Dear RSPA-NW Families,
Each year, the month of November symbolizes a change of season. While we all have noticed the recent weather changes, the academic expectations here, at RSPA-NW, have remained constant. This year, RSPA-NW has adopted a growth mindset model and share this belief with our scholars, daily. Essentially, a growth mindset maintains that our most basic talents can be developed. More specifically,
scholars can learn more and become smarter if they work hard and persevere
. If a child was once a slow reader, he or she doesn’t have to remain that way. We encourage scholars to: ask questions; make mistakes; understand why their strategy was incorrect, and TRY AGAIN. Giving up is never an option. Everyone
This is how you can support our efforts:
Please use lots of positive and encouraging words with your children
. Help them understand the promise you see as well as your belief in their ability to become a better version of themselves. Each morning, we share affirmations with our scholars. We tell them that they are intelligent, amazing beings…and some of them are beginning to believe it!
Bring your scholars to school each day
. When scholars are not present, they cannot learn from our teachers. If they are late, please sign in with the office. If your child arrives after 9:45 AM, you must provide a doctor’s note.
If your child has been absent from school, please document the excuse and submit it to the office.
Excuse notes will not be accepted after the third (3
) day of the scholar’s return
A photo ID is required for all parents and visitors who are responsible for signing scholars in and out of campus.
It’s Harvest Season!
Scholars are learning about the importance of agriculture in their everyday lives, the food they eat, and where it comes from, thereby fostering greater respect for the industry and the individuals who make Houston-based food production a reality. Scholars are learning about opportunities in agriculture and the economic and environmental impact of agriculture in Houston. Our scholars have been working diligently to prepare our school and community garden for harvest. We are seeking parents’ support for this initiative, contact the office for more details.
Chicks, Chicks and More Chicks
While promoting agriculture and economics, we are introducing our scholars to farm animals. Scholars are working closely with the baby chicks in the classroom, identifying different breeds of chickens, examine physical characteristics, and determine the stages of a chicken's life cycle.
Parent Teacher Crew Organization
The RSPA-NW PTCO is soliciting parent membership, please contact the office for more information.
November’s character education trait is self-discipline.
Self-Discipline is getting yourself to follow through on a responsibility (a job) even when you don't feel like it. It is making yourself do what you know you should do when you should do it whether you feel like it or not. Thinking about your words and actions, and then making choices that are right for you and others.
Thank you for all you do and for entrusting your child's schooling to us. We appreciate your investment, involvement, and support.
Mr. Charles Russell