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

Titan Families,

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!

Thank you,

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

With a continued focus on the safety and security of our students, Leander ISD is hosting a Safety, Security, Health and Wellness Summit, “Empowering Parents.” This event will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the South Performing Arts Center located at Cedar Park High School with a live-stream option as well. Read more:
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Leander ISD District Calendar

This details the entire school year's student holidays, staff development days, early release, etc.

Lunch Calendars

Lunch menus for each month for your reference.

Purchase Your Titan Gear

If you are a family who needs support with purchasing Titan gear, please reach out to our school counselor, Ms. Jennifer Randall, at

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Please Apply for the Citizens’ Facility Advisory Committee (CFAC)

Interested in having a voice in the district’s future? Consider applying to join the Citizens’ Facility Advisory Committee (CFAC). The district is seeking 200+ volunteers to serve on the following six subcommittees:
  • High Schools
  • Middle Schools
  • Elementary Schools
  • Technology
  • Ancillary Services
  • Security
Learn more:

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 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:

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

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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

September Ethical Behavior is: Respect for Others

September Ethical Behavior is: Respect for Others
Nurse Nook Information w/ Hyperlinks

Learn more about how to report COVID to our campus and much more.

Join PTA & PTA Support Events

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Yearbook On Sale NOW!

Order EARLY! These will sell out, and we don't want you to be left out.

River Place Elementary Titan Community

Are you looking for ways to stay connected and know what is happening on campus? Great!

Here are our Titan Community Communication Tools-

  • River Place Elementary School Website
  • Twitter Account
  • PTA Facebook Page
  • Remind App for River Place Insiders