October 20, 2015
Greetings from the Principal
Dear Riverview families,
I hope students had a restful long weekend, and that everyone enjoyed some dramatic postseason baseball! Today marks the beginning of second quarter, and grade cards for the first quarter will be available through Skyward at the end of the week. As you will recall, the district is transitioning to a standards-based report card, and the following questions are answered in this document located on the Riverview Elementary website:
- What are academic standards?
- Why do standards matter?
- Why is there a new report card?
Please remember that these grade cards are new to both parents and teachers. With any new adoption, it is natural for there to be some growing pains; elementary educators are continuing to receive professional development for this kind of reporting system, which is different than the ways they have been measured and reported student performance in the past. It is expected to see grading practices and reporting become more refined and defined throughout the year. Though the reporting system has changed, teachers will continue to collect evidence of learning in a variety of ways as they have always done, through careful observation, examination of student’s work, discussions, projects, performance tasks, quizzes and tests.
If you have any questions about your child's grade card or his/her performance, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher or me so that we can assist you in best understanding your child's current level of performance.
Finally, please visit the Book Fair this week, located in the Library! It will be open Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. I look forward to seeing everyone Friday from 6:00-8:00 pm at Harvest Fest here at school! It will be a fun way to end the week and celebrate this beautiful season!
Make it a great week!
Red Ribbon Week...
- Tuesday, 20th - Start of 2nd Quarter
- Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd - Fall Book Fair
- Friday, 23rd - PTA sponsored Harvest Fest
- Tuesday, 27th - Picture retake day
- Thursday, 29th - Fall Classroom Parties 2:45
- Friday, 30th - No School | Professional In-Service Day
A Message From Student Nutrition...
Looking to work while the kids are in school? Want your nights and weekends off for family time? We’ve got a spot for you! The Student Nutrition department is now hiring for the following positions:
· SN Assistant at Monticello Trails MS (10am – 2pm)
· SN Substitute Assistant – days/hours vary
For additional information or to apply, please visit our district website at https://desoto.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
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
Riverview Elementary PTA
*Thank you to everyone who dined at Sombrero’s last night. We hope you enjoyed a dinner out and supporting RE at the same time!
*To make our Book Fair and Harvest Fest a success, we need YOU!!!
Fall Book Fair October 22nd and October 23rd
You can click on this link:
Or follow this QR code below this article.
Harvest Fest October 23rd
You can click on the this link:
Or follow this QR code below this article.
*Bring the kids to Riverview Friday night from 6pm to 8pm for a fun night with friends at Harvest Fest!
Hula hoop contest
Blow up obstacle course
Corn hole toss
-Also available for purchase: (CASH ONLY PLEASE)
Photo booth pictures $3
Teacher lunch raffles $1/ticket (see the Harvest Fest flyer in today’s Monday Folder for a complete list of teachers participating)
The Funnel Cake Truck
Pizza from Pizza West
*Don’t forget to visit the Book Fair Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm and Friday from 8am to 8pm!
Inviting all dads and kids for a quick, before-school breakfast (DOUGHNUTS!!) on Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 a.m. in the West Activity Area for a brief program on fatherhood and family topics. You’ll take away great tips and resources to help you be the best Dad you can be, and you’ll strengthen your relationship with your kids at the same time. It’s fun and FREE! RSVP at http://apdd.allprodad.com/3046
10/22 & 10/23 Fall Book Fair
10/23 Harvest Fest
10/29 Fall Class Parties
10/30 No School
11/4 Last day for submission of October Reading Minutes
11/4 All Pro Dad Breakfast
11/4 Fundraiser Delivery