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October 14, 2021

Mark Your Calendar

October 14 - Spirit Night - Papa John's Pizza - TONIGHT!

October 22 (Friday) - Scholastic Book Fair Student Preview Day!

October 25 (Monday) - Parent-Teacher Conferences/Student Holiday - NO SCHOOL for students

October 28 (Thursday) - TRUNK OR TREAT for the FAMILY!!!


November 12 (Friday) - Veterans Day Recognition for the Veterans of our Rountree Family - 8am

Join us for SPIRIT NIGHT - TONIGHT - October 14th!

20% of your order will be donated back to Rountree!
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Parent-Teacher Conferences - Tip Sheet for Parents

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Allen ISD Student Device Program

Empower 1:1 Student Device Program

  • The Allen Empower 1:1 student program will be launched during the first semester of the new school year, 2021-2022. The program's goal is to provide a device for learning to each student attending school in the district. More detailed information will be communicated to parents after the school year starts.

Device Fee Information

  • To support the sustainability of the program, Allen ISD will institute a non-refundable device insurance fee of $30.00 per year for accidental damage protection insurance. The insurance program will cover the costs of repairs and replacement of parts stemming from unintentional damage that otherwise would be charged based on the fee schedule specified on the table below.

  • The fee will be payable via School Pay, in installments, as the devices are distributed in the fall of 2021 (free and reduced lunch device fee scales will be available). Payment of the insurance fee is required prior to students receiving their device.

  • Note: intentional damage or loss of a device is not covered under the insurance policy, and thus will be charged according to the Empower 1-1 Device Insurance Fee Information & Intentional Damage_Loss Fee Schedule table below.

ESPERANZA: A LOCAL CELEBRATION OF HISPANIC HERITAGE AND HOPE

As we continue in Hispanic Heritage Month, please see below for some cultural learning opportunities that might be of interest to you:


Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) – Please review this video to learn about the holiday and the celebration of Mexican and Latin culture. It is worth the 4:15 watch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMs-lCaTKoE.


Día de los Muertos: revise este video para aprender sobre la festividad y la celebración de la cultura mexicana y latina. Vale la pena el reloj de las 4:15


Also, if you would like to experience Dia de los Muertos in a public park experience, there will be a celebration in McKinney this coming Saturday – October 16th – 12pm-9pm at Dr. Glenn Mitchell Park (300 W. Louisiana). Entry is free, but there will be opportunities to purchase food and other items. If you know of anyone who might want to participate in the costume contest (ALL AGES), there will be prizes!


Si desea experimentar el Día de los Muertos en un parque público, habrá una celebración en McKinney el próximo sábado 16 de octubre de 12 pm a 9 pm en el parque Dr. Glenn Mitchell (300 W. Louisiana). La entrada es gratuita, pero habrá oportunidades para comprar alimentos y otros artículos. Si conoce a alguien que quiera participar en el concurso de disfraces (TODAS LAS EDADES), ¡habrá premios!

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The Reflections Art Contest is Here!

So many talented students! So many artistic expressions! So much creativity to be shared!


Please share this wonderful opportunity with your students - Reflections 2021 is here...see below!

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Get ready for some Rountree Family Fun!

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The BOOK FAIR is Coming - Save the date!

Hello!


Rountree PTA is excited to announce the upcoming Fall Scholastic Book Fair! We will be having student previews on Friday, October 22nd, and then we will be open for business from 9:00am-2:00pm daily from October 26-29. We will also be moving the fair to the blacktop during the Trunk or Treat event on Oct 28th. If you aren't able to shop during the school hours you will have an opportunity that evening. Check the links below for the virtual book flyer and for some volunteer opportunities!


https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F21-ES-Case-Booklist/F21_ES_Case_Booklist.html#p=1


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090945AAAA2CAAF58-rountree

Emergency Broadband Benefit: Discounts provided to families

The FCC is providing relief to help families struggling to afford internet services during COVID-19. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband services for https://getemergencybroadband.org/do-i-qualify/ and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Families can use this link https://getemergencybroadband.org/ to apply.

Let's see your Favorite Character Pumpkin!

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THIS COMING SATURDAY - Allen High School Girls Track & Field - Fall Olympics for Elementary Ages

Please take a look at this fun opportunity - https://forms.gle/xPJoYiggijaQejHn7. If you have any questions, please contact: elizabeth.allen@allenisd.org.


Thank you!

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Interested in a job with Allen ISD?

Check out these job opportunities with Allen ISD at https://bit.ly/38o0ARN or call 972-727-0511 today!
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Request for All Grade Levels

Rountree Parents:


Thank you for sending and having these helpful items on hand at school each day:


Please send a change of clothing to school. Accidents are very common at the elementary age, and having a change of clothing is helpful.


Please send a water bottle (reusable or disposable) with your student each day. Your student will need it for recess and for breaks throughout the day.


Thank you!

Check out this Confidence Booster from Nurse Amy

Parents,

Are you looking for a confidence booster for your kiddo? Check out this neat video!


https://youtu.be/pdjaxS4ME2A

Rountree Attendance: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Rountree Family,


Please take a look at this important information concerning attendance. See the attachment below.


Thank you.

Check out These Awesome Art Opportunities - Deadlines approaching

Rountree Family,

Thank you for your consideration of these upcoming Art opportunities!

  1. Allen ISD Greeting Card Contest (see attached document)
  2. Square 1 Art (below)


Art is such a wonderful thing to share!


Thank you!

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Safety Tips from Nurse Amy

Check out the latest CDC COVID school updates here: https://youtu.be/6880AjOifms


Remember that proper hand washing is still key in stopping the spread of COVID19. Take a look at this video: https://youtu.be/3PmVJQUCm4E.


Thank you!

Grade Level T-shirts are Ready for Purchase

Grade level t-shirts are now available to purchase for your child(ren)! The t-shirts are worn when the classes go on field trips to help with group recognition for an added safety precaution. Teachers can easily spot the students from a distance, and students can find their group with ease if needed.


Please complete the Grade Level T-shirt request form via the link below. If you have multiple students on campus, please complete the form for each child. Once we verify we have a shirt for your child(ren), we will contact you to arrange payment. You will be able to pay with cash or online via School Pay. The cost of each shirt is $5.00. Please note that if you pay using School Pay, there is a service fee.


If we do not have the size you’d like in stock, we will add your student’s name(s) and size to our Order List and will contact you when the order arrives.


Link for Grade Level Request form: https://forms.gle/Jjuw4dEqropHqHpi7

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