Robison Elementary Rocket Register

September 2017

We Had a Great First Week!

Harvey FAQ

An FAQ regarding Hurricane Harvey is available on our district web site, www.cfisd.net. Our staff is here to support you in any way that we are able. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can assist you in any way.

Curriculum Nights

Our teachers are excited to share important curriculum information with you. Each teacher will present this information at two times, 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm on their assigned evening. The presentation will begin on time, so please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to the start time. You will report directly to your child's classroom. We hope that you are able to join us; however, in the event that you are unable to do so, our teachers will be sharing their presentations electronically. Teachers will also share information about how to sign up for your teacher-parent conference.


Tuesday, September 26 (PK, PPCD, Kindergarten & 1st)

Thursday, September 28 (3rd and 5th)

Monday, October 2 (2nd & 4th)


You may attend at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm.

Welcome Breakfast for New Families

Welcome to all of our new families!! We know it can be difficult learning the new routines of a new school. On Friday, September 29 at 9:00 am, you are welcome to join us for a casual meeting. Members of the administrative team will be introduced and we will open up the discussion for any questions that you have. So that we may plan for refreshments and seating, please RSVP if you plan to attend by emailing Sally Hall (sally.hall@cfisd.net).

Important Dates

September

22--Book orders due for visiting authors; 5th grade shirt orders due (see information below in "PTO News")

25--Student Council applications go home (4th & 5th)- Due Monday, October 2

26--Curriculum Night for PPCD, Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st Grade (6:00 or 7:00 pm-choose time)

28--Curriculum Night for 3rd & 5th Grades (6:00 or 7:00 pm- choose time)

29--Welcome Breakfast for new parents (see info above); Spirit Shop during lunches; College Spirit Day--students are encouraged to wear college t-shirts or favorite college colors; Garden Day (Kindergarten)

October

2-- Curriculum Night for 2nd & 4th Grade Parents (6:00 or 7:00 pm-choose time); Student Council applications due; Gifted & Talented referrals begin (through November 29)

3-- National Night Out (Meet your neighbors!)

4--Progress Reports go home; Chess Club (5th grade-teachers will send information)

5--Garden Day (3rd)

6--Box Top Collection Day; Robison Spirit Day

9--Parent Conference Day (Student Holiday)

10--Boosterthon Kick-Off

12-Robison Spirit Day (due to pictures on Friday)

13--Fall Picture Day (Information will be sent home closer to this date); Garden Day (2nd)

16--Author Susan Steven Crummel visits Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd

18--Author Phil Bildner visits 3rd, 4th, and 5th; Vision and Hearing screenings; Chess Club (5th)

19--Boosterthon Fun Run (see information below in "PTO News")

20--Book Fair Begins and ends on October 26; Robison Spirit Day

24--Family Night at Book Fair AND W.A.T.C.H. Dog Pizza Night--Book Fair 4 to 7 pm, Pizza Night (Dads new to WATCH Dogs & kids @ 7pm). Invitation will be going home for Pizza Night; Red Ribbon Week Begins--fun dress-up themes will be announced

25--Spring Creek Spirit Night (5 to 8 pm)

27--College Spirit Day; End of First Grading Period; Garden Day (5th)

STAYING CONNECTED

We want to be sure that you are kept in the loop with all that is happening at Robison. Please take a moment to review the many ways we try to stay connected.
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Library News

Your library has a new Librarian--Ms. Wolfe! I am very excited to be at Robison and look forward to many activities, reading with your child/ren, book talks, research, and a variety of literacy promotions, as well as author visits coming very soon!

Susan Stevens Crummel will be at Robison on Monday, October 16th for grades PreK-2nd and Phil Bildner will be here for grades 3-5 on Wednesday, October 18th. Autographed copies may be purchased in advance. Forms will go out by Friday, September 15th. Due to the loss of school days, the turnaround time is much quicker than usual with a due date of Friday, September 22. Orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Thank you for supporting our library and the literacy growth of our students. Please write your child’s name, teacher's name and “Author Visit” on an envelope with payment in cash or check made out to Robison Elementary. Welcome back!

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Birthday Books

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Spring Creek Spirit Night

We are looking forward to our first Spring Creek Spirit Night which will take place on Wednesday, October 25. Your participation is a win-win situation for the school and you. You will get to meet other Robison families, and Robison earns a percentage of all sales, which will be used to provide enrichment activities for your children. We hope you'll be able to support us by attending that evening, anytime between 5:00-8:00 pm.

Join Us on Twitter

We are excited that all of our teachers will be launching classroom twitter accounts! Our permanent hashtag for RES will be #robisonspirit. Our 2017-2018 hashtag that we'll also use is #catchthespirit. We are looking forward to sharing the story of Robison Elementary with you!

PTO News

A Note from Our PTO President, Karen Finke


Welcome to all of our returning and new Rockets! I am excited to have the 2017-2018 school year underway so we can #catchthespirit! Our PTO Board is already in full swing planning our events that we will host for your kiddos. We had our annual Boo Hoo breakfast for our PreK/PPCD/Kindergarten parents the first day of school. I am happy to report that there weren’t any tears at our breakfast!

