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Principal Newsletter January 16th-19th

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:36pm
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Principal Moment

When I was in teacher school, I learned a lot about how to teach the different subjects.  But most of what I know about teaching reading, I’ve learned from students.

My students taught me that when inviting children to the reading rug, it is much more exciting when the teacher hides a book behind her back than when she pulls it off the shelf.

They taught me that after gathering kids on the carpet – no matter how many times you say crisscross applesauce – someone in the front row will always sit on her knees.

They taught me that when the teacher shows her class a picture from a book, she must always move the book very slowly in front of them or they will whine, “I can’t see.”  And when the teacher is finished showing the picture, she will always have to show it again to one person who says, “I didn’t see it.”

My students taught me that whenever the teacher reads the word knock aloud, she should hit the desk at the same time.  When she reads yawn, she should make a good loud stretch.  And when she reads cleared her throat, she should accompany it with lots of noise in the back of her throat.

Students taught me that a child can read an entire page out loud and not pause at one single period. That same child will remember exactly who sat on the beanbag chair during silent reading time yesterday, last week, and two months ago but they won’t remember what they just finished reading two seconds ago.

They taught me that when I am reading a book to the children and ask them to make a prediction about what will happen next, it is entirely possible that one child will disregard my question completely and announce that I wore the same shoes yesterday and that my legs are hairy.

They taught me that if an ant crawls onto the cover of a child’s book during reading time, she will not flick it off-but carry the book carefully to the front of the room to show me.  When hearing that their lucky classmate has an ant crawling on her book,  the rest of the class will jump out of their chairs and run over to see our new visitor.  Reading will only assume after the dazed little guest has been carried outside to safety by all twenty-four children.

It is cool being a teacher.   It is also cool to go to school at Riverview! 

SEP Conferences

Thank you for attending SEP Conferences!   When teachers and parents work together to try and provide the best learning environment for learning; the child is the one who benefits the most.  We appreciate your support!

PBIS Assembly and Good Citizen Reward

The student body reviewed the PBIS rules last week.  Students re-learned that PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support.  Students are learning to ‘Make their Mark and Make it Matter’ by being a R.A.M.  Ask your child what it means to be a R.A.M.  I also encourage you to visit the Riverview website at http://riverview.nebo.edu/news/pbis and familiarize yourself with PBIS at Riverview elementary.  Check out the fun videos!

This week, students joined in a 2nd term Good Citizen Reward...The Riverview Winter Olympics!  The games were opened with the Olympic Theme song.  Students had participated in a torch lighting ceremony.  They competed in speed skating, hockey, and figure skating.  Every student received a Riverview Gold Medal.  Thank you to all Riverview students for being great citizens!

Reading

I would like to invite you to check out two outstanding eBook libraries which allow you to access books anytime, anywhere and for free.   The Nebo Overdrive library can be accessed through http://www.nebo.edu/overdrive.  and the MyOn library is available at https://www.myon.com/login/.

Nebo Mobile App

Nebo School District has launched a free app.  This app may be used to view student information (schedules, grades, attendance, etc.) and school information (news, calendars, menus, etc), which is retrieved from various sources.

Install the “Nebo School District” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.  Click the following link to access the append get full install instructions http://www.nebo.edu/bb-mobile-app.

Communication Options

Riverview School website 

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

January Events

  • January 16th – First day of 3rd term; School Community Council meeting @ 3:30
  • January 18th – Good Citizen Reward for 4th – 6th grades; Winter Olympic Games
  • January 19th – Good Citizen Reward for K-3rd grades; Winter Olympics Games
  • January 26th – NetSmartz Assembly; K-2nd @ 1:50, 3rd-6th grades @ 2:20
  • January 29th – February 2nd – PTA White Ribbon Week
  • February 2nd – Utah Opera Assembly; K-3rd @ 9:00, 4th – 6th @ 10:00

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King!

