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Friday April 22

Finishing STRONG

Spring has officially sprung and summer break is on the horizon!

Now more than ever it is important for all students to finish strong, just not with academics but behaviorally as well! We have done such a great job being Riverview Leaders this year, but about this time it is always good to have a little friendly reminder..... and while we LOVE to have those discussions here at school, when parents follow up with their students at home we notice a great chance of success.

In fact I reminded students last week as I did my finish strong speech tour to each class.... That when they come to school, they have three VERY important jobs:

1) Be Respectful

2) Be Responsible

3) Be Engaged

I shared with students that no matter who is in our building, students or staff, it is their job to be respectful. I also shared that it is there job to be responsible, they are in charge of themselves...both by actions and words. Finally I shared with students it their job to be engaged. They are in charge of their learning. I told them that here at Riverview we have some pretty AMAZING teachers, but in order for them to do all of their wonderful magic, they need the students to meet them halfway.

We are so looking forward to wrapping up a wonderful year here at Riverview.....BUT..... if you get a chance or opportunity, remind your students to finish strong!

Mrs. Turpin

Field Day is on the WAY!

Field Day is almost here! Riverview’s Field Day will be Friday, May 20th throughout the school day. Field Day is an exciting day to end an incredible school year with fun games, sunshine (hopefully), and the chance for classes to work together and celebrate a year well done! Field Day is a big task, and volunteer help is crucial. I am looking for volunteers to help with station coverage, set up, and tear down. You can sign up to help all day, or even just morning or afternoon – whatever works best for you! I am looking for about 40-45 volunteers for the day. The sign-up will be open until Friday, May 6th. Please check out the sign up to see how you can help. We would LOVE to have you!!


Thank you for considering to help with this fun-filled event! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at khill1@usd232.org. “

Summer Art Camp...Take a Look!

🎨 SUMMER ART CAMP 🎨 Mark your calendar for Art Camp with Ms. Pursell at Riverview the weeks of June 20th and July 18th! There will be morning and afternoons sessions for incoming 1st through incoming 6th graders. (9am-noon for 1st-3rd graders / 1-4pm for 4th-6th graders). 15 spaces each session / $150 per session.

Sign up genius below:


Changes in the Lunchroom

Now that masks are optional and COVID cases are low, we are adjusting and making some changes within the building. One of those areas that will see changes after spring break will be in our lunchroom. We will adjust the seating arrangement, and we will now start having visitors at lunch. We have not been able to have this for two years, so many of you have never experienced lunch at Riverview. Here are a few items to note:

  • Please use the sign-up below if you would like to come and have lunch with your child. This follows board policy of making sure our visitors are pre-planned.
  • Students and their guest will have special seating separate from other students.
  • You may purchase an adult lunch at school. If you would like to do this, the cost is $4.35, and it is helpful if we know this in advance.
  • You may choose to bring food from a favorite restaurant to enjoy with your child.


*PLEASE make sure to pay close attention to the lunch times listed below, as we do try and to keep things moving and on schedule here at RE. This really helps with the lunch process and the disruption of learning.....I know those pesky drive through lines have a mad rush during the lunch hours. Please try to keep that in mind and plan ahead when possible!

Lunch Times:







Please let us know if you have any questions!

If you missed it......

Calling ALL 2022-2023 Kinder families! If you missed Kinder round up or know of a family or family friend that did, please forward along the link listed below to our very special addition of the Kinder Smore. This Smore is chalked full of all Kindergarten goodness and what families need to do before the beginning of next year and enrollment.


Early Pickup

As we all return back to some activities post COVID, we are starting to change some things up with early pickup. If at any point during the school day you are needing to pick up your student, we now ask that you park and come into the front office to pick up your student. This way you can sign your student out and meet them in the front office to checkout.

Thank you in advance for helping us with this small change! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces in the front office.

