Rocket Register

May 2017

Principal's Message

It is hard to believe that May is here and this school year is winding down. We still have time left with our students, and every minute counts. We have had an incredibly busy few weeks, and the rest of May will certainly be even busier. Thank you for understanding that we are unable to accommodate visitors on our upcoming STAAR testing days: Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 10. I'd also like to remind everyone that the last day for lunch visitors and WATCH D.O.G.S. is Friday, May 19.


The assistant principals will be joining me on the roof of Robison on May 24 because of your generosity with our Fun Run this year! We are looking forward to greeting our students from the roof as they arrive that morning, and waving to them throughout their recess that day. That afternoon, the homerooms with the top contributions from each grade level will be able to attend a special "rock" concert from the administrative team. Congratulations to the following homerooms: Mrs. Picciotti, Mrs. Russi, Ms. Lieberman, Mrs. Hussey, Mrs. Moran, and Mrs. Strahan! Madison King, a 3rd grade student, will be principal of the day for raising the greatest amount in pledges.

Last but not least, please consider attending our volunteer luncheon on Friday, May 12 if you have volunteered in any capacity. Please send your rsvp to Sally Hall so we will be sure to order enough boxed lunches (sally.hall@cfisd.net).


Please check out all of the important dates and information below!

Important Dates for 2017-2018

An end-of-year Rocket Register will be emailed at the end of the school year with all of the important dates for next year: Meet the Teacher, Curriculum Night, etc.

Yearbooks

Yearbooks were sent home yesterday with every child who ordered one. Our yearbook staff has been selling extra books today, and if books are still available, they will sell them again on Thursday, May 11. The cost is $35, and they will accept cash or credit/debit cards. Checks will not be accepted. If your child would like to have their yearbook autographed by their classmates, they may bring them back to school on May 12 for a special autograph time on that day with their grade level. Students that did not purchase a yearbook or who do not want their book signed will be given a special autograph paper.

Thank you to our amazing yearbook committee for the countless hours they contributed to this beautiful yearbook! We appreciate you!!

5th Grade Celebration Day & Awards Celebration

Our 5th grade students will enjoy a very special day on Monday, May 22. Parents are welcome to come for their walk of honor beginning at 9:00 am sharp. After their walk, they will enjoy the class talent show. We invite parents to stay for that as well. After the talent show, only volunteers will be able to stay with the students. Our students will be treated to lunch and then have the opportunity to participate in tons of fun--inflatables, water slides, a DJ, Minute-to-Win It games and more.


On Tuesday, May 23 at 6:00 pm at the Cy Woods auditorium, our 5th grade students will be recognized for their completion of elementary school and other awards. This is always a special event!

End-of-Year Parties for PK-4th Grade

Our PK, PPCD, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades will have their parties on the very last day of school, May 25. Parents are invited to the classroom to see the teachers present the end of year awards. The students will have a snack and drink during this time. RSVP forms are below, and they are being sent home today. Please send in the form by the due date so you will be able to check in quickly. Name tags will be ready for you by the front doors if you pre-register. If you do not send in the RSVP, or if you have never had your driver's license scanned, then you will need to check in at one of our front desks, which will delay your arrival to the classroom.



The students will also get to celebrate with all of their friends during large group time. They will get to play on inflatables, have some Kona Ice, and play games. This is great fun for the students, so please be sure to check the schedule below to be sure your child does not miss out. We appreciate all members of our PTO for providing this very special day for our students!

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Pick Up of Student Medications

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2017-2018

School supply packets will be available for purchase on-line at: www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks


Our school code is: ROB097 (the first three are letters, the last three are numbers)


The window for ordering will be open later this week through July 15! Be sure to order your child’s supplies for NEXT year’s grade level. Extra packets will not be ordered.

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Library News

Our Book Fair was a huge success! Thank you for supporting our library with your continued generosity. Our students found great new books for summer reading. We appreciate the volunteers that came out to help make the Book Fair possible. We couldn’t do it without you!


Six Flag Read to Succeed tickets will be sent home on Friday, May 5th for students that completed the Read to Succeed Challenge in March. Congratulations to those hardworking students!


May 15th – 16th All library books should be turned in and student accounts cleared.


Our Summer Reading Challenge information will be sent home the week of May 22nd. We would love for all students going into grades 1-5 to participate!


Robison Library will be open for Summer Checkout 10:00 a.m. to noon on June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, and August 8. We look forward to seeing you there!


