Rasor Elementary eNews

November 17, 2015

Important Dates

  • November 17 - History Fair
  • November 17 - Please turn in all cookie dough orders by tomorrow
  • November 18 - Picture Retake Day
  • November 19 - Sci-Tech Museum visits Rasor Elementary 5th grade
  • November 19 - Parent Education Night - "Who is in Control" 6:00-7:00
  • November 21-29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

The kids received their Rasor Rocket T-shirts this week! They all looked great wearing them during Red Ribbon Week. You have a 2nd opportunity to order spirit items. Orders can be made online at rasorpta.membershiptoolkit.com or print and return an order form. All orders must be completed and returned with payment no later than November 30, 2015 to receive the order before winter break. Order a decal, spirit sign, t-shirt, or backpack. Mom, Dad, sister, brother, and Grandma all need to show their spirit!

Click here for the order form and to see the designs.

Who’s in Control? Reducing Power Struggles While Teaching Responsibility

Who’s in Control? Reducing Power Struggles While Teaching Responsibility

All children love to engage parents in power struggles, but this

commonly ends up a no-win situation as parent and child vie for

control. Stop undermining your role as parent by allowing power struggles to charge the atmosphere of your home! Join us to discuss: how to use parenting strategies that will minimize such challenges; when to carefully choose your battles by brainstorming with other parents to identify areas to relinquish control; ways to begin allowing children to make responsible choices that you can respect.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Rasor Elementary School Library

♦♦♦Light refreshments will be served♦♦♦

♦♦♦Childcare will be available♦♦♦


Contact Brandi Jones at (469) 752-2915 or


Visit www.pisd.edu/about.us/departments/familyservices.shtml for a complete list of parent education classes

Important Information about Pace

If you are interested in referring your child for PACE assessment, please use the following link for information regarding the program, the process, and the referral application: http://www.pisd.edu/parents/advanced.academics/gifted.pace/index.shtml The deadline for ALL grades is December 9, 2015. If you have any questions, contact Melissa Smith (melissa.smith@pisd.edu).

Bedtime Math - If you haven't checked it out, you need to!

It was recently reported in the journal Science that the use of this App over the course of a year improved children's math skills by as much as three months more than their counterparts.


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Key Communicators - We need you!

  • Attend quarterly meetings
  • Obtain information to share with your school community
  • Suggest topics of district-wide discussion or interest
  • Gain a knowledge of the structure of the administration and how to communicate within it
  • Communicate information gained from meetings
  • Contact Staci Camp at 469-752-2911 or email staci.camp@pisd.edu

Dates and locations for meetings:

· February 3 – 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sockwell Center (6301 Chapel Hill Blvd., Plano, TX 7509)

· April 14 – 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Plano ISD Administration Center, Board Room (2700 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075)

Ways to Connect

Grade Level Web Pages and Social Media

Teacher Websites and Twitter - New Sites Added!

Art Website - www.tinyurl.com/artrasor

PACE - www.tinyurl.com/rasorpace

PE - www.tinyurl.com/rasorpe

Music - www.tinyurl.com/rasormusic

Kindergarten - www.tinyurl.com/rasorkindergarten

1st Grade - www.tinyurl.com/firstrasor Twitter - Rasor_Firsties

2nd Grade - www.tinyurl.com/rasorsecond (NOTE: when you click on this site, you will be asked to join in order to view)

Third Grade - www.tinyurl.com/thirdrasor Twitter - @RasorThird

Fourth Grade - www.tinyurl.com/fourthrasor

5th Grade - www.tinyurl.com/rasorfifth Twitter - @Rasor5th