For Your Calendar
Friday, Feb. 8 – Chick-fil-A Lunch
Friday, Feb. 8 – 2:15 p.m. Dismissal
Friday, Feb. 8 – Basketball Club (grades 4-8), 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 11 – Pizza Hut Pasta Lunch
Monday, Feb. 11 – Chess Club, 3:15-4:15 p.m. (Ticer Hall)
Wednesday, Feb. 13 – ‘Jump Into Japan’ Art Club, 3:05-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 14 – Admissions Open House, 9 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 15 – 12 p.m. dismissal for students (Teachers’ Workday)
News and Notes
Attached, please find the calendar of events for the month of February.
Please return the white envelope and enclosed purple report card acknowledgement form if you haven’t done so already.
Save Your Spot for Admissions Open House, Set for Feb. 14 at Riverside
Learning to read should be as easy as ABC. For one out of five children, it’s not.
If you or someone you know has a student who is struggling to read and that you think may have a language-based learning difference, join us to learn more about our school and programs at Admissions Open House on Feb. 14 from 9-11 a.m.:
• – Ask questions and talk with current students, as well as parents
• – Learn more about our programs and the Orton-Gillingham Approach
• – Speak with our teaching faculty, instructors and administrators
• – Learn about the application process
• – Tour our expanded campus
Riverside is a school where students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences thrive thanks to small class sizes that allow teachers to focus on the individual needs of each student. Faculty is trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, the cornerstone of Riverside’s teaching philosophy. Our programs provide academic challenge while also fostering student confidence.
Attention Riverside Parents / Families: Early Registration is
Now Open for Riverside Summer Camp
Help prepare your child to start or return to school this fall with the skills they need to succeed. Riverside Summer Camp provides campers with one-on-one, multisensory language tutoring with a trained Orton-Gillingham teacher.
Please note: Camp registration is now open to Riverside parents / families only (prior to sign-ups opening to the public on Feb. 21), so reserve your child’s spot today as camp fills quickly.
• – For rising kindergarten-sixth grade
• – Monday-Friday, July 15-26, 2019
• – 8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
• – Cost is $1,050 (non-refundable deposit of $200 is due with registration and applied toward tuition). Tuition balance is due by June 1, 2019.
Sign Up for Riverside’s Annual Fun-Filled Phonathon
From Monday-Wednesday, March 4-6 we will be calling past
donors and trying to get them to renew their support. Each night
will feature dinner and training at 6 p.m. followed by calling from
7-9 p.m. No experience is necessary in order to volunteer!
Volunteering at the phonathon is a great way to interact with fellow
parents, alumni parents, and maybe even a member or two of our
Board of Trustees.
Virginia Outside / Riverside School Mountain Bike Program is Feb. 15
Virginia Outside will have an afternoon of riding in the city hitting some of the best trails in the area. Bikes and helmets will be provided. Participants must be comfortable biking on pavement to attend.
Lost and Found
We have been getting quite a few winter coats and accessories turned
in to the Lost-and-Found lately. Your child may check up in the front
office if they are missing something. Please remember to label your child’s winter weather accessories with their name.
Riverside School to Welcome Award-Winning Author Gary Karton
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, author Gary Karton will speak to Riverside students about his spirit animal adventure series and his personal experience with dyslexia.
Gary has relied upon his extensive imagination to author interesting and engaging books called The Last Akaway and The Rock of Sarraka. His books are appropriate for a wide age range of children. As a part of his visit, Gary is offering a 20 percent discount on his books for Riverside students and
Parents’ Association Volunteer Opportunities
Lunches in February
Please check and see if you are able to help distribute lunches as new sign-up dates for February have been added. Your help is needed and greatly appreciated.
Note: There will be not be a February Parents’ Association Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Dear Riverside Parents—
We would like to invite you to a morning social featuring coffee, breakfast treats, Morning Assembly, and a chance to interact with other Riverside parents. We have grouped parents into three different mornings by class, though if you can’t make it on your designated morning, feel free to come to another. Each social will take place from 8-9 a.m.
Parents of students in Main Building classes (Mayer, Myers, Waldenmaier, and Shoop) are invited to join us Friday, Feb. 15. Parents of students in North Building classes (Bushhouse and Hague) are invited to join us Thursday, February 21. Parents of students in Ticer Hall classes (Sculthorpe and Estes) are invited to join us Friday, Feb. 22.
Please RSVP here, and we look forward to seeing you!
— Leo Rohr
Director of Development
from the desk of…
the Head of School
Due to conferences, Mr. Waller’s ‘from the desk of…the Head of School’ message will return next week.
In Their Own Words
“I like Riverside because everyone relates to one another so well.”
— Sophia, student at Riverside School
Last Friday’s Corny Joke
I was walking through the woods at night when I dropped my flashlight. I should have been scared but…
Instead I was DE-LIGHTED!