Raccoon Review

A Weekly Communication Tool for Rice Elementary Staff

Campus Goals



  1. Ensuring ALL students are in attendance.
  2. Cultivating a climate that welcomes students and parents.
  3. Creating opportunities for students to use and increase critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  4. Moving from Parent Involvement to Parent Engagement.

Staff Shout Outs

A huge thank you to Jeannie Moore and all the ELA teachers who helped to plan Camp Read Some Sm'ore!!! It was a great night and families had so many positive experiences!!!


Thank you to Mrs. Orr, Mrs. Caldwell, and Mrs. Littlejohn for sharing their knowledge with use during Raccoon TRACKS. We all grow because of each other!!!


Week at a Glance: February 4th-8th

Monday-Red Day

Kinder PLC

1:15-1st Grade Cohort PD

2:10-Kinder Cohort PD

**4:15 & 4:30-ELA TEKS Traning (See below for details)

6:00-8:00-Kendra Scott Night


Tuesday-White Day

3rd Grade PLC

7:00-Content Leader Meeting

9:30-3rd Grade Bil Meeting (Conference room)

4:30-2nd Grade Math in Action

PTO Night at Russo's Pizza


Wednesday-Black Day

K/1st/2nd ELA PLC

Spring Pictures and Group (Karyn will send schedule)

10:25-2nd Grade Cohort PD

Kona Ice Day

2:10-Kinder RtI Behavior Meetings (PLC)

4:30-3rd Grade Math in Action


Thursday-Red Day

1st/2nd Grade PLC

11:00-PTO Meeting

3:45-TELPAS PLD Overview


Friday-White Day

7:30-9:00-4th Grade PLC/Specials & Gift of Time

Baker's House @ Lunch

Poster Method Friday

2:00-Pennies for Patients Closing Pep Rally

Staff Birthdays

Sarah Hassan-2/4

Cody Bearden-2/8

Susan Hineman-2/8

Staff Updates

ELA TEKS Tranining

K-3rd TEKS Training

Armstrong Elementary

February 4, 2019

4:30-5:30


4th-6th TEKS Training

Rice Elementary

February 4, 2019

4:30-5:30


Bilingual

February 4 | 4:15p.m.-5:45p.m.

Kindergarten Bilingual-Armstrong Elementary

February 11 | 4:00p.m.-5:30p.m.

2nd Grade Bilingual-San Jacinto

March 26 | 4:00p.m.-5:30p.m.

1st & 4th Grade Bilingual-Ford

April 17 | 4:30-p.m.-6:00p.m.

3rd Grade Bilingual-Deretchin


Project Hope Parade

I need some teacher volunteers to help walk/ride with our students. Mrs. Orr and I will be there...but so will quite a few students and we would love some help. If you can come from 11:15-1:30ish on 2/9 to help with the parade...please let me know.



PLC Changes***

Please take note of the PLC changes due to the gift of time for 3rd and 4th grade.


TELPAS PLD Overview Training

This is an optional training on our campus. Mayra will be here to review the PLDs for TELPAS prior to our calibration (calibration is 2/18 PM).


Teacher's College @ Columbia University

We have the esteemed honor to host a staff developer from Teacher's College and a group of Instructional Coaches on March 21st & 22nd. The staff developer will be using our students and classrooms to model lesson for the instructional coaches. So what does this mean for you...just keep providing our students with the great instruction from the Units of Study and continuing to meet in Workshop with fidelity. Many of you will get to join in as the staff developer teaches our students the lesson.