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October 22, 2020

Mark Your Calendar

October 26 - Parent-Teacher Conferences/Student Holiday - NO SCHOOL

October 27 - Reverse Trunk or Treat - FAMILY FUN!

November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Rountree DRIVE-THRU Trunk or Treat - TUESDAY - OCTOBER 27TH - 5:30-7PM!

We look forward to seeing our families for our DRIVE-THRU Family Fun Night on Tuesday! Thank you for practicing safety by remaining in your car. Bring your bag/bucket. Costumes are encouraged. RAIN or SHINE!


See details below.

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Red Ribbon Week Awareness & DRESS UP NEXT WEEK!

We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week when we focus on making good decisions and healthy choices - October 27-30, 2020. Each day will have a different dress theme to show our support. Join the fun with the theme dress each day. Prizes will be awarded!


Challenge accepted?- Game On!


TUESDAY - Oct. 27 - "Red-y to live Drug Free?" wear Red

WEDNESDAY - Oct. 28 - "Be All that You Can Be!" wear Camouflauge

THURSDAY - Oct. 29 - "Texans Give Drugs the Boot!" wear boots

FRIDAY - Oct. 30 - "Storybook Character Day" dress up as your favorite storybook character

Parent Survey - School/Home Compact Agreement

PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF 100%

Classes will win a chance to have a DANCE PARTY with the PRINCIPALS & EACH STUDENT WHO RETURNS THEIR SIGNED IMPACT WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A NEW PAIR OF TENNIS SHOES (1 DRAWING PER CLASS)!


Please complete the survey to indicate your commitment and partnership agreement for your child's learning.

The school-parent compact is a written agreement between teachers and parents. It is a document that clarifies what families and schools can do to help children reach high academic standards. The compact is a written commitment and serves as a clear reminder of everybody’s responsibility to take action at school and at home so that children can learn what is required of them. The purposes of this agreement are to help parents and teachers come to a consensus on the responsibilities of the individuals influencing student achievement.

English Compact Agreement


Complete este cuestionario para indicar su compromiso de apoyo mutuo para el aprendizaje de su hijo (a).

El enfoque de este contrato entre La Escuela y El Hogar es para comunicar una meta común entre las responsabilidades de la escuela y las del hogar. Estas responsabilidades compartidas le dan al estudiante una oportunidad para una educación con calidad. Este es un trabajo colaborativo entre los estudiantes, padres y la escuela. Celebramos el trabajo colectivo entre la escuela y el hogar.

Complete este cuestionario para indicar su compromiso de apoyo mutuo para el aprendizaje de su hijo (a).

Spanish Compact Agreement

Free Breakfast and Lunch Meals for all Rountree Students

Allen ISD is offering free meals for all elementary and middle school In-Person Learners, as well as all At-Home Learners (PreK-12), through December 2020. This is part of a nationwide waiver issued from the USDA.


***Parents are encouraged to continue filling out the free and reduced application online at https://www.allenisd.org/domain/37. This will help speed up the process for the Spring term.***


Since September 21, 2020, Allen ISD has been providing free meals to students as part of the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program. Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), this program allows any student in elementary and middle school (Pre-K-8th) to receive a free breakfast and lunch meal in the school cafeteria, with the option to purchase a-la-carte items.


Additionally, the District offers pre-ordered meals for all At Home learners (PK-12) at no cost. Pre-ordered meals can be picked up daily at Boyd Elementary, Rountree Elementary, Curtis Middle School and Ereckson Middle School from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. The meal includes one lunch and next day’s breakfast. Heating and holding instructions are included so that families can heat their lunch at their convenience. Sign up is required each Friday for the following week at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjneQ53z65cLN8s8FDWLU8LyZR-n_R-AYexDmi0YoQJ9r0gA/viewform


Curbside menus for the pickup location can be found at https://schools.mealviewer.com/district/AllenISD


Lowery Freshmen Center and Allen High School do not participate in the federally funded program and, therefore, meals will be charged as normal in those cafeterias; however, freshmen & high school students who are learning virtually are able to pre-order and pick up meals at the curbside locations at no cost. Freshmen and high school students qualifying for reduced meals will receive free meals through December 2020. Students eligible for free meals will continue to receive free meals for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year.


For more information on how the federal program operates, please visit www.squaremeals.org or www.fns.usda.gov.

