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The Riverside Roar – September 21, 2021

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Receive important information about how we use Title I Funds to support your scholars!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4:30 P.M.
Riverside Academy

We will also be hosting a book fair on that day from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Consider purchasing a book as an incentive or reward for a scholar who is attending every day, trying their best, or completing their work.

See you there!

Due to a national shortage of school bus drivers, school bus service has been severely delayed. In Cincinnati, this issue is affecting both public and public charter schools, as Cincinnati Public Schools is seeking to fill a number of open positions. Currently, our yellow bus service is through Universal Transportation System (UTS). To speak to Cincinnati Public Schools Transportation Customer Service, call 513-363-7433, option #1 for vendor, and option #6 for UTS.

While we wait for additional students to receive bus routes, the parent pickup line with remain long. To alleviate the situation, we are beginning dismissal to parents at 3:15 P.M. instead of 3:25 P.M. We are doing our best to facilitate this at quickly and as safely as possible. Beginning on September 7, 2021, there will be cones blocking the driveway on the west side of the building. All cars will need to exit by driving through the parking lot, turning left on the alleyway, and then onto River Road.

Thank you for your help and continued patience!

Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Lyric Burkett!

Ms. Howell said, “I would like to nominate Lyric Burkett. She goes over and beyond in art class. She is always excited and passionate about what she creates.” 

Congratulations, Lyric!

Upcoming Events

September 20
Professional Development – No School for Students

September 27-30
Book Fair

September 28
Title I Meeting at 4:30 P.M.
Book Fair 4:00-6:00 P.M.

October 11
Parent-Teacher Conferences 10:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.

Teacher Updates

Mrs. Kelsey Carter – Kindergarten

This week we continued adding to our narratives. The class’s writing has improved tremendously. I love getting to see how far they have come in such a short time. In math, we continued learning numbers. We learned how to write numbers 0-6 and recognize groups of items within those ranges. In ELA, we covered letters c and o. We started a new science unit about living and nonliving things. 

Mr. Robert Fahrmeier – 1st Grade

Mrs. Amoy Weschelman – 2nd Grade

Mrs. Wendy Apperson – 3rd Grade

This week our class is starting to really work well together. We have been learning more ways to read with greater fluency and comprehension through applying phonics strategies. In Science class, students read about the Giant Madagascar Chameleon. We are learning about the Scientific Method and how to prove that a hypothesis is correct. In Social Studies our class is learning about community and how to interpret a map based on the map key and directional features. The class is excited to learn about tardigrades in ELA. They are writing a masterpiece about how animals can survive in extreme habitats. In Math we’re working on repeated addition, number bonds, and learning the multiplication table. Please quiz your scholars at home over their multiplication facts. Our major ELA goal is to get ready for the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee test. We read books and write written answers to prepare for this important test. Once again, we’re learning a lot, making friends, and enjoying 3rd Grade!   

Mr. David Ladner – 4th Grade

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade

These past few weeks have flown by! In fifth grade we have been learning so much. In social studies we finished up our lesson on geography and took our end of unit test. We are now starting to talk about Earth and the sun’s energy and the water on Earth. In language arts we are reading scientific text and talking about how the how to find cause and effect relationships. The students are enjoying being able to switch after lunch and complete their math and science with Mr. Ladner. Your students are still in art until October. Please continue to check our class dojo as I have been adding pictures and stories on there. If you have not connected with our class on Dojo, please let me know and I can help you do that.

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies

The seventh and eighth grade students have done a fantastic job with being great decision makers and being respectful to their classmates. The classes have had to work more independently and I am super impressed by their work ethic. This week, both grades will be working on finding connections within non-fiction texts. The standard the seventh graders are working on is R.I.7.3 and the eighth is working on R.I.8.3.

Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math

So at this point every grade has taken an assessment.  8th grade you are having your second assessment next week.  I want everyone to say this with me. MATH IS NOT HARD.  We need to change our mindset and our culture of math.  Start talking to your children about math.  Have them add the numbers of license plates or house numbers.  Have them watch shows about numbers.  On Netflix and You Tube there is a great series called the Number Blocks.  Also on You Tube our math series Eureka has homework helpers.  Just search Eureka Math Grade level find the module and lesson number.  Also old fashion flashcards to get faster.  There are some hints to help with math.  Next week 6th grade continues with Ratios.  7th grade continues with Ratios as well.  8th grade we will start module 2 on Translations.  We might have to talk about Tik Tok, but you need to be in class.

Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies

Intervention Specialists

Ms. Burns aburns@acariverside.com
Mrs. Frohlich cfrohlich@acariverside.com
Mrs. Deborah Glosson dglosson2@acariverside.co

Parents and Guardians,

The 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are creating a recycling program here at Riverside and we hope to have it up and running by early October. We are excited to see how much paper and metal we can recycle and keep out of landfills. We are collaborating with the Hamilton County Recycling program and all of their help is free to schools. We are going to keep track of how much paper each grade recycles and reward the class with the most items recycled every month. We will be incorporating STEM, [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math] activities in our recycling program. This will be a fun way to learn Science and Math and help the environment at the same time. We will keep you updated as we begin our program.


Ms. Katherine Howell – Art

2nd grade and Kindergarteners will read Where The Wild Things Are, to depict and draw inspirational scenes from the book.

5th grade will continue to build waste not robots out of cardboard and hopefully this week add paint. Students are learning how to work as a team to build their robots.

6th graders are continuing to complete architectural drawings and designs of different cities. Our cityscapes will show our knowledge of texture, pattern and design.  

8th graders will start their new art project and recreate famous works of art from a list of master artists.

Mr. Thomas Buckley – Physical Education

This week in PE I wanted to carry over from last week where we had a fun upset in class with the 8th grade girls beating the 8th grade boys in football. This week we have learned how to control our body through different motions and games. We learned what balance means as well as how to calculate your heart rate. The students have done a terrific job learning the structure of PE.