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The Riverside Roar – February 15, 2022

Download The Riverside Roar for the week of February 15, 2022 (PDF – Updated 2/22/22) »

Dear Riverside Families,

It’s conference time again! Next week Riverside staff will be on site to hold conferences with families.

Thursday, February 24, from 4:20 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Friday, February 25, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Please click on the link below to express interest in a conference slot. Once you submit the request, someone from Riverside will reach call to confirm a specific time and verify the teachers that you need to see.


Hope to see you then!

Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Olivia Lawless-Staggs

Ms. Isidore writes, “Olivia comes to class and delivers spectacular work. She puts so much effort in her work, she asks questions when she does not understand, and she also assists other scholars who need that extra push in getting their work completed! I am so proud of her writing growth!

Congratulations, Olivia!

Upcoming Events

February 21
No School
President’s Day

February 24
4:20pm – 7:00pm
Parent-Teacher Conferences

February 25
No School
Parent-Teacher Conferences

Classroom Updates

Ms. Fisher – Kindergarten

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I have been hired as the kindergarten teacher for the remainder of the school year at Riverside Academy and I am thrilled to have your child in my class! My name is Keyrstin Fisher and I am looking forward to getting to know all the students to help them learn and grow in a way that is best fit for them! You can count on me to provide a safe, secure environment that will make learning enjoyable for all!

I graduated from Mount St. Joseph with a degree in early childhood education. This is my first year teaching and I am beyond excited to pursue my passion.

Your child’s success and happiness is very important to me. I plan to make the most out of every moment I get to share with them. In order to make the most out of learning for your child, your involvement in their learning is essential. With that being said, don’t ever hesitate to reach out to me with any question or concern that you may have; whether that be academically or emotionally. You will be able to reach me through email or class dojo!

I understand that this has been a tough year for our kindergarteners with the vast amount of teachers in and out of the classroom. It is my goal to make the rest of this school year as enriching and enjoyable as possible. I am so excited to get to know you and your child and begin this new journey!

Keyrstin Fisher

Mr. Fahrmeier – 1st Grade

First grade has been on a roll this week. We have been learning new sight words, and how to sound out words with 5 sounds. We have been working on collecting data and making graphs in math. Exciting news too as Monday we had our first full attendance day all year. Way to go!

Mrs. Wechselman – 2nd Grade

This week the 2nd grade scholars have been working on contractions and punctuation in spelling. They have also been developing writing pieces based on their opinions and personal narratives. In math we are continuing are unit study on adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers. In Ready reading we have been learning about how authors use reasons to support main points or when sharing their opinions.

Mrs. Zajac – 3rd Grade

Third grade is doing an awesome job with their learning. We are starting to write our own fables, learning what poetry is, and still practicing finding area in math. This week will be working on identifying prefixes in grammar and Fundations. 

Mrs. Williams-Coble – 4th grade

Greetings & Salutations Riverside Parents & Family! Our fourth grade students are rocking out! In math, we are working on how to multiply fractions by a whole number along with reviewing how to divide in order to convert an improper fraction into a mixed number. Congratulations to the students that have completed  their multi-paragraph essay that answers the following prompt: “When I grow up, I want to be…”! Students wrote about becoming Wildlife Biologists, Animators, Teachers and so much more. In ELA, we are learning how to identify different text structures plus comparing/contrasting perspectives of the same event. To end the week, our fourth graders will begin practicing how to write about what they think as they read and how to write annotations!

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade

This week was busy in 5th grade. In Language arts we started talking about figurative language. We learned about similes, metaphors, and idioms. We also learned about how and when to use commas in our sentences. In writing the students are writing about trading places with their favorite celebrity. In math we are still working on multiplying fractions by a whole number. The students are doing an amazing job on this! In Science we are finishing up our unit on energy. We will move on to light and sound next week. In Social studies we finished talking about the Caribbean and Central America. We took our test on this topic. I am so excited to watch them grow in the next few weeks! Who Dey! 

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Reading

Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math

In math we are continuing to work ahead.  6th grade is working on their algebraic expressions. 7th grade is about to work on probability and statistics. 8th grade is going to do some geometric shapes.  If you students is out, get the workbook and continue on one lesson a day and that will keep your student caught up.  There are tutorials for all Eureka on YouTube.  I have shown the students how.  Also remember to work on iReady and IXL from home.  Have a great weekend.  LET’S GO, BENGALS! 

Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Writing and Social Studies

ELA and Social Studies class scholars have worked on their February writing piece on an inventor who has invented a product that assists us today. I am so proud of my scholars who did an outstanding job completing their assignment on time! The amount of work and dedication that my scholars showed as they completed this assignment have me in awe! The craftsmanship that each scholar displayed is amazing! So many showed off their art skills that they are truly fantastic! The mini version of the inventions displays how hard each scholar worked on their project. 

This week in ELA and SS we are working on a new writing piece where scholars will research the Winter Olympics and give us more insight about the ceremony and the different competitions that will occur during the winter games. The anticipation of this completed writing assignment and art infused will be spectacular!

Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Deborah Glosson

Mrs. Morgan Ragle

Our Intervention Specialists are hard at work making sure students with accommodations are getting the support they need! Students have also been working diligently at meeting their individual goals. Believe it or not, There are evidence-based interventions that you can do at home as well to help continue their learning. The National Center for Educational Evaluation and Regional Assistance has made this document, https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/practiceguide/wwc_fr_tips_022118.pdf, to guide parents/caregivers on how to conduct interventions at home. Although some of the interventions may seem simple, they help children to see the big picture and form important connections in their brain. Review at your convenience and try some of these interventions at home! It is truly a joy to work with every single one of our scholars! 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for trusting us with your children every day. Like every school, there are things we do well and things we need to improve. What makes Riverside different then? We use data to make our decisions, and we embrace change when it needs to be made!

With that in mind, we truly hope that your children will return to Riverside next year. Early re-enrollment provides us the data we need to purchase supplies and alter staffing to meet our scholars’ needs. 

The deadline for early re-enrollment with incentive is February 28, 2022. As always, if you have questions, please call the office at 513-921-7777.