The Titan Times: Week 27

The River Place Elementary (RPE) Campus Newsletter


  • Message from Principal Sharp
  • Mark Your Calendars and Links to District and Lunch Calendars
  • Titan Community News
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Leander ISD Opportunities
  • Growing a Titan Mindset and Connection Every Day!

Titan Families,

Many thanks to our Titan Community for making my birthday the best one yet! From cards, serenades, hugs, and the zoo event, it was lovely and jam packed with joy! I appreciate you all more than you know.

Speaking of gratitude, our campus is excited to kick off Volunteer Appreciation Week! Our volunteers serve in many capacities and roles around campus. Our community thrives because of our partnership with our Titan community members who choose to serve here. Your dedication to our Titan Community does not go unrecognized. We are forever grateful for your service! Please swing by the front office for a gift of thanks sometime this week!

This week we also celebrate Kindness Week with fun dress up days and targeted lessons in our classes. There is a graphic below showing the theme for each day. These are optional and serve as a way to show our collective commitment to kindness.

As always, be sure to read through the information here to ensure you're in the know of our campus and district happenings. Should you need anything, please reach out. Let's make it a great week of building and showing PRIDE in all we do!

Take care and be well,

Dr. Amy Sharp

Proud RPE Principal

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February: Black History Month & Heart Healthy Month

  • 13-17th: Kindness Week/ LISD Volunteer Appreciation Week
  • 13th: 5th Grade Parent Night at Four Points Middle School (See Info Below)
  • 13th: 3rd Grade Run/ Read Club
  • 14th: 5th Grade Run/ Read Club
  • 16th: 4th Grade Run/ Read Club/ Spirit Night at Smokin' Oak Wood Fired Pizza
  • 17th: Titan Time and 5th Grade FPMS Field Trip
  • 19th: Shuck Me Cruise In Event (See Info Below)
  • 20th: Staff Development Day (No School for Students)/PTA Night Out (See Below)
  • 21st: 2nd Grade Run/ Read Club
  • 22nd: Kindergarten Run/ Read Club
  • 23rd: 1st Grade Run/ Read Club
  • 24th: National Wear Red Day for Heart Health/ Titan Time/ 5th Grade Course Selection
  • 26th: 10th Annual Chili Cook-off & Robo Rodeo at Cedar Park HS (See info here)
  • 27th: 3rd Grade Run/ Read Club
  • 28th: 5th Grade Run/ Read Club
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Leander ISD District Calendar

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

Lunch Menu Calendars

Lunch menus for each month for your reference.


Long Range Planning, Legislative Priorities & School Board Meetings

Stay Informed:

  • Check out the updated long range plan. Right now, the VHS feeder zone is not a part of rezoning discussions; however, you'll notice our feeder pattern will be for the 2025-26 school year. Should you want to follow how the northern portion of the district is managing the rezoning, we encourage you to monitor/engage in those sessions, attend school board meetings, and join district committees.
  • Check out our district's legislative session priorities.
  • Check out our school board meetings to support your understanding of how our district works for our #1LISD community.

Feedback Requested: Consideration of Courses

This spring, Leander ISD will consider/adopt new instructional resources for six courses:

  • American Sign Language I-IV,
  • Chinese I-IV,
  • AP US History,
  • AP Calculus AB and BC,
  • African-American Studies, &
  • Mexican-American Studies.
Members of our LISD community have opportunities and are encouraged to provide feedback on these resources from January 17 - February 17 through in-person viewing at Central Office and Cedar Park High School or by viewing the materials virtually on the district website. We will host three Q&A Zoom meetings with district curriculum experts that allow community members to explore the options, ask questions and provide feedback. For questions about the instructional materials selection process, please reach out to Matt Bentz, Chief Academic Officer.

Special Programs and Services News from Leander ISD

The February Newsletter contains information about Family Education Events, Leander Lazers, Summer Camps, Department Spotlights, Post-Secondary Life, Destination Life, Science Scene, Self- Determination, Medicaid Waiver Lists, Heart Health Month, and Reading Nook. Read all about it here!

"Cruise In" Event Sponsored by Shuck Me

We are thankful to announce that in coordination with local businesses we have been chosen to be supported at the next Cruise In event, sponsored by Shuck Me, Sheryl Powell REALTOR with JLA Realty! It is an honor to have the community rally around and support our students and teachers here at RPE.

Location: 10817 Ranch Road 2222, Austin TX 78730

Date: February 19th

Time: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

The event is a come and go event. Stop by to take a look at the unique cars, listen to live music, and enjoy the crawfish! Our teachers and staff are all very excited to see their wish list be brought to life!

Here is what is being collected to support the campus:

  • Puzzles & Board Games (Ages 5-8)
  • Coloring Books for All ages
  • Colored Pencils
  • Three Subject Spirals
  • Markers
  • Kid Scissors
  • Antibacterial Hand Wipes
  • Assorted 10-pack
  • 2 dozen packs of antibacterial hand wipes
  • Expo markers
  • Packages of pre-sharpened ticonderoga pencils
  • 1 new recess ball bag
  • Prize box items for students (slime, pop-its, etc.)
  • 3 electric pencil sharpeners
  • Dry erase markers
  • Dry erase board erasers
  • Clorox wipes
  • Sharpened pencils
  • Headphones (over the ear and not earbuds for sanitary reasons)
  • 2-3" binders
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Markers (washable regular-sized not thin)
  • Small fidgets
  • Pencils
  • Slap bracelets
  • Fun erasures
  • Squishies
  • Copy Paper
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Graph Paper
  • Dry erase markers
  • Snacks for students
  • Tissue
  • Hand Sanitizer for Campus
  • Post-its
  • Sponsor lunch for teachers on testing days
  • Stock our Sojourn with snacks for teachers and staff
  • Lava Lamp
  • 2- kid-sized bean bags
  • Squishies
  • Rubik's cube
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Items for a kinetic sand tray
  • Markers
  • Coloring Books for all ages boys and girls
  • Wikki Stix
  • Cotton Balls
  • Eucalyptus, Lemon, and Peppermint Oils
  • K-cups
  • Small candies
  • Snack bags chips and popcorns
  • Snack bags of nuts and/or trail mix

Watch D.O.G.S. Info

Dads (or those with influence over them!) …River Place Elementary would love your help on the following days:

  • February 17 and 24
  • March 2, 8 and 21
  • April 7,14, and 28
  • May 5, 12 and 17

The WatchDOGS volunteer program is open for the spring semester. This is a full school day commitment to make a difference, meet the teachers and staff and get a good look at what your kids are doing every day. Memories will be made, kids will never forget, and the faculty will be grateful. We’d love to have you join us!

If you have any questions about the program please call or text Cuyler Owens at 512-483-1589. He has been volunteering over the last 10 years to support his 3 kids and has agreed to be the point of contact for any questions.

If you would like to be a Watch D.O.G., follow these simple steps:

  1. Read through the expectations and sample schedule

  2. If you have not done so already, register as a Leander ISD Volunteer

  3. Sign up here for one or more dates this spring

  4. Marc Grace will contact you one week before your volunteer day with more detailed information.

Thank you to the volunteers that pitched in during the first half of the year and thank you for your feedback to make our program even better!


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Counselor's Connection

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Yearbook On Sale NOW!

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

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

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