WEEK SEVEN - OCTOBER 2ND - 6TH

Attributions: 

Principal Moment

Why?

Why will kids ask ten times when recess is but then want to stay in for the whole break to organize markers?

Why do kids forget where to indent in a letter but remember the name of my guinea pig I had when I was in the third grade, and why my dad washed my mouth out with soap when I was eight?

Why do kids write “THE END” so big?

Why do kids know precisely how many days, hours, and minutes are left till their birthdays but still ask, “When’s lunch?”

Why do kids complain when they have to run in PE , but can run around the neighborhood for three straight hours while wearing a refrigerator box on Halloween night?

Why is it that kids can’t see that there are no periods or capitals in their four-page story but notice that I have something green in my teeth?

Why do kids just stare at me and say nothing when they run into me in the grocery store?

Why is it that no other job will bring as much frustration, enjoyment, sadness, excitement, contentment, worry, delight, sleepless nights, and joy as being a teacher?

I love being a teacher!

SEP Conferences

This week SEP conferences will be held. It is an acronym that stands for “Student Education Plan”. When I first began teaching they were called Parent-Teacher Conferences.

I am looking forward to them, mostly because I like to take a mental survey to see who the kids resemble more-their moms or their dads. The little apples in the school really do not fall far from their trees.

Please plan on attending.

Chalk-Walk FUNdraiser-Friday, October 6th

Please send your child to school with a water bottle on Friday.

Friday is our FUNdraiser. We will have a ‘Chalk-Walk’ again.

FAQ’S of a Chalk Walk

  1. What is a Chalk Walk? During each lap, the walkers will be celebrated with a splash of color (colored cornstarch which is 100% non-toxic and completely biodegradable). The colors will be released from squeeze bottles managed by teachers and parent volunteers.
  2. How does this help Riverview Elementary? The Color Walk will raise money through sponsored pledges and laps walked. In other words, the students are actively earning money for our school! Last year’s funds were used to help purchase an additional twelve Smartboards. We now have a Smartboard in each classroom! Thank you!
  3. Where will this take place and what will it look like? The track will be set upon the grass behind Riverview Elementary. All grades will walk concurrently. There will be music on site. Additionally, water will be provided during the walk.
  4. How can I help? In addition to assisting your student(s) with pledges and collection, you can sign up to volunteer. Sign-up opportunities will be available for filling squeeze bottles with chalk, releasing chalk, and helping at the clean-up station. Keep an eye out for an email and/or check our website. Cheer on the kids on the day of the walk or participate with us on Friday, October 6th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  5. What if I’m concerned about the powder getting into the eyes, nose and throat of my child? Participants are welcome to bring bandanas or even dust masks. We will guide our volunteers to aim below the neck. Keep in mind that this is a kid-friendly event; the volume of color will be appropriate for fun, not overwhelming or scary. If a student does not want to participate in the color element of the walk, that child is invited to walk on the inside of the track.
  6. How permanent is the color, and how should I prepare? Participants should wear OLD white t-shirts, socks, shorts and shoes. The color should mostly wash out of any item worn. Of course, if your child wants to keep the colored t-shirt as a souvenir of the event, spray the colors with vinegar and iron it prior to washing. Participants should also bring a towel or large garbage bag to protect the inside of a car or bus.

Funds raised at this event will go towards many programs, including:

  • Technology: More Chromebook lab for the classrooms. We are now one-to-one in fifth and sixth grades. We are working towards providing more Chromebooks in all grades.
  • Fine Arts: Program support and resources & supplies
  • Library: library books, ebooks, supplies
  • Bonus Activities: Assemblies, Special Events, etc…

The walkathon represents all that is really great about Riverview. Because all are participating, our students can be proud to contribute directly and individually to the school. On this one day in October, we will come together to support and celebrate our kids.

Families can come “set up camp” on the grass field and on locations along the course. Plan to bring folding chairs or a blanket or old clothes and your walking shoes, depending on if you want to walk with us or watch. No bicycles or pets.

PTA

Riverview Elementary PTA presents the Reflections contest. Express yourself through art; Literature, Visual Arts, Dance, 3-D Art, and Photography. The 2017-2018 Theme: “Within Reach.” Have students pick up an entry form from their teacher or at the office. Deadline: Friday, November 3rd. Check out Riverview Facebook for the great video the PTA created to introduce this year's theme. https://www.facebook.com/Riverview-Elementary-School-150164395051510/.

We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 9th – 13th. Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives. Listed are some of the activities that we will be involved in.

