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The Riverside Roar – April 26, 2021


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Dear Parents of 8th Graders,

          Please send us a baby picture, a current picture, and a positive message for your 8th grader. Pictures can be emailed to elucas@acariverside.com or brought to the office. Original photos will be returned.

          We hope to see you at the celebration on the 19th!


From the Nurse…

Hello Riverside Parents,

     I sent out Vision and Hearing referral letters in early March for children who either failed or were not able to be tested. Referral letters indicate your child needs to be seen by a physician, and the form needs to return to the school.  Please have forms completed and returned to the school by 05/12/2021.

     If a physician tested your child, we still need the form completed with their findings, and the condition returned to the school.  Any questions or concerns, please contact the school and speak with the school nurse.

Nikki Edmonds (Contractor), RN


Grab and Go Meals

Hybrid students will bring meals home every Wednesday.

Online families may pick up meals by pulling up to the kitchen door on the east side of the building. Pick up is on Thursdays from 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.


Upcoming Events

May 3 through May 7 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 19– 8th Grade Celebration, 4:30-6:00 P.M.
May 20– Last Day of School for Students


Kindergarten and First Grade

Ms. Zwirgzdas 

The weeks are going by quickly now as we are in the fourth quarter of school. This week students learned about Earth Day, and our butterfly’s have started to form their cocoon before they turn into butterflies. In reading students read about different jobs in a community, and retell details. In math students are working on adding tens and ones to a given number. Have a great weekend!


Second and Third Grade

Miss DeLong 

This week we continued with our multiplication facts! I can tell some students have been practicing at home! Thank you for taking the extra time out of your busy day to do this with your child. If you do not have time to practice math facts with your child, I recommend they make flash cards! We also researched a country this week The students got to choose which country they wanted to research. They all learned lots of new facts! Ask your child about the country they researched! 2nd grade will do some reviewing next week with telling time and money. We will work on reading comprehension next week as well! If your child is absent and you have computer access, please have them login to their iReady. 20+ minutes for reading and 20+ minutes for math! Thank you! Have a great weekend!


Fourth and Fifth Grade

Ms. Kenner 

Hello Families,

OST testing is done for all fourth and fifth graders! Students had a blast at our Holes book celebration. Thank you to those who helped donate. This week in math, we are focusing on measurement and units. In English, we are about to start reading Bridge to Terabithia, and we are working with Informational Text and Text Comprehension.

Students are doing a fantastic job tracking their iReady minutes! The goal is to have 75 minutes (at least) by Friday in both math and reading (15 minutes a day). If your student is staying home but is not sick, I would encourage them to still get their minutes in at home.  Also, if you are interested in re-enrolling for next year, we will be giving out free long sleeve t-shirts to students who turn in their re-enrollment form and proof of address. It should be noted that proof of address should be something from the past 30 days.


Middle School

English Language Arts
Ms. Brents

Mrs. McConnell

Hello Middle School Math Families. The school year may be winding down, but the learning opportunities are everywhere! Until the end of the school year will be focusing on math that we use at home and math that will start us off in the next grade level. It is important that students be exposed to math that Parents do every day too! If you have the opportunity, allow your student to pay for items at the store. Ask ahead of time if they know what their change should be before the clerk announces it. Ask your student to help with time and scheduling. If you need to be somewhere at a certain time, have your student tell you how long you have until that time, how long it will take to get there, and what time you need to leave to be on time. These are examples of math that we do as adults without thinking too much about it, but they are also examples of math that is very relevant to our middle school minds. The iReady diagnostic is also coming up in May. Please make sure your student is practicing their iReady my path. This practice can be done at home on your home device. Please call the school if you need help logging on.

Social Studies
Ms. Charley

This week in social studies, the 6th grade learned about government styles. The 7th grade learned about the Mongols and finished up standard 12. They also started their standard on the Renaissance and Reformation. The 8th grade learned about the Antebellum period and started their resistance projects. They will present them at the end of next week. I’m looking forward to seeing their presentations!

Mr. Voegele

TESTING IS DONE! YEAH! Big shout out to all of those who came in and tested over the past three weeks. Now a side note if you have not tested there is still make up testing. You need to contact the school and make sure you get all your tests done. Now on to more pleasant news. Re-enrollment, save your space for next year. Riverside Academy wants you back. Also if you know anyone who wants to change schools, is new to the area, or has a kindergarten you can send them our way. On to even better news MAY 19th, let me say that again MAY 19th we are going to celebrate the 8th graders here after school. I hope to see all my 8th graders one last time there. Now we still have 5 weeks left there is still work to do. 6th grade is working on a comic and asexual and sexual reproduction (at the cellular levels). 7th grade Food Chains, Food Webs and Energy Pyramids oh my! 8th grade we are going to get electric. As always stay safe.


Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Frohlich cfrohlich@acariverside.com
Ms. Burns aburns@acariverside.com

Hi families! As the end of the school year is approaching it can be tempting for our students to get restless. With summer approaching and the days winding down it is common for behaviors to intensify. This would be a great time to review coping skills and strategies with students. Some simple coping skills are taking deep breaths when frustrated or overwhelmed, asking for a break when fatigued and talking with an adult when you need extra support in dealing with difficult situations. Students benefit from a good’s night rest, a consistent sleep schedule, healthy meals, and various opportunities to stay active and involved outside of school! Let’s work together to keep our kids healthy mentally, physically, and emotionally as we finish our year strong.



Ms. Sargent

This week in Music class, students in grades 2-8 traveled to Austria to learn about the country’s music and dance. They also met the famous Pop star, Prince! Kindergarten and first grade students got to learn about the French Horn this week. Next week students can look forward to learning more about the rapper Mac Miller.


Physical Education

Mr. Louis

This week in PE we utilized the time we could outside to stay active. On days we were inside, cup stacking, meditation and Zumba were activities that were performed. Looking forward to next week, more outside time along with football lessons will be the goal.