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eNews 10.06.2023

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,


October 10 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. | We Are Riverdale Heights Night

We are so excited to be having our 4th annual We Are Riverdale Heights Night! Mark your calendars to join us on October 10th, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, for an evening full of culture, music, food, fun, and friendship!

Let us know you're coming! Simply click on the YOU MATTER logo on this invitation and fill out the Google Form! Don't forget to bring your family's favorite dish to share!

Interested in sharing a little bit about your culture that evening?

We are looking for families and students to help make our event even better by showcasing our diversity! Click HERE to help create some "hands on" global learning!

Riverdale Heights is an AMAZING community and we believe every child, parent, family member, and community member is important to our success, because YOU MATTER! Let's CELEBRATE together!


Student Hunger Drive begins Monday, October 2nd. Pleasant Valley Schools will be collecting non-perishable food items (no glass jars please) to donate to the Riverbend Foodbank throughout the month of October. Families from around the community benefit from the donations collected at our school and other schools in the Quad City area. During this first week, grade levels will compete to bring in the most donations and earn an extra recess. We can’t wait to see what kind of impact our school can make for our community. GO RIVERDALE HEIGHTS!


Flu-Free QC: Pleasant Valley elementary schools are participating in the Flu-Free QC public health program. With your consent, your child(ren) may receive a free flu shot during the school day Tuesday, October 10 from a Genesis Visiting Nurse. The goal of the program is to protect your child from getting the flu and keep your family safe and healthy as well. View program and registration information here.


The Riverdale Heights School Store will be opening on Tuesday, October 3rd! It will be open in the atrium on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:15 - 8:25 in the morning. The school store sells items such as pens, pencils, erasers, spiral notebooks, and folders. Our biggest seller is SMENCILs! You can get your very own SMENCIL for only $1.25. The School Store is organized and worked by 5th grade students. Profits are used to buy flowers for the Butterfly Garden (in the back of the school near the Art Room). We also use the profits to donate to local families in need of assistance, as well as local charities.


Visiting Author Cynthia Lord Autographs: On Thursday October 26, Riverdale Heights Elementary has the exciting opportunity to welcome a real-life author! Newbery Honor winner, CYNTHIA LORD, has written many amazing books for kids ranging from kindergarten through upper elementary. Some of our favorite titles of hers include an everybody book series called Hot Rod Hamster and also the chapter books Rules and Because of the Rabbit. Her most recent titles include a non-fiction book about how her family fosters rabbits called Borrowing Bunnies and a new chapter book titled Home Away from Home. Riverdale Heights students are invited to purchase a copy of one of her books anywhere books are sold and send it into school to be autographed on the day of her visit. Books for signing need to be at school by October 19th. Please reach out to Mrs. Rokusek with questions.



Don’t cook, eat tacos for PTA! Visit Chipotle on Elmore Ave on October 17th from 4-7pm. Use code XAHWCD4 for online ordering.


Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30 in the library. We will have two guests this month, Tony Hiatt, Director of Elementary Education and Jill Kenyon, Director of Student Services. Please join us!


Get all of your Trunk or Treat info and sign up to attend here: https://www.riverdaleheightspta.com/trunkortreat


Stay up to date with all things PTA here: https://www.riverdaleheightspta.com/


PTA Reflections: Click here to view PTA Reflections official rules and entry form for the 2023-2024 year.

The Student Hunger Drive Officially kicked off Monday, October 2nd and will run through November 9th. PV's goal this year is 100,000 lbs and we are motivated more than ever after slightly falling short of this goal last year! Be on the lookout for more information from your particular school. In the meantime, please watch this short video and get as excited as we are to help stop hunger in our community! Interested in donating online? Click HERE!


Spartan Stadium reminders: No backpacks, No large bags, No outside food or beverage, No re-entry if you leave, no balls. Come out and support the Spartans!


Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club boys and girls registration night will be Wednesday, October 11th from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm at the High School commons. Please click HERE to register.


Click here to view community events and activities submitted by local organizations.

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