North Riverside Elementary

October 5- October 11, 2015

Telephone Consumer Protection Act

In an effort to keep parents and guardians updated about how Keller ISD communicates information, the District would like to share the following:

An important change has recently been made pertaining to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA rules now prohibit making any non-emergency call using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or pre-recorded voice to a wireless telephone number without prior consent.

To comply with the recent clarification, Keller ISD will only use automated phone calls from the campus or the District for attendance alerts or an emergency. Emergencies are defined as circumstances that will affect the health and/or safety of students.

There are still plenty of other ways to receive news from KISD! The District and campuses will continue use the following tools to share news:

For the remainder of the 2015-16 school year, KISD will only use automated phone calls to communicate emergencies or attendance information. Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, parents will be given the opportunity to opt-in to the phone call communications feature during the online enrollment process.

Homecoming Parade!

The Fossil Ridge High School Homecoming Parade will be on October 5, 2015. Our school will be participating with an actual Rocket on top of a car and a trailer decorated with signs created by our students. Please wear the grey NRES shirt if you have one or any grey shirts. We are going to start gathering at Chisholm Trail Intermediate at 5:15pm and the parade will start at 6:00pm. The theme will be Ridge Royalty! Come and walk with us in the parade to Fossil Ridge!

Counselor's Corner

Hello Dads!!!!! I would like to invite you to become a part of our Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program here at North Riverside!!!!! If you are interested in volunteering, you will first need to complete an application for a background check: BACKGROUND CHECK


You will not be allowed on campus as a WatchDOG dad until your background check has been approved. Here are some answers to a few common questions:


What is WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students)?

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering.

What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?

1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

Who are Watch D.O.G.S. and how does WATCH D.O.G.S. work?

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.

WATCH D.O.G.S., a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. WatchDOG dads and volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling.

What do WatchDOGS do (while they are at school)?

During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, patrol the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dad dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WatchDOG dads are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirt with a disposable ‘Dog Tag’ identifying them as a WatchDOG.


Interested in signing up? Please read below.

Please sign up for Watch D.O.G.S.!


Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/o7kyHU
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

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Parent Involvement

Greetings!

I am pleased to announce our upcoming Parent Sessions. The sessions will take place at our Title I Parent Center (North Riverside Elementary) at the date and time noted. I encourage you to come out and join us as we explore different topics. To register or if you have any questions or concerns contact me at sandra.pena@kellerisd.net.



  • 10/15 Overview of Learning Differences/Simulation (Dyslexia) 9:00am- 11:00am
  • 11/12 Parenting the Child with ADD/ADHD 6:00pm- 8:00pm
  • 12/3 Creating Family Memories: traditions, rituals and routines 6:00pm- 7:30pm


*All sessions are limited to Title I Parents.


Sessions will take place at:

North Riverside Elementary

7900 North Riverside Drive

Ft. Worth, TX 76137


¡Saludos!

Me complace anunciar las diferentes sesiones de padres que se aproximan. Las sesiones se llevaran a cabo en el Centro de Padres (North Riverside Elementary) a la hora y fecha indicada. Les animo a venir y juntos vamos a explorar distintos temas. Para registrarse o si usted tiene alguna pregunta pongase en contacto conmigo, sandra.pena@kellerisd.net.También se estarán ofreciendo clases de inglés, si está interesado por favor de mandarme un correo electrónico.


10/15 Información de las Diferencias de Aprendizaje Relacionado con dislexia 9:00am- 11:00am

11/12 La Crianza del Niño con ADD / ADHD 6:00pm- 8:00pm

12/3 Creando Recuerdos Familiares: tradiciones, rituales y rutinas 6:00pm- 7:30pm

*Los servicios son limitados para padres de Titulo I.

North Riverside Elementary

7900 North Riverside Drive

Ft. Worth, TX 76137

Sandra Pena, M.Ed.| Parent Involvement Specialist

P: 817-744-3862

sandra.pena@kellerisd.net

Prizes needed!

We are planning on giving students prizes for following the NRES expectations. We would like to do a drawing every week based on the tickets students earned for great behavior. We will need quite a few prizes that will be included in the drawing. Do you know anyone or any business that might donate to us? If so, please contact Oliver Mujica at oliver.mujica@kellerisd.net.

Volunteers!

