Important Dates           
Date     Event                                                                                Time                 
9/18      Fall Picture Day
9/19      Fall Fiesta Online Auction Closes - Viva RCE
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!
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

For a more complete listing of important dates, please see the calendar at 

From the Principal

RCE Parents –
 ·        It was great to see such a huge turnout at our Back To School Night in spite of all the rain. As a Principal, it was super to hear how much you benefitted from the information the teachers shared with you.  I am very proud of this staff and all that they do every day to help our students achieve more than they ever thought possible. 

  • ***  Reminders ***
  • Picture Day is Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Campus Improvement Team Mtg. – Sept. 27, 2018 @ 3:30/Library
  • Student Holidays – October 5th & October 8th
  •     ***  Safety ***

Did you know that about 237 students are coming and leaving RCE in cars daily? There continue to be some safety concerns during ‘drop off’ & ‘pick up’ times.  Please let our ‘Watch Dogs’ open the doors to help children in and out of the cars.  When parents get out on the opposite side, it causes additional concerns for all.  At all times, be aware of what is going on near you.  We have had a few fender benders recently.  No students should be dropped off or picked up using the rear parking lot.  We have 10 buses that use that area daily.
No students should ever be dropped off on the street. They may not be visible to traffic.
RCE has about 50 students that ride their bikes daily to school.  If you have a child that walks or bikes to school, please review with them how important it is to follow our crossing guard’s directions as they cross Memorial. 
If you observe any safety concerns, do not hesitate to call RCE and let us know.  Our children are our precious future. 
BIG Shout Out to our Watch Dogs!!  They help us in numerous ways every day. We are lucky to have their help and support.
Don’t hesitate to let us know of any additional concerns you may have.
Nancy Harn 
Principal @ Rummel Creek

Fall Fiesta Online Auction is Live!!!

Our new fall online auction is underway and it will be closing this week on September 19th!  If you haven’t gotten a chance to register there is still time.  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.  Don’t hesitate because some things are already sold out!

1. You can register and purchase raffle tickets at the following link: 

2. You can start bidding here:

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

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: 

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

Special Friends Day

Save the Date! Special Friends Day at the RCE Book Fair will be the morning of Thursday, November 18th. This is a fun event where children can invite grandparents and other special friends to share in the experience of the book fair. Times are based on your child’s last name. A-L 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. 

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!
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,, or Lynn Thomas,
For business underwriting opportunities, please email for more information.

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 if you have any interest in helping with any of these.


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.


Click here to view flyer and donate


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625 Brittmoore Rd
Houston, TX 77079

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