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Important Dates           

Date     Event                                                                              Time                 
10/12    PTA General Meeting – NOTE DATE CHANGE!           9:00 am
10/15   Author Visit – David Biedryzcki
10/18   PreK to Pumpkin Patch
10/18    Special Friend’s Day
10/18    Parent/Teacher Conferences – EARLY RELEASE       12:00 pm
10/19    Parent/Teacher Conferences – EARLY RELEASE       12:00 pm
10/22    Red Ribbon Week Starts
10/23    Kindergarten to Dewberry Farm
10/23    Spirit Night @ Los Tios
10/26   PreK and Kinder Book Character Parade
10/26    Spirit Rally
10/30    Picture Retakes                            


For a more complete listing of important dates, please see the calendar at www.rcepta.com. 
 

Principal News

RCE Parents,

I hope everyone is enjoying this nice long weekend.  On Friday and Monday our dedicated RCE staff has been spending time learning from others more about improving their craft. I am so fortunate to work with such a dedicated and caring faculty.  I learn from them everyday!
Reminders:
Our back parking lot is reserved for Faculty Parking in the mornings. There is some available parking in the front. Of course handicapped spots are reserved for students and visitors that need close access to the entrances.  Thanks for your help with these items.
We will be ready to welcome students back on Tuesday.
 
Nancy Harn 
Principal @ Rummel Creek

How to submit something to the RCE Flash, PTA Website and/or PTA Facebook page

If you have something you would like submitted to the Flash, PTA Website or Facebook Page this is how you would do this. 

  • Visit www.rcepta.com
  • Click on the tab Submit to PTA
  • Click on the drop down that says submit to flash/newsletter/website/FB
  • Fill out the form with all the information you want posted as well as including any attachments you have
  • PLEASE NOTE:  THE FLASH GOES OUT ON SUNDAY….SUBMISSION IS DUE THE PREVIOUS FRIDAY.  ANYTHING RECEIVED AFTER FRIDAY EVENING WILL GO OUT THE FOLLOWING WEEK.



Fall Festival - "RCE Rally" Ticket Sales!!!


PRE ORDERS FOR FALL FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE LIVE!!!  PLEASE VISIT THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO ORDER!!     https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/m1nsnj1x13nlpyz/
 
All pre orders are due no later than Wednesday, October 24th
Questions??? Email Mary Dominguez – marydominguez79@yahoo.com
 

Fall Festival - "RCE Rally" Sponsorship Opportunity

Dear Rummel Creek Elementary Families

For over 50 years, Rummel Creek Elementary has been both a cornerstone of our Memorial area community and a magnet for families who are drawn by its tradition of academic excellence.  Our annual Fall Festival event is scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2018, on the playground of our school.

With state funding declining, we depend on PTA fundraisers, such as this event, to allow us to provide the highest quality education possible for our children.  We are very proud and fortunate to have extremely generous families that understand the value of investing in our community and our school. Your contribution and participation is pivotal to the success of our school.

We invite you to be a part of our wonderful event by sponsoring an inflatable, booth, or raffle item.  Your family will be acknowledged for your generosity. 

Rummel Creek PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. 

If you have any questions or would like to donate, please contact Jenn Terveen at jterveen7@gmail.com to sponsor a booth or Mary Dominguez at marydominguez79@yahoo.com to donate a raffle item. 

We appreciate your consideration and support of Rummel Creek Elementary and look forward to spending this evening of fun with you and your family. 
 

Fall Festival Decorations Help

Our Fall Festival decoration team is in search of old jerseys, cheerleading uniforms and pom poms they can use this year to decorate with.  They can be any sport, any color, any size, any team (Sbmsa, Kingdom, MDUMC, HS, College, Pro) and any condition.  Please know you might not want them back as they will have been outside for 2 weeks.  If you have something you are willing to donate contact Mary Kathryn Aston at astonmk@yahoo.com.
 

Reflections Art Contest!

We are very excited to promote this year’s Reflections program, an annual Art competition hosted by the Texas PTA.  The theme of this year’s art contest is ‘Heroes Around Me’ and if your child is interested in any (or all) of the following competition categories, we hope you’ll participate. This contest is a great opportunity to promote art in our school! Please check your child’s backpack for flyer and entry form.  Click here to see the reflections flyer. (please insert flyer attached to the click here words) The Entry forms can also be accessed at rcepta.com/reflections

Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have: RCEReflections@gmail.com
 


Rummel Creek Playground Fundraiser

Rummel Creek Family Pool party and Washers Tournament.

All Rummel Creek families are invited to join us on Oct 20th from 1:30pm-7pm for a family pool party to help raise funds for the recently renovated RCE playgrounds. We will have lifeguards on duty, all you can eat BBQ from Red River BBQ and a Washers tournament for the guys. Cost is only $100 for the whole family or guys can enter the tourney for $50. To learn more go to our website for more information and to register. All Proceeds will go to help pay for the RCE Playgrounds and ball fields.

