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January 21, 2021

Mark Your Calendar

January 19-22 - College & Career Week - Wear Allen shirt on Friday

January 26 - Allen ISD Gifted & Talented Info Zoom Meeting

February 15 - Student Holiday/Staff Development/No School

February 15-19 - Love Week

Rountree Students Remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Art

Allen ISD Gifted & Talented Services - Informational Zoom Meeting & CogAT Testing

Informational Meeting:

Each year, Allen ISD hosts an informational meeting for parents providing information on the district’s Gifted and Talented services. This year’s informational meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be facilitated via Zoom webinar. To join the webinar meeting, please go to There is no need to register for the meeting. The recording of the meeting will be posted to the Gifted & Talented Services webpage for those who cannot attend the live webinar session and for those who wish to review a recording of the information.

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT):

This year, Allen ISD will begin offering the computerized version of the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) for all students in grades 1-11 who test for potential gifted identification. All students interested in participating in phase I of testing for potential gifted identification will take this administration of the CogAT onsite. Separate testing sessions will be offered for in-person and at-home learners. Registration for phase I testing for students currently in grades 1-11, opens January 26, 2021 and closes February 5, 2021. Please access the registration form for more information, including testing dates, at (Please note: the registration form will not accept responses until January 26, 2021.)

Allen ISD Extends Free Meal Program

Allen ISD will continue providing free meals to students through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Seamless Summer Option program for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year.

Sponsored by the USDA and the Texas Department of Agriculture, this program allows students in elementary and middle school to receive breakfast and lunch meals in the school cafeteria at no charge with the option to purchase a-la-carte items. No signup is required for In-Person learners. The program has been in place since September 2020.

Additionally, the district offers pre-ordered meals for all At-Home learners, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, and for children 18 or younger at no cost. Pre-ordered meals are available daily at Boyd Elementary, Rountree Elementary, Curtis Middle School, and Ereckson Middle School from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The meal includes one lunch and the next day’s breakfast. Heating and holding instructions are included. Sign up is required for At-Home Learners and opens every Monday at 2 p.m. and closes the following Sunday for the next week.

For more information, please visit

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3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Poster Contest Time - Poison Prevention Poster

If you are interested in your student making a Poison Prevention poster, please see the attached details. There are prizes. The contest is for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. The deadline for posters to be received at the North Texas Poison Center is February 17, 2021. Please see the attachment for entry form and details.

Good Luck and thank you for your consideration.

- Nurse Amy 😊

Interested in Working at Rountree?

If you or someone you know might be interested in serving as a Cafeteria Monitor, please contact Mrs. Harrison at

It's a great mid-day work opportunity!

Join us as we celebrate our ALLEN ISD Board of Trustees

January is School Board Recognition Month, which is an opportunity to thank our Trustees who volunteer countless hours to support the students and staff in Allen ISD.

Our Board of Trustees:

  • Amy Gnadt – President
  • Kelley Rowley – Vice President
  • David Noll – Secretary
  • Kevin Cameron
  • Polly Montgomery
  • Sarah Mitchell
  • Vatsa Ramanathan

This year’s theme, set by the Texas Association of School Boards, is “Navigating to Success.”

Thank you for helping recognize the great work of our Allen ISD Board of Trustees.

Allen Eagle Run Early Registration is Underway!

Check out these incentives for our students!!

  • If Rountree gets 25 Eagle Run entries, our Principal and Assistant Principals will do the chicken dance.
  • If Rountree gets 50 Eagle Run entries, our Principal and Assistant Principals will color their hair crazy colors for a day.

Registration forms in English and Spanish are attached below.

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In Loving Memory of Ms. Jane Davidson

Ms. Jane Davidson, former Dyslexia Therapist at Rountree, passed away last fall. Ms. Davidson was dedicated to the students and staff at Rountree and was loved by all. Should you be interested in contributing, her fellow dyslexia therapists have established a scholarship fund in her memory with the Foundation for Allen Schools. The scholarship is designed to be awarded to a former dyslexia student in the district with preference to a former Rountree student in the event of multiple qualified candidates.

Please contact Mrs. Schrader, Rountree Secretary, if you have an interest in contributing - Thank you!

Education through Diversity - Local Human Rights Activist

Mr. Ernest McMillan is a veteran human rights activist with a history of working through the 60s in Texas and several other southern states with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also worked throughout the 80s with the National Black United Front and the United League of Mississippi. McMillan served as the Chairman of the Dallas SNCC from 1967- 1969.

Mr. McMillan received an Associate of Arts degree in History and Government at Brazos Junior College in Texas and has completed further study in history, government, and political science at Morehouse College in Atlanta, UT Arlington, and the University of Houston at Clear Lake City, Texas. He currently resides in Dallas and is still active in several human rights activities in our area and across the country. Leadership can start locally but impact the entire country!

Thank you, Mr. McMillan, we appreciate your determination!

Student ID Badges

Parents, please help your student remember to bring his/her badge ID badge and to have it readily accessible. This is extremely important for students to have this ID for breakfast and lunchtime. The badge system offers a “contactless” breakfast/lunch checkout, while helping our lines move efficiently.

Thank you,

Rountree Cafeteria Staff

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January Character Trait: Determination

Determination is the Character Trait we are focusing on in January. Determination means “deciding to finish what you start.” How we spend our time and energy tells other people what we consider important in our lives. By sticking with a task and finishing it, we show others that we think it is worth it.

During January, Rountree teachers will be recognizing students who complete their work on time and have put in their best effort on it. Don’t Forget-- at the end of each month, we will recognize and reward the positive behaviors we are seeing at Rountree. All students, both At-School and At-Home learners, have the opportunity each month to earn a certificate and have their picture made with our Administrators to go on our “Wall of Fame.”