Thursday, September 17, 2009
In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a monthlong celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). America celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.
Scholastic has a fun site about Hispanic Heritage Month, and Nick's Parents Connect site has some fun and easy recipes. Search the Net for more.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
An amazing selection of books is headed our way including Spanish titles and books about China and its culture! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom library. Come celebrate the joy of reading and find out where books can take you.
Volunteers are still needed. CLICK HERE to get connected and lend a hand.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
September 8: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published on this date in 1900. You may also have heard that L. Frank Baum wrote 3 books in the Oz series in a cute little yellow house on Star Park Circle in Coronado.
From now until September 15th, The Coronado Historical Association has the exhibit, Ozily Yours: L. Frank Baum in Coronado.
And if that wasn't cool enough, September 8, 2009 is also International Literacy Day.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The Riverview Elementary School web site is a great site to visit for information. This Riverview Connection Blog hopes to keep updated information on most of the events. The idea for this blog is to be a place for families to connect and communicate with each other, and the goal is still to help build, strengthen and improve our community at Riverview Elementary School.
If you are new to this blog, we want you to post your comments and share this site with others. And in case you didn't know, this blog is not run by the school district, so please don't blame them for any honest mistakes that could be made here. It's simply a parent's blog, offering a place to share things like thoughts, concerns and ideas with each other.
So please use the comment section under each post, or send your thoughts and your photos as well, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's to a great new school year. Go Mustangs!!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Hope the demonstration and talk from these departments help the kids to remember to have a safe summer.
Think they were excited? Can you count how many kid's feet aren't even touching the ground?
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Enjoy the video from images from the day & feel free to leave a comment too.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
-- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."
-- Mark Twain
Feel like reading some more mom quotes? Here's a site for you...
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
For a little more details and history, check out these sites...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Go Green with Your Kids...
San Diego Loves Green
Something for the Sports Fan...
Major League Baseball ~ How the Teams Show their Green
NBA's Green Initiative
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
at the Lakeside District Office
Thrusday, April 2, 9:30 am
at Riverview School for meeting and tour
Wednesday, May 13, 6:00 pm
at the Lakeside District Office
For anyone interested in taking a tour of the school, tours are at 9:30 am on March 12 & May 14.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Many thanks to Brian & Bettie Stearns for offering up 20% of all beverage and ice cream sales for the Run for the Arts. The Riverview staff will be there from 5 - 5:30 tonight, but the fundraiser stretches from 4 to 7 pm. Help support this wonderful little shops as it helps support our community.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Watching the kids on Grandparent's Day on Friday was a treat. I know that for my child, he really loved being able to introduce his Grandmothers to his friends. And if the grandparents hadn't been 100% on-board for the immersion program before, they would have been after one afternoon on campus.
Balancing all that "action" with family life, work and and now sports for us, can be a real challenge. Do you think the families out there that make it look easy have any tricks? Are you one of those families? Or do you think it just looks easy?
As you can see here, I am posting a photo I took on Thursday. I do not intend to post any photos of children's faces without parent's permission. School staff on the other hand... well you should know that you're fair game. If you have a photo that you would like posted of your own child, you can send it to email@example.com and it will be posted for you.
Please share your stores as well. I know you have some. You can post them here in the comments, or email them for me to post for you.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
5 pm - 9pm
Thanks to Cold Stone Creamery and Barnes & Noble for their support of Riverview Elementary School. It's going to be a tasty good.
The kids will enjoy meeting Clifford the Big Red Dog and listening the special guest speakers, like Sra. Rodriquez at 5:45 pm, at the Barnes & Noble's Pajama-rama! They'll also have information about teacher's wish lists for anyone who might be able to help out there as well.
Cold Stone Creamery will be donating 20% of the sales towards this fundraiser, so please don't forget your flyer. Cold Stone will also be be offering fundraiser ticket specials. Filled with great things like free products, the tickets are valued at $38, on sale for $20, and they'll give $10 to the school for each one sold! They make great gifts too.
Can't make it? No problem! You can call Cold Stone Creamery at 619-449-0808 and place an order up to 2 month in advance of when you'll need it, and if you mention the fundraiser, the order will count towards the total sales. Check out Cold Stone's Cake Menu to get an idea of what sort of super yummy teats they have to offer, and don't forget to tell your friends and family about the fundraisers as well.
Friday, February 20, 2009
The activities planned for the Love of Reading Week will be fun and motivating for the kids. Visit Wednesday's guest author and illustrator, David Hoobler's website for his bio, and to download some great coloring pages!
Don't forget that Thursday is Pajama Day, followed by that night's fundraiser at Cold Stone Creamery and Barnes & Noble from 5 to 8. Everything will be topped off with Grandparents Day on Friday!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Here are a couple fun facts...
1. In the Middle Ages, both men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear the names on their sleeves for a week. Now, to wear your heart on your sleeve means others can easily see your feelings.
2. Lovers are often unaware that the XXX kisses on cards goes back to early Christianity. In the days when few people could sign their name, a X was a legally binding signature. To emphasize their commitment to an agreement, people would kiss the X, similar to kissing the bible after swearing on oath.
~ While I've got your attention... please forgive my typos and the flawed grammar that you will certainly find within this blog. I'm often trying to type fast and family life doesn't always give me the chance to proof like I should before I publish. Please don't let that keep you from being a part of this blog, posting your thoughts, and sharing it with others. Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day! ~ XXX
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Speaking of Sra. Rodriguiz, does anyone know if there is a Medal of Honor for teachers? The military awards the medal "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty," and I think with having to evacuate her home in the early morning hours before the first day of EAK, and than being caught up in a car accident on Performance Night, she qualifies. If there is such a medal for teachers, I'd like to nominate her.
Thankfully, no one involved with the accident was seriously hurt but what a scary event and it could have been very different. Past and present staff and families at the school have shared with me their fear and anxiety of the traffic on Winter Gardens. I'm confident that others may have worked to get a traffic signal put up in front of the school. If someone out there knows what the hurdles they've faced have been, and what steps can begin working together on, we can help make the school safer.
Don't forget to share your thoughts and stories.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
February is Black History Month, and here are a couple great sites I found with information and even some activities for the kiddos.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
An easy way to help Riverview earn money is with Box Tops for Education.
You can even help the school earn even more money if you're an online shopper. Click here: Box Tops Marketplace for a list of some really great participating stores, like Barnes & Noble (6% donations), and Avon (4% donation). And check around the site for Bonus Box Tops.
Do you have a story to share? Post it in the comments.
In addition to posting things about the school, I'll be posting things that I think are helpful to families, like other great sites about what's going on in our community, and things that seem like great tips for families. Please post your suggestions so we can share them with the other parents.
Now, feel free to be open but don't forget to play nice. The goal of this blog is to help build, strengthen and improve our community for everyone.
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