Lesson of the Week Winner for 1/23/2023 - 1/27/2023

Congratulations to Mrs. Lawrence!


Swoooooooooosh! Picking the lesson of the week winner was a 









for our administrators!  

Mrs. Lawrence is a gamer.

      She's a baller.  

A playmaker.

       A shot caller


At the sound of the buzzer, or in this case, at the sound of the school bell, Mrs. Lawrence was MOVING & GROOVING in her basketball uniform from high school. Mrs. Lawrence started by sharing personal stories about her experiences in the sport and then came out of basketball retirement as the GOAT to show the students dribbles, passes, finger rolls, and a crossover (or two).  Students warmed up, both answering questions in their Google Classroom and doing actual basketball warmups, before Mrs. Lawrence introduced the novel the students would be beginning- "The Crossover" by Kwame Alexander.  

Over the next few weeks, students will be introduced to SLAM poetry, spoken word, and other forms of poetry through this novel, and the kinesthetic exercises that were introduced in the classroom are just as active as the words in this book.  

After hooking the students with her personal connections and her basketball moves, Mrs. Lawrence had students take turns reading the poetry in the book’s first chapter, aptly named “Warm Up.” As students read, they physically passed the ball and were encouraged to "take a shot". Students eagerly participated and were engaged throughout the entire period. Mrs. Lawrence made the learning accessible to all students by incorporating multiple modes of the novel - paper book, PDF, and audiobook, as well as by providing a figurative language cheat sheet for students to reference through the novel. 


While this lesson was only the warm-up, Mrs. Lawrence shattered the mold.  It's definitely a "W" in our books! Congratulations Mrs. Lawrence, not only for still being able to rock your basketball moves but for rocking this lesson!

Key Dates 





Elementary School Parent Conferences                                                                        

Half-day for Elementary School Students ONLY

 Thursday, February 2, 2023 and Friday, February 3, 2023  

Dismissal Time:

K - 5th grade: 12:30 pm

PreK AM Session: 8:10am - 10:00 am

PreK PM Session: 10:40am  - 12:30 pm

 High School and Middle School - Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition Thursday, February 9, 2023   Outside throughout the school day
Riverside Elementary School Super Bowl Extravaganza   Friday February 10, 2023 Pop Vernon Field House throughout school day 

SEA Meeting: SPWA Services Presentation

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Riverside Elementary School Media Center 

5:00 - 6:00 pm   

 2023-2024 Ninth Grade Information Session  Thursday, February 9, 2023  Morris. D. Murphy Auditorium 6:00 P.M.

Elementary School & Family Meeting

 Thursday, February 9, 2023

Riverside Elementary School Media Center 

6:15 pm     

Regular BOE Meeting 

Thursday, February 9, 2023 

Riverside Elementary School Cafeteria - 7:00 pm

RHS Presents “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

Friday, February 24th  

The performance will begin promptly at 7 pm.  

More information is coming about advanced ticket sales. 

RHS Presents “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

Saturday, February 25th 

The performance will begin promptly at 2 pm.

 More information is coming about advanced ticket sales.

SEA Meeting 

Thursday, March  9, 2023

Riverside Elementary School Media Center - 5:00 - 6:00 pm   

Elementary School & Family Meeting

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Riverside Elementary School Media Center - 6:15 pm     

Regular BOE Meeting 

Thursday, March 9, 2023 

Riverside Elementary School Cafeteria - 7:00 pm

Mission Statement

In cooperation with students, families and the community, the mission of the Riverside Township Public Schools is to provide outstanding educational experiences, aligned with the New Jersey Learning Standards, in a safe and caring learning environment. Through these experiences, and together with a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs, it is the District's goal to prepare all of its students to be responsible citizens capable of reaching their full potential.

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