Raccoon Review

A Weekly Communication Tool for Rice Elementary Staff

Campus Goals

  1. Ensuring ALL students are in attendance.
  2. Cultivating a climate that welcomes students and parents.
  3. Creating opportunities for students to use and increase critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  4. Moving from Parent Involvement to Parent Engagement.

Staff Shout Outs

Thanks to everyone that helped make Math & Science Night a success!!!

Week at a Glance: March 5th-9th

Specials B Week


2nd Grade PLC

Coaches @ Jim Knight Training

2nd Grade Science DCC #3

3:30-ELA Hot Rods Rice TRACKS Group


4th Grade PLC

1st/2nd Grade Science Leadership Team Meeting

1st Grade Math DCC #3

3:30- Chelsea Depoy's Baby Shower


Kinder PLC

Kona Ice during lunches

2nd Grade Math DCC #3

4th Grade Science DCC #3

3:30-Math Grp # 1 - Rice Tracks Study Group


3rd Grade PLC

*2nd and 3rd grade switch lunch times

3rd Grade Science DCC #3

11:00 & 1:45- 4th Grade Fiction Pizzaria

1:30-2nd Grade Dress Rehearsal (Audience: PK, K, 1st)

3:30-Math Grp # 2 - Rice Tracks Study Group


1st Grade PLC

8:45-2nd Grade Program (Audience: PK, 3rd and 4th)

9:30-Kinder Dynamo Presentation in the Library

Early Release

12:30-Staff Meeting (Library)

Notes from Malinda

Transportation Tags

We need to take an inventory of our transportation tags. This system allows us to be confidant of student safety. Monday, please email a list to your team leader by noon.

Spring Cleaning

As we move into the Spring season, the time to clean out and get ready for a relaxing break...I have a few items that need to be cleaned by your teams prior to Spring Break.

Grade Level Classrooms-they should be de-cluttered. If there are extra chairs, desks, or other items that need to be removed, please let me know. Classrooms should be left in order and ready to start back on the right foot. Food needs to be removed before the break. The air will not be on and food will spoil.

Hallways-take down student work that is not current or falling down. Remove any extra furniture in the hallways.

Team Rooms/Shelves

Kinder-Shelves in hallway need to be organized.

1st-Organize workroom.

2nd-team room looks good. Book sets could be added to classroom libraries. Any books on your shelves in the hallway added to libraries.

3rd/4th-Rocking chairs taken home by the owners. Green exercise balls removed from 2nd grade workroom.

Staff Birthdays