From the Principal’s DeskHappy Spring! Once again we have arrived at May and the last month of the school year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our parents and guardians for their continued support over the course of the year. Certainly we would not have had the many successes we did if not for your help with persistence and encouragement for your child(ren). With the end of the year just around the corner, I thank you as well for helping the kids stay focused to the end. I know the warm weather and thoughts of summer are starting to creep in at the edges of the kids' minds, but we do need them to hold on a bit longer as there is still a good amount of learning that will be taking place.
A few reminders to help make the push to the end include:
- Maintain the routines that have been in place all year. They have been working this long so keep them going. This would include bedtimes. I know the sun in up longer now but kids still need their sleep so cutting that short does make a difference in the classroom.
- Talk with your child(ren) about the importance of finishing strong. The work they do now will pay dividends in the long run by strengthening their understanding and setting a good foundation for next year.
Thank you again for all the support and enjoy your May and the summer.
Student of the MonthEach month we recognize one student from each grade level that is a true model of the River View way. All students that are chosen constantly demonstrate how to be respectful, responsible and productive.
For the month of April:
5th Grade: Jozy Ebben
6th Grade: Spencer Winnekens
7th Grade: Haley Laatsch
8th Grade: Henry Wolfe
Staff of the Month for April is Mrs. Catherine Jansen (Gr 7).
River View students will be acknowledged for their great efforts this year with a grade level end-of-year field trip. We thank all of the students and families for supporting the River View Way: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Productive. Permission slips will be sent home with your child in the near future for one of the following events:
Gr. 5 to Valley Grand Cinema -- The Avengers, 8:00-11:30 am
Gr. 8 to Badger Sports Park, 8:10 am-12:10 pm
Gr. 6 to Skate City, 12:30-3:00 pm
Gr. 7 to Super Bowl, 8:00-11:00 am
Gr. 8 Farewell Activity Day
Mark your calendars …
May 25 & 28 - No School
June 6 - Last Day of School - 11:30 am Dismissal
2018-19 School Year
August 14 & 15 - Registration(Located at KHS)
September 4 - First Day of School
2018-2019 ONLINE REGISTRATION!
The Kaukauna Area School District is excited to announce that beginning this July, for the 2018-2019 school year, all families of returning students and incoming 4K students can update their information online. Families can access their data via online annual registration on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
This means that if you have not yet, please sign up for an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. To set up a parent portal account, complete the request form at: https://goo.gl/forms/KYG2Z0qtAsT1anU43. You will receive an email when your account has been created, along with a temporary password. Please change your password after logging in for the first time You must have your own account and not login using your student's account.
Every parent will need a valid email address for the Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. If you do not have an existing email address, you can create one using one of the free email sites. Two examples are: Google Gmail: https://www.google.com or Yahoo: https://yahoo.com.
We can't wait to start this streamlined registration process, and hope that it makes registration a little easier for all of our incoming families. Thank you for your support!
Registration 2018-2019Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will take place on August 14th from 12:00-7:00 pm and August 15th from 8:00-12:00 pm at Kaukauna High School. The change of venue for registration is due to the construction that will be happening all summer at River View. Details about specific locations where registration will occur in the high school will be in the summer newsletter.
Thank you for marking these dates on your calendars as these are days students can get schedules, sign up for co-curriculars, get pictures taken, connect with the Health Office about medications and confirm information with the bussing contractor.
A note from Chartwells….With the end of the year approaching lunch balances need to be brought up to date. Starting Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 students will not be able to charge on their lunch account unless they have a positive balance. Anyone with a negative balance will NOT be able to purchase a MEAL or ALA CARTE unless they have money to pay for the items. We will be accepting money to deposit into the student’s account as usual.
We are asking that you take note of your child/children’s lunch account balance. Accounts will have to be brought up to date by the end of the school year. If we do not receive payment by June 12th and the account balance is more than a $20.00 negative, it will be sent to the Kaukauna Area School District Collection Agency.
If you choose to let your child/children’s lunch account balance go below the $5.00 mark because of the end of the year, please remember the Kaukauna Area School District Messenger Service will continue to contact you. This is an automated service and cannot be turned off.
Remember to make each day a safe and healthy one!
|Congratulations to 8th graders Wesley Boucher, Kal Dvorak, Henry Wolfe for earning a perfect score |
at the State Solo and Ensembel Festival on their percussion trio.
River View Spring ConcertsThe sixth, seventh, and eighth grade choir students have been working hard on preparing a great concert. It is free and all are welcome!
