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Dec. 16 Riverdale Grade School News

Published Dec. 16, 2020

Have a Good Winter Break

As we conclude 2020 and break for the winter holiday, I want to take a moment to congratulate all of you for making it through this incredibly difficult year and express my heartfelt gratitude to all who help make Riverdale Grade School excellent. From the virtual classrooms, to your living rooms and all points in between, our collective efforts to educate our students during this pandemic has been a true partnership. 
Thank you for entrusting us with your children during this unprecedented time. In the spirit of this holiday season, I want to extend my thanks to all of you for everything that you do for our school and for your students participation in all our recent events, drives and, of course, school work. It is also during this time that I am reminded of how lucky I am to have the opportunity to serve as the principal of Riverdale Grade School.   
I hope everyone is able to relax, giggle and enjoy a little silliness over the next two weeks.
We are better together. Stay positive!
Interim Principal Kendall

January Supplies Pick-up Dates

January supplies pick-ups will be in front of the grade school from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. If you cannot pick up on your scheduled day, and would like to come at a different day or time, please contact Suzanne Bevier or Chrisie Patrick to arrange a time. 
  • K & 2nd - Monday, Jan. 4
  • 3rd & 4th - Tuesday, Jan. 5
  • 5th & 6th - Wednesday, Jan. 6
  • 7th & 8th - Thursday, Jan. 7
  • 1st - Monday, Jan. 11

Supporting children and teens during holiday season

We are including a resource from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: This guide has useful information for providing support to students and families as we head into winter break during this unusual year with additional stressors.

Snowflake Flurry

Drive by the school to see the Snowflake Flurry displayed in the library windows. We're currently tallying the class results and will announce the winners in January.


Blanket Drive

RGS is partnering with Share Hope USA to collect blankets for families in need.  
When: Wednesday, Dec. 2 – Deadline extended to Friday Dec. 18
Where: Riverdale Grade School front doors
What: Donate slightly used and freshly laundered blankets
How: Put in labeled plastic bags
share hope blankets


Salmon Life Cam

Thanks to Mr. Nebert, everyone can now watch the RGS salmon grow up in real time. 
Principal Kendall


Fireside Stories with Principal Kendall

Join Principal Kendall as she cozies up by the fire to read children's books with RGS families. The last story will be shared live on social media at 5 p.m this Friday.


Important dates

  • Monday, Dec. 21 - Friday, Jan. 1 - Winter Break
  • Tuesday, Jan. 12 - TAG Tuesday via GTW at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 15 - Teacher work day (no school)
  • Monday, Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)