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September 16, 2021

Mark Your Calendar

September 20 (Monday) - Rountree Read-a-Thon begins

September 24 (Friday) - Fire Prevention Poster Contest entries due


October 6 (Wednesday) - Walk/Bike to School Day

October 11 (Monday) - Student & Staff Holiday - NO SCHOOL

October 12 (Tuesday) - Staff Development Day/Student Holiday - NO SCHOOL for students

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

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

PTA-sponsored Read-a-Thon STARTS MONDAY through October 1st!

We're announcing our first fundraising activity of the school year! All students are invited to participate in our Read-a-Thon starting MONDAY, September 20th! Prizes include pizza parties and turning our PRINCIPALS into ice cream sundaes!


Information to participate in this fun learning experience can be found in the attached files.

Calling All our Rountree Watch D.O.G.S!

Here at Rountree, we are super excited to have our Watch DOGS at our campus. Watch D.O.G.S. are a big and important part of our school community. Did you know that you can participate in Watch DOGS from your home, too? Check out the information below for ways you can be included from your home.

Make a short video (2 min. max)

  • Record your Rountree student(s) interviewing you. See below for some tips & questions
  • Record yourself telling a funny kid’s joke
  • Ask people in the community what they would say to their younger selves.
    (Please remind them their audience is full of kids ages 5-12)
  • Record a video of yourself reading a children’s book.
    **Bonus points if you can do different voices!**
  • Something else! Be creative, be fun, and be YOU - stay under 2 minutes.


Once you finish your video, share it with Mrs. Vaughan via email (catherine.vaughan@allensid.org) or upload it to Google Drive and share it that way. We will show these on the Morning Announcements. Be sure to ask Mrs. Vaughan if you have any questions or concerns.


Video Tips

  • Remember to look at the camera - don’t watch yourself on the screen the whole time. Trust me, they’ll notice!
  • Make sure you have adequate lighting.
  • Introduce yourself—something like this:
    • Hi, I’m John Appleseed, and I’m Johnny Appleseed’s father. Johnny is in Mrs. _______’s class.
  • If reading a book, be sure you tell us the author’s name along with the title of the book.
  • Feel free to add why you chose that particular book to read.


Possible Interview Questions

  • What is your job?/What do you do all day?
  • Why did you choose that job?
  • What skills would I need if I wanted to work where you do?
  • Do you have any advice for kids like me?
  • Who was your favorite teacher growing up and why?


Once you finish your video, share it with Mrs. Vaughan via email (catherine.vaughan@allensid.org) or upload it to Google Drive and share it that way. Be sure to let Mrs. Vaughan know if you have any questions or concerns.

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

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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Poster Contest - Fire Prevention Week

Rountree Family,

Thank you for encouraging your student(s) to participate in the Fire Prevention Poster Contest. It would be really neat to have a Rountree entry to help share fire prevention awareness!


Please see the requirements below. Feel free to contact Mrs. Bentley with any questions and to submit your entries by Friday, September 24th - beth.bentley@allenisd.org.


Thank you!

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AISD Approved Visitors & Volunteers

Allen ISD approved visitors and volunteers are now able to visit the campus. To register as a volunteer, the AISD application can be found here: https://www.allenisd.org/Page/214. This process can take up to 2 weeks. This is also a great time to join PTA and/or Watch D.O.G.S because there will be opportunities to serve on our campus.


For those who would like to visit our campus during lunch with our Kinder through 6th Grade friends, please see below:


Kinder - 6th Grade family members who are approved in Skyward will be able to join their student(s) in the Cafeteria during their respective lunch period. Thank you for reviewing this information:

  • Before you arrive, ensure that you are authorized in Skyward to have lunch with your student.
  • Arrive at least 5 minutes before lunch begins to ensure that you have time to check in through the front office and to ensure that your student has enough time to eat.
  • A valid ID is required.
  • You may sit and remain ONLY with your student in the designated area. If you need to leave before lunch ends, your student should go sit at their classroom lunch table only.
  • You may bring food for your student ONLY or purchase food through the Cafeteria line.
  • If your student is planning to have lunch with you and you are running late or unable to come, please notify the front office as soon as you can. This will ensure that your student is able to eat in a timely manner.

LUNCH SCHEDULE

  • Kinder - 10:30-11am
  • 1st - 10:50-11:20am
  • 2nd - 11:10-11:40am
  • 3rd - 11:30-12pm
  • 4th - 12-12:30pm
  • 5th - 12:30-1pm
  • 6th - 1-1:30pm

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

Please take a look at this fun opportunity!
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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!

Did you know that BREAKFAST & LUNCH are currently free for all students?

All students are able to have one breakfast and/or lunch meal at no cost to you. Any additional snacks or extra portions will be paid by the family. This is part of a program that has been available during the pandemic.