Weekly Update | September 2 - 7

Happy September!!

All classes are fully immersed in content, and your children have been working hard to continue to learn and grow. Here's what is coming up in each grade level:

As warmer weather is still upon us, we ask that you review the Riverview Dress Code, and send your children to school in appropriate clothing. If you need assistance in acquiring school-appropriate clothing, please don't hesitate to reach out to either Ms. Nickell (knickell@rfschools.com) or Missael (murtiaga@rfschools.com). Our dress code is meant to ensure the safety of students.

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 our kids.

We appreciate all of you so much!

The Middle School Team

Upcoming Events:

  • September 2 | No School for Students & Teachers

  • September 4 5:30 - 6:30 | Parent Volunteer Organization

  • September 9 - 13 | Spirit Week!

  • September 11 5:00 - 6:30| Back to School Night

September Habit of the Month: Executive Skills

“The more a piece of information is repeated or relearned, the stronger the neurons become, and the connection becomes like a well-worn path through the woods...the more frequently and the more recently we learn something and then recall it or use it again, the more entrenched the knowledge”

Frances Jense, MD The Teenage Brain

The habit of the month for September is Executive Skills. As you have likely gathered, explicitly teaching Executive Skills to Middle Schoolers is pertinent to their growth and success. We hope you can find ways to reinforce our instruction around responsibility, time management, impulse control, and organization at home. Students will be working on Executive Skill lessons during crew, and receive an additional 15 minutes a day focusing on organization and planning after Block 3.

Here are a few resources for you regarding Executive Skill development: