Note From The Principal

Dear RSPA Northshore Parents, 
Well, October is now a blur. It was a month packed with excitement for our scholars. The Northshore Tigers will not let the temporary circumstances of relocation define us. We are going to be top notch wherever we are in all that we do! We continue to have the highest expectations for our scholars' safety and instructional program.
Just in October we took fall pictures, attended our 1st Learning Lab to the Museum of Natural Science, engaged our GT scholars with designing our new playground, hosted Red Ribbon Week that teaches our scholars to say "No to Drugs", had an incredible Book Fair, hosted a Science Fair, Character Book Day Parade, All A's Honor Roll Breakfast with the Principal, and a Perfect Attendance Sock Hop!
As a 1st year principal, one of my goals is to work on communication and getting to know my RSPA families. One of the ways this was accomplished was hosting a "Coffee and Conversation with the Principal".   I really enjoyed personally meeting each one of you!   We also hosted several meetings extending a chance for parents to get involved in our school and their scholar's educational experiences. We hosted SLED's, Muffins for Mom's, Donuts for Dads, Snacks with someone Grand, Science Fair, Family Night, and another Town Hall Meeting to keep you informed of the timeline for our return to the Northshore Campus. I will continue to strengthen my communication to you with weekly parent newsletters, Remind 101, e-mail, phone calls, and by being visible and assessable  when you need me. Let's continue our great partnership to ensure our scholars will be successful.  
November is the month that always remind us to be thankful. I am not just grateful for the week off with family, delicious Thanksgiving dinner I will have, or Black Friday shopping days. I am thankful for life, health, my job, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of each family that is a part of the Rhodes School for the Performing Arts. Thank you for supporting me and continually trusting me to lead the growth and development for your scholars. Have a discussion with you scholars on what it mean to be grateful and how they can help someone less fortunate than themselves this upcoming holiday season.
I am also extremely thankful to my assistant principal Mr. Fields and every one of my Terrific Tiger Teachers. They have worked extremely hard since August to ensure your children are safe and learning at high levels. Many of them work up to 10 hour days arriving at school at 6:30 am and working until 5:00 pm to ensure every scholar made it home. The teachers ride the school bus and keep you informed through class dojo. Thanks!
Educationally yours, 

Tonya McBride, M. Ed.   

Counselor's Corner
Tyra Gary 
tgary@ rhodesschool. org

Character Trait for November: Self-Discipline
Self-Discipline is defined as  positive self control of ones words, actions, impulses and desires, demonstrating good judgment or courage to do the right thing.
Ideas for Parents
-Identify strategies for practicing self-discipline when in heated situations, such as count to 10 and back, stopping to breathe deeply several times, going for a walk, thinking about the consequences, and trying to identify what the other person is feeling. 
-Discuss the benefits of going to school for 12 or more years. Does it take patience to come to school day after day/ What are the rewards of getting an education?  

Bullying: What it is and what it's not

What Bullying IS:
The definition of bullying: "A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself". 
This definition includes three important components:
1. Bullying is aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions
2. Bullying involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time
3. Bullying involves an imbalance of power or strength

What Bullying IS NOT:
1. Not liking someone
2. Being excluded
3. Accidentally bumping into someone
4. Making other kids play or do things a certain way
5. A single act of telling a joke about someone
6. Arguments/Conflict
7. Expressions of unpleasant thoughts or feelings regarding others
8. Isolated acts of harassment, aggressive behavior, intimidation or meanness

We encourage parents to talk with their scholars about these situations and reach out for help when there is a concern. Our scholars understand what these behaviors look like and are encouraged to look out for each other. 

Stay Connected 
Remind 101

Campus Information
Text "@TRSNS" to 81010

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. Tyra Gary 

Important Dates
November 7th
The Ned Show- CV
November 8th
Basketball Tryouts (6th-8th only)- HUM
November 14th
Thanksgiving Feast-CV
November 12th-16th
Anti-Bullying Week
November 14th
The Ned Show-HUM
November 15th
$2.00 Free Dress Day

Learning Labs
November 12th
Main Street Theater
November 29th
Crocodile Encounter

Campus News
Town Hall Meeting Updates
Please see below for the timeline of our return to the Northshore campus.
Parents, thank you for dropping off your scholars between 6:45 a.m. - 6:55 a.m. We are working with urgency to get our scholars to the Humble and CV campuses, so they can get breakfast and a longer educational school day. If you arrive after 7:00, you will need to take your scholar to their designated campus.

Return Timeline 
  • Week of November 4th: Updated plans submitted to the county.
  • Week of November 19th: Plans returned
  • Week of November 26th: Work Begins
  • Week of December 10th: Inspection/county walk through requested
  • January 8, 2019: Students and staff return to the campus. 
Report Cards
Report cards should've been picked up at your SLED's conference last Friday. Make sure you receive it.  Please schedule follow up conferences with your scholars' teachers for a conference to ensure their success. We are encouraging all scholars to make the honor roll.  Coming soon!!!  We will have an All "A" Honor Roll Breakfast with the Principal every 9 weeks. I hope to see your scholar there.

Thanksgiving Luncheon
Channelview Only
Thanksgiving Luncheon 
Channelview Campus ONLY

Wednesday, November 14th the Channelview Campus is hosting a Thanksgiving Luncheon for parents and students. Student plates are free of charge; however, parents must pay $10.00 per plate. Payments are made via Click on School Store and select Thanksgiving Luncheon Channelview Campus. Payments for this event will close on Friday, November 9, 2018. Please be advised that payments for this event must be made on under the correct item in the school store. This event is only available for Northshore students who are currently located at the Channelview campus. 
Coming Attractions
Basketball Tryouts- HUMBLE CAMPUS ONLY
Northshore 6th grade boys and girls at the Humble campus are eligible to tryout for the basketball team.  

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