Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Spring Clean Up

Please mark your calendars for the morning of Saturday, April 27. Our annual spring clean up day is an old tradition at Riverside, where families come together to help our historic campus look its best. Bring your favorite tools for either gardening, fixing, or cleaning projects. This is a great time to get to know other families better as we work alongside each other and invest together in the sustainability of Riverside.

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Apr
29
3:45 PM15:45

Catan Club

Mrs. Toney is excited to start a new after school club for players of the game Catan. Two students have signed up and she looks forward to having a few more 4-8th graders. It will happen on Monday afternoons in March and April. Please email Mrs. Toney if you plan to join. We also still need to find a game to use; please let her know if you have one we could borrow.

“Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan!  But you are not the only discoverer.  Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan; the race to settle the island has begun!” (www.catan.com) Come join us and learn to build, settle, and trade in the game of Catan. Test your luck and build your strategy.

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Apr
30
3:15 PM15:15

Magic the Gathering Club

Parents Chantel Randall and Madeleine Balcom have planned a Magic-the-Gathering club for Tuesdays, April 2-May 14. Interested families should sign up in advance by emailing Madeleine ; students of all ages are welcome. The Club will start at 3:15, welcome 6-8th graders at 3:30, and run until 4:45. We would appreciate it if participating families would volunteer to donate snacks once for 10 people.

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May
1
3:45 PM15:45

Karate Lesson: 5-8 Grade

Karate with Mr G: 5-8th gr on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:00 and K-4th gr on Thursdays from 3:45-4:45. $8/week paid directly to Mr. G; Shotokan style; includes students from other schools. After School fees will apply for students who stay between dismissal and the start of the club. To sign up: email Mr. G at joel.gilbert@theriversideschool.org

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May
2
3:45 PM15:45

Karate Lesson: K-4 Grade

Karate with Mr G: $8/week paid directly to Mr. G; Shotokan style; includes students from other schools. After School fees will apply for students who stay between dismissal and the start of the club. To sign up: email Mr. G at joel.gilbert@theriversideschool.org

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May
2
5:30 PM17:30

Public Forum

We will host our next public forum event on Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 pm.The featured speaker will be Pat Shine, Professor of Human Services at NVU - Lyndon, who will explain how students, parents, and community members can talk to each other about diversity and social justice. Her presentation is titled, "What do you say after 'Don't say that!'?" Professor Shine has facilitated workshops and trainings on topics related to social justice throughout New England for more than 25 years.

While diversity is often used in reference to race, ethnicity, and gender, there are broader definitions of diversity that also include age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, and physical appearance. There are also diversity of thoughts and ideas, perspectives, and values. How does one effectively treat everyone fairly while at the same time eliminate barriers that prevent the full participation of some groups? 

While students are welcome to attend, the presentation is designed for adults and Professor Shine warns that it may be difficult for young students to engage.

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May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Paint and Sip Fundraser

Parent and artist Tiffany Murray (6th grader Aubriella) will be hosting another Paint and Sip event here at Riverside on Monday, May 6 at 6:00 pm (this is a postponement from prior announcements) . Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through Krystal. Plan to bring your own drink of choice; snacks will be provided. The example painting for the event is pictured here.

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May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Parent Advisory Group Meeting

Our Parent Advisory Group will meet three more times this year, and all of those dates have been updated due to calendar conflicts with the original plans. Meeting dates are now: November 29, February 7, and May 23. Childcare and dinner will be provided for all. All parents are invited to attend these meetings, where we discuss upcoming events, needs for and questions about Riverside programs and administration, and enjoy building community with each other.

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Jun
3
to Jun 6

Middle School Exams and Assessments

6-8th graders will be taking semester exams and presenting final projects in their academic classes next week. This week teachers are mostly reveiwing content and helping them to prepare their study strategies. 


Please support students at home by helping them to take ownership of their organization and study plans, recognizing that the goal of exams is to show their teachers what they know and can do, and that good habits now will help them manage this task throughout high school and further studies.


