Welcome to Riverside Drive


We have created a DonorsChoose Project for the Science Fair!


Each year in March, our school puts on our Annual Science Fair. During the Science Fair, students in grades Transitional Kindergarten through 5th display their Science Fair Collections, Models, and Experiments. We also invite members from different fields in the science community to participate as exhibitors at our Fair. Exhibitors provide short demonstrations and/or hands-on activities geared toward elementary aged science students.

The Science Fair gives our students a chance to showcase their learning and hard work while also providing them with the opportunity to interact with professional scientists from the community.

Our goal is to inspire students to become life-long learners in the field of science. Your donation will allow us to organize our Science Fair participants, providing booths for our students and exhibitors.

Help us build a better Science Fair!

Find your child’s lost treasures!

When you come this week for parent teacher conferences, please remember to take a look at the fence outside of the kindergarten yard, near to the Ethel gate, to see if your child has lost any jackets or sweaters.  Thermoses and lunch boxes are located next to the Lost and Found bin, near the bathrooms.  Anything not retrieved by the end of the week will be donated to charity.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Did you know that our school can receive money when we participate in LAUSD surveys?  Well, we do!  So here’s a quick, painless way to currently help our school raise an easy monetary reward: please fill out the school survey, sent home earlier this month. (The letters originally sent home have individual codes which identify them, and are also needed if you want to complete the survey online instead of by paper.) Flyers will be sent home again to remind you, as well.  If we can raise our participation by 25%, we receive money, up to $2000, that goes to the good of the student body.

Thanks for your participation.


This is a reminder about the emergency governance meeting that convenes today, on Wednesday Nov 8th at 2:45pm in room 24.  All are welcome.

Spirit Wear Fundraiser

November 6th until November 17th

Here’s a chance to show off your love for Riverside!

You know how much we love our mascot, Rocky and our school?  Well now you get a chance to wear those emotions on your sleeves, literally! Show your school spirit and purchase spirit wear! Not only do you get some cute new gear that you can wear around town or to Pep Rallies and on spirit days, but you simultaneously help fundraise for our school, as the school receives a donation for every item purchased.
Order forms will be sent home today with your child if you are interested in ordering spirit wear.

Available sizes are:

Youth sizes are available in: 
Youth Small, Youth Medium, Youth Large, and Youth X-Large
Adult sizes are available in:
Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, and Adult X-Large
For sizing references, there will be sample shirts available in the front office.

Campus Beautification was held this past Saturday and was a great success.  Our yard is much cleaner, the garden is spiffy, in preparation for our upcoming garden reboot, and our Lost and Found is pre-sorted and ready for parent teacher conference week, at which time, clothes will be hung on the fence outside of the kinder garden, by color, and anything not retrieved by the end of that week, will be donated to Goodwill.  As usual, the Riverside Community showed up, rolled up their sleeves and dug in, literally!  Thanks to all who participated in making our school a cleaner, prettier place this weekend.

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Rocky the Raccoon - the Riverside Drive Charter Mascot
Come join the Riverside Beautification Committee for our campus and garden clean-up, this weekend:
Saturday, November 4th, from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

Your help is greatly needed to beautify and clean our school grounds.  We will work to organize the Lost-and-Found, clean around the tree benches, and prepare our outdoor learning gardens for the Fall.  Students love the chance to take responsibility and pride in caring for their campus and gardens.

Together with EnrichLA, we will be removing dead plants and debris, weeding and repairing, in preparation for our revamped garden program, and to prepare for return of the chickens.

Bring your garden gloves and come help for an hour, or stay for the entire event!  Your presence is needed and greatly appreciated.

Volunteer sign-up here:  www.tinyurl.com/FallBeautification


Please see the flyer below (desktop website) for details of the upcoming November ELAC meeting, at 10:45 am on Tuesday, November 7th, in the school auditorium. Come help us figure ways to best support your English Learner.