New River Wildcat News Feb.11, 2022
Happy Valentine's Day! Monday, February 14, 2022
New River Spring 2022 Parent/Teacher Conferences
Spring Parent-Teacher conferences take place the week of February 14, 2022. We will have early dismissal at 12:05 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022 & Friday, February 18, 2022 for conferences, although conferences can be scheduled throughout the week. Educational research indicates that the single most influential impact on a child’s ability to succeed in school is based on how much their PARENTS are involved and willing to assist at home! The home to school connection piece is so important. Please be sure to communicate with your child’s teacher in a timely fashion to schedule your conference. We look forward to seeing you on campus during conference week!
SCHOOL CALENDAR/IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- Monday, February 14, 2022 - Happy Valentine's Day
- Monday, February 14, 2022 - Parent-Teacher Conference Week
- Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - New River Volunteer Training 8-8:30 a.m. in the Library
- Thursday & Friday, February 17 & 18, 2022-Parent Teacher Conf. - 12:05 pm Dismissal
- Monday, February 21, 2022 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day
- Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - Tutu or Ties Day - (See flier below)
- Thursday, February 24, 2022 - BGHS Concert 7 p.m. (See flier below)
- Friday, February 25, 2022 - Early Release @ 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 26, 2022 - DVUSD Job Fair (See flier at end of newsletter!)
Congratulations to New River's Staff of the Month for February!
Ms. Gieber (picture below) is February's staff of the month. She has made the transition between second grade to fifth grade in the middle of the year like a professional. Her fifth grade students are thriving with her high quality instruction, high expectations and genuine love for her students. She also worked well with the STEM committee to put on a successful STEM night. She was responsible for bringing in community partners that enhanced the night and gave our community engaging hands on STEM experiences.
February 3rd Early Release
Mrs. Rutan is our health and wellness liaison. In January she motivated us to form healthy habits through a resolution BINGO game. In February she is educating the staff on being Heart Smart. Each day in February she is sharing a healthy tip or treat. At the beginning of our staff meeting on Friday she got us moving with a quick line dancing lesson.
The rest of the professional development time was spent on celebrating the work each team has done in understanding the essential standards, planning and sharing instructional practices and using data protocols to analyze student work. Each team was highlighted and we learned from each other. This collaboration time is valuable and we appreciate your support!
February 11, 2022 Early Release Spotlight (picture above)
On Friday, February 11, 2022, New River teachers met with Gavilan Peak teachers for professional planning and comparing student work. We are focusing on having alignment between the two schools to help with a smooth transition for our sixth graders to middle school. It starts with kindergarten! The picture below shows Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Reed meeting with GP teachers and sharing student work on a common phonics assessment. Thank you New River parents and guardians for supporting this important collaboration time!
REGISTER ONLINE TODAY FOR 2022-23 KINDERGARTEN!
New River Elementary School is now accepting 2022-23 Kindergarten Registrations.
To ensure proper staffing for the upcoming school year, if possible, please enroll your kindergarten student at your earliest convenience! Tell your friends and family! Enroll online @ DVUSD Power Enroll or stop by the New River office and pick up a registration packet.
For more information about New River School, log onto our website @ https://www.dvusd.org/domain/11610 Thank you!
If would like to meet the teacher and tour our campus, we will have a Kindergarten Preview Night on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Thank you.
HEADPHONES STILL NEEDED FOR TESTING - STARTED THE END OF JANUARY
Headphones are needed for state testing coming at the end of the month. If you are able to send a pair in with your student, it would be much appreciated! Thank you!
NEW RIVER - LOCAL FOOD PANTRY
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Fridays: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
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