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Important Dates           

Date                Event                                                                           Time
 
9/2                   Labor Day - No School                                              
9/4                   Scout Night                                         
9/6                   General PTA Meeting                                                 8:30am
9/9                   After School Activities Begin              
9/10                 Odyssey of the Mind Program                                   6:00pm
9/13                 BIG FORM DUE!!!!
9/19                 Back to School Night
9/24                 Spirit Night - Chick Fil a
9/16-24            Hearing and Vision Screening
10/1-2              Picture Day
10/11               Staff Development Day - No School  
10/14               Columbus Day - No School
10/17               Special Friends’ Day
10/15-18          Book Fair
10/18               Breakfast with a Buddy
10/18               PreK to Pumpkin Patch
 
 
For a more complete listing of important dates, please see the calendar at www.rcepta.com

 

BIG FORM

The BIG FORM is LIVE!!!  Please visit BIG FORM to order yearbooks, directories, volunteer, donate for teacher appreciation and more!!!  This is the ONLY opportunity you have for many of these items, so please log in TODAY!!  Big Form closes Friday, September 13th!

PTA Membership - SIGN UP TODAY!!

Join the RCE PTA via the Big Form! Don't forget spouses and grandparents, too!
By joining the RCE PTA, we become members of the Texas PTA. The Texas PTA provides Advocacy, Family Engagement, Member Programs, and PTA Support.
We also will receive awards based on our percentage of membership in the district and state level.
A strong, supporting PTA means a strong, awesome school!
Thank you! Please contact Whitney Vanderslice, Membership chair -
wjvanderslice@gmail.com with any questions.

Principal News

Dear Parents,

We are two days and one full week into the new school year. Things are going very smoothly and we love getting to know your children!

Beginning Monday, August 26, we will be implementing some new procedures.

  1. We do not open the front doors until 7:15. At that time students may go sit in the cafeteria. Breakfast is available for $.75. Students will be dismissed to classes at 7:40.
  2. The tardy bell rings at 7:55am. After that time, you will need to park your car, bring your child into school and sign him/her in at the front desk. There will be a sign rolled into parent drive at 7:55 to remind you.
  3. You may eat lunch with your child beginning August 26. Please note that you will not be able to eat with them in the cafeteria. You will be able to sit at the picnic tables just outside of the library. Please do not prop the door open. When you are finished with lunch, please call the office 713-251-6700 and someone will let you in.
  4. We have slowly rolled out the new Remind Bus App. If you have questions about getting alerts for buses, please email Jenny Steane @ Jennifer.steane@springbranchisd.com.
  5. On a separate note, Bus 88 is very crowded. At this time we are asking that you not let your child have a friend ride with them on this bus. This allows students to have adequate space to seat 2-3 students. Thanks for your help!

Upcoming Events:   

     9/6   PTA General Meeting @ 8:30am in the KIVA
     9/13 PTA Big Form Due
     9/16 Vision and Hearing Screenings begin (through 9/27)
     9/19 Back to School Night – more info to come
     9/24 RCE Spirit Night at Chick Fil A Dairy Ashford
     10/1 Picture Day (PreK-2)
     10/2 Picture Day (3-5)

Enjoy your Week-End,
Nancy Harn

Note From the PTA President

Welcome to Rummel Creek!!  We have a very active PTA and we would love to have everyone’s participation in RCE PTA! We have monthly meetings on Friday mornings at 8:30am in the KIVA.  The first meeting is generously sponsored by Town and Country Orthodontics and is September 6th.  Breakfast pastries and coffee will be available.  Please visit www.rcepta.com to sign up for weekly Flash email blasts to get all the latest and relevant PTA news!  Thank you.