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:14pm
Attributions: Sherilyn Woodhouse
(more pictures available)

This week we celebrated Mr. King's birthday. We learned that his voice and dream was the most important for equal rights. Our class made a collage by using oil pastels and then traced our hand prints. The signed hand prints symbolize that we will strive for love and peace. We even discussed how we can bring love and peace into our classrooms and homes. The students came up with fantastic ideas. Such as, helping others, saying you're sorry, don't argue, include everyone, fill someone else's bucket, and last, leave the last treat in the fridge for someone else.
Thank you Mr. King for your dream and voice. Our second grade class will try to use our voice, love, and peace as well.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

How to Build a Snowman

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 6:01pm
Attributions: Heather Parrish
(more pictures available)

We are working on How-To writing in class. We discussed how-to-make a snowman. The students and I talked about what we needed to do first, next, then, and last. I had a model that  we wrote together and the students could change theirs to how they wanted. Then we we made a snow globe out of paper and built our snowmen inside.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Principal Newsletter January 8th - 11th

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 6:05pm
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Principal Moment

Coming back from any vacation and starting work again is challenging, but returning to school after Christmas break is tough.  Children are trading their holiday bliss…shiny new presents, staying up late, and plodding around the house in warm flannel pajamas to the reality of being back to school.  One to two weeks is a long time in the life of most children and some (many!) rules of school are often forgotten over a long break.  Some kiddos think that the fun of the vacation will continue while they will be missing it once they are back to school.  It’s stressful.

There all kinds of tips to reduce stress:

  1. List all the stressors in your life…I can write down several – all names of people under the age of ten.
  2. Remove your stressors whenever possible…if I removed my stressors, some children would be sitting out on the playground.
  3. Peppermint aromatherapy…”Mrs. Killian, it smells like marker breath in here.
  4. Calming sounds of rain…that just makes me want to use the restroom.

Last week I found it; the best way to remove stress.  It arrived in a small box from Amazon.  SNAP! List your stressors, remove your stressors, aromatherapy, calming sounds, my foot. I plopped down in my chair and stared at the bubble wrap in my hands.  Slowly a smile spread across my face.  Then I squeezed one bubble. 

SNAP! SNAP. SNAP. SNAP. SNAP. SNAP. 

Way better than peppermint.

SEP Conferences

SEP Conferences will be held this week, Wednesday, January 10th from 3:30-5:30 and Thursday, January 11th from 3:30-8:30.  You should have gotten an email invite through SignUpGenius.  This email allows you to visit the website, find your child’s teacher (s), and sign-up for the time that is most convenient to your individual schedule.  Parents, if you find a need to change your appointment the day of conferences, please contact the teacher so he/she is aware of the change.  Thanks so much!

The PTA has made me aware that they are looking for a few more people who would be willing to help out with the dinner on January 11th.  If you would like to get involved please click on the following link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A2HNeeK-Pl4GOQH1_-RgerS6sctSWQB2Or598kXo9Ig/edit

Please remember there will be no school on Friday, January 12th and Monday, January 15th!

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

During the month of December, Riverview held a food drive service project.  Riverview collected 7,623 items!  Thank you for blessing the lives of many children in the Spanish Fork community.  The food and clothing has been donated to families in our school, families from surrounding schools, the Nebo Pantry and the Utah Food Coalition.

Reading

I would like to invite you to check out two outstanding eBook libraries which allow you to access books anytime, anywhere and for free.   The Nebo Overdrive library can be accessed through http://www.nebo.edu/overdrive.  and the MyOn library is available at https://www.myon.com/login/.

Nebo Mobile App

Nebo School District has launched a free app.  This app may be used to view student information (schedules, grades, attendance, etc.) and school information (news, calendars, menus, etc), which is retrieved from various sources.

Install the “Nebo School District” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.  Click the following link to access the append get full install instructions http://www.nebo.edu/bb-mobile-app.

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  •          January 8th – Officer Grover presenting to 3rd & 6th grades @ 9:15 in the gym
  •          January 10th – SEP Conferences
  •          January 11th – SEP Conferences; Last day of 2nd term
  •          January 12th – No School; Teacher Development Day
  •          January 15th – No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  •          January 16th – First day of 3rd term; School Community Council meeting @ 3:30
  •          January 18th – Good Citizen Reward for 4th – 6th grades; Winter Olympic Games
  •          January 19th – Good Citizen Reward for K-3rd grades; Winter Olympics Games
  •          January 25th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 2:30
  •          January 26th – NetSmartz Assembly; K-2nd @ 1:50, 3rd-6th grades @ 2:20
  •          January 29th – February 2nd – PTA White Ribbon Week
  •          February 2nd – Utah Opera Assembly; K-3rd @ 9:00, 4th – 6th @ 10:00

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Meeting Officer Grover

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:55pm
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(more pictures available)

Riverview third graders and sixth graders met Officer Cory Grover after reading and discussing the story “Aero and Officer Mike.”  Officer Grover brought his police dog and talked with the students about the training that he and his dog went through together. Officer Grover explained how his police dog is a loyal partner and they work together every day.  Students had a great time making connections from reading "Aero and Officer Mike" and meeting Officer Grover and his police dog.  Thank you for your service! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Principal Newsletter January 2nd - 5th

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 7:20pm
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Principal Moment

Today is the first day back from Christmas Break; sounds like most had a Merry Christmas.  Legos were a hot item, so were Hover Boards, hatchimals, RC cars, drones, smart watches, and the flu.     

