Monday Memo

December 14

And here we go!

I know this is said all the time, but it is definitely hard to believe that the end of the semester and winter break is upon us. This has been a fast ride and I hope you all take the time to rest and relax over the break.

Thanks to Kendyl, Michelle, and Sara for putting together the Festivus theme (, anything Seinfeld is always fun! Don't forget we have a PTA luncheon on Friday after the students are gone, then you can go back to your rooms and take care of what needs to be done. We won't be checking rooms that afternoon, just please make sure you get your grades turned in as soon as you can, so that everyone can leave at a decent time on Friday.

Thanks again for a great semester!

Help During Exams

Teachers, as you are well aware, Exam Week is a difficult time due to days when there are no conference periods! Please help relieve other teachers when you have a conference period. It is the season of giving!

Those with no conference periods:

Tuesday (3rd and 4th):

3rd: Beekmann, Cristi Dyer, Huffington, Khoshkar, Morrill, Wann, Weidenbruch, Williams

4th: Cole, Adam Dyer, Hanna, Inge

Wednesday (3rd and 6th)

3rd: Beekmann, Cristi Dyer, Huffington, Khoshkar, Morrill, Wann, Weidenbruch, Williams

6th: Bottin, Holliday, Hughes, Mullins, Stevenson

Thursday (6th and 7th)

6th: Bottin, Holliday, Hughes, Mullins, Stevenson

7th: Fleming, Graves, Martinez, Pak

Friday is Early Release

Thanks for your help!

Readers Choice Awards


Rice is one of 3 finalists for the Reader's Choice Awards. Go to each day through 12/18 to vote!

Staff Party

Thanks to the Olson's for hosting the staff party again this year. It was a great night to see everyone outside of the school and visit.

Thanks again Donna!

2016 Bond Program Planning Public Hearing

Sara sent out the information regarding a public hearing that will be held on December 17. This link provides further in formation. There is also direct benefit for Rice:

Wednesday WICORs In One Place!

Great informational resources for you to apply in the classroom.

Treats for You

As we have done in previous years, the counseling and front office staff are providing you with snacks during Exam Week. Hot cider will be provided all week along with the following:

Monday: Staff Party Leftovers

Tuesday: Sweet Treats

Wednesday: Lunches will be delivered to my office

Thursday: Salty Treats

Friday: PTA provided lunch

Remarkable Raven Nominations

Please have these turned into Sara by December 17. As always, the students and parents appreciate the recognition.

Rice's Bragging and Reflection Form

Thanks again for those of you who have joined and added some comments on the Google Classroom I created. Please use this to showcase yourself or another teacher in the building.

There are four "announcements" placed in the classroom which is to be used to brag on yourself, a teacher, or even a student. If you include something about someone, please let them know, so they can see the information. Something to try out as far as giving props and recognition to those who deserve it. The class code is: k37hjt

Latest Posts:

Cristi Dyer Dec 9:

Shout out to Jennifer Penny for teaching me how to scan our ELA exam essays. Super easy!

Sara McCutchen Dec 7:

#RMSShoutOut to Ms. Chen for coming to watch and support the 8th grade girls' basketball team!

Happy Birthday!!!

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Events for the Week

Choir Concert

Monday, Dec. 14th, 6:30pm

6601 Custer Road

Plano, TX