanish Fork community.  The food and clothing has been donated to families in our school, families from surrounding schools, the Nebo Pantry and the Utah Food Coalition.

Reading

I would like to invite you to check out two outstanding eBook libraries which allow you to access books anytime, anywhere and for free.   The Nebo Overdrive library can be accessed through http://www.nebo.edu/overdrive.  and the MyOn library is available at https://www.myon.com/login/.

Nebo Mobile App

Nebo School District has launched a free app.  This app may be used to view student information (schedules, grades, attendance, etc.) and school information (news, calendars, menus, etc), which is retrieved from various sources.

Install the “Nebo School District” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.  Click the following link to access the append get full install instructions http://www.nebo.edu/bb-mobile-app.

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  •          January 8th – Officer Grover presenting to 3rd & 6th grades @ 9:15 in the gym
  •          January 10th – SEP Conferences
  •          January 11th – SEP Conferences; Last day of 2nd term
  •          January 12th – No School; Teacher Development Day
  •          January 15th – No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  •          January 16th – First day of 3rd term; School Community Council meeting @ 3:30
  •          January 18th – Good Citizen Reward for 4th – 6th grades; Winter Olympic Games
  •          January 19th – Good Citizen Reward for K-3rd grades; Winter Olympics Games
  •          January 25th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 2:30
  •          January 26th – NetSmartz Assembly; K-2nd @ 1:50, 3rd-6th grades @ 2:20
  •          January 29th – February 2nd – PTA White Ribbon Week
  •          February 2nd – Utah Opera Assembly; K-3rd @ 9:00, 4th – 6th @ 10:00

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

Meeting Officer Grover

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Riverview third graders and sixth graders met Officer Cory Grover after reading and discussing the story “Aero and Officer Mike.”  Officer Grover brought his police dog and talked with the students about the training that he and his dog went through together. Officer Grover explained how his police dog is a loyal partner and they work together every day.  Students had a great time making connections from reading "Aero and Officer Mike" and meeting Officer Grover and his police dog.  Thank you for your service! 

Principal Newsletter January 2nd - 5th

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Principal Moment

Today is the first day back from Christmas Break; sounds like most had a Merry Christmas.  Legos were a hot item, so were Hover Boards, hatchimals, RC cars, drones, smart watches, and the flu.     

This morning, most kids said they were glad to be back but there were some who were “kinda yes and kinda no.”

I asked some what their New Year’s resolutions are.  Kid’s resolutions don’t change much from year to year: “I want to get better at times tables.” “I’m not going to fight with my brother.” “I will be a better reader.” “I want a new puppy.”  I said, “Uh….that really isn’t a resolution, it’s a wish. A resolution is something you want to improve in or change.”  He then said: “I want to change the way my mom feels about having a new puppy.”  Clever boy!  It’s good to be back!

Afterschool Clubs

The third session of after-school clubs will begin on Monday, January 8th and go until Friday, March 2nd.  The fees for clubs will be $12 this year.  Please fill out the registration forms if you haven’t completed one this school year and make the payment in the office by Friday, January 5th.

There is still some availability in the following clubs:

  • Mondays
    • K-3 Lego - 4 spots
    • K-3 Creative Art - 5 spots
    • 2-6th Origami - 6 spots
    • 2-6th  Sign Language - 7 spots
  • Tuesdays
    • K-3 Kids Rock - 5 spots
    • 3-6th Unity/ code Video game design - 2 spots
  • Wednesdays
    • K-3  Einstein Science - 5 spots
  • Thursdays
    • K-3  All about horses - 4 spots
  • Fridays
    • 3-6th Minecraft - 5 spots
    • 2-6th  Spanish - 8 spots

SEP Conferences

SEP Conferences will be held Wednesday, January 10th and Thursday, January 11th.  You will be getting an email 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.  Thanks so much!

Nebo Mobile App

Nebo School District has launched a free app.  This app may be used to view student information (schedules, grades, attendance, etc.) and school information (news, calendars, menus, etc), which is retrieved from various sources.

Install the “Nebo School District” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.  Click the following link to access the append get full install instructions http://www.nebo.edu/bb-mobile-app.

