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

To the very best staff that gives everything they have to the students at Rice. You have begun a great work this year and we will finish strong.

Coach Bearden and the Men of Honor are competing in the Terrain Race this Saturday. They have trained hard and are ready to rock this!!!

Mrs. Patterson has to finalists in the Pearl Fincher Art Contest!

Team Rooms and grade level shelves have never looked better!!! Thank you for putting the time in to clean and organize.

Week at a Glance: March 19th-23rd

Specials A Week


2nd Grade PLC


4th Grade PLC

Newsletter Due


Kinder PLC

Coaches @ Jim Knight Training

Malinda @Principal's Meeting

Mentor Day

3:30-Bilingual TASK Force Meeting


3rd Grade PLC

9:30-Dr. Phillips Campus Visit

3rd Grade Math CA #6


1st Grade PLC

8:30-Pennies for Patients Closing Pep Rally

9:00 & 1:00-Attendance Movie and Popcorn

Poster Method

Staff Attendance Incentive Drawing

Notes from Malinda

Rest, Relax, and Re-charge

Take time to re-charge yourself over the break. Do what you love with whom you love. When we return it is a fast sprint to the end and the kids deserve your very best.

Classrooms & Fridge

Please make sure your rooms are left clean and in order. Also, take any food you want saved out of the Fridge. It will be cleaned out over the break.

Spring Break Energy Conservation

Before you leave the building, please:

  • CLOSE blinds before leaving for break to prevent heat loss through windows
  • TURN OFF lights and UNPLUG non-computer electrical devices in your offices and classrooms (remember the storage areas)
  • REMOVE all items hanging from the ceiling that may trigger light motion sensors
  • TURN OFF all computer monitors, printers, smart boards and projectors
  • EMPTY personal refrigerators and UNPLUG EVERY personal appliance

Staff Birthdays