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eNews 10.22.2021

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

I hope this finds you well and ready to enjoy fall break this weekend! With a change in seasons, along with upcoming Halloween parties, please read through the following information to help your student in preparing for the week ahead!

HALLOWEEN - Halloween parties will be held in children’s classrooms following our Halloween parade. As we continue to limit large gatherings indoors for elementary aged children, only 2 adult guests (the room parent and another parent helper, arranged with the room parent) will be allowed to be in classrooms from 2:00 - 3:00 to help prepare for the parade and help in facilitating the classroom party. Students should bring their costumes to school, as we will allow time for students to put their costumes on prior to the parade and classroom party. As a reminder, all snacks for the parties should be found on the Spartan Safe Snack List.

If weather permits, we will hold our Halloween parade on the soccer field where Walk-A-Thon is held each year. At approximately 2:10 our 4th - 6th grade students will form a large oval around the perimeter of the soccer field. At 2:15 our office staff will lead grades K-2 from the building around the perimeter of the soccer field, wrapping back to the building for classroom parties. Parents who would like to attend can come out to watch the parade portion of our festivities. We will also live stream the parade on our PTA Facebook page.

Please avoid parking in our pick up areas out front after the parade so that the parking lot is ready for student dismissal at 3:00.

DROP OFF - Please refrain from dropping students off prior to 8:00 each morning to ensure supervision. Children that arrive between 8:00 - 8:15 can either enter for breakfast or must participate in Fit 4 Life. Doors to classrooms open at 8:15 each morning.

WEATHER - As our temperature falls, please be mindful of weather conditions as your student dresses and arrives for school each day. We go outside for recess as long as the “feels like” temperature is 0 or above. We want to make sure children are dressed appropriately to be outside.

FOOD DRIVE - Next week will be our final week collecting food for the Student Hunger Drive. Thank you for all of your support, as this event helps many in our community. We will have 3 dress up days to encourage student participation.

Tuesday, October 26th - Hat Day Wednesday, October 27th - PJ Day Thursday, October 28th - USA Day - Wear Red, White and Blue

Thanks for your time and attention to all of this information! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jennifer Richardson

"At Riverdale Heights families and teachers value each other and work together, because YOU matter." #YOUmatterRVDH

Elementary Conferences: Elementary Conferences will be taking place between November 1st and November 12th. The scheduling window is open now and will remain open until Noon on Friday, October 29th. We encourage those requesting in-person conferences to sign up on the evening of November 4th. Click here to sign up for a time.

School Board Elections: On November second, PV residents of Director Districts 1, 2 and 7 can vote for school board directors in three districts. Click here to learn about your voter district and polling places.

PTA Reflections: Entries are due next week! Before school on October 27 and 28, a Reflections chairperson will be at a PTA table outside the main office to collect all projects Please click this link for information on how to enter, official rules and entry form. Questions? Please email:

Student Hunger Drive: Students for Pleasant Valley High School will be Trick-or-Treating Halloween weekend (10/30 &10/31) not for candy but for non-perishable food items as a part of the Student Hunger Drive. If you would like to donate but will not be home or someone does not stop by your house, please contact or to make arrangements. Thank you for your support!

Work for PV! Pleasant Valley is looking for a building mechanic and building maintenance assistant. All positions are full-time and have an excellent benefit package! #WeArePV

Scholastic Book Fair – November 3-9: The book fair is back, in-person and we are excited! We need your help to make the book fair a success, please click the link below and sign up to volunteer.

Meeting minutes from the October PTA meeting can be found here:

FLL Robotics: Riverdale Heights is looking for four coaches for its FLL Robotics Teams! The coach would work with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders. The program will start this year in Spring, but only if we can find a coaches. If you are interested or have questions, please reach out to Varsha Saroha at

Davenport Junior Theater: Shows are now FREE for all to see! Click here to learn about the current production of Winnie the Pooh.

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