11/1 – RHS Play, 7:30 p.m.

11/2 – RHS Play, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

11/3 – RHS Play, 2 p.m.

11/4 – School Board Meeting, 6 – 8 p.m., RGS Library

11/5 – Auction planning meeting 7:00 p.m.

11/6 – Riverdale Technology Night

11/8 – Kids’ Party Out – 6-9 p.m., RGS Commons

11/8 – 7/8 Dance, 7-9 p.m., Gym

11/9 – PTC Party Packevent, Murder Mystery Party

11/11 – Veterans Day – NO SCHOOL

11/13 – RGS PTC General Meeting, 9 a.m., RGS Commons

11/13 – Pre-K-8 RGS Open House, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

11/22 – Riverdale Foundation Campaign ends.

11/25 – 11/29 – Thanksgiving break – NO SCHOOL

12/7 – PTC Party Pack–Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

12/9 – 12/13 – Book Fair

2/22/14 – Auction!

News You Can Use

Riverdale Foundation Campaign 
Education is the foundation.
The Riverdale School Foundation’s Annual Fund campaign is in full swing and will continue through Wednesday, November 20, 2013.  As of October 30th, Foundation has raised $406,120 which represents 41% of the $1 million goal. Thank you! Please join the 21% of families who have already contributed and make your donation or pledge today. Pledges do not have to be redeemed until May 31, 2014.  Your child’s education is the foundation for their future success.  Visit to make a contribution!

Riverdale + Tech = Progress
Please reserve Wednesday, November 6 from 6:00-7:30 in the RGS Library to attend Riverdale Technology Night. There will be opportunities to participate in the types of technology that are emerging in classrooms nationwide. Please bring your smartphone to take full advantage of this opportunity!  Until then, please visit this link and complete the survey:

RGS PTC Financial Aid
Every year, RGS PTC budgets Financial Aid for RGS Activities (this does not include Tuition) including Lunch, 5-8 RGS sponsored Sports, Field Studies/Trips and Jazz Band/Drama.  We want to ensure that every eligible family has access to Financial Aid and that the process is clearly delineated.  Click here to see the process, form and income guidelines.

Spread the Word–RGS Open House!
Most of our new parent inquiries source from word-of-mouth.  So please help us spread the word that the Pre-K-8 RGS Open House will be Wednesday, November 13 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  There will be brief presentations, tours and Q&A.

RHS Drama proudly presents:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Friday, November 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 2nd at 2pm and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 3rd at 2 p.m.
All performances at Riverdale Grade School Gym
$8 students, $12 adults
TICKETS available online and at the door:
and check out the Facebook Site:

All Hands On Deck!
Help plan the biggest party of the year ~ Join the 2014 Riverdale Auction planning team!  It is a great way to get involved and meet new people. There are many jobs to be done, some big, some small but something for everyone who wants to lend a hand. Join us for our kick off meeting Tuesday evening, November 5th at 7:00pm at the home of Torie Laurent 01810 SW Radcliffe Rd.  Any questions ~ contact Torie at or Barbara Cohen at

Get a Nike & Adidas Employee Store Pass!
Like our Riverdale 2014 Auction page before December 1st and be entered to win a pass to the Nike Employee store AND the Adidas Employee Store!

7th & 8th Grade Dance/RHS Elective
The 7/8 RGS Fall Dance is on Friday, November 8th in the RGS gym from 7-9 P.M. (permission slip required). 100% of the $10 admission fee is donated to H2O for Life.  H20 is an elective class at RHS designed to give students a service learning experience while earning funds to provide clean water to a community in need.

Lewis & Clark Campus Events Schedule

Click here to see a schedule of this month’s upcoming events at our wonderful nearby college.

TaeKwonDo – 6 days in November!

Master Je Gyoung Kim and his team of Black Belt instructors from Lake Oswego’s World Champion TaeKwonDo will teach techniques, skills and philosophy to your child at RGS!  Not only that, but he is donating 100% of the class price to RGS!  This Community School class is limited to 30 students, so sign up quickly.  Master Kim is a 7th Degree Master Instructor and Owner/Operator of World Champion TaeKwonDo  He is also a 1992 Barcelona Olympic TaeKwonDo Gold Medalist and 8-time World Champion.

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays in November (5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21). Time: 3:30-4:15; Where: Gym; Ages: 6 & up

Cost: $45 (100% of this price will be donated to RGS–thank you Master Kim!)  Please register here:

Final Two Party Pack Events for 2013!
Saturday, November 9th, 8pm
Murder Mystery Party: Back by popular demand, it’s a whodunit in the hood! Join in for a raucous night of laughter, mystery, mayhem, and MURDER at the Kehoe’s. It’s sure to be a killer evening. $75/guest, 40 max. Host: Cohen, Fechner, Kehoe, Remy
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Saturday, December 7th, 7pm – Ugly Sweater Holiday Party: Bust into the holiday season by donning your most obnoxious Christmas sweater! Flashy, tacky, or trashy ~ uglier is better at this festive evening at the McCollums. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and you don’t have to worry about messing up your sweater; it’s already ugly. $75/guest, 60 max. Hosts: Bekooy/Khare, Dixon, Freeman, McCollum
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Kids’ Party Out – November 8

Limited space for the November 8 Kids’ Party Out (formerly known as Parents’ Night Out). This month’s theme is glow in the dark with pizza and movie. To register click here.  Audrey Speare, this month’s chaperone, needs a partner — all you do is arrive at 5:30 to set up the props, check folks in/out, and run the activities.  Please contact to volunteer.

PTC Website Registration
For anyone in the directory last year, go to:  and follow the steps to obtain a password.  New families:  To register, contact Nicole Grayson at

Parent Pack Submissions
Please email detailing your event information no later than 5pm Thursday night of the week you wish to be included in Parent Pack.