Welcome To Riverside Elementary School
Dear Partners in Learning, 2/1/17
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 29. 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.
for delayed openings Preschool AM 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 (on Genesis) 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.
Given the number of food and environmental allergies that exist in our classrooms, we no longer permit any foods to be distributed for student birthdays. This has been in effect since the middle of last school year. 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 3- Activity pictures for the yearbook
February 9 & 10- Elementary Conferences as needed
February 9 & 10- EARLY DISMISSAL DAYS
February 9- School and Family meeting 6:30pm- media center
February 9- Board of education meeting 7pm- cafeteria
February 14- Wear Pink or Red for Valentine's Day
February 20- NO SCHOOL- Presidents' Day
February 27-March 3- Celebrate Read Across America
March 1- 2nd grade trip to Patriot Theater in Trenton
March 2- Science and Literacy Night 6-8pm
March 2- Book Fair Family Night 6-8 pm
March 8- Good Character Magic Show
March 10- Spelling Bee
March 13- 2nd Trimester ends
March 21- 1st Grade trip to the Adventure Aquarium
March 22- Spring Pictures
March 23- Honor Roll Luncheon
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