November is Picture Book Month

The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds 

Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young​.

Come to the Riley Library and check out a picture book to read to your child.

20 Books can make a difference

Word of the Month: Gratitude!

Definition: being grateful or thankful

Ways to show gratitude:

  • Thank others for their kindness by showing them kindness in return.  It is the best form of gratitude.  Actions speak louder than words.
  • Show gratitude for your teachers by trying your best, listening, and following directions;.  They will appreciate it!
  • Write someone a thank you note today, saying how much you appreciate them.  It will mean so much.
  • Take time each day to say thank you to those who help you and show you kindness.  It will show them that you care and encourage them to continue their good behavior.
  • Think about the things and people you are thankful for.  Whenever you are sad, remind yourself of these people and things—you will start to feel a little better.
  • Be thankful for all the things and people you have in your life instead of angry and jealous for what you don’t have.
  • “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”  --Oprah Winfrey

Second Cup of Coffee

2nd Wednesday of the month.

When:  December 14 

Time:  8:30 a.m.


Parents' Right to Know

You have a right to access the qualifications and certifications of the teachers who work with your children.  We have this information available in the front office if you are interested.

Breakfast in the Classroom

Why do we have it?  We have increased the number of students eating breakfast from 50% to over 90%.  Students are more likely to eat rather than just play in the morning when they have a structured classroom environment. 

How can parents support it?  We ask that parents drop their children off at the cafeteria doors and then leave.  This helps us transition smoothly into the school day.  It stalls the start of our school day if parents are helping with breakfast bags or other beginning of the day routines.  We love to teach our Riley schools how to be independent in the morning.  For younger students, they get a little more emotional if parents stay to see them through the breakfast line.  Thanks for your help with this.

Where does the model come from?  This is a model that is being experimented with in many parts of the country.  Riley teachers and administration observed schools in Ogden School District to see how to design our program.

We are always willing to hear your feedback about how to improve our Breakfast in the Classroom Program.




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