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!
Monday October 14th - Student Holiday
Tuesday October 15th - Student Holiday
Wednesday October 16th-Thursday October 17th - Titans wear your hockey jersey (or any sports jersey)
Wednesday October 16th - Call to Action against Bullying - wear your scout uniform
Friday October 18th - Room Parents decorate your teacher's classroom door
Tuesday October 22nd - RPE Backpack Program Food Donations due
Wednesday October 23rd- Thursday October 31 - RED Week (Really Excellent Decision) Week
Thursday October 24th - 5th Grade presents "Vacation On Mars" @ 8:00 am in the MPR Parent/Visitor Performance
Friday October 25th - Trunk or Treat (Fall Fest)
Friday October 25th - Last day for Write the Check campaign
Friday October 25th - Clipped Box Tops Due
Friday October 25th - In class Spelling Bee
Wednesday October 30th - Deadline for Reflections Entries
Friday November 1st - Deadline to increase PTA membership to 350 members; accomplishing this goal = slime Tina Pasak at Titan Time!
Tuesday November 5th - Author Visit from Jeff Kinney at Hill Country Bible Church
Wednesday November 6th - Deadline for Veteran Photos due to Chris Simpson
Tuesday November 11th - 2nd grade Veteran's Day Performance @ 10:45AM
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!
Congratulations Titans! We surpassed our second Write the Check goal, raising $25,467 to date! Thank you for your contributions and company matches! We have big plans underway this year with new playground equipment being the most prominent and expensive.
If you are planning to donate, please don't let the fact that we have reached our goal stop you! We are continuing to campaign until October 25th and every donation goes DIRECTLY back to RPE students. Click on this link to make a donation and support RPE students: https://
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.
To learn more about donation levels and how the funds support our school, please visit: https://riverplacepta.m
If you've made a matching contribution through your company (or are planning on making one), please let Angelique Dale know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Lindsay Koenig for creating RPE's Running Club!
And thank you to all of the early morning volunteers who are making it happen!
We saw Titan students turn out in huge numbers to participate in grades 1st-5th. (Kinder has their first Running Club morning on 10/24). And teachers are reporting that students are focusing better due to the early morning exercise!
Volunteer to help keep the Running Club success strong, or just come run with your kiddo in the morning!
Students who are interested in running will need to first check in with a volunteer in the MPR during morning SOAR time.
Run Club Schedule through 2019 (7:25-7:40am):
1st grade: 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/11
Kinder: 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/12
5th grade: 10/29, 11/12, 12/3
4th grade: 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4
3rd grade: 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 12/5
2nd grade: 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10
Through small steps we are working on brightening the halls of RPE for our students. Last spring we added the multiplication stairs and over the summer, bright paint was added to each of the grade level halls, creating a happier, more stimulating learning environment for our Titans!
River Place Elementary's custodians were showered with gratitude last week during Custodian Appreciation Week!
November 11th is Veterans Day!
River Place Elementary has 2 events happening to honor al
Drop off pictures at the front office or send them in your students backpack to their teacher and they will be given to Chris Simpson. She has many from last year so if you submitted to Mrs. Simpson via email last year, please email her and she can verify if she has them! The pictures of friends and family members that have served in the United States Armed Forces are a powerful reminder to students and adults of the sacrifices our service men and women make for our Country! Please have pictures and information to the office no later than Wednesday, November 6th.
Join us as however you can in remembering those that have served on November 11th. Thank you!
Chris Simpson: chrism.simpson@
Ignite Auction (formerly Ignite Gala) is RPE's biggest fundraiser and is scheduled for April 4th at RPCC. We are starting to pull our committee together and would love to have some new faces.Our meetings are fun and this is a great way to get involved with the school and meet other parents!
Please contact Kendra Hays email@example.com for more information.
We are having a Hockey Unit in PE next Wednesday and Thursday, October 16-17th. We are learning the skill of "striking with a stick to a hockey puck/ball" in PE class.
We are asking kids to wear their hockey jerseys during these dates IF they have one. If not, a sports jersey will work as well!
Thanks! -Coach Fyffe
That’s why we are asking all Scouts to wear their Scouting uniform to school on October 16th to make it easy for their classmates to find people they can count on for a kind word; a lunch buddy; or a resource to help them recognize, safely respond to, and report all types of bullying. The goal is that once other students know who the Scouts are, they will feel comfortable reaching out to those individuals whenever they need a friend.
Here is the BSA article for more information: CALL TO ACTION FOR SCOUTS TO HELP TAKE ON BULLYING DURING NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH.
If you have any questions, contact Angelique Dale: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, Book People is teaming with the LISD library services to present Jeff
Kinney, author and illustrator of the Wimpy Kid books. He will be coming to the Hill
Country Bible Church on November 5 to talk about and sign the 14th book in the series,
The Wrecking Ball. Admission is by ticket pre-purchase.
