Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

There are certain triggers that always wind children up: rain clouds, wind, a close game in PE, and – the week before Halloween.  The closer the calendar gets to that day, the more bonkers children become. 

To be perfectly fair, it’s not completely the kids’ fault that they can’t stay focused.  Teachers are partly to blame.  We read aloud Halloween stories, draw haunted houses, sing “pumpkin carols,” and graph candy corn. 

On Halloween, we will end our day with a Halloween parade at 2:00 PM.  Into the school on Halloween day will walk Superman, a clown, an angel, some football players, the Disney princesses will be present, maybe an astronaut, a pack of Ninjas, Darth Vader, and possibly some pirates.  I love Halloween!

In the case of inclement weather, the parade will be canceled.

Learner Animal Characters

This month we are focusing on the ‘Self-Aware’ learner power.   Rocky Raven is the animal who helps us learn what being self-aware feels like.  Meet Rocky Raven.  He lives in a large tree in a wooded area.  He likes where he lives.  He eats during the day and roosts in his nest at night.   He looks different from other birds in the woods.  He has a thick neck, shaggy throat feathers, and a curved beak.  Rocky doesn’t let looking different ruffle his feathers.  Rocky Raven isn’t afraid to learn, he isn’t afraid to stretch his brain to figure out problems.  In fact, I would call him Remarkable Rocky Raven. He’s learned to not compare himself to other birds and doesn’t worry what other birds think.  He wants to build his learning capacity so when he feels like things are hard, he decides to be brave and does not give up.  He thinks about the things he knows and uses them to figure out his problem.  Because Rocky is self-aware, he has learned to talk like parrots, and point with his feathers, he is brave and never stops learning.

When you are Self-Aware like Rocky Raven, you...

  • Feel proud of your achievements
  • Feel your neurons connecting
  • Imagine your intelligence growing by the minute!
  • Are creative
  • Let your imagination go
  • Use what you have learned in real life
  • Know that you can do it, if you practice


There are many positions and committees in the PTA that need to be filled. Many helpers make light work. Plus you can get to know new people and make new friends. See link below to sign up! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4fa9a82faafa7-2019

Reflections Contest

Riverview Elementary PTA presents the Reflections contest.  Express yourself through art; Literature, Visual Arts, Dance, 3-D Art, and Photography.   The 2019-2020 Theme:  “Look Within.”  Have students pick up an entry form from their teacher or at the office.   Reflection entries are due by Friday, October 25th.

Drug Prevention/Child Safety Week

We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 28th – Nov. 1st.  Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives. Listed are some of the activities that we will be involved in.

  • Monday, October 28th - "Don't let drugs turn you inside out"

*Wear clothes inside out

*Pass out Red/Green Ribbons

TIP OF THE DAY:  Superheroes not only save others from dangerous choices, like drugs, but they keep themselves healthy as well.  Be your own superhero by exercising daily (like walking or biking to school), eating more fruits and vegetables and putting fewer toxic things in your body, which takes away your ability to be a superhero.  Don't forget to dress up as your favorite superhero tomorrow.

  • Tuesday, October 29th - "Be a Hero, Not a Zero"

*Dress like your real-life hero or a superhero

TIP OF THE DAY:  Stop every time at the edge of the street

Use your head before your feet

Make sure you hear every sound

Look left and right and all around

Fact is there are a lot of distracted drivers out there

So be alert and always aware

  • Wednesday, October 30th - ""Sock it to Drugs" and "Watch your step"

*Wear crazy or mismatched socks

*Walk to school day

TIP OF THE DAY: Be safe, be smart, be seen.  Make sure drivers can see you.  Wearing bright colors can help drivers see you when you’re walking or riding your bike to school. You can wear a colorful scarf or tie a bright ribbon on your backpack.

  • Thursday, October 31st “Say BOO! to drugs"

*Dress up in Halloween costume

TIP OF THE DAY:  One way to "rally" against drugs is to be friends with people who make healthy choices and show good character.  Be a friend that makes good choices every day. 

  • Friday, November 1st - “Rally in Red"

*Wear as much RED as possible

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 28th – 4th grade at Symphony
  • Oct 29th - Make Your Mark Assembly
  • Oct. 28th – Nov. 1st – Drug Prevention/Child Safety Week
  • Oct. 31st – Halloween Parade at 2:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 1st – Popcorn Friday/Spirit Day
  • Nov. 8th – Good Citizenship Reward
  • Nov. 12th – 5th grade Discovery Gateway Event, Veterans Day Assembly
  • Nov. 27th – 29th – Thanksgiving Break

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary