River Mill Elementary - November 3, 2023
Parent-Teacher Conferences are Here - Schedule Today!
Conferences are scheduled on a first come, first served basis, so please select the button below to schedule your child's conference as soon as possible. Thank you!
Dear River Mill Families,
Congratulations to our October Students of the Month! These students were selected by their teacher for displaying strong collaboration. This means that they continually worked together to achieve a common goal. This is a life skill that is of utmost importance and we are so proud of these students for exemplifying ongoing collaboration! During the months of November and December, we are looking for students who are being respectful.
One of the things we want to continue to improve is the frequency we are communicating with you about how your child is doing at school. Starting Tuesday, November 7th, we will electronically send you a monthly progress report. This will inform you how your child is doing related to their Essential Learning Standards for the school year. Some standards are year long standards and as the level of expectation changes, your child's score might as well. If you notice a slipping of your child's scores, please be in communication with your child's teacher. New this year, we will also be sharing scores for traits of a successful student. These traits are important for your child to develop as they continue their learning journey, and by acquiring them, your child will be set up to achieve. Be on the lookout for the progress to be sent to you on Tuesday via Parentsquare. As always, please let us know if you have any questions.
Principal, River Mill Elementary
Hearing & Vision Screenings - Nov. 8th
Vision and Hearing Screenings will take place on November 8th at River Mill and Clackamas River Elementary schools. Grades K-5 will have their vision screened, and grades K and 3 will also have their hearing screened.
Vision screenings will be conducted by the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, and they will be using the Spot Vision Screener. Clackamas Community College student nurses will also be helping with both vision and hearing screenings. If you would like to opt-out of either of these screenings, please call your student's school.
Brr! Mr. Syring got soaked! - Attendance Matters!
This Week's Schedule!
- Nov. 6th: Regular School Day - Book Fair
- Nov. 7th: Regular School Day - Book Fair
- Nov. 8th: Regular School Day - Book Fair
- Nov. 9th: Regular School Day - Book Fair final day
- Nov. 10th: No School, Veterans Day
- Nov. 15th: Picture Retake Day
- Nov. 17th: No School, Grading Day
- Nov. 20th: No School, Conferences
- Nov. 21st: No School, Conferences
- Nov. 22nd - Nov. 24th: No School, Holiday Break
- Dec. 1st: REID Day, by invite only
- Dec. 6th: 1st & 2nd Grade Family Breakfast
- Dec. 7th: Evening Music Concerts
- Dec. 8th: REID Day, by invite only
- Dec. 18th - Jan. 1st: No School, Winter Break
- Jan. 2nd - First Day Back to School!
This Month's Standard of Excellence:
Meal Prices for the 2023-24 School Year
Attendance Matters - Every Day Counts!
Technology Needs Survey - Please Fill this out!
We know that weather can sometimes be unpredictable in Oregon and at times, students may need to access their learning from home for the day if we need to close school. In order for us to be prepared to best support you and your child, please take a couple minutes to fill out the technology survey below so we can get you connected with the right items. If you do not want your child to bring home a device, this is your chance to tell us. We plan to begin sending devices home the week of October 30th. Thank you!
Lost & Found
Weather Changes & Clothes
If your child gets super wet at recess or has a bathroom accident, we do not have extra clothes for them. For all students, Pre-K to 5th grade, please have a spare outfit (including socks) in your child's backpack. This will help make them more comfortable while they are at school.
Birthday Celebrations at School
Student Safety - arrival & dismissal
Please remember that our doors open on Monday through Thursday at 7:20 and on Friday at 7:50. We do not have supervision until those times so please do not drop your child off sooner than that time.
When it comes to dismissal, it is imperative that you update pick up patrol. We have several after school clubs and we need plans to be accurate. In addition, we still use pick up patrol on Friday, REID days and we need plans changed in that system on that day as well. If you need any support with this, just let us know. If we have not heard from you, we use the student's default plan in Pick Up Patrol to know where to send them. Thank you for understanding.