Power of One

September 19, 2016

Curriculum Night

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 6-7pm

Rann Elementary

There will be two sessions given by each grade level

Session 1 6:00 - 6:25

Session 2 6:30 - 6:55

It's a Boy for Mrs. Zamora!

Mrs. Zamora gave birth to a healthy baby boy last Thursday, September 15. I am glad to report both mom and baby are doing fine. Mr. Torres, a certified teacher will be the long term sub while Mrs. Zamora is out for maternity leave. He will be planning with the first grade team and continuing with the same lessons as they are. Please feel free to contact Mr. Torres, just as you would Mrs. Zamora should you have any questions or concerns, or call the front office if we may be of help. 940-393-7600

Mrs. Cook Anxiously Awaiting Her Little One!

Mrs. Cook's little one will soon be arriving. She will definitely be missed at Rann while she is off on maternity leave, but Mr. Donald Wann, a retired administrator will be with us to help our students and staff carry on as normal as possible. Mr. Wann will be handling many of the things Mrs. Cook handled, such as attendance and discipline. Should you receive a phone call from Rann Elementary it may be Mr. Wann contacting you in regards to these two areas. Please feel free to contact Mr. Wann or Mrs. Christian should you need anything. 940-393-7600
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September Happenings

  • PTO Fundraiser Kick-off 9/19
  • Illustrator, Michael White on campus 9/20
  • Curriculum Night 9/20
  • Eat More Beef Bonfire 6:30 pm 9/21 @ DHS
  • Battle of Big Sandy Food Drive Ends 9/21, our goal is 7,140 cans in order to Shower with Mrs. Christian with Condiments:) currently at 2048
  • Scholastic Book Fair Begins 9/26 7:30 - 4:00
  • 4th Grade NRS Field Trip 9/27
  • Evening Book Fair 5:30 - 7:00, pm 9/29
  • 2nd grade Program 6:00 - 6:30 pm, 9/29
  • End 1st six weeks 9/30

Parking Lot Route Beginning This Friday - 9/23

Please do not park in the first five parking spots next to the curb along this path. We are very excited to get our new gym, just a few inconveniences along the way. Thank you for your continued support as we improve your child's learning environment.
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October Events

  • 5th Grade Camp Grady Spruce October 5th - 7th
  • Parent Teacher Conferences/Student Holiday 10/10
  • 2nd grade field trip Nash Farm 10/11
  • Extraordinary Eagle Assembly 10/13
  • Homecoming Parade 5:30 10/17
  • 1st grade field trip K-Bar Dairy 10/20
  • Red Ribbon Week October 24-28, themes to come
  • 4th grade STEM day at WCWC 10/27
  • Haunted Reading Rally @ Rann 10/31, students may dress as a book character

We can never Communicate too much!

Communication is the key to anything that is successful and the downfall of anything that fails. Rann has a multitude of ways we communicate with our parents.


  1. Rann Webpage - go to www.decaturisd.us and click on schools to reach the Rann webpage. On the Rann website is a calendar for parents to stay up to date with our events at Rann. The calendar is below the picture.
  2. Rann Twitter -http://twitter.com/DISDRann #rannlearns Many of our teachers have their own twitter name so contact them if you would like to follow them on Twitter.
  3. Rann Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Rann-Elementary-School
  4. Class Dojo - all of our classrooms have setup classroom accounts for parents only to follow. Teachers use this to share things going on in the classroom and events coming up. Please check with your child's teacher if you would like to follow this.
  5. Class Newsletters - weekly in your child's folder
  6. The Power of One Newsletter - monthly online newsletter
Please make sure your phone number is correct in the Skyward system, you will soon be receiving messages through our new Mobile app! This will be connected to your phone number in Skyward. There is no charge for these notifications, unlike a text message that comes to your phone.


We love communicating with you, however sometimes a good old phone call is the best! Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone, email, or a note through the mail if we may be of any help to you!

Download our new district mobile app!

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