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Riverstone School Newsletter September 2018

Student Attendance Important Dates:
8:10am - School doors open
Sept 4—First Day of
8:20am - O Canada plays and class begins
School
 Please advise the school office (not just the Sept 13—Meet the
teacher) to report a student absence Teacher Night, 6:30pm
regardless of the reason. Sept 15—Playground
 Remind your child to sign in at the office Grand Opening and
when they arrive late at the school. BBQ
(anytime after 8:20am is considered late)
Sept 19—Sports Jersey
Day
Please contact the office: Sept 22—K-6 District
Fun Run at Muskoseepi
Phone: 780-532-1321 or
Park
Email: riverstone@gppsd.ab.ca
Sept 24—Munch-A-
New this year, when students arrive at Lunch
Sept 27—Orange Shirt
school in the morning, they will go to the Day
playground area until 8:10am when the Sept 28—PL Day (No
school doors open. School)
Supervision begins at 8:00am. Sept 29—Grade 7/8
Volleyball Start Up
Attention Parents Tournament
Oct 8—Thanksgiving
It is a District wide policy that all visitors check into
Day (School Closed)
the office to sign in and receive a Visitors Pass before
heading into the school for any reason. Oct 9-10—School
Picture Days
This is for the safety of the students and staff of Oct 13—Pumpkin Patch
Riverstone School. Thank you. Carnival
Welcome to Riverstone!
Riverstone School Newsletter September 2018

ORANGE SHIRT DAY
SCHOOL PICTURES
The Orange Shirt Campaign -
Tuesday, October 9 Every Child Matters remembers
the experiences of former
&
students of Indian Residential
Wednesday, October 10 Schools and is a commitment to
Please Note: the teacher will advise ongoing reconciliation in Canada.
your child as to what day he/she Originating in British Columbia,
will be having their picture taken. this is the fourth year the
campaign will be running in
Canada.

Thursday

September
27

Contact Us
School Fees for the 2018-2019 school year are:
Phone:
Grades 1-6 - Agenda Fee $5.00 780-532-1321

Grades 7-8 - Foods and Shop Option fee $20.00 Email:
riverstone@gppsd.ab.ca
All Students - Yearbook $20.00 (optional)
Website:
All forms of payment accepted. https://www.gppsd.ab.ca/
school/riverstone
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/
RiverstoneGPPSD
Office Hours:
7:45am-3:45pm
Riverstone Munch a Lunch Program
*Orders MUST be placed 9 days minimum in advance of any
particular order you are interested in.

1) Go to www.muchalunch.com/schools/Riverstone

2) Log in if you already have an account (don’t forget to change your
child’s teacher and grade for the new year) or register to create an
account.

3) After adding your children, click the green ”Order Lunch!”
button to order. You can order for one lunch at a time or all at once
(recommended).

4) Next time, just click the “Login Here” button to access your account.

5) You can pay online with credit card/PayPal or send cash/cheque
(made out to Riverstone Playground Society) to the school with your
child. We also accept EFTs to riverstoneplayground@gmail.com.

6) We will have 3 sessions this year. Fall 2018 will have its first lunch
on September 24, Winter 2019 will have its first lunch on January 28
and Spring 2019 will have its first lunch on April 8. Don’t forget to
go back again and order for each session!

*Please Note: Munch a Lunch is a special lunch program organized
outside of the school by the Riverstone School Council, it is separate
from the Snak Shack School Canteen housed within the school.

Ordering is available for
Grades 1 - 8 only.
Riverstone School Bell Schedule 2018-2019
8:10 a.m. — School Doors Open
8:10 a.m. — Warning Bell
Block 1
8:20 a.m.–8:50 a.m.
Block 2
8:50 a.m.–9:20 a.m.
Block 3
9:22 a.m.–9:52 a.m.
Block 4
9:52 a.m.–10:22 a.m.
Block 5
10:24 a.m.-10:54 a.m.
Block 6
10:54 a.m.-11:24 a.m.

11:24 a.m.–11:54 a.m.
Gr. 5-8 Lunch K-4 Recess

11:54 a.m.–12:24 p.m.
K-4 Lunch Gr. 5-8 Recess

Block 7
12:26 p.m.–12:55 p.m.
Block 8
12:55 p.m.-1:24 p.m.
Block 9
1:26 p.m.–1:55 p.m.
Recess
1:55 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Block 10
2:12 p.m.–2:41 p.m.
Block 11
2:41 p.m.–3:10 p.m.
Grande Prairie Public School District 2018-2019 CALENDAR K-12 – Approved

AUGUST 2018 FEBRUARY 2019
29 Professional Learning Day 8 Professional Learning Day
S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S
30 Professional Learning Day 18 Family Day
1 2 3 4 31 School Org Day 1 2
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
19/18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
3/0
26 27 28 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28