  • Monday, October 9th – “Follow your dreams – Don’t do Drugs.”
    • Pajama/sweats day – no slippers
    • Pass out red ribbons and discuss the “Drug Free Pledge”

DRUG FREE PLEDGE

“I pledge to be drug free and support the National Anti-Drug Campaign by taking a stand against alcohol and drug abuse.”

  • Tuesday, October 10th “Rally in Red.”
    • Wear as much RED as possible
  • Wednesday, October 11th “Don’t get mixed up with drugs”
    • Wear crazy or mismatched clothes
    • Walk to school day
  • Thursday, October 12th “Drugs have no place in my future”
    • Dress up like your future self
  • Friday, October 13th “Team up against drugs.”
    • Wear your favorite team color, jersey or Riverview colors
    • Red Ribbon Week Assembly 2pm

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Parent Communication Page

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

  • October 4th & 5th – SEP Conferences
  • October 6th – Popcorn Friday; Chalk-Walk 1:30-3:00
  • October 9th – 13th – Red/Green Ribbon Week
  • October 12th – Red Ribbon Assembly 2:00
  • October 17th – SCC 3:30
  • October 19th & 20th – Fall Break
  • October 24th – Picture Re-take
  • October 25th – Make Your Mark Assembly 2:30
  • October 30th - November 3rd – PTA Book fair
  • October 31st – Halloween Parade 9:00; Sports Park; Kindergarten Afternoon Parade 12:30; Around the Kinder playground
  • November 2nd – PTA Family Night 5:30

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

WEEK SIX - SEPTEMBER 25TH - 29TH

Attributions: 

Principal Moment

Mark Twain once wrote that teaching is like trying to hold thirty-five corks underwater all at once.

What exactly is a teacher anyway? A lot of different things. Teachers are like conductors. They try to get everyone to play together harmoniously.

Once in a while they may feel like the jacket on a popular library book – well worn, very touched, more wrinkled this year than last year, close to falling apart.

Teachers are like shepherds. They herd kids off the playground equipment at the end of recess.

When teachers help students discover abilities that they don’t know they have, they are like talent scouts.

Recently, I have spent hours going through boxes in my basement. During that process I decided that teachers are memory makers, too. They know that the stories, paintings, and plaster of paris handprints that children make at school will someday become family treasures.

Each day teachers create experiences in their classrooms that their students will someday look back on and laugh over and talk about and perhaps even try to re-create in their own children’s lives.

Teachers understand that kids are like wet canvas. Teachers help paint the backgrounds. I certainly love the Riverview teachers!

SEP Conferences

SEP Conferences will be held Oct. 5th and Oct. 6th. Watch for a signup link coming from your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment.

A SEP conference is a short meeting to discuss a child’s progress at school and celebrate achievement or find solutions to academic or behavioral concern. Please plan on attending.

Chalk-Walk FUNdraiser-Friday, October 6th

It is nearly time for Riverview Fundraiser. We will have a ‘Chalk-Walk’ again.

FAQ’S of a Chalk Walk

  1. What is a Chalk Walk? During each lap, the walkers will be celebrated with a splash of color (colored cornstarch which is 100% non-toxic and completely biodegradable). The colors will be released from squeeze bottles managed by teachers and parent volunteers.
  2. How does this help Riverview Elementary? The Color Walk will raise money through sponsored pledges and laps walked. In other words, the students are actively earning money for our school! Last year’s funds were used to help purchase an additional twelve Smartboards. We now have a Smartboard in each classroom! Thank you!
  3. Where will this take place and what will it look like? The track will be set upon the grass behind Riverview Elementary. All grades will walk concurrently. There will be music on site. Additionally, water will be provided during the walk.
  4. How can I help? In addition to assisting your student(s) with pledges and collection, you can sign up to volunteer. Sign-up opportunities will be available for filling squeeze bottles with chalk, releasing chalk, and helping at the clean-up station. Keep an eye out for an email and/or check our website. Cheer on the kids on the day of the walk or participate with us on Friday, October 6th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  5. What if I’m concerned about the powder getting into the eyes, nose and throat of my child? Participants are welcome to bring bandanas or even dust masks. We will guide our volunteers to aim below the neck. Keep in mind that this is a kid-friendly event; the volume of color will be appropriate for fun, not overwhelming or scary. If a student does not want to participate in the color element of the walk, that child is invited to walk on the inside of the track.
  6. How permanent is the color, and how should I prepare? Participants should wear OLD white t-shirts, socks, shorts and shoes. The color should mostly wash out of any item worn. Of course, if your child wants to keep the colored t-shirt as a souvenir of the event, spray the colors with vinegar and iron it prior to washing. Participants should also bring a towel or large garbage bag to protect the inside of a car or bus.

