Roan Forest NEWS

Week of February 8th-12th

Roan Forest Leader In Me Video

Our awesome music teachers Mr. Trevino and Ms. Pawelek created a music video which embedded the 7 Habits sung by our our talented Trailblazer Singers. It is up to a combined 8,000 views and 120 “shares”. It has been posted on the NEISD front page, the Leader in Me Facebook page, and a few more. Below is a link to the Roan Forest PTA Facebook page which is the original source. Give it a “view” “like” and “share”. The video helps to reinforce the language of the 7 Habits which is an integral part of our school culture. The hope is that the video can be used as a tool to help many schools around the country. We are well on our way to accomplishing that goal. Click on the link below to access the video.


https://www.facebook.com/roanforestpta/videos/1058145274226808

“YOUR WORDS HAVE POWERS, USE THEM WISELY”

Roan Forest counselors will be focusing on bully prevention for the month of February. Bully prevention is a school and community wide effort. We will be focusing on the message that our words are very powerful and we need to use them wisely. It is important for students, parents, and teachers to know what bullying is and isn’t, being able to make that distinction between unacceptable mean behaviors and bullying is crucial. Please visit the following link to find definitions, strategies, signs that your child is being bullied and other resources. We encourage everyone to participate in the themed activities as well as the Weekly Wednesday activity.


http://www.neisd.net/School_Administration/bully/types.html.



2/8 – 2/11 Random Act of Kindness Week

Put your words into action and be kind: do/say something kind to someone this week. This is definitely a win -win for all since every act of kindness benefits the giver as well as the receiver – Katrina Mayer

Wednesday, 2/10 Wear your western boots and jeans and stand proud that you live in the friendliest state!


2/16-2/19 Be a Superhero Week

All the best heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary – Gerard Way. Be extraordinary every day and stand up for others.

Wednesday, 2/17 Let’s Sharpen Our Saw and wear your favorite Super Hero t-shirt to show everyone how proactive a hero can be.


2/22-2/26 Love Yourself!

Positive affirmations are a good way of reminding yourself what’s great about you. Show yourself some love by telling yourself daily all the great qualities you have.

Wednesday, 2/24 Wear a shirt with a positive affirmation or make your own!

Thank you for participating!

2nd Graders Shine while performing "Go Fish"

The second graders worked very hard for two months preparing for their big performance. They had to learn the music, choreography, song meanings, and speaking parts in order to make their performance stand out. I am proud to say that they did an amazing job! We are very proud of them and look forward to future presentations by those young stars. If you have any photos or video from the performance please send them to mtrevi8@neisd.net unfortunately the video that he took ended up being really blurry. Thank you very much.

Roan Forest's Gerardo Diamond is the Region 20 Spelling Bee Winner!

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On Saturday, February 6th, students from neighboring districts, competed in the Region 20 Spanish Spelling Bee. As spectators looked on, the students went on to 15 rounds, with an exciting grand finale. We are proud to announce that Gerardo Diamond was named victor of this exciting competition. His teacher, Ms. Chivis and his classmates are excited to greet Gerardo on Monday and congratulate him. I am certain Gerardo will do an exceptional job representing Roan Forest at the National competition. WHAT AN AMAZING LEADER! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!

"We Jump, We Shoot, We Save"

Roan Forest Physical Education will be jumping and shooting to save lives for the American Heart Association! Roan Forest Leaders will learn about heart health and participate in activities during PE while raising money for AHA. Please be on the lookout for more information. Following are some important dates:



February 9th and 10th- "Save the Date" information date sent out. Also, those who have contributed in the past will receive an e-mail on February 9th as well. Online fundraising may begin.


February 16th-Kickoff during PE classes!


March 3rd- Collection Enveloped are due!

On behalf of the coaching staff, thank you for supporting this endeavor!

NEISD DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM 2016-2017


Are you interested in learning more about our Spanish immersion program?

You are cordially invited to attend an informational parent meeting for incoming Kindergarten parents.


ROAN FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Session 1

WHEN: Thursday, February 25th, 2016

TIME: 8:00am

Session 2

WHEN: Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

TIME: 5:30pm Library


WHO: Anyone interested in applying for Dual Language. The meeting is a mandatory requirement and attendance is needed for only ONE meeting.

Valentine's Social

Students will participate in a Valentine's Social during their specials time on Friday, February, 12th. Students will have the opportunity to spend time with their friends, sing and dance to their favorite music. Happy Valentine's!

Students Leaders are Preparing for Student Led-Conferences

Student led conferences will take place the week of February 23rd and 24th which means school will be dismissed at 12:40 on those two days. Please be sure to bring your child to your Parent conference as they will be the one discussing their progress. This is part of our Leader In ME endeavor in building student leadership.

GLIMPSE OF UPCOMING EVENTS




2/8 Gr 5 Media Club Mtg 2:45

Community Ed Bricks4Kids 2:50


2/9 Sonido Rehearsals 2:40

Community Ed Art 2:50


2/10 Class Pictures


2/12 Valentine’s Socials

Early Student Dismissal 12:40 - There will not be any guest tables available during lunch.

Community Ed Coding/Programming 12:50


2/15 Student HOLIDAY


2/16 Sonido Rehearsals 2:40

Community Ed Art 2:50


2/18 Sonido Rehearsals 2:40


2/19 Community Ed Coding/Programming 2:50

PTA NEWS

The next STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON will be held on Thursday February 11th. We will be treating our fabulous Roan Forest Staff to an Italian luncheon. The PTA will provide the main dish from Luciano's. We need your help with items for a salad bar, appetizers, desserts, and drinks. Please go to www.roanforestpta.org and follow the Staff Appreciaton link to sign up to help setup, bring a side dish or clean up. You may drop off items in the car rider line from 7:10 - 7:40. Or if you prefer you may bring them into the teacher's lounge anytime before 9:30. Thanks for your help!


The VALENTINE SOCIAL will be held on Friday February 12th. We'd LOVE to have some volunteers to help with set-up on Thursday afternoon and on Friday morning. Please contact Deanna Mazzocco at volunteers@roanforestpta.org to sign up to volunteer.

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 PTA Life Members

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Mr. Matt Criswell,Ms. Marlene Molina, Ms. Anita Hernandez, and Mr. Kevin Anderson