4th grader Esme and 5th grader Izzy led Riverside's float at the Colors of the Kingdom parade in St. Johnsbury.

Here is this week's Monday Memo. We hope you enjoyed the first weekend of fall.

Happy Monday!
Order envelops for school pictures are going home with students today. Please complete and return them (even if you don't plan to order prints, write a note saying so) to Krystal's office as soon as possible, before picture day . Pictures will be taken on October 12.
All Riverside families are invited to wear blue and green and to ride, walk, or bike behind Riverside's banner at the Fall Foliage Festival in East Burke, this Saturday, September 29. Meet by 9:30 at the Rec Field on Route 114 just north of the village. Parent Ellen Moore (5th grader Macy) has organized our wagon and giant heron, students are encouraged to bring candy to throw.
It's time to be cleaning out your closets for donations and deciding if/how you can contribute to our annual Yard Sale, which typically raises $3000-$4000 dollars for Riverside’s program, while also serving our broader community quite well. The event is Saturday, October 6 and is being chaired by parents Madeleine Balcom (kindergartener Azro, fourth grader Sylvan, seventh Cliona) and Anna Crytzer (6 th grader Cameron).
  • Sale Donations: Please donate unwanted items to our sale. Donations can be dropped off Sunday, September 30, from 4-6 pm, when a volunteer will be here to help you unload, or any time the following week onto the porch of the barn. All donations must be received before 3:30 pm on Friday, October 5. Please do not donate electronics, VHS or cassette tapes, or furniture made from particleboard; these items don't sell well and are expensive for us to dispose of, lowering our fundraising power.
  • Student and Adult Volunteers for Friday or Saturday Shifts: You can sign up for a volunteer shift at this website, where we're organizing our shift schedule this year.
  • We also need donations of food for the food sale tent, please use this link to sign up for those things too, such as chili, chili toppings, drinks.
  • We also need loans of: bookshelves and milk crates to be lent to organizing/setting up the sale. Please put your name on those items and leave them on the porch of the barn.
  • Volunteers to help set up the carport tent on Thursday afternoon during the soccer games, please email Anna ( if you plan to lend a hand.
**SCHEDULE CHANGE: Please note below that the game times for each team have been swapped for this Thursday afternoon.**

We need help from parents who are willing to ref games , we have 6 home games without refs. Please let Nelia know if you can help. There are also still slots available to assist with snacks (5-6 Team on Thursday, Oct. 18; 7-8 Team on Thursday, Oct. 25).

This week's schedule:
  • Monday practice for 5-6 Team, 3:15-4:30
  • Tuesday practice for 7-8 Team, 3:45-5:00
  • Thursday, Sept. 27 at home vs. Stevens 7-8th gr at 4:00, 5-6th gr at 5:00

Rest of the season:
  • Thursday, Oct. 4 at home vs. Waterford 5-6th gr at 4:00, 7-8th gr at 5:00
  • Thursday, Oct. 11 away at Barnet 5-6th gr at 4:00, 7-8th gr at 5:00
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16 at home vs. Barnet 5-6th gr at 3:45, 7-8th gr at 4:45
  • Thursday, Oct. 18 away at Waterford 5-6th gr at 3:45, 7-8th gr at 4:45
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23 away at Concord 5-6th gr at 3:45, 7-8th gr at 4:45
  • Thursday, Oct. 25 at home vs. Stevens 5-6th gr at 3:45, 7-8th gr at 4:45
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30 at home vs. Good Shephred 6-8th gr at 4:00
Our first swimming adventure with 4-6th graders was great fun! Thanks to parents Suzanne Boles (preschooler Esme, 2nd grader Isla, 5th grader Seda) and Aaron Kromash (preschooler Laila) for their assitance in running the program. We have divided the students into three ability groups and look forward to working with them in smaller groups to improve their skills and meet their individual goals.

Please remember to pick up these students at the NVU pool this Friday at 3:15. We are also swimming on the following Fridays: September 28 October 5, 19, 26, and November 2.

There is no After School Program for students who are dismissed from off-campus programs.
Please collect Box Top for Education Labels at home, and submit what you have in Krystal's office before October 1, then keep collecting more! Thank you to Amanda Killam who will be counting and turning them in for us!
We enjoyed our first meeting, debriefing how the start-of-year traditions went, beginning to plan Forum/Coffee House discussions for this year, and strategizing communications within our parent community. We were thrilled to have parents in attendance who are not specifically room-parents. Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 15. All parents are welcome to attend.
The totals are in! The inaugural Race earned $1,457 for Riverside. More than 2/3 of that total were raised in pledges by Riverside racers. The rest is credited to the bake sale and registration fees (which are shared between Kingdom Trails and the organizing school).
Most students are embarking on major research projects in their social studies classes. We look forward to seeing, hearing and celebrating all that they’ve learned at our Biography Fair event on the morning of November 2. Parents of all students are encouraged to attend any portion of that event that they can, details will follow. Look for details about project work in the Lesson Plans sections below.
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