The Titan Times: Week 23

The River Place Elementary (RPE) Campus Newsletter


  • Message from Principal Sharp
  • Mark Your Calendars and Links to District and Lunch Calendars
  • Titan Community News
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Leander ISD Opportunities
  • Growing a Titan Mindset and Connection Every Day!

Titan Families,

Thank you for participating in our spirit day fundraiser on Saturday! We appreciate your efforts in supporting our campus through PTA. Our PTA is also finalizing yearbook sales, so please be sure to order your yearbook and submit your 5th grade prideline advertisement by January 20th.

The weather has been a bit out of sorts lately. Please be sure your Titan brings and takes home their jacket daily. Dressing in layers always proves to be rewarding for our Titans. If your family is in need of jackets and/or other clothing, please utilize the Leander ISD PTA Clothes Closet on our campus. More info here.

Please be sure to read through the information here to ensure you're in the know of our campus and district happenings. Should you need anything, please reach out. Let's make it a great week of PRIDE in all we do!

Take care and be well,

Dr. Amy Sharp

Proud RPE Principal

Yearbook On Sale NOW!

These will sell out, and we don't want you to be left out.


January: School Board Recognition Month

  • 17th: 5th Grade Run/ Read Club
  • 18th: 3rd Grade Run/ Read Club
  • 19th: 4th Grade Run/ Read Club
  • 20th: Titan Time in the MPR
  • 23rd: Kindergarten Run/ Read Club/ Trish Bode on Campus to Serve
  • 24th: 2nd Grade Run/ Read Club/ Titan Snap Shot Class Picture Day (Wear Your Titan Shirt)
  • 25th: 1st Grade Run/ Read Club & Author Visit: Tae Keller for 4th & 5th Grades (See Flyer)
  • 26th: Fire Safety Assembly 8:15 AM Grades 3-5 & 9:15 AM Grades K-2
  • 27th: Titan Time in the MPR
  • 28th: LEEF Gala (See flyer)

February: Black History Month & Heart Healthy Month

  • 6-10th: Counselor Appreciation Week
  • 8th: PTA General Meeting (See Info Below)
  • 13-17th: Kindness Week/ LISD Volunteer Appreciation Week
  • 20th: Staff Development Day (No School for Students)

Italy Info Session for Current 4th & 5th Grade Titans

Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 6pm

6500 Sitio Del Rio Boulevard

Austin, TX

Hi, Families!

We're excited to tell you more about the trip we're planning with EF Tours, our educational travel partner. Please be sure to register for this info session to be considered for our upcoming travel opportunity. When students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow, and we would love to have your student join us on this adventure.

In this info session, we'll talk about:

● How this opportunity will benefit your child

● What we'll see and do on our trip

● Everything that's included in this experience

● How your child can earn academic credit

● How we'll be keeping the trip safe and affordable

● How to enroll on the trip (before it fills up!)

Registration for this info session is mandatory to help organize our meeting and to notify attendees of a change in time or location if necessary. A parent or guardian must attend.

Can't make it? Choose "No, but send info" so you don't miss out.

Can't wait to see you there!

-Mr. Jason Tutone

River Place Elementary is looking forward to an author visit from Tae Keller on the morning of Wednesday, January 25. Tae Keller is the author of New York Times’ bestseller and Newbery Award winner of When You Trap a Tiger. She has also written a few other books, including The Science of Breakable Things and Jennifer Chan is not Alone.

The fourth and fifth grades will have the opportunity to listen to her speak about how she found a love for reading and writing, pursuing her passions, and encouraging students to pursue theirs. Keller’s presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session, so students are able to interact with her as well!



Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 6pm

6500 Sitio Del Rio Boulevard

Austin, TX

Pizza provided by Smokin' Oak Pizza.

Childcare provided!

PTA will be focusing on all the events PTA has coming up in the spring semester and specific ways you can help and get involved!

Leander ISD District Calendar

This details the entire school year's student holidays, staff development days, early release, etc.

Lunch Menu Calendars

Lunch menus for each month for your reference.



FAMILIES, be sure to visit the School Dismissal Manager (SDM) website to set up your account and to download the app if you haven't do so already. Remember that picking up your child from school early counts as a dismissal change and will need to be noted as an exception in SDM. The family cut off time is 1:35pm for making afternoon dismissal changes for your student. For questions or help, please reach out to the front office.


Feedback Requested: Consideration of Courses

This spring, Leander ISD will consider/adopt new instructional resources for six courses:

  • American Sign Language I-IV,
  • Chinese I-IV,
  • AP US History,
  • AP Calculus AB and BC,
  • African-American Studies, &
  • Mexican-American Studies.
Members of our LISD community have opportunities and are encouraged to provide feedback on these resources from January 17 - February 17 through in-person viewing at Central Office and Cedar Park High School or by viewing the materials virtually on the district website. We will host three Q&A Zoom meetings with district curriculum experts that allow community members to explore the options, ask questions and provide feedback. For questions about the instructional materials selection process, please reach out to Matt Bentz, Chief Academic Officer.

LEEF: Texas Star-Wars Theme Night January 27th

Why did Anakin Skywalker cross the road? To get to the Dark Side! Get your tickets for a Star Wars-themed night with the Texas Stars on January 27th! A portion of ticket proceeds come back to helping LEEF fund programs and grants💛💙

Be sure to check out the jersey auction that night to benefit LEEF. Purchase your tickets at

LEEF Gala: Saturday, January 28th

We're looking forward to the New Year - and what better way to celebrate than a Roaring 20's theme gala fundraising to support Leander ISD! Hope to see you there, it's sure to be the Bee's Knees! Tickets are going fast! Run to get yours at

Counselor's Corner

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Purchase Your Titan Gear

If you are a family who needs support with purchasing Titan gear, please reach out to our school counselor, Ms. Jennifer Randall, at

River Place Elementary Titan Community

Are you looking for ways to stay connected and know what is happening on campus? Great!

Here are our Titan Community Communication Tools-

  • River Place Elementary School Website
  • Twitter Account
  • PTA Facebook Page
  • Remind App for River Place Insiders