This morning, most kids said they were glad to be back but there were some who were “kinda yes and kinda no.”

I asked some what their New Year’s resolutions are.  Kid’s resolutions don’t change much from year to year: “I want to get better at times tables.” “I’m not going to fight with my brother.” “I will be a better reader.” “I want a new puppy.”  I said, “Uh….that really isn’t a resolution, it’s a wish. A resolution is something you want to improve in or change.”  He then said: “I want to change the way my mom feels about having a new puppy.”  Clever boy!  It’s good to be back!

Afterschool Clubs

The third session of after-school clubs will begin on Monday, January 8th and go until Friday, March 2nd.  The fees for clubs will be $12 this year.  Please fill out the registration forms if you haven’t completed one this school year and make the payment in the office by Friday, January 5th.

There is still some availability in the following clubs:

  • Mondays
    • K-3 Lego - 4 spots
    • K-3 Creative Art - 5 spots
    • 2-6th Origami - 6 spots
    • 2-6th  Sign Language - 7 spots
  • Tuesdays
    • K-3 Kids Rock - 5 spots
    • 3-6th Unity/ code Video game design - 2 spots
  • Wednesdays
    • K-3  Einstein Science - 5 spots
  • Thursdays
    • K-3  All about horses - 4 spots
  • Fridays
    • 3-6th Minecraft - 5 spots
    • 2-6th  Spanish - 8 spots

SEP Conferences

SEP Conferences will be held Wednesday, January 10th and Thursday, January 11th.  You will be getting an email from SignUpGenius.  This email will allow you to visit the website, find your child’s teacher (s), and sign-up for the time that is most convenient to your individual schedule.  Thanks so much!

Nebo Mobile App

Nebo School District has launched a free app.  This app may be used to view student information (schedules, grades, attendance, etc.) and school information (news, calendars, menus, etc), which is retrieved from various sources.

Install the “Nebo School District” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.  Click the following link to access the append get full install instructions http://www.nebo.edu/bb-mobile-app.

Recess Guidance

Cool weather is upon us.  As you know, poor air quality is common during Utah winters and affects health.  Riverview monitors air quality from: http://air.utah.gov/.  We follow the Utah recess guide:  http://health.utah.gov/asthma/pdfs/airquality/recessguidance.pdf

During the cold months we will check air quality levels in the morning.  Students will remain inside when air quality reaches high levels on the air quality index.  If the air quality is good ALL students will be sent outside for recess.  Please make sure your child is coming to school with outdoor clothing during the cold weather months.

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • January 4th – 4th grade weather activity @ 10:30 in Little Theater
  • January 5th – Popcorn Friday; PBIS assembly @ 2:15 p.m.
  • January 8th – Officer Grover presenting to 3rd & 6th grades @ 9:15 in the gym
  • January 10th – SEP Conferences
  • January 11th – SEP Conferences; Last day of 2nd term
  • January 12th – No School; Teacher Development Day
  • January 15th – No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 16th – First day of 3rd term; School Community Council meeting @ 3:30
  • January 18th – Good Citizen Reward for 4th – 6th grades; Winter Olympic Games
  • January 19th – Good Citizen Reward for K-3rd grades; Winter Olympics Games
  • January 25th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 2:30
  • January 26th – NetSmartz Assembly; K-2nd @ 1:50, 3rd-6th grades @ 2:20
  • January 29th – February 2nd – PTA White Ribbon Week
  • February 2nd – Utah Opera Assembly; K-3rd @ 9:00, 4th – 6th @ 10:00

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Riverview Students Meet Santa!

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 7:51am
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(more pictures available)

Riverview students loved meeting Santa! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Riverview Rams Who are Making Their Mark! December Recognition Assembly

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:58am
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(more pictures available)

Each month Riverview holds a 'Make Your Mark' Assembly.  

The purpose of this assembly is to recognize outstanding behaviors, actions, and goals met by our students, faculty and staff.  Embracing challenge and sticking with it are actions that are intentionally taught at Riverview. We encourage Riverview Rams to be inspired by the success of others and 'magpie' ideas to create success for themselves.

