Falcon Flyer

December 7. 2015

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,

Over the last several months your children have been actively engaged in their learning. There are many exciting things happening each day in our classrooms. Classroom research and writing projects have demonstrated students’ passion for a variety of topics. On behalf of all Riverview staff, we continue to be proud of students' accomplishments and their determination to strive towards excellence and make a difference.

As your family may celebrate holiday traditions of giving, please consider giving of your time to benefit your relationship with your child and support the school. One special way to give back is to participate in PTA-sponsored Watch DOGS., a school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety. WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, or uncles who volunteer a half-day or full day here at the school. The biggest benefit by far is how proud the children are when they see their dad, uncle, or grandfather helping out at car loop, spending time in their classroom, having lunch with them, or being with their class on the playground. It is a fantastic way to make memories with your children! More information and a sign-up link can be found in this newsletter if you are interested in participating.

Other ways are available to give back this week as well! The PTA is sponsoring a drive for (new) hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, and children's gifts (unopened) $5 and under to benefit children in need in Wyandotte and Johnson County. Please see the flyer in Monday folders today for more information.

Riverview is an extremely generous and caring community of families, and our students have wonderful role models to learn how to reach out to others and make a positive impact in their world.

Make it a great week!

Beth Mildren

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Upcoming Dates...


  • Thursday, 10th - 6:30 pm - Soaring Singers Choir performance at Union Station
  • Thursday, 17th - End of 2nd Quarter
  • Friday, 18th - No School - Teacher Workday
  • Monday, 21 - Friday, 1st - No School, Building Closed


  • Monday, 4th - No School - Professional In-Service Day
  • Tuesday 5th, - Start of 3rd Quarter
  • Monday 18th, - No School - Building Closed


Tuesday, December 8- A Day

Wednesday, December 9- B Day

Thursday, December 10 - C Day

Friday, December 11 - D Day

Monday, December 14 - 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

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

Riverview Elementary PTA




*Help us spread some holiday cheer to our teachers and staff. Consider purchasing a $5-$10 gift card for any place they may enjoy. The following signup has suggestions but please feel free to purchase from anywhere. Thanks in advance for your continued support of our staff. Happy Holidays!!


Thank you to everyone who participated in the PTA membership drive. In less than 3 weeks had 39 new members bringing our total membership to 179! We would like to send a special shout-out to Mrs. Arbaugh's kindergarten class for being the only class with membership of 100 percent! The following classrooms have earned a popcorn/movie party.

Kindergarten - Mrs. Arbaugh

1st - Ms. Shane

2nd - Mrs. Linville

3rd - Mrs. Moore

4th - Mrs. Boxberger

5th - Mrs. Dondzila

Again, thank you to all who have joined PTA. Through your membership, you have contributed in the success of Riverview.

*Reading Day is December 8th. The classes with the most reading minutes in November are:

Kindergarten - Mrs. Grauer

1st - Mrs. Hembrey

2nd - Mrs. Hodges

3rd - Mrs. Sloan

4th - Ms. Beyer

5th - Mrs. Gleason

*Don’t forget that the PTA has Staff Favorites and Classroom Wish lists available!

Staff Favorites


Classroom Wish lists



Daddy/Daughter Dance

sponsored by RE PTA

January 15, 2016

More details to follow!

If you would like to help plan this event, please contact Stevi Brozanic at refalconspta@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

12/7-11 RE PTA Caring & Sharing Committee donations

12/8 Reading Day

12/17 Classroom Winter Parties

12/18 - 1/4 Winter Break

1/15 Daddy/Daughter Dance