Riverhouse Children's Center Newsletter
Riverhouse Mission Statement
Parent's Night Out- March 14, 2014
All Parent Meeting March 19th
Fire Truck Visit: TBA
Scholastic Book Fair April 7, 2014
Upcoming Closure Dates:
March 24-28 Spring Break
School Photos week of April 14
Cheers for Children May 10, 2014
Welcome to our New Board Members!
Kathryn Eppich - Member
Kathryn joined the Board in February 2014. Kathryn has a granddaughter that attends Riverhouse, Alyson in the Hummingbird Classroom. Kathryn has many years of experience in Community Services and she has sat on many Boards throughout the community. She has a B.A. in Early Childhood/Family Development. Kathryn developed an efficient and successful Preschool, where she was the Director for 11 years. Kathryn is a great assets to the Riverhouse Board because of her leadership skills, community relations and her enthusiastic attitude to get it done!
Diana Murray - Member
Diana joined the Board in February 2014. Diana is a parent to Noah in the Chickadee classroom. Diana comes with 10 years of experience in a broad range of marketing and focuses on management and strategic marketing for small business and organizations. Diana is very knowledgeable in HR related areas such as payroll processing, personnel management and compliance. Diana is also employed with ASAP.
Meg Cook - Secretary
Meg joined the Board in January 2014. Meg is the proud co-owner of Durango Sitters and has more than 10 years experience working with children and families. Meg has a history of marketing, networking, payroll, bookkeeping and early childhood experience that she brings to the Riverhouse Board.
Other Members of the Board:
Kim Barker- President
Jessica Obleton - Vice President
Lauren Ziesel - Treasurer
Megan Funk - Member
Please visit our website for more information:
Riverhouse Staff Members
Chickadee Classroom: Extension 15
Erika Beardsley -Lead
Meghan Roberts - Aide
Morning Float: TBA
Lou Zinser - Afternoon Float for both the Chickadee and Hummingbird Classrooms
Hummingbird Classroom: Extension 14
Rebecca Wiehe - Lead
Barbara Rod - Aide
Sparrows: Extension 16
Katie Valentine - Lead
Heather Schaaf - Aide
Elke Blacksten - Aide
Blue Jay: Extension 17
Colombe Girolimon - Lead
Megan Van Gulik - Aide
Nicole Neales - Aide
Starlings: Extension 13
Kim Rabick - Lead
Claudia Wethall - Lead
Katie Sawyer - Aide
Cheers for Children Save the Date:
Cheers for Children, a wine tasting and silent auction, is Riverhouse's largest annual fundraiser. In 2013, Riverhouse raised roughly $25,000 and over 200 people attended. We are proud to announce that the Glacier Club will be partnering with us again to host the 5th annual Cheers for Children event. The event will take place on May 10, 2014 at the Glacier Club from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will include an extensive wine tasting menu, scrumptious appetizers, a high-end silent auction, live classical music and a pledge card drive. All proceeds from Cheers for Children will directly benefit the children and families of the Riverhouse Children's Center. We hope you can attend. Early bird tickets are already on sale and can be purchased online at www.Riverhousecci.org .
* We are already collecting silent auction items for this event. If you have something to donate or have a connection to a local business please contact Brenna because we are already in contact with some local businesses.
* We are looking to form a Parent Volunteer Committee to help with the Event, please contact us if you are interested. A sign up sheet will also be available at the March 19th Parent Meeting.
All School Parent Meeting March 19, 2014
When: March 19, 2014 at 5:30pm
Where: Riverhouse Children's Center
What: Direction of Riverhouse/Strategic Plan, Cheers for Children Event and meet the Board.
Childcare and dinner(pizza) will be provided! Sign ups are required, you may email Heather or sign up in the office.
Pediatric Dental Presentation
Huge hit with the children and Miss Meghan the Aide from the Chickadee Classroom had to come see the Tooth Fairy too!
Important Safety Reminder to all Parents
This is a reminder to please avoid holding the door for people, this is a safety issue. We do not want people we do not know entering the building, so please remind those who are not a parent of Riverhouse that they have to buzz themselves in and that it is clearly for the safety of our families we serve.
Riverhouse Children's Center Calendar
Please take a look at our approved 2014-15 Calendar (March 2014-March 2015) located on our website:
A copy will also be emailed out!
Riverhouse's 5th Annual Photo Day
We are excited that Photo's by Benjamin is the artist/photographer who will providing the 2014 Photo Day for Riverhouse this year! You can check out Ben Martinez's website at: www.portraitsbyben.com
Last year we had more than 40 families participate in the fundraiser and we are hoping to increase participation this year. A portion of the proceeds from the Photo Day will go to Riverhouse!
The photo days will take place the week of April 14th- April 18th.
Order forms and more information will be sent in a separate email and will be due April 1st.
Summer Schedule Request
Muchkin Kidz Mart
The Fall of 2013 Munchkin Kidz Mart Children's consignment sale held in Durango was a huge success. Not only were parents able to recycle and purchase children's items but the buyers and sellers were given the opportunity to donate 5% of their purchases/sales to their favorite schools, churches or non-profits.
Riverhouse benefits from parents selling their lightly used clothes to Muchkin Kidz Mart.
Their next big sale will be March 15 & 16, located at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.
Please check out the website: muchkinkidzmart.com