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Riverview's Weekly Message-Make Your Mark!
I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. I am always delighted to welcome our learners back to school after a long weekend.
Thank you for all your support as we navigated the twists and turns accompanying the start of the new school year. There is nothing like being together again! Our staff was excited to meet our new students and see the return of so many familiar faces.
The students have done an admirable job adhering to safety guidelines, adapting to the shortened school day, and using their Chromebooks in a responsible way.
I just want you to know what an honor it is to be the principal at Riverview Elementary. I know the few weeks have been difficult and challenging but I have been amazed as our Riverview Elementary family has come together to take care of students.
Every February our school is invited to Spanish Fork High School to watch a theater production. Some of our students have never seen a live theater production before. It is a wonderful cultural experience for all of them.
This trip is always extra special because several Riverview Rams are always in the production.
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.
Monday, Riverview students in grades 1 - 6 will celebrate the 100th day of school (Kindergarten will celebrate the 100th day on February 3rd.)
I’m a grandmother. Students hear that and think I am Mother Time. It is kinda depressing to see the wrinkles and gray appear. I don’t feel old. Makes me think of a line from the book Goodbye, Mr. Chips. It is a book of an old teacher and school master who remembers his career and his personal life over the decades. There is a line in the book that illuminates how I feel about my job…”It must be tremendously interesting to be a schoolmaster…I don’t see how you could ever get old in a world that’s always young.”
Today, I asked many students what they got for Christmas. A few responded with, “Sick.” We had over 124 students absent today.
I wish the Riverview families a glittery, sparkly, joyful Christmas. May the holiday season become merrier for you with good health and lots of smiles! Have a wonderful Christmas!
Food Drive-Cans for Kids
We truly appreciate the tremendous support! The supply of food and clothing this year has been the best we have had yet!
Learner Powers/Animal Characters
I consider myself a classroom teacher. I am constantly asking myself: Have I taught them?
Have I taught them how to think when the answer isn’t right there?
Have I taught them the joy of learning?
Have I taught them the satisfaction you feel when you do your best?
Have I taught them that it is OK to make mistakes?
Have I taught them that learning is lifelong?