The Patriot

April 2019: Parent Newsletter

April Newsletter

Patriot Families,

Spring is here and with it, a multitude of events that will frame our final six weeks of the year.

Testing season is fast approaching, there will be a call out later this week to review campus procedures.

Please note: During STAAR testing (April 9th & 10th) no lunch deliveries--please.

For students who are testing: Backpacks will not be necessary and cell phones and electronic devices to include smart watches are not permitted during the test.

Cell phone and electronic device options are: leave at home, place in locker or teacher cell phone turn-in until all testing is complete.

For more information on state electronic device policies see:

Within the next week, student course request letters will be mailed out, we will also include information regarding SnapCode registration- required for all NISD students.

March was a short but eventful month for Rawlinson, see Tennis, Track and other highlights below.

Please join us this week for our Spring Family Night! Food Trucks begin at 5pm

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Calling all runners or walkers: Join the Patriot Runners for this year's NEF 5K, Saturday, May 4th.


Join our team at this years NISD NEF 5K run/walk and Wellness Fair.

This year's festivities will be held in Helotes at O'Connor High School on Saturday, May 4th. The events will conclude right at the start of the Helotes Cornyval Parade.

After the race, stay and play at the Cornyval Parade and Festival. The Festival tickets will only be $7 for 5K participants, and will open early exclusively for 5K participants!

*Carpooling recommended. A portion of the route is unpaved and uneven. Use strollers and wagons with caution.


07:00 AM - Registration and Family Wellness Fair
08:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk starts
09:30 AM - Kids Fun Run starts
10:00 AM - Awards Ceremony


To get your name on your bib, register by April 1. Early registration deadline is April 12. All prices will double after April 12. No refunds on any entry fees or sales.

$25 – Individual

  • Increases to $50 after April 12 and on race day.

$60 – Family & Friends (4 members)

  • Increases to $120 after April 12 and on race day.

$25 – Sleepwalker

  • Sleep in and skip the race but still support NEF!
  • This registration option does NOT include a race bib; it’s simply a donation to NEF.
  • Sleepwalker registrants are still counted towards NISD campus/site goal.
  • Increases to $50 after April 12 and on race day.

$7 – Helotes Cornyval Festival Ticket

  • Early entry exclusive to 5K participants only
  • Festival admission is free for children 12 and under.

Kids Fun Run is FREE for children 10 and under* (registration onsite only)

*Children 10 and under who want to run competitively must pay for registration and chip timing.

(Chip timing is an additional $5/per registrant. T-shirts sold separately – Cotton $5, Technical $10. Costs double after April 12 and on race day.)

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Patriots break district records on both the 100 & 300 hurdles!

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Stay connected to RMS, Follow us on Twitter @NISDRAWLINSON

Monday, April 1st

Club: Drama Club/ Talent show Auditions, 4-5pm

Intramurals Basketball, PM

UIL Clinic A-1 Band, RMS Band hall, 4-6pm

Tuesday, April 2nd

Clubs: Lego/Robotics, 7:30am

Gamma Sigma Girls @ Lunch

Wednesday, April 3rd

College Shirt Day!

Clubs: Rubik's cube Club, 7:45am

Intramurals Basketball, PM

Boys and Girls Track-- "Meet of Champs," Gustafson Stadium (Culebra Rd.)

Thursday, April 4th

School Librarian Appreciation Day

Clubs: Lego/Robotics, 7:30am, NJHS @7:45am, Student Council 7:45am, Chess Club 7:50am, Art Club 3:45pm, Intramurals Basketball PM

NJHS Applications DUE today: Students who received an NJHS application for 2019-20 school year.

Soccer Tryouts (Boys & Girls) after-school

Spring Family Night, 6-8 pm (Food Trucks begin at 5pm)

Friday, April 5th

Clubs: Anti-bullying Club 7:45am, Interact 7:50am

Soccer Tryouts (Boys & Girls) after-school

Fine Arts Fest 5-7pm, Northside Sports Gym (Friday and Saturday)

Monday, April 8th

National Library Week

Intramurals Basketball pm

Tuesday, April 9th

STAAR testing: Writing 7th grade/ Math 8th grade

Wednesday, April 10th

STAAR Reading 8 and 7th grade Math (Pre-AP only)

Immunization Clinic 1-5pm in parking lot

Intramurals Basketball PM

Golf Tournament 7th grade, Oak Valley Golf Course

Thursday, April 11th

Clubs: Lego/Robotics 7:30am, Chess Club 7:50am, Art Club 3:45pm, Intramurals Basketball PM

Golf Tournament 8th grade, Oak Valley Golf Course

Friday, April 12th

Purple. UP for Military Kids

Clubs: Anime Club 7:30, Anti-bullying Club 7:45, FCA 7:45, Interact 7:50

Saturday, April 13th

A1 Band Performs at the Tobin Center

Monday, April 15th

Clubs: Drama Club 3:45pm, Intramurals Basketball PM

Tuesday, April 16th

Band UIL at Stevens High School

Clubs: Lego/Robotics 7:30am, Gamma Sigma Girls at lunch

Wednesday, April 17th

Band UIL at Stevens HS

Clubs: Rubik's cube Club 7:45am, Intramurals Basketball PM

Girls 7th & 8th Soccer vs Folks at Rawlinson, 5pm

Boys 7th & 8th Soccer vs Folks at Folks, 5pm

Thursday, April 18th

End of the 5th Six Weeks

Clubs: Lego/Robotics 7:30am, Student Council 7:45am, Chess Club 7:50am

Friday, April 19th

Holiday, No School

Monday, April 22nd

Choir Solo & Ensemble Concert in class throughout the day

Tuesday, April 23rd

Clubs: Lego/Robotics 7:30am

Music Lovers Parent Meeting, 6pm

Wednesday, April 24th

Clubs: Rubik's cube Club 7:45am

Girls 7th & 8th grade Soccer vs Garcia at Garcia

Boys 7th & 8th grade Soccer vs Garcia at Rawlinson

Thursday, April 25th

Rawlinson Recess

Report Cards go home

Clubs: Lego/Robotics 7:30am, Chess Club 7:50am, Art Club 3:45pm

Friday, April 26th

Battle of Flowers Holiday, No School

Saturday, April 27th

Jazz Band at Fiesta Jazz Festival

Monday, April 29th

Patriot Camp (Incoming 6th graders--

Beginning Band Rehearsal

Drama Club 3:45pm

Tuesday, April 30

Clubs: Lego/Robotics 7:30am, Gamma Sigma Girls at lunch

GT MSIP Showcase, 6-7:30pm