- Grades 5-12th Orchestra Concert, May 14th in the KHS Auditorium at 6:30 pm.
- The 5th and 7th Grade and Jazz Band Concert, May 17th in the RVMS Auditorium at 7:00 pm.
- The 6th Grade and Jazz Choir Concert will be at 6:00 pm and the 7th and 8th Grade and Jazz Choir Concert at 7:15 pm in the KHS Auditorium on May 22nd.
- The 6th and 8th Grade and Jazz Band Concert, RVMS Auditorium on May 23rd at 7:00 pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!
RVMS BandThe RVMS Bands enjoyed successful performances at the Annual Kaukauna Band Bash. The concert features all of the concert bands in the district under one roof in the KHS gym. The performance included over 450 band students, who all joined forces for the finale: YMCA and On Wisconsin. The Bands are looking forward to their spring concerts. The 5th and 7th Grade Bands perform on May 18th and the 6th and 8th Grade Bands perform on May 23rd.
Summer is fast approaching and Summer School Band Lessons are a great way to keep up your musical skills. Lessons are once a week, fun, FREE and take place at KHS. Please register through the Summer School Website: http://www.kaukauna.k12.wi.us/district/summerschool.cfm. On May 7th, everyone who has registered for the course will receive an email with a link to sign-up for a weekly time slot.
Health Room NewsIf your child has prescription or over the counter medications at school, you will be getting a call from the health office to pick up any leftover medication. Students who have epi-pens or diabetes supplies can take them home on the last day.
We will again be sending home a letter during the summer indicating needed health information for Fall 2018. Students who are entering sixth grade WILL need an updated Tdap (tetanus and pertussis) shot.
Emily Jansen, RN
Eighth Grade Farewell Activity DayThe annual 8th grade Farewell will be held on Tuesday, June 5. The purpose of the farewell is to celebrate the end of the class of 2022’s journey through middle school. Throughout the day the 8th graders will participate in a battle of the homerooms, hand out class awards, view the 8th grade video, grill out for lunch, and go to the pool where we will swim for the afternoon. Please watch for a permission slip to come home soon.
Back to School ClothesIf you think you may need help with getting back-to-school clothes/shoes for your children, there is an event called “Cool for School” that may help. The event is run through the Community Clothes Closet in Menasha. In order to participate, you will need to either be a current Clothes Closet client OR you will need a referral form to become a client. Contact your school social worker, Karen Wirth (766-6111 ext 4206), if you need a referral form. Although it may seem early to be thinking about back-to-school clothes, it is best to reach out to Mrs. Wirth now as summer hours are limited and it may be difficult to reach her.
Have You Set Up a Parent Portal Account?If you have not already done so, I encourage you to sign-up for a Parent Portal account. This account will be necessary throughout your child's educational career to complete registrations, view schedules, pay fees and more. Click here for directions on how to do this.
|Tatum Schaff(8), Griffin Boucher(6), Grace Busse(7), and Brett Paltzer(5) won |
their grade level Forward Test drawing.
They could pick either a Kindle Fire or an Echo Dot.
Library MaterialsAll books and other materials must be returned to the Library Media Center by Friday, May 18th. Overdue notices will be sent home with your child the first and third week of May. Bills for damaged or lost materials will then be issued. Please help your child locate and return all library materials. Thank you.
Chromebook Turn-in - Eighth-grade students will be turning in their Chromebooks and chargers on Friday, June 1st. Seventh-grade students will be turning in their Chromebooks and chargers on Monday, June 4th.
If you have any questions, please contact Paula Davis, Keegan Baur or Jane Krueger at 766-6111, Ext. 4246 during regular school hours.
Spotlighting LiteracyAs summer approaches, it is important for your child to establish and continue good reading habits.
Some suggestions to help foster these habits include:
WRITE- encourage your child to write responses as they read. This practice will help them process the details of the text and this a HUGE part of comprehension.
LISTEN- read alouds are effective at any age.
COMMUNICATE- share your readings with your child, from emails to snail mail to magazines to books…...even financial reports require comprehension!
READ- middle schoolers are merging from concrete thinkers to abstract thinkers. Help them take that journey by asking literal questions;
- Who are the characters?
- What do the characters want?
Or more abstract questions:
- Why do you think the author chose to tell this story that he/she did?
- How could it be different?
- How could you take your own spin on the story and rewrite it?
ASK- reach out to our Media Specialist- Paula Davis, or the Reading Specialists- Coreen Wyngaard/Jennifer Hengel, for suggestions. We can help with book suggestions and reading strategies.
