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

We had so many visitors this week and they all had such positive things to say about the direction we are headed as a campus. As we continue to grow and learn, we hone our craft and in turn students gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the content.


I said to you once before and it rings true each and every day...these students will have this day only once and they deserve the very best of you!!!! We came here to do great things this year and with this mindset...we will!!!


On those tough days remember, they are a kid, they are trying to communicate an unmet need, and they deserve to be loved!!! You can make the choice to respond in love and change their world!


Who of you will be World Changers this year?

Week at a Glance: October 1st-5th


Monday-Black Day

Kindergarten PLC

Coaches at Instructional Coaching PD



Tuesday-Red Day

3rd/4th ELA PLC

7:00-Content Leader Meeting

4th Math Team Planning

1st/2nd ELA Leadership Team

1st Math DCC #1


Wednesday-White Day

3rd/4th Math PLC

3rd/4th ELA Leadership Team

2nd Grade Science DCC #1

Kona Ice During Lunches

3:30-Bilingual TASK Force Meeting


Thursday-Black Day

1st/2nd Math PLC

2nd ELA Planning Day

2nd Grade Math DCC #1

3rd Grade Science DCC #1

4th Grade Science DCC #1

4th Math CA#1

Fire Safety in Specials

11:00-PTO Meeting


Friday-Red Day

1st/2nd ELA PLC

Birthday Book Club

Color Run (See Schedule)

Kinder BOY Literacy Data Due

Early Release

Teacher Work Day in the PM/Grades are due

Big picture

Notes from Malinda

Donors Choose Opportunity

Books, seating, lamps, carpets, and any other things you have been dreaming of for your room...can be funded through a Donors Choose. This is an amazing opportunity funded by some great organizations.



Color Run Schedule

8:15-Kinder and AM PK

8:45-1st

9:15-2nd

9:45-3rd

10:15-4th

10:45-PM PK

**See lunch Schedule**

Early Release @ 12:05




Early Release Lunch Schedule
October 5, 2018

Monitors: Luna/Blanco/Seal


10:30 Kinder

10:45 1st Grade

11:00 2nd Grade

11:15 3rd Grade

11:30 4th grade/PK


AM Pre-K 8:00-10:00 Breakfast only
PM Pre-K 10:00-12:00 Lunch only (11:30-12:00)


*ALL Students will take their lunches back to the classroom to eat
*Adhere to the scheduled times for lunch "pick up".
*Make sure ALL students have their lunch cards in advance in order to speed up the process.
*David will provide trashcans in each grade level hallway for the disposal of trash.
*Dismissal will begin at 12:05.
*All Para staff will have 30 minute lunch from 12:45-1:15 and then assist teachers (see email from Megan and Jeannie)

Staff Birthdays


Rivera, Ruby 9/28

Morgan, Tabitha 10/1