Parents, students, and friends! Don't miss the 2017 Rivendell Spring Program on May 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at the CSU University Center for the Arts, Griffin Hall (Old Fort Collins High School). Students should arrive at 5:45 and find their teachers, while parents and friends get seated in the auditorium. The program should last about 90 minutes, and ends with a fun slideshow of our entire Rivendell 40th year! You don't want to miss it!
Our 40th Fiesta is April 22, 2017 from 5:00-10:00 p.m. This event celebrates our 40th Anniversary and welcomes parents, teachers, family, friends and alumni to celebrate. We will also have a silent and live auction where you can help our school raise funds. It has been known as the Soiree for several years. You can purchase tickets (including ticket donations for teachers) or donate on-line. If you'd like your business to be a corporate sponsor for this event, use our corporate sponsor page or contact us. We hope to see you there!
What: All Older Kids, 3rd graders, and some 2nd graders, are busy preparing either a Science Investigation or an Engineering Design to display at the fair and we need volunteer judges!
Judges: How much time is involved? It's up to you! You can spend as little as 15 minutes judging one or two projects at drop-off or pick-up, or an hour, if you have more time to spare. It's totally flexible and up to you, and can be done any time between pick-up on Monday, March 6th through drop-off on Friday, March 10th. It's very rewarding and meaningful to our students to receive feedback from a broad audience, and it's pretty fun to see the creative and inventive projects concocted by our clever students! Judging forms can be picked up any time in the Commons. Once completed, they can be placed face down in front of the project so that it is easy to see which projects still need to be judged. What does a judging form look like? Check one out ahead of time here.
Where: Posters will be displayed in the commons/library on tables - so feel free to pick up a judging form and walk through with family, students, and siblings!
When: Begins at pick-up on Monday, March 6th and runs through drop-off on Friday, March 10th.
Summer enrichment classes are filling up fast! Rivendell offers so many amazing camps to choose from, don't miss out! You can find more information on our summer page HERE.
Great news! Rivendell has been selected to receive a $13,300.00 Innovation Station Fund grant from OtterCares, the charitable giving division of the OtterBox Company. Several teachers and Rivendell parent Carley McAbee wrote the grant proposal earlier this fall and were surprised by the team from OtterCares, who showed up during Group Sing earlier in November to present the award. The funds from this grant will be used to purchase new technology tools and hands-on learning materials to enhance our science, technology, art, music and regular classroom curricula. The students were very excited to learn about the new opportunities that will be coming their way soon!
Thanks so much to the OtterCares Foundation! We're excited to start building our Innovation Station!
Presented by Jason Clarke
- How to get more information about Love and Logic
- Using empathy and Love and Logic one-liners to neutralize arguing
- Delayed or "anticipatory" consequences
- The Two Rules of Love and Logic
Cost: $30 per person or $40 per couple
Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rivendell School
Sign up at the front office or email email@example.com to reserve your space.
Rivendell alumni are an important part of the Rivendell community. We love to hear about the success and adventures of each graduate. A treasured annual tradition is sending care packages during finals week to our Rivendell students at college.
Our cost is $40 per care package; first-year college freshman are free! We welcome you to donate to this cause. Stop by the front office for details and find more information here: Rivendell College Care Packages.
Have you heard any of our new radio spots yet? They are airing right now on TRI102 and 99.9The Point FM. Be sure to listen for them, we had lots of kids help out with the voice over, so you might hear a familiar voice! Here they are as MP3's, if you don't get a chance to hear them live. A huge thanks to Jeff for all his hard work and audio recording/remastering expertise to make this idea a reality!
Friday was a pretty spectacular day at Rivendell! Not only did we have the Fun Run in the morning, the Middle Kids and Older Kids finished up their studies of Greece and Rome with their own feasts! Here are some pictures of the festivities in the Middle Kid classrooms.
Our annual Rivendell Fun Run is this Friday, October 7th, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Don't forget to sponsor your favorite Rivendell student, or make a flat amount donation on our website at http://www.rivendell-school.org/fun-run/. Parents and friends are also welcome to come and cheer on our students as they run laps, it's always a fun day!
This event is a chance to hear a presentation from your child's teacher about classroom-specific curriculum, schedule, expectations and activities. Back-to-School Night is Tuesday, September 6th from 6:00-8:15 p.m. and the meeting schedule is as follows:
Preschool: 6:00 - 6:30
Younger Kids: 6:35 - 7:05
Middle Kids: 7:10 - 7:40
Older Kids: 7:45 - 8:15
Specials teachers will have tables in the commons between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.
It's time to welcome our students back to school at the Open House on Monday, August 22nd from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Stop by and meet your teachers, visit your classrooms and see all your old friends! See you there!
We'll be holding New Family Orientation sessions on August 16th and 25th. New Rivendell families should plan to attend one of the following times:
- Tuesday, August 16, 8:30-9:30am
- Tuesday, August 16, 3:30-4:30pm
- Thursday, August 25, 8:30-9:30am
We look forward to seeing you there!
Check out this article on the research that our Older Kids collaborated on with faculty from Colorado State University studying air pollution and asthma. http://source.colostate.edu/fort-collins-kids-test-air-pollution-monitors-for-csu-researchers/
Parents, students, and friends! Don't miss the 2016 Rivendell Spring Program on May 5th at 6:00 p.m. at Rocky Mountain High School in the auditorium. Students should arrive at 5:45 and find their teachers, while parents and friends get seated in the auditorium. The program should last about 90 minutes.
Spring cleanup, originally scheduled for April 16, has been postponed until Saturday, May 14. We have a lot of outside jobs that will be hard to do if there's a foot of snow! Please mark May 14, 9:00am to 1:00pm, on your calendar to help us with our spring cleaning.
We are very pleased to announce Holly Warren as Rivendell's interim Director for the 2016/17 school year. Holly has shown exemplary leadership qualities throughout her 14-year tenure at Rivendell. She cares deeply for our students and their families, and her commitment to Rivendell's vision and philosophy is undeniable. We have no doubt she will rise to the challenges that the Director position demands and lead us successfully through this next year. Feel free to congratulate Holly when you see her and welcome her to this distinguished administrative role at Rivendell!
Our two Odyssey of the Mind Teams completed their performances and competitions on Saturday, and both teams did wonderfully! Our Division 1 Team placed 3rd for their problem "Aesop Gone Viral" and will be continuing on to the state competition. Our younger team (they are not scored competitively) also did a fantastic job. August S. received a special award for "good sportsmanship". Thanks to our amazing coaches Emma and Chris, and to these super creative students!
There has been a change made to the Rivendell School Calendar. Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are going to be held on Friday, May 6, and Friday, May 13. Teachers believe that having these conferences later in our school year will allow them to present a more comprehensive picture of your child's progress throughout the entire year. There will be no school for students on these dates. Rivendell will offer Enrichment Classes on these days for families that are looking for something fun for their children to do. If you are interested in signing your child up for one of these Enrichment Classes please click here to find our registration page.