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Friday November 5th

Thoughts From Turpin

As we close the chapter on another month and head into the month of November, this is one of my favorite seasons of the year – a season focused on gratitude, thankfulness and appreciation. As I think about my experiences over the past few months, I feel so thankful and truly proud to be the Principal of Riverview. I’ve said it before, and I cannot say it enough – we have an incredible group of educators and support staff here at Riverview and I am honored to work alongside these folks each and every day.

As we approach this month marked by gratitude and thanksgiving, I am asking you to help me lift up our Riverview employees and celebrate their hard work. A simple thank you in the car line or a written note or email of appreciation can go a long way in providing our staff the encouragement and energy they need to continue providing positive experiences for our students. Our staff have been working so hard to meet the needs of our 482 students, and while we may not get things right every day, I know that every staff member here is committed to doing what is best for students. Now, more than ever, we need to stand together and lift one another up. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement of our RE educators and staff for all they do to support your children each and every day.

With sincere gratitude,

Mrs. Turpin

Veterans Day FUN

The time has COME....Next Thursday we will be hosting our annual Veteran's Day Parade along with the 4th Grade Veteran's Day program! While we are not able to invite these special guests into the school for our assembly, we hope this parade will show all of you just how proud we are to call you family! The RE Veterans Car Parade will begin at 9:30 AM on November 11th. Your student is more than welcome to ride with the designated veteran if they so choose and may just come into school through the office once the parade has finished. We encourage you to decorate your car to celebrate your veteran!

In addition to the parade, the 4th grade students will once again share a music program to celebrate Veterans Day! They have been working hard to prepare the music for this show and learn about the importance of Veterans Day. This group of students is excited to honor those who serve our country. After the performance for our students, a link will be sent out so that you will be able to see this amazing group of young musicians and celebrate with your family!

2nd Late Start on the Horizon

Make Plans Now

The Board of Education approved three (3) delayed start days for the 2021-22 school year. The second delayed start date is Wednesday, November 10th. Students will begin school two (2) hours later than normal. Students will need to be at school for their first class at 10:45 a.m.

Students who ride the bus will simply add two hours to their normal pick up time. For example, if the normal pick-up time is 8:05 a.m., the pick-up time on November 10 would be 10:05 a.m. The last late start date for delayed starts will be April 6.

Photo Retakes

Mark it down on your calendar photo retake day will be on NOVEMBER 16. Did you miss picture day....not quite happy with your original photos....no worries! Picture Retake day is right around the corner!

Messages From PTA

Treats for Staff!

Lots of Halloween candy hanging around the house? A little chocolate in the building is always a treat for our wonderful RE staff! If you have extra from Halloween that you'd like to donate, feel free to drop it by the office, or send it with your student!

BoxTops for Riverview!

Turning in your BoxTops to benefit RE PTA is even easier this year! There are 3 ways you can contribute:

1. Download the app, register your name and choose Riverview Shawnee, KS as the school to send your earnings. After shopping, use the app to scan your receipt. The app will pick up any product that qualifies and automatically credit them to Riverview.

2. Doing online grocery orders with an emailed receipt? Just forward that email to receipts@boxtops4education.com (Important: you must have previously registered through the app to tie your email to your selected school for this option).

3. Physical Box Top clippings can still be turned in as long as they aren’t expired. You can tape them to any sheet of paper or save them in a ziplock bag to send in to school with your child. If learning remotely, please reach out to Stacy Schmidtlein at semontee@hotmail.com to arrange for drop-off.

With most BoxTop products being digital, the app is essential in taking advantage of all potential earnings. Thank you for your support!

Amazon Smile

Did you know your Amazon shopping can benefit Riverview Elementary? Just shop via Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com/ch/48-1171703 and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases back to Riverview!

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. WIN-WIN for our school!

Carloop Names

Now that the months are getting colder and we know we will be having a lot more car riders vs. walkers. Please make sure that you have either labeled on a piece of paper or folder written large and legible, the student's name of the student you are picking up after school. By doing this, this helps to make the pickup process go faster and smoother as our teacher callers can quickly identify student's cars to have them come out to be picked up.

Thank you in advance for helping after school pick up become more efficient!

If you could spare a few......

As we are are gearing up for colder months and weather, we have noticed our extra masks dwindling here in the office. Just today we gave out 25 masks in one day.....Holy Cow! At that rate we will be out of extra masks in no time.

If by chance you have some extra child size disposable masks laying around at home OR have access to extras, Riverview Office staff would gladly take those off of your hands.

I would also like to remind families to please make sure you student is bringing a mask to wear daily! It also would not hurt to have a couple of extra in their backpacks as well.....you never know what the day will bring!

CrossWalk Safety Reminder

Safety First is our motto here at Riverview, which means PLEASE make sure that you walking or you are having your students walk down to the school's designated crosswalk areas. Our 47th street is a VERY busy road, which is why we have designated crosswalk areas that we specifically position staff members there to help with the safety of all students. I wish I had the man power to staff all Riverview community passageways, but that is just not the case. So while it might save you or your kiddos a few extra steps to cut across, that is certainly not a safer option and we need you to cross at the designated crosswalk areas.

Thank you for helping keep our safety at Riverview Top Priority!

Playground Reminder

WE LOVE LOVE LOVE our new playground and we LOVE that our families like to use it after hours. Please be mindful that we do have our very own JCPRD group onsite until 6pm. Which means they do rent the facility from us until 6 and have full access to the playground for just them. Please feel free to play anytime after 6pm!

Thank you!

Peanut FREE School.....Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we are a peanut FREE school here at Riverview. With birthday celebrations and upcoming fall 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 an 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!

Riverview Lunch Aide Needed

SPREAD THE WORD!! We are in need of a lunch aide to assist our staff and Falcons everyday from 10:45-1:30pm. Our Falcons are the best and to be surrounded by them each day can bring a smile to anyone!! If this is something you are interested in or know of someone who is, please contact our Riverview office at 913-441-0808

Coming Up at RE:

November 10th- Late Start

November 11th- 4th Grade Music Performance for students only

November 17th- Johnny's Restaurant Night


December 2nd- 2nd Grade Music Performance for students only

December 6th- RE Choir Performance

December 16th- Half Day & End of Quarter & Winter Parties

December 17th- NO SCHOOL

December 20th-January 5th- WINTER BREAK

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