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I am delighted to begin my 23rd year in the Rockdale Independent School District. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to nurture and support a dynamic learning community that works collaboratively to strengthen the academic and social achievement of students and the relationship between home, school, and community.

Before coming to Rockdale Intermediate School, I had the opportunity to spend sixteen years as an elementary school teacher, a technology teacher and the Director of Instructional Technology. I have spent my entire career working with the students of Rockdale ISD.

I obtained my Masters degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University. My undergraduate work was at Sam Houston State University. Go Bearkats!

My husband and I are both Rockdale High School graduates. We are the proud parents of two Rockdale High School graduates, Christa (class of 2011) and Josh (class of 2014).
 

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RIS Newsletter - March 5, 2018

Greetings from RIS,
 
I'm sure that all of us are aware that school attendance is important. "Being there" is half the battle with any task we undertake. What many don't realize is how critical attendance is to the learning process. Studies have shown that as few as two absences per month can impact student success even when they are excused absences.
 
Students who attend school regularly are more successful. Even students who struggle with learning will perform better and make significant gains as attendance improves. Regular attendance facilitates learning social skills from interacting with peers on a daily basis. Students who miss very little school time are significantly more likely to graduate.
 
Reading skills are critical to student success and reading can be heavily impacted by absenteeism. As students reach the third grade, their reading skills have matured to the point where they transition from learning to read into reading to learn. Students with good skills in this area are much more successful, more likely to attend college, and generally become life long learners. 
 
The staff at the RIS want to let everyone know how much we appreciate parents getting their children to school on time and ready to learn each and every day. This enables us the best possible opportunity to educate our students. There is a great deal of joy in seeing students succeed and achieve their goals
 
Public School's Week - RISD will celebrate Texas Public School's Week the week of March 5th. Each grade level will be sending home invitations for parents to join us in the classroom as well as for lunch on Wednesday, March 7th. This lunch is a change from the breakfasts that were held in the past for parents and grandparents. Our parent involvement survey as well as our Thanksgiving meal turn out in November indicated that one meal for our families was better for attendance than seperate events. For the younger students, kids often felt embarrassed when a grandparent or parent could not attend on the specified day. In creating one day where all family members are invited, we hope to avoid this scenario for our students.
 
We look forward to seeing you on campus during the next few weeks!
 
Kathy Pelzel, Principal
Rockdale Intermediate School
 

Upcoming Calendar Events

 

March Texas History Month
5-9 Texas Public Schools Week
6 Student Council Meeting - parents required to attend
7 College Colors Day
  Family Lunch - Texas Public School's Week Celebration
  EAFK Meeting after school - parents invited to attend
8 DEC Meeting at RES Library, 4pm
11 Daylight Saving Time Starts
12-16 Spring Break
19 School Board Meeting @ Central Office, 5:30pm
21 CEC Meeting, Intermediate Library, 4pm
29 Field Trip - Mrs. Willis' Class - Homestead Craft Village in Waco
30 Good Friday – Student and Staff Holiday
 
 

RIS Newsletter - February 5, 2018

Greetings from Rockdale Intermediate School,
 
We were excited to hold parent conferences yesterday. We were able to meet with many parents and enjoyed the opportunity to plan with parents on the best way to meet the needs of their children. We believe that that the home-to-school connection is one of the most important factors when working to help students be successful.
 
5th grade students will meet with junior high staff on Monday, February 12th at RIS to discuss schedule opportunities for next school year. RJH will host a parent/student meeting for all 5th graders Monday, February 12th at 5:30 pm in the RJH cafeteria to discuss these options and to make schedule decisions.
 
Valentine's Parties - Next week we have several events that I'd like to remind parents about. Our class Valentine's Day parties will be held on Wednesday, February 14th at 2:15 pm. Please call the office prior to the 14th to have your badge preprinted if you plan to attend. 
 
