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

Thank you David for putting together all of our shelves in the Math/Rdg Resource room...getting things organized is going to be so helpful!!! All the Math PLC teams for taking time to help organize the materials :) THANKYOU!!!!!

Week at a Glance: February 11th-15th

Mentor Week


Monday-Black Day

7:30-9:00-Kinder Gift of Time/PLC


Tuesday-Red Day

2nd Grade PLC

4th Grade MOY Writing BM

1st Grade ELA Planning Day

4:30- 4th Grade Math in Action

5:30-Specials Night


Wednesday-White Day

7:30-9:00-PK & 1st Gift of Time/PLC

Malinda @ Principal's Meeting

Marla @ TMEA Conference

3:30-Rice Way Team Meeting in PLC


Thursday-Black Day

4th Grade PLC

** Extended announcements*** Kindness Video

Marla @ TMEA Conference

1:00-Kinder Valentine Treat

2:30-1st-4th Valentine Treat


Friday-Red Day

7:30-9:00-3rd Grade Gift of Time/PLC

2nd Grade Math Planning

Marla @ TMEA Conference

3rd Math CA

Go Texan Day and Staff Chili Cook off

Friday, Feb. 22nd, 7:30am-3pm

Rice Elementary

Go Texan Day

Staff and students are encouraged to wear their western gear. Students will have rotations during their specials time that includes western art, line dancing, and horseshoe throwing.


Chili Cook Off

February 22nd, we will have a Staff Chili Cook Off. If you want to enter, please sign up on the Lounge door. We will also have plenty to eat, so even if you don't enter, sign up to bring the chili fixins, favorite appetizer, drinks, or desserts for all to enjoy for lunch on that day. We will set up in the Library.

Prizes include: bragging rights, a yummy cookie prize, and a whole lot of love from your Rice Family!!!

Staff Birthdays

Staff Updates

Recess Monitoring

Please remember that staff should not be on their phones for personal use during instructional time and during active monitoring of Active Start and Recess.


PLC Changes***

Please take note of the PLC changes due to the gift of time for multiple grade levels.


Valentine's Day

Staff may wear their favorite Valentine Shirt or red shirt and jeans.