January 2020
Happy New Year, RSPA-NW Families!
Historically, the month of January has been about optimism, new beginnings and positive change. The New Year is a perfect time to reflect on the previous year and consider new goals, which helps put positive change in motion. A new year also guides in a sense of renewal - a renewal of purpose and commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and service to our community. 
As we embark on a new year and a new semester, I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all our students, staff members, volunteers and families who contribute to the success of RSPA-NW. We had a fruitful first semester and are looking forward to an equally productive second semester. As we begin again, I am excited about our potential for growth and look forward to the exciting days ahead. 
It is our distinct privilege to serve your family. Thank you for entrusting your child's education with us.

Mr. Charles Russell
Campus Information
Text "@TRSLW" to 81010
Principal: Charles Russell
Secretary: Edwena Windham
Registrar: Victoria Fisher
School begins at 7:45 AM. Please assure your child is on-time to avoid the accumulation of tardies or absences. When students arrive after 7:45am, parents must sign them in at the front office.

Early Dismissals
School dismisses at 3:25 PM Monday – Thursday and at 1:00 PM on Friday . Students may not be picked up with less than 30 minutes left in the school day. On Monday – Thursday, students may not be picked up early after 2:55 PM. On Fridays, students may not be picked up early after 12:30 PM. 

School Uniforms
Parents, please keep in mind that The Rhodes School for the Performing Arts is a uniform school. Assure your child is dressed in a light blue, oxford shirt, tie and navy-blue bottoms. Polo shirts are unacceptable. For more information about the uniform policy, please visit For kindergarten, first and second grade scholars, please send a change of clothes in their backpacks. The change of clothes will remain in the child’s backpack until needed.

Lunch Applications
Lunch applications are required for ALL scholars. Please apply for free/reduced lunch:  www.myschoolapps .com. Also, please note that a microwave is not available to scholars during lunch. For your child’s safety, pack a lunch that does not require warming.
Campus Activities
January 7: Classes Resume
January 10: Report Cards
January 20: Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service (NO SCHOOL)
January 20-24: I-Station and DRA Mid-Year Assessment K-2
January 24: Progress Reports
Field Experiences
3rd-5th January 21, 2020 Space Center Houston