Ranger Express October 12

Rice Elementary Online Newsletter

What's Coming Up?

October 12 through October 16

  • No School for students. Professional Development Day


  • Life Touch Picture Day - Information below to order online today.
  • CTC Tour – 5th grade field trip
  • Choir, Spelling Club, Math Club, Race to the Top (Parents ONLY)


  • College Parade - Class College Colors Day – wear your class college colors!

  • Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @ricetylerisd


  • Breakfast Book Club (a.m.) & Art Club after school
  • Cookie Dough Delivery - 2:30-5:30 Rice Cafe
  • Career Fair and Career Dress Up Day – dress for success! (within dress code please)


  • Future Dreams - a parent / student activity due.
  • Spirit Day! Wear your Spirit Gear or school colors (red, black, white)

RICE PTA Announcements

Upcoming PTA events:

  • Save the date for Family Fun Night - October 22. Wristband and individual family sponsorship forms have been sent home.
  • Rice PTA: PT Avenue
  • Candy donations needed for Family Fun Night!! Please bring bags of individually wrapped candy to donate! Thank you!!
  • October is Kindergarten teacher appreciation month. We love our teachers!!
  • Fall Box Tops Drive - October 13-16
  • BOO Sales and Red Ribbon Week October 26-30
  • Crossing Guard and Circle of Dads Appreciation - October 30

Attention Rice Parents:

Do you have an idea about how we can use PTA funds to improve or enhance Rice Elementary School? If so, please fill out the attached Acquisition Request Form. A committee of parents, teachers, and administrators will be meeting to evaluate all requests and to propose how we can best utilize PTA funds. All forms are due to the front office by Friday, October 23. We would love your input!

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October's STEAM Challenge

Breakfast Book Club session information

Robotics Club information

Media Center FAQ

Rice Clubs

YoYo Club (Mrs. Koop)

Monday September 21 - October 26

3:00-3:45 p.m. in Mrs. Koop’s room

2nd and 3rd Grade only and students must have a yoyo to participate. (Limited to 20 students).


Robotics (Mrs. Tunnell)

Robotics first meeting will be Monday, October 5 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Pick up will be on Ranger Drive. Mrs. Tunnell has sent emails to students Sunday afternoon. If you have not received the notice, please email Mrs. Tunnell at the address below.


Choir (Mrs. Thrasher)

Every Tuesday in the Music Room from 2:50 - 4 p.m.

Dismissal is at Carriage Circle Drive at 4:00. Students should be picked up on time.


Math Club (Mrs. Hill)

Every Tuesday in Mrs. Hill's room. Pick up at 4:00 p.m. on Ranger Drive.


Race to the Top (Mrs. Hill & Mrs. Jones)

We are so excited about our math club for parents, every Tuesday, called, “RACE TO THE TOP”. The club mini sessions start at 3:10 p.m. and continue until 5:30 p.m. Feel free to come and go as you please. If you have questions about any skills your child is learning in 5th grade, then this is the place.

Eddie.Hill@tylerisd.org and Stella.Jones@tylerisd.org

Spelling Club (Ms. Alden)

Spelling Club begins Tuesday, September 15 from 3:15 - 4 p.m.

Pick up on Ranger Road.


Breakfast Book Club (Mrs. Tunnell)

Wake up with the Breakfast Book Club! Thursday @ 7:30 - 8 a.m.

Look for the Media Center October Update to sign up for future book club sessions!


Art Club (Mrs. Williams)

Art club Thursday after school until 4 p.m.


Coming Soon - Tennis Club (Mrs. Sivertson)

Starts November 2 - December 7

Limited to 12 students (more information about sign up in November)


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College Color Days are Back!!

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