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I can't believe it's already February!!  I have attached our February newsletter in jpeg and pdf. There is lots of exciting things happening at Riverwood!!!Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Posey

Dear Riverwood Families, 

7 Mindsets

MINDSET OF THE MONTH-We are Connected
The We are Connected mindset teaches us that everyone who comes into our lives can help us to achieve and live our dreams. Working with, for, and through others is crucial to realizing our dreams. When you understand this and constantly seek the positives from relationships with others, your performance in every area of your life improves. In the lessons for this mindset, we help students explore synergies with others, embrace diversity, and relish the competition that will allow them to maximize their potential by working with and through others.
 
The 4 critical components of We are Connected: 1. Embrace Everyone – Every person that comes into our lives has the potential to help us, hurt us, or have no impact at all. It makes sense to gure out how someone may be able to help us because the other options mean we are not growing or getting closer to our dreams, and may even be taking steps away from them. People who live great lives embrace everyone and constantly seek ways to serve and connect with those they encounter.
 
2. Maximize Positive Relationships – Some people in our lives lift us up and make us better, while others can bring us down. We must work to spend more time with people that empower us and less with the ones who don’t. We should also seek to expand ways to get more out of and put more into the great relationships of our lives.
 
3. Build Your Dream Team – Building a Dream Team is about identifying the individuals who can help us live our dreams. Perhaps they have experience we can draw from, access to resources we will need, or can provide us with critical support as we start the path toward our dreams and face the challenges that will bring. The important step is to recognize the critical role others play our lives, and deliberately begin developing the relationships that will help us.
 
4. Lead with Value – When we nd people who can help us in life, we need to start building those relationships quickly so the cycle of giving can begin. A lesson many have learned is that if we seek ways to provide help before asking for help ourselves, we will get much more out of the relationship. We should always look for ways to lead with value to supercharge these relationships.

Riverwood Supply List 2019-2020

Meet the Principals

About Principal, Lauren Barnes


Dear Riverwood Families,


I am so thrilled to announce that I will be the new Principal of Riverwood.  I am so grateful for this experience. Riverwood is a great school where we strive to engage, encourage and empower every child, every day. Our school is full of highly effective educators and dedicated families that are committed to meeting students’ needs and making a positive impact in our community.


Not only am I excited to begin working with your children,  but I look forward to the work we will do together. As the old African proverb states, “ It takes a village to raise a child.”  I am excited to see your children through your eyes. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do throughout their days here at Riverwood.  And of course, I will be here to work with you should they need any help navigating any aspect of the school day. My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy and safe, so they may learn as much as they can.


I just completed my 17th year in education and all those have been here in Mustang. I began my career as a kindergarten teacher at Mustang Creek Elementary. The last 5 years I have served as the Assistant Principal of Mustang Trails and then Riverwood for the 2018-2019 school year. All of my experiences have been positive and have shaped my values and beliefs today. I am fortunate to work in the district that I was raised in. I feel it is important to give back to the community that molded me into the leader I am today. 


Like I mentioned above, I was raised in Mustang. I attended Lakehoma Elementary, Mustang North Middle School, and graduated from Mustang High School. My college experience is a Bachelor of Science from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Masters in Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. I am married to Gentry Barnes. He is a Medical Dosimetrist and works in Oncology. We have 3 beautiful children, Grayson, Traylon, and Braylee. They keep us pretty busy with sports but in our spare time we like to go to the lake and just hang out as a family.  I look forward to a great school year! I know it is going to be an exciting year for all of us!  Please know you can contact me anytime at barnesl@mustangps.org .  

 

In partnership,

Lauren Barnes

 
 
About Assistant Principal, Jenifer Posey

 

It is with great excitement and honor that I will be serving as Assistant Principal for Riverwood. I am blessed to be part of the Riverwood family, serving as a 3rd Grade teacher last school year. This new opportunity is a blessing to continue developing a safe, loving, home-away from home for your children. We will work to continue our mission to Encourage, Engage, and Empower all students. I desire to exhibit my passion stated in one of my favorite quotes, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. (Theodore Roosevelt)


This school year begins my 25th year in education. I have been a teacher, teaching 3 year olds through 4th grade, principal, and assistant principal. When asked which grade is my favorite, I always respond stating that each seems to be my favorite as I’m experiencing it!


