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

Mrs. Stevens and the 4th graders worked so hard and had an excellent performance. Perfect for the holiday season.

Kindergarten and 1st grade went all out to celebrate their Super Readers and Word Detectives!!! The students had smiles from ear to ear!!!

3rd and 4th grade Math Benchmarks grew from last year!!!! Students and teachers are digging deep and working hard!!!

Week at a Glance: December 18-20th

Specials A Week



4:30-Rice Faculty Christmas Party



9:00-Polar Express showing

10:00-3rd/4th Honor Choir Trip

11:30-1:00-Lunch served in the Library

1:00-Polar Express showing



9:30-Holiday Breakfast

12:05-Early Release

12:30-OHI in Library for Professional Staff (Teachers, SLP, Librarian, Admin staff)

Rice Staff Christmas Party

Our Christmas Party will be at Hacienda Mis Padres Mexican Grill on Monday, December 18th at 4:30. Please RSVP with Karyn so we can reserve tables. We will have a white elephant gift ($10)...so start looking for that "extra special gift".

Notes from Malinda

Mr. Harness and I wish you a wonderful and restful holiday break! Recharge your batteries so you are at "full strength" again on January 8th ~ the second part of the year will be a fun and crazy ride! Thanks for all you do for our students at Rice!
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Staff Birthdays

Megan Caldwell 12/21

Early Release Lunch Schedules

Early Release Lunch Schedule
December 20, 2017

10:30 Kinder (Luna/Blanco/Espinosa)

10:45 1st Grade (Luna/Blanco/Espinosa)

11:00 2nd Grade (Luna/Blanco/Espinosa)

11:15 3rd Grade (Luna/Blanco/Espinosa)

11:30 4th grade/PK (Luna/Blanco/Espinosa)

AM Pre-K 8:00-10:00 Breakfast only
PM Pre-K 10:00-12:00 Lunch only (11:30-12:00)

*ALL Students will take their lunches back to the classroom to eat
*Adhere to the scheduled times for lunch "pick up".
*Make sure ALL students have their lunch cards in advance in order to speed up the process.
*David will provide trashcans in each grade level hallway for the disposal of trash.
*Dismissal will begin at 12:05.
*All Para staff will have 30 minute lunch from 12:30-1:00 and then assist teachers.