Please click here to create an account and for

directions to download the RPE PTA app.

It is only by creating an account that you will:

  • receive the Monday Memo,
  • be able to download the app,
  • access the directory,
  • sync the RPE calendar with your phone!

 

 IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES 

Thursday September 19th - Parent Chat @ 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30 PM in the Library

Thursday September 19th - Lego Robotics Meeting @ 7:00PM in the Library

Friday September 20th - Destination Imagination Registration deadline for 3rd-5th grades

Monday September 23rd - Run Club Volunteer Orientation @ 7:45AM

Monday September 23rd - Spanish Volunteer Orientation @ 10:00AM at River Ridge 

Tuesday September 24th -Spanish Volunteer Orientation @ 10:00AM at Rutledge

Wednesday September 25th - Early Release at 11:45AM

Thursday October 10th - Picture Day

Monday October 14th - Student Holiday

Tuesday October 15th - Student Holiday

Check the calendar on the app to find out dates for the entire 2019-2020 school year! Remember to click on the event you are interested in for full details to pop up!  

 


Thank you to the generous families who continue to support the Write the Check program! This week another 8 Titan Families donated, bringing our total amount raised to

$14,140 of our $20,000 goal! 

 

Haven't donated yet? No problem! You have until FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th to make your contribution. Remember - EVERY dollar raised through this fundraiser goes DIRECTLY back to RPE! It is easy to donate here: https://riverplacepta.membershiptoolkit.com/store

To learn more about donation levels and how the funds support our school, please visit: https://riverplacepta.membershiptoolkit.com/writethecheck

We would like to give a big shout out and thank you to all of the families who have already contributed to Write the Check. You can also see their names written on leaves of the Titan Tree located in the front vestibule of RPE.  


Mrs. Simpson is creating puppet- making and mask-making stations for the kids during PAC and is seeking donations. This can easily be leftover crafting material anyone would like to donate such as google eyes, felt, pup cleaners, etc! Please leave all donations in the box in the front office. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Koval: erin.koval@yahoo.com. Donations will be collected through Friday September 27th.


Please help us thank all of RPE's teachers and staff for everything they do by bringing in snacks and drinks to stock the sojourn (RPE's staff lunch/break room). Treats may be dropped off in the sojourn (which is located across from the cafeteria) anytime between September 16 - 20.

Click the link below to review the available slots and sign up. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0444a9ac2baa8-stock1

Thank you!


 

New this year!

River Place Elementary's Run Club will begin in October with the fall semester being a trial during each SOAR time period.  

SOAR/Run Club will take place every other week from approximately 7:25-7:50 with a volunteer commitment of 7:15-8am. There will be 5 dates per grade from October 1 - December 12.  

We will need at least 4 parent volunteers per date.  (volunteer sign up's coming soon)

Volunteers will:

  • 1 volunteer to hold a crossing sign because there is still traffic at that time of day for morning drop off (do we have a sign or does this need to be obtained?
  • 2 volunteers on the field/track (clapping, cheering, high fiving, etc)
  • 1 volunteer handing out Popsicle sticks to track the number of laps.  Each lap is approximately 1/4 mile.   At the end, students will need to report their distance. Perhaps the track volunteers can also assist with this.

 

A Parent Volunteer Orientation is

scheduled for 9/23 @ 7:45am.

 

Run Club Dates by Grade:

5th grade:  10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3

4th grade:  10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4

3rd grade:  10/3. 10/17. 10/31, 11/14, 12/5

2nd grade:  10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10

1st grade:  10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/11

Kinder:  10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/12

If you have any questions, please contact

Lindsay Koenig, lindsaykoenig@gmail.com


Find out all the details of what it means to be your classroom's room rep this year! We have a few changes that will hopefully make the job a little easier on you! Please contact Julia Dzubinski, juliatd@gmail.com, with any questions. Can't wait to see all of you there!


Choose Your Own Learning for Parents

Join our campus leadership on September 19th for Parent Chats. We will have 3 repeating sessions. Come for one, two, or all three sessions. Parent Chats are intended for an audience of parents. Our sessions will include:

  • Mrs. Land, Assistant Principal, will have a session entitled Bullying 101. She will provide a parent version of the presentation we share with students.
  • Mrs. Pasak, Principal, will explain our TEA Accountability Ratings and share our campus improvement efforts for the year.
  • Mrs. Sneed, Counselor, will provide information on our Resolution of Respect and Culture of Caring (C2).

Following the Parent Chat a Lego Robotics informational meeting will begin at 7:00PM.


 RPE is trying to gather information on Robotics Teams already formed and those soon to be formed. Please take 2 minutes to fill out the information on this spreadsheet so we can bring those interested in the robotics program together. We look forward to a winning year! 


Moving forward, please contact Margarite Crockett with any questions regarding the First LEGO League program: margarite.crockett@gmail.com

Following the Parent Chat on Thursday, September 19th, a Lego Robotics informational meeting will begin at 7:00PM in the Library.


Interested in becoming a volunteer for our Spanish Program?

There are 2 upcoming Spanish Volunteer Orientations. This is only for NEW volunteers:

River Ridge: September 23 at 10:00am

Rutledge: September 24 at 10:00am

Even if you are still debating whether or not to volunteer, I would suggest attending so that you have more information about what is provided, requirements, etc.  
 
Also, as a reminder, ALL volunteers need to get approved by the district.  The link to register as a volunteer is:  https://leander.ezcommunicator.net/edu/leander/ezcomm/VolunteerRegistration.aspx?app=0

• Teaching experience is not necessary, but volunteers should have an elementary level of Spanish and a proficient accent.
•  Volunteers must be able to commit for the school year.
•  All training and teaching materials are provided.
•  Classes are once a week for 30 minutes.
•  Volunteers have the option of choosing the grade/day/time they prefer, upon teacher approval.
•  If you would like to participate in the program but cannot commit to teaching every week for the school year, being a substitute volunteer teacher may be an option for you.


