September 2016  
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Welcome Back to School!

   Early Dismissal - Teacher in-service
   Oct 05 2016 at 08:00 AM
   No School- Columbus day
   Oct 10 2016
   No School- NJEA convention
   Nov 10 2016
   Early Dismissal - parent/teacher conf
   Nov 18 2016 at 08:00 AM
   Early Dismissal - parent/teacher conf
   Nov 21 2016 at 08:00 AM
   Evening Conferences
   Nov 21 2016 at 05:30 PM
   Early Dismissal - parent/teacher conf
   Nov 22 2016 at 08:00 AM
   Early Dismissal - Thanksgiving Break
   Nov 23 2016 at 08:00 AM
   No School- Thanksgiving
   Nov 24 2016
   No School- Teacher In-service
   Dec 14 2016

Welcome To Riverside Elementary 

Dear Partners in Learning,

Can you believe it?  School begins on Wednesday, September 7!  It is time to buy those school supplies and assure that summer reading assignments are well underway.

Your Son/daughter came home in June with their Summer Reading Assignment.  Please help us prevent the "summer slide" by having your child read every day over the summer.  If you misplace the packet, it can be found on the elementary web page at:

Also, your child's Study Island and Reading Eggs accounts will still work over the summer.  Make it a goal for them to visit these sites once per week!

If you would like your child to have a yearbook but did not order one, it is not too late!  We still have some yearbooks for sale.  They cost 16$ and will be available at Back to School Night.


The school supply list for the 16/17 school year was also sent home in June  An additional copy will come with the August summer mailing and is also available on the school website.


Class placement information for the 16/17 school year will be mailed out in mid August.


Important Dates for the 2016-17 School Year

9/7/16- First day of school- Early dismissal (12:30)

9/8- Full day of school

9/13- Elementary Back to School Night- 6:30pm

10/5- Early dismissal- teacher in-service

10/10- No school for Columbus Day

11/10-11/11- No school for NJEA Convention

11/18,21,22- Conferences- Early Dismissal

11/23- Early Dismissal for Thanksgiving Break

11/24&25- No School for Thanksgiving

12/14- No School for teacher in-service

12/23- Early Dismissal for Winter Break

12/24-1/2- No School for Winter Break


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 if you still need to set up an account.


RES has created a Remind 101 messaging account for parents.  This will serve 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.


Have a wonderful August.  See you in September!



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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