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This Week

  • 5/18 - Mother Son 80s Dance
  • 5/18 - Last Day to Order Yearbooks!

Coming Up 

  • 5/21-5/25 - Book Fair
  • 5/25 - Portfolio Day/Someone Special Day
  • 5/28 - Memorial Day, no school
  • 5/29 - Blue Ribbon Day

IN Crowd

Hey Roadrunners, the IN Crowd invites you to take the…

“KIND is IN” challenge this month!
During the month of May, practice random acts of kindness
at school and in the community.  
There are three easy ways...choose one, two or all three!

1) "Kindness Bingo" - Click on this link and play!  Once your card is complete, put your name at the top and turn it into the PTA basket by May 31 to get a kind reward :). 
2) "Kindness Wall" - Check out the window right outside the school office!  It's our "Kindness Wall" for students (and parents!) to write about random acts of kindness at school and in the community.  You can write down something you did OR acknowledge something done for you.  The notecards and pens are right there...take a card, write on it and tape it to the window.  Let's see if we can fill up the whole window!
4) "Kindness Heroes" -  Do you know a "Kindness Hero"?  Students, teachers and parents can turn in a nomination form to our "Caught Being Kind" box in the office.  A winner will be selected at the end of the month and announced in an eblast.
We're all IN this together, so be kINd to one another!

Mother Son 80s Bash


Friday May 18th is Riviera's Mother-Son dance and all Roadrunner boys and their moms are invited to have a night out in the Riviera Cafeteria from 6-8pm!! A DJ and a chocolate fountain will be on site as well!  NEON will be our theme!!

Sliders, corndogs, finger foods, salads and water will be available at NO CHARGE! We are asking for each classroom to please donate 3 items that can be used for our chocolate fountain - some ideas include fresh fruit like strawberries, pineapple or melon - (washed & cut up), bananas (uncut), marshmallows, pretzel sticks, rice krispie treats, angel food cake (cubed), peanut brittle, graham crackers.... anything that will taste YUMMY with melted chocolate (so.... basically ANYTHING!)

Please sign up under your son's teacher's name. Thank you!

Please drop off your donations to the school cafeteria anytime after 3pm on Friday 5/18!

Hope your boys will be able to join in the fun!!!

Date: 05/18/2018 (Fri.)
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Location: Riviera Elementary Cafeteria


Last Chance to Order Yearbooks!

REMINDER: This Friday,  May 18 is the LAST day to purchase a Yearbook online.  

Any remaining yearbooks will be sold (cash/check only)
 the last 3 days of school.

Get your copy now!!!
Don't miss out!!


Spring Book Fair!

Paws for Books May 21-25! 
 SET UP May 19! 



Hi! We all LOVED our Mother-Son dance party last year, and we're so looking forward to it coming back on Friday, May 18th. However, our equally beloved Book Fair will start the Monday after, May 21st!  We won't be able to set up the Book Fair the Friday before as usual, as the cafeteria will be all nicely decorated for Mother-Son dance!
 That's when WE NEED YOUR HELP: for our children to be able to enjoy both Book Fair and Mother-Son dance, we need to set up the Book Fair on SATURDAY MAY 19th, 9am-2pm. We'll have bagels, coffee and pizzas! It can be done in no time if we have many helpers, even our big kids can come and help! 

And of course… we’re still in dire need for volunteers to help during the Book Fair, May 21-25. We simply can’t do it without you! It takes a village... THANK YOU IN ADVANCE! 
Please consider signing up for a couple of hours by clicking on the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4fa9a922a3ff2-volunteers1
Leslie Montalvo & Cecile Namer,
Bookfair Chairpersons


Blue Ribbon Day

Blue Ribbon Day is Tuesday, May 29. All parents who are in the military or law enforcement are welcome to come in uniform for a special morning assembly honoring the men and women who come to the aid for millions each year and work to keep our communities safe.

Please contact Joy Rocker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to participate or have any questions regarding this event.


Green Team
Tip of the week: When ordering a drink, say NO to the straw! And even better, if your order is not to go, ask for a “For Here Cup”!
To the parents of Room 2, thanks for signing up all week!
Kindergarteners are managing the Sorting Stations this week, but they're on field trip Thursday May 17th and will help on May 22nd instead. Could anyone sign up that day?
Email Cecile Namer with enquiries- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
To sign up as a one day parent volunteer for your class
CLICK HERE : http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aaaa92da4f85-sorting


Please see the attachment regarding this year's CAASPP testing for Grades 3 through 5 at Riviera Elementary School.  The letter includes our testing schedule, as well as helpful links to CAASPP guides and practice tests.


Tech Corner
Our very own iPad / Chromebook lab Teacher, K. Stauder, has compiled a great list of tech notes for teachers, students and parents.
Check it out HERE!


Ms. Pagarigan Update

Riviera retired teacher, Jeanine Pagarigan has been silently dealing with kidney failure over the past year. Her family is searching for a live kidney donor. 
Go to www.savejeanine.com to find out more.



Please consider donating your gently worn shoes to Soles4Souls. A collection box will be in the front office for the month of May.
If you cannot donate a pair of shoes, consider a monetary donation. 
$1 can buy 1 pair of shoes.

Sweat For A Cause




American Heart Association & Raddish

Dear Parents and Staff—
Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association to provide year-round heart healthy resources for your family!   This month, the American Heart Association has teamed up with Raddish to provide a May Newsletter that includes information on women’s heart health, “Family Date Night” ideas and a recipe (below).  To learn more about Raddish, please visit www.RaddishKids.com and follow them on Facebook orInstagram!
Thank you for being a heart hero and for building healthier lives free from cardiovascular disease and stroke!  Have a heart healthy month!


May TUSD lunch menu

click for link


May Riviera Newsletter

read it here!


After School Programs

Running Club

Yoga May 2- Jun 6

YMCA Explorers May & Jun

Girls on the Run


Jr. Architects and Engineering Spring


Leverage LAX Summer

Camp Surf May 18

Golf Squad

Engineering for Kids


AYSO British Camps

AYSO Spring Region 12

Empower Youth Soccer

Empower Youth Basketball

Parker Anderson Tech Kids - Minecraft

Watch Me Sculpt May 3

Watch Me Draw May 14

Spartan Cheer Camp

City of Torrance Fun Camp June 25

City of Torrance Sports Camp June 25

Techakids Summer Camp