Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 14:23

Principal Moment

Every February our school is invited to Spanish Fork High School to watch a theater production.  Some of our students have never seen a live theater production before.  It is a wonderful cultural experience for all of them.

This trip is always extra special because several Riverview Rams are always in the production. 

This Wednesday, February 5th, we are going to see The Hobbit.  It is a story of Bilbo Baggins, who would much rather sit in his Cozy Hobbit Hole with a warm drink and plenty of food.  Instead, he finds himself on a magical journey.  He will travel over freezing mountains and through a frightening forest, meeting all kinds of creatures.

The play sounds similar to our journey to the high school; we will be traveling on freezing sidewalks and through gusty winds.  If not dressed appropriately, I am sure that many on our little ones will be wishing they were sitting in their cozy homes with a warm hot chocolate.  Please send your child to school with warm clothing for our trek to the high school on Wednesday.

We will leave immediately following the morning announcements.  The play is to begin as soon as we are all seated.  The duration is about 1 ½ hours.  Immediately following the play, we will walk back to the school.  Lunch will be served once we return to Riverview. 

Nebo Stakeholder Survey

Each parent and employee in Nebo School District should have received an email with the link to the Stakeholder Survey.  There is also a link on the Nebo District Home Page.  Students, parents and employees can go to this link to complete the survey.  I encourage you to look for the email and/or the link and take the opportunity to give your input.  https://neboschools.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWql7NIbl2CmfTn


Calling for Riverview Volunteers...The PTA has some shoes to fill!

Riverview PTA would love to have you be a parent volunteer!  We have many opportunities for you to choose from to enrich your child's education:

  • Organize a class party as a Room Parent. 
  • Spend time at the book fair
  • Donate 1-2 hours at the PTA fundraiser
  • Your time is appreciated no matter what you decide to do

Click on the sign-up genius to let us know how you would like to help. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4FA9A82FAAFA7-volunteers1


It’s time to order a yearbook!  Yearbooks can be ordered at  ybpay.lifetouch.com.  Order deadline for a yearbook is April 13th.

Riverview Science Day

Thank you for a great Science Day!  It was an exciting day; I loved listening to the students explain their projects.  The following students are moving on to district level: Wade Parker, Hayden Mitchell, Stella Condie, Paityn Finch, Nathan Whitaker, Jaelynn Key, Tyce Lemon, Brayden Folsom, Porter Zaugg, Justice Gardner, Hayley Foster, Reagan Day, Benjamin Bryan, Alexia Sharp, and Zoe Perkins.  Congratulations!

Riverview Learning Pit/Learner Powers

Question is our February Learning Power.  Meet Debbie Dolphin. Debbie is very happy and playful and loves living in the ocean. She is a quizzical creature who asks a lot of questions. The ocean is a beautiful home and there is much to see and explore. Debbie swims to the bottom of the ocean floor and asks the crabs “How many legs do you have?”, “Why do crabs have teeth in their stomachs?” Debbie dips and dives and bumps into a turtle and asks: “Why do you have a shell?”. She swims into the oyster beds and asks the sleepy oysters, “How long does it take to make a pearl?” Debbie comes upon an octopus hiding beneath the rocks and asks, “Why do you have three hearts and squirt ink?” By asking questions, Debbie soon learns which caves are safe to explore, where to find the best waves, which shrimp and fish taste delicious, how to swim fast and leap high from the ocean water. There is so much to learn. Ask questions like Debbie Dolphin.

When you Question like Debbie Dolphin, you…

  • Ask questions
  • Notice things
  • Look for patterns and connections
  • Problem solve
  • Think of possible reasons
  • Research
  • Ask “What if...?”

School Gear

Are you interested in purchasing Riverview gear for your child or yourself?  T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, beanies, caps, and water bottles with the Riverview logo are available for purchase at https://riverviewelementary.axomo.com/

Upcoming Events

  • 4th – 9:00 & 2:15 Good Citizenship Reward for Kinder/First grade; 9:30 a.m. - 6th grade Jr. high presentations
  • 5th – Hobbit Play at SFHS
  • 7th – PTA Popcorn/Spirit Day
  • 10th – Read-a-Thon Fundraiser kick-off assembly @ 2:15
  • 17th – No School/Presidents Day
  • 18th – Spring Picture Day; SCC at 3:15
  • 21st – 6th grade dissecting pig lungs (gross yet cool)
  • 24th – 28th – Kindness week
  • 28th – Diversity Assembly @ 9:00

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal of Riverview