Riverview's Weekly Message-Make Your Mark!
I remember the very first teacher gift I ever gave. I was in Kindergarten. My teacher was Mrs. Bradford. My mom decorated a brown paper lunch bag and filled it with some peanuts, an orange and Brach’s Christmas ribbon candy. I added a goody of my own when my mom wasn’t looking. The next day, when Mrs. Bradford opened her brown Christmas bag she found two snowman candles with their heads starting to melt.
“Teacher says, ‘Every time a bell rings, and angel gets his wings,’” a famous by in “It’s A Wonderful Life” reminds me daily as our school bell rings at 8:40 a.m. that an incredible team of 81 angels don on their wings and begin teaching an eager community of students.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, some Riverview students have been writing what they are thankful for. There’s nothing more real than asking a student a serious question to see what the response will be.
“I’m thankful for being a beautiful dancer!
“I’m thankful for my dad.”
“I am thankful for yummy cookies.”
“I’m thankful that I can climb trees.”
“I’m thankful for my family and house.”
“I’m thankful that I can do a back flip.”
Fall is here! The cooler weather is welcomed but also a good reminder to send a jacket with your child and make sure it is labeled with their name.
We appreciate your continued support in our efforts to keep all students safe by checking in at the office and wearing a visitor badge (white sticker) each time you come to the school.
• Stay Home When Sick
• Maintain Clean Spaces
• Advocate for Distancing
• Remember Your Face Mask Every Day (And Water Bottle)
I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. I am always delighted to welcome our learners back to school after a long weekend.
Thank you for all your support as we navigated the twists and turns accompanying the start of the new school year. There is nothing like being together again! Our staff was excited to meet our new students and see the return of so many familiar faces.
The students have done an admirable job adhering to safety guidelines, adapting to the shortened school day, and using their Chromebooks in a responsible way.
I just want you to know what an honor it is to be the principal at Riverview Elementary. I know the few weeks have been difficult and challenging but I have been amazed as our Riverview Elementary family has come together to take care of students.