Lopez-Riggins Elementary

December 2017 Newsletter


Dates to Remember

11/30: Los Fresnos Christmas Parade 5:30

12/4: 3rd & 4th Grade Writing

District Assessments

12/4-12/8: Hour of Code

12/4-12/8: PTA: Penguin Patch Christmas

store opens

12/5: Campus Spelling Bee

12/5: Pictures with Santa

12/6: Progress reports sent home

12/9: District EAE

12/11: Principal Coffee Chat 8:00 am

12/12: 2nd-5th Grade Math

District Assessments

12/13: 2nd-5th Grade Reading

District Assessments

12/14: 4th & 5th Science

District Assessments

12/14: Student Picture Retakes

12/14: PTA Chalupa Night 5:30

12/16: District Robotics Event

12/18: PTA Hot Chocolate & Cookies

12/19: Jingle Bell Jukebox…flipside

Musical at 6:00 pm

12/20: Second marking period ends

12/21-1/5: Holiday

(School resumes on Monday, 1/8)

Club Information

Big Brother & Big Sister:


(7:20-7:40 am)

Breakfast Readers:


(7:20-7:40 am)

Running Club:

Tuesday & Thursday

(3:00-3:50 pm)

Ukulele Club:


(3:00-5:00 pm)

Theatre Club:

Monday & Thursday

3:00-4:30 pm

Volleyball Club:

Monday & Wednesday

3:00-3:50 pm

Masterminds Technology Club

Tuesday & Thursday

3:00-3:50 pm

Chess Club:

Tuesday & Wednesday


Coding Club:


(3:00-4:00 pm)



(3:00-5:00 pm)

Spelling Bee:


(3:00-4:30 pm)


  • Classroom instruction begins at 7:50 am and dismissal is at 3:00 pm.
  • Latest dismissal release time from the receptionist area is 2:30 pm.
  • Students are encouraged to wear their college shirt every Thursday.
  • Attendance contest: Classes with the best attendance in their grade level will earn a yummy snack at the end of the month! We need everyone's help. Our attendance percentage has already dropped for the year. Please send your child to school every day.
  • Please remember LRE is a Peanut-free & Nut-free Campus.
  • Parents, please schedule your child’s doctor appointments in the afternoon and provide excuses for all absences.
  • Parents, please encourage your child to read daily.
  • Parents, please remind your children to stay seated on the bus at all times.

National Handwashing Awareness Month

When should I use?

Soap and Water

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the bathroom, changing diapers, or cleaning up a child who has used the bathroom
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal food or treats, animal cages, or animal waste
  • After touching garbage
  • If your hands are visibly dirty or greasy

Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer

  • Before and after visiting a friend or a loved one in a hospital or nursing home, unless the person is sick with Clostridium difficile (if so, use soap and water to wash hands).
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, and wash with soap and water as soon as you can.
  • Do NOT use hand sanitizer if your hands are visibly dirty or greasy: for example, after gardening, playing outdoors, or after fishing or camping (unless a handwashing station is not available). Wash your hands with soap and water instead.