Coming Soon – Riverview’s “EXIT” Stravaganza

Join us on Friday, December 5th from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The RVES Faculty/Staff and PTO invite everyone to a celebration to say farewell to our current building before we move to our new facility.  This special event is to honor our “Old Riverview” before we move.  We are extending our invitation to the school board, anyone in the community, and Riverview Alumni.  It will be advertised in the Fort Mill Times and on CN2 NEWS.  This is our chance to say “good-bye” to our building before the move.  There are lots of memories and stories to be shared.  We will have a booth set up to do just that.  We will also have memorabilia and pieces of history displayed to honor the “Original Riverview” where Starbucks now resides. So mark your calendars for Friday, December 5th to help us celebrate and say goodbye to our facility.

This event is similar to last year’s Winterfest.  Here is what you can expect at this year’s event:

  • There will be no tickets sold!! All games/booths will be organized and run by the teachers and are FREE to enjoy.
  • The PTO is organizing meals and concessions in the cafeteria, so bring cash for FOOD!
  • Beef ‘O Brady’s will sell meals ($3.50-$6.50 depending on what you order).
  • Kona Ice will be selling sno-cones.
  • The PTO will be selling drinks, popcorn, and cotton candy!  There will be something for everyone.
  • What’s left of our current spirit wear will be available at deeply discounted prices as we plan to start over with NEW SPIRIT WEAR at the the NEW RVES!
  • The PTO will be raffling off Free Passes to Baxter’s Bunch Playhouse. $1 Raffle.
  • A SPECIAL DONATION will be collected in the cafeteria to help with the school move.  The teachers will be in need of supplies and incidentals when they set-up their new classrooms.  The PTO wants to have funds available to support their needs.
  • Silent Auction provided by Leroy Springs!  Get ready to bid!!!
  • Auction Item Value Min. Bid
    3-month family membership to the Recreation Complex



    1 year outdoor family membership to the ASC Greenway



    1-hour horse trail ride for 2 at the ASC Greenway



    1 week summer camp with ASC Greenway Adventure Seekers



    2-night stay at Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach



    2-night stay at Springmaid Mountain Resort in Spruce Pine, NC



    Green fees (with cart) for 4 at Fort Mill Golf Club



    Green fees (with cart) for 4 at Springfield Gold Club




Boosterthon Update

What a great Fun Run we had this year!! Our kids did a great job and had a blast! Thanks to all the parents who came out to cheer on our students.

Thank you students and parents–WE EXCEEDED OUR GOAL! If 100% of pledges are turned in, we will have raised over $19,000. This is the largest profit ever for RVES!! 

Collection envelopes came home last week. We appreciate your help in collecting pledges over the next few days. Our goal is to have the money turned in by December 1. Your child’s teacher will receive 10% of pledges turned in by Dec 1 for his/her classroom. Let’s help them get as much as possible!

If you have any questions please send them to

Final Stats:
States: 44
Countries: 6
Participation:  65%
Log on Percentage: 77%
# of Pledges:  1,362
Top Class: Swanda


Don’t Forget SchoolMall for Holiday Gifts

It’s not too late to support RVES by purchasing holiday gifts through Over 200 national online merchants including Target, Kohl’s, Melissa & Doug Toys, Gap, Walmart and Old Navy are giving 5-10 percent, and sometimes up to 50 percent, of sales from back to participating schools. Gift cards for teachers are also for sale.

RVES families and friends have raised almost $2,000 through SchoolMall this fall, and we encourage you to continue using the site during the entire school year.


Riverview Ranks High!

In the latest Niche Magazine educational rankings, Riverview Elementary ranks as the #6 elementary school in South Carolina.   In the Charlotte Metro Area, Riverview ranks #2.  In fact, Fort Mill elementary schools make up 5 of the top 15 in the state and are the top 6 schools in the Charlotte Metro area!   According to the website, “A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students and faculty, and the students are very happy with their experiences.”

To see the article with the full rankings click here: 


Coupons For Education

Coupons For Education will be sent home this week.  RVES receives $0.25 for each booklet that is sent out.  We send out about 700 booklets!  The only thing you need to do is use the coupons if you can.


