September 8, 2015
Greetings from the Principal
Dear Riverview families,
Welcome back from Labor Day weekend! I am sure the extra day of rest will send students back to school this week with plenty of energy to participate in their educational endeavors. Students have been working hard on practicing their 3 RE's behavior expectations throughout the building since the start of school. Thank you to parents for reinforcing the importance of following classroom and common area expectations; we have seen great improvement since the start of the school year in areas such as the gym noise level during car loop and using good cafeteria manners!
Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Sept. 23rd and 24th, so if you have not signed up yet, please contact your classroom teacher soon. This will be the first protected time for teachers to discuss student progress with parents, and quarterly progress reports are soon to follow.
Through a collaborative effort last year by parents, teachers, and administrators across the district, this year grade cards will take on a new look in USD 232 elementary schools. While student report cards are just one way teachers share learning results with parents, they are an important tool in the communication process between schools and families.
Beginning this year USD 232 will implement the agreed upon changes to the elementary report card. Expect to see the following used to report grades:
- Overall grades, for students in K-2nd grade, will be noted as 4, 3, 2, or 1.
- Overall grades, for students in 3-5th grade, will be noted as A, B, C, D, or F.
More information to come!
Make it a great week!
Don't Forget to Use a Name Placard with Large, Bold Writing for Car Loop!
A Note From the Nurse...
...Guess who has the potential to return to school this fall? Head lice!
When checking your child’s head you are looking for nits—teardrop shaped white to gray in color dots on the hair shaft. Nits can easily be mistaken for dandruff or droplets of hair-spray, however, they are firmly attached to the hair shaft and cannot be readily moved or removed. Nits are eggs that hatch in a matter of days, thus continuing the cycle of infestation. Persistent scratching of the head, around the ears, or nape of the neck is a common symptom.
If you find lice or nits...
- treat your child, and follow the protocol for re-treatment. This includes taking care of linens, stuffed animals and clothing in your house.
- You can also notify parents of children that your child has been in contact with so they can check their children and treat if necessary. (Wouldn’t you want the parent of a friend to do the same thing for you?).
- Please notify your school nurse, as well. We do not share this information with anyone, but it helps to know if we need to be looking even more in a particular classroom for scratching heads.
Fun fact: Lice are not a sign of uncleanliness...they are actually more likely to attach to clean hair! Students reduce their risk of getting lice by wearing their hair in a pony tail and limiting sharing of hats, combs, hair accessories, etc.
- Thursday, 10th - WatchDogs Kick Off 6:30 PM
- Wednesday, 16th - All Pro Dads 7:30 AM
- Wednesday, 23rd - No School for Kindergarten Students -Grades 1-5 In Session
Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15 PM - 8:15 PM
- Thursday, 24th - No School | Parent Teacher Conferences
- Friday, 25th - No School | Building Closed
Don’t forget to check out the USD 232 Electronic Flyers webpage for information on events and programs offered by outside agencies. http://www.usd232.org/pages/DeSotoUSD232/DistrictInfo/forms_documents/Electronic_Flyers
Don’t forget that tomorrow (9/9) is the last day to turn in Spirit Wear! Note that water bottles and backpacks are available all year!
You will find information on the RE directory in your Monday folders today.
Dads, give Mom a night off from cooking and bring your RE kids to the Watch D.O.G.S. Kick Off Pizza Party Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 in the cafeteria! Get your RSVPs turned in and find out how to be more involved at Riverview! Signups to be a Watch D.O.G. will be available!
Be on the lookout next week for the Riverview PTA Fall Fundraiser! We will be selling Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough and World’s Finest Chocolate. Yummy!! More details next week!
Hey Dads….Be your kids All Pro Dad!
Inviting all dads and kids for a quick, before-school breakfast (DOUGHNUTS!!) on Wednesday, September 16th at 7:30 a.m. in the West Activity Area for a brief program on fatherhood and family topics. You’ll take away great tips and resources to help you be the best Dad you can be, and you’ll strengthen your relationship with your kids at the same time. It’s fun and FREE! RSVP here.
What is All Pro Dad – APD is a fatherhood program of Family First, a national non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families. APD features NFL players, coaches and alumni who speak out about the importance of fatherhood. Through daily emails, school breakfasts and NFL events, APD reaches men with practical parenting advice.
See today’s APD flyer in today’s Monday Folder.
Be sure to like the RE PTA page on Facebook to get the latest info and updates on what's happening at school!
We will be providing breakfast/lunch to the teachers and staff on conference day-Thursday Sept. 24th. We also hope to have a school supply drawing for all those extras that teachers need. If you are interested in helping us provide food or teacher supplies (or money to purchase those items) please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094dacae23a02-staff or contact Lynn or Lisa at the PTA email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much!
9/9 Spirit Wear Orders Due
9/10 Watch DOGS Kick Off 6:30 PM
9/14 Cookie Dough/Chocolate Fundraiser Kick Off
9/16 All Pro Dads 7:30 AM