Moving Update/Friday Volunteers

The Rockets have landed at their new launch pad!

All volunteers will report Friday at the new Riverview.  All volunteers must be signed up on the Sign-Up Genius if you plan to volunteer.  Please do not just show up as there is a limit to how many volunteers can be in the building.  We have found out during this move that things can change quickly based on how the moving process is going, so we many end up needing more or less volunteers than are signed up at a time.  Please check your email for volunteer updates.

Childcare is now available at Orchard Park Elementary from 10-4 on Friday provided by the Fort Mill High School Teacher Cadets.  Please indicate when you sign up if you need childcare.

To sign up click here:




Move Update-Thursday Volunteers

The RVES teachers are almost 100% packed and ready to move-in to their new launch pad, but there is still a lot of other packing to do around the school! Movers arrived at 3:00 today and started transporting boxes to the new building. We are already ahead of schedule by half a day! It’s possible that we may be needed at the New RVES by the afternoon. We value your volunteer time, but it is very difficult to predict when we are needed and for what tasks. There may be lulls during the day, so be prepared to be flexible.

A decision is going to made by 10:00am about whether the teachers can begin unpacking at the New RVES. They have been asked to report to the Old RVES in the morning and wait for a green light to move to the New RVES. At that time we can let you know to report to the new building or just go do some Christmas shopping! We value your time and flexibility. This is a huge undertaking with frequently changing variables.


Moving Help Thurs.-Friday

The move to our new Launch Pad is here!  We need help at the old school on the  18th.  It has been confirmed by administration that volunteers can help at the NEW RVES on FRIDAY the 19th!  If you can spare a couple of hours to help the teachers would really appreciate it.

On Thursday and Friday free child care for kids age 4-5th grade will be provided by Fort Mill High Teacher Cadets at Orchard Park Elementary from 9:00-5:00.

An adult will be present at all times with the kids and cadets. When you sign up, please indicate in the comments if you need child care and for how many kids.  We also need adult childcare supervisor volunteers, who are free to bring their own younger children.  No children will be allowed in the old or new RVES during the move.

Click this link to sign up to volunteer at the Old RVES on Thursday: 

Click this link to sign up to volunteer at the New RVES on Friday:




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.


We’re Moving! Donate Snacks/Supplies

The Riverview Rockets are moving in to their new Launch Pad in T-2 days!  Your help is needed to make this a quick and easy move for the teachers.

Donate Snacks and Moving Supplies

Preparations are underway to move in to our new Launch Pad in a few short days. To show our appreciation to teachers and staff, the PTO is asking families to donate supplies for our move. Please see the designated items needed.  Collection bins will be available in the school lobby to drop off items.

Individually packaged sweet snacks or cookies (due to policy, please no homemade/bakery items)

Individually packaged savory snacks or chips

Canned drinks and/or bottled water



Teacher Wish Lists

What do the RVES teachers want & NEED for Christmas? GIFT CARDS they can use to set up their new classroooms at our new facility!

Riverview is in full swing preparation for the blast off to our new launch pad in just a few short weeks.  In light of the move to our new launch pad just around the corner the PTO has worked with staff and teachers to determine how we can assist and request that in lieu of the usual holiday goodies you may traditionally give to teachers  and staff this year they’re strongly encouraging GIFT CARDS to help set-up their new classrooms!

Each grade level has provided us with the following wish lists:

Target, Walmart, Amazon
First Grade:
Target, Walmart, Amazon
Second Grade:
Target and Walmart
Third grade:
Target,Walmart, IKEA
Fourth Grade:
Target, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Office Depot, Michaels, Staples, Dollar General, Above and Beyond, Visa gift cards
Fifth Grade:
Target, Office Depot, Michaels, and Teachers Pay Teachers (online site)
Related Arts:
Walmart, Amazon, Target, Michaels
Support Teachers and Special Services:
Walmart, Office Depot, Dollar Tree, Lakeshore, Scholastic, Visa gift cards



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


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.


Pump Up the Pledges!

Please remember that all Boosterthon pledge collections are due by this Tuesday, December 9th.

Pledges can be paid by cash, check or online at

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