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April 20 Riverdale Grade School News

Wednesday, April 20 

Riverdale Grade School News


Summer Session at Riverdale Grade School 

The RGS summer session run through the University of Portland's Saturday Academy will include three unique week-long STEAM-themed programs for students in grades 1-8. Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered for three weeks over the summer. Running from June 14 - July 1, 2022, classes will run Tuesday - Friday for Week 1 and Monday - Friday for Weeks 2 and 3 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. and/or 12:30 - 3 p.m. Details on how to sign up will be communicated in a future enews.
The University of Portland offers a wide access to hands-on learning for diverse students in grades 2-12 in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and the Arts (STEAM). Since 1983, their community experts have sparked curiosity and love of learning in young people. The Saturday Academy program develops creative, confident and curious critical thinkers by engaging students in socially conscious and equitable Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math experiences. They spark curiosity, connect our community and empower students to become the innovative thinkers and problem solvers of the next generation. 
See this attached program description for more details.

Paddle Raise Extended until April 30

It's not too late to donate! We are so close to our $86,000 goal, and no contribution is too small. Please consider donating to help us provide much-needed technology hardware and A/V upgrades to ALL our classrooms across the district. We can do this Riverdale!
Donate here

Community Resources

Help Support Ukraine

Another opportunity to support Ukraine is shared below from one of our RGS students.
Free soccer tickets to the Portland Timbers and Thorns Game - PTFC for Peace - on Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m.
Admission is free, but a donation is encouraged to benefit children in war-torn Ukraine. The club will match donations up to $100k to UNICEF's response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Go to to get tickets.
Learn more here


Order your yearbook now!

If you haven’t already ordered your yearbook, use the code 14220522 to order yours on today! The order deadline is Monday, May 2.

Important Dates

  • Friday, April 22 - Teacher Inservice Day (No School)
  • Wednesday, May 11 - District Arts Night at RHS from 6-8 p.m.