Rasor eNews

December 5th, 2014

UPCOMING EVENTS

Million Minute Reading Challenge - Keep pushing those minutes at home! Deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 17th to turn in your minutes. If 1,000,000 minutes are reached - Mr. Pruett will perform a crazy feat on Dec. 19th!!

Walk 'n Roll Wednesday - Students can get their blue card punched every Wednesday morning that they walk or ride their bike to school. This will be EVERY Wednesday till the end of the year.



Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day - December 9th all day at the McDermott Location

Family Movie Night - Friday, December 12th from 6-8pm

Last Day of Enrichment Programs - December 10th

End of 9 Weeks/Report Cards go home - December 19th

Sing-Along Assembly - December 19th 7:50am

Early Release - December 19th at 12:00

Winter Break/NO School - December 22nd - Jan. 5th

Classes Resume - Jan. 6th

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Science Fair

Science Fair Judges!

We are in need of volunteers to help judge the Science Fair on Tuesday, January 13th. If you are interested please contact Mrs. Dargan at Christine.dargan@pisd.edu or 469-752-2950.

Art with Mrs. Bailey

This year the PTA will be doing a new fundraiser called Art To Remember in the Spring! The exciting news is this fundraiser will feature your child’s artwork! Classes will be starting their next projects for this fundraiser so look for more information to come out in the spring for how to participate!

Coaches' Corner

This month’s calendar is at the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/decembercsh

Complete 12 activities and return to Coach Stone or Valentini for 20 Starbucks when you return from Winter Break.


We will be involved in a basketball unit the next two weeks in the gym, which will also include the Elk’s Hoop Shoot contest for the 3-5th grade students. The fitness room will finish up discussion of the 5 food groups over the next three weeks. We will also be encouraging “ELF” (Eat Well, Live Well, Feel Well) choices over Winter Break.


The November Recycling challenge is complete. It’s time to guess how many bottle caps we saved! The guessing forms are in the gym along with the bin of bottle caps. The person who has the closest guess, without going over, will win a Sport Pack at the Winter Assembly on December 19th.

Counselor's Corner

Career Day - January 16th, 2015

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Music Matters

We are enjoying the preparations for the Student Holiday Sing Along on December 19th

PACE

Plano Academic and Creative Education (PACE) services academically gifted/talented students in grades K-12. Referrals can be made by parents, teachers, and the students themselves.


Referrals for ALL grades K-5 are due December 19, 2014. The testing process begins in January.


Placement decisions for Kindergarten students are made by the end of February with services beginning in March.


For students in grades 1-5, placement decisions are made by the end of the school year and mailed home to the parents. Services begin the following school year.


For a referral packet or more information visit this website: http://www.pisd.edu/parents/advanced.academics/gifted.pace/index.shtml

or contact Ms. Smith at melissa.smith@pisd.edu or your child's teacher.

Parent Corner

Dear parents,

Please forward any photos of school events to renee.munoz@pisd.edu so that we can get them in the yearbook. If you have photos of PTA events/members please send those as well for the PTA Scrapbook. I would like to get started on those over the holidays. Thank you.

Shoparoo

We are up to 69 people who are using this app to support Rasor elementary! About $100 has been raised for Rasor since August - just by taking a picture of your receipts!!! Please keep sharing the word - it is fast, easy to use, and free money for our school:)

http://app.shoparoo.com/share/rc2hxuqn .

Ways to Help Rasor

Volunteer

Rasor LOVES our volunteers. To become a volunteer you must first complete a background check. You can begin this process at - http://www.pisd.edu/about.us/partners.volunteers/index.shtml. Click on the volunteer application link to begin this process. You must complete a new background check after every July 1st for every new school year.


Box Tops

Rasor Elementary participates in the box top program. We receive 10 cents for each Box Top. If each child brought in one Box Top each week, we could earn $50 a week. That would be $1800 during the course of the year. Just think of the wonderful things PTA could do with those funds to support our students and teachers!


You can also earn Rasor even more money by signing up on the Box Tops for Education website: www.boxtops4education.com


Tom Thumb

Good Neighbor Program

Help support your school by linking your Tom Thumb reward card to Rasor PTA! Simply link your reward card using the Rasor Good Neighbor Number. Every time you shop at Tom Thumb using your reward card, Rasor gets a percent donation from Tom Thumb. There is no additional cost to you!

2014-2015 Rasor Elementary PTA Good Neighbor Number: 8733

How to help:
1. Fill out the "Good Neighbor Program" form (HERE).
2. Take the form to the customer service desk at your local Tom Thumb store.
3. Tom Thumb will link Rasor PTA to your reward card.
4. You only have to link your reward card one time. After you are linked,
every time you shop at Tom Thumb and use your reward card, Rasor PTA benefits!

Thank you so much! If you have any questions please email joankelly2@yahoo.com.


Target

Take Charge of Education

Target has a program called “Take Charge of Education”. If you have a Target Red card you can link it to Rasor. Then 1% of all purchases made using your Target Visa card will be donated back to Rasor! If you wish to link your card or apply for a Target card, you can register online at www.target.com. Please click HERE for more details on enrolling.

RASOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
945 HEDGECOXE ROAD, PLANO, TX 75025

School ID: 100527

Rasor Elementary

Rasor Elementary, with the community, will give us a safe, caring place to learn and reach our dreams.