Student Holidays - February 16 and 19th are designated as student holidays at RISD. All RISD staff will receive professional development during this time while students have an extended weekend. Normal schedule will resume on Tuesday, February 20th.
 
Public School's Week - RISD will celebrate Texas Public School's Week the week of March 5th. Each grade level will be sending home invitations for parents to join us in the classroom as well as for lunch on Wednesday, March 7th. This lunch is a change from the breakfasts that were held in the past for parents and grandparents. Our parent involvement survey as well as our Thanksgiving meal turn out in November indicated that one meal for our families was better for attendance than seperate events. For the younger students, kids often felt embarrassed when a grandparent or parent could not attend on the specified day. In creating one day where all family members are invited, we hope to avoid this scenario for our students.
 
We look forward to seeing you on campus during the next few weeks!
 
Kathy Pelzel, Principal
Rockdale Intermediate School
 

Upcoming Calendar Events

 

February Black History Month   
Career & Technology Education Month
12 5th Grade Scheduling for 6th Grade @ RIS, 2pm
  5th Grade Parent Meeting for Scheduling/SSI @ RJH, 5:30pm
13 5th Grade Field Trip – Inner Space Caverns
  SHAC Meeting @ RJH, 4pm
14 Valentine Day Parties, 2:15-2:45pm
15 Last Day 4th Six Weeks
16 Teacher Professional Development – No School for Students
19 State of Texas Remembrance Day
  C2L Collaborative Professional Development 
No School for Students
20 First Day 5th Six Weeks
21 EAFK Ceremony, 1:30pm
  School Board Meeting @ Central Office, 5:30pm
26 Band Spaghetti Supper/Concert, RJH, 4:30pm
27 Spring/Class Pictures
28 Jump Rope for Heart Event
March Texas History Month
7 College Colors Day
  Family Lunch - Texas Public School's Week Celebration

RIS Newsletter - January 22, 2018

Greeting from Rockdale Intermediate School!
 
We have made it back from winter break and working to get back in the routine of things. Our students made great progress during the first semester and we look forward to sharing that information with parents during parent teacher conferences. Parent teacher conference day is scheduled for the afternoon of February 7th. Students will be released at noon with conferences to follow. Due to the inability to see all parents during this limited time, some conferences will be schedule prior to and after February 7th. These may be face-to-face or phone conferences. Your child should be bringing home parent conference requests this week to schedule a time that works for you.
 
The RISD Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is conducting online surveys for students and parents to help determine the extent of alcohol use/abuse, drug abuse and social media misuse. These surveys will be given to 5th grade students only the week of February 5, 2018. All answers will remain confidential and anonymous. The information gathered in this survey will be analyzed as a whole and will not identify any of the individual participants taking the survey.  Thanks for your time and effort to make your school a better place.


As per Rockdale ISD policy, all parents and students have the option to not participate in surveys.  This letter is to inform you of that option. If you do not want your student to participate in these surveys, please sign this letter and return it to the principal’s office by 3:00 PM on Friday, February 2, 2018.  If we do not receive this letter stating that you do NOT wish for your student to take part in these surveys, they will take the survey the week of February 5, 2018. 

All RISD parents are invited to complete the surveys by following the links below.

 
 
 

We look forward to visiting with soon!

 

Kathy pelzel

Upcoming Calendar Events

 

January  School Board Recognition Month 
“Helping Kids Soar to Success”
30 5th Grade Math Benchmark
31 5th Grade Reading Benchmark
  4th Grade Writing Benchmark
February Black History Month   
Career & Technology Education Month
5-9 National School Counseling Week
“Helping Students Reach for the Stars”
7 Early Release/Parent Teacher Conferences
12 5th Grade Scheduling for 6th Grade @ RIS, 2pm
  5th Grade Parent Meeting for Scheduling/SSI @ RJH, 5:30pm
13 5th Grade Field Trip – Inner Space Caverns
  SHAC Meeting @ RJH, 4pm
14 Valentine Day Parties, 2:15-2:45pm
15 Last Day 4th Six Weeks
16 Teacher Professional Development – No School for Students
19 State of Texas Remembrance Day
  C2L Collaborative Professional Development
No School for Students
20 First Day 5th Six Weeks
21 EAFK Ceremony, 1:30pm

 

 

RIS Newsletter - December 8, 2017

Greetings from Rockdale Intermediate School!
 
