Rattler News

December 7, 2022

From The Desk of Principal Roberts

Dear Rattler Families,

We are deep into the "10 Days of Festive Fun" and what a joy it is! I absolutely love being an elementary school principal during this time of year. Thank you for sharing your beautiful children with us day after day! It truly is a gift for us.

Thank you to all that have signed up to help with lunches tomorrow and donated gift cards. This extra treat for our teachers is so special!

Thank you for all of your ongoing support!

With Joy,

Shelley Roberts

Important Dates

  • December 7th: Minute to Win It - Rattler Pride Pep Rally
  • December 12th: "We Stick Together" -Twin with a buddy or buddies in your best holiday attire!
  • December 13th - "Hats off to the Holidays!" Wear a hat or holiday headwear: Roaring Rattler choir performing at 8:00.
  • December 14th: Canyon Ridge Holiday Concert at 1:30 for our students
  • December 16th: This is a half day for students. Sack lunches will be available. Students will be dismissed at 11:30.
  • Student Winter Break: December 19th - January 2nd


Business Fair Badge Print

In an effort to make our Business Fair run as smoothly as possible, we need your help! If you plan on attending, please fill out this form as soon as possible. PLEASE bring your ID even if we have printed your badge in advance. This will be our way of ensuring we know exactly who is in the building.

Winter Party Badge Print

In an effort to make our party days run as smoothly as possible, we need your help! If you plan on attending a holiday party or parties (December 13th - 16th), please fill out this form as soon as possible. This will save us time in the front office so we can print badges ahead of time. You only need to fill this form out once by checking every box on the dates/times you plan on being at the school. PLEASE bring your ID even if we have printed your badge in advance. This will be our way of ensuring we know exactly who is in the building.

Also, we kindly ask that you do not check your child out early after the party if at all possible. Thank you for your patience in advance!

Class Parties:

12/13: Kinder (1:00 - 2:00)

12/14: Third Grade (8:45 - 10:15)

12/15: Second Grade (8:30 - 9:30); First Grade (10:00 - 11:00); Fourth Grade (12:50 - 2:30)

12/16: Fifth Grade (8:30 - 9:30)

Transporation Changes for Last Day Before the Winter Break

To provide the best customer service possible, all transportation changes for Friday, December 16th must be made before noon on Thursday, December 15th.


Our lost and found has taken on its own zip code! We know you have been looking all over the place for that coat you just bought or that water bottle that was more expensive than a water bottle should actually cost. I would guess to say, the school lost in found might be just the place you need to visit. All items are in the front foyer, so come take a peek! All items will be donated by next Friday.
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QUEST Screening

If you are interested in referring your child to be screened for QUEST, please fill out this form no later than Jan. 6, 2023.

Referrals for G/T - QUEST services are accepted year-round. Elementary students referred by Friday, January 6, 2023 will be screened to determine the need for additional Gifted/Talented Assessment and Identification.

Those that qualify for additional screening/testing will be notified in February, 2023 and assessed throughout the spring semester. Qualified students will be notified in May and begin QUEST in the fall of 2023.

Additional information can be found on the River Ridge QUEST website (Qualifying for QUEST)

If you have additional questions after viewing the QUEST website, please email Myra.Harold@LeanderISD.org.

Congrats to our LISD Super Kid - Lorenzo Lerma

Lorenzo Lerma from River Ridge Elementary is the Leander ISD Super Kid of the Week. Lorenzo is a kind, caring, helpful and encouraging fourth grader. According to his teacher, Megan Ray, he goes above and beyond to care for other students.“Lorenzo is compassionate, humble, and extremely polite,” Ray said. “He is a shining beacon of hope.”Art is one of Lorenzo’s hobbies inside and outside of the classroom.

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Counselor's Connection

Counseling Lesson Topic for December

Topic: Finishing up lessons on learning about disabilities and inclusion

All students will learn about ability and disability and the importance of the inclusion of people with disabilities. We will be working on building student’s understanding and empathy regarding this aspect of identity with a focus on equity, inclusion, and diversity!

Mental Health Check In Resource of the Month

Here are some coping strategies on ways to help your child deal with anxiety and stress!!


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