Riverside Rocket Blast

August 5, 2022

Message from Mr. Pope

Dear Parents,


Riverside is having a great start to the school year! Thank you so much for your ongoing support! Be sure to mark your calendar for Curriculum Night where you'll learn all about your child's learning experiences this year:


  • Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00 PM - Curriculum Night for grades K-2
    • FOCUS program parent meeting at 5:30 - Cafeteria
  • Thursday, August 18th at 6:00 PM - Curriculum Night for grades 3-5
    • 5th grade parent meeting at 5:00 in the Media Center
    • FOCUS program parent meeting at 5:30 in the Cafeteria


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 678-482-1000.


Your principal,

Ben Pope

Riverside Needs You!

If you might be interested in a part-time position serving as a lunch monitor, please contact Nadine Salamoni at Nadine.Salamoni@gcpsk12.org or at 678-482-1000.

Riverside Processes To Know!

Early Checkout

If you need to check out your child early, please do so by 2:15.

Dropping off items for students

Parents are asked to not drop off any items for students at the welcome desk (water bottle, lunch box, homework, etc.) unless there is an urgent need.

Joining your child for lunch

Parents may have lunch with their child beginning Monday, Aug. 22. Please do not bring your child fast food or lunch from a restaurant.

Ice Cream

Students may purchase ice cream for $1.00 on Fridays beginning Aug. 26.

Safety & Security

All visitors must check in at the welcome desk and wear a Riverside identification badge/sticker while in the building.

Cheers and Tears!

It was a great first day for all students, but particularly for those "first day" kindergarten students and their parents! Each year, parents are invited to come to the

media center to chat with other kindergarten parents and have some refreshments.

4th and 5th Grade Robotics!

Robotics club team applications are now available. You can find the application below, on the Riverside website, or on Mrs. Rivers' 2023 eClass page. All applications are due next Friday, August 12th. Please see Mrs. Rivers if you have any questions!

Media Center News!

Summer Reading BINGO boards are due to Ms. Bartholomew by August 18th. Lost your board? Click the link below.

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Rockets Soar To First Week Success!

Check out these excited Riverside Rockets! It was a fabulous first week of school!

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Due to the expiration of USDA Covid-19 waivers, students will now be charged for meals based on their individual eligibility for SY2022-2023.

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Do you need more information about the Free and Reduced Price Meals program with Gwinnett County Public Schools? For all the information you need and requirements, click the link below or look in the "Find It Fast" section of our website!

PTA News and 5th Grade!

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Calling all 5th graders to submit a design for your “Class of 2023” t-shirt! These shirts will be available for purchase and can be worn at all of the monthly 5th grade events.

Entries are due on Monday, August 15, 2022. Design semi-finalists will be selected by the 5th Grade Committee and the winner will be voted on by the 5th grade class by August 26th. Please see form for more details.

Clubs at Riverside

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Contact Information

Riverside Elementary

5445 Settles Bridge Road

Suwanee, Georgia 30024

(P) 678-482-1000

(F) 678-482-1018