Robison Elementary Rocket Register

March 2019

PTO News

Please take a moment to click on the PTO newsletter above. There is great information about many upcoming events. Rocketfest is Friday, April 5 (5 to 8 pm). Silent auction items are being collected as a grade level, and a description for each grade level's theme is included. This year the auction will be online. If you are a 5th-grade parent, there is important information for you to read. If you need more information about the current greeting card fundraiser or the upcoming Bahama Bucks spirit night, you'll find it in the newsletter. We appreciate all that our PTO does for Robison!

Special Request

We have had a few situations where staff members have been nearly hit by cars in the front parking lot in the morning. Please remember to drive slowly after dropping off children for Club Rewind. If you are picking up your child early from school, please park in a parking space. We have had difficulty with the loading of day care vans and special education buses due to cars being parked along the curb during dismissal time. Thank you for helping to make safety a priority at Robison.

Pennies for Patients

Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

Thank you so much for your generosity during the Leukemia & Lymphoma Pennies for Patients campaign! We raised over $2000 that will be used for research to help find a cure!

2018-2019 Robison Student Council

Internet Safety

Many of our students use technology daily. Our CFISD Mental Health Intervention Team recently shared information explaining the Momo phenomenon. The page below talks about some of the reality behind the scare, and offers suggestions for parents and teachers on internet safety. WARNING: The attachment includes a potentially scary picture of Momo.

Please watch the news clip, which includes a child psychiatrist discussing the issue:

https://krcgtv.com/news/local/mo-mo-challenge-sparking-concern-among-parents-psychiatrist-weighs-in

Special Art Recognition

Original Works Art Fundraiser

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Original Works

We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Original Works for a Spring fundraiser! We will be running the Original Works program until, Wednesday, March 20th.

Through the Original Works program, students will create an original artwork piece that can then be reproduced onto a variety of high-quality products. The products range from magnets to mugs and nearly two dozen other products.


Each child is eligible to participate in this wonderful program. Once the artwork is created, parents and children will have the opportunity to select which product or products they would like to feature their artwork. The program is designed to encourage creativity and student self-esteem. The resulting products make unique gifts that are practical for any season or occasion.

Complete details on the program will be sent home shortly. Proceeds from the program will be used in the art room to buy art supplies such as sharpies, Prismacolor pencils, acrylic paint, yarn, markers, dry erase markers, metallic/glitter crayons, and much more! For more information on Original Works please visit their website at www.originalworks.com

Thank you for supporting this unique and creative program!

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Writing Gallery

Last week, the 4th-grade students were asked to write an expository piece of writing for our Benchmark test. The students were directed to THINK ABOUT all of the hard work that they do- whether at home, at school, or outside. Then they were asked to WRITE ABOUT one type of hard work that they do. The students had to explain the work they chose and explain WHY it is so hard to do...


While there were many cleverly written papers, these authors' pieces were chosen for the Writing Gallery: Reice Kargel, Adrienne McKinney, Daughtry Etheridge, Raphaella Attobrah, Kaylin Kirkhart, Torie Babauta, and Jenal Bongco.


When you come to Robison, the Gallery is in the front hall...We look forward to seeing you!

Library News

Congratulations and thank you to all students who participated in the Name That Book competition! Thank you, teachers and parents, for supporting the library and the students during NTB. Regional and district competition will be March 26th at the Berry Center.


Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming in April! April 19th will kick off the Fair with a preview for our Pre-K and Kinder friends, then we will have a full week of books to purchase.

Family Night will be April 23rd from 5-7 PM. Sign Up Genius will open April 2nd, parents please sign up to assist with student sales and questions. Thank you, parents, ahead of time for donating your valuable time : )


"Read to Succeed" tickets earned will be distributed end of May. Students will receive their Fiesta Texas summer one-time use ticket delivered to their homeroom class teacher.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found items have been collected and organized. Please look at the pictures below to see if any of these items belong to your child(ren). If you recognize your child's item, please call the front desk to report which item number is yours. We will then send the item home with your child. Please do not come to school to get the item; however, if you need to look at an item to verify it is yours, please stop by the front desk. The items are organized and packaged by number, and we want to make sure they stay this way. Unfortunately, we do not have a large enough space to hang all of these items. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year.
What's cooking in March?

