The Riverside Squawker

A Newsletter for our Riverside Community

Week of November 12, 2018

Give Thanks This Thanksgiving!

When children have a positive outlook, they do better in school. Thinking about the "good things" in one's life helps.

This Thanksgiving, take time to sit down together. Make and share lists of what you're thankful for. Be sure to mention school and any progress your child is making. Has a teacher done something special to help your child? Does a teacher make school so interesting that your child is happy to start each day?

Don't stop with just a list. Tell your child to take a few minutes to say "thanks."

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Riverside RAM Night

Head on over to the RAM tonight, November 13th for dinner anytime from 4:00-8:00. A portion of your bill will go back to Riverside. Thank you for your support!

RAM Restaurant & Brewery is located at 709 E. Park Blvd.

Cold Weather Reminders

Brrrrrr! It's getting cold out there. Please make sure your child is dressing for the weather. Just a reminder, for safety reasons, please make sure your child is arriving at school no earlier than 8:45, as this is when we have full playground supervision.

Security Plan Update

Just a reminder, our school is utilizing a new controlled access entry at the main entrance. The controlled access entry assists us in monitoring visitor access in a centralized and consistent manner, increasing campus security. When visiting Riverside, please make certain that you proceed to the main entrance and utilize the video door buzzer to request admittance. Additionally, we employ the Raptor System, which requires all visitors to provide either a driver’s license or State issued identification card. Thank you for your continued support as we work to make Riverside a safe learning environment.

Counselor News!

Check out our Counselor News and learn more about the skills and guidance lessons taking place at Riverside.

Mr. Shanks and Mrs. Stichka

Tis' the Season for Music Programs

We have several upcoming music programs taking place. The kids have worked incredibly hard and are excited to show off their musical talents. Don't miss out on the following:

  • Grades 3/4 Music Concert, November 16th @ 10:30 or 2:30
  • Riverside Band, Choir and Orchestra Concert, December 7th @ 2:30
  • Grades 1/2 Music Concert, December 14th @ 10:30 or 2:30

Riverside Night with the Steelheads!

Saturday December 15th - 7PM @ CenturyLink Arena

All friends, family and staff of Riverside Elementary are welcome to attend as your Idaho Steelheads takes on the Kansas City Mavericks!

$15 buys your ticket and dinner!

In addition, $5 from every ticket sold goes back to the school!

Riverside Elementary School Choir Will Be Singing the National Anthem!

Check out the order form for more details.

Are you a planner?

The Boise School District recently approved the 2019-2020 student calendar. Check out the details and start planning your family vacations.

Dollar Drive for California Fires

As you are all aware, California has been devastated by wildfires this past week. The town of Paradise in Northern California was almost completely destroyed. To help the people of Paradise, Riverside Elementary is holding a dollar drive during the music performances on Thursday and Friday. Parents and students are encouraged to drop a donation in the donation boxes at the beginning of each performance. Mrs. Stranzl will be coordinating with the United Way of Northern California to share our donation. Thank you for your support.


Giving Tuesday, a global giving movement, is happening November 27th. Consider checking out this site and/or our PTO site (link below) for ways to give back.

Also Don't Miss...


  • RAM Night, November 13th from 4:00-8:00, come eat dinner & support Riverside
  • Grades 3/4 Music Concert, November 16 @ 10:30 or 2:30
  • Thanksgiving Break, No School November 19th - 23rd
  • Picture Retakes, November 29th
  • Licorice Sold at Lunch (50 cents), November 30th


  • Cocoa with Santa, December 1st @ 9:00am
  • Bown Crossing Mix & Mingle, December 7th @ 6:00-7:00, Riverside choir will perform
  • Falcon Wear Friday, December 7th
  • Riverside Band, Choir and Orchestra Concert, December 7th @ 2:30
  • Grades 1/2 Music Concert, December 14 @ 10:30 or 2:30
  • Riverside Steelheads Hockey Night - December 15th @ 7pm, Riverside choir will perform
Riverside PTO

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