Parents’ Association

Rebels, Rockers and Betty Crockers

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The final numbers are still being tallied but Riverstone’s auctions are always about so much more than just fundraising! We have a wonderful time celebrating together. With a great theme, fantastic decor, fun outfits, cool items to bid on, a live auction composed solely of items donated by the Riverstone community, and an auction committee who worked tirelessly on our behalf, it was one of the best Riverstone auctions ever!

Special thanks to Kim Liebich and Theresa Eckersell, our auction chairpersons, and the auction committee for sharing your time and talents with us. You rock!

Thank you also to Heather Webster for sharing her wonderful photos of the evening.

Fall Carnival

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Cakes, caramel apples, and cotton candy. Conversations and community. The Climbing Wall, Dunk Tank, Jousting Platform, and The Orbitor!  What more could you ask for in a Fall Carnival?

Thanks to our Fall Carnival Committee, parents volunteers, and student volunteers for all your time and energy organizing this wonderful Riverstone family tradition. Many thanks to Heather Webster for sharing her photos!

Getting Ready for a New Year

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Getting ready for the first day of school is always an exciting time. Teachers are meeting to collaborate on curriculum, learn new technology skills, and prepare their classrooms, among a long list of other things. It’s a time of high energy and excitement that reminds us all of why we love working together.

Yesterday, the multi-purpose room was put to good use while staff were certified in CPR and First Aid. At the end of the day, the room was re-invented when the Parents’ Association treated everyone to a visit from the taco truck! Now that was the way to start the year!

Many thanks to our teachers and staff for all their efforts preparing for our students’ arrival on Monday. And we are grateful to the Parents’ Association for the good food and good fun!

Family Reading Night at the Book Fair

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The Parents’ Association combined efforts with the Book Fair team to create a one-of-a-kind Riverstone event, Family Reading Night, last week. Staff, parents, and students read their favorite books to guests of all ages who came in their jammies with pillows and blankets. As an extra activity, our Grade 2 spearheaded efforts to make bookmarks and collect books for the patients at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

Thanks to the Parents’ Association and Book Fair team for working their magic and also to Heather Webster for the great photos!

To the Book Fair and Beyond!

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Grade 6 students shared their love of reading with our Grade 1 students at the Book Fair today. The older students helped the younger students shop and make wish lists, shared their recommendations for good books, and then read to the younger the kids. It was great fun watching them together. I don’t know who had more fun!

The Book Fair ends on Friday, December 9 so stop in soon. Online orders may be made from the Scholastic website through Thursday, December 8. All proceeds will benefit the school library and classrooms to enhance the IB curriculum.

Thanks so much to our Book Fair Committee, led by Kristin Barstad, and the many parents who have volunteered their time to ensure that this year’s Book Fair is out of this world! (Sorry…couldn’t resist!)

Fall Carnival 2011

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Teamwork!! The carnival successes came from lots of great people stepping up to help. The time and talent shared last Friday night was truly overwhelming!! Thank you to all of the parents, students, and staff for your participation and enthusiasm. It really is more fun when we all work together.

Thanks again to:
Keynetics for the Orbitor
RedBuilt for the Dunk Tank
Dodds and Ali Hayden for the beverages
Bob & Joan Lindner for the yummy pork sandwiches
Papa Murphy’s for a surprise donation
Cindy Lindner and Mary Eidson for their help with food!

Special thanks to Kim Liebich for overseeing this huge event with such grace and enthusiasm!

*Photos courtesy of Heather Webster. Thank you!

First Day of School 2011

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As we start our 15th year, seeing the hallways, playground, and classrooms filled with smiling students makes what we do here at Riverstone International School so very worthwhile. We’ve loved watching our students spend their day getting acclimated to new schedules and expectations in their classes, while meeting new friends and teachers.

Our High School students are exploring their remodeled classrooms and courtyard. Grade 10 students are learning about their Personal Project, the culmination of their Middle Years Programme curriculum, and Grade 6 students are learning the intricacies of using a locker. (I think we can all relate to that experience!) Elementary students are already following their daily schedule and meeting with their art, music, and Spanish specialist teachers.

Our Parents’ Association hosted a Welcome Back Coffee to kick off their year of “Bringing Community to Life.”

Many thanks to everyone who helped get the school ready for the first day, our parents for getting their kids to school on time with their school supplies, and all of our students for bringing their wonderful energy to another great year!

International Espionage

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Riverstone’s annual auction, International Espionage, proved to be another wonderful celebration of our school! With lots of 007-inspired attire, the Riverstone community showed their support with their enthusiasm and generosity. We were thrilled to reach our goal of funding new science facilities for our preschool through grade 12 students!

Thank you to our auction donors and attendees. Special thanks to our sponsors: IDX Pathology, KeyBank, the Simpson family, the Goltry family, and the Tabb family.

We are also extremely grateful to the entire auction committee, led by the fearless Theresa Eckersell, for their months of planning, hard work, and determination to put on a fabulous event! As you can see, they outdid themselves!

Enjoy some photos from the evening, courtesy of parent Heather Webster.