Teacher Of The Year!

Attributions: 

Congratulations to Kelsey Mortensen for being awarded Teacher of the Year for Riverview Elementary! We are so blessed to have you at our school! Thanks for all you do!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Attributions: 

Riverview students attended Joseph and the Amazin Technicolor Dreamcoat play at the Spanish Fork High School. Students enjoyed watching their friends who were performing in the play. It was a wonderful performance!

Principal Newsletter February 5th - 9th

Principal Moment

Last night I participated in a Principal Panel.  The panel was held to help BYU Interns and students teachers as they prepare to interview for upcoming jobs.  It caused me to think about the time when I interviewed for my very first teaching job.  It’s hard to believe that it has been almost thirty years ago. 

I can still remember my interview questions: What is your philosophy of education?  What is your classroom management system?  What is your discipline plan? 

This was my first interview.  How in the world was I supposed to have an educational philosophy?  I didn’t even know what that meant.

I still remember my responses to those first interview questions too.  Boy, would my answers be different today, if I were asked those same questions.

Question: What are your strengths?  Then: I’m energetic and enthusiastic and extremely hardworking.   Now: I can pull off a Band-Aid so it won’t hurt.

Question: What are your weaknesses?  Then: I need to learn to not work so late at night and on weekends and on all my holidays too.  Now: I steal candy from the treat jar when I am hungry.

Question: What is your view of constructivist education?  Then: I think it is great.  I think it is fantastic.  I believe in it wholeheartedly.  Is there any other way to teach?  Now: What in the world is that?

Question: Why should we hire you?  Then: I like kids.  Now: I like kids.

Nebo Stakeholder Survey

This year's Stakeholder Surveys is open and will close on February 21.  For parents and employees, an email with the link should have been sent to you.  There is also a link on the Nebo District Home Page that is available.  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.  https://neboschools.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a3Lrk9lpA9ORMRD.

PTA-White Ribbon Week

On behalf of Riverview, I would like to thank the PTA for a great White Ribbon Week.  Each morning, students received a “power boost” – a positive principle of online behavior.  It became the “password” to participate in fun activities.  Thanks for reinforcing with kids that they have the power to take charge of what they view and share. 

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

  • February 9th – Field trip to SFHS in a.m. & Make Your Mark Assembly in p.m. @ 2:30
  • February 13th – 6th grade band recruitment @ 1:45 p.m.
  • February 14th – Valentine’s Day
  • February 19th – No School
  • February 20th – Spring Pictures
  • February 21st –6th grade orchestra recruitment assembly @ 12:40
  • February 23rd – 5th grade discovery gateway activity

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remembering White Ribbon Week All Year Round

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Mrs. Jones' first grade students at Riverview dressed in Riverview shirts or white colored shirts to remember to be drug free all year round. Students learned it is important to make smart choices in media and online and to encourage others to do the same. Thanks Riverview PTA for a great White Ribbon Week!

White Ribbon Week Protect Your Mind

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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. 

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