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Friday April 1st

Final Late Start

Next Wednesday April 6th we will be having our final late of the year! Please remember students will not start school until 10:30. There will be NO breakfast, but lunch will be served. All bus routes will run the same with just a 2 hour delay.

We look forward to seeing your students at 10:30 on Wednesday April 6th

Variety Show

2022 Riverview Elementary

“RE-View” Variety Show

May 6, 2022


We are so excited about this year’s “RE-View” Variety Show! There is A LOT of detailed information here - please be sure to read it all before submitting your entrance form!


Riverview is responsible for maintaining high standards of behavior and ensuring that all acts are K-5 appropriate and culturally sensitive and inclusive. We are responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy environment for students and staff at all times. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Turpin or Ms. Kellogg with any questions!


The show will be on Friday, May 6th in the afternoon! A time will be set once we know how many acts we have! Parents/Guardians of performers are welcome to attend in person!


Each entry MUST include a video of the student(s) performing their act. This video will serve as a screener to ensure all acts are appropriate for the show. There will NOT be in-person screenings this year! All entrance forms must be complete by April 18th.


Click HERE for entrance form! This must be submitted by 4/18/22 @ 4:30 p.m.


Criteria

  1. Students in Kindergarten-5th grade are welcome in our “RE-View”, but each student may participate in only one act.


  1. Each entry MUST contain appropriate language, content, and dress.
  • Check lyrics - words and meaning must be K-5 school appropriate to be included in the show.
  • Costumes must cover midriff and have straps that are wider than 1 inch.
  • If in doubt, choose a different song/costume.
  • Any act utilizing something questionable will NOT be allowed in the show.
  • Mrs. Turpin will make the final decision if something is in question, but please take the time to check all lyrics, whether singing or using as accompaniment for other routine to avoid being excluded from the show.


  1. Any costume or performance depicting a race or culture other than that of the performer will NOT be permitted. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Ms. Kellogg or Mrs. Turpin.


  1. Each act may be no longer than 3 minutes in length. Please be sure to time yourself at home during your rehearsals!


  1. If you need to make a cut to a song, there is a program called Audacity that offers a free download and is user-friendly.


  1. Performances may be one of the following types of acts: singing, dancing, lip syncing, martial arts, gymnastics, playing an instrument, acting, comedy. If you have a question about an act that does not fit into these categories, please contact Ms. Kellogg at Riverview (ejkellogg@usd232.org)
  2. Students choosing to sing should have an accompanist, or use an accompaniment track (instrumental, karaoke, etc) CD/mp3/mp4 file. These files will need to be emailed or given on CD/flashdrive to Ms. Kellogg by April 29th.


  1. Recordings with background singers are acceptable. Recorded music will be played for you. You must send in a recording (CD, mp3/mp4 file) and Ms. Kellogg will have it ready for you. A link to a playlist or video will NOT work, and you will not be able to connect a personal device through Bluetooth. The school cannot purchase songs for you. Please label any CD or flashdrive with your name! Files may be emailed to Ms. Kellogg (ejkellogg@usd232.org) or brought in on CD or Flashdrive by April 29th.


  1. Each act must provide their own materials (i.e. sheet music, accompaniment, recordings, props, etc.) The school can provide the following equipment: 2 microphones, gym mats, music stands, piano, chairs.


RE-View is not a competition! No student shall be “cut” from the show as long as all criteria are met:

  • Entrance form submitted by 4/18/22
  • Any recordings given to Ms. Kellogg by 4/29/22
  • Appropriate costume and material
  • Length of act – up to 3 minutes
  • Appropriate lyrics and content
  • All other requirements


If a student does not submit an entrance form WITH VIDEO and COSTUME PHOTO by 4:30 on April 18th, he/she will not be able to perform.


Checklist for performers:


  • entrance form submitted through Google Forms by 4/18/21 at 4:30 PM


  • Song files emailed to Ms. Kellogg by 4/29/22.


  • Practice, Practice, Practice!!!!


  • Share your talent with RE at the show on May 6th!!


Questions????, contact Elaine Kellogg ejkellogg@usd232.org.

Spring Photos Have MOVED

Due to some inclement weather this past week, we had to reschedule pictures. Please note the date change below.
Picture Day for Riverview Elementary is scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2022

Order online at inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/67056QF

A moment of your time please......

The Survey Link is now open.......


Dear Parents/Guardians,


Our school is implementing a whole-school transformational process called the Leader in Me, which teaches 21st-century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.

