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

On a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoon the school is filled with student activities. Girls on the Run, Men of Honor, Student Council, Robotics, Honor Choir, and Latin Dancing...whew!!! Our students are provided with lots of "extra" opportunities because YOU decide to dedicate your time to them. You show them that they matter!! THANK YOU to all our sponsors!!!

Week at a Glance: February 5th-9th

Specials A Week


2nd Grade PLC

Jump Rope for Heart Begins

GT Testing

3:30-ELA Hot Rods TRACKS Group


4th Grade-Gift of Time

GT Testing

2nd-4th TELPAS Practice during Specials

Angela @ Counselor's Meeting


Kinder PLC

GT Testing

Kona Ice

Wes @ TELPAS and LPAC Training

3:30-Rice Way Meeting


3rd Grade PLC-Gift of Time

*3rd and 4th switch Specials

3:30-Math Group # 2 RICE TRACKS

5:30-Author's Celebration


1st Grade PLC

99th Day of School-We have tackled 99 days of school

Specials & PK Gift of Time

Coaches at Jim Knight Training

Poster Method

4th Math CA #5

Gasper & Sznajder Shower

Notes from Malinda

Kindness Challenge:

Teachers, stop by and pick up a sheet if you didn't grab one at Raccoon TRACKS...spread the love!!!

Valentine Treats:

We will have Valentine's treats in homeroom classrooms on February 14th from 1:30-2:30 (1st-4th) & K-1:00-2:00. (PK times differ).

Author's Celebration

On February 8th from 5:30-7:00, we will have our 1st School Wide Author's Celebration. Below are the details of the events:

Library- Gasper, Parks,

Cafeteria-Kinder, 1st,

Grade Level Hallways-Each grade level sets up a writing gallery in their hallway...parents leave sticky notes of positive praise.

Music-Roll a Story/sightword (set up on tables)

Art-Write your sight words (sand/paper plates)

Gift of Time

February is coming...and that means a special treat from the PTO and Admin. Our Gift of Time will be at Pie in the Sky. Each team will get to meet there for breakfast (7:30-9:25...pick your students up from specials at 9:25) and spend some time with each other. Dates are below:

Kinder, Jeanine Cheesman: 2/21

1st, Dustin Gilmer: 2/16

2nd, Mary Luna: 2/12

Lifeskills/RISE: 2/28

Staff Birthdays

Hassan, Sarah 2/4

Bearden, Cody 2/8

Hineman, Susan 2/8

IMPACT: Amy Cuddy

Saturday, Feb. 10th, 9am

2200 Lake Woodlands Drive

The Woodlands, TX

Amy Cuddy


New York Times Best-Selling Author Presence, Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenge “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are” Second most viewed TED Talk with 42 million views.


8:00 AM – Registration Sign-in Begins

9:00 AM – Event Presentation Begins

9:15 AM -Doors Close

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