Rocket Register

February 2016

Schedule Changes for Upcoming Benchmarks

On Tuesday, February 9, our 5th grade students will take their math benchmark, and on Wednesday,February 17, our 3rd and 4th grade students will take their reading benchmark. Due to the testing schedule, we have made some changes to our lunch, recess and large group schedule. The lunch schedule for February 9 is shown below. We will send the February 17 schedule out separately. As a reminder, visitors will not be allowed for the grade level that is testing.


Lunch Schedule for Tuesday, February 9

Kinder 10:50-11:20

1st 11:20-11:50

2nd 12:20-12:50

3rd 11:50-12:20

4th 12:50-1:20

5th 1:20-1:50

K.I.S.S. (Kids Invite Someone Special) Days

Please join us for our upcoming KISS Days. Each grade level is assigned one of the two days (either February 11 or 12). We will extend lunch on these days to accommodate our guests. Guests for lunch are only allowed for the grade levels having KISS Day due to the other grade levels eating in their classroom. This will also help us to better monitor the large crowds that we expect. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early so you will have time to sign in and receive a name tag. Please see the schedule below.


Thursday, February 11

PPCD/K, 3, 4 will be having K.I.S.S. lunch in the cafeteria. All other grade levels will be picnicking in the classroom or outside.



PPCD/K @ 10:50-11:30

3rd @ 11:50-12:30

4th @ 12:50-1:30


Friday, February 12

Grade 1, 2, 5 will be having K.I.S.S. lunch in the cafeteria. All other grade levels will be picnicking in the classroom or outside.


1st @ 11:20-12:00

2nd @ 1:20-2:00

5th @ 12:20-1:00

WESTERN DAY SCHEDULE

Come on out to see all of our cowboys and cowgirls show their dancing skills on February 25 and/or February 26. The schedule is below.


Thursday, February 25

8:50 4th Grade (groups 3 &4)

9:45 2nd Grade (groups 3 &4)

11:20 5th Grade (groups 3 & 4)

12:20 1st Grade (Raia, Gross, Herridge & Jakubiak)

2:00 Kindergarten (Rogers, Rials & Windle)

2:55 3rd Grade (groups 3 & 4)


Friday, February 26

8:50 4th Grade (groups 1 & 2)

9:45 2nd Grade (groups 1 & 2)

11:20 5th Grade (groups 1 & 2)

12:20 1st Grade (Curry Webb & Grisham)

2:00 Kindergarten (Kastor, Picciotti & Huffman)

2:55 3rd Grade (groups 1 & 2)

CONGRATULATIONS, JACOB LEMOS

On Tuesday, February 2, Jacob Lemos represented Robison at the District Spelling Bee at the Berry Center. We are so very proud of Jacob. He represented us well and placed 6th out of 54 elementary campuses.

100 Days of School!

Thursday, February 4 marked our 100th day of school. Our kindergarten students celebrated by participating in activities centered around the number "100". To make the day even more interesting, we realized there were exactly 100 kindergarten students present for school on this day.
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Thank You, PTO!

Our students are loving their new playground equipment, thanks to our PTO. This piece of equipment provides options that are more easily accessible to our younger students, as well as students with disabilities; however, it is able to be used by ALL of our students. The shade cover is especially nice!
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ROBISON'S SPOTLIGHT TEACHER FOR 2016

Congratulations to Beth Seiter, Robison's Spotlight Teacher! Mrs. Seiter is a fifth grade science teacher. She is also our technology liaison. We are proud to have her represent Robison as our Spotlight teacher!
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2016-2017 CALENDAR

The link to access next year's calendar:

file:///E:/Rocket%20Register/February/download.pdf

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Superintendent's Fun Run

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Event Information-Early Registration Deadline ends January 15!