  • December Employees who have gone above and beyond: Mrs. Tricia Nielson, Mr. Trevor Nelson, Mrs. Amy Cook
  • December Class that shows they are not afraid to enter the Learning Pit: Mrs. Sharla Thomas' Sixth Grade
  • December Students who embrace the learning challenge:  Lucy Wright, Jackson Clonts, Jovi Gillett, Brecken Robertson, Isaiah Ramos, Taliah Rymer, Cash Bolyard, Romen Shelton, Molly Blohm, Reagan Harper, Swayzie Jones, Ryker Ramirez, Aaliyah Haretuku, Eric Jensen, Jenna Arndt, Alex Lundgreen, Kelsey Tingey, Monson Welling, Jaxon Thomas, Dulce Rascon, Ava Smith, Madelyn Day, Ben Smith, Naomi Batres, Avery Esplin, Mark Jensen, Brea Duvall, Oziel Lazano, Jackson Greenwood, Jenna Chipman, Tessa Barney, Lydia Pozo, Brin Christensen, Tyson Deveraux, Nyle Carter, Olina Lindow, Cohen Young
Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Riverview Rams Who are Making Their Mark! November Recognition Assembly

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:37am
Attributions: 
(more pictures available)

Each month Riverview holds a 'Make Your Mark' Assembly.  

The purpose of this assembly is to recognize outstanding behaviors, actions, and goals met by our students, faculty and staff.  Embracing challenge and sticking with it are actions that are intentionally taught at Riverview. We encourage Riverview Rams to be inspired by the success of others and 'magpie' ideas to create success for themselves.

  • November Employee who has gone above and beyond: Mrs. Cindy Porter
  • November Class that shows they are not afraid to enter the Learning Pit: Mrs. Sherry Moody's Second Grade
  • November Students who embrace the learning challenge:  Tyce Riley, Lauren Bigelow, Cami Reyes, Ellie Burdsal, Easton Roach, Bryson Boshard, Paxton Whatcott, Talmage Field, Titan Valentini, Taylor Silva, Devyn Lee, Olivia Cruz, Breezet Larson-Regnet, Quinley Evans, Wesley Clark, Kingsun Rodriguez, Kayden Lambsen, Jasmine Walsh, Nathan Whitaker, Addalyn Prestwich, Quaid Youd, Oaklee Hamann, Mason Jones, Daniel Owen, Ashlyn Gonsalves, Audrey Anderson, Brigham Folsom, Madison Moller, Callie McGuire, Brooklyn Redd, Nathan Beck, Jacob Insalaco, Britlee Fry, Boston Migliaccio, Heidi Wangsgard, Lexie Murray
Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Escape Room Challenge!

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 8:12am
Attributions: Sharla Thomas
(more pictures available)

Mrs. Thomas’ 6th Grade students put their problem solving skills to good use when our fabulous room mothers brought the Escape Room challenge to these five teams!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Third Grade Creating Christmas Around The World

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:29am
Attributions: 
(more pictures available)

Riverview third graders learned about the many ways other countries celebrate Christmas.  Students chose a country and created items to represent what the country celebrates and then wrote about the celebrations. Students had a great time learning about other countries celebrations.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Soccer Fridays

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 8:11am
Attributions: Heidi Bundy

Playing soccer is one of Mrs. Bundy PE, Fridays. Good weather still makes going outside fun.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Sign-up for 3rd Session of Boys/Girls Afterschool Club

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 7:58am
Attributions: 

Click on the link to sign up for 3rd session. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aaead22a1fd0-third7.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Principal Newsletter December 11th - 15th

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:50pm

Principal Moment

One of my favorite scenes in Miracle on 34th Street is when attorney John Payne proves that his client, Mr. Kringle, is in fact Santa Claus.  Mail carriers from the United States Postal Service march into the courthouse carrying thousands of children’s letters addressed to Santa.  By delivering these letters to Mr. Kringle, Payne argues that the Post Office-a branch of the federal government-recognizes Kris Kringle to be Santa Claus.  Santa is saved by the Post Office.

Kids’ letters to Santa are pretty darn cute.  When a child really wants something badly, he’ll write in capital letters then go crazy with exclamation marks. (“PLEEEEEEASE BRING ME A DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!”)  Once in a while a child will reprimand Santa. (“Last year I asked for an alligator and all I got was a gerbil.  I hope you’ll do better this year.”)  Rarely will a child sign his last name.  Santa knows who he is.

There are always lots of questions for the man up north: “How’s Rudolph?” “How’s Mrs. Claus?” “Do reindeer really fly?” “Was I nice or naughty?” “How do you fit down the chimney?”