If you have any questions please email Mrs. Daniell at jennifer.daniell@cfisd.net I will answer emails over the summer! J

IMPORTANT NEWS FROM OUR REGISTRAR REGARDING ATTENDANCE

Here is some helpful information from our attendance secretary (registrar), Angela Johnson.

Students are required to provide a note from a parent or guardian for each absence within 3 days from the date of the absence or consecutive absences. This note is to include student’s name and grade, reason for absence, telephone number of parent or guardian and signature of parent or guardian.

Warning Notices/Parent Notification letters

If a student is absent from school three days or parts of days in a four week period without parental consent, the state of Texas requires school districts to notify parents. So if a student is out for three days and a note is not sent in to school, within 3 days, this is considered “without parental consent” and a court warning letter will be generated and sent home.

The state of Texas requires school districts to notify a student’s parent or legal guardian in writing if the student is absent from school 10 or more days or parts of days within a six month period in the same school year.

Please always send in doctor notes if your child has been to the doctor.

Lastly, letters are sent home after 10 absences have occurred. Even if all the absences are excused, a letter will be mailed out to as courtesy to let you know your student is nearing the 17 absence max. Students are required to attend 90% of the time in order to receive credit for the class.

STAAR Testing

Please mark your calendars for these very important dates. We are unable to accommodate visitors on STAAR testing days.


STAAR Testing Dates

Monday, May 8: 3rd & 4th Math

Tuesday, May 9: 3rd & 4th Reading

Wednesday, May 10: 5th Science

Stay Connected!

We have multiple ways to communicate. Please make sure you are getting updates from all of these sources so you will always stay connected:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/robisones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/RobisonElementary

School Website: http://arobison.cfisd.net/en/news/newsletters/

Directions for School Messenger: http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/contacts-communications/schoolmessenger/

Remind 101: Text @robisonf to 81010

WATCH D.O.G.S.

We have enjoyed having our WATCH D.O.G.S. volunteering on a regular basis. If you have not had a chance to sign up, here is the link.:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ca5ac23abf58-robison


The last day to volunteer as a WATCH Dog will be Friday, May 19.

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Important Dates

May

2- 2nd Grade Program (7 pm)

3- Math DPM (1st)

4- Math DPM continued (1st), District VIPS Luncheon (11:30 am)

5-Kindergarten Round Up-for 2017-2018 Kinder students and parents (9 am), Box Tops Due, & Garden Day (2nd)


We will be unable to accommodate visitors on May 8-10 due to STAAR Testing.

8-3RD & 4TH GRADE MATH STAAR & 5TH MATH STAAR RETEST

9- 3RD & 4TH READING STAAR & 5TH READING STAAR RETEST

10-5TH SCIENCE STAAR


11-E-Track

12- Yearbook Signing Day for all grade levels & Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon (12 pm)

15-PTO General Meeting (9:00 am in cafeteria) & Math DPM (2nd)

16-Math DPM (2nd), Science DPM (4th) & Kindergarten Celebration (7 pm)

17- Science DPM (2nd-4th) & Scholarship Recipients Acknowledged @ Cy Woods Awards Assembly

18-E-Track (Last session, 3:00-3:45 pm)

19- LAST DAY FOR LUNCH VISITORS & WATCH D.O.G.S. , Inventors Day (3rd), PPCD/PK Splash Day, & 100+ Hour Breakfast for volunteers who have logged 100 or more volunteer hours- invitations will be sent

22- 5th Grade Celebration (Walk of Honor & Talent Show 9-11am; party in the afternoon for students and volunteers- information below in PTO section)

23-5th Grade Wax Museum (Time to be announced), Garden Day (4th) & 5th Grade Awards (6 pm @ Cy Woods)

24-Mrs. Gerletti , Mrs. Nespeca & Mr. Edmun will be on the roof (Boosterthon prize)

25-Last Day of School (Report Cards go home) & End of Year Parties for PK-4

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PTO NEWS

NOTE FROM PTO PRESIDENT, KAREN FINKE

NOTE FROM PTO PRESIDENT, KAREN FINKE

Well, we’ve made it to the last few weeks of school. Thank you all for supporting our students this school year. There are still some exciting events planned this month. We have our Inventors Day for 3rd grade, where they get to experience the evolution of communication, telephones, agricultural advances, medical inventions and so much more. This all day event will take place May 19. May 22 is our day-long 5th grade recognition day. Our 5th graders start the day with a walk of honor around our Robison hallways, while being cheered by our other students and parents. Next up, a 5th grade Talent Show, then it’s lunch and the fun begins! They will get to have Minute to Win it Games and water slides, Kona Ice, and snacks. May 25 is our day to celebrate the end of the school year with our Prek-4th graders. During large group May 25, the Prek-4th graders will get to have inflatables and Kona Ice! There will also be an awards ceremony in each classroom and every student will receive an award. More information will be coming soon with times for these fun events, along with the opportunity to volunteer during the large group activity.