Are you interested in helping in the office or classroom of your child’s school on a regular basis? Are you accompanying a group of students on a field trip, helping with PTA events, becoming a WATCH DOG volunteer, or chaperoning at a dance? If you answered ‘YES’ to any of the above questions, you must complete a Criminal History Background check. To be eligible to volunteer on any of the KISD campuses, this process is completed each school year. To be considered as a KISD Volunteer for 2015-2016 school year, please complete the Volunteer Form. KISD appreciates the valuable time you donate to building brighter futures for our students. Please use the following link to start the process.

http://www.applitrack.com/kellerisd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteers

Parenting Center Workshops

Children’s brains are a work in progress. How a child’s brain develops depends upon how the genes they are born with interact with the experiences they have in their early years. Join us to learn more about how parenting can positively influence a child’s brain development on October 9 at 12:30 at Independence Elementary. Please click on the following link to find our more details. Positive Brain Development.



Please see the attached document to find out about wonderful parenting workshops available for all KISD parents this school year.

Parenting Workshop Calendar

A Message from the Nurse

Our mass school-wide screenings dates for hearing and vision will be October 20-21. This screening will include ALL Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd graders – as well as any 2nd and 4th grader that is new to Keller ISD.

Dyslexia Corner

Mrs. Acosta is the Dyslexia Teacher at North Riverside Elementary and she started a blog about the dyslexia services. The link to the blog is http://barbaraacosta.edublogs.org/

Casey’s Kids Fun Run

SAVE THE DATE!
SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2015

This program directly benefits children in KISD who are economically disadvantaged. It is an opportunity for us to show that all children in the KISD are important, and valued members of our community. Donations to Casey’s Kids may be sent to Keller Council of PTAs, PO Box 1371, Keller 76244. You may make checks payable to Casey’s Kids. More infor at https://www.facebook.com/CaseysKids5KFunRun?fref=ts or register at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=122626

Stay Connected!

We have many forms of communication to keep you up-to-date about events happening at North Riverside.

1. Campus Website: http://campus.kellerisd.net/schools/NRE-111/Pages/default.aspx

2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NRiversideES

3. Remind: (for emergency messages only): Text @nres2015 to 81010

4. Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/NRiversideES

New Home Access Center App!

Now you can access school information from mobile devices using the eSchoolPLUS Family app. Use the app to view attendance, classwork, class and activity calendar events, fees, student grades, and transportation information. Also, send email to a teacher by tapping the teacher's name. The student alerts you subscribed to in Home Access Center can be viewed directly in the app using the Notifications option. Use the Preferences option to change your student alert subscriptions and the email address on record with the school. Click here to learn more.

After School Science Club

Science Club is designed for the adventurer, explorer and the curious. By combining learning and play students gain knowledge and creativity through science. The club will start September 17, 2105. Please click on the following link to learn more.

http://www.worthlearning.org/join-science-club.html

NRES Guidelines To Success

North Riverside Elementary PBIS Video

Attendance

Thank you for ensuring our students are ready for instruction every day. Please remember students need to be in the classroom by 8:00am. If students are tardy, please walk your student to the office.

Win a Tablet!

Attendance Challenge

North Riverside started the “Attendance Challenge”. Students enrolled from September 8 - January 15 who have perfect attendance and no “tardies” will enter a drawing to win a Tablet!

What's for Lunch this Week?

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NRES Student Expectations

Our students have learned to follow the expectations in all common areas of the school. The NRES expectations are:

Nurture respect

Responsibility

Encourage

Soar to success

When students are seen following these expectations in all common areas of the school, teachers provide tickets to students which they can exchange at the end of the grading period. Thank you for reviewing these expectations with your child!

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Box Tops

  1. Look for the Box Top labels on products you already buy such as Betty Crocker products, Cheerios, Pillsbury, Ziploc, Hefty, Kleenex, and Nature Valley (find a complete list at: http://www.btfe.com).
  2. Trim the labels neatly on the lines and check the expiration dates. Send the Box Tops in to your child's classroom in a Ziploc bag or envelope. Please include child's name, teacher's name, grade, and number of Box Tops.
  3. Sign up at http://www.btfe.com and identify “North Riverside Elementary” as your school. Look for “Bonus Box Top Offers” to win and/or opportunities to earn Box Tops for NRES. Coupons for Box Tops products are available at the BTFE website. Visit the Box Tops “Marketplace” to earn points for NRES when you shop online at participating websites.

  4. Ask your relatives and friends/neighbors with older children if they will save Box Tops for our school.