Funds raised at this event will go towards many programs, including:

  • Technology: More Chromebook lab for the classrooms. We are now one-to-one in fifth and sixth grades. We are working towards providing more Chromebooks in all grades.
  • Fine Arts: Program support and resources & supplies
  • Library: library books, ebooks, supplies
  • Bonus Activities: Assemblies, Special Events, etc…

The walkathon represents all that is really great about Riverview. Because all are participating, our students can be proud to contribute directly and individually to the school. On this one day in October, we will come together to support and celebrate our kids.

Families can come “set up camp” on the grass field and on locations along the course. Plan to bring folding chairs or a blanket or old clothes and your walking shoes, depending on if you want to walk with us or watch. No bicycles or pets.

PTA

Riverview Elementary PTA presents the “Reflections” contest. Express yourself through art; Literature, Visual Arts, Dance, 3-D Art, and Photography. The 2017-2018 Theme: “Within Reach.” Have students pick up an entry form from their teacher or at the office. Deadline: Friday, November 4th.

We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 9th – 13th. Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives. Listed are some of the activities that we will be involved in.

  • Monday, October 9th – “Follow your dreams – Don’t do Drugs.”
    • Pajama/sweats day – no slippers
    • Pass out red ribbons and discuss the “Drug Free Pledge”

DRUG FREE PLEDGE

“I pledge to be drug free and support the National Anti-Drug Campaign by taking a stand against alcohol and drug abuse.”

  • Tuesday, October 10th “Rally in Red.”
    • Wear as much RED as possible
  • Wednesday, October 11th “Don’t get mixed up with drugs”
    • Wear crazy or mismatched clothes
    • Walk to school day
  • Thursday, October 12th “Drugs have no place in my future”
    • Dress up like your future self
  • Friday, October 13th “Team up against drugs.”
    • Wear your favorite team color, jersey or Riverview colors
    • Red Ribbon Week Assembly 2pm

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Parent Communication Page

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

  • September 29th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 9:00 a.m
  • October 2nd – PTA Reflection Assembly 1:30
  • October 4th & 5th – SEP Conferences
  • October 6th – Popcorn Friday; Chalk-Walk 1:30-3:00
  • October 9th – 13th – Red/Green Ribbon Week
  • October 12th – Red Ribbon Assembly 2:00
  • October 17th – SCC 3:30
  • October 19th & 20th – Fall Break
  • October 24th – Picture Re-take
  • October 25th – Make Your Mark Assembly 2:30
  • October 30th - November 3rd – PTA Book fair
  • October 31st – Halloween Parade 9:00; Sports Park; Kindergarten Afternoon Parade 12:30; Around the Kinder playground
  • November 2nd – PTA Family Night 5:30

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

Mrs. Cook's Class Celebrates Dot Day!

Attributions: 
Amy Cook

Mrs. Cook's first grade class celebrated Dot Day by reading the book The Dot. First graders brainstormed about how they could Make A Mark and Make It Matter here at Riverview. The students were really focused on the word yet and how powerful that word is. We love learning about having a growth mindset!

Make A Mark, Make It Matter

Attributions: 

Riverview celebrated Dot Day at school. Students read The Dot book and discussed what they would do to make a difference this year. Students hope to Make A Mark and Make It Matter.

WEEK FIVE - SEPTEMBER 18TH - 22ND

Attributions: 

Principal Moment

Beethoven was a child prodigy who changed music forever. Students have been learning about him during music with Mrs. Nelson. Mrs. Nelson taught the students that his formal education ended after elementary school because Beethoven was unable to write fluently and was only able to do simple arithmetic. After learning about Beethoven’s early life one boy responded: “He was in the Learning Pit!”

Last year I attended a leadership conference, one speaker and author provoked the audience to think about their ‘what if’, he talked about ‘not dying with your song in you’. This resonated with me and caused me to reflect on why we do what we do and how we implement it in practice.

I am very proud that Riverview students are beginning to think about The Learning Pit and Learner Powers. Students are learning that great effort leads to great progress. I hope that each student is able to help themselves ‘make their mark’ and find ‘their song’.

It’s great to be a Riverview Ram!

SEP Conferences

SEP Conferences will be held Oct. 5th and Oct. 6th. Watch for a signup link coming from your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment.

A SEP conference is a short meeting to discuss a child’s progress at school and celebrate achievement or find solutions to academic or behavioral concern. Please plan on attending.

