Encourage, Inspire, Guide…Teach

On Thursday, April 30th, teachers and staff were treated to an amazing, international buffet prepared by our wonderful families in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.  Thank you to everyone who contributed their time, resources and talents at this always lovely event. What a pleasure to see the true spirit of our community in action!

And, a special thanks to co-chairs, Michal Erez and Dana Rydeheard and volunteer coordinator Glenda Miretsky for organizing this event.  Your dedication and love for RDCS’ teachers and staff is evident!

This year in lieu of the traditional tokens of appreciation gifted to our teachers/staff, PFRD members remodeled the teachers’ lounge.  If you haven’t had a chance to take a peek, it is beautiful!  THANK YOU to all the parents who helped build furniture and paint the lounge.  But, the biggest THANKS goes to Dana Rydeheard for designing and working with the teachers for weeks to give them their dream lounge.

WHEN:  Monday, June 1 + Wednesday, June 3 + Thursday, June 4 @ 12:44p  

Last week of school is all about the short days, folks.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday school will be dismissed at 12:44p.

Tuesday school will be dismissed at 1:29p.




WHEN:  Monday, June 1 @ 8:05a
WHERE:  RDCS Main Yard

We will have our last Pep Rally of the year this Monday at 8:05 am.  I will hand out awards for Perfect Attendance, Rocky’s Club and the Jump for Heart fundraiser.




WHEN:  Wednesday, June 3 @ 8:30a     
WHERE:  Literacy Garden

Our 5th Graders are (sniff, sniff) moving on to bigger things.  This Wednesday they culminate.  All 5th grade parents and extended family are invited.

RDCS wishes the graduating class of 2014-15 the absolute best…and please come back and visit.

As for parents, don’t unsubscribe to this newsletter too quickly.  We want to still see you at all our events!!




WHEN:  Thursday, June 4 @ 12:44p   

Have a great summer, folks!  And we will see you back here on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.




(formally known as HomeWork Club)
WHEN:  June 8 – August 7 @ 8a – 5p


REC – Riverside Enrichment Center – is the new and improved HomeWork Club with more structure, more enrichment, more activities.  Come see what we’re all about!!

Summer camp applications are now being accepted!

We’ve extended our hours and our enrichment activities. Join the fun June 8th – August 7th Monday thru Friday from 8AM to 5PM.

Summer activities will include team sports, garden and science labs, arts & crafts, lots of outdoor play, fun theme Fridays and so much more!

  • Camp Dates:      June 8 – August 7
  • Camp Hours:      8a – 5p
  • Cost:                  $45/full day  -  $25/half day*  -  $200 for week
  • Contact:             Christina Santoro at
  • Application:         CLICK HERE

*Discount available for Theatre Arts Winter Camp students




WHEN:  Friday, June 26 + Thursday, July 30 @ 9a – 2p

Join the summer beautification fun! Let’s brighten up the school for an uplifting start to the new school year!

Friday June 26th, 9am-2pm
Thursday July 30th, 9am-2pm

We’ll be building benches, installing another garden space, painting and general upkeep!

Bring the whole family for a day of service.

Free childcare will be available through HWC.

Hope to see you there!




by Sybil Goodkin

It’s been an amazing year! Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement and support! The garden has flourished right alongside our amazing student gardeners!

We’ll be out in the garden all summer so feel free to come by to volunteer or just drop off your soil donations! (Gift cards to Armstongs etc are also greatly appreciated!)

Eat Right, Be Bright
Order your box of local organic fruits and vegetables -
5% goes back to the school

  • Go to
  • Click on the ‘Order Now’ tab
  • Select your farm box
  • SUMMER PICK UP DAY: Tuesdays from HWC Summer Camp on RDCS Campus

Questions? Call Sybil at 323.610.8480


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