Back to School


We hope you had a wonderful summer.
We are excited to kick off the 2023-2024 school year!


 Back to School Checklist


If you have a Kindergartener or you are new to Riverside School, attend the PTA New Family Reception during the KindergartenGrades 1-2 Newcomer and Grades 3-5 Newcomer Orientations on Thursday, August 31st


Get to know Riverside School's new Assistant Principal Eugene Matejek at a Meet-and-Greet Coffee with parents on Thursday, August 31 from 11:30am-12:00pm outside the school. Can't make it to this reception? Reach out and introduce yourself!  Eugene is eager and excited to get to know our school community!


 Attend the "Ringing in the New School Year" ceremony on the first day of school!  Grades 1-5 students arrive at the usual time (8:30am-8:45am), and Kindergarteners begin their first day at 9:30am. Please see Mr. Weiss’s welcome back letter for more detailed information.


 Return required forms sent by Principal Weiss – All documents can be accessed on the school website’s “Back to School” page.


 Update directory info and join the PTA through Log in to update (or create an account and enter) family contact information. With PTA membership, you get access to the Riverside School online directory. By registering on RIVPTA.ORG (and downloading the companion Membership Toolkit app to your Apple or Android device), you receive info via email and/or app notifications, receive volunteer reminders, access calendars and more.


 Attend the PTA Volunteer Fair. Please stop by our Welcome Back Volunteer Fair in the school’s cafe Friday, September 1st from 9:00am-10:15am. Join the PTA, sign up to volunteer for a committee, purchase Riverside School apparel, or just catch up with friends. 


Review the safety procedures for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up by reading the “Rules of the Road”.  Make sure to sign and return your copy to the front office.  You can also sign up for daily Safety Duty volunteer shifts to help during drop-off.


Stay tuned for the Fall 2023 AFTERS Offerings - Registration will open in September; more information to come soon.


 Register for the Early Morning Program if you are interested in an option for Riverside students prior to the start of the regular school day. An enrollment form must be completed for each child before s/he can attend.


Save the Date for Riverside's Fall Fundraiser on Friday, November 3rd. This year we will be celebrating Riverside's 90th year with a 90's themed celebration at the Water Club!


 Add money to your child's lunch account through MySchoolBucks. The Universal Free Lunch program in CT has expired. 


 Get a Riverside Red Shirt and other cool Riverside School spirit gear. You can purchase Riverside Spirit Wear at the Volunteer Fair on Friday, September 1st. The online Spirit Store will be opening soon…we’ll let you know when it does!


 Add these upcoming dates to your calendar:

  • Thursday, August 31st – Meet-and-Greet with our new Assistant Principal Eugene Matejek on the front lawn from 11:30am-12:00pm

  • Friday, September 1st – PTA Volunteer Fair in the cafe from 9:00-10:15am
  • Tuesday, September 19th (evening) – School Open House
  • Wednesday, September 27th – School Photos Day
  • Friday, November 3rd – School Fundraiser at the Water Club (parents only)
  • See or the Membership Toolkit app for dates of all PTA events
  • View the GPS District Calendar and note important school dates and holidays


 The Riverside PTA uses this website to communicate key information.

Once you create a account, you can: 

  • Receive important communications via email and/or Membership Toolkit app notifications (which  can be retrieved at any time by going to My Account > My Messages)
  • Sign up to volunteer, and get reminders sent automatically
  • Be in the know with full access to the Riverside PTA Calendar
  • Become a Riverside PTA member by joining the PTA (separate from volunteering for the PTA)
  • Complete your directory information
  • Access the directory online or on the Membership Toolkit app (for PTA members only)
  • Access My Page, your personal dashboard for everything linked to your account - Field trips, ticket purchases, forms, etc.

MyPage: Parent Dashboard

Create or update your login today and access MyPage, your personal dashboard to buy tickets, volunteer and much more!

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