Riverside School eNewsletter, February 22, 2018
Monday, February 26th, 2018

 Please click here for this week’s teacher spotlight featuring Mrs. Mayer.


For Your Calendar

Soccer Practice Starts on Monday, February 26
The students will practice from 3:15-4:15 p.m. on the St. Michael’s field. Please pick your child up in the carline at 4:15 p.m.

Reach Out and Read Book Drive is Monday, February 26-Friday, March 2
Students may bring books for the collection to school from Monday, February 26-Friday, March 2. If you have any questions, please contact librarian Christine Bachmann by clicking here >>

Talent Show on Wednesday, February 28
The student talent show is next week, and all parents and families are invited to attend. The show will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Symphony Field Trip on Thursday, March 1
Classes Furey, Hague, Sculthorpe and Estes will be going to the Richmond Symphony Discovery Concert at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 1. If you have not returned your permission form, please do so. Any questions may be directed to Christine Bachmann by clicking here >>

Please click here to for more information and registration >>

Spring Break, March 5-9
Please mark your schedules!

Parents Association: Tax Benefits Presentation on Wednesday, March 14
Past Riverside Parent and Board Member, Juliette Sykes will be discussing possible tax benefits for Riverside parents and recent changes to tax laws, including new K-12 options for 529 plans. The meeting begins at 8:15 a.m. in the Art Room. Attached, please find the minutes from the February 14 meeting >>

Riverside Run Club Begins on Wednesday, March 14
Please complete the attached release form >> and return the form by Friday, March 2 if you would like your child to participate in the free, after-school run club on Wednesdays this spring. Additionally, the club could use some more parent volunteers, so please let Cindy DiCello know if you can help coach this semester by clicking here >>.

Symphony Field Trip on Thursday, March 15
Lower school classes (Mayer, Myers and Waldenmaier) will be going to the Richmond Symphony Discovery Concert on March 15. If you have not returned your permission form, please do so. Any questions may be directed to Christine Bachmann by clicking here >>

Please click here to for more information and registration >>

Snow Makeup Day on Friday, March 30
In order to make up for days missed for inclement weather, Friday, March 30 will now be a day of school for students. Dismissal is at 2:15 p.m.


News & Notes

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Please donate your beverage and soup can tabs to help a Riverside family! We will start collecting the tabs today and continue through Friday, March 2. Please click here to learn more >>

 New Power Hour Session
The next session of Power Hour begins Monday, February 26, 2018 and ends April 19, 2018. If you are interested in receiving a registration packet, please complete the bottom of the attached flyer and return it to school >>

Ready, Set, Go! Literacy Camp and Camp Riverside
Registration for camps is now open! Both camps provide one-on-one, multisensory language instruction with a trained Orton-Gillingham instructor. This is the perfect way to reinforce learning that students worked on during the school year.

Other activities include math, writing, art, and physical education. Riverside parents are guaranteed a spot if registration and deposit are received by Friday, March 2. All forms are available on the Riverside website by clicking here >>

Financial Aid Requests

Now is the time to initiate requests for the 2018-19 school year. In order to apply, log into your TADS account and complete the financial aid application. Awards for returning students will be considered starting in March. Please be sure to apply early because funds are limited. If you have additional questions, please contact Eileen Harvey in Riverside’s Business Office by clicking here >>

St. Michael’s Episcopal School Summer Spectacular Camps
If you are looking for a summer camp for your child, perhaps you would like to consider one of these options offered by St. Michael’s; please click here to learn more >>



Parents Association Volunteer Opportunities

Riverside Lunches

Please check your calendars and click here if you are able to help distribute lunches >>. We appreciate all of your help!

Art Room News
Please check your calendar and see if you are available to help with the students’ art classes on Wednesdays. If so, please click here to sign up >>.



Fundraising Update

CALLING ON ALL OUR AMAZING PARENTS! The March Phonathon for our Annual Fund is quickly approaching (March 19, March 20 and March 21).

Your stories are the reason why people continue to give to Riverside and help make this school the best it can be. Please consider volunteering a few hours one evening to help us get over our goal line of $115,000 by May 31. Please click here to sign up and get more details >>



from the desk of
the Head of School

 At the Morning Meeting on February 21, the Riverside community welcomed adult dyslexic Mr. Craig Massey, who addressed the student body. Mr. Massey was introduced by his good friend Mr. Bill Longan, who is the President of the Riverside School Board of Trustees.

Mr. Massey spoke about his own experiences growing up dyslexic. He also emphasized that throughout his career as an entrepreneur and business executive, his dyslexia has been an asset to him and to the organizations he has led. Mr. Massey observed that in the business world, it is becoming more common for adult dyslexics to be sought after for their ability to problem solve, for their team-centered approach, and for their creativity.

Thank you, Mr. Massey and Mr. Longan, for bringing these important messages to our student body!



“I like Riverside because the teachers are helping me with my reading disability and it will help me at school.”

Isabella, fifth-grader at Riverside School 


Last Friday’s Corny Joke


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