Principal Newsletter January 8th - 11th

Submitted by angela.killian on

Principal Moment

Coming back from any vacation and starting work again is challenging, but returning to school after Christmas break is tough.  Children are trading their holiday bliss…shiny new presents, staying up late, and plodding around the house in warm flannel pajamas to the reality of being back to school.  One to two weeks is a long time in the life of most children and some (many!) rules of school are often forgotten over a long break.  Some kiddos think that the fun of the vacation will continue while they will be missing it once they are back to school.  It’s stressful.

There all kinds of tips to reduce stress:

  1. List all the stressors in your life…I can write down several – all names of people under the age of ten.
  2. Remove your stressors whenever possible…if I removed my stressors, some children would be sitting out on the playground.
  3. Peppermint aromatherapy…”Mrs. Killian, it smells like marker breath in here.
  4. Calming sounds of rain…that just makes me want to use the restroom.

Last week I found it; the best way to remove stress.  It arrived in a small box from Amazon.  SNAP! List your stressors, remove your stressors, aromatherapy, calming sounds, my foot. I plopped down in my chair and stared at the bubble wrap in my hands.  Slowly a smile spread across my face.  Then I squeezed one bubble. 


Way better than peppermint.

SEP Conferences

SEP Conferences will be held this week, Wednesday, January 10th from 3:30-5:30 and Thursday, January 11th from 3:30-8:30.  You should have gotten an email invite through SignUpGenius.  This email allows you to visit the website, find your child’s teacher (s), and sign-up for the time that is most convenient to your individual schedule.  Parents, if you find a need to change your appointment the day of conferences, please contact the teacher so he/she is aware of the change.  Thanks so much!

The PTA has made me aware that they are looking for a few more people who would be willing to help out with the dinner on January 11th.  If you would like to get involved please click on the following link:

Please remember there will be no school on Friday, January 12th and Monday, January 15th!

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

During the month of December, Riverview held a food drive service project.  Riverview collected 7,623 items!  Thank you for blessing the lives of many children in the Spanish Fork community.  The food and clothing has been donated to families in our school, families from surrounding schools, the Nebo Pantry and the Utah Food Coalition.


I would like to invite you to check out two outstanding eBook libraries which allow you to access books anytime, anywhere and for free.   The Nebo Overdrive library can be accessed through  and the MyOn library is available at

Nebo Mobile App

Nebo School District has launched a free app.  This app may be used to view student information (schedules, grades, attendance, etc.) and school information (news, calendars, menus, etc), which is retrieved from various sources.

Install the “Nebo School District” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.  Click the following link to access the append get full install instructions

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  •          January 8th – Officer Grover presenting to 3rd & 6th grades @ 9:15 in the gym
  •          January 10th – SEP Conferences
  •          January 11th – SEP Conferences; Last day of 2nd term
  •          January 12th – No School; Teacher Development Day
  •          January 15th – No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  •          January 16th – First day of 3rd term; School Community Council meeting @ 3:30
  •          January 18th – Good Citizen Reward for 4th – 6th grades; Winter Olympic Games
  •          January 19th – Good Citizen Reward for K-3rd grades; Winter Olympics Games
  •          January 25th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 2:30
  •          January 26th – NetSmartz Assembly; K-2nd @ 1:50, 3rd-6th grades @ 2:20
  •          January 29th – February 2nd – PTA White Ribbon Week
  •          February 2nd – Utah Opera Assembly; K-3rd @ 9:00, 4th – 6th @ 10:00

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary