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Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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This year I am celebrating my thirtieth year in education. 

You know, kids today are not different than the kids I taught when I first started.  The gadgets they play with have changed, not the children.  Kids are kids are kids.

They will ask for an ice pack when they don’t really need it.  They will always ask if they can go to the office for more ice once the first bag of ice melts.

When your stomach growls, they will tell you. 

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Some things we have to relearn at the start of each school year… how to turn a jump rope, how to cut straight with a paper cutter, how to unjam the copier, and how to say, “Walk!” really loud.  We also have to relearn how to get students to form straight lines, how to tug on the screen so it goes up on the first try,  how to tell if a child is feeling sick, and how to tell teacher jokes.   It’s good to be back.  A life amongst students is a rich life!

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Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Every year I forget what it’s like to start a school year all over again.  The first day of school comes, and BAM! 

Today was a good day as far as first days of school go.   We didn’t have anyone walk home after morning recess.  We didn’t have anyone cry; not even the teachers.  It was a great day!

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Dear Parents,

During my nineteen years as a teacher in first grade, I have welcomed 478 students into my classroom.  On Monday, August 19th, 2019 at 8:45 a.m., we will welcome 913 students to Riverview Elementary. 

My name is Angie Killian.  I am the principal.  This will be my 30th year working in Nebo School District; nineteen years as a first grade teacher, three years as a facilitator and eight years as a principal. 

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The last month of school is sooo busy, teachers sometimes wish they could fast-forward to the last day of school.  When the last day comes, they want to sloooowww it down.

This year on the last day of school, we will try to make it like any other day.  We will talk to students in the halls; we will laugh at jokes we have heard twenty times, we will ask what colleagues and kiddos have planned for the summer. 

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“Ask not what your secretary can do for you, but what you can do for your secretary!”

Today is National Secretary Day.  No one is more cherished in the world than someone who lightens the burden of another.  Mrs. Tricia Nielson and Mrs. Aubree Barnum are our school secretaries and they are truly cherished.  What would we do without our secretaries?  They are the backbone of the school.

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This week is Riverview Teacher Appreciation Week.   I truly appreciate our teachers!

Our teachers take slivers out of fingers and bad sports out of kick ball.  They know when a child has gum in his mouth even when he is not chewing.  They have sung “Happy Birthday” 657 times.

They hand over scissors with the handles up.  They can listen to one child talk about his birthday party and another talk about her sleepover and another talk about getting stitches last night-all at the same time.

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There are certain things that a teacher must never do:  Never pour Plaster of Paris down the sink.  Never stand on a bathroom scale when teaching your students about pounds and ounces.  Never throw a wilted flower away in front of the child who gave it to you no matter how droopy it is.  And never forget to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. 

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