Rasor eNews

Week of May 11, 2015

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 12th
  • 5th Grade STAAR Reading retake (NO visitors allowed in the building)
  • Chick-fil-A spirit day at the McDermott location

Wednesday, May 13th

  • Walk 'n Roll Wednesday

Thursday, May 14th

  • Student Council Speeches at 1:45
  • Teacher of the Year Gala for Mrs. Kirby

Friday, May 15th

  • Student Council Elections at 8am
  • 2nd Grade Field trip to the Outdoor Learning Center

Monday, May 18th

  • Middle School: It's so Different! from 6-7 pm (childcare will be provided)

Friday, May 22nd

  • Field Day
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DEADLINE APPROACHING Summer Enrichment Programs @ Murphy Parents of students who received an invitation from their PACE teacher to attend the SIGS Program (grades 1-7) or from their Art teacher to attend the Plano Arts (PArts) Program (grades 5-7) - the deadline for registration is May 15th. Registration details can be located on the invitation. The Murphy Staff look forward to seeing your child this summer!

Art with Mrs. Bailey

Don’t forget to visit the Social Media page of our Digital Art Studio at: https://sites.google.com/a/pisd.edu/artwithbailey/social to check out all the wonderful lessons your students are reflecting learning and sharing with the world on our twitter feed! Also please follow @RasorARTISTS for the most up to date reflections from the art room!

Music Matters

The Fifth Grade Celebration is on June 4th. They will be performing their last song together promptly at 6:30PM, so please plan on being here early for a good seat.

Coaches' Corner

Field Day is just around the corner, Friday, May 22nd. More information will be coming home soon with details about this day!

Nurse's News

Water: Meeting Your Daily Fluid Needs

Ever notice how lifeless a house plant looks when you forget to water it? Just a little water and it seems to perk back up. Water is just as essential for our bodies because it is in every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. That's why getting enough water every day is important for your health.

Healthy people meet their fluid needs by drinking when thirsty and drinking fluids with meals. But, if you're outside in hot weather for most of the day or doing vigorous physical activity, you'll need to make an effort to drink more fluids.

Where do I get the water I need?

Most of your water needs are met through the water and beverages you drink.
You can get some fluid through the foods you eat. For example, broth soups and other foods that are 85% to 95% water such as celery, tomatoes, oranges, and melons.

What does water do in my body?

Water helps your body with the following:

· Keeps its temperature normal.

· Lubricates and cushions your joints.

· Protects your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues.

· Gets rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements.

Why do I need to drink enough water each day?

You need water to replace what your body loses through normal everyday functions. Of course, you lose water when you go to the bathroom or sweat, but you even lose small amounts of water when you exhale. You need to replace this lost water to prevent dehydration.

Your body also needs more water when you are—

· In hot climates.

· More physically active.

· Running a fever.

· Having diarrhea or vomiting.

To help you stay hydrated during prolonged physical activity or when it is hot outside:

1. Drink fluid while doing the activity.

2. Drink several glasses of water or other fluid after the physical activity is completed.

Also, when you are participating in vigorous physical activity, it's important to drink before you even feel thirsty. Thirst is a signal that your body is on the way to dehydration. For more information, visit Fit Facts, Healthy Hydration from the American Council on Fitness .*(PDF-1.4Mb)

Some people may have fluid restrictions because of a health problem, such as kidney disease. If your healthcare provider has told you to restrict your fluid intake, be sure to follow that advice.

Tips for Increasing Your Fluid Intake by Drinking More Water

Under normal conditions, most people can drink enough fluids to meet their water needs. If you are outside in hot weather for most of the day or doing vigorous activity, you may need to increase your fluid intake.

If you think you're not getting enough water each day, the following tips may help:

· Carry a water bottle for easy access when you are at work or running errands.

· Freeze some freezer-safe water bottles. Take one with you for ice-cold water all day long.

· Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. This tip can also help with weight management. Substituting water for one 20-ounce sugar-sweetened soda will save you about 240 calories.

· Choose water instead of other beverages when eating out. Generally, you will save money and reduce calories.

· Give your water a little pizzazz by adding a wedge of lime or lemon. This may improve the taste, and you just might drink more water than you usually do.

Do sugar-sweetened beverages count?

Although beverages that are sweetened with sugars do provide water, they usually have more calories than unsweetened beverages. To help with weight control, you should consume beverages and foods that don't have added sugars.

Examples of beverages with added sugars:

· Fruit drinks.

· Some sports drinks.

· Soft drinks and sodas (non-diet).

Visit Rethink Your Drink for more information about the calories in beverages and how you can make better drink choices to reduce your calorie intake.


U.S. National Library of Medicine & NIH. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Water in Diet.http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002471.htm

Sited from http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/water.html


We currently have 67 people who are using this app to support Rasor elementary! About $150 has been raised for Rasor since August - just by taking a picture of your receipts!!! Please keep sharing the word - it is fast, easy to use, and free money for our school:)

http://app.shoparoo.com/share/rc2hxuqn .

The more people we get to use this app, the more money we raise to fund programs at Rasor!

Ways to Help Rasor


Rasor LOVES our volunteers. To become a volunteer you must first complete a background check. You can begin this process at - http://www.pisd.edu/about.us/partners.volunteers/index.shtml. Click on the volunteer application link to begin this process. You must complete a new background check after every July 1st for every new school year.

Box Tops

Rasor Elementary participates in the box top program. We receive 10 cents for each Box Top. If each child brought in one Box Top each week, we could earn $50 a week. That would be $1800 during the course of the year. Just think of the wonderful things PTA could do with those funds to support our students and teachers!

You can also earn Rasor even more money by signing up on the Box Tops for Education website: www.boxtops4education.com

Tom Thumb

Good Neighbor Program

Help support your school by linking your Tom Thumb reward card to Rasor PTA! Simply link your reward card using the Rasor Good Neighbor Number. Every time you shop at Tom Thumb using your reward card, Rasor gets a percent donation from Tom Thumb. There is no additional cost to you!

2014-2015 Rasor Elementary PTA Good Neighbor Number: 8733

How to help:
1. Fill out the "Good Neighbor Program" form (HERE).
2. Take the form to the customer service desk at your local Tom Thumb store.
3. Tom Thumb will link Rasor PTA to your reward card.
4. You only have to link your reward card one time. After you are linked,
every time you shop at Tom Thumb and use your reward card, Rasor PTA benefits!

Thank you so much! If you have any questions please email joankelly2@yahoo.com.


Take Charge of Education

Target has a program called “Take Charge of Education”. If you have a Target Red card you can link it to Rasor. Then 1% of all purchases made using your Target Visa card will be donated back to Rasor! If you wish to link your card or apply for a Target card, you can register online at www.target.com. Please click HERE for more details on enrolling.


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