Principal Newsletter May 14th - 18th

Attributions: 

Principal Moment

It is the time of year teachers need to put on their hardhats, tie yellow caution tape across their doors, and lay out orange cones in the halls.  They will need to stand guard at the garbage cans, handing back papers that forgot where the ‘finished’ work basket is.

You have probably never been able to observe how kids clean out their desks.  They don’t take out their books and papers and lay them on top of their desks.  Oh no.  They reach their arms into their desks, pull everything out at the same time, and spread it all out on the floor like it’s their Halloween candy. 

If ever there be an emergency, we could sustain students for quite some time on all the lost bags of Cheetos, black bananas, and Smarties that will magical appear and also answer the question of  “What is that smell?” 

Teachers, don’t fight it.  Make it a party; the games will be “Stuff the Garbage Can until It Overflows”, “Stand on the Papers in the Garbage Can to Make It Go Down”, and “Oh, There It Is!”  What a great time of year!

Lunch Menu for next week

  • Monday 21st -French toast/sausage
  • Tuesday 22nd – Corn Dogs/fries
  • Wednesday 23rd – Pizza Rippers
  • Thursday 24th – Country fried steak/fries
  • Friday – Pizza only – no chicken nuggets or cheese sandwich

Summer Office Hours

The office at Riverview will be open Monday – Thursday from 8:00-1:00. 

Summer Library Hours

  • June-July
  • Thursdays 9:00-1:00
  • Book Check Out Only

Summer School

Riverview will be offering a Summer School Program for math and reading.  Each session will run for 4 weeks. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, no classes on Mondays and Fridays.  The program will be offered at Riverview, during the following weeks:

  • Session #1………..June 5th – June 28th (4 week session; Tues. Wed. Thur. only) 
  • Session #2………..July 10th – August 2nd (4 week session; Tues. Wed. Thur. only)

These times are based on grade level for next year, 2018-2019.

  • 1st & 2nd grade from 9:00-10:00
  • 3rd & 4th grades from 10:15-11:15
  • 5th & 6th grades from 11:30-12:30

Time will be split as follows:

  • 30 minutes – Reading (small groups with students of similar needs)
  • 30 minutes – Math

A Summer School fee of $50 is required.  Students are able to register for more than one session, with an additional $40 fee/second session.  If you choose to register for one subject only, the fee is $25, with an additional $15 fee/second session.

To register your child, please do the following:

  1. Complete a registration form. Registration forms will be available in the office.
  2. Make check payable to “Riverview Elementary” for $50.00
  3. Return registration to the school by Friday - May 18th, 2018

Music Video

This year we are trying to create a great memory…a Riverview music video!  The video will be to the song “The Great Show” from the movie “The Greatest Showman.”    A videographer will be coming on May 21st to help us create a great memory.  The most important ingredient for the memory is enthusiasm.  On Monday, May 21st, students can bring crazy wigs, sun glasses, a stuffed animal (circus),  a silly hat, etc. 

Yearbook

The yearbooks have been ordered and are currently being printed.  The PTA have ordered some extra books, BUT not a lot.  If you would still like a book, you may purchase one for $15 through the office.  The books will be delivered the last week of school.

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

  • May 18th – Kindergarten graduation
  • May 21st – 1st & 2nd grade talent show @ 9:00 a.m., Music video in the afternoon
  • May 22nd – 3rd & 4th grade talent show @ 9:00 a.m.
  • May 23rd – 4th & 5th grade talent show @ 9:00 a.m.
  • May 24th – Last good citizen reward – 12:40-2:40 p.m. Students will be running through the sprinklers, sidewalk chalk and popsicles
  • May 25th – Last day of school dismissed at noon

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

Arbor Day

Attributions: 
Misty Jones
Mrs. Jones' First Grade Class

Mrs. Jones’ first grade class, along with several other classes celebrated Arbor Day with the city.  As a class, we created tree/season art work to present. We were able to plant five different trees at the Russell Swenson ballpark in Spanish Fork. We had so much fun celebrating and learning about the importance of taking care of our trees and surroundings. We loved Arbor Day!

Principal Newsletter May 7th - 11th

Attributions: 

Principal Moment

This week is Riverview Elementary Teacher Appreciation Week.   I truly appreciate our teachers!

Our teachers take slivers out of fingers and bad sports out of kick ball.  They know when a child has gum in his mouth even when he is not chewing.  They have sung “Happy Birthday” 657 times.

They hand over scissors with the handles up.  They can listen to one child talk about his birthday party and another talk about her sleepover and another talk about getting stitches last night-all at the same time.

They fix staplers that won’t staple and zippers that won’t zip.  They hand out papers and pencils and stickers and envelopes for newly pulled teeth.  They know the difference between Austria and Australia.

They plan lessons while showering, driving, eating, and sleeping.  They plan lessons five minutes before the bell rings.  They know what time it is when the big hand is on the twelve and the little hand is on the nine.  They say the r in library. They do not say the w in sword.

