Riverside School eNews, March 18, 2021
Saturday, March 20th, 2021

Riverside students, with the help of teachers and staff, are really in the spirit of learning about Colonial America, the events leading up to the American Revolution and the  beginnings of a new nation. Please click here for a photo gallery.

This Coming Week’s Events

Friday, March 19 – Deadline for Summer Tutoring Registration (see below)

Friday, March 19 – ‘Fun Friday:’ Wacky Hair Day ($1 donation to Children’s Hospital)

Friday, March 19 – Basketball Clinic (North and Main Building students),
2:15-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 20 – First Day of Spring

Monday-Friday, March 22-26 – Spring Thankathon (please contact Leo Rohr here
to volunteer

Friday, March 26 – No school

Upcoming Events…

Thursday, April 1 – Interims Issued

Thursday, April 1 – Parent Coffee (‘virtual’), 12 p.m.

Friday, April 2 – Basketball Clinic (Main Building students), 2:15-3:30 p.m.

Monday-Friday, April 5-9 – Spring Break (no school)


Deadline for Summer 
Tutoring at Riverside is Tomorrow
Now is the Time to Act

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.

 Please note that the deadline to register for summer tutoring is tomorrow, Friday, March 19. Please complete the electronic Summer Tutoring form here to sign up now.

You will receive an e-mail communication from Suzie Eklund,  Director of Language Fundamentals at Riverside, by Thursday, March 25, with a status update for your summer tutor request.

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, seklund@riversideschool.org.

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

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

New Basketball Clinic Sign-Up Available—the Clock is Ticking for Sign-Ups
 Riverside is pleased to offer basketball clinics for Main Building students. The clinics, open to the first 10 registrants, will be conducted on tomorrow, Friday, March 19 (North and Main Building students) and Friday, April 2 (Main Building students only) from 2:15-3:30 p.m. The emphasis is on fun and enhancing traits such as teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.

The cost is $24. See the flyer here for more details and the release form.


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 Thursday, April 1 at 12 p.m. We would love for you
to be a part of the dialogue and any topic is fair game. Please use
this Zoom link to attend

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.

Kroger: https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards

Publix: https://corporate.publix.com/community/corporate-campaigns/publix-partners

 Save the Date: Riverside BINGO Night! Thursday, April 22
The Riverside School Parents’ Association is organizing a virtual Bingo
night for the evening of April 22. More details will be shared in the coming weeks, but we’re looking forward to a fun event.



Development Update

TOMORROW IS WACKY HAIR DAY, WHICH IS OUR THIRD and final fundraiser day for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond. So far, we have raised a fantastic total of $821!

 Coach Childress has set a challenge where if each class can raise more than $15 this time, we will pick a random class from each
building and let them choose their P.E. activity for one day next week.
If we reached that goal, that would also mean we would be very close to surpassing $1,000 total for all three fundraisers. 

The cost of participating in Wacky Hair Day is a $1 donation, though students who aren’t doing crazy things to their hair can still donate, and everyone is welcome to donate more than $1.

Thanks to everyone for supporting Riverside’s Fun Fridays this year. 

— Leo Rohr

Director of Development 



from the desk of…
the Head of School

IT IS A BIT OF A RAINY DAY TODAY at Riverside, but we have flowers blooming on campus, which makes it feel like spring.

It has been an amazing enrollment year here at Riverside, and the interest in our school is at the highest it has been in recent memory. Even with our expansion of our enrollment to 90 students next year (up from the current capacity of 80 students) we will have a substantial waiting pool of students, which we know will only increase in the months ahead.

While at most schools, full-enrollment is a cause for celebration, here at Riverside, it is a bit more nuanced. While I am happy for the families who are being well-served by our expert teachers and proven Orton-Gillingham approach, I am sad for all of the families whose children would benefit profoundly from the Riverside experience but will not be able to attend.

As you speak about Riverside with other members of the Richmond community, please help us share our message that Riverside does want to help as many children and families as we can, but our growth as a school is purposefully slow so as to thoughtfully maintain exactly what it is that makes Riverside so successful.

— Hal Waller
Head of School



In Their Own Words

“The teachers know how to help you and understand you. It is a great school.”

Annie, student at Riverside School 



Last Friday’s Corny Joke

Why did the spider go on the computer?

To get on the web! 



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