• 9/7/2022 

    September is Public Library Card Signup Month!

     

    The public library offers SO MANY wonderful services and products, so I want to encourage everyone to get their card. 

     

    All this month, you can earn a Rocket ticket just by showing me your public library card! This could be your physical card or a photo emailed to me at kmitchell@fcusd.org 

     

    Need your Folsom Public Library card? Sign up here  

    Need your Sacramento Public Library card? Sign up here  

     

    READ ON, ROCKETS!  <3 

     

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  • August 22, 2022 

    Book Club is back, baby!!!  Whoo-hoo! 

    A million thank you's to our generous PTA for renewing Book Club for 2022-2023!  <3  <3 

    Support PTA, folx! 

    Signups for the first of our four cycles will open on Wednesday, August 31st at 3pm. 

    This first cycle will be for 2nd and 3rd graders and will run from Oct. 12th through Nov. 16th, 2022. 

    Each cycle is capped at 10 students. 

    You can view more details on the left-hand Book Club tab and by clicking the signup form. 

    Read On, Rockets! <3 

     

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  • August 18, 2022

    It was so lovely to meet students and families at Meet & Greet and Back To School Night! 

    Next week, we begin Library classes- I can't wait! 

    And, don't forget to join PTA! Their generous support makes awesome programs (like Book Club) possible. 

    Read On, Rockets!  <3 

      

     

     

     

     

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  • August 8, 2022

    Welcome Back, Rockets!!!

    I've missed you! For those newly joining us, I can't wait to meet you! 

    I hope your summer was filled with fun and lots of reading time  ;- )

    We will be continuing some of our old traditions, like the Bookmark Upgrade Incentive, the Genre Challenge, and Library Card Signup Month. But, we'll be trying some new things this year, too! 

    Take a deep breath and Read On, Rockets!  <3 

    Mx. Kim 

     

     

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  • May 26, 2022 

    Thanks to City of Rancho Cordova funding, FCUSD is able to provide free summer eBooks for our students through the Sora app! So cool! 

    For details and access instructions, please view the District Library page

     

    Read On, Rockets! 

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  • May 25, 2022

    Well, another school year ends, and this was definitely another one for the history books! Congratulations to every Rocket on promoting up!  To our departing 5th graders: I’ll miss you so much!!! <3

    I’m sure you already have amazing summer plans, but you’ll find a few more ideas below.

     

    Sacramento Public Library and CA Parks have your Summer covered! 

     

    Lunch at the Library (free): https://www.saclibrary.org/Event/Special-Events/Meals-at-the-Library 

     

    Summer Reading Challenge (with prizes!): https://www.saclibrary.org/Event/Special-Events/Summer-Reading 

     

    Adventure Pass! All 4th graders (AND their families) can get a FREE PASS good for entry into 19 state parks throughout CA for the entire school year (AND the summer after): 

    https://www.parks.ca.gov/AdventurePass 

     

    Not in 4th grade? No problem! Brand new in 2022, CA Parks and public libraries have teamed up to allow you to BORROW a state park pass! That's right, you check it out just like a book! How cool is that?! 

    https://www.saclibrary.org/Books-Media/Specialty-Checkouts/Park-Pass 

     

    Want to add a little culture to your summer? Sacramento Public Library has you covered there, too!

    "Discover & Go" to select museums in Sacramento and San Francisco with free and low-cost passes: https://www.saclibrary.org/Books/Specialty-Checkouts/Museums 

     

    This is in addition to the amazing range of products and services that Sacramento Public Library already provides-- eBooks, audiobooks, music, video games, movies, magazines, language learning software, scholarly databases, book clubs, story time, author visits, personalized reading recommendations, Seed Library, Library of Things, Cake Pan Library, and more!  W.O.W. 

     

    Have an amazing Summer, Rockets! Whatever you do, READ ON  ❤️ Mx. Kim 

     

     

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  • May 19, 2022

    Bookmark Upgrade was a HIT!  

    In our second year of offering this school-wide incentive program, 164 students (49%) managed to keep a specific bookmark from September until May!  Such responsible Rockets!!!  Way to go!

    Endless gratitude to PTA Treasurer Cathleen Stoffel for making hundreds of these beautiful and unique laminated bookmarks.  <3

    Now, put those fancy bookmarks to good use, Rockets, and Read On! 

     

     

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  • May 19, 2022

    Book Club is wrapped for 2021-2022!

    This was a long-haul labor of love for Principal Powell and I.  And I am so grateful for the financial support of PTA, the trust of our participant families, the help of fellow staff, and the openness of our Club members.

    This was an experiment, a pilot program, a trial run.  I am ecstatic to be able to report that it was a rousing success!  All 19 students provided positive feedback and more than 75% said they would “definitely” join Book Club again.  Wow!

    Please keep supporting our hard-working PTA so they can keep supporting wonderful programs like this!  <3

    And please enjoy the little Photo Gallery  I’ve created to memorialize this historic first-ever after-school Book Club at Riverview STEM Academy.

    Read On, Rockets!

     

     

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  • May 5, 2022

    A million thanks to PTA, families, and students for spoiling us rotten during Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!  I love my door decoration!!!

    Soooo many great snacks, thoughtful gifts, and adorable artwork… I get misty-eyed.  <3

     

    Door Poster

     

     

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  • January 31, 2022 

    Book Club is finally starting in March!!!!  Keep your eyes peeled in the next school newsletter for more details! 

    Endless gratitude to Principal Powell and our wonderful PTA

    Read On, Rockets! <3 

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  • October 27, 2021 

    BREAKING NEWS!!! 

