North Riverside Elementary

April 20 -24, 2015


This week, all students in third and fourth grade will be taking the math and reading portion of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). These assessments will be administered on Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22. Please note secure testing procedures do not allow visitors on our campus during STAAR testing days.

Swim Safe Kick-off Event

All families are invited to attend the Swim Safe kick-off event, Back to Pool, scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Keller ISD Natatorium. Families will hear from speakers about the importance of staying safe in and around the water, get to witness a simulated drowning demonstration, and visit interactive safety stations for a chance to win prizes. There will also be a bounce house, food trucks, and a ton of great water safety information from local vendors. Cook Children’s has graciously donated Water Watcher Tags for all KISD Kindergarten students. These tags are meant to be worn by an adult designated to watch children in and around pools. Your Kindergarten student will be bring these tags home later this week.

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Best Attendance

Congratulations to our second graders. They had the best attendance last week with 96.92%. Our goal for our campus this year is 97.5%. You can help us reach the goal by bringing your child to school every day on time. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. and class starts promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Classrooms with the best attendance on a weekly basis earn to display a special spirit stick in their class. The classrooms with the best attendance last week were:

Kinder: Ms. Bryant

First: Ms. Roberts

Second: Ms. Quimbay

Third: Ms. Manjarrez

Fourth: Ms. Rodriguez

Win a Tablet!

Attendance Challenge

North Riverside will start a second “Attendance Challenge” on Monday, January 26. Students who have perfect attendance and no “tardies” from January 26 until June 4 will enter a drawing to win a Tablet!

What's for Lunch this Week?

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Casey's Kids 5K Fun Run

The date for the 2015 Casey's Kids Fun Run has been set! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 16th. Casey's Kids is an organization named in honor of long-time Keller ISD counselor Janie Casey who wanted to find ways to provide additional support for KISD families that were economically disadvantaged. She established the annual Casey's Kids Fun Run, the now annual 5K that gives District families an opportunity to come together for a time of fun, exercise, and socializing all while supporting a worthy and noble cause.

Camp Invention

Each summer, as the doors of school buildings close, new doors can open for your child to experience something different. You’ve got plenty of options for summer camps to occupy his or her days, but this one is unlike any you’ve ever known. Camp Invention unlocks your child’s potential.

Camp Invention is coming to Park Glen Elementary School from June 15, 2015 - June 18, 2015 from 8:00am to 4:00pm

To learn more please click here.

KISD School Board Candidate Forum

Keller Council of PTA’s will host a KISD School Board Candidate Forum April 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the Rock Gym. The Public is invited to attend the event. This event will be moderated by the League of Women Voter’s.

  • Place 6 candidates are David Gerda and Brad Schofield (incumbent).
  • Place 7 candidate is Ruthie Keyes (incumbent).

Early Voting begins April 27th. KISD Board of Trustees elections will be held on Saturday May 9, 2015. For more information, see the Board Election page
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Every Step for Autism: 5K Fun Run & Walk!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fossil Ridge High School Track Field

4101 Thompson Road

Fort Worth, Texas 76244

  • 7:00am: 5K Fun Run Registration & Resource Fair & Concessions Open
  • 8:00am: 5K Fun Run Starts
  • 9:30am: Fun Walk Starts
  • 10:30am: After Party Celebrations
  • 10:30am: Awards, Prize, Winner & Sponsor Recognition
  • 11:30pm: Event Ends


The day will start with a 5K Run from Fossil Ridge to Fossil Middle School, then end with a Fun Walk at the Fossil Ridge Track, Crafts, Team Contests, Carnival Games, T-Shirt & Spirit Contest, Food, DJ, Bounce Houses and More!

How Can You Help?

·Be a Team Captain and Create a Team!

·Get Your School Club or Athletic Group to Create a Team!

·Get Your Company to Sponsor a Team!

·Collect Donations Yourself or as a Team!

·Volunteer Before and/or at Event!

·Get a Local Business to Sponsor the Event!

Want to be a Vendor at the Resource Fair or an Event Sponsor?

Register Online

Want to Sign-up as an Individual or a Team Captain?

Register Online

Awards and Recognition

Student, Club, School, Business and

Family Awards for Top Funds Raised by Each Team.

Best T-Shirt, Volunteer Group, Most Spirited Group Winners TOO!

Come show your support to those affected by Autism!

For more information and to sign-up:

To stay up to date follow our event page on Facebook:

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:
  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 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.

Rocket Fueling Station

The library will be open each morning from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. to assist students with learning their math facts, sight words and alphabet recognition. Students should eat breakfast in the cafeteria or at home prior to coming to the library for assistance.

NRES Student Expectations

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

Nurture respect



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 at the "Rockets' Store". Thank you for reviewing these expectations with your child!

4/14/2015 6:30 PM First Grade Music Program and PTA Meeting

4/21/2015 8:00 AM STAAR Test (campus closed to visitors)

4/22/2015 8:00 AM STAAR Test (campus closed to visitors)

5/1/2015 7:30 AM Report Cards Available in HAC

5/7/2015 7:30 AM 4th Grade Playday

5/13/2015 7:30 AM Career Day

5/16/2015 7:30 AM Casey's Kids Fun Run

5/22/2015 8:00 AM Field Day

5/25/2015 12:00 AM Memorial Day - No School

6/5/2015 7:30 AM Report Cards Available in HAC