The Titan Times: Week 7
The River Place Elementary (RPE) Campus Newsletter
In this Edition:
- Message from the Principal
- Mark Your Calendars and Links to District and Lunch Calendars
- Growing a Titan Mindset and Connection Every Day!
- Leander ISD Opportunities & Upcoming Election Information: Leander ISD Props A & B
- Destination Imagination Information
- Counselor's Connection Info & Nurse's Nook Info
- Ways to Stay Engaged & Volunteer
Welcome to Fall, Y'all... Texas Style! Though it's not quite time to pull out the boots and sweaters, it is time to fall into the love of learning and growth. We hope our families have enjoyed our parent conferences as much as our life changers have over the week(s). Our teachers are the best point of contact on the progress your Titan is making this school year. Partnering and collaborating with your Titan's teacher ensures success. Though this was our season to launch parent meetings, please know our life changers are always able to meet with you to touch base on your child's progress.
Again, many thanks for your donations over the last two weeks through our campus leadership and fundraising effort with APEX. It was a jam filled couple of weeks, and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did on campus. We will share with the community our collection amount as soon as we are able to do so. We cannot thank you enough!
We are starting run/read club this week, and with that comes a lot of planning to support our campus. Our PTA is organizing a volunteer effort to support the functions of our campus so that we can provide this time for our Titans. Please consider volunteering any time your schedule allows. We'd love to have you on campus!
We are here to serve, and we are blessed to a part of your child's development and growth. Thanks in advance for your consideration in service. Here's to another lively week of striving and thriving in our community!
Dr. Amy Sharp
Proud RPE Principal
Mark Your Calendars
- 27th: Leander ISD Hosts a Safety, Security, Health, & Wellness Summit
- 29th: Site-Based Planning Committee (SBPC) or RPE's Campus Impact Team, Meeting #1
- 30th: American Indian Heritage Day
October: Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month/ National Principal Month
- 3rd- 7th Custodial Appreciation Week
- 5th: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (Four Points) 5-8 PM/ World Teachers' Day
- 10-14th National School Lunch Week/ Child Nutrition Appreciation Week
- 10th Staff Development Day
- 11th Staff Development Day
- 12th: VHS Feeder Pattern: Coffee Chat to Learn about Prop A & B (See flyer)
- 13th Fall Picture Day
- 17th First Day of the 2nd Nine Weeks/ National School Bus Safety Week
- 19th Unity Day- Wear Orange!
- 21st PTA Hosts River Place Elementary's Fall Fest 5:30- 7:30 PM
Leander ISD to Host a Safety, Security, Health, & Wellness Summit
MUST KNOWS FOR THE COMMUNITY
Please Apply for the Citizens’ Facility Advisory Committee (CFAC)
- High Schools
- Middle Schools
- Elementary Schools
- Ancillary Services
Destination Imagination Information: Due October 7th
Does your 3rd-5th grade child like to build, design, invent, create, perform, and work with a team to solve challenges? If so, he or she might be interested in participating in Destination Imagination (DI). DI is an extracurricular, school- sponsored program that fosters creativity, team-based problem-solving skills and life skills for students. Leander ISD DI is open to all students in third through twelfth grades. The goal of DI is to cultivate the creative problem-solving process and make it an unconscious part of students’ everyday lives.
If your child is interested in participating in DI, you will need to submit a registration form. There are two ways to submit this form. One way is to print a copy of the 2022-2023 DI Student Registration Form, fill it out, and either scan and email it to your campus rep at email@example.com or return it to your campus. All registration forms are due by Friday, October 7th.
Let's Learn with Bruce: Elections
Let’s Learn with Bruce: Elections
In an effort to create educational awareness about the November ballot, Leander ISD is hosting a series of conversations. Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., will lead a discussion about Propositions A & B over the next several weeks ahead of the November 8 election.
Due to sizable recent increases in property appraisals across our region, the district’s property values have reached a point that has triggered two elections: an Attendance Credit Election (ACE) and a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE).
We encourage the community at-large to learn more about these ballot issues during the following opportunities:
Friday, Sept. 30 – 8:00am at Hill Country Bible Church, Cedar Park
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – 12pm, virtual Zoom webinar (link coming soon
Wednesday, Oct. 19 – 6:30pm, Facebook LIVE
Friday, Oct. 21 – 12pm at LISD LEO Conference Center
Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 6:30pm, virtual Zoom webinar (link coming soon)
Please use this link Let’s Learn with Bruce: Elections to let us know you’re attending. While sign-up is not required, it helps us plan for how many participants to expect.
We have provided a number of Prop A & B resources as well as voting information.
Proposition A & B Elections
The ballot for this November’s elections will include two Leander ISD propositions.
Proposition A is an Attendance Credit Election. Due to an increase in local property values, the state is removing about $31.2 million from our district through a mechanism that is often called Robin Hood. If LISD voters approve Proposition A, the district will make its required recapture payment to the state. If Proposition A fails, the state could remove dollars from our schools by forcing some taxpayers to start paying taxes to a different district instead of LISD.
Proposition B is a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election. By approving Proposition B, voters would ratify the tax rate set by the LISD Board of Trustees and generate an additional $32 million for academics in LISD, including teacher pay and the continuity of programs.
For much more information about these propositions, please visit LeanderISD.org/elections.
Run/ Read Club is back!
What is River Place Run or Read Club: -Students will either run around the track and earn prizes, OR they may read silently to self in the gym. -Volunteers and teachers will help set up the tables, help students get their badges, log laps run, give out rewards for laps run, and collect badges and take down tables when Run Club is finished. -After Run Club, at 7:50, Mr. Grace will pick up the students and take them to the cafeteria. Students who have not had breakfast yet will do so then. Time: 7:05-7:50 Place: Park in the parking lot by the car drop off line and enter through the Multi-purpose Room (MPR). If door is locked, please just knock on the metal double door. Do not check in at the front office, it will not be open. Questions: please contact/text Tracey Schalscha at 602-558-0248
What is River Place Run or Read Club:
-Students will either run around the track and earn prizes, OR they may read silently to self in the gym.
-Volunteers and teachers will help set up the tables, help students get their badges, log laps run, give out rewards for laps run, and collect badges and take down tables when Run Club is finished.
-After Run Club, at 7:50, Mr. Grace will pick up the students and take them to the cafeteria. Students who have not had breakfast yet will do so then.
Place: Park in the parking lot by the car drop off line and enter through the Multi-purpose Room (MPR). If door is locked, please just knock on the metal double door. Do not check in at the front office, it will not be open.
Questions: please contact/text Tracey Schalscha at 602-558-0248
September Ethical Behavior is: Respect for Others
Join PTA & PTA Support Events
River Place Elementary Titan Community
Here are our Titan Community Communication Tools-
- River Place Elementary School Website
- Twitter Account
- PTA Facebook Page
- Remind App for River Place Insiders
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