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Subject:                          Riverview Learning Center December 2016 Newsletter


Riverview Learning Center  

December Newsletter 


Issue: # 45

December 2016


In This Issue

PARADE Drama 1-4

Holiday Gift Idea

RLC Summit Challenge

Transportation Information

EOC Testing

Emergency Weather Info

School Lunches

Internet Safety




Save the dates!


December 5 

PARADE Drama Production

2:30 - 3:30pm

"Home Sweet Home" and
"Peter Penguin's Not Ready Yet"

December 8

Living Voices - Klondike, the Last Adventure - 1:00pm

December 12

Start of the RLC Summit Challenge

Dec 19-Jan 2

 Winter Break

January 10

Geometry EOC


January 11

Algebra EOC


January 12

Biology EOC












Excused Absences and Attendance

We believe students need to be in school in order to receive the best education possible. Parents should call the Main Office at (425) 844-4960 within 48 hours to excuse and absence or tardy or send a note with their child to school, without notification the absence will be considered unexcused.




State Law (RCS28A-600.420 and School District Police 3200 prohibit the possession of firearms and weapons at school.  THis law pertains to guns, knives, clubs, firecrackers, and explosives.  Dangerous weapons also include toy or "dummy" or look-alike objects.  The full text of the law and the definitions of dangerous weapons, as provided RCW9.41.250 and RCW 9.41.280, are on file in the school office.  Any violations of these guidelines by students constitutes grounds for expulsion from the Riverview School District and the public schools of the State of Washington, in accordance with the due process provisions of Washington State Law and Board Policy.

Riverview Learning Center





December, 2016


Winter is close, December 21st to be exact. Snow has blanketed the foothills of the Cascades for a week or more now and I'm hoping to avoid the use of chains as I traverse Tiger Mountain on my way to and from work.


I sincerely hope everyone had a joyous Thanksgiving and found many things to be thankful for during this fall focus. As we head into the holidays and the Winter Break (Dec.19-Jan.2) I trust you will create memories with your family and encourage you to take time to reflect on the previous year and the year to come and how to strengthen the relationships in your life that are important to you.


This month we have a few things on the calendar that I would like to highlight:

December 1st was our PTSA Pottery Night, thank you to everyone who participated to make this a successful evening of fun.

December 5th is our first PARADE Drama of the year with the production of Peter Penguin's Not Ready Yet by our 1st-4th graders.

December 8th is an assembly by Living Voices - Klondike, the Last Adventure.

As an early reminder, January 10-12 high school students who still need End of Course Exams will putting forth their best efforts as part of Graduation Requirements. Good Luck!

RLC staff is working with the district to complete training in the area of Office 365 and various tools to enhance student learning. Staff are excited as we take steps to create an environment where students and teachers are using digital tools to create engaging and thoughtful lessons.

And remember, according to Voltaire, "No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking."


John Bomar

Riverview Learning Center Principal




Living Voices


December 8th - 1:00pm


The promise of riches and a new life during a time of turmoil drives one young woman to join a worldwide stampede in the last grand adventure of the 19th century.


This program is produced in partnership with the National Parks Service and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park - Seattle Unit.




PARADE 1st-4th Grade Drama Production

December 5th - 2:30-3:30pm



Come join us for "Peter Penguin's Not Ready Yet"


Peter Penguin and his friends live in Antarctica. When it is time to learn to slide and swim, Peter says he's not ready. Will he take the dive?



Our students will also perform "Home Sweet Home". This play is about a hermit crab who needs a new home - that is, a bigger shell                   



Holiday Gift Idea:  Teen Tix

Teen Tix is an arts access program for teenagers.  Any teenager that is thirteen to eighteen years old may sign up for a free Teen Tix pass.  With their pass, members may attend performances, exhibits, and events at any of the over forty participating arts venues for just $5.  Partner venues include many of the Seattle area's preeminent arts-presenting organizations, including Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Experience Music Project, ACT Theatre, Seattle International Film Festival, and Seattle Opera.  Through Teen Tix, teenagers are also able to access arts classes and special events, meet artists, write reviews, and more.  For more information email, or visit



RLC Summit Challenge 2016-17  -  Climb Mt. Readmore!!


December 12th - May 5th



What is it?     A chance to read new books recommended by Washing State students and teachers/librarians.


To Earn an Invitation to the Fun, Fantastic Summit Challenge Party in the Spring  - 


Pick a Path and Read your Way to New Heights!


