Rasor eNews

September 19, 2014

UPCOMING EVENTS

Progress Reports go home - September 22nd for 3rd - 5th grades

Week of the Successful Child - Week of September 22nd - 26th

Art Night/PTA general meeting--September 25th @ 6:00 pm

Mobile Computer Lab -- September 25th 6-8pm at Rasor

Crosswalk Training - September 30th for Kindergarten and First (During School)

Mobile Computer Lab - October 2nd 6-8pm at Rasor

Walk-to-School Kickoff - October 8th at 7:00

Picture Day - October 9th

Mobile Computer Lab - October 9th 6-8 pm at Rasor

Cardboard Challenge - October 11th 9:00 am at Rasor (wear green!)

Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser - October 14th all day at the McDermott location

Mobile Computer Lab - October 17th 6-8pm at Rasor

5th Grade Camp Payments Due - October 22nd

3rd Grade Music Performance - October 23rd at 6:00pm at Rasor

Mobile Computer Lab - October 23rd 6-8pm at Rasor

Rasor Fun Run - October 25th 9:00am at Rasor

Art with Mrs. Bailey


This past Monday the school celebrated International Dot Day. A day focused on collaboration, creation, and courage! Each student created a “dot” using a monochromatic (1 color) color scheme. These dots were then assembled into a school wide mural! The mural is on display now between fourth and fifth grade on the main hallway! Please take a minute the next time you’re at Rasor to admire our students fabulous work! Thanks to everyone at Rasor for supporting this amazing day!


Check out this link:


https://sites.google.com/a/pisd.edu/artwithbailey/learn

Coaches' Corner

Marathon kids kickoff celebration will be at Loos Stadium on October 18th.


Third Grade Special's Showcase (Music, Art, PE) is on the evening of October 23. Stay tuned for details.


Remember to wear or pack your tennis shoes on PE and Fitness days.

Counselor Corner

Over the course of the next two weeks, students will be learning all about responsible behavior. I will be reading books to the students and talking with them about the skills and concepts in those books.


Kindergarten- Piggy Monday

First Grade- I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No

Second Grade- Miss Nelson is Missing

Third Grade- The Worst Day of My Life Ever

Fourth Grade- Personal Space Camp

Fifth Grade- Soda Pop Head

News from Nurse Casanova

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Although getting your immunizations is very important, it is not the main form of infection control with various disease around the country such as mumps, measles and pertussis. So for comprehensive respiratory infection prevention, it is most important to teach your children and your loved ones about the T Zone! Please remember the importance of Henry’s 4th Principle of Hand Awareness and do not touch the T ZONE! Have a fabulous week!

Student Success Week

Below are the theme's for each day of the week, please take some time to discuss with your child the theme of the day. We are also encouraging students to wear Rasor spirit wear or college shirts during the week of the 22nd - 26th.


Day One- What is success? The morning announcement will include a definition of success, ways to identify it, and reasons why it often looks different for every person.


Day Two- Share Success: Share a time when you were successful.


Day Three- Setting Goals: The morning’s announcement will include the definition of goal, why people set goals, and what steps can be taken to make sure goals are met. Teachers and students will be encouraged to participate in a short, whole class discussion about goals they would like to accomplish this school year.


Day Four- Steps to achieving a goal: The morning speaker will discuss the goal they set for the year, and the steps they’re going take to make sure that particular goal is met. Students and teachers will be encouraged to discuss the plan they have to meet the goals they set the day before.


Day Five- Future Friday:The morning announcement will focus on future goals and the steps needed to achieve them. Teachers can use the time after the announcements to talk with their students about long term goals.

Shoparoo

http://app.shoparoo.com/share/rc2hxuqn . Upload pictures of your receipts and help earn Rasor money to fund different programs and activities. Last year we earned almost $100 in a short amount of time!


As of now, we only have 54 members using this App to help Rasor earn money. Please spread the word! It is quick and easy to use, and provides FREE money back to our school:)

Plano Cardboard Challenge

#PlanoCC


Rasor Elementary will be hosting #PlanoCC, the first Plano cardboard challenge, on October 11, 2014 from 9am-12pm. This is a day where campuses and communities in Plano are invited to participate in a global day of collaborative creation and play. Last year roughly 90,000 people worldwide participated in the Cardboard Challenge sponsored by the Imagination Foundation. They are estimating that nearly 150,000 people will participate this year and WE, Rasor Elementary and Plano, are going to be among them! Participants will be creating a cardboard community as well as innovative designs to help solve problems that communities face. To find out more about the event visit www.tinyurl.com/planocc for more information about the event and how it all got started.


So what do you need to do to participate? Show up on Saturday, October 11, 2014 to Rasor at 9am wearing GREEN ready to create and collaborate! If you use social media simply share your experience by tweeting and posting about it using the hashtags #cardboardchallenge and #planocc throughout the day!

Rasor Fun Run


Save the date for Rasor's First Ever FUN RUN!

Saturday October 25th at Rasor's Elementary

The Rasor PTA is excited to bring this new fundraiser to our school.


Come out and watch your kids or join in on the fun and exercise.


Your kids will come home with sponsorship forms in October. Let's encourage our kids to get out and move and do it for a good cause!

Cookie Dough Sales

Rasor PTA is starting its fall fundraiser! Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Sales will begin September 25 and run through October 9th.


Cookie Dough will be delivered November 13th.


Be ready for holiday guests with these delicious cookies you just have to bake!

Sign Language Classes for Fall 2014

Tuesday Evenings 6:00-7:30 pm

September 23rd – November 11th

Davis Elementary Cafeteria

2701 Parkhaven Dr, Plano, Tx 75075

Please RSVP or direct questions to

Tina.Vaguine@pisd.edu

Free child care will be provided. When you RSVP, please indicate number of children and ages.

Beginner, Intermediate and Academic Signing Exact English classes will be offered.

Watch D.O.G.S.

WATCH D.O.G.S., a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one full day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. Individuals sign up at a ‘Launch Event’ such as a “Dads and Kids Pizza Night” or “Donuts with Dad” or in the office at any time throughout the school year. The program is overseen by a “Top Dog” volunteer who partners with the school administrator to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for WatchDOGS to provide assistance at the school. WatchDOGS volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling.


WATCH D.O.G.S. kick-off will be Thursday, Sept. 25th at 6:00. Hope to see you there!

Ways to Help Rasor

Volunteer

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. Our wonderful PTA heads up this program. When you find box tops on participating items, clip them off and send them with your student to their homeroom teacher.


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.


Target


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.

RASOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
945 HEDGECOXE ROAD, PLANO, TX 75025

School ID: 100527

PTA

Check out our PTA website packed with important dates, volunteer information, and much, much more! www.rasorpta.org


PTA Scrapbook is looking for pictures of any Rasor events that student's participate in. If you have some, please email them to renee.munoz@pisd.edu.

Rasor Elementary

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