Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Justin Weaver (3rd grade), our school spelling bee champ!  All of the individual school winners (grades 3-8th) in our 10 county region had to take a spelling test.  Only the Top 50 qualified for the Regional Spelling Bee, and Justin made it to Regionals!! 

The Regional Bee is on March 14th

 at Canyon Creek Church. 

Good luck Justin!



Leander ISD 4th and 5th grade students are about to study an important lesson on the early stages of puberty which some students may be beginning to experience.


Students will watch the following videos during Specials on Friday, March 29, 2019.

4th Grade Girls - "Just Around the Corner for Girls"

4th Grade Boys - "Just Around the Corner for Boys"

5th Grade Girls - "Growing Up! For Girls"

5th Grade Boys - "Growing Up! For Boys"


The videos review the following topics:

  • Reproductive systems
  • Health and nutrition
  • Hygiene and grooming
  • Self esteem
  • Physical changes
  • Emotional changes

To preview the video and/or read the transcript, please visit here for preview instructions. (Instructions are also provided below, if you have problems with the link above.)

Please note, the materials are able to be viewed online from Monday, March 4th to Friday, March 15th, 2019. Parents/Guardians may also preview the videos outside of this time frame in the library during the school day by scheduling an appointment with the campus counselor. 

Parents/Guardians may choose to exempt their child from this lesson by completing the Opt Out Form, which will be coming home with students this week, and returning it to Sherri Sneed by Wednesday, March 27, 2019.


If you have any questions about the lesson or the resource used, feel free to contact the campus counselor at the email listed below.



Instructions to Preview Leander ISD 4th & 5th Grade Puberty Resources

  1. Go to https://goo.gl/forms/JE1Zy21GexRcWbqP2

  2. Fill out the password request form and select "Submit".

  3. After submitting, the link to the videos and the password will appear in the confirmation screen.

  4. Select the link, and enter the password.

  5. The videos are embedded in the slides by grade and gender. Select the appropriate slide and double click to preview.

    1. 4th Grade - Just Around the Corner

    2. 5th Grade - Growing Up

  6. The videos are copyright protected by Marsh Media, and are not to be used for anything other than previewing purposes.

Year Books

It's already March! Have you ordered your yearbook yet? Above is a sneak peek as to what it will look like! 

The yearbook is on sale ONLY at www.balfour.com. Please go to this site and search for "River Place Elementary."

This site will sell yearbooks and Prideline Ads recognizing 5th graders, and new this year, some yearbook personalization options and accessories. Please note, the yearbook is NOT part of the bundle, so it must be ordered at Balfour.com. If you have Four Points or VHS students, those books can be ordered here as well! 

Our books sell out fast and are 4 color books documenting all kids' photos, class photos and activities throughout the year. The price is $40. Please direct any questions to Paula Schumann, schumann.paula@gmail.com