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May 16, 2016

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,

It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of another incredible school year here at Riverview. I am so proud to be able to serve the fantastic students here and the entire Riverview community – you have heard me say so often that I love working here, and this is reaffirmed daily by all of the inspiration our students provide each of us who are privileged to work here.

Academically, this has been another stellar year. I do not need to repeat the details of all of the wonderful ways our student excel from previous newsletters, or about the phenomenal parent support our teachers receive. We are truly grateful for the teamwork mentality that families bring with them to Riverview, and teachers and the common goal of personalized student stuccess. This week, we will continue to see this once again. The Awards ceremony on Friday will provide an uplifting end to the year, as we celebrate the achievements of so many students--the enthusiasm of the children in their exploratory areas of music, art, PE, computers, and library, as well as some fantastic community recognition for PTA activities and student student volunteer efforts. To those parents with 5th graders, the Fifth Grade Farewell will prove to be an emotionally charged day no doubt! If this is your 'final' Riverview student, please come visit us often in the future, we will miss you!

Tonight, several of our staff members will be recognized at the Board of Education meeting at 6:00 at the Administrative Office. Shelley Arbaugh was voted by Riverview teachers as the 2015-16 Teacher of Excellence. Debbie Hallier (librarian) and Jana Flannigan (OT) will be recognized for 25 years of service, and Linda Starling (kindergarten) will be recognized for 35 years of service. We are proud of their accomplishments and dedication to students, and we are lucky to have such wonderful experienced educators in the building to draw strength from.

Grade cards will be coming home on Friday, and posted to Skyward Monday, May 23 at the latest. Over the summer, please keep an eye on our website and your Skyward Inbox for up-to-date news on start up for the 16-17 school year. If you have not already turned in enrollment paperwork, please make this a priority before May 20.

Mark your calendars now for the Back-To-School Bash Thursday, August 11, 5:00-7:00 pm. Families can stop by to meet their child's teacher, see the classroom, and drop off school supplies if they were not purchased through the PTA. There will be an opportunity to join the Riverview PTA and learn about various ways to get involved, and you can learn more about after-school extracurricular activities.

As the 2015-16 school year comes to an end, I hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing summer break. I have thoroughly enjoyed continuing to get to know more families and students this school year, and I am already excited for August!

Have a terrific summer break!


Upcoming Dates...


  • Wednesday, May 18 - Awards Assembly 9:15 AM
  • Thursday, May 19 - Field Day
  • Friday, May 20th - 5th Grade Farewell 12:00 PM

Last Day of School

End of 4th Quarter


Tuesday, May 17 - C Day

Wednesday, May 18 - D Day

Thursday, May 19- E Day

Friday, May 20 - A Day

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Kindergarten Round Up: Play-Based Learning Materials

Hi Parents,

Next year the kindergarten teachers are planning to set up a play based learning room to build on students’ creative and social skills. We are looking for donations, new or gently used items, to enhance this type of learning environment. If you have any of the following items (listed below) that you would like to donate, please email Mrs. Arbaugh (sarbaugh@usd232.org), Mrs. Grauer (sgrauer@usd232.org) or Mrs. Starling (lstarling@usd232.org).

Thanks so much for helping us set up a hands on learning environment.

1. Play grocery carts

2. plastic play food

3. environmental safe grocery bags

4. wallets and purses

5. envelopes

6. stickers

7. pencils

8. markers

9. pens

10. colored pencils

11. plastic play tool sets

12. wooden blocks

13. L ego or Duplo tables

14. Legos or Duplo blocks

15. Lincoln Logs

16. cookie sheets

17. Play- doh

18. plastic Measuring cups, wooden spoons

19. small clip boards

20. assorted bags of dry beans (black, kidney, navy, etc.)

21. serving trays

22. kid sized aprons

23. cloth napkins

24. play Kitchen

25. doll high chair

26. dolls

27. small table chairs

28. play dishes and pans

29. play doctor or vet kits

30. small pet carriers

31. clean and gently used real-life looking stuffed animals (cats, dogs, rabbits)

32. baby scale

33. easels for painting or drawing

34. plastic pet dishes

Thank you for your consideration,

The Kindergarten Team

Electronic Flyers

Don’t forget to check out the USD 232 Electronic Flyers webpage for information on events and programs offered by outside agencies. http://www.usd232.org/pages/DeSotoUSD232/DistrictInfo/forms_documents/Electronic_Flyers


Volunteers are still needed! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949abac2ca31-riverview2/

*Field Day! THURSDAY

To volunteer, please contact Mimi Slamin at mimi.slamin@gmail.com or 913-707-2002.

*Thanks to your generosity, Riverview families helped raise $610.15 from the Chipolte Restaurant Night!!! We appreciate your support and will continue to do restaurant nights next year!! Riverview families ROCK!!

RE PTA would like to thank parents, teacher and staff for a great year! We can’t do all that we do to support RE without your help! Thanks and we are looking forward to another great year next year!

Have a great summer!

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Riverview Elementary PTA