Riverside Rocket Blast

May 13, 2022

Riverside Mission/Purpose Statement

The mission of Riverside Elementary is to provide a nurturing, enthusiastic, and safe environment that acknowledges individual differences, encourages community involvement, and emphasizes an ongoing commitment to academic excellence.

Looking Ahead

5/16 - K (8:30) and 2nd (11:30) Field Day

5/17 - 1st (8:15) and 3rd (12:30) Field Day

5/18 - 5th (8:15) and 4th (12:30) Field Day

5/18 - Yearbooks for sale in the Riverside Lobby

5/19-5/20 - Field Day rain dates

5/20 - 5th Grade Carnival (10-2)

5/23 - 5th Grade Awards Ceremony-Sugar Hill Church

5/25 - Last Day of School

A Message From Mr. Pope

Dear Parents,

This has been a very difficult week for the Riverside community. We often refer to Riverside as a family, and the events of this past week have proven those words to be true now more than ever.

As I reflect on all that has happened since Monday morning, so many examples of heroism and resilience come to mind. This community continues to show up with its unwavering commitment to the wellbeing of our students, staff, emergency personnel, and all those who touch the lives of our kids. At the top of that list is our bus driver, Mrs. Patricia Rodriguez.

Mrs. Rodriguez stands out as a hero among heroes. Her quick thinking and swift actions saved lives. I am delighted to announce that she will be recognized for her courage under fire by our Board of Education at the school board meeting this Thursday, May 19th.

In the coming days and weeks, please continue to keep Mrs. Rodriguez, these students and their families, and the entire Riverside community in your thoughts and prayers.

Your principal,

Ben Pope

School Resource Officer Appreciation

Led by our PTA, Riverside honored our SRO's this week and presented Officer Misuraca with a thank you card and gift. We are so thankful for all that our SRO's do to keep us safe!

Kindergarten is BLASTING off!

Have you signed up your new Riverside Rocket for Space Camp? This is a great way for rising kindergarten students to learn about the school, make new friends, and get excited about the coming school year.

Yearbooks for Sale!

Wednesday, March 18th there will be a limited number of 2021-22 Riverside yearbooks for sale in the lobby. Please bring $40 cash or check.

Media Center News!

There is exciting and important information about summer reading. Parents, please click the link below!

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Counselor's Corner

Heading Into Summer

The wellness activity calendars below are also on the Riverside website. https://www.gcpsk12.org/RiversideES

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Down the Road...

This section is dedicated to upcoming events at Riverside and the local GCPS community.
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Riverside Elementary Business Partners 2021-22

Fine Arts Matter

Spanish Made Fun

Kid Chess

Jeremiah's Italian Ice

Mathnasium of Suwanee

Champion Taekwondo Academy

Suwanee Pediatric Dentistry

WhizLearning Kids

Good News Club

Atlanta Jayhawks Cheerleading

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All Day, Every Day, All Year Long

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Contact Information

Riverside Elementary

5445 Settles Bridge Road

Suwanee, Georgia 30024

(P) 678-482-1000

(F) 678-482-1018