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Weekly Wildcat Newsletter

  New River Elementary School

WILDCAT Weekly News for week of January 13th, 2020

Vision: Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders!


Important Dates:


Message from the Principal- Ms. Fredlund:  One of the major focuses this year on campus continues to be the collection and utilization of data and how it can inform ALL of us- staff and students.  Teachers have students review their own work from quizzes to tests in order to gain perspective and gather a deeper understanding of strengths and areas of growth.  The students track specific standards or concepts as a class and also individually.  Utilizing this process is a win-win because it has students take on more ownership for their learning and give immediate feedback as well as for teachers provides them with data points for PLC days and other grade level meetings.  One the aspects of data is that there are several ways to analyze it from overall mastery, to standard, to item/question, and to ways the student showed work or responded.  In summary, data is a realistic piece to support lesson design, plan for differentiation, and provide a greater understanding of standards and skills to promote success and mastery in every grade level.

All Things E.Q. Motto for the Week:  

I choose what I believe about myself.

Message from the Office: 

Registration/Open Enrollment:  We are accepting open enrollment and continued registration for the 2019-20 school year!  In addition, we are happy to provide tours of our amazing school and more information.  A New River brochure is available in our office for distribution to friends or family, or please come into our office for more information between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or contact us @ 623-376-3500. 

Absences:  Parents, please know it is imperative that you call the attendance line or the office when your child is absent. As a school, we account for all children and in addition excusals for absences.  

Stay Connected:  There are many ways to find information about our school, upcoming events, and important news. Take a look at the New River website ( ), "like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.  Please feel free to call the office @ 623-376-3500 with any questions.