School Announcements

  • Carolina Mudcats Ticket Information

    Thank you to everyone who attempted to come out and enjoy the Mudcats game on Friday, April 12th. Since it was canceled due to storms, your tickets are still good. They are redeemable at any game this season. Please keep your electronic file and/or paper tickets and take them to the box office at the stadium and they will be exchanged for another game this season.

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  • PTA Officer/Chair Board Positions

    The RDE PTA is looking for new faces to hold Officer/Chair Board Positions for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. These positions are open due to current board members having either exhausted their term or will be moving on to middle school. The current board is made up of a variety of positions from the President, 3 VP positions, Treasure and several Chairs. This year we are looking for Parents who are interested in holding the President, Treasurer, VP Fundraising and a variety of Chair positions.

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  • Dental Screening: Kindergarten Students Only

    On Wednesday, May 1st, our kindergarten students will be offered a dental screening. For more information, please read the letter below:

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  • Softball Game Postponed

    Due to the forecast of rain, the RDE Backpack Buddies Softball game has been rescheduled for Friday, March 15th. The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Archer Lodge Community Center Softball Field.

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  • STEM Night Volunteers

    This year for our 3-5 STEM Night we would like to invite our wonderful community of Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians, and Technology Professionals into our school to present their knowledge, talents, and/or careers to our upper grade students and their families. We are in search of any River Dell Families or Friends of our school community that may have a willingness to volunteer about 2 hours in the evening on March 28th to share their passion/career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with our upper grade students. For more information, please click the link below:

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  • Kindness Project

    Our Art Teacher, Mrs. Anayiotos, needs our help. She would like to do a Kindness project. The kids will paint rocks with words of kindness. The painted rocks will be placed in a Kindness garden. She needs smooth rocks (at least 1 side needs to be smooth), cans of white paint (used to paint the rocks before the kids paint them), and cans of clear sealer. Thank you for your support!

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  • SGA Valentine's Fundraiser

    SGA is selling candy February 11th and 12th for $.50. Candy includes fun size Skittles, M&M's, and Fun Dip. Carnations will be on sale February 13th and 14th. Carnations cost $1.00. All extras will be on sale Friday, February 15th. The sale will take place in the front lobby from 8:30-8:55 a.m. All money raised will go towards our Rise Against Hunger event at the end of the year.

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  • Jump Rope for Heart Information

    Our Jump Rope for Heart event will be held on Friday, February 15th. Instant prizes will be given out each morning from 8:30-8:55. Be a heart hero and help support Jump Rope for Heart!

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  • Parent Information Session

    A parent information session will be held on Thursday, February 21st from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. We would like to give parents an update on the progress of our school and address our goals for moving forward into next year. We would also like to give our parents an opportunity to give feedback on what you view as the biggest challenges facing our school and suggestions on how to improve our school to be the best we can be. We will have childcare provided for this event and we would love to have a big crowd.

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  • Volunteers Needed

    We are beginning our mid-year benchmark testing for our students. To help us limit the disruption to learning, we in need of a lot of volunteers. If you are a level 2 volunteer and have anytime over the next few weeks to help us monitor students, please email Mrs. Dailey (sharondailey@johnston.k12.nc.us) or call our office and ask for Mrs. Dailey. Any amount of time would be greatly appreciated.

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  • December 10th Make Up Day Information

    The make-up day plan for the school day missed on December 10, 2018 was approved by the Board of Education at its monthly meeting. The make-up day plan for the traditional calendar is as follows: February 18, 2019, has been converted from a workday to a regular student day. The February 18, 2019, workday has been moved to June 11, 2019.

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  • Caps/PJ Bottoms for a Cause

    Caps/PJ Bottoms for a Cause on Friday, December 21st: If your class is already wearing PJ’s, you do not have to pay a dollar. If your class is not wearing PJ’s on Friday, feel free to bring a $1.00 if you’d like to participate in wearing a hat or PJ Bottoms!!

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  • Manager's Choice Breakfast and Lunch Menu

    The menu for the week of December 17th-21st is Manager's Choice. The menu is posted below.

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  • Volunteers Needed

    River Dell PTA will be having a Holiday Lunch for the Teachers and Staff and are looking for donations to help with the lunch. Please have all items to the office by Wednesday Dec 12th. Desserts, please have to the school by 9am Friday Dec. 14th. Thank you for your help making this a successful lunch. Click on the link below to sign up!

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  • River Dell Chorus to Perform at Christmas Tree Lighting

    River Dell Chorus will be performing at the Flowers Plantation Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1st. Please click on the flier below for more information:

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  • CogAT Information for 3rd Grade

    During the weeks of November 26-December 7, third grade students in Johnston County will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test. The purpose of this test is to give the teachers and administrators additional information to help assess the educational needs of your child. Please on the links below to learn more information.

