New River Wildcat News-October 26th
Volunteers needed for November 3 Fall Roundup 623-376-3500
SCHOOL CALENDAR/IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- 2:00 p.m. Early Dismissal Friday - October 27, 2023
- New River Volunteer Training SIGN UP HERE
If you plan on volunteering at school or attending a field trip, you must take the Volunteer Training, which only takes about a half hour to complete. You only have to take it one time, so attend a training early and you will be set to volunteer at school.
- ANNUAL NEW RIVER ROUND-UP - Friday, November 3, 2023 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
- ELECTION DAY - Tuesday, November 7, 2023
- New River Thanksgiving Feast @ Lunchtime - Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Track or Treat Community Event at Boulder Creek High School
When: Monday, October 30th
Where: BCHS Track
Cost: FREE - Must bring a canned food item per person to enter.
Who: Infant to 8th grade
What is Track-or-Treat?
Each sport will have a "booth" or table on the track, with a little game associated to their sport that the kids can play in order to earn candy! The kids will walk around the entire track trick or treating.
If you know anyone wanting to sign up for open enrollment this year let them know the time is now to do it. Here is the link: https://openenrollment.dvusd.org/application
You can help support our school! Fry's Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do everyday. Once you link your card to an New River Elementary, all you have to do is shop our store and swipe your Shopper's Card! Sign up at www.frysfood.com/account/communityrewards to support New River Elementary. Thank you for your support!
Congratulations to all the students who received awards at our Assembly last week!
Students cashed in their Wildcat Bucks earned for following CATS expectations.
CATS stands for: Caring, Always Respectful, Take Responsibility and Self-Control.
Welcome Mrs. Brush, new New River Kindergarten teacher!
Mrs. Brush has been a kindergarten teacher for over 15 years and has 37 years of experience in education in both California and Arizona. She has recently moved to New River and enjoys being part of a small community.
Meet our new member of the cafeteria staff Julie Montoya.
Congratulations Donna Dorich, District DV Star recipient!
Mrs. Rutan is our Teacher of the Month for October.
Miss Alvarez is our staff of the Month for October
Tax Credit Opportunity, donate now, receive AZ Tax Credit!
Each year as I send out the tax credit request letters, I reflect on the past and all of the wonderful, generous individuals who have donated and continue to donate tax credit dollars to New River School. I have never personally expressed my gratitude to you for taking the time and caring enough to make a contribution to New River Elementary School.
As I enter my thirty-first year working at New River School, I realize how fortunate I have been to work at such an awesome school. Our enrollment at our K-6 school is small compared to many other schools in the area and thus, our funding is also smaller.
Working at a school makes you realize how fortunate we are to have so many dedicated, devoted, and loyal teachers and staff that make New River Elementary School such a special place. Because of this, the tax credit dollars we receive from you and other kindhearted people, makes a world of difference for our students, our teachers, and our staff.
Tax credit dollars are put to good use by providing funding for transportation costs for field trips, which averages about $300 per trip, before and after school clubs, materials for these clubs, and furniture and items for the classrooms that we normally could not afford. Some of the clubs we offer are: Art Club, Ecology Club, Running Club, STEM Club, and many other new clubs that are created and offered throughout the school year.
The $400 maximum state tax credit is available for taxpayers who are married and filing jointly. A husband and wife who file separate returns for a taxable year in which they could have filed a joint return may each claim only $200. The tax credit for a single individual or a head of household is $200. A state tax credit will allow you to reduce the amount of your tax liability to the state or increase your refund from the state.
Two years ago, we were able to purchase much needed cafeteria tables that we had not replenished in many years. We were also able to buy a new laminator, as the previous model had a good run of over 20+ years!
This year, we celebrate 20 years in our beautiful facility and are very proud of the fact that it is well-maintained and much pride is taken in the upkeep and maintenance of our school. We appreciate all the gifts and financial support we have received to make our school the best it can be!
Without the generosity of donors, such as yourself, we could not have provided or afforded the extra-curricular activities and the equipment that we currently have.
To make a tax credit donation online: https://az-deervalley.intouchreceipting.com/ Forms are also available in the New River office. Tell your friends & Family!
Thank you for continuing to support New River Elementary School. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Lisa C. Willingham
New River Elementary School
Dress Code Reminders
The District encourages students to take pride in their attire as it relates to the school setting. Students should dress in a manner that, in addition to the following guidelines, takes into consideration the educational environment, safety, health, and welfare of self and others. During the school day:
● Clothing must cover the entire buttocks and not be see-through. Shirts and tops may not expose bare midriffs, bare shoulders, nor be deeply or narrowly cut in the front, back, or under the arms. Halter tops, spaghetti straps, and strapless tops are not acceptable. Clothing that exposes undergarments will not be tolerated for males or females.
● Shoes must be worn at all times. Closed shoes are to be worn for any type of physical activity, such as physical education, cheer practice, weight lifting, etc.
● Jewelry shall not be worn if it presents a safety hazard.
● No hats, bandannas, other head coverings, or sunglasses may be worn inside any campus building at any time, except for properly approved occupational safety headgear required for special classes or if authorized by a school administrator or authorized/prescribed by a medical professional. Hats and sunglasses may be worn outside
● Obscene language or symbols, or symbols of drugs, sex, alcohol, or weapons on clothing are expressly prohibited. Clothing, accessories and/or jewelry may not state, imply, or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected classification.
● Students may wear clothing, accessories and jewelry that display religious messages or religious symbols in the same manner and to the same extent that other types of clothing, accessories and jewelry that display messages or symbols are permitted.
● Tattoos displaying defamatory writing, obscene language or symbols, or symbols of drugs, sex, alcohol, or weapons must be covered.
● Students may not wear clothing, accessories and/or jewelry that is worn with the intent to convey affiliation with a criminal street gang as defined in A.R.S. 13-105. Exceptions for special activities or health considerations may be pre-approved by the administrator. Students who participate or volunteer in extracurricular activities, such as athletics, band, chorus, et cetera, are subject to the standards of dress as defined by the sponsors of such activities.
(Ref. DVUSD Policy JICA)
New River is looking for a Campus Monitor & a Night Custodian! Join the team!
Monday - Friday
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, LOG ONTO CAREERS.DVUSD.ORG
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CONTACT LISA @ 623-376-3500