The Titan Times: Week 28

The River Place Elementary (RPE) Campus Newsletter

IN THIS EDITION:

  • 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,


As we look at February coming to an end, there are still avenues to show love and care in our Titan and Leander ISD Community. Our district offers an avenue for campus communities to spotlight a staff member in the Leander ISD community. Please consider taking some time to submit this form and shine some light on one or many of our amazing Titan staff members.


There are several ways for you to get engaged on our campus further. In this newsletter, there is information from the campus and district regarding mentorship and career day. Please be sure to read the information and consider serving our campus and district and live into our theme of showing love and care for our Titan and Leander ISD Community. Thanks in advance for your consideration.


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

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

February: Black History Month & Heart Healthy Month

  • 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

March: Celebrate Texas Schools & Women's History Month

  • 1st: Texas Girl STEM Day
  • 2nd: 4th Grade Run/ Read Club
  • 3rd: Titan Time
  • 6-10th: National Breakfast Week & Texas Educational Diagnosticians Week
  • 6th: Kinder Run/ Read Club
  • 7th: 2nd Run/ Read Club
  • 9th: 1st Run/ Read Club
  • 10th: Titan Time
  • 13-17th: Spring Break- No School & All Offices are Closed
  • 20th: Staff Development Day- No School for Students
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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.

TITAN COMMUNITY NEWS

Career Day on April 4-6th- We Need YOU

River Place Elementary (RPE) is excited to host Career Day on April 4-6th! To make this event happen, we are looking for community members and RPE families who would like to share about their careers with our Titan student body. This is a wonderful way to get involved and spread awareness for all the possibilities our Titans have as they dream about their futures! The goal is to have several types of careers as possible to showcase our Titans. If you are interested in this opportunity, there is a google form attached to this email to fill out. Thanks in advance for your consideration and time. Read more about the opportunity below.


In the form, to support the placement process, be prepared to describe in detail what you plan to present and bring with you during your 20-30 minute presentation. Please keep in mind that you will be presenting in your child’s classroom as well as with some, or all, of the other classes in that grade level. If we have several adults interested from one classroom, we will aim to have the adult(s) placed in another classroom. See the google form for the specific date and time(s) your child’s grade level will be participating. Be sure to submit your response by February 24th, so proper scheduling and planning can take place. We will be in touch with those of you that have chosen to volunteer your time to this amazing experience!


Thank you all so much, and we look forward to making this event a huge success for our students at RPE!


If you have any questions, please email lauren.wade@leanderisd.org ( Campus PTA Liaison).


Kinder-

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclFOJppTBBbe33V7q0ntCri2DDS_Eq_jxoTRpfd3jPt7HHWA/viewform?usp=sf_link


1st grade-

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelGiQ1V7lBvG5fnpsz4Ye3HBMYSEJUfjgTz1R2XPZInVwnmw/viewform?usp=sf_link


2nd grade- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-NpUG7ZLYKU27tYvhGX5vPlp5ihR_fg2T4847HNyvh7EkFA/viewform?usp=sf_link


3rd grade-

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflKEKyt6BJlffeQgTgzzDx6z9Y-fqYcHTU-19hqPodVMVmAw/viewform?usp=sf_link


4th grade-

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyWWo-3uEHMRKzvdt-0pvOti5GPdsQmh8qk9CRv7gYsb6AlA/viewform?usp=sf_link


5th grade-

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfclST9PJwGVxslO4N4y-ubtA15aObMgEqpmN6yfXecHODHYg/viewform?usp=sf_link


HEROES Mentors Wanted

Leander ISD needs mentors for students at our campus and across the district. Spending just 30 minutes of your time once per week can make a true difference in the life of a child. Our campus counselors can work out a schedule that works for you and your mentee. To learn more about HEROES mentoring and to sign up, visit our HEROES Mentor website.

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Congrats to Our 3 Lego League Teams!

Team: RPE Titan3 (Taco Bell)

Team members:

Ava Shafaei (2nd)

Hunter Harkness (2nd)

Jake Pour (2nd)

Neel Kiran (3rd)

Venkata Suhruth Madsu (3rd)

Coaches:

Hanieh Shafaei

Kiran Eshwarappa

Award: Coding


RPE Fightin Titans

Hudson Owens (2nd)

Ian DeVere ( 2nd)

Satya Narayanan (2nd)

Aarav Vankayala (2nd)

Jazleen Shahidullah (2nd)

Cameron Friedman (2nd)

Coaches: Amy Owens, Ross DeVere

Award : Core Values


RPE - Team Bananas

Camden Murkofsky (kinder)

Kyra Gonjare ( kinder)

Eashan Shenoy (1st grade)

Clara Stroud (1st)

Lincoln Schaefer (1st)

Coach: Rani Deshmukh

Award : Core Values

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.

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!

Watch D.O.G.S. Info

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

  • 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!

SAVE THE DATE: EVENTS FROM PTA

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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 jennifer.randall@leanderisd.org

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