eNews 02.18.2022

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,


No School Monday, February 21: Have a great four-day weekend!

We Are PV: Let’s celebrate some great moments from this week! Watch here. When one SPARTAN succeeds, it’s because a whole NATION is behind them! If you have something you’d like us to celebrate, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Director of Communications. Email her here.

Read Across America: Click here to learn about our celebration starting February 28!

Kindergarten Registration for 22-23: Online Registration is open for students eligible for kindergarten. The student must be 5 years old on for before September 15, 2022. Click here for more information and share with families who have students this age!

T2K and Preschool Screenings: If you or someone you know is interested in our preschool or Transition to Kindergarten programs, now is the time to sign up for screenings. These programs are needs based. Learn more at the links below and share them with families with preschool and kindergarten-aged students.

Preschool Transition to Kindergarten (T2K) Watch this video to learn about T2K!

Transition to 7th Grade: Current 6th grade families - Join us Wednesday, February 23rd from 7:00pm-7:45pm in the PVJH gym as we talk about the programs, policies and procedures at the Junior High. Due to space restrictions, we are limiting attendance to 2 members per family (2 Adults or 1 Adult and 1 Student). We encourage you to attend in-person, but if you cannot, it will be streamed at this link.


With the weather giving us intermittent nicer days, please remind our kiddos who walk to and from school to use crosswalks and be safe (look out for cars, wait at streets before crossing). We have seen several near misses with kids not paying attention as they cross busy intersections. Please remind your children about walking safety.

Scholastic Book Fair: It’s Scholastic Book Fair time! Plan to shop the book fair next week with our in-person shopping dates. If you are unable to shop with your student, consider funding your student with an eWallet so they can shop during the in-person shopping days and you then wouldn’t need to send your student to school with cash. Student In-Person Shopping Dates are Wednesday, February 23rd and Friday, February 25th during school hours. Parent shopping is available on Thursday, February 24th 3:30-8:00PM. For more information visit our book fair homepage: www.scholastic.com/bf/riverdaleheightsbookfair

Yearbook: Please submit any pictures from your Valentine’s Day Class parties to the yearbook. To submit photo’s, please e-mail rhyearbookcommittee@gmail.com.

Variety Show: Plan to attend the Riverdale Heights Variety Show! Doors open at 5:30 with the show starting promptly at 6:00pm at the high school theatre on Friday, March 4th. Tickets are $5 per ticket and can be pre-purchased on our website www.riverdaleheightspta.com/shop

Teacher Conference Dinners are next week, please help us out by signing up for an item! Our meal will be catered but we have a few things we still need to get! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4AAAAB2EAAFE3-spring


Quest for Christ meets at Riverdale Heights on Friday mornings at 7:30-8:15. Register here.

Youth Rugby: If you are interested in a spring camp for rugby, please click here.

Dekhockey: Register for the 2022 season!

Bettendorf Parks and Recreation:

2022 Indoor Baseball Clinics! Instructed by Zeb Mumma, former Player Performance Coach for the Minnesota Twins, the following coed baseball clinics are offered indoors at the Life Fitness Center. Click here to register today! Questions, call 344.4113.

Advanced Fielding Clinic, Saturday, Feb 26 – 12-15yr olds – 3:30-6:00pm, $65 (registration deadline is Feb 24)

Pitching & Catching Clinic, Saturday, Mar 5 – 9-12yr olds – 3:30-6:00pm, $60 (registration deadline is Mar 3)

2022 Coach Pitch Baseball & Softball Leagues! Learn and improve basic skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship while having FUN! For many children, this is their first experience in these sports, and we want to make sure it is a positive one! Scores and team records will not be kept. Please consider being a part of your child’s experience and volunteer to coach their team! All games are played on weeknights at Veterans Memorial Park in Bettendorf, April 25 – June 20. Divisions include 4-5 year olds and 6-7 year olds in both baseball and softball. COST: $60 (add $10 late fee after 3/27), REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 3RD!! Questions? Call 344-4113. Click here to register!

Babysitting For Success! Kids ages 10-14 will learn the skills needed to care for children safely! We will cover several topics including basic first aid, emergency management, caring for different ages, and more - all while enjoying some fun activities! Group and teacher-led discussions and role-playing during class allow kids to participate in every aspect of this class. There will also be a DVD presentation and special activities throughout the class. Location: Family Museum, Date: Feb 26 from 9:30am-Noon, COST: $50, REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FEB 24TH!! Questions? Call 344-4113. Click here to register!

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