October 2015  
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Welcome To Riverside Elementary 


Dear Partners in Learning,

Unbelievably, almost a month of school has past!  We have launched our classroom routines and delved into our new school year.  Hopefully at home things are progressing nicely into a routine as well.
As was mentioned in the last email, we will be using these email blasts as a way to communicate about scheduled events, procedural changes and good news.  
We were delighted to see so many of you in attendance at our Back to School Night on September 8th.  Through your attendance, you had the opportunity to learn more about your child¿s program of studies for the 2015- 2016 school year.  Many of you also took the time to visit with our specialists and learn more about these rich opportunities.  It was wonderful to see so many parents in attendance!  If you missed this important event, please reach out to your child's teacher to touch base.
In the spirit of learning more about our school and its program opportunities, I encourage parents to attend our October 8th School and Family Meeting in the Media Center (6:30 pm).
During October our students enjoy two very popular school events!  I hope to see many of you at our Pumpkin Night and our Halloween Parade.  These are great events for parents to join our students and staff.  We will send home more details about these events over the next couple of weeks.  Make it a point to come out and support these enjoyable events! 

Reminder, we are asking you to NOT bring any forgotten items to school for your child after school has begun for the day.  With this rule, we are hoping to both encourage responsibility for our older students and most importantly, further support our security measures.

Calendar of Events
October 7- 12:30 dismissal for teacher in-service
October 5-9- Week of Respect-  Pep Rally to kick off the week
October 8- School and Family meeting in the Media Center- 6:30pm
October 8- Board of Education meeting in the Elementary Cafeteria- 7:00pm
October 9- Fire Prevention Day- morning assembly K-1
October 12- No School- Columbus Day
October 13- K/1 grade student morning meeting
October 14- 2/3 grade student morning meeting
October 15- 4/5 grade student morning meeting
October 21- ESL parent meeting 6:30 pm
October 23- Pumpkin Night! - Flyer coming home
October 28- 2nd grade Family Night 6:30 pm
October 30- Halloween Parade- Flyer attached

If you have not already done so, be sure to sign up for a Genesis account. Report Cards will not be sent home with the students.  Parents must log in to Genesis to see their child's report cards.  Please email gcamardo@riverside.k12.nj.us if you still need to set up an account.

RES has created a Remind 101 messaging account for parents.  This willserve as a reminder for various school events and special activities.  If you would like to receive a text reminder right to your cell phone you can sign up and join the group by texting   @mrswawrzyn  to (856) 942-4113. 

Reminder, we are asking you to NOT bring any forgotten items to school for your child after school has begun for the day.  With this rule, we are hoping to both encourage responsibility and support our security measures further.


Check out the newest edition of the Lamb Page Newsletter (link above) and the student handbook (students tab) for important information!

We are proud of our mission; "To work to ensure that all students achieve educational excellence. Through a strong sense of community, a rich curricular program, an inspiring learning atmosphere, and a commitment to character, Riverside Elementary will prepare its students to become strong participants and leaders in the world community."

We are learning the 6 pillars of of character education;


Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, caring, and Citizenship



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