February 15, 2016
End of the Fourth Six Weeks
Wednesday School and Friday Night Lights
Spring Open House-Monday, February 29
The doors will open at 6:30 for Open House and we will conclude at 8:00. Remember, this is a come and go event, there is no bell schedule to follow.
The nominations are due this Friday.
End of the Fourth Six Weeks
As always, please make sure you are communicating with parents if there are any concerns regarding grades.
Also, we've noticed that there are some classes that have very few grades in the gradebooks. Please make sure you are updating grades on a regular basis and that what is being entered accurately describes the progress of the students. Grades entered at the end of the six weeks should not dramtically change a student's grade in a negative way.
Staff Meeting Thursday
Everyone Matters Day
The video from last year is below and here is a link the Everyone Matters Day website.
Thanks in advance for participating!
Congratulations to the MATHCOUNTS team, Science Fair participants, and Whiz Quiz teams! Another example of how lucky we are to be at Rice!
Congratulations to our Rice Basketball B Teams for a great season!
Congratulations to Jordan Mullins for being the Rice nomination for the TI STEM award and Rocio Martinez for receiving the PTA Lifetime Membership Award.
Important Student Safety Survey Needs to be Completed
All 5th grade and older students will participate in a safety survey during homeroom classes beginning Wednesday. The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PISDStudentSafety
The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes. Students may complete the survey through March 1. Students may use their smart phones to complete the survey in your class.
Parents received a special eNews last week allowing an option for their child to opt out of taking the survey. We will communicate with homeroom teachers regarding those students that have opted out.
Please do not give the survey until after Wednesday.
PISD Education Foundation Drive
Those who donate $25 or more can wear jeans on Mondays and Thursdays. Also, if we hit a certain percentage (100% is always great) of STAFF participation, a pancake breakfast will be in order!
Professional Learning Hours
Thanks for all the great ideas for your professional learning that have come across my desk. We have numerous book studies going along as well as PLCs that have been planned. Great way to grow professionally!
Don't forget to begin documenting your professional development hours for the June 6, 2016 work day. Refer to the memo below for more information.
8th grade Academic Conferences start tomorrow and run through February 24.
The Learning Lab will relocate to the health room (517) during this time.
Soccer Club Sponsors NEEDED!!
Great informational resources for you to apply in the classroom. This is updated weekly with Craig McKinney's latest and greatest ideas.
Rice's Bragging and Reflection Form
There are four "announcements" placed in the classroom which is to be used to brag on yourself, a teacher, or even a student. If you include something about someone, please let them know, so they can see the information. Something to try out as far as giving props and recognition to those who deserve it. The class code is: k37hjt
Sara McCutchen, Feb 4:
#RMSShoutOuts to Drew Morrill, Jan Henderson, and Maggie Jimenez for helping out with arrival and monitoring this morning, as most of the usual suspects were out!!! Thanks so much!
A great visual description of what we should be providing students in the classroom.