Kindergarten Registration will be March 29th from 8am-4pm and March 30th 8am-7pm. It will be held in the Media Center on those days. Students must have all the required paperwork to enroll, including: Form 3231 Immunizations, Form 3300 Eye/Ear/Dental, a certified birth certificate, social security card or waiver, two proofs of residency and a picture ID. All upcoming kindergarteners must turn 5 by September 1, 2017.
Thursday, March 23 from 4-5:30pm
Kindergarten Roundup is an orientation for rising Kindergarteners and their parents. The Roundup will begin with an informational meeting in the cafeteria. Students will be able to tour River Eves with their parents, board a school bus, and both students and their parents will learn about bus safety. The students will also enjoy a snack in the cafeteria. This event is a great introduction to River Eves for future Kindergarteners!
2017 Parent Input Survey
Your input is vital for the school/student/parent involvement programs and activities in our school! The 2017 Parent Input survey was jointly developed with the input of River Eves Administration, School Governance Council, Title I Parent Liaison, PTA, and River Eves Education Foundation (REEF) in order to assist with planning and decisions for the 2017-2018 school year. ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS are invited to complete this survey prior to March 27, 2017. The survey may also be completed online at: http://tinyurl.com/REES-Survey-17 . This survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete.
Thank you very much for your input!
REES Volunteer of the Year
Tony Kirk is our River Eves 2017 Volunteer of the Year!
Tony Kirk has been an active River Eves parent and volunteer for many years. Tony currently serves as the Vice Chair on the School Governance Council as well as the REES representative for Fulton County Superintendent Community Council and Northeast Learning Center Parent University. Tony is a classroom mentor and a school volunteer for many school events and activities including Eagle Fliers, landscaping, vision & hearing screening, STEM Day, bingo night caller, field day, fall festival, spring picnic, book swap, media center and the 5th grade party.
Some of the comments made about Mr. Kirk during the VOTY nomination process include: "Not only does he serve across every area of River Eves school, he always has an encouraging word for the teachers, staff, and students." "His heart of service is inspiring to all!" "Tony Kirk has been a role model and an amazing volunteer for REES for years." "His contributions to the REES campus is immeasurable." "There hasn't been an event in the last 7+ years that I haven't seen Tony at either volunteering, cleaning up, directing, participating or encouraging students!" "He conducts himself as a positive role model at all times and an excellent representative of our school in various community endeavors." "Tony is the epitome of what we look for in a volunteer at REES." "We love his positive energy, his laugh,
and his smile."
Excellence & Achievements
We have two recent announcements to demonstrate our school is excelling and achieving.
Last week the Georgia Department of Education released a measurement called the “Beat The Odds” index. This analysis measures schools against those with similar backgrounds to see whether they performed better than statistically expected on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system that measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale based on multiple indicators of performance.
Our school fell into the “Did Beat The Odds” category. What this means is that our school was measured against others that have similar backgrounds (size, grade level, student demographics and student mobility), and by comparison, our CCRPI was higher than those schools.
This week the Georgia Department of Education announced River Eves as a 2016-17 Rewards School in the “Highest Performance” category. Reward Schools are Title I schools that are succeeding in their efforts to educate students from varying socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Highest Performance distinction recognizes River Eves as among the top 5% schools in the state for the highest absolute performance over three years for the “All Students” group on state assessments.
The entire school community is proud of these recent accomplishments and will continue to provide an excellent education for all students.____________________________________
SGC Elections: Voting Open!
The voting window is now open for School Governance Council elections at each of our charter system schools. School Governance Councils set the strategic direction of the school and request and implement innovative programs aligned to the strategic plan.
The voting window will be open from 8:00 AM today, Wednesday, March 22nd, through Tuesday, March 28th at 5:00 PM. We encourage each of you to take the opportunity to vote as soon as possible!
For problems or questions regarding your ballot, please contact the School Governance & Flexibility Team at 470-254-3604 or email@example.com.
It is SGC elections season. Elections will take place March 22nd-28th for parent/guardian representatives and teacher representatives. Each candidate has prepared a statement introducing him/herself and explaining why she/he wants to serve on the Council. As you prepare to cast your vote, please read to learn more about the candidates so that you can make an informed decision about your Council representatives. Hard copies of the candidate statements are available in the school atrium for your viewing as well. Each parent will receive an email with a unique link allowing you to vote in this year’s election. Please make sure the school has your correct email address on file.
Let your voice be heard!
School Governance Council Elections
March 22nd- March 28th
River Eves SGC Candidate Statements.pdf
Climate Star Rating
River Eves has received above average from the state for its school climate. River Eves Elementary Received a 4 star climate rating. The following message about Climate Star Ratings comes from the Georgia Department of Education:
School climate refers to the quality and character of school life – the "culture" of a school. A sustainable, positive school climate fosters youth development and student learning, which are essential elements for academic success, career-skill improvement and overall quality of life. The School Climate Star Rating helps determine whether a school is on the right path to school improvement.
"Research has shown us that school climate has a strong impact on student achievement," State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. "The data used to develop the 2014 Star Ratings proves this once again. If your school has a positive climate, it's giving students the environment they need to learn. You'll likely see high achievement there – or a school that's on the right track toward high achievement."
Each school in Georgia received a 1-5 star ratings, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement. School Climate Star Ratings are an informational tool for schools, administrators, and parents; they do not affect the school's College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score.
Interpretations of the star ratings are below; this information can also be found in the School Climate Law.
'5-star' schools ranked excellent according to the school climate index;
'4-star' schools ranked above average according to the school climate index;
'3-star' schools ranked average according to the school climate index;
'2-star' schools ranked below satisfactory according to the school climate index, or
'1-star' schools ranked unsatisfactory according to the school climate index.
School Climate Star Ratings are required by law; they also serve as a companion to the Department of Early Care and Learning's Quality Rated program, which includes an assessment of the learning environment.
"Students cannot learn in environments that do not support them," Superintendent Woods said. "Georgia is committed to measuring the quality of its learning climates, and this aligned approach helps us assess that quality from preschool all the way through 12th grade."
Spelling Bee Winners
River Eves Spelling Bee winner (Andrew Miles) and runner up (Erin Siegwarth)
4th and 5th grade Homeroom Spelling Bee winners.
River Eves was among the finalists for the 2016 STEM Education
Awards awarded by the TAG Education Collaborative.
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Neil Pinnock, Principal
Georgia Parent Survey Link
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