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Wednesday, May 17 

Riverdale Grade School News



Hello Falcons,

We celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at RGS after school on Friday and had fun learning from local museums/organizations, watching performances and viewing artwork that is representative of the culture. As typical for this time of year, there are many activities and celebrations. On Saturday, the students who won the Stock Market Game were recognized at their awards ceremony, one of the many enrichment events offered by RGS. We’re looking forward to Field Day next week as well as Move Up Day and Promotion coming up June 8th.

Enjoy the sunshine!



Outside Food Deliveries Not Allowed

Middle school students have discovered food delivery services. These deliveries cause traffic congestion as well as an increase in work for our front office staff. Please let your students know that it is no longer allowed to have food or drinks delivered to the school. If it is delivered, they will have to wait until the end of the day to pick it up. Thank you for partnering with us on this matter.



Lost and Found

Please collect any lost and found items before the end of the school year. Make sure to also return any school-owned items you may have at home before June 9. 



Equity & Inclusion Corner 

Holidays and Celebrations

We wish a lovely Mother’s Day to all mothers and mother figures. We recognize that this can be a special day for many and a hard day for others. 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration at RGS

Thank you to all who joined us at the AAPI Heritage Month celebration at Riverdale Grade School last Friday. Every student in the school had the opportunity to meet folks from a number of local Asian American and Pacific Islander museums and organizations. Students in grades K-2 made Chinese inspired lanterns and students in grades 3 and 4 made Japanese inspired origami.

After school, we had taiko drumming and dance performances. Students had the chance to try out the drums and dance with a Chinese lion costume. It was lovely to see so many community members in attendance celebrating the diversity of our community! Check out some images from the event below:

- Abby Rotwein (she/her), Director of Equity & Inclusion




Riverdale Lunch Options Survey

We'd like to get your anonymous feedback on this year's food service to help us plan for next year. Thank you for your participation.  

Take the Survey


Library Update

Click the button below to learn more about 2023-24 OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books), how to form teams, book lists, and the fall coaches meeting. 



Read the full update here



Lunch Volunteers NEEDED

The grade school lunch program is in desperate need of more volunteers as we finish out this school year. Even if you can only do one day, please sign up ASAP. 

No experience or cooking skills are required, but volunteer background check is mandatory.

Please contact lunch service volunteer coordinator Yusra Wise with any questions.

Thanks to all our wonderful regular volunteers! We appreciate you!

Sign up to volunteer for lunch here



Field Day

Our PE program is excited to be working with the PTC this year in organizing our Field Day event happening during the school day on Friday, May 26. If you would like to volunteer (background check REQUIRED) to run a booth or a game click here to sign up! More information on how get a background check is on our websiteThis process must be completed every year. 



May NHS Tutoring

The NHS students will be hosting after-school tutoring on Tuesdays (4:00pm-5:00pm) and Wednesdays (3:00pm-4:30pm) at the High School.

Bus transportation to RHS is available to any student from the GS who would like to participate.

If you have any questions, please email Laura Keldorf at

Sign Up Here


Important Dates 

  • Wednesday, May 17 - New Kinder Welcome from 3-3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 23 - Spring Sports Awards Night at RHS at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 25 - 5-8 Band Performance at 6:30
  • Friday, May 26 - Field Day
  • Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day (no school)
  • June 7 - Last day for 8th Grade/Award Assembly/Clap-Out
  • June 8 - 8th Grade Promotion
  • Friday, June 9 - Last Day of School

5th Grade Field Study at Mount St. Helens