The December I was in third grade; my mom bought my grandmother a blouse. I was with her when she purchased it. On Christmas my Mom handed my grandma a box. The tag said, “To: Grandma. From: Santa” Grandma unwrapped the gift and held up the blouse. Wait a minute. There must be a mix-up, I thought. Now my grandma will never know that Mom was the one who really bought the blouse.
Here we are, the first week back from Thanksgiving and I have already heard the word Santa coming from the lunch tables.
There’s nothing like a Christmas Season in an elementary school to put you into the holiday spirit.
Learner Powers/Animal Characters
This month we are learning to Think like Ellie Elephant. Ellie is a cute little elephant. She was born with big ears and a big brain. When she goes to school, she uses her ears to listen carefully because she knows that it helps her think. Ellie knows that once she learns something, she will never forget. She also knows that thinking and learning is going to help her do hard things; uproot trees, carry heavy bundles on her back, and stop charging lions. She goes to school, uses her big ears and big brain to learn everything her teacher prepares. At the end of the day, her mother greets her with a thunderous trumpet and gentle nudge and tells her how proud she is that she is learning to think. Don’t be afraid to think like Ellie Elephant.
When you think like Ellie Elephant, you…
● Manage distractions
● Get lost in the task
● Break things down
● Plan and think it through
● Draw diagrams, write down thoughts or things that help you think
Riverview School Musical
Come and join the school musical…The Jungle Book!
Who: Students in grades 2-6
How: Visit the Riverview website. http://riverview.nebo.edu/news/it%E2%80%99s-audition-time. Scan the QR code to select an audition time for December 10th or 12th.
Riverview Food and Clothing Drive
Riverview Afterschool and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the eleventh annual Food Drive and Giving Tree service project. This service project will be Nov.18th-Dec 17th. Our goal is to beat last year’s total of 3,000 cans of food! The food and clothing will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and Tabitha’s Way.
The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district. The District currently has over 1,500 students in this situation. The Nebo Pantry is in extreme need of the following NEW not USED items:
- NEW boys & girls underwear kids size 6,7,8,9,10,12,14
- NEW boys & girls socks sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
- NEW or gently used boys’ and girls’ coats sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
- NEW gloves and hats
Easy to prepare food items: chicken, tuna, canned fruit, fruit snacks, spaghetti O’s, Easy Mac, ramen noodles, granola bars, cereal, and juice boxes
This is a great opportunity to teach our students about larger service and being grateful for the things we have. All cans should be brought to the student’s classroom.
Please make sure the food is not expired. Let’s all work together for a great cause.
Dress for the Weather
Cool weather will soon be upon us. Please send your child to school with a jacket for recess. In order to keep the lost-n-found collection from growing, please label jackets with your child’s name.
- Dec. 6th – PTA Popcorn Friday/Spirit Day
- Dec. 10th – 6th grade Renaissance Fair
- Dec. 13th – School Holiday Sing-a-long
- Dec. 17th – 2nd grade Christmas Program for school
- Dec. 18th –
- 8:45 am - 6th grade band recruitment assembly;
- 9:15 am – 3rd grade Christmas floats
- 2:00 pm - 2nd grade Christmas Program for parents
- Dec. 19th – 2nd grade Gingerbread house decorating
- Dec. 20th – 2nd grade Christmas activity
- Dec. 23rd- Jan 1st – Christmas Break
- Jan. 2nd – School Resumes
Mrs. Angie Killian
Principal, Riverview Elementary