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

Yay!!! 2nd - 4th grade teachers had all math screener data in before it was due and no reminders were needed!

Kinder teachers are taking on new roles in math planning and rocking them!

Shout out to Mrs. Blanco for doing a great job with her dance club and their first performance at the RW Pep Rally.

Week at a Glance: October 8th-12th



Tuesday-White Day

3rd/4th ELA PLC

3rd Math Planning Day

5-8:00 McTeacher Night

Wednesday-Black Day

3rd/4th Math PLC

Mayra Torres on Campus

1st & 2nd grade Science Leadership

Decision Point Meetings (See schedule from Jeannie & complete blue form for each student)

Thursday-Red Day

1st/2nd Math PLC

Dr. Todd visits 4th grade

Fine Arts Education Day

11:00-PTO Meeting

Flu Shot in the Clinic 10:30-1:00

Friday-White Day

1st/2nd ELA PLC

Decision Point Meetings (See schedule from Jeannie & complete blue form for each student)

3rd Math CA #2

Baker's House here for lunch (Sign up by 12:30 on Thursday)

Big picture

Notes from Malinda

HLSR Day-10/19

We are fortunate to have visitors from the education committee with the HLSR. They will have lots of different sessions for our students.

  • Please review expectations for behavior with a presenter. Please actively monitor behavior closely.
  • 1st-4th grade students will follow a rotations schedule from 9:00-2:00. There will not be specials classes for 1st-4th grade. Specials teachers will be assigned to a group except during Kinder Specials (locations for kinder specials will be communicated by specials teachers).
  • Teachers will be grouped in pairs. You can relieve each other, as long as one teacher stays with the group. Both teachers need to be present to rotate the group to the next station.

Decision Point Meetings

We will begin our 1st round of RtI meetings next week. Schedule will be coming out soon. If you have a student on the schedule, you will need to complete a Rice Student Profile sheet before your meeting and bring it with you. You will include as much information as you have available to you.

Cum Folders

Teams need to come by and complete your folders for the 2018-19 year. (4th grade is complete!!!) PK-3...we will leave them alphabetical.

Classroom Libraries

If you would like to have input into ordering books for classroom libraries, please meet me in the library 10/17 at 3:45. We will look at budget and gather information about areas we need to address.

Staff Birthdays

Legard, Rose 10/5

Stewart, Malinda 10/8