SEPTEMBER 2018 MARCH 2019
3 Labour Day 7/8 Teachers’ Convention
S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S
4 First Day of School 15 Professional Learning Day
1 28 Professional Learning Day 1 2 23-31 Spring Break
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
16/13
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
19/18
30 31

OCTOBER 2018 APRIL 2019
8 Thanksgiving 1 First Day Back
S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S
19 Professional Learning Day 12 Professional Learning Day
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 19 Good Friday
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 22 Day in Lieu
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
22/21 20/19
28 29 30 31 28 29 30

NOVEMBER 2018 MAY 2019
11 Remembrance Day 10 Professional Learning Day
S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S
12 Remembrance Day Stat 20 Victoria Day
1 2 3 23 Professional Learning Day 1 2 3 4
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
21/20 22/21
25 26 27 28 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 31

DECEMBER 2018 JUNE 2019
7 Day in Lieu 7 Professional Learning Day
S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S
14 Professional Learning Day 21 National Aboriginal Day
1 22-31 Christmas Break 1 27 Last Day for Students
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 28 Last Day for Staff
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
14/13
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
20/18
30 31 30

JANUARY 2019 Day off for Students & Staff
1-6 Christmas Break
S M T W Th F S
7 First Day Back
Full Day off for Students
1 2 3 4 5 18 Professional Learning Day
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 31 Start of Semester 2
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 97/89 Semester 1
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 98/90 Semester 2
18/17 Semester 1
27 28 29 30 31 195/179 Total
1/1 Semester 2
Riverstone Public School
Traffic Management Plan

School parking lots, including ours, can be incredibly
busy places during arrival and dismissal times. The
unsafe
high volume of activity can lead to traffic, ENTRY
conditions and potential injury. Ensuring that no
child gets hurt is the primary concern for our staff,
but this requires everyone’s participation, including
parents and care givers.

We have developed a traffic plan for our school
property which details the guidelines that we are
asking all users to follow. Following this plan will
help to reduce traffic congestion and create a safer Student Load / Unload Zone Visitor Parking
• Used for children pick-up/ drop-off only, no parking, • There is no visitor parking at Riverstone School,
environment for our students, staff and 5-minute stopping only. other than the 3 wheelchair parking stalls located in
visitors. Please see the details of the plan in the • The designated pick-up/ drop-off location runs along the staff parking lot (permit required).
diagram below. the right-hand curb of the lane only. • During busier times (start/ dismissal) drivers can
• Children can safely exit onto sidewalks and walk park on the street in designated areas
We will be monitoring the pick-up / drop off zones directly into the school.
and communicating these guidelines to all users and • Always pick up students at the right-hand curb and Crosswalk
do not encourage them to cross the road unless at a • No parking within 5M of crosswalk
ask that you all respect our presence and crosswalk • Always yield to pedestrians
guidance. We also welcome any parents / care • There is NO STOPPING on the left-hand side of the
givers who are available to assist us with monitoring lane, the lane is through traffic only.
during peak times, for information on volunteering for • Always use turning signals when entering and
this please contact the school. exiting the curbs for pick-up and drop-off and check
blind spots carefully.
• This loop is one-way traffic only
Reducing Traffic at the School • 10/km hour is the speed limit on school property

In addition to our traffic plan, here are some other Help each other out.
considerations that can help reduce traffic congestion at the o Find others in your neighborhood who are interested in
school: o Don’t rush. Plan ahead and allow enough time to get
taking turns driving children to and from school. This your child to school.
Walking to school helps to reduce traffic around the school. o Drop off your child in designated areas or on the school
Most students who are not eligible to ride the bus live within Ride the bus side of the street so that they can use sidewalks and
2.4kms or less of the school which averages to about a 20- crosswalks to safety get to school.
25-minute walk. Try out the route with your child on a o Students eligible to ride the school bus should take the
bus whenever possible. It’s an easy and safe way to get o Yield to children walking around the school.
weekend and time yourself, you may be surprised in how o Pay attention. Do not text or use your handheld phones
little time it takes to get here. to and from school while also reducing the number of
vehicles during peak times. while driving.
 If you live close to the school, consider walking or biking o Do not park or block private driveways or businesses.
with your child to school. If they are old enough, Drive Safely
Always discuss what’s acceptable with property owners.
encourage them to walk or bike with a friend. Not only is o If you choose to drive your child to school, remember to
o Know and obey all speed limits. 30 km / hr. in school
this a healthy alternative, but it also results in fewer drive slowly and safely in the neighborhood and around
zones.
vehicles at the school during peak times. the school. Children are unpredictable and may be
 If you must drive your child to school, park on a nearby difficult to see.
street and walk with your child the remainder of the way.