Monday Memo

January 11

Registration

Here we go again! The counselors are beginning the registration process with their students, so please be patient with them while they get everything in order.

We do have some informational meetings set up for students and parents.

Next Tuesday, the 5th graders will be visiting Rice in the morning, teachers will be sending out information in regards to students who may be missing classes.

Next Tuesday night the 5th grade parents will be coming to Rice to hear about the options that will be available for their children.

Next Wednesday night our 6th grade parents will be coming to Rice to hear about the options for their children as they transition to 7th grade.

The counselors will be sending out further information in regards to the upcoming 8th grade academic conferences.

Grades

As a reminder, grades should be updated at least weekly. We have set Tuesdays as this day, please make sure you are not holding onto grades and you are always keeping your gradebook updated. Parents check their children's grades regularly and there are concerns that come up when nothing has been entered over a certain time.


I appreciate everyone's efforts to allow students to retake assessments for full credit. This has helped many of our students and they are reaping the benefits of this opportunity. Not everyone learns at the same pace, but everyone can learn if given the chance.


Also, please make sure you are using Wednesday School and Friday Night Lights to help your students stay updated on grades.

1st Annual Souper Bowl

We are having our first Souper Bowl Lunch on Friday, February 5.

If you would like to bring a favorite soup, please sign up here. Even if you don't have a favorite food, you can still bring a side item and enjoy the soups provided.

This is a potluck of sorts for everyone to participate and provide.

SOCCER CLUB SPONSORS NEEDED

We are in need of a sponsor(s) for the soccer club. Please email Kendyl and Sara if you are able to help out.

New Staff Members

Please make sure you take the time to welcome Demetra Rogers, Elizabeth Nipper, and Jereko Lovett to our Rice family.

Staff Dress Code Reminder

Just a reminder that we are back to the normal staff dress code since the 1st semester is over. Jordan will be heading up the PISD Education Foundation Staff Campaign which may have an incentive to wear jeans on days that aren't specified as jeans days...


Mondays: Business Casual. Raven polo can be worn on these days.

Tuesdays: Rice Spirit Day. Jeans may be worn with Rice or PISD spirit wear.

Wednesdays: Dress for Success. Please encourage your students to participate.

Thursdays: Business Casual. The first Thursday of each month is "Cause Day" where you can wear jeans with your cause day shirt of your choice.

Fridays: Jeans may be worn.


As always, please remember that we are representing Rice Middle School, our community and the district, so we need to make sure we look the part as well.

Wednesday WICORs In One Place!

Great informational resources for you to apply in the classroom.

Rice's Bragging and Reflection Form

Thanks again for those of you who have joined and added some comments on the Google Classroom I created. Please use this to showcase yourself or another teacher in the building.


There are four "announcements" placed in the classroom which is to be used to brag on yourself, a teacher, or even a student. If you include something about someone, please let them know, so they can see the information. Something to try out as far as giving props and recognition to those who deserve it. The class code is: k37hjt

Thanks

Thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes on Friday. I definitely appreciated them and loved hearing from all the students. It made my day great. Thank you!!!!

Happy Birthday!!!

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Events for the Week

8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Murphy

Monday, Jan. 11th, 6pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Murphy

Monday, Jan. 11th, 6pm

620 North Murphy Road

Murphy, TX

Rice MS Spelling Bee

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 3:30pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

iLead Meeting-Kendyl, Sara, and I are out (Please help monitor in the morning)

Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 8:30am

6301 Chapel Hill Boulevard

Plano, TX

Leadership Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 3:45pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

7th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Murphy

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 6pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

7th Grade Boys Basketball @ Murphy

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 6pm

620 North Murphy Road

Murphy, TX

College Admission Informational Night

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 6pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

Group Picture Day

Friday, Jan. 15th, 8:30am

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX