Science in Teuscher's 5th Grade!

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In Mr. Teuscher's Science class we are studying Matter.  We spend a lot of time experimenting with physical changes and Chemical changes/reactions.  This is Mrs. Harrison's class making ice cream.  It is a demonstration of a liquid changing from a liquid to a solid.  The students had a great time working together tossing the bags of ice cream back and forth to help the ice cream become a solid.  The best part was being able to eat the ice cream.  The students have a better understanding of a physical change.  Science rocks!

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

Over the years teachers get quite good at telling when a child will be sick.  You see, germs are sequential.  They tend to travel side to side.  Seldom do they jump to the student behind or in front.  And rarely do they skip rows.

If Ronny sits next to Emily, and Emily sits next to Anthony, and Ronny gets sick; teachers know that Emily will be sick in a day or two.  And when Emily is out, they know that soon Anthony will be watching cartoons and eating popsicles at home. 

It is the germ season.  It usually hits this time every year, during the freezing cold temperatures. 

We have had several very cold days last week with inside recess to share those germs with one another.  Here is the basic run down, if the outside temperature is 20 degrees and below; everyone stays inside.  If the temperature is above 20 degrees and the air quality is good ALL students will be outside for recess.  My grandma used to say, “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” Please make sure your child is coming to school with outdoor clothing during the cold weather months.

As you are fully aware, 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

SEP Conferences

SEP Conferences will be held Thursday, January 10th from 3:15-8:45 PM.  You should have received an email this week from SignUpGenius.  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.

Key Principles of the Riverview Learning Pit and Learner Powers

The picture book Your Fantastic Elastic Brain teaches students:  “Your brain grows very fast during the first ten years of life.  This is the magic decade when you can help your brain grow faster, and be more powerful...making mistakes really helps you learn, because your brain keeps trying new things and s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g until you figure out the answer to your problem.”

Make a mistake and brain synapses fire.  The brain actually sparks and grows when we make a mistake, even if we are not aware of it, because it is a time of struggle; the brain is challenged and the challenge results in growth.

At Riverview, we are very intentional about helping students to know how to behave when they make a mistake, don’t know the answer or get ‘stuck’.  The learning pit is about sticking with it and embracing challenge when students feel ‘stuck’. All learning is about feeling doubt. If you are doing something that you can already do, that isn’t learning; that is practicing.

Learning is different than practicing. Learning means you step out of your comfort zone and try things that are difficult and hard. If things are tough and you are being challenged and it is difficult, then you are in the learning pit. If you are in the learning pit, then you are succeeding. Getting into the pit and getting stuck is a part of the learning process. When we get stuck in our learning and we just don’t know what the answer is, we use the seven learner powers to help us get out of the pit. Finally we can break through and say, “Hooray! I get this now!” Moving in and out of the pit is fun and that is the way we learn here at Riverview.

Parents should be educated in the Riverview language of learning, so that the home and school can share in the same expectations.  How can you help at home?

  • Demonstrate/model sticking to things even if they are difficult.
  • Talk about how you feel when you are faced with a challenge.
  • Praise your child when they persevere.
  • Talk with them about what helps them to concentrate and don’t be disturbed by distractions.
  • Encourage questions.
  • Don’t allow your child’s imagination to shrivel up...manage screen time.
  • Ask them what they learned at school, not what they did at school.
  • Make clear expectations for taking turns and cooperating.
  • Encourage flexibility and the ability to change a plan if necessary.

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 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 21st – No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 22nd – Good Citizen Reward; Cosmo and BYU Dunk team from 10:30-11:30 a.m. SCC at 3:15 p.m.
  • January 24th – Lockdown Drill
  • January 28th – February 1st – White Ribbon Week
  • January 31st – Riverview Science Day

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal of Riverview

Upcoming PTA Announcements

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Upcoming PTA announcements:

 

White Ribbon Week 

January 28th- February 1st

 

Spirit Day/ Popcorn Friday Friday 

February 1st 

 

Box Tops Competition! 

February 4th- 8th

It’s that time of year again! Begin clipping your box tops! Make sure they are NOT EXPIRED! We cannot accept expired box tops! The class with the most box tops gets a pizza party! Classes with no expired box tops gets a prize! 

Ready, Set, Clip!!  

 

February 12th 9:00- 2:00

Come visit with state legislatures and see how PTA works for our children 

Box Tops Competition

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Box Tops Competition! - Feb. 4th - 8th

It’s that time of year again! Begin clipping your box tops! Make sure they are NOT EXPIRED! We cannot accept expired box tops! The class with the most box tops gets a pizza party! Classes with no expired box tops gets a prize! 

Ready, Set, Clip!!

SEP Conference

Date: Thursday, January 10th 

Time: 3:15 - 8:45 p.m.

SEP conference is more than a check-in on how your child is doing in school. Rather, this important interaction with your child’s teacher provides the opportunity to work together as a team to ensure success both in and out of school. Parents and teachers each have a perspective to share, and working together can help you find ways to provide the appropriate and necessary support for your child.

If you do not already have a scheduled time, please refer to the sign-up genius or contact your child's teacher or the office. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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