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Jun 11

Redistricting Representative


Dear Rivers Edge Families,

Henrico Schools seeks applicants from every HCPS school to serve on the redistricting committee.  Please consider applying to be the representative from Rivers Edge Elementary.   The application deadline is June 30.

Find out more about the HCPS Comprehensive Redistricting 2021 Committee at

Why redistricting? Because of current and projected population growth, new school construction and other demographics, school divisions must occasionally examine and alter their school attendance zones. This process has the potential to affect many communities in Henrico County, so please bookmark this page and check back often for updates.

One of the first and most critical steps in the process is forming a committee of community members to lead the process and recommend various options. Henrico Schools is currently seeking applications from citizens interested in participating in this important work. Each HCPS school will have a school-affiliated representative on the redistricting committee, for a total of approximately 70 committee members. These members must be able to prioritize the interests of all county students. Public committee meetings will begin in September 2019.

Thank you,

Pamela James, Principal

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Jun 07

Looking for a good book?

Our 4th graders spent the morning checking out summer reading book ideas, but not by stopping in the library. The students creatively showcased their favorite books for each other using t-shirt designs, project boards, posters, etc. All of the students walked away with a list of highly recommended books to read over the summer! #LifeReady

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Jun 01

Market Day

Our 2nd graders’ hard work culminated into a very fun, successful Market Day. What better way to learn about economics as well as producing and consuming goods and services than with their very own market stands! Many thanks to the parents and staff who joined in on the fun. One of our favorite signs of the morning stated “The principal shopped here” after Mrs. James stopped by and purchased an original graphic novel produced by one of Mrs. Bowles’ students.


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May 31

May Madness

We enjoyed participating in our 2nd Annual May Madness Basketball Tournament at Glen Allen High School. All of our 5th grade basketball players and our 2nd grade dancers made us proud to be eagles. Many thanks to all of the friends and families who came out to cheer on both of our groups. We all enjoyed the evening and can’t wait for next year! 

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May 30

Board of Education Excellence Award

We are very proud to announce that Rivers Edge recently earned the Board of Education Excellence Award. Thanks to our wonderful teachers, staff, students, families, and community partners, we met all state and federal benchmarks. We continue to make significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the governor and Board of Education. Congratulations, Eagles!


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May 23

Hot off the press…

Thanks to all of our wonderful student writers and editors, Rivers Edge proudly presents the Magic Mailbox 2018-2019 Literary Newsletter! We are very impressed with the talent shown by these published authors. Many thanks to the PTA for supporting our Magic Mailbox program. Mrs. Morris and Mrs. Wu are to be commended for another successful year of publications!

Magic Mailbox 2018-2019 Literary Newsletter

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May 20

Beat the “Summer Slide”

Summer slide isn’t a piece of playground equipment – it’s the tendency for students to lose some of the progress they’ve made during the academic year. But there are ways to keep your students’ skills sharp and have fun all summer long.

For details, resources and lots more ways to foster reading this summer, go to HCPS’ summer reading page.

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May 16

Word Masters Champions…AGAIN!


Congratulations to Mrs. Myers’ team who recently earned Highest Honors in the 2018-19 WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The fifth grade team scored an impressive 182 points out of a possible 200 in the last of three meets this year, placing tenth in the nation. The fifth graders also placed ninth nationally in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 565 points out of a possible 600. Peyton, Vihaan, Raghu, and Neha were noted for achieving outstanding results in this meet.

Competing in the difficult Blue Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, one of Mrs. Knapp’s fourth graders, Neha, earned a perfect score of 20 in the recent meet.  Nationally, only 29 fourth graders achieved this result.  Other students at Rivers Edge  who achieved outstanding results in the last meet of the year include fourth graders Naman and Aakash.

The WordMasters Challenge™ is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships.  Working to solve the analogies helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. Congratulations to all of our participants!

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May 16

Thank you, PTA!

We continue to be spoiled by our wonderful PTA! Many thanks to the families who generously shared items for the snacks, breakfasts, lunches, etc. throughout the year. The number of hours our families have volunteered in and out of REES is truly amazing and very much appreciated. Special thanks to go Mrs. Colleen Robertson who was named the REES Volunteer of the Year for all of her hard work.


The REES staff would also like to thank Michael Soekawa for leading our wonderful PTA the past two years as president. It has been fun for us to work with you in a variety of capacities, and we know you will continue to stay involved. Thanks for all you have done and will still do for us in the future!

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May 16

Kindergarten Rocks

Thank you to Mrs. Adelstein and our 126 kindergartners for another wonderful Rivers Edge performance! The students looked fantastic in their tie dye shirts. Many thanks to all who joined us for the show. We loved seeing you join in the fun!

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