Our fourth grade students have been working extremely hard in preparation for the 4th grade program. The program is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13th at 9:00am. Please call in advance to pre-register to avoid wait time and have your badge preprinted.
 
Congratulations to the Rockdale Tigers football team for making the State Semifinals. In order to run the bus routes and then get all groups to the game on time, we will need to release school early on Friday, December 15th at 12:00pm. 
 
Christmas Roundup Update - Food collections continued last week. Classes are competing to see which class can collect the most items for families in need. RIS will collect the following:
  • Jello
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cocoa Mix
  • Canned Chicken
Each item collected is worth 1 point. The class in each grade level with the most points by December 8th will receive a party and movie. Below are the class totals as of today.
 
 
  Class Total
Brockenbush
40
Butler 11
Evans 46
Jimenez 14
Johnson 241
VanDyck 26
Ammons 25
Knesek 147
Muston 17
Niemtschk 194
Sibole 31
Vance 47
Flores 134
Smith 76
Pickel 81
McMahon 381
Trotty 76
Willis/Barker 80
   
Campus Total 1670

Students in the following classes will be treated to a movie and popcorn next week to recognize their efforts: Johnson, Niemtschk, McMahon and Willis.
 

We look forward to a great week at RIS!

 
Kathy Pelzel, Principal
 


Upcoming Calendar Events

December  
12  SHAC Meeting at Intermediate Library, 4pm
  PTO Meeting at RJH, 6pm
13 4th Grade Christmas Program, 9am
14 Winter Wonderland @ RHS, 5-7pm
  Community Pep Rallly @ RHS 7pm
15 Early Release, 12:00pm
17
Christmas Roundup at KC Hall @ 4:00pm for set up
18
Christmas Roundup ar KC Hall @ 9:00am for filling boxes and pickup at 5:00 pm
19
Christmas Roundup ar KC Hall @ 9:00am for deliveries
 
5th Grade Field Trip - Inner Space Caverns
20
Early Release for Staff and Students, 12pm
  RJH Christmas Band Concert @ RIS, 8:30am
  Classroom Christmas Parties, 11-11:30am
Dec. 21-Jan 1 Winter Break

 

RIS Newsletter - December 4, 2017

Greetings from Rockdale Intermediate School!
 
November was a busy month for RIS with Veteran's Day, EAFK and the Thanksgiving holidays. However, our students have found time to work hard and prepare for UIL. We are excited to host our academic UIL competition on Tuesday, December 5th at RIS. In order to accommodate all of the events, RIS will release at noon and bus transportation will be provided at that time. Parents received a call out to remind them of the early release last week. There will be no iTigers on Tuesday at RIS.
 
Christmas Roundup Update - Food collections continued this week. Classes are competing to see which class can collect the most items for families in need. RIS will collect the following:
  • Jello
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cocoa Mix
  • Canned Chicken
Each item collected is worth 1 point. The class in each grade level with the most points by December 8th will receive a party and movie. Below are the class totals as of today.
 
 
  Class Total
Brockenbush
38
Butler 11
Evans 37
Jimenez 13
Johnson 205
VanDyck 26
Ammons 17
Knesek 139
Muston 11
Niemtschk 114
Sibole 31
Vance 35
Flores 128
Smith 76
Pickel 70
McMahon 381
Trotty 76
Willis/Barker 80
   
Campus Total 1488

 
Families in need of support this Christmas can signup for Christmas Roundup by completing an application and returning it to RIS by December 8th. Please contact Keely Reisner, RIS counselor, for more information at 512.430.6200 or at kreisner@rockdaleisd.net.
  