New School Update

Parents and teachers were given an update on the new Riverview Elementary School construction at the November PTO meeting. Dr. Tommy Schmolze, Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Student Services, Forrest King, a representative from Cumming Construction and Mrs. Chinchilla gave updates on the construction and move.  At this point they anticipate the school being done on time with classes starting in the new building on January 6th.

In terms of a construction timeline, the 1st floor has passed a major inspection and the 2nd floor will have a major inspection November 18th.  Final inspection is now set for December 11th.  Paving of the driveway and parking lots will start Monday November 10 as will installation of the carpet and other flooring in classrooms.  Technology wires are being run along with other construction, and new Smart TVs and computers will begin installation on December 1st.  All technology should be functional by the final inspection.  Furniture will also be loaded in early December.

The only major item that will not be done when the school opens is the terrazzo (poured decorative concrete) flooring in the halls, cafeteria and hall walls.  Due to construction constraints this will be done over the summer.  The school will open with painted, polished  concrete floors in those areas.

The PTO will need many volunteers to help with moving, but specific needs are still being worked out.  The majority of the move is scheduled for December 18th and 19th, but there may be other volunteer needs the weekend before, over Christmas break or on January 5th and 6th.  If you would like to help with the move, please make sure our Volunteer Coordinator Lori Metz has you on our volunteer list so you get regular updates on volunteer needs and sign ups.  If you are not registered you can complete our volunteer form at THIS LINK or contact Lori at

January 5th, the day before the school opens, will be Meet The School Night, when teachers and students will be able to tour the new school.  More details on this will be coming soon.


Box Tops and Popcorn

This is the last week to send in your Box Tops for October’s Class Competition.  Please make sure to include your teacher’s name on the sheets or bags to receive credit.

Popcorn Day is Friday, November 14.  The cost is 5o cents if your child is not pre-registered.


Boosterthon is here!


Dress warmly for an outdoor Fun Run. Boosterthon t-shirts will be distributed at school before the run.

NEW FUN RUN TIMES    K-2  12:30-1:30pm      3-5 10:00-11:00am

If you signed up to volunteer, please click this link to the revised SIGN UP GENIUS and sign up again for the changed times if you are still available to help.  Due to the time change there may be people who are no longer able to help so if you can now help that would be appreciated.

Need to enter pledges but lost your pledge book with the access code? No worries! It’s not too late to enter your pledges. You can look up the pledge code. Just click “lost access code” on after you are logged in!  If you have never logged in, then choose the sign-up option.

Please check out the Boosterthon Videos section of the website for information on how to get pledges, informational videos and daily Character Lesson videos.  

The Fun Run will be a great celebration of all they have learned with through Rock’n Town Live–make plans to be here to cheer on our kids! Parents, grandparents, friends and family are all invited to come out and support RVES and our students at the Fun Run!



Boosterthon Spirit Days are Here!

As part of our Boosterthon festivities, please wear the following colors on the days listed below. The class with the most participation each day will get the traveling microphone to carry with them to special areas and lunch!

pluginWednesday November 12, Rock’n Out in BLUE

amplifyohtersThursday November 13, Rock’n Out in YELLOW


Friday November 14, Rock’n Out in ORANGE

playhardMonday November 17, Rock’n Out in RED


Tuesday November 18, Rock’n Out in GREEN


Wednesday November 19, Rock’n Our School Colors.  RVES Spirit Wear or BLUE and YELLOW


Thursday November 20, Rock’n Our FUN RUN SHIRTS!

Provided to students by the PTO and Business Sponsors.  Students will receive their shirts at school on this day.



Cash for Candy

Dr. BriAnna Schraw, is taking a stand against sweets this Halloween! Dr. Schraw is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Smiles by Design in Baxter Village, and they will donate $1.00 per pound of candy to the Riverview PTO

  • Candy will be collected after Halloween        
  • Drop off directly to Smiles by Design before November 13th
  • Dr Schraw will weigh the candy and write a check to your school’s PTO and pay up to $100 @ $1.00 per pound.
  • Candy will be mailed to Operation Gratitude. 
  • Also, if students would like to write letters to the troops, they will include them in the shipment. Wouldn’t you love to see that smiling soldier’s face?
  • Thank you for your participation in this wonderful opportunity to give back to our troops and earn money for our PTO!

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