RICE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOKS ~ DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 10TH
The 2021-2022 yearbook is now on sale! Buy the yearbook today to get them for the lowest price of the year $35.00 If you add personalization to the yearbook you will get 4 free icons: the best deal of the year!
This sales ends on Friday September 10 so don't miss out!!
Rice PTA is excited to once again partner with UT Dallas to offer 2 After-School Coding Club options that will take place virtually from the comfort and safety of your own home. Choose from the following classes:
-Animation & Games Using Alice (Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30, Sept. 15-Nov. 17) -Problem Solving in Java (Thursdays, 4:30-5:30, Sept. 16-Nov. 18)
Each 10-week session will have a tuition of $55 for PTA members and $75 for non-PTA members.
RICE PTA RECOGNIZED AS A NATIONAL PTA SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE!
Rice PTA is proud to announce that we were recently recognized as a 2020-2022 National PTA School of Excellence. Rice PTA participated in the program over the last two years to strengthen the family-school partnership in our school community. We are so proud of our school administrators, teachers, staff, volunteers and families. We want to thank the volunteer committee who helped us earn this recognition. We will be celebrating this achievement over the next few months and continue striving to meet the needs of our students and families here at Rice Middle School. Way to go Rice PTA!
BOX TOPS ~ HELP US EARN MONEY FOR RICE MIDDLE SCHOOL!
Help Rice earn funds when purchasing specially marked products by simply scanning your grocery receipt! Box Tops offers bonuses from time to time, and until August 31st purchase five participating General Mills products at Kroger or Target and earn 50 Bonus Box Tops. That is an easy $5.00 for Rice! Current bonus programs for Rice can be found in the app.
Support Rice Middle School students and teachers by showing that you value your child’s education by joining the PTA. Your membership helps pay for student programs, parent education programs, teacher resources, student socials, and so much more! While we encourage you to be involved however your time and talents allow, joining PTA does not obligate you to volunteer. It’s simply the easiest and most affordable way to be involved in your child’s education. As a benefit to members only, you will have access to an online directory as well as PTA member discounts.
This year we are striving to have one member of the PTA for every student of the school. By joining, you are helping us give every child a voice on issues directly affecting their school experience. Please help us reach our goal!
Single Membership is ONLY $20.00 for the ENTIRE 2021-2022 school year! Student membership is only $8.00!
Did you know that there are some super easy ways for you to contribute to Rice while you shop - all at no cost to you?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Rice every time you order from Amazon, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Go to smile.amazon.com to get started, and select "PTA - Texas Congress 7401 Rice Middle School" as the recipient of donations on eligible purchases.
Kroger Community Rewards donates to Rice PTA based on the shopping our members do every day. Enroll at kroger.com/account/community rewards. Search for Rice Middle School PTA, or use our organization number: XV558. Then use your Kroger Plus card every time you shop to support PTA!
Box Tops for Education now offers TWO ways to participate! Cut out Box Tops from eligible products and submit them to the office in a baggie or envelope. Or, download the Box Tops for Education app and use it to scan your receipt each time you shop. No scissors necessary!
Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program contributes 1% of eligible Reward card purchases back to Rice PTA! Designate Rice PTA using code 8022 at the courtesy booth in store to start supporting Rice!
It’s that time of year again, and the PTA Reflections Art Program 2021-2022 has announced its theme coming this Fall. For those not familiar, Reflections is a great way for students to engage the arts with their education by exploring their talents and expressing their creativity in 6 different art categories. Each year, students in Pre-K through Grade 12 are recognized for bringing the program theme to life. In Texas, winning entries from our school will be advanced to the Council, then District, then State PTA for judging. Top entries from our state PTA advance to the National PTA for a final round of judging, with the National PTA Reflections winner announced in May 2022. The theme this year is, “I will change the world by…”. Students are to create work based on this theme.