The Roadrunner Review

October 14, 2022

Notes from the Principal

This month, we have continued to work on our behavior expectations in our common areas (cafeteria, hallway, and bathrooms). Students earn a Roadrunner Riches ticket if they are recognized as exhibiting these behaviors. As a school, we have set a goal of earning 10,000 Roadrunner Riches by the end of the month. If we meet this goal, we will have a school-wide celebration! As of this week, we currently have earned 6,131 tickets, it looks like we are on our way to meeting our goal!
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Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-up is here!

Parent/teacher conferences are approaching and we have set up the following times for conferences this fall:

October 20th - 3:45 pm - 7:45 pm

October 26th - 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm

These nights will be evenings of scheduled, fifteen-minute conferences. We will once again be utilizing the™website to facilitate this process. Please enter the following web address into your browser window to access the scheduling site:

If you did not utilize the website to schedule your child’s fall conferences, you will be asked to create a login ID and password with the website and must provide a working email address prior to signing up for conferences. Once you have registered, you will then receive a confirmation email via an email from™ with a link to schedule your conference day and time. You are able to schedule with your child’s classroom and encore teachers. If you do not have internet access or require interpreting services, please contact your child’s teacher to schedule conference times.

Due to the larger number of conferences, we are requesting that parents whose children live in more than one household work together to schedule one conference time for your child. We know this may not always be feasible, but it would be greatly appreciated if every effort could be made. If additional conferences are needed, we would wait until all families have had a chance to schedule at least one conference before assigning a second one. If your student sees more than one teacher for their core class curriculum, we have scheduled your conference for you and you will receive notification of the day and time.

If you are not comfortable attending your conference in person, we will happily schedule this meeting in a virtual manner. It will still be important that you schedule a time through the link provided so that we have a time reserved for you. We will then ask that you call school or contact your child’s teacher to indicate your preference for a virtual meeting. Your child’s teacher will send you a link to attend.

If you have questions or concerns prior to this meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you for being a part of the Riverview community, and we are looking forward to meeting with you!

Mrs. Sarah Budny

Principal, Riverview


Calling All Readers in 3rd-5th Grade!

Book Bowl is being coached by Mrs. Brown ( and Ms. Soukup ( with assistance from Riverview parent, Margy Stahr. Please reach out to one of those individuals if you have any questions.

Important Dates

October 18th - 4th and 5th grade Leadership Conference

October 20th - Parent/Teacher Conferences from 3:45pm - 7:45 pm

October 22nd - Monster Mash

October 26th - P/T Conferences from 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm

October 26th - 28th - No School

November 2 - Picture retake day

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Notes From The Health Office

Should your child become ill Please follow these guidelines from The Wausau School District:

  • Please know masks are optional within the district. If you would like to send your child to school with a mask you are welcome to do so.
  • If your child is sick ( Covid - 19 or something else) , please keep them home
  • If your child is showing Covid -19 symptoms , we recommend they get tested. We accept PCR, Rapid Antigen and Home tests.
  • If the test comes back negative, they can return to school when they are fever free for 24 hours without medication and improved symptoms.
  • If they test positive , we recommend that they quarantine for five days from onset of symptoms.

If positive the first day or their symptoms is considered Day 0. Once five days have passed, they are cleared to return to school on Day 6. When they return, we recommend they wear a mask until Day 10.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Jenny Glovinski Health Aide

(715) 261 - 0035 or

It's Getting Cold out...

We are not quite ready for snowpants and boots, but please begin bringing a jacket, hat and gloves to school. It is getting cold out in the mornings!

If you are in need of winter gear for your child(ren), please contact Mrs. Payant at 715-261-0038

PTO News

The PTO Fundraiser Wraps Up this Weekend

As of October 13, we have raised $3,060 total in
online sales, submitted order forms, and donations.

This represents a bit more than 25% of our $12,000 goal! Way to go!!

Thank you to all who are selling and donating!!!

This is the final weekend for selling items.

