For Your Calendar
Soccer Game – Today, September 20 – Riverside ‘2’ vs. Good Shepherd, 5:30 p.m.
Click here for the fall 2018 game schedule
Progress Reports Issued – Thursday, September 20
12 p.m. Dismissal – Friday, September 21
Soccer Game – Friday, September 21 –
Riverside ‘1’ vs. Seven Hills, 5:30 p.m.
Drama Club – Tuesday, September 25, 3:05-4:15 p.m.
Dr. Russell Barkley Event – Tuesday, September 25 – 7-8:30 p.m.,
St. Michael’s Church (adjacent to Riverside)
No Soccer Practice – Friday, September 28
News and Notes
Student Council 2018-2019
Congratulations to the following students who were elected to Riverside’s Student Council: President: Katie Grimm, Vice-President: Katie-Leigh Schenck, Secretary: Parker Hamlin, Treasurer: Henry
Hubbard, Historian: Sophia Six.
In addition, we want to congratulate the following Homeroom Representatives: T. Lancaster, Stephen Romano, and Piper Masella. The other classes will have elections for homeroom representatives in a few days.
Virginia Outside – Fishing Afternoon
Last week information was sent home regarding the fishing trip that is taking place tomorrow afternoon when the students dismiss at 12 p.m. If your child would like to attend, there are still openings. Please see the attached flyer for registration information.
Parent Conference Schedule
Please see the attached conference schedule for parent conferences on Thursday, October 4. The students do not have school on that day; however, if needed, the coach is available to watch your child during your conference time.
Important Papers Being Sent Home Today
Please check your child’s green folder for the following papers: Progress Report (please review, sign, and return to the front office) and Corporate sponsors for Harvest Moon.
Riverside School Sponsoring Event Featuring Renowned ADHD Specialist
Dr. Russell Barkley Next Tuesday
On Tuesday, September 25, Riverside will be sponsoring a fall parent program featuring Dr. Russell A. Barkley, an ADHD specialist in St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, directly adjacent to Riverside.
The event, set for 7 p.m., is open to the public.
Parents’ Association Volunteer Opportunities
A Heartfelt Thank You and Upcoming Events
Thank you to all of the parents who attend our first Parents’ Association Meeting on Wednesday, September 12. The Meeting Minutes are attached for those parents who were unable to attend the meeting.
The next Parents’ Association Meeting is Wednesday, October 10. The special guest speaker will be Suzie Eklund, Riverside’s Director of Language Fundamentals, who will present an in-depth understanding of the Language Fundamentals lesson.
On Wednesday, November 14, Juliette Sykes (pictured right), a former Riverside parent and current 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.
Save the Date: Harvest Moon Social is October 19
The Harvest Moon Social is Friday, October 19, at 7 p.m. in the Riverside School Courtyard. Look for your Paperless Post invitation this week. There is also an Auction to help raise money for our school.
We are still collecting donations for the auction, and if you have a business or know of a business that would like to be listed in our Directory of Corporate Supporters in the Auction Booklet, please complete the attached form (also being sent home in your child’s folder). Please email Brittany Cooper at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers for Distribution of Lunches
We still need parent volunteers to help distribute lunches on Fridays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up here or contact:
Don’t Toss Box Tops
Our first boxtop collection date is September 28. Please find the attached collection sheet if you would like to send in your boxtops on the paper or you can send them in a labeled bag.
LAST NIGHT, RIVERSIDE HELD ITS ANNUAL HEAD OF SCHOOL CIRCLE RECEPTION to thank our most generous donors from last year. It was a wonderful occasion to gather together and celebrate the amazing Riverside community.
You can book your ticket to join us at next year’s reception by making a gift at or above the Victorian Society level. A great opportunity to do that will be during our Fall Phonathon next week!
There are still some caller slots left if you’d like to join in on the fun.
from the desk of…
the Head of School
SCHOOL ELECTIONS WERE HELD THIS WEEK, and all of our candidates are to be congratulated. It is not an easy thing to put oneself “out there” and run for office, but many Riverside Students did just that.
Candidates for class representatives spoke in front of their classmates, and candidates for the five Student Council officer positions each had to make a speech in front of the entire student body at Morning Assembly. All of the speeches I saw were positive, engaging, and would be great models for anyone seeking public office at any level.
On the topic of putting oneself “out there,” thank you in advance to all of the parents who have volunteered for the Annual Fund Phonathon next week. We have a strong Riverside Community that reaches back 45 years and extends throughout the Greater Richmond region and well beyond.
Events like our Phonathon and the Harvest Moon Festival are certainly fundraisers, but they are also community builders, and as such they are vital in achieving our school’s mission.
Quote of the Week
“Lost time is never found again.”
— Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the United States
Last Friday’s Corny Joke
“I like Riverside because of the teachers and the classes are good.”
— Ann Carter, student at Riverside School