Please note that we are still in the election process for our PTO Board for the 2017-2018 school year. The open positions are Primary Fundraising, Secondary Fundraising, Membership, Special Events, and Public Information and Treasurer (treasurer is needed to function as a PTO Board). In this newsletter we have included position descriptions and an application. We hope you will consider helping out in a leadership role next school year. We also have some chairperson roles open, such as Junior Achievement Liaison, Vision/Hearing screening chairperson. If you have any questions regarding any of the opportunities for next school year, you may contact me at karenfinke@comcast.net The deadline to turn in Board applications has been extended to Monday, May 8.

**Important Date : The nomination and election of new board members for 2017-2018 will take place on Monday, May 15 at 9:00 am during a general PTO meeting. We will meet in the cafeteria. All are welcome.**


Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who have given so much of their time to our Robison Rockets. We appreciate any amount of time our volunteers can give to our students. We recognize our volunteers of the month for this school year to date. These volunteers had the highest number of hours in each listed month:

August – Mary Jane Spevak

September – Lela Haner

October – Sheri Pivonka

November – Fiona Anderson

December – Alicia Martinez

January – Nicole Porter

February – Kristen Jordan

March – Melissa Abbott

April – Sarah Cavazos

Thank you all for an amazing year. We look forward to a great school year next year as we welcome transfer students from Ault and Keith Elementary!

PTO General Meeting

The last general meeting of the PTO will be held on Monday, May 15, 9:00-9:30 am in the cafeteria. Plans for the final events of the school year, such as the end-of-year parties, and volunteer opportunities will be the topic. The new slate of incoming Board members will also be voted on by PTO members in attendance at this meeting. Thank you all for helping the PTO in all their efforts to support the kids and staff at Robison this year!

PTO Board Nominations

Please see the attached forms regarding the open Board positions for 2017-2018 and application. The deadline has been extended to May 8, so please submit an application for yourself or encourage others that you feel are qualified. Applications can be submitted to the school marked “ ATTN: Nominating Committee” or emailed to robisonrocketspto@gmail.com. Final vote to approve the 2017-2018 slate of new officers will be May 15 at the general PTO meeting.

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PTO Membership

It’s not too late to join the PTO! PTO members have access to the online directory - you will have a way to communicate with friends over the summer and you can help pay for the parties the kids have coming up! See the attached Membership form and return to school with $10 (cash) in an envelope marked “ATTN: Membership”.

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5th Grade End of Year Party

On Monday, May 22, our Robison 5th graders will have their End-of-Year Party! There will be inflatables, Minute to Win It games, a DJ, prizes and more! Lunch will also be served to our students. We will need volunteers to help with this all-day event, and we are also asking for donations as well. A Sign-up Genius link is below and available on the Robison PTO Facebook page. Please contact Bernadette Salvador or Amber Wade if you have any questions at bsal321@att.net or amberpalermo@gmail.com.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ba9ad2ea5f49-5thgrade

3rd Grade Inventors Day

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Learning Garden

CALLING ALL GARDEN VOLUNTEERS!

The Robison learning garden needs your help. We are looking for volunteers to help keep the garden maintained throughout the school year. No experience necessary. If you're not a green thumb, no worries!

We need help watering and weeding the garden throughout the year. Just 10-15 minutes of your time is requested. Perhaps you wait in the car rider line each day...this is a perfect opportunity to get out of your car and tend to the garden. Have a few extra minutes before meeting your child for lunch? Consider pulling a few weeds while you wait. Any length of time you can spare is so appreciated.

To sign up to help water the garden, please use the following sign up link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ea8ad28a2f85-beagarden

To sign up to help weed the garden, please use the following sign up link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ea8ad28a2f85-beagarden1

Please direct questions about the learning garden to Shannon Bahr at shannon@landontechnical.com

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Additional Flyers

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