Raccoon Review

A Weekly Communication Tool for Rice Elementary Staff

Campus Goals

  1. Ensuring ALL students are in attendance.
  2. Cultivating a climate that welcomes students and parents.
  3. Creating opportunities for students to use and increase critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  4. Moving from Parent Involvement to Parent Engagement.
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Staff Shout Outs

Shout out to the 2nd grade and Sped Team for having 100% of their Canvas pages up and running!!!

4th Grade Teachers!!! Our 4th graders had the opportunity to go to Elmcroft and read with seniors. This is a moment 4th graders will remember for a lifetime!!!

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Week at a Glance: September 23rd-28th

Monday-Red Day

Kindergarten PLC

8:30-Rice Literacy Walks

Storyteller in Library during Specials time

Tuesday-White Day

3rd/4th ELA PLC

5:30-Open House

Wednesday-Black Day

3rd/4th Math PLC

8:30 & 1:00-Principal's Curriculum Meeting in Art Room

PK Planning Day

2nd Math Planning

3:30-Raccoon TRACKS

Thursday-Red Day

1st/2nd Math PLC

Chat & Chew for Mentors and New Staff during Lunches

Friday-White Day

1st/2nd ELA PLC

CHS Tiger Pride Day

7:00-40th Anniversary Planning Meeting

!!!40th Anniversary!!!

2:00-Rice Way Pep Rally

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Notes from Malinda

Open House

This Tuesday will be our Open House from 5:30-7:00. Please be in your room by 5:20. Each classroom should have a scavenger hunt for the students to lead their parents through. See your Content Leader if you have any questions. This is a time to show off the learning that is happening on a daily basis in your room.

Principal's Meeting and Learning Walks

We are honored to have been choose to host the District's Principal and Assistant Principal Curriculum Meeting on Wednesday. This will take place in the Art Room. Art students will be in an alternate location. Mrs. Patterson will communicate the details.

There will be 2 sessions (8:30 & 1:00). The last 10 minutes will a time for all admin to walk the classrooms and campus. This is your time to shine and show off our students. Please welcome the guests, and continue teaching.

I am proud of the work you do and I can't wait to show my colleagues!!!

Raccoon TRACKS

We will meet this Wednesday at 3:30 in the cafeteria to celebrate Birthdays!!! 3:45 sessions will begin.

  • STEM & LEGO Lab Share in the Library with Megan Caldwell
  • Writing Progressions (K-2) in the PLC Room with Mayra Torres
  • Science Interactive Word Walls in Room 400 with Mary Littlejohn

40th Anniversary

On Friday 9/28, we will celebrate our 40th Anniversary. I will be reading the story of BB Rice on announcements, so it will be a bit extended. We will also have a small treat for all the students and staff. An nice follow up activity would be for students to write or draw what B.B. Rice Elementary means to them. You can place these in the main hallways on the glass windows. I can't wait to read them!!!


All TTESS evaluated staff will need to create an SLO. ( Less Than Annual and evaluated staff) The SLO, Initial Skill Profile (with student data), and Targeted Skill Profile will need to be completed by 9/26. We will begin conferences for goals and SLO after this date.

Employee Election Reminders

Please read the attachment below for reminders about election season.

Staff Birthdays

Carla Lindsey 9/22

Natalie Davis 9/25

Ruby Rivera 9/28