Falcon Flyer

Friday May 20th


WOW.....Holy Cow..... The time has come for my FINAL Falcon Flyer for this year! While typing this out there are so many emotions, feelings and thank yous running through my head! I can not believe my first official year of being principal to this wonderful school and community is coming to a close! This year has been wonderful and amazing, with a lot of twists, turns and most importantly PIVOTS.

I want to share my sincerest thank you from the bottom of my heart to the following:

-Thank you to the amazing students that we have here at Riverview. From all of the smiles, hugs, outfit compliments, pictures, birthday treats and much more.....these kiddos are what make my job worth doing and are continual bright spots in my day!

-Thank you to the wonderful and ever faithful Riverview staff. These fine educators and employees of USD 232 are second to none.... and I am beyond blessed to be their leader! Watching them do what they do best and how much effort, love and energy they pour into the students daily makes my heart so full and happy.

-Thank you to the warm and welcoming Riverview community. Any time when you step into a new role with big shoes to fill, that can be overwhelming and scary at times.....but this community has made me feel nothing but welcomed, supported and loved. Thank you for partnering with me to do what is best not only for our Riverview community but our students as well!

Here is to having a wonderful, relaxing summer and I will see ALL of your wonderful faces in August....to what I can only predict will be another fun filled year of learning and growing!

Mrs. Turpin

Coming Up at RE:

May 24th- Half Day & LAST Day of school-No lunch is served

Running down the hill starts at 11:45


Lee Harper Comes to Riverview

Last week, Riverview had the privilege of hosting the amazing and talented illustrator Lee Harper. Mr. Harper was able to come into Riverview all day and present at three different assemblies for all grade levels.

Students were able to learn more about Mr. Harper, his illustrator journey and some free personal group drawing lessons.

A huge THANK YOU to our PTA for funding and supporting this opportunity for our students. Along with our PTA a huge THANK YOU to Ms. Pursell for bringing this opportunity to Riverview and helping host Mr. Harper.

Turpin NEEDS your help!

Even though we are beginning to wrap up this year.... It is time for me to start looking forward to the beginning of next year and the start of school. Long before the actual first day of school, teachers come back to the building in full force to prep and prepare for that first day! In some of those coming days, I will be working with staff doing some professional development and team building. I would love for one of my activities to be a staff slide show with YOUR kiddos doing a short 30 second or 1 minute video, thanking the staff or saying what they love about Riverview.

Please email me your videos to mturpin@usd232.org

Thank you in advance for helping me with my project!

Mrs. Turpin

Running down the hill

If you would like your child to participate in our annual Riverview tradition of running down the hill on the last day of school, we ask that you email your child’s teacher and let them know that your child needs to be a walker on Tuesday. This is especially important if your child is normally a car rider because unless we are notified, they will continue to go home in the same manner as usual.

Check those lunch accounts.....

It is that time of year again, where we are wrapping up the year....which means it is time to double check your students lunch balance and settle up with any negative balances. If you do decide to leave a positive balance, that will be carried over to the next year!

Thanks in advance for you doing your part!

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Summer Science Camp.....Take a LOOK!

Keep calm & put your lab coat on!

Your child will enjoy hands-on science experiments with Professor Arbaugh & Professor Mahaffey this summer. We are offering 3 sessions. Each session will last 4 days from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Riverview in Mrs. Mahaffey’s classroom. We will do daily science experiments. Each session/student costs $160. This covers the cost of science materials, snacks, & insurance.


  • June 13th to June 16th (M-Th)
  • June 20th to June 23rd (M-Th)
  • June 27th to June 30th (M-Th)

Please send in cash or checks (payable to Victoria Mahaffey) to RE in envelopes labeled with Tori Mahaffey.

Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0849acae2fa7fd0-science

Summer Art Camp...Take a Look!

🎨 SUMMER ART CAMP 🎨 Mark your calendar for Art Camp with Ms. Pursell at Riverview the weeks of June 20th and July 18th! There will be morning and afternoons sessions for incoming 1st through incoming 6th graders. (9am-noon for 1st-3rd graders / 1-4pm for 4th-6th graders). 15 spaces each session / $150 per session.

Sign up genius below:


If you missed it......

Calling ALL 2022-2023 Kinder families! If you missed Kinder round up 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.


Messages From PTA

Prepackaged School Supplies for 2022-2023 on sale now! Supplies will be delivered directly to classrooms in August. Save yourself time this summer and order yours online today at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/riverview-school-35061. Orders are due by May 28th.

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!

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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.