I am pleased to share some information about our new PTO communication system, MySchoolAnywhere, that includes our online store! We have moved into the 21st century! :) Gone are the days of sending in cash to school in your child’s backpack. When you access our PTO school store, you can make purchases from the comfort of your own home, any time of the day or night. In addition, if you want to volunteer for events with an online signup created through our PTO system MySchoolAnywhere, you will need to be registered into our system. To access the school store, please visit https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=RobisonElementary14450 I look forward to meeting and working with our wonderful Robison parents. Go Rockets!

PTO Membership

Please consider joining the PTO. Your $10/family/year annual dues help PTO fund the many outstanding events that enrich the student experience for every child enrolled at Robison. Check out what your PTO dollars have already done for the students and teachers this school year!

Science Resource Center News

We are so fortunate in CFISD to have the Science Resource Center (SRC). They house many different animal groups and allow trained parent volunteers to present these animals and information to our kiddos in an up close and personal way! These programs enhance and enrich the Science programs with living examples.

Each grade level has assigned animal group presentations and parents must be trained before they can handle these animals. With the delay to the start of school, some of these trainings are coming up quickly. Below is listed the upcoming trainings and times. These sessions are held at the SRC (11206 Telge Road…From Hwy. 290 take the Telge Rd. exit. Turn north on Telge Rd. Approximately ¼ mile down the road you will come to the light for Arnold Middle School entrance. Immediately after the light, turn right into the first gate of the FFA rodeo grounds. At the end of that road, you will see the Science Resource Center). Please remember that trainings are Adults Only please. No registration is needed to attend a training session. If you have trained in the past for one of these animal groups, it is not necessary to retrain.

While the actual presentation dates are not set, we are getting our volunteers trained now so we can get these booked with the SRC as soon as possible.

September Trainings

20 – 5th Grade Bird Study Skins 9:30-11:30 am

21 – 1st Grade Eggs and Nests 9:30-11:30 am

29 – Kindergarten Guinea Pigs 9:30-11:30 am

October Trainings

3 – 1st Grade Eggs and Nests 9:30-11:30 am

11 – 5th Grade Mammal Skulls 9:30-11:30 am

24 – 5th Grade Bird Study Skins 9:30-11:30 am

Nature Trails

Our 3rd and 5th graders get to have a field trip to the Nature Trails facility offered by CFISD. 3rd graders learn about Simple Machines and 5th graders learn about animal and animal adaptations. Trained volunteers are needed to assist at this field trip. Training sessions are held at the Nature Trails site…13500 Shaft Drive, Cypress 77429…behind Millsap Elementary. This is an outdoor training in wooded areas, so dress appropriately and please note, training is Adults Only. If you have previously trained for both of these grade levels, it is not necessary to retrain. However, if you have been trained in only one of these grade levels, you must train for the other grade level.

Robison is scheduled to go to Nature Trails November 6 and 7. Half of the 3rd grade and 5th grade will go each day. Look for specific homeroom day assignments soon. If you have any questions, you may contact Karen Finke karenfinke@comcast.net

September 27 Training

3rd grade 10:00-11:30 am

5th grade 12:30-2:00 pm

November 1 Training

3rd grade 10:00-11:30 am

5th grade 12:30-2:00 pm

Yearbook News

You can now pre-order your 2017-2018 Robison Yearbook. What a great keepsake for our child! Our yearbooks are $32 and can be ordered online by clicking this link: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=RobisonElementary14450

Please include your child’s homeroom teacher when ordering. Yearbooks will be delivered to your child’s homeroom in May 2018. If you wish to personalize your child’s yearbook, you must order directly from Balfour www.balfour.com If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Martinez aliciamartinez2401@gmail.com.

Boosterthon Fun Run

Our Fall primary school fundraiser, the Boosterthon Fun Run, is fast approaching. The event kicks off with a fun, high-energy pep rally on Tuesday, October 10th!

The Fun Run event will be held Thursday, October 19th! Get ready to spread the word and collect pledges to help our school! Every child, regardless of pledges collected, participates in the Fun Run event.

More information and details are to come. We'll need grade level volunteers to keep our runners hydrated and lap counters too. Mark your calendar for a fun-filled day.

If you are interested in helping out on this fun day, please contact our Primary Fundraiser co-chairpersons, Vicky Purvis (vicka823@yahoo.com) or Heather Kargel (heather@agkmemorial.com).

5th Grade News

Fifth Grade Parents!

Don’t forget to order your special 5th Grade T-shirt! All students will have the opportunity to have their signature on the shirt in the “2018”. It is a great keepsake for only $10 per shirt. Parents can order one, too!

All sales are pre-order; no shirts will be sold at school. The pre-order deadline has been extended to Friday, September 22. The students will wear the shirt on a designated day of the week, or anytime they choose. J Toward the end of the school year, the entire 5th grade takes a photo wearing their 5th grade shirt!

To purchase your shirt, visit our PTO online store: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=RobisonElementary14450 Questions? Please contact 5th grade liaison, Hortensia Vega at tenchis18@sbcglobal.net.

Garden Information

Please consider helping out in the learning garden. All students visit the garden and get to enjoy some hands-on experience growing fruits and vegetables. See flyer for specific help needed and dates your child will visit the garden. If you have questions, please contact VP Special Events, Shannon Bahr at Shannon@landontechnical.com.

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