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Important Dates
Date     Event                                                  Time                 
9/6        Watch Dog Kick off – Cafeteria
9/7        General PTA Meeting - Kiva                         9:00 am
9/12      Fall Fiesta Online Auction Opens - Viva RCE                                  
9/13      Back to School Night                                     5:30 pm 3 - 5
                                                                                   6:30 pm PK – 2
9/14      Big Form and Class Dues Deadline   
9/18      Fall Picture Day
9/19      Fall Fiesta Online Auction - Viva RCE
9/19      Fall Fiesta Online Auction Wrap Party – Calientes 
9/25      Spirit Night at Chick Fil A
10/3      5th Grade to the Symphony
10/4      Donuts with Dads                                           7:30 am
10/4      PTA General Meeting - Kiva                           9:00 am
10/5      NO SCHOOL!
10/8      NO SCHOOL!

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

 

Safety Updates from the Principal

The safety of RCE students remains one of our top priorities.  At the beginning of every school year, all staff are trained on how to respond in the event of an emergency situation.  We have already had 1 fire evacuation drills, a Lock Down drill, and a chemical shelter in place.  Our students did a great job of following directions immediately and exiting the building when directed.  It is important for our students to understand the importance for these drills.  Therefore, the day before the first time these drills are practiced, we talk to students the procedures and the reasons for these drills.  If you ever need more information about these procedures, don’t hesitate to contact us.
In the past couple of weeks, we have had wasps migrating through the Spring Branch area.  Unfortunately, we have had 3 students that were stung. All of these students made quick recoveries.  We have made district personnel aware and numerous building and grounds employees have come over in an effort to help with pest control.  The District is following all SBISD policies and procedures as governed by the Texas Department of Agriculture.  Students with insect allergies have been staying in during recess for alternative activities.  We realize that students need time for fresh air and exercise.  We monitor daily the areas that students need to avoid.  I will keep you posted on any additional updates.  In the past few days, the number of wasps appears to be decreasing due to the rainy weather.  You can call the school if you have further questions.
Because the temperatures still remain in the 90’s – 100, we have been closely monitoring the heat index before students go out to recess.  Our nurses have kept us informed of how to access this information on a daily basis.  If the heat index is over 101 degrees all health fitness classes and recess are held inside.

Nancy Harn 
Principal @ Rummel Creek


 

Notes From the Nurse
 
We will be conducting vision and hearing screening over the next two weeks starting on Sept 10 for our RCE 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 our state’s required screenings. If you're able to volunteer, please visit the Sign-Up Genius link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084CACAD2DA6FA7-vision2 

Thank you for your time and service for our RCE students!!

Library Links

We are so excited that the Library is already in full swing for the 2018-19 school year. We are looking for volunteers to support the library programs. Please fill out this form to volunteer in the library. 

The Birthday Book Club is back at RCE. We are partnering with Usborne books to bring in great books that are special for the Birthday Book Club. Check out this link for the list of books, and fill out this form – so we can get personal information about the Birthday Child. Thank you for supporting the library.

The library is going to have some unique stations this year - we are looking for a few donations: If you have broken small appliances, printers, computers that the students can take apart. We are going to begin creating hats and mats for the homeless...we need bulky yarn (skein will make two hats - so we can take leftover or new) and old t-shirts we can cut up to create the mats. We need adult large and extra-large t-shirts, they can be in non-wearable condition.

Thank you for supporting the Library and its programs. 

Big Form is Available

It's time to fill out the Big Form! This is your one-stop shop to join the PTA, order directories and yearbooks, purchase birthdays on the marquee, donate to the underwriting campaign and volunteer for a variety of school-wide opportunities. New this year, you can now pay your CLASS DUES via the Big Form. Please take a moment and complete your Big Form today. Deadline is Friday, September 14th.

After you fill out the Big Form please make sure to verify and save your info on the My School Anywhere page so that we may include your info in our directory.

https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/mn44lf91d07s6g/ 

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/
Family contributions will be listed in the Student Directory.  The deadline to appear in the directory is Friday, September 14th. Please indicate exactly how you would like your contribution listed (The Jones Family; Bob and Nancy Jones; Grandparents of Becky Jones, etc.).
Company matching: Be sure to ask your employer if they match charitable contributions. 
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.
 

Fall Fiesta Online Auction and Wrap Party!
 
Our new fall online auction kicks off on September 12, and we cannot wait for you to see the exciting things we have to offer! You can bid on items like skip the carpool line, name the school items (name the cafeteria, name the gym, etc), sporting event tickets, the ever-coveted parking spots, and SO much more.

We will close the online auction with a wrap party at Caliente on September 19th!

Now what?

1. You can register, purchase raffle tickets and your ticket for the auction wrap party at the following link: https://aesbid.com/elp/rc18 

2. You can start bidding on September 12th here: https://aesbid.com/rc18

You won’t want to miss out on this! It will be something to taco' bout!
 

Volunteer Help Needed

Rummel Creek has so many amazing events for our kids but we can not make them happen with out your help.  We have all the info you need to get started but we just need you to be willing to step up and help! 

  1. Science Fair – Our amazing chair for this event is in her last year at RCE.  We are looking for someone that would be willing to “shadow” her this year in order to learn the ropes and take over for her next year. 
  2. Red Ribbon Week - The entire week is dedicated to awareness of a drug – free nation.  Last year the theme was that we “socked it to drugs”.  You would help coordinate the daily activities during this week. 
Please contact Jenn Terveen at jterveen7@gmail.com if you have any interest in helping with any of these.

Cub Scout Pack 525 Sign up Night
 
Cub Scout Pack 525 Sign Up Night is Tuesday, September 4 at 6-7 pm in the RCE Cafeteria.  Here, parents will learn more about cub scouting.  Our pack activities for the 2018-19 school year and have the opportunity to sign up their boys in 1st grade or older.
 
If you’re interested in Family Scouting (boys dens and girls dens) or have a Kindergartner interested in joining, please contact Pack 1040 at http://www.pack1040.org/.  Also, girls can contact Girl Scouts at https://www.gssjc.org/ and search on Harmony Creek Community for a nearby Troop.

SBEF Style Show Invitation

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

Our mailing address is:
Rummel Creek Elementary
625 Brittmoore Rd
Houston, TX 77079

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