*Please do not drop off your child before 8:00am. There is no staff
on duty before 8:00am. If you need childcare before school, please
contact the Portland Recreation Dept: 756-8275.
**Please take a moment and check out the link to right of the page and read our School Success Plan. **
A message from our principal:
Dear Riverton Community,
Here at Riverton we have many, many accomplishments that we can be proud of. Below are some of the highlights:
- extended the school day to offer additional instructional and enrichment time to students
- implemented block scheduling that allows grade levels to meet, plan and collaborate
- utilized job embedded professional development in reading/writing to increase student achievement and teacher practice
- invested in technology across the school to better engage students in their learning and provide tools for differentiation
strategies to involve parents in supporting the academic achievement
and social skills of their children and provide increased communication
in their native languages
- focused on school culture and developed school norms and procedures around safety, respect, cooperation and responsibility
highlights will help to frame our work for the coming school year. We
will continue our work with Reader’s/Writer’s Workshop. Students have
increased their volume of reading and writing. We are very proud of our
student work and display it throughout the school. Visitors from across
Maine and New England have come to Riverton to see what we are doing in
This year, we are transitioning to a new math program, Everyday Math.
It is a research-based program that connects conceptual understanding
with real world applications. The program also has many on-line
resources that we will be sharing with you throughout the year.
We ask that you continue your partnership with our school.
are committed to providing your child with the quality education that
they deserve and will need in order to be successful in this rapidly
changing world. We ask that you ensure that your child is at school
everyday, on time and remain at school until the end of the day.
become a member of our Parent Teacher Organization. They do so much
for our students and staff!!! They need your help and support in
planning and implementing school activities (Back to School BBQ,
International Potluck, Talent Show, Picture Day, Family Fun Day, Vision
and Hearing screenings, Staff Appreciation Luncheon). We also
encourage you to invite a neighbor who may not have children at our
school so that they can learn about all the exciting progress taking
place at Riverton Elementary.
As we start this “new” year, let
us all work together (parents, community members, students and staff) in
creating another positive and successful school year.
“YES, WE CAN!!!!!”
Riverton Principal Jeanne Malia