PTA

School T-Shirts are here! If you ordered a t-shirt for your child, you should have received it this week. If you have any questions contact:

Boys/Girls After School Club

All registration forms and payment needs to be turned in by Monday, September 25th.

Chalk-Walk FUNdraiser

It is nearly time for Riverview Fundraiser. We will have a ‘Chalk-Walk’ again.

FAQ’S of a Chalk Walk

1. What is a Chalk Walk? During each lap, the walkers will be celebrated with a splash of color (colored cornstarch which is 100% non-toxic and completely biodegradable). The colors will be released from squeeze bottles managed by teachers and parent volunteers.

2. How does this help Riverview Elementary? The Color Walk will raise money through sponsored pledges and laps walked. In other words, the students are actively earning money for our school! Last year’s funds were used to help purchase an additional twelve Smartboards. We now have a Smartboard in each classroom! Thank you!

3. Where will this take place and what will it look like? The track will be set upon the grass behind Riverview Elementary. All grades will walk concurrently. There will be music on site. Additionally, water will be provided during the walk.

4. How can I help? In addition to assisting your student(s) with pledges and collection, you can sign up to volunteer. Sign-up opportunities will be available for filling squeeze bottles with chalk, releasing chalk, and helping at the clean-up station. Keep an eye out for an email and/or check our website. Cheer on the kids on the day of the walk or participate with us on Friday, October 6th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

5. What if I’m concerned about the powder getting into the eyes, nose and throat of my child? Participants are welcome to bring bandanas or even dust masks. We will guide our volunteers to aim below the neck. Keep in mind that this is a kid-friendly event; the volume of color will be appropriate for fun, not overwhelming or scary. If a student does not want to participate in the color element of the walk, that child is invited to walk on the inside of the track.

6. How permanent is the color, and how should I prepare? Participants should wear OLD white t-shirts, socks, shorts and shoes. The color should mostly wash out of any item worn. Of course, if your child wants to keep the colored t-shirt as a souvenir of the event, spray the colors with vinegar and iron it prior to washing. Participants should also bring a towel or large garbage bag to protect the inside of a car or bus.

Funds raised at this event will go towards many programs, including:

  • Technology: More Chromebook lab for the classrooms. We are now one-to-one in fifth and sixth grades. We are working towards providing more Chromebooks in all grades.
  • Fine Arts: Program support and resources & supplies
  • Library: library books, ebooks, supplies
  • Bonus Activities: Assemblies, Special Events, etc…

The walkathon represents all that is really great about Riverview. Because all are participating, our students can be proud to contribute directly and individually to the school. On this one day in October, we will come together to support and celebrate our kids.

Families can come “set up camp” on the grass field and on locations along the course. Plan to bring folding chairs or a blanket or old clothes and your walking shoes, depending on if you want to walk with us or watch. No bicycles or pets.

I certainly appreciate you! Riverview is a great place, thanks for all you do at home to support the education of your students.

Communication

Riverview School website

Riverview Parent Communication Page

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian; Principal, Riverview Elementary

Upcoming Events:

  • September 25th – 30th – PTA Box Tops Competition
  • September 25th – Assembly for 2nd-6th grades from 1000-11:00; Scott Savage- Author of Farworld series, Mysteries of Cove series, and the Case File 13 series.
  • September 29th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 9:00 a.m
  • October 2nd – PTA Reflection Assembly 1:30
  • October 4th & 5th – SEP Conferences
  • October 6th – Popcorn Friday; Chalk-Walk 1:30-3:00
  • October 9th – 13th – Red/Green Ribbon Week
  • October 12th – Red Ribbon Assembly 2:00
  • October 17th – SCC 3:30
  • October 18th – Make Your Mark Assembly 2:30
  • October 19th & 20th – Fall Break
  • October 24th – Picture Re-take
  • October 30th - November 3rd – PTA Book fair
  • October 31st – Halloween Parade 9:00; Sports Park
  • November 2nd – PTA Family Night 5:30

Second Graders Honor Patriot Day

Attributions: 
Christy Nielson and Cassie Callister

In honor of Patriot Day on September 11, our Second Graders enjoyed a visit from our city's First Responders (Fire, Police & EMT). We had a great time hearing about how they help our local community and seeing all of their great tools for work. Thank you First Responders for being Real Life Heroes to us!
-Mrs. Callister & Mrs. Nielson's 2nd Grade

Early Out Day

Attributions: 

Monday, September 18th, 2017, we will have early release.  Students will be dismissed at noon. Here are a couple of notes regarding early dismissal; Lunch will be served at 10:10.  Morning Kindergarten session students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.  There will be no Afternoon Kindergarten session. 

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