Partnership with the PACCassie Schwandt from the Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Appleton launched the “La Vie Boheme” partnership with the Eagle Academy students at River View Middle School. Students are encouraged to break out of their shell and cultivate the courage to be their authentic self by taking part in visual art workshops, collaborating with peers through the creation of original street art and a public installation of the work.
Students worked with local artist, Stephanie Harvey, during the project. Installation of the artwork at the PAC will occur on April 30th. On May 11th there will be a public reception of the artwork followed by dinner and the performance of Rent.
Art ShowArt work of K-12 Kaukauna students will be on display at the Kaukauna Public Library from May 1 to May 31. Stop in and view the work of our young artists.
Spring Arts Event: Portrait Journey
On Saturday, May 5th there was an interactive gallery event at the Thompson Center in Appleton and our River View students were paired up with a friend living with Dementia. Students and residents talked and drew each other using various art materials. The sketches ranged from self-portraits to personal interests. Students and residents enjoyed refreshments and more conversations and laughs.
Lost and FoundPlease make sure to have your child check the lost and found tables (one on the 2nd floor, one on 3rd Floor, one near 5-8 office, one by Gym A) by the end of the year to retrieve any item of clothing or lunch boxes that your child may have misplaced at school over the course of the year. Unclaimed items will be brought to St. Vincent de Paul.
2018-19 School Supply ListThe 18-19 School Supply List will be mailed home with the Report Cards, posted on RVMS web page and will be available at area school supply stores.
Summer School 2018Location: Kaukauna High School, 1701 County Road CE, Kaukauna
Dates: Tuesday, June 12 - Friday, June 29 (Monday - Friday)
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (some classes may run past this time, but no transportation will be available)
Note: Classes will also be on Fridays
- Payment is due at the time of registration.
- The Summer School Software requires payment in order to complete the registration. Therefore, your child will not be registered in a course if payment is not made online via debit/credit card.
- If you need to pay with cash or check, please go to the district office to register.
- If you have a financial hardship and are unable to pay the full fee, please contact Erin Kape at the District Office at: 920-766-6100 ext. 2002 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to registering.
- Refunds will be issued until Friday, May 18. After the closing of the window on May 18, no fees will be refunded.
Summer School Open House:
We will be hosting an Open House at Kaukauna High School on Monday, June 11, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Summer School Leadership Team and Student Volunteers will be available to assist students and parents in locating classrooms and answer questions. Please note that teachers will not be present during the Open House.
Summer School Registration Dates:
Sunday, March 18: Summer School Registration begins at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 18: Summer School Registration closes at 12:00 p.m.
Link to register: This summer, we will be using a new Registration Software. Please watch for more information in the next couple of weeks surrounding the registration process.
Course Catalog: It is located on the Kaukauna Area School District Summer School website at:
For any questions please contact:
Phone: 920-766-6100 Ext. 2002
Parenting in a Digital World - Click Here
Would you like to see daily announcements, attendance, grades, missing assignments, make phone number/address changes, pay for lunch/school fees, etc., you may log on to Parent Portal. If you don’t have access yet, go to the District website—http://www.kaukauna.k12.wi.us and go to the Family Resources > Need A Parent Portal Account and click on the “Click here to complete the request form”.
Infinite Campus for Families - Click here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fT8bn70FhJcQKTfV_VFaL2o7qRkhfH_7/view?usp=sharing
Google Classroom for Families - Click here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vA-fr47OVyBAroP9u9kWKdZKCKYoNimjjC2CqWMJe3o/edit?usp=sharing
Chartwell’s Menu - Click here
Click Here to access information about any current flyers for this month.
- FVTC Summer Camps
- ARTgarage Youth Summer Camp Flyer
- Best Friends Bike Tour Flyer
- YMCA Camp Nan A Bo Sho Flyer
- UW Extension Summer Camp
- Kaukauna Public Library Summer Reading Programs
- Appleton Boychoir Audition Flyer
- Kaukauna Girls Summer Volleyball Camp
- Youth Flag Rugby - Grades 1 - 7
- Middle School Gymnastics Camp
2018-19 Parent Calendar - Click here
River View will process work permits for our students. We need the following items from you in order to process it--
- Letter from the employer
- -Stating that you will be working there.
- -Stating what you will be doing there.
- -Providing work Name, Address, and Phone Number.
- Parent signature and student address (can be right on the employer letter)
- Birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or green card
- Social Security CARD
***The student needs to be present to sign the permit.