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.

Staff Shout Outs

Thank you to a wonderful staff who make each day special for the students and staff at BB Rice!!! Over the break I had a chance to meet a family member of BB Rice. He spoke about how important education was to BB. He came from a family of farmers who worked the land and that was all they knew. Each generation after him he pushed education as the path for them. His sister was a widow and he became the father figure for all 6 of her kids...he encouraged all 6 to attend school and at one time all 6 were in college together at SHSU. It is an honor to continue his legacy with the students at BB Rice. We encourage them to reach for the stars because that is what they deserve!!!

Week at a Glance: January 8th-12th

Specials A Week




4th Grade PLC

K-2nd Cohort PD During Conference in PLC Room

4:30-District Kinder Math Grade Level Meeting


Kinder PLC

9:00-Jepi here for Cohort Walkthrough


3rd Grade PLC

12:30-Wes at TELPAS Training

4:30-District 1st Grade Math Meeting


1st Grade PLC

January Birthday Club

Refill Station Pizza Truck Here at Lunch

Staff Attendance Drawing

9:00-K-2nd Grade Attendance Movie and Popcorn

1:00-3rd-4th grade Attendance Movie and Popcorn

Notes from Malinda

CISD Strong Shirts

A teacher at Creighton Elementary designed a shirt for our district. You may go online (using the link below) and purchase a shirt. They will be delivered to Rice. The deadline for ordering is January 16th.

Blood Donation

A blood drive is being held in honor of a Runyan second grader undergoing treatment for Leukemia at Texas Children’s Hospital. The drive will be help on Monday Jaurary 8th from 9:00-3:00 in the Runyan Cafeteria. They are giving away free hoodies for those who donate.

Staff Birthdays

Gunnell, Julie 12/30

Gonzalez, Nereida 1/8