Rocket Register

April 2017

Principal's Message

This school year is certainly flying by, and it is exciting to see the many ways that our students are showcasing their learning. Please take a moment to look over the calendar section to be sure you have some very important dates marked on your calendar. Please make note that the last day for lunch visitors and WATCH D.O.G.S will be Friday, May 19. If you were hoping to get that special visit in before the year runs out, there is still time. The link to volunteer is below in the WATCH D.O.G.S. section.


With all of the special events ahead, I hope to see you around Robison. Thank you for all that you do to support your child and our staff. Thank you for helping our students to finish strong!

KINDERGARTEN & PRE-K REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018

I'd like to take this opportunity to ask for your support with helping to get the word out to our community about some upcoming events this spring. On April 11, we will hold our pre-registration for Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. It is so important that students are pre-registered so that we will be able to hire an accurate number of staff members to secure appropriate class sizes. We are also inviting all 2017-2018 pre-k and kindergarten students to a special event, Rocket Round-Up, on Friday, May 5 at 9:00 am. Our future students will have the opportunity to tour the school, listen to a story read by our amazing librarian, Mrs. Daniell, experience a fantastic puppet show about the school bus, and experience going through the cafeteria line to receive a cookie with milk. We will publicize this in community newsletters, but your help will be greatly appreciated. We will also hold a parent meeting with the parents while the children are experiencing all of these fun activities.

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Field Days

We hope you are able to come cheer on your student next week at Field Day! If your child purchased a t-shirt, they will bring their shirt home today. If you did not purchase a shirt for your child, they may just wear a shirt that matches their team color.


AM Field Day Time is 9:00 to 11:30

PM Field Day Time is 12:30 to 3:00


Monday, April 10

AM-Kindergarten

PM-1st


Tuesday, April 11

AM-2nd

PM-3rd


Wednesday, April 12

AM-4th

PM-5th

Teacher Assignments for 2017-2018

As we plan for next year, please know that careful consideration will be given to each student’s placement. Your child’s current teachers and the assistant principals will work together using their knowledge of your child’s learning style, personality, and academic strengths or concerns to make the best classroom assignment for next year. If you have information about your child that you feel needs to be strongly considered, please email both assistant principals john.edmun@cfisd.net AND courtney.nespeca@cfisd no later than Friday, April 28. Information that is considered to be helpful includes information about your child’s learning style and/or personality, as well as your concerns with meeting their academic, emotional or social needs. Please refrain from asking for your child to be assigned to a particular teacher, as teaching assignments have not been finalized for next year. Please trust that we know our staff well, so the information described above is what helps us to match your child in the best way possible. If there are specific qualities in a teacher that have proven to be successful for your child, please include that information as well. We take this responsibility very seriously, and we appreciate your trust in our judgment. Teacher assignments will be mailed in August, prior to our Meet the Teacher event.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2017-2018

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


The code should be available next week. 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.

Library News

Book Character Parade - April 19 @ 9 am

Book Fair - April 21 – Noon on April 28

Family Night at the Book Fair – April 25 4-7 pm

Anyone interested in volunteering for Book Fair Please Contact Mrs. Daniell @ jennifer.daniell@cfisd.net

We Appreciate Our Staff!

On Monday, March 27, we kicked off Staff Appreciation. Each Monday in April we are continuing to celebrate the amazing Robison Staff by "flying" to different places. Our first visit was to Mexico, and a few pictures from that day are attached. On April 3, our staff was treated to a Hawaiian luau, courtesy of our PTO! Our future stops include Greece, China, and a round-trip ticket back to Cypress!

SPECIAL INVITATION FROM CFISD POLICE DEPARTMENT & CFISD ADMINISTRATORS

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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

PBIS News

For the month of March, our students were recognized for showing blast behavior. Congratulations to our first grade students for winning a Popsicle party.

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Writing Gallery

If you plan on visiting Robison in the next few weeks, please stop by the Writing Gallery in the front hall. We have some kindergarten writers who would LOVE to share their stories with you! In addition, you will be able to read some feature articles written by third graders...very informative stories! And finally, we have an updated fairy tale written by one of our second graders...a FUNNY twist to a familiar fairy tale...


These kindergarten authors have their stories displayed: Luca Longo, Lauren March, Eleanor Pfluger, Farrah Stokes, Aiden Lusane, Carlin Bahr, Noah Firestone, Nathan Legnon, Isabel Eckelhoff, Adley Olson, Dexter Duarte, Chris Lucio, Julie Marshall, Freya Chenier, Delaney Loftin, Alexi Chapa, Jayden Brown, and Dylan Hopkins.

Our third grade feature article authors include Neasa Chan, Hailey Woodside, Allen Alfaro, Emma Barreras, Kayla Vaughn, Zoe Zarevich, Taj Lewis, and Emma Staszesky.

