News and Announcements

WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS!!!

National Teacher (Staff) Appreciation Week is May 2 - 6, and we thought it would be wonderful to show our teachers and staff members some love by showering them with some small tokens throughout the week. Below is a list of suggestions for the week, but feel free to do whatever you feel led to do to show your appreciation to these sweet teachers.

Monday: “Our future is in Your hands!” - Give some nice smelling hand soap, lotion, or antibacterial gel, or a craft using your child’s handprints

Tuesday: “You ROCK!” – pop rocks, rock candy, Rock Star soft drink, painted rock for a paperweight, or child’s drawing

Wednesday: “Thanks for helping our child ‘bloom’!” – flowers, seeds, plants, child’s drawing

Thursday: “We are sweet on you!” - give a small gift card for a treat, such as Sonic, Spoons, Starbucks, etc...or bring a treat/candy bar, homemade goodies

Friday: “You have been just WRITE for our child!” – pens, pencils, a handwritten note, journaling tablets, stationery

Today some of our Third Graders watched 2 videos that displayed examples of: (1) EMPATHY (2) ENCOURAGEMENT and (3) GRIT!!!

Basketball Player Jeremy Lin has produced some terrific videos that I use with our Rock Prairie Students to help them understand these important concepts!!

Below are links to the two videos and a link to his foundation.

So Thankful for Role Models like Jeremy to INSPIRE our Students!!!

The Last Pick: https://youtu.be/u3cfLvCsm54

Lost for Words: https://youtu.be/dMg1ztoPitI

Jeremy Lin Foundation: http://www.jeremylinfoundation.org/

CSISD Enrichment Summer School 2016!!

This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your child’s learning through fun and innovative classes. For more information and class descriptions please visit www.csisd.org and look under the “Parents” tab, “Summer School/Camps” link.
https://sites.google.com/a/csisd.org/elementary-enrichment/

Mrs. Brister's First Grade Class produced their own book on Growth Mindset!!!

What a FANTASTIC BOOK SIGNING!!!
Mrs. Brister's First Grade Class produced their own book on Growth Mindset!!! We are so PROUD of their hard work and dedication to teaching others the difference between Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset!! Special Thank You to our Classroom Parents, District Superintendent, and District Director of Curriculum & Instruction for joining this celebration!! We appreciate your support!!!

INTERNET SAFETY LESSON

Terrific Counseling Lesson with some AMAZING 3rd graders today!!!
We learned about Internet Safety from SAFESIDE SUPERCHIC!
She taught us about being safe online and reporting issues to www.cybertipline.com
So Proud of our SMART & SAFE KIDS!!!

Science Discovery Night this Thursday from 6 - 7:30pm

We are getting so excited about Science Discovery Night this Thursday from 6 - 7:30!! It will be so fun! We have about 25 groups who are participating. The cafeteria will be the "Robot Room" with Tiger Robotics, robots from TAMU Engineering Technology and some Lego Robots built and programmed by some of our very own Rock Prairie Wranglers! The remainder of the science presenters will be in the gym.
As each Rock Prairie Wrangler enters the front door, they will have the opportunity to register for door prizes and to pick up a ticket which can be redeemed for a slice of pizza, chips (Thanks to the Jamals and Frito Lay!) and a drink. We will draw for door prizes throughout the evening and we have some really cool prizes. (Thanks to the PTO!).
The families will also have the opportunity to visit our Feelin' Groozy book fair that evening. Lots of fun things going on!
The evening will be an open house format with families free to roam from one activity to another at their own pace.

EARLY DISMISSAL AT 12:45pm on WEDNESDAY (4-6-16)

Hello RP Families,
WEDNESDAY (4-6-16) is an early dismissal day for students. RP students will be dismissed at 12:45 pm. Please make sure your student is picked up promptly. Teachers will have staff development for the remainder of the day. Thank you!

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