Rocket Register

January 2016

Principal's Message

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a restful and fun-filled holiday. It has been great seeing our students this week, and they seem to be rested as well. We have benchmark testing this month and next month, so please check out the "Important Dates" section for more details. Please help your child to get a good night's rest before those testing days. If your family would enjoy a family fun run or walk, please consider signing up to join the Rocket Runners Team for the Superintendent's Fun Run. We already have staff members and families registered, and it sure to be a fun time. The Fun Run benefits students in our district as it supports the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. There is more information below. Our PTO is holding a primary fundraising planning meeting for 2016-2017 on Monday, January 25 @ 6 pm for all parents interested in providing input. This will take place just before the STAAR Parent Night for 3rd-5th grade parents at 7 pm. Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers that made our December parties a great success, as well as the many volunteers helping to provide so many special grade level opportunities. Robison is a great place for our students, staff and community!

Retirement of Mrs. Schoennnagel

Dear Students and Parents of Robison Elementary,


It is with mixed emotions that I am retiring from teaching on Jan. 15. I will surely miss the students and staff and the joys of teaching. I have enjoyed watching your physical skills improve and will miss watching your character develop through the years. My thoughts will be with you often as I think about the wonderful future each and every one of you have.


On the other hand, I look forward to so many wonderful things I will encounter in my retirement. I have recently become a grandmother (Omie) and look forward to more time with my grandson, and my aging parents and in-laws. I will also spend time doing some of the hobbies I love: quilting, painting, skiing and hiking in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. In addition, I hope to get involved volunteering with the learn to ski program for the handicapped in the future.


Thanks for many great years at Robison and Cy Fair ISD.


Sincerely,


Mrs. Schoennagel

Schedule Changes for Upcoming Benchmarks

On Tuesday, January 12, our 4th grade students will take their writing benchmark, and on Wednesday, January 13, our 5th grade students will take their reading benchmark. Due to the testing schedule, we have made some changes to our lunch, recess and large group schedule. The lunch schedule for both days is shown below. As a reminder, visitors will not be allowed for the grade level that is testing.


Lunch Schedule for Tuesday, January 12

Kinder 10:50-11:20

1st 11:20-11:50

2nd 12:50-1:20

3rd 11:50-12:20

4th 1:20-1:50

5th 12:20-12:50


Lunch Schedule for Wednesday, January 13

Kinder 10:50-11:20

1st 11:20-11:50

2nd 12:20-12:50

3rd 11:50-12:20

4th 12:50-1:20

5th 1:20-1:50

Holiday Cy-Hope Project a Great Success!

Thank you for your extreme generosity. Robison Elementary was able to make the holidays extra special for 48 children. Each homeroom collected money and gifts which were wrapped and delivered to the receiving schools where those children attend. The reaction from the staff members at the schools was filled with extreme gratitude, happiness and some tears. I believe that many of our students benefitted from this as I was able to see their excitement when they were able to see what they achieved as a collective group. The district shared this story as well as the Cypress Creek Mirror. Links to both of those articles are attached.

http://www.cfisd.net/en/news-media/district/cfisd-schools-help-one-another-during-holiday-season/

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/cypresscreek/news/cy-fair-isd-schools-help-one-another-during-holiday-season/article_40b83610-48cd-5c69-bbdf-e9aa14f2348c.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

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The Robison Singers Holiday Concert

Our awesome choir gave a wonderful performance on December 14. Mrs. Holsome, our music teacher, dedicates many hours every year to choir practices and performances. If you did not have the chance to see the performance or to catch the song that was posted on our Facebook and Twitter page, please take a moment to watch. The links to those sites are below in the "Stay Connected" section.

Superintendent's Fun Run

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Event Information-Early Registration Deadline ends January 15!

Dr. Mark Henry and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD are excited to present the 3rd annual Superintendent's Fun Run & Festival at Towne Lake, a Caldwell Community, Superheroes for Kids! The event is underwritten by Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and benefits the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. Click www.thecfef.org for more details on how you can make a difference in the lives of CFISD students through CFEF!

The Fun Run & Festival has something for everyone including a live band - Sawdust Road, a variety of vendor booths, delicious food trucks, student performances, a children's play zone, a 1 mile run, a family walking path and a certified 5k! Sign up a team and come join the fun!


Let's show our support from Robison Elementary! Many of our Robison Runners will be there, and this is a great event for all of our families to participate!


Here's the link...http://www.cfisd.net/en/calendar/superintendent-fun-run/. Our team is the "Rocket Runners".

PBIS NEWS

BLAST Dollar Day!

Robison’s First BLAST Dollar Day will be on Wednesday, January 27th!


