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Riverwood Fun Run
Title Reading and Math Night

Riverwood Math and Reading night is Oct. 24th from 6:00-7:00. Please come join us for pizza, cookies, and math and literacy games to try at home. Please make sure to return the RVSP by this Friday, October 4th so we can order enough pizza and supplies. Thank you!!! 

Link has the note attached that was sent home with students. Math and lit.png 

October Newsletter

Dear parents,

Here is the October Newsletter. Please click on the link below. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Thanks, Mrs. Barnes

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Riverwood Supply List 2019-2020
Back to school dates

Dear Riverwood Families, 

I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new Principal of Riverwood! My Assistant Principal will be Jenifer Posey.  Mrs. Posey and myself were apart of the Riverwood Family last year. We are so excited and can’t wait to kick off another amazing school year. Our mission at Riverwood is 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. At Riverwood you will find that our goal is to be compassionate toward every student as we nurture their individuality. We want to challenge our students to be creative and to pursue their passions as we empower them to be confident and successful. We know that you will find that Riverwood is an extraordinary place for your child to learn and grow!  We look forward to meeting you, loving your kids and serving your family this year. 

 

Some important information for the upcoming 2019-2020  School Year: 

*School supply lists for all grades  are available online at www.mustangps.org.

*Elementary residency verification day is August 6th 11:00am-7:00pm-ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST bring a current utility bill (July or August) to complete your child’s enrollment.  This includes all students who turned in pre-enrollment forms in the spring. No teacher will be assigned until residency has been verified. 

*Your child’s classroom teacher will call you to introduce herself/himself on Friday, August 9th (only if Residency Verification has been completed). 

*Pre-k and Kindergarten parent meeting (parents onlyMonday, August 12th 6:00pm-7:00pm. Parent meetings for 1st-4th grade will happen the first full week of school.  More details to come.

*Open house/meet the teacher night is on Tuesday, August 13th from 5:00-6:30 pm.  Information on bus routes, before/after school care, and lunch accounts, PTSO memberships and school shirts will be available. You may also bring your child’s supplies to the classroom on open house night.

*The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is August 16th. School begins at 7:40 and is dismissed at 2:35.  Breakfast is served daily from 7:15-7:35 for $1.75. Students not eating breakfast will report directly to the gym.

*Riverwood student apparel (spirit wear) will be available for purchase during Open House at the PTSO table. You may also join PTSO for $5.00.

*Take advantage of the many available resources on the district website.  Enroll in “My School Bucks” to monitor your child’s lunch account and deposit money;  track your child’s attendance and grades by signing up for “Parent Portal” (show photo ID at any Mustang school to receive your password to enroll); and check to see if you are available to receive financial support for your child’s breakfast and lunch costs by completing the online “Free and Reduced Lunch” application.

We are excited to have the opportunity to get to work with your family in achieving success for your student. 

In Partnership, 

Mrs. Barnes, Principal & Mrs. Posey, Assistant Principal

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

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
October
11-Riverwood Pride Night at MHS Football game 
16-18 Fall Break(No School)
22-Fire Department Show
24-Reading and Math Night
25-Riverwood Round Up
25-PTSO Snack Day
28-PTSO Chick-l-A Night Fundraiser-must order using app only
28-Nov.1-Red Ribbon Week
29- Boosterthon Pep Rally-Fun Run
 
November
1-Riverwood Round Up
7- Boosterthon FUN RUN
8-Riverwood Round Up 
13-20 Food Drive 
15-PTSO Snack Day 
15-Riverwood Round Up 
22-STEM Day
22-Riverwood Round Up 
25-29- Thanksgiving Break 
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. 
 
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