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Important Dates
Date     Event                                                             Time
9/3        No School                       
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 Ends - 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.

Message from the Principal

Rummel Creek Parents-
Our first full week of school has gone well.  As I visited in classes, the students have been engaged in learning and settling into the school routines.  Students stop me in the hallways to let me know how excited they are to be back.  Due to the heat index last week, we did limit the amount of time that students spent outside.  We look forward to cooler weather in a few months.  The entire RCE staff is grateful for all that our PTA has done to get us off to a good start.  They keep us going with their support and yummy food.  We have super RCE parents!  So far, most of our RCE children are getting to school on time.  Just a reminder that the tardy bell rings at 7:55.
The RCE staff and I are looking forward to a stellar year.
 
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. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewqQNyfcUFkzYbn0ZALXLCwbSA6fcZQKMyUK3upIGYAnVOrA/viewform

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 – (can we embed this link in those words) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfokI13k3JNdH0G7AuhqgpNStJyb_B1enW0JgQ6k9BH8z7MRQ/viewform) 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

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

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.

You will be able to bid on these amazing items online ONLY via the AES bidding link which will be sent out very soon. We will close the online auction with a wrap party at Caliente on September 19th, so mark your calendars! 

Be on the lookout for more info soon! This is going to 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.  Reflections – this is a competition where the students can submit pictures, music, art and several other options to compete across the district with the potential of making it to state!  It is an amazing event that you will love to be a part of!
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.

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

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Rummel Creek Elementary
625 Brittmoore Rd
Houston, TX 77079

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