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

Shout out to our instructional coaches...they support every team with content and planning! They are also working with each team on student accommodations!!! We have the very best instructional leaders!!!


Shout out to our paraprofessional staff...this group is so flexible and willing to help out in any way needed. There are days their schedules change without much notice and they roll with the flow!!!


Shout out to all the teachers who participated in Red Ribbon Week


Shout out to Mrs. Gonzalez for sharing all the great interventions she is implementing in her class during the Rti Behavior meetings.


Shout out to Allison for sharing great ideas during the Rti Behavior Meetings.

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Week at a Glance: November 5-9th

Monday-Black Day

Kinder PLC

3rd/4th Math Interim Assessments

11:00-Tammy Zunker visits 1st grade classrooms

1:15-1st Grade Cohort PD

2:10-Kinder Cohort PD


Tuesday-Red Day

3rd/4th ELA PLC

3rd/4th Reading Interim Assessments

7:00-Content Leader Meeting

8:30-4th Grade Cohort PD

9:30-3rd Grade Cohort PD

District Jeans Day if you voted!!!


Wednesday-White Day

3rd/4th Math PLC

Jeans for Troops...wear jeans with your sticker

Kona Ice During Lunches

9:00-Cinderella in Spain Production (2nd-4th)

10:20-2nd Grade Cohort PD


Thursday-Black Day

1st/2nd Math PLC-Dr. Phillips Visiting PLC

2nd Grade JA in a Day

Angela at Counselor Meeting

Dr. Todd Visits 4th Grade



Friday-Red Day

K/1st/2nd Grade ELA PLC

Faculty Pot Luck-Thanksgiving Feasts

PTO Fun Run Prize: Game Truck here (schedule will follow)

Math Review Quiz

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Notes from Malinda

Cinderella in Spain

This is a performance by Houston Grand Opera. Students should be seated in the cafeteria by 8:55. 3rd and 4th grade will sit in the bleachers and 2nd grade on the floor. Teachers, please sit with your classes to assist with any reminders needed for student behavior.


Switch Day

Last chance...please sign up ASAP!!!


BOY BAS Levels

Our BOY BAS testing results are below. We have lots of work to do this year to close gaps for our students, but I am confident with fidelity in Reader's Workshop we will be able to see these numbers decrease. It takes every grade level owning student progress to make a difference for our students. All of our students can grow as reader's. We will use the BAS tracking chart in Google Drive to track student BAS progress monthly (same process as last year).


K- not tested yet

1st-55% below level...49% without new Rice

2nd-37% below level...33% without new to Rice

3rd-35% below level...27% without new to Rice

4th-45% below level...


Thanksgiving Feasts

Please coordinate with your room parent to send out information to families about your HR classes Thanksgiving Feasts on 11/16 from 2:00-3:00. If you have any questions or need a sample letter, please see your Content Leader for more information. Letters should be sent to families in Tuesday folder on 11/6.

Staff Birthdays

Karyn Abram- 11/5