I hope you get an opportunity to truly enjoy the excitement that children feel during this holiday season!

Boys/Girls After School Clubs

Riverview Elementary is excited to announce our 3rd session registration for the After-School program. Registration for 3rd session will be Wednesday, December 13th at 8:00. 

All information including club schedules, registration forms, and waivers will be available online.  We will use SIGN-UP GENIUS on the Riverview website.  Please fill out the registration forms if you haven't completed one this school year and make a payment in the office by Jan. 5th.  If you need payment arrangements ro have any questions please contact RaeAnn Nelson at raeann.nelson@nebo.edu

The fees for Afterschool will be $12 this year.  Students may sign up for as many clubs as they would like. The students will receive a t-shirt (one per year), healthy snacks, a prevention lesson, physical activities or games, and one hour of club instruction and activities. 

An early morning club will be available at no charge from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  It is available for students who would like extra homework or reading help.  Also for parents who need to leave for work early and want a safe place for their students before school.  Kelsey Mortensen, a certified teacher, will be the morning club instructor.  Please fill out the registration form and waiver for this club as well. 

3rd session will begin on Monday, January 8th, and go until Friday, March 2nd.  We look forward to having your students participate in Riverview's After-school Program. 

CLUB sCHEDULE:

Morning Club - 8:00-8:30 a.m.; No cost homework help from a certified teacher every morning from 8:00-8:30 am.  This is also a safe place for students who need to arrive early to school.  Students must not arrive after 8:30 a.m.

Mondays-2:15-3:45:

  • Lego Jr. K-3; A fun and interactive club for students who love Legos they will work together in teams to make items of the day also they will have free play time.
  • Creative Art K-3; A club for students interested in Art drawing, watercolors, acrylic, and pottery. 
  • Origami 3-6; A club to teach the ancient art of folding paper, using new ideas helping students solve some world problems with paper.
  • Sign Language 2-6; A club taught by the ASL club at the high school introducing students to this great universal language.
  • Princess K-3; A value club teaching manners, goals, and friendship building skills. 

Tuesdays - 3:00-4:30 :

  • 3D Printing 2-6; learning 21st century skills through programming and designing things for the 3D printer
  • 6th Grade Orchestra; This club is only open to those 6th grade students who are currently in orchestra.  Note-The cost of this club has been included in orchestra registration fees. 
  • Spa and Healthy Lifestyle 2-6; A club that focuses on making healthy life decisions like food, exercising, and team building. 
  • Kids Rock K-3; Each week students will be exploring a new topic fromt crafts, games, cooking, science and more. 

Wednesdays - 3:00-4:30 :

  • Unity/Code.org 3-6; A club to teach coding skills and learning video game design adding to the whole creative experience. 
  • Einstein Science K-3; Exploring all that is slimy and gooey, along with Bill Nye and Myth Buster experiments.
  • Digging Dinosaurs K-3; The budding paleontologist will enjoy learning about the prehistoric past of Dinosaurs and digging some fossibls of their own.  The Bean Museum will also visit with different kinds of reptiles. 
  • DYI Arts & Crafts K-3; 

Thursdays- 3:00-4:30 :

  • Lego Robotics 2-6; STEM curriculum with programing, coding, and engineering robots.  The mind storm club will work hands on building their own robots.
  • Cooking Sr 3-6; A club to teach cooking skills and healthy eating habits along with food preparation and clean up.
  • Dance K-4; A club to teach about the fun and different varieties of ways to dance. 
  • All About Horses K-3; A club to help those interested in horses learn about the care and handling of horses. 

Fridays - 3:00-4:30 :

  • Video game design/Minecraft 3-6; A computer technology club using creative and collaborative efforst as students learn 21st century computer skills that are needed in the world today.
  • Spanish 2-6; A beginning club for any student that would like to learn to speak this valuable language. 
  • Star Wars/Harry Potter Adventures K-3; Find which house you fit in!  Get thrust in to different worlds with Harry Potter and Luke Skywalker. 

Cold Weather Guidance

With the cold weather conditions upon us I wish to review the procedures for cold weather.

