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Principal's Message




Dear Parents and Families,


All of us at Sam Rayburn Elementary want to welcome all returning students, as well as all of the new Rebels to our wonderful school. This year the elementary theme is: Choose Kindness. We want all of our students to understand that they all have an opportunity to make someone’s day better by simple acts of kindness. In keeping with our theme, this fall we will be hosting a family movie night at school for the showing of the movie “Wonder,” which demonstrates the power of kindness.


We also want to extend a big Sam Rayburn welcome to our new staff members. They are Andrea Cory in Kindergarten, Courtney Pannell in first grade, Sara Garcia and Kimberly Occhino in third grade, Carmen Bingham in fourth, and Tiffany Rickman in sixth. In addition to the teaching staff, we are also fortunate to have Christi Smith as our school’s first full-time registered school nurse. While many of the faces may have changed, I can assure you that our focus on improving the life of every student has not. Please know if I can ever be of assistance to you or your child, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Thank you,

Jim Shaw