Rasor Elementary eNews

December 11, 2015


Thank you to all of our parents who donated cookies for our Teacher Cookie Cafe yesterday. This was such a fun gift from PTA this time of year of our staff here at Rasor. Thank you to Susan Summer for heading up the cookie drive and the beautiful decorations and for David Moya for helping set up. Thank you PTA!!

Important Dates

  • December 18 - Rasor Winter Parties
  • December 18 - Early Release 12:00 pm
  • December 18 - End of 9 Weeks

Class Party Times for Friday, December 18

  • Kindergarten - 9:00-10:00am
  • First, Second, Third - 9:30-10:30am
  • Fourth - 9:15-10:15am
  • Fifth - 10:00-11:00am
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The Office of Student Administrative Services has an online numbering system for secondary transfer requests to reduce the need for long lines on the January 4 transfer request day.

Beginning December 14 at 6:30 AM, parents must log onto the Plano ISD website at HTTP://K-12.PISD.EDU/TRANSFER to receive a number that will hold a place in line for requesting a transfer for the 2016-2017 school year. Online access will end December 17 at 5:00 PM.

Please click on the following link for more informationhttp://d3ssju1abnbtac.cloudfront.net/contributions/attachments/22614/original/Online_Transfer_Number_Flyer-Secondary1617.pdf?1449002242

Oh My! We have an abundance of jackets, hats, gloves, and shirts! Please help us find their rightful home!

We have emptied our tub and lined the halls with these items. We have already had students recognize pieces and pick them up. Please feel free to stop by and look to see if any of these items belong to your child, and please remember to write names on jackets and jackets and items that come to school. Thank you for your help with this! All left over clothing will be donated on the 18th of December.

Career Day is Coming! Friday, January 15 - Know of anyone who would like to come be a part of this exciting day?

Career Day, Friday, January 15, will bring to a close our College Week, which runs from January 11th through the 15th. If you have friends or family who you think would be great for Career Day, please email or call our counselor, Brandi Jones at 469-752-22915 or brandi.jones@pisd.edu

A Note from PE

As the winter weather approaches, please be sure to pack your child’s tennis shoes on days he/she has PE or Fitness. Your child will not be able to participate in class if he/she is wearing boots.

Plano ISD Facilities and Technology Study Task Force Seeks Parent and Community Feedback

Dear Parents,

The Facilities and Technology Study Task Force, assembled by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees in August, is hosting a public hearing to gather community input as they evaluate district needs with regard to a possible bond initiative. I encourage our parent community to attend this public forum, as this will be your opportunity to provide feedback or ask questions related to the committee’s work of reviewing enrollment trends and projections, as well as establishing construction, renovation and technology needs. The hearing will be hosted as follows:

Facilities and Technology Study Task Force Public Hearing
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Plano Senior High School Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center
2200 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075

Speaker cards will be required from all who wish to speak at the hearing and will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. through the end of the meeting.

Additional opportunities for input are available at the regular school board meetings scheduled for January 12 and February 2, 2016, and via district e-mail at askpisd@pisd.edu. For more information on the work of the Facilities and Technology Study Task Force, please visit the Plano ISD website at: http://www.pisd.edu/news/2016bond/index.shtml.

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Free Signing Exact English Sign language Classes Spring 2016

Tuesday Evenings 6:00-7:30 pm

January 12th – March 1st, 2016

Davis Elementary Cafeteria

2701 Parkhaven Dr, Plano, Tx 75075

Please RSVP or direct questions to


Free childcare will be provided. When you RSVP, please indicate number of children and ages.

Beginner and Intermediate classes will be offered

Bedtime Math

It was recently reported in the journal Science that the use of this App over the course of a year improved children's math skills by as much as three months more than their counterparts.


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Key Communicators - We need you!

  • Attend quarterly meetings
  • Obtain information to share with your school community
  • Suggest topics of district-wide discussion or interest
  • Gain a knowledge of the structure of the administration and how to communicate within it
  • Communicate information gained from meetings
  • Contact Staci Camp at 469-752-2911 or email staci.camp@pisd.edu

Dates and locations for meetings:

· February 3 – 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sockwell Center (6301 Chapel Hill Blvd., Plano, TX 7509)

· April 14 – 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Plano ISD Administration Center, Board Room (2700 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075)

Ways to Connect

Grade Level Web Pages and Social Media

Teacher Websites and Twitter - New Sites Added!

Art Website - www.tinyurl.com/artrasor

PACE - www.tinyurl.com/rasorpace

PE - www.tinyurl.com/rasorpe

Music - www.tinyurl.com/rasormusic

Kindergarten - www.tinyurl.com/rasorkindergarten

1st Grade - www.tinyurl.com/firstrasor Twitter - Rasor_Firsties

2nd Grade - www.tinyurl.com/rasorsecond (NOTE: when you click on this site, you will be asked to join in order to view)

Third Grade - www.tinyurl.com/thirdrasor Twitter - @RasorThird

Fourth Grade - www.tinyurl.com/fourthrasor

5th Grade - www.tinyurl.com/rasorfifth Twitter - @Rasor5th