We look forward to a great week at RIS!

 
Kathy Pelzel, Principal
 


Upcoming Calendar Events

December  
UIL
  Early Release for Students, 12pm
PTO Santa Workshop - All Day
  College Colors Day
PTO Santa Workshop - All Day
  Last day of iTigers for the fall semester
PTO Santa Workshop, 8am – 12pm
12  SHAC Meeting at Intermediate Library, 4pm
  PTO Meeting at RJH, 6pm
13 4th Grade Christmas Program, 9am
14 Winter Wonderland @ RHS, 5-7pm
17
Christmas Roundup at KC Hall @ 4:00pm for set up
18
Christmas Roundup ar KC Hall @ 9:00am for filling boxes and pickup at 5:00 pm
19
Christmas Roundup ar KC Hall @ 9:00am for deliveries
 
5th Grade Field Trip - Inner Space Caverns
20
Early Release for Staff and Students, 12pm
  RJH Christmas Band Concert @ RIS, 8:30am
  Classroom Christmas Parties, 11-11:30am
Dec. 21-Jan 1 Winter Break

 

RIS Newsletter - November 20, 2017

Greetings from Rockdale Intermediate School!
 
We had a great turnout last week at our Thanksgiving luncheon. The students enjoyed lunch with family and friends and memories were made by all. Thank you for participating and helping make it one of the best attended meal yet.
 
We will not have iTigers this week as we will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to celebrate Thanksgiving. We hope our students and staff enjoy time with family and are safe over the holidays. We will have regular classes and hour on Monday and Tuesday.
 

Christmas Roundup Update - Food collections continued this week. Classes are competing to see which class can collect the most items for families in need. RIS will collect the following:

  • Jello
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cocoa Mix
  • Canned Chicken
Each item collected is worth 1 point. The class in each grade level with the most points by December 7th will receive a party and movie. Below are the class totals as of today.
 
 
  Class Total
Brockenbush
27
Butler 11
Evans 37
Jimenez 13
Johnson 176
VanDyck 26
Ammons 0
Knesek 39
Muston 11
Niemtschk 75
Sibole 7
Vance 20
Flores 128
Smith 76
Pickel 50
McMahon 347
Trotty 76
Willis/Barker 76
   
Campus Total 1195

 
Families in need of support this Christmas can signup for Christmas Roundup by completing an application and returning it to RIS by December 8th. Please contact Keely Reisner, RIS counselor, for more information at 512.430.6200 or at kreisner@rockdaleisd.net.
  

We look forward to a great week at RIS!

 
Kathy Pelzel, Principal
 


Upcoming Calendar Events

November November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
20-21 No iTigers this week
21  Willis’ class will go the HS for Thanksgiving Lunch
22-24 Thanksgiving Holiday Break
24   American Indian Heritage Day
December  
UIL
  Early Release for Students, 12pm
PTO Santa Workshop - All Day
  College Colors Day
PTO Santa Workshop - All Day
  Last day of iTigers for the fall semester
PTO Santa Workshop, 8am – 12pm
12  SHAC Meeting at Intermediate Library, 4pm

 

RIS Newsletter - November 13, 2017

Greetings from Rockdale Intermediate School!
 
We honored our Veteran's last Thursday as RIS took part in the RISD Veteran's Day program at RHS. Our students were very respectful and performed beautifully for our Veterans. I could not have been more proud of our students. Please visit the RIS Facebook page to enjoy photos and videos from the event.
 

UIL - Students continue to practice and prepare for our UIL competition which will be held at RIS on December 5th. They are working hard and we look forward to seeing them compete. Thank your for your help as they prepare.

Christmas Roundup - Food collections have begun. Classes will compete to see which class can collect the most items for families in need. RIS will collect the following:

  • Jello
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cocoa Mix
  • Canned Chicken
Each item collected is worth 1 point. The class in each grade level with the most points by December 7th will receive a party and movie. Below are the class totals as of today.
 
 
  Class Total
Brockenbush 24
Butler 0
Evans 32
Jimenez 12
Johnson 134
VanDyck 0
Ammons 0
Knesek 39
Muston 6
Niemtschk 9
Sibole 0
Vance 0
Flores 94
Smith 64
Pickel 42
McMahon 186
Trotty 64
Willis/Barker 0
   
Campus Total 706

 
Families in need of support this Christmas can signup for Christmas Roundup by completing an application and returning it to RIS by December 8th. Please contact Keely Reisner, RIS counselor, for more information at 512.430.6200 or at kreisner@rockdaleisd.net.
 
Thanksgiving Luncheon  - We will celebrate Thanksgiving on Wednesday at RIS. Parents and family members are invited to have lunch with our students. Please see the schedule below for your students assigned lunch time. Please note, times have changed in order to better accommodate our guests.
 
 
   
Willis               11:00 - 11:30
Butler               11:05 - 11:35
Johnson          11:10 - 11:40
Jimenez           11:15 - 11:45
VanDyck          11:20 - 11:50
Evans               11:25 - 11:55
Brockenbush     11:30 - 12:00
Pickel               11:35 - 12:05
Flores               11:40 - 12:10
McMahon        11:45 - 12:15
Trotty                11:50 - 12:20
Smith                11:55 - 12:25
Ammons          12:00 - 12:30
Sibole      12:05 - 12:35
Niemtschk       12:10 - 12:40
Vance  12:15 - 12:45
Knesek            12:20 - 12:50
Muston             12:25 - 12:55

 

On Wednesday we will hold our second EAFK ceremony. Students were chosen who best exemplified the character trait of responsibility. Parents were notified last week if their child was chosen to be honored. Just a reminder that students who are chosen do not know until their accolade is read on stage by their teacher. Please help us make this an exciting time for your child by not sharing the surprise. 

 

We look forward to a great week at RIS!

 
Kathy Pelzel, Principal
 


Upcoming Calendar Events

November November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
20-21 No iTigers this week
21  Willis’ class will go the HS for Thanksgiving Lunch
22-24 Thanksgiving Holiday Break
  24   American Indian Heritage Day
December  
UIL
  Early Release for Students, 12pm
PTO Santa Workshop - All Day
  College Colors Day
PTO Santa Workshop - All Day
  Last day of iTigers for the fall semester
PTO Santa Workshop, 8am – 12pm
12  SHAC Meeting at Intermediate Library, 4pm

 

RIS Newsletter - October 30, 2017

Greetings from Rockdale Intermediate School!
 
We had a fabulous day on Friday. Thank you for supporting our Vocabulary Parade and Halloween parties. Our students had creative costumes and were excited to share their vocabulary words. I was very proud of them. Afterwards, they enjoyed food, fun and friendship during their classroom parties. All of this is not possible without of the support of our families. Thank you! Since we celebrated on Friday we will not celebrate on Tuesday. Please do not allow students to wear costumes to school.
 

We will not run an after school / iTigers bus Tuesday due to Halloween and iTigers will be finished at 4:30pm on Tuesday so that families can spend the evening together. Students who usually have UIL practice on Tuesday will need to check with their coach to see if they will have practice.

Christmas Roundup food collections will begin November 1st. Classes will compete to see which class can collect the most items for families in need. RIS will collect the following:

  • Jello
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cocoa Mix
  • Canned Chicken
Each item collected will be worth 1 point. The class in each grade level with the most points by December 7th will receive a party and movie. Families in need of support this Christmas can signup for Christmas Roundup by completing an application and returning it to RIS by December 8th. Please contact Keely Reisner, RIS counselor, for more information at 512.430.6200 or at kreisner@rockdaleisd.net.
 
