Welcome To Riverside Elementary School
Dear Partners in Learning, 2/1/16
Happy Winter to all. As January draws to an end we are at the midway point of the second trimester. If your teacher chose to send a progress report for you child, they went home on or about January 26. Please remember that in grades 3-5 you do not have to rely on progress reports to keep abreast of your child's progress. In grades 3-5, student grades are posted weekly by your teacher for you to see.
If you have not already done so, be sure to sign up for a Genesis account. As you know, report Cards are not being sent home with the students. Parents must log in to Genesis to see their child's report cards. Please email email@example.com if you still need to set up an account.
Winter Weather Reminders-
Delayed openings are now 90 minutes (K-5)- School starts at 9:40 am.
Delayed openings (PK 3 /4) – AM preschool is canceled and PM begins at the regular time (12:10)
Should there be a delayed opening or school closing, you will receive an automated phone call. Please make sure that your phone number on file with the office is up to date.
Information will also be announced on our website www.riverside.k12.nj.us and on Philadelphia KYW new radio (1060 AM). Our emergency closing code is 662.
Please use one of the above methods. Please do not call the main office to see if there is a delayed opening or closing.
Remember that all students have recess outside throughout the winter. Please have them come to school dressed accordingly. Students will be brought indoors only during extreme weather conditions.
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.
With the new year comes an important Health change in the school. Given the number of food and environmental allergies that exist in our classrooms, we will no longer be permitting any foods to be distributed for student birthdays. This change will be effective in the new year (January 4). Teachers will be working closely with parents in preparation for the limited number of holiday/end of year parties to assure that allergy concerns are addressed.
Calendar of Events
February 4 & 5- Elementary Conferences – as needed
February 4 & 5- EARLY DISMISSAL DAYS
February 11- School and Family meeting 6:30pm- media center
February 11- Board of education meeting 7pm- cafeteria
February 12- S &F Craft Night (Preschool -2) 6-7:30 pm
February 15- NO SCHOOL- Presidents' Day
February 29-March 4- Book Fair- during school and Celebrate Read Across America
March 3- Science and Literacy Night 6-8pm
March 3- Book Fair Family Night 6-8 pm
March 11- 2nd Trimester ends
March 23- Spring Pictures
March 23- JROTC visits classrooms- Junior Achievement Day
March 24- Honor Roll Luncheon
March 24- Spelling Bee (grade 5)
March 24- Early Dismissal
March 25-April 3- No School Spring Break
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.
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