Weekly Update | Feb 18 - Feb 23

Your children have been preparing for Student Led Conferences, and are doing a marvelous job of sharing their learning, growth, and goals!

If you haven't done so yet, please read through this letter, and schedule your conference with your child's crew teacher. If you plan to meet with any additional teachers, please schedule meetings directly with the teacher.

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about anything going on at school or anything that we have coming up (see below)! 

As always, thank you for everything you do for your kids, for all of us in the middle school, and for Riverview.  Middle School can be a tricky time to maneuver, and we appreciate everyone working together as a team to support your kids.  

We appreciate all of you so much!

The Middle School Team

Upcoming Events:

  • All Month! I Love to Read Month

  • February 14 - 20 : Riverview Book Fair

  • February 20 : Student Led Conferences

  • February 21 : Class Picture Day

  • February 22 : Pajama Day!

  • February 22 : Parent & Community Coffee 7:45 - 8:45am

  • February 27 : Parent Volunteer Organization Meeting 5:30pm

February Habit of the Month : Compassion

Each month, we focus on a particular Habit of a Scholar.  Teachers and all Riverview Crew members are on the lookout for students exhibiting Compassion, and Crew lessons have an emphasis around Compassion. We appreciate your continued support in conversations surrounding Compassion at home.

Showing compassion means being considerate and respectful of self, others and the world around us.

Students can show Compassion by:

  • Helping and encouraging others

  • Being inclusive of diverse backgrounds

  • Showing generosity and appreciation

  • Demonstrating kindness and empathy

  • Honoring strengths and challenges of self and others

  • Seeking to understand other perspectives

General Reminders:

  • Cold Weather: Remember to send your child to school with appropriate clothing (hats, jackets, gloves, etc.). Students remain outside over 15 degrees, and they need the proper clothing to stay warm. If you need any assistance in acquiring warm clothing, please let us know!

  • Homework: We appreciate you helping your child stay organized, check in on their infinite campus, read 30 minutes each night, and practice math for 25 minutes. Here are more resources on how to help your child with their Executive Skills.


Decoding the Distractions that Hinder Homework Completion

Stop Endless Scrolling

Protecting Kids in the Digital Age

Social Emotional Resources

Multiply Your Happy!

Parent Book List

NY Times Article : Gender Differences