Reptile Review

Summer Edition

Principal's Update

Hi Reptile Families,

We hope that each of you has enjoyed the beginning part of your summer. In between fun and relaxation, remember to keep your students engaged in learning.

Research has shown that if students read at least 6 books throughout the summer, they can prevent the "Summer Slide" and learning loss. Students' MyPascoConnect online dashboard will remain available during the summer, and students can continue to work on Lexia (a reading program) and Zearn (a math program).

If students meet their learning goals over the summer, they will be able to participate in our water slide party the first week back to school!

Below is important summer information. Our office staff, Mrs. Ketterer, and I will be working over the summer. Please reach out with any questions that you have.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer, and we look forward to seeing you for the 2023-2024 school year!

Thank you,

Colleen Wilkinson


Prevent the Summer Slide Challenge!

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New River Elementary School Media Center Hours

Our school library will be open this summer! Students can come to school to check out books and take Reading Counts quizzes.

Library hours will be from 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Mondays - Thursdays. The library will open through Thursday, July 13th.

Summer Office Hours

Our school office will be open Mondays - Thursdays during the summer. Our office hours will be 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

School Bell Hours

New River Elementary's student hours will remain the same for next year. School will begin at 10:10 a.m. and students will dismiss at 4:20 p.m.

Meet the Teacher Day

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Summer Feeding Locations

All children 18 and younger may come to get free breakfast at New River Elementary on the following dates July 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28.. Breakfast is served between 8:00-8:30am and lunch between 11:00-11:30am.. Students must eat the meals on site. Please see the attached flyer for more information!

Please complete the following form to help our staff know how many meals to prepare.

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Registration Information

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open, and we are excited to meet our newest Reptiles! To register new students, complete the registration process online by going to the following website: If you have any questions, please contact the main office.

Kindergarten Camp

Save the Date for Kindergarten Camp: Thursday, July 27th and July 28th

This camp will be free for all incoming Kindergarten students to attend. Camp will be on July 27th and 28th from 8:30 -12:00 p.m. Students will get to meet the Kindergarten teachers, see their classrooms, and get a fun preview of what Kindergarten will be like! Please call the front office at 813-346-0500 or email Mrs. Ketterer at to register your student.

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Supply Lists

Supply lists for next year are available on our school website!

Volunteer Application

Parent volunteers are vital to our school. If you would like to volunteer for the 2023-2024 school year, click on the following link after July 1st. We look forward to your being a volunteer this school year.

Upcoming Dates

August 7th - Student Registration and Meet Your Teacher Day

August 10th - First day of 2023-2024 School Year