Cowboys & Cowgirls Class News

Week of 10/14/19

Fall Fest/Trunk-or-Treat is Coming

Fall Fest / Trunk-or-Treat!

Friday October 25th 5:30-7:00PM

in the Fields behind RPE

Join us in decorating your vehicle's trunk or tailgate for the Trunk or Treat at this years RPE Fall Festival. We need approximately 30 volunteers to decorate their trunk and bring candy/toys to be handed out. We will have high school volunteers available to man the cars and hand out goodies so you can still participate in the festival with your family. Your trunk decoration can be as simple or creative as you would like. There are a TON of ideas on Pinterest. All themes/decorations should be age appropriate for all students, K-5.

We ask that you bring at least 100 treats to handout. These can be food or non-food items. Edible treats should be nut-free (think skittles, starbursts, mini pretzel or goldfish packs, smarties, lollipops, etc...) Oriental Trading has lots of novelty toys and other goodies at really good prices.

Sign up here:

Contact Christina Muchow at if you have any questions.

Jeff Kinney is Coming to LISD

This year, Book People is teaming with the LISD library services to present Jeff Kinney, author and illustrator of the Wimpy Kid books. He will be coming to the Hill Country Bible Church on November 5 to talk about and sign the 14th book in the series,The Wrecking Ball. Admission is by ticket pre-purchase. We would love it if you would let your families know about this exciting event. Here is a link to forward to your families for them to purchase tickets if they are interested:

Important Report Card News

Can you believe the end of the 9 weeks is this Friday?! Your kiddos have come so far and grown so much already this year! This 9 weeks only,​ RPE will send home printed copies of your child's report cards. Leander ISD has transitioned to online report cards and progress reports, which can be accessed (viewed and printed) by students and parents through the Home Access Center tool.

If you have not yet logged into your Home Access Center account, please do so prior to the release of report cards to ensure the system has your student. You can access report cards in Home Access Center for elementary school students the week of Oct. 21. If you have any issues, please complete a customer service request. While LISD is working quickly to address customer service requests, please allow 3 business days for resolution of your issue.

Veterans Day Performance

A note from Mrs. Simpson, our Performing Arts teacher:

November 11th is Veterans Day. River Place Elementary has 2 events happening to honor all veterans! On November 11th the 2nd Grade would like to invite all parents, family, friends and veterans to a special performance in the MPR at 10:45am. If you are unable to attend the performance but would still like to have a way to participate, we will be featuring all veterans by posting pictures, names, dates of service and the branch they served in on the wall by the cafeteria.

Please drop off pictures at the front office or send them in your students back pack to their teacher and they will be given to me. I have many from last year so if you submitted to me via email last year, just email me and I can verify if I have them still! The pictures of friends and family members that have served in the United States Armed Forces is a powerful reminder to students and adults of the sacrifices our service men and women make for our country!

Please have pictures and information to the office no later than Wednesday, November 6th.

Join us, however you can, in honoring those that have served on November 11th. Thank you!

Our Learning Targets

Sight words: am, an, come, no, to, up

Reader’s Workshop: I can analyze the way writers play with language.

Writing Workshop: I can revise, edit, and publish a small moments story

Math: I can create fact families. I can identify even and odd numbers.

Science: I can classify animals and present my learning.

Dates to Remember

10/18 End of 1st 9 weeks

10/23 - 10/31 RED (Really Excellent Decision) Week

10/25 Trunk or Treat (Fall Fest)

10/27 RPE After School Enrichment Registration Deadline Register HERE

RED (Really Excellent Decisions) Week is coming

10/23 - 10/31 is RED Week

Here are the themes for each day

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Class Wish List

I'm working on adding to our class wish list. Until then, my classroom Amazon wish list can be found here.