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September 14, 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,

It is my pleasure to announce that Riverview 2nd grade teacher Anna Sahadeo has been named the Finalist from Region 3 for Kansas Teacher of the Year. This is an immense honor, and our staff is very proud of Miss Sahadeo's accomplishments and dedication to her profession. Please see below for excerpts taken from the "What's New in USD232" Announcement (click here for entire article):

"This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state. Nominations are made in each of four regions in the state. The KSDE, sponsor of the Kansas Teacher of the Year program, appoints regional selection panels comprised of teachers, education administrators, and higher education representatives to select semi-finalists and finalists from each region.

Each panel selects six semi-finalists – three elementary teachers and three secondary teachers. From those semi-finalists, the panel in each region then selects one elementary finalist [Miss Sahadeo] and one secondary finalist. The Kansas Teacher of the Year is selected from among the state’s eight regional finalists.

The mission of the Kansas Teacher of the Year program is to build and utilize a network of exemplary teachers who are leaders in the improvement of schools, student performance, and the teaching profession. The Kansas Teacher of the Year team, comprised of the Teacher of the Year and state finalists, serve as ambassadors for education in Kansas, making public appearances across the state promoting education and the teaching profession. The individual selected as the Kansas Teacher of the Year is eligible for national distinction as National Teacher of the Year."

On a different note, today is the kickoff for our PTA fundraiser! Thank you in advance for your support, it truly makes a difference.

Make it a great week!

Beth Mildren

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A Note From the Nurse...

Sniffle? Cough? Sore throat? It’s that time of year when children start to come down with illnesses. Some can be contagious, some are not. So how do you know when to keep your child home from school?

Ask Yourself this about YOUR Sick Child:

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests answering these three quick questions:

1. Does your child have a fever? District policy states that children with a temp of 100 degrees or above should remain home (until fever free for 24 hours)

2. Is your child well enough to engage in class? If your ill child seems too run down to get much out of school, keep them home.

3. Do you think your child has a contagious illness, such as the flu, cold, rash or pinkeye? If so, keep them at home until they're no longer infectious (and a physician has cleared them to return).

For further exclusion information go to www.usd232.org and click on Departments>Health Services>Exclusion Policy

Stay Healthy,

Kerry O’Keefe-Owens, LPN

Riverview Elementary School Nurse

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Upcoming Dates...


  • Wednesday, 16th - All Pro Dads 7:30 AM
  • Friday, 18th - Picture Day
  • Wednesday, 23rd - No School for Kindergarten Students -Grades 1-5 In Session

Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15 PM - 8:15 PM

  • Thursday, 24th - No School | Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, 25th - No School | Building Closed


Tuesday, September 15 - C Day

Wednesday, September 16 - D Day

Thursday, September 17 - E Day

Friday, September 18 - A Day

Monday, September 21- B Day

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



*Ask your child or children about this morning’s Fundraiser Kickoff Assembly! Did Mrs. Mildren really dress up as a cookie?!?!

Intrigued? Now, look in today’s Monday Folder for information on the RE PTA fall fundraiser! Cookie dough and/or chocolate!! Decisions, decisions!! Orders are due September 29th!

*All Pro Dad meets Wednesday, September 16th at 7:30 a.m. Donuts will be served and there will be a brief program on fatherhood and family topics in the West Activity Area.

*RE PTA Staff Appreciation needs your help to show how much we appreciate RE Staff!

We will be providing breakfast/lunch to the teachers and staff on conference day-Thursday September 24th. We also hope to have a school supply drawing for all those extras that teachers need. If you are interested in helping us provide food or teacher supplies (or money to purchase those items) please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094dacae23a02-staff or contact Lynn or Lisa at the PTA email refalconspta@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

*Be sure to like the RE PTA page on Facebook to get the latest info and updates on what's happening at school!

*Don’t forget to input your information in the RE Directory. You have until September 30th, you can use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19-p9ryLG-7jHsb5mgEaVR40AlVKiL5zZTSWx6Js_jj4/viewform?usp=send_form

Upcoming Events:

9/14 Cookie Dough/Chocolate Fundraiser Kick Off

9/16 All Pro Dads 7:30 AM

9/24 Staff Appreciation Conference Breakfast & Lunch