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April'19 Edition

A Word from Our Principal

It is hard to believe that we have begun the last nine weeks of school. TELPAS testing was

just completed and now we are moving on to the next group of assessments. We continue to

focus on providing a quality education for your child and ensure our third, fourth, and fifth graders are prepared to master the State of Texas Assessments of Academic

Readiness (STAAR). Because of this, we are using every possible moment for instruction.


Our 4th & 5th graders will kick off annual STAAR testing the week of April 8th. Due to the importance of these test for security reasons, our campus will be closed to visitors during this week. Although most students will be done testing within the four-hour time limit, we do have some students who will be testing throughout the day and utilizing multiple classrooms and campus spaces. Additionally, we will be administering make-up tests to students who were not in attendance on scheduled testing days.


*Parents or visitors will not be allowed to eat lunch with their children or visit classrooms.*


STAAR TESTING WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

4th grade/ Writing

5th grade/Math

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

5th grade/Reading


Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats a healthy breakfast. We

encourage you to schedule any doctor and/or dentist appointments for after school hours for

those days.


Thank you for understanding the importance of your child’s time at school.


*PTA Mtng/Board Nominations*

Please join us in the cafeteria at 5 pm on Tuesday,

April 2. We look forward to seeing you there; Kinder will be performing

afterward.


Let's Keep Moving Forward!

Yours in education,


Mrs. Francesca L Neal

Principal

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Battle of the Schools

When: April 4

Where: Chick-Fil-A, Alamo Ranch

5615 West Loop 1604

Please come out and support Raba by eating at our friendly neighborhood Chick-Fil-A all day and dropping your receipt in our schools' spirit box!

Look for the Box, Raba Box!

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Texas Cavaliers River Parade

***Free Offer For Our Military Families!!***

We will be given free tickets to distribute to military families for the 2019 Texas Cavaliers River Parade! They are for current active-duty members or veterans. The parade is scheduled for April 22nd at 7:00 pm and the tickets are in the blocks in the reserved military section. They will be distributed in our office as soon as we receive them on a first come first serve, no holds basis.

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1st Grade Fiesta Float & Fiesta Medal Day!

When: Tuesday, April 23rd

***So wear your favorite medals!!***

PE News

Students keep collecting those BOX TOPS, every one counts!


Wow, can you believe field day is almost upon us! This year's theme is "Fiesta"


Raba Fiesta Field Day is

April 25

K-2nd will be from 8:30-11:00

3rd-5th will be from 11:30- 2:00


Please wear tennis shoes to PE (no sandals or flip flops)

Classroom Request Deadline/Guidelines


Parents, this is just a reminder that we cannot do specific teacher requests for the upcoming school-year. We do however take teacher attribute requests or requests regarding any other special circumstances. All requests must be emailed to francesca.neal@nisd.net. The deadline for these requests is April 25th.

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Counseling Corner

The counselors hope everyone enjoyed their restful Spring break, and are back ready to learn! This month we will be talking about mindfulness and getting STAAR ready! We've talked about confidence, self-esteem, and the power of change! 5th graders participated in transition lessons in preparation for Middle School! My how time flies! The Raba counselors are always available for students and parents, and are always just a phone call away!

Raba Drive Traffic Control

Traffic on Raba Drive or handicapped parking: If you have concerns regarding traffic on streets surrounding Raba or parking; please direct calls to 311; the city’s service requests line.

Coming Soon!

You will soon be able to order a kit with all the supplies that your student needs for the following school year. Your teacher will be forwarding you a link as soon as it becomes available.


Avoid long lines and the chance of not being able to find that one last school supply item by ordering a kit online! They will be delivered to your child's classroom in time for Meet the Teacher Night.

Raba Elementary

Home of the Rattlers!



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