River Place Elementary Newsletter

RPE Strong --April 18, 2022

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Book Fair is Tuesday-Thursday!

Join us in the library for the Spring 2022 Book Fair!

We will be open:

Tuesday, April 19th: 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday, April 20: 7:20am-6:00pm

Thursday, April 21st: 7:20am- 3:45pm

You are welcome to join your students for shopping, except from 2:15 - 3:15 when the office is busy with dismissal.

Even better....set up an eWallet for your student now so they can shop on their own in person or online. Students with an eWallet (or cash) may also be able to shop during the school day with their teachers' permission.

Don't forget our fabulous River Place teachers! They will be filling their boxes with their most wanted books, which will be available for purchase along with your own!

Please consider signing up for a volunteer shift to help us make this event a success!

Thank you for your support of reading and our school!

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Field Day Information


Wear your field day shirt! Forgot to buy? Wear an RPE or any t-shirt and shorts and closed toed shoes.

Field Day shirt colors:

K = red 1st= maroon 2nd= green 3rd= purple 4th= royal blue 5th= orange

Please have students bring: Sunscreen, Towel, Closed Toe Shoes to get wet (or extra pair), Change of clothes, Plastic Bag

Water Activities: There will be water activities. Swim wear may be worn UNDERNEATH shorts and shirt.

8:00-10:00 Kinder & 1st

10:15-12:15 2nd & 3rd

12:30-2:30 4th & 5th

Introducing Sydney Eubanks, Our Librarian for Next Year

Hello! My name is Sydney Eubanks and I am thrilled to be the new librarian at River Place Elementary in the fall!

I grew up as a "third culture kid," meaning I grew up in a culture different from the one I was born into. Born in Houston, I am a true Texan. I moved around the world until I was 18, living in London, Singapore, and Paris. Living abroad provided me with a unique perspective of the world and the ability to understand and appreciate various cultures.

I graduated from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) in 2015 and started a career in non‐profit work, but after two years of fundraising and event planning, I decided I wanted to get back in a classroom. I began my teaching career in 2017, and in 2020 I decided to take a step further with my own education to pursue a Master’s Degree in Library Sciences at Texas Woman's University. I will graduate in August!

I have been married for six years, and I am the proud mother of a sassy tabby cat named Bacon. When I am not in the classroom, you can find me reading, baking, traveling, or hanging out with my husband and family.

Although this will be my first year as a librarian, I have always had a passion for reading and learning, and I hope to bring that passion and enthusiasm to all of my students. I am so excited to become a member of the RPE family and share my love of books and learning with you all. Go Titans!

A request from Nurse Lindsay:

Please add Nurse Lindsay's number to your phone contacts-- 512-570-6928.

It is important to be able to reach all parents or guardians during the day for illness and emergencies. By adding Nurse Lindsay as a contact, when she calls & her name appears you will know it is an important call.

Upcoming dates to remember:

There's a lot going on at RPE in April & May!

  • The last two early release Wednesdays will be on April 27 & May 4.
  • Just a reminder that April 18 will be a school day. It is our bad weather make up day.
  • UT will be bringing their Physics Circus to RPE for our students to enjoy on Monday, April 18.
  • Book Fair is coming soon--April 19-21!
  • Spring Pictures will be Wednesday, April 20.
  • Field Day will be on Friday, April 22! We are excited to have a traditional Field Day this year!!

STAAR Testing Dates:

3rd & 4th Grades

May 10-Math

May 12-Reading

May 16--Make-up for Math

May 18--Make-up for Reading

5th Grade

May 11-Science

May 12-Make-up for Science

May 13-Math

May 16-Make-up for Math

May 17-Reading

May 18-Make-up for Reading

Click above to share information to help us plan for the 2022-2023 school year. Share information that will help us make the best class placement decision for your student.
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Calling all future Kindergarteners!!

There’s “Gnome” Place like River Place Elementary!

Make sure to register online and turn in all required information before May 13th for a special invite to Kindergarten Buddy Day! See you soon Future Titans!

Capture the memories! Yearbooks are on sale now!

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Have you considered becoming a substitute?

RPE needs more substitute teachers. Find out how to become a substitute by clicking HERE!

Spring 2022 COVID-19 Response Protocol Update

Click HERE for information about LISD's latest announcement regarding COVID-19 response protocols.