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Friday February 4th

Horizon Teacher Award Nomination

It is the time of year to honor and recognize exemplary first-year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding. These teachers will finish their first year of teaching in May, 2022.

This fall the Kansas State Department of Education will allow the De Soto School District to nominate one Elementary and one Secondary teacher for the Horizon Award. The Horizon Award honors and recognizes exemplary teachers who will complete their first year this May. These spectacular teachers perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding. All of our 2021-2022 teachers who were new last August to the profession are eligible for this honor! Below you will find the guidelines for nominating a teacher:

Novice teachers who will have successfully completed their first year of teaching are eligible to be recognized. A teacher (Pre-K through grade 12) who successfully completes his/her first year of teaching by May 2022 is eligible. The Kansas Horizon Award Program is a regional competition. The regions correspond to the state’s four U.S. congressional districts.

The Kansas State Department of Education will appoint regional selection committees responsible for reviewing the nomination forms and selecting four elementary classroom teachers and four secondary classroom teachers per region for a total of 32 teachers.

v The criteria for this award are:

v Nominee will have successfully completed his or her first year of teaching in a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 Kansas school accredited by the State Board of Education.

v Nominee will be a full-time classroom teacher.

v Nominee will be responsible for the assessment of students, assignment of grades, preparation of lesson plans, parent-teacher conferences, discipline, attendance, and other daily educational tasks.

v Nominee will have performed in a way that distinguishes him or her from other novice teachers. Nominee is considered to be exceptionally skilled, dedicated and able to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities.

In order to facilitate the process, we will begin the nominating portion of the program from February 1-March 1. Anyone can nominate an outstanding teacher who will complete their first year this year: administrators, teachers, and/or parents. (A first year teacher is considered a teacher new to the profession). If you would like to nominate a first year teacher go to www.usd232.org/horizonaward and follow the Horizon A

Upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place February 16th-17th, 2022. Currently, we are allowing parent choice of in-person or virtual (Zoom) meetings. District recommendations may change closer to conference dates and will be communicated in advance.

In an effort to keep everyone as healthy as possible, families are encouraged to participate in virtual conferences, via Zoom. When applicable, teachers will send needed documents home prior to conferences, for review and discussion during the conferences. If you prefer an in-person conference, please select or note such on the sign-up. In-person conferences require masks and social distancing. Additionally, should you feel ill within the five days immediately prior to the conference, please contact Lisa O'Donnell in the Riverview office to indicate your preference for a virtual meeting. Lisa may be reached at LODonnell@usd232.org

The conference sign up links have been sent out and will close on Wednesday, February 9th. If you have questions, please reach out. We look forward to discussing your child’s progress with you.

RE Book Fair

Wednesday 2/16/22 4:00pm-8:00pm and Thursday 2/17/22 10:00am-8:00pm in the Riverview Library!

Kindest Kansas Citian

It’s time again for the annual KINDEST KANSAS CITIAN ESSAY CONTEST. It is a one-page drawing (K-2) or essay (3-5) demonstrating the positive impact the nominee has made on the student’s life, written by the student. Contest judges are looking to identify kind acts that come from the heart. ENTRIES ARE OPTIONAL. The contest rules are included in the essay packet attached.

Changes for this year include submitting the entries online. This will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian or the student (link below). The contest’s due date is Friday, February 18th. This is set by the contest, so I cannot extend the due date like in previous years. Required information for submission includes: student name, grade, age, home address; parent/guardian name and phone number; an email address that will be checked; nominee’s first and last name, relation to student, and email. Once the drawing or essay is complete and you have the required information, please submit it at: https://kindestkansascitian.org/public-essay-submission?teacher_id=606

If you have any questions, please let Ms. Munsey know. tthurmanmunsey@usd232.org

Library Volunteers Needed

Hello RE Families! My name is Kirby Younger, Riverview's Library Media specialist, and I am on the hunt for some library volunteers! All that I require is good attention to detail. I mainly need help with shelving books- but other tasks may come up. Reminder- if you do choose to volunteer- you MUST wear a mask while in the school. Please send me an email if you are interested:)


First Grade Performance Date Change

Hello First Grade Families! We have another update to our music program- we are moving "S is for Sunflower" to March 8th at 6pm and March 9th during the school day. Please Contact Ms. Kellogg with any questions!


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Yearbooks are now on sale

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Online Ordering Ends: Friday, March 11th, 2022

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Calling All New Kinders

Please help us spread the word to all next year Kinder families that we will be having our Kindergarten roundup night on March 10th at 6:30 here at Riverview. Items to bring that night would include your proof of residency, your child's birth certificate, immunizations, and child's physical from their doctor. More information to come, but please spread the word and mark the date on your calendar!

Messages From PTA

Muffins & Coffee with Mrs. Turpin and Mrs. Schreiber!

Stop by the RE cafeteria from 9-10am on Thursday, February 17th to chat with Principal Turpin and Mrs. Schreiber. All families that stop by will be entered in a raffle for a new indoor recess game for their students' classroom! Coffee and muffins will be provided by the PTA!

Volunteers Needed!

Please consider helping out with the car loop, our upcoming book fair, or with staff snacks for conferences! Sign up below!

Car Loop Help:


Conference Snack Sign-Up:


Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up:

*Please note that volunteers will not be able to bring children to shifts*


Save the Date for the upcoming PTA events!

General Membership Meeting: Monday, February 28th at 7pm, RE Library

Scholastic Book Fair: Wednesday, February 16th from 4-8pm and Thursday, February 17th from 10-8pm, RE Library

Read-a-thon Fundraiser: February 24th-March 4th; details to follow!

Sweetheart Dance: Friday, March 4th, 6-8pm, Riverview Cafeteria; details to follow!

**This event is free of charge for RE families! The dance is open to Riverview students and their adult family members only.**

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Peanut FREE School.....Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we are a peanut FREE school here at Riverview. With birthday celebrations and school parties, I thought I would attach our peanut free approved foods list. Please note that this is a working document and if you find another food or bakery location that meets the peanut free requirements, we would be happy to add that to our list to share out with other families!

Thank you again for helping keep all the kiddos here at RE safe and healthy!

Making a Difference Award

We are blessed to have such amazing staff members here at Riverview! They deserve to be recognized! Through the Great American Bank and our very own USD 232 Education Foundation they are providing you the opportunity to recognize staff members that you feel go above and beyond in their daily interactions with our students. All you need to do is click on the link below and fill out some general information of the deserving nominee. Thank you for helping our staff feel special!

Coming Up at RE:

February 14th- Valentines Party

February 16th- 1/2 Day of School-First Night of Parent Teacher conferences

February 17th- NO SCHOOL Parent Teacher Conferences

February 18 & 21- NO SCHOOL

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