Date: Saturday, October 20th 1:30-7pm
Where: Plaza Oaks pool on Brittmoore just north of Queensbury
Time: Gates open at 1:30 pm & matches begin at 2:30 pm
Tourney Format: Blind draw, double elimination
Cost: $50 for single entry; $100 for family entry
Note: Must be registered by October 13th to participate in the washer tournament!

http://rummelcreekmensclub.com/washerfest/

RCE Fields Update... Getting Close!

After kicking off Project Rebar in June to upgrade the RCE fields for the safety and enjoyment of the children and our community, the project is progressing well. The project included removing construction debris, installing an irrigation system and laying new field turf...all of the recent rain is really helping the new turf take root!

Although the RCE fields have been closed since Project Rebar kicked off, we are getting close to being able to open up the fields during school hours and on the weekends. Currently, we are targeting Monday, October 15 to open the fields back up.  We will release an announcement when it is officially open.  A BIG thank to everyone for their patience as we ensure the new field turf has had time to grow and take root, ensuring its longevity. 

If you have any questions, please e-mail rummelcreekmensclub@gmail.com
 

Special Friends Day at the Book Fair

Special Friends Day at the RCE Book Fair will be the morning of Thursday, October 18th. This is a fun event where children can invite grandparents, aunts, uncles, or special friends (other than parents) to share in the experience of the Book Fair. A light breakfast will be provided and the Book Fair will be open for all to enjoy! Times are based on your child’s last name. A-M will begin at 8:30 and N-Z will begin at 9:30. Please use the link to electronically register your child and their special friend by October 12th. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090944ACAE29A57-special1 

If possible, have your Special Friend stop by RCE at an earlier date to have them added to our check-in system. Everyone that is already in the system will have their sticker preprinted and be able to avoid the check in line. 
 

Sherwood Staff Appreciation Luncheon

We are so excited to host a staff appreciation luncheon for the amazing staff at Sherwood. Sherwood is our sister school and is located just a few miles from RCE north of the freeway. 
The Sherwood staff doesn't have monthly luncheon, so this will be a fun treat!

The luncheon will be held on Friday, October 12th. 

We will cater the food and provide homemade desserts.

Please see the attached SignUp Genius for volunteer opportunities. We are looking for monetary donations to cover the cost of food, decorations and paper goods as well as homemade desserts and people who are available to help set up/decorate, replenish food and clean up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094faead2ca64-sherwood

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks so much,
Audra Marye and Allison Cattan
 

Family Underwriting

2018 Rummel Creek Elementary PTA
Family Underwriting
Through the generosity of our families we are able to ensure an exceptional education for our students. Your tax deductible contributions fund FIVE staff positions, technology upgrades, new library resources, cultural programs and continuing education for our teachers. The fact that the PTA can support 5 staff positions, (which include reading specialist, reading interventionist, 2 math interventionist, and library assistant), through the generosity of our families is amazing. Our children are definitely receiving a higher quality education, so please help us make sure we can continue to support our wonderful teachers and special programs.
Let’s continue the tradition of tremendous support for RCE to ready our kids and our school for success at the highest level!
Recognition Level                             Donation
Platinum                                            $2,000 and up
Gold                                                   $1,500-$1,999
Silver                                                  $1,000-$1,499
Bronze                                               $500-$999
Friend of Rummel Creek                    $250-$450
Neighbor of Rummel Creek               $100-$249
Supporter of Rummel Creek              Under $100
CONTRIBUTE NOW through the Underwriting Link!
https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/m1ahf5rc0qwxyx9/

Questions or if you would prefer to pay by check, please contact Debbie Hanlen, Debbie.hanlen@springbranchisd.com, or Lynn Thomas, lynn.e.thomas@att.net.
For business underwriting opportunities, please email rcebusinessunderwriting@gmail.com for more information.
 

Stratford America Cookbook Sale

The STRATFORD AMERICA community along with the Spartanaires have gathered delicious recipes for this fabulous cookbook. The Spartanaires are selling these for $20 and they make a wonderful gift for the holiday season. Cookbooks will be available for delivery on November 28. To purchase a cookbook please visit this website:
http://supportingspartanaires.weebly.com/

 

SBEF Making Our Schools Better
Making our Schools Better is what Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) does. SBEF provides a vehicle for private funding to enhance education for our 35,000 students.  All donations to SBEF – 100 percent! – remain in SBISD to fund programs that support our teachers and prepare our students for the future.

BY MAKING A DONATION, YOU CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT SUCCESS IN OUR DISTRTICT

Click here to view flyer and donate
 

Webpage: www.rcepta.com

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Rummel Creek Elementary
625 Brittmoore Rd
Houston, TX 77079

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