Our school will be conducting surveys to learn more about key areas of strength and areas of needed growth in our school. In order for us to have a holistic picture of what is going on in our school, we are asking all full-time staff members, parents/guardians, and students in Grade 4 and up to participate.

Parent Participation
If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey (without sharing your name or other identifying information) that will be available through the weblink below. The survey is completely voluntary, but we do hope to get feedback from one member of every household.

The parent/guardian survey takes about 12 minutes to complete and will ask questions about your child and about his or her experience in our school. If you have more than one child attending the school, you will be asked to think about the oldest child's experiences as you answer questions related to his or her growth.

Please take this survey: https://www.leaderinme.com/s/riverview-elem-ks/families

Please complete the survey by: April 2, 2022'

If you missed it......

Calling ALL 2022-2023 Kinder families! If you missed Kinder round up last Tuesday or know of a family or family friend that did, please forward along the link listed below to our very special addition of the Kinder Smore. This Smore is chalked full of all Kindergarten goodness and what families need to do before the beginning of next year and enrollment.


https://www.smore.com/xnwzb-falcon-flyer

Early Pickup

As we all return back to some activities post COVID, we are starting to change some things up with early pickup. If at any point during the school day you are needing to pick up your student, we now ask that you park and come into the front office to pick up your student. This way you can sign your student out and meet them in the front office to checkout.


Thank you in advance for helping us with this small change! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces in the front office.

Changes in the Lunchroom

Now that masks are optional and COVID cases are low, we are adjusting and making some changes within the building. One of those areas that will see changes after spring break will be in our lunchroom. We will adjust the seating arrangement, and we will now start having visitors at lunch. We have not been able to have this for two years, so many of you have never experienced lunch at Riverview. Here are a few items to note:



  • Please use the sign-up below if you would like to come and have lunch with your child. This follows board policy of making sure our visitors are pre-planned.
  • Students and their guest will have special seating on our stage.
  • You may purchase an adult lunch at school. If you would like to do this, the cost is $4.35, and it is helpful if we know this in advance.
  • You may choose to bring food from a favorite restaurant to enjoy with your child.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0949ada823a5fd0-parent



Lunch Times:

1st--10:48-11:15

2nd--11:15-11:42

kinder-11:42-12:12

3rd--12:12-12:39

4th--1:06-1:33


Please let us know if you have any questions!

Desoto Summer Band Camp

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Messages From PTA

Read-a-thon profits!


Because of our community's amazing support, after fees, we raised $18,600 for Riverview! Thank you for your generous support of this fundraiser!


The first $5,000 went straight into the PTA budget to cover already existing expenses for the 2021-2022. Here is how we plan to use the remaining funds:


**Sponsorship of a visit from children's book illustrator Lee Harper

**8 new, complete novel sets for the RE Library

**$50 Amazon gift cards for all certified staff to use for classroom supplies

**An extra $2,000 earmarked for staff grants for the 2022-2023 school year

**New Big Blue Blocks set for the RE playground

**Additional funds towards the 5th grade graduation celebration

**Funds for an LED marquee for Riverview! (more funds will be needed; discussing options at our April 25th meeting)


April Events!


*Johnny's Restaurant Fundraiser: Wednesday, April 20th, all day!


*General Membership Meeting: Monday, April 25th, 7pm, RE Library


*Greenhouse Fundraiser @ Marc's Gift and Garden Center, April 25th-May 15th


*Scholastic BOGO Book Fair: Thursday, April 28th, 5-7pm & Friday, April 29th, 6-8pm


*Spring Fling: Friday, April 29th, 6-8pm, Riverview Parking Lot

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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:

April 4th- Picture Day

April 5th- Choir Performance

April 6th- Late Start

April 6th- Choir Performance

April 15th & 18th- No School

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2021-2022 Lunch Schedule

10:48-11:15 1st Grade

11:15-11:42 2nd Grade

11:42-12:12 Kindergarten

12:12-12:39 3rd Grade

12:39-1:06 5th Grade

1:06-1:33 4th Grade

USD232 Electronic Flyers -- Includes Clubs at Riverview

Here you will find some summer camps and activities right here at Riverview as well as throughout the district.

Student and Family Handbook

The BOE-Approved USD 232 Student and Family Handbook can answer parent questions on a variety of topics.

Riverview Elementary

At Riverview Elementary all stakeholders are dedicated to empowering each student to achieve his or her full potential.