Riverside School eNewsletter, Oct. 18, 2018
Thursday, October 18th, 2018

For Your Calendar

Camp Horizons Trip – Intermediate School, October 17-19

Soccer Game: Riverside ‘2’ vs. Montessori – Thursday, October 18, 5:30 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Lunch – Friday, October 19

November Lunch Orders Due – Friday, October 19

2:15 p.m. Dismissal – Friday, October 19

Soccer Practice – Friday, October 19, 2:15 p.m.

Harvest Moon Social – Friday, October 19, 7-10 p.m.

Zoës Kitchen Lunch – Monday, October 22

Rocket Pop Media Photo Shoot – Tuesday, October 23, 9 a.m.

Drama Club – Tuesday, October 23, 3:05-4:15 p.m.

Student Council Meeting – Wednesday, October 24, 7:40-8 a.m.

Symphony Field Trip (Bushhouse / Hague / Sculthorpe / Estes) – Wednesday, October 24, 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Henricus Historical Park Field Trip (Mayer /Myers / Waldenmaier / Shoop) – Wednesday, October 24, 9:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.



News and Notes

A Heartfelt Thank You
 Thank you to the parents of Mrs. Estes’ students who provided
the staff with a wonderful lunch this past Monday. A special thanks to Mrs. King (Garrison’s mom) for organizing and for being so flexible with all the date changes due to the weather.

Art Studio Supplies Request
 The art studio requests brown paper and handled grocery bags.
Also, over the next month we will be collecting plastic, dimpled on the bottom bottles of any size. Thank you for your support.

Virginia Outside Mountain Bike Program
On Friday, October 26, Virginia Outside will be sponsoring an afternoon of mountain biking. Please see the attachment for more information and to sign up.

Photo Shoot at Riverside is Tuesday, October 23
 Rocket Pop, Riverside’s media, marketing, and public relations partner, will be here this coming Tuesday, October 23, 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.

Register for Admissions Open House,
Set for November 15 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 usto learn more about our school
and programs at Admissions Open House on
November 15 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

Click here to reserve your spot.

Riverside Alumni Social is November 7 at
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

 Please join Riverside’s Head of School, Hal Waller, and
other former classmates for an alumni social on
November 7 from 5-7 p.m. at Hardywood Park Craft
Brewery (2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, Va. 23220). We would love to see you and hear how you are doing.

Please contact Riverside’s Director of Development, Leo Rohr, at lrohr@riversideschool.org or give us a call at (804) 320-3465. Please feel free to share this with your former Riverside classmates. We hope to see you at Hardywood.



Parents’ Association Volunteer Opportunities

Harvest Moon Auction Party Information
 The Parents’ Association is excited about this year’s Harvest Moon Auction Party to be held Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m. in Riverside School’s Courtyard. This is a fun evening and a great way to get to know some of the other parents in a social atmosphere.

If you have not already done so, please RSVP via
your Paperless Post Invitation. If you did not receive one and would like to attend, we would love to see you. And, if you have friends who would like to attend with you, we would love to see them, as well.

Just send Elizabeth Coleman a quick e-mail at twocolemans@gmail.com with the names. For those of you who did RSVP but were unable to change the number attending to the actual amount, please e-mail Elizabeth at twocolemans@gmail.com or text (301) 466-9039.


No actual tickets will be issued. Upon arrival and check-in, a bid number will be assigned. Please send your check to school made out to Riverside School with ‘Harvest Moon’ in the memo line. The cost per guest is $35.

In keeping with tradition, the Harvest Moon is a very casual and laid back event. Jeans and boots are the norm!

To greatly expedite the checkout process, please consider bringing a check. This will also help save the school from taking on credit card processing fees.

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 here to see if you can help.

 We are accepting absentee bids for several items in this year’s auction. If you are interested in submitting an absentee bid, please write the item number and your bid on a piece of paper. Send it to school in a sealed envelope
no later than Friday, October 19 at 2:15 p.m.! Please label the outside of the envelope:
Harvest Moon Absentee Bid with the number that corresponds to the item below.

We will contact you if you have the winning bid and will ask that you send in a check at that time.

1.) Belize – Accommodations for seven nights for up to six people in a three-bedroom villa on the beach at El Pescador on Ambergris Caye (www.elpescador.com). Airfare not included. Valued at $7,250. Minimum Bid: $3,000. Donated by Riverside Parent Ali Flota.

