The PTA supports Riverside in developing a healthier school environment across many areas of wellness including nutrition, fitness, mental health, and more! 






These books will be a memorable keepsake for your family and will make wonderful gifts for extended family members. 


A big thank you to all students who contributed

original artwork for the cookbook!


Every drawing submitted will be featured somewhere in the book, with the winning submissions serving as front cover, inside cover, and back cover.  Congratulations to cover artists Beatriz L.C.D.F., Clara K. and Dante A.!


There were also several drawings chosen to serve as cover pages for each food category. The artists who submitted these cover pictures include Alexis O., Arjun A., Camille L., Carter U., Coco S., Gary B., Grace J., Harbor M., Julia K., Maggie H., Molly M., Olivia L., Paulina S., Sadie M., Sami D., Samuel J. and Zoe S. 


All additional drawings will be included in a three-page collage of artwork following the recipe collection. 


For any questions about the cookbook or the status of your order, please email Wellness co-chairs Jackie Dowling and Yvonne Ormerod 


Happy eating!


Nutrition Week

March 7-11, 2022


Riverside School will joined the entire Greenwich Public School District in celebrating Nutrition Week from March 7-11, a week to remind students to eat a balanced diet that will give them the energy and nutrients they need as they grow.


During Nutrition Week, all school cafeteria lunches will incorporate specific fresh fruits and vegetables in the menu as part of a “Taste the Rainbow” initiative. These items will also be available to students who bring lunch from home.

Please take part in Nutrition Week by making sure your children start their day with a healthy breakfast and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the day. We encourage you to print out this “Eat 5 Fruits and Veggies Everyday” pledge sheet as a way to help remind students to eat nutritious foods at home.


For more details including the fruits and vegetables to be featured, check out the event flyer:

Happy eating!








Fitness Week 2021

Monday, October 4th to Friday, October 8th


Fitness Week is an annual event that highlights the importance of exercise and daily physical activity. This year, Fitness Week will be held October 4 – 8 to coincide with National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 6. All Riverside students are encouraged to walk, bike, scoot, or skateboard to school every day during Fitness Week, in addition to their regular activities.



Thank you to everyone who participated in Fitness Week! We had nearly 200 submissions, and the most popular activities included biking, walking, baseball, and soccer. Individual winners for each grade were selected at random and will receive a credit towards a purchase of Riverside Spirit Wear. The class with the highest rate of participation for each grade will win extra recess. Great job, Riverside!


Individual Winners

Kindergarten: Mila C

1st Grade: Sarah S.

2nd Grade: Alonso G.

3rd Grade: Zoe S.

4th Grade: Lucas B.

5th Grade: Alexander Y.


Class Winners by Grade

Kindergarten: Ms. Rizzi

1st Grade: Ms. DiDonato

2nd Grade: Ms. Sturman

3rd Grade: Ms. Goodbody

4th Grade: Ms. Crawford

5th Grade: Ms. Anstey & Ms. Ware (tie)


Overall Classroom Winner

Ms. Goodbody’s class





Some of our Health and Wellness events and initiatives from previous years include: 


Wellness Wednesday Series


During the 2020-21 school year, the Wellness Committee will offer a wellness-related message on a Wednesday of every month. Mr. Weiss will share these messages during his morning announcement with students.
October is National Anti-Bullying Month, and this month’s announcement will remind students to Stand Up and Speak Out against bullying so all students feel safe and supported at school. 
For age-appropriate tips on how to combat bullying, visit: 
Here are some video resources, as well:





Allergy Awareness



All parents and students should be aware and have a basic understanding of the risks faced by their children's friends with food allergies. The Allergy Awareness committee provides important allergy information and tips over the course of the school year and try to include allergen friendly treats at PTA organized school events.


Halloween Candy Donations


Riverside students and families donate Halloween candy for a good cause. With the help of local Greenwich Pediatric Dental Group’s Dr. Stacy Zarakiotis, we have raised hundreds of dollars for Operation Smile. We funded more than three cleft lip/palate surgeries last year!

Fruit & Veggie Challenge

Riverside students are encouraged to participate in a week-long challenge to eat a healthy and colorful array of fruits and vegetables. The goal of this week is to promote healthy eating in a fun and positive way, both inside and outside of school.


Upcoming Dates

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