Robison Elementary Rocket Register

December 2017

Important Dates

December

Friday, Dec. 1

Hoedown (Parents invited to watch students dance.)

Garden Day (2nd)

Box Tops


Monday, Dec. 4

Willie's Spirit Night


Tuesday, Dec. 5

Progress Reports


Wednesday, Dec. 6

5th Science DPM


Thursday, Dec. 7

2nd Math DPM


Friday, Dec. 8

Cy-Woods Theater Performance, "Pinkalicious" (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade)

2nd Math DPM

Last day for Cy-Hope Holiday Project donations


Tuesday, Dec. 12

Holiday Shop Opens

Family Night at Holiday Shop (5 to 7 pm)

Choir Concert (7 pm)


Wednesday, Dec. 13

3rd & 4th DPM

Holiday Shop Open


Thursday, Dec. 14

3rd & 4th DPM

Holiday Shop Open


Friday, Dec. 15

Holiday Shop closes at noon

Garden Day (1st)


Monday, Dec. 18

Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night


Tuesday, Dec. 19

Robison Spelling Bee (Parents of Participants are invited) @ 9:00 am


Wednesday, Dec. 20

Kindergarten Polar Express


Thursday, Dec. 21

Holiday Parties (see times below)-RSVP due Wednesday, Dec. 13

Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch (eating in classrooms)

No lunch visitors due to eating in classrooms and large number of guests at parties


December 22-January 7 Winter Holiday


Classes Resume on Monday, January 8

January

Monday, Jan. 8

Classes Resume


Wednesday, Jan. 10

Chess Club


Thursday, Jan. 11

Student Council Officers Meeting (7:50 am)


Friday, Jan. 12

Garden Day (2nd)

Box Tops Due

Robison Spirit Day


Monday, Jan. 15

HOLIDAY


Wednesday, Jan. 17

Parent Focus Group Meeting (9:00 am)


Thursday, Jan. 18

Student Council Representatives Meeting (7:50 am)


Friday, Jan. 19

End of the 2nd Grading Period

Spirit Shop during lunches

Robison Spirit Day


Wednesday, Jan. 24

Chess Club (7:45 am)


Friday, Jan. 26

Report cards go home

Garden Day (4th)

College Shirts


Wednesday, Jan. 31

Group Pictures

Upcoming Holiday Parties

Our holiday parties will take place on Thursday, December 21. The RSVP forms were sent home with all students today, and the form is attached below (click on "Holiday Party RSVP Form"). If you plan to attend, please pre-register (due date is Wednesday, Dec. 13). Pre-printed nametags will be sent home with your child on Tuesday, December 19. We are only able to provide pre-printed nametags for guests who have been scanned into our system THIS YEAR. Even if you were scanned into our system last year, it is necessary to have had your license scanned this year in order for this new system to print a nametag. You may stop by the school by Friday, December 8 to scan your license so you will be in our system.


The holiday parties are grade-level parties which require the help of many volunteers due to all of the activities available for the students: bounce houses, crafts, karaoke, indoor games, food, and so much more. Volunteer information will be sent home soon as well.


For the safety of our more than 1,100 students, please help us by pre-registering and following these procedures on the day of the parties:


  • All guests will report to the cafeteria via the outside doors by the parking lot (not the front doors).
  • Arrive 5 minutes prior to the party if you have pre-registered in order to hear instructions for the party and checkout procedures.
  • Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the party if you do not have a pre-printed nametag. All badge scanning will take place in the cafeteria, so you will report to the party entrance.
  • Parents will be able to walk back to the classroom with their child to sign them out in their classrooms; however, it might be necessary to have to sign your child out in the front office if there are any concerns with custody situations. Safety is our first priority.
  • Please communicate any special circumstances regarding checkout as soon as possible. For example, if a grandparent is going to check out your student, we need to know this. If you are delegating anyone besides the parent to check out your child, this must be communicated on the RSVP form.
  • We are unable to accommodate strollers due to the number of students and guests that will be present. Younger (non-school age) siblings may attend with you (if you are not volunteering); however, the food has only been planned and purchased for Robison students. We appreciate your understanding.
  • Students who leave before 10:30 am will be marked absent. Keep in mind that our 5th-grade party concludes at 9:45 am.



Party Times for Thursday, December 21

5th grade @ 9:00-9:45

3rd grade @ 9:50-10:35

AM Pre-K & PPCD @ 10:40-11:10

4th grade @ 11:20-12:05

2nd grade @ 12:15-1:00

Kindergarten @ 1:10-1:55

1st grade @ 2:05-2:50

PM Pre-K & PPCD @ 3:00-3:30

Library News

Star Wars is coming soon! Students who check out Star Wars books and compete and answer Star Wars trivia correctly will be entered in a drawing to win books and Star Wars related prizes. May the Force be with our Rockets.


NTB- Students in grades 3rd -5th are reading from the NTB list of 100 wonderful books. Name That Book teams have been formed and are meeting at the library during their designated times. Students are encouraged to take notes on the books, read, and work in teams to share the love of reading. January, during large group, will be our first round to determine who will move up in the competition. This is the link to list of books https://www.cfisd.net/download_file/20662/348/ .

