Happy Spring, Riverton!
First, a big CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Harrigan on the arrival of her new baby boy, Henry!!! Both Mrs. Harrigan and Henry are doing really well. Third grade was so excited to hear that Henry had arrived! We can't wait to meet him!
We are so proud of our third grade students. Back in March, they worked very hard to take the MEA state standardized assessment. Testing happened each morning for five days. Each morning of testing, the teachers were ready to encourage students and help get them energized and prepared to do their best. The third graders took the test seriously, putting their all into their work. In the afternoons, students did fun craft projects with their teachers! Thank you to families for anything you did to support your child during testing week (early bedtime, encouragement, etc.).
As we approach the end of the year, we have one final assessment known as the NWEA. This is a district assessment that is taken in the Fall, Winter and Spring and is one measure of your child's individual growth in Reading and Math. Students are aware of their growth target and are creating a plan to make it happen. Please continue to support your child as we hit this final stretch!!!
|The entrance to the third grade pod on testing day!|
|Mrs. Soule helps get students energized with double high fives!|
|We had many movement breaks to keep our bodies and minds feeling good.|
|And when we say they gave it their all...|
|...we mean they gave it their ALL!|
Then in April, the students in Ms. Hamann and Ms. Kayla's classes traveled to Bonny Eagle High School in Standish for the Special Olympics. The whole school gave an encouraging send-off as students boarded the bus for the trip. Congratulations to the students who participated! Here are some photos from the send-off and from the Olympics:
Ms. Michelle and Mataya at the Special Olympics!
At Riverton, we practice kindness, inclusion, and genuine cooperation. Our "Bucket Filling" project (see our last post for more information) has helped remind students of the importance of showing others we care. This work is critical in learning and practicing empathy. Clearly, the students have had empathy on their minds, as is evident in Allegresse's writing from our Persuasive Writing unit! (See below.) Great work, Allegresse!
Important upcoming dates:
- May 28: Memorial Day - No School
- May 31: Last day of LearningWorks
- June 6: Family Literacy Night 5:15-7:15
- Check in between 5:15 and 5:45
- June 6-8: Scholastic Book Fair
- June 18: Field Day
- June 19: Step-Up Day (students visit next year's teachers, happening during the school day)
- June 20: Last day of school (full day)