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

  • January 4th – 4th grade weather activity @ 10:30 in Little Theater
  • January 5th – Popcorn Friday; PBIS assembly @ 2:15 p.m.
  • January 8th – Officer Grover presenting to 3rd & 6th grades @ 9:15 in the gym
  • January 10th – SEP Conferences
  • January 11th – SEP Conferences; Last day of 2nd term
  • January 12th – No School; Teacher Development Day
  • January 15th – No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 16th – First day of 3rd term; School Community Council meeting @ 3:30
  • January 18th – Good Citizen Reward for 4th – 6th grades; Winter Olympic Games
  • January 19th – Good Citizen Reward for K-3rd grades; Winter Olympics Games
  • January 25th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 2:30
  • January 26th – NetSmartz Assembly; K-2nd @ 1:50, 3rd-6th grades @ 2:20
  • January 29th – February 2nd – PTA White Ribbon Week
  • February 2nd – Utah Opera Assembly; K-3rd @ 9:00, 4th – 6th @ 10:00

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

Riverview Rams Who are Making Their Mark! December Recognition Assembly

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Each month Riverview holds a 'Make Your Mark' Assembly.  

The purpose of this assembly is to recognize outstanding behaviors, actions, and goals met by our students, faculty and staff.  Embracing challenge and sticking with it are actions that are intentionally taught at Riverview. We encourage Riverview Rams to be inspired by the success of others and 'magpie' ideas to create success for themselves.

  • December Employees who have gone above and beyond: Mrs. Tricia Nielson, Mr. Trevor Nelson, Mrs. Amy Cook
  • December Class that shows they are not afraid to enter the Learning Pit: Mrs. Sharla Thomas' Sixth Grade
  • December Students who embrace the learning challenge:  Lucy Wright, Jackson Clonts, Jovi Gillett, Brecken Robertson, Isaiah Ramos, Taliah Rymer, Cash Bolyard, Romen Shelton, Molly Blohm, Reagan Harper, Swayzie Jones, Ryker Ramirez, Aaliyah Haretuku, Eric Jensen, Jenna Arndt, Alex Lundgreen, Kelsey Tingey, Monson Welling, Jaxon Thomas, Dulce Rascon, Ava Smith, Madelyn Day, Ben Smith, Naomi Batres, Avery Esplin, Mark Jensen, Brea Duvall, Oziel Lazano, Jackson Greenwood, Jenna Chipman, Tessa Barney, Lydia Pozo, Brin Christensen, Tyson Deveraux, Nyle Carter, Olina Lindow, Cohen Young

Riverview Rams Who are Making Their Mark! November Recognition Assembly

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Each month Riverview holds a 'Make Your Mark' Assembly.  

The purpose of this assembly is to recognize outstanding behaviors, actions, and goals met by our students, faculty and staff.  Embracing challenge and sticking with it are actions that are intentionally taught at Riverview. We encourage Riverview Rams to be inspired by the success of others and 'magpie' ideas to create success for themselves.

  • November Employee who has gone above and beyond: Mrs. Cindy Porter
  • November Class that shows they are not afraid to enter the Learning Pit: Mrs. Sherry Moody's Second Grade
  • November Students who embrace the learning challenge:  Tyce Riley, Lauren Bigelow, Cami Reyes, Ellie Burdsal, Easton Roach, Bryson Boshard, Paxton Whatcott, Talmage Field, Titan Valentini, Taylor Silva, Devyn Lee, Olivia Cruz, Breezet Larson-Regnet, Quinley Evans, Wesley Clark, Kingsun Rodriguez, Kayden Lambsen, Jasmine Walsh, Nathan Whitaker, Addalyn Prestwich, Quaid Youd, Oaklee Hamann, Mason Jones, Daniel Owen, Ashlyn Gonsalves, Audrey Anderson, Brigham Folsom, Madison Moller, Callie McGuire, Brooklyn Redd, Nathan Beck, Jacob Insalaco, Britlee Fry, Boston Migliaccio, Heidi Wangsgard, Lexie Murray

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