B.B. Rice Elementary Newsletter

December 3, 2020

Mission Statement

More than competency in the basic skills of reading, writing, and math, it is this school’s mission to nurture in each child:

The habit of creative independent thinking, a positive self-image, an attitude of social cooperation and moral responsibility, pride in self, community, state, and country,
The ability to be a producer, not just a consumer,
of Knowledge.

“In this school, we reach for the stars.”

Safety Updates

Notification Letters

We've had a few calls regarding COVID notification emails/texts. When a person has been on campus that tests positive, we are required to notify everyone ("general notification"). When a student or staff member in a particular classroom tests positive, we send an additional "classroom notification" to that class. If a student or staff member has to quarantine, you will get an additional phone call from the principal or nurse to notify you of details. Please don't hesitate to give us a call or email if you have any questions about these notifications.
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Mask Expectations

Please send your student with a clean mask each day. Thank you!

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Class Parties

  • Due to COVID, we are unable to allow birthday treats to be sent in for class parties at this time.
  • Classroom teachers will be reaching out to families before class events or celebrations to share details about anything that is needed. This may require something to be sent in ahead of time (at least 72 hrs) that is individually wrapped. It will also be store bought. No homemade goods.
  • We will not be allowing visitors at this time for any event.

New eBook Library- SORA !!

A new ebook library is now available to all Conroe ISD students. It's called SORA, and there is an app for it on CISD SSO.

Click this link to see an overview and instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nKyBolCt6tk4SB09SYT28-A8yNlLR2j5Hbfq2_wZlkM/edit?usp=sharing

Conroe ISD Sub Opportunities

Looking for an opportunity to help our schools? Conroe ISD is now hiring bus drivers, substitutes, paraprofessionals, and teachers at all levels! Please visit bit.ly/CISDSub for more information and to complete an online application.
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Upcoming Assessment Dates:

Dec. 8 - 1st gr Math DCC #2

2nd gr Math DCC #2

4th gr SS DCC #2

Dec. 9 - 3rd gr Math Benchmark #1
4th gr Reading Benchmark #1
2nd gr SS DCC #2

Dec. 10 - 4th gr Math Benchmark #1
3rd gr SS DCC #2

Teachers Achieving Excellence

Did you know that you can write a sweet note to your child's teacher through a TAE (Teacher's Achieving Excellence) on Parent Access? It is such a great way to send a quick positive note or thank you! Just follow these steps:

Log in to Parent Access--->Communication--->Teacher Staff Excellence---->Choose the teacher--->Create TAE

Mrs. Orr's Counselor Page & Updates

Library with Ms. Parks

"May the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows..."

Conroe Independent School District

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.