DECEMBER 4TH - 8TH

Principal Moment

In the days before Pinterest and Youtube there were hotlines.  Crisco had one.  So did Campbell’s and Ocean Spray.  Libby’s, Hershey’s, and Betty Crocker all had them as well.  At the Butterball Turkey Talk Line, anyone could call up twenty-four hours a day and get answers to their questions: “Do I roast the turkey with or without the plastic netting?” “Can I pop popcorn in the turkey’s cavity during the roasting process?” “How do I thaw a fresh turkey?”

Teachers could definitely use a hotline to get them through December, too.  The weeks before Christmas Break at any school feels like using a blender and forgetting to put the lid on. 

The Holiday Hotline for Teachers would offer stressed educators live assistance from veteran colleagues on everything from what to bring to the White Elephant exchange to recipe suggestions for the staff Christmas potluck.

HOTLINE: Holiday Hotline. May I help you?

TEACHER: Hi.  My first graders and I disagree on the echo part in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”  I say that after singing “They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games,” you shout “Like Monopoly.”  They insist that it’s “Like Football.”  Which is it?

No matter how excited children get and how harried we become, I am glad that Christmas time is here.  We are better throughout the year for having Christmas.

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool program and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the eighth annual Food Drive service project.   This service project will run until Wednesday, Dec. 20th, our goal is to BEAT last year’s total of 3,000 cans of food!  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has many students in this situation. 

This is a great opportunity to teach our students about service and being grateful for the things we have.  All cans should be brought to your student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.

PLEASE make sure the cans have not EXPIRED.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!  LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!

Recess Guidance

Cold weather is upon us.  As you know, poor air quality is common during Utah winters and affects health.  Riverview monitors air quality from: http://air.utah.gov/.  We follow the Utah recess guide:  http://health.utah.gov/asthma/pdfs/airquality/recessguidance.pdf

During the cold months we will check air quality levels in the morning.  Students will remain inside when air quality reaches high levels on the air quality index.  If the air quality is good ALL students will be sent outside for recess.  Please make sure your child is coming to school with outdoor clothing during the cold weather months.

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • December 7th – 5th grade DARE graduation 2:00 p.m., Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
  • December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
    • Monday-Wear Red and Green
    • Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
    • Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
    • Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
    • Friday-No School
  • December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

WEEK FIFTEEN - NOV. 27TH - DEC. 1ST

Principal Moment

I remember back in my student teacher days I told my cooperating teacher I wasn’t cut out for teaching.  “Colton is constantly out of his seat, Cameron tried to turn me off with the remote, Nicole is crying again, Nathan drew red dots all over himself and said he has chicken pox, and right in the middle of my math lesson, you know what Spencer asked me?”

“What?” She asked.

“Do you like buhsgetti?”

My cooperating teacher just smiled and said: “Sounds normal. Listen, teaching is ninety percent natural and ten percent learned.  You have the ninety.  Now you just need a few tools.  The problem is you don’t have the looks down yet.  Every teacher has a collection of looks.  You have to, or you won’t survive.”

“There are five different teacher looks.  The first is called the Raised Eyebrow.  Simply raise both eyebrows as high as you can.  Do not speak.  Keep your head perfectly still.  Stare for five to ten seconds.  The Raised Eyebrow is used when Sam is spinning his fidget spinner or Jordan is playing with a rubber band.”

“The second is called the Chin Up. Raise your chin slowly.  While raising your chin, raise your eyebrows at the same time. The Chin Up is used when Ronny stabs Brian with a paper clip on the way to the pencil sharpener, or Timmy tells Sarah to put her finger in the stapler.”

“The third is called the Chin Down; this isn’t to be confused with the Chin Up.  The Chin Down is for not doing your homework, or for emptying the pencil sharpener on the counter.  When giving the Chin Down, tilt your head down till it touches your chest.  Your lips will automatically pucker up a bit as you lower your chin. Raise your eyebrows and tilt your chin slightly to the left. For greatest effect, stare over the rim of your glasses.”

“The fourth is the Pursed Lips.  Simply pucker your lips together tightly while staring at the students.  Furl your eyebrows as hard as you can, and breathe out deeply so that the student hears you.  Do not let the air out right away, hold your breath for two to three seconds.  Use the Pursed Lips when Scott uses the classroom windows as the ball wall.”

“The fifth is the Jaw Drop.  This one’s easy.  Just open your mouth,  look horrified, and freeze for three to five seconds.”

