Sunday, March 22, 2009


Way to go, joggers! I couldn't believe how many laps the students completed during the Jog-A-Thon on Friday. I have heard that it's generally a good fundraiser for the school, and I'm looking forward to seeing how well it did this time around. Congratulations to everyone who went out there and gave it their all. That goes for the students, teachers and parents alike. Be proud of what you've done.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Evening Parent Meeting tonight!

Did you know that if you have an EAK student at Riverview now, that you need to attend a Parent's Information Meeting in the same year that your child starts the program? We knew it was required, but what we didn't realize was that you need to attend in the same school year. We went to the meeting in 2008, and since we don't have any other children in the program, we're required to attend again in this calendar year. Personally, it seems a little odd having to attend again, but I guess rules are rules. So if you need to attend the meeing again as well, here are the remaining dates.

Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 pm
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

Picture Day & PTA Meeting ~ Wednesday March 11th


Don't forget that Wednesday is Picture Day, like I nearly did. And also the PTA meeting is tomorrow as well. Have a great day!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cups & Cones Fundraiser Tonight

Treat yourself to some ice cream or a rich cup of coffee tonight at Cups & Cones!

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

Action Packed Days

What a couple of action packed days we had last week. The Family Night Out was a ton of fun for our family. Being a newer parent at Riverview, I was somewhat surprised at the good size of the turnout. Than again, it was that same the level of family involvement at the school that helped me realize that Riverview was the right choice for us.

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 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.