The Riverside Squawker

A Newsletter for our Riverside Community

Week of March 4, 2019

From the Principal


We have had so many wonderful events, activities, and opportunities for learning taking place at school and in our community. These next two weeks before Spring Break are no exception. With that in mind, I encourage you to carefully review the information below. I look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood.

Mr. Anderson

"If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone." John Maxwell

Kindergarten Registration-March 7th

Calling all future Falcons! Can’t wait to see you at this year’s SUPER screener. click here for more information! Please submit your paperwork ahead of the orientation by following this link.

Dress Alike Day

Shamrock Shuffle March 8th

Join us for the Shamrock Shuffle!

When: Friday, March 8th

Where: Riverside Elementary Gymnasium

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This family dance is sponsored by our PTO. All students must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for admission but we will be collecting canned food items to donate needy families.

Contact Lacey Cline for more information:

YoYo Assembly

On March 11th, our students will have the opportunity to see the “Cool in School” assembly put on by the Around the World YoYo Entertainment group. Following the assembly yoyos will be available for purchase during the lunch period. Please see the hard copy of order form in your child’s folder coming home this week or click here. We need a few parent volunteers to help with sales - please sign up here if you can cover one of the shifts during the week of March 11th-15th. Riverside gets 10% of all proceeds.

Spring Music Program

Don't miss the 5th & 6th grade Spring Music Program, At the Bandstand!

  • Thursday, March 14 @ 10:30 am or 2:30 pm

Coffee with the Community

Come enjoy coffee with the community! Dutch Bro's will be available for purchase and kids can enjoy hot chocolate for $2.00. 1st grade gets FREE hot chocolate.

When: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time: 8:00 am

Where: Riverside Playground/Blacktop

Early Release - March 15th

Grades 1-6: 9:15 AM - 1:45 PM

AM Kindergarten: 9:15 - 11:00 AM

PM Kindergarten: 12:00 - 1:45 PM


NO SCHOOL March 18 - 22, Enjoy Spring Break!

BSD Measles Memo

Please be aware of the following information that we are providing to you from Central District Health Department and Boise School District’s Health Services Department.

BSD Measles Memo

Treasure Valley Math and Science Center

If you are interested in learning more about the Treasure Valley Math and Science Center and the program that they offer, there are two parent orientation nights offered. Orientation nights provide an overview of he program and offer a Q & A session at the end. The program and overview is offered at Riverglen Junior High - Thursday April 4th, 7:00-8:30.

BSD Everything is Possible Campaign

The BSD is launching the Everything is Possible Campaign. Check out the intro video and follow the district on Twitter @BSDEducation. Below you will find a video of one of Riverside's finest.

Girls on the Run!

Girls on the run serves to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Trained coaches lead 3rd-5th grade girls through interactive lessons and running activities.

Starting Date: Week of February 25th

Practice Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school

Commitment: 10 week program, ends with noncompetitive 5k event

Register online today.

6th Grade Families

It is hard to believe, but we are getting ready to plan for our Jr. High Transition for our 6th graders! Please keep these dates in mind.

Important Jr. High Dates

Before 2/19/19- Students review elective video

2/19/19- 1st East Jr. High Introduction Meeting

2/22/19- AVID Recommendations Due

2/22/19- AVID Interviews at Riverside

2/26/19- 7th Grade Orientation Night for Parents and Student (6:30-7:30pm)

3/5/19- 2nd East Jr High Meeting- Student Registration

5/1/19- East Junior High Tour 9:30-10:30am

Falcon Wear

In need of School Spirit gear? Ordering online makes it quick and easy for you to be prepared. Here's a link to order online. Every sale results in 20% BACK TO RIVERSIDE to be used to help pay for school events, field trips and grade specific activities.


Support students at Riverside Elementary by shopping at AmazonSmile and selecting Riverside PTO as your charitable donation of choice.

What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the eligible charitable organization of your choice.

How do I set it up? Reference these AmazonSmile Directions and start shopping!

Student Program Opportunities

Play Rugby

The Wolves Rugby Team welcomes all boys and girls in 3rd – 12th grade to join us for SPRING RUGBY! No experience needed! Check out this promotional video and enroll online today!

Young Rembrandt's Drawing Class

Make this winter memorable by signing up your elementary student in a Young Rembrandt's drawing class. They will learn about basic design and composition. Besides strengthening

your child’s drawing and coloring skills, he or she will also learn about art history. Enroll online today!

Friend of Boise Public Library (FOBPL)

Friends of the Boise Public Library (FOBPL) is a 50l(c)(3) organization. FOBPL’s mission is to raise funds for the Boise City Public Library and its programs. FOBPL raises funds through the sale of donated books and other materials. FOBPL is seeking an individual to serve on the Board of Directors. See details for more information.

Also Don't Miss...


  • Kindergarten Registration, Thursday, March 7 @ 4:00 - 5:30
  • Yoyo sales, March 11th-15th
  • Coffee with the Community, Thursday, March 14 @ 8 am, free hot chocolate for 1st grade
  • Spring Musical, Thursday, March 14 @ 10:30 am or 2:30 pm
  • Early Release, March 15
  • NO SCHOOL, March 18 - 22, Enjoy Spring Break!


  • Class Pictures, April 4th
  • Falcon Wear Friday, April 5th
Riverside PTO

Visit our PTO site for details about events taking place at school.