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

Each of you put in your love, energy and time to make Rice great...today at the Pep Rally a new parent came up to me and said that even before they started at Rice she asked around the neighborhood about our school. She shared that each family had personal stories of why the teachers at Rice are so special!!! YOU are what makes the difference!!!
A Teachers Regret Lesson Learned

A must read article about the power of relationships

Week at a Glance: January 29th-Feb 2nd

Specials B Week


2nd Grade PLC

TELPAS Roster Verification due


Kinder PLC

*4th grade and Kinder switch specials

4th Grade MOY Writing BM

Malinda @ Principal's Curriculum meeting

4:30-2nd Grade Math Grade Level Meeting


4th Grade-PLC

3:30-Raccoon TRACKS

7:30-Wes at AP Meeting


3rd Grade PLC

7:00-Early Birds ELA Rice TRACKS

*3rd and 4th switch Specials

Kinder Cohort Planning Day

ELA-1st/2nd grade Leadership Meeting

11:00-PTO Meeting


1st Grade PLC

February Rice Birthday Club

Math Review Quiz

Notes from Malinda

Valentine Treats:

We will have Valentine's treats in homeroom classrooms on February 14th from 1:30-2:30 (1st-4th) & K-1:00-2:00. (PK times differ).

MLK Parade

3rd and 4th grade students will be invited to walk in the MLK Parade...Project Hope on February 10th. Permission slips will be sent out soon. Please collect these slips and turn completed forms into Karyn. Staff are invited to attend as well.

Author's Celebration

On February 8th from 5:30-7:00, we will have our 1st School Wide Author's Celebration. Below are the details of the events:

Library-Writer's café (students in 15 min sets A, B, C, etc.)-Mr. Gasper MC, 2 teachers at doors to close for performances. Teachers will nominate students to read. Please email Malinda names of students. Each classroom should be represented.

Cafeteria-PK-1: Read and Draw, 2-4: students will be given interesting pictures and then write a story.

Grade Level Hallways-Each grade level sets up a writing gallery in their hallway...parents leave sticky notes of positive praise.

Music-Roll a Story/sightword (set up on tables)

Art-Write your sight words (sand/paper plates)

Gift of Time

February is coming...and that means a special treat from the PTO and Admin. Our Gift of Time will be at Pie in the Sky. Each team will get to meet there for breakfast (7:30-9:25...pick your students up from specials at 9:25) and spend some time with each other. Dates are below:

PK & Specials: 2/9

Kinder, Jeanine Cheesman: 2/21

1st, Dustin Gilmer: 2/16

2nd, Mary Luna: 2/12

3rd, Yesinia Espinosa, Iris Gurerro: 2/8

4th, Bailey Sharanko, Emily Christian: 2/6

Lifeskills/RISE: 2/28

Staff Birthdays

Tanya Null-1/29

IMPACT: Amy Cuddy

Saturday, Feb. 10th, 9am

2200 Lake Woodlands Drive

The Woodlands, TX

Amy Cuddy


New York Times Best-Selling Author Presence, Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenge “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are” Second most viewed TED Talk with 42 million views.


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