Thursday, December 4, 2014

Principal Update

PTA Holiday Turkey Drive
Thank you for your donations to our PTA Holiday Turkey Drive.  Your donations to the Hill Country Community Ministries provided turkeys to 65 families in need during the holiday season.  Thank you for your generosity! 

Pajama Day Coming Soon
On Monday, December 15th we will have a Pajama Day for all students to celebrate our efforts in exceeding our goal this year with Box Tops! Way to go, Comets! 

CCE Technology Club
We are excited to share that we now have our very own CCE Technology Club.  Students in fourth grade are participating in this exciting opportunity.  The students will serve as “reporters” for our campus and report various campus “happenings” on our Technology Blog, which is located on our CCE webpage.  Throughout the school year students will rotate in and out of this club.  All reporting activities take place during the school year.  We can’t wait to read their reports. 

Coffee House Poetry
This week our fourth graders are participating in their annual Coffee House Poetry.  This is an enrichment activity for all fourth grade students.  The students memorize a mentor poem, such as Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare, as well as recite two of their very own original poems.  Families are invited to attend and enjoy coffee, hot cocoa and muffins while listening to poetry.  Our performances began today and will conclude tomorrow.  We are very proud of our fourth grade poets. 

TAG Referral Window
The TAG referral window is open until 3:00 pm on December 9th.  Referral forms can be downloaded from the RRISD Advanced Academic Services webpage while the referral window is open. A copy of the referral and permission to test form should be turned in to the office no later than December 9th

Science Fair Is Fast Approaching
Science Fair is running a little different this year.   Every student, Kinder through 5th grade, will participate in a whole class Science project.  These projects will take place between now and January 21st in order to prepare for our CCE Science Night.  Our CCE Science Night will be hosted on Thursday, January 22nd.  More information on this night will be provided in the future.  Any students interested in submitting an individual Science Fair project may do so.  Students submitting individual projects in grades 3- 5 will be judged in pursuit of attending the Austin Energy Regional Science Fair that takes place on Saturday, February 21st.

Packets will be available in the office on Friday, December 5th, for students wishing to participate with an individual project.  The packet will include timelines as well as other helpful information.  A letter to parents was sent home with students in their Tuesday Folders this past Tuesday.

Holiday Parties
Classroom holiday parties will take place on Thursday, December 18th beginning around 1:30 pm.  We are offering childcare for siblings (at least 1 year old), as siblings are not allowed to attend classroom parties (per the RRISD Student Parent Handbook).  Drop off for childcare will begin at 1:15 pm at the Parent Resource Center (portable 1A) and will remain open until 2:45 pm.  The cost is $7 per child.  Reservations are required and are accepted until Friday, December 12th.  To make a reservation, please contact Mary Ann Hettenhaus, our Family Support Specialist.  Please include the age of the child/children you will be dropping off.  You can contact her at

Patience is our Character Word of the Month!  When teachers see students demonstrating patience, they get a sticker to wear all day so that other students and adults know they demonstrated the Character Word of the Month!  We look forward to seeing those stickers. 


Tuesday, December 9th – Gr. 3 Field Trip

Thursday, December 11th – Singing Stars Holiday Concert, 7:00 pm

Friday, December 12th – Kindergarten Field Trip

Monday, December 15th – Pajama Day

Tuesday, December 16th – Singing Stars Caroling, 6:15 pm

Thursday, December 18th – Classroom Holiday Parties, 1:30 pm

Friday, December 19th – Winter Break begins for students

Monday, December 22nd – Monday January, 5th     Winter Break

Tuesday, January 6th – Welcome back students!