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for boys and girls who will be part
of our 2014-2015
kindergarten class, registration will be held on
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30pm at Riverside
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 2014-2015 school year
should be 5 years old as of September 1, 2014.
registering for the 2013-2014 Kindergarten Class should be 5 years old as of September 1,
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
date of the disease along with any TB testing.
here for more information.
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
The registration will be under the direction of
our secretary, school nurse, PTA volunteers and
Our district presently requires proof of
residency for all new students entering our district for
the upcoming school year. Parents must present
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
8. Court order.
9. Sworn affidavit.
New Immunizations Requirements for ALL
Students. Effective Aug. 1, 2011 -- PLEASE READ!
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
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
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
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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