Reptile Review

October 2021

Important Dates

October 4th-8th- Science is my Superpower Theme Week

October 6th- Conference Night- Scheduled by Teacher

October 13th- Girl Scout Interest Meeting 6:30pm-7:30pm

October 15th- Last Day of Quarter 1

October 18th- No School for Students

October 27th- Picture Retakes

October 25th-29th- Red Ribbon Week

October 29th- Optional Flu Shot Clinic

October 29th- Character Parade

October 29th- Trunk or Treat

Principal Update

Hi Reptile Families,

It's hard to believe we are getting close to the end of Quarter 1. I am so appreciative of all the support from all our families in helping to keep our campus safe. It takes all of us working together to make that happen.

Thank you for the many families that joined us for Title I information meeting, PTA General Assembly, and Open House. If you missed the event, each grade level team recorded their sessions. Please reach out to your child's teacher for this information.

The school hours are 9:40-3:50. Arrival begins at 9:20 and a student is marked absent if they arrive after 9:40. Please help your child to arrive to school on time. Every minute in your child's day is very important.

Report cards will be available to parents on the Parent Portal! Please make sure you have access to your child’s report card. If you need assistance, please feel free to call the front office.

This month we will be kicking off our Pasco Science and Engineering Showcase projects for our 3rd-5th grade students. Join using during the week of October 4th-8th to dress up. See below for the details on each day's theme.

The end of October has a few fun events. Please join us on October 29th for Trunk or Treat. A flier will be coming home next week with more information. October 25th-29th is Red Ribbon week. See below for the dress up choices for each day. On October 29th, your child may dress up as a good character.

Thank you for your continued support,

Colleen Wilkinson


Science is my Superpower!

Join us to dress up during the week of October 4th-8th in honor of the Pasco Science and Engineering Showcase. Our 3rd-5th grade students will be participating in a 8 week dive into creating a project to compete in the class, school, and county showcase. This week we want to engage in all things science. Below are the theme's for each day. Have your child dress up like th theme for the day.

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Red Ribbon Week Theme Days- October 25th-29th

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Trunk or Treat Festival

Trunk or Treat Festival

Games * Food * Fun * Treats

Friday, October 29, 2021 -6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

New River Elementary Bus Loop

What is Trunk or Treat? - Volunteer families will decorate their car and park it in the bus loop by 5:30 p.m. As children walk the loop they will trunk or treat for candy that is being given, there is no charge. If you would like to volunteer, please complete the form below and return it to school ASAP. (Those distributing candy, must be a registered volunteer. You can register using the parent link on our website – (

In addition, punch cards may be purchased for $5.00 each. Each punch card holds 10 spaces with each space equaling 50 cents. Punch cards are used to play games, do the cakewalk, food, tattoos, sno-cones and more!

It will be an evening of fun for the whole family. You may pre-order your punch cards the week of October 18th-22nd. Punch cards are $5.00.

Look for a flyer in your child's communication binder on October 6th.

Cafe Update

Each day our Reptiles can get a free breakfast and lunch. The menus are available here. While all students are getting a free breakfast and lunch it is still important to complete the free and/or reduced lunch menu which is linked here. As a part of the Healthy School Initiative students are not able to bring in outside treats for birthdays. The cafeteria offer healthy and affordable options to celebrate your child's birthday. See the menu here.

Flu Clinic

Health Hero Florida will be coming to NRES on October 29th to administer the flu vaccine to the students. Consent forms will be coming home with your child this week. If you would like for your child to receive the vaccine at school, please complete the consent form and return it to school by October 22nd. If you do not want your child to participate you do not need to return the consent form. Only those children with a completed consent form will be vaccinated. Please let me know if you have any questions.




The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule, 40 CFR Part 763, Asbestos Containing Material in schools, commonly referred to as AHERA. This rule requires all Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) to identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and to take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers.

All inspections for New River Elementary School have been completed and a Management Plan describing the results of the inspection and the action plan to control any asbestos found during the inspection, where applicable, has been submitted to the governor for approval. A copy of this plan is located in the administrative office of this school and at the Pasco County Schools Maintenance & Facility Services Department and is available for review upon request.

Open House Links

Kindergarten Passcode: DF7zq3*Z

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade Passcode: h.80KuU7

Fourth Grade- coming soon

Fifth Grade- Attached below

Title I Parent Meeting Passcode: hT3.4b?8