September 14, 2022
From The Desk Of Principal Roberts
- Wednesday, September 14th: First day of APEX (FAQs attached here.).
- Thursday, September 15th: International Dot Day! Have your students wear as many polka dots as they can.
- Friday, September 16th: APEX send-off! Students and staff wear orange and blue!
- Wednesday, September 21st: Last Day of APEX
- Thursday, September 22nd: APEX Obstacle Course during specials. Parents are welcome to come out to watch!
- Monday, September 26th: Parent/Teacher Conferences (student holiday)
SITE-BASED COMMITTEE: RATTLER IMPACT TEAM
Opportunities at River Ridge
We are also looking for some great new additions to our already stellar staff. If you find any of these opportunities interesting, please feel to contact me (email@example.com), Gareth Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dorothy Yip (email@example.com).
- TWO Special Education Instructional Assistant Positions - This job opportunity would focus on working with students who receive special education services. We are also open to a job share opportunity with two individuals interested in part-time work.
News from the PTA
Running Rattlers is BACK baby! Sign up today! For our new parents... Running rattlers is an after-school running club. They meet once a week to run laps, encourage fitness and have some fun!
- FALL: (Sept. 21, 28) (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26) (Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30)
- SPRING: (Feb. 15, 22) (Mar. 1, 8, 22, 29) (Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26)
We will need parent volunteers each week. Please watch for the signup genius email coming once you sign up.
Once you complete this form, the office will know your child is involved in RR and you do NOT need to do anything more. If RR is canceled, they will revert back to their usual mode of transportation. Their teacher will also have a list of RR and know they are a rear walker that day.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS SEPTEMBER 16 so act now!
Click here to sign your kiddo up today! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
SPANISH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The Spanish Volunteer Program at River Ridge Elementary is looking for parent volunteers! We are looking for energetic and excited parent volunteers to teach basic, elementary-level Spanish at River Ridge Elementary from October through May (grades K-2).
- It is only 30 minutes each week.
- You do not need to be fluent.
This is a great opportunity to come in once a week and teach songs, play games, and lead other activities that will teach students basic-level Spanish. Classroom teachers will stay in the classroom with volunteers during this time.
Lesson details and teaching materials are provided at your school. If interested, please contact Melissa Hunter, Spanish Program Coordinator at
You can also visit the website for more
Lego Club Chair(s)
Have a little one who loves to create with Legos? Looking for an awesome parent to help lead the charge with our littlest lego engineers! Please contact Heather Tankersley for more information. email@example.com or 561-459-9203.
Chess Club Chair
Would you LOVE to share your love of chess with our Rattlers to help develop perspective, improve memory, deepen focus, and elevate creativity? We're looking for an awesome chair to help lead the chess club :). Please contact Heather Tankersley for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-459-9203.
We're hoping to bring back the talent show this fall and are looking for someone with a love of performing arts, great organizational skills, and the desire to help showcase our kiddos that want to shine on a stage in front of all of our friends and family members. Please contact Heather Tankersley for more information. email@example.com or 561-459-9203.
Calling All Dads! We're looking for dads to get involved. We have loads of opportunities from helping with recess and lunch, engaging in the classroom with their kids (and other kiddos), help in the upcoming Critical Thinking Lab, and more! Contact Doug Vigliano for more info 321-480-1393.
Free Tutoring Opportunity
My name is Sahar, and I am a student at Vandegrift High School. I am a part of an organization called Conquering STEM, and this year our organization is providing free tutoring to students from 3rd grade to 8th grade. The sessions would take place online, and we were wondering if you would be able to pass this information along to families and students who would benefit from this opportunity.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Apart Items
River Ridge Destination Imagination Teams are forming now! Does your 3rd-5th grade child like to build, design, invent, create, perform, and work with a team to solve challenges? If so, he or she might be interested in participating in Destination Imagination (DI). Destination Imagination (DI) is an extracurricular, LISD-sponsored program that fosters creativity, team-based problem-solving skills and life skills for students. Leander ISD Destination Imagination is open to all students in 3rd-12th grade. Registration forms are available here, or outside either of the QUEST rooms (Ms. Renner or Ms. Harold). Your child does not need to be in QUEST to participate.
If you are interested in learning more about Destination Imagination, please visit the River Ridge Elementary Destination Imagination webpage, or contact Myra Harold (Myra.Harold@leanderisd)
Registration forms are due Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 to Ms. Harold (Myra.Harold@leanderisd) via email, or in person. We will form as many teams as we have managers to manage them. It helps to get your form in early.