This Week at Royal

November 23 - 29

Greetings, Falcons!


Royal ISD wishes each and every Falcon a happy and safe Thanksgiving break. See you on the 30th!


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Royal ISD

Spotlights

News and Announcements

RES Featured Falcons

Spotlight on Ms. Maritza Holguin, 2nd Grade Teacher: Appreciation for our amazing staff! #DreamBig

RES Featured Falcons

Spotlight on Ms. Kristy Young, 1st Grade Teacher: Appreciation for our amazing staff! #DreamBig

TWO OPPORTUNITIES: Help the Royal Education Foundation, Help Our Falcons!

The Royal Education Foundation (REF) has partnered with Amazon Smile to generate donations. Participating is simple! Visit https://amzn.to/3kuwhMW and click "Start Shopping". A portion of each sale will go to benefit Falcon students at all campuses. Thank you!


Giving Tuesday: The Royal ISD Education Foundation is proud to be part of this global day of generosity. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 8 years it has grown into a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity in their community. We’ll be sharing more information in the next few days! Click the following link for more information about the Royal ISD Education Foundation: https://www.royal-isd.net/article/291837?org=royal-isd

RISD School Board Structure

Please visit https://www.royal-isd.net/o/royal-isd/page/meet-our-school-board to review the 2020-2021 Royal ISD School Board Organizational Structure.

Scam of the Week: Pfizer’s Vaccine is Fresh Phish Bait

Last week, pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that long-term trials of their COVID-19 vaccine have been highly successful. This exciting development is a huge step towards ending the pandemic, but experts say we are still far from a publicly available vaccine.


Unfortunately, good news like this is often used by cybercriminals to catch your attention and manipulate your emotions. Expect to see mentions of a COVID-19 vaccine in phishing attacks and social media disinformation campaigns.


Here are some tips to stay safe:

  • Be suspicious of emails, texts, and social media posts that contain exciting or alarming information about a vaccine. This could be false information designed to intentionally mislead you—a tactic known as disinformation.
  • Always think before you click. Cyber attacks are designed to catch you off guard and trigger you to click impulsively.
  • Stay informed by checking official government websites or following trusted news sources for information on vaccine developments.

Events - November 23 - 29

Monday, November 23

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

— John F. Kennedy

Tuesday, November 24

  • Men's Basketball: Royal@New Waverly, 2/3:30, JV/V
  • Women's Basketball: Royal@Sam Rayburn(Pasadena), Time TBD


“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, November 25

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!


“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?”

– Erma Bombeck

Thursday, November 26

Happy Thanksgiving!


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

– John F. Kennedy


Friday, November 27

  • Black Friday


“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, November 28

  • November 16-29: Royal STEM Academy Virtual Book Fair


“On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.”

– Bobby Jindal

Sunday, November 29

“I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that.”

– Howie Mande

Looking Ahead

November 2020

  • Monday, November 30, Houston Food Bank, 4pm-6pm, Royal High School PAC entrance

December 2020

  • December 1: Save the Date! Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020. Watch the weekly district newsletter as well as the website and social media for more information on how to use this day to assist the Royal Education Foundation as they help our Falcons soar.
  • December 5: SAT testing date.
  • December 21 – January 5: Winter Break (School resumes on January 6)
  • December 24: Houston Food Bank Super Feast. 42nd Annual Super Feast. Walk-Up or Drive-Up to receive a food basket for the Holiday Season. Groceries in the pre-packed boxes will include a frozen Turkey, baked goods, canned goods, bread, and other non-perishable items. There is no need to register ahead of time, you just walk-up/drive-up to receive your items. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities for you or your family.

2021


The Royal Independent School District (District) is an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.