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September 17, 2020

Mark Your Calendar

September 17 - North Texas Giving Day - TODAY

September 22 - Virtual PTA General Membership Meeting - 5:30pm

September 29 - Picture Day - AT-HOME & IN-PERSON LEARNERS

October 7 - Walk to School Day - More info forthcoming

October 12-13 - Fall Break & Staff Development - NO SCHOOL

October 26 - Parent Conferences - Student Holiday - NO SCHOOL

North Texas Giving Day - TODAY!

Dear Rountree Parents,

This Thursday is North Texas Giving Day! Will you join me and support our Foundation For Allen Schools? My name is Regina Taylor and I am the director of the Foundation. What is the Foundation

For Allen Schools? The Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the learning experience in Allen ISD. We do this through three programs: classroom grants, scholarships for AHS seniors, and support for Allen teachers including tuition reimbursement, recognition and training. To date we have invested more than $2.6 million dollars into students and teachers through our programs in Allen ISD.


Rountree Elementary has 13 Foundation grants for 2020-21. They total $10,532.00!

Now here’s the really great news…on Thursday, you can make a donation and support your child’s campus! Go to www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org and search for Foundation For Allen Schools; make

your donation and in the information box specify that it be used for Rountree Elementary School. This donation will help fund future grants at your school!


We hope you will join us on Thursday as we get up and give on this special day! Learn more at AISDfoundation.org. Working together our community can make tomorrow better for all!

Thank you –

Regina Taylor

Foundation For Allen Schools

regina.taylor@allenisd.org

www.AISDfoundation.org

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2020-2021 Application - Free or Reduced Meal Plan

Rountree Family,


If your family would like to be considered for free or reduced meal plans, please complete an application. An application must be completed each school year for consideration.

Forms in English and Spanish can be found here:

Application Packet - English


Application Packet - Spanish

The Student Nutrition site for online applications can be found here: https://www.allenisd.org/Page/50163.


Additional translations can be found here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/translated-applications

Virtual PTA Meeting - Tuesday, September 22nd - 5:30pm

Rountree Family,

Thank you for all of your support of our Rountree PTA! It's a great time to complete your membership for this year! You can join online at https://www.joinpta.org/ The first general Membership Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 22nd, at 5:30pm. The link to log on will be sent to all members.


We also have several ways that you can support through a committee or Board leadership role. Please see the attached interest form, and let's work together!

Such an Exciting Time!

Our local PTA is super excited about this year's Reflections contest! The theme is amazing! We will be sharing more information next week. In the interim, please start having conversations with your student(s) about this year's theme: "I Matter Because...." What a wonderful theme to explore through words, music, photography, film, visual arts and/or dance.


Feel free to check out this site - https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections. More details are forthcoming.

REMINDER: Student Absence - Notes & Skyward

Rountree Family,


As a reminder, please send an "excuse note” after your student has been absent. Also, please click here for Skyward tips regarding attendance: Attendance Tips.


The front office will gladly answer any questions regarding attendance - 972.727.0550. Thank you!

REMINDER: Sign-up for DAILY MEALS - 9:30-10:30am

Please review this update on DAILY meals that can be ordered for our At-Home Learners through Student Nutrition:


Because of increased safety and social distancing standards, Student Nutrition will offer curbside meal service providing meal bundles daily for Allen ISD students (K-12) at four school locations. Curbside meals are offered DAILY - Monday-Friday. Meal pick-up times are 9:30 to 10:30am.


Meals must be purchased as a complete bundle and will contain that day's lunch and the following day's breakfast. Meals cannot be purchased separately.


To receive meals, parents/guardians need to complete an order form every week by the cut-off time for each Allen ISD student who would like meal service.


Please review all information below before ordering or picking-up meals.

All meal bundles are priced according to the student’s eligibility. Parents and/or students may pick up the meal bundles by scanning their student’s ID Card or providing their student’s ID number. ID Cards will be distributed at your child’s school. To help ensure a smooth purchasing process, please ensure that there is adequate funding to your child’s PayPams account or purchase meal bundles using cash or check by placing funds in an envelope with your child’s name and ID and depositing at the curbside meal station at one of the four locations. Students are encouraged to pick up meal bundles at the closest location to their regularly assigned school. However, any Allen ISD student may receive meals at any of the four locations (one bundle per student per day).

