• News from Riojas

    Posted by David Wiechmann on 3/4/2019

    Riojas Parents,

    Below is this week's News from Riojas. We have a lot of exciting things happening at our school to update you on as well as some important information regarding recent social media and online trends to warn you about.

    With the recent loss of our ListServe to send emails, I will be using School Messenger to send this blog out weekly directly to your email. Parents should already be signed up to receive this email. However, if you would like to receive this blog in your email in another format, click the link below to the blog, then click the "Follow Christi Siegel" button to the right or at the bottom of the page to subscribe to the weekly blog.

    Link to weekly blog

    Thank you,

    Christi Siegel
    Principal, Riojas Elementary School
    Pflugerville ISD 

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  • News from Riojas

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  • Destination Imagination

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 10/1/2018

    DI Information Letter

    DI Interest Form


    Riojas Elementary’s Destination Imagination (DI) teams for the 2018-2019 school year are now forming!  Please see the attached information letter and interest form for details.

     

    There will be a short information session about DI at Riojas on October 11th at 7:15 AM in Room 407 with our GT Specialist, Nicole Spurlin.  Note:  Your child does not have to be in the GT program to participate in DI.  Mrs. Spurlin will also facilitate the formation of teams at this time.  If your child would like to participate in DI this year and is not on a team, please try to attend this meeting.  If you are unable to attend, be sure to turn in the attached interest form by October 10th to your child’s teacher.  You can also email the form to jennifer.spurlin@pfisd.net.  We will do our best to place your child on a team, but we cannot guarantee placement. 

     

    Please note, DI teams can only form with parent involvement.  Each team must have a team manager.  Teams must also each supply 2 appraisers that will be required to attend a ½ day training on February 2nd or 9th and be at the tournament all day on February 23rd.  For more information about being a team manager or appraiser, go to https://www.destinationimagination.org/volunteer/.  Priority for team placement will be given to students whose parents volunteer (or other adult in their life).

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Spurlin at jennifer.spurlin@pfisd.net.

     

     

    Christi Siegel

    Principal, Riojas Elementary School

    Pflugerville Independent School District

     

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  • News from Riojas

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 9/30/2018

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  • Riojas & Camryn

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 9/14/2018

    Riojas & Camryn

     

    Staff and students at Riojas Elementary value and appreciate this community so much. The love and support that our students receive is unmatched. In keeping with that spirit, we are asking for your help. One of our own, Camryn, has been diagnosed with a severe form of Aplastic Anemia. This disease prevents a person’s bone marrow from making blood cells. Camryn can no longer go to school because her immune system is too fragile.

     

    There are several ways that you can help:

    1. Her parents are asking people to join a bone marrow registry called Be the Matchto see if they are a match for Camryn. Anyone who joins the registry will be sent a kit in 3-5 days that will include supplies so they can send a cheek swab back to the organization.

    https://bethematch.org/

     

    1. The family has started a Go Fund Mepage to help with medical costs:

    https://www.gofundme.com/camryn039s-relentless-battle

     

    1. There will be a blood driveat Riojas Elementary on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 11:00am -6:00pm. We encourage anyone who is able, to come and donate in Camryn’s name.

     

    1. There is a Benefit Eventfor Camryn on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10-2 at The Pfield @ 1440 W Pecan Pflugerville, TX 78660 (RAIN OR SHINE). The blood donation group We Are Blood will be on hand for blood donations. Be The Match will be on site to assist with donor registrations. BBQ plates will be sold (compliments of Brotherton’s BBQ and Elgin Sausage) and there will be raffle tickets sold.

     

    1. People can currently donate blood at We Are Bloodat 2132 Mays Street in Round Rock, 4300 N. Lamar Blvd. in Austin and 3100 W. Slaughter Lane in Austin. For more information visit We Are Blood.org.

     

    More information is available on the Facebook page Camryn's Relentless Battle.

    If your student needs emotional support during this time, please reach out to our counselor at lori.patterson@pfisd.net or 512-594-4126.

     

    In the spirit of family and community, I truly hope I see you this weekend at Camryn’s Event.

    Christi

     

     

    Christi Siegel

    Principal, Riojas Elementary School

    Pflugerville Independent School District

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  • September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 9/14/2018

    September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

     

    To bring awareness and help support children battling cancer, we are encouraging students and staff to wear gold/yellow on Friday, September 28th.  

     

    During the week of September 24-28, Riojas Elementary will be holding a drive to collect items for children battling cancer. If you would like to donate, please send with your child or bring NEW books, NEW DVDs, NEW puzzles (no more than 50-75 pieces).  Please write a note of encouragement on the item you are donating to help brighten a child’s day.

     

    We will deliver the items donated to Dell Children’s Cancer and Blood Center.

    Thank you again for supporting our students and our community!

     

    I hope to see you at school sometime soon,

    Christi

     

    Christi Siegel

    Principal, Riojas Elementary School

    Pflugerville Independent School District

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