In order to replenish our BLAST Buck School Store inventory, we need to raise some real bucks. If your child would enjoy wearing a hat all day on Wednesday, January 27th, they can purchase this privilege for $1.00. Money will be collected on Monday and Tuesday, January 25th & 26th, and will be used to re-stock our BLAST Buck store items.



Thank you in advance for your support!

Recognizing BLAST Behavior in December

Students used their BLAST behavior to decorate the garland in the main hallway for the month of December!

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January Student Recognition

Welcome Back Robison Rockets! We want to celebrate the New Year by recognizing our students’ Blast Behavior as they return back to school from winter break!


This month look for some super sweet snowballs stacking up throughout our hallways as the kids look to build snowmen with the snowballs they earn for showing Blast Behavior! We hope to make the halls of Robison look like the icy snow caverns of the Antarctic! Please help us by encouraging your child to Be Respectful, Be a Leader, Be Accountable, Be Safe, and Be a Team Player this month! Thank you!


Writing Gallery

If you plan on visiting Robison in the next few weeks, please stop by the Writing Gallery in the front hall. These authors' papers will be on display: Breanna Botello, Alexandra Diaz, Alex Palmisano, Jillian Gregory, Zoey Tillman, Noah Park, Lina Nelms, Sami Boubenider, Xavier Resendiz, Sebastian Fuentes-Valle, Charlie Pittman, Evangeline Parler, and Alexandra Tseng . We know that you will enjoy reading their stories!


Let's Get Moving!

The CFISD pe department has provided a movement calendar to encourage our students and families to increase their daily physical movement. Here is the January calendar.
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Important Dates

JANUARY

11: 2nd grade LA DPM (thru 1/29)

12: 4th Writing Benchmark (No visitors for 4th grade)-See schedule changes above.

13: 5th Reading Benchmark (No visitors for 5th grade)-See Schedule changes above.

15: Grading Period Ends, Texas Day (4th) and Garden Day (2nd)

18: HOLIDAY

19: Magazine Fundraiser Kick-Off and School Board Meeting

20: Watt Watchers Meeting (8:00 am) and Name That Book Grade Level Competitions (During large group)

22: Report Cards and Cultural Celebrations (2nd)

25: PTO Primary Fundraising Planning Meeting for 2016-2017 @ 6pm and STAAR Parent Information Night (3rd-5th) @ 7:00 pm

27: BLAST Dollar Day-Pay $1 to wear a hat (money goes to PBIS store)

29: Garden Day (1st)

FEBRUARY

2: District Spelling Bee @ Berry Center

4: 100th Day of School

5: Box Tops Due

8: Kindergarten Math DPM (thru 2/12)

9: 5th Math Benchmark (No visitors for 5th grade) and Robison Name That Book Competition (4:15 pm)

10: 1st Math DPM (Day 1)

11: 1st Math DPM (Day 2) and Kids Invite Someone Special (KISS Day)- More information to come

12: Kids Invite Someone Special Day (KISS Day)-More information to come and Garden Day (2nd)

15: Professional Development Day (Student Holiday_

16: Progress Reports

17: 3rd & 4th Reading Benchmark (No visitors for 3rd & 4th grade)

19: Storyteller Aileen Kirkham (Kindergarten)

23: 2nd-4th Science DPM and Student Council Meeting (7:50 am)

24: Watt Watchers Meeting (8:00 am)

25: Western Day (Schedule to come)

26: Western Day (Schedule to come) and Garden Day (5th)

27: Superintendent's Fun Run (Sign up for the Rocket Runners Team)

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

PTO News

Lunch and Learn @ the Berry Center

This is a reminder that January 22nd is the last day to register for the Feb. 2nd VIPS: Lunch & Learn. Please make plans to join us. These meetings are held at the Berry Center and are a great way to get district wide updates.


Junior Achievement

If you have volunteered to teach the Junior Achievement curriculum, please contact your child’s classroom teacher (and your teaching partner if co-teaching) to schedule your instruction this Spring. If you would like to participate in the Junior Achievement program where you teach children about the economy, but have never attended a training session, please attend one of the spring training sessions:


Wednesday, January 20th - 8:00AM – 10:00AM at the Berry Center


Tuesday, February 23rd - 11:00AM – 1:00PM at the Berry Center


You may register for training on-line at azacarias@jahouston.org, giving your name, school, date you are attending and JA grade you will teach. Please contact Cynthia Hogan at CannHogan@att.net or 713-907-2186 if you have questions. Thank you JA Volunteers! J



The Material Kits for teaching JA curriculum should arrive the first half of February 2016. A note will go out to when they have arrived.

Thank You!

Thank you parent supporters!


A special thank you to all who made treats for our school staff for the giveaway December 17. We had a tremendous response and lots of yummy treats for our wonderful Robison staff. And, thank you to all our parent and grandparent volunteers who made our Holiday Party such a success for our students!


PTO Dollars at Work!

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