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April 27, 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,

I hope students and parents enjoyed the last 3-day weekend of the school year. It is hard to believe that we are moving into May at the end of this week!

In order to continuously improve as a building, parent feedback is very important. I would like to invite you to take a moment to provide input on what we are doing well and where we can improve. Please take this brief voluntary and anonymous survey. Thank you for your participation. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RW2D2XG

Tonight is the General PTA Meeting (7:00 pm) in which new officers will be elected. If you are a PTA member, thank you so much for your attendance; your vote counts!

If you would like for your child to participate in the annual year-end celebration of running down the hill for dismissal on the last day of school, please call the office at 441-0808 or e-mail Kim Sakopanah and Debbie Graham with any changes. You do not need to wait until the last day of school, you may start calling in now! Remember May 19 is a full day, so dismissal will be at the regular time of 3:50 PM.

Finally, as we look forward to next fall, please inform the office if your plans for residency may be changing before or during the 2015-16 school year.

Make it a great week!

Beth Mildren

Upcoming Dates...

  • TONIGHT Monday, 27th - PTA General Meeting 7 PM


  • Monday, 4th - Volunteer Luncheon
  • Friday, 8th - Variety Show | 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 13th - Award Ceremony | 9:15 AM
  • Monday, 18th - 5th Grade Farewell 12 PM - 3 PM
  • Tuesday, 19th - Field Day | Last Day of School

Exploratory Schedule

Tuesday, April 28- E Day

Wednesday, April 29 - A Day

Thursday, April 30 - B Day

Friday, May 1 - C Day

Monday, May 4 - D Day

Counselor Corner

In guidance this week I will be working with third, fourth, and fifth graders on the character trait, Trustworthiness. We will be talking about the importance of being honest and standing up for what we believe in. We are also finishing our career unit. “For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.” By Bo Bennett.

Have a great week.

Toni Munsey, Counselor

Dirty Car? Let the Voyagers help!

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Prescribed by Nurse Kerry...

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A Message from Mrs. Hallier...

Let the fun begin! If you would like to help get the library packed up and ready for carpet installation this summer, please go the following Sign Up Genius link. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044aa9a929a02-library2 Be sure to include the specific time you will plan to help in the comments section. We will begin packing on Monday, May 4th. Thank you so very much for your help!

Debbie Hallier

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Ready to Go Time-- State Assessments

This year marks the full implementation of the new Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS) across the state. USD 232, through its Department of Teaching & Learning, spent nearly two years in preparation for this implementation working with teachers and administrators by providing resources, materials and professional development opportunities.

New Standards; More Rigor

All Kansas school districts are required by the State Department of Education to fully implement the new standards with the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Standards for success. The new standards in Math and English Language Arts work to ensure our students are ready for college, career training, and the workplace.
  • Consistent and shared. Kansas, 44 other states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Schools have adopted the new standards.
  • Providing opportunities for meaningful information and feedback. The assessments will measure the standards and provide meaningful feedback to teachers and principals to help more students succeed.

New State Assessments

Beginning this spring, the Kansas State Department of Education will test students on the standards through a brand new State Assessment program. While this implementation is a significant shift for the State of Kansas, we are confident that our students, over time, will succeed in meeting the new KCCRS. Our schools have updated curricula and resources to support individual students in achieving academic excellence.

Sample Assessment Questions

There is no better way to see how Kansas is changing the state assessment program than by comparing previous questions to the new questions aligned to the rigor of the Kansas College & Career Ready Standards. Continue to the next page for the example. Learn more! We have much more information about the new state standards, the Kansas Assessment Program, and how we have prepared. Visit the district website >> HERE.

To view the information included below, click on the PTA News button above.

Riverview Elementary PTA



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