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April 2024 Parent Bulletin

CREW Camp Applications Now Open:

RSPA's CREW Camp Accelerated Summer Program returns May 29, 2024, for students in grade levels K-5th. If you or your scholar received an invitation to participate, please complete the form below by Friday, May 6, 2024. To learn more about RSPA's CREW Camp, visit

Greetings, Tiger Family!

It’s only two months remaining of school this year and time sure flies when we are having fun watching our scholars grow academically. This month, we are Going for the Gold as our PreK-2nd grade teachers continuously focus on our students' reading levels and mathematical skills while our 3rd-6th grade teachers prepare for the upcoming STAAR assessments. 

We had a blast at our opening ceremonies last month as we cheered each grade level to work hard and do their best this testing season. During our STAAR Olympics, scholars can earn points based on behavior, participation, and academics. The scholar with the most points in math, reading, and science will have a chance to be awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals every Friday in April. Our first awards ceremony will be on April 5th, and scholars will wear their team colors (see attached flyer).

Join us on April 4th in the RSPA Olympic Park as we have our STAAR game night for all grade levels. All 3rd-6th grade parents can attend sessions with teachers and learn how you can help scholars at home. PreK-2nd grade parents will engage in fun learning games that will reinforce skills your scholar is learning in the classroom. 

Scholars will also take the Mock STAAR test in math and science (5th grade only) this month. The Mock test will tell us where our scholars are and what we need to work on to prepare for the actual STAAR test later this month. 

PreK-2nd grade scholars will attend various field experiences this month, so please check their folders for permission slips. Please contact your scholar's teacher if you want to volunteer to attend the field experience. 

Thank you, parents, for joining our Campus Improvement Plan Meeting last month and providing insight into how we are doing. Your feedback matters to help make our campus stronger and the best it can be.

Attendance matters and is a vital part of your scholar's success. Our motto is 98% is great. We are rewarding the class with the highest attendance in April with a class party, so let's see which grade level will win (see flyer)!

As always, thank you for allowing us to invest in your scholar and being part of RSPA’s campus.

Growing Students with Excellence, Every Day!

Sonya Akers, M.Ed.

Northshore Campus Principal


Congratulations to our RSPA Grant receipts. Each winner received $500 towards an innovative project in their classroom!

Ada Wicks, Kinder College

Project Title: Empowering Young Authors

Gonzolo Flores, Violin Teacher 

Project Title: Violins

Thank you to our parents who came out during our Open House Night! We hope you enjoyed our Fine Arts/STEAM Showcase!

RSPA Northshore Open House 2024 Highlight Reel

Intent to Return Reminder:

Parents, don't forget to complete your Intent to Return application for the 2024-2025 school year! You must submit an application to secure your scholar’s seat for the next school year. You can also refer a family and receive $50 off your scholar's activity fees next school year! Please log in to your SchoolMint account or check your email to get started.


April 1st-5th: Spring Scholastic Book Fair

April 2nd: The Principal Connection

April 3rd: 

  • PTC Meeting 
  • Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

April 4th: 

  • School Librarian Appreciation Day
  • “Going for the Gold” STAAR Game Night

April 8th-12th: National Associate Principals Week

April 8th: Solar Eclipse Watch at Northshore 

April 9th: Mock STAAR Testing - Math

April 10th: Mock STAAR Testing - Science (5th grade only)

April 11th: Free Dress Day

April 12th: Mock STAAR Testing Make-Ups

April 16th: 

  • STAAR Testing - Reading
  • PreK & Kinder Houston Police Museum Field Experience

April 17th-19th: STAAR Testing Make-Ups - Reading 

April 18th: 21st Century’s Family Movie Night 

April 22nd-26th: Bus Driver Appreciation Week

April 23rd: 

  • STAAR Testing - Science (5th Grade only)
  • Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • 1st & 2nd Grade Downtown Aquarium Field Experience 

April 24th: Administration Professionals’ Day

April 24th-26th: STAAR Testing Make-Ups - Science (5th Grade only) 

April 27th: TCSAAL Regional Qualifier Track Meet @ Rice University

April 30th: STAAR Testing - Math

May 1st-3rd: STAAR Testing Make-Ups - Math

May 5th: TCSAAL State Track Meet @ Texas State University

May 10th: “A Night in Sports” Sneakerball

May 13th-16th: Spring Recitals

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Basketball Championship News

Congratulations to our Girls Basketball Team for placing 2nd in the TCSAAL Regional Championship Game! Go, Lady Tigers!

Congratulations to our Boys Basketball Team for placing 3rd in the TCSAAL Regional Championship Game! Go Tigers!

We are extremely proud of how far our athletes have come this year and look forward to building on it next year as we continue the journey!

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Learn More About Northshore PTC

From the desk of our horticulturist, Four26Organic Mulch, and Soil, LLC

April Tips for Best Vegetables

April is the month for planting potatoes, as well as onion sets, shallots, garlic, and Jerusalem artichokes. Many vegetables can be grown in pots, including carrots, salads, and radishes. Even if you have a dedicated veg patch, it's still worth growing some extras in pots, too, near the house for easy picking!


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2024-2025 District Academic Calendar:

RSPA wants you to help us shape the academic calendar for the 2024-2025 school year! Your input is valuable to us, and we want to ensure our calendar works best for our students, families, and community. 

Please take a moment to review the proposed 2024-2025 academic calendar & provide your comments at the button below by Friday, April 5th.

View & Comment on the 24-25 Academic Calendar

Testing Dates:

Mock STAAR Testing for our 3rd-6th grade scholars began Tuesday, March 26th. Please remember that the campus is closed to visitors on Mock STAAR testing days, and early checkout is not permitted. Here's the schedule:

  • Tuesday, 3/26 - Reading
  • Tuesday, 4/9 - Math
  • Wednesday, 4/10 - Science (5th grade only)
  • Friday, 4/12 - Make-Ups

STAAR Testing for our 3rd-6th grade scholars begins Tuesday, April 16th. Please remember the campus is closed to visitors on STAAR testing days, and early checkout is not permitted. Here's the schedule:

  • Tuesday, 4/16 - Reading | 4/17-19 - Make-Ups
  • Tuesday, 4/23 - Science | 4/24-26 - Make-Ups (5th grade only)
  • Tuesday, 4/30 - Math | 5/1-3 - Make-Ups


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