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

All our ELA teachers are rockin the Units of Study!!! It is so great to see so many kids excited about reading!!!


2nd Math has taken on Place Value Mats to use for addition and subtraction and not worrying about the algorithm and students are doing wonderful with it!


1st Grade Math - During the Guided Math Walk, they all had great stations and students were being taught new content through a small group setting! Way to go team!

Week at a Glance: November 12-16th

Mentor Week


Monday-White Day

Kinder PLC

7:00-Sped Team Meeting

7:30-9:00- Kinder team at Armstrong Elementary for Working Numbers Training

2nd grade goes to Veteran's Program

Kinder and 4th switch specials times


Tuesday-Black Day

3rd/4th ELA PLC

Switch Day

8:15-Bilingual classroom visits


Wednesday-Red Day

3rd/4th Math PLC

Malinda @ Principal's Meeting

Math Content Leadership Meeting

3:30-Trauma Informed Teaching-Part 2 (Art Room)


Thursday-White Day

1st/2nd Math PLC

2:00-4th Grade Thanksgiving Feasts


Friday-Black Day

K/1st/2nd Grade ELA PLC

4th Grade Math CA #3

Data Due for 4th Writing BM

10:15-AM PK Thanksgiving Feasts

1:00-Kinder Thanksgiving Feasts

2:00-1st-3rd Thanksgiving Feasts

2:30-PM PK Thanksgiving Feasts

**No clubs

Notes from Malinda

Switch Day-

Tuesday will be our switch day. Below are the teachers and where they are switching. Teachers involved may wear jeans. Please make sure to have your lesson plans ready. You will switch classes at 8:30 and return at 2:30. Happy switching!!!!


Staton to Hooper

James to Fleming

Henry to Matthews

Hooper to Staton

Matthews to James

Marler to Sznajder

Guerra to Marler

Sznajder to Guerra


Classroom Feedback:

Each classroom will be provided with a composition notebook to go in your clear wall hanger. This will be used for coaches and admin to provide feedback as they come into your classrooms. Coaches will cross content areas and also into sped and specials. Having coaches cross content areas allows them to look at instruction with a different set of eyes.

Staff Birthdays

Melissa Sciba-11/13