Roan Forest NEWS

Week of November 16th-20th

The Apex Fun Run is coming to our school on November 17th!

Thank you for your support of Roan Forest Elementary and the investments you make in your children’s lives. We are so excited to introduce you to this semester’s only major fundraiser, theApex Fun Run! The Apex Fun Run will last for 2 weeks and will kick off with a Pep Rally onTuesday, November 17th at 8:00am.

Please look for your child’s Pledge Kit that they will receive on that day. We will also have emails coming from your teachers. Please feel free to visit to hear about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness in the classroom. This year's character theme is Apex DREAM TEAM!Students will join Johnny Dreamer and the Apex team in an exciting journey to learn what it means to become a Dream Team Leader:

  • Dive In!

  • Resourceful!

  • Elevate Others!

  • Attitude Check!

  • Make A Difference!

During the Apex Fun Run program, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run on Thursday, December 3rd to help our school. Students will run for 30 minutes and average 26-36 laps, with the maximum amount of laps being 36 (each lap is 1/16th of a mile). Sponsors can pledge $1, $2, $5 or more per lap or any flat amount donation for each student. All students will receive an access code that allows you to enter pledges online. Funds raised this year will be going to the school to pay for Technology, iPads, Chrome Books, A-Z Licensing, & School Clubs!

The Apex Fun Run is for every student regardless of financial giving. All students will receive Apex wrist bands, Apex race-day jerseys, team awards and participate in the Fun Run itself. We invite all parents to come to the Apex Fun Run and share in this great event! The times for the Apex Fun Run are as follows:

  • Fun Run 1: Thursday, December 3rd @ 8:00am for Pre- K morning, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

  • Fun Run 2: Thursday, December 3rd @ 9:10 am for 2nd & 3rd Grades

  • Fun Run 3: Thursday, December 3rd @ 10:20am for 4th & 5th Grades

  • Fun Run 4: Thursday, December 3rd @ 11:30am for Pre-K afternoon

You can help our school be successful in the following four ways:

  • Help connect your child to potential sponsors (family and friends) to acquire pledges.

  • Ask your child about the “Apex Dream Team” character lessons, and download the FREE “Apex Fun Run” App!

  • Come to the Apex Fun Run and don’t forget to invite others to attend the big event.

  • Help volunteer for the race! We need a few parents to help cheer on students and mark laps. If you would like to volunteer for the race, please contact the front office.

Thank you again for your continued support—we are so excited to begin this journey with you!

A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Veterans

On behalf of the RF staff, we would like to thank all the Veterans and Military men and women who joined us on Wednesday for such a special ceremony. Thank you for your dedication and service.
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Somewhere in Time Festival -November 20th

You are cordially invited to the 2015-2016 Roan Forest Somewhere in Time Core Festival on Friday, November 20. Specific grade level schedules will be sent out by the teachers or can be found on the Roan Forest main website. If attending the Festival, please fill out the orange form that is being sent home today and return to your child’s teacher no later than Wednesday, November 18. We look forward to seeing all of you here for this special occasion!

RF 2nd Annual Spanish Spelling Bee

On Friday, November 13th, 21 participants from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Dual Language classrooms competed in Roan Forest’s 2nd Annual Spanish Spelling Bee. Every student that participated showed incredible talent and leadership and we are so very proud of each one. As their classmates looked on, the students went on to six rounds, with an additional round to determine a third place finalist. Congratulations to the victors for 1st place: Gerardo Diamond, 4th grade in Ms. Chivis class; 2nd place: Daniela Aranda, 3rd grade in Ms. Hernandez’s class; and 3rd place: Hilario Zaid Avila, 3rd grade in Mr. Guardiola’s class. On December 1st, first and second place finalists will compete in the district-wide Spanish Spelling Bee to earn a place at the Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by ESC Region 20 and Univision. Good luck to our Trailblazers!

A huge thanks to Ms. Muzquiz, our Bilingual Specialist for organizing such a great event for our school.

Dual Language Parent Social -December 4th

Dual Language Parents, mark your calendars for Friday, December 4th! We invite you to join us for a social at 8:00am in the Roan Forest Library to network with other parents of our dual language program. There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to get answers to any questions that you might have. We hope to see you there.

Roan Forest Community Night with the Rampage -Sunday, December 6th at 4 P.M.

Come Sharpen Your Saw and support the Trailblazer Singers as they perform during the Rampage game. The San Antonio Rampage vs. Rockford IceHogs will play in the AT&T Center on Sunday, December 6th at 4 PM.


11/16 Gr 5 Media Club Mtg 2:45
11/17 Gr 4 Field Trip, Trailblazer Singers Rehearsal 2:45
11/18 Art Smart PK-5th
11/19 Art Smart Pk-5th, Club Meetings 3rd-5th, PTA Executive Board Mtg 9:30
Trailblazer Singers Rehearsal 2:45
11/20 Somewhere In Time Festival
11/23-11/26 Thanksgiving Week Holiday
11/30 Gr 5 Media Club Mtg 2:45
12/1 District Elem. Spelling Bee 2:00, PTA Campus Reflections:
Reception 5:00, Awards 5:30, PTA General Mtg 6:00, Trailblazer Singers Perform 6:30
“Paint the Town December”
12/3 Apex Fun Run, Individual Picture Retakes, Student Council Mtg 2:40
Trailblazer Singers Rehearsal 2:45, Student Council Field Trip, Trailblazer Singers FIeld Trip

12/4 Dual Language Social at 8:00

12/6 Rampage Hockey Game at AT&T Center at 4:00


THE PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD (PVSA). Is your child involved with Safety Patrols, Student Council, Media Club, Boy or Girl Scouts, or volunteering through church or another community organization? Would you like to see their good deeds recognized? Roan Forest PTA invites you to register on the PVSA website and begin logging those hours toward earning The President's Volunteer Service Award. Students age 10 and under can earn an award by logging as few as 26 hours of volunteer service from April 16, 2014 thru April 15 2015. All students who register and log at least 10 volunteer hours will earn a spirit stick. Complete details are available at

RECYCLING IDEAS CONTEST DEADLINE is Wednesday November 18th. The students submitting the 3 best ideas will receive an award. Contact Lisa Hernandez at for more information.

PTA SPIRIT STORE Fall has arrived and there's a chill in the air! Order your long sleeve spirit shirts and sweatshirts from RFEPTA. Order online or print and send in the paper order form (with payment) available at

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to thank each of our families for the wonderful children you send to us each and every day. It is our pleasure to work as partners with you.

I wish you all a wonderful week filled with great food, fun, and fellowship.

Happy Thanksgiving.