They put on Band-Aids and winter coats and puppet shows and Hoe Downs.  They know students will not understand the difference between your and you’re.

They correct pencil grips and spelling mistakes and bad manners.  They push in chairs all the way and push sleeves up while children are painting. They can touch the paper cutter.

They say, “Use two hands!” when kiddos carry their lunch trays.  They say, “Accidents happen,” after kiddos did not use two hands.

They know that colonel is a really hard word to read, and so is doubt and so is gauge.  They know that kids will read started, when it says stared.  They have spelled because and beautiful and friend six million times.

They know when a child does not understand.  They know when a child is telling the truth.  They know when a child has been up too late.  They know when a child needs help finding a friend. 

They are our teachers!  Thank you, Riverview Teachers!! 

PTA

I would like to personally thank Gary Terranova and the PTA for a FANTASTIC School Carnival!  I truly enjoyed the evening!  What a great event; the smells, the sounds, the sights, the fun!  I appreciate the hours and hours of hard work to help create such a great school community event! 

Summer School

Riverview will be offering a Summer School Program for math and reading.  Each session will run for 4 weeks. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, no classes on Mondays and Fridays.  The program will be offered at Riverview, during the following weeks:

  • Session #1………..June 5th – June 28th  (4 week session; Tues. Wed. Thur. only) 
  • Session #2………..July 10th – August 2nd  (4 week session; Tues. Wed. Thur. only)

These times are based on grade level for next year, 2018-2019.

  • 1st & 2nd grade from 9:00-10:00
  • 3rd & 4th grades from 10:15-11:15
  • 5th & 6th grades from 11:30-12:30

Time will be split as follows:

  • 30 minutes – Reading (small groups with students of similar needs)
  • 30 minutes – Math

A Summer School fee of $50 is required.  Students are able to register for more than one session, with an additional $40 fee/second session.  If you choose to register for one subject only, the fee is $25, with an additional $15 fee/second session.

To register your child, please do the following:

  1. Complete a registration form.  Registration forms will be available in the office.
  2. Make check payable to “Riverview Elementary” for $50.00
  3. Return registration to the school by Friday - May 18th, 2018

Music Video

This year we are trying to create a great memory…a Riverview music video!  The video will be to the song “The Great Show” from the movie “The Greatest Showman.”    A videographer will be coming on May 21st to help us create a great memory.  The most important ingredient for the memory is enthusiasm.  On Monday, May 21st, students can bring crazy wigs, sun glasses, a stuffed animal (circus),  a silly hat, etc. 

Yearbook

The yearbooks have been ordered and are currently being printed.  The PTA have ordered some extra books, BUT not a lot.  If you would still like a book, you may purchase one for $15 through the office.  The books will be delivered the last week of school.

Library Books

All books are expected to be returned to the library no later than Friday, May 11. 

To encourage students to bring their books in or pay for lost/damaged books on time, Mrs. Downey and Mrs. Marsigli are holding a little contest.  The first class in each grade to have all of their library books returned or lost/damaged fines paid (meaning main library and take home books) will receive donuts!  That's right, there will be 7 class winners, one from each grade.  

In addition to the donuts contest, they are going to be holding a weekly drawing for each grade for the rest of the school year.  This is how it works:

Each week in library if a student does not have any overdue books or returns their overdue books that class period, they will receive a ticket to fill out and place in the drawing basket for their grade. The overdue books include main library and take home library. On Monday mornings, Mrs. Downey will draw a winner from each grade to come down and select a book or reading buddy (stuffed animals that coordinates with a book). They'll be holding this contest each week for the rest of the school year.  

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

  • May 7th – 11th – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 10th – Orchestra Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.
  • May 11th – 3rd grade field trip
  • May 14th – 2nd grade rocket day
  • May 15th – 5th grade track meet
  • May 18th – Kindergarten graduation
  • May 21st – 1st & 2nd grade talent show @ 9:00 a.m., Music video in the afternoon
  • May 22nd – 3rd & 4th grade talent show @ 9:00 a.m.
  • May 23rd – 4th & 5th grade talent show @ 9:00 a.m.
  • May 24th – Last good citizen reward – 12:40-2:40 p.m.  Students will be running through the sprinklers, sidewalk chalk and popsicles
  • May 25th – Last day of school dismissed at noon

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

Principal Newsletter April 23rd - 27th

Attributions: 

Principal Moment

“Ask not what your secretary can do for you, but what you can do for your secretary!”

It’s funny how principals think they are in charge, but everyone knows that the people who really run a school are the secretaries.  If you have questions, ask the secretary.  If you lose something, see the secretary.  If the copier is jammed, get the secretary.  If a child throws up, send her to the secretary.  

 

Mrs. Tricia Nielson and Mrs. Aubree Barnum are our school secretaries.  Everyone should try to make friends with these wonderful secretaries; you will need them more than you ever know.  They are the backbone of the school.

