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Monday, May 20

      • 1st Grade Awards Ceremony in classrooms (8:00 a.m.)
      • Kindergarten Awards Ceremony in classrooms (9:00 a.m.)

Tuesday, May 21 

      • 2nd Grade Awards Ceremony in classrooms (8:00 a.m.)
      • 3rd Grade Awards Ceremony in classrooms (9:00 a.m.)


Wednesday, May 22 

      • 4th Grade Awards Ceremony in classrooms (8:00 a.m.)
      • 5th Grade Dance (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in school cafeteria)

Thursday, May 23 

      • 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony  (8:00 a.m. in school cafeteria)
      • 5th Grade Breakfast (9:00 a.m.)
      • Last Day of School


A Message from Mr. Donahoe, Principal

Parents, Families & Community Members:


It is unimaginable that it was this time last year when I found myself facing the prospect of returning to River Eves to take over the helm as the principal for the 2018-2019 school year. Yet, here I am one very short year later still standing.  Wow!  What an amazing run year one has been!  I must admit that despite returning to the place that I hold nearest and dearest to my heart, I was terrified as I entered the new role and felt exceptionally vulnerable.  However, what was evident from the very start was the amazing support and loving arms that were surrounding me, which created a strong sense of safety as I "took the plunge!"  As I reflect on the past year, I possess a strong sense of humility and pride at what has been accomplished thanks to the combined efforts of our students, staff, parents, extended family members, and the community at-large.  It is most certainly not a ME but a WE that makes our school the dynamic environment that it continues to be; River Eves is a place where students feel safe to be who they are as we strive to foster their individual academic and social/emotional well-being and development. 


Over the course of this school year, our values have become more solidified and began to take shape in our daily "speak" and actions as a teaching staff.  We have come to realize and embrace that our "hold tights" are and will continue to be: 

  • Focusing on providing all students with a learning environment that has quality instructional practices at its core.
  • Emphasizing student and staff growth measures from academic and social/emotional standpoints.
  • Being in the business of people!  Therefore, we will continue to focus on establishing and developing positive working relationships with students, families and our colleagues.    

I want to personally thank each and everyone of you for the support that you have offered me this year; It will never be taken for granted or forgotten on my part.  The success of River Eves is due to the work of US ALL.  Thanks so much!  Enjoy the summer months; we look forward to seeing everyone again in August!  Know that you are valued!

Matthew Donahoe


River Eves Elementary   

Summer Reading Resources

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 Don't let reading go by the wayside this summer!  
Here are some resources to help your child continue reading all summer long.

Field Day!
What a phenomenal River Eves Field Day! The theme was "Once Upon a Field Day." All events were connected to children's literature. Coach Snyder continues to raise the bar higher and higher! Thank you for being amazing!

Congratulations to our retirees Helen Murphey (5th Grade Teacher) & Shari Khaki (Special Education Teacher)!  We are so proud of and happy for you!  Thank you for your service to our students, families, your colleagues, and the community at-large.  You will be missed.  Job well done!
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The final River Eves STEM Day was a great success! This year, teachers devoted concentrated amounts of time to each step of the Engineering Design Model (EDM) during grade-level STEM Challenges. Our most recent STEM partner provided students with the opportunity to connect music to math! A huge shoutout goes to all parents and partners for the support this school year. We couldn't do this with you!

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Congratulations, Graduates!

English Level 1 Graduation Day for our second language parents! So proud! Thank you to our very own Vilma Bass (Bilingual Parent Liaison) for setting the wheels in motion this school year! We are excited for next year and what is to come!  

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Thank you, Volunteers!

We value and appreciate the support of our River Eves volunteers. Notice everyone with their "Eagles Up!" What a phenomenal group!

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Centennial Jr. Knights Football 

2019 5th and 6th grade recruit letter.pdf


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. 

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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                                          April Winners:


                                          Ally Baker (STEM Lab Teacher)

                                          Kristen Schultze (1st Grade Teacher)

                                          Anna Tavormina (Kindergarten Teacher)

                                          Amy Dyche (Counselor)

                                          Felicia MacFarland (ESOL Teacher)

                                          Jolanta Kiker (Media Center 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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April Winners: 


                            Cecilia Panizo (Front Office) - Professional of the Month

                            Deonte Moore (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 May 3



 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

Fulton County Schools wins award for 20th consecutive year!

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 Report a Concern



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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