Rattler News

September 6, 2022

Important Dates

  • Friday, September 9th: Grandparents' Lunch (Click on this link to read more about procedures for Grandparents Lunch.); Kinder Journey pictures
  • Tuesday, September 13th: APEX Pep Rally and kickoff!



Each campus within Leander ISD has a Site-Based Planning Committee called Rattler Impact Team here at River Ridge. This committee aims to improve the achievement of all students. This committee will be composed of district employees, community members, business representatives, and parents. The Rattler Impact Team members provide input to the principal on a wide variety of subjects, including planning, curriculum, budgeting, staff development, staffing patterns, school organization, and school improvements. Should you wish to nominate either yourself for a position on the Rattler Impact Team, please email Shelley.Roberts@leanderisd.org. Should there be a need, an election will be held to appoint positions to this invaluable team. The Rattler Impact Team will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, September 28 at 3:00 pm on campus.

Opportunities at River Ridge

We are also looking for some great new additions to our already stellar staff. If you find any of these opportunities interesting, please feel to contact me (shelley.roberts@leanderisd.org), Gareth Cook (gareth.cook@leanderisd.org), or Dorothy Yip (dorothy.yip@leanderisd.org).

  • Special Education Instructional Assistant - This job opportunity would focus on working with students who receive special education services. We are also open to a job share opportunity with two individuals interested in part-time wor
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News from the PTA

Running Rattlers is BACK baby! Sign up today! For our new parents... Running rattlers is an after-school running club. They meet once a week to run laps, encourage fitness and have some fun!

  • FALL: (Sept. 21, 28) (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26) (Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30)
  • SPRING: (Feb. 15, 22) (Mar. 1, 8, 22, 29) (Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26)

Pick up is at 3;15. This is all volunteer run so let's make sure and respect everyone's time! All runners will be dismissed as Rear Walkers where they will be guided to the track near the front parking lot area along Quinlan to receive their lanyards to mark laps and begin running, walking, or skipping. Kindergarten and 1st Graders will be released to a volunteer at their door and walked to the track.

We will need parent volunteers each week. Please watch for the signup genius email coming once you sign up.

Once you complete this form, the office will know your child is involved in RR and you do NOT need to do anything more. If RR is canceled, they will revert back to their usual mode of transportation. Their teacher will also have a list of RR and know they are a rear walker that day.

Click here to sign your kiddo up today! Contact us at riverridge.runningrattlers@gmail.com if you have any questions.


The Spanish Volunteer Program at River Ridge Elementary is looking for parent volunteers! We are looking for energetic and excited parent volunteers to teach basic, elementary-level Spanish at River Ridge Elementary from October through May (grades K-2).

  • It is only 30 minutes each week.
  • You do not need to be fluent.

This is a great opportunity to come in once a week and teach songs, play games, and lead other activities that will teach students basic-level Spanish. Classroom teachers will stay in the classroom with volunteers during this time.

Lesson details and teaching materials are provided at your school. If interested, please contact Melissa Hunter, Spanish Program Coordinator at

You can also visit the website for more
information: https://www.leanderisd.org/volunteerspanishlanguageprogram/

Lego Club Chair(s)
Have a little one who loves to create with Legos? Looking for an awesome parent to help lead the charge with our littlest lego engineers! Please contact Heather Tankersley for more information. hseitz75@gmail.com or 561-459-9203.

Chess Club Chair
Would you LOVE to share your love of chess with our Rattlers to help develop perspective, improve memory, deepen focus, and elevate creativity? We're looking for an awesome chair to help lead the chess club :). Please contact Heather Tankersley for more information. hseitz75@gmail.com or 561-459-9203.

Talent Show
We're hoping to bring back the talent show this fall and are looking for someone with a love of performing arts, great organizational skills, and the desire to help showcase our kiddos that want to shine on a stage in front of all of our friends and family members. Please contact Heather Tankersley for more information. hseitz75@gmail.com or 561-459-9203.

Watch Dogs
Calling All Dads! We're looking for dads to get involved. We have loads of opportunities from helping with recess and lunch, engaging in the classroom with their kids (and other kiddos), help in the upcoming Critical Thinking Lab, and more! Contact Doug Vigliano for more info 321-480-1393.