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

Thank you to Coach Bearden, Ms. Lindwall, Ms. Miller, and Ms. Johnson for gathering our PLC student groups each day. Their support allows us to have our PLC.


PLCs this week have been amazing!!! The excitement from you is so contagious!!!

Something to think about!!!

Before something can be lovely it must be loved!!!


This was a quote share with me this weekend that resonated. We sometimes look at things in our lives or people in our lives and wish things were lovely from the start. It takes love to make them lovely. When we love, we look at things with a different lens.


Just something to think about...

Week at a Glance: August

Monday-Black Day

Kinder PLC

Sped Team Meeting

9:30- Fire Drill

1:15-1st Grade Cohort PD

2:10-Kinder Cohort PD


Tuesday-Red Day

3rd/4th ELA PLC

3rd & 4th Cohort PD

3:30-Bearden Bay Shower


Wednesday-White Day

3rd/4th Math PLC

Chat & Chew Teacher Mentor & Mentee Lunch

3:30-Raccoon TRACKS


Thursday-Black Day

1st/2nd Math PLC


Friday-Red Day

1st/2nd ELA PLC

7:00-40th Anniversary Planning Meeting

2:00-RIce Way Pep Rally Kick Off (all Grade Levels)

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Notes from Malinda

Student Learning Objectives

PLC Teams need to begin creating your SLO. Megan and Jeannie can be a great resource to help you.

Lunch Practice

Please continue to practice the signals for the lunch room with your class. This would be a great signal to use through out your day to keep consistency and increase proficiency of the students. Kinder shared they were using these signals during their RR break.


Fire Drill

Please have updated rosters for our announced Fire Drill on Monday at 9:30. Reminder if your students are in Specials, you will go and meet the Specials teachers during any drill or actual evacuation.


Raccoon TRACKS

We will meet this Wednesday at 3:30. There will be 2 sessions for you to choose:


Patterns of Power Follow up

K-2- Room 400

3-4 Room 401


Math Fact Fluency Follow-up

K-4- Library


Parent Conferences

We conduct parents conferences for all students prior to the Winter Break. This gives you time to get to know the students and then be able to share with parents. Please enter these parent conferences into View-It. You will go to their student page and under Communication choose Parents Contact. You may wish to share the ones that you would like Mrs. Sciba and myself to know about...you can do this by clicking the appropriate icon in the bottom left of the form.


Campus Text Messages

If you are not receiving messages, please log into your parent access account and check that you have a phone number listed under cell phone.

Staff Birthdays

Travis Gasper 8/30
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