New River Wildcat News-September 3

Fall Picture Day coming September 15th-Information below

New River Fall Picture Day - You can pre-order online, fliers will also be coming home soon.

Grads Photography will be at

New River Elementary

September 15th, 2021 for Fall Pictures.

You may PRE-ORDER your pictures by

CLICKING HERE.

Under the current limited contact conditions, online is the preferred method of ordering. It is Easy, Secure and Safe. There will be a limited amount of order envelopes available at the school for those that require one for payment. Please note that, school dress code will be in effect. If you have any questions, please call Grads Photography at 623.580.4723.

Social distancing and other precautions will be taken during the event for everyone's safety.

Early Release Friday

On September 3, teachers met with the same grade level teachers from Gavilian Peak. They compared student performance on a common assessment and discussed strategies that best supported learning. Our special area teachers met with other special area teachers from other schools in the district as well. Thank you for supporting this valuable time for teachers!

SCHOOL CALENDAR/IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Monday & Tuesday, September 6 & 7, 2021 - NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY RECESS
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - After School Band 5th/6th Grade 3:30-4:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021 - Before School Ecology Club 3rd-6th 8:00 a.m.
  • Friday, September 10, 2021 - TODAY IS A FULL DAY OF SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Fall Picture Day


THE "BACKPACK" FAMILY FOOD PROGRAM HAS STARTED, STUDENTS WHO SIGN UP WILL BRING HOME A DIFFERENT "BACKPACK" OF FOOD EACH WEEK ON A MONTHLY BASIS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE FILL OUT THE LIGHT BLUE FORM THAT WAS SENT HOME LAST WEEK. IF YOU NEED ANOTHER FORM, THEY ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FRONT OFFICE.

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

One of our goals is to encourage improved attendance and on time arrivals at New River Elementary School. We need your help in accomplishing this goal. You can assist by ensuring your child attends school on a regular basis and is ready for the bus on time each day. Each year our school board approves a school calendar (located in this book). We ask that you plan all vacations and special appointments around these calendars. Even though medical and dental appointments are excused absences, they should be scheduled after school hours or during recess times whenever possible. If your child is unable to attend school, please call and advise the school office of the reason for the absence by 9:00 a.m. at 623-376-3590. This is an automated voice mail system and will be available for your use 24 hours a day. An unreported absence will result in a phone call from the office to the parent at home or at work. If phone contact has not been made with the school, the parent should send a note to the teacher the morning the student returns to school. The note should contain the student’s name, date(s) of absence, specific reason for absence and the parent’s signature. Although we have many early release Fridays @ 2:00 p.m., this is still considered a full day of school for students.

It's not too late to join After School Band and/or After School Choir!

Attention: 5th & 6th Grade Students!


Would you like to join After School Band or After School Choir? Sign up for one or both clubs!

Please talk to Mr. Guevara or get a form from the front office to sign up!

Dates are as follows from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Band: 9/8/21; 9/22/21; 10/6/21; 10/20/21; 11/3/21; 11/17/21; 12/1/21; 12/15/21

Choir: 9/15/21; 9/29/21; 10/13/21; 10/27/21; 11/10/21; 12/8/21

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Wildcat Bucks

This week students used their Wildcat Bucks to purchase experience coupons such as:

  • Indoor Recess with a Friend
  • Lunch with the Principal
  • Bring a Stuffed Animal to School
  • Be a Queen or King for a Day
  • Front of the Line Pass


The indoor recess with a friend or lunch with the principal coupons will be redeemed on September 22.


Our students are: Constantly Caring, Always Respectful, Today's Citizen and Safety First.


Raise Money for Our School

You can help support our school! Fry's Community Rewards & Escrip makes fund-raising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do everyday.

Sign up at www.frysfood.com/account/communityrewards , you can also support by signing up at: https://secure.escrip.com/signup/index.jsp to support New River Elementary.

Thank you for your support!


Register Students for New River

Students can be registered for New River for the 2021-2022 school year at this link: https://www.dvusd.org/enroll.


Deer Valley Family Resource Center @ New River School - Families with Children Under the Age of Five

The Deer Valley Family Resource Center (DVFRC) is a great resource for families. They have an office on the New River Elementary campus. They offer parenting workshops, activities for kids and families and resources. This Monday, August 30, 2021, Miss Angela has Paz Yoga class @ 10:00 a.m. and next Thursday, September 2, 2021, Local Author Debi Novotny will visit New River School @10 a.m. in room 305. Take advantage of these free activities.

September Calendar


Student Handbook

Please review the student handbook with your child.