A huge "shout out" to the boys in Bear Den 1519 who decided to clean up our school playground for one of their service projects. They worked hard Thursday afternoon and picked up a lot of garbage. They were so proud to make our school a cleaner place to play. Thank you, scouts, for choosing to: Be Kind, Show Respect and definitely ... Work Hard!
Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor and give thanks to those who have served or are serving in the military. It is sandwiched between the excitement of Halloween and Thanksgiving and this day can sometimes go unnoticed.
Riverview had a special visit during our Veteran’s Day Assembly; a Hero’s Homecoming for Captain Justin Bucy of the U.S Air Force. I would like to thank Veterans today and every day for their service to our country but it is more heart felt when the thanks come from Riverview children…
“We appresheat you for making sakrifises for the U.S.A.”
“My teacher red us a story about a wall in washingtun. A boy in the story had a grandpa that died in the wor and I had a grat grampa that died in the wor. Tank you vetrans.”
“How did you com up with the stach you of liperty!”
“You are so brave. Thank you for cepin us safe. You guys make our country go more smoothly.”
“You are a rily good prsin for fighting the war.”
“You whent to war for us and help are country be safe. My great grandpa wint to world wor too.”
Thank you, Military!!
Riverview is hosting a Penny Wars fund raiser through the month on November until Thanksgiving Break. Each class earns points by collecting pennies. Points are subtracted from a class when students “bomb” a class with silver coins or bills. The grade level with the most points at the end of the war wins a reward. All the money raised will be put into a scholarship fund for a former Riverview student who will be graduating from Spanish Fork High School this year. Current Riverview students are paying it forward and helping a Riverview graduate ‘Make a Mark’ in the world! As of right now, Riverview has collected $980 to help fund scholarships for graduating Spanish Fork High School Seniors. Way to go Riverview!
Food Drive-Cans for Kids
Riverview Afterschool program and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the eighth annual Food Drive service project. This service project will run until Wednesday, Dec. 20th, our goal is to BEAT last year’s total of 3,000 cans of food! The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.
The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district. The District currently has over 1,700 students in this situation.
This is a great opportunity to teach our students about service and being grateful for the things we have. All cans should be brought to your student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.
PLEASE make sure the cans have not EXPIRED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!
Cool weather is upon us. As you know, poor air quality is common during Utah winters and affects health. Riverview monitors air quality from: http://air.utah.gov/. We follow the Utah recess guide: http://health.utah.gov/asthma/pdfs/airquality/recessguidance.pdf.
During the cold months we will check air quality levels in the morning. Students will remain inside when air quality reaches high levels on the air quality index. If the air quality is good ALL students will be sent outside for recess. Please make sure your child is coming to school with outdoor clothing during the cold weather months.
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- November 21st – Make Your Mark Assembly 9:00 a.m.
- November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break
- November 30th – 4th grade keyboarding ends
- December 1st – Popcorn Friday
- December 7th – Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
- December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
- Monday-Wear Red and Green
- Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
- Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
- Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
- Friday-No School
- December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
- December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
- January 2nd – School resumes
Mrs. Angie Killian
Principal, Riverview Elementary
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Alfredo Gomez and Audrey Chamberlain for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, November 17, 2017. Alfredo was nominated by Mrs. Cox for always being willing to help and work with others in his math class. Audrey was nominated by Mrs. Lundell for outstanding academics and amazing test scores.
Thank you so much to our students and parents for donating to our MNJHS Honor Society food drive this week. We even had to get extra cans to contain all the donations! All donations will help needy families over the holidays. A big thank you as well to Mrs. Reber and the Honor Society for putting this drive together. We'll announce the winning class, which donated the most cans, soon.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Luis Ortega and Ashley Spencer for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Luis was nominated by Mr. Rees for being a happy, positive influence in class. Ashley was nominated by Mrs. Barnett for always helping other students in class without being asked.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Jayce Bissegger and Makayla Topham for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Jayce was nominated by Mrs. Brady for always having a positive attitude and being upbeat, no matter what! Makayla was nominated by Mrs. Stoneman for asking great questions and helping put books away.