Paradise Path:  Read any 5 books from any of the lists for your age.

Sunrise Path:  Read the Paradise Path, plus read five more books from any list.

Summit Path:  Read the Paradise Path, plus read the Sunrise Path, plus read five more books from any one award list.


How does it work?


  1. Pick up a folder and your flat at the front desk.
  2. Plant your flag on the lobby bulletin board at the base of the mountain.
  3. Pick a gook to read and record it in your folder.  Books are checked out for 4 weeks and only one from the list can be checked out at a time.  You can also get a copy from your local library or on your e-reader.  Audio versions count!
  4. Let us know when you finish a book!  After each book, pick up a star from the front desk.  After 5 books, your flat will move to a new level on the mountain.
  5. If you really enjoy a book, write a review and post it in the hallways or multipurpose room!!


                               Mt. Readmore Celebration  -  May 18th




Transportation Information


Is your student riding the bus home with a friend?  Will your child be picked up by someone not on their approved pick up list?


If your student is planning to travel home from school in a manner that is different than usual, please inform the front office with a note or by email - not by phone call.


Thank you!




EOC Testing



The Winter End of Course (EOC) tests will be administered on the following dates:




Tuesday, Jan 10 -      EOC Geometry         12:30pm-3:30pm

Wednesday, Jan 11 - EOC Algebra            12:30pm-3:30pm 

Thursday, Jan 12 -     EOC Biology              9:00am-12:00pm




These Winter EOC tests are required for students who have previously taken Algebra 1, Biology, or Geometry, and have not yet met the standard.  Personal letters will be sent to inform parents if their student is required to take any of these tests.





Emergency Weather Information 




With the possibility of snow or flooding this winter, we thought it would be a good idea to inform/remind families of the policies and procedures for school closures and delays.


The RLC, and its 3 programs (PARADE, CHOICE & CLIP) reside in the Riverview School District, and therefore follow the district's procedures.  A complete listing can be found at:


In the event that school is cancelled - families are notified via email from an automated system.  You can also go to the home page of the district website where it will be posted in red lettering at the top.  If the closure is planned in advance, the local news channels are notified and they will post the closure on their "School Tracker" system.


In the case of a 2 hour late arrival -


  • CHOICE students will start school at 10:15am
  • CLIP students are not affected and will start at their regular time
  • PARADE students in grades K-8 will start at 11:15am, high school students will start at 10:00am

You can view the actual schedule posted on the PARADE website at:




Paying for Lunch


Students must have money on account or pay cash for all meals.  We cannot allow a student to charge meals on a negative account balance.  Students are notified by the lunch attendant if their account is running low.  This information does not always get back to parents, though, so please review your student's lunch account balance on their Skyward Family Access account.  Parents can deposit money on their child's account through the eFunds link on the district website, or you can pay with a check, cash, or credit at the front office before school or a lunch time.  Students are also required to have their 6-digit ID at the point of purchase or pay cash in order to receive a meal.  If you have any questions regarding Food Services, please call the District Food Service Director, Kay Wetli, at (425) 844-4560.   



Social Networking, Texting and E-mail Safety




SAFETY GUIDELINES: Educate yourself and how the Internet works and keep tabs on your child's computer use. Parents need to:




  1. Teach

a) Create a written Internet safety plan. Set rules for Internet use, email, and texting.

    Include specific strategies for what to do about inappropriate communication.

b) Talk regularly with your child about not disclosing personal information online. Draft a list

    together of what not to share, including names, age, school, phone number, address.

c) Don't share passwords. Regardless of the age, friends change.

d) Remind your child that anything they write can be forwarded or printed to distribute.

  1. Monitor

a) Keep the computer in a common area of the house.

b) Consider filtering or monitoring software.

c) Be aware of your child's computer use away from home (friend's home, library, etc.)

  1. Report

a) Save or print inappropriate message and pictures.

b) Contact parents of others who send your student inappropriate email.

c) Contact your Internet service provider and file a complaint if messages are received

    that you think violate the Terms and Conditions of your contract.

d) Contact the police if your child receives violent threats, pornography, or is harassed.







Thank you for sharing your children with us! 


RLC Staff



The Riverview School District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  This holds true for all district employment and student opportunities.  Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer (Ms Janet L. Gavigan, 425-844-4500) and Section 504/ADA Coordinator (Dr. Ken Heikkila, 425-844-4500).


PARADE Program - Riverview School District, 32302 NE 50th Street, Carnation, WA 98014



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