2020-2021 Early Release Days - Early Childhood/Pre-K Students

Allen ISD has designated four early release days for students during the 2020-221 academic school year. On early release days, the Prekindergarten Program will operate on a modified schedule offering instruction only during the timeframe of 7:35 am - 10:35 am. To accommodate a balance in instruction for both the morning and afternoon sessions, two of the four district half days have been designated for each session to attend classes. The modified instructional schedule on early release days is outlined below:

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School Pictures Have Arrived

Lifetouch school pictures are in! If you ordered pictures for your in-person student, those have been sent home with students. If you ordered pictures for your at-home student, those are available for pickup at our front office. Please stop by Rountree Elementary anytime Monday-Friday, between 9am - 4pm.

Parents, We Need Your Input

Parents, please take a minute to answer this 6 question survey - SEL Needs Survey- Parent.

We want to get your feedback about what you think are the most important Social Emotion Learning (SEL) topics to be covered. Your assistance with this survey is essential for the success of our service delivery.


Thank you for your SUPPORT!


Cathie Vaughan, Rountree Counselor

We're just a week away!

The Reflections contest is here! The theme is amazing: "I Matter Because...." What a wonderful theme to explore through words, music, photography, film, visual arts and/or dance.


Please review the attached documents to get started. Please contact Mrs. Bentley, Care Coordinator, if you have any questions - beth.bentley@allenisd.org or 972.908.8145. All submissions will be due to Mrs. Bentley by Friday, October 30th.


Prizes will be awarded for participation.


Feel free to check out this site for additional information about each category - https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections.

2020-2021 Yearbooks Available for Purchase

Yearbooks!

This is a year to remember!!! Get your 2020-2021 yearbooks now! Available for purchase online for just $25. We are encouraging online payments this year to minimize the handling of cash. Order by November 13th before prices go up!


Here is the link to purchase this year’s yearbook: Order Here Now!

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Rountree T-shirt Design Contest is ON!

Rountree Family,


Our amazing PTA is hosting a Rountree t-shirt design contest. The entry form is attached and includes detailed information. We are super excited about the designs that your kiddos will present! The entry deadline is Friday, October 30th.

All Grade Levels - Change of Clothing for COOLER TEMPS

Rountree Family,

All grade levels are asked to send a change of clothing for your student(s). Accidents happen throughout the day, and this will help minimize any interruption in our students' learning for the day.


Also, cooler temps are here.


Thank you!


Nurse Amy

Breast Cancer Awareness - Education through Diversity Spotlight

October - Breast Cancer(pink ribbon) Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and runs October 1st through October 31st every year. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign intended to educate people about the importance of early screening, testing and support. People join in the cause by wearing pink, a symbol intended to bring awareness for women today. Here are two women researchers leading the way for all breast cancer patients, women and men.


Abenaa M. Brewster, M.D., MHS works at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, specifically in the areas of Risk Reduction, Survivorship, & Disparity.


Dawn L. Hershman, M.D., MS works at Columbia University Medical Center, specifically with Survivorship, Health Outcomes & Disparities in treatment.

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Early Voting is Underway!

Parents & Community Members, the 2020 Election is fast approaching! It's a general election and a special election this year. General elections decide the candidate who finally “wins” and “occupies” an office (like the Presidency) and/or the legislative assembly seats (state representatives). It will also be a special election, which is an election held to fill a seat which has become vacant between regular elections. Voting information may be found here: https://www.cityofallen.org/1686/Voter-Information


EARLY VOTING: NOW - October 30, 2020

ELECTION DAY: November 3, 2020


AISD BOND INFO: https://www.allenisdbond.org/


Please make your voice heard and Vote!

Mental Health Support Resources During COVID-19

Mental Health Support Resources During COVID-19


Looking for local resources during this difficult time? The links below may help provide additional resources for you and your family. If you need addtional assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out your child's counselor. His/Her information can be found at the bottom of this page.

AISD Community Resource List

COVID-19: Quick Family Resources

COVID-19: Recursos Familiares Rápidos

Collin County Cares

Grant Halliburton Foundation - HERE for Texas (mental heath resources)


During these uncertain times, we understand that you may be struggling to balance your child's at-home or in-person learning along with your own work and home commitments. We are here to support you! Join us at one of the times below by clicking on the date/time links below. We are here to provide a space for you to discuss your challenges and identify healthy ways to cope & problem solve. It will be a great way to connect with other parents facing similar struggles. We hope you will join us! Facilitated by the Allen ISD Support Counselors.

Please note: Registration will open 2 weeks prior to each event.


Elementary School Parent Chat

Thursday, October 29 3-4 pm


Platica Para Los Padres de Familia del Distrito de Allen

11 de Noviembre 10-11 am

16 de Diciembre 10-11 am