Riverview News

February 24, 2023

Announcing the All-School Read title…

The Wild Robot

by Peter Brown

This week we begin reading our 2023 All-School-Read. As a Riverview community, we will be reading The Wild Robot over the course of 3 weeks. Each family has received their own copy of the book (sent home with the youngest student). We encourage you to read the book together, with all the members of your household. Being able to share and talk about a book is a powerful thing! Included in your book kit is a copy of the book, bookmark with reading schedule, activity packet and a BINGO paper. There is also a bright yellow paper explaining the program in more detail. If you have any questions, please reach out to any teacher or Shaelynn Bates.


We all look forward to talking with your student about the book!

Thank you to the Riverview PTO for sponsoring this community event.

2nd grade has been busy creating their auction art project!

The Tooth Fairy Experience

Our Kindergarteners and First Graders had an unexpected guest this week: The Tooth Fairy! The Tooth Fairy came and taught the kids about brushing their teeth, how to have healthy teeth, and why teeth are so important to take care of. She answered questions, took pictures, and read them a story. The Tooth Fairy experience is an educational program that was brought to Riverview through Delta Dental of Washington, in partnership with the School Nurse Organization of Washington and the Washington State Dental Association. Each Kindy and 1st grader got a copy of “The Search for the World’s Greatest Smile” book and a pouch filled with dental goodies.


  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Spring into Kindergarten - 4-7pm in the library
  • Thursday, March 2, 2023 - Spring Preview Night at Centennial Middle School - 6pm
  • Tues.-Thurs., March 28-30, 2023 - Elementary Conference Half-day Early Release -11:45am
  • Friday, March 31, 2023 - Half-day Early Release - 11:45am
  • Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7, 2023 - Spring Break (No School)
  • Monday, May 29, 2023 - Memorial Day (No School)
  • Monday, June 19, 2023 - Juneteenth Holiday (No School)
  • Wednesday, June 21 - Last day of school

Spring into Kindergarten!

Mark your calendars for our Spring Into Kindergarten event. All 2023-2024 Kindergarten families and students are highly encouraged to attend. Spring Into Kindergarten will be held on Wednesday, March 1, from 4-7 p.m. at district elementary schools. Families should complete their online kindergarten registration prior to or on that day. Each school will also be conducting school tours and having important information available for families (WaKIDS, PTA/PTO/parent organizations, bus transportation, special services and more)

More event information and registration materials will be available in the coming weeks. Learn more at www.sno.wednet.edu/kindergarten.

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Bon Voyage to Miss Paula!

Today, we said goodbye to our most amazing custodian, Paula. We will certainly miss her here at Riverview, but are happy she gets to sail off into the sunset and enjoy her semi-retirement. And special thanks to Stadium Flowers for donating such a beautiful arrangement and Board & Brush for the personalized wall art!

Girls on the Run! So much Fun!!

Mrs. Bates and Ms. Otteson are coaching this year’s GOTR Team and would love to welcome a few more girls! We will meet after school on Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15-4:45 starting March 13th and ends with the 5k on June 4th.

Girls on the Run is a program for 3rd-6th grade girls that is fun, builds friendships, increases their physical activity, teaches important life skills and celebrates with a 5k run with all the other Snohomish County teams at the end of the season!

See attached flyer or Contact Shaelynn Bates shaeylynn.bates@sno.ednet.edu, Shannon Otteson Shannon.otteson@sno.wednet.edu


The second graders at Riverview have been raising and releasing salmon every year since 1995! It is a great environmental project as the kids get to monitor and observe three stages of the life cycle and do many classroom projects about the life cycle. Latest update: The salmon are now all in the fry stage, and are developing "parr marks" which help them to camouflage in the wild. We have had very few casualties. They are quickly eating the food provided by the hatchery and growing. We will release them into Mosier Creek around Earth Day in April.

February’s Impossible Shot Wall of Fame

The three Wall of Fame pictures are this month’s Impossible Shot Winners: Werner and Griffin, Alex, and Gavin. Also, pictures of 3rd grade Scooter Hockey playing a game and 1st grade learning how to do a “Face Off”.


In 5th and 6th grade, our schools teach human growth and development and HIV/AIDS prevention to provide our students with medically accurate and developmentally appropriate information to help them make decisions that impact their lifelong health and wellness. These lessons are also designed to help our students better understand the physiological changes that they experience at this stage in their lives and to help ensure that they are safe, informed, and empowered. The state requires schools to teach HIV/AIDS prevention annually, starting in 5th grade.

The topics below are addressed in the lessons, which span a period of four days. Each of the topics below can range between approximately 30 to 75 minutes in length depending on student needs.

  • Puberty, growth, and development
  • Male and female parts and functions of the reproductive system
  • HIV/AIDS and disease prevention as required by state law
  • Definition, transmission, and prevention of HIV/AIDS
  • Abstinence and other sexual health protective measures (6th grade only)

The resources that our teachers will use in teaching the lessons are F.L.A.S.H. (Family Life and Sexual Health) and “You, Your Body, and Puberty” video. Parents/guardians may review the lessons and resources through either of the following:

Because of copyright laws, we are not able to download and post the video online. Due to copyright restrictions, we need to post the link to the entire lessons as they were developed by F.L.A.S.H. on our website. However, please know that some components of the lessons in the links above (e.g. homework, related activities for integrated learning, and family homework) will not be taught. Parents/guardians may opt their students out of the lessons by completing the opt-out form. Alternative educational opportunities that are unrelated to the Human Growth and Development and HIV/AIDS Prevention lessons will be provided for excused students. Your student’s teacher will teach the lessons on these dates: March 27, 28, 29, and 30. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher or contact Teaching and Learning Services at 360-563-7257.

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Riverview PTO Meetings 2022-2023

Now hiring school bus drivers! Join the Snohomish School District’s team and make a difference in students’ lives!


  • Starting pay is $27.63/hour.
  • Paid training provided at $20/hour.
  • Work while your kids are in school.
  • Enjoy the same school breaks and holidays.
  • Full benefits for many positions including excellent medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits.

Applicants must have five years’ experience as a licensed driver, successfully pass a drug/alcohol test, and not have more than three speeding tickets in the last five years.

Apply now at www.sno.wednet.edu/jobs or call our Transportation Department at 360-563-3525 to learn more!

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The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, darryl.pernat@sno.wednet.edu; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu.


Riverview Elementary

7322 64th Street SE

Snohomish, WA 98290

Phone: 360-563-4375

Attendance Line: 360-563-4375
Fax: 360-563-4378

Derek Larsen, Principal

Laure Rancich, Assistant Principal
Tanya Forster, Administrative Assistant
Kim Alford, Main Office Secretary