Blue & Silver Newsletter

For the week of 4/9/18

STAAR Writing Tuesday April 10th

While you can't be in the room with your child to help them through the test what you do leading up to the test can set them up to do their best!

Please make sure your child:

  • gets a good night of sleep Sunday and Monday.
  • eats a healthy breakfast.
  • brings a healthy snack that won't get their hands messy, doesn't require utensils, and won't leak on or stain their testing booklets.
  • has a water bottle to drink.
  • brings a light jacket, sweatshirt, or sweater.


Your student may bring chewing gum, peppermints, and/or Lemonheads to help with focus and attention during the test.

A note on snacks:

Students will be working and testing. Because of this, we are asking that you do not send foods that will get their hands dirty (think anything that you would want them to wash their hands afterwards), foods that require utensils, or foods that could potentially leak on their test booklets (think pudding, Go-gurt, fruit cups).

Thanks in advance for your support!!!

Tuesday STAAR Schedule

Lunch 12:45 - 1:15

Recess 1:15 - 1:45

Specials 1:50 - 2:35

Our Learning Targets

Reading: We can identify and describe the structural elements in dramatic literature.

Writing: We can review writing skills to help revise and edit our writing.

Social Studies: We can describe the successes, problems, and organizations of the Republic of Texas.

Math: We can classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. We can identify parallel and perpendicular lines.

Personal Financial Literacy: We can calculate profit in a given situation

Spelling List for the week

No spelling this week!

Important Dates

4/10 Writing STAAR

4/18-4/19 Book Fair

4/18 Class Pictures

4/25 Talent Show 6-8 pm

5/14 & 5/15 STAAR Math and STAAR Reading

Second Step

Making a Plan

Some solutions to problems are complicated and need a plan. Plans help you break down a big task into smaller, more manageable parts.

Students will be able to:

Explain the purpose of making a plan

Create a three-step plan to carry out a solution to a problem

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After last year's financial success of the first River Place Elementary PTA Gala, the Gala is being held again as our primary fundraiser. Tickets are $75 per person and include dinner, open bar, a live band with emcee, and silent and live auctions. There are 6 VIP reserved tables of ten available. All other seats are available as non-reserved.

NEW THIS YEAR: Purchase a discounted ticket ($50) for your favorite teachers! Don't forget your support faculty who would love to attend - Reading Specialists (SRP, Dyslexia), Specials Teachers (Art, Library, PE, Performing Arts), and Special Education Teachers!

Important Gala Information:​

This year, some Ignite proceeds will be used for campus upgrades, including the installation of a motor lab. Research shows that regular "brain breaks" allow for refocusing the brain on learning concepts and retention of factual information. During breaks, the brain moves away from learning, memorizing, and problem solving to help incubate and process new information. We are excited about the prospects of the motor lab, and look forward to your participation at the gala to help us achieve this goal!

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