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

3rd and 4th graders were beyond excited to begin their clubs...Thank you to all staff members who are making this happen. These students get to engage in something that interests them and we get to build greater relationships with students. I am excited to see what unfolds!!

Week at a Glance: January 22nd-26th

Specials A Week


2nd Grade PLC-TELPAS Training

Mayra Torres on Campus

8:35-4th Grade RtI

9:30-3rd Grade RtI

10:25-2nd Grade RtI


4th Grade PLC-TELPAS Training

Mayra Torres on Campus

7:00-Team Leader Meeting

8:00-Malinda @ Principal Curriculum Meeting

3rd Math CA #4 Post

4:30-4th Grade Math Grade Level Meeting


Kinder PLC-TELPAS Training

3rd Math CA #5 Pre


3rd Grade PLC-TELPAS Training


1st Grade PLC-TELPAS Training

Poster Method

2nd Math CA #4

4th Math CA #6 Pre

2:00-Rice Way Pep Rally

Notes from Malinda

Valentine Treats:

We will have Valentine's treats in homeroom classrooms on February 14th from 1:30-2:30 (1st-4th) & K-1:00-2:00. (PK times differ).

MLK Parade

3rd and 4th grade students will be invited to walk in the MLK Parade...Project Hope on February 10th. Permission slips will be sent out soon. Please collect these slips and turn completed forms into Karyn. Staff are invited to attend as well.

Author's Celebration

On February 8th from 5:30-7:00, we will have our 1st School Wide Author's Celebration. Below are the details of the events:

Library-Writer's café (students in 15 min sets A, B, C, etc.)-Mr. Gasper MC, 2 teachers at doors to close for performances. Teachers will nominate students to read. Please email Malinda names of students. Each classroom should be represented.

Cafeteria-PK-1: Read and Draw, 2-4: students will be given interesting pictures and then write a story.

Grade Level Hallways-Each grade level sets up a writing gallery in their hallway...parents leave sticky notes of positive praise.

Music-Roll a Story/sightword (set up on tables)

Art-Write your sight words (sand/paper plates)

Gift of Time

February is coming...and that means a special treat from the PTO and Admin. Our Gift of Time will be at Pie in the Sky. Each team will get to meet there for breakfast (7:30-9:25...pick your students up from specials at 9:25) and spend some time with each other. Dates are below:

PK & Specials: 2/9

Kinder, Jeanine Cheesman: 2/21

1st, Dustin Gilmer: 2/16

2nd, Mary Luna: 2/12

3rd, Yesinia Espinosa, Iris Gurerro: 2/8

4th, Bailey Sharanko, Emily Christian: 2/6

*** Date Change***Lifeskills/RISE: 2/28

Staff Birthdays

Angela Marshall 1/26

Sarah Korabek 1/27

IMPACT: Amy Cuddy

Wednesday, Jan. 10th, 9am

2200 Lake Woodlands Drive

The Woodlands, TX

Amy Cuddy


New York Times Best-Selling Author Presence, Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenge “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are” Second most viewed TED Talk with 42 million views.


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9:00 AM – Event Presentation Begins

9:15 AM -Doors Close

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