North Riverside Elementary

October 12 - October 18, 2015

No School on Monday, October 12

North Riverside will be closed on Monday. Our staff will be at trainings all day.

Popcorn Fundraiser Pick-up

Please make plans to come on Thursday, October 15 to pick-up the items sold during the fundraiser. The items will be here between 2:00pm and 4:00pm or anytime the next day. Small orders will be sent home with the students. Students who earned the Kona Ice, will go after lunch to enjoy a delicious shaved ice cup this day as well.

Homecoming Parade!

Thank you so much for coming out to the parade! Special thanks to all the volunteers that made this possible! We had a wonderful time!

Counselor's Corner

Hello Dads!!!!! I would like to invite you to become a part of our Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program here at North Riverside!!!!! If you are interested in volunteering, you will first need to complete an application for a background check: BACKGROUND CHECK

You will not be allowed on campus as a WatchDOG dad until your background check has been approved. Here are some answers to a few common questions:

What is WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students)?

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering.

What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?

1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

Who are Watch D.O.G.S. and how does WATCH D.O.G.S. work?

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.

WATCH D.O.G.S., a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. WatchDOG dads and volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling.

What do WatchDOGS do (while they are at school)?

During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, patrol the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dad dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WatchDOG dads are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirt with a disposable ‘Dog Tag’ identifying them as a WatchDOG.

Interested in signing up? Please read below.

Please sign up for Watch D.O.G.S.!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

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Parent Involvement


I am pleased to announce our upcoming Parent Sessions. The sessions will take place at our Title I Parent Center (North Riverside Elementary) at the date and time noted. I encourage you to come out and join us as we explore different topics. To register or if you have any questions or concerns contact me at

  • 10/15 Overview of Learning Differences/Simulation (Dyslexia) 9:00am- 11:00am
  • 11/12 Parenting the Child with ADD/ADHD 6:00pm- 8:00pm
  • 12/3 Creating Family Memories: traditions, rituals and routines 6:00pm- 7:30pm

*All sessions are limited to Title I Parents.

Sessions will take place at:

North Riverside Elementary

7900 North Riverside Drive

Ft. Worth, TX 76137


Me complace anunciar las diferentes sesiones de padres que se aproximan. Las sesiones se llevaran a cabo en el Centro de Padres (North Riverside Elementary) a la hora y fecha indicada. Les animo a venir y juntos vamos a explorar distintos temas. Para registrarse o si usted tiene alguna pregunta pongase en contacto conmigo,én se estarán ofreciendo clases de inglés, si está interesado por favor de mandarme un correo electrónico.

10/15 Información de las Diferencias de Aprendizaje Relacionado con dislexia 9:00am- 11:00am

11/12 La Crianza del Niño con ADD / ADHD 6:00pm- 8:00pm

12/3 Creando Recuerdos Familiares: tradiciones, rituales y rutinas 6:00pm- 7:30pm

*Los servicios son limitados para padres de Titulo I.

North Riverside Elementary

7900 North Riverside Drive

Ft. Worth, TX 76137

Sandra Pena, M.Ed.| Parent Involvement Specialist

P: 817-744-3862

Prizes needed!

We are planning on giving students prizes for following the NRES expectations. We would like to do a drawing every week based on the tickets students earned for great behavior. We will need quite a few prizes that will be included in the drawing. Do you know anyone or any business that might donate to us? If so, please contact Oliver Mujica at


Are you interested in helping in the office or classroom of your child’s school on a regular basis? Are you accompanying a group of students on a field trip, helping with PTA events, becoming a WATCH DOG volunteer, or chaperoning at a dance? If you answered ‘YES’ to any of the above questions, you must complete a Criminal History Background check. To be eligible to volunteer on any of the KISD campuses, this process is completed each school year. To be considered as a KISD Volunteer for 2015-2016 school year, please complete the Volunteer Form. KISD appreciates the valuable time you donate to building brighter futures for our students. Please use the following link to start the process.

