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March 2020

Riverview Elementary

At Riverview Elementary all stakeholders are dedicated to empowering each student to achieve his or her full potential.
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Principal's Message

Dear Falcon Families,

This Saturday will be our big spring fundraiser, sponsored by the PTA and Leader In Me, to support the school's LIM initiative. As you know, we are on our second year of this program, and have seen great success with students and adults alike, and this would not be possible without the amazing support of our RE community! Thank you to everyone who is planning to attend! It truly is Habit #6 Synergize in action...Teamwork really is best! If you have not yet purchased your tickets for Saturday night's event, you can do so by clicking HERE: https://one.bidpal.net/repno20/ticketing(details:ticketing-summary)

Not only will there be oodles of silent auction items to bid on (this year we have a record amount of Chiefs gear of course!), but there will be opportunities for buying fixed-price items, and student tickets for Group Events. The Group events are not auctioned items to a highest bidder; they are fixed price tickets and open to sign up for a certain number of student participants; once all slots are taken, the Event is closed. Group Events will first be available to those with Parents Night Out tickets, and remaining slots after March 7 will be sent out as a Sign Up Genius link for any RE family to sign up to participate.

NEW Fixed Price Item!! We want to spiff up the front of the school to be more welcoming! There will be an opportunity to sponsor a school planter (four total) outside of the school. Your family sponsorship will help cover the cost of the planter and flowers and dirt for the fall and spring seasons for the 2020-2021 school year. A student leadership league will maintain and change out the flowers each season. Family Sponsor Names will be recognized with a plaque above each planter.”

Group Events

Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic Tuesday, March 10; 3:50-4:45. Join the Kindergarten teachers for a delightful Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring your favorite teddy bear/stuffed animal and participate in fun activities. Snack provided. (Limited to Kindergarten students only)

Slime Fest 2020! Thursday, March 12; 3:50-4:30. Join the 3rd grade teachers in a slime making fest. Snack provided. Students will leave with SLIME to bring home! (Limited to 3rd grade students only)

Toy Story 4 and Popcorn Wednesday, April 1; 3:50-6:00. Join the 1st grade teachers after school for popcorn and a movie! (Limited to K-2 student only)

Aladdin and snacks Wednesday, April 1 3:50-6:00. Join Mrs. Mildren and the Discovery Room Teachers after school for snacks and a movie! (Limited to grades 3-5)

Bar-K and Lunch Sunday, April 12; 12:30-2:30. Join the 4th grade teachers for lunch at Bar K in Downtown KC. Bring your own Dog! (Limited to 4th grader students only; parents responsible for transportation to-and-from Bar K)

Frozen 2 and snacks Thursday, March 12 3:50-6:30. Join the second grade teachers after school for a movie and snacks! (Limited to 2nd graders only)

Bowling and snacks Tuesday, March 31 4:30-6:00. Join the 5th grade teachers for bowling, popcorn, and soda at Park Lanes! (limited to 5th grade students only; parents to provide transportation to-and-from Park Lanes)

Bowling and Board Games Between the Books! Tuesday, March 10 4:00-5:30 Join the Essentials Teachers for a bowling tournament in the library, play lots of board games and have a pizza dinner. Bring a friend! (Open to all students K-5) Limit is 8 students (each students get to bring one friend; 16 students total)

March 2-6: Read Across America Week

Readers are Leaders! Consider celebrating Read Across America Week in your own household in your own way! If you need some ideas, consider Read Across America partner KidLit TV. KidLit TV is a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Children can experience authors and illustrators reading their works through KidLit TV’s Read Out Loud program, which includes an array of titles featuring diverse people and cultures. Find more read-alouds, plus podcasts, activity ideas, book trailers, and more at their award-winning website.


Beth Mildren


Parents Night Out: March 7

Join us to break out the big hats & bow-ties! We’ll be bringing the Kentucky Derby to the Midwest, Riverview style!

