Riverside School eNews, June 3, 2021
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Riverside School students were feeling the groove as well as displaying their appreciation for the movement arts and sense of rhythm during the school’s annual Intermediate School Tea Dance. Thank you to everyone who participated! Click here for a photo gallery.  

The Calendar

Monday, June 7 – Parent Coffee (‘virtual’ / via Zoom), 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 9 – Report Cards Issued

Wednesday, June 9 – Moving-On Ceremony, 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 9 – Last Day for Students  (12 p.m. dismissal)

Thursday, June 10 – Year-End Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8 a.m.



News and Notes 

June Calendar
Please click here for a schedule of events for the remainder of the month  of June at 
Riverside School.

Parent / Teacher Conference Schedule is Set
The year-end parent / teacher conference schedule for next Thursday, June 10 is attached here for your convenience.

Please note: If you don’t see your child’s name listed on the schedule, it means Riverside has already contacted you and confirmed other arrangements because of limited time slots.

All conferences will be conducted via Zoom virtual technology.

 -Draft- of Riverside Academic Calendar for 2021-22
Please click here for a tentative schedule for the 2021-22 school year (note: the schedule is subject to change). This version is for planning purposes. A final calendar will be issued in August. One change is the 2:15 p.m. early dismissal
will be on Wednesdays, not Fridays.

Attention, Riversiders: Parent Ambassadors Needed
 The 2020-21 school year is rapidly coming to a close. Plans for the 2021-22 school year are already in the works.

We want to continue the Ambassador Family Program at Riverside School. This program partners returning families with new families to make them
feel welcome in the Riverside community. Ambassador Families will answer questions and offer advice on everything from school drop-off to extracurricular activities. 
Some Ambassador Families set up a summer play date at a public location to introduce the children.

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador Family, please e-mail Debra Mitchell, Riverside’s Associate Head of School, at: dmitchell@riversideschool.org.

 Scholarship Submissions 
The 2021 scholarship application is now posted to the Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (VBIDA) website.

Click here or on the left side call-out that reads ‘Apply for Scholarships Now’
on the VBIDA site. 
Riverside School students have been awarded this scholarship
from the VBIDA.



Parents’ Association News 

Join In for Final Parent Coffee of the 2020-21 Academic Year
 Please save the date for June 7 at 8:30 a.m., which signals the last scheduled parent coffee for the 2020-21 academic year. The session will be conducted
via Zoom, where you can check in by ‘virtual’
means and chat with Riverside administrators. We would love for you to be a part of the dialogue and any
topic is fair 
game. Please  use this Zoom link in order to attend.



Last Chance to Make Your Voice Heard!
—Petition, needs your support, signatures—

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO SIGN, share, and even donate to the Bike Path petition. We currently have more than 200 signatures.

 We would love to keep the momentum of the petition going, so please encourage family and friends to sign as well. You can
also leave a comment on the petition if you haven’t
done so. And, of course, if you haven’t signed the petition,
please do so



Development Update

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK and support this school year. It certainly wasn’t the easiest year, but with a team effort that included parents, family members, students, and staff, we made the most of a difficult situation. I am very proud to be a part of the Riverside community.

It has been a strong year for philanthropy at Riverside, but we can end it on an even higher note by reaching 100 percent participation in Annual Fund giving from current parents for the third time in four years! A bonus for reaching that goal is the $5,000 challenge grant the school would

Current total: 73%; Goal- 100%

Make your gift here (any amount counts!)

Thanks again and I hope you all have a great summer!

— Leo Rohr

Director of Development



from the desk of…
the Head of School


In a year of world-wide uncertainty, you entrusted to Riverside’s care what is most precious to you—your children. This is no little thing, and I can tell you that the Riverside faculty and staff worked amazingly hard and showed great courage and resilience.

Many families have told me that Riverside served their children well this year, and what I have observed tells me that this is very true.

For the families who will be returning in the fall, I will be looking forward to welcoming you back.

For the families whose children are ready to move on from Riverside, please know that nothing gives us greater joy than hearing from you in the years ahead.

Take care and have a wonderful summer.

— Hal Waller
Head of School  



Quote of the Week

“The best teachers are those who teach us where to look but not what to see.”‘




In Their Own Words

“It has been a wonderful experience. LF has been really helpful with my reading. If you struggle with reading, this is the perfect school for you.”

William, student at Riverside on his time at the school



Last Friday’s Corny Joke

Why aren’t planets social?

Because they need their space!


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