My husband Lance and I have 4 daughters, 1 son-in-law, 2 grandsons, and 2 granddaughters. We have lived in the community for five years and enjoy attending sporting and community events.


I look forward to being a part of developing your children academically, socially and emotionally.


Together in Education,

Jenifer Posey

Car Line Safety

One of our primary objectives at MPS and Riverwood is student, staff and family safety.  It takes cooperation and responsible actions by all of us including our bus drivers, students, parents and teachers to achieve this goal daily.  Multiple times a year our site safety committee meets to provide feedback to our administration team about possible safety concerns. During our most recent meeting multiple things were noted with our Car Rider drop off and pick up lane that pose potential safety hazard that we want to make you aware of so you can help us to improve.

 

Cell Phones- Please refrain from cell phone use during car rider drop off and pick up. Our morning and afternoon drop off lane is a busy place with lots of little people attempting to load  and unload safely. Just this week we had a car accidentally run up on the curb due to cell phone use. Thankfully the sidewalk was clear, but this could have been a tragedy if a child or staff person were present.

 

Blocking Drives- We want all of our drivers to be as courteous as possible. As you know traffic can at times be challenging. Please do not block drives to neighborhoods or accesses to our school building to avoid letting another driver in front of you. Blocking a drive or access of any kind is a traffic violation and could possibly keep emergency vehicles from accessing our site or neighboring housing additions.

 

Thank you in advance for your support and mindfulness to do your part to keep everyone safe.  

If you see something that our safety committee should consider please let us know.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs.Barnes

Assistant Principal, Riverwood

Box Tops

This year our school will bep articiapting in the Box Tops for Education program. Cliping Box Tops is an easy way for your to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth $0.10 and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. This school year, our school's earnings goal is $1800.00.
 
To help our school, just look for the pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school. For more information n the Box Tops for Education probgram, including a list of participating products and our school's progress, visit www.BTFE.com. Be sure to become a member to recive exclusive coupons and learn about extra ways for our school to earn. 
 
I hope you're excited for everything we can do this year with Box Tops! 
 

Lunch Applications

Dear Parent/Guardian:

WE NEED YOUR HELP......Each year families may apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals, but it’s not just about food.  If approved, not only will students receive school meal benefits, but the district will receive additional educational funding to be used in the classroom.

It only takes a few minutes to complete, and minimum eligibility guidelines are listed on the application.  (Please list all students in the household on the same application). Our school benefits even if you chose to not take advantage of the service.

If you have received benefits in the past a NEW application in required every year! All accounts that do not have a current application in place move to FULL pay accounts as of Oct. 1

For quickest approval (usually within 1-2 business days), you may submit an Online Meal Application at the following website:

www.schoollunchapp.com

Student Handbook

Campus Information

Riverwood Elementary 
11800 SW 44th Street
Yukon, OK 73099 
 
Mailing Address: 
12400 SW 15th Street 
Yukon, OK 73099 
 
405-256-5200 
 
 

Upcoming Events

February
27-4th Grade Tours to Intermediates
28-Riverwood Round Up 
28-PJ Day-$1.00
 
 
March
2-5- Book Fair
2-12- STAR Testing Window
3-Parent Teacher Conferences
5-Parent Teacher Conferences
6- Riverwood Round Up
10- Spring Pictures
13-20- Spring Break(No School)
27- PTSO Snack Day
27-Riverwood Round Up
27-Report Card Day
30- Teacher of the Year Week 

Daily Schedule

Drop Off Begins - 7:15 am
PreK Lunch - 10:40 am
Kinder Lunch - 11:10 am
1st Grade Lunch - 11:35 am
2nd Grade Lunch - 12:00 pm
3rd Grade Lunch - 12:25 pm
4th Grade Lunch 12:50 pm
Dismissal- 2:35 

BroncoClub


Click below for more information about BroncoClub! 
 

School Supply List

Free and Reduced Lunch Info

Now you can apply for free or reduced school meals online! The process is quick easy and FREE, and in a few short steps you’ll be done! Since the information you’re providing is electronic we’ll be able to review your application faster than ever before!  Read here to find out more!
 
Click here to fill it out online!
 
Still need a paper application? Click here.