Back to School 2018-19

Dear River Grove Families,

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Back to School nights are this week! Please stop by both the Commons and your child’s classroom, visit the expanded playground, and oooh and aaah at the beautiful new buses. Here’s some information to get you started.

  • Read Me First!
    • How are we implementing our Mission Statement in year two? Read more here!
  • New Map with Staff/Teacher Directory
    • A few classrooms moved and several staff have been added. Click to open.
  • Important Dates
    • Back to School Nights: Tuesday, August 28, 5:00 to 7:00pm (or) Thursday, August 30, 3:00 to 5:00pm
      • Drop off any remaining paperwork and order lunches in the Commons, visit your new classroom and teacher, and tour the new playground and buses!
      • NOTE: This is your last chance to visit Lost and Found from last year. After the Back to School Nights, the items will be donated to the health office or Goodwill.
    • First Day of School
      • Tuesday Sept 4: Grades 1 to 6
      • Thursday Sept 6: Grade K (sign up for Kinder Welcome Conferences on Sept 4 & 5 — see the letter from your teacher)
    • Click here for our general calendar
    • Curriculum nights will be week of Sept 10. Watch your child’s backpack and your email for info.
  • Complete and Bring These Forms 
  • Lunch Info: Introducing … Food Kids Like!
    • Click here for September’s lunch menu
    • Created in consultation with the Marine General Store and based on USDA Food and Nutrition Service Lunch Meal Pattern
    • Kid-friendly entrees! More fruits and vegetables! Special “Deli Days”!
    • Cold vegetarian option available (such as a cheese sandwich)
    • A la carte extras at a low price to be added (kids will need parent permission first)
    • Lunch $3.75 with milk choice (chocolate low-fat or skim)
      • Additional milk $.60
      • Cash or check (made to “MACS”) accepted in office
        • WE WILL BE ADDING AN ONLINE CREDIT CARD SYSTEM THIS YEAR!
    • Orders — due the Thursday prior to that week (order on Back to School night)
  • Transportation Table
    • Firstly, THANK YOU for your patience! We want you to know we are doing our best to make the bus routes work for everyone, which takes a lot of time and a bit of compromise. A few notes:
      • We are adding many house stops when possible.
      • We will be asking some to walk to a corner or drive to convenient stop to make the ride shorter for all.
      • We are trying to keep rides under an hour.
      • The buses have new safety features, which make it much safer for kids when exiting buses on busy roads!
    • We will have the bus routes to you by Tuesday, August 28. Please check your email, or stop by the Transportation Table.
  • General Schedules (Subject to Change)
  • School Supply Lists (click here)
  • After School Care Info
    • Very few families indicated a need for before-school care. Please contact the office if you need day care names (the bus will pick up at designated daycares)
    • $8 per kid per day ($15 for 2; $20 for 3)
      • Discount for free & reduced
      • Late fee applies for after 5:00pm pick-up
    • 3:30 to 5:00pm
    • Bring your own snacks
  • PTO Table
    • Order your blue River Grove T-shirts!
    • Attend the Back to School event on Tuesday, Sept. 4, for parents at the Brookside in Marine! (Younger siblings welcome.)
    • Sign up to volunteer!
    • Mark your calendars: Fall Social and Fundraiser! Friday, Sept. 21, from 5-8pm. Come join us for dinner, a DJ, kids’ games, and silent auction. We will be holding it at the Withrow Ballroom this year!
  • Community Table
    • Information about the Marine Folk School, Scouts, the Marine Library, and more!

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