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

As I walk the building I am beyond amazed at the hard work and creativity each of you have put into your classrooms. Our Raccoons are blessed to learn and grow in these wonderful places.

You guys are the change makers for the students entering our doors!!!

Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Ghandi

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Week at a Glance: August 15th-17th

No PLC this week

Wednesday-Red Day

Teach Expectations for Hallway, Cafeteria, Playground, Restroom

Verify attendance

Thursday-White Day

*Please let Mrs. Tinnin know if a student shows up in your class that you marked absent yesterday.

Teach Expectations for Hallway, Cafeteria, Playground, Restroom

Friday-Black Day

Teach Expectations for Hallway, Cafeteria, Playground, Restroom

Notes from Malinda

Active Start and PLC

We will not begin Active Start or PLC till next week. This gives you time to greet your families on the 1st day and then go through expectations for Active Start and PLC before we begin.

Transportation Tags

Please make sure every child has a tag everyday!!! If a student loses a tag, please email Megan Caldwell.


Below is a new Diagram for the cafeteria. I had to flip everyone to the opposite side in order to allow David to clean up the tables and store them in the cafeteria line. We need to whole gym for PE. Let me know if you have any questions.

Staff Birthdays

Rebecca Paterson-8/13

Dawn Gerstenberger-8/20