For Your Calendar
Friday, Aug. 30 – 2:15 p.m. Dismissal for Students
Monday, Sept. 2 – Labor Day Holiday (No School)
Wednesday, Sept. 4 –Adult Dyslexic Speaker Series Kickoff and Reception (Tom Dorsey is the guest speaker), 8 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 6 – 2:15 p.m. Dismissal for Students
Friday, Sept. 6 – Soccer Practice, 2:15-3:30 p.m.
News and Notes
Please click here for a schedule of events for the month of September at Riverside.
Robotics Club Ready to Roll Into Action—
Show Your Interest Today
New for the 2019-20 school year, Riverside is excited to announce the school is introducing a Robotics Club for students. The club is open to any Intermediate School student.
Applications for interested individuals were sent home on Monday, Aug. 26 and the club will be limited to 10 students following interviews.
Interested in soccer? The Riverside soccer team is now forming and the squad is comprised of second through fifth-graders. The team is comprised of children of all abilities. Interested participants should contact coach Cam Childress via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (804) 320-3465.
The deadline for sign-ups is this Friday, Aug. 30. Riverside will accept team members beyond this week based on availability.
Show Off Your Riverside Pride With a Free T-Shirt
Riverside is happy to announce that the school will be purchasing
Riverside t-shirts for each student again this year. There is no charge for
the shirt but we do need to know what size to order for your child.
The purple order form is in your Thursday folder today and is due by
Thursday, Sept. 5.
Note Regarding Cardinal Newman Academy
This summer, Cardinal Newman Academy moved into the back part of Taylor Hall on the St. Michael’s Church campus. Cardinal Newman is a small, parochial high school with about 10 students, and they
are conducting their drop-off and pick-up in the parking lot off of
They started their school program last week, and we don’t anticipate that their presence will make any changes to our program or car line procedures.
WELCOME TO ALL OF OUR NEW FAMILIES, and to all of our returning families, welcome back! It’s going to be another great school year here at Riverside and I look forward to sharing news from the Development Office in this space.
One of my exciting duties is organizing the Adult Dyslexic Speaker Series, where we invite speakers to come talk to our students about growing up, living, and working as a dyslexic person. The students really seem to enjoy hearing about the experiences, challenges and successes of someone like them, and we always get great questions from our kids.
I would like to invite all of you to join us on Wednesday, Sept. 4 as friend of Riverside Tom Dorsey (pictured right) kicks off this year’s series. He will speak during Morning Assembly, which starts at 8 am, and then we will have coffee and treats for parents after the assembly ends.
— Leo Rohr
Director of Development
from the desk of…
the Head of School
GREETINGS AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER YEAR of the Riverside School eNews! Each year, I have the honor of writing a few sentences at the end of each newsletter to share some of my thoughts about Riverside. Sometimes it will be a thank you, an anecdote, or a piece of wisdom offered by one of our Adult Dyslexic Speakers.
Today I want to share that we have had a great beginning of the school year here at Riverside, and I can’t give enough credit for that to our teachers. I have worked in a number of schools in the course of my career—public and private, overseas and domestic—and I have never worked with a more professional, highly-trained, and dedicated group of teachers. They know their craft, and they care deeply about your children.
I am very much looking forward to this, our 46th year of Riverside School!
— Hal Waller
Head of School
In Their Own Words
“I love Riverside because it is such a fun school to be at.”
— Addi, student at Riverside School