Riverside School eNews, March 5, 2020
Thursday, March 5th, 2020

For Your Calendar

Thursday, March 5 – Parent Coffee at Riverside School, 2:30-3 p.m.

Thursday, March 5 – Riverside Basketball (Lower School) vs. Hunter Classical, 3:45 p.m. (game at Bon Air United Methodist Church, 1645 Buford Road, Richmond, Va. 23235, 804-272-2042)

Friday, March 6 – Pizza Hut Pizza Lunch

Friday, March 6 – 2:15 p.m. Dismissal

Monday, March 9-Friday, March 13 – Spring Break (classes resume on Monday, March 16)

Tuesday, March 17 – Mi Hacienda Lunch

Wednesday, March 18 – Joe’s Out Lunch

Wednesday, March 18 – ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’ Art Club (grades 4-8),
3:05-4:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 19 – Bake Sale – Mrs. Bushhouse’s class

Friday, March 20 – 12 p.m. Dismissal (Teachers’ Workday)


Register for Riverside Summer Camps—Spots Filling Fast,
Sign Up Today

HELP YOUR CHILD ENJOY SCHOOL TO ITS FULLEST by providing and empowering them with the skills they need to succeed. Riverside’s Orton-Gillingham Summer Camp provides campers with 45 minutes of one-on-one, multisensory language instruction with a Riverside trained Orton-Gillingham teacher every day. In addition, the camp will include math, writing, and either science or music—all provided in a small group setting.

 Meanwhile, with Riverside’s Arts and STEM camp, students have the opportunity to explore their creative side in a more relaxed summer setting with current Riverside teachers. Campers will participate in crafty arts that will include tie-dye, Ojo de Dios, friendship bracelets, and more! Additionally, makerspace will allow campers to build and design to solve problems. Children will create music and sing fun songs along with the piano. Technology activities will incorporate interactive coding and programming.

Please note: Camp fills quickly, so please reserve your child’s spot today, Please click here to learn more and register >>



News and Notes

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

Soccer Registration (grades 2-5 only) / Permission to Participate Form
 Riverside’s spring soccer season is fast approaching.Please complete the attached registration form here in order for your child to participate. The spring team is for Riverside students in grades 2-5 only. All soccer forms are due by Friday, March 20, and the first practice will be on Friday, March 27.

If your child’s forms are not turned in, he/she will not be allowed to practice. As in the past, the focus will be centered on learning teamwork and soccer skills, encouraging full participation, and having fun! Winning is nice, too, but is not our primary goal.

Riverside Hiring for Two Positions
 The school invites qualified individuals to submit their applications
in order to fill the positions of classroom teacher and math teacher
for the 2020-21 academic year.

Click here to learn more and apply >>



Sign Up for Riverside Summer Tutoring Today—
And Brighten Your Child’s Future

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.

 Tutoring will be billed by the school’s Business Office at a rate of $65 per 50-minute session on a monthly basis. Sign up today as tutoring slots fill quickly and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please complete and send in the attached registration form found here by Thursday, March 19. Please contact Suzie Eklund, Director of Language Fundamentals at Riverside, for additional information at: seklund@riversideschool.org.

Please note: From June 29-July 10, campus will be closed for annual maintenance and cleaning, and there will be no tutoring during these two weeks.



Parents’ Association News

Lunch Updates
 Please click here if you are able to help distribute lunches during the month of March. Your help is needed and greatly appreciated in advance.

Library Helpers—We Need Volunteers for March 

 Mrs. Cain is looking for help on Tuesdays in the library from 8:30-10 a.m. checking in books, returning books to their shelves and with various other projects.

Please click here to sign up >>

Box Tops
Please keep clipping and saving box tops as we will keep collecting them throughout the school year.

Show Your School Spirit With a Riverside Car Magnet
 Riverside School car magnets are now available to purchase for
two for $5 or $3 each. Checks should be made payable to Riverside’s Parents’ Association. Please see Anne Kunkle at the front desk
if you would like to purchase one.



Save the Date for Parent Coffees

 IN AN EFFORT TO GIVE PARENTS more opportunities
to interact with school leadership, Riverside will be
hosting parent coffees each month through the end of
the school year. These informal coffee socials will take place from 8:15-8:45 a.m., and from 2:30-3 p.m. on
the remaining days:

• – Wednesday, April 15
• – Friday, May 1 (1:45-2:15 p.m. afternoon time)

We hope you can come out, have a cup of coffee or tea with us, and talk about Riverside.



Music Notes

 THIS WEEK IN MUSIC CLASS, we will be finishing up our study of the recorder. Om Friday morning, North Building and Ticer Hall students will perform a short concert during Morning Assembly. Please have your child bring his/her recorder on Friday morning.

Miss Myers, Mrs. Mayer and Mrs. Waldenmaier’s  classes are enjoying playing the xylophones. Last week’s lesson was a big hit! The children especially enjoyed getting turns to play the bass metallophone.

— Cori Bider
Music Teacher



Checking In from the Library

 THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE FAMILIES  that supported the
Barnes and Noble Book Fair. It was fun seeing the students find those ‘just right books,’ and come together in our community to celebrate our school.

The music program by Cori Bider was fun and the teacher story
times were a hit. Students enjoyed meeting author Steven K. Smith
and having books signed by him.

Please click here for a photo gallery from the event >>

— Tracey Cain
Library Media Specialist


Development Update


 PLEASE SAVE THE DATE OF FRIDAY, MAY 8, which will be Riverside’s Founder’s Day this year. We will be hosting festivities at the school from 2-5 p.m.

Please watch this space for more details as we approach the date, but I am happy to say that a major part of the fun will be
celebrating the 84th birthday of Riverside founder Pat DeOrio
(pictured top right)! And yes, there will be cake.

Happy Spring Break!

— Leo Rohr
Director of Development



from the desk of…
the Head of School

am looking forward to coming back and hearing from your students how they spent their time.

Also, when we return from break, please be on the lookout for an email announcing this year’s parent survey. Independent School Management (ISM) will be running the process again this year, and we are hoping for 100% parent participation.

— Hal Waller
Head of School


This Week’s Quote

“You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people. ”

Marsha Evans, retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy


In Their Own Words

“I like science and being around my friends. Riverside is fun and the teachers are really helpful.”

Josie, student at Riverside School



Last Friday’s Corny Joke

Knock, Knock

 ‘Who’s there?’


‘Yacht who?’

‘Yacht to know me by now!’



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