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Public Schools Week draws visitors to RISD

Activities held for public bring parents, families to campuses


From right, Malda Burns, granddaughter Madison Masek and Madison’s classmate, Nevaeh Willard enjoy Grub for Grandparents breakfast, which drew 72 participants to elementary Thursday. 
Reporter/Mike Brown From right, Malda Burns, granddaughter Madison Masek and Madison’s classmate, Nevaeh Willard enjoy Grub for Grandparents breakfast, which drew 72 participants to elementary Thursday. Reporter/Mike Brown Texas Public Schools Week, a tradition on the week before spring break, brought large turnouts of visitor to all four Rockdale ISD campuses.

Largest single crowd was Thursday afternoon when the elementary gym bleachers were packed to the first grades annual Texas play, with a script that featured several musical numbers.

That play was followed by a second grade picnic, held outside in gorgeous Texas late winter weather.

Six breakfasts during the week gave all members of the family a chance to have preschool hours meal with their students.

Two “Grub for Grandparents” breakfasts were staged, one each at the intermediate and junior-high.

Earlier in the week, there were Donuts for Dads and Muffins for Mom events in the elementary and intermediate cafeterias.

Together the six breakfasts drew 1,276 students and 299 adults.

The annual family science and art nights drew large crowds at both the intermediate and juniorhigh campuses.

Rockdale High School hosted a “family brag night.”

The elementary campus hosted an open house picnic for pre-K students and their parents.

The junior-high iTigers groups sponsored a clothing swap at that campus.

There was a “coffee with the counselors” session at the juniorhigh.

Parents were invited to come to their students’ classrooms and read during the week.





Clockwise from upper left: Chow line at elementary Grub With Grandparents; at RJH science night, teacher Jason Williams and son Seth show Bradley Bailey’s hair all about static electricity; teacher Tanya Mynar knocks paper cups off students heads with trash can air cannon powered by air from for machine; first-graders give a rootin-tootin performance in annual “Texas” play in the elementary gymnasium. 
Photos courtesy April Eschberger Clockwise from upper left: Chow line at elementary Grub With Grandparents; at RJH science night, teacher Jason Williams and son Seth show Bradley Bailey’s hair all about static electricity; teacher Tanya Mynar knocks paper cups off students heads with trash can air cannon powered by air from for machine; first-graders give a rootin-tootin performance in annual “Texas” play in the elementary gymnasium. Photos courtesy April Eschberger

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