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.
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
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!
Chuck E Cheese Event
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 ___________________________
Family Literacy Night
November 2nd- Odyssey of the Mind Information Night 6:00-7:00pmNovember 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