The third grade is proud of their scale model of an octopus, an artistic aspect of their integrated ocean unit this spring.

Here is the final Memo of the school year. We hope you enjoyed the long weekend and are ready to celebrate our school year with all of the final, celebratory activities happening this week.

Happy Tuesday!
Thank you to all the parents who joined us in the early part of the evening, to Annie Patoine and Bob Whittaker for helping grill and serve food, and to Bob, and the faculty who chaperoned the middle school dance. It was a beautiful evening and a fun, final celebration organized and hosted by Student Council.
Thanks to the organizational efforts of Mel Fin, Lilias Ide, Angela Norton, Madeleine Balcom, and Karina Weiss, the logistics for this new school fundraiser have been decided and articulated. Since Riverside parents have already reached their $25K fundraising-through-events obligation, this year's new race event is earmarked to enhance technology at Riverside. Read and share this informational document to learn all about it. What we need now is the following, reach out to one of the parents listed above if you have questions or want to get started:
  • Mark your calendars for August 19 and plan to participate as an individual or a team for Riverside; then seek pledge donations and log them on the KTA event website.
  • Volunteer on August 19 to help with a sale, station, log sheet or time sheet.
  • Be a part of planning and implementing Riverside's "Fun Station" at the Race.
  • Be a part of planning and implementing food or bake sale to support Riverside at the race.
  • Reach out to contacts you have at any other NEK schools to encourage them to participate, use the .pdf above to explain and answer their questions.
Please look around your home for any books that belong to Riverside and return them this week. We will not allow anyone to check out books from the library at this point.
Please turn in any Box Tops for Education that you've been collecting so that we can count and submit them before the end of the year. Thanks again to Amanda Killam for doing that work this year!
Once again our supply of flatware for students to borrow has been depleted of all its forks. Please look through your drawers at home and send in any that you are willing to donate. Please remember to pack the utensils students may need along with their lunches.
Joy's 5th graders have been knitting all year. After Joy taught them how to keep their hands busy with something productive, they have made yarn products to sell on Wednesday and Friday at pick-up time. Proceeds will go to support their interests: HOPE, Honey Bees, and Maasai children from the village in Kenya that the Aeberhard family knows well.
If you haven't yet completed our survey about communication, we would really appreciate having your feedback as we plan for next year.   In particular we’re curious to know about how the new format of the Monday Memo is working for you. Please follow   this link  to complete the survey .
Here is the link to the site that the Riverside Girls Who Code built . It includes a story about a polar bear and two games highlighting the issue with ocean pollution. We are so impressed with the work the club put in to this issue and learning how to code the website! The site is best viewed with Firefox as the story and games require use of flash.
6-8th graders are taking semester exams this week. Please help them to prioritize their time this week according to their specific needs and goals.
6th Grade
  • Tuesday: Latin, English
  • Wednesday: Spanish, History
  • Thursday: Math, Science
7th Grade
  • Tuesday: English, Science
  • Wednesday: History Project due, Spanish
  • Thursday: Math, Latin
8th Grade
  • Tuesday: World Issues, Latin
  • Wednesday: Spanish, Science
  • Thursday: Math, English
Riverside's last Friday of school - June 1 - is a fun combination of annual traditions and unique activities planned by our "Head for a Day" raffle winner, Henry Griffin.
  • Bike to School: We encourage students to bike to school on our last day! Often groups from a particular area will organize to meet together and bike all or a portion of their commute with some adult help. A follow car for safety and extra gear is often part of the strategy. Start planning with your Riverside neighbors now. For people in the Burke area: anyone who wants to meet Mr. G at the Inn at Mountain View on Darling Hill at 7:00 that morning is welcome. For Kirby riders: anyone who wants to meet at 7:00 that morning at the Daffinrud's home is welcome, but we do not yet have any adults planning to ride with that group. Late arrivals via bicycle are not counted as tardy.
  • Talent Show: The performances will begin at 12:45 pm and parents are encouraged to attend. Students who wish to participate should have auditioned/reviewed their plans with Peter last week.
  • Water "Fight": The last activity of the day will be an optional water "fight" on the soccer field, beginning at 2:15. Students should bring a towel and a suit or wet clothes. Be prepared for students to be wet when you arrive to pick them up. Changing clothes is difficult in those last few minutes, it might be better to have some tarps/towels in your car depending on your plans.
  • Dismissal Times: The usual 3:00 for K-5th and 3:30 for 6-8th.
  • After School Program: Please let us know if your child will need After School care on the last day of school as we expect very few and want to plan accordingly. If a student will be staying, they should have dry clothes to change into.
Please mark your calendars for June 2, our graduation is a year-end celebration for all PreK-8 th grade students and an official school day.  We encourage all parents to attend because we will be recognizing many students of different grade levels and the community potluck lunch afterwards is a fun way to end the year together. Students should arrive by 9:45 and report directly to the Yurt, dressed nicely as they would for a music concert.
  • We ask that 7th grade parents to help keep the potluck organized, please let your PAG parent Alan Giese know if you can help with set up or clean up. 
  • Potluck assignments: We ask all families to bring a salad or main course dish to share. Please remember a serving utensil and mark all your personal items with your name. Please also plan to list the ingredients, we will have markers and cards available if necessary. Riverside will be providing drinks and a cake.
Mountain Bike Club will meet this Friday to ride the trails. Students need to be at the Kingdom Cycling and Experiences Center on Darling Hill 4:00-5:30 pm. We appreciate parent volunteers to be with the group each week to assist in organizing the kids; if you can help please let Westerly know. There will be also be club rides on June 8 and 15.
Would you like to sponsor our team, The Riverside Herons? There are a few ways that you can do that. There is a money drop bucket located in Krystal’s office . We are also selling luminaria bags for $5 each, which are meant to be decorated in honor of someone who has battled cancer and will be lit and on display around the track from 9:00-10:00 pm, "to remember those we have lost, celebrate cancer survivors, and to show those affected by cancer that they are not alone." You can also donate on-line and find more information on how to support this event visit our team website . You are welcome to join us and the other 32 teams for a walk around the track any time from June 16, noon to midnight.
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