The Riverside Squawker

A Newsletter for our Riverside Community

Week of August 12, 2019

Principal's Message

Welcome Back! The beginning of the year always holds such excitement and promise. As educators, its a time where we open our doors and hearts to partner with you in achieving the hopes and dreams you have for our students. I think I speak for our entire school team when I say, it is a blessing and a privilege to serve your families.

With the start of a new school year also comes new routines and busy schedules. I encourage you to browse through this newsletter carefully to make sure you don't miss out on opportunities to get involved in our community. We look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood!

And by the way...Our new playground is being constructed as I type this. Be sure to swing by the playground next time you're at Riverside for a quick look at the progress.

Class lists are posted on Thursday at 4:30.


Mr. Anderson

Riverside PTO

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

Sneak Peek!

Don't miss your chance to meet your teacher and drop off your school supplies. Directly after the Sneak Peek enjoy some Otter Pops and mingle with old friends and new.

  • Date: August 16th
  • Time: 11:30 - 12:30

School Supply List

Rock the Walk

Last Spring our students Rocked the Walk and raised over $50,000 dollars to go toward our new playground! We anticipate our new play structure to be ready for kids by the beginning of September 2019. The video below captures the fun we had.
Rock the Walk

Aug. 19th, First 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

Back to School Night

We hope you'll join us on Thursday, August 22, 2019 to learn more about your child's teacher and the expectations/routines specific to their class.

  • 1st Session: 5:15 - 5:45
  • All Parent Meeting in the Gym: 5:45 - 6:15
  • 2nd Session: 6:15 - 6:45

Falcon Wear

In need of School Spirit gear? Be ready for the next Falcon Wear Friday, Sept. 6th, 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.

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.


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Upcoming Dates


● 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 2nd NO SCHOOL PreK-12. Labor Day

● September 6th, Falcon Wear Friday

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


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

● October 18th NO SCHOOL PreK-6th

● October 23rd, NO SCHOOL for KINDERGARTEN & Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

● October 24th, NO SCHOOL PreK-6th, Parent Teacher Conferences

● October 25th NO SCHOOl PreK-12