eNews 8/20/2021


Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, AUGUST 23 AT 8:30AM! WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU!

*Note: Half of the kindergarten class will attend on the 23rd / 25th and the other half on the 24th / 26th, with all Kindergarten attending on the 27th. Specific details will be shared with you on August 9.


Riverdale Heights Families -

It was wonderful to see so many of you at Meet and Greet. I greatly appreciate your partnership and am looking forward to a wonderful year with your student/s.

Fit 4 Life will be back this year from 8:00 - 8:15 each day. Students will be able to walk laps outside (weather permitting) as a start to their day. Students should not be dropped off until 8:00 am, as supervision is not available prior to that time

At 8:15 students will line up outside their grade level door. Staff will be located around the perimeter of the building to supervise and help in directing students to the correct entry.

  • Kindergarten will enter and exit through the main office door (S1)

  • 1st Grade will enter and exit through door (S4)

  • 2nd Grade will enter and exit through door (E2)

  • 3rd Grade will enter and exit through door (S2)

  • 4th Grade will enter and exit through door (N3)

  • 5th Grade will enter and exit through door (N1) Organize to the left of the door

  • 6th grade will enter and exit through door (N1) Organize to the right of the door

Bus students will walk to their assigned doors once buses arrive and will line up for dismissal in the gym.

If you are coming onto school grounds to walk home with your children, please determine a meeting spot where you will meet up.

If you are picking up your child we ask that you remain in your vehicle and follow our parking lot procedures. In order to assist with traffic flow, please have your family name, along with children’s grades on a piece of paper you can hold to your passenger side window, so the staff knows who to call. The process works pretty efficiently!

We are looking forward to the first day of school Monday! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jennifer Richardson Riverdale Heights Elementary School - Principal richardsonjennifer@pleasval.org


Bus Assignments: If your student is riding the bus, please make sure to check the parent portal Sunday night. Bus assignments could change up until that time.

Free Breakfasts & Lunches: As a reminder, all students qualify for free breakfasts and lunches through the end of 2021. Al a carte items will still be charged at normal pricing.

Run with Carl: Join us on Monday, August 23 for a training run with Fleet Feet! We’ll meet at the Life Fitness Center at 6:00pm. All who participate will get a special discount promo code! You can sign up for the race now here or volunteer for the race by clicking here. Proceeds support the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation’s scholarship program.


August 23 First Day of School, 8:30am August 30 FAST Testing Begins September 1 Early Dismissal, 1:30pm September 6 No School September 6 Run with Carl - Register here. September 9 Homecoming Parade September 10 Homecoming Game September 13 MAP Testing Begins


Chalk The Walk: Sunday, 8/22/2021, 4-6:00PM – Help the Riverdale Heights PTA Chalk the Sidewalks of Riverdale Heights to welcome all students back on Monday, 8/23! Please bring your own sidewalk chalk. Come and go as you schedule allows between 4-6:00 PM. This is not a student drop off event.

Order your Riverdale Heights/PV Homecoming shirts and receive them prior to the PV Homecoming Parade on September 9th. https://homecomingrvdh2021.itemorder.com/sale Orders are due by August 30th so order today!

Yearbooks: Pre-order your 2021-2022 Riverdale Heights Yearbook. This can be done on the Parent Portal or by dropping a $17 check to the school office made out to Riverdale Heights Elementary in an envelope marked Yearbook with your student’s name on it. We did sell out last year – so it is essential to pre-order! If you do have questions, please e-mail the Yearbook Committee at rhyearbookcommittee@gmail.com.

Used PV/Riverdale Heights Apparel: Has your student outgrown your current PV/Riverdale Heights clothing? If so, please donate it to the school to give to students in need. Donations can be dropped off to the school office, in care of school counselor Mr. Chiles.

Save-the-date for the first PTA meeting: The date is Tuesday, Sept. 21st at school. Come at 5:30pm with your family for popsicles on the playground and stay for the meeting at 6:30pm! Childcare will be available during the meeting.

Robotics Meeting: Teams are forming for grades 5-8 First Lego League robotics for this fall! If you are interested in coaching or if you are interested in signing your child up for robotics, please join us on Wednesday, August 25 at 6:00pm at Belmont Administration Center for an introduction to the season and team-formation meeting. We will meet as a whole group to answer questions and talk about the season. Coaches will stay for a continuation to discuss team formation. (Information on grades 2-4 teams will be coming soon!) Questions can be directed to pvrobotics@pleasval.org.

5th & 6th Grade OPUS Honor Choirs: Click here to learn more about this opportunity for our students!

The PV Platinum Kid's Clinic: We are so excited to welcome our future Platinum dancers back on the field with us to perform some sunshine-filled routines at half-time of the sophomore PV football game on Friday, September 3rd. The clinic will be held on August 29th from 1-4pm at the Riverdale Heights gym. The clinic costs $30 and includes an adorable shirt, photo, and dancer entrance into the game on 9/3. Dancers can buy a poster for $5 that our Platinum dancers will sign on the day of the clinic. Our days are brighter knowing we will get to dance with you soon! Click here to Register. Contact hugheselizabeth@pleasval.org with questions!

Tryouts for 3rd grade girls PV Lightning basketball will be held on Wednesday, August 25 from 6-6:30 at TBK. If you have any questions please contact 563.639.9665

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