The next morning at 9:15, Colton pulled out a rubber band.  My cooperating teacher looked over at me.  I gave her a wink and a thumbs-up.  I walked right over to Colton and raised my eyebrows.  I am sure I looked like I had just had a bad face-lift.

Colton said, “I did it.”

I said, “What?”

“My homework,” he said.

“I don’t want your homework.”

“Then why are you looking at me like that?” Colton asked.

“I want you to put the rubber band away,” I said.

He put it away.

I love my job! 

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the 8th annual Food Drive and Giving Tree service project.  This service project will be Nov. 27th-Dec 20th, our goal is to BEAT the last year’s total of 3000 cans of food!  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has over 1,500 students in this situation.  The Nebo Pantry is in extreme need of the following items:

  • NEW boys & girls underwear kids size 6,7,8,9,10,12,14
  • NEW boys & girls socks sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
  • NEW or gently used boys and girls coats sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
  • Easy to prepare food items: chicken, tuna, canned fruit, fruit snacks, spaghetti Os, Easy Mac, ramen noodles, granola bars, cereal, and juice boxes
  • Diapers and wipes, kid’s gloves, and hats.

If any student donates socks, underwear, gloves or coats they will get 5 bonus points for the food drive. Each can of food will be worth 1 point, teachers will keep track of class points.

There will be a contest between the classes, the class per grade level that collects the most cans and bonus points will receive a root beer float party. This is a great opportunity to teach our students about larger service and being grateful for the things we have. Students could do jobs around the house to earn their canned food. All cans should be brought to the student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.

PLEASE make sure the cans are not EXPIRED.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!  LETS ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE.

PTA

Don’t forget that this Friday, December 1st is Popcorn Friday.  All students who have a birthday in the month of December will receive a free bag of popcorn at lunch recess.  Additional bags may be purchased for .25 cents. 

Friday is also Riverview Spirit Day.  Wear your Riverview shirts!

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • November 30th – 4th grade keyboarding ends; 5th grade DARE activity
  • December 1st – Popcorn Friday
  • December 7th – Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
  • December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
    • Monday-Wear Red and Green
    • Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
    • Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
    • Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
    • Friday-No School
  • December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

WEEK FOURTEEN - NOVEMBER 20TH - 21ST

Attributions: 

Principal Moment

In the spirit of Thanksgiving,  Riverview kiddos have been writing what they are thankful for.  There’s nothing more real than asking a student a serious question to see what their response will be.  Kids don’t have to try very hard to be funny-they just are.

“I’m thankful for guys!…like Spiderman guys, like Superheroes!  

“My zebra!”

“I’m thankful  for my family and Thanksgiving and even you, teacher!.”

“I’m thankful for X-Box and everyone who brings food.”

After spending time with Riverview students, I have come up with an unconventional gratitude list.

  1. Smiles-I am thankful that I can visually see the happiness that happens every day.   Smiles change moods.  I am grateful to see the beauty of a child’s smile.
  2. Teeth-Dentist appointments, orthodontist appointments, lost teeth, loose teeth…all are regular occurrences at school.  I am grateful for my choppers.  
  3. Pizza  and Chicken Alfredo-The lunch room is full of happy diners on pizza and alfredo chicken day.
  4. Hugs-A life without hugs would be a lonely life to me.
  5. Laughter-It cures heavy hearts and tired minds and sick bodies.  It is contagious and happiness-inducing.  I recommend it.  Lots of it.
  6. You-I am grateful for this community.  Riverview is a great place to learn and grow and seek inspiration and motivation and acceptance and love.

I want to wish all Happy Thanksgiving!  There will be no school Nov. 22nd – 24th. 

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool program and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the eighth annual Food Drive service project.   This service project will run until Wednesday, Dec. 20th, our goal is to BEAT last year’s total of 3,000 cans of food!  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has over 1,700 students in this situation. 

This is a great opportunity to teach our students about service and being grateful for the things we have.  All cans should be brought to your student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.

PLEASE make sure the cans have not EXPIRED.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!  LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • November 21st – Make Your Mark Assembly 9:00 a.m.
  • November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30th – 4th grade keyboarding ends
  • December 1st – Popcorn Friday
  • December 7th – Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
  • December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
    • Monday-Wear Red and Green
    • Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
    • Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
    • Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
    • Friday-No School
  • December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

WEEK THIRTEEN-NOVEMBER 13TH - 17TH

Principal Moment

Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor and give thanks to those who have served or are serving in the military. It is sandwiched between the excitement of Halloween and Thanksgiving and this day can sometimes go unnoticed.

