Lesson of the Week Winner for 11/21/2022 - 11/23/2022

Congratulations to Mrs. Young
Young LOTW

This week especially, we are thankful for all of our teachers and the work they put in above and beyond to build incredible learning experiences for our students. One teacher, in particular, far surpassed our dreams and expectations in building an immersive learning experience for kindergartners to literally work through a thematic study on the age of European Exploration leading up to Thanksgiving. Students in Mrs. Young’s kindergarten class have been engaged in authentic stories and experiences over the course of three days aimed to get them to understand that explorers toiled through rough seas and that Native Americans lived on the land in an alternate type of housing known as a “teepee.” How did Mrs. Young make this learning memorable for five-year-olds? Well, they recreated the ocean voyage and spent a day learning in a teepee with their tribe, of course! The unit will culminate in learning about Thanksgiving, which will definitely include a shared meal with people they are thankful for, including Mrs. Young! Mrs. Young and her #KinderTribe are definitely in #FeastMode this week with their incredible learning. We can’t wait to explore more with these pedagogical pioneers.

Key Dates 




 Family Movie Night   December 2, 2022  7:00 pm in the Auditorium
 Elementary School & Family Visit with Santa December 3, 2022  RTSD front parking lot from 9:00 - 11:00 am (front of RMS)
 Elementary School & Family Meeting  Thursday, December 8, 2022  Riverside Elementary School Media Center - 6:15  pm
 BOE Meeting & Bond Referendum Presentation  Thursday, December 8, 2022   Riverside Elementary School Cafeteria - 7:00 pm
 Elf Jr. Musical  December 9th, 10th and 11th

December 9th at 7:00 pm (in the Auditorium)

December 10th at 2:00 pm (in the Auditorium)          December 11th at 2:00 pm (in the Auditorium)

 Riverside Twp. “Christmas in Riverside”  December 10 ,2002   Parade at 6:00 pm
 RES, RMS, and RHS Choir Concert  December 14, 2022  7:00 pm in the Auditorium
 RMS and RHS Band Concert   December 15, 2022   7:00 pm in the Auditorium
 Half-day Session  Friday, December 23, 2022 
Half Day Session
Friday December 23, 2022
K-5th Grade: 8:10-12:30pm
6th-12th Grade: 7:38-12:00pm
PreK AM Session: 8:10-10:00am
PreK PM Session: 10:40-12:30am
 School Closed For Students and Staff    Monday, December 26, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023
 Re-organization BOE Meeting & Bond Referendum Presentation  Thursday, January 5, 2023  Riverside Elementary School Cafeteria - 7:00 pm
 SEA Meeting  Thursday, January 12, 2023  Riverside Elementary School Media Center - 5:00 - 6:00  pm   

 Elementary School & Family Meeting  Thursday, January 12, 2023  

Riverside Elementary School Media Center - 6:15  pm     

 Regular BOE Meeting & Bond Referendum Presentation  Thursday, January 12, 2023  Riverside Elementary School Cafeteria - 7:00 pm

Mission Statement

In cooperation with students, families and the community, the mission of the Riverside Township Public Schools is to provide outstanding educational experiences, aligned with the New Jersey Learning Standards, in a safe and caring learning environment. Through these experiences, and together with a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs, it is the District's goal to prepare all of its students to be responsible citizens capable of reaching their full potential.

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