Northshore
FEBRUARY 2019


Note From The Principal

Dear RSPA Tiger Parents,

With an icy and cold end to January, we are already into the third quarter of the school year. We hope you are excited about the progress your child has made thus far. Second quarter report cards were sent home to parents and /or guardians. If you have not already done so, please review the report card grades with your child, set goals, then sign and return the report card to your child's teacher. Please call your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Our staff members are focused and committed to providing all students with a rigorous instructional program. Students are continuing to receive challenging learning opportunities on a daily basis, whether it is through accelerated instruction or additional support and extra practice.
Both our administration and faculty value the important contributions our families make towards their scholar's success in school. There is no question that success at school starts at home. Families are the most significant influence in a scholar's education. Families model both spoken and silent language in front of their scholars.  One of the great hallmarks of a great school is the partnership between the school and families, regardless of the challenges, who work together for the best interest of our scholars.

In January, we celebrated our scholars who made the "All A Honor Roll" by having breakfast with the Principals. The scholars had a fun cereal bar where they made their own tasty creations. They ate, danced, and received certificates to celebrate their accomplishments. Later, we celebrated our  scholars with Perfect Attendance with a Sock Hop. They had popcorn, juice, and showed us their fabulous dance moves. We want to continue to reward and motivate our scholars to come to school and work hard.

We will celebrate Black History month in February. Students will learn the foundation of African American culture from times of slavery through the turbulent days of forced racial segregation.  We will recognize the central role of African Americans in American history like Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Barack Obama, Charles Drew, Carter G. Woodson, W.E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Nat Turner, Garrett Morgan, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells, Phyllis Wheatley, Ronald McNair, Madame C.J. Walker, Mae Jemison, Shirley Caesar and Michelle Obama.  

As we celebrate this month, it is helpful to keep in mind the contributions made by all ethnic groups but more importantly African Americans.  School and home must work together to build skills and knowledge, develop a strong sense of self-worth and reinforce values.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 832-768-9494 or email at tmcbride@rhodesschool.org.
 
Educationally yours, 

Tonya McBride, M. Ed.   
At the beginning of this school year we set out to increase our attendance rate to be over 90%. It is with great sadness that I report that we are not meeting our goal and expectations. We continue to share with families that attendance and lateness negatively impacts a scholar's performance in class. 

Let your scholar know that you think school is important. Set a regular bedtime and enforce it. 

Provide your scholar with plenty of time to get ready for school. Provide an alternate transportation plan for getting your scholar to school on time. Make sure your scholar arrives at school on time daily.  Classes begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. Scholars should arrive at least ten minutes early. Plan medical, dental, and other appointments before and after school if possible. If appointments must be during the school day, plan them so that your scholar does not miss the same class every time. If your scholar should arrive late to school, please come in to the main office and sign them in. Our scholars would not be as successful as they are without your support.

Kerite Hughes, M. Ed.
KHughes@rhodesschool.org

This month's character trait is Perseverance.
 
I know that we have had more than our share of challenges this year. Many times it gets difficult to face the brutal facts. But we are a community of strong faith and survivors. RSPA Northshore administration and staff vow to provide our families with excellent customer service and professionalism that is well deserved. We are Crew.... And not Passengers. We want to thank every individual for your continued support of our scholars, teachers, and school as we collectively strive to provide optimal opportunities for learning every day.

Even in a fairy tale where every dream comes true, I could never hope to find parents as sweet as you. Happy Valentine's day!

We have many exciting events taking place during the month of February. Please note the important dates and add to your family calendars.

 Praise their effort, their perseverance instead of achievements.
 


Remind 101

Campus Information
Text "@TRSNS" to 81010

Transportation
Route1: Text "@NSRoute1" to 81010
Route2: Text "@NSRoute2" to 81010
Route3: Text "@NSRoute3" to 81010
Route4: Text "@NSRoute4' to 81010
Route5: Text "@NSRoute5" to 81010

***Please note that these routes do not include shuttle routes***

Campus Personnel

Principal: Mrs. Tonya McBride
Asst. Principal: Mr. Jarett Fields
Secretary: Mrs. Patricia Thibodeaux
Registrar: Mrs. Stacey Hairston
Counselor: Mrs. Kerite Hughes 

Parent & Community Volunteers

We are always looking for parent crew members who are available to lend a helping hand. Please contact Jackie Autman via email at  JAutman@rhodesschool.org or via phone at (281) 458-4334 ext. 127

1- 100th Day of School Celebration

7- Father-Daughter Dance (6:00pm-7:30pm)

8- Knighting Ceremony (Responsibility & Perseverance)

11- GATE Parent Referral Submission Deadline

14- Valentine Day Parties (classroom event)

18- SLEDS (no school for students)

19-22 CBA/Benchmark Testing K-8

21-Spring Pictures

25-Mar.1-Dr. Seuss Week
 
25-Mar.1-Book Fair

27-Black History Program Humble/NS (9:00am)

28-Black History Program CV/NS (1:30pm-3:00pm)


Father Daughter Dance is only for students at the Channelview Campus

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