January, 2021

What's Up


January 1
School closed for New Year’s Day
Welcome to the New Year!

January 4-5
Elk’s free eye screening has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
We will notify you if a new date is set.

January 14
School Board Meeting via Zoom 6:00 pm

January 18
School closed for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
Have a great weekend!


Thank you to all the parents that brought items for our Holiday events. It means a lot to our staff and students.


Reminders:
-If your child is currently using borrowed bedding, please return it and bring those belonging to your child. We are running out of extras.
-Please label all jackets and sweaters.
-Do not send hoodies or jackets with draw strings.
-Check your child’s cubby for weather appropriate extra clothes and clean bedding. All items must be clearly labeled.
-Tuition is due by the first of each month. A late fee will be attached to any account not paid by the 16th.
-During the COVID 19 crisis our school will open to students 7:00 am – 5:30 pm to allow for cleaning.

December, 2020

What's Up


December 10
School Board Meeting via Zoom 6:00 pm

December 16
Classroom Parties
Please sign up in your child’s classroom to bring a lunch item or treat.
Remember: Due to COVID, all items must be brought by December 11, 2020.

December 24
School closed for Christmas Eve

December 25
School closed for Christmas Day

December 31
School closed for New Year’s Eve

Upcoming Events:

January 1, 2021
School closed for New Year’s Day

January 4-5 2021
Elk’s free eye screening if able. Please fill out the required paperwork and sign your child in that morning on their required sign-in sheet as well as ours. This may be canceled due to CDC guidelines.


MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

November, 2020

What's Up


November 12
School Board Meeting via Zoom 6:00 pm

November 20
Thanksgiving Feast Lunch
Due to COVID-19, this lunch will be for the children and staff only. Please sign up in the office to bring a food item.

November 26
School closed for Thanksgiving Day

November 27
School closed for Thanksgiving Weekend


We still have Shop Riverside Cards. They are $15 each and packed with discounts. Please purchase yours in the school office.

October, 2020

What's Up


October 19
School Board Meeting via Zoom 6:00 pm

October 22
Fall Picture Day
Each child will have their picture taken with a Fall background. Pictures will be taken outside for the children’s health and safety. You should be receiving emails or texts with details and purchasing instructions.

October 30
Harvest Lunch Parties 11:00am

It is a tradition to have parents participate in our festivities for this day, but due to COVID19 we will not be having our annual Trunk & Treating. We must limit visitors, so we can’t have parents at our lunch parties either. We request each family bring a bag of candy, fruit snacks or stickers by Oct 26th. We will hand out bags of treats during our lunch parties. Please drop it off in the school office. We are all disappointed in the way things must be this year, but we are going to make it fun for our little goblins.

Classroom Harvest Parties
-Please sign up in your child’s classroom to bring a special lunch item

Costumes
-Children can come in their costumes.
-Please provide a change of clothes for your child in a clearly marked bag so that we can send your child’s costume back in it.
-Do not send weapons, items that can be used as a weapon, items that can be swallowed or considered dangerous.
-Please no scary costumes, masks or costumes that restrict their vision.


FYI

We will be selling Shop Riverside Discount Cards for the eighth year. They cost $15 ($10 profit per card). We are encouraging each family to purchase one as well as sell some to friends and family. This card is full of great deals- come and take a look. See Dar for more information.

September, 2020

What's Up


September 4
Due to COVID-19, Back to School Night has been cancelled

September 7
School Closed for Labor Day

September 19
School Board Meeting via Zoom 6:00 pm

COVID related requirements:
- All parents and staff will cover their nose and mouth with a mask the entire time they are on the grounds.
- Each child will have their temperature taken upon arriving at school. Any child with a temp of 100.4 or over will not be permitted to stay.
- Parents and children who are feeling ill are not permitted onto the facility.
- Adults must maintain a 6 ft space between themselves and others when possible.

August, 2020

What's Up


July 31
School Closed for In-Service

August 3
First Day of School

August 13
School Board Meeting via Zoom 6:00 pm


Upcoming Events

September 4
Back to School 5:30pm (If possible)


Reminder:
Continuing Families: A re-enrollment fee of $80.00 is due by August 5. The new tuition rates will start on Aug.1, 2020.


COVID related requirements:
- All parents and staff will cover their nose and mouth with a mask the entire time they are on the grounds.
- Each child will have their temperature taken upon arriving at school. Any child with a temp of 100.4 or over will not be permitted to stay.
- Parents and children who are feeling ill are not permitted onto the facility.
- Adults must maintain a 6 ft space between themselves and others when possible.