Dr. Mark Henry and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD are excited to present the 3rd annual Superintendent's Fun Run & Festival at Towne Lake, a Caldwell Community, Superheroes for Kids! The event is underwritten by Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and benefits the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. Click www.thecfef.org for more details on how you can make a difference in the lives of CFISD students through CFEF!

The Fun Run & Festival has something for everyone including a live band - Sawdust Road, a variety of vendor booths, delicious food trucks, student performances, a children's play zone, a 1 mile run, a family walking path and a certified 5k! Sign up a team and come join the fun!


Let's show our support from Robison Elementary! Many of our Robison Runners will be there, and this is a great event for all of our families to participate!


Here's the link...http://www.cfisd.net/en/calendar/superintendent-fun-run/. Our team is the "Rocket Runners".

PBIS NEWS

February Student Kindness Recognition

Kindness is in the air Robison Rockets! We want to celebrate your kind acts this February by building a chain of kindness.




This month teachers will be looking to catch students being kind. Each student caught in the act of being kind will receive a paper strip. The strips will be linked together to create a chain of kindness with their grade level. These chains of kindness will be displayed by each grade level in the hallways. Our hope is to connect the grade levels together to display acts of kindness all over the building. Please help us by encouraging your child to be kind to someone each and every day. Thank you!!

FEBRUARY

2: District Spelling Bee @ Berry Center

4: 100th Day of School

5: Box Tops Due

8: Kindergarten Math DPM (thru 2/12) & PTO Board Meeting (9:30 am)

9: 5th Math Benchmark (No visitors for 5th grade) and Robison Name That Book Competition (4:15 pm)

10: 1st Math DPM (Day 1)

11: 1st Math DPM (Day 2) and Kids Invite Someone Special (KISS Day)- More information to come

12: Kids Invite Someone Special Day (KISS Day)-More information to come and Garden Day (2nd)

15: Professional Development Day (Student Holiday_

16: Progress Reports

17: 3rd & 4th Reading Benchmark (No visitors for 3rd & 4th grade)

19: Storyteller Aileen Kirkham (Kindergarten)

23: 2nd-4th Science DPM and Student Council Meeting (7:50 am)

24: Watt Watchers Meeting (8:00 am)

25: Western Day (Schedule to come)

26: Western Day (Schedule to come) and Garden Day (5th)

27: Superintendent's Fun Run (Sign up for the Rocket Runners Team)

March

2: Group and Individual Spring Pictures & Boosterthon Pep Rallies

3: Math DPM (2nd) and Author Phil Bildner (3rd-5th)

4: Parent Focus Group (9 am--all parents are invited) and Box Tops

7: Nature Trails (Cohen, Kubis, Winkelmann, Seiter, Strahan & Weiman)

8: Nature Trails (Hurt, Hussey, Stegent, Wheatley, Launikitis, McCain & Moreland) and Name That Book District Competition (5 pm @ Berry Center)

9: Watt Watchers Meeting (8 am)

10: Garden Day (2nd) and School Board Meeting (6 pm)

11: Boosterthon Fun Run


March 14-18: SPRING BREAK!


21: PTO Board Meeting (9:30 am)

22: Student Council Meeting (7:50 am)

23: Recorder Concert (3rd grade)

24: Recorder Concert (3rd grade), End of 3rd Grading Period, 4th & 5th Growth & Development Course

25: Holiday

29: STAAR MATH (5TH) AND STAAR WRITING (4TH)--NO VISITORS

30: STAAR READING (5TH)--NO VISITORS

DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

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Stay Connected!

We have multiple ways to communicate. Please make sure you are getting updates from all of these sources so you will always stay connected:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/robisones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/RobisonElementary

School Website: http://arobison.cfisd.net/en/news/newsletters/

Directions for School Messenger: http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/contacts-communications/schoolmessenger/

Remind 101: Text @robisonf to 81010

PTO News

Thank You!