2.) The Hunt Box at Lowelands Farms – Two-night stay in Middleburg, Va., Hunt Country. This stay includes a complimentary bottle of wine and two guest passes for a wine tasting at a local winery. Valued at $1,000. Minimum Bid: $300. Donated by Rick and Karen Lowe.

3.) Hail to the Redskins! – Two tickets to the Sunday, November 18 game at
1 p.m. vs. the Houston Texans. Section 111, Row 13, Seats 7 and 8 (behind the end zone). Includes a red parking pass, which is steps away to the entrance of FedEx Field. Valued at $500. Minimum Bid: $250. Donated by Riverside grandparents Keith and Wanda Baker.

4.) Pottery Plate #1 – (Mayer & Myers) Value: Priceless. Minimum Bid: $100.

5.) Pottery Plate #2 – (Waldenmaier & Shoop). Value: Priceless.
Minimum Bid: $100.

6.) Pottery Plate #3 – (Bushhouse & Hague). Value: Priceless. Minimum Bid: $100.

7.) Pottery Plate #4 – (Sculthorpe & Estes). Value: Priceless. Minimum Bid: $100.

8.) Large Pottery Bowl Project #5 – Whole School Project. Value: Priceless. Minimum Bid: $100.

9.) S’More Party! – Everything you need for a family fun night around the fire pit! Includes camping chair, two wine tumblers, campfire fork, double hammock, waterproof plush blanket, scary movies, as well as hot dog and pie iron. Value: $275. Minimum Bid: $100. Donated by the parents of Mrs. Mayer, Miss Myers, Mrs. Waldenmaier, and Mrs. Shoop’s classes.

10.) Sports Ready – Everything you and your family need for a sports-filled afternoon conveniently tucked into a wagon. Valued at $225. Minimum Bid: $100. Donated by the parents of Mrs. Bushhouse, Mrs. Hague, Mrs. Sculthorpe, and Mrs. Estes’ classes.

Riverside is such a special place for our children and we really appreciate all of your support. If you have any questions about anything, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Elizabeth Coleman twocolemans@gmail.com / (301) 466-9039
Kim Alley-Trownsell – kim@kimalleymodels.com / (804) 437-3957
Brittany Cooper – bncoop@comcast.net / (540) 272-1272

Riverside School Online Store – Fall Launch is Coming Soon!    
Get ready to order Riverside shirts, fleeces, car magnets, water bottles and more!

Parents’ Association Meeting
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14. Juliette Sykes, former Riverside Parent and Board Member, will discuss the possible tax benefits for Riverside Parents and recent changes to tax laws, including new K-12 options for 529 plans.

November Lunch Orders
 Attached, please find the November Lunch Order Form. Tomorrow
is the last day to turn in orders for the month of November. New this month, Taco Tuesday! Thank you to the Ornelas’ family restaurant, Mi Hacienda, for making this possible.

Lunch helpers: Please check back periodically for openings to sign up.



 Development Update

DID YOU KNOW you can support Riverside when you shop? Through the Kroger Community Rewards and AmazonSmile programs, your normal shopping purchases can add up to big bucks for the school!

 As you gear up for your holiday online shopping, use Riverside’s AmazonSmile link to get all of the site’s normal deals while helping our school at the
same time. We have added the link to the school’s ‘Support‘ page as well in case you need a reminder.

 If you shop at Kroger, please consider taking a couple minutes to link your Plus card to our account so that every time you shop, a percentage goes to Riverside.

Unfortunately, you have to re-link your card every year,
so if you haven’t done it recently, you probably need to do it again. You can access or create an online Kroger account at https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow. Then just search for Riverside School and select it.

Do you shop anywhere else that has a similar program? Please send Director of Development Leo Rohr an e-mail so that we can get Riverside signed up.

Thanks so much for supporting the school in so many different ways!

— Leo Rohr
Director of Development



from the desk of…
the Head of School

Hal Waller is currently away from his desk as he chaperones the Intermediate School camping trip to
Camp Horizons. 


Quote of the Week



“I like Riverside because teachers allow you to work at your own pace. If there is something you can’t finish, teachers say, ‘OK, we’ll work on it some more later.’ They give you time. In public schools, it’s like, ‘You didn’t finish. You get an ‘F.’ ”

Abram, student at Riverside School


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