RJ Richey Weekly News

~ Bulldog Family Newsletter for March 9th - March 20th ~

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RJ Upcoming Dates to Remember:


March 12th-March 17th - Spring Break

March 20 - No School for Students / Staff Development Day

March 23 - Spring Pictures & Class Picture Day @ RJ

March 31 - Burnet Booster Club Dawg House Gear Forms due @ RJ

Texas State Assessment (STAAR) Dates:

April 26 - STAAR Reading Assessment (3rd-5th)

April 27 - STAAR Reading Make-Up Testing

May 2 - 5th grade STAAR Science Assessment

May 4 - 5th grade STAAR Make-Up Testing

May 10 - STAAR Math Assessment (3rd-5th)

May 11 - STAAR Math Make-Up Testing

April & May: Other Dates to Bookmark:

April 3 - 5th grade field trip (Riverbend Theater)

April 7 - No School for Students / Good Friday Holiday

April 10 - No School for Students / Professional Development Day

May 4 - (1/2 4th grade field trip)

May 11 - (1/2 4th grade field trip)

May 12 - RJ Field Day

May 25 - Early Release / Last Day of School

Spring Picture Day is Coming to RJ!

Find Spring Picture Day information below:

  • a digital version of your order envelope/flyer.
  • all pictures are ordered online! The web address and info are listed below.

***Orders must be placed before picture day. Only students who have purchased a Spring package prior to picture day will be photographed.

****** To pay online, go to www.strawbridge.net

Click order pictures and enter the online code:


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5th to 6th grade Middle School Parent Information

Dear 5th grade parents,

Thank you so much for the incredible attendance at course selection and braving the weather to attend. We hope you received the information you need as we begin the course selection process. Please view the video below if you need more information about each of the elective choices for 6th grade and/or couldn’t attend our course selection night. You may download the video to view it faster. Click the arrow over the lines in the top right hand corner to download it. Please email me at jstewart@burnetcisd.net if you experience issues with the video or the google form.

Once you have viewed the video and are ready to select courses, use the link below to access the form to select course choices for next year. Course selection forms are due by Friday, March 10th. You should receive an email with the selected choices so you can review at a later date.

The selection process in the spring is critical because we will be unable to accommodate schedule change requests in the fall once school begins. Students will need to select their electives carefully this spring.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the following email address

We look forward to working with both you and your student this coming school year!

Jennifer Stewart, Principal



Order forms for the Dawg House Trailer are coming home! This is an opportunity for your students/family to purchase any and all things BULLDOGS!

10% of all sales will be donated to RJR. All remaining profit will go to supporting the Burnet High School athletic programs.

Order forms are due March 31st & orders will be delivered the following week!

Give a Staff Shout Out to RJ Staff

As an initiative of the Strategic Planning Process, Burnet CISD is excited to unveil Staff Shout Outs!

  • Have you experienced great customer service from a Burnet CISD employee?
  • Has a Burnet CISD worker gone the extra mile in supporting you in some way?
  • Has a staff member at RJ demonstrated exceptional service or dedication to meeting your needs?

If so, we want to hear about it!

A Shout Out is a special recognition that acknowledges a District staff member who has demonstrated a special effort, an outstanding job, caring customer service, a project of high-quality workmanship, a team mentality, and/or is helping students CRAFT the FUTURE.

Anyone can submit a Staff Shout Out recognizing ANY one of our outstanding staff members.

The Staff Shout Out form can be found at the following link: Shout Outs!

*Staff Shouts Outs will be posted online and shared with staff each week.

RJR Spirit, Pride & Honor with Class & Campus Brag Boards

RJ Bulldogs Show Spirit, Pride & Honor

For this 5th Six-Weeks, we are continuing to promote making great choices with our Bulldogs for high-quality work and behavior!

Each week, we will share the classrooms that have filled up their bragboards and added their class name to our campus brag board, allowing us to get one step closer to a school-wide reward!

CONGRATULATIONS to these classes that have filled up their class Brag-Boards so far this six-weeks;

3rd grade: Beckner, Bell, Chapa, Garcia, Sappington

4th grade: Dillard, Floyd & VanKlavern

5th grade: McCollum

RJ is Rocking Reflex Math Growth & Reading Groups

Growth & Progress Update:

  • *At the end of February, our RJ Bulldogs have already solved 2.8 million facts this year!
  • 3rd-5th grade students have grown from 23.4% fluency to 66.9% fact fluent!
  • We have a 77,300 fluency gain with math facts at RJ Richey so far and we aren't stopping there!

We LOVE seeing the progress & growth our Bulldogs are making by staying committed to their growth goals and working daily with our math program, Reflex & Frax!

We LOVE seeing our students collaborating with their classmates in small groups to grow reading skills and respond to what they read!

Keep it up Bulldogs and Parents, don't forget to ask your child about the progress they are making daily to meet, exceed, and crush their learning goals!

Parent Quick Links & Information

Student Badges @ RJ Richey


Please help your child keep his/her school issued student badge attached to the backpack, and that the backpack comes to school every day. Badges are used during breakfast for meals. They also help with campus safety.

Students who do not have their badge with them at breakfast have less time to enjoy their meal each day due to the delay it causes to type in numbers as they go through the breakfast line. Please help you child have their badge each day.

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Viewing Your Child's Grades & Reports


Please look at how your child is progressing. If you have questions, please reach out to your child's teacher.

See directions below, and be sure to electronically sign each report.

Have an attendance question?

Click the button below for more attendance information, including how to send in notes for excusing absences.
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School Cafe Menus & Site

Check out the school menu and more here

Follow Us on Facebook

Join us on Facebook @RJRichey for behind the scenes information, important events and dates to remember, and photos filled with Spirit, Pride, and Honor!

Contact Us at RJ Richey Elementary

7:15 - Morning Drop-off begins

7:25 - Front Office Open & Breakfast open for students

7:50 - Tardy Bell

9:00 - Students not in attendance are marked absent

1:30 - Transportation Changes due, please email rjr-transportation@burnetcisd.net

3:30 - Student Dismissal

4:00 - Front Office Closes