What better way to spend inside recess days than give service! Mrs. Grotegut, one of our Title 1 technicians, kept our 5th and 6th grade students busy during lunch recess by having them decorate cards and place mats to give to the Meals on Wheels program. Today, they made 43 cards and 13 place mats! This will surely bring smiles to those who participate in Meals on Wheels. What an inspirational way to spend free time! Way to go, Crocs!
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Happy Thanksgiving from Kindergarten.
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Today was our annual Turkey Gobble Contest. Each grade level winner received a turkey to take home! After our student gobblers, our teachers gobbled to see who would be crowned the Best Teacher Gobbler of 2017. We were also thrilled to have a panel of “experienced” judges from all around the globe!
Because of the amazing support of our students, community, and faculty the food drive was a huge success. Our school raised over 46,000 food items and over $4,000 for our local food bank. We easily surpassed our school goal of raising 25,000 food items.The food bank would like to sincerely thank everyone at our school for participating, and a special thank you to all those fun-loving, competitive faculty members who make our school's food drive such a good time.
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On Thursday our third graders put on a fantastic program about countries and cultures around the world. They shared information and sang songs to teach about language, dress, food, and other ways that cultures show their individuality.
Congratulations Mr. Kameron Kavanagh and the Spanish Fork Junior High Choir!
Our singing Lobos were featured recently during a BYU men’s basketball. They were invited to sing the national anthem prior to tip off, then stay and watch the game.
Steve Hall, manager of outbound ticket sales at BYU, was very impressed with our students and Mr. Kavanagh. Vice principal Mrs. Alesha LeMmon reported, “[Mr. Hall] said he was so very impressed with their professionalism and that of [Mr. Kavanagh]. He noticed how all the students gravitated to him, to be near him and to receive instruction. He thought that was a sign of someone beloved by students. He also said that BYU invites the best choirs back each year and SFJHS is at the top of the list for this honor.”
Wow! That’s wonderful feedback! Great work choir!
Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms.
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Out of This World!
Thanksgiving Break is November 22-24. School will be held Monday and Tuesday next week only. We hope that everyone travels safe and has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We would like to thank all the parents, students, and teachers that made our Box Top Drive a success. Together, we earned $550.00 for our school!! Mrs. Greene and Mrs. Stokes class turned in the most Box Tops. Our Next Box Top Drive will be in February so start saving them now.
Sage Creek students keep rocking Hansen's Heroes. This group is a great group of dedicated, kind and hard working students. Way to Go Dragons!
Last week, in honor of Veteran's Day, many students in our school wrote letters to some of our active service men and women in the military to thank them for their service and show appreciation for what they do for our country. Students had a great experience with this activity. They wrote letters and created cards that were sent off to Mrs. Betteridge's son and his squadron in the Middle East. Mrs. Betteridge was excited and thankful to the students for the letters that they wrote.
This weeks praise note recipients are: Easton Thompson picked up paper towels on the floor and threw them away, Reece Petersen showed responsiblity, Finleigh Forbush helped find a lost item for a classmate, Kayla Crawford reads 100 minutes each week and turns in her homework on time, Silah Rawlinson is helpful and always ready to start classwork, Eduard Orozco works hard, Jonas Benson is a peacemaker, Lincoln Tibbs shared what he had prepared with another student, Florencia Palma is great at participating in class, Evie Fluckiger comes to class on time, Jack Irvine goes the extra mile when helping to clean the classroom, Ashton Forsyth is using good manner and being respectful, Paul Nance listens and raises his hand, Quin Clegg played with someone that needed a friend, Colin Sorensen worked quickly to get his morning work done, Tyler Fay helped a neighbor clean up, Drew LeSueur sat quietly on the carpet and participated, Gracie Tanner said "I'm sorry" to someone that needed to hear that, Alaynia Forbush cleaned the classroom after everyone left, Riker Zufelt was very respectful during the woodbury dance assembly. Mrs. Bradford received a praise note from one of her students saying, "Miss Bradford gets a praise note for letting us have extra recess and helping us learn!"