The Titan Times: Week 36
The River Place Elementary (RPE) Campus Newsletter
IN THIS EDITION:
- 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!
This week we have a lot of wonderful things planned for our Titan Community. First, we finish out our kinder and 1st grade performances. It is fascinating seeing how much our littlest Titans have grown in a year regarding the arts! We have PTA coffee chat with Dr. Gearing, our Superintendent, about the bond on Wednesday, so please be sure to RSVP below. And to end our week, our PTA will lead our Field Day events on Friday. Be sure to read all about what we have in store in this newsletter further.
Next week starts our STAAR testing season. Our students and staff have prepared for this year's round of state assessments. We are confident in our student body's ability to show what they know! Please encourage your Titan(s) to do their best and remind them that it is all about growth! As a reminder, we do not allow any visitors these days- including lunches, so please plan accordingly.
We look forward to supporting, celebrating, and partnering with you to end our school year strong.
Take care and be well,
Dr. Amy Sharp
Proud RPE Principal
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
April: Child Safety Month
- 19th: River Place ES Bond Presentation by Dr. Bruce Gearing, Superintendent (See info)
- 20th: 4th Grade Run/ Read Club/ Spring pictures (More information coming)
- 21st: River Place ES Field Day Hosted by Our PTA
- K & 1st grades: 8-10 am
- 2nd & 3rd grades: 10:15-12:15 pm
- 4th & 5th grades: 12:30-2:30 pm
- Clean up crew: 2:30-3:30 pm
- 24th-28th: Office (Ms. Cmet, Ms. Smith, & Ms. Lewis) and Librarian (Ms. Eubanks & Ms. Gammie) Staff Appreciation Week
- 24th: Kinder Run/ Read Club/
- 25th: No Visitors- 3-5th RLA STAAR Test
- 25th: 2nd Grade Field Trip (See teacher newsletter for info)
- 26th: No Visitors- 5th Science STAAR Test
- 27th: 1st Grade Run/ Read Club
- 1-5th: Teacher Appreciation Week (Info coming from classroom parent)
- 3rd: Kindergarten Field Trip (See teacher newsletter for info)
- 9th: No Visitors- 3-5th Math STAAR Test
TITAN COMMUNITY NEWS
STAAR April 25-26 and May 9
River Place 3rd through 5th Graders will take the annual STAAR tests on the following dates:
April 25-- Reading/Language Arts
April 26-- Science (5th Grade only)
May 9-- Math
To support testing needs, we will have no visitors on campus on these dates including lunch visitors for all grade levels.
Students benefit from getting a good night’s sleep before the test and having a healthy breakfast the morning of the assessment. Please encourage your child to take the upcoming STAAR seriously and to give their best effort. Students have the entire school day to take the test if needed, so they should be encouraged to take their time.
Bond 2023/ Bono 2023
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees has scheduled a bond election for Saturday, May 6. Early voting is from April 24 to May 2.
The proposed bond — which is divided into three propositions totaling $762.82 million — includes:
projects to address student and staff safety at every LISD campus
two new elementary schools in fast-growing areas
repairs and updates at several campuses
a new facility for the LISD Special Education 18+ Transition Services Center
replacement of music instruments
renovations at the district's two Performing Arts Centers
The bond would not impact the LISD tax rate.
You can learn much more about the bond by watching this video and by visiting www.leanderisd.org/bond2023. Also, look for posters displayed on campus describing how the bond would affect the specific schools serving your area of the district.
La Junta Directiva de Leander ISD ha programado una elección de bonos para el sábado 6 de mayo. La votación anticipada es del 24 de abril al 2 de mayo.
El bono propuesto - que se divide en tres propuestas por un total de $ 762.82 millones - incluye:
proyectos para abordar la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal en cada plantel de LISD
dos nuevas escuelas primarias en áreas de rápido crecimiento
reparaciones y actualizaciones en varias escuelas
una nueva instalación para el Centro de Servicios de Transición de Educación Especial 18+ de LISD
reemplazo de instrumentos musicales
renovaciones en los dos Centros de Artes Escénicas del distrito
y mucho más.
El bono no afectaría la tasa de impuestos de LISD.Usted puede aprender mucho más sobre el bono viendo este video y al visitar www.leanderisd.org/bond2023_spanish. Además, busque los carteles que se muestran en las escuelas que describen cómo el bono afectaría a cada escuela específicamente en su área del distrito.
WE NEED YOU: Watch D.O.G.S. Info
Dads (or those with influence over them!) …River Place Elementary would love your help on the following days:
- April 28
- May 5, 12 and 17
The WatchDOGS volunteer program is open for the spring semester. This is a full school day commitment to make a difference, meet the teachers and staff and get a good look at what your kids are doing every day. Memories will be made, kids will never forget, and the faculty will be grateful. We’d love to have you join us!
If you have any questions about the program please call or text Cuyler Owens at 512-483-1589. He has been volunteering over the last 10 years to support his 3 kids and has agreed to be the point of contact for any questions.
If you would like to be a Watch D.O.G., follow these simple steps:
Read through the expectations and sample schedule
If you have not done so already, register as a Leander ISD Volunteer
Marc Grace will contact you one week before your volunteer day with more detailed information.
Thank you to the volunteers that pitched in during the first half of the year and thank you for your feedback to make our program even better!
Events & Updates From PTA
River Place Elementary Titan Community
Here are our Titan Community Communication Tools-
- River Place Elementary School Website
- Twitter Account
- PTA Facebook Page
- Remind App for River Place Insiders
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