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Riverdale Grade School News

Published Nov. 18

I don’t want November to pass without expressing my immense gratitude to all of the grade school parents. These are challenging times, and I feel a deep appreciation to each family and how hard everyone is working to make comprehensive distance learning as successful as possible. I am extremely thankful for your support and partnership.  
Please have a safe and healthy week off, and I look forward to our return. 
We're better together. Stay positive!
Principal Kendall

December supplies pick-ups

December supplies pick-ups 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. 
  • Tuesday, 12/1 - 3rd and 4th grade
  • Wednesday, 12/2 - 5th and 6th grade 
  • Thursday, 12/3 - 7th and 8th grade
  • Monday, 12/7 - K, 1st and 2nd grade

Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming soon. Be sure to check the upcoming PTC parent pack for more information.

TAG Tuesday's 

If you missed the TAG Tuesday GoToWebinar last week, you can watch it here. The Riverdale Grade School Talented and Gifted (TAG) Committee is hosting these webinar events each month for parents to learn more about Riverdale's TAG program. The first meeting focused on identification, referrals and what the TAG program looks like. The committee will address and answer some of the questions from the November meeting at the next meeting on Dec. 8 from 6-6:30 p.m.
Parents can register and attend the Dec. 8 meeting here

The Riverdale Grade School Gratitude Gallery 

We encourage you to drive by the school to see what our students and staff are grateful for. It's not too late to submit a gratitude sign. Please drop it off in front of the school before Nov. 21. 



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: 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

  • Monday, Nov. 23 - Friday, Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Break 
  • Friday, Nov. 20 - End of Trimester 1
  • Monday, Dec. 14 - School Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 14 - School Board Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 21 - Friday, Jan. 1 - Winter Break