Riverview Elementary Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 01/18/2022 - 19:23
Riverview Elementary Newsletter

Principal Moment

I don’t know why, but kids like to talk about their parents’ ages.  It is as predictable a subject of conversation as what they’re going to be for Halloween or whether or not Santa Claus really exists.  Every year, at some time, I will hear a student ask another, “How old is your mom?” 

The other day, I walked down the third-grade hall.  There was a sub who looked so familiar to me.  “Zaidee?” I said.  It caught the sub off guard.  Zaidee laughed and I gave her a big hug. 

When Zaidee was six years old, she was a student in my first-grade class.  She is now a beautiful woman and subbing in Nebo School District.  She is doing great. 

I thought to myself, Where did the time go?

Teachers are Peter Pans in a way.  It’s so easy to lose track of time.  You forget that you’re getting older, because the students we work with always remain three years – ten years of age.  We teach in the same classroom. We wear the same dress.  We tell the same jokes.  Everything is always the same.

Then one day you are kicked into reality that you are getting older when you receive a wedding announcement or a sub says: “Hi, Mrs. Killian.  Remember me?”

I 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.”  

No Walking Field Trip of Friday, January 21st.

We have made a change to our good citizenship reward.  We planned to walk to SFHS on Friday, January 21st to see the play Peter Pan.  Instead, we have purchased a one-time viewing license for The Tale of Despereaux.  Teachers will view the film in their individual classrooms.

SEP Conferences

I would like to extend a huge thank you to the Riverview community on behalf of Riverview teachers!  Thank you for supporting the teachers, your child, education and attending SEP’s!  Thank you, also, to the fantastic PTA for supplying the wonderful meal that evening. 

Acadience

We have come to the heart of our school year.   Teachers are conscientiously teaching the core content that students should know in each grade level.  Soon students will be demonstrating their learning as they will be participating in our Middle of Year Acadience testing. 

Please help students do their best to be well rested and on time to school.  With the many viruses and illnesses that accompany the winter months, please encourage good eating, sleeping habits, and hand washing.  If your child is showing symptoms of illness, please keep them at home until symptoms subside. 

Science Fair

We would like to thank Mr. Teuscher for leading our school science fair.  The fair will be Friday, January 28, 2022.  If you would like to have your child participate, please contact the office or lynn [dot] teuscher [at] nebo [dot] edu.

PTA Events

  • Spirit Friday – Show your school spirit! School spirit day is each Friday.  Wear your school shirts and/or school colors (maroon and black). 
  • Box Tops – Make a difference for Riverview every time you shop. Use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add cash to Riverview’s earnings online. 

WHY JOIN THE PTA?

We need you!!  Becoming a member of the PTA shows that you want to help support the programs and events that help enhance students’ experiences at Riverview.  It doesn’t obligate you to attend the PTA meeting or volunteer.  While we would love for everyone to attend, we understand families are busy during the school year and have other important commitments.   Membership is $7.00.

WHAT DOES THE PTA DO?

  • Reflection contest
  • Red/Green Ribbon Week
  • White Ribbon Week
  • Spirit Days
  • Book Fairs
  • Classroom Help
  • Room Parents/Classroom parties
  • Yearbook
  • SEP dinners for the teachers
  • Popcorn Friday
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • PTA Fundraiser
  • And more…

Cold Weather

Cold weather is upon us.  Children should arrive at school dressed for the weather so they may safely and comfortably enjoy activities both inside and outside.  All healthy children are expected to go outside during lunch recess, except when weather conditions are extreme.  If you desire that your

Love and Logic

Nebo School District in partnership with Spanish Fork City presents a virtual Love and Logic Parenting Workshop.

“There's a lot of advice out there on how to raise your kids – some better than others. ‘Love and Logic’ is a favorite of therapists, family life educators, teachers, principals, and most importantly parents. It is practical, easy to learn, and really effective! Come and enjoy this fun, upbeat, and informative workshop full of useful tips!” – Jonathan Sherman, LMFT, Family Therapist and Parent Educator

Where: Online via Zoom
Dates: Mondays - January 24, & 31, and February 7, (all three for the full course)
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Provided Free by Nebo School District in Partnership with Spanish Fork City.
           Manuals are $12 each and can be purchased with card, cash, or check made out to Nebo School District. They are available at Nebo School District Office in Student Services, top floor, south entrance.

This class will be capped at 50 participants. To sign up, email aubree [dot] judkins [at] nebo [dot] edu with your:

  • Name
  • Email(This is where the Zoom link will be sent for the class.)
  • School in Nebo School District where your student(s) attends.

Thank you, again, for the rich and inspiring support you bring to our school community.  Our school could not be successful without your input and team effort.  We are proud of our students, teachers, school, and community strength.  Together we will continue to educate our youth and prosper in the new and promising New Year.

Upcoming Events

  • January 18th – 1st day of Third Term, SCC at 3:15 p.m.
  • January 21st – Good Citizenship Reward – Please note the change, we will no longer be walking to SFHS: Students will view the movie The Tale of Despereaux in the individual classrooms.
  • January 28th – Riverview Science Day

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal of Riverview