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Tonya Gifford

Tonya Gifford

7 days ago

Rivercrest ISD receives funding from state and federal programs and grants. These grants allow us to purchase instructional supplies and materials. However, they restrict us from purchasing incentives for the students. For years Rivercrest Elementary students and parents were asked to participate in fundraising activities such as selling cookie dough, frozen pastries, or sodas. Fundraisers such as these yielded, at best, a 40% profit. Yes, the campus received 40% of the marked price and the company for which we were selling received the remainder.

Several years ago we stopped asking you to participate in such fundraisers and just began asking for donations. This approach successfully funded the following activities at Rivercrest Elementary in 2017-2018. It funded similar field trips and incentives in the next couple of years.

Grade Level Field Trips/lunches - $4,400
PK - Children's’ Museum, Jan Kay Ranch, Callis Acres, Prieferts
Kinder - Jan Kay Ranch, Chuck E. Cheese
1st grade - Children’s Museum, Callie’s Acres
2nd grade - Paris Community Theatre
3rd grade - Planetarium
4th grade - Theatre
5th grade - Ross Perot Museum
Daily Awards for Good Character/Behavior - $300
Attendance Awards - $3,000
Family Game Night - $250
Microwaves for Student use in cafeteria - $100
Red Ribbon Week Supplies and Giveaways - $300
Field Day Supplies - $700
UIL Participant Lunches - $400
UIL Participants Field Trip to Amazing Jakes - $900
Rebel Readers Field Trip and Lunch - $1,500
Special Programs Field Trips (GT, Dyslexia) - $400

Donations are tax deductible, and 100% of the donation benefits the students of Rivercrest Elementary. Donations can be sent with the child or mailed to:

Rivercrest Elementary
Attention:Tonya Gifford
4220 US Highway 271 S
Bogata, TX 75417
Or
Use this QR code to make an online donation. This QR code can also be forwarded to anyone you can text or email.

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Tonya Gifford

Tonya Gifford

12 days ago

10/01/21

RE: GT Referrals

Rivercrest Elementary will be accepting referrals for the Gifted and Talented Program now through November 1, 2021. Students may be referred by teachers or parents. When considering a student for referral, please examine the following characteristics of gifted learners. They tend to be: out-of-the-box thinkers, highly curious, able to elaborate on topics, only need one to two repetitions in order to master a concept, able to draw inferences, easily manipulate information, thrive in complexity and are keenly observant.

Referrals only take place once a year, so if you would like to refer your child, please pick up and complete the referral form by November 1, 2021. This form will need to be completed and returned to me before testing can occur. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Stacy Irwin,
Rivercrest Elementary Counselor

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Tonya Gifford

Tonya Gifford

about 1 month ago

If your child would like to help raise money for families in need, they may wear a cap on Fridays for $1 beginning tomorrow Aug 27th.

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Tonya Gifford

Tonya Gifford

about 1 month ago

A Little clarification on Parent Pick up.
Pre-K -2nd grade will pick up students who are parent pick up at 3:15 on the high school side of the building. Please go down and make a line that circles through the football field parking lot.
3rd-5th Grades will need to be picked up on the Talco side of the building starting at 3:25.
If you need for your student to be changed from Early to Late due to an older sibling, please let your child's teacher know by writing them a note.
No one should park and walk up to the building. The lines will move faster as we get to know student's names and parent cars. If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Tonya Gifford

Tonya Gifford

about 1 month ago

Please remember that all transportation changes should be made in writing. If you have to call in a change, it should be done before 2:00 every day.

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