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New River School News – Week of March 11, 2019

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

2018-19 School Focus:  “Gearing up!”


Important Dates:

March 12:                    5th and 6th grade Junior Achievement BizTown Field Trip

March 13:                    6thGrade Gavilan Peak Orientation

March 14:                    Spring Picture Day

March 15:                    End of 3rd Quarter

March 15:                    Field Day

March 17 – 22:            Spring Break

March 26:                    AIMS Science Testing begins (4th grade)

April 1:                        AZMerit Testing begins (online schedule available soon)


All Things EQ Motto for the Week:  I exercise my brain each and every day by learning in school.

Message from the Principal- Ms. Fredlund:  One of the most important things to me is to be mindful of our own health including how we exercise our brain. The ability to plan, manage time, remember details, and share knowledge are all brain functions.  Strengthening our executive functions within the brain will enable greater success, coping, and overall satisfaction.  Some ways to exercise our brain are to do motor coordination, concentration games, have daily talk, outings such as to a park or museum, academic challenges, and more.  The benefits are increased strength, flexibility, endurance, and overall happiness.  At New River, we find many ways to exercise students’ brains here at school and also time for those brain breaks.  It is great to see the enjoyment of learning each and every day!

Field Day:  On Friday, March 15th, we have our New River FIELD DAY!  Kindergarten through Third grade will meet on the basketball court at 9 a.m.. Coach Peper will go over a few things and then the rotations will begin.  Students will get practice beforehand on the rotations and what to do when they hear the signal and need to move to the next station/activity. The Café will be serving picnic-style lunches and students will get their lunches first, and then go to recess.  Fourth through Sixth grade will meet on the basketball court at 1 p.m.and then start their rotations, with a culminating activity at 3 p.m.   Please remind your child to wear comfortable shoes, have water, and perhaps wear sunscreen.  It will be a great time enjoying our beautiful Arizona weather too!

Upcoming School Highlights:  Next week at New River brings some great opportunities for all students from Junior Achievement Biztown trip, 6th grade Orientation at Gavilan, and Field day!  Around campus, we are continuing our learning and for many students they are proud of reaching a goal set or are so close.  We encourage students to take ownership for their learning by recognizing achievements and goals.  Students have been working to have that growth mindset and us as teachers know this can only enhance their educational success and commitments. We will have our upcoming Student Recognition on Thursday, March 27th @ 9am and our Celebration and Awards Assembly for the 3rd quarter on Friday, March 28th. 

Message from the Office:  It is not too late to make a school tax credit donation and put money into your school!  Forms are available in the front office with more information, or to make an online donation please visit  Thank you in advance for supporting New River School!

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.