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Art Literacy Training

Monet or Manet? Degas or Dali? Let your student explain the difference at the next dinner table conversation. On Monday, 9/15 from 9-10am in the Commons, there will be an “Art Lit” volunteer training in the GS Commons. Please join us! ***Art Lit has a need for parent volunteers in Kindergarten and Ms. Hutchison’s class.

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October is Art Literacy Display Month at the Lake Oswego Library!

Head downstairs to the children’s section of the library and be awed by colorful David Hockney-inspired pictures done by students of Ms. Evans, Ms. Whitehill, Ms. Sager, Ms.Gorenstein & Mr. Black. The Art Literacy theme this whole year will be David Hockney, whose work appears at the Portland Art Museum—a large painting in the permanent

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Art Literacy News

Collaborative classroom photo collages are popping up around RGS! Check out the David Hockney-inspired creations brought to you by the Art Literacy Program, thanks to generous PTC funding and wonderful parent volunteers. Students are using Fuji Instax cameras (think “Polaroid”) to capture scenes and images from around the building and campus.

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Art Literacy

The Spring Art Literacy projects—the last of our series on David Hockney—are popping up around the school.  Be sure to take a peek at the collaborative landscapes made up of multiple mini canvases:  students are emulating Hockney’s colorful, vibrant—and GIANT—landscape pieces with scaled-down versions that are just as beautiful.  Thank you to the PTC for

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Movie Night at RGS: Sing

Saturday, Sept 16, 2017 Concessions at 6:00 p.m. – Movie at 7:00 p.m. sharp RGS Covered Play Area Bring your chairs and blankets and join us for a fun evening to enjoy the movie, Sing. Suggested admission is $3/person or $10/family. We will have concessions available, so come early to stock up on some great

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Ice Cream Social is Canceled

Unfortunately. this year’s Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 has been canceled due to poor air quality. We share in your disappointment of canceling this fun yearly tradition.

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Thank You From the PTC

The PTC board would like to recognize and thank outgoing president, Jen Wilcoxon, for her outstanding work, leadership and friendship this past year.  Jen oversaw all of the PTC events, including a hugely successful auction, with level-headedness, good humor and an unwavering commitment to make RGS an amazing place to educate our children.  Jen, you

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School Supplies orders due Tuesday, June 13

Everyone’s favorite program is returning to Riverdale: School Supply Packs!  The last thing you want to be doing in August is running all over town looking for sold-out school supplies.  Enjoy your last few days of summer and let us take care of the details.  Our amazing, pre-packaged supplies are specifically designed for your student’s

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Cub and Boy Scout Info Night, June 13

Why consider Scouting? FUN with friends:  Meet several times a month to do fun activities and go on great outings while learning GET OUTDOORS:  Learn camping and outdoor activity skills; enjoy the Pacific Northwest’s natural wonders; build self-sufficiency LEADERSHIP and character development:  Develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime; give back to our community

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Summer Sports Camps

RHS Boys’ Soccer Skills Workshop (incoming 9th-12th graders): June 20-23, daily 10 a.m. to noon on the Riverdale Grade School field. Workshop directed by RHS Varsity Head Coach, Roberto Curilovic. No registration necessary. Riverdale Girls’ Basketball Skills Camp (incoming 6th-12th graders): July 17-19 at Riverdale Grade School (Learn more and register.) Summer Runs: Mr. Johnson will be leading some

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RHS Top scholars announced

Last week, Riverdale High School announced the top academic scholars (4.0 GPA) for the class of 2017. Congratulations to Dimitra Fellman (Valedictorian), Tim Gentry (Salutatorian), Lilah Abrams, Simon Chuang, Nikolet Kostur, Allison Molinari, Jack Reamy and Ben Richmond for their hard work throughout their years at Riverdale.

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Riverdale Jazz Night

  Come out to the RGS Plaza at 7 p.m., Monday, June 5, to enjoy the sounds of the high school and grade school Community School Jazz Bands and Jazz Lab, under the direction of Tim Bryson. Music will include Stevie Wonder, Dizzy Gillespie, Qunicy Jones, Toots Thielemans and more. Feel free to bring lawn

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Open Mic Night Fundraiser

  6 p.m., RHS Maverick Room To support education for Tibetan refugees in India We’re squeezing in a last minute Open Mic Night this Friday, May 26! Students, sign up to perform! Parents and students, plan to be in the audience! Let’s start the weekend off in a fun way for a good cause. The

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Summer Reading Challenge Starts June 16

The Multnomah County Library will have a new teen summer reading program with new challenges and high school-only prizes, combining digital and other literacies with reading—see the whole list here. Designed with input from teens through surveys and prototype sessions, the High School Challenge offers prizes like Chipotle meals, Dutch Brothers drinks, and chances to win

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Spring Concerts

  Finish out the month with a bang by attending the last two concerts of the school year. Plan to join us at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, for a joint RGS/RHS Marimba Concert in the Riverdale Grade School Gym, and then again at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, for the RHS Spring Concert in

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Thank You from the PTC!

Thank you to everyone who made Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without you and we know the teachers and staff appreciated the week and all of your efforts. A big thank you to Shannon Janoff and Virginia Mulligan, who did a great job organizing a fun and

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Warnings about new Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’

On Monday, both Riverdale Principals sent out a letter warning parents about the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why,” which many teenagers are binge watching without adult guidance and support. The show – about a teen who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people she believes contributed to her death –

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May 18: K-4 Spring Concert

Our annual K-4 Spring Concert is coming up at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18. Parents should drop off students at 6:45 p.m. in the Commons to meet their teachers, then go in and find seats in the gym. Concert attire is “spring formal.” Please remain through the entire concert to support the efforts of all of the students.

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Will your student be performing in the RGS Talent Show?

The RGS Talent Show is set for June 2. If your child is interested in participating, a signed permission slip must be returned to Ms. Peterson by May 19. All participants will need to attend one of the rehearsals scheduled after school on May 23 and May 26. Acts are being limited to approximately two minutes in length. Learn more and

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A look back at District Arts Night

We’re delighted so many of you could join us to celebrate our students’ art last week at our annual District Arts Night. Below are some highlights from the evening, which you can read more about in this article by the Lake Oswego Review.                        

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RGS Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

April 24-28th we will be celebrating all of our wonderful staff and teachers. Here’s what’s in store: Monday, April 24th:  Coffee Delivery.  Can you help us out by making a Starbucks run that morning?  If so, let us know here. Wednesday, April 26th:  Cards for teachers and staff. You should have received more details from your room

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School Supplies

Everyone’s favorite program is returning to Riverdale: School Supply Packs!  The last thing you want to be doing in August is running all over town looking for sold-out school supplies. Enjoy your last few days of summer and let us take care of the details.  Our amazing, pre-packaged supplies are specifically designed for your student’s

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