Tickets are required for this event. Leander ISD families and staff have advanced access to ticket sales through October 31; remaining tickets will open to the general public on November 1. Don’t miss out on this very special literacy event!
Here is a link to purchase tickets if you are interested:
Destination Imagination Teams
(including Rising Stars)
CORRECTION from past announcements
Mark your calendars
Regional Tournament Date for
Heart of Texas is on February 22, 2019
East View High School
4490 E University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626
Good Luck Everyone!
We have quite a gap in the number of church/district donations and the needs of the school population. With the holidays not too far out we would like to start collecting to ensure we can continue to provide a bag weekly.
Click here to see the specific list of needs: https://www.
Please contact Laura McDonough with any questions: email@example.com
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
– Albert Einstein
In our over-scheduled world, here is the perfect excuse to carve out some time to support and encourage your child's creativity! The October 30th submission deadline is coming soon, so don't delay!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org with Reflections noted in the subject line.
To ensure the students know the "why" behind spirit days, Sherri Sneed, RPE's counselor, will visit classes and talk about making good choices prior to RED Week.
Wednesday (10/23): Really Excellent Decisions Week Kickoff
Wear red to help kickoff RED (ribbon) Week
Thursday (10/24): Lei Off Bad Choices
Wear a lei and/or Hawaiian shirt
Friday (10/25): Choose Titan Pride
Wear a Titan shirt or school colors (Blue and Silver)
Monday (10/28): Team Up Against Bullies
Wear your favorite sports team shirt or jersey
Tuesday (10/29): Titans Choose Peace, Love, and Kindness
Wear peace signs and/or tie dye
Wednesday (10/30): Be the Nice Kid and Show You Care
Wear your C2 shirt or shirt with a kindness message
Thursday (10/31): Really Excellent Decisions lead to a bright future
Wear your neon!
Please contact Sherri Sneed with any questions: sherri.sneed@
Classroom Spelling Bees will be held on Friday, Oct 25th, in Language Arts class. Two students from each homeroom class will participate in the school Spelling Bee on Wednesday, November 13th. If your child is interested in participating in the Spelling Bee, please review the resource link below.
Tina Pasak, RPE's principal is graciously allowing us to slime her during the November Titan Time on November 1st IF we can increase our PTA membership to 350!
Our current membership is 260. We have less than a month to add 110 new members by November 1st!
Other elementary schools near us boast over 600 members. Help us get the word out and support the PTA.
We have a great start this year - receiving the Head Start Award for August. Let's keep the momentum going!
Purchasing a $10 PTA membership does not mean you are volunteering your time. It simply means you are supporting your PTA. It is also means you can vote at general meetings and gives you discounts at the following places:
Support RPE PTA and Project Slime! Buy your membership today! Also families can have more than one membership! Click below to purchase:
The Titan Garden needs your help to keep looking its best!
How You Can Help:
1. We need volunteers to adopt the Garden for each week of the school year.
2. Each volunteer signs up for 1 week (but only needs to come 1-2 times that week).
3. Now that our garden has an irrigation system (yay!) the responsibilities are only light weeding and pruning.
4. Your instructions will be emailed before your week begins.
Click here to sign up:
We need one volunteer each week to help students receiving food from LISD's Backpack Program and RPE's Care Closet.
What will volunteers do?
From 2:00-2:45 on the last afternoon of each school week, a volunteer will meet students who are part of the LISD backpack program. Students will come down to the front office where the volunteer will make sure each student receives a bag of food to bring home for the weekend.
What is the LISD Backpack Program?
The LISD Backpack Program provides food that students in need can bring home for the weekend and over school breaks.
What is RPE's Care Closet?
The Care Closet was put together to supplement LISD's backpack program. Food has been donated by RPE families and local organizations/churches to further help RPE's students in need.
Click below to sign up:
Thank you, Titans! This program would not exist without volunteer help so we appreciate the time you give.
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.
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 (email@example.com
Brought to you by Lindsay Koenig, RPE PTA's Healthy Lifestyles Chair:
Don't forget to order RP's national award-winning yearbook! The yearbook is on sale ONLY at https://www.balfour.com/
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,
The Robles Family
The Fohn Family
The Haddock Family
The McCann Family
The York Family
Sam and Charlotte Hanna
The Godwin Family
The Sampson Family
The Giroux Family
The Koester Family
The Rizkallah Family
The Vigil Family
The Widing Family
The Bean Family
The Bischoff Family
The Cartwright Family
The Conway Family
The Hays Family
The Gemperle Family
The Goldsworth Family
The Jacob Family
The Kennedy Family
The Lakey Family
The Orth Family
The Simmons Family
The Werkheiser Family
The Whitson Family
The Worth Family
The Wright Family