July, 2020

What's Up

July 3
School Closed

July 9
School Board Meeting via Zoom 6:00 pm

July 15
Waterplay Day
Due to COVID 19 we will be using the water tables and water walls. Children need water shoes and a towel. Please sunscreen your child before bringing them to school.

July 29
Jumper Day We will be setting the jumper up in the Fellowship Hall. Please dress you child in comfortable clothing and easy to use shoes.

July 30
School Closed for In-Service

July 31
School Closed for In-Service

OUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2020-2021 WILL START AUGUST 3, 2020

Due to COVID-19 there will be health checks each morning which can include taking your child’s temperature and looking for signs of illness.

It’s getting hot- so here are a few warm weather reminders.
- Please provide a clearly labeled bottle of sunscreen for your child. All sunscreen must be the clear spray-on type to avoid cross contamination.
- Please apply sunscreen to our child each morning and we will reapply when needed.
- If desired you can bring a clearly labeled water bottle for your child. 2 Year olds must have sippy cups instead of water bottles. It will be kept in your child’s cubby.
- Children can not wear flip flops to school. All sandals and water shoes must have a back strap.

June, 2020

What's Up

June 11
School Board Meeting via Zoom 6:00 pm

June 17
Water Play Day
Due to circumstances as they are, we are unable to bring out the waterslides and pools this year. We will be setting up the water tables and Little Tyke Water Walls. Your child will need water shoes, a beach towel and a change of clothes just in case. If you have not provided us with clear spray sun screen please bring some. Swim suits are not necessary. Their shoes will get wet so water shoes and (or) spare shoes will be very important.

*We will be closed on July 3 for Independence Day. Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Weekend

Summertime reminders:
- Flip-flops are not allowed. All sandals must have back straps and no heel.
Please bring spray-on-clear sunscreen with your child’s name clearly marked on it.
- Please check your child’s supply of extra clothes and make sure there are plenty and they are weather appropriate.
- If you bring a water bottle for your child please clearly label the bottle. Ms. Shannon’s class can bring clearly labeled sippy cups, no water bottles with small caps are allowed in this room.

May, 2020

What's Up

Due to COVID19, this schedule is tentative. We are running on a week-to-week basis at this time, but will keep our families notified as to any changes as timely as possible.

May 4-8
Teacher Appreciation Week.
Please sign-up in the office to bring a lunch item for the teachers on Friday 8th.

May 25
School Closed for Memorial Day
Have a great holiday weekend!

May 27
Spring pictures - 9:00am

Each child will have their picture taken with the Spring background .If enough parents are interested, the Pre-Kindergarten class will also be taking their Cap and Gown photos.


Please join us as we pray for God’s protection and guidance during these difficult and scary times.

April, 2020

What's Up

Due to COVID19, this schedule is tentative. We are running on a week-to-week basis at this point, but will keep our families notified as to any changes as timely as possible.

April 8
Annual sack lunch picnic and Easter Egg Hunt
Each child is required to bring a sack lunch from home. Please bring 1 dozen plastic eggs filled with individually wrapped candy, fruit snacks or stickers. Please drop them off in the school office by April 6.

April 9
School Board - 6:00 pm

April 10
School closed for Good Friday
Have a great Easter weekend!

Please join us as we pray for God’s protection and guidance during these difficult and scary times.

March, 2020

What's Up

March 2
Read Across America
Please have you child bring a book from home to share with their class. Please have it clearly labeled with your child’s name.

March 3
Dentist visit today - 10:00 am

March 13
School Board Meeting - 6:00 pm

March 17
Green Eggs and Ham Lunch

March 20
Grandparents’ Day - 10:00-11:00 am
Please invite your child’s grandparent to spend some time with their Preschooler. They will get to meet their grandchild’s teacher and friends. We will have cookies, lemonade and a photo booth set up. Please let me know how many people will be attending from your family.

March 25
Spring pictures beginning at 9:00 am
Each child will have their picture taken with the Spring background as well as a solid color background of your choice. The Pre-kindergarten class will also be taking their Cap and Gown photos.


Parents: Please remember to stock your child’s cubby with weather appropriate extra clothes. Please check daily for diapers and wipes if your child uses them.

February, 2020

What's Up

February 5
Riverside Fire Department
Demonstration in the parking lot at approximately - 10:00 am

February 13
School Board Meeting - 6:00 pm

February 14
Class Valentine Lunch Parties
Please sign up in your child’s room to bring something. Remember to check your child’s cubby and classroom information board for any special instructions from the teacher.

February 17
School is closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Have a great weekend!


Reminder
It’s tax time again: Our tax identification number is 33-0820017