We are also looking forward to honoring our Veterans and the annual RISD Veteran's Day Program. The program will be on  Thursday, November 9th at 1:15pm in the high school gym. RIS students will leave campus at 12:45 to attend the ceremony. If you need to pick your student up for an appointment, please do so before 12:45 as they will not be released from the high school. We should return to campus by 3:00 pm. Our students do a great job each year displaying their patriotism. We invite you to attend and enjoy the program and look forward to seeing you there.
 
Have a great week!
 
Kathy Pelzel, Principal
 


Upcoming Calendar Events

 

11/2         DEC Meeting @ RJH Library, 4pm

11/3         Last Day of Second Six Weeks
                Father of Texas Day

11/6        Teacher Professional Development, No School for Students

11/7        First Day of the Third Six Weeks         

11/8        Bob Bullock Museum – 4th Grade Field Trip
               RIS Rotary Club Meeting, 3:30pm
               CEC Meeting, Intermediate Library, 4pm

11/9        Veteran's Day Program – 1:15 pm at RHS 

11/10      Report cards go home

 

 

 
 

RIS Newsletter - October 23, 2017

Greetings from Rockdale Intermediate School!
 
Looking at everything that will happen at RIS it is clear that this is going to be a crazy week! 
We will be observing Red Ribbon Week with a dress up day each day. Students are asked to dress as follows:
  • Monday - Sock it to Drugs! (Wear crazy socks)
  • Tuesday -  Super Heroes Don't Do Drugs! (Wear super hero t-shirts)
  • Wednesday - Red Day (Wear red clothing)
  • Thursday - Drugs Can't Find Me! (Wear camo clothing)
  • Friday - Vocabulary Parade

Our school wide vocabulary parade will be on Friday, October 27th at 1:30 in the afternoon. The Vocabulary Parade is part of Rockdale Intermediate’s ongoing effort to increase word recognition and academic vocabulary among our students.  The parade concept is based on Debra Frasier’s book, Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster, where a student confuses the word “miscellaneous” for the person, Miss Alaineus.  This embarrassing mistake is turned into a winning costume at the Vocabulary Parade. 

Students are encouraged to select a word which will become their costume.  All costumes must be based on a vocabulary word that has been approved by the child’s teacher in advance. Remember, this is NOT a Halloween Costume event.  All costumes must be based on approved vocabulary words. If you would like more information on the book or the parade, you can visit Ms. Frasier’s website at www.debrafrasier.com.  She has ideas for words and costumes.  

Help us make vocabulary building into a Parade of Words.  You will be surprised at the creativity and enthusiasm this activity brings out.   If you would like to watch the parade, please join us in the intermediate cafeteria at 1:30.  Students will walk across the stage to display their costume.  We will have designated areas for parents to sit.  Thank you in advance for your support.

We will also participate in the PTO Fall Festival on Saturday at Rockdale Fair Park from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. There will be something for everyone so we hope to see you there. Students will have a chance to dunk me in the dunking booth. Not sure if that is a good thing or not but I'll do just about anything for the kids on my campus. Should be a memorable time for all.

Have a great week!

 

Upcoming Calendar Events

10/23-10/27  Red Ribbon Week              

10/24       Historical Commission Presentation, 4th Grade

10/27       Vocabulary Parade

10/27       Classroom Halloween Parties, 2:15-2:45pm

10/28       PTO Fall Festival @ Fair Park, 10am-3pm

11/2         DEC Meeting @ RJH Library, 4pm

11/3         Last Day of Second Six Weeks
                  Father of Texas Day

11/6        Teacher Professional Development, No School for Students

11/7        First Day of the Third Six Weeks         

11/8        Bob Bullock Museum – 4th Grade Field Trip
                 RIS Rotary Club Meeting, 3:30pm
                 CEC Meeting, Intermediate Library, 4pm

RIS Newsletter - October 16, 2017

Greetings from Rockdale Intermediate School!
 
