Lopez-Riggins Elementary

March 2018 Newsletter

Thank You Locks of Love Donors!

Special acknowledgement to all participants and community members from Cutz & More (Mrs. Martina Ruiz), Roxi's Hair, and Southern Star Salon. A huge THANK YOU as well to staff members Ms. Laura Mata, Ms. Olga Orta, Ms. Neyda Pena, and Ms. Celia Cortez for organizing this special event. We had a total of 30 hair donations.
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Dates to Remember: (dates subject to change)

2/26-3/2: Texas Public School Week

2/26-3/9: TELPAS On-Line Testing

2/26-3/30: Reading Plus (March Reading Madness) 1st-5th Grade Students

2/28-3/9: Spring Book Fair

3/9: Third Marking Period Ends

3/11: Daylight Savings Time Begins (Move Clocks Forward 1 Hour)

3/12-3/16: Spring Break

3/19: Classes Resume & Fourth Marking Period Begins

3/20: First Day of Spring

3/21: Report Cards Go Out

3/29: PTA: Chalupa Night at 5:30

3/30: LFCISD Holiday

Critical Dates:

Please ensure your child is well-rested, has breakfast, and most importantly is present for the following:

  • Tuesday, 4/10: STAAR - 4th grade (Writing) and 5th grade (Math)
  • Wednesday, 4/11: STAAR - 5th grade (Reading)
  • Monday, 4/16: District Assessments - 3rd & 4th grade (Math)
  • Tuesday, 4/17: District Assessments- 3rd & 4th grade (Reading)
  • Wednesday, 4/18: District Assessments - 5th grade (Science)


  • Lopez-Riggins Elementary is a Peanut/Nut-free campus
  • LFCISD's instructional day is 7:50 am - 3 pm.
  • Tardies begin at 7:55 am.
  • The latest dismissal time from the receptionist desk is 2:30 pm.
  • Student attendance is crucial for learning every day. We respectfully ask parents to schedule doctor's appointments in the afternoon or after school.
  • Any school absence requires a doctor's medical excuse or handwritten note from parent.
  • Parents, please encourage your child to read 30 minutes daily.
  • Transportation safety is a priority for all students. Parents, please remind your child to stay seated on the bus while it is in motion.
  • Students are encouraged to wear their college shirts every Thursday.

On-Line Program Master Leaders

Imagine Learning Master Mathematicians
Radiant Reading Plus Masters

Club Information:

  • Big Brother & Big Sister: Monday-Friday (7:20-7:40)
  • Ukulele Club: Tuesday (3:00-5:00)
  • Theatre Club: Monday & Thursday (3:00-4:30)
  • Volleyball Club: Wednesday & Friday (3:00-3:50)
  • Masterminds Technology Club: Tuesday & Thursday (3:00-3:50)
  • DIY Club: Monday (3:00-3:50)
  • Multiplication Station: Wednesday & Friday (3:00-3:50)
  • Chess Club: Tuesday & Wednesday (4:00-5:30)
  • Girls on the Run: Tuesday & Wednesday (3:00-4:15)

National Nutrition Month:

Why is nutrition important?

Nutrition plays an important role for maintaining good health. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, vitamins and minerals to grow and function properly.

Here are some tips to help you and your family consume the best nutrition:

  • Eat more fruit and vegetables
  • Eat whole grain
  • Eat lean meat
  • Eat more homemade cook meals
  • Do not skip breakfast, lunch or dinner

If you are interested in learning more about eating healthy foods as a family visit this website. (please see below)

March is also Save Your Vision month!

  • It is never too late to save and improve your child’s vision.
  • Please continue to schedule your child’s eye doctor appointments if you received a vision referral from your school nurse.
  • Please turn in referrals filled out by your eye doctor to your school nurse.