Winter Break!!

Winter Break is coming up on Friday, December 21st!  Parents mark your calendar for early out at 12:30 and enjoy the holidays!!!

No Guitar Club with Mr. Merkley this week on Wednesday the 19th!

No Battle of the Books Club with Ms. Edgley and Ms. Vinick on the 19th!  Thanks to all the students who came to our holiday party and gift exchange!!!

Thank you to GREAT DANE for giving us a grant for books for every student in the school!!  Please read over the holiday break and we will see you bright and early on Monday, January 7th 2019!!!


Community Coordinator is Here to Help!

Meet Ms. Mendoza our Riley Community Coordinator.  She is here to help and support parents, students and families in our Riley Elementary Family! 

Please contact her if you need something explained, have questions or want to get to know her better at  801-974-8310 ext. 2010 or 2012. 

She is amazing and will help with any questions you may have and we appreciate all she does at Riley!

Schedule your child's parent conference!

Please sign up for parent teacher conferences!  They are coming January 16-17, 2019

To give greater flexibility in scheduling parent/teacher conferences, Riley has now made conference schedules available via the internet. Starting  December 29, parents will have the opportunity to access their teachers’ calendars and schedule a convenient conference time.  If you have not made an appointment by January 9th , teachers will pick a time for you and notify you in a take-home note.  

The school welcomes you to come in and use one of our computers if you do not have internet access at home or work.  Alternatively, you may access the internet via the computers at your local library.

The password associated with logging on was sent home to parents with instructions.  If you struggle to access the scheduling site, please call the front office at 801-974-8310.  Our Community Coordinator Maria Mendoza will be happy to help you sign up all your children.  Please call her at the office number or email

Please be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to efficiently schedule your appointments.  Remember, the appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Online Scheduler

Parent conference scheduler--detailed parent instructions



Scholastic Book Fair

Get hooked on a book














The Book Fair is coming to Riley!!  Watch this Book Fair Video.

When you buy a book Riley gets money to buy more books to put in the library.

January 14 3:00-3:30 p.m.

January 15 3:00-3:30 p.m.

January 16 1:00-6:00 p.m.

January 17 1:00-6:00 p.m. 


Shop Online January 10th -18th

To Buy Online Click Below

Shop Online

Student of the Month

The student of the month assemblies will be held Friday, October 27 at 8:30 am for grades 3-5 and 2:00 for grades K-2.  Come see our terrific scholars get recognized!!

School Community Council Accomplishments

Every year, the School Community Council (SCC) publishes a mid-year report of its accomplishments.  At the December 18th SCC meeting, SCC members discussed accomplishments and listed them out.  You can read what they said here: SCC Mid-Year Accomplishments 2017-18

Extended Learning Program Application Process

Extended Learning Program Information
The Extended Learning Program supports the mission of Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) to
cultivate a love of learning in a diverse and inclusive school community, committed to educational
excellence and integrity. In collaboration with families and community, we hold high expectations for all
students, respond effectively to individual needs, and provide a safe, healthy environment in which every
student can learn the academic, problem-solving and social skills required for success in college, career,
and life. The district has designed and implemented an Extended Learning Program to meet the
cognitive and affective needs of identified gifted students. Through ELP, a continuum of program
options provides a beneficial learning environment and curriculum designed to meet the needs of
gifted/talented and high ability students.
The Extended Learning Program is designed to serve gifted and high ability students in two
service models in elementary and middle schools:
(1) Magnet self-contained ELP (grades K-8), and
(2) Neighborhood ELP (grades 4-8).
Elementary Magnet ELP classes are housed at Emerson, 1-6 (dual language Spanish), Hawthorne,
K-6, and Whittier, K-6. All elementary schools have neighborhood ELP, with pull-out services
three hours per week.
Middle School Magnet ELP classes are housed at Clayton, Glendale, Hillside Middle Schools, and
West High School. All middle schools have neighborhood ELP.
If you are interested in having your child assessed for a possible Magnet ELP placement:
1. Fill out the Application and Disclosure Forms, located at each school or on the ELP website.
2. Submit applications to the ELP Office by:
 Postal Mail - 440 E 100 S, Suite 210, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, or
 Fax - 801-578-8266, or
 Email -, or
 Hand delivery, 440 E 100 S, Suite 210.
3. For students entering grades 4-8 in 2019-2020, applications are due to the ELP Office between
Monday, September 24, 2018 and November 1, 2018.
4. For students entering grades K-3 in 2019-2020, applications are due to the ELP Office between
Monday, December 10, 2018 and Friday, January 25, 2019.
5. Students take a battery of cognitive and achievement assessments in the eligibility process.
Students who meet the MELP eligibility criteria are offered MELP placement.


Breakfast with the Superintendent

Come join in...

muffin and coffee

You’re invited to breakfast with the Superintendent, Dr. Lexi Cunningham. Enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a sweet treat as you mingle with the superintendent, school leaders, and other parents. The breakfasts are held each month at different schools and will run from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. You are welcome to attend any breakfast, regardless of your school affiliation.

  • August 29, 2018 (Wednesday): Backman Elementary 
    601 North 1500 West– Our Casa

  • September 19, 2018 (Wednesday): Clayton Middle School 
    1470 South 1900 East– in the Library

  • October 17, 2018 (Wednesday): Open Classroom 
    134 D Street– in the Library

  • November 30, 2018 (Friday): Emerson Elementary 
    1017 East Harrison Ave.– in the Library

  • December 19, 2018 (Wednesday): Nibley Park Elementary 
    2785 South 800 East—in the Library

  • January 16, 2019 (Wednesday): Franklin Elementary 
    1115 West 300 South—in the Library

  • February 20, 2019 (Wednesday): Ensign Elementary 
    775 12th Ave– in the Library

  • March 20, 2019 (Wednesday): Indian Hills Elementary 
    2496 St. Mary’s Dr.– in the Library

  • April 17, 2019 (Wednesday): Whittier Elementary 
    1600 South 300 East—in the Library

  • May 22, 2019 (Wednesday): Horizonte 
    1234 Main– in the Library

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