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The Riverside Roar – May 3, 2021


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Sign Up Your Scholar for Summer Instruction!
June 1, through June 18, 2021
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Second Grade Plus

  • This course is for all students who will be 3rd graders in the fall of 2021.
  • Interactive, engaging instruction

Third Grade Test Prep

  • This course is for all students who need to retake the Third Grade Test.
  • Teacher-led test taking strategies with practice tests online
  • The 3rd Grade Ohio State Test will be given the week of July 6-12.

Middle School Jumpstart

  • This course is for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who need interventions to prepare for fall of 2021.
  • Two options:
    • English
    • Math
  • Blended model of teacher-led instruction and computer-based interventions


Call the office if you want to sign up!

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 

Another week down! This week students continue to wait to see our caterpillars mature into butterflies, it should be any day now! In math students are working on solving math word problems. In writing students finished their earth day writing. Students made a craft to go with their writing, using old cds and turning them into fish art. As one way we talked about helping our planet was reusing items in new ways!

Have a great first week of May!


Second and Third Grade

Miss DeLong 

Hello families! This week we learned about weather. Tornados, Hurricanes, and Blizzards! A summer school program form was sent out to the students on Wednesday! Make sure to fill it out and bring it back to school if interested. We will continue to work on reading comprehension and fluency. I encourage students to read or journal at home to get some extra practice! iReady is also a great option if you have computer access! Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend.


Fourth and Fifth Grade

Ms. Kenner 

This week in 5th grade math, we are focusing on measurement and units. In 4th grade, we are working on adding and subtracting fractions. In English, we just started reading Bridge to Terabithia, and we are working with Informational Text and Text Comprehension. In Social Studies, we are learning about the Revolutionary War and the Pilgrims coming off of the Mayflower!

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

We have one more test to go during the week of 5/10/21 ! This week in ELA class we will be reviewing the vocabulary words we’ve learned to support success on the test. The higher students matriculate in school, the more important content specific (domain specific) vocabulary knowledge is. Knowing what the graders are expecting to see when they ask a student a question regarding theme vs tone, for example totally makes or breaks the question. If you want to help your student prepare for the test: Go to the Resource module in Canvas, then click on the “Academic Vocabulary” option in their ELA class. Printed copies of the vocabulary words are also available.

Mrs. McConnell

Hello Middle school families! Math State testing is complete for most students, but the school year is not over! It’s important not to lose focus. We need to prepare our students for their next year in school and make sure they do not have gaps in knowledge over the summer. In math, we will focus on reviewing all the new concepts we have learned over the year, and also begin some new concepts that will carry over into next year. It’s important that we also get ready for the last big test of the year, the iReady Spring Diagnostic. Students should be spending an average of 20 minutes a day on iReady math. They have access to this tool, and it is focused on their own personal growth throughout the school year. This is unique, because it gives students the opportunity to show us what they’ve learned, without the pressure of state standards or being compared to peers across the state. This test will take place in early May.

Social Studies
Ms. Charley

Mr. Voegele

Wow! Where did this year go to? Monday is going to be May. It seems like yesterday we were in August wondering how we were going to get through this year. We are taking our final laps. However that does not mean there is not work to be done. Make sure you are keeping up with you lessons to keep up your great grades. Now as we are wrapping up we need to look ahead. 8th graders I hope you have already started applying to high schools for next year. If you need help just ask me (That is for students or parents). 6th and 7th graders make sure you have re-enrolled here next year. I want you all back. 6th grade we have done a great job on cells and are going to continue. 7th grade we are moving to the Energy Pyramid. 8th grade we will be dropping stuff with Newton and the laws of Gravity. Stay safe and have a great weekend as always.
Mr. Voegele out!


Intervention Specialists

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

Many parents and guardians have been asking how they can help improve their student’s reading skills this summer. An excellent website is: https://improvingliteracy.org/family. This website has 30 minutes or less videos that will give you great ideas to help improve your student’s reading skills. The videos give tips and strategies and you can choose the age group you would like to learn about and then pick specific titles of videos. The Sped Team wants to encourage everyone to talk to your children about reading this summer.



Ms. Sargent

This week in Music class, students in grades 2-8 traveled to Finland to learn about the country’s music and dance. They also met the famous rapper, Mac Miller! Kindergarten and first grade students got to learn about the Mandolin this week. Next week students can look forward to learning more about the very relevant star, Billie Eilish.


Physical Education

Mr. Louis

Spring has sprung and the warm weather has come with it. With the increase in temperatures, it is important to send students to school with water bottles and weather appropriate clothes for Physical Education. Lighter garments include short sleeve shirts, shorts, and gym shoes. Have students bring water bottles filled with water to begin the day. Please refrain from Gatorade or high sugar beverages. Gatorade can be a good electrolyte replenishment but if spilled on the gym floor can cause a sticky mess! The warmer the weather gets; the more students need to stay hydrated throughout the day. We will finish the year strong with elementary fitness and middle school football as well as assessments.



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!