Desoto Summer Band Camp

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Messages From PTA


Please join us for our final General Membership meeting of the year on Monday, April 25th at 7pm in the RE Library. Big items on the agenda include the approval of the 2022-2023 PTA Board and proposed funding for a school marquee. Please contact refalconspta@gmail.com with any questions.


Ready to start planting for spring? Looking for some great Mother's Day or Staff Appreciation gifts? Stop by Marc's Greenhouse anytime between April 25th and May 15th, located at 5095 Old K-7 Highway in Shawnee!


Mark your calendars for our Scholastic BOGO Book Fair on Thursday, April 28th from 5-7pm and Friday, April 29th from 6-8pm! All books and school supplies (pencils, posters, notebooks, toys, etc) are buy one at regular price, and get the second of equal or lesser value for free!


It's almost time to spoil our wonderful educators! Mark your calendars for RE Staff Appreciation Week, May 2-6! Check out the week's theme and schedule below. Please help us spread the love to all of our staff!

🍎ALL of our staff deserve some special recognition this week! Please consider sending a special treat, gift card or note to our Paras, ESL & SPED teachers, Speech Pathologist, School Counselor, Social Worker, Reading and Math specialists, Kitchen, Office, & Custodial staff, and our Voyagers staff. It truly takes a village to have such an amazing school! 🍎


If you give an educator a lunch… PTA is providing lunch from Sombreros!

🐭🐭Students, bring a staffer their favorite drink!


If you give an educator a gift card...sign up below to donate a gift card to staff!

🐭🐭Students, bring in an additional gift card to say thank you to a staff member!


If you give an educator classroom supplies…PTA is providing an assortment of goodies for staff!

🐭🐭Students, bring your teacher an item to help stock their room from their wish list! (link provided below!)


If you give an educator a treat… PTA is providing special desserts!

🐭🐭Students, bring in a staffer's favorite sweet treat!


If you give an educator a snack… PTA is providing a drink and snack cart (and Goodcents for lunch!)

🐭🐭Students, bring a staffer their favorite salty treat!


To donate a gift card, sign up here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090C4DABAC2AAB9-staff

To view staff favorites, visit here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CRTfJx85OY7HLZkuEBmPEWjiNfIEbEytxftR6OW3UTo/edit?usp=sharing

To view staff Amazon wish lists, visit here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Rt7zXOxzFfwoh3IiBJAoJy_crZNwUCUTUa2faehAPI/edit#gid=0

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Peanut FREE School.....Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we are a peanut FREE school here at Riverview. With birthday celebrations and school parties, I thought I would attach our peanut free approved foods list. Please note that this is a working document and if you find another food or bakery location that meets the peanut free requirements, we would be happy to add that to our list to share out with other families!

Thank you again for helping keep all the kiddos here at RE safe and healthy!

Making a Difference Award

We are blessed to have such amazing staff members here at Riverview! They deserve to be recognized! Through the Great American Bank and our very own USD 232 Education Foundation they are providing you the opportunity to recognize staff members that you feel go above and beyond in their daily interactions with our students. All you need to do is click on the link below and fill out some general information of the deserving nominee. Thank you for helping our staff feel special!

Coming Up at RE:

May 2-4- Evening Kinder Camp

May 6th-Variety Show

May 12th- Lee Harper Visit & Presentation

May 20th- Field Day

May 24th- Half Day & LAST Day of school

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2021-2022 Lunch Schedule

10:48-11:15 1st Grade

11:15-11:42 2nd Grade

11:42-12:12 Kindergarten

12:12-12:39 3rd Grade

12:39-1:06 5th Grade

1:06-1:33 4th Grade

USD232 Electronic Flyers -- Includes Clubs at Riverview

Here you will find some summer camps and activities right here at Riverview as well as throughout the district.

Student and Family Handbook

The BOE-Approved USD 232 Student and Family Handbook can answer parent questions on a variety of topics.

Riverview Elementary

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