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Nov. 12 Riverdale School District News

Friday, Nov. 12

Riverdale School District News

 
Foundation

From the Foundation

Together, We Can Achieve Any Goal

The Riverdale Foundation relies on the generous support of families, staff, community members and alumni each year. Your donations help fund the aspects of a Riverdale education that matter most to our families: small class sizes, art, music, technology, electives, student wellness, college counseling and more. Our goal during this campaign is to raise $1.3 million for Riverdale School District. To learn more about how your gift will be used to support the unique and exceptional Riverdale education, visit the Riverdale Foundation website.
Please join in our community's long tradition of investing in Riverdale schools by making a donation or pledge to the Annual Campaign today! Participation at the suggested level or above has the most impact, but every donation is truly appreciated. If we all participate in a personally meaningful way, we will achieve our goals.

Annual Campaign At-A-Glance

 

Suggested Giving Levels

 
  • Resident and transfer families: $3,500/student
  • Tuition families: $500/student
  • Community members without students in Riverdale schools: $1,000/family

Additional Details

 
  • Families who donate $10,000 or more will be recognized in our honors circles.  $10,000 to $15,000 donors are recognized as magna cum laude, $15,000 to $20,000 donors are recognized as summa cum laude and $20,000+ donors are recognized as valedictorian.
  • Families who meet suggested levels and donate an additional $1,000 will be recognized as going the "extra mile.”
  • All families are encouraged to pursue employer matches if they are available. Some companies offered multiplied matches on giving Tuesday, November 30th.
  • All or part of your contribution may be designated for financial aid.

Timeline

 
  • Donations and pledges may be made until Friday, December 17, 2021
  • Pledges do not need to be paid until April 30, 2022
Join the remarkable tradition of support that makes a Riverdale education possible and donate to the Annual Campaign today.
 

Introducing New Staff

Nicole Bassen - Business Manager

Nicole comes to Riverdale after working in Portland Public Schools’ business office for more than a decade. She earned her bachelor of science degree from a local college, Portland State University. Her two children began attending the grade school this year. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and going to Bend with her family as well as doing many outdoor activities, such as fishing and camping. She looks forward to getting to know the Riverdale community!
 

REMINDER

Community Affinity Sessions

Last spring, we held listening sessions for community members from historically marginalized groups. We will be holding our second session for these groups in the coming weeks. You are welcome to join even if you did not participate in a previous session. All of these meetings will be held virtually.
These sessions are only for caregivers, not for students.

Caregivers of Students of Color and Caregivers of Color:

This meeting is for caregivers, parents, and guardians of students who are Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern/North African, Latine/Latina/Latino, multiracial or biracial. This meeting is also for caregivers, parents and guardians who are in any of the above categories.
Wednesday, November 17th, 6-7 p.m. Sign-up to participate here.

Caregivers of LGBTQIA2S+ Students and Caregivers who are LGBTQIA2S+:

This meeting is for caregivers, parents and guardians of students who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit, Aromantic, Pansexual, Non-binary or have their own label/non-label in regards to their gender or sexual identity. This meeting is also for caregivers, parents and guardians who are in any of the above categories.
Wednesday, December 1st, 6-7 p.m. Sign-up to participate here.

Caregivers of Neurodiverse Students, Caregivers of Students with Disabilities, and Caregivers who are Neurodiverse or have a Disability:

This meeting is for caregivers, parents and guardians of students who have Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD, ADD, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Auditory Processing Disorder, ED, specific learning disabilities, physical disabilities, any other categories under IDEA or a combination of these. This meeting is also for caregivers, parents and guardians who are in any of the above categories.
Wednesday, December 8th, 6-7 p.m. Sign-up to participate here.
-Abby Rotwein (she/her), Director of Equity & Inclusion
 
 

Sports News 

Congratulations to all fall sport athletes - the high school season officially ended this week. Our RHS girls soccer team reached the state semifinal game for the first time in program history!
We look forward to winter sports beginning on Nov. 15 for RHS and Nov. 29 RGS.
 
 
 

Important Dates

  • Nov. 22-26 - Fall Break 
  • Monday, Nov. 29 - School Board Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 13 - School Board Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 20-31 - Winter Break