The families of Rice Elementary started the school year off with their first PTA meeting on September 3rd. Many new faces were seen joining the PTA. The PTA holds meetings the first Tuesday of every month in the school’s library. Babysitting is available. The next meeting will be held on October 1st. Parents/ guardians are encouraged to join the PTA and may do so at anytime throughout the school year.
The PTA hosted the back to school R’ice Cream Social on September 6th on the playground of the school. The children were treated to ice cream while they enjoyed playing at the playground and bouncing in the MoonBounce. Their parents spenttime catching up with friends andmeeting new families. A raffle washeld for each student in attendancewith Rice related items provided tothe winners.
During the social the newly pavedplayground area was dedicated. Thisarea will provide a larger space forthe children to enjoy outdoor recessespecially during wet weather andwinter months. The paved area wasgifted to the school by the PTA.