Riverside School eNews, Sept. 24, 2020
Thursday, September 24th, 2020

For Your Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 24 – Progress Notes Issued

Friday, Sept. 25 – 2:15 p.m. Dismissal

Thursday, Oct. 1 – Parent Conferences (no school for students)

Thursday, Oct. 2 – 2:15 p.m. Dismissal

Thursday, Oct. 9 – 2:15 p.m. Dismissal


News and Notes

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

Checking In from the Library
 Information is going home about the Birthday Book Club. Donate a book to the Riverside School library with a personalized bookplate naming your child as the donor, made in honor of their birthday. Click here to learn more and register.

Also, remember to turn in summer reading logs, we want to celebrate our Riverside Readers!

 Parent and Teacher Conferences
The first conference of the year will take place on Oct. 1. via ‘Zoom.’  Please click here for the conference schedule.

Come Join Our Team!
 Want to be part of a flourishing independent day school complete with students actively engaged in the learning process, as well as top-tier and supportive faculty, staff and administrators?

Riverside is currently seeking qualified candidates to apply for and fill the position as a part-time Instructional Aide.

Click here to learn more and apply.



Upcoming Soccer Clinics Offer Riverside Students Fun, Safety

Riverside Physical Education Teacher and Coach Cam Childress, along with our school will be conducting soccer clinics for Riverside students.

 The first set of clinics are set for Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. and are for students in the classes of Mayer, Myers, and Nagy.

The first 12 students to return their soccer release form on the back of this information sheet, along with the $40 activity fee, will reserve their spot. If paying by check, please make checks payable to Riverside School.

Please click here to register.

As in the past, our focus is centered on learning teamwork and soccer skills, encouraging full participation, and having FUN!

Participants will need to bring the following items:

> Change of clothes
> Cleats (if available)
> Water bottle
> Soccer ball (if your child wants to bring their own)

Pickup after practice will be in the front of Riverside School. Please use the McRae Road entrance for soccer pick up. Any questions? Please contact Coach Childress at cchildress@riversideschool.org.



Development Update

 AS YOU MAY HAVE SEEN IN LAST WEEK’S NEWSLETTER, Riverside is one of the nonprofits participating in the Birdies for Charity program as part of the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. This program adds a 10 percent bonus to any donation you make to Riverside.

Last year, Riverside received an extra $800 thanks to gifts made through Birdies for Charity. Your gift could help us beat last year’s total and bring
additional support to Riverside’s Annual Fund. Thank you for considering
a donation.

Increase your gift by 10% by donating here.

— Leo Rohr
Director of Development 



from the desk of…
the Head of School

WE HAD A WONDERFUL TURNOUT AT LAST NIGHT’S NEW PARENT WORKSHOP, led by Suzie Eklund, our Director of Language Fundamentals (LF). Thank you to all of the parents who Zoomed in, and thank you to Mrs. Eklund for her great introduction to Riverside LF and the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

With all of the focus on what is different this year from last year, I am afraid that at some times I am putting not enough emphasis on what is definitely the same—great teaching and amazing learning!

Whether it is the elephant study in the Main Building primary classes, the Seven Habits analysis in the North Building, or the bulb-planting garden project in Ticer, students at Riverside and immersed in learning, and I certainly hope that you are able to take the time at home to ask your children about the exciting things going on in their classes.

— Hal Waller
Head of School


In Their Own Words

“I like that the teachers help us with our dyslexia and that the Language Fundamentals instructors help us with words and our spelling.”

T, student at Riverside School



Last Friday’s Corny Joke

What did the tortilla chip say to the cheese?

Nacho Business!


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