For those with questions about Field Day for Thursday, May 16, it is going on as scheduled. The rain has stopped and it looks like a great day to get outside and have fun!
Good luck to all of our wonderful students and teachers this week as the TCAP tests are administered.
Breakfast is available for all students at 7:05 if you want to get them there a little early!
Remember that once testing begins, the class cannot be interrupted. If your child left their lunch at home, it cannot be dropped off to the office. Make sure you have some money in their meal account at http://mypaymentsplus.com/
How can you help your child do their best?
During the School Year:
- Communicate any concerns regarding the student’s performance immediately.
- Be aware of your school’s testing dates and times.
- Ensure that the student completes all homework assignments.
- Parents should set aside a daily study time.
- Discuss the students’ school work with him or her regularly.
- Praise the student for hard work and good effort.
- Encourage the student to ask questions at home and in class.
- Convey to the student the importance of a good education.
On the Day of Testing Parent Should:
- Make sure your child has had a good night’s sleep.
- Provide a healthy breakfast for your child.
- Make sure that your child attends school.
- Be sure that your child is at school on time and relaxed.
- Encourage your child to do the best work possible.
- Not cause your child any unnecessary stress regarding the test.
Here are some other helpful F.A.Q.s about the TCAP test. http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/ach_faq.shtml
Here’s the latest from the Ugly Mug Fundraiser. The first batch of orders has been delivered and sent home to all but the bus rider/walker students. For those students, we did send home the order form and a sheet explaining how to get your order. You can either pick it up today at the back side entrance from 2 – 6 or you can return the form and sign that we can give it to your child to bring home. I didn’t want to send big boxes on buses to be damaged or forgotten.
Also, the second order has gone in and is being processed. As soon as I hear back on a delivery time I will post here and on the facebook page. We couldn’t enter the second batch until the first had been delivered.
I think overall this has been a good fundraiser for us and hopefully easy and beneficial to you as well. We’ve learned some things to help make it better and easier next year!
- Jim Lord
PTO Vice President
There is no PTO Meeting 9/13 as shown on the calendar that went out from the school this week. We made a change so that we can consolidate trips to the school and the 20th is an optional Open House night as well as CiCi’s Pizza night. A newsletter will be going out soon with other upcoming dates. See you next week!
(And while we have you, there is NO SCHOOL on Friday 9/14. It is an in-service/administrative day for teachers and staff.)
Click the Give with Target link and vote for Riverwood! Every 25 votes results in a $25 Target gift certificate for the school, and you can vote weekly! That’s right, 100 votes = $100 for our school! 1000 votes = … you get the picture. Go vote at https://apps.facebook.com/givewithtarget/schools/99652
If you’re on facebook, join us on the Riverwood Parents’ page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/340202116020742/.
And while you’re at it, click the Give with Target link and vote for Riverwood! Every 25 votes results in a $25 Target gift certificate for the school, and you can vote weekly! That’s right, 100 votes = $100 for our school! 1000 votes = … you get the picture. Go vote at https://apps.facebook.com/givewithtarget/schools/99652
Please see the flyer at http://www.riverwoodpto.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Stand-UP-flyer-for-Riverwood.pdf
This is a free 8-week course (1 day a week for 8 weeks) to help
- Meet other parents at Riverwood
- Learn what You as a parent can do to get your child to college
- Learn from other parents about what they are doing at home to drive student success
- Help Build Self Esteem with your child
- Learn how to effectively communicate with your child
The initial information meeting is Tuesday, August 21 from 6 – 7 pm.
Principal White or Assistant Principal Porter
We’re gearing up for the 2012-13 school year and you can help!
We still need some parents to take some positions on the PTO board. We don’t bite!
We’ll also need some volunteers to help us with various events and ongoing functions like the car rider line in the morning and afternoon. If you can just do one event or one day a week on the car rider line (for 15 minutes), that would be a huge help. Let’s get involved!
We are starting to work on filling board positions for next year. A nominating committee is being formed to slate the executive board. The slated board will be voted on at a general meeting on 5/3.
The new executive board will then appoint the chair positions. A flyer will be going out to all parents very soon asking for volunteers. If you are interested in holding any position on the board next year, please contact Tabitha at TWalker@covenantdove.com ASAP to let her know.
If you know of other parents you think would be good additions to the board for next year, encourage them to get in contact with Tabitha. As you know we really need more help.
Riverwood Elementary is proud to kick-off our first “Recycle Your Books” drive.
We would like to encourage all students and families to go through their homes
and donate any gently used books to Riverwood Elementary that your family has
outgrown or no longer wants.
Starting October 1st, through November 24, 2011, you may bring your books to
your teacher(s) or drop them off by the office in our drop off box. Each teacher will
sort through the books they receive. If the book is not age appropriate for their
class, do not worry. Their teacher will give it to the grade level that could best
benefit from it. Remember, all children read at different levels so it’s great to have
a variety on hand for their growing skills.
A small token of appreciation will be given to each student that brings in a book.
Thank you for your continued support for Riverwood Elementary. Should you have
any questions or ideas, please feel free to contact our volunteers that are overseeing
Mr. House – 3rd grade or
Tabitha Walker-PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverwood Elementary, PTO President