The Riverside Squawker

A Newsletter for our Riverside Community

Week of February 3, 2020

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Attention Bus riders of 359

The Bus Company has notified us that due to route conflicts bus 359 will be arriving at Riverside at 3:55pm to pick up students, so drop off times will continue to be 10 minutes late.

Parent PTO Survey

The PTO is here to serve our school, students and their parents. Please take a moment to fill out our parent survey and let us know how we're doing.

6th Grade Important Dates

It is hard to believe that our 6th graders are going to begin thinking about registering for junior high school, but it is here! Here is a list of upcoming dates to be aware of. Please contact Mr. Shanks or your student's teacher if you have any questions.

  • February 13th- AVID Interviews at Riverside Elementary
  • February 20th- Riverside 6th graders register for classes for the upcoming school year
  • February 27- Treasure Valley Math and Science Center Open House (For those interested in learning more about the program) 7:00-8:30pm @ Riverglen Jr. High
  • April 2nd- Treasure Valley Math and Science Center Open House (For those interested in learning more about the program) 7:00-8:30pm @ Riverglen Jr. High
  • April 27th- Field trip to East Junior High to tour the school

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a student entering Kindergarten next year? Check out our Kindergarten Registration Site for all the details on registering your future Falcon!
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Riverside Night with Idaho Steelheads!

Join us for Riverside Elementary Night with the Idaho Steelheads!

When: Saturday, February 8th

Where: CenturyLink Arena

Time: 7 pm

Cost: $15 buys your ticket and dinner, $5 dollars from every ticket sold goes back to support Riverside students.

Use use the order form to reserve your tickets and attend the Riverside Elementary Night with the Idaho Steelheads.


All the donations of tooth brushes, hats, gloves, etc that were donated before Christmas break were added to Christmas boxes for 500 children in Wilder, ID.
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Drawing Classes for KIDS

Is your child interested in increasing their drawing skills? Please join the next session, 2/10 through 3/30 for Young Rembrandts after school program in the Riverside Library. Mondays 3:50-4:50pm. Tuition is $72 for a 6 week session. You can enroll online at:

Call Tom 208-991-7396 or email

Coffee with the Community

Come enjoy Dutch Bros out on the blacktop behind the school. This a great time to mingle with parents and get to know families in our neighborhood.

When: February 20th

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Cost: Hot chocolate is $2.00 for students, regular prices at Dutch Truck for parents

Free Hot Chocolate for 2nd Grade

The Riverside Way - Character Education

February's trait will be HONESTY. Throughout each month, students will be able to earn "Caught Ya's" from any staff member for displaying one of the seven Riverside Character Traits. These "Caught Ya's" will be displayed on a bulletin board and then entered for a monthly drawing. In addition, each teacher is going to select two students that most frequently demonstrated the character trait of the month. These students will be given an award at a monthly assembly! Parents, please team with us to promote character education! We are excited to grow young adults that have the CHARACTER that we want and appreciate! Check out the "Caught Ya" to see the other traits!

Direct Give Form

This form provides details for how to donate to the Direct Give Campaign

Riverside PTO

Did you know that in order to meet our budget for the year, each Riverside family would only need to donate $35.00? Consider supporting our students by checking out the direct give information below. Your donations support the learning of all Falcons! #FalconsFlyHigher #DirectGive

Direct Give Campaign!

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2019-2020 Timberline Youth Wrestling

Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling

Want to join Timberline Youth Wrestling? This program 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.

Box Tops for Riverside

The BTFE collection process is changing, please take time to read the attached flyer for the new process. It is important to scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase. Scanning your receipt only takes a few seconds, and many times we are granted bonus box tops as well, if you have products with both traditional and the digital Box Tops scanning them gives extra credits. Please help to make our goal of $1,000 this year. If you have questions on the process you can email Olivia McGregor at

Falcon Fridays

Falcon Fridays take place on the first Friday of each month. Students wearing Falcon gear may be entered to win raffle prizes. Are you need of School Spirit gear? Be ready 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.

Follow Riverside PTO on Facebook

Did you know our PTO has a Facebook page? Follow us and get important updates about events and activities at our school: Riverside Elementary Falcons, PTO
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Visit our PTO site for details about events taking place at school.


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 The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (, 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!

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.

2019/2020 Riverside"Young Chess Masters" Program

Learn to Play, Improve, or Master your chess skills at our Parent's Picks Award-Winning "Young Chess Masters" Program onsite at Riverside. New and professional lessons offered every Thursday after school. Come join the fun! AWARDS and T-SHIRTS for every player in our popular Level system. Enrollment is open and ongoing for all K-6 students! Register online. Call or text 713-2486 or with questions. SPACES ARE LIMITED

Upcoming Dates


2/7- Falcon Wear Friday

2/8 - Riverside Elementary Night with the Idaho Steelheads, 7pm @ CenturyLink Arena

2/17- NO SCHOOL, Presidents Day

2/20- Coffee in Community 8-9am (2nd grade, free hot chocolate)