Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2006

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

The Book Fair is Coming, and Needs Your Help

The Riverview Book Fair runs September 21 through the 25.

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

It's a Wonderful Time to Read

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

Welcome Back

Hello fellow families! Summer has come to it's close and the kids are back in school. For this household, that means that it's just as much us grown-ups getting back into the swing of things as it is the kids. For many other families, this is their first week at a full time school, or Riverview could be a new school for them.

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

Here's to a great new school year. Go Mustangs!!!