  • It is recommended that students arrive at school no earlier than 8:00 for supervision purposes. 
  • Children should arrive at school dressed for the weather of the day so they can safely and comfortably enjoy recesses. In winter months, children should remember to bring shoes to change into from their snow boots. All healthy children will be expected to go out for recess except in extreme weather conditions (wind chill, rain, snow, unhealthy air/inversions.)  We check air quality daily at http://air.utah.gov/currentconditions.php?id=np.
  • If your child cannot participate in recess for health reasons, please send a note to this effect. If it is to be a prolonged indoor stay (longer than 3 days) please send a note from the doctor.
  • Students will remain inside in extreme weather conditions such as: very cold temperatures (below 20 degrees) and wind chill, heavy rain and snowfall.
  • Please be considerate and safety conscious as you drop off and pick up students at school. The winter months see an increase in the number of cars. Remember to: not block the flow of traffic, not block the cross walk area, use parking stalls and not the pull through lanes if you need to enter the building.

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool program and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the eighth annual Food Drive service project.   This service project will run until Wednesday, Dec. 20th, our goal is to BEAT last year’s total of 3,000 cans of food!  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has many students in this situation. 

This is a great opportunity to teach our students about service and being grateful for the things we have.  All cans should be brought to your student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.

PLEASE make sure the cans have not EXPIRED.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!  LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • December 7th – 5th grade DARE graduation 2:00 p.m., Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
  • December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
    • Monday-Wear Red and Green
    • Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
    • Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
    • Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
    • Friday-No School
  • December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

DARE Graduation

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:20pm
Attributions: Mary Hollister
(more pictures available)

Riverview had a fabulous 5th grade DARE graduation. The students sang songs, a coupe of students read really good essays on the DARE program, and each student was given a certificate. We appreciate our DARE officer for coming each week and helping educate our students on drug safety. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Riverview Tree

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:13pm
Attributions: Kirstie Marx
(more pictures available)

This month, our whole school is making ornaments to put on our Riverview tree.  These third-graders enjoyed painting ornaments as we listed to holiday music-- it was a great kick-off to the holiday-filled month!  We hope everyone in our school (and those visiting) enjoy seeing the tree that shows a bit of all of our students.

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

6th Grade Orchestra Concert

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:08pm

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The 6th grade orchestra performed for Riverview students.  The orchestra performed Three Blind Mice, Are You Sleeping, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Silent Night, We Three Kings, Ode To Joy, and Jolly Old St. Nicolas. Riverview students had a fun time singing along to Jingle Bells.  Thank you 6th grade orchestra for all of your time and hard work.  It was a wonderful concert!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Riverview Afterschool Boys & Girls Club-Session 3

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:04pm
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Riverview Elementary is excited to announce our 3rd session registration for the After-School program. The registration will be Wednesday, Dec. 12th starting at 8:00 a.m.   All information including club schedules, registration forms, and waivers will be available online.  We will use SIGN-UP GENIUS on the Riverview website.  Please fill out the registration forms if you haven't completed one this school year and make a payment in the office by Jan. 5th.  If you need payment arrangements ro have any questions please contact RaeAnn Nelson at raeann.nelson@nebo.edu

The fees for Afterschool will be $12 this year.  Students may sign up for as many clubs as they would like.  The students will receive a t-shirt (one per year), healthy snacks, a prevention lesson, physical activitives or games, and one hour of club instruction and activities. 

An early morning club will be available at no charge from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  It is available for students who would like extra homework or reading help.  Also for parents who need to leave for work early and want a safe place for their students before school.  Kelsey Mortensen, a certified teacher, will be the morning club instructor.  Please fill out the registration form and waiver for this club as well. 

3rd session will begin on Monday, January 8th, and go until Friday, March 2nd.  We look forward to having your students participate in Riverview's After-school Program.  No clubs will be held on Oct 31, Nov 22-24Last day of clubs for session 2 will be Dec 20th Registration for 3rd session will be Tue Dec 12 at 7:30 for those who haven't been in a club so far this school year.  7:50 for everyone else.   3rd session will begin Jan. 8th 

RIVERVIEW BOYS/GIRLS AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS:

Morning Club - 8:00-8:30 a.m.; No cost homework help from a certified teacher every morning from 8-8:45 am.  This is also a safe place for students who need to arrive early to school.  Students must not arrive after 8:30 a.m.

Mondays-2:15-3:45:

  • Lego Jr. K-3; A fun and interactive club for students who love Legos they will work together in teams to make items of the day also they will have free play time.
  • Creative Art K-3; A club for students interested in Art drawing, watercolors, acrylic, and pottery. 
  • Origami 3-6; A club to teach the ancient art of folding paper, using new ideas helping students solve some world problems with paper.
  • Sign Language 2-6; A club taught by the ASL club at the high school introducing students to this great universal language.
  • Princess K-3; A value club teaching manners, goals, and friendship building skills. 

