Rucker Reports

December 12, 2021

Principal's Message

We had a week full of fun events and celebrations which made me realize what an impact events like those have on our students. I am so grateful we are able to experienced them and hopeful we can keep having them. I can't believe this upcoming week marks the end of the first semester, where did the time go? I am so proud of all the things our students and teachers have accomplished and looking very much forward to next semester. Friday is an Early Release day, so please be sure to contact teachers if your child will have a different dismissal for that day.

Weekly Sunday Newsletter - Highlights

  • Spelling Bee Winners- Congratulations, we are so proud of you!
  • Rucker Rocking Holiday Dress Up Days- last week of school
  • Talent Show- 3rd-5th graders
  • Star Polisher- Month of Dec. Mrs. Graves
  • Visiting Author- Feb. 4th
  • PTO News: Spirit Night, Fundraiser, and Gingerbread Houses

Reminders for Next Week

  • Dress Up Days: Feel free to join us on one or all days!
  • Pre-k Polar Express: Parents of pre-K students, be sure to read Mrs. Rivera's communications in regards to this event. We welcome you to come and enjoy the parade. Please check in the front office and you will be guided to where to stand. We are excited to have our very first Polar Express!!!
  • Winter Parties: We will have our winter parties on Friday. K-2 will be from 9:30-10:30 and 3rd-5th from 10:30-11:30. Parents are invited to come in. It is an Early Release day meaning school dismisses at 11:45. Students may go home early, just be sure to sign out with the teacher. Checking out early will account against perfect attendance.

We will see you back on Jan. 5th. Next newsletter will be out on Jan. 2nd. May your family time and break be merry and bright!

Be you and be happy,

Principal Balderas


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Talent Show for 3rd-5th Graders

We will have a talent show for our 3rd-5th graders this year! It will be on Friday January 21st. Please be sure to read all the information found in the sign-up form before signing up your child and choose a time for an audition time here.

Contact Ms. Lindorm if you have any questions-

Visiting Author and SEL Coach Talk

On February 4th from 8:00-8:45 in the Rucker cafeteria, authors of the Feel Better Book Series, Holly Brochmann and Leah Bowen will be joining our SEL Coach, Tiffany Frezza to discuss and share strategies that will help lead to success in the classroom and at home.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out THIS form. If you have any questions, please contact

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Children's Holiday Reading

Please join the PHS Creative Writing Club for a Children's Holiday Reading

Tuesday, December 14th

PHS in room 1247.

4:30 - 5:30pm

Original works will be read by the authors! Refreshments will be served. Please contact Shawna Day at if you have any questions.

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Visitor Lunches- Cafeteria or Picnic Style

We will continue offer lunch inside the cafeteria on the stage and outside by the garden. There will still only be 6 spots for each lunch each day. Please only sign up for one lunch a month unless spots are still available. If you are eating in the cafeteria on the stage with your child, we ask that there are only 2 adults per child. You will check-in at the front office.

As a reminder, if you are eating outside, you will meet a staff member at the back door by the cafeteria with your child and badge. After lunch, your child will meet back up with his/her class at that same location.

If you choose to check your child out, you will need to go around to the front of the building to the front office to check him/her out.

Monday will continue to be reserved for lunch bunches with Ms. Balderas.

Sign-Up Link

Counselor Corner

Ms. Collien's door continues to be open for any student at any time. She will resume guidance after winter break.
Parent Education Site

The parent education provides support/workshops for parents based on identified topics that are important to parents in the school district based on counselor needs surveys. Click on the link to learn about upcoming parenting series.


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News from the PTO

Spirit Night, Land of Oz, and Gingerbread Houses

There is still time to order a gift for the person who has everything. Land of Oz Beef is available to purchase with delivery available in TX, OK, KS and MO. Contact Cheryl @ 703.303.0929 to verify delivery outside of the DFW area.

Enter RUCKER in the coupon code and we receive 10% of every order!

Please share with your family and friends!

Order at

Also we have new Spirit Wear designs available! We will be selling them at Buff City Soap (5-7p) during Spirit Night! Come out to grab all your last minute gifts!

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A few from the week...


Quick Links

Upcoming Events


9- 4th Grade Music Performance

13- Prosper ISD School Board Meeting

15- Polar Express PreK

17- Early Release Day- Winter Classroom Parties

Dec. 20th - Jan. 4th- Winter Break


5- Students Return from Winter Break

17- School Holiday

Office Staff Contacts

Marisol Balderas- Principal-

Nicole Rubin- Assistant Principal-

Courtney Hardy- Nurse-

Jennifer Collien- Counselor-

Chastity Herlihy- Registrar-

Andrea Escalante- Receptionist-