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

The 40th celebration was amazing!!! Thank you to the planning committee members...Karyn Abram, Leonor Costales, Lynette Parks, Marla Stevens, Rachel James, Susan Hineman, Susan Johnson, Tabitha Morgan and Tanya Null. Thank you to our amazing staff for coming together to make this a very special event. I am so proud to work and do life with this amazing group!!!

Week at a Glance: October 29-November 3rd

Monday-Red Day

Kinder PLC

Wear your super hero gear in support of Kinder Reading Unit kick off


Tuesday-White Day

3rd/4th ELA PLC

Specials Order for today:1st, 3rd, and 2nd, K, 4th

Amber here to support

4th Writing BM #1

1:15-Kinder visiting Armstrong to see guided math

3:30-Raccoon TRACKS


Wednesday-Black Day

3rd/4th Math PLC

9:30-3rd grade Behavior RtI Meetings

10:20-2nd grade behavior RtI Meetings

1:15-1st Grade Behavior RtI Meetings

2:10-Kinder Behavior RtI Meetings


Thursday-Red Day

1st/2nd Math PLC

Picture Retakes

Birthday Bookclub

8:30-4th Grade Behavior RtI Meetings

11:00-PTO Meeting

12:30-Kinder and 1st grade Math Walkthrough with Tammy Zunker


Friday-White Day

1st/2nd Grade ELA PLC

7:30-CHS Feeder Principal Meeting at Rice

Poster Method Friday

3:30-PTO PJ, Movie and Pizza (fun run winners)

Something to Ponder

It’s Time to Think Like a Gamer

When times are tough, doing what you’d do in a game—powering up, finding allies, and beating the bad guys—is a supremely powerful response.


Use the link below to read more about this...

Notes from Malinda

Switch Day

Have you ever wanted to teach another grade level? Are you brave enough to "Try Everything?" If so, November 13th is your day...are you ready for it? For teachers who are interested, we are going to switch classrooms from 8:30-2:30. You will follow the other class plans and gain lots of great information. To top it off, you will get to meet lots more Raccoons. If you are interested, please sign up on the door to Mrs. Stewart's office by October 31st.


Innovative Education Grant Program

Conroe ISD is once again offering an Innovative Education Grant Program. Complete the application, found at this link, to be considered for funding through the Innovative Education Grant. The purpose of this grant is to identify and support innovative educational practices within Conroe ISD. Technology is not a required component. Proposals can be submitted for resources up to $10,000. Principal approval of an application is required. Grant applications received without principal approval will not be considered in the evaluation process.


The application and Principal Approval Form must be submitted by Friday, November 16, 2018.


Proposals will be scored through a blind review process. Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal by Wednesday, December 19, 2018.


Those awarded grants may be required to present at campus and district level staff development.



Steps to apply for the grant program are below.


1. Submit the application online.


2. Print the Principal Approval Form.


3. Complete and return the Principal Approval Form to Krissy Calhoun in the Technology Department by email or interoff mail by Friday, November 16, 2018.

Staff Birthdays