MONDAY MEMO
Allee's 3rd graders, including Russell, Maggie, Cora, Rylie, Conall, and Louisa, always "Drop Everything And Read" after lunch.
Greetings!

Thank you to everyone who joined us in a new tradition on Friday night, more info on that new event is below. Please stay healthy with plenty of sleep and clean hands.

Happy Monday!
Nelia
NOTES
SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY NIGHT
Thank you for trying something new with us! We were grateful for feedback from our "start of school" survey last year and from the Parent Advisory Group on how to rework the sharing of information, and we've already gotten some good ideas on how to improve this event for next year. Our goal is always to build a supportive community, and we appreciate all your help in doing so!

If you were unable to attend, please reach out to your class's teacher or PAG leader for any missed information, and stop by Nelia's office to sign up for any volunteer efforts that fit your skills and availability.
WATER BOTTLES
Please send your child to school with a full, labeled water bottle every day. Trips to the water fountain can be disruptive, and in the house and on the soccer field we don't have water fountains. Students are using lots of cups, soap, hot water, and valuable class time to stay hydrated. We have Riverside water bottles for sale in the school store for $10.
PARADE
We look forward to seeing many families for the parade in East Burke this Saturday, September 28 for their annual Fall Foliage Festival. Our wagon will have live music on it, playing "Down by the Riverside"!

We will meet at 9:30 am at the Rec Field on route 114 just north of the village. Wear your blue and green colors, bring candy to throw, and plan to walk, ride on the wagon, or slowly pedal a bike behind our school banner. We'd be grateful for anyone who can donate candy for the students to throw.
RACE BACK TO SCHOOL
Check out this short video highlighting the fun atmosphere of the race on YouTube ! Facebook users can also see lots of pictures here , thanks to Riverside grandparent and professional photographer Herb Swanson (2nd grader Raya and preschooler Hannah).

Race results are posted on the bulletin board outside of Krystal's office, and fundraising totals will also be shared in Morning Assembly on October 2, when we have all pledge money turned in. Participants, please turn in your pledge forms and donations to Nelia before the end of the month.
FALL YARD SALE
Have you packed up your "trash" to be someone else's "treasure"? If it's on your to-do list for this coming weekend, it can go right into your car because volunteers will be here to help you unload and sort donations on Sunday, September 29 from 2:00-4:00 pm. You may also drop off your donations on your own any time the rest of next week leading up to the sale.
  • Please, do not donate electronics, VHS and cassettes, particle board furniture, encyclopedias and magazines, outdated baby gear, or car seats. Items should be in usable condition.
  • If possible, we'd ask that you save furniture donations for later next week, when the tent is up in the cedar circle and we have more space to store them for the sale.

During the home soccer games this Thursday, parents Anna Crytzer (7th grader Cameron) and Sachiko Takanashi (2nd grader Raleigh, 7th grader Koji) will be leading an effort to set up one of our tents to house donations, please offer to lend them a hand.

We have many shifts on Friday and Saturday that need to be filled. The yard sale is a really fun event, if you can lend us a few of your hours, please sign up here: volunteersignup.org/T38C7

We also need the following items for the sale, please let Nelia know if you can donate/lend any of the following:
  • 3 gallons of cider
  • 4 crock pots of chili
  • 1 box of crackers
  • 32 oz of sour cream
  • 2 lbs of shredded cheese
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 24 bottles of water
  • 24 cans of soda
  • 48 individual bags of chips
  • 3 pans of cornbread
  • bookshelves, milk crates, etc
  • plastic grocery bags
  • folding tables

The organizational committee will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24 at 8:00 am in the kitchen. Anyone who's interested in helping is welcome to attend.
SOCCER
Please note a new game in the schedule this week for 5-6th graders.

Thank you the Adams and Smyth families for bringing snacks to this week's games! The new 5-6 game will need a snack volunteer, please let Nelia know if you can bring something for the team on Thursday.

Game Schedule:
Thursday, Sep. 26:
During these home games parents will also be volunteering to set up the donation tent for our yard sale, if you're on the sideline, please offer to help.
  • 3-4th grade vs Stevens 5:00 pm
  • 5-6th grade @ LTS 4:15 pm
  • 7-8th grade vs Stevens 4:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 3:
  • 3-4th grade vs Stevens 5:00 pm
  • 5-6th grade @ Barnet 5:00 pm
  • 7-8th grade vs Stevens 4:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 10:
  • 5-6th grade vs Waterford 4:00 pm
  • 7-8th grade @ Barnet 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct 15:
  • 3-5th grade @ Concord 4:00 pm
  • 6-8th grade vs Concord 4:15 pm
Thursday, Oct 17:
  • 3-5th grade @ LTS 4:00 pm
  • 6-8th grade @ LTS 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 22:
  • 3-5th grade vs Concord 4:15 pm
  • 6-8th grade @ Concord 4:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 24:
  • 5-6th grade vs Barnet 3:45 pm
  • 7-8th grade vs Barnet 4:45 pm
Tuesday, Oct 29:
  • 6-8th grade vs Good Shepherd 4:30 pm
SWIMMING
4 th -6 th grade students will be swimming this Friday, please remember to pick up students at the college pool at 3:15. We will swim again on September 27, October 4, 18, and November 1.

4th grade families: Please note in Laryssa's lesson plans that she has organized a field trip for the class on October 4, which means they will not be swimming that day.
AFTERNOON CLUB OFFERINGS
Extended Day Program Director Sean Fortier is gathering information about student interests and parent volunteers for different kinds of afternoon Clubs. Is there an after-school club you would like to make happen at Riverside? Film Making? Chess? Yoga? Origami? Please contact Sean to discuss goals, students involved, time of year, resources needed, etc. We hope to share a list of club offerings within the next few weeks.
OKTOBERFEST
All friends and families in the Riverside community are invited to attend our Oktoberfest event on Friday, October 11 from 6-9 pm in our barn. This event is for adults, it is not meant for students. Complimentary craft beers, non-alcoholic drinks, and heavy appetizers will be provided by our generous Board of Trustees. Please RSVP to Riverside at 626-8552. We look forward to celebrating the start of our 39th year with you!
STEM LAB AT THE FAIRBANKS MUSEUM
The Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury is hosting two programs related to Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics that may be of interest to Riverside families:
  • Math Encounters Kick Off: A guest lecture by Professor Ethan Boker of UMass Boston will present You Are a Super Star, about the art, history, and mathematics related to the five-pointed star. Participants will create their onw stellated dodecahedrosn to take home, Saturday, Sep. 21, 2:00-3:30 pm. The event is free.
  • Math Encounters Monthly Lab: third Saturdays, from 2:00-5:00 pm, $250/student. Register here.
  • After School Programming and Electronics with our own 8th grader Ethan Spence and his dad Geoff: for middle and high school students who want to investigate digital electronics, robotics, programming, and computer-aided design. Wednesdays, beginning Sep. 25, 4:00-6:00 pm, $150/student. Register here.
CUB SCOUTS IN ST. JOHNSBURY
The St. Johnsbury 007 Cub Scout Pack is hosting an Open House on Sunday September 22nd at 3pm at the Father Lively Center. The Cub Scouts welcome boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through, and including, 5th grade. It should be a fun time, including bottle rockets.
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phone: 802.626.8552
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