January 26, 2023
Mark Your Calendar
January 22-28 - Holocaust Remembrance Week
January 23-27 - College & Career Week
January 27 - Yearbook Sales End
January 27 - Holocaust Remembrance Day
February 2 - Texas Military Heroes Day
February 7 - Middle School Expo Night
February 10 - Counselor Appreciation
February 13-17 - Allen ISD Love Week
February 19 - State of Texas Anniversary Remembrance Day (“STAR” Day)
February 25 - Allen Eagle Run
March 2 - School-wide Open House
March 30 - Multicultural Night - Family & Fun Engagement
Attention 5th Grade Families - DATE SENSITIVE, REQUIRED INFORMATION
Believe it or not, the time has come to start planning for 6th Grade Music. All Allen ISD 6th graders must choose a “specialized” music course for 6th grade. The music choices are Band, Choir and Orchestra. The students will watch the following informational video in their music class:
Ford Fine Arts 5th Grade Video
Please discuss the music options with your 5th grade student. Once you have come to a decision, please fill out the form located here: https://forms.gle/dvXy64YtKes6SdRDA
***This choice form is due by Friday, February 10th.***
Should you have any questions, please contact the following people:
For Band Questions, contact Andrea Brooks - firstname.lastname@example.org
For Choir Questions, contact your campus music teacher.
For Orchestra Questions, contact Valerie Curry - email@example.com
Parents of Current 6th Graders & Future 7th Graders - This is for YOU!
Head Lice Information Attached
**Do Not Share Hats, Combs, Brushes or anything with your friends that can go on your head. This is a great lesson about Head Lice for students in Kindergarten to Sixth Grade 👩🏽⚕️✨
Rountree Multicultural Night is Coming March 30th! Let's Plan it TOGETHER!
Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 30th! We want to celebrate our families' cultures from every continent! If you have an interest in planning/supporting this event, please fill out the survey that will be coming home with your student. Please return it by February 9th. Thank you!
Make sure to take care of yourSELF!
Healthy Habits from Nurse Amy
*Healthy Habits that are good for all grade levels✨✨✨
1. Get plenty of rest
2. Brush your teeth
3. Wash your hands with soap and water and hand sanitize as needed if your hands are not soiled
4. Eat breakfast in the morning
5. All grade levels bring extra clothing to keep at school
6. Students should be potty-trained and able to use the restroom by Kindergarten
IMPORTANT MESSAGE for CURRENT 6TH GRADERS: MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEER PROGRAM TRYOUT DATES
If your current 6th grader is interested in trying out for the Middle School Cheer Program, please mark your calendar for these mandatory meeting dates:
Mandatory Cheer Parent AND Candidate Meeting (must go to one)
February 22, 2023 at 6:30pm at Ford MS
February 23, 2023 at 6:30pm at Ford MS
Mandatory Tryout Clinics (must attend both days)
March 14 AND 15 from 4:00-6:00pm at Ford MS
MS Cheer Tryouts
March 16 starting at 4:30pm on each individual Middle School Campus. Must tryout at the MS Campus the student is zoned to attend.
CALLING ALL DADS, STEPDADS, GRANDPAS, BROTHERS AND UNCLES...WE NEED YOU!
Want an easy way to connect with your child in a meaningful way?
WATCH D.O.G.S.® is an innovative program being used by schools across America, which helps them to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their students’ life. The goal is to have these men spend a day a year at the school to be an extra set of eyes and ears as a positive male role model.
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at Rountree. During the day, WatchDOGS help with Specials, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.
What do I do to become a WATCHDOG:
Complete Background check at www.allenisd.org
Look for Register to Be a Volunteer
Email or call Mrs. Vaughan to schedule a day to be a WATCHDOG.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-727-0550
January Mandatory Legislative Recognition Days
Sam Rayburn Day:
January 6: Sam Rayburn Day, in memory of that great Texas and American statesman, Sam Rayburn - Sam Rayburn Day shall be regularly observed by appropriate programs in the public schools to commemorate the birthday of Sam Rayburn.
Holocaust Remembrance Week/Day:
To educate students about the Holocaust and inspire in students a sense of responsibility to recognize and uphold human value and to prevent future atrocities, the governor shall designate a week to be known as Holocaust Remembrance Week in public schools.
Holocaust Remembrance Week shall include age-appropriate instruction, as determined by each district. Instruction shall include:
1. Information about the history of and lessons learned from the Holocaust;
2. Participation, in person or using technology, in learning projects about the Holocaust; and
3. The use of materials developed or approved by the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission.
Rountree: Title I Programs & Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Our school receives federal funds for Title I programs, which are part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As a parent, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher(s) and assistant(s). If you would like to receive this information, please contact your child’s school.
Thank you for your interest and involvement in your child’s education.
Nuestra escuela recibe fondos federales para los programas de Título I, los cuales son parte de la Ley Cada Estudiante Triunfa [Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)]. Como padre, usted tiene derecho a solicitar información acerca de las credenciales profesionales del maestro(s) o asistente(s) del maestro(s) de su estudiante. Si a usted le gustaría recibir esta información, por favor, póngase en contacto con la escuela de su estudiante.
Muchas gracias por su interés y por tomar parte en la educación de su hijo/a.