Rattler News

March 8, 2023

From The Desk Of Principal Roberts

Dear Rattler Families,

Your voice is very important to me as I reflect and look forward. I analyze the data and read every single comment each year looking for areas of success and areas of improvement because KNOWING BETTER means I DO BETTER. I am committed to partnering with you to provide your children with the best possible education. We currently only have 2% of our parent population that have completed the survey for River Ridge. It would be very helpful if you could take a few minutes to complete the Student Experience/ Climate Survey, which is open through March 19. Thank you in advance!

Link to Parent Survey

With Joy,

Shelley Roberts

Important Dates

  • Friday, March 10th: End of the 3rd nine weeks.
  • March 13th - March 17th: Spring Break
  • Monday, March 20th: Student holiday/StaffProfessional Development
  • Friday, March 31st (5:00 - 7:30): River Ridge PTA is excited to be hosting Rattlerfest again. We hope you and your family can join us for a night of games, bounce houses, music, and food. More information coming soon!


  • Friday, April 7th: Student/Staff Holiday
  • Monday, April 10th: Campus Staff Development/Student Holiday
  • April 17th - April 21st: Book Fair/Hope Austin Food Drive
  • Monday, April 17th: Every Rattler Matters Night (5:00 - 6:30)
  • Thursday, April 20th: Family Picnic during grade level lunches
  • Monday, April 24th: 3rd & 4th grade Reading STAAR (no volunteers or visitors on campus)
  • Tuesday, April 25th: 5th grade Reading STAAR (no volunteers or visitors on campus)
  • Thursday, April 27th: Family Fun Run (5:00 - 6:00)
  • Friday, April 28th: Make-Up STAAR for Reading (no volunteers or visitors on campus)


Birthday Celebrations

We LOVE when we get to celebrate our Rattlers' birthdays, but just a friendly reminder that we do not allow edible treats to be passed out to classmates. We have many food allergies and want to make sure we keep all of our students safe. If you want to bring a celebration treat for the class, please make sure it is inedible (pencil, stickers, etc.) that can be passed out at the end of the day. Thank you!

Bond Information

During the February 16th board meeting, the Board of Trustees did call a bond for a May election. You can find the district publication about this here.

PTA After School Clubs


We are excited to announce a 6 week Lego/Robotics program starting the week of March 27th for 6 weeks. Please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2jIt3siM1uB822Kjp3fs9PLgZFgIzFQeqYBxSeFeUJNn0SQ/viewform (Spots will be available on first come/first served basis. You will receive a payment link following your registration on Google)


We have opened up Math Pentathlon for all divisions as well! You will receive a payment link following your registration on Google).
Please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BdFpwra1iPvP8F_JRfJRKdwUy6IdErlbZfABVo4hTaA/edit?usp=drive_web

Big picture

LISD Staff Spotlight Nomination

We would love to encourage LISD parents and students to submit this form, in addition to principals and staff members, to recognize an LISD employee for their outstanding work.

Staff Spotlight Submission Form: https://forms.gle/LtF45BtUy7C3JVSR6

Rattlerfest Sponsors

We need your help to make our upcoming RATTLERFEST a success on March 31. Please consider a family or corporate donation. Family donations start at $150 and will get you one free admission into Rattlerfest as well as recognition in the yearbook.

FAMILY: https://ch2v-134.memberhub.com/store/items/528790

ALL SPONSORSHIP LEVELS: https://ch2v-134.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true&category=Corporate%20Sponsorships

Reach out to Kylie Rasty with questions kylierasty@gmail.com

Big picture

After School Enrichment

Registration for Session 4 of Afterschool Enrichment is open! Please share the flier with families. For questions, reach out to Megan Liles.