The Riverside Squawker

A Newsletter for our Riverside Community

Week of December 10, 2018

Counselor's Message

It is great seeing how excited students and families are this time of year. Many of us look forward to December all year long, but if your calendar is anything like mine, your to-do list nearly doubles! There are cookies to make, gifts to buy, cards to send, family in town, and holiday parties to attend. All of these aimed at us being joyful and festive. As you celebrate this season, please drive safe, enjoy family, but, if needed, be sure to take time for yourself while enduring the added stress and expectations of this time of year.

Happy Holidays- Mr. Shanks

3rd grade Immigration Day! Thank you to all volunteers!

Early Release

December 21st will be early release for students. Early release hours are listed below:

  • Grades 1-6: 9:15 AM - 1:45 PM
  • AM Kindergarten: 9:15 - 11:00 AM
  • PM Kindergarten: 12:00 - 1:45 PM

Tis' the Season for Music Programs

The kids have worked incredibly hard and are excited to show off their musical talents. Don't miss out on the following:

  • Grades 1st, 2nd, & 3E (2/3 combo) Music Concert, December 14th @ 10:30 or 2:30

Falcon Wear Holiday Presents

Looking for some last minute holiday gifts for your child(ren)? Consider a gift of School Spirit.Ordering online makes it quick and easy for you. 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.

Riverside Night with the Steelheads!

Saturday December 15th - 7PM @ CenturyLink Arena

Our Riverside School Choir Will Be Singing the National Anthem!

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!

Check out the order form for more details.

Cafe Zupas!

Come support Riverside students by dining at Cafe Zupas! A percentage of proceeds will support student activities and events sponsored by the Riverside PTO.

Where: Cafe Zupas, 129 Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83702

When: December 18, 2018

Time: 5 pm - Close

Volunteer Opportunity

Riverside school and PTO regularly needs assistance from our parent community in the way of volunteer time. If you’d like to add your name to our “volunteer pool”, please do so here (CLICK HERE). Next time we have a need, our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you! Thank you!

Sweatshirt Drive

Riverside Elementary will be collecting new or gently used sweatshirts November 26th to December 21st. Donations can be placed in the large boxes outside each grade level pod. Students will receive a weekly update for the number of sweatshirts donated per grade. The grade level with the most sweatshirts wins donuts. CLICK HERE for more info!

This initiative is sponsored by Timberline. All sweatshirts will be donated to the River of Life Men’s Shelter, Interfaith Sanctuary, and City Light Home for Women.

Student Program Opportunities through Timberline

2018-19 Timberline Youth Wrestling Program

“Timberline Youth Wrestling” program is chartered with USA wrestling and is for boys and girls, ages 5 years – 18 years. Wrestlers participating at the Junior High and High School levels may compete in dual meets and tournaments after school season has ended.

2019 Timberline Winter Baseball Camp

Timberline High Baseball program is excited to offer its Winter Baseball Camp to 6th, 7th,

and 8th graders. The camp will be run by current Timberline High Baseball staff and Varsity

players. Instruction will focus on speed training, hitting, throwing, and defensive drills.

2018 Girls Basketball Holiday Camp

Timberline’s Girls Basketball Holiday Skills Camp is a winter break tradition, providing girls grades K – 8 the opportunity to learn skills and techniques that will improve their basketball playing ability. We will use drills to teach skills such as ball handling, shooting, passing, and footwork, as well as have players compete in competitive drills and games. The camp will be run by current Timberline High staff and Varsity players.

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.

Also Don't Miss...


  • Grades 1/2 Music Concert, December 14 @ 10:30 or 2:30
  • Riverside Steelheads Hockey Night - December 15th @ 7pm, Riverside choir will perform
  • Cafe Zupas Night @ downtown location, 5 pm - Close
  • Early Release K-6, December 21st
  • Winter Holiday Break - No School Pre K-12 December 24 - January 4


  • School Resumes January 7th
  • Falcon Wear Friday, January 11th
  • PTO Winter General Meeting, January 15 @ 8:30 am in the Riverside Library
Riverside PTO

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