The Titan Times: Week 30

The River Place Elementary (RPE) Campus Newsletter


  • Message from Principal Sharp
  • Mark Your Calendars and Links to District and Lunch Calendars
  • Titan Community News
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Leander ISD Opportunities
  • Growing a Titan Mindset and Connection Every Day!

Titan Families,

This week we have our lost and found in the vestibule area of our school. Many thanks to our PTA member, Ms. Beth Revere, for willing to showcase those items for our families to sort through. Please be sure to swing by and check it out before we head out for spring break. Whatever is not claimed will be donated.

We also get to celebrate our Licensed Specialist in School Pathology (LSSP), Ms. Alicia Wilson, this week! LSSPs usually cover a lot of areas with their evaluations and services. After all, the job of a LSSP is diverse, taking a range of student experiences into account. Typically, LSSPs do records reviews, interview both parents and teachers, and have direct observations of students. They do cognitive assessments of students and look at academic achievement. They also look at adaptive abilities and do behavioral assessments. Help us in celebrating Ms. Wilson this week!

Lastly, be sure to wear your Titan Tuesday and C2 Wednesday shirts this week so that Ms. Tina Stevens, PTA's yearbook representative, can take some pictures for our yearbook.


Be sure to fill out the parent survey that was sent to you by the district. More information below. We only have 2% of our families who have responded. This is due March 19th, and we need you input to grow our understanding of how to serve our community. Thanks!

As always, stay in the know by reading the information enclosed here and in your Titan(s)'s teacher(s)'s newsletter. Should you need anything, please reach out. Let's make it a great week of building and showing PRIDE in all we do as we launch spring break!

Take care and be well,

Dr. Amy Sharp

Proud RPE Principal

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March: Celebrate Texas Schools & Women's History Month

  • 6-10th: National Breakfast Week & Texas Educational Diagnosticians Week
  • 6th: Kinder Run/ Read Club
  • 8th: 2nd Run/ Read Club
  • 9th: 1st Run/ Read Club
  • 10th: Titan Time
  • 13-17th: Spring Break- No School & All Offices are Closed
  • 20th: Staff Development Day- No School for Students
  • 21st: 5th Grade Run/ Read Club & Beginning of 4th Nine Weeks

  • 22nd: 3rd Grade Run/ Read Club, Ramadan Starts & Operational Meeting

  • 23rd: 4th Grade Run/ Read Club

  • 24th: Titan Time

  • 27th: Kinder Grade Run/ Read Club & 4th Grade Field Trip

  • 28th: 2nd Grade Run/ Read Club

  • 29th: 1st Grade Run/ Read Club & K-2 Spring planting

  • 30th: 4th Grade Run/ Read Club & Kinder Promotion Pictures (More info coming)

  • 31st: 4th Grade Performance- NO Titan Time

April: Child Safety Month

  • 1st: PTA Spring Gala (See info below)
  • 3rd: 1st Grade "Field Trip" on Campus (See teacher newsletter for information)
  • 5th: River Place ES STEAM Night 6- 7:30 PM
  • 7th: Student and Staff Holiday
  • 10th: Student Holiday/ Staff Professional Development Day
  • 20th: Spring pictures (More information coming)
  • 21st: River Place ES Field Day Hosted by Our PTA (more details to come)
Leander ISD District Calendar

This details the entire school year's student holidays, staff development days, early release, etc.

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Lunch Menu Calendars

Lunch menus for each month for your reference.


Student Experience & School Climate Survey

We invite our students and families to share their student experience and school climate this year. Leander ISD is partnering with K12Insights to help us collect your feedback. The results of this survey will provide critical evidence of progress for our LISD Strategic Plan, Campus and District Improvement Plans, and our Community-based Accountability System (CBAS). They will be used by campus and district leaders to guide our ongoing improvement efforts.

The LISD Student Experience/Climate Surveys for students (grades 3 - 12) and parents will be open from Feb. 22 to Mar. 19.

Preview the surveys (Note - you will not be able to take the survey from these links):

How will surveys be administered?

  • Parents will receive an email with a link to the electronic survey from K12Insights. Link to Parent Survey

  • Elementary Students (grades 3-5) will have the opportunity to participate in the survey during the school day. Students will log into the survey from a landing page provided by their teacher. Link to Elementary Student Survey

Bond Election Update

During the February 16th board meeting, the Board of Trustees did call a bond for a May election. You can find the district publication about this here. Also, you can find a more detailed list of projects in the bond here.

Watch D.O.G.S. Info

Dads (or those with influence over them!) …River Place Elementary would love your help on the following days:

  • March 21
  • April 7,14, and 28
  • May 5, 12 and 17

The WatchDOGS volunteer program is open for the spring semester. This is a full school day commitment to make a difference, meet the teachers and staff and get a good look at what your kids are doing every day. Memories will be made, kids will never forget, and the faculty will be grateful. We’d love to have you join us!

If you have any questions about the program please call or text Cuyler Owens at 512-483-1589. He has been volunteering over the last 10 years to support his 3 kids and has agreed to be the point of contact for any questions.

If you would like to be a Watch D.O.G., follow these simple steps:

  1. Read through the expectations and sample schedule

  2. If you have not done so already, register as a Leander ISD Volunteer

  3. Sign up here for one or more dates this spring

  4. Marc Grace will contact you one week before your volunteer day with more detailed information.

Thank you to the volunteers that pitched in during the first half of the year and thank you for your feedback to make our program even better!

Events From PTA

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Counselor's Connection

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Purchase Your Titan Gear

If you are a family who needs support with purchasing Titan gear, please reach out to our school counselor, Ms. Jennifer Randall, at

Yearbook On Sale NOW!

These will sell out, and we don't want you to be left out.

River Place Elementary Titan Community

Are you looking for ways to stay connected and know what is happening on campus? Great!

Here are our Titan Community Communication Tools-

  • River Place Elementary School Website
  • Twitter Account
  • PTA Facebook Page
  • Remind App for River Place Insiders