Riverton School Newsletter
2/6/2024 - Issue 11 - #RivPride
®️February SEL Trait - Kindness®️
Good afternoon Riverton families!
Happy Tuesday. This week is the first full week of Black History Month. Black History Month serves as an essential reminder of the rich and diverse contributions that African Americans have made to society throughout history. This month provides an invaluable opportunity for our school community to celebrate and honor the achievements, struggles, and cultural heritage of Black individuals and communities. The 2024 Black History month theme is "African Americans and the Arts." This theme explores the key influence African Americans have had in the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression. Students at the Riverton School explore and learn about the celebrations and accomplishments in art, music, ELA, math, social studies, and science. By recognizing and highlighting the stories of Black leaders, activists, artists, scientists, and everyday heroes, we not only pay tribute to their resilience and accomplishments but also promote understanding, empathy, and inclusivity. Although Black History Month is celebrated in February, the Riverton School's Cultural Diversity curriculum is infused throughout the entire school year.
Each year I will continue to reflect on the curriculum and enhance all needed to components to ensure all members of our community are included and celebrated. Have a wonderful week.
**Please remember to have your child wear their winter coats, hats and gloves, as we will continue to go outside when weather permits! Brrrrrrrrr.**
Important Dates to Remember:
2/6/24 @ 6:00PM Virtual SEPAG Neurodiversity Workshop (click to register)
2/8/24 - 8th Grade Shadow at Palmyra High School (Morning)
2/8/24 Report Card Visible in Genesis
2/12/24 We Dream of Kindness - Wear PJ’s or Comfy Clothes
2/13/24 Mismatch Day- Accepting each other for our differences is kind. Wear Mismatch Attire.
2/14/24 Kindness is LOVE in action. Wear pink, red or heart attire.
2/15/24 Score points by helping others. Wear sports or fitness attire.
2/16/24 Riverton shares the spirit of kindness. Wear Riverton gear.
2/19/24 School Closed for President’s Day
2/21/24 PTO Meeting @ 7:00 PM
2/27/24 BOE Meeting @ 6:30PM
Riverton School News & Updates
It's Not Too Late!!! Kids Heart Challenge - Riverton School
Update: Riverton School has already raised $2,952.55! Please click here to join in and learn the life saving skill of Hands-Only CPR!
*Thank You Burlington County Sherriff's Office*
Yesterday, Mr. Zagorski picked up 4 donated electric guitars for our students to use in our music program. Thank you to the Burlington County Sheriff's Office for donating the guitars to the Riverton School. As we develop a specific plan for the guitars, the initial brainstorm is to add them to our 5th-8th after school music club group!
*2nd-5th STEM CLUB Registration CLOSES FRIDAY*
Riverton School's Mindful Minute
Riverton PTO Corner
Please come out to our PTO meeting. Next months meeting will be held Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 pm. Thank you for your support!
- VARIETY SHOW MARCH 1ST AND 2ND
Community Events, Resources & Items to Explore
Some of the below events are not directly affiliated with the Riverton School District. These events and activities are happening in and around our community.
Pal Riv Online Baseball & Softball Registration
Palmyra Riverton Baseball & Softball
Palmyra High School: Early College High School Info Night
Prospective or current PHS caregivers and/or
students join the Google Meet. Simply use the QR code on the flyer to join the VIRTUAL event on February 20th at 7pm.
Riverton School Class of 2024 Fundraiser
Help support the Riverton School 8 th grade class by purchasing delicious pound cakes for you and your friends!!
The cakes freeze well so plan ahead for the holidays!!!
Venmo (@Anne-Lippincott-1),Cash or Check to Anne Lippincott
Orders are due by 2/15
Vanilla Icing/Vanilla Cake
Vanilla Icing/Marble Cake
Chocolate Icing/Vanilla Cake
Chocolate Icing/Marble Cake
The Riverton Free Library is Turning 125!
Dogs & Donuts
Come visit with the Tri-State Canines Therapy Dogs! Treat yourself to self-care & relieve some stress. Click the flyer to read the full details. This event is sponsored by Tri State K-9 & NJ4S. Walks in Welcome / RSVP Encouraged! This event will take place at the Willingboro Public Library.