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February 8, 2016

Riverview Elementary

At Riverview Elementary all stakeholders are dedicated to empowering each student to achieve his or her full potential.

Greetings from the Principal

Dear Riverview families,

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences are here already. For many grade levels, this is an opportunity for students to lead their conference in sharing their progress and showing off their successes! Students and teachers have worked hard preparing for these conferences, and much can be gained by watching students take responsibility for and describe their own learning, in addition to practicing presentation skills. However, it is still important for all parents to come prepared to talk about how they see their student's growth, communicate any concerns, or ask any clarifying questions. Parent-Teacher Conferences allow for open home-school communication in order to ensure student success for the remainder of the semester.

Tomorrow will also be the classroom Valentine's Day parties. Thank you to all of our parent volunteers for your generosity of time, talents and treats to make these celebrations happen! Thank you for remembering that the parties are intended for Riverview Elementary students of attendance only. Parent (or approved high school) volunteers are welcome, however, we do not have babysitting services during parties, so please make other arrangements for non-school-age siblings if you intend to attend.

Make it a great week, and enjoy the long weekend!

Beth Mildren

Kindergarten Round-Up...Save the Date!

Riverview Elementary - February 18, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

We know it's difficult to let go...

That's why our Kindergarten teachers place a high priority on providing a nurturing environment where children thrive - academically, socially, and emotionally. We really care about your child!

>> Preparing your child for Kindergarten - Resources for Parents

Going to Kindergarten in the fall?
Make plans to attend Kindergarten Round-Up and Parent Information Night on February 18th in the Riverview Cafeteria.

>>Learn more about optional full-day Kindergarten

Find out everything you need to know at Kindergarten Round-Up and Parent Information Night. Parents will have the opportunity to begin the enrollment process, ask questions, and meet the principal. By Kansas statute, children must be the age of 5 on or before August 31 to be eligible for Kindergarten enrollment.

What will you need?
Parents are encouraged to bring the following information to Kindergarten Round-Up:

  • Certified copy of child's birth certificate (required by Kansas statute)

  • Copy of immunization records (from pediatrician)

  • Proof of residency (copy of current utility bill, real-estate contract, etc.)

Parents will also learn about Before/After School Care offered through a partnership with Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department.

Staff Spotlight

This week's Staff Spotlight is Stacy Torney, Student Nutrition Cashier.

This is my 5th year with the district, I started out as a sub in the lunch room, and then I worked at Mill Valley for 1½ years. That is when I decided I preferred working in the elementary schools. I have been married for 17 years. I have two daughters who are in the school district, and I love helping out in their classrooms. I love working for the school district so I can enjoy spending time with family when my girls are off school at the same time. Summertime is our family’s favorite time of year; we spend most of our time outside playing with our dog Murphy, or we spend time at the pool with our neighbors and friends.

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Help Wanted...

Looking for a way to earn some extra cash while your students are in school? The Student Nutrition department is looking for people to work in our kitchens under a substitute capacity. Hours would be approximately 10am – 2pm and days are flexible. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online at the link below.


Upcoming Dates...


  • Tuesday, 9th,- Valentine Parties AM KDG 11:00 AM |FDK - 5th grade 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 10th, - Kindergarten ONLY - No School- Parent Teacher Conferences Grades 1-5 in Session Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Thursday, 11th, - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, 12th, - No School - Building Closed
  • Monday, 15th, - No School - Building Closed
  • Thursday, 18th, - Kindergarten Roundup 6:00 PM | Riverview Cafeteria

  • Tuesday, 8th, - 5th Grade Music Program 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, 10th, - End of 3rd Quarter
  • Friday, 11th, - No School - 1/2 Professional Day, 1/2 Workday
  • Monday, 14th - Friday 18th, - No School - Building Closed
  • Monday, 21st, - Start of 4th Quarter


Tuesday, February 9 - C Day

Wednesday, February 10 - D Day

Tuesday, February 16 - E Day

Electronic Flyers

Don’t forget to check out the USD 232 Electronic Flyers webpage for information on events and programs offered by outside agencies. http://www.usd232.org/pages/DeSotoUSD232/DistrictInfo/forms_documents/Electronic_Flyers

**Volunteers needed for the RE PTA Nominating Committee!

PTA members in good standing are eligible to serve on this Committee. The purpose of this Committee is to determine the best individual (1 per position) to serve on the RE PTA Board for the 2016-2017 school year. These positions include President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Ways and Means (Fundraising), Membership and Communications. The Committee will be elected February 19th, in order to fulfill the 30 day prior to the annual election meeting. The Nominating Committee's Slate of Officers needs to be presented to the current PTA President on March 21st. This will give 3 days for additional nominations from the floor to be made public 30 days prior to the annual election meeting. If you are interested in serving on this Committee, please email RE PTA at refalconspta@gmail.com by noon on February 19th.

If you would like to help recruit volunteers for the 2016-2017 Riverview PTA Board, please volunteer to be a part of the Nominations Committee. Serving on this committee is not a commitment to be on the PTA Board. To volunteer or seek more information, please email RE PTA at refalconspta@gmail.com.

*Winter Book Fair February 10th 10am-8pm and February 11th 8am-8pm

Come shop before or after conferences and find some books to read on those cold winter days. If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up here Riverview Book Fair. If you would like to purchase online use this link www.scholastic.com/fair

* BINGO NIGHT!!! February 26th 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Riverview's Cafeteria.

Mark your calendars now for this FREE, fun, family event!

Volunteers are needed to help set up, clean up, pass out cards and verify Bingos and oversee the prize table. Cookies are also needed!! If you can help, contact refalconspta@gmail.com with BINGO in the subject line.

*Movies with Mom at B&B Theaters Sunday, February 28th 1:00 pm

We will have a private showing of "Back to the Future” just for RE Moms (moms, step-moms, aunts, grandmas or other significant ladies) and their boys.

RSVP by February 19th to take advantage of the special $3 ticket price!

*Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Riverview Blood Drive. RE PTA is partnering again with the Community Blood Center to host a Blood Drive on March 2nd from 2:00 - 6:30 in the Riverview Gymnasium. More details to come but if you’d like to go ahead and make an appointment to donate, visit www.savealifenow.org and click on "Schedule an Appointment” and enter sponsor code RIVERVIEWPTA. Walk-ins are always welcome too. Thanks for your support for this life saving effort! If you would like to volunteer or provide snacks for the blood drive, sign up here


Upcoming Events

2/10 & 2/11 Winter Book Fair

2/19 Nominating Committee Deadline

2/26 Bingo Night

2/28 Movies with Mom

3/2 Blood Drive

To view the information included below, click on the red PTA News button above to take you to the PTA Website.

Riverview Elementary PTA