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Kindergarten Registration for boys and girls who will be part of our 2015-2016 kindergarten class, registration will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:30pm at Riverside Elementary West School (after this date, please register your child as soon as possible by contacting the District office at 562-2121 option 9 ext 2207). 


Children registering for the 2015-2016 school year should be 5 years old as of September 1, 2015 

Parents should provide proof of immunization for:
4 doses of tetanus
4 doses of diphtheria
3 doses of polio
2 doses of measles
2 doses of mumps
1 dose of rubella
3 doses of hepatitis B
2 doses of varicella
or date of the disease along with any TB testing.
 Click here for more information.

          Any new students who are planning to transfer into our district are also invited to register at this time. After this date, please register your child as soon as possible by contacting the District office at 562-2121 option 9 ext 2207.

          The registration will be under the direction of our secretary, school nurse, PTA volunteers and kindergarten teachers.

          Our district presently requires proof of residency for all new students entering our district for the upcoming school year.  Parents must present four (4) acceptable proofs of residency.  A list of the acceptable proofs of residency is as follows:

          Parents, guardians, or other legal custodians of all incoming kindergarten and transfer students shall be required to present, prior to registration, four (4) of nine (9) proofs of residency demonstrating that the childís parent, guardian or legal custodian lives in the district.  The nine (9) proofs include:

1.     Deed, mortgage, lease agreement.
2.     Driverís license.
3.     Motor vehicle registration.
4.     Two (2) utility bills dated within
        the past thirty (30) days.
5.     Voter registration.
6.     Tax statement.
7.     Check stubs from a paycheck, public
        assistance, social security or
        other verifiable forms of income
         showing address.
8.     Court order.
9.     Sworn affidavit.

New Immunizations Requirements for ALL Students.  Effective Aug. 1, 2011 -- PLEASE READ!


Mr. Kelley of the Pennsylvania Game Commission visited Mrs. Harcharís Kindergarten class today to discuss and show animal furs of animals found in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Kindergarten registration for the 2015 Ė2016 Kindergarten class will take place on  Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Students must be five years of age as of September 1st, 2015 to be eligible to enter kindergarten.

Parents may pick up registration packets prior to formal registration beginning on March 2nd, 2015 or click here.  Completed registration packets will need to be brought to registration for processing.

For additional information, look under "NOTES" in the right column of this webpage, or call the office and speak with Mary.

Mrs. Harchar's Class entered a Christmas coloring contest through Gaughan Auto Store where they were given the chance to win a $50 visa gift card. Mr. Michael Gaughan was so pleased with our participation that he treated the whole class to Krispy Kreme donuts. It was a pleasant surprise!!!

Riverside High School Band perform for 3rd and 4th grade students.

The fourth grade classes from Riverside Elementary West School recently toured the Scranton Times Building. While there, the students toured Rock 107 radio station, the historic auditorium, newsroom, former printing press room, and the Newseum. Some of the students are pictured with the memorial statue of founder E.J. Lynett.  The Scranton Times was founded in 1870 and was later purchased by E.J. Lynett in 1895. The newspaper company has remained in the Lynett family since then.

The students and their families from Mr. Shawn Murphy's fourth grade class at Riverside Elementary West School visited Eckley Miners' Village near Weatherly, PA on Saturday, November 8th. The field trip was incorporated into their Pennsylvania History class.

The students at Riverside Elementary West School celebrated Veterans Day with a presentation from representatives from Tobyhanna Army Depot. Presenters were Jody Oustrich; Director of Systems Integration and Support and Mike McKeefery; Division Chief, Fabrication and Assembly Division.

Students and Families at Riverside West conducted an annual food drive during Red Ribbon Week in October. All proceeds were donated to local food pantries.

On Friday, October 24th, 3rd Grade students at Riverside Elementary West attended an assembly presented by Sara Wolff, an intro to Down Syndrome, a personal story. This presentation focused on acceptance of others with disabilities. Arc Auxiliary Members read a story "TAKING DOWN SYNDROME TO SCHOOL". Bracelets which say "BE A BUDDY, NOT A BULLY" were also distributed to students.
Special thanks to: ARC AUXILIARY STAFF Betsy Youngblood, Eileen Rempe, Corolla Sawka, Carol Burke, Nancy Crafferty, Betty Moreken, Jean Biggar, Jeanne Galdier, and Sara Wolff.

The students in Mrs. Fultz' third grade class at Riverside Elementary West used estimation to determine the number of seeds in a pumpkin during Math class.

Third grade Elementary West trip to the airport.

Third grade students at Riverside Elementary West participated in PPL's Bright Kids Program. As part of the program, representatives from PPL visited the school (on October 8, 2014) and taught students about energy production and energy conservation. At the end of the presentation, students were given a Bright Kids box to take home. The box contained the newest energy efficient light bulbs and nightlight. Students had to then work with their parents at home to install the light bulbs and complete a survey.
Special thank you to PPL presenter Mary Feissner,  PPL Presentator Jean Gerenza,  and 3rd grade teachers Mrs. Jessica Whetstone and Mrs. Lindsay Fultz.


Riverside West Bus Students of the Month for September

Students were selected by their bus driver's and honored with certificates for consistently following bus expectations and rules. Congratulations on a job well done!

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