E-Newsletter: April 15, 201
In This Issue

  • School-Wide Information

  • State Testing Schedule

  • Come See Me Tailgate Party

  • Epic Tale of Beauty and the Beast

  • Student Art

  • Art Show

  • Elementary School Information

  • MAP Testing Schedule

  • Middle School Information

  • Save the Dates

  • Classroom Newsletters

  • The Week Ahead


Volunteering Opportunities
Quick Links
A Note From Dr. Compton
Dear Lions' Families;

I'd like to begin by saying a big thank you to everyone who came out to see Riverwalk Academy during Thursday's Come See Me Parade and then again on Saturday at the Healthy Kids Zone. The support showed towards Riverwalk Academy was tremendous.
We'll have our third and final Come See Me event on Saturday, April 21st during the Tailgate Party. The event starts at 3:00 pm, however, Riverwalk Academy will have some tents set up by 5:00pm. We'd love to have you come by and say hello during the event. See below for more information and we look forward to seeing you next week as together, we show people why they need to #ComeSeeRiverwalk.
As many of you have heard me say before, Riverwalk Academy cannot do it alone. For Riverwalk Academy to reach its fullest potential, it is going to take all of us. For example, 100% of the work for the Riverwalk Academy entry for the Come See Me Parade was done by parents. The "middle school" float was led by the work of Ms. Matthews and Ms. Brien. The elementary group was led by Ms. Scarpa. Also assisting with both, was Ms. Terhune and the PTO. Thanks to these volunteers, we were able to demonstrate to thousands of York County residents that they should #ComeSeeRiverwalk.
Because Riverwalk Academy cannot do it alone, we are asking for your help during our state-wide testing window. In all, we have over 150 spots to fill (about 12 - 15 per testing day) to help serve as room and hall monitors. We are looking for volunteers, even it is just for one hour, to help out during state testing. Anyone, parent, grandparent, family friends, can help out during this time. Please consider helping us during this time. To sign-up, simply click here and we'll be in touch soon.

Also, please consider signing up to receive news from our PTO. To signup, please click here .

Thank you all for what you do to make Riverwalk Academy York County's number one school of choice.
Robert Compton, Ph.D.
Head of School
School-Wide Information
State Testing Schedule for 3rd - 8th Grade
#ComeSeeRiverwalk at Come See Me's Tailgate Party
For those of you going to the Come See Me Tailgate Party (music, skydiving, and fireworks), we'd love to have you #ComeSeeRiverwalk. By 5:00 pm, we'll have a few tents set up for you to come by, bring your child, a friend, or both. We'll have some food, games, and Riverwalk items to give away. Around 5:00 pm, we'll post our exact location on our Facebook page so you can easily find us.
The Epic Tale of Beauty and the Beast at the Rock Hill Community Theatre
Our Drama Club has their first ever school-wide performance in May (The Epic Tale of Beauty and the Beast). We wanted to say thanks to the Rock Hill Community Theatre for partnering with us by allowing our students to have the performance in their theatre. Below is a message from the the President of the Rock Hill Community Theatre.

"Hello everyone. I'm Charlie Hochreiter, President of Rock Hill Community Theater. We are excited about partnering with you during your very first drama production. In the meantime, we have two events coming up at the theater you might be interested in. For more information, please click on the theatre logo. Looking forward to seeing you soon at RHCT."


Anne of Green Gables

The Rock Hill Community Theatre's production of  Anne of Green Gables  opens next Friday night, April 20th, at 7:30pm at Rock Hill Community Theatre. Come see a very talented cast of young actors bring this classic story to life. The whole family will enjoy these performances. Hope to see you there!
Your Student's Artwork - view online
Check out Riverwalk Academy's online art gallery at Artsonia . Artsonia is the World's Largest Student Art Museum. Yet it's so much more than that! It's a free, safe, educational program designed to connect parents and families with their child's creative activities at school.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Griffith .
This Week's Featured Art
(selected by Dr. Compton's Daughters)
Monet's Water Lily Pond

by Jackson Whitley, 3rd Grade
Spring Butterfly

by Katie Beard, 4th Grade
SAVE THE DATE: The 2018 Riverwalk Academy Art Show
Elementary School News
Spring Elementary School MAP Testing Schedule
There's been a correction to the above schedule. We will be doing Math during the week of April 16th and Reading during the week of the 23rd.
Middle School News
Save the Date
  • 8th Grade Dance - May 18th (more information to come)

  • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony -May 24th 9:00am

  • Middle School End of the Year Celebration/Picnic - May 24th 11:00am @ Manchester Meadows Park.
Classroom Newsletters
Kindergarden

First Grade
Ms. Harker
Ms. Toomey

Ms. Bowman
Ms. Smith
Ms. Wilcox
Ms. Crowder
Ms. Davis
Ms. Delangie

Fourth Grade
Ms. Jackson

Fifth Grade
Ms. Baker
Ms. Cranford
Ms. Tillman

Related Arts
Elementary Music
Elementary PE

Student Services
The Week Ahead
Monday, April 16
  • MAP Testing (see schedule above)
  • Chorus Club 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Drama Club Rehearsal: 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Community Service Club 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Board Meeting 6:00 pm - agenda

Tuesday, April 17
  • MAP Testing (see schedule above)
  • Drama Club Rehearsal: 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Let Me Run Practice: 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Band Practice: 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Wednesday, April 18
  • MAP Testing (see schedule above)
  • Chorus Club 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Drama Club Rehearsal: 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Gardening Service Club 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday, April 19
  • MAP Testing (see schedule above)
  • Drama Club Rehearsal: 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Let Me Run Practice: 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Band Practice: 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Friday, April 20
  • MAP Testing (see schedule above)
  • Special Olympics Compete in Area 11 Games
  • 1st Grade Authors' Tea: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Saturday, April 21
  • #ComeSeeRiverwalk at the Come See Me Tailgate Party 5:00pm - 9:30pm