"THANK YOU" to everyone who has volunteered to teach the JA curriculum! You will have a lot of fun in the classroom and the kids will love it!! The JA kits are sorted by grade and in the PTO room ready for pick-up! Please don't forget to sign-out the kit!! If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Hogan cannhogan@att.net


Fall Fundraising Brainstorming Meeting

We will have a general PTO meeting on Monday February 29 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Robison Cafeteria. The meeting will begin with information about upcoming Spring Events. We will move into the fundraising topic and our goal is to get input from parents regarding ideas for Fall Fundraising for next school year (2016-2017). Please plan to join us. If you have any questions, you may contact Karen Finke karenfinke@comcast.net


Thank You!

Thank you to our 4th grade parent and grandparent volunteers who made Texas Day such a success! The students had a great time.


A huge thank you to all the volunteers that helped with Cultural Celebrations! The day was a huge success because of you! A special thank you to the chairpersons who spent many hours preparing and organizing their celebration: Viki Young, Heather Reyna, Libby Malone, Margaret Zwerneman, Natalie Little, Cel Guerra, Stacy Fullen and Kristen Jordan. You ladies rock! Thank you again for your participation!


2016-2017

Even though we are just beginning our Spring Semester, we are already planning for next year. If you are looking to get more involved in your child’s school events, and want information on leadership roles for next school year, (such as grade level liaison; PTO board position; event chairperson, etc.) please contact Karen Finke karenfinke@comcast.net Attached to this newsletter is a flyer explaining PTO Board positions. We will be forming a PTO board nominating committee soon to slate a board of officers for 2016-2017. We need 5 parent members on the nominating committee. The time commitment is minimal, and we appreciate your consideration in supporting our students. If you are interested in joining our Nominating Committee, please contact Gina Bahr gbahr@comcast.net by February 15.


Junior Achievement

If you have volunteered to teach the Junior Achievement curriculum, please contact your child’s classroom teacher (and your teaching partner if co-teaching) to schedule your instruction this Spring. If you would like to participate in the Junior Achievement program where you teach children about the economy, but have never attended a training session, please attend the final training session for this Spring:


Tuesday, February 23rd - 11:00AM – 1:00PM at the Berry Center


You may register for training on-line at azacarias@jahouston.org, giving your name, school, date you are attending and JA grade you will teach. Please contact Cynthia Hogan at CannHogan@att.net or 713-907-2186 if you have questions. Thank you JA Volunteers! J


The Material Kits for teaching JA curriculum should arrive the 2nd week in February. A note will go out once they have arrived.


Volunteers of the Month

Thank you to our Volunteers of the Month for their time spent at Robison!


August – Mary Jane Spevak


September – Lela Haner


October – Melissa Abbott


November – we have 2: Stephaine Key and Brittany Briseno


December – Hortensia Vega


January – Amber Wade


Save the Date- Boosterthon

SAVE THE DATE!


Boosterthon is coming to Robison! Our primary Spring fundraiser kicks off on March 2 with an exciting pep rally. Starting then, and continuing until Fun Run day on Friday, March 11, students will be collecting pledges from friends and family toward the number of laps they will run at the Boosterthon Fun Run. Every student participates in the Fun Run and receives a t-shirt. This event is always a fun one, so save the date!


5th Grade End-of-Year Planning Party– Friday, February 26 @ 9am in the PTO room

Attention 5th Grade Parents – the 5th graders will have their end of year celebration on Friday, May 27. This is an all-day event. We need your help to make this day a success! We are looking for volunteers to chair stations (indoor games, outdoor activities, lunch/snacks, etc.) as well as help in stations (overseeing a game, monitor food during lunch/snack, enforce safety for outdoor activities, etc.). Please join us on Friday, February 26 at 9am in the PTO room to learn more about this fun day and how you can help. If you want to help but can’t attend this meeting – no worries – contact Kim Worchesik at kimberlyworchesik@gmail.com or 713-870-5637. Please consider being a part of this special day for our 5th graders.


PTO Dollars at Work!

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