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Good News!

Riverwood Elementary received 1st money for Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that brings the real world to students through hands-on curriculum delivered by a trained classroom volunteer.

Riverwood has been awarded a Blended Learning Grant! The grant will provide every Riverwood student with a tablet or laptop device to use both at home and at school. We are so excited that we were selected to pilot this innovative approach to learning. More details to come!

Riverwood’s sign project received 2nd Place in the Memphis City Beautiful Contest.

Riverwood has been selected for the Aetna teaching garden grant. The grant will provide our students with a vegetable and herb garden.

Notes from 8/13 & 8/15 Parent Orientation


If you weren’t aware, we are not doing memberships and dues this year. As parents and teachers, you are “All In”! Meeting with Principal White, we wanted more focus on volunteering and not who was “in” or “out”.

Please give us an hour or two this year, and if you can give more, please do. We are entering your volunteer forms and will be emailing you depending on which things you selected.

We are gladly taking donations, we have some donation packages, and we do anticipate doing a fundraiser in October/November and possibly a carnival in the Spring.

We are also attempting a uniform exchange this year. If you have gently used items from last year, or during this year, please donate them to the school. We will have a few times where you can come in and shop for your sizes, and we’ll also donate to the school’s clothes closet.

You can purchase apparel items and donate online now at Items will be delivered to your child’s classroom within two days.

Finally, if you are interested in a board or leadership position, or heading up volunteer groups, we will be having a meeting Thursday, the 22st at from 6 pm to 7 pm here at the school. If you cannot make it, but are interested, please email Jim at

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Car Line

Briefly, if you drop your child off or pick them up, please get one of these sheets and follow the directions on it.

The line to drop off starts at 7:30, when the doors open. There is virtually no wait from 7:30 to 7:45.

“Late after 8!” They must be in the building, not “in the line by 8” If you pull up at 8:00 and 1 second, you will need to park in a space and sign your child in at the front office.  Please do not park in the fire lane, or you may be ticketed.

Harding Academy on Macon starts at 8 and ends at 3. Consider using the Dexter entrance to avoid the Macon intersection bottleneck. All cars must enter via the Riverwood Farms Parkway entrance unless you have a tag showing permission from the office. The bus entrance is for buses, faculty and SPED students.

Please get in line like everyone else. Trying to drive past a line to break in only creates issues.  If an officer is present, it might create more.

If you are dropping off for Eagles Nest, please do not use the fire lane. 1) it is a fire lane. 2) It then pins you in and confuses people as to where they should be pulling up.

Please pull ALL THE WAY UP to the car in front of you. If you are the front car, pull ALL THE WAY UP to the front of the line.

Have your children ready to exit before you make the turn into the lane. There is no time to wait for your child to gather their belongings and say goodbyes while cars are waiting behind you.

Finally – please carpool if you can!

We have to work as a team to get everyone in the building on time. Go Eagles.