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  • Remind 101 for Cafeteria Updates

    A Remind 101 page has been created for the RDE cafeteria. This page will be updated daily with information about the menu, the national days and weeks we will be celebrating in the cafeteria, and vital information for teachers and parents about lunch accounts. Here’s the link: https://www.remind.com/join/rderac

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  • Parent Night: Standards Based Teaching & Learning

    We had a parent information night on Standards Based Teaching and Learning planned for September 20th. Due to the hurricane and its impact on our schedules, we have had to postpone that meeting. We now have the rescheduled date. We will have our parent night on Standards Based Teaching and Learning on Tuesday, October 16th from 6pm to 7pm in our cafeteria. We will also have our PTA share some very important information at the beginning of that meeting as well.

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  • School Lunch & Breakfast Information

    Johnston County Public Schools has been notified that our district is included in the Presidential Declaration of Disaster, which will provide FREE school breakfast and lunch to ALL students starting Monday, October 1 and continuing through October 31 as a result of damages sustained by Hurricane Florence. This does not include staff, who may continue to buy meals at any time. Questions about students’ personal accounts should continue to be fielded through the school cafeteria manager or principal.

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  • Picture Day Information

    Picture day has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 9th. No new fliers will be going home.

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  • Parent Advisory Council Vacancies

    RDE has 4 vacancies on our Parent Advisory Council. Parent Advisory Members serve a 3-year term and meet quarterly with the principal discussing school policy, procedures, school improvement goals, and other items related to creating a positive relationship between the school and the community and families we serve. The deadline to submit resumes and cover letters to be considered for Parent Advisory Council is Friday, October 26th. Anyone interested in applying will need to send a resume and a cover letter explaining why they desire to serve on the Parent Advisory Committee to Chad Jewett via email (chadjewett@johnston.k12.nc.us).

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  • Start with Hello Week Sept. 24-28

    Start With Hello Week is connected to the Sandy Hook Promise campaign. The Sandy Hook Promise is Youth Violence Prevention Program. This Week’s purpose is to promote the idea of inclusiveness schoolwide. It helps encourage the students to make connections with each other and include everyone and to “identify and help others who are showing signs of social isolation” (Sandy Hook Promise, 2018). This year our school is going to participate by focusing on a simple daily theme that encourages students to connect with each other and helps to strengthen the welcoming community for all students within our school. Themes will also be announced daily during the morning announcements next week. Feel free to get creative with different ideas/activities for students.

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  • Breakfast & Lunch Menu Updates

    Please read the following in regards to breakfast/lunch for September 20th-25th Thursday (9-20-18): *breakfast will be the same*, Lunch: pancakes and sausage, chicken nuggets and dutch waffles, pb&j bento box, gold rush juice, cinnamon baked apples, and birthday fruit freezer Friday (9-21-18): Breakfast: cinnamon rolls, mini eggo waffles, juice, and fresh apples, Lunch: pepperoni pizza, corn dog poppers, fish sticks and rolls, pb&j bento box, sweet potatoes crinkle fries, sidekicks, pear Asian snack packs Monday (9-24-18): *breakfast will be the same*, Lunch: cheeseburger, sausage dogs (if the sausage dogs don't pan out, we will have chicken wings), chef salad, curly fires, peppers & onions, and slice apples Tuesday (9-25-18): *breakfast will be the same* , Lunch: chicken Alfredo, spaghetti, each come with garlic knots, pb&j beno box, carrot dippers, tossed salad, and applesauce cups

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  • Carpool and Visitor Procedures

    Please visit our website to view videos on carpool and visitor check in procedures: Click here to view videos

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  • Field Trip T-Shirt Information

    Field trip t-shirt forms were sent home with students. We need all 3rd grade students to return their form no later than Monday, September 10th; all other grade levels are due back no later than September 14th. Please contact your child's teacher with any questions. Field trip t-shirt design contest is due this Friday, September 7th. Voting for the contest will be done early next week and the winners will be posted on the PTA Facebook page. Parents, please make sure you check your child's Tuesday folders for PTA information.

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  • Information about Open House

    Our Open House for our 1st through 5th grade students this Thursday, August 23rd from 4:30pm to 7pm. Due to the size of our school we are asking that students with last names beginning with A through L come between 4:30pm and 5:30pm, and students with last names beginning with M through Z please come between 6pm and 7pm. We will be giving out information for logging into the Parent Portal of PowerSchool in your child's homeroom class. If you did not receive your log in information last year from our office, you will need to bring your photo ID and present that to your child's homeroom teacher and they will give you your log-in information. Also, our PTA has set up a Field trip shirt ordering website and it is up and running, link on the Facebook page

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  • Kindergarten Open House

    Our Kindergarten Open House will be held on Tuesday, September 4th from 6pm to 7pm. Our principal, Mr. Jewett, will give a brief welcome from 6:00-6:15 in the cafeteria and the rest of the time will be spent in teacher's classrooms.

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  • Back to School Open House

    We will be hosting our Back to School Open House on Thursday, August 23rd from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Due to the size of our school and limited parking we are asking that students with last names beginning with the letters A through L attend our Open House from 4:30pm to 5:30pm; and our students with last names beginning with the letters M through Z attend our Open House from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. We are hoping the 30 minute gap in time will help alleviate some parking issues. We are excited about this upcoming year and we can't wait to see all of you on August 23rd!

