Concepts about magnetism and gravity are coming to life for students, who created two different mazes using materials such as magnets and ball bearings. Click here for a photo gallery.
FINAL REMINDER: Financial Aid applications must be
submitted in TADS by tomorrow—Friday, March 12.
This Coming Week’s Events…
Friday, March 12 – No school (Teachers’ Workday)
Friday, March 12 – Financial Aid applications must be submitted in TADS
Sunday, March 14 – Daylight Saving Time begins
Wednesday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
Thursday, March 18 – Parent Coffee (‘virtual’), 8:30 a.m.
Friday, March 19 – ‘Fun Friday:’ Wacky Hair Day ($1 donation to Children’s Hospital)
Friday, March 19 – Basketball Clinic (North and Main Building students),
Saturday, March 20 – First Day of Spring
Friday, March 26 – No school
Register Today for Summer
Tutoring at Riverside
SUMMER TUTORING AT RIVERSIDE OFFERS OUR STUDENTS the opportunity to continue with one-on-one, multisensory Language Fundamentals and / or math in a friendly, supportive environment with a Riverside teacher. This summer will offer both in-person and remote learning options.
Each session will be billed by the school’s Business Office at a rate of $65 per 50-minute session on a monthly basis. Tutoring slots fill up quickly and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have any questions about this program and if it is right for your child, please contact Suzie Eklund,
Director of Language Fundamentals at Riverside,
Please note: The Riverside campus will be closed June 21-July 2 for annual maintenance and deep cleaning, and there will be no in-person tutoring during these two weeks.
News and Notes
Please click here for a schedule of events for the month of March at Riverside School.
New Basketball Clinic Sign-Up Available for Main Building Students
Riverside is pleased to offer basketball clinics for Main Building students. The clinics, open to the first 10 registrants, will be conducted on Friday, March 19 and Friday, April 2 from 2:15-3:30 p.m., and the cost is $24. See the flyer here
for more details and the release form.
Riverside Book Fair Facilitates Student Growth
Thank you to our entire school community for supporting the school book fair. Because of your generosity, we have many new books to offer our Riverside readers!
Come Join Our Team!
Want to be part of a flourishing independent day school, complete with supportive and engaging students, faculty, staff and administrators? Riverside is hiring for a full-time Classroom Teacher (2021-22 school
Parents’ Association News
Parents’ Association Meetings / Parent Coffees—
Mark Your Calendars to Attend!
Don’t forget to circle your calendars for the biweekly parent coffees where you can check in and chat with Riverside administrators—the next one is next Thursday, March 18
at 8:30 a.m. We would love for you to be a part of the dialogue and any topic is fair game. Please use this Zoom link
Please save the dates for remaining Parents’ Association meetings, which are set for April 14 and May 12—please make plans to join us.
Show Your Riverside School Spirit When You Shop!
Riverside families and friends can support the school when shopping on Amazon Smile here: smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0895408
You can also link your customer account to Riverside and earn rewards when shopping at Kroger and Publix.
Box Tops Collection
Please keep clipping and saving box tops as we will keep collecting them throughout the school year. Also, please note that the receipts can be scanned in the box top app. The physical box tops can be sent in with your student.
THE SPRING THANKATHON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER and we could use your help during the week of March 22! Thanking our past donors is a great way to keep them in the loop on school happenings while showing our appreciation for their support.
In a year where there haven’t been as many opportunities for parents to volunteer as we would like, this is also a great way for you to help Riverside right from your home.
We also have some new features planned that will make it easier for Thankathon volunteers to create their own call lists and help us keep track of calls made. Please reach out to me at: email@example.com or (804) 320-3465, ext. 106 if you can participate or if you have any questions.
— Leo Rohr
Director of Development
from the desk of…
the Head of School
GREETINGS FROM AN AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL DAY at Riverside! The sun is shining, the sky is a wonderful shade of blue, and from the window in my office, I can see and hear our flags flapping in the breeze.
As you know, movement and exercise is extremely important for young people, and Riverside recognizes this in every part of our educational approach. In addition to PE and recess, teachers are encouraged to use their judgement in finding movement breaks and opportunities for fresh air throughout the instructional day.
Please keep this in mind as you choose the clothing and shoes your child wears to school and pack the appropriate water bottles. Healthy bodies and healthy minds are clearly connected, and Riverside embraces both.
— Hal Waller
Head of School
In Their Own Words…
“The teachers teach well. They help you understand the information and concepts they are teaching.”
— Sam, student at Riverside School
Last Friday’s Corny Joke