Riverside School eNews, Nov. 19, 2020
Thursday, November 19th, 2020

This Coming Week’s Events…

Thursday, Nov. 19 – Robotics Club, 3:05-4:15 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20 – Parent Coffee, 8:30-9 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 20 – Fun Friday: Sports Day (cost is one canned or non-perishable
food item for FeedMore)

Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Grandparents and Special Friends’ Day (virtual)

Tuesday, Nov. 24 – 12 p.m. dismissal

Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 25-27 – Thanksgiving Break (no school)

Upcoming Events…

Tuesday, Dec. 1 – Robotics Club, 3:05-4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 – Adult Dyslexic Speaker Series with Richard Schena

Thursday, Dec. 3 – Progress Notes Issued

Thursday, Dec. 3 – Robotics Club, 3:05-4:15 p.m.



News and Notes

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

Tomorrow is Fun Friday—Sports Day
 By bringing in a donation of one non-perishable food item for FeedMore, students
can participate in Sports Day and wear a jersey or apparel featuring a favorite
sports team. Coach Childress has also offered to let the class who brings in the most food items pick an upcoming P.E. activity for a day. Please click here for a list of
FeedMore’s most needed items.

Tune in to an Upcoming Parent Coffee With Head of School Hal Waller
Riverside Head of School Hal Waller will be holding a parent coffee tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20 (8:30-9 a.m.) via the Zoom technological platform. He welcomes
the opportunity to speak directly with you so feel free to drop in to the online session to ask questions, listen to updates, or chat with fellow parents. Please use
this Zoom link

 Grandparents and Special Friends Day (11/24)
We can use your help in spreading the word and encouraging your grandparents and special friends to join the virtual festivities on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Please contact Leo Rohr (lrohr@riversideschool.org) with any questions. Please use this Zoom link on Tuesday for all sessions.

8 a.m.-8:30 a.m. | Mrs. Mayer’s class
8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. | Ms. Myers’ class
9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. | Ms. Nagy’s class
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. | Mrs. Shoop’s class
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Mrs. Hague’s class
10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. | Mrs. Bushhouse’s class
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | Mrs. Sculthorpe’s class
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Mrs. Estes’ class

Parents’ Association Meetings
 Thank you to all who attended the Parents’ Association meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The dialogue, conducted via Zoom, enveloped
current happenings, dealing with Covid / praise for Riverside’s emphasis
on safety, best practices and discussion related to the communal atmosphere that pervades at school, future plans and more!

Dates for future Parents’ Association meetings are set for Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12. Each session will begin at 12 p.m. (a Zoom invite will be sent ahead of time)—please make plans to join us!



Development Update

 I HOPE YOU, YOUR FAMILY, AND FRIENDS WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN our Grandparents and Special Friends Day sessions this coming Tuesday. Please see above for the class schedule and Zoom link. Each half-hour session will include a musical performance video and LIVE project presentation from the class, as well as a message from an alumnus and
question-and-answer time with Mr. Waller.

I reached out to grandparents and special friends for whom I have e-mails, but I would really appreciate your help in spreading the word and encouraging participation. Thanks!

— Leo Rohr
Director of Development 



from the desk of…
the Head of School

SINCE THANKSGIVING IS COMING UP NEXT WEEK, it is only appropriate that I share a few things for which I am thankful here at Riverside.

One of them is our parents and how extremely conscientious you all have been about not sending to school students with runny noses, coughs, and sneezes. I am convinced that all of our careful precautions are keeping our on-campus Riverside community as healthy as we possibly can be, and I am thankful.

I am also thankful for our teachers. It’s not the easiest year to be a teacher, but the job has never been more important, especially for our Riverside students. Our teachers are courageous, they are dedicated, and they are resolute in their service to our mission. Thank you, teachers!

And I would be remiss if I did not express how thankful I am for our Riverside students. Their joy in learning is palpable in the classrooms and the hallways, and their grit and determination is inspiring.

Thank you, Riverside, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday next week!

— Hal Waller
Head of School


In Their Own Words

“Everyone at Riverside shows kindness.”

Jessica, student at Riverside School



Last Friday’s Corny Joke



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