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  • Parent Safety Night Information

    Our Parent Safety Meeting was held Tuesday. June 26th. If you were unable to attend or would like to view the information again please click below to view the presentation.

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  • Follow-Up Parent Safety Information Night/PTA Meeting

    We will be having a Parent Safety Information on Tuesday, June 26th at 6:30 p.m. in our cafeteria. This is a follow-up meeting from our Parent Safetly Information Meeting in March. We will review all of the measures/improvements that we have put in place this year and help educate our parents on safety protocols for the upcoming school year. Our PTA will also be sharing information on events for the upcoming school year as well. If you are able to come out, we would love for you to join us.

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  • Missing or Damaged Library Books

    Every summer many students go off on vacation before turning in all of their library books. We encourage students and their families to bring in missing library books over the summer as soon as the items are found to prevent possible loss or damage and to allow the media center to complete the end-of-the-year inventory. Click here to view your library account status to see if you have any overdue/missing items.

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  • Yearbook Information

    Yearbooks have arrived. Pre-ordered yearbooks will be issued to homeroom teachers by end-of-day Thursday, May 31. Remaining yearbook stock will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis in the media center on Monday, June 4th at 8:30am. Remaining yearbooks cost $18 per book. Payment can be made with cash or checks made payable to Lifetouch. Once again, if paying by check, please make the check payable to Lifetouch.

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  • Helping Your Child With Grief

    Parents, attached are some resources you may use to help guide your child through this difficult time.

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  • Rising 6th Grade ALMS Information

    Below is the information that was presented at our 5th grade parent meeting on Tuesday, April 24th. The presentation includes important information for our rising 6th graders.

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  • Visitor Check-In Process

    We have a lot of grade level and classroom awards here at the end of the year. We will have a table in our front lobby for all of our visitors to check-in and receive a sticker. You must be wearing your sticker at all times to visit the classrooms or any part of our campus. Please do not get offended if we stop you when we do not see a visitor sticker; we just want to make sure we keep our campus as safe as possible.

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  • Teacher Workday May 8th

    We will not have school on Tuesday, May 8th. River Dell will be closed to students because we are a voting site for the primary elections. We do not have to make up this school day.

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  • RDE Proctor Volunteer Sign Up

    It’s the time of year when we begin making End of Grade Testing preparations. This year, End of Grade testing will be Thursday May 24th, and Friday May 25th, 2018. During testing we will have numerous testing sites per day and we must have proctors for each test site. In addition, we will need proctors on additional days for makeup testing. With this goal in mind, we are requesting your assistance. We need your help by volunteering to proctor for End of Grade Testing.

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  • Safety Information Night

    Our safety information night occurred on Thursday, March 15th. At this meeting, information was shared about our safety protocols, we explained some changes we have put in place, and answered questions that parents asked. Please, refer to the slide show below if you were unable to attend the meeting or would like to review what was discussed.

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  • Penny Wars

    Student government will be hosting Penny Wars. This event will begin Monday, March 19th and end on Friday, March 23rd in the front lobby from 8:30 to 8:55 a.m. Each grade level has their own jug for collecting money. Grade levels gain points by adding pennies and dollars to their jug. Students can lower other grade levels points by adding silver coins to their jugs.

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  • Requests for Changes of Transportation for Students

    If you have any changes in transportation for your child, please make sure we have those changes in writing prior to 3:30. Our office gets very busy from 3:30 through 4:15 and we want to make sure our students and teachers know if there is any change to how a child is getting home. To make sure that communication happens effectively, we need to know prior to 3:30.

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  • Carpool Information

    At this time, we have no volunteers to help direct carpool traffic. We do ask that when you merge back onto Buffalo Rd., please be careful and check the traffic already moving. We want you and your children to be safe as you enter and leave our campus. So please adhere to the 35 mile an hour school zone on Buffalo Rd. as you enter and leave campus and remember that the speed limit is 10 miles per hour on our campus.

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  • RDE Partners with Duke Energy

    We are partnering with Duke Energy and have a goal to save 10 million kilowatt-hours of energy during the 2017-18 school year. To reach this goal, our RDE families can request a FREE Energy Kit to save energy in their homes. Every request for the FREE Energy Kit helps our school win cash rewards ranging from $250-$2,500, and gives each family a chance to win $1,000. There is information in your box for you and flyers for your students. Please place a flyer in each child's folder tomorrow. Families can easily log on to myenergykit.org to order a FREE kit.

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  • Follow Us on Twitter

    We want to share all the great things that are happening at River Dell Elementary. Follow the school and each grade level on Twitter!

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  • YMCA After School Infomation

    In this announcement, you will find detailed information regarding the YMCA After School program at River Dell Elementary. Please click on the link below to learn more!

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  • 3rd Grade Parent Night Information

    I would like to thank all of the parents who were able to attend our 3rd grade parent meeting last night. I know that many of our parents were not able to attend, so I have attached the presentation to this webpage.

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