Thank you to our local businesses for sponsoring this year's Auction!
And thank you to our Auction Patrons!
- 5/17-18 Drama Camp Performances
- 5/19 Extended Deadline by 5pm to order Field Day t-shirts and spirit wear
- 5/19 Party Pack: Cupcake Wars
- 5/20 Site Council Meeting
- 5/21 PTC General Meeting (9:00-10:00, to vote on Foundation grant)
- 5/27 Memorial Day- No School
- 5/30 K-4 Spring Concert
- 5/31 Talent Show, Field Day Class Relays & 7/8 Tug-of-War
- 6/1 Field Day
- 6/6 5-8 Spring Concert
RSD Board Meetings:
5/20 6:00pm in the GS Library
Click here to reserve a spot with aftercare during the above meeting. ($5/child)
Sunday, May 19th, 2-4pm
Only six team tickets left! Got Frosting? Be part of Riverdale’s sweetest competition yet. In this winner-takes-all battle, your family will race to design and decorate prize-winning cupcakes. Special theme rounds and secret ingredients will inspire boys and girls alike in their creations. All materials will be provided and no baking required.
$50 per team, 36 teams max. 1 adult and 1 to 2 children per team.
Hosts: Bogaty, Chong, Cooper, Dixon, Domreis, Janke.
Field Day- Game On!
Friday, May 31st- Class Relays & 7/8 Tug-of-War
VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS, click here.
All students interested in participating in Field Day 2013 must pre-register no later than 5/25.
NEW THIS YEAR: All Pre-K Students (ages 4 and 5 only) are invited to participate in the Field Events. Please register at: Student Registration!
All parents need to support our kids and volunteer to help out at this incredible day- No experience required! Lots of help needed!
Fun run begins at 8:30am! Game On!
BBQ and T-SHIRTS, click here.
T-SHIRT ORDERS DUE 5/19 5:00pm!!
T-shirts: Light gray with the Game On design seen here.
Adult, Youth, and Ladies Cut sizes available, $12 each
School Site Council: 4 Open Positions
- Please vote for four candidates via electronic ballot which has been sent to all grade school parents via email. Ballots must be recieved by May 17th.
The Site Council is made up of administration, classified and certified faculty, and parents all working together to develop and coordinate the School Improvement Plan (SIP). Meetings are held one Monday a month from September through June. Each member serves a two-year term. If you would like to find out more, feel free to contact any of the current Site Council members: Lisa Becker, Pam Anderson, MaryBeth Browne, Todd Migchelbrink, Angela Dawes, Chrys Hutchings, Jennifer Novack, Elaine Lowe, or Allison Kehoe.
The primary purpose of the 21st Century Schools Site Council is to work in collaboration with the school district, school staff, and community toward the improvement of overall student performance at the school site.
101 Dalmatians, The Musical
You don't want to miss this!
Performed by the Riverdale Grade School Drama Class
Directed by the RHS Drama Club and RHS Drama Director, Clara Hillier
Friday, May 17th 6:00pm
Saturday, May 18th 6:00pm
Riverdale Grade School Gymnasium
Tickets on sale at the door: $5 students, $7 adults
cash or checks only
All proceeds go to the RHS Drama Club
You've asked, and here it is!
Riverdale Spirit Wear is available to order.
Check out the sample display in the Commons and on the PTC bulletin board in the K-2 Wing.
Cool grey and navy t-shirts and sweatshirts in youth and adult sizes.
Place your order by May 19th 5:00pm.
Delivery time is 10-15 business days.
To see products and get started, click HERE.
The school-wide Talent Show
Friday, May 31st
The link below has the information form. The form has specific details regarding rules, rehearsal information, and performance guidelines.
Mark your calendars: Summer Reading Kick Off!
June 4th, 5th and 6th in the Grade School Library
The PTC is planning Riverdale Grade School's First Summer Reading Kick Off!
We will have Scholastic books on sale: Buy one book, get the second book FREE!
Our librarian, Chris Timmerman, will have a summer reading list available to all students. She will also be sharing our local libraries' summer reading programs. The summer reading book sale will be open before and after school, during lunch and library times. We'll also be open one hour prior to the spring music concert.
Jennifer Novack and Kelly Bloch, co-chairs
7/8 Riverdale-OES Riptide Lacrosse Team: Sherwood Shootout Champions!
5/6 Riverdale-OES Riptide Lacrosse Team: Sherwood Shootout Finalists!
Job Opportunity: Community School Director
If you have a passion for Community School and would like to earn some extra money, we'd like to hear from you!
Our PTC Community School provides affordable extended care as well as enrichment classes such as Marimba, French, Drama, Clay, Chess and Mandarin. Setting up and running the system has become cumbersome for our volunteers, so we are seeking a Riverdale parent or staff member to act as our PTC Community School Director. This part-time position, which pays a stipend for your contracted services, includes growing our program and managing the details of Community School and Extended Care. This part-time position will take about 10 hours a week or 100 hours/trimester. To submit your application letter and inquire about further details, please contact Karen Chong at Karenadamschong@gmail.com.
Your kids love it.
You appreciate the simplicity.
Now we just need you to sign up for ONE DAY to help serve lunch!
