New River Wildcat News-April 22nd

NR BUGZ Play, April 27th-All are Invited! (see flier below)

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New River Elementary School Events/Calendar

  • NR K, 1, 2, 3 Play - "BUGZ" Thursday, April 27th @ 6 p.m., students arrive @ 5:30 p.m.
  • NEW RIVER SPIRIT WEEK - April 24 - 28, 2023
  • Early Release Friday (only 1 day in April) @ 2:00 p.m., April 28, 2023, May 5 & 12, 2023
  • Teacher Appreciation Week - Week of May 8, 2023 - Thank you teachers & staff!
  • New River Family Dance - Thursday, May 4, 2023 @ 5:30 p.m.
  • NR PTSA Sonic Fundraiser - Wednesday, May 17, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m. (More info coming!)
  • Last Day of School for Students - Friday, May 19, 2023 - Dismissal @ 12:05 p.m.
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Sixth graders meeting new friends at the Gavilan Peak dance!

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Queen Avery!

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King Bowen!

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Queen Julie!

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New River students' art work displayed at the Deer Valley Art Exhibit!

Order your 2023 New River Elementary Yearbook today!

Yearbooks are now available for only $20.00! Order envelopes were sent home recently or you can order online @ - Use Code NewRiverESYB23

ATTENDANCE-Please call in absences by 9 a.m. Thank you.

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 (included in newsletter). 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 YOU RECEIVE A CALL THAT YOUR STUDENT IS ABSENT, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL TO LET US KNOW WHY. We have many, many unverified/unexcused absences. 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.

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Kids Bowl Free Summer Bowling Program Starting Soon...


The Kids Bowl Free Summer Bowling Program is available in our community and we thought that your family might enjoy this great deal. Each child receives 2 FREE Games of Bowling Every Day All Summer and last summer over 2,800,000 kids enjoyed this great program.

Here's How You Can Register Your Children/Family

Go to

Click on the State and then select the bowling center that you'd like to participate at.

Register your children to receive Free Bowling all summer long.

Sign up the adults and/or older children for the optional Family Pass which allows up to 4 adult family members including parents, grandparents, or older siblings to join in the bowling fun.

Sincerely, Coach Peper, New River Elementary School

P.S. Forward this email on to friends and/or family members that may be interested in participating in this FUN Family Deal!

We hope that you have a great summer bowling with Kids Bowl Free and your local bowling center.


Darin & Andy

Kids Bowl Free

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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 , you can also support by signing up at: to support New River Elementary.

Thank you for your support!

Register Students for New River

Students can be registered for New River for the 2022-23 school year at this link:

Student Handbook

Please review the student handbook with your child.

Teacher Syllabi

Kindergarten: Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Reed

First Grade: Mrs. Moller

Second Grade: Mrs. Rutan and Mrs. Bixby

Third Grade: Mrs. Brandell and Miss Perez

Fourth Grade: Mrs. Clover and Mrs. Hancock

Fifth Grade: Ms. Williamson

Sixth Grade: Mr. Groves

Band/Choir: Mr. Stevens

Art: Ms. Lorenzen

Music: Mr. Stevens

PE: Coach Peper

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. See April 2023 calendar of events below!

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