Running Brushy Reader

September 2017

Hello Cougar Parents!

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We are so excited to introduce this monthly newsletter to you spotlighting the great learning and events happening here at Running Brushy. One of our goals is to provide timely and meaningful communication for this year and into the future.

Upcoming Dates

September 19 - Picture Day

September 22 - School Dance

October 6th - End of 1st 6 Weeks

October 11 - PSAT for 8th Grade

Curriculum Spotlights

We are spotlighting your child's ELA (English Language Arts) class in this edition. Teachers at Running Brushy have been working hard to implement a Reader and Writer Workshop model as part of their instructional practices.
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Leander Mobile Learning Initiative (mLISD)

We are so excited, and fortunate, in this district to be able to provide our students with an education that will prepare them for their future. Because of the mLISD initiative, students will learn not only use 21st century academic tech skills, but also digital citizenship. It is an expectation that all students have a charged device that they bring to school everyday. Students are allowed to BYOT if you choose, however phones do not suffice. We also have district provided Lenovo Thinkpads available for a maintenance fee. Please click this link if you still need yours or are looking for more information. If this presents a financial burden for your family PLEASE contact our front office at 512-570-3300. We look forward to sharing with you all of the innovative teaching and learning that will occur this year!

TxConnect

The web portal txConnect allows parents and students to view grades, assignments, STAAR results, immunizations, attendance and discipline information online. LISD is committed to providing parents with the information they need to be engaged in their child's education, because research has shown that students tend to perform better in school when their parents are actively involved in their learning. The txConnect program will be the most comprehensive source for information regarding your child's academic progress. Please visit our webpage for more information and directions on how to create an account. If you have any questions or need your parent portal ID please contact our registrar, Brenda Jaimes at Brenda.Jaimes@leanderisd.org.

PTA

The main role of the local PTA is to build strong working relationships among parents, teachers and schools, in support of students. This can include recruiting and coordinating volunteers, providing special recognition in awards ceremonies or through other activities, organizing parent education events, planning teacher appreciation activities and much more.There are so many great benefits of becoming a member...discounts at Great Wolf Lodge, Hotels.com, Six Flags/Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn Water Park, 1800Flowers.com, Dell, HP and many more!! If you have any questions please email at rbmspta.membership@gmail.com.



REFLECTIONS: This year's theme is "Within Reach". Submissions are due October 27th and can be dropped off in the front office. Official rules, entry forms, and additional information can be found at http://rbms.my-pta.org Questions? Contact Michelle Yu at rbmspta.reflections@gmail.com

Title 1 Description

RBMS is designated as a "Targeted Title I" campus due to a large percent of students from low-income families. The state provides additional funds to the school to identify students who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the State's challenging academic achievement standards. Funds are primarily used to provide intervention resources for those needing that little extra help. Targeted assistance programs must use instructional strategies based on scientifically based research. Title 1 schools design, in consultation with parents, staff, and district staff, an instructional program to meet the needs of those students.

RBMS Site-Based Committee

Our site-based decision making committee is designed to give each member the opportunity to serve in an advisory role for the planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of the campus educational programs. A primary task for the committee is to address initiatives for school-wide improvement.

  • Made up of Campus professional staff, parents, community members, a school district representative, and possibly business representatives.
  • Develops and reviews the Campus Improvement Plan for the purpose of improving student performance.
  • Has an advisory role in campus / district planning (C.I.P.)
  • Can make recommendations for campus-based staff development, which relates to the Needs Assessment / C.I.P.
  • Meets a minimum of 3 times per school year.

If you are interested in joining please contact Jim Rose at jim.rose@leanderisd.org