Pricing for the Student Nutrition Curbside Service is as follows:


Meal Bundle Prices are for All Students (K-12)

Student Eligibility

Daily Bundle (2 Meals, Daily Lunch & Next Day's Breakfast)

  • Free - $0.00
  • Reduced - $.70
  • Full Pay - $3.85


How to order:

Determine the location where you want to pick up the meals.

  • Choose from any of the designated meal pick-up locations. It does not have to be the school your child attends. Parents with students at multiple schools may choose to pick-up all meals at one location.


Complete the order form based on the desired pick-up location by the order due date. The order form is located on the student nutrition portion of the website under “Virtual Learner Meals”.

  • A form must be completed for each student. A valid student name and ID number will need to be presented.
  • A copy of your responses will be sent to the e-mail provided.


**Click this link: Order Meals Here


Meal pick-up process

Daily meal pick-up will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Student nutrition personnel will greet and assist at the pick-up area. Heating instructions will be provided daily with meals.

Parents/guardians will need to provide proof of AISD enrollment (Student ID#).

Please pick-up meals in the following areas:

  • Boyd Elementary, 800 Jupiter Rd, Allen, TX 75002– In front of the school drop-off next to the cafeteria.
  • Rountree Elementary, 800 E. Main St., Allen, TX 75002 – In front of the school drop-off next to the cafeteria.
  • Ereckson Middle School, 450 Tatum Dr., Allen, TX 75013 – Enter the first driveway from Tatum and follow to the back of the school.
  • Curtis Middle School, 1530 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002– From Malone take the second left at the athletic fields and follow the road to door #10.


The link to the Student Nutrition Department is https://www.allenisd.org/Domain/37.

Calling all book lovers! Virtual Book Fair will be coming September 28 - October 9th

Be on the lookout for a shopping link coming soon! All orders will ship directly to students.
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Fall Picture Day is Coming - September 29th

Please review these notes about Picture Day for our In-Person & At-Home Learners.

Employment impacted by COVID? Here's an opportunity!

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Mental Health Support Resources During COVID-19

Mental Health Support Resources During COVID-19


Looking for local resources during this difficult time? The links below may help provide additional resources for you and your family. If you need addtional assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out your child's counselor. His/Her information can be found at the bottom of this page.

AISD Community Resource List

COVID-19: Quick Family Resources

COVID-19: Recursos Familiares Rápidos

Collin County Cares

Grant Halliburton Foundation - HERE for Texas (mental heath resources)


During these uncertain times, we understand that you may be struggling to balance your child's at-home or in-person learning along with your own work and home commitments. We are here to support you! Join us at one of the times below by clicking on the date/time links below. We are here to provide a space for you to discuss your challenges and identify healthy ways to cope & problem solve. It will be a great way to connect with other parents facing similar struggles. We hope you will join us! Facilitated by the Allen ISD Support Counselors.

Please note: Registration will open 2 weeks prior to each event.


Elementary School Parent Chat

Tuesday, September 29 9-10 am

Thursday, October 1 3-4 pm

Thursday, October 15 3-4 pm

Tuesday, October 20 9-10 am

Thursday, October 29 3-4 pm


Platica Para Los Padres de Familia del Distrito de Allen

14 de Octubre 10-11 am

11 de Noviembre 10-11 am

16 de Diciembre 10-11 am

It's Voting Season


EARLY VOTING: October 13 - 30, 2020

Register to vote by October 5
ELECTION DAY: November 3, 2020


AISD BOND INFO: https://www.allenisdbond.org/

Education through Diversity Spotlight - Constitution Day & Citizenship Day

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day are observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness--That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed."

The following men, earned the right to be recognized for their efforts of leading others to protect our rights of freedom under the constitution:

  • Crispus Attucks was a sailor/whaler in the original US colonies. He was the first man to die for the American rebellion. Attucks led a group of men to confront British soldiers who landed in Boston.
  • Once Alexander Thomas Augusta graduated from medical school, he enlisted in the military to serve during the Civil War. In 1865, Augusta was promoted to lieutenant colonel. At the time, he was the highest-ranking Black officer in the U.S. He not only saved lives, but he used his position to fight for the rights of Black people.