Click here for the breakfast and lunch menu for March.

Benchmark and STAAR Testing

Benchmark testing for 3rd-5th grades will be taking place in March, and STAAR testing will begin in April and finish in May. In order to maintain a secure testing environment, we do not allow visitors for any grade levels on these days. Schedules will be altered to allow a solid 4-hour testing window for the students, and testing will occur throughout the building in order to provide the small group accommodations that are required for some of our students. More information about snacks and our policy for electronic devices will be sent to the students in the grade levels that are testing.


Please help your child to be successful on these days by helping them to be well rested for each of their testing days.


3rd Grade

Monday, March 25-Math Benchmark

Tuesday, March 26-Reading Benchmark

Monday, May 13-Math STAAR

Tuesday, May 14-Reading STAAR


4th Grade

Monday, March 25-Math Benchmark

Tuesday, March 26-Reading Benchmark

Tuesday, April 9-Writing STAAR

Monday, May 13-Math STAAR

Tuesday, May 14-Reading STAAR


5th Grade

Wednesday, March 27-Science Benchmark

Tuesday, April 9-Math STAAR

Wednesday, April 10-Reading STAAR

Wednesday, May 15-Science STAAR


Students in 5th grade have 3 opportunities to pass the Reading and Math STAAR. The retest dates are as follows:

Monday, May 13-Math STAAR 2nd Administration

Tuesday, May 14-Reading STAAR 2nd Administration

Tuesday, June 25-Math STAAR 3rd Administration

Wednesday, June 26-Reading STAAR 3rd Administration

Student Registration for 2019-2020

All students who will be new to Robison next year must register. Pre-registration for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten will take place on Wednesday, April 17. Paperwork requirements and information are shown below. Please encourage friends and neighbors to register in April, as this will help to ensure that we have the appropriate staffing for next year.
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Important Dates

March

Friday, March 1

Box Tops Due


Saturday, March 2

Superintendent's Fun Run (Register with Robison Elementary)


Monday, March 4

PTO Board Meeting (9:30 am)


Tuesday, March 5

Kindergarten goes to Science Resource Center (Kastor & LaMontagne)


Wednesday, March 6

E-Track

Kindergarten goes to Science Resource Center (Huffman & Elrod)


Thursday, March 7

Student Council Officers Meeting (7:45 am)

Bahama Bucks Spirit Night


Friday, March 8

Spirit Day

Kindergarten goes to Science Resource Center (Portillo, Wallis, Evans, & Lowman)

Garden Day (3rd)


SPRING BREAK

Monday, March 11-Friday, March 15


Wednesday, March 20

E-Track


Thursday, March 21

Student Council Meeting (All- 7:45 am)

Nature Trails (Wheatley, Stegent, Smith, Hussey, Launikitis, Yount, Muncy, and Moreland)


Friday, March 22

Spirit Day

Garden Day (2nd)

Nature Trails (Cohen, Kubis, Winkelmann, Decker, Weiman, Strahan, and Henning)


Monday, March 25-Due to benchmark testing, we are unable to accommodate visitors on this day

3rd & 4th Math Benchmark


Tuesday, March 26-Due to benchmark testing, we are unable to accommodate visitors on this day

3rd & 4th Reading Benchmark


Wednesday, March 27-Due to benchmark testing, we are unable to accommodate visitors on this day

5th Science Benchmark


Thursday, March 28

Spirit Night @ Texas Roadhouse


Friday, March 29

College Spirit Day

End of Grading Period

Inventors Day (3rd)

April

Tuesday, April 2

Pictures-Kindergarten graduation and 5th grade group picture


Thursday, April 4

Math DPM (2nd)


Friday, April 5

Spirit Day

Box Tops Due

Report Cards go home

Garden Day (1st)

ROCKETFEST (5 to 8 pm)


Monday, April 8

PTO Board Meeting (9:30 am)


Tuesday, April 9--We are unable to accommodate any visitors due to STAAR Testing

Writing STAAR (4th)

