Riverdale Heights #SpartanNation April 16

Riverdale Heights Spartan Nation Graphic

ISASP Testing: The elementary ISASP testing window opens Monday and will close on April 30.  At some point during this time, your student will take this important statewide test.  For specific schedules, please contact your student’s teacher. The assessments are aligned with the Iowa Core Standards and will measure both student proficiency and growth in the areas of Math, Reading, Language/Writing and Science.  ISASP is used for state and federal student accountability purposes and to determine if students will qualify for extended learning opportunities.  Learn more about ISASP here.

 

Meals Available for At-Home Learners: Meals will be available every Monday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am for 100% online learners.  You’ll pick up all your meals for the entire week.  You must fill out this form every week by Monday at 6:00am to register for the meals.  Meals are currently free because of a government program.

 

FROM THE PTA

PTA Meeting! Join us for our next virtual PTA Meeting on Tuesday at 6:30pm. We will be discussing our upcoming fundraisers, as well as confirming our new board members for the 21-22 school year. Join our meeting here:  https://meet.google.com/tbd-cewg-svb

 

Walk A Thon Save the Date: The Walk A Thon returns on May 7th! This PTA event is our biggest fundraiser of the year!  We will be continuing to raise money for school improvements including library and playground updates. More information about donations and prizes will be coming home soon. 

**Due to Covid restrictions we will not be allowed to have adult spectators on campus. We will also have one grade level walk at a time to allow for greater social distancing.

NEW this year: Spirit Week: Students bring $1 to dress up for theme days. A prize will be awarded to the class that raises the most money. Questions: alissaworrall@gmail.com

 

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up! PTA is preparing for Teacher Appreciation Week in early May!  Board members will be working with classroom parents to help plan for various activities to celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff.  Please be on the lookout for information from your classroom parents and if you do not, feel free to reach out to Adrienne Wheeler (abwheeler80@gmail.com) or Dounia Sareini (dsareini@hotmail.com) to help!

Nothing Bundt Cakes Sale! Continuing our 2021 fundraising effort to enhance our RIverdale library and playground areas, PTA will again be hosting a Nothing Bundt Cakes sale!  Look for postings on our Facebook page and order forms sent home with kids.  The sale will start Monday and close on April 30th.  Distribution of orders will be on Friday, May 7th just in time for Mother’s Day!  Look for more information on Facebook and in backpacks!  Questions, please contact Adrienne Wheeler (abwheeler80@gmail.com).

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Pleasant Valley Spelling Bee 2021 (Grades 3-6): We are "buzzing" with excitement! This year’s Spelling Bee will be held in connection with the Iowa State Fair Spelling Bee. Please click here for details pertaining to Riverdale Heights. Students who are interested must return the permission slip to their school library before the due date. This spelling list may be used to help prepare for the spelling bee. There will be a “top speller” in each of the two groups: Grades 3-4 and Grades 5-6.  These two winners will represent Bridgeview  Elementary School at the Iowa State Fair Spelling Bee on Friday, August 13.

 

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Born Learning Academy: Click here to learn about this opportunity for families with children birth-5 years old.  The United Way series of parent workshops helps families with language skills, starting routines, and early learning!