Rice Middle School eNews

Monday, January 4, 2016

Attention Parents & Students

Currently, there is a glitch in the system that doesn't allow us to print schedules for second semester. The district is working to resolve this issue, but there's a chance that we will not be able to immediately provide a new copy of the schedule tomorrow.

Please take a moment this evening to help us out with this situation by trying one of the following:

1. Log in to Parent Portal at https://parentviewer.pisd.edu/. After logging in, scroll down to find the "Student Registration" box on the left side of the page. Select your student's name and then click "Show 2015-2016 Schedule."


2. Have your student log in to MyPISD to find his or her schedule. He or she can find the new schedule by clicking "Schedule Summary" which is somewhere near "Grade Summary."

From there, the schedule may be printed or have your child take a picture with his/her device.

If there is an issue with either of these options, we will certainly work with your child tomorrow morning to make sure he or she arrives in the right classrooms throughout the day!

Thanks for your help with this matter!

Important PE Reminder!

In an effort to keep our students' belongings in PE “safe,” we are making some changes! Starting 2nd semester, ALL students enrolled in PE will need to provide their own locks for their PE lockers. Any standard lock will do-- just make sure your child is able to operate it! Once the semester is over, all locks will be going home!

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Table of Contents

1. Updated Rice Teacher Tutorial Times

2. Journey to Jag Country--January 7th!

3. Attention Parents of 6th Graders

4. PACE Referral & Assessment Information

5. Spelling Bee News--Mandatory Meeting!

6. World Arts Family Night

7. Rice's Annual Poetry Book--Now Accepting Submissions!

8. Donations Needed for Rice's New Makerspace!

1. Updated Rice Teacher Tutorials Times

Click on the link to view an updated version of teachers' tutorial times for the second semester. You may want to consider printing off a copy of this PDF.

2. Journey to Jag Country--January 7th!

Calling the PWSH Class of 2020! We hope everyone will plan on attending the Journey to Jag Country Thursday, January 7 from 6 pm to 7:15. Please note this date has changed to Thursday, January 7.

We ask all Rice families to park in the south parking lot and enter the building from the South doors. You will be directed to the cafeteria for the meeting to start the evening.

This is an opportunity for parents and students to learn all about what you have to look forward to in high school. During this evening, parents and students will have a meeting to learn how to better help their student transition to high school. Parents and students will also be able to get familiar with the campus. While walking around the campus, you will be able to visit with curricular class teachers, student groups and organizations, purchase spirit wear, and visit with the different booster clubs and PTSA. We hope you will not miss this chance to get your high school career off to a great start!!

3. Attention Parents of 6th Graders

Please click on the link below to view important information from Nurse Yang, regarding immunization requirements students who will be 7th graders in 2016-2017.

4. Spelling Bee News--Mandatory Meeting!

The second mandatory meeting for the Rice Spelling Bee will be held Wednesday, January 6, and Thursday, January 7. Students who attended the first meeting in December must attend in order to participate in the Spelling Bee. All meetings will be held before and after school in the library. Students only need to attend one of the four meeting times offered. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss rules and expectations for the actual Spelling Bee scheduled for Tuesday, January 12 at 3:45 in the cafeteria.

5. PACE Referral & Assessment Information

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6. World Arts Family Night

Attention Rice Families!

Our PTA is sponsoring a World Fine Arts Family Night on Monday, February 29th at 6:00 PM in the Rice cafeteria.

Do stop by to enjoy this fun event during the Open House.

Mark your calendars now for the Leap Day evening! More details will follow next month.

*If you would like to volunteer or help out with Henna art, please contact:

Sona Kasargod

Rice PTA Cultural Diversity Program Chair

Email: sonadileep@yahoo.co.uk

7. Rice's Annual Poetry Book--Now Accepting Submissions!

The Rice Middle School Poetry Book is now accepting submissions of poetry and artwork. Students can see their English teacher for Directions for Submitting, or see Ms. Weidenbruch in room 518, Ms. Beekmann in room 808, or Ms. Dyer in room 804 for details. The Permission to Publish form must be signed by a parent for poem or art to be published. Students will receive their own copy of the Poetry Book at our annual Poetry Reading Bash in the spring. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

For directions for submitting and Permission to publish form, click on the link below:


***The sponsors wish to thank the Rice PTA for assisting us with the funding of the book.***

8. Donations Needed for Rice's New Makerspace!

Great things are happening in the library, and we need your help! Please click on the link below to find out about the new Makerspace we are creating and items you may donate!


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