Math STAAR (5th)


Wednesday, April 10--We are unable to accommodate any visitors due to STAAR Testing

Reading STAAR (5th)


Thursday, April 11

District Technology Festival @ Berry Center


Friday, April 12

Spirit Day


Monday, April 15

End-of-Year LA DPM begins (2nd-5th)

Willie's Spirit Night


Tuesday, April 16

2nd Grade Program: Groups A & B @ 6:00 pm; Groups C & D @ 7:00 pm


Wednesday, April 17

2019-2020 Pre-registration for Kindergarten & Pre-K


Thursday, April 18

College Spirit Day

Growth & Development course for 4th and 5th


Friday, April 19

HOLIDAY--GOOD FRIDAY


Monday, April 22

Book Fair Begins (through April 26)


Tuesday, April 23

Family Night at Book Fair & 4th Grade Art Show (4:00 to 7:00 pm)


Wednesday, April 24

Field Day (Kindergarten: 9:00-11:30; 1st Grade: 12:30-3:00)


Thursday, April 25

Field Day (2nd Grade: 9:00-11:30; 3rd Grade: 12:30-3:00)


Friday, April 26

Book Fair Closes

Garden Day (2nd)

Field Day (4th Grade: 9:00-11:30; 5th Grade: 12:30-3:00)


Tuesday, April 30

1st & 2nd @ SRC (Herridge, Rother, Gunn, Nelson, Green, Hamann, Felicia & Quisenberry)

Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

May

Wednesday, May 1

1st & 2nd @ SRC (Fritcher, Gross, Raia, Grisham, Brown, Lieberman, Russi, & Wisener)


Friday, May 2

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast (7:45 am)

Spirit Day

Box Tops Due

PPCD/Pre-K Splash Day

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WATCH D.O.G.S. Sign-up

If you would like to volunteer, the link to the sign-up genius is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ca5ac23abf58-robison2

STAYING CONNECTED

We want to be sure that you are kept in the loop with all that is happening at Robison. Please take a moment to review the "Quick Guide" shown above for ways to stay connected with Robison.

Join Us on Twitter

We are excited that all of our teachers will be launching classroom twitter accounts! Our permanent hashtag for RES will be #robisonspirit. Our 2018-2019 hashtag that we'll also use is #successatRES. We are looking forward to sharing the story of Robison Elementary with you!
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Child Find Information

The Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District Special Education Department provides educational services to an estimated 8,000 students with special needs.

Teachers, instructional aides, speech pathologists and related service personnel provide instruction and related services to students who have a disability. Students are eligible for special education services from the age of 3 through 21. Students who have hearing and vision disabilities may receive services from birth.

To be eligible for special education services, students must meet eligibility requirements as a student with an orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, auditory impairment, visual impairment, diagnosis of deaf/blind, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, learning disability, speech impairment, multiple disabilities, autism, non-categorical early childhood, or traumatic brain injury.

Cypress Fairbanks ISD instructional arrangements for elementary school-aged students include in-class support, resource classes and speech/language therapy. Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD), adaptive behavior, and LIFE Skills classes are offered as cluster services at the elementary level.

In-class support, resource classes, LIFE Skills, adaptive behavior and speech/language services are available at all secondary level campuses.

Related services may include psychological services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility training, school health services, adaptive equipment and special transportation.

Other special education service options include the Dorothy Carlton Center, the Adaptive Behavior Center, homebound, adaptive physical education, itinerant and on-site services to the visually impaired.

As part of the Northwest Harris County Cooperative for the Hearing Impaired, services for students who have auditory impairments are offered at Birkes Elementary, Hancock Elementary, Spillane Middle School and Cy-Ridge High School. In addition to receiving instruction at the on-site campuses, students may be served by itinerant teachers, speech pathologists, and/or an audiologist at their home campus.

Are you the parent of a pre-school (3-5 years) or school-aged child and have concerns regarding your child’s physical, speech, and/or emotional development? Is your child experiencing academic problems which could interfere significantly with educational success? If so, contact the Special Education Department at 281-897-6400 to discuss your concerns and learn more about the referral process.

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