B.B RICE ELEMENTARY
904 Gladstell Street
Conroe, TX 77304
More than competency in the basic skills of reading, writing, and math, it is this school’s mission to nurture in each child:
The habit of creative independent thinking, a positive self-image, an attitude of social cooperation and moral responsibility, pride in self, community, state, and country, and
the ability to be a producer, not just a consumer, of Knowledge.
“In this school, we reach for the stars.”
- The building opens at 7:30 for students to eat breakfast and go to class.
- Please do not drop off students before 7:30 as there is no adult supervision.
- Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:55. 1st through 4th grade eat inside their classrooms. PK and Kinder eat in the cafeteria. Morning PK students go directly to the cafeteria and meet their teachers.
- Afternoon PK begins at 12:10. If they are going to eat lunch, then they need to arrive at 11:45.
- Students may not be checked out or change transportation mode after 2:30. This is for the safety of the students.
- Dismissal begins at 3:10.
- Please make sure you have your car rider sign in your car for car rider. You will be asked to park and come inside if you do not have your tag.
- Thank you for all your help to make this the very best year!!!
Message from the Principal...
February bring lots of excitement. We have Valentine's Day Celebrations, Specials Night, & Project Hope Black History Parade, and so much more. With all of these activities it is difficult to remember to schedule time for reading, 8-10 hours of sleep and a healthy meal. I encourage you to sit down as a family and develop a schedule for your week nights. This allows your children to have a routine and be at their very best each school day.
Thank you for all you do to make your student successful. We appreciate you!!!
Message from the Assistant Principal...
Dear Rice Family,
As we move into the spring semester, you are going to see such growth in your student academically and socially! It is always so exciting to see the light bulb come on...the spring is full of "ah-ha" moments when the lines begin to connect! We get to see this first hand at school, however, it's you and your family that play such an important role in this. Encouraging a student's leadership and independence are two crucial components to encourage this continued growth. This can be done in a ton of ways, but here are just a few:
- giving them chores that contribute to the household
- allowing them to gather their own clothes and items for school the night before
- encouraging them to help siblings with tasks at home
- teaching them to be a role model for good behavior at school...even when no one is looking
- having them help neighbors with yard work or other tough tasks
- constantly having conversations at home about respectful language and manners
....and the list goes on and on....
Please let me know if you need any help in the areas of leadership or independence. Keep in mind- this definitely looks different at every age!
Message From School Counselor...
The month of February is a very fun, exciting month. During this month we will be celebrating Random Acts of Kindness week. Students will learn that when we perform Random Acts of Kindness, we go beyond what is expected of us and reach out to help another person. I will focus on three simple steps for teaching them how to perform a Random Act of Kindness.
The first step is to find out what another person needs. For example, Sally has her hands full and she needs to open the door to get to her class.
The second step is to think about how you would feel if you had that need. You might feel frustrated if your hands were full and you could not easily open the door by yourself.
The final step to performing a Random Act of Kindness is to offer your help. Hold the door open and let Sally enter.
These steps will be taught over the announcements and will also be discussed in their classrooms. We also have lots of fun contests and activities related to kindness for the whole month of February. I’m beyond excited for all the fun activities and to see the kindness being spread like a boomerang.
Counselor Appreciation Week!!!
We are all blessed by the love that Mrs. Orr shows our Rice Raccoons. She always has a listening ear and provides such great care and support for our Raccoons. During this week take a moment to send and email, note or gesture of your appreciation. We are blessed because we have the very best counselor!!!
Kendra Scott Night
Monday, Feb. 4th, 6-8pm
9595 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX
Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 5:30-7pm
904 Gladstell Street
Thursday, Feb. 14th, 2-2:30pm
904 Gladstell Street
*PK Times will differ and information will come from the teachers.
Pre-K is off to a strong start in the New Year! Please practice writing first name, recognizing letter names, letters sounds, recognizing numbers 0-9, recognizing shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle), and counting to 30. Please make sure your child has his/her backpack and folder every day. Be sure to check and initial your child’s folder every night.
Just a reminder:
• Write your child’s name on their coats and backpacks.
• Keep a clean change of clothes in your child’s backpack.
• If you need to change transportation please do so in writing.
• Read to your child daily!
We are continuing to grow our reading muscles in Readers Workshop. We are learning how to use sound and picture power to read challenging words. In Writers Workshop, we will be reviewing personal narrative and learn how to revise our writing. In math we will be exploring 2D and 3D shape. We encourage you to ask your child to find shapes they know around the house. In science we will continue learning the seasons, day and night patterns and objects in the sky. In social studies we will discuss Presidents Day and the importance of our past and current president. Please continue to practice sight words that come home. These words will be important for your child to know in order to become strong readers!
We will be encouraging students to celebrate Kindness Month by doing something kind for someone every day.
In math, this month we will continuing our multiplication and division unit. In this unit we are multiplying two-digits by one-digit problems (example: 23 x 7). We are also working on one & two step word problems. Halfway through February we will start our Measurement Unit on Perimeter and Area. For the month of February we be working on our Fact Fluency of x4, x8, and x7.
Please help your child study their Fact Fluency at home.
In reading this month, your readers will be studying characters and getting to know their traits and interactions throughout the story. In writing we are beginning opinion writing. Your writers will be composing persuasive essays to an audience!