Our second grade author is Jackson Derouen.

Please come and enjoy the stories!

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

April

7-Box Tops Due, Garden Day (2nd)

10-Kindergarten Field Day (am) and 1st Grade Field Day (pm)

11-2nd Grade Field Day (am) and 3rd Grade Field Day (pm), 2017-2018 Kindergarten & Pre-K Registration, & Rockets Launch Night for NEW families joining us from Ault & Keith

12-4th Grade Field Day (am) and 5th Grade Field Day (pm)

13- PPCD & Pre-K Egg Hunt, 4th & 5th Grade Growth & Development Course, E-Track Session #2 (3:00-3:45 pm)

14- HOLIDAY (Good Friday)

17-District Horizons Showcase @ Berry Center

19-Watt Watchers Meeting (7:50 am), Book Character Parade (9 am), CFISD Career Fair (4:30-6:30 pm)

20-Garden Day (1st), Curriculum Café (Kinder @ 1:15 pm, 1st @ 2:10 pm, 2nd @ 9:40 am, 3rd @ 12:10 pm)

21-Book Fair Begins (closes at noon on April 28), NEW Parent Breakfast for parents of students currently at Ault and Keith (9 am), 2nd grade Poetry Picnic

24-Book Fair, PTO Board Meeting (9:30 am)

25-Progress Reports, Book Fair, Family Night at Book Fair & 4th Grade Art Show (4 to 7 pm)

26-Book Fair, Chess Tournament for Chess Club @ Hamilton El. (5:30 pm)

27-Book Fair, E-Track Session #3 (3:00-3:45 pm), & District Technology Festival (5:30-7:30 pm @ Berry Center)

28-Book Fair

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- Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon (12 pm)

15- Math DPM (2nd)

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

17- Science DPM (2nd-4th)

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-Garden Day (4th) & 5th Grade Awards (6 pm @ Cy Woods)

25-Last Day of School & 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

It is hard to believe that our last day of the 2016-2017 school year is fast approaching on May 25. We still have many fun events ahead of us, such as Field Days, Inventors Day, Kindergarten and Second grade programs, and of course our End of Year Celebrations for 5th grade May 22 and PreK-4th grades on May 25. As we end this school year, we are already making plans for next school year. We have some open PTO Board Positions for 2017-2018: Primary Fundraising, Secondary Fundraising, Membership, Special Events, Public Information, and Treasurer. Included in this newsletter are descriptions for each of these positions and an application. I ask that you consider a leadership role for next year. Applications are also available at our check in kiosk in the front entrance to the school. Applications may be returned to school in an envelope marked “Nominating Committee”, or scanned and emailed to Robisonrocketspto@gmail.com We continue to have great parental support for our PTO efforts to bring so many extra events to our students that they would otherwise not receive. Having a full complement of Board members allows us to do this more efficiently. We also will have some chairperson positions open for 2017-2018. These include Junior Achievement, Staff Appreciation/Hospitality, Box Tops, and Vision/Hearing Screening volunteer sign up genius. If you have any questions regarding these open positions, please contact Karen Finke karenfinke@comcast.net

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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

Field Days

Robison students will participate in Field Day next week. If you purchased a Field Day t-shirt from the school, it will be delivered to your child at school. Each class has a team name and color. If you didn't purchase a Field Day t-shirt, your child can still participate in the team spirit by wearing a colored shirt that corresponds with the class color choice. All students will participate in fun relays and events. This is definitely one of the most fun days of the school year.

Each homeroom is responsible for providing Gatorade and water for each child. 1-2 volunteer helpers are requested to keep kiddos ready for their relay and to take children to the bathroom as needed. We also need help setting up and taking down the shade canopies at the event location. If you are able to help with this or are able to donate needed items for your homeroom class, please contact your Homeroom Coordinator. If you do not know who your Homeroom Coordinator is, please contact Viki Young at viki.young@hotmail.com.

This year's schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 10

Kindergarten - 9-11:30am

1st grade - 12:30-3pm


Tuesday, April 11

2nd grade - 9-11:30am

3rd grade - 12:30-3pm


Wednesday, April 12

4th grade - 9-11:30am

5th grade - 12:30-3pm

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

Junior Achievement

Would you like to teach your child’s class about business and economics? Then, Junior Achievement is for you. We are seeking parents who would like to teach the Junior Achievement curriculum for one class period each week for five weeks in the spring of 2017. JA provides the training and all the materials needed to teach the class. If you interested in teaching JA, please sign up through your child’s Homeroom Coordinator. Moreover, if you have not attended JA training, please contact Allyne Zacarias, District JA Director, at azacarias@jahouston.org or 713-682-4500 Ext. 243 to enroll in training on the following date:



Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:00am – 1:00pm

If you have questions, contact Sara Krupke at ns010299@comcast.net. Thank you!

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Additional Flyers

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