Where Small Steps Become Giant Leaps.

We’re 18 months through Grade 3 because
we know first steps are foundational.
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Apr
26
Fri
We Are The River School Presentation and RSPA Meeting
Apr 26 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am

Come Experience Choice Time! Join us in the Library on Friday, April 26 at 8:45 am to participate in this fun, interactive presentation to learn about River’s unique PreK-Grade 3 curriculum.

You’ll get to do some activities in our Concept Centers for Math, Language & Literacy, Science & Arts and Social Studies/Social Emotional Learning. And of course, snack will be served!

Don’t miss this opportunity to become well versed on what sets River’s curriculum apart–and to know firsthand what it’s like to be a River student!

Apr
30
Tue
SPIRIT DAY! RiverWalk Tees
Apr 30 all-day

RiverSchoolers and RiverTeachers wear your RiverWalk t-shirt from any year!

We have many great designs over the years – we would love to see them and your RiverWalk spirit!

If you ordered a 2019 RiverWalk tee, featuring Falcon Dylan Vanderbilt’s design, it will be sent home on May 1 or May 2.

May
3
Fri
Positive Parenting Workshop Series
May 3 @ 8:45 am – 10:15 am

Parenting Workshops

River’s Positive Parenting Workshop Series

Plan to join Dr. Elizabeth Adams, Child Psychologist, for this year’s last 60-minute workshop designed to address common parenting challenges and supply you with long-term solutions. You’ll also get tips on fostering responsibility, communication, connection and joy within your family.

Final session is May 3.

May
5
Sun
RiverWalk and Spring Picnic
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Text RSWALK to 71777

The River School’s RiverWalk and the Spring Picnic bring the school community at Carderock Rock Pavillion in the Carderock Rock Recreation Area. RiverWalk at 10:30 am is a walk in memory of Jill Bailey Chenet and a fundraiser for the Jill Bailey Chenet Scholarship Fund. Walk 3K on the stroller-friendly C&O Canal Tow Path or take a 5K hike on the Billy Goat Trail.

RiverWalk is named in memory of River teacher Jill Bailey Chenet. RiverWalk proceeds go to The Jill Bailey Chenet Scholarship Fund, which supports “Tootie Time” tutoring at The River School,

The River School Spring Picnic is at 11:30 am under the Carderock Rock Pavillion. Lunch, watermelon, and ice cream will be provided, and there will be face painting and balloon artists for the kids

May
7
Tue
Photos for Grasshoppers and New Students
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
May
8
Wed
Spring Musical
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

You don’t want to miss the Spring Musical featuring Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grade students. All parents in the school are invited to attend. Elementary students, with the guidance of the drama department and their teachers, devote their creativity, hard work, and countless hours to this production. They develop the show’s theme, wrote dialogue, work on the set, and rehearse their lines and songs to give the school community a wonderful show. The event is truly a spectacular production and the children get to experience being onstage with lights, microphones, and costumes. Please come out to support them and see the Elementary Program in action.

May
9
Thu
Grasshopper Grandparent & Special Friends Time
May 9 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am
Spring Musical
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

You don’t want to miss the Spring Musical featuring Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grade students. All parents in the school are invited to attend. Elementary students, with the guidance of the drama department and their teachers, devote their creativity, hard work, and countless hours to this production. They develop the show’s theme, wrote dialogue, work on the set, and rehearse their lines and songs to give the school community a wonderful show. The event is truly a spectacular production and the children get to experience being onstage with lights, microphones, and costumes. Please come out to support them and see the Elementary Program in action.

May
10
Fri
Grandparents and Special Friends Day
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grandparents and special friends are invited to the school on Friday, May 10. You will spend time in classrooms with your River Schoolers, meet Head of School Nancy Mellon, and enjoy the Spring Musical featuring Kindergarten – 3rd Grade classes.

Event Schedule
9:00 – 10:20 am – Classroom Time
10:30 – 11:00 am – Light Breakfast in the Gym and Book Dedications in the Library
11:00 am – River School Spring Musical

May
14
Tue
Woodworking with Mr. Ryan and Mr. Aquino
May 14 @ 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm