Dear Students and Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

I truly hope that you have enjoyed your summer and that you are excited to return to school! Students return on Monday, August 20th. This will be a full day; lunch will be served. Pre-Kindergarten students will begin on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

We have been busy this summer preparing for the upcoming school year. Mr. Harris and his staff have polished the floors, cleaned the carpets and scrubbed the lunchroom tables. The school sparkles and shines! The teachers have been planning lessons, attending workshops, preparing their classrooms and sharing stories about their summer vacations. We can’t wait to hear about yours!

I would also like to introduce our new staff members Ms. Alexis Hernandez, Attendance Clerk, Ms. Leigha Smith, 2nd Grade, and Ms. Margaret English, Parent Facilitator. We are very excited to welcome them to our Rafting Creek family. Ms. Mary Parker (Food service) joined us in December of 2017.

We wish a fond farewell to Ms. Wigfall-food service, retired in December, Mrs. Bernhardt transferred to another school, Ms. Felder, went on medical leave and Mrs. Anderson moved to the District Office. We wish all well as they move on to a new chapters in their lives.

This year we have initiatives and programs that will be utilized in the classroom (AVID, Leader in Me and Core Knowledge (ELA Only).  We must continue to concentrate on the processes that spur continuing advancement: evaluating what we have, determining what we can do to improve, and identifying what we need to do to make those improvements.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 16th for Meet the Teacher night 5:00-6:30pm. Doors will open at 6:50am on August 20th. Please use the parent entrance if you are dropping students off or walking them into the building.


Remember: Students+Parents+Teachers=SUCCESS!!!

Welcome back,

Mrs. Jennifer M. Howard