Message From the Principal

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Welcome to Riverfield School for the 2016-17 school year!  Riverfield is a vibrant community with great students, families, and staff.  As principal, I will continue to work closely with the staff, students, and families to ensure that every student reaches their full potential!

Our building is finally completed!  We are so fortunate to have a new facility with added classroom space and many new security systems.  I appreciate all of the families, staff, students and volunteers who assisted us in making the “NEW” Riverfield a reality!

We have added some new names to our staff roster for the coming school year.  Please join me in welcoming the following staff members to our community:

NAME POSITION COMMENTS
Mr. Chris Chappa Head Custodian Former Night Custodian at Burr School.
Mrs. Libby Katz Psychologist Former psychologist at Osborn Hill School.
Mrs. Carol Bloch Social Worker Will be working at Riverfield and Osborn Hill.
Mrs. Nicolle DiGiovanni Kindergarten Teacher Former teacher at St. Andrews in Bridgeport.  Replaces Nicole Ciccarelli, who was assigned to another school.
Ms. Jayme Weyel Grade 3 Teacher New teacher who just completed a yearlong position at Dwight School.
Mrs. Lindsey Tonzola Grade 5 Teacher Returning Riverfield staff member.
Ms. Allison Elwell Speech and Language Pathologist A recent graduate.
Mrs. Marta Mwambulukutu Grade 3 Spanish Teacher Former teacher in New Canaan.
Mrs. Carmen Yordan Grades 4 and 5 Spanish Teacher Taught in Tomlinson Middle School and Jennings School last year.  This is her second year in the district.
Mr. Eric Erff Art Teacher Will be working at Riverfield and Mill Hill.
Ms. Julia Brion Band Teacher Will be working at Riverfield and other schools in the district.

Additionally, a few weddings were celebrated over the summer!  Ms. Jennifer Moore, Kindergarten Teacher, is now Mrs. Jennifer Harvey and Ms. Lindsay Howard, Grade 3 Teacher, is now Mrs. Lindsay Masterson!  Ms. Koren Brown, Kindergarten Teacher, will keep her maiden name.

Our All School Book this year will be Little Tree by Loren Long.  It is a story about a tree who will not let go of his leaves in the fall.  The message in the book is about having the courage to let go so that you can grow.  This is a wonderful lesson for our students to consider as they work to learn new skills, meet new friends, and grow as individuals.

Finally, please be sure to check your Infinite Campus account often to stay updated on our school events.  If you are a member of the P.T.A., you will receive an email blast every Monday from the P.T.A. outlining our upcoming events.

The staff of Riverfield works diligently to provide students with rigorous and enjoyable learning activities.  We all pride ourselves on focusing on students first and working with them to give them the tools to grow into the best human beings possible.  We love our school community and hope you will contribute to our work to keep our school improving and thriving.

I am honored to be your leader!

Ms. Brenda Anziano

Principal