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Riverdale Grade School News

Published Oct. 21

Halloween Costume Showcase Teaser 

We hope you enjoyed the silly Monster Mash video last week. We look forward to sharing our Virtual Halloween Costume Showcase from the RGS staff next week! Here’s a sneak peak of one staff member's costume. Can you guess who this staff member is and who they are dressed up as? Have a good rest of your week.

Stay positive!

Interim Principal Kendall 



Grade School Conferences are tomorrow, Oct. 22 & Friday, Oct. 23. Specialists will be available to meet via request for conferences. 

Attention 8th Grade Families

RHS Info Night

Please join us Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. via GoToWebinar for a special evening event designed for current Riverdale 8th grade families who have questions about Riverdale High School. You'll meet our new Riverdale High School Principal Brian Flannery and Counselor Kelsey Kaul. This event is designed to help answer any questions as you weigh high school options for your student. 



Virtual Sport Season Survey (5th-8th grade)

In order to create more connections and activities for students, coaches will provide skill-building opportunities for student athletes to do at home. In this model, teams will be able to socialize and connect virtually. Please take the survey below to let us know what sports your student is interested in. 

Schedules for Packet Pickups

In the first week of November, we are scheduling packet pickups by grade. They will be in front of the GS 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.  

  • Monday, Nov. 2 - K, 1, 2
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 -  3
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4 - 5, 6
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 - 7,8

*4th grade is doing it at a different time this month


Site Council - Parents needed!

Site Council is a body of parents, teachers, staff and administration who work together to develop the School Improvement Plan. If interested in joining, please email Chrisie Patrick


Virtual Read-to-the-Dogs Program

Kathy Loter from Dove Lewis has been partnering with RGS for years, providing volunteers and their dogs to come into our classrooms to allow students a no-pressure environment to practice their reading skills. Students have loved reading aloud to the dogs, and now they can sign-up to do it online with a live dog. 


When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m.

How long: 15 minute sessions

Who: Anyone in K-8

What if there are no slots?: If demand is high, more slots will be offered

How: Fill in the spaces with your information to sign up here. Click on "Riverdale Grade School" then scroll down to pick a day and time. 


Important dates

  • Thursday, Oct. 22 - Friday, Oct. 23 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (no school)
  • Monday, Oct. 26 - School Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 26 - School Board Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 - Veteran’s Day (no school)
  • Monday, Nov. 23-Friday, Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Break