Tuesdays - 3:00-4:30 :

  • 3D Printing 2-6; learning 21st century skills through programming and designing things for the 3D printer
  • 6th Grade Orchestra; This club is only open to those 6th grade students who are currently in orchestra.  Note-The cost of this club has been included in orchestra registration fees. 
  • Spa and Healthy Lifestyle 2-6; A club that focuses on making healthy life decisions like food, exercising, and team building. 
  • Kids Rock K-3; Each week students will be exploring a new topic fromt crafts, games, cooking, science and more. 

Wednesdays - 3:00-4:30 :

  • Unity/Code.org 3-6; A club to teach coding skills and learning video game design adding to the whole creative experience. 
  • Einstein Science K-3; Exploring all that is slimy and gooey, along with Bill Nye and Myth Buster experiments.
  • Digging Dinosaurs K-3; The budding paleontologist will enjoy learning about the prehistoric past of Dinosaurs and digging some fossibls of their own.  The Bean Museum will also visit with different kinds of reptiles. 
  • DYI Arts & Crafts K-3; 

Thursdays- 3:00-4:30 :

  • Lego Robotics 2-6; STEM curriculum with programing, coding, and engineering robots.  The mind storm club will work hands on building their own robots.
  • Cooking Sr 3-6; A club to teach cooking skills and healthy eating habits along with food preparation and clean up.
  • Dance K-4; A club to teach about the fun and different varieties of ways to dance. 
  • All About Horses K-3; A club to help those interested in horses learn about the care and handling of horses. 

Fridays - 3:00-4:30 :

  • Video game design/Minecraft 3-6; A computer technology club using creative and collaborative efforst as students learn 21st century computer skills that are needed in the world today.
  • Spanish 2-6; A beginning club for any student that would like to learn to speak this valuable language. 
  • Star Wars/Harry Potter Adventures K-3; Find which house you fit in!  Get thrust in to different worlds with Harry Potter and Luke Skywalker. 
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DECEMBER 4TH - 8TH

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:26pm
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Principal Moment

In the days before Pinterest and Youtube there were hotlines.  Crisco had one.  So did Campbell’s and Ocean Spray.  Libby’s, Hershey’s, and Betty Crocker all had them as well.  At the Butterball Turkey Talk Line, anyone could call up twenty-four hours a day and get answers to their questions: “Do I roast the turkey with or without the plastic netting?” “Can I pop popcorn in the turkey’s cavity during the roasting process?” “How do I thaw a fresh turkey?”

Teachers could definitely use a hotline to get them through December, too.  The weeks before Christmas Break at any school feels like using a blender and forgetting to put the lid on. 

The Holiday Hotline for Teachers would offer stressed educators live assistance from veteran colleagues on everything from what to bring to the White Elephant exchange to recipe suggestions for the staff Christmas potluck.

HOTLINE: Holiday Hotline. May I help you?

TEACHER: Hi.  My first graders and I disagree on the echo part in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”  I say that after singing “They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games,” you shout “Like Monopoly.”  They insist that it’s “Like Football.”  Which is it?

No matter how excited children get and how harried we become, I am glad that Christmas time is here.  We are better throughout the year for having Christmas.

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the 8th annual Food Drive and Giving Tree service project.  This service project will be Nov. 27th-Dec 20th, our goal is to BEAT the last year’s total of 3000 cans of food!  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has over 1,500 students in this situation. 

There will be a contest between the classes, the class per grade level that collects the most cans and bonus points will receive a root beer float party. All cans should be brought to the student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.

PLEASE make sure the cans are not EXPIRED.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!  LETS ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE.

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool program and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the eighth annual Food Drive service project.   This service project will run until Wednesday, Dec. 20th, our goal is to BEAT last year’s total of 3,000 cans of food!  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has many students in this situation. 

This is a great opportunity to teach our students about service and being grateful for the things we have.  All cans should be brought to your student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.

PLEASE make sure the cans have not EXPIRED.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!  LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!

Recess Guidance

Cold weather is upon us.  As you know, poor air quality is common during Utah winters and affects health.  Riverview monitors air quality from: http://air.utah.gov/.  We follow the Utah recess guide:  http://health.utah.gov/asthma/pdfs/airquality/recessguidance.pdf

During the cold months we will check air quality levels in the morning.  Students will remain inside when air quality reaches high levels on the air quality index.  If the air quality is good ALL students will be sent outside for recess.  Please make sure your child is coming to school with outdoor clothing during the cold weather months.

