Riverside School eNews, Oct. 10, 2019
Monday, October 14th, 2019

For Your Calendar

Friday, Oct. 11 – Camp Horizons Return

Friday, Oct. 11 – Pizza Hut Pizza Lunch

Friday, Oct. 11 – 2:15 p.m. Dismissal for Students

Friday, Oct. 11 – Soccer Practice, 2:15-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Action Picture Day with Rocket Pop (Riverside media partner)

Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Robotics Club, 3:05-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Transitions Meeting, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Pizza Hut Past Day

Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Art Club (‘It’s All Greek to Me,’ grades K-4 only), 3:05-4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Subscriber Series Session: ‘All About the Academy and What is O-G?,’ 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17 – Soccer Match: Riverside vs. Sabot ‘1,’ 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 18 – 2:15 p.m. Dismissal for Students

Friday, Oct. 18 – Soccer Practice, 2:15-3:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 18 – Harvest Moon, 7-10 p.m.

Please note: Individual picture make-up day will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6.



Harvest Moon Update

Tickets for the Oct. 18 Harvest Moon event can be purchased at: https://riversideschool.org/support/harvest-moon-2019/

 Tickets may also be purchased by sending in a checkvpayable to Riverside School for $40 per ticket, $30 per wine pull ticket and $10 per set of beads for the heads or tails contest, noting ‘Harvest Moon’ on the memo line. You can also purchase additional wine pull tickets and sets of beads for the heads
or tails contest at the event.

As with previous years, the evening is sure to be full of fun and fellowship with food, beer and wine, live music from the ‘Riverside Ramblers,’ as well as a silent / live auction complete with great items to bid on—all to help ensure that Riverside remains vibrant and strong moving forward!

In an effort to keep costs down, the Parents’ Association is looking for parents to help set-up, clean-up, and / or donate / loan decorations. Please take a look at the sign-up genius if you can help:

We are still in need of items to help complete the Classroom Auction gifts. Please sign up using the link provided below for your child’s class:

Mrs. Mayer, Ms. Myers or Mrs. Waldenmaier:

Mrs. Shoop or Mrs. Hague:

Mrs. Bushhouse, Mrs. Sculthrope or Mrs. Estes:

Call for Harvest Moon Volunteers 
 We are looking for volunteers in several areas. If you are interested, please reach out to Joyce Mullins (jamullins3@gmail.com) or Brittany Cooper (bncoop@comcast.net).

Attention All Business Owners
 We are looking for sponsors to be included in the Harvest Moon program. We are offering three different levels of sponsorship, outlined below:

Gold Level ($250)The
Sponsor would receive a full page in the program for a logo, contact information and up to a 100-word description. In addition, an extra large logo would be placed on the top tier of the sponsor sign at the event, as well as a special mention of thanks during the live auction and an individualized post of thanks on Riverside’s social media pages.

Silver Level ($100)The Sponsor would receive a half-page in the program for a logo, contact information and up to a 50-word description. In addition, a large logo would be placed on the second tier of the sponsor sign at the event, as well as a special mention of thanks with a logo in a post with other Silver sponsors on Riverside’s social media pages.

Bronze Level ($50)The Sponsor would have an entry in the program for a logo, contact information and up to a 25-word description. In addition, a logo would be placed on the third tier of sponsor sign at the event, as well as a special mention of thanks in a post with other Bronze sponsors on Riverside’s social media pages.

For additional information about sponsorships, please contact Riverside Director of Development, Leo Rohr, via e-mail at: lrohr@riversideschool.org.


News and Notes

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

Photo Shoot at Riverside is Tuesday, Oct. 15
 Rocket Pop, Riverside’s media, marketing, and public relations partner, will be here this coming Tuesday, Oct. 15, taking photos of the students and the school to update our brochures and other marketing items.

We are asking boys and girls to please make sure to wear solid colored shirts / tops.

Save Your Spot for Admissions Open House, Set for Nov. 14 at Riverside
 Learning to read should be as easy as ABC. For one out of five children, it’s not.

If you or someone you know has a student who is struggling to read and that you think may have
a language-based learning difference, join us to learn more about our school and programs at Admissions Open House on Nov. 14 from 9-11 a.m.:

• Ask questions and talk with current students, as well as parents
• Learn more about our programs and the Orton-Gillingham Approach
• Speak with our teaching faculty, instructors, and administrators
• Learn about the application process
• Tour our expanded campus

Riverside is a school where students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences thrive thanks to small class sizes that allow teachers to focus on the individual needs of each student. Faculty is trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, the cornerstone of Riverside’s teaching philosophy. Our programs provide academic challenge while also fostering student confidence.

Click here to learn more and reserve your spot.



Music Notes

WE ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME IN MUSIC CLASS, learning to play different rhythms on the
xylophones, metallophones and glockenspiels! The children are singing ‘What a Wonderful World’ and ‘You Raise Me Up,’ during our choral section of each lesson. We have learned about prehistoric and ancient instruments, including the didgeridoo, the nay flute, the rain stick, and many other flutes and drums. We will be learning about the lyre this week and will be focusing on instruments of Ancient Egypt.



Parents’ Association News

Lunches in October
 Please click here if you are able to help distribute lunches in October. Your help is needed and greatly appreciated in advance.

Don’t Toss Your Box Tops
 We will be having a contest between homerooms during the month of October. The class with the most
box tops will win a pizza party.

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 are interested.



Special Parent Opportunity!

THERE IS STILL ROOM REMAINING in the Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. Subscriber Session entitled ‘All about the Academy and What is O-G?’

If you have any of the questions below, this is the session for you!

• Why is the Orton-Gillingham approach right for teaching language to children with dyslexia?
• I know Riverside teachers use the Orton-Gillingham approach, but what is that, anyway?
• Who were Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham?
• What is the “Academy,” and why does it matter that Riverside School and Training Program are accredited with the Academy?

Join us to find the answers and register here.

The class is FREE for Riverside parents and grandparents



Please note: The ‘Development Update’ and ‘from the desk of … the Head of School’ will return next week.



Last Friday’s Corny Joke

What is a pirate’s favorite school activity?

ARRRRRRTSand crafts!


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