Ranger Express September 28

Rice Elementary Online Newsletter

What's Coming Up?

September 28 through October 2

  • PTA Acquisition Requests now being accepted (more info below)
  • YoYo club after school


  • Choir, Spelling Club, Math Club, Race to the Top (Parents ONLY)
  • General PTA Meeting and Open House - K-2 Grade 6 to 6:45 p.m. and 3-5 Grade 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.



  • Breakfast Book Club (a.m.) & Art Club after school


  • Spirit Day! Wear your Spirit Gear or school colors (red, black, white)

RICE PTA Announcements

General PTA Meeting and Open House - September 29

  • September is 5th Grade Teacher Appreciation Month!
  • Save the date: Family Fun Night - October 22
  • be on the look out for our wristband Family Fun Night sales fliers and individual family sponsorship info coming home soon.
  • October is Kindergarten Teacher Appreciation Month!

Attention Rice Parents:

Do you have an idea about how we can use PTA funds to improve or enhance Rice Elementary School? If so, please fill out the attached Acquisition Request Form. A committee of parents, teachers, and administrators will be meeting to evaluate all requests and to propose how we can best utilize PTA funds. All forms are due to the front office by Friday, October 23. We would love your input!

Rice Clubs

YoYo Club (Mrs. Koop)

Monday September 21 - October 26

3:00-3:45 p.m. in Mrs. Koop’s room

2nd and 3rd Grade only and students must have a yoyo to participate. (Limited to 20 students).


Choir (Mrs. Thrasher)

Every Tuesday in the Music Room from 2:50 - 4 p.m.

Dismissal is at Carriage Circle Drive at 4:00. Students should be picked up on time.


Math Club (Mrs. Hill)

Every Tuesday in Mrs. Hill's room. Pick up at 4:00 p.m. on Ranger Drive.


Race to the Top (Mrs. Hill & Mrs. Jones)

We are so excited about our math club for parents, every Tuesday, called, “RACE TO THE TOP”. The club begins on Tuesday, September 22, beginning at 3:10 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. If you have questions about any skills your child is learning in 5th grade, then this is the place. Feel free to come and go as you please. According to our survey, we will be able to serve you during this time frame. Look forward to seeing you throughout the Fall Semester.

Please understand that we must limit this opportunity to ONLY parents.

Eddie.Hill@tylerisd.org and Stella.Jones@tylerisd.org

Spelling Club (Ms. Alden)

Spelling Club begins Tuesday, September 15 from 3:15 - 4 p.m.

Pick up on Ranger Road.


Breakfast Book Club (Mrs. Tunnell)

Wake up with the Breakfast Book Club! Thursday @ 7:30 - 8 a.m.

Next application round is in October. Look for the Media Center October Update!


Art Club (Mrs. Williams)

Art club Thursday after school until 4 p.m.


Coming Soon - Robotics (Mrs. Tunnell)

Robotics first meeting will be Monday, October 5 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Pick up will be on Ranger Drive. Mrs. Tunnell has sent emails to students Sunday afternoon. If you have not received the notice, please email Mrs. Tunnell at the address below.


Coming Soon - Tennis Club (Mrs. Sivertson)

Starts November 2 - December 7

Limited to 12 students (more information about sign up in November)


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Click the title directly above to see the Media Center:

September's STEAM Challenge

Breakfast Book Club information

Robotics Club information

Media Center FAQ

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College Color Days are Back!!

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