    Our wonderful PTA is including a proposed after-school Book Club in the fundraising for our upcoming Read-A-Thon (November 1-12)! Yay!! 

    Gather those donations and log those minutes. The more money we raise, the more likely it is that we can have a book club. Super exciting!  :- D 

     

    Ask your teacher for details on registering for the Read-A-Thon and ... 

     

    READ ON, Rockets!!!  <3 

     

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  • September is National Library Card Signup Month! 

    Students who show Mx. Kim their public library card during the month of September will receive a Rocket Ticket.

    This can be from the Folsom or Sacramento Publilc Library systems. You can also email me a photo of your cardat kmitchell@fcusd.org 

    If you'd like to start your library card application, here are some helpful links. 

    Folsom Public Library: 
    https://www.saclibrarycatalog.org/selfreg~S50/web2fola 

    Sacramento Public Library: 
    https://www.saclibrary.org/My-Library-Card/Get-a-Library-Card 

     

    Read On, Rockets! 

     

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  • Welcome Back, Rockets!

     

    I am so excited to welcome you back to Library classes for 2021-2022!!!! 

    New Things: I've re-organized the shelves to make room for even more books and I've added another fun reading challenge. 

    Continuing Things: the Bookmark Upgrade, my "pop"-ular Chinese New Year celebration, Library Card Signup, and Free Book Fridays (select dates). 

    And, of course, I'll keep bringing my silly self as long you...

    Read On, Rockets!

    <3 

    Mx. Kim

     

      

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  • Read Across America Week: March, 2021

     

    Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss! 

     

    So great to see lots of crazy hair and clothes and books being read this week! 

    But, my favorite thing was this awesome chalk art homage to Cat in the Hat done by one of our hybrid 3rd Graders! 

     

    Cat in the Hat by Mason, 3rd Grade

     

    Read On, Rockets!  <3 

     

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  • 2/3/2021

    The Rancho Cordova Branch (and twenty other branches) of the Sacramento Public Library will be re-opening their doors for browsing on February 9, 2021. Hooray! 

    Read the press release here

     

    Read On, Rockets! <3 

     

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  • January 26, 2021

     

    Reminder: The RVE Music Department continues to create content. Grades 4-5 have assigned teachers and Google Classrooms. But Grades TK-3 can have musical experiences, too! 

    New content is posted every Tuesday and Thursday! 

    To hang out in the “FCUSD Music Room” 
    click here:
     
    https://sites.google.com/fcusd.org/fcusdmusic/home 

     

    Sing out, Rockets! 

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  • October, 2020

     

    Who just won a National Blue Ribbon Award?   YOU DID!!! 

     

    That's right! Riverview STEM Academy was just named a 2020 winner of this prestigous award. And, we won for Exemplary Achievemnet Gap Closing, too! 

     

    More cool information: 

    • This was the first year that RVE was eligible to be nominated
    • RVE is one of only 34 elementary schools in all of California to win this year (out of all 5,887 elementary schools in CA)

    This well-deserved award belongs to ALL of us: teachers, staff, students, families, and community partners. We ALL work hard every single day to support each other and do what needs done. 

     

    I could not be more proud to be a part of our amazing Rocket community. 

     

    If you want to see for yourself, go to: 

    https://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/ 

     

    List of Elementary School Winners  

     

    List of Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Winner

     

    Rock On, Rockets! <3 

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  • October, 2020

     

    Riverview STEM Library is back!!!!!  

     

     

    Where to Start?   Our school website (https://www.fcusd.org/rve) now has a Library tab on the top navigation bar.  From there, you can: 

     

    • Learn how to Check-Out books- now up to 4 books at once for 2 weeks! 
    • Learn how to Pick up and Return books on Materials Pickup Days 
    • Catch up on News & Announcements  
    • Watch “How-to” videos: search the Destiny catalog, put a book on hold 
    • Watch videos of Mx. Kim’s read-alouds, funny holidays, & more 
    • Enter Reading Challenges and win prizes! 
    • Find links to other great resources: public library, virtual tours 
    • Mini-Lessons: Internet Safety, Genre Talks, Authoritative Sources 
    • Free Book Friday (see below for details) 

     

    Most of the online content will be an ongoing work in progress, so please check the Library tab weekly for updates.  However, book check-out starts NOW!!! 

     

    Getting Started with Book Check-out

    1. Ask your teacher or Mx. Kim for your individual Destiny login information 
    2. Go the Library tab
    3. Watch the videos on “how to search Destiny” & “how to put books on hold”
    4. Use your Destiny login to search the catalog and put books on hold by no later than Monday (2 days before Materials Pickup) 
    5. Return your old books and pick up your new books on Materials Pickup Day 
    6. Read, Read, Read, dance to your favorite song, eat a snack, wash your hands, then READ some more!  Repeat daily for best results. 

     

    Free Book Friday (begins October 9th, 2020) 

    Do you need more books but money is tight?  Mx. Kim often removes old books from the library collection to make room for new ones.  These older books need new loving homes.  Can you help? 

    Mx. Kim will join Ms. Marni during lunch pickup every Friday (11am - 1pm) and you can get a FREE book to own forever.  Limit 1 book per Rocket per week until the books run out. 

     

    Questions? Concerns? Suggestions?  Contact Mx. Kim at kmitchell@fcusd.org

    Please help spread the word about library services to our Rocket families at Charter and those who may be low-digital users.

     

    READ ON, ROCKETS!!!!