I would like to thank Veterans today and every day for their service to our country but it is more heart felt when the thanks come from Riverview children…

“We appresheat you for making sakrifises for the U.S.A.” 

“My teacher red us a story about a wall in washingtun.  A boy in the story had a grandpa that died in the wor and I had a grat grampa that died in the wor. Tank you vetrans.”

“How did you com up with the stach you of liperty!” 

“You are so brave.  Thank you for cepin us safe. You guys make our country go more smoothly.”

“You are a rily good prsin for fighting the war.” 

“You whent to war for us and help are country be safe.  My great grandpa wint to world wor too.” 

Thank you, Military!!

Penny Wars

Riverview is hosting a Penny Wars fund raiser through the month on November until Thanksgiving Break.  Each class earns points by collecting pennies.  Points are subtracted from a class when students “bomb” a class with silver coins or bills.  The grade level with the most points at the end of the war wins a reward.  All the money raised will be put into a scholarship fund for a former Riverview student who will be graduating from Spanish Fork High School this year.  Current Riverview students are paying it forward and helping a Riverview graduate ‘Make a Mark’ in the world! As of right now, Riverview has collected $980 to help fund scholarships for graduating Spanish Fork High School Seniors.  Way to go Riverview!

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool program and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the eighth annual Food Drive service project.   This service project will run until Wednesday, Dec. 20th, our goal is to BEAT last year’s total of 3,000 cans of food!  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has over 1,700 students in this situation. 

This is a great opportunity to teach our students about service and being grateful for the things we have.  All cans should be brought to your student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.

PLEASE make sure the cans have not EXPIRED.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!  LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!

Recess Guidance

Cool weather is upon us.  As you know, poor air quality is common during Utah winters and affects health.  Riverview monitors air quality from: http://air.utah.gov/.  We follow the Utah recess guide:  http://health.utah.gov/asthma/pdfs/airquality/recessguidance.pdf

During the cold months we will check air quality levels in the morning.  Students will remain inside when air quality reaches high levels on the air quality index.  If the air quality is good ALL students will be sent outside for recess.  Please make sure your child is coming to school with outdoor clothing during the cold weather months.

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • November 21st – Make Your Mark Assembly 9:00 a.m.
  • November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30th – 4th grade keyboarding ends
  • December 1st – Popcorn Friday
  • December 7th – Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
  • December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
    • Monday-Wear Red and Green
    • Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
    • Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
    • Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
    • Friday-No School
  • December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

First Grade Book Buddies

Attributions: 
Amy Jensen

Mrs. Thacker's sewing class at Spanish Fork Junior High delivered Book Buddies to the first grade.   Each student was excited to be able to choose a Book Buddy to have to read to at home or at school.   Thank you Mrs. Thacker's class.  We love them!  

    

5th Grade Wax Museum

Attributions: 

The 5th graders created a wonderful Wax Museum.  5th grade students researched and summarized the lives of many people who helped shape history.  Riverview students and families were able to visit and learn about famous historical figures.  Thank you 5th grade for your time and preparation.  It was an excellent event!

Veterans Visit Riverview

Attributions: 

To honor Veteran’s Day, Riverview students had the privilege to meet veterans.  The veterans introduced themselves and presented a patriotic slide show.  Mrs. Nelson led Riverview students in singing a patriotic song. We appreciate the sacrifices veterans have made so we can be free!

Second Grade Honors Veterans

Attributions: 
Christy Nielson

On Friday, November 10 the 2nd Graders participated in our annual "Take a Veteran To School Day" where we listened to Veterans from our families share about their experiences serving our country.  We sang "Thank You Military" to these brave heroes and gave them special thank you stars with messages written on them. Thank you to Mr. Lacrua for his service in the Marines and for all the veterans who shared their time and stories with us.  

Kindergarten's Thankful Turkey's

Attributions: 
Lesa Hyer
Kindergarten AM
Kindergarten PM

The kindergarten students in Mrs. Hyer’s classes have been talking about what they are thankful for.  They colored turkeys (most of them called them chickens).  The students had to cut up the sentence “I am thankful for…” and put it back in order.  Then they had to sound out the word and try to write it. Some were thankful for their tramp, fish, cats, toy guys, and even their family! Each class got a picture by their (chickens) oops, Turkeys!

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