Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Upcoming Events at Riverton

You are invited to a concert! It's Music In Our Schools month. The third graders will be performing in their Music Concert during the week of March 11th. See which date/time your child will be performing below.

If your child is in...

Mrs. Harrigan's class - Monday, March 11th at 11:00am
Ms. Rivis's class - Tuesday, March 12 at 11:00am
Mrs. Cestaro's class - Wednesday, March 13th at 11:00am
Mrs. Soule's class - Friday, March 15th at 11:00am

Other important upcoming dates:

Friday, March 8: 
  • Spirit Day: Students may wear red or their favorite outfit to show their Riverton School Spirit!
  • Movie Night: Showing The Incredibles 2 here at Riverton School! Doors open at 5:30pm, movie begins at 5:45pm. Students must come with an adult. Admission is $5/family and pizza, baked goods, drinks, and more will be on sale. 

Friday, March 15:
  • Happy Wheels Night: Come to Happy Wheels from 5:15pm-7:15pm for some skating fun! Students must come with an adult. Admission is $6.50 (no charge for roller skate rentals, $2 for rollerblade rentals). 

Thursday, March 21: 
  • PTO Meeting: 5:30pm in the Riverton School library. Childcare is provided!

March 26-April 3: 
  • Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) testing for students here at school (mornings only). Please help your child get some good sleep and be at school on time. Encouraging words will help as well!

Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5: 
  • CONFERENCES - parents/students/teachers. Please look for the conference time sign-up form that will come home with students. We look forward to seeing you in April!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Math Night at Riverton

Thanks to those who attended Math night Wednesday evening. Here is some of
what we covered for those who weren’t able to be there.

Teachers and students shared how to do a Number Talk, demonstrating multiple
ways to solve the same math problem. Students in all grade levels work on this
method of problem solving in math. Ask your student to share how it is done.

Staff helped parents and children connect their personal electronic devices with
some online practice apps so that students can use them at home.
We looked at:
IXL (grades k-2)  https://www.ixl.com/math/
EDM (grades k-5)
Reflex Math (grades 3-5)  https://www.reflexmath.com/

Lastly we talked about ways to be safe online. We reminded students not to
share names, address or phone numbers online, and discussed ways for parents
to restrict access to certain content for their children. Here are some links we shared:

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Visit to the Riverton Fire Station

Students were able to ring the 'parade' bell!
Firemen demonstrate how far the ladder on the firetruck extends.  Students are surprised at just how high the ladder went!

Firemen explain their duties and equipment uses. 

Firemen explain the tools that use...kids are surprised that firefighters use saws!


Monday, September 17, 2018

Greetings, third grade families! 

We are so excited about our strong start to the 2018-2019 school year. The third grade students are learning and growing already! Do you want to know all about what the third graders will learn at school this year? Come to our Learning Overview (see below). We hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Welcome to Third Grade!

Hello, and welcome to our blog! The third grade teachers use this blog throughout the year to communicate with families and the community about what is happening here in third grade at Riverton. We will include information about events happening at school, what students are learning, third grade updates, and ways families can support their children with learning at home. Enter your email address in the box to the right if you would like an email alert when we've updated the blog.

We are very excited to begin the school year with Riverton's new third graders! September 4th is the first day of school, and we're looking forward to getting to know our new students. When school begins, we will have fun get-to-know-you activities and practice expectations and learning skills. We will be jumping right into fun and engaging learning!

Third grade students travel to the four different teachers for different learning blocks. Each student will be provided their own schedule that they will follow every day. This is something new to incoming third graders, so during the first two days of school, students will practice transitioning to the different classrooms in our third grade "pod". Click the links on the right to learn more about each teacher or the subject they teach.

Here is a sample schedule for a third grade student:

8:05-8:20      Breakfast
8:25-10:30    Reading & Science
10:30-10:45  Snack
10:45-11:30  Specials (Art, Gym, Library, or Music)
11:30-12:30  Lunch & Recess
12:35-1:35     Math
1:35-2:40      Writing
2:45                Dismissal

Other things to know:

  • School begins on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
  • School hours for students are 8:20-2:50. If a student is having breakfast at school, please help them arrive by 8:05. 
  • Early release Wednesdays begin on September 26th, at which point students will be dismissed at 1:50 every Wednesday. Every day has our regular 2:50 dismissal time until the 26th.
  • We hope to see you at our Open House and the Back to School Barbecue on Tuesday, August 28th. Come visit us in third grade from 4:00pm-4:30pm and then head outside for the BBQ until 6:00pm.
  • Families do not need to provide their children with school supplies. We will make sure students have the materials they need for learning. If you would like to donate to third grade, items that everyone can use are appreciated. We always need items like tissues, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and markers. :) 

More information will be coming your way. But, if you would like to speak with us, feel free to contact us at 874-8210 or by email:

Mrs. Cestaro:      cestak@portlandschools.org
Mrs. Harrigan:    harric@portlandschools.org
Ms. Rivis:           rivism@portlandschools.org
Mrs. Soule:         soulec@portlandschools.org  

We'll see you soon!

Mrs. Cestaro, Mrs. Harrigan, Ms. Rivis, and Mrs. Soule