The Riverside Squawker

A Newsletter for our Riverside Community

Week of May 20, 2019

Principal's Message

Riverside Neighbors,

It's hard to believe we are in our final week of the 2018-2019 school year. This year has been one of tremendous growth and I am truly thankful to be traveling this journey alongside all of you and your children. Over the course of this year, I have been repeatedly blessed, humbled, and blown away by the love and support our community has shown to not only me as your new administrator, but also our students and staff. What an amazing neighborhood we have! As you enter into these summer months, I hope you are able to enjoy quality family time, rest, unforgettable vacations (or stay-cations), and endless bouts of joy, gratitude, and laughter.

Lastly, although this is our final week of school it is packed full of various events and classroom activities. With that in mind, please take some time to review the information below and check-in with classroom teachers if you have questions specific to end-of-year activities taking place within the classroom(s).

Mr. Anderson

Thank you PTO!

We have the best PTO! A big shout out to the Teacher Appreciation Committee for organizing such an amazing week- Sabrina Kuster, Sarah Brennan, Kari Baker, Ahna Strand, Janelle Lalum, and Sarah Wilson. Our staff and teachers were spoiled with yummy meals, treats and love throughout the whole week! Thank you to all Riverside families for sending and entrusting us with your most precious gifts of all, your children. We all love what we do!
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End of Year Meds

If your student has medication in the Health Office, please arrange to have your student’s medication picked up by an adult by dismissal time on 5/24/19.

Epi Pens and Inhalers not picked up by the last day of school will be sent home with the student, unless parent requests otherwise.

All other medications not picked up by the last day of school will be disposed of following Boise School District protocol.

Have a safe & healthy summer!

Riverside Health Office Staff

Lost and Found

May 24th, Last Day of School

Early Release Hours

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

AM Kindergarten

9:15 - 11:00 AM

PM Kindergarten

12:00 - 1:45 PM

Office closes for Summer May 31st

Riverside Track

For the past several years, Riverside has had one of the largest track teams in the district, and this year was no exception! With over 80 student athletes, there was plenty to keep coaches (Parks, Lyonsmith, Bale, & Merkley) busy teaching jumps, throws, races, and relays. The nice thing about track is that there is something for everyone, no experience necessary! Win or lose, participants stepped up with their best effort, encouragement for teammates, and strong sportsmanship throughout practices, events, and meets. So many parents and staff members helped as needed no matter what the weather conditions. A true track experience includes them all...sun, rain, wind, and more rain!

Congratulations to all who participated in both the regular season and qualifying meets! Check out the City Championship details by clicking here. We look forward to seeing several of you back for track next year.

Boise School of Rock!

A BIG thank you to Boise School of Rock for coming out and playing some awesome tunes at Rock the Walk. Be sure to check out their Summer 2019 Camps.

ISAT Score Update

ISAT scores will be coming home with report cards. If you need assistance interpreting the results, please reference the documents below:

Roaring Springs Passes

Riverside families and friends have an opportunity to purchase Roaring Springs passes at a significant discount. Plus our Riverside PTO receives a small portion of the money from ticket sales back. Check out this link for more info .

Falcon Wear

In need of School Spirit gear? Be ready for the next Falcon Wear by ordering online. 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.


Are you planning a move over the summer? Not planning to attend Riverside next year? If so, we'd like to know about it. Please contact the school office at 208.854.5980 asap or via email at

Camp Invention

Unlock the potential of curious minds at the Camp Invention® program, a weeklong summer program created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame®! We’re proudly hosting Camp Invention at Riverside from June 10-14, 2019. Register at or by calling 1-800-968-4332.Use promo code: A15CAMPEVENT to save $15!

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.


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

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

Future Wolves Football Camp

In an effort to get more kids excited about Timberline Football, Timberline football coaches are running a Youth Camp June 24-25. Check out these details:

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Grades: 5th-8th

Cost: $40

Location: Timberline High School

Timberline Girls Basketball

Calling all girls, entering 1st - 8th grade! Timberline Varsity Coach Andy Jones is offering a Summer Basketball Camp for the future Lady Wolves. Camp will be held May 28th through May 30th , at Timberline High School. They will conduct two sessions:

Session one: For next year’s 1st , 2nd , 3rd , and 4th grade girls, will go from 9:00-11:00 am.

Session two: For next year’s 5th , 6th , 7th , and 8th grade girls, will go from 12:00-3:00pm.

Session 1 will be $40 per camper & Session 2 will be $60 per camper.

Every girl will receive a t-shirt.

Timberline Mountain Biking Team

Interested in mountain biking? Check out the Timberline Mountain Bike Team!

● Anyone in grades 6-12 who are or will attend Timberline High School are welcome

● No experience is needed

● Parents are welcome to ride with the team

Timberline Boys Summer Basketball

Interested in summer basketball? Check out this brochure on the different summer basketball camps for boys. There is somethings for everyone, grades K-8.

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.

Riverside PTO

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

Summer Dates & Fall 2019 Information

● June 3rd-August 5th - Riverside Office Closed

● August 5th - Office Reopens

● August 15th @ 4:30 - Class Lists Posted

● August 16th @ 11:30-12:30 - Sneak Peek

● August 19th- First Day of School/ Early Release

● August 22nd - Back to School Night (5:15 Session 1, 5:45 All Parent Meeting, 6:15 Session 2)

● September 24th-27th - 6th Grade Y Camp

● October 17th @ 5:30-7:00 Riverside STEM Night