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.
"If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone." John Maxwell
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
Girls on the Run!
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
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 Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), 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
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