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October 20, 2015

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,

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!

Beth Mildren

Red Ribbon Week...

Next week, we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of American’s each year during the last week of October. By wearing red ribbons and learning to make healthy choices, young people pledge to live a drug-free life and pay tribute to DEA special Agent Enrique “Kiki Camarena.
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Upcoming Dates...


  • 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


Wednesday, October 21 - A Day

Thursday, October 22 - B Day

Friday, October 23 - C Day

Monday, October 26 - D 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

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

To view the information included below, click on the red PTA News button above to take you to the PTA Website.

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!!!

Volunteers needed!!

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.

Donations needed!!!


*Bring the kids to Riverview Friday night from 6pm to 8pm for a fun night with friends at Harvest Fest!

-Games include:

Hula hoop contest

Cake walk

Ring toss


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)

Food from:

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

Upcoming Events

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