MARCH 2019

Note From The Principal

Dear RSPA Tiger Parents,

March is a fantastic month. I'm ready for the flowers, bees, butterflies, daylight savings time, and Spring Break. Our benchmark testing is done and it's time to push our scholars to ensure they meet or exceed grade level requirements.  The data is in and teachers will be using it to drive their instruction.  

I want to thank our superintendent for having the Transportation Town Hall Meeting. Our charge is to get scholars to and from their destination safely and on time. We have added a new GPS and camera system on the bus. You can help us by talking with your child about behavior expectations and reporting any concerns you may have.  If your child is riding the shuttle bus to and from the Northshore Campus, please arrive for the bus shuttle between 6:45- 7:00 am. Also, please pick up your scholar before 4:00 p.m. After 4:00 p.m. your scholar will be taken to Crayon Club for a fee of $25.00.

100th Day of School Celebration
February was a month that didn't disappoint. It started with our 100th Day of school celebration.  Our scholars dressed as 100 year old people. They were really cute.
Daddy Daughter Dance
We kicked off the Valentine's Day celebrations with a Father and Daughter dance that was awesome!  It brought all us to tears as we watched our dad's dance with their little dates to Beyonc√©'s "Daddy".
Honor Roll Breakfast with the Principal
Our All A Honor Roll students had a Cereal Breakfast Bar with Mrs. McBride and Ms. Miller.  They mixed Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, Captain Crunch, and Frosted Flakes.  They received their certificates and discussed how they made all A's.
Perfect Attendance Dance
Celebrating the scholars that attend school everyday is a must.  We had a sock hop to let the students dance and enjoy treats to show them that coming to school every day is important.
Parents came to the school to check on their scholars.  The students went over their work with their parents to help them see what they've learned.
Go Western Day
We kicked off the Rodeo season with Go Western Day.  Our cowboys and cowgirls showed off their fancy attire and cowboy hats. 
Book Fair & Dr. Seuss Week
This was a week full of literacy mixed with parental involvement.  It was wonderful to see our parents buying books with their scholars.  That's demonstrating the fact that Reading is important. I enjoyed Muffins with Moms, Donuts with Dads, and Snacks with Grands.
The Wax Museum
The 2nd grade team put on a phenomenal Wax Museum.  The scholars presented their projects and dressed as Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Barbara Jordan, Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey, and Colin Powell just to name a few.  Parents were invited and enjoyed the presentations. Thanks Ms. Gittens, Ms. Paul, and Ms. Clark.
Black History Program
We ended the month with our Black History Program where our scholars learned about and celebrated African American culture.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 832-768-9494 or email at
Educationally yours, 

Tonya McBride, M. Ed.   
Our attendance percentages have been lower than usual. It is important to bring your scholars to school everyday and on time. This is the best way to ensure your scholar makes the necessary progress each year. We will continue incentives for Perfect Attendance and Honor Roll. 

Father Daughter Dance 
Terrell Hutchinson - email

March Character Trait: Fairness 

Students who are fair are:
  • honest
  • reasonable
  • unbiased
  • just
  • careful
  • open minded
Teach the importance of fairness at home by:

  • playing a game and demonstrating how to be a good winner and a good loser
  • listening impartially and hearing the facts before forming an opinion
  • dividing a snack equally among family members
  • taking turns with a toy
  • discussing how to accept the consequences of misbehaviors
  • Being fair means knowing both sides of the story.
  • Being fair means treating others like you want to be treated.
  • Being fair means avoiding cheating and lying.
  • Being fair means respecting the rights of others.
  • Being fair means following the rules at home and at school.
From the book, Kids with Character.

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Campus Personnel

Principal: Mrs. Tonya McBride - email
Asst. Principal: Mr. Jarett Fields - email 
Secretary: Mrs. Patricia Thibodeaux - email
Registrar: Mrs. Stacey Hairston - email 
Counselor: Mrs. Terrell Hutchinson - email 

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 or via phone at (281) 458-4334 ext. 127

Upcoming Volunteer Event
7 th                    Pre K-5th  Express Children's Theater Rhyme and                                      Reason/CV
11th -15th        Spring Break 
18th - 22nd      College and Career Week
20th                 College and Career Convention               
21 st                  3-5 Grade JA Biztown Learning Lab
21 st                  Free Dress Day
22nd                Report Card Day
25th-28th         Math Camp 5th & 8th grades
27th                 Pre-K & Kinder little Beakers Learning Lab
28 th                  Family Fun Night/Poetry Night(Humble)/Reading/Poetry                              (CV)
30 th                  4 th  & 5 th  Grade Chorus Performance
Rhodes School for the Performing Arts Fine Arts Program introduces and develops student to the arts in order to propel them into higher heights academically and creatively. Arts education helps students improve visual analysis skills, learn from mistakes, be creative and make better critical judgments

Arts Participation and academics have a positive impact on student achievement:

15% higher GPA . Students involved in art or music throughout high school had average GPA's exceeding 3.0, as compared to students with no art or music classes averaging GPAs below 2.6

Visual Arts: 38% higher graduation rate.  Students with no visual arts credits in high school graduated with a diploma 67% of the time. However, high school art students had a graduation rate of 93%.

Music: 34% higher graduation rate.  Students with no music credits in high school graduated with a diploma 70% of the time. However, high school music students had a graduation rate over 94%.

Music and art students stay in school.  When engaged in the arts for four years in high school, the student dropout rate is below 7%. These students are more likely to stay in school than their non-artistically-engaged counterparts.

Higher test scores.  High school music students average 8.5% higher on the SAT math and 10.4% higher on SAT verbal than students with no music credits. High school art students average 3.4% higher on the SAT math and 7.4% higher on SAT verbal than students with no art credits.
Information from A Cohort Study of Arts Participation and Academic Performance.

For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen D. Sanz, Ph.D., ( ) or download the full report from the Center for Fine Arts Education (CFAE) Advocacy site at .

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