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

Shout out to those who participated in Switch Day...I heard so many positive things. Lots of great learning and new relationships were made!!! I already heard from many that they want to do one in the Spring...Absolutely!!!

Week at a Glance: November 26th-30th

Generation Texas Week


Monday-Red Day

Kinder PLC

Follow your Dreams: Dress up as dream career

Mayra Torres on campus



Tuesday-White Day

3rd/4th ELA PLC

Back to Your Future: wear college shirts

Amber Schultz on campus

9:30-10:30-Career Day

1:30-GT Broadcast with Exxon Mobile


Wednesday-Black Day

3rd/4th Math PLC

Transitions: Wear CHS colors or shirts

3rd Reading BM

***Kinder and 3rd switch specials

Gretchen Montgomery on campus

3:30-Raccoon TRACKS


Thursday-Red Day

1st/2nd Math PLC

Our Future is Bright: Dress in Bright colors

4th Reading BM

***Kinder and 4th switch specials

3:30-Bilingual Committee Meeting


Friday-White Day

K/1st/2nd Grade ELA PLC

BE smart, Learn to pay your way: Dress as a Smartie

PTO Incentive: Video Game Truck

Poster Method Friday

Matthews Diaper Shower in the Lounge

2:00-Rice Way Pep Rally

6:00-Family Movie Night (3rd, 4th grade, Specials )

Notes from Malinda

Wisdom of Geese

Below is a video that prompts us to reflect on how we support each of our team members. Leadership and support is an important part of every staff members role in their team and on the campus. WE are great because WE aren't alone!!!


Raccoon Tracks

We will have 3 sessions this time:

Stem Scopes with Mary Littlejohn (Art Room)

  • Please bring a Chromebook.

2nd Grade ELA with Jeannie Moore (Johnson's classroom)

  • More details will come soon.

Writing Progressions (3-4) with Mayra Torres (Hargitay's Classroom)

  • Please bring 1 set of writing samples and your Writing Pathways book.

Family Movie Night

November 30th 6:00-8:00

3rd & Specials-assist with set up

4th-Prep & hand out snacks


Parent Involvement Events

Below is a list to help clarify the evening events that you should plan to attend:

Family Movie Night-11/30/18 (3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and Specials)

Multi-cultural Expo- 12/4/18 (Bilingual Teachers)

Literacy Night- 1/29/19 (K-4th ELA Teachers, Sped Teachers, Mrs. Miller & PK)

Specials Night-2/12/19 (2nd Grade, Sped Teachers, Mrs. Miller & PK)

Math/Science Night-3/19/19 (K-4th Math/Science Teachers)


ELA Adoption

This is an adoption year for ELA. You will begin seeing materials soon after the Thanksgiving Break. JEannie Moore is serving as our campus rep for the committee. Your voice needs to be heard! There will be a time that feedback is requested for the selection committee. Please make your voice heard. We want this to be a useful resource. I have heard there will be classroom library options!!! Yay!!!

A showcase will be held on December 3rd at Oakridge 9th grade campus from 4:00-7:30.

Wisdom of Geese (Motivational)

Staff Birthdays