Raccoon Review

A Weekly Communication Tool for Rice Elementary Staff

Campus Goals

  1. Ensuring ALL students are in attendance.
  2. Cultivating a climate that welcomes students and parents.
  3. Creating opportunities for students to use and increase critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  4. Moving from Parent Involvement to Parent Engagement.

Staff Shout Outs

Thank you to Mrs. Korabek for allowing us to use her Swivl video for PD in the 1st and 2nd grade Math PLC!

Kindergarten Team for sticking with working number and making such huge strides with our Kindergartners! You are setting a strong foundation.

Thank you to Mrs. Blanco and Mrs. Seal for always being so flexible and willing to do whatever is needed!!!

Week at a Glance: January 21st-25th



Tuesday-Red Day

3rd/4th ELA PLC

7:00-Content Leader Meeting

8:30-4th Grade RtI Behavior Meeting

9:30-3rd Grade RtI Behavior Meeting

1:15-1st Grade RtI Academic Meeting

Wednesday-White Day

3rd/4th Math PLC

4th ELA Planning Day

AM-Melissa @ AP Meeting

10:25-2nd Grade RtI Academic Meeting

1:15-1st Grade RtI Academic Meeting

Thursday-Black Day

1st/2nd Grade PLC

8:00-St. Anthony of Padu Campus Visit

8:35-4th Grade RtI Academic Meeting

9:30-3rd Grade RtI Academic Meeting

10:25-2nd Grade RtI Academic Meeting

11:30-Rice Way Team Meeting

Friday-Red Day

K/1st/2nd ELA PLC

8:30-4th Grade RtI Academic Meeting

9:30-3rd Grade RtI Academic Meeting

1:00-2nd Grade Dental Presentation (Library)

2:00-Rice Way Pep Rally

Staff Birthdays

Melissa Andaya-1/19

Staff Updates

St. Anthony of Padu

We will have a visit from some teachers and admin at St Anthony. They will be doing learning walks to see how we differentiate instruction. I will get with teachers who we will come through their rooms. Continue with the excellent instruction that you provide daily.

Calendar Approved

Our 2019-2020 has been approved and is attached below.

Marzano and Solution Tree 2-Day Training

CISD is bringing some of the big names in instructional design and student engagement to us this summer. In the past, we have traveled to conferences, but they will be coming to us this year. This is only for CISD staff. We have purchased 7 registrations. Please let me know if this is something that you would like to attend.

PLC/Marzano Conroe Conference

Where: Grand Oaks High School

When: June 17 & June 18

Time: 8:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: includes a light breakfast each day and lunch

RtI Meetings

We will be having behavior and Academic RtI Meetings next week. Please arrive at your designated time in the PLC room. We might be finishing up with another student, but you can come sit down and get ready to share. Please bring all assessment information, examples of class work, and be prepared to speak about their current performance within your classroom.

Gift of Time

Below are the tentative dates for our Gift of Time. Team Leaders gave me suggested dates and I tried to fit them in. Staff will be treated to breakfast at Pie in the Sky from 7:30-9:00.

2/1-RISE-3 people (delivered)

2/11-Kinder-9 people (Kinder, Seal, Luna, Miller)*** Date Change

2/8-4th & Specials-9 people**Change

2/13-1st Grade-8 people (1st, Viteaux, Blanco)

2/15-3rd Grade-8 people (3rd, Artusy, Guererro)**Change

2/20-Custodians, Front Office- 12 people (delivered)

2/22-2nd Grade-8 people (2nd, Cook, Lindwall)

2/28-Life Skills, Speech, Diag, PK -7 people