Hi Reptile Families,
Welcome back! We have had a great first week back to school. Our teachers have been reviewing our expectations of Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible with our students and we are ready for a great second semester.
Our staff has been looking at mid-year data from the assessments students took in December. Grade levels are making action plans and looking at forming small groups to make sure that all of our students are receiving the enrichment and support that they need to be successful.
Report cards will be released on the Parent Portal on Tuesday, January 16th. Please make sure that you review these with your student and reach out to your child's teacher with any questions. Having your child read at home and log their minutes on Beanstack, practice Lexia at home, and work on math facts is a great way to support their learning at school.
We have a Family Literacy Night on January 25th, as well as the Book Fair. We also will have a New Family Breakfast on January 30th. Please look through the newsletter for more information about these events and ways to be involved. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!
Colleen Wilkinson, Principal
Katie Ketterer, Assistant Principal
Deanna Wakely, Admin Intern
Family Literacy Night
Our mid-year Scholastic Book Fair will be open January 22nd - 26th. Students may bring money to school and shop during the school day. The book fair will be open on January 25th from 6-7 p.m. for families to shop at during our Literacy Night. Make sure to come and check out the fabulous books that will be available!
Lost and Found
New Family Breakfast
NRES will be hosting a New Family Breakfast on January 30th at 9:15 a.m. in our Media Center. Come and meet our administrators, some staff members, and other parents in the community. You will also learn about schoolwide programs and procedures. This event is open to any family who has been new since the beginning of the school year. We look forward to getting to know you better and welcoming you to our school family!
Beanstack Reading Challenge
Welcome back Reptiles! We are starting off the New Year with our Field Day shirts on sale January 17!! You can access instructions at www.pasco.k12.fl.us/acor. or send in money/check with the form coming home with your student Jan. 17. Please show your school spirit and help support our Reptile Run program by buying a Field Day T-shirt !! We are expecting over two hundred students to earn a free shirt in May. Those reptiles have really been running and getting fit. Many have already finished twenty miles! Field Day will be Friday, March 15th. Look for volunteer forms coming home in February.
The Fun Run Club is in full swing, with over 150 members running before school on Mondays. We will finish our season in May with a mile Fun Run. We have some very dedicated runners that run over two miles every Monday morning.
This month, all grade levels will be learning about rhythms through singing, instruments, and movement.
3rd Grade - We are about to begin our recorder unit! Look for a flyer to come home about how to purchase a recorder for your student.
Spring Orff & Chorus auditions will be held at 9:10am on 1/16 & 1/17, respectively. This is for students who did not participate in Orff (4th-5th graders) or Chorus (3rd-5th graders) last semester and would like to join. If your student is already in Orff or Chorus and wants to continue, they do NOT need to come to the audition dates. We will resume regular rehearsals the following week (1/23 & 1/24).
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
January 15th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
January 16th - Report Cards Released
January 22nd - 26th - Book Fair
January 23rd - SAC Meeting - 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
January 23rd - PTO Meeting - 4:45 p.m. in Media Center
January 25th - Family Literacy Night and Title 1 Input Meeting - 6-7 p.m.
January 26th - Fine Arts Academies
January 30th - New Parents Breakfast
February 14th - Early Release Day - School lets out at 2:20 p.m.