Dear Parents and Guardians
I hope this 'Round Up' finds you excited for the end of the school year and the summer activities you
have planned with your families! As Principal, it has been an honor to serve the Riverbend School community
this past year. I have come to learn that at Riverbend there is truth in the saying, ‘It Takes a Village
to Raise a Child’. Each day is an opportunity to witness parents involved in their children’s learning
alongside teachers who are dedicated to their progress and improvement. I am excited about the future
and look forward to many years of great learning.
Congratulations to all of our students for completing another significant year in their educational journey!
To our grade sixes, enjoy your junior high school years; you are ready! We welcome the many new kindergarten
students and families and all new students to Riverbend for next year.
Thank you to our School Council who met on a regular basis each month and for their strong support of
our school, as it is very much appreciated. Many learning resources and events would not be possible
without the dedicated commitments of this small but strong group of parents.
Thanks to the staff of Riverbend School who have made this a great year of learning through their hard
work and dedication to our students. As I think back over the year, I am amazed by all the events that
staff and students were involved in, we are indeed a very busy place!
At the end of the year we have to say ‘Farewell for Now Friend’ to several staff members. Farewell to
Ms. Cayla Medhurst, Ms. Chelsea Ray, Mrs. Lindsay Tingley and Ms. Cassandra Lapthorne – all of us
wish you the very best in the future.
For the 2017 – 2018 School Year, Riverbend School welcomes back Mrs. Laura Smith, Mrs. Charlotte
Wallewein and Mrs. Jennifer Moradi – who are returning from maternity leaves. We also welcome Ms.
Lindsey Bourgeois who will be job sharing in a classroom with Mrs. Wallewein and welcome to Mrs.
Bernice Gibb who will be joining Riverbend staff as Physical Education teacher.
Have a great summer with your families!
As we prepare for the last week of school and the first week back in September, please note:
Tuesday June 27th – RACCOONA: Pancake Breakfast, Flyin’ Bob, Sports Day afternoon
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Wednesday June 28th – Grade 6 Farewell at 1:15 pm in the gym
Thursday June 29th – Gr. 1 – 6 Year End Assembly at 9 am. Report Cards sent home. Early Dismissal
Friday August 30 – Office Open
Friday September 1st – Email sent home to all families introducing next years’ teacher, instructions for
first day of school.
Tuesday September 5th – First Day of School 2017/2018