Rattler News

March 1, 2023

From The Desk Of Principal Roberts

Dear Rattler Families,

This year we have really emphasized the importance of goal-setting with every single child. Our purpose of this school-wide focus is to help our Rattlers understand how meaningful and measurable goals can be used for the rest of their lives. Every student has a personal goal they move up and down a poster-size basketball court. I encourage you to ask your child about it! Mr. Cook and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting with students to learn about their goals and the progress they are making. We also celebrate their success as they reach a "slam dunk!" Your kiddos are so articulate in their conversations and proud of the goals they have set. I am one proud principal.

With Joy,

Shelley Roberts

Important Dates

  • Thursday, March 2nd: 4th grade listening and speaking TELPAS for ESL students
  • Friday, March 3rd: 5th grade listening and speaking TELPAS for ESL students
  • Monday, March 6th: NO VOLUNTEERS OR VISITORS: 2nd - 5th grade reading and writing TELPAS for ESL students
  • Monday, March 6th: Community Forum at Vandergrift High School (6:30- 8:00)
  • Friday, March 10th: End of the 3rd nine weeks.
  • March 13th - March 17th: Spring Break
  • March 20th: Student holiday/StaffProfessional Development
  • March 31st: 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!


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A message from Mrs. Cunningham

Families, I need your help! I absolutely love our "no limit on books" policy, but we have SO many students with overdue books right now. There is an automated email that goes out weekly to let you know that your student has overdue items, but I'm hearing from some parents that the emails have been going to their spam folder and they were not aware of the situation. Please check your spam folder for emails from the River Ridge Library. Some students still have books out from the very first time they had library back in August!

*Note: we NEVER charge a fine for late books. The only time we ask for payment is if a book has been completely lost or damaged beyond repair. Also, your student can turn in their library books anytime, not just on their library day!

If you would like to join the library Remind (which helps a LOT with kids remembering to bring their books back), please email me at karen.cunningham@leanderisd.org and I will let you know the code for your child's library day.

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

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Heroes Mentors Wanted

We need mentors for students at our campus and across the district. Spending just 30 minutes of your time once per week can make a true difference in the life of a child. Our campus counselors can work out a schedule that works for you and your mentee. To learn more about HEROES mentoring and to sign up, visit our HEROES Mentor website.

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