Lots of help is needed to make this fantastic October 22nd event happen!
If you want to submit an item for the weekly Grade School PTC newsletter, please email RGSParentPackSubmission@gmail.com by 5:00 p.m. each Wednesday during the school year.
Click here to pre-order your bands and tickets! The online ordering deadline is noon on Thursday 10/19.
The 65th edition of the 2017-2018 Riverdale directory is still available. You can order yours online through the PTC website for $10.30. They are an invaluable resource throughout the year. Print out your confirmation email receipt and bring to Suzanne at RGS or Brittany at RHS in exchange for your directory.
Grade school teachers sent conference sign up links to parents last week. Be sure to follow the steps to schedule your time(s) for Oct. 12-13. If you did not receive an invitation, please reach out to the teacher directly.
In a fire, seconds count – they can mean the difference between escaping safely from a fire or lives ending in tragedy. That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here are some key messages shared by the Lake Oswego Fire Department:
The Collins View Neighborhood Association invites all Riverdale families to a community presentation at Riverdale High School at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The presentation will introduce the Oregon Resilience Plan, an innovative 50-year plan to prepare Oregon for a Cascadia earthquake and tsunami, produced by the Oregon Seismic Policy Advisory Commission (OSPAC) with the help of 169 volunteers. You’ll hear from Jay Raskin, a local architect and OSPAC vice-chair, about what has been accomplished to date, and how Southwest Portland fits in with resilience efforts. He has over 20 years of experience working to help prepare Oregon and the Oregon Coast for a Cascadia earthquake and tsunami.
Did you or your little artists create any projects this summer you might like to sell at the Holiday Art & Craft Fair. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Craft Fair so grab your supplies, plan your booth and craft away. Children as young as 7 can participate and students receive discounted space fees. The Craft Fair will be a mix of outside vendors and Riverdale students. Come ready to shop for Holiday gifts. The fair is on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sign Ups are now open. Vendors must fill out this form and submit it to Michaela Houston for review. Michaela is also the contact person for any questions or suggestions. Contact her at email@example.com.
Do you have a baby or small child at home? If so, we hope that you will join us for playgroup!
Riverdale Playgroup is a long-standing community tradition and is a great way for parents, babies, preschoolers and kindergarteners to make friends in the neighborhood.
Playgroup is open to Dunthorpe families and all Riverdale students and siblings aged birth-kindergarten.
Older siblings are welcome.
We rotate through members’ homes and other fun locations around town.
Past events have included BBQs, berry picking, playground visits and more.
You can also find us on Facebook at Dunthorpe & Riverdale Playgroup.
There are now 35 more spots available for the “Eat, Drink, and Be Scary” Family Halloween Bash, on October 29th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. It will be a Spook-tacular afternoon of eats, treats, drinks, and family-fun, including a photo booth and kids’ crafts – at the Collins home.
Click here to register.
Be on the look out for the new soccer goal on the RGS field due to the generous support of the Riverdale Booster Club. Thank you to the following grade school families who have contributed through GS and/or HS memberships: Cain, Capobianco, Chanti/Avedisian, Chong, Collins, Corvellis, Conte, Deming, Gingalewski, Glass, Hand, Janke, McGowan, Milla, Moran, Novack, Scott L (grandparent), Tolls, Wolfe/Frederickson-Baker as well as Corporate Sponsor, Milla and Associates.
Recent Booster Club expenditures at the grade school include gym floor resurfacing, new first aid kits for coaches, new soccer game balls, and basketball backboard bumpers. If you are interested in joining as a family member or corporate sponsor, click here.
Last year, our students took the Smarter Balanced assessment in English Language Arts and Mathematics, which measures student progress on Common Core State Standards and their college- and career readiness. The test informs school and teacher practices as we strive to provide all of our students with a rigorous and quality education. This year, students will take the assessment in the spring. For more information about the test, why participation matters and how you can support your child, see Oregon Department of Education’s Annual Notice for Statewide Tests.
Tuesday, Oct. 3
Riverdale Grade School Commons
Join us for an informational and interactive evening of community, conversation and questions. We’ll get straight to the heart of Riverdale with representatives from the School Board, District, Foundation and Parent Teacher Club. Then, we’ll encourage you to chime in to keep the discussion going.
What we’ll cover:
Make your voice count by joining the dialogue. Your involvement is key to Riverdale’s continued success.
Stay for a wine reception, provided by the Riverdale School Foundation, and more conversation following the Town Hall.
Check out the display of Spirit Wear just in time for RGS Back To School Night! Get an idea of sizes, samples of new products and information about ordering. See something you want? Click here to purchase. Orders submitted each month and delivered to the RGS Office within two weeks. Questions, ideas or requests? Contact Shelby Quintos.
Fourth Grade students are now eligible to take Acting Fundamentals. The class is open to 4th through 8th graders on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00. We are offering acting class in response to the many requests for more drama activities.
The class will be taught by Camille Trinka, who choreographed the grade school musical last spring. Similar to her Northwest Children’s Theater school classes, she will be taking the kids through acting, singing, dancing and even auditioning skills for musical theater. This class would be a great introduction for anyone thinking about doing the school play next spring!
For more information and to sign up, click here.
Have you signed your student up for Community School classes? Don’t let your student miss out on these fun opportunities.
Many of the workshops meet just a few days and other classes meet throughout the fall.
We still have room in the following classes:
For more information on specific classes and sign up click here.
Dirty car? Riverdale’s Class of 2018 is running a “waterless carwash” to raise funds to put toward graduation events and activities. Purchase SIX Kaady scrip cards for $40.00. One drive-up wash at Kaady is normally $8.00 so you save over $1.50 per trip!
Support the senior class fundraiser, save money and clean your ride by purchasing your cards now. Click here for a clean car. You will be notified when your cards are available for pick-up at the front office of RGS or RHS. Thank you for supporting our senior class.
Every year we ask families to pay a one-time fee to support classroom activities. This fee goes toward classroom parties organized by room parents for Halloween, Winter Holiday, Valentine’s Day, the end-of-year celebration and the teacher appreciation lunches. Additionally, our teachers use the funds to purchase supplies and books for their classroom throughout the year. The PTC provides up to $400 per year to each returning teacher, and up to $600 for each new teacher.
Please pay your annual PTC fee of $50 per student here or leave a check in the RGS office with PTC fee in the memo line.
If you did not get verified to volunteer last year, or are new to the school, you will need to do so before volunteering at RGS in any capacity. Verifications are good for two years. Click here to submit your background application form. You will need the following Good Deed code: y1s3uxl.