RJ Richey Weekly Update

RJ Family News Week of October 4th-8th

Message from the Principal

Dear Bulldog Families,

Fall is here and we are well underway into our second six-weeks of school. During this time, there comes a delightful shift in energy throughout the campus. The early days and first six-weeks of school are filled with the excitement of meeting new friends and reconnecting with the old, remembering the routines from the past and learning the subtle shifts that happen in every classroom every year. With the change in the weather comes a change in the climate in the school. Kids are into their routines and teachers have gotten to know each child's unique learning habits. The initial buzz of excitement is settling into a productive flow that will take us through most of the rest of the year.

In the past few months, I have been impressed with the level of expertise our teachers have with the curriculum. They know exactly what the children need to know to be successful, and are really creative in how they help them learn! It's also clear that they care deeply for the children. We believe that the culture in the classroom , and the way we go about forming it, helps the children learn at the highest possible levels. And those rich classroom cultures flow right out into the hallway and cover our entire school. I wanted to encourage you to talk with your child about Spirit, Pride, and Honor in BCISD and what it looks like, sounds like, and how we all can model those core character traits in our behavior, in our school work, and in our relationships with our peers and teachers at school.

Parent & teacher conferences will be coming throughout the month of October and November, and if you haven't found time to connect with your child's teacher, I would encourage you to reach out, and plan to come our way for RJ Richey's Open House on Tuesday, October 12th. We can't wait for you to see some of your child's work and the joyful learning environments here at RJ. It really is something special.

In the next few months there are a number of wonderful opportunities to come out and experience the richness of our loving school, and we hope to see you at our Parent Night and Open House on Tuesday, October 12th where you can also shop til you drop at our Book Fair, enjoy popcorn from our PTO, hear more from your child's teacher about class expectations, tour our classrooms and see student work, and learn about how RJ is working to "Level Up" this year with our campus-improvement work.

In Bulldog Spirit, Pride, and Honor,

Jessica McMullen, RJR Elementary Principal

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

October Dates to Remember:

  • October 11th: School Day for all students! (COVID-closure make-up day)
  • October 11th-15th: Book Fair @ RJ
  • October 12th: Open House / Parent Night @ RJ @ 5:30-6:30
  • October 13th: Gifted &Talented Info Mtg @ 5:30 @ Bertram Elem.
  • October 15th: Smart Smiles Screening @ RJ
  • October 22nd: Real Kids Wear Pink Day! Pink OUT Day!
  • October 25-29: Red Ribbon Week

November Dates to Remember:

  • Nov. 3rd: Fun Run Pep Rally
  • Nov. 10th: Fall Picture Day @ RJ
  • Nov. 11th: Veterans' Day Presentation / Program
  • Nov. 12th: RJ Fun-Run & Turkey Trot Day
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Other Important BCISD Dates to Remember

BCISD Updated School Calendar Reminder

The Board of Trustees approved changes to the 2021-2022 school year calendar.

*Don't forget that October 11, 2021 was changed from professional development to a regular student day.

We are SO glad to get to see our Bulldogs on Monday!

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More Behind the Scenes Learning & Growing with our RJ Bulldogs

From our clinic & BCISD Health Services

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Need to make a Transportation Change?

Daily Transportation Changes:

As a reminder, we are not able to change your child's transportation for the day through the front office or by emailing the school. However, if you need to change your child's way home, please complete the transportation request here:

Do you need to change your child's mode of transportation? Here's how!

Please go to https://www.burnetcisd.net/ , click on the Departments tab, then Transportation. In the upper right hand corner there is a link to change your child's method of transportation. This request must be made by 1:30pm. Please make sure you have included the the name of your child's teacher and only submit on the day you need the change made.

***As the school year progresses, a large number of parents are requesting that their students be able to ride buses other than the one their students are assigned to ride.

As a reminder, BCISD allows students to have one pickup location and one drop-off location for eligible bus riders. The email requesting a Transportation change does not override this guideline.

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