4th graders experienced an Arbor Day to remember last week. Students were able to share the importance of trees in the community and neighborhood. They were able to help plant trees and participate with Spanish Fork in maintaining "Tree City" as a status symbol for the city. Riverview 4th graders are happy to support that!
Mr. Cox from Wells Fargo came to Miss Nelson's second grade class last Wednesday to read to and deliver books to their class. The program is called "Reading First" which is a partnership between Wells Fargo, Desert Arc, and Scholastic, Inc.
Not only did the students receive new books, they were able to hear some of the selections from a student's dad. They all had a great time, and were laughing at what was read. Reading opens the doors to thought and imagination. What a wonderful thing to have businesses who recognize the need for literacy in our lives.
Thank you Mr. Cox!
Horace Mann presents the Crystal Apple Award to a teacher each year. The recipient is chosen by the faculty and peers. This year's award goes to Amy Jensen! Mrs. Jensen teaches first grade and loves it! Her team member Michele LemMon gave tribute to her Wednesday afternoon. She said that Mrs. Jensen is the most willing, helpful, excited teacher she thinks she has ever met, and that she absolutely loves first grade! We are very lucky at Riverview to have Mrs. Jensen here. Congratulations Mrs. Jensen!
5th graders at Riverview graduated from their D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program this past week! This 16-week course taught the students skills to keep them safe from drugs, violence, unhealthy peer pressure, and gang activity. Some of the students shared their essays, and some were our "Super Students".
Congratulations D.A.R.E. graduates!
Riverview hosted another wonderful art show tonight in conjunction with Family Night at the book fair. Students from all grades entered works of art. The gym was full of pieces that showed abilities of all kinds. This is such a fun way to show off the skill and fun that goes into learning about and being artists.
The Student Council at Riverview presented an assembly to remind us about our No Bully Policy. In this assembly, the cast taught us the acronym CAST, in dealing with bullying should it happen.
C stands for "Be Calm and Confident" A stand for "Walk Away and Ignore" S stands for " Tell them to Stop" and T stands for "Tell a Trusted Adult". After the assembly, the council members hung posters throughout the school and classrooms to help us remember.
If we see or experience bullying, we can take these steps to help stop it. Great job Student Council!
Mrs. Nielson's class had a great time celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday by sporting their new 'nightshirts' for "I Am Not Going to Get Up Today." All of these little 'Things' participated in Read Across America at school. Don't they look wonderful?
We're celebrating Dr. Seuss this week and our front office friends showed us what they want to be when they grow up!
Sixth Graders from Mrs. Thomas' class dressed up as what they'd like to be when they grow up. The world is their oyster!
Tomorrow is "I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!" Students can wear their pajamas and we will celebrate Read Across America with a read-a-thon!
Last night, parents from Riverview were invited to attend an evening with classes and information. The classes and booths were all about how to protect their families by placing filters on their devices, learning about community programs, and learning about how to talk to children about things they may encounter online.
This was a wonderful evening of resources that we look forward to carrying on as a tradition at Riverview. White Ribbon Week has been another success! Tomorrow it wraps up with students wearing as much white as possible, and the drawing of prizes for participating in the activities. We give a special thanks to Whitney Permann and all of those in the PTA who have helped put on a wonderful White Ribbon Week!