Serving lunch is a great way to meet other parents & see all our kids in action. Please consider helping out, especially if you've never served before. You may sign up for future spots available by clicking VolunteerSpot and then "my activities". We must have 6 to 7 volunteers every day to get students their food in a timely manner. We have many open time slots this week and next.
Thanks for all you do!! The hungry kids will be very appreciative!
If you cannot make a shift you are signed up for, please:
1. Switch with a friend (you can also check Volunteer Spot to find a swap);
2. Contact someone on the Sub List;
3. If you've tried both of those things, contact Allison Kehoe ASAP. No-shows shortchange the kids, stress out the Riverdale staff and are unfair to our caterers.
Visioning and Strategic Planning process
As we have discussed in previous Board communications, a committee of parents, teachers, administration, Foundation, and Board has been working on developing a Vision and Strategic Plan for the district. The output of this committee was delivered to the Board and adopted on April 15, 2013, and the final document can be found at www.riverdaleschool.com/strategic_planning.
We wish to again express our appreciation to the team that came together and created the visioning document, and especially thank Michelle Janke for leading the team through this effort and for the time she devoted to this work.
Art Literacy ~ Dale Chihuly
Check out the beautiful installations at the end of each hallway! This trimester's Art Literacy lesson on glass artist Dale Chihuly inspired this one-of-a-kind collaborative project.
Thank you Shelby Quintos for your inspiring lessons and fun projects this year!
Riverdale High School's Chloe L. is one of Oregon's 27 National Merit Scholarship winners. Winners rank in the high end of the 99th percentile of the nations seniors, officials say. Chloe will be attending Yale in the fall and has been placed in Directed Studies, a selective interdisciplinary study of Western civilization. One hundred twenty-five students are accepted each year. Chloe will be studying Economics, Policy and Ethics.
RHS freshman, Michelle L., has qualified for the State Tennis tournament in Eugene - May 14-16! Michelle has only lost to three opponents all year. Congratulations, Michelle, and good luck at State!
Riverdale High School Senior, Bret L. WINS the International Bridge Building Competition in Chicago, Illinois on April 27, 2013 Riverdale High School Students Bret L. and Jennie H. competed in the International Bridge Building Competition Saturday, April 27th in Chicago, Illinois. This is the ninth consecutive year that Riverdale students have represented Oregon in International competition, and the second time in less than five years that a Riverdale High School student has taken first place at this competition. Students from as far away as the Dominican Republic and Indonesia competed with students from all regions of the United States.
Check out the list of college acceptances to date! Congratulations Class of 2013!
Cheer on the Track & Field team
in its final meet of the season: the District Championship, Saturday, May 18, from 12-5:30pm at Wilson HS. Under the enthusiastic guidance of Coaches Nebert & Denekas, all the 5th-8th-grade athletes have worked hard to improve personal record times, heights & distances at nearly every track meet! Interested in Summer track & field opportunities? Go to Mr. Nebert's track page for information on camps, clinics, races & all-comer meets: http://gs.riverdale.k12.or.us/~dnebert/track/
Northwest Shooters Basketball Camp
at Riverdale High School
Click here for all the information on summer basketball camps at Riverdale HS, conducted by Varsity Boys' coach, Paul Henderson. This summer camp is for 3rd–8th-grade boys and girls, and runs each weekend in July. $100 per session, discount for multiple sessions.
Lake Oswego Soccer Club is open for registration- http://www.losc.org
The majority of our soccer playing K-5 students play on Riverdale teams through LOSC. Riverdale GS soccer starts at 6th grade for both girls and boys.
Is your child planning to attend Riverdale Kindergarten next year?
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR RESIDENT FAMILIES IS OPEN.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION HERE
ALL Registration packets will be in the main office at the Grade School. ALL incoming resident kindergartners need to register (even if you have attended Riverdale’s preschool program). Non-resident families must complete the application process click here for process.
The Riverdale School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that two (2) finalists have been selected for further consideration to be the next Superintendent beginning July 1, 2013. Click here to read about the candidates and to get updates regarding the search process.
UPCOMING EVENTS--MARK YOUR CALENDARS
5/17-18 Drama Camp Performances
5/19 Party Pack: Cupcake Wars
5/20 School Board Meeting
5/27 Memorial Day- No School
5/30 K-4 Spring Concert
5/31 Talent Show, Field Day Class Relays & 7/8 Tug-of-War
6/1 Field Day
6/6 5-8 Spring Concert
6/12 PTC Volunteer "Thank You" Barista Day
6/13 8th grade Promotion
6/14 Last day of 2012-13 School Year - Happy Summer!
6/17 School Board Meeting
"Free" Ways to Donate to Riverdale!
- Empty ink jet and laser cartridges: drop off at the RGS Office
- Box Tops for Education: give to your child's teacher
- EScrip: register your credit card for donations when you shop at Safeway, Market of Choice, Zupan's and other local restaurants and retailers!
This website is funded completely by the Riverdale Grade School Parent Teacher Club (PTC). Any questions or concerns about the content of the Parent Pack or the PTC website should be addressed to one of your 2012-2013 PTC Board Members:
- Heather Bogaty, President
- Chrys Hutchings, President-Elect
- Catarina Hunter, Vice President
- Kelly Fitzgerald, Treasurer
- Jenny Freeman, Communications
- Chris Samwick, Secretary