You won’t want to miss this amazing evening benefiting Riverview’s Leader In Me program! Tasty food, music bingo, silent and live auctions will fill the evening as we celebrate our community with a great night. Let’s continue to support this amazing program cultivating an environment of service and leadership for our children.

The Riverview TLIM Committee and the Riverview PTA are teaming up to host the third annual event, "Parents' Night Out" which will have a "Run for the Roses" Kentucky Derby theme this year! The event will be held Saturday March 7! Tickets will be going on sale soon, please save the date and find a sitter! The collaborative student artwork was extremely popular, and will be back this year!

If you or your business are interested in donating any goods or services, please email the Riverview TLIM Committee at RiverviewTLIM@gmail.com or reach out on Facebook @Riverview TLIM.

For more information about this event, follow Facebook @Riverview TLIM.

USD232 Electronic Flyers -- Includes Clubs at Riverview

Here you will find some activities right here at Riverview as well as throughout the district. For example, Girls on the Run for grades 3-5 is looking to get off the ground too! gotrkc.org/Register-Now

On Deck: Upcoming March Events

March 6-Yearbook orders due

March 2-6 Read Across America Week

March 7-Run for the Roses Parents Night Out

March 16-23 Spring Break

March 26 - Student Individual Spring Pictures

Kindergarten Roundup-April 2nd at Riverview

It's time for Kindergarten Roundup and the district website has been up updated with all the information you might need. That information can be found here: bitly.com/2FKOTWS

Kindergarten Round Up - Thursday, April 2, 2020




6:00 PM in the Riverview Cafeteria

Our staff places a high priority on providing a nurturing environment where children thrive - academically, socially, and emotionally. We really care about your child, and we want to meet your Future Falcon EARLY!

This year, parents will be a part of the Kindergarten Information Night & Enrollment, and Incoming Kindergartners will go with Kindergarten Teachers and other Riverview Staff to participate in kindergarten activities!

Although Incoming Kindergartners are invited to come to the Round Up, please leave all other siblings at home. Childcare for other siblings cannot be provided.

Going to Kindergarten in the fall?

  • Make plans to attend Kindergarten Round-Up with your Incoming Kindergartner on Thursday, April 2 in the Riverview Cafeteria.
  • Parents will have the opportunity to begin the enrollment process, ask questions, and meet staff.
  • By Kansas statute, children must be the age of 5 on or before August 31 to be eligible for Kindergarten enrollment.
  • Parents will also learn about Before/After School Care offered through a partnership with Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department.

Parents should plan to bring the following 3 documents with you to Round- Up:

1. Certified copy of child's birth certificate (required by Kansas Statue)

2. Copy of immunization records (from Pediatrician)

3. Proof of residency (copy of current utility bill, real-estate contract, etc.)

Preparing your child for Kindergarten - Resources for Parents

Time to order your yearbook! Deadline March 6th

RE yearbooks are now on sale! Online sales only and ordering will be available until March 6, NO EXCEPTIONS.

The price remains the same this year at $17 and you can order online at:

www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code: 43420Y

Spring pictures are March 26th

Spring pictures will be on Thursday March 26th. Send no money now. Pictures or proofs will be sent home for you to look at before purchasing.

USD 232 is looking for School Nurse Subs

Part-time Positions available throughout the school district to sub on an as needed basis.

Must have a current Kansas RN license.

Hourly rate: $20.00/hour

Please apply online

School Crossing Guards Needed in Shawnee!

ACMS is looking for dedicated individuals to protect the children of Shawnee while they walk to and from school. Serve your community and receive excellent pay for this rewarding position. Seniors welcome, must be 18 to apply.

Work a 45-minute shift in the morning and 30 minute shift int ehafternoon each day and earn $22 per day. Contact Area Supervisor Andrea Schmitt at 913-202-9968 to apply, or click HERE: http://acmssafety.com/employment/

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