Rivercrest Elementary

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News & Announcements

RES Garden Day

Due to a scheduling conflict. Mrs. Debbie Griste-Evans will not be able to have RES garden day this Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Thank you,
Debbie Griste-Evans

Rivercrest Elementary School Receives Grant to Champion Creativity in Schools

Portia Tate is one of 20 elementary and middle school principals from across the nation who has been selected by Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) to receive a “Champion Creatively Alive Children” school grant. Portia Tate is principal of Rivercrest Elementary School in Bartlett, TN. Crayola and NAESP together selected 20 schools to receive the grants, which will fund innovative programs aimed at building creative capacity school-wide.
The Champion Creatively Alive Children grants are intended to help schools nurture children’s creativity and inspire other schools to do the same. Rivercrest Elementary received a $2,500 monetary grant and $1,000 worth of Crayola products. Mrs. Tate will share outcomes from their program via NAESP’s website and a special Principal magazine supplement to help other principals develop promising practices related to arts in education.

Rivercrest Football Night at BHS

Does your family need some Friday night plans? This Friday night is Rivercrest night at the Bartlett High School football game! Families will be allowed on the field to cheer as the Panthers take the field against the Arlington Tigers. All families must be at the visitor’s gate entrance no later than 6:30 pm to be able to stand on the field before the game. Student tickets will cost $1 & adult tickets will cost $5. A small red coupon is being sent home today. You must present this at the game to receive those discounted ticket prices! Don’t forget to wear your Rivercrest red! We hope to see you there!


LUNCH STATUS ROLLS OVER ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH. To secure your free or reduced status from last year you MUST turn in an application within the next day or so. If you do not, you will become full pay status on Tuesday, September 25th. Lunch applications will be approved much faster if they are completed online. The online application is available through the Bartlett City Schools website: https://nutrition.bartlettschools.org

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Principal's Message

Dear Rivercrest Parents and Community,

I am honored to serve as the principal of Rivercrest Elementary School-home of the Redbirds. On behalf of my assistant principal, Tonjua Woods, faculty and staff here at Rivercrest, I want to personally welcome each of you. Whether you are a returning parent or a new parent to our school, I need for each of you to become actively involved with our school—it is with your partnership that our school and your child will be successful.

A little about me—I grew up in Millington, Tennessee where I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher. I received my undergraduate and advanced degrees through Tennessee State University, Trevecca Nazarene College and the University of Memphis. My first job was at Millington Central Elementary as a fourth grade teacher. I was so proud to teach in the community in which I lived as a child. The teaching experience that I gained gave me the opportunity to advance professionally as a teacher and now as a principal.

Rivercrest is an awesome family oriented school in the Bartlett City Schools District located at 4825 Rivercrest Lane. I thoroughly enjoy working with all of our students. Parents please know that my faculty and staff want to ensure the best education possible for each student. We welcome our students, parents, and stakeholders with open arms (and often a hug, too). Students will learn and thrive as they get a good foundation in their early education experience here at Rivercrest.

My doors are always open if you have questions, concerns, having lunch with your child, or just stopping by to say hello. We are a fantastic school! I look forward to seeing each of you at some point during the school year.

Our school motto is: “We Love You Here at Rivercrest” and we truly do!

I am looking forward to another school year in our wonderful school district.

Portia Tate, Principal

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Upcoming Events

Winter Program
Date: 12/14/2018
All Pro Dad
Date: 12/14/2018, 7 AM
Location: RES Cafeteria
Hats for Homeless Ends
Date: 12/15/2018
Pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus $5
Date: 12/17/2018
1/2 Day for Students 11:30 Dismissal
Date: 12/21/2018


2nd Graders Win 1st Place

Way to go Mrs. Eaton’s STEAM class! They won 1st place in the Bartlett City Schools Maker Faire! We are proud of your hard work and engineering!

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