Tickets: $5 at the door
Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego
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Monday May 15th, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., the Commons
Please join us for a presentation by Mercy Corps and NET (Neighborhood Emergency Team) about preparing yourself, your family, and your community for a Cascadia earthquake. Some of the topics we will cover are:
There will be time for Q and A but if you have specific questions you would like to have addressed, please email Sarah Wright in advance of the meeting and she will pass them along.
For the next Parent Book Group on Friday, May 5, at 9 am, we’ll gather in the Maverick Room to discuss Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. This is a darkly humorous novel of awkward interactions, strained relationships, and general mayhem in the life of Eleanor Flood, a well-intentioned mess of a person. Whether you’ve read the book or not, please join us for lively conversation!
This is one of Riverdale’s most festive annual events. Where else can you see and hear K-12 arts come alive in one place? Join us from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, at Riverdale High School to celebrate the arts. Learn more.
Volunteers needed: Parents, if you are interested in helping Liz Randall prepare for District Arts Night (labeling and mounting art), please email her to help out!
College Counselor and Service Learning Coordinator Kathleen Reid is planning a Service Learning Fair in May and is seeking a group of parents to help her organize and run the fair. Students will also be involved with planning this activity. Please email Ms. Reid if you can help.
The Riverdale All-School Prom, “Midnight at the Oasis” is on the (desert) horizon, taking place May 13 at the MJCC Stern Ballroom. Tickets will be available online starting next week, but you can take advantage of a “launch day” ticket special this Friday, April 7, before school and during lunch, where prom tickets will be $30 (cash or check only). Regular ticket prices will be $36 online, and $40 at the door. Be sure to pick up Student Permission Slips and Guest Pass Forms in the school lobby.
On Wednesday, April 19, Riverdale juniors will take the ACT plus Writing, while the freshmen and sophomores take the ACT Aspire test. On test day, students should arrive by 8:15 a.m. to allow time to check in. Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Late students will not be permitted to test. To learn more, and see what students should and should not bring with them, click this link.
Current sophomores and juniors (and their parents) are invited to learn about plans for next year’s service learning trip to India at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 13, in the RHS Library. The trip dates (sometime next spring) are being determined this week and will be announced in next week’s E-News.
Last week parents of the Sophomore class treated our wonderful teachers, administrators and support staff to a lovely St Patrick’s Day themed lunch. As a sign of our appreciation, the PTC offered each member of this group the RHS spirit wear item of their choice. Your help is needed by donating a suggested $5 to go toward the cost of these items. A surplus of donations will go toward the general classroom support that our teachers receive from the PTC throughout the year. Please click here to donate today.
Please help by adding your name to this list of families who have already contributed:
Botney L., Davis, McLain, Quintos, Taylor C.
Most of us have had quieter homes this week with our teens off on various Field Studies adventures. Even though there will be mountains of laundry and a few sleep-deprived kiddos, our RHS students will return with life-changing experiences and memories. At the recent PTC Auction, donors raised their paddles for Field Studies providing funds to support and grow this wonderful RHS program. Today is the final day to donate to this year’s Paddle Raise, so please consider making a donation now by clicking here. Many thanks to the families who have already made generous donations to RGS and/or RHS Paddle Raises. For a complete list of donors to date, please see below at the end of this newsletter.
Very special thanks to RHS parent Louisa Moutos and Matous Komers (RHS Class of 2016) for putting together this wonderful Field Studies video.
Many kids experience anxiety at school. For those with special needs, this can be debilitating. Swindells Resource Center at Providence Health & Services is offering a free presentation and discussion around anxiety in the school setting on Thursday, April 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Providence Portland Medical Center Social Room. To register, or for more information, click here.
Grab a bundle of discounted Kaady Car Wash gift cards and spiffy up your ride; proceeds benefit the RHS Class 2017’s graduation activities. While you’re at it, spring for some new Riverdale apparel. Check out the new polo shirts and jackets! The next order deadline is Friday, 4/14.
Congratulations to all 5th/6th and 7th/8th Basketballers on a great season. Thanks to the many people who made this year a success: coaches, players, team parents and parent volunteers; the Riverdale Booster Club; and trainer Ryan Lockwood. We’d also like to thank our generous sponsors: Bonnet, Sky High Sports, Stewart Sokol Larkin, LLC, and Hensleigh Appraisal Services. Riverdale athletes appreciate your support!
We’d like to extend a special thanks to the Riverdale Booster Club, which enabled additional funding for our Certified OHSU Athletic Trainer to provide consistent training services during the Fall, Winter and Spring sports seasons at RHS and RGS. For information on Trainer Ryan Rockwood, click here. An extra special thanks goes to our generous Booster Club Sponsors for 2016-17: Bonnet, Sky High Sports; Stewart Sokol & Larkin, LLC; and Hensleigh Appraisal Services. Riverdale athletes appreciate your support!
College Counselor and Service Learning Coordinator Kathleen Reid is planning a service learning fair for May and would love to have a group of parents help her organize and run the fair. Students will also be involved with planning this activity. Please email Kathleen if you would like to help with the service learning fair.
Would you like to get a little more involved in the PTC as an executive board member or committee leader? We are recruiting for a few positions (president-elect, vice president, communications chair, co-treasurer, and hospitality leader, to name a few) for next school year. If you think you might be interested or have questions, please contact Sinclair Sawhney or Marci Davis, or you may also speak with any PTC board member at the next Parent Coffee on April 4