Alexander Elementary

Week of September 18, 2023

September Dates to Remember

15 - Start of Hispanic Heritage Month

17 - Constitution Day

18 - Celebrate Freedom Week

18 - RAE Auction Opens

19 - Special Buddies Kick Off

21 - 4th Grade Field Trip to OLC

22 - NO SCHOOL for Students

25 - RAE Auction Ends, 4th Grade Field Trip to OLC

27 - CAT Meeting, DI Parent Night

28 - Choir Group Picture

29 - ESL Coffee & Conversations

Grade Level Newsletters!

Please use THIS LINK to access our grade level newsletters! Here you will find curriculum that students will be taught, study guides, and dates for tests. For 3rd - 5th graders, Canvas will also be another go-to resource.

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month 9/15 - 10/15

For over 50 years, Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States from September 15 - October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.

RAE Online Auction Opens Monday 9/18!

Log in to (or create your account) here... to bid on all the fun School Wide Events!

Gifted and Talented (GT) Checklist Due Dates

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No School - Professional Learning Day Friday, 9/22

Destination Imagination Info Night on Wednesday, 9/27

Destination imagination is the world’s largest creative problem-solving program for kids. It is a community- based, school– friendly program that builds participant’s creativity, problem solving ability, and teamwork in enjoyable and meaningful ways. This year every state in the US and 42 countries will have teams. Competitions begin at the local level and proceed to state and national level competitions

ESL Coffee & Conversation on Friday, 9/29

Come join our ESL Team as we meet one another and receive information about the ESL Program here at RAE! We encourage parents to bring an item or food that showcases their culture so that we can learn more about one another! Please use the QR code or link below to RSVP no later than September 25th. This meeting is for parents with students currently enrolled in the ESL Program at RAE. Please contact Cate Harris ( if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you! 😊

Music News: Attention 4th Graders!

The 4th Grade Musical Performance, A Star-Spangled Tribute, will be presented on November 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the RAE Gym for parents, families, and the community. There will be a performance in morning for RAE students and staff. All 4th grade students will be participating in this exciting event!

Online payment and information form is due by September 29, 2023.

5th Grade Parents

Our 5th Grade Fishing Field trip to the Outdoor Learning Center will be Wednesday, November 1st. Students will be creating T-shirts with our art teachers on this field trip. Please scan the QR code below to complete the google form to select your students’ t-shirt size.

A Pay N’ Go link will be sent home in the next few weeks. Thank you for your cooperation!

5th Grade Parents: Ireland Trip Opportunity (as 6th Graders)!

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SLHS Sapphires Dance Camp

The Seven Lakes Sapphires Dance Team will be hosting our annual fall clinic on October 21st. Participants will attend camp on the morning of October 21st, and are invited to join the Sapphires for our halftime performance on October 27th (SLHS vs. Katy Football Game).
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Love & Logic Parent Sessions: Fall 2023

Love and Logic Parenting Classes will be offered at multiple campuses during the Fall semester of 2023. Please see the options listed below. Katy ISD families may register to attend any session. Dates and registration for Love and Logic courses will also be posted on the Professional Learning website. Families who wish to participate in Love and Logic courses must pay $10 for the cost of the workbooks. Love and Logic Facilitators will arrange for parents to pick up materials. A minimum of 10 participants is required for each session. If a minimum number of participants is not met, registered participants will be directed to an alternate session.

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Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy 23 - 24

Please visit: for more information.
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Library Book Notifications

Parents/guardians will receive a notification from Katy ISD when their student checks out a library book, if these notifications are turned on by the parent in MyKatyCloud. In rare situations that a student checks out a book and immediately returns it, the parent will still receive the notification. A notification will also be sent when a student checks out a book in Sora, the app that contains Katy ISD’s e-books and audiobooks.

Change of Transportation

If you need to change the way your student goes home, please send a written note to school with your child on that day. Include the student’s full name, homeroom teacher and exactly how the student will be going home. In cases of emergency, such as sudden illnesses, hospitalization, etc. (this does not include severe weather), parents may send the request via email to or fax (281-644-1585) to the receptionist. This request must include a parent signature and a copy of identification from the parent/guardian email we have on file. Please also call 281-237-7100 to inform the front office that the request has been sent. This communication must be received by 1:30 p.m. For safety reasons, phone calls alone will not be accepted.

A change of transportation form can be found on the RAE website at: RAE Change of Transportation Form

RAE Spirit Wear/Field Day T-shirts

RAE Spirit Wear / Field Day T-Shirt is available for purchase through Pay ‘n Go for $12.00. T-Shirts will be delivered to your child’s teacher. Purchase here:

1. Login

2. Elementary Schools

3. Elementary A-H

4. Alexander Elementary

5. RAE-Field Trips

6. Select Grade

7. RAE-Field Trip T-Shirt

Birthday Book Club

Celebrate your child's birthday with RAE Birthday Book Club! The student will receive a special book plate in a library book of their choosing, a birthday pencil & bookmark, and their photo on the wall in the library. Additionally, their library book choice will be checked out to them for a full month, as an extra check out! If your child's birthday is May - August, we will celebrate the student’s half birthday. To participate, click here to go to Katy ISD’s Pay N Go.

About Us

Dr. Charmaine Hobin, Principal

Mrs. Cathy Westervelt, Principal's Secretary

Mrs. Laura Josefsson, AP for Kinder, 2nd & 4th grade

Mrs. Jeannette Rodricks, AP for 1st, 3rd & 5th grade

Mrs. Lauren Rice, Counselor

Mrs. Dora Gonzalez, SEL Coordinator

Mrs. Corali Varela, Instructional Coordinator

Mrs. Stacey Colton, ELA/SS Instructional Coach

Mrs. Laura Flood, Math/Science Instructional Coach

Our vision can be stated in three words: NURTURE, CHALLENGE and ACHIEVE. We understand the value of relationships, get excited about the challenges ahead of us and set goals that we achieve together as a school community.