Redhawk Reader

October 12, 2018

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • The week of Oct 15-19 is Book Fair! Stop by from 9am-3:30pm

  • Tuesday, October 16 from 4:30pm-6pm - Book Fair Family Night - Early edition

  • Thursday, October 18 from 6:30pm-8pm - Book Fair Family Night - Later edition :)

  • Monday, October 22 - Adventure Dash Fun Run!!! :

  • Monday - Friday 22-26 - Red Ribbon Week! - more information to come!
  • Tuesday, October 23 - GT Parent Information Night 5:30-6:30
  • Wednesday, October 24 - Marcos Pizza NIght
  • Friday, October 26 - Student Flu Shots
  • Tuesday, October 30 - Fall Pictures

Healthy School Flu Shots for Students

There is one more chance to sign your child up for the upcoming on-campus flu shot clinic on 10/26/2018! There is no cost, but you must sign up! at

Akers' All-Stars

Students are nominated for this Principal’s recognition award by their peers or staff members for going above and beyond our school expectations - those who exhibit leadership, kindness, and extraordinary character!

We are so proud to announce this week's Akers' All-Stars pictured below:

Owen Raye

Mason Everly

Jchakoria Hill

Wyatt Misleh

Jaci Harvey

Bryland Funk

Avery Webb

Luke Berger

Aubrey Amsrud

Katelyn Autry

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Watch DOGS

We had our first Watch DOGS in the building this week and it was a huge success! Thank you so much to all the Dads who have already signed up to volunteer at Rennell this year. At this time, there are still dates available, so if you would like to sign up for a second day, please do so using the link in the information sheet below. Thank you for serving in our school!

Adventure Dash Runs - Rescheduled for OCTOBER 22

We are so excited to share that our fun runs have been rescheduled for Monday, October 22 during your student's large group time! Please be aware that the runs will be MESSY! Students will be running through foam, over and under different obstacles, and color will be thrown at them. Please don't send them in their best clothes, but something that is okay to get messy in. Additionally, please send your child with a change of clothes and towel so that they can dry off, change, and have a great rest of their day!

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Lunchables Lunchroom Concerts - October 10, 2018

PTO Membership Drive

Monday, October 15th PTO will kick off their membership drive. We encourage all parents and teachers to join! The first class in each grade to achieve 100% participation will earn a popcorn party! A popcorn themed board will be in the cafeteria starting on Monday to track membership by class.

How do I join?

- New members create a login with their email. They will receive an email with a link to set up an account and pay the membership fee.

- Past members can log into their existing account and update their students' information (grade and teacher) and pay the membership fee. It is very important to have the grade and teacher information correct for tracking purposes.

How much does it cost and what does the money go to?

  • $10 per household
  • The money raised by the PTO goes right back into the school. We will be breaking ground on the outdoor classroom in December. Our next goal is to purchase an electronic marquee, alternative seating in the classroom, additional literacy library books, and field trips.

What is my commitment?

  • Although we would love to have as many people volunteer as possible, we understand that there are many that cannot give their time. There are no required volunteer activities.

Book Fair is Coming!

The Rennell Library presents... Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair... October 15-18th (9:00- 3:30). Family Nights will be Oct 16 (4:30-6 pm) and Oct 18 (6:30-8 pm). Students may shop throughout the week if they show their teacher the money with a pass from their teacher. Parents may come shop with their kids during recess times as well. Let your imagination grow at the biggest and best book fair!

See PE Updates on Twitter!

Follow Coach Sheppard on twitter @coach_sheppard to see what is going on in PE!

Health Expo 2018

Date/Time: Oct. 13, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: The Berry Center

This weekend is the CFISD Health Expo. You and your Redhawk can walk/jog around the top of the Berry Center Concourse and receive wristbands while exercising and being cheered on by your favorite PE Teacher. On the main floor there will be health screenings, flu shots, and vendor booths. On the stage the Redhawk Dance Team will be performing. We hope to see you there!

Dance Teams News

Returning Redhawk Dance Team members will be performing at the Berry Center this Saturday at the CFISD Health Expo at 10:15am. Dancers should arrive by 9:45, and we will meet by the stairwell inside that is closest to entrance 2.

All Redhawk dance team members will start practice next week. Mrs. Patel has decided to move the first practice from Friday, October 19th to Wednesday October 17th. She will not be at school on Friday, and didn't want to push back the starting day one more week. Thank you for your flexibility! Drop off begins at 7:50 and practice will start promptly at 8am.

Art News

Our Art program is still in need of empty cardboard containers from cereal boxes, granola or fruit snacks...etc. for an upcoming project.

Don’t forget the deadline for art club entries is Friday, October 19.

Music News

Stagebrush will meet next Thursday, Oct 18, after school. Please remember that pick up is at 5:30pm. We may be painting, so an old shirt or smock could be useful.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have several upcoming volunteer opportunities:

Please check the Rennell PTO Website for more info.

Help Mr Stabe with lunch concerts:

Volunteer for vision and hearing testing Oct 17 & 18

GT Open Referral

It is that time of year for the Gifted and Talented Open‐Referral Period. This year the window falls between October 1 –November 30, 2018. The HORIZONS Open-Referral Period for GT testing applies to current Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students and to transfer students arriving after the close of FALL testing.

If you are interested in having your student tested for the GT program, the Parent Survey and Permission to Test form must be completed and returned by the deadline. Forms are available below and at the front desk.

Parents may also go on the CFISD website under the Horizons Gifted and Talented tab to find more information.

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