Are you ready to get Muddy? Register today for LEEF's 7th annual MUDstacle, family fun obstacle run. We will award cash prizes to campuses with the most sign ups so be sure to register with your campus. Registration fees are $25. Register here: https://www.edsregistration.com/events/74
 
Sat., Oct. 19th at 8:30 AM
Vista Ridge High School 
 
Packet pick up Friday, Oct. 18th at 2 locations
(more details to come)
 
For questions email info@leeftx.org.

Do you have or know a High School student in the Vision Dance Company, Legacies, or in a Dance Composition Class?  Do you personally dance, love to add motions to dances or teach dance? 

There are 4 grade level performances this coming year and we need your help!!  

We are looking for few individuals that love to put motion to music! There are opportunities right now where we can put your talent to use!  Please email Chris Simpson (chrism.simpson@leanderisd.org) for more information!  Thank you! 




Literacy Partners is a partnership with RPE's local community that pairs K-3rd grade students with approved volunteers to practice reading and engage in fun conversations about the books being read.
 
The program involves the community or parent volunteer reading weekly with two students, one-on-one for 15 minutes each, right outside the classroom door. 
 
How Can I Get Involved?
 
1. Register with LISD to become an approved volunteer at: Here
2. Register to become a Literacy Partner here.
3. Send your contact info and preferred reading day/time to: Laura Grace, RPE Literacy Partners Coordinator at 

Join the movement to change the ever-increasing school drop-out trend in Austin by becoming a Literacy Partner today.  

 Get your Titan ready for the school year!

Order your Titan Bundle for $60 (a value of $80)

 If you've created a user profile on our website then we ask that you purchase bundles (and any Titan SWAG for that matter!) through the forms located under the My Account Tab rather than through the Titan Store. It will make life so much easier for our Treasurer! Thank you! 

Also available this year - sponsor a bundle for a fellow Titan student!

 *In the Titan Store you'll notice that Bundles are available with or without planners. If you 

PRE-ORDERED school supplies then you ALREADY purchased a planner.

Planners are necessary for grades 1-5.


 

Is your child creative? Does your child enjoy the arts? Then have them submit their work via the nationally recognized PTA Reflections program! The theme this year is "Look Within".

With positive recognition as the focus of, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.
Started in 1969, Reflections has grown to be one of the largest nationwide programs of its kind, with more than 200,000 students participating annually. Visit the 2018-2019 Reflections Gallery to see examples of entries that were awarded by Texas PTA in past years. And see last year's State and National results .

Deadline for Entries – October 30th - turn in applications with Hope Herring in the Front Office

Art Categories: Dance Choreography, Music Composition, Film Production, Photography, Literature, Visual Arts

Rules & Eligibility: Click Here

Entry Form: Click Here (also available in the front office soon)

For more information contact Paula Callas, paulacallas@gmail.comwith Reflections noted in the subject line.


 

Attention all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders!!!

The time is now to register for Destination Imagination! Deadline for student registration forms to be turned in is Friday, September 20 to Mrs. O'Brien. "DI" is an extracurricular activity that fosters creativity and problem solving in teams. Click the links for the Registration Formand a Challenge Overview Flyer. We are also offering an informational meeting to hear more about the after school program. Please see those details below:

Destination Imagination Informational Meeting

September 11th 6:30-7:00pm

Steiner Ranch Elementary Library 

D.I. is open to all students in LISD 3rd-12th grades - this meeting is specifically for parents of interested participants zoned for RRE, RPE, GVH, SRE, LWBE, FPMS and CRMS.‚Äč


Please contact our campus DI coordinator, Lindsey O'Brien, at lindsey.obrien@leanderisd.org if you have further questions.



If you are interested in the Early Learning Rising Star (k-2) Destination Imagination program, please take two minutes to fill in the information requested on this Goggle Doc.

Contact Margarite Crockett via email with any questions: Margarite.Crockett@gmail.com. Thank you!

For a list of complete parent-run after school opportunities, click here.


THE NEXT GENERATION OF BOX TOPS IS HERE.

 Box Tops has gone digital...and it is amazing! Look for the Box Tops app in your app store, download it (free), assign River Place Elementary as your school of choice and start scanning. I just tried this yesterday for the first time at Target. After I made my purchases, I took a photo of my receipt with the app on my phone and it automatically picked up box top friendly purchases and gave credit ($) to our school! It is ridiculously easy. Please give it a try!!

This year our goal is $3800.  So let's start scanning!!


 

Don't forget to order RP's national award-winning yearbook! The yearbook is on sale ONLY at https://www.balfour.com/texas/austin/river-place-elementary-school

 

 Please note, the yearbook 

is NOT part of the bundle, so it must be ordered at the website listed above. If you have Four Points or VHS students, those books can be ordered here as well! 

Pridelines for 5th graders are available for purchase. The ordering process is slightly different this year. Please follow these simple steps:

 

 

Our books sell out fast and are 4 color books documenting all kids' photos, class photos and activities throughout the year. Only $30 through January 21st, and $40 beginning January 22nd. Name stamping is available on books purchased by February 28th. Please direct any questions to Paula Schumann, 

schumann.paula@gmail.com

 

Titan Sponsors

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The Widing Family

Titan Blue

The Bean Family

The Bischoff Family

The Cartwright Family

The Goldsworth Family

The Jacob Family

The Kennedy Family

The Lakey Family

The Wright Family

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