Thank you for your support and please continue encouraging students to read, care for their books, and return them weekly. Some students may keep their books for 2 weeks if the books are lengthy.

Thank you for sending gently used books for our classroom libraries : )

Writing Gallery

When visiting Robison, please stop by the front hallway to read students’ published writing. The writing reflects the students’ abilities to generate ideas, revise and edit those ideas, draft their papers, and publish them for an audience to read...and we would LOVE for this audience to be YOU!

The writing is changed bi-monthly, and the students get to keep the posters, along with coupons for free meals from restaurants in the area!


PBIS News: Fall Leaves Flowing in the Halls


For the month of November, we worked on showing integrity on the bus and in the hallways. Students who did this, earned a leaf to put on their grade level tree In the Hallway. The grade level with the most leaves earns a hat day…the winner is…5th Grade!!

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Thank you, PTO!

Our kindergarten teachers were thrilled when they received the Rekenreks (those things the teachers are holding)! PTO supports our teachers and students by providing classroom materials that teachers can use to deepen our students' learning. If you have a kindergarten student, be sure to ask them, "What is a Rekenrek?" First graders will be using these as well! Thank you, PTO!
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Student Council Food Drive

Thank you all for helping Robison reach our goal of collecting 1,000 food items for Cy-Fair Helping Hands!

Boosterthon Winners

Congratulations to the following homeroom classes for bringing in the most fun run money:

Kindergarten: Mrs. Rogers

1st Grade: Mrs. Gunn

2nd Grade: Ms. Lieberman

3rd Grade: Mrs. Smith

4th Grade: Mrs. Kruse

5th Grade: Mrs. Moreland


The winning homerooms for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade will be treated to an ice cream party. The 4th and 5th-grade homerooms will be treated to a kickball game against the administrative team!


Overall, we met our fundraising goal, and a staff lip sync contest between the grade levels will be scheduled for our students to watch!


Thank you all so much for your hard work with this fundraiser. The fun run was a blast for our students, and the daily character messages were engaging and provided valuable lessons. Thank you!

Veterans Day Celebration

Robison honored our veterans on Friday, November 10. We had approximately 100 veterans attend, along with their special guests. All of our students were able to honor the veterans as they paraded through the hallways. Afterwards, our fourth and fifth-grade students honored them with a program which included beautiful singing by our choir and all students. Technology allowed for all of the other students to view this program live which was something we were excited to provide for our students. After the program, some of our veterans visited classrooms and gave our students the opportunity to learn from them first hand. It was a beautiful day!
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Thank you to our November WATCH D.O.G.S.!

PTO News

A Note From our PTO President, Karen Finke

Wow, it’s hard to believe that our first semester is winding down for this school year. But, there is still plenty of fun to be had! Through your generous support of your paid PTO membership dues and our PTO fundraisers (Boosterthon, Spirit Shop and Texas Roadhouse Rolls were all a huge success…Thank you!!), PTO is able to fund our December events:

  • Field Trip buses
  • Holiday Shoppe
  • Grade-level Holiday Parties

Students in grades 3-5 will take a field trip to Cy Woods to see the theater department production of Pinkalicious on December 8. Generous PTO support covers the cost to transport students to the high school for this event.

We are excited to offer our Holiday Shoppe December 12-15 where students will have the opportunity to shop for family and friends for holiday gifts. Look for a flyer and a money envelope to go home soon. Please remember that PTO does not accept checks, this will be cash only. We will have our second annual Family Night at the Holiday Shoppe on December 12 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the library/KIVA. Parents can shop and pay with a credit/debit card this evening while enjoying cocoa, cookies, and maybe a visit from a special guest…Included in this newsletter is the schedule for the homeroom/large group visits to the Holiday Shoppe. We will need lots of volunteers to make this a fun shopping experience for our kiddos.

December 21 PTO is hosting our Holiday Party for all students. Students will get a chance to celebrate with their entire grade level during their large group time. We plan to have snacks, games, inflatables, face painting and more! We will also be looking for parent volunteers to assist during the Holiday Party. A friendly reminder: per CFISD policy, no middle or high school aged siblings are permitted on campus on party day. Parents volunteering during the Holiday Party are also requested to be adults only, no preschool aged siblings.

Our volunteer requests will be going out thru our PTO communication system, MySchoolAnywhere (MSA)and will also be posted to our PTO Facebook page. If you are not receiving emails thru MSA, you can get registered by visiting www.join.myschoolanywhere.com and enter school code 'gorockets.' If you have any questions regarding MSA, please contact Fiona Anderson RobisonPTOMembership@gmail.com .

If you have questions regarding these upcoming volunteer opportunities, you may contact Viki Young at robisonrocketspto@gmail.com. I am also available for assistance at karenfinke@comcast.net.

PTO Membership and My School Anywhere

The My School Anywhere PTO System is the main communication tool used to reach parents about PTO news, requests and events, so it’s important that you are in our database.

