Rayburn Elementary

OCTOBER 2021 PARENT NEWSLETTER

HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!

Dear Parents,


I am proud to announce that we have had a very successful 1st 6 weeks. Students have been doing a great job following our safety protocols and learning in the classroom. I am so grateful of how well our students, parents and staff has come together to make our return so successful!


We are completing beginning of the year assessments in all grade levels and this information will be shared with parents very soon. Our campus leadership team has been analyzing the data and is working with teachers to put a strong action plan in place to address any areas of weakness. We will then continue to assess students and monitor their progress through small group targeted learning sessions and possibly after school tutoring. Please know that teachers are creating prescriptive lessons to assist your child in meeting learning goals.


Our Rayburn PTO is excited to bring back our Annual Fall Festival! Please support our school with this. We are looking for sponsors and volunteers. Please review the flyer below for more information. We have been able to add many improvements to our school with these funds as well as pay for many student activities/incentives.


Please stay attentive to our district and campus emails and posts. We have a lot of October activities scheduled and encourage your children and/or family to participate. Please know that we are here to support your child any way we can and we look forward to another successful six weeks of learning.

UPCOMING RAYBURN ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL

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FALL FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP FORMS

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GT TIMELINE AND PARENT OBSERVATION

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Parents: Please complete the Parent Observation form using the following link if you provided consent for your child to be screened for GT this 2021-2022 school year.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jxQR-NDSL0nsv9ke_qM2LO6kofQ9s2lIKpqYktRRnR8/viewform?edit_requested=true

OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK - OCTOBER 3-9, 2021

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Each year we observe Fire Prevention Week. During this week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.

It is important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.


Tips on ways to stay safe:

· Regularly test your smoke alarms inside your home.

· Create and practice a safe fire escape route.

· Never leave food cooking unattended.

· Avoid using portable and fixed space heaters.

· Create an emergency supply kit and keep it in a safe place.

Sparky Says Join My Fire Safety Club Video

A message from Mrs. Mascorro, School Counselor

In October we have our guidance lesson focusing on Bullying. This lesson is presented to the students in a child friendly way. It is communicated in the sense to help the students feel comfortable to speak up and unite against bullying.


Unity Day – (Wed.) October 20, 2021


Join us in celebrating Unity Day! Wear orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion! Together we stand against bullying!

FAMILY PUMPKIN DECORATING PROJECT - OCT 10-23, 2021

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Book Character Pumpkin

This month of October, let’s celebrate the season with a family pumpkin decorating project.

· Select a book and read it together. Discuss the characters in the story.

· Choose your favorite character and create them onto your pumpkin (real or artificial).

· Be creative: Decorate it, paint it, glue items, etc. It is your choice.

· Bring your pumpkin and book to school Monday, October 25. Have fun!

RED RIBBON WEEK

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TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Tech Support Contacts Available Monday - Friday

8 am - 4 pm: Coach Morales (657-4327 or Rayburn.Tech@mcallenisd.net)

Rossi Palacios (rossi.palacios@mcallenisd.net)


4 pm - 11pm : District Support (657-5599)


Support includes: device function (not working / connecting); device damage (screens broken, etc.); Internet connectivity; Skyward login or password assistance

LIBRARY SERVICES

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Let's Welcome Mrs. Hernandez Rayburn Librarian

Accelerated Reader is available for you from 7am to 6pm weekday nights!!!


Here's how: go to the AR app on Rapid Identity or click on this website:

https://global-zone51.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/238376

username = first initial of last name, first initial of first name then id# (no space)

password = id #

ex. Joe Garza ID# 867231

username = GJ867231

password - 867231

Ways to access books for AR

AR Expectations and Agreements (Revised 09/30/21)

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CHILD NUTRITION SERVICES

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Robotics Information Meeting

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CONTACT US

SAM RAYBURN ELEMENTARY