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eNews 02.03.2023

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

It is hard to believe it is already February and we are quickly approaching the end of Term 2 and spring conferences later this month. We are looking forward to sharing your child's growth with you and encourage you to look for scheduling links in the near future!

Following the holiday season, we have seen an uptick in students bringing toys and games from home, most notably Pokemon cards. Many times these items create situations where students lose items and/or become distracted from learning when focusing on them. Please encourage your child to leave these items at home.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Jennifer Richardson

Elementary Conferences: Elementary Conferences begin February 23. Please look for an enews the morning of February 8 to sign your student up for a conference.

Transition to PVJH: We would like to invite you and your child to PVJH’s gymnasium on February 22 at 7:00pm! Due to space restrictions, we are limiting attendance to 2 members per family (2 Adults or 1 Adult and 1 Student).

This session will be an opportunity to meet PVJH counseling staff and administration to discuss programs, policies, and procedures at the Junior High. We hope to address all of your questions and concerns through this forum. The topics that we will cover in this session are:

1. A general overview of the junior high school

2. A review of the Schedule of Courses booklet and registration dates

3. Activities available

4. Counselor services

5. Question and answers

This is an important and exciting period in your young person’s life and we look forward to answering any questions you may have. In preparation for this meeting we encourage you and your child to take a moment to review the on-line Schedule of Courses booklet. Course selection and course information will be provided to all 6th grade students at the elementary conferences. If you have questions, please feel free to call the Counseling Office at 563-332-0202.

Valentine’s Day Parties: A treat from the Spartan Safe Snack List and a fun activity will be provided at the class party. To keep the party safe for all students we ask that you do not attach any food items to valentine cards nor can a food item be sent home in a backpack for the student to enjoy later at home . You are welcome to attach items such as pencils or stickers to the valentines.

February 6 District Choir, 7:00pm PVHS

February 14 Valentine’s Day Party

February 15 Early Dismissal, 1:30pm

February 17 No School, Teacher Records Day

February 20 No School, Presidents Day

Yearbook: Have you purchased your school yearbook? If not, you can purchase one on Infinite Campus under the Fees tab. You can also log in and check here to see if you have purchased one for the school year. If you would like to purchase a yearbook by cash or check please send $17 in an envelope labeled YEARBOOK with your students first and last name to the main office. Questions? Please e-mail

PTA Meeting: Save the date for our February PTA meeting. It will take place on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30pm in the school library.

Sixth Grade Variety Show Information: Sixth grade parents your child is invited to participate in the sixth-grade dance at the Riverdale Heights Variety Show on March 3rd at the high school. If your child would like to participate but does not like to dance we have ‘job’ for them (on stage) to help make our dance look more fun! Practice dates (please attend at least 1) will take place at Riverdale Heights on February 15 and 16 from 7-8:00PM and on March 1 from 6:30-7:00PM. The theme for the Variety Show this year is Disco! Please have your participating sixth grade student bring a hand towel to the practice as it will be used for a prop in the dance. If you have 1970’s looking clothing that your child agrees to wear, they can dress up for the actual show! Just comfy clothes and tennis shoes would be great for practice. Any questions please

McTeacher Night: Tuesday, February 7th between 4:30-7:30 is the night to enjoy dinner out at McDonald’s on Middle Road in Bettendorf (across the street from Burlington Coat Factory). Teachers will be present welcoming our Riverdale Heights Spartans and selling McDonald’s cookies (2 for $1). 30% of the drive-thru and in-store purchases during this time frame and all cookie sells will be donated to Riverdale Heights PTA.

Coding Opportunity: The PVHS Women in STEM club is proud to provide a free, one day, after school opportunity for 6th Grade students called “Cue Bots Workshop”. Cue Bots are a fun and hands on activity for kids interested in coding. The students will work together to program the bots to perform challenges varying in difficulty. This class is geared toward ALL students and every ability level is welcome – no past experience is necessary. We will meet on Wednesday, February 15th from 1:30-3:00pm. For more information, please reference the handout or contact Kirstin Oppel. Register here by February 12. All parents/guardians will be notified whether or not their student has been accepted via email by February 13th.

Girls Soccer Gear: Click here to support the PV Girls Soccer Team by buying some gear.

​​​Bettendorf Parks and Recreation: Junior Chef Cooking Classes: Participants will make berry cones, heart shaped breadsticks, and strawberry banana parfaits with chocolate drizzle! Location: Bettendorf Community Center. Saturday, February 11th, Class Times: 10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm, Cost: $50, Ages: 6-12yrs, Registration Deadline: February 9th, If you have questions, please call 344-4113. Click here to register!

Seasonal Cake Decorating: Click here to learn more and register.

LeClaire Library February Programs: Click here for the list of events.

For those participating in the Winter Reading Program, it ends February 17. Click here for bookmarks to keep track of your child’s reading.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About College Planning: This free presentation will be held on February 21 starting at 6:00pm in the Galve Rooms/Gerber Center of Augustana College. Learn more here.

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