Reptile Review

November 2021

Principals Update

Hi Reptile Families,

We had an amazing turn out for our "traditionally" Annual Trunk or Treat event. It was fun to get together as a community! This month brings about reflecting on all the things we are thankful for. As a school, we are thankful for our students, staff, parents, and community.

The school board will be voting today to determine whether our school will be impacted by the proposed start times. Once we have more information about the times, we will send out more communication.

This month we will be hosting our first Chuck E' Cheese family night and Family Literacy Event. Please see below for the information on those events. We look forward to seeing you there.


Colleen Wilkinson


Counselor Corner

As the school counselor I do classroom lessons with every classroom at New River. The Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum is done in all schools in Pasco to promote healthy boundaries. The Zones of Regulation curriculum is done by me at NRES to help promote emotional regulation in students.

So far this year in our classroom guidance lessons we have discussed the following:

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

- How our "Safety Stop Sign" can help us use our voice to stop an unsafe situation

- Our "Trusted Triangle" is filled with safe adults we can talk to if a situation is unsafe

- The basic four zones of regulation and what they mean

3rd Grade - 5th Grade

- Our "Safety Network" is filled with safe adults that can help us when we feel unsafe

- How to be safe on the internet

- We have the right to use our voice in unsafe situations

- Reviewed the zones of regulation and how to recognize what we need in different situations

We also discussed the definition of bullying, using the book "Bully Beans". Bullying is repetitive acts of meanness that are meant to harm a person.

I look forward to sharing more with you all!

~ Miss. Clerkin, NRES School Counselor

Fall Concert

Please join us for our Fall Concert on Monday, November 15th @ 7pm at The Center for Arts at Wesley Chapel. Enjoy performances from our New River Chorus, Ukulele, and Orff Ensembles featuring a song with all our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! Can't wait to see you there!


You can now pre-order 2021-2022 yearbooks for $18.00. Go onto your child's fees page and you can purchase spirit shirts, birthday marque, AND yearbooks.

Chuck E Cheese Event

Please join us for a fun family event at Chuck E Cheese on November 10th from 3:00-9:00pm. This is an early release day. Flyer being sent home on Wednesday.
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Veteran's Day Celebration

If you or a family member are currently serving or have served in any branch of the U.S. Military, we would like to honor your service to Our Country. Please send in a picture of the member by November 8th and complete the information below. We will be creating a school-wide slideshow to share the members of our community and celebrating your service.

Name _______________________________ Branch of Military ______________________________

Last or current Rank ___________________ Actual Dates of Service ___________________________


If you would like to join us at New River Elementary School we need a paraprofessional to support students in small group instruction and various other duties around the school. We also need a fulltime and part-time custodian. Please see the job ad at this link. We would love to have you join us as a Reptile!!

Family Literacy Night

Please join us at our Family Literacy Night on November 17th from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm or November 19th from 10:00 am-11:00 am. Our book fair will be open from 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm. We hope to see you then!

Important Dates

November 2nd- Odyssey of the Mind Information Night 6:00-7:00pm

November 5th- PTA Cookie Dough Fundraiser Due

November 10th- SAC Meeting 8:00am

November 10th- Early Release Day- 2 hours early

November 10th- Chuck E Cheese Family Night- 3:00-9:00pm

November 11th- Veteran's Day

November 12th-19th- Book fair

November 15th- Fall Concert WCPAC 7:00pm

November 17th- Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:00pm

November 17th- Book fair open 5:00-6:00pm

November 19th- Literacy Meeting 10:00-11:00am

November 22nd-26th- Thanksgiving Break