Redhawk Reader

September 14, 2018

Click Play below to watch Mrs. Akers' Top Three for this week!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, September 18, 6:30-7:30 pm - 3rd-5th Grade Curriculum Night
  • Wednesday, September 19 - Adventure Dash Fundraiser Kickoff
  • Wednesday, September 19 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night and BOXES for 5th Graders
  • Monday, September 24 - McTeacher Night!
  • Friday, September 28 - Adventure Dash Runs at School during Large Group Times
  • Tuesday, October 2 - WATCH Dogs Orientation
  • Monday, October 8 - Parent Teacher Conference Day

Akers' All-Stars

Students are nominated for this Principal’s recognition award by their peers or staff members for going above and beyond our school expectations - those who exhibit leadership, kindness, and extraordinary character!

We are so proud to announce this week's Akers' All-Stars pictured below:

Cooper Cabrera

Ila Barry

Emma Fowell

Ryan DuBrul

Lincoln Thai

Chidimma Otteh

Arielle Miles

Karissa Hardman

Khoa Tran

Ben Patawaran

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School Messenger Notifications

Our district utilizes the SchoolMessenger system as our primary method for communicating with parents in the event of an emergency. You often receive these messages from the school and district through email, but there is also a text message option that we can utilize to give you critical information that you need to know immediately (such as a late bus or emergency on campus), but at this time, less than 6% of parents district-wide have opted in to receive text message alerts. Although we have your phone numbers on file, you must opt-in in order to be included in those text messages. Learn more about SchoolMessenger here and see the image below to opt-in for text messages.
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Counselor's Corner - Core Essentials

On Tuesday, all Rennell Redhawks met with Mrs. Searby in large group to learn about our Core Essentials word of the month. Students learned about taking INITIATIVE: Seeing what needs to be done and doing it. All students discussed ways they can take initiative at school and at home. Encourage students to see opportunities to help everywhere they go.

Car Rider

We've gotten faster and faster at car rider as our Redhawks have learned their car numbers and our procedures. Remember that parents need to be in the car rider line by 4:15. If your number is not taken by Mrs. Keating and you join the line after 4:15, you will need to park, come into the building, and sign out your child. Remember to bring your driver's license! We are moving much faster now and foresee the improvement in speed to continue!

Watt Watchers

Watt Watchers of Texas will be here at Rennell coming soon to classrooms! Student patrol groups will be auditing the school for energy waste in the form of building lights. In a typical Texas school, lighting alone can account for 1/3 of the entire utility bill. Watt Watcher groups of Texas has assisted hundreds of schools in reducing this cost. Watt Watcher energy patrols have saved participating schools around the nation from hundreds to thousands of dollars in energy costs each year! This program is a proven method of teaching energy efficient habits while reducing school electric bills. Our energy future depends on decisions students will make about energy use. Watt Watchers gives them the opportunity to make a difference now by doing something positive for their school. These students can often show increased self-esteem, leadership and responsibility back in their classrooms. It also teaches students to be good stewards of our natural resources and to empower them to be excited about energy conservation and environmental responsibility. CFISD ranks 4th in energy efficiency within the Region IV area. Electricity counts for 71% of the budget costing approx. 14 million a year. We are very excited about hosting this program and your students are ready to patrol!

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Chromebooks and Wifi Available for Check-out!

In the library, Google chromebooks are available this school year to students in Grades 2-5 who do not have devices or wi-fi at home! Please just remember to turn in your child's signed "Lending To Learn" form to your son/daughter's homeroom teacher. Remind your son/ daughter to ask their homeroom teacher to put their name on the waitlist. Students can practice Math/ Reading games that will improve their skills. Instructions on how to set up the w-fi, chargers, a Google Chromebook, and a list of suggested websites will be provided inside the bag. All materials will be passed out on Thursday afternoons and should be returned promptly to the library on Thursday mornings the following week to ensure that the next set of students on the waitlist receive them. Please help your child store the chromebook in a safe place. We are proud to offer this service to the community!

SOAR Bucks at Work - Library Helper!

Noor Salim in Mrs.Labbe's class was our first SOAR buck awesome helper! She saved up her SOAR bucks to buy this special privilege! She helped check in, check out, and shelve books! She also helped create an awesome piece of art! Noor chose a unicorn bookmark as a reward for her hard work! Way to go, Noor!

Music News

Choir started this week on Tuesday for Grade 3-5, and Friday for Grade 2! How exciting to have over 200 in both choirs! If you missed getting your paperwork to Mr. Stabe please do so by Monday, September 17th!

Lunchroom concerts, named LUNCH-ABLES begin next week on September 19th. Our first concert is full (7 acts) and we are now taking acts for Oct 3 and Oct 17. NEW: A special DISNEY DIVAS concert is coming up soon too! Please sign up quickly in the music room.

Thanks to parents who are providing journals/spirals for our kiddos in Grades 3-5 to have a special songwriting journal. Your generosity is fabulous! Looking forward to some great songs that will be created this year!

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Art Supplies Needed

Our fabulous Art Teacher, Mrs. Douglas is in need of some newspapers, wire hangers, family friendly magazines, and flattened cereal boxes for upcoming art projects. If you have any of these supplies that you would be willing to donate, please send them with your child to school or drop them by our front office. Thank you so much!

Volunteer Information Meeting

Wed. September 19 @ 9:30am

The Lakehouse at Towne Lake Ballroom
10000 Towne Lake Pkwy
Cypress, TX 77433

Science Resource Center, Spirit Shop, Santa Shop, Junior Achievement, Picture Day, Vision/Hearing Screening, Yearbook, Library, Hospitality, Field Day, Watch D.O.G., Boxtops, Red Ribbon Week, Book Fair, Adventure Dash & more


Nature Trails Training

Nature Trails Trainings (3rd & 5th grade)

The Nature Trails Field Trip for Rennell will be Jan 28 & 29, 2019.

If you would like to help, you need to train at one of the following times.

Sept 19, 2018

3rd grade - 10am-11:30am

5th grade - 12:30pm-2pm

Nov 7, 2018

3rd grade - 10am-11:30am

5th grade - 12:30pm-2pm

Nature Trails training is at Cy-Fair nature Trails - 13500 Shaft Dr. Cypress, TX 77429 - behind Millsap Elementary

*Please do not bring small children and come dressed appropriately for walking in the woods.

3rd Grade: 4 VIPS needed to assist teacher presenters

5th grade: 2-3 VIPS needed to present at stations, 2VIPS needed as chaperones

After you complete the training please contact the coordinator: Amy

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