Fall musical, Nov. 3-5
- 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3
- 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4
- 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5
Welcome to the RHS Parent Pack!If you want to submit an item for the Parent Pack, please send it to: email@example.com by 5:00pm on Wednesday prior to the Friday you wish the information to appear.
Parents of all grades are invited to College Financial Aid Night on Monday, Oct. 2, from 7 to 8:30 pm, in the Maverick Room. Our guest speaker will be Anastacia Dillon, director of financial aid at Lewis & Clark College. She will walk families through the details of the college financial aid application process. This will be especially important for families of seniors, as the FAFSA will open on Oct. 1.
Kudos to Heidi Pierce, Cyndy Moehling and the Student Leadership Committee for pulling off a fantastic Spirit Week, Pep Assembly, Homecoming Game and the “Pajama Party” Homecoming Dance! With financial support from the Booster Club, contributions from parents Kathi Berensand Carrie Banks, and help from the PTC, this group of students and faculty advisors did an amazing job organizing the festivities and spreading Maverick Pride and Spirit.
Calling all parents of soccer and volleyball athletes and actors in High School Musical! Do you have photos of games and performances that you can share for use in the RHS yearbook? Students will begin working on the yearbook winter and spring trimesters and will need photos of first trimester activities. (Coach Johnson supplies the yearbook with cross country photos.) Please email your game and performance images to yearbook adviser Holly Finnerty.
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.
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.
Riverdale senior Thea Klucznik is among the top 1,600 high performing semifinalists (out of 1.6 million applicants) who will be advancing to this year’s National Merit Scholarship Program. Additionally, there were four commended students – Hugh Finnerty, Fisher Ng, Chloe Sellers and Gillian Styring, who were among the top three percent of students and are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Congratulations to all of these recognized students, and best of luck to our semifinalist as she competes for scholarship awards.
The PTC hosts two to three coffees each trimester on the last Tuesday of each month, often featuring a speaker. We’d welcome any ideas or interests you have for speakers. If you have or know of someone with an area of expertise you think our parent population could benefit from hearing, please contact Jennifer Novack.
There are many ways to become involved as a Riverdale parent. It’s fun, and a wonderful way to connect with the school and other parents.
Our next parent coffee is Sept. 26, 9:00 a.m., in the gym lobby. Watch the Parent Pack for more information, and feel free to reach out to any of the board members (see below) should you have any questions about the PTC or Riverdale.
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.
We are currently seeking parent and student volunteers to join the RHS Site Council for the 2017-2018 school year. The Site Council is focused on creating improvement plans for the school year, and creating goals for the betterment of our high school. The council meets in the library from 4-5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning Oct. 10. Please talk to either Brittany Burger or Sarah Hansen if you are interested in joining.
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.
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.
Thursday, Sept, 14, 7-9 pm is your opportunity to go back to school. See Riverdale through your student’s eyes as you follow their first trimester schedule, meet their teachers and learn about class curriculum and expectations. There will be social time and refreshments at 6:30 to catch up with parents you haven’t seen since last year. We hope to see parents of all grades! View Back to School Night agenda. Remember parking is challenging so carpool if possible and don’t park on neighborhood streets.
Riverdale senior Chloé Sellers is accompanying her mother on a medical mission trip to Ecuador in mid-September with the goal of opening a health clinic in a community impacted by last year’s earthquake. The team is seeking some basic supplies to take with them. If you’d like to contribute, click to view the supply list. Donations can be brought to the front desk, or handed directly to Chloé, by this Friday, Sept. 8.