Open House will be conducted on Thursday, August 2nd.
If your last name begins with any of the letters between A-L,
your designated time slot will be from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.;
if your last name begins with any of the letters between M-Z,
then your designated time will be from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
We hope to see everyone there!
The first day of school is Monday, August 6, 2018.
“Kindergarten & New Student Ice Cream Social”
The “Kindergarten & New Student Ice Cream Social”
will occur on Wednesday, August 1st from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Please park near the back of the school, and enter the building via the cafeteria doors.
School Supply List 2018-2019
Fulton County Schools is defining processes, direction, and decision-making based on Strategic Plan 2022. Part of that plan identifies several important outcomes regarding family engagement, and to make sure they are meeting those targets, they need your help. They are asking FCS families to take this 10 min SP2022 survey to give them a clear view of the current state of our family engagement. The survey remains open until June 8 and is available here: https://bit.ly/2wsKpmd or by scanning this QR code:
Volunteer of the Year
We are proud to announce Stephanie Rogers as our River Eves 2018 Volunteer of the Year!
Stephanie has been an active River Eves parent and volunteer for several years. She has served as the PTA Co-Chair for many River Eves events including STEM Days, the WinterJam Party, and our Spring Picnic. Stephanie has volunteered as a Room Parent and as Grade Level Representative and in many other capacities within our school. This award also recognizes Stephanie’s mother, Sunshine, who frequently volunteers alongside Stephanie highlighting the importance of grandparents and other family members as school volunteers!
Comments made about Stephanie and Sunshine during the VOTY nomination process include, “They are the most amazing mothers and inspirational role models for our children. Through their positivity and willingness to help, they have helped make this school year awesome!” and “These wonderful ladies always bring positive & joyful energy to everything they touch!” River Eves thanks Stephanie and Sunshine for making our school a brighter place!
Teacher of the Year and
Professional Employee of the Year
Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Katie Snyder (P.E. Teacher)
and Professional Employee of the Year, Malena Bisanti-Wall (METI).
River Eves 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
Author Patrice McLaurin Visited
River Eves Elementary!
Students were excited to have author Patrice McLaurin visit River Eves Elementary.
She spoke about her book and how winning a writing contest in the 4th grade inspired her
to become an author. Her book, Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?,
was selected by Microsoft as one of their "Books to Inspire STEM."
Climate Star Rating
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.___________________________________
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 Ella Anwar
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.
Schools: Are you interested in our STEM program?