If there is a change in your student’s transportation, the office must be notified via a note, phone, or email. Students without proper notification will be sent home the way that they would under normal circumstances.
If you have a transportation issue after 3:00 pm, the transportation department can be reached at 269-756-7899.
According to our attendance procedures, it is important that families contact the school when students will be absent along with the reason for the absence. Please remember to give your child’s school office a call in the morning if they will not be in school.
Volunteer Day at Three Oaks Elementary
When: Wednesday, March 11th right after school until 4:00 pm
We are making toys, treats and cards for the animals at the Michiana Humane Society. Additionally, “CC” Carter – Chikaming’s school dog – will be stopping by to say hello!
Donations are needed as well – if you are able, please bring: For crafts we are making: • Clean old socks (can be used and unwanted mismatches) • Cardboard toilet paper rolls • Old t-shirts • Empty water bottles • Catnip To give to the Humane Society: • Washable squeaky dog or cat toys • Rawhides and chewy/soft treats • Leashes and collars (can be gently worn • Stuffed animals (no beans, sand, or pellets inside) • Clay litter • Blankets, towels, and wash cloths (can be gently used) • Cleaning supplies.
River Valley Boys Varsity Basketball
The River Valley Boys Varsity Basketball team will be visiting Three Oaks Elementary next Wednesday, March 11th to read with classes. We invite all elementary families and community members to come to the 7:00 pm district basketball game at Lake Michigan Catholic in St. Joseph, MI. A fan bus will be taking interested families to the game on Wednesday, March 11th at 5:30. The cost to ride the fan bus is $2.00 (does not include the cost of a game ticket.) Additionally, the district championship game will be played at Watervliet High School on Friday, March 13th. A fan bus will be available for that game as well at the same time and same price. Come out to support RV Athletics!
March is Reading Month!
March is Reading Month which means lots and lots of great things this month! We were excited to reveal our One Book Two Schools selection for 2020 Shiloh by Phyllis Renolds Naylor – I hope you’re enjoying reading this book together daily! Please be sure that you check out the Reading Month Calendar for at-home activities to foster reading in all areas of life. Please commit to reading with your child at least 20 minutes each day. There is great power in kids seeing the people around them reading reading reading and reading!
Fiddler on the Roof! Musical
River Valley Middle High School’s Drama Club presents Fiddler on the Roof! on Friday March 20th at 7:00, Saturday March 21st at 2:00 and 7:00, and Sunday March 22nd at 3:00. Please consider joining us for a wonder musical. But more important support our kids.
Short and Secure Census Form for 2020
The Census is coming. Official count day is April 1, 2020. The Census form is short, only 9 questions. It will ask your name, gender, age, birthday, race, ethnicity, and phone number, relationship to head-of-household, and owner or renter. Then it asks similar information for each person living at your address. By law, individual-level Census information cannot and will not be shared with any agency – not the IRS, sheriff, courts, ICE, DHHS – not anyone, including a landlord. Unlawful release of information is punishable by federal law and the penalties are harsh. What can you do? Talk about the Census with your friends, neighbors and colleagues. Mark your calendar to watch for the Census mailing in late March 2020. Everyone Counts.
For more information, go to BeCountedBerrien.org.
We are excited to share that River Valley has hired a Family Therapist/Counselor! Elizabeth (Libby) Lake will be available to provide non-academic counseling services to our families at no cost. As we begin this program, her hours will be:
- Mondays 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Libby Lake’s contact information is as follows:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 269-756-9541 extension
River Valley Elementary PTO
RV Elementary PTO Facebook: Please visit facebook.com/RiverValleyElementaryPTO/ for all the latest information on fundraisers, meetings, etc.
If you would like to help the PTO out this school year please contact us or/and come to one of the meetings. We meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month alternating schools. You can find this as an event on facebook page River Valley Elementary PTO. You can contact us on messenger or email email@example.com.
Mark your calendar for the Third Annual RVEPTO Fun Fair on March 14 from 11am-1pm! Stay tuned for details, you don’t want to miss out on the fun!
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Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Keeping our students, faculty and staff safe is a top priority. To help ensure this safety, background screens for volunteers are a necessity. We have contracted with BIB to conduct high-quality background checks on our potential volunteers using their Secure Volunteer technology.