We are excited to host the RIS book fair this week. Students will tour the book fair as a class and will be allowed to return to shop if they have money to spend. All proceeds from the book fair are used to purchase books and equipment for the library. 
 
Next week will be a busy week at RIS. We will be observing Red Ribbon Week with a dress up day each day. Students are asked to dress as follows:
  • Monday - Sock it to Drugs! (Wear crazy socks)
  • Tuesday -  Super Heroes Don't Do Drugs! (Wear super hero t-shirts)
  • Wednesday - Red Day (Wear red clothing)
  • Thursday - Drugs Can't Find Me! (Wear camo clothing)
  • Friday - Vocabulary Parade

Our school wide vocabulary parade will be on Friday, October 27th at 1:30 in the afternoon. The Vocabulary Parade is part of Rockdale Intermediate’s ongoing effort to increase word recognition and academic vocabulary among our students.  The parade concept is based on Debra Frasier’s book, Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster, where a student confuses the word “miscellaneous” for the person, Miss Alaineus.  This embarrassing mistake is turned into a winning costume at the Vocabulary Parade. 

Students are encouraged to select a word which will become their costume.  All costumes must be based on a vocabulary word that has been approved by the child’s teacher in advance. Remember, this is NOT a Halloween Costume event.  All costumes must be based on approved vocabulary words. If you would like more information on the book or the parade, you can visit Ms. Frasier’s website at www.debrafrasier.com.  She has ideas for words and costumes.  

Help us make vocabulary building into a Parade of Words.  You will be surprised at the creativity and enthusiasm this activity brings out.   If you would like to watch the parade, please join us in the intermediate cafeteria at 1:30.  Students will walk across the stage to display their costume.  We will have designated areas for parents to sit.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Please contact your student's teacher with questions or concerns.

Have a great week!

 

Kathy Pelzel, Principal

Upcoming Calendar Events

10/16-10/20 RIS Scholastic Book Fair

10/16-10/20  Texas Native Plant Week

10/23-10/27  Red Ribbon Week              

10/24        Historical Commission Presentation, 4th Grade

10/27        Vocabulary Parade

10/27        Classroom Halloween Parties, 2:15-2:45pm

10/28        PTO Fall Festival @ Fair Park, 10am-3pm

RIS Newsletter - October 2, 2017

Greetings from Rockdale Intermediate School!
 

On Friday we completed the last day of the first six weeks.  Our students worked hard during the first six weeks learning the rules, processes and procedures for their new grade. You will receive report cards on Friday and it is important that you review the information and discuss it with your child. Taking time now to discuss progress and concerns will help support them for the next six weeks and ensure they start off on the right foot. 

We acknowledged two classes this past week for service to our community. Mrs. Pickel's class purchased the most shirts in support of childhood cancer awareness. Mrs. Knesek's class donated the most school supplies for our school donation to Refugio ISD. Each class was treated to snow cones and recess for their efforts. Thank you for supporting our community service efforts this six weeks.

On Wednesday we will hold our first EAFK ceremony. Students were chosen who best exemplified the character trait of respect. Parents were notified last week if their child was chosen to be honored. Just a reminder that students who are chosen do not know until their accolade is read on stage by their teacher. Please help us make this an exciting time for your child by not sharing the surprise. 

We look forward to a great week at RIS! 

 
Kathy Pelzel, Principal
 
UPCOMING DATES

October Bully Prevention Month
10/2        First Day of Second Six Weeks
10/4        EAFK Ceremony, 1:30pm
10/9        C2L Collaborative Professional Development, No School for Students
10/10      PTO Meeting at RJH, 6pm
10/11      College Colors Day - Wear your favorite college shirt!
10/27      Vocabulary Parade
10/27      Halloween Party, 2:15-2:45pm