Allen Elementary Weekly News

October 16, 2016

Picture Retake Day

SchoolPix Inc. will be taking retakes for any students who were absent on picture day and for all new students. School Portrait order forms are available in the school office for new students. For students who purchased pictures on original picture day and would like a retake, please fill out the customer service form enclosed in your portrait package. Please return the form along with the entire portrait package to your child's teacher on retake day. Original packages must be returned to the photographer on retake day in order to receive a replacement package.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call SchoolPix Inc. customer service at 972.334.9140 or email us at

Receive Room Parent Information

Our room parents would like to share information with you via e-mail. This would include information about your child's class parties and other special classroom information. In order to receive these e-mails, you have to give the room parents your e-mail address. Many of you have already done this through the google link sent by the room parents via the classroom teacher. If you have not yet done this and would like to receive the e-mails from your child's room parent please sign up through the link previously e-mailed, contact your room parent, or contact Bridgette Pearce (room parent coordinator for the Allen PTA) at


Next Friday, October 21st we will have our Run for the Gold prize assembly in the morning in place of our weekly GMA. If your student has a birthday this next week they will be recognized at the next GMA on Friday, October 28th.

Pictures Needed for Yearbook

Parents, if you have pictures you’d like considered for the yearbook, please send them to Rene’ Hobbie via a free smart phone app called HJeshare. Simply choose the code word Allen, upload photos, and press OK.

PTA programs, class parties, field trips, and more…we’d love to see them all. If you have any questions feel free to contact Mrs. Hobbie.

Teacher Talk

This week on Teacher Talk we interviewed two of our new teachers at Allen. Click here to learn more about Mrs. Knesek and Mrs. Izzarelli.

What is Teacher Talk? Monday through Thursday mornings we have morning announcements that students watch in their classrooms. On the Tuesday morning announcements we have a new feature called Teacher Talk. During this time we will be interviewing our teachers and staff so that students can get to know all the staff. We will include this portion of our Tuesday announcements here on the Weekly News that goes to out to the families. This will help everyone get to know the wonderful Allen staff.

Green Team

Thank you to our student Green Team members and Mrs. Tucker. They collect our recycling weekly, we appreciate you! Below are pictures of a few of our Green Team members in action.

Other Information

Please utilize the links below to get further details about upcoming events:

Reflections Contest

For the FISD 2016-2017 School Calendar

Save the Dates

  • 10/18 Picture Retake Day
  • 10/18 PTA Spirit Night at Orange Leaf
  • 10/21 End of First Nine Weeks
  • 10/21 Run for the Gold Prize Assembly
  • 10/27 First Nine Weeks Report Cards go home
  • 10/24-10/28 Red Ribbon Week
  • 10/29 Gary Burns Fun Run
  • 11/2-11/4 5th grade at Jolt
  • 11/8 PTA Spirit Night at Palios
  • 11/10 Pastries with Parents 7:00 a.m. Grades K, 2, 4
  • 11/11 Pastries with Parents 7:00 a.m. Grades 1, 3, 5
  • 11/14-11/18 Book Fair 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (closes at 1:00 on 11/18)
  • 11/17 PTA Meeting and Second Grade Program
  • 11/18 Spirit Store open at lunch
  • 11/18 Wear Green for Responsibility
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