Club's Choice Orders should be turned in on Monday, October 17.

All checks for donations & Club's Choice sales should be made to: Riverview PTO

Our School Code is RIV242

Payment for Club's Choice items should be turned in with the order forms.

If you are not selling Club's Choice items, or if you're only selling them online, you can recycle the Club's Choice materials.

If we reach our $12,000 goal, students will earn a PJ Day with Donuts provided by the PTO!

Parent Teacher Conference Meals

The PTO's custom is to provide an evening meal for teachers and staff on Parent Teacher Conference Days.

On Thursday, October 20, we will provide a soup / salad buffet.

Please see this sign up to contribute items.

In particular, we need more volunteers to bring soup, salad, and dessert.

Riverview PTO: Parent Teacher Conference Meals - October 20 (

On Wednesday, October 26, we will order meals from Rocky Rococo (owned by a Riverview family)!

We are accepting donations toward this meal. Click this link to sponsor a teacher's meal.

Thanks to all who have signed up so far!

Thank you to 4th Grade Families for providing staff treats this week!

Monster Mash

Saturday, October 22

1-3 p.m.

If you can volunteer to help at the event, please sign up here:

Riverview PTO: Monster Mash 2022 (

Finally, Spiritwear arrived this week and was sent home!

We hope you enjoy your new Roadrunner gear!

Have a great weekend!

Margy & April

Blessings in a Backpack

See the attached form below to enlist in the backpack program. If you have any questions, please reach out to Shelly Smith-Payant - ssmith@
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Riverview 2022/2023 Staff


Budny, Sarah -

Administrative Assistant

Knapp, Patty -

Regular Education


Hall, Kristin -

Szekeress, Danica -


Burnett, Amber -

Hiles, Chelsie -

Steinagel, Nathan -

1st grade

Lor, Baonhia -

Meyer, Ella -

Witt, Laura -

2nd grade

Burmeister, Michelle -

Differt, Kayla -

Heil, Kari -

3rd grade

Hoppenjan, Margaret -

Richardt, Cindy -

Smith, Chris -

4th grade

Brown, Courtney -

Helke, Casey -

Moe, Rebecca (Becky) -

5th grade

Kleczewski, Christine -

Soukup, Megan -

Widmar, Kristin -

GT Resource Teacher

Adams, Matt -

EL Teacher

David, Patty -

Vang, Chi Neng -

Special Education

Boller, Amy -

Connor, Kearsten -

Ermeling, Ashley -

Holdridge, Julie -

Hrdina, Jessica -

Husnick, Donna -

Kressel, Renee -

Persha, Morgan -

Puetz, Nancy -


Hau, Mackenzie -


Lodahl, Mia -

Pupil Services

Boulanger, Kris -

Morrow, Jenna -

Noltemeyer, Nicole -

Smith-Payant, Shelly -

Bridge Coordinator

Sturm, Taylor -

G2M Program Coordinator

Ramthun, Emily -


Allee, Jennifer -

Dienger, Victoria -

Koser, Andrea - akoser@wausauschools.orgf

Lenselink, Angela -

Rodziewicz, Kathy -

Sullivan, Christin -

Wais, Jeff -

Withers, Alicia -

Wressell, Sana -

Support Staff

Terri Kankelfitz, Jackie Keller, Tammy Kromrei, Sandy Wirkus, Dia Thao, Andrea Cordova, Tammy Davisson, Cher Her, Lynn Haucke, Cindy Schuster, Loretta Lazaroff, Tim Baumann, Breanna Bolssen, Leanne Matz, Caitlyn Sitte, Taygen Viegut, Julia Radke, Kristy Durkes, Emily Walker

District Nurse/Health Paraprofessional

Glovinski, Jenny -

Hoerter, Emilee -

Nutrition Services

Huntington, Susan -

Leitch, Sara -

Rosso, Kay -


Cook, Angela -

Dotter-Begay, Beth -

Schilling, Tonia -

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