For Your Calendar
Friday, March 29 – ‘Crazy Hair Day’ ($1 donation)
Friday, March 29 – Pizza Hut Lunch
Friday, March 29 – 2:15 p.m. Dismissal for Students
Friday, March 29 – Soccer Practice, 2:15-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 – Alumni Social (Tang & Biscuit), 4-6:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday, April 1-5 – Spring Break
Monday, April 8 – School Resumes
News and Notes
Sign Up for Riverside’s New Art Club—’Purposeful Play and Tinker Trays’
Join Riverside’s award-winning Studio Arts teacher Christy Lantz for ‘Purposeful Play and Tinker Trays’ Art Club.The dates are April 17 and 24, as well as May 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 3:05-4:30 p.m. in the Riverside Art Room. Please note that the class is limited to the first 12 students and is for children in grades K-3 only. The cost is $100.
There will be three ongoing stations set up daily, including clay, observational drawing and collage work or sculpture (tinker trays). Also, unique experiences will be set up each day for exploration. The class’s final project will be an amazing Reggio inspired self-portrait.
Please click here for more information and the permission form in order to register. Upon completion, the form needs to be turned in to Riverside’s front office with payment to be placed on the list for Art Club. Please note that we are not sending home a paper copy to parents, so please take time to e-mail to complete the permission form and register.
Riverside’s Annual Used Book Collection for the Reach Out
and Read Organization Continues Through Tomorrow
Riverside’s Annual Used Book Collection for the ‘Reach Out and Read’ concludes tomorrow (March 29).
Gently-used paperback, hardback or board books, for ages preschool through age 10, are all welcome. Books will be delivered to the Northside Medical Center in Richmond for distribution to young children. Please consider this most worthy organization for the books your children have already read.
Collection boxes are located in the Commons and Library. Questions may be directed to Mrs. Bachmann at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come Join Us This Saturday at the Riverside Alumni Social—
March 30 at Tang & Biscuit
Riverside alumni, join us for some fun and games as we gather at Tang & Biscuit in Scott’s Addition on March 30 from 4-6:30 p.m. This is a great time to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and chat with Riverside founder Pat DeOrio!
Riverside will provide some bites, but we encourage you to make dinner plans with fellow alumni—there are a lot of good options close by the location.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Save the Date: Virginia Outside is April 19 at the University of Richmond
Virginia Outside will hold an afternoon of fishing at the University of Richmond. Pick up and drop off will be at Riverside School. Virginia
Outside will provide all the equipment. No experience is needed—just
pack your smile and a sense of adventure! The session is from 12-
2:30 p.m. and cost is $30.
Parents’ Association Volunteer Opportunities
Riverside at the Flying Squirrels Baseball Game
Riverside’s Day at The Diamond is on Sunday, May 5. The Richmond Flying Squirrels will play the Altoona Curve at 1:05 p.m. This is a fundraising event for Riverside. Please click here for details.
More information to follow.
Calling All Parents…
The Parents’ Association is looking for new leadership for the 2019-20 school year. Please let us know if you are interested or have any questions about this opportunity.
Show Off Your Riverside School Spirit
Riverside School car magnets are available for purchase for $5. Please see Anne Kunkle in the front office if you are interested.
YESTERDAY, WE HAD A GREAT VISIT during morning assembly from John Wick IV (pictured right). As an adult dyslexic himself, John told our students to find what they are truly passionate about and excel in it using their hard-earned perseverance.
Mark your calendars now and join us for the remaining adult dyslexic speakers this school year.
Wed., April 10 — Courtney Page Ferrell, Creative Thinking Partner, Speaker, Writer
Wed., April 24 — Megan Hodges Mann (Riverside alumna) – CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
Wed., May 15 — Stephen Preas (Riverside alumnus) – Benjamin Moore
Wed., May 29 — Dorothy Suskind – Longwood University
— Leo Rohr
Director of Development
from the desk of…
the Head of School
THIS PAST TUESDAY, OUR MORNING ASSEMBLY was graced with a musical presentation organized by Christine Bachmann, who serves as both Riverside’s librarian and as our music teacher. For the first time in recent memory, Riverside students sang in musical “rounds,” with different groups of students starting the same melody at different points in order to create a musical harmony.
The event reminded me of a theme shared by a number of our adult dyslexic speakers over the past year—dyslexic people are often excellent at bringing people together and achieving goals through teams. This is an excellent skill to have, whether it is in the 21st century workplace or when singing with fellow students in a Morning Assembly.
In Their Own Words
“I like art and science because we get to do fun projects.”
— Stephen, student at Riverside School
Last Friday’s Corny Joke
How did the vacuum cleaner die?
It bit the dust!