Robison Elementary Rocket Register

November 2018

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We Salute Our Veterans

Robison Elementary loves to recognize our veterans for the sacrifices they've made and services they've contributed for our country. We salute our veterans and hope that everyone will do the same on Veterans Day, November 11. We appreciate all of the veterans who took time to visit Robison for our annual celebration. This gives our students a special opportunity to see and hear from veterans. It is always a special day that our students will certainly remember!

Boosterthon

Thank you for your amazing support with the Boosterton Fun Run. We exceeded our goal and our students had an amazing time. We loved seeing the support of many parents cheering on our runners, and the staff had a great time as well. Our 4th and 5th grade students earned a color run which was great fun!

Free and Reduced Meals Information

Free and reduced meal eligibility must be updated annually. The grace period for students who were eligible last year ends on October 9. Please complete the form using the link below if you believe your child could be eligible for free or reduced meals.


  • Visit www.schoolcafe.com or the SchoolCafe app to apply.

  • Call 281-897-4550 or visit the Food Production Center at 11355 Perry Road with questions and for assistance.

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4th Grade Program--Exciting News from Mrs. Gayle, Our Music Teacher

Parents,

Just a note to let you know that our fourth graders are preparing for their fourth-grade program “Music Changes Everything”. This program is for all fourth graders and will be on Tuesday, November 13.


We will be having two separate performances that evening.

Groups A and C will be at 6:00

Groups B and D will be at 7:00


Your child should know what group they are in. If you are able to help, we need tambourines. If anyone has a tambourine we could borrow for the performance please send it to school with your child. Put your name on it and it will be returned.


I appreciate your kind support in helping to make this a fun and exciting night for the fourth graders.

Sincerely,

Susan Gayle

susan.gayle@cfisd.net

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Writing Gallery

Happy Fall, Y'all! To honor all veterans, our front hall Writing Gallery is showcasing poems and letters all about the men and women in the Armed Services. Each grade level was asked to write about veterans..maybe a thank you...maybe an acrostic poem...maybe a rhyming poem... The very best of these are now in the Gallery!

Congratulations to these authors : Troy Grove (K), Amelia Law (1st grade), Madelynn Bishop (2nd grade), Ethan Rojas (3rd grade), William Van Arsdale (4th grade), and Myles Spitz (5th grade). Their Veterans Day writings were chosen by their teachers to be displayed proudly.

One of our own paraprofessionals, Jan Hartman, has also added to the Writing Gallery with a lovely poem she wrote to honor all veterans.

Please know that we would love for you to read the wonderful work in the Writing Gallery whenever you visit Robison.

Holiday Adoption Program

Robison will once again participate in the Cy-Hope Holiday Project by adopting CFISD students in need. This will be the 4th consecutive year that our students have participated in this special charitable event. The video from CFISD's facebook page after this event last year is posted below.
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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.

What's cooking in November?

Click here for the breakfast and lunch menu for November.

Library News

Lending-to-Learn (Kajeet)

Students have been given the opportunity to borrow a district-provided Chromebook and/or a Kajeet hotspot (20 available daily). The Kajeet hotspot will allow your student to connect to the Internet from either the district-provided Chromebook or a personally owned device. It’s a filtered Internet service and will monitor and filter your student’s access. Chromebooks and Kajeet hotspots will be checked out from the library each afternoon to students as needed to complete assignments or work on projects. Students return the devices the next morning upon arrival at school. Please have your student pick up a permission slip from Ms. Wolfe : )

https://spark.adobe.com/video/cFuRT7qNZFJVM

Writing Gallery

If you plan on visiting Robison in the next few weeks, please stop by the Writing Gallery in the front hall. Our third graders have written stories addressing the prompt : "Write a small moment story about a time in your life." We think that you will find we have some really thoughtful and well written stories on display!

These authors' stories are being showcased: Blake Johnson, Daisy Castillo, Emma Leach, Victoria Gomez, Madelyn Crozier, Maddie Bickham, and Raegan Miller.

We look forward to seeing you!

Important Dates

November

Friday, November 2

Spirit Day

Box Tops Due

Report Cards go home

Super Citizens Day (1st)

Bingo Night (details in PTO Newsletter--purchase admission tickets online)


Tuesday, November 6

Picture Retakes


Wednesday, November 7

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night


Thursday, November 8

Spirit Day


Friday, November 9

Veterans Day program--wear red, white, and blue


Tuesday, November 13

Garden Day (1st)

5th Math DPM

Author Molly Burnham (3rd-5th)

4th Grade Program (7 pm)


Wednesday, November 14

Chess Club (7:45 am)

5th Math DPM continues


Thursday, November 15

2nd-4th Science DPM

Spelling Bee tests @ recess for students participating


Friday, November 16

Spirit Day

Colonial Day (5th)

Friendship Stew (Kindergarten)


November 19-23--Thanksgiving Break


Friday, November 30

College Spirit Day

Referrals for GT Due

Garden Day (2nd)

Movie with Mom--will be rescheduled or another event with moms will be planned

December

Monday, December 3

Math DPM (2nd)

Willie's Spirit Night


Tuesday, December 4

Progress Reports go home

Math DPM (2nd)

Holiday Shop for families (5 to 7 pm)


Wednesday, December 5

Chess Club (7:45 am)

Holiday Shop for students during the day


Thursday, December 6

Holiday Shop for students during the day


Friday, December 7

Spirit Day

Box Top Collection Day

Garden Day (Kindergarten)

Holiday Shop for students during the day


Monday, December 10

Last day for Holiday Shop for students


Tuesday, December 11

Math DPM (3rd & 4th grades)


Wednesday, December 12

Math DPM (3rd & 4th grades)


Thursday, December 13

Science DPM (5th grade)


Friday, December 14

Spirit Day


Monday, December 17

Garden Day (2nd)


Tuesday, December 18

Robison Spelling Bee (9:00 am)

Choir Concert (7:00 pm)


Wednesday, December 19

Chess Club (7:45 am)


Thursday, December 20

College Spirit Day


Friday, December 21

Holiday Parties


December 24-28: Holiday Break


Students return Monday, January 7

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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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