Wednesday is Secretary’s Day.  Happy Secretary’s Day to these wonderful ladies, you are amazing and we love you!

PTA Events

 

The PTA created a great week last week!  We had three fun events; the bookfair, the art show and the family skate night!  On behalf of Riverview, I extend my “Thank You!”  The true beneficiaries of your efforts are the students at Riverview Elementary School.

 

OUR SCHOOL CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER IS MONDAY April 30th!

Please come and enjoy:

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Games and Activities from 5:30 to 8PM

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Silent Auction from 5:30 to 7:30PM

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Food will be served from 5:30 to 8PM

Discount Tickets are available for purchase this week, April 23 – April 27 in the front office. For every 10 tickets purchased this week, you will receive 2 free tickets. That’s $5 for 12 tickets!

On the day of the Carnival tickets will only be available for purchase at the Carnival .

They will be $5 for 10 tickets.

EVERY STUDENT WILL RECEIVE ONE FREE TICKET from their teacher to use towards any food or activity!

 

There will be a silent auction for the awesome themed baskets that have been donated and carefully prepared by each class, as well as other great items. There will also be drawings for grand prizes.........................................................!

New This Year - Online Donations

This year your friends and family from out of town can participate by donating money to our cause online! To donate online simply go to the following link - www.RiverviewRamsPTA.blogspot.com. For every dollar donated online the donor can select a student who will have an extra ticket placed in the bike raffle. So if grandma donates $20, her grandchild has 20 more chances to win the bike!!!

Waivers (Online too!)

It is required that all participants of the Carnival activities complete a waiver. Waivers will be sent home with each student, please complete the waiver and return it to your child's teacher or the office. -OR- you can go online to fill out a waiver.

Go to https://goo.gl/forms/7yxlrMvWC9CDq3fU2

 

Parents and caregivers don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets so you can watch the children having fun outsideJ

WE ARE PREPARING FOR A LOT OF FUN AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE RIVERVIEW CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER!

 

Yearbook

 

The yearbooks have been ordered and are currently being printed.  The PTA have ordered some extra books, BUT not a lot.  If you would still like a book, you may purchase one for $15 through the office or Lifetouch’s website at YBPay.lifetouch.com.  Enter code: 10708318.  The books will be delivered the last week of school.

 

Teacher requests for 2018-2019

 

Teacher requests will be open from Monday, April 30th to Friday, May 4th.  Forms will be available in the front office during this week only.

Library Books

The final day for book check out in both the main library and take home this year is Friday, May 4th.  All books are expected to be returned to the library no later than Friday, May 11. 

To encourage students to bring their books in or pay for lost/damaged books on time, Mrs. Downey and Mrs. Marsigli are holding a little contest.  The first class in each grade to have all of their library books returned or lost/damaged fines paid (meaning main library and take home books) will receive donuts!  That's right, there will be 7 class winners, one from each grade.  

 

In addition to the donuts contest, they are going to be holding a weekly drawing for each grade for the rest of the school year.  This is how it works:

 

Each week in library if a student does not have any overdue books or returns their overdue books that class period, they will receive a ticket to fill out and place in the drawing basket for their grade. The overdue books include main library and take home library. On Monday mornings, Mrs. Downey will draw a winner from each grade to come down and select a book or reading buddy (stuffed animals that coordinates with a book). They'll be holding this contest each week for the rest of the school year.  

 

Communication Options

 

Riverview School website

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http://riverview.nebo.edu/.

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

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https://www.facebook.com/Riverview-Elementary-School-150164395051510/

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https://www.instagram.com/riverviewelementary/

Riverview PTA

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http://riverviewramspta.blogspot.com/

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https://www.facebook.com/sfriverviewpta

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

 

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April 25th – National Secretary Day

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April 27th – Kindergarten Field Trip; First Grade Arbor Day Celebration

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April 30th – PTA Spring Carnival

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April 30th – May 4th – Teacher Appreciation Week

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May 1st- 4th grade track and field day @ SFHS

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May 4th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 2:15 pm

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May 8th – 5th grade Walk for a Life; 6th grade track meet

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May 10th – Orchestra Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.

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May 11th – 3rd grade field trip

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May 14th – 2nd grade rocket day

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May 15th – 5th grade track meet

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May 18th – Kindergarten graduation

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May 21st – 1st & 2nd grade talent show @ 9:00 a.m.

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May 22nd – 3rd & 4th grade talent show @ 9:00 a.m.

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May 23rd – 4th & 5th grade talent show @ 9:00 a.m.

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May 24th – Last good citizen reward – 12:40-2:40 p.m.

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May 25th – Last day of school dismissed at noon

 

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

  

 

 

3D Shapes In First Grade

Attributions: 
Courtney McAvoy

Mrs. McAvoy's first grade class is learning about 3D shapes. The students made a cube using toothpicks and marshmallows. The marshmallows helped identify how many vertices a cube has. The students could also figure out how many faces the cube has.

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