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • December 7th – 5th grade DARE graduation 2:00 p.m., Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
  • December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
    • Monday-Wear Red and Green
    • Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
    • Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
    • Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
    • Friday-No School
  • December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

WEEK FIFTEEN - NOV. 27TH - DEC. 1ST

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:03pm

Principal Moment

I remember back in my student teacher days I told my cooperating teacher I wasn’t cut out for teaching.  “Colton is constantly out of his seat, Cameron tried to turn me off with the remote, Nicole is crying again, Nathan drew red dots all over himself and said he has chicken pox, and right in the middle of my math lesson, you know what Spencer asked me?”

“What?” She asked.

“Do you like buhsgetti?”

My cooperating teacher just smiled and said: “Sounds normal. Listen, teaching is ninety percent natural and ten percent learned.  You have the ninety.  Now you just need a few tools.  The problem is you don’t have the looks down yet.  Every teacher has a collection of looks.  You have to, or you won’t survive.”

“There are five different teacher looks.  The first is called the Raised Eyebrow.  Simply raise both eyebrows as high as you can.  Do not speak.  Keep your head perfectly still.  Stare for five to ten seconds.  The Raised Eyebrow is used when Sam is spinning his fidget spinner or Jordan is playing with a rubber band.”

“The second is called the Chin Up. Raise your chin slowly.  While raising your chin, raise your eyebrows at the same time. The Chin Up is used when Ronny stabs Brian with a paper clip on the way to the pencil sharpener, or Timmy tells Sarah to put her finger in the stapler.”

“The third is called the Chin Down; this isn’t to be confused with the Chin Up.  The Chin Down is for not doing your homework, or for emptying the pencil sharpener on the counter.  When giving the Chin Down, tilt your head down till it touches your chest.  Your lips will automatically pucker up a bit as you lower your chin. Raise your eyebrows and tilt your chin slightly to the left. For greatest effect, stare over the rim of your glasses.”

“The fourth is the Pursed Lips.  Simply pucker your lips together tightly while staring at the students.  Furl your eyebrows as hard as you can, and breathe out deeply so that the student hears you.  Do not let the air out right away, hold your breath for two to three seconds.  Use the Pursed Lips when Scott uses the classroom windows as the ball wall.”

“The fifth is the Jaw Drop.  This one’s easy.  Just open your mouth,  look horrified, and freeze for three to five seconds.”

The next morning at 9:15, Colton pulled out a rubber band.  My cooperating teacher looked over at me.  I gave her a wink and a thumbs-up.  I walked right over to Colton and raised my eyebrows.  I am sure I looked like I had just had a bad face-lift.

Colton said, “I did it.”

I said, “What?”

“My homework,” he said.

“I don’t want your homework.”

“Then why are you looking at me like that?” Colton asked.

“I want you to put the rubber band away,” I said.

He put it away.

I love my job! 

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the 8th annual Food Drive and Giving Tree service project.  This service project will be Nov. 27th-Dec 20th, our goal is to BEAT the last year’s total of 3000 cans of food!  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has over 1,500 students in this situation.  The Nebo Pantry is in extreme need of the following items:

  • NEW boys & girls underwear kids size 6,7,8,9,10,12,14
  • NEW boys & girls socks sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
  • NEW or gently used boys and girls coats sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
  • Easy to prepare food items: chicken, tuna, canned fruit, fruit snacks, spaghetti Os, Easy Mac, ramen noodles, granola bars, cereal, and juice boxes
  • Diapers and wipes, kid’s gloves, and hats.

If any student donates socks, underwear, gloves or coats they will get 5 bonus points for the food drive. Each can of food will be worth 1 point, teachers will keep track of class points.

There will be a contest between the classes, the class per grade level that collects the most cans and bonus points will receive a root beer float party. This is a great opportunity to teach our students about larger service and being grateful for the things we have. Students could do jobs around the house to earn their canned food. All cans should be brought to the student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.

PLEASE make sure the cans are not EXPIRED.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!  LETS ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE.

PTA

Don’t forget that this Friday, December 1st is Popcorn Friday.  All students who have a birthday in the month of December will receive a free bag of popcorn at lunch recess.  Additional bags may be purchased for .25 cents. 

Friday is also Riverview Spirit Day.  Wear your Riverview shirts!

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • November 30th – 4th grade keyboarding ends; 5th grade DARE activity
  • December 1st – Popcorn Friday
  • December 7th – Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
  • December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
    • Monday-Wear Red and Green
    • Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
    • Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
    • Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
    • Friday-No School
  • December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

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