White Ribbon Week Protect Your Mind

Attributions: 

Mrs. Denison's second grade class participated in White Ribbon Week by wearing a hoodie or a hat.  Students learned they can protect their minds by letting someone know if something online makes them feel uncomfortable.

White Ribbon Week

Mrs. Jarvis' fourth grade class participated in White Ribbon Week by wearing scarves and ties to school. Students learned it is important to not participate in cyber bulling. 

Principal Newsletter January 29th - February 2nd

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Principal Moment

Did you ever wonder where the Boy Who Cried Wolf went to school?   About ten years ago, he was in my first grade class.  He usually talked with his fingers crossed behind his back.  About once a week, he would walk up to me and point to the sky, or my shoes, or my hair and scream, “Mrs. Killian, look!”  I would look and he would shout, “You looked!”  And laugh.  It was the highlight of his day.

Some days, I would refuse to look and this would drive him crazy.

One day, he came to my desk: “Mrs. Killian, I can’t hear.” 

“Go back to your desk.”  Nothing, he just stared at me. 

 “Mrs. Killian, really, I can’t hear.”

“Please, go back to your desk.”  Again.  Nothing.

“Mrs. Killian, I mean it.  I think there is a pink eraser stuck in my ear.” 

I tugged on his left ear lobe and peered in, and sure enough, deep inside I could see a pink pencil top eraser.  He had jammed the eraser end of his pencil into his ear canal, and “pop” off came the eraser. 

“Let’s call your dad.”

“Huh?”

“I SAID, LET’S CALL YOUR DAD!”

The next day, a grinning young man returned to school carrying a plastic sandwich bag.  Inside the bag was a pink eraser and a small piece of paper.   He proudly held the plastic bag for all to see.  He announced that after a visit to the Dr.’s office, his dad had taken him to a Chinese restaurant.  He took out the small piece of paper; his fortune from the restaurant.  He read it aloud to the class…”You are a very good listener.”

School Field Trip to Spanish Fork High School

Nebo schools are working to create a culture where students are exposed to the various arts.  This year teachers have been receiving professional development on how to integrate drama into the curriculum.  On Friday, February 9th, Riverview will be walking to Spanish Fork High School to watch the drama department perform Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.  This field trip will allow students an opportunity to experience the elements of drama they have been learning about this year: character, conflict, story, and script. 

Please watch for a field trip permission form to be coming home.  Sign and return if you would like your child to participate.    

Nebo Stakeholder Survey

This year's Stakeholder Surveys are scheduled to open beginning February 7 and close on February 21.

For parents and employees, an email with the link will be sent to you.  There will also be a link on the Nebo District Home Page that will be available for the dates listed above.  Students, parents and employees can go to this link to complete the survey.  I encourage you to look for the email and/or the link and take the opportunity to give your input.

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

  • January 29th – February 2nd – PTA White Ribbon Week
    • Monday-Wear Yellow
    • Tuesday-Wear hoodie or hat
    • Wednesday-Wear shirt inside out
    • Thursday-Wear tie or scarf
    • Friday-Wear Riverview or white t-shirt
  • February 2nd – Utah Opera Assembly; K-3rd @ 9:00, 4th – 6th @ 10:00
  • February 5th – 2nd grade Hogle Zoo outreach program; 4th-6th grades STEM Assembly
  • February 8th – 4th Grade Bean Museum Assembly in the Little Theater
  • February 9th – Walking field trip to Spanish Fork High School in A.M.; Make Your Mark Assembly in P.M.

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Ribbon Week Proceed With Caution

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Mrs. Mathis' and Mrs. Lacrua's third grade classes dressed in yellow for White Ribbon Week. Students learned the importance to proceed with CAUTION when downloading. Students promised to not download anything without my parents' permission.

White Ribbon Week

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White Ribbon Week - Internet Safety

January 29th - February 2nd

Theme: "Let's Get Real"  

  • Monday, January 29th: Wear Something Yellow - Proceed with CAUTION when downloading, only download with parent permission. 
  • Tuesday, January 30th: Wear a hoodie or hat - Protect your mind!  I will tell an adult if something online makes me feel uncomfortable. 
  • Wedensday, January 31st: Wear shirt inside out - Don't let personal information slip out.  Only share passwords with a parent. 
  • Thursday, February 1st: Wear a tie or scarf - Dont get tied up in cyber bullying.  
  • Friday, February 2nd: Wear Riverview or White t-shirt - I will encourage those around me to make smart choices in media and online. 

Principal Newsletter January 22nd - 26th

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Principal Moment

To celebrate the hundredth day of school, young children all over the country sing songs, shout cheers, read books, count numbers, chant poems, make murals, and string Froot Loop necklaces.  When I was a kid, no one celebrated 100th Day.  Now it’s huge.  On Monday, January 29th, Riverview 1st-6th grades will have been in school for 100 days.  

Some classes will discuss what they’d do if they had $100.  Some will write what they’ll be like in 100 years and draw pictures of how they will look.  Some will dress up as if they were 100 years old.  There will be old men and women everywhere; wrinkles, walkers, gray hair, no hair, and hearing aids. 

I wonder who the teacher was who started 100th day.  Did she have any idea that her cute little idea would turn into a national event?  Could she have ever imagined that her little brainstorm would cause Froot Loops’ stock to soar on Wall Street every January?  Happy 100th Day of School!

PTA

White Ribbon Week will be recognized January 29th – February 2nd.   The purpose of White Ribbon week is to increase awareness of the harm done by exposure to pornography. 

To kickoff White Ribbon Week, students will attend a NetSmartz assembly on Friday, January 26th.  This assembly teaches children how to be good digital citizens and to follow the rules of internet safety.  It is tailored to empower children to be safer on and offline.

Growing Arts in Nebo Schools (GAINS)

Nebo schools are working to create a culture where students are exposed to the various arts.  This year teachers have been receiving professional development on how to integrate drama into the curriculum.  On Friday, February 9th, Riverview will be walking to Spanish Fork High School to watch the drama department perform Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.  This field trip will allow students an opportunity to experience the elements of drama they have been learning about this year: character, conflict, story, and script. 

Please watch for a field trip permission form to be coming home.  Sign and return if you would like your child to participate.    

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming 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

 

Mental Health Parent Awareness Nights

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Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. The topics of discussion will include mental health and safety planning with youth. Several community service providers will be present to answer question and help individuals to access services. See the event flyer for more information.

Riverview Olympics

Attributions: 
Matt Jenkins

Our school rocks!  Last week our entire school celebrated the 2018 Winter Olympics by participating in our own Winter Games.  We played hockey, we raced in speed skating, and danced to some tunes in figure skating.  We also lit the torch and had medals presented to each student.  What a great time.  

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.

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