Admin

Upcoming Events


5th Grade Celebration
Thursday, June 13th
1:00 p.m. in the Gym

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Friday, June 14th
EARLY RELEASE
at 11:50 a.m.




Quick Links

CALENDAR
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
May 26, no eventsMay 27, no eventsMay 28, no eventsMay 29, no eventsMay 30, no eventsMay 31, no eventsJune 01, no events
June 02, no eventsJune 03, no eventsJune 04, no eventsJune 05, no eventsJune 06, no eventsJune 07, no eventsJune 08, no events
June 09, no eventsJune 10, no eventsJune 11, no eventsJune 12, no eventsJune 13, no eventsJune 14, no eventsJune 15, no events
June 16, no eventsJune 17, no eventsJune 18, no eventsJune 19, no eventsToday, June 20, no eventsJune 21, no eventsJune 22, no events
June 23, no eventsJune 24, no eventsJune 25, no eventsJune 26, no eventsJune 27, no eventsJune 28, no eventsJune 29, no events
June 30, no eventsJuly 01, no eventsJuly 02, no eventsJuly 03, no eventsJuly 04, no eventsJuly 05, no eventsJuly 06, no events

What's Happening at Riverton

Principal's Message

Ann

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  

August, 2018

Dear Riverton Elementary Families and Friends,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Riverton Elementary School! We are looking forward to a wonderful and productive school year that offers exciting, high quality learning experiences for your child within our inclusive and supportive school environment.  At Riverton Community School, our hard working staff is dedicated to achieving Portland School’s vision that “All learners be fully prepared to succeed in a diverse and ever-changing world.”

 Located in Portland’s historic Riverton neighborhood at 1600 Forest Avenue, Riverton Elementary Community School is a Prek through fifth grade community school serving approximately 450 students in 26 classrooms, including the District’s two BRIDGE classrooms (Functional Life Skills).   Riverton is a Title One School with a talented, dedicated and caring staff that believes in and advocates for all students.   We currently educate one of Portland’s most diverse student bodies.  Students enrolled in Riverton speak over 18 different languages and represent a variety of cultures and backgrounds. We believe our highly diverse student population makes us strong, and learning in diverse groups prepares students to thrive in an increasingly global, complex and connected world.

In addition, Riverton School strongly believes:

  • All learners can rise to high expectations.
  • Students learn better when they are empowered and feel capable.
  • Practicing and learning from mistakes are natural and necessary parts of the learning process.
  • Academics, work habits and social-emotional skills are equally important in school and in life.
  • Belonging, engagement and joy helps a learner achieve.
  • All students should have a meaningful relationship with an adult.
  • Students become empowered when they take ownership of their learning.
  • Habits of Work are an essential component of lifelong learning.
  • Teacher collaboration is necessary in order to meets the needs of the whole child.
  • Positive relationships with students and families include understanding the culture and backgrounds of our student population.
  • We need strong community partnerships with organizations such as C-Port Credit Union, Learning Works, Hannaford’s, Cultivating Community, Locker Project, St. Joseph’s College, Foster Grandparents, Side x Side, and others!
  • We have the BEST Parent-Teacher Organization in Portland!!! Riverton PTO holds many events during the year and is crucial to fostering our strong school community. We can’t do it without you!

                                                         *Inspired from PPS Teaching and Learning Beliefs and Core Practices.

Teachers at Riverton use standards based curriculum to teach reading, writing and math skills, which includes Teachers College Units of Study and Everyday Math. New at Riverton this year, teachers will be incorporating more science standards into our current curriculum as a way to promote student curiosity and engagement in learning about the natural world. Teachers have been working this summer to create a cohesive science curriculum map, based on National Geographic Science Standards, to integrate more science instruction into our Literacy Units. Other initiatives we continue to implement at Riverton to address the whole child include PBIS, Second Step and mindfulness.

Our school office is open from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. School is in session from 8:20-2:50 p.m. Breakfast is served in classrooms from 8:05-8:20. Students should not arrive on the school grounds before 8:05 a.m. unless they are accessing the Parks and Recreation before and after school program. There is no supervision prior to that time. 

We are excited for the year ahead and look forward to working together in creating a positive and successful school year for everyone!

Sincerely,
Ann Hanna 
Principal