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                                              Wednesday, March 27

                           Kindergarten Round Up.pdf


                                                 Thursday, March 28




New Tardy Protocol

A new tardy protocol will go into effect Monday, February 25. Please visit the

New Tardy Protocol tab under the Parents page for more information.


Congratulations to our New SGC Representatives!


Congratulations to the following River Eves staff and community members for being elected to the 2019-2020 School Governance Council! 


        • Rebecca Fleps (parent representative)
        • Karleen Vaughn (parent representative)
        • Tina Ratonyi (teacher representative)


We are thankful for everyone that took the time and made the effort to declare your candidacy for next year's council.  The governance council directly supports the work of the River Eves' five-year Strategic Plan in the areas of Student Achievement, People and Culture, Community Collaboration & Fiscal Responsibility.  Once again!  Congratulations!



Accelerated Reader News 


I wanted to wish all of our River Eves' families a very Happy Spring!  Winter has finally set on Georgia.  We are all very happy about that; it is amazing how quickly the school year has passed! 

The intent of this message is to communicate a change that will be taking place next school year, in reference to reading incentive for our students.  The Accelerated Reader (AR) program will no longer be available for reading encouragement measures.  However, we have been collaborating on methods that will be put in place to continue promoting reading for the resolution of enjoyment.  Options that will be offered to sustain motivating students to read will be:

  • Six Flags reading program
  • Book It reading program
  • Media Center incentives (offered periodically over the course of the school year)

Our very own Ms. Fragale has volunteered to spearhead the "Six Flags" & "Book It" initiatives, due to her love and passion for reading.  With Ms. Fragale leading this effort, River Eves' students will be highly-encouraged and excited to participate in reading for their own personal reasons.  At the conclusion of this school year, the PTA will be working to memorialize all of the historic River Eves Eagle reading award recipients that were tied directly to the AR program.  The memorial will be on permanent display in the school's media center to capture a special element of our school's reading achievement history.

As always!  Your continued support of promoting reading with your children is appreciated!  If you have any questions, please reach out to me.  Thanks so very much!

Matthew Donahoe


River Eves Elementary     


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 River Eves Parents:

The GA Milestones testing window will be extended this year, due to a caching issue with the new state vendor.  3rd & 5th grade students will be testing during the regular window, based on the historical schedule in April.  However, 4th grade will not test until the first week of May.  Of course, there are upsides and downsides to the change.  This change will increase the amount of time that testing will be occurring throughout the building.  However, it will provide 4th grade students with an opportunity to receive instruction for a couple of more weeks prior to taking part in the assessment.  This can only help performance outcomes and positively impact our school's CCRPI report card score.  Also, with the separation in place, it will put less stress on the district's server which means there will be less opportunities for computer glitches or other technical issues during the testing process.  3rd & 5th grades are still considered (by the state of Georgia) high stakes testing years because of the expectation of reading at or above grade-level on the 3rd grade reading portion and 5th graders being expected to read at or above grade-level in reading and passing the math assessment with at least a "Level 2."  Because of this, these grade-levels need to test earlier to ensure that results come back in a timely fashion for summer school communication purposes. 


Thank you for your continued support of our students and staff!  We couldn't do what we do without each of you!


Assessment Guides

EOG: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-End-of-Grade-Assessment-Guides.aspx

Elementary Schools – Grade 3 : Grade 4 : Grade 5


Study Resources

EOG: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/EOG-Study-Resource-Guides.aspx

Elementary Schools – Grade 3 : Grade 4 : Grade 5



Congratulations to our phenomenal cafeteria staff for receiving yet another 100% inspection score! We are so proud and lucky to have you at River Eves! 

          • Stephanie Payne (manager)
          • Melody Jones
          • Sheryl Wendt



River Eves Parent University English Classes Still Going Strong!

We would like to recognize the inaugural River Eves Parent University English Class! We are so proud of our parents for modeling lifelong learning for their children! This initiative directly aligns with the "Community Collaboration" aspect of our school-wide Strategic Plan. Go team!


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Standards Mastery Framework
We are very excited about a district-wide initiative that will change the face of teaching for Fulton County teachers and students.  Please read more about the “Standards Mastery Framework” under the “Parents” tab. 
News from Mrs. Dyche, School Counselor
Digital Learning Days
Fulton County plans to implement Digital Learning Days in the event that school is closed 2 or more days due to inclement weather.  Digital Learning Days are an opportunity to engage in learning remotely instead of attending school onsite on an inclement weather day.
What to expect: Students in grades K-2 should spend no more than 90 minutes working on their assignments.  Students in grades 3-5 should plan to spend no more than 3 hours on their assignments.  All assignments are due 1 week after our return to school unless additional time is provided by the teacher.  If you do not have access to technology and require alternative assignments, please let your teacher know.  Your child's Digital Learning plan that is specific to his/her grade level is included.  If you have any questions about the assignments, please do not hesitate to email your child’s teacher.   

Professional of the Year &
Teacher of the Year
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Congratulations to the 2018-2019 River Eves
Professional of the Year (Susan Gowin) &
Teacher of the Year (Lizzie Fragale). We are proud of you!
Game Ball Winners!
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                                          February Winners:
                                                 Gayl Struletz (TAG Teacher)

                                                 Lorena Sweet (1st Grade Teacher)

                                                 Lynda Turley (Occupational Therapist)

                                                 Justine Pezzolla (2nd Grade Teacher)

                                                 Cindy Dearborn (5th Grade Teacher)

                                                 Michele Watts (Kindergarten Paraprofessional)


Each month, River Eves honors two staff members with a “traveling trophy.”  
One award is for the “Professional of the Month” (support staff) and the 
other is for the “Teacher of the Month” (any member of certified teaching staff).  Congratulations to the following staff members on your selection for the 
2018-2019 school year:

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February Winners:


                          Christy Hebenstreit (Speech Language Pathologist) - Professional of the Month 

                          Peggy Wiggins (3rd Grade) - Teacher of the Month


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Congratulations to Katie Snyder! 
She was selected as the 2018 Georgia AHPERD State Elementary
PE Teacher of the Year.
She will represent the state of Georgia to compete for SHAPE
America Southern District Teacher of the Year.
Way to go Coach Snyder!  We are so proud of you!
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 Parent tips to help your child have a successful school year.
River Eves 2018-2022 Strategic Plan


 STEM Day February 1, 2019



 Golden Clock Award Winners

Matthew Donahoe, Principal

Michael Vorick, Assistant Principal



River Eves Elementary is a Georgia state certified school.

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We are so proud of the fact that River Eves has once again been recognized as an AVID certified school! To learn more about AVID, please search under the "Programs" tab.





 River Eves Elementary Report Card

Fulton County Report Card




Have a Question?

Below is a list of contacts:

Who to Contact at River Eves Elementary.pdf


New Cafeteria & Classroom Celebration Policies

Please make note of the following new school policies:
· No outside food of any kind allowed in the cafeteria. No exceptions.
· All celebration treats (birthday and otherwise) must be left at the front office for the classroom teacher. Treats will be distributed within the classroom. Parents and guardians are still welcome to join their child for lunch (without treats) in the cafeteria.
· For your convenience, our cafeteria now offers frozen treats which may be purchased for $20 per class. All treats will be delivered to your child’s class to enjoy. Options include: Sour Cherry-Lemon Slushies, Strawberry-Mango Slushies, Blue Raspberry-Lemon Slushies & Birthday Cake Frozen Yogurts.
· To order any of the above treats, please contact School Nutrition Manager Stephanie Payne at PayneS1@fultonschools.org or inquire in the cafeteria.

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