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

Shout out to our Men of Honor group!!! Thank you to our coaches...Coach Bearden, Mr. Matthews, and Mr. Sznajder. Also to David for coming out to run with the boys last Saturday!

Thank you Ms. Cook for designing and drawing all the festive artwork on our front windows!!!

Thank you to Ms. Cook, Mrs. Fleming, and Mrs. Marler for organizing out staff Holiday Party. They have lots of fun planned for the event. Make sure to RSVP!!!

Week at a Glance: December 10th-14th

Jump Rope for Heart in PE

Mentor Week

Monday-White Day

Kinder PLC

7:00-Sped Team Meeting

4:00-Holiday Sign Party (make sure you signed up and paid. Bring your favorite appetizer)

Tuesday-Black Day

3rd/4th ELA PLC

Melissa at AP Feeder Meeting in AM

2nd Grade Math DCC#2

Kinder Planning Day

Angela @ Counselor Meeting

3:30-4th Grade Auction Item: Nachos and Little Giants

Wednesday-Red Day

3rd/4th Math PLC

Malinda @ Principal's Meeting

9:00-GT Field Trip

3:30-Raccoon TRACKS-Reindeer Games

Thursday-White Day

1st/2nd Math PLC

4th Grade Math Planning Day

1st Grade Math DCC #2

2nd Grade Holidays Around the World

1:30-4th Grade Dress Rehearsal

3:30-Resource/Inclusion Meeting

Friday-Black Day

K/1st/2nd Grade ELA PLC

Baker's House here for lunches

Poster Method Friday

Literacy Testing due in Eduphoria

9:00-4th Grade Program

6:00-Staff Holiday Party (Make sure to RSVP on Evite)


Robotics Competition

1:00-Ms. Rose's Memorial at West Tabernacle Church

Notes from Malinda

Student Discipline

As we get closer to the holidays, some students experience greater anxiety due to a myriad of home and school triggers. Be proactive in your response, watch for signs, and keep high levels of engagement. Keeping students engaged and active in learning will help students cope.


Classroom phones should be answered by an adult in the room. Please make sure this is communicated to your team, students, and all subs in the building.

4th Grade Program

Dress Rehearsal

Date: Thursday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Audience: PreK, Kinder and 1st

Please have your children seated in the cafeteria at 1:25.


Date: Thursday, December 14 @ 9:00 a.m.

Audience: PreK, 2nd and 3rd

Please have your children seated in the cafeteria at 8:55.

Staff Birthdays

Jennie Tinnin 12/9