6th Grade:

  • Tuesday: Science Exam, Latin Project

  • Wednesday: English Exam, History Project

  • Thursday: Math and Spanish Exams

7th Grade:

  • Tuesday: English and Spanish Exams

  • Wednesday: Latin and Science/Algebra 1 Exams

  • Thursday: Pre-Algebra/Science and History Exams

8th Grade: 

  • Latin and English Exams

  • Spanish and Algebra 1/Science Exams

  • Pre-Algebra/Science and World Issues Exams

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Apr
25
3:45 PM15:45

Karate Lesson: K-4 Grade

Karate with Mr G: $8/week paid directly to Mr. G; Shotokan style; includes students from other schools. After School fees will apply for students who stay between dismissal and the start of the club. To sign up: email Mr. G at joel.gilbert@theriversideschool.org

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Apr
24
3:45 PM15:45

Karate Lesson: 5-8 Grade

Karate with Mr G: 5-8th gr on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:00 and K-4th gr on Thursdays from 3:45-4:45. $8/week paid directly to Mr. G; Shotokan style; includes students from other schools. After School fees will apply for students who stay between dismissal and the start of the club. To sign up: email Mr. G at joel.gilbert@theriversideschool.org

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Apr
23
3:15 PM15:15

Magic the Gathering Club

Parents Chantel Randall and Madeleine Balcom have planned a Magic-the-Gathering club for Tuesdays, April 2-May 14. Interested families should sign up in advance by emailing Madeleine ; students of all ages are welcome. The Club will start at 3:15, welcome 6-8th graders at 3:30, and run until 4:45. We would appreciate it if participating families would volunteer to donate snacks once for 10 people.

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Apr
22
3:45 PM15:45

Catan Club

Mrs. Toney is excited to start a new after school club for players of the game Catan. Two students have signed up and she looks forward to having a few more 4-8th graders. It will happen on Monday afternoons in March and April. Please email Mrs. Toney if you plan to join. We also still need to find a game to use; please let her know if you have one we could borrow.

“Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan!  But you are not the only discoverer.  Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan; the race to settle the island has begun!” (www.catan.com) Come join us and learn to build, settle, and trade in the game of Catan. Test your luck and build your strategy.

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Apr
11
3:45 PM15:45

Karate Lesson: K-4 Grade

Karate with Mr G: $8/week paid directly to Mr. G; Shotokan style; includes students from other schools. After School fees will apply for students who stay between dismissal and the start of the club. To sign up: email Mr. G at joel.gilbert@theriversideschool.org

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Apr
10
3:45 PM15:45

Karate Lesson: 5-8 Grade

Karate with Mr G: 5-8th gr on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:00 and K-4th gr on Thursdays from 3:45-4:45. $8/week paid directly to Mr. G; Shotokan style; includes students from other schools. After School fees will apply for students who stay between dismissal and the start of the club. To sign up: email Mr. G at joel.gilbert@theriversideschool.org

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Apr
9
3:15 PM15:15

Magic the Gathering Club

Parents Chantel Randall and Madeleine Balcom have planned a Magic-the-Gathering club for Tuesdays, April 2-May 14. Interested families should sign up in advance by emailing Madeleine ; students of all ages are welcome. The Club will start at 3:15, welcome 6-8th graders at 3:30, and run until 4:45. We would appreciate it if participating families would volunteer to donate snacks once for 10 people.

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Apr
4
3:45 PM15:45

Karate Lesson: K-4 Grade

Karate with Mr G: $8/week paid directly to Mr. G; Shotokan style; includes students from other schools. After School fees will apply for students who stay between dismissal and the start of the club. To sign up: email Mr. G at joel.gilbert@theriversideschool.org

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Apr
3
3:45 PM15:45

Karate Lesson: 5-8 Grade

Karate with Mr G: 5-8th gr on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:00 and K-4th gr on Thursdays from 3:45-4:45. $8/week paid directly to Mr. G; Shotokan style; includes students from other schools. After School fees will apply for students who stay between dismissal and the start of the club. To sign up: email Mr. G at joel.gilbert@theriversideschool.org

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Apr
2
3:15 PM15:15

Magic the Gathering Club

Parents Chantel Randall and Madeleine Balcom have planned a Magic-the-Gathering club for Tuesdays, April 2-May 14. Interested families should sign up in advance by emailing Madeleine ; students of all ages are welcome. The Club will start at 3:15, welcome 6-8th graders at 3:30, and run until 4:45. We would appreciate it if participating families would volunteer to donate snacks once for 10 people.

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Apr
1
3:45 PM15:45

Catan Club

Mrs. Toney is excited to start a new after school club for players of the game Catan. Two students have signed up and she looks forward to having a few more 4-8th graders. It will happen on Monday afternoons in March and April. Please email Mrs. Toney if you plan to join. We also still need to find a game to use; please let her know if you have one we could borrow.

“Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan!  But you are not the only discoverer.  Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan; the race to settle the island has begun!” (www.catan.com) Come join us and learn to build, settle, and trade in the game of Catan. Test your luck and build your strategy.

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Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Footloose!

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Students with speaking roles need to have their lines memorized by this Thursday, March 7 .

Play Week will be March 25-29, during which there will be no academic classes and a complete focus on the students' production and rehearsal effort. Performances are Friday, March 29 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 pm at Lyndon Institute Auditorium. Admission is by donation. This show is appropriate for all ages, please invite your friends!

Stay tuned to next week's Memo for costume announcements and requests for extra help in a few different ways.

NEWS RELEASE: https://www.theriversideschool.org/riverside-news/2019/3/16/the-riverside-school-kicks-up-their-heels-with-footloose

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Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Footloose!

Students with speaking roles need to have their lines memorized by this Thursday, March 7 .

Play Week will be March 25-29, during which there will be no academic classes and a complete focus on the students' production and rehearsal effort. Performances are Friday, March 29 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 pm at Lyndon Institute Auditorium. Admission is by donation. This show is appropriate for all ages, please invite your friends!

Stay tuned to next week's Memo for costume announcements and requests for extra help in a few different ways.

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Mar
28
4:00 PM16:00

Destination Imagination (Courtney Team)

This club for elementary students to engage in collaborative problem solving in a competitive performance is ready to get started. Parents Courtney Daffinrud and Alison Kennedy will be leading one team, and Lilias Ide, Rick Golden, and Mel Finn the other team. Each team has room for two more 1st-5th graders. Participants must be available for the culminating competition in Burlington on March 23. Please email Courtney if you'd like your child to join in and look out for emails from the team leaders about regular meeting schedules. Participants will have a $20 charge on their school store bill to offset registration fees.

Mel-Lilias-Rick's Team: Wednesdays 3:15-4:15, beginning Nov. 28

Courtney-Alison's Team: Thursdays 4:00-5:00, beginning Nov. 15

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Mar
25
3:45 PM15:45

Catan Club

Mrs. Toney is excited to start a new after school club for players of the game Catan. Two students have signed up and she looks forward to having a few more 4-8th graders. It will happen on Monday afternoons in March and April. Please email Mrs. Toney if you plan to join. We also still need to find a game to use; please let her know if you have one we could borrow.

“Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan!  But you are not the only discoverer.  Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan; the race to settle the island has begun!” (www.catan.com) Come join us and learn to build, settle, and trade in the game of Catan. Test your luck and build your strategy.

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Mar
21
4:00 PM16:00

Destination Imagination (Courtney Team)

This club for elementary students to engage in collaborative problem solving in a competitive performance is ready to get started. Parents Courtney Daffinrud and Alison Kennedy will be leading one team, and Lilias Ide, Rick Golden, and Mel Finn the other team. Each team has room for two more 1st-5th graders. Participants must be available for the culminating competition in Burlington on March 23. Please email Courtney if you'd like your child to join in and look out for emails from the team leaders about regular meeting schedules. Participants will have a $20 charge on their school store bill to offset registration fees.

Mel-Lilias-Rick's Team: Wednesdays 3:15-4:15, beginning Nov. 28

Courtney-Alison's Team: Thursdays 4:00-5:00, beginning Nov. 15

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Mar
21
3:45 PM15:45

Karate Lesson: K-4 Grade

Karate with Mr G: $8/week paid directly to Mr. G; Shotokan style; includes students from other schools. After School fees will apply for students who stay between dismissal and the start of the club. To sign up: email Mr. G at joel.gilbert@theriversideschool.org

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Mar
19
5:00 PM17:00

Race back to school Info Evening

Our parent organizing committee for the 2nd Annual Race Back to School (August 18) is already hard at work reflecting on the inaugural year, setting goals for 2019, and delegating leadership roles to other willing parents. The event is a walk-run-bike-athon for youth, families, and visitors to the Kingdom Trails. 

A major goal for this year is to increase participation among other area schools and youth development organizations.   To further that effort, we will host an informational event in the Barn on March 19 at 5:00 pm for members of such groups to learn more about how they can participate in the Race Back to School and raise money themselves. Please help us out by sharing this event with anyone you know who works with young people and would appreciate a fundraising opportunity.

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