Dear Families,

As we end 2018, I would like to thank you for your commitment to Rafting Creek Elementary School and to the belief in a public school education. The success we have experienced since the opening of the school year owes a great deal to parents/caregivers and families like yours.

It’s hard to believe that we are well into the second quarter! We will be half way through the school year before we know it! The students’ academic achievement continues to be our primary focus. One of the ways we are helping promote academic achievement is through a school wide reading goal. If our students read 5,000 books by the end of the school year, I have agreed to do something wacky! The students will get to determine exactly what that is! This should be interesting!

We are also grateful for our hard working staff, students, and families at RCES. Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure our students achieve great things! We hope you and your family have a happy winter holiday!

I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. School is closed beginning December 20th. During winter break there will be a myriad of opportunities to create a stronger bond with your child(ren) and continue to support their academic growth and success. The holidays are good times for storytelling around the dinner table or routines like bedtime reading that cultivates connections between home and school expectations. Young students do best with regular schedules, and I encourage you to prepare for their return to school on January 3rd by instilling in them an understanding about the importance of being rested and ready to learn.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from our RCES school family to yours.

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


Mrs. Jennifer M. Howard

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