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February 2020

Riverview Elementary

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

Principal's Message

Dear Falcon Families,

First and foremost -- Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on their Super Bowl VICTORY!!!!!! I am so proud to live in this great city and see such an amazing accomplishment! It is going to be a wonderful memory for ourselves and our children for years to come! I know many teachers were planning on some football-themed lessons today to keep students engaged because it was a late night for many! For those who are headed downtown to the celebration parade on Wednesday, I wish you all the best for safety, parking, and bathrooms!

But the excitement isn't over...February holds its own special activities here at Riverview. We have parent-teacher conferences, classroom Valentine's Day parties, and a book fair next week, and PTA-sponsored free Bingo event the week after that! We are also gearing up for our big Spring Fundraiser, Run for the Roses Parents' Night Out event March 7! This month the Parent Lighthouse Committee is finalizing theme decorations, student artwork, and securing donations for the auction itself! It's a guaranteed good time, and we are hoping to have our largest turnout yet! We hope you will attend, it definitely puts the FUN in FUNdraiser! Our main need right now is for gift card donations...please see below for links to sign up to send in a gift card or two for the event, thank you for your consideration of supporting this event!

Students this month will work on Habit #6 - Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood. In student-friendly language, it means "Listen First, Then Talk." We often refer to this Habit when we are talking about possible conflict or disagreements. If you are upset with someone or a situation, before sharing why you feel that way, you may gain valuable insight by Seeking First to Understand. You may learn more about an individual's reasoning, an organization's policy, or at least being able to hold a conversation to create a space in which the other individual is also more likely to hear you out, leading to a more productive discussion.

Part of Habit #6 can also be applied to basic relationship-building skills, not just when facing a disagreement. If you have a friend or loved one who is upset, sometimes just by practicing empathic listening can be the most supportive way to help. Being a good listener can help build trust and go a long way toward helping someone struggling by feeling heard.

Have a wonderful February!


Beth Mildren


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Parents Night Out: March 7

Join us to break out the big hats & bow-ties! We’ll be bringing the Kentucky Derby to the Midwest, Riverview style!

You won’t want to miss this amazing evening benefiting Riverview’s Leader In Me program! Tasty food, music bingo, silent and live auctions will fill the evening as we celebrate our community with a great night. Let’s continue to support this amazing program cultivating an environment of service and leadership for our children.

The Riverview TLIM Committee and the Riverview PTA are teaming up to host the third annual event, "Parents' Night Out" which will have a "Run for the Roses" Kentucky Derby theme this year! The event will be held Saturday March 7! Tickets will be going on sale soon, please save the date and find a sitter! The collaborative student artwork was extremely popular, and will be back this year!

If you or your business are interested in donating any goods or services, please email the Riverview TLIM Committee at RiverviewTLIM@gmail.com or reach out on Facebook @Riverview TLIM.

For more information about this event, follow Facebook @Riverview TLIM.

Parent Night Out Run for the Roses Gift Card Signup

To make this event a success, we have enjoyed tremendous parent support for the past two years in building baskets for the event. This year, we are hoping to do more with gift cards for games, prizes, auction items, and more! Please consider visiting the signup genius to sign up for providing gift card donations.

Volunteers Needed! Book Fair and Staff Meals during Conferences

Treat your kiddos to a special Valentine's Day present or a treat after a great conference by swinging by the pop-up book fair in the Library on February 12th and 13th. This book fair will have not have trinkets or knick-knacks, ONLY the top selling books for you to choose from. Keep an eye out for flyers to be sent home soon with information on open hours. As always, your purchase provides funds for our own RE library so be sure to swing by to see us! Please consider signing up to volunteer helping with the book fair below!


Once again, the PTA will be sponsoring our wonderful staff with dinner and lunch during Parent/Teacher conferences. Each semester, these meals keep them going during the long days and nights so please help show our staff how much they are appreciated by donating items for either meal.

The link can be found at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4DABAC2AAB9-2020

A Note about Parent-Teacher Conferences...

Thank you for taking the time to arrange a conference time with your child’s teacher. This time is set aside to provide an opportunity to share current progress on your child and to collaborate on how to best support each of our students. If your family is unable to attend during the provided days, please know that it can be difficult to reschedule conferences outside of the allotted times. Thanks for making every effort possible to attend conferences during the provided times.

USD232 Electronic Flyers -- Includes Clubs at Riverview

Here you will find some activities right here at Riverview as well as throughout the district. For example, Girls on the Run for grades 3-5 is looking to get off the ground too! gotrkc.org/Register-Now

On Deck: Upcoming February Events

Feb. 12- Half-Day of School-Dismissal at 12:10

Classroom Valentine's Day Parties 11:30-12:00

Evening Conferences 4:40-8:00

Feb. 13-No School-Conferences 10:00-8:00

Feb. 14-No School-Offices closed

Feb. 17-No School-President's Day - Offices closed

Feb. 21-Family Bingo Night 6:30-8:00 pm

Feb. 24-PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm in the library

Kindergarten Roundup-April 2nd at Riverview

It's time for Kindergarten Roundup and the district webpage has been up updated with all the information you might need. That information can be found here: bitly.com/2FKOTWS

Time to order your yearbook! Deadline March 2nd

RE yearbooks are now on sale! Online sales only and ordering will be available until March 2.

The price remains the same this year at $17 and you can order online at:

www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code: 43420Y

USD 232 is looking for School Nurse Subs

Part-time Positions available throughout the school district to sub on an as needed basis.

Must have a current Kansas RN license.

Hourly rate: $20.00/hour

Please apply online

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