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December 2020

We are so grateful to be in school each day. Our families and our staff are doing such an amazing job and are always putting the health and safety of our children first. This month the children are learning about Thanksgiving and all about the Native American culture. Our UPK is focusing on what makes them unique as individuals. We have had virtual Thanksgiving celebrations with parents, virtual birthday parties, and virtual guest readers. Our goal is to always build community, and even though we are doing it virtually it is always nice to invite our families into our school.

This month was called “Giving November” as we focused on giving back to our community. The children have been very busy making holiday cards for homebound seniors, we are working with an organization called Color a Smile, in which the children are coloring pictures to be sent out to people in need of a smile. We have also teamed up with POTS, an organization that helps struggling people get back on their feet by giving a little help. Each class was responsible to collect a specific item that POTS needed. Masks (disposable or reusable), Hand sanitizer, New socks (especially men’s), Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Bars of Soap, PB & Jelly, Soup (canned or box). Please feel free to donate any of these items through December 4th.

A few weeks ago, we began our playground fundraiser, and we are happy to say that there are many ways you can get involved and donate.

  • You can donate right on the www.riverdaletemplens.org page, and in the notes write “Playground Fundraiser”.
  • You can purchase “RTNS Swag (apparel)” by visiting our store HERE. We are selling adult and kids sweatshirts, winter hats and masks.
  • We also partnered with a company called FAVcharms, where you can purchase beautifully beaded bracelets with custom charms or an RTNS charm, and 20% of the sales will go towards the playground. Visit the store HERE.

*We will be selling these bracelets and RTNS apparel at the Y’s Holiday Market on 12/6 in the RTNS parking lot, so come visit us!!!

We are currently having our annual BOOK FAIR with Main Street Books!  Be sure to check out some of the staff favorites on the book fair home page!  Shop today until Friday 12/4!  Click HERE to Shop!

 *PLEASE NOTE:  The #1 most important thing for you to know is that when making a purchase, you MUST use the code “RTNS!” This code is the ONLY way Main Street can identify which school gets credit for the purchases.  The code must be used whether you choose free shipping to school or $10 Fedex ship to home.  The code should be entered when you click on the shopping cart.  Then click the option that says, “add a coupon code” and after entering the code RTNS, you should click “apply.”

This is a great way to support the school AND get some holiday shopping done! 

We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!!