Hi Reptile Families,
We are wishing you a happy February! Our second semester has been off to a great start, with our staff and students working hard to meet their goals for the rest of the school year. If you have not had a chance to see your child's January report card, please log on to the Parent Portal. Reach out to your child's teacher or our front office if you need help viewing the report card. We know that our students are most successful when families and school staff work together!
Below is a link to our annual Family Input Survey. We truly value this feedback and it helps us plan for upcoming events. Please take a few minutes to participate!
As always, thank you for your support! Please always reach out to us with any questions.
Colleen Wilkinson, Principal
Katie Ketterer, Assistant Principal
Deanna Wakely, Admin Intern
Family Input Survey
We are always looking for feedback on how to continue to improve and offer an excellent educational experience to our students! Please spend a few minutes completing this survey and give us your feedback as we start to plan for next year.
If you attended Family Literacy Night, this is the same survey you completed as part of the event. If you have additional feedback you thought of, you may fill it out again!
Thank you for your help and support!
End of Year Reading Celebration
Below are the requirements for students in each grade level to attend the End of Year Reading Celebration. The more reading minutes they log, and the more Lexia levels they earn, the more parties they get to attend! Teachers are encouraging students to start working on these requirements now, so that they can have fun and attend all the parties at the end of the year!
Please work on reading for 30 minutes a night and on earning Lexia units at home. This helps students become better readers AND enjoy a fun event.
Early Release Day
Our next Early Release Day of the school year will be Wednesday, February 14th. School will release at 2:20 p.m.
On this day, grab dinner from BJ's in Wesley Chapel and help support our school fundraiser! The flyer with information is below.
The following days will also be Early Release Days.
March 13, 2024
April 10, 2024
B.J.'s School Fundraiser
PTO Scent o Grams Fundraiser
Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption
In the months of January and February, Pasco County School District invites stakeholders to participate in the review of textbooks that are being considered for adoption for a number of social studies courses. Digital access to resources is provided for families and community members who would like to review the options. Please access the textbook adoption website for resource access and information on how to submit your input for consideration.
Beanstack Reading Challenge
2-5-24 Out of Field Notification
Pasco County Schools is required to notify parents if their student is receiving instruction from a teacher who is teaching outside of their certified field. Individuals who are teaching out-of-field are qualified to teach but are required to take additional coursework or testing to add a teaching area and/or endorsement to their certificate. The state also requires a teacher to take coursework or in-service towards an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement when the teacher is the primary language arts teacher and/or reading teacher for an ESOL student.
The following teachers have agreed to teach outside their field while completing their coursework and/or testing requirements:
Gabrielle Clement - Elementary Education K-6
Gabrielle Clement - Exceptional Student Ed K-12
Glorimar Figueroa Lopez - Gifted Endorsement
Amanda Green - ESOL Endorsement K-12
Rebecca Haley - Exceptional Student Ed K-12
Amy Holland - Elementary Education K-6
Amy Holland - ESOL Endorsement K-12
Krystin Kiehnau- ESOL Endorsement K-12
Madison Moure - ESOL Endorsement K-12
Melissa Pietracatella- Exceptional Student Ed K-12
Doris Soto Hernandez - ESOL Endorsement K-12
Mandy Walker - ESOL Endorsement K-12
Pamela Woodward- ESOL Endorsement K-12
Please also make sure that you have completed your child's Parent Bill of Rights, which can be accessed through the Parent Portal. It is important that parents acknowledge and declare in writing whether they want their student to participate in various educational opportunities and related activities, and whether their students may be provided healthcare and other services available to them.
You can find more information about the Parent Bill of Rights and the Parent Portal at the following website: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/oll_documents/parent-bill-of-rights.If you need help creating or logging in to your account, please call our front office at 813-346-0500.
School Spirit Shirts
We have received additional school T-shirts, and now have school spirit shirts in all sizes! Students can wear these shirts on Fridays to receive PBIS points. Please see the flyer below on how to access RYCOR to pay for the T-shirts.
The link is https://www.studentquickpay.com/pasco
Where's the Bus? App
Please view this video from Superintendent Browning about the importance of attendance.
If your child will have an extended absence, please communicate directly with his or her teacher. Please also fill out the attendance link on New River Elementary's website any time your child will be absent. This is also how you can upload doctor's notes for excused absences.
Report an Absence: https://nres.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=24671
Submit a Dr Note: https://nres.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=25498
Free Breakfast and Lunch
If you would like your child to buy ala carte snacks, you can still add money on their MySchoolBucks account.
2023-2024 Pasco County Schools Calendar
February 9th - Progress Reports released
February 14th - Early Release Day - School lets out at 2:20 p.m.
February 19th - No School (President's Day)
February 20th - SAC Meeting - 8:30 a.m.
February 20th - PTO Meeting - 4:45 p.m.
February 21st - Spring Picture Day
February 23rd - Sweetheart Dance - 6-8 p.m.