Red Ribbon Week (October 26-30)

The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Celebration. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. For more information visit .

North Riverside will be participating in a week-long awareness campaign from October 26 to October 30. Please see below for specific events during that week.

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Parenting Center Workshops

Please see the attached document to find out about wonderful parenting workshops available for all KISD parents this school year.

Parenting Workshop Calendar

Casey’s Kids Fun Run

SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2015

This program directly benefits children in KISD who are economically disadvantaged. It is an opportunity for us to show that all children in the KISD are important, and valued members of our community. Donations to Casey’s Kids may be sent to Keller Council of PTAs, PO Box 1371, Keller 76244. You may make checks payable to Casey’s Kids. More infor at or register at

A Message from the Nurse

Our mass school-wide screenings dates for hearing and vision will be October 20-21. This screening will include ALL Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd graders – as well as any 2nd and 4th grader that is new to Keller ISD.

Dyslexia Corner

Mrs. Acosta is the Dyslexia Teacher at North Riverside Elementary and she started a blog about the dyslexia services. The link to the blog is

Stay Connected!

We have many forms of communication to keep you up-to-date about events happening at North Riverside.

1. Campus Website:

2. Facebook:

3. Remind: (for emergency messages only): Text @nres2015 to 81010

4. Twitter:

New Home Access Center App!

Now you can access school information from mobile devices using the eSchoolPLUS Family app. Use the app to view attendance, classwork, class and activity calendar events, fees, student grades, and transportation information. Also, send email to a teacher by tapping the teacher's name. The student alerts you subscribed to in Home Access Center can be viewed directly in the app using the Notifications option. Use the Preferences option to change your student alert subscriptions and the email address on record with the school. Click here to learn more.

NRES Guidelines To Success

North Riverside Elementary PBIS Video


Thank you for ensuring our students are ready for instruction every day. Please remember students need to be in the classroom by 8:00am. If students are tardy, please walk your student to the office. If your student is absent, please make sure to call or send a note to school.

Win a Tablet!

Attendance Challenge

North Riverside started the “Attendance Challenge”. Students enrolled from September 8 - January 15 who have perfect attendance and no “tardies” will enter a drawing to win a Tablet!

What's for Lunch this Week?

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10/12/2015 12:00 AM Student Holiday/Professional Development

10/15/2015 9:00 AM Parent Session: Overview of Learning Differences/Simulation

10/22/2015 5:00 PM Panda Express Spirit Night

11/5/2015 5:00 PM Jason's Deli Spirit Night

11/6/2015 12:00 PM Early Release Day

11/9/2015 12:00 AM Student Holiday/Professional Development

11/10/2015 6:00 PM PTA / Kinder Program

11/12/2015 6:00 PM Parenting the Child with ADD/ADHD

11/14/2015 8:00 AM Casey's Kids 5K Fun Run

11/20/2015 7:30 AM Spirit Shop

NRES Student Expectations

Our students have learned to follow the expectations in all common areas of the school. The NRES expectations are:

Nurture respect



Soar to success

When students are seen following these expectations in all common areas of the school, teachers provide tickets to students which they can exchange at the end of the grading period. Thank you for reviewing these expectations with your child!

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Box Tops

  1. Look for the Box Top labels on products you already buy such as Betty Crocker products, Cheerios, Pillsbury, Ziploc, Hefty, Kleenex, and Nature Valley (find a complete list at:
  2. Trim the labels neatly on the lines and check the expiration dates. Send the Box Tops in to your child's classroom in a Ziploc bag or envelope. Please include child's name, teacher's name, grade, and number of Box Tops.
  3. Sign up at and identify “North Riverside Elementary” as your school. Look for “Bonus Box Top Offers” to win and/or opportunities to earn Box Tops for NRES. Coupons for Box Tops products are available at the BTFE website. Visit the Box Tops “Marketplace” to earn points for NRES when you shop online at participating websites.

  4. Ask your relatives and friends/neighbors with older children if they will save Box Tops for our school.