There are 2 steps to PTO membership:

Pay for PTO membership - its $10 per family

  1. Create an account in the My School Anywhere system by going to www.join.myschoolanywhere.com and enter the join code gorockets and follow the prompts to add your information

When complete, you will be sent log in details so you can access our online store, volunteer sign ups and student directory etc. These log in details, which are automatically generated by the system, will be sent to you via email and will have your temporary password which can be changed after you access the system.

Tip: By joining the PTO, you have access to the My School Anywhere mobile app, so you can stay in the loop even when you’re on the go!

If you are not a PTO member, you can still access our online store and volunteer sign ups; see the links below:

Online store : https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=RobisonElementary14450

Volunteer Sign Ups: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/volunteer-new.a5w?vol=RobisonElementary14450

Note: You must have an account in the My School Anywhere database to access these links.

If you have trouble accessing the My School Anywhere system, please contact VP Membership, Fiona Anderson at fiona.anderson69@gmail.com.

Restaurant Spirit Nights

December 4-Willie's Spirit Night (4-closing)..make SURE to mention Robison!


December 18th-Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night (4-closing)..make SURE to mention Robison! 5th graders will have a bake sale set up outside and we'll be selling spirit shop items as well, so come by and support the 5th graders!

Cy Hope Project Wrapping Volunteers

Robison homerooms are busy collecting donations to sponsor over 40 children this Christmas season. As the donations pour in, PTO is coordinating volunteers to wrap the donated gifts. Shifts are available each day during the week of December 11-15. Please sign up to help out according to your availability. The sign-up was sent via My School Anywhere (MSA) and can be found by logging in to your MSA account and clicking 'Sign Up' at the top. If you have questions about this volunteer event, please contact Viki Young at viki.young@hotmail.com.

Holiday Shoppe

Holiday Shoppe is a PERFECT opportunity for your child to experience the joy of giving during the holiday season. It's a perfect way for your child to select holiday gifts for the entire family! Gifts range from .35-$15 with the majority of the gifts being just a few dollars. Please send in your cash in the envelopes being sent home soon and let us know how much for each family member. This is such a great way to show your kids how to give back during this holiday season!! And parents, PLEASE help us by volunteering during this week as well! The sign-up was sent via My School Anywhere (MSA) and can be found by logging in to your MSA account and clicking 'Sign Up' at the top. If you have questions about this event, please contact Heather Nix at legacy314@aol.com. Assigned student shopping times are shown below.

Holiday Party Info

Thanks to your generous contributions, PTO is proud to host all Robison grade-level holiday parties again this year! We will offer inflatables, indoor games, karaoke, face painting, and the most-loved ice cream sundae bar! The kiddos absolutely love partying with their friends during their large group time! Parents are welcome to attend, and if you'd be willing to help us out by volunteering a bit of your time, please indicate your availability on the volunteer sign-up request that will go out via My School Anywhere. Contact Viki Young at viki.young@hotmail.com for questions or additional information about the Holiday Parties.

5th Grade News

Thank you to all of our amazing Colonial Day volunteers! It was a huge success!

I appreciate your commitment and dedication to our 5th graders!

5th grade spirit day is WEDNESDAYS this school year. Wear your 5th grade spirit shirt to show your spirit!

Hortensia Vega

tenchis18@sbcglobal.net

5th Grade Liaison

Spirit Shop

Save the Date! Our next Spirit Shop will be held on January 19 during all lunch periods.

Rocket Fest

Our second primary fundraiser, Rocket Fest, will be held in the Spring this school year. We are ready to begin forming a planning committee, so if you have an interest in being part of the team, please contact the Primary Fundraising co-chairpersons, Vicky Purvis (vicka823@yahoo.com) and Heather Kargel (heather@agkmemorial.com). This event was a massive success last year, and we are anticipating an even better time this year. We need LOTS of volunteers to help the event run smoothly, so if you are interested, please reach out today!

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Yearbook

If you would like to purchase a yearbook for your child, please see the information below. Prices will increase after December 22.

Boosterthon Fun Run

Thank you, Robison families and friends for making Boosterthon a huge success!! We appreciate everyone who supported our fund run and those he came out to cheer on our students. We had 93% participation and so far we have collected over $33,000!


Funds will be used for classroom enrichment, class parties, literary programs & enhancements and much much more!

Rocket Fest

Our second primary fundraiser, Rocket Fest, will be held in the Spring this school year. We are ready to begin forming a planning committee, so if you have an interest in being part of the team, please contact the Primary Fundraising co-chairpersons, Vicky Purvis (vicka823@yahoo.com) and Heather Kargel (heather@agkmemorial.com). This event was a massive success last year, and we are anticipating an even better time this year. We need LOTS of volunteers to help the event run smoothly, so if you are interested, please reach out today!

YEARBOOK NEWS

You can order your 2017-2018 Robison Yearbook online by visiting our PTO store at https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=RobisonElementary14450 Reserve your copy today! Yearbooks are delivered to your student’s homeroom in May, 2018.

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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Additional Flyers (District)

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Stay Connected with Robison Elementary

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