Jordan Maedgen

2019 RCE PTA Family Underwriting Campaign

RCE’s Family Underwriting Campaign is the one donation opportunity where 100% of the funds received are used at RCE. Your tax-deductible contributions fund the following staff positions and programs that are not funded by the district and would not be possible without you: 

  • FIVE staff positions (two math interventionists, two reading interventionists, and the assistant librarian)
  • 2 field trips per grade
  • Teacher workshops/continuing education
  • Grade level plays 
  • Hands on Science   
  • Outdoor Learning Center
  • Science Fair
  • Technology upgrades and cultural programs 

Our RCE children receive the highest quality education, so please help us make sure we can continue to support our wonderful teachers and special programs. Last year only 38% of families participated in the Family Underwriting Campaign. Imagine what we could do if that increased to 60%?

CONTRIBUTE NOW through the PTA BIG FORM!

        Recognition Level                       Donation
        Platinum                                        $2,000 +
        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

Family contributions will be listed in the Student Directory.  The deadline to appear in the directory is Friday, September 13th. 

Through the generosity of our families, we are able to ensure an exceptional education for our students. Let’s continue the tradition of tremendous support for RCE to ready our kids and our school for success at the highest level!

If you accidently skipped this on the Big Form, you can contribute online through the special PTA Underwriting Form.

Company matching: Be sure to ask your employer if they match charitable contributions. You can indicate this on the Big Form. These funds also go 100% to RCE! 

Questions or if you would prefer to pay by check, please contact Leslie Alexander at lalexander76@yahoo.com or Laurie Davis at lyjacksonm@yahoo.com.

For business underwriting opportunities, please email rcebusinessunderwriting@gmail.com for more information.

Welcome New Families

We are excited to have you at Rummel Creek!  Please join us for a Moms Meet and Greet Social.  Ask questions and learn ALL things RCE!!  

http://evite.me/y9BPru1NU2

Directory News

Please visit www.rcepta.membershiptoolkit.com to register or review your directory information.  Please take a quick look to correct and update your teacher information for this school year.  Once you create an account, you will have access to the directory page.  

  • https://rcepta.membershiptoolkit.com
  • Click Register/Login
  • If you already have an account with MySchoolAnywhere you can use the same email and password to login.  Then proceed to the steps numbers steps below.
  • Select “Create Account” if you do not have one and fill in the name, email and password info.
  • Click “verify my email” and check your email for a link to complete the process.  The link expires in 2 hours.  
  • Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process.
    1. Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information
    2. Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.

Once a primary account is set up, the primary user can invite other email addresses to access his/her account. This allows a secondary user to have their own login information, but still have access to the family account. Questions?? Please contact Whitney Casey at whitneycasey0922@gmail.com

Notes from the Nurse

RCE will be conducting vision, hearing, height and weight screening starting on Sept 16th and ending on or around Sept 26th for our students in PreK, Kinder, 1st, 3rd and 5th graders. We will also screen new RCE 2nd and 4th graders.

Please remember to send your child to school WITH their glasses or contact lenses during this time. We need many volunteers to help us with this state, required screening. If you're able to volunteer, please visit the Sign-Up Genius link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949a8ab22a6fe3-rummel

Thank you!

Odyssey of the Mind

Program Presentation Tuesday Sept 10th 6-7:00pm in the Library

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.

RCE Fiddlers

Come and Join the Fiddlers!
You can learn how to play the violin right at your own school.  SBISD offers violin lessons in 6 of the elementary schools.  The programs are funded by the parents and the parents learn how to be the home teacher.  Some parents even rent their own violin!

Students have one 15-minute private lesson per week and one 45 group lesson with the other beginners. We have concerts, solo contest, book graduation, and we learn how to read music.

For further information contact Mrs. Hemphill at
sport.hemphill@gmail.com

Morning Movers

Join fellow RCE students M/W/F mornings to run/get moving before school starts!  Please make sure to come in through the FRONT OFFICE and head out to the track!  Parents, please sign up to help! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45aea62da1fe3-rcemorning

Memorial High School Junior Drill Clinic

SBEF Style Show

Click here to Register

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

  • ONE STUDENT, ONE CLASSROOM, ONE SCHOOL, ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME!

 
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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