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May 27 2022

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Rountree PTA - 2021-2022 Recap & A Note of Thanks

As you review this month’s PTA 2021-2022 recap newsletter attached below, please know how much thanks comes with each accomplishment! No Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is able to advocate alone. We need each other. The great thing is that there is a place for everyone to be engaged. Whether your time is limited or completely open and free, please know that it adds value to your child’s experience and to our campus family.


A very special thank you goes to our previous and current Presidents from this school year. From Mrs. Housley to Mrs. Blanchette, Mrs. Cedillo, Mrs. Romo, Mrs. Sharpe, the entire PTA Executive Board, every Member and Supporter, YOU ARE APPRECIATED! Thank you for leading and ensuring that our Students, Families, Teachers and Staff felt loved and appreciated every step of the way!


Have a wonderful summer!


- Mrs. Utecht, Mrs. Harrison & Mr. Leary

Honoring the Retirement of 3 Amazing Educators!

Thank you for ALL of the ways that you have impacted our Rountree Family and our district!


We will miss you, Mrs. Allen, Ms. Dalton and Mrs. Privett! Enjoy your well-earned retirement!

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Parents of Current 6th Graders - Mustang Roundup

Mustang Roundup, Ford Middle School's incoming 7th grader and new student orientation, will be held on Tuesday, July 26th and Thursday, July 28th. Parents should choose one of the two dates for their student to attend. Parents will drop off their student at the Main Gym entrance at 9:00am and will pick up their student at the same location at 11:00am. While at Ford, students will be provided with a tour of the building as well as opportunities to learn about procedures, programs, activities, and events. Attendance is not required, but highly recommended. This event is for students only. This will be an exciting opportunity to learn more about the school and to meet new friends. We look forward to meeting and getting to know our new Mustangs! Please click here to complete the Mustang Roundup registration form and to let us know which day your student is attending. Thank you!

Doug Wilhelm

Principal

Ford Middle School, Allen ISD

(972) 727-0590

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Calling rising 2nd & 7th grade GIRLS interested in STEAM!

Please register your student soon or notify your child's teacher of your interest. Use these links or the QR codes below. Don't miss out.


2/3 Grade Sign Up Link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Girls-STEM--STEAM-Camp-Grades-23-/Sdw7PXJ

4/5 Grade Sign Up Link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Girls-STEM--STEAM-Grades-4--5/SCPdeh

6/7 Grade Sign Up Link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Girls-STEM--STEAM-Grades-6--7/SenQauq

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Internet Safety Tips

Please take a look:

Internet safety

As kids get older, it gets a little trickier to monitor their time spent online. They may carry a smartphone with them at all times. They probably want some privacy. This can be healthy, but often dangerous, when various sites are overlooked. Yes, the internet can provide a safe "virtual" environment for exploring some newfound freedom if precautions are taken.

  • Talk about the sites and apps teens use and their online experiences - visit them yourself- check it out.
  • Discuss the dangers of interacting with strangers online.
  • Remind them that people online don't always tell the truth.
  • Explain that passwords are there to protect against things like identity theft. They should never share them with anyone, even a boyfriend, girlfriend, or best friend.

Parents, taking an active role in your kids' Internet activities helps ensure that they benefit from them without being exposed to the potential dangers.

CHECK THE LINKS FOR MORE ON THIS TOPIC FOR:

Half-day & Full-day Prekindergarten Program

In the 2022-2023 school year, Allen ISD will serve eligible students in a half-day Prekindergarten program and a full-day Prekindergarten program. There are limited seats for the full-day program.


The full-day program will consist of two full-day monolingual Prekindergarten classes and one full-day bilingual Prekindergarten class. All three full-day classes will be located at Rountree Elementary. A Prekindergarten lottery process will be held for the full-day available class seats. In order to be considered for the Prekindergarten lottery for the 2022-2023 school year, families must complete the Prekindergarten registration process and submit all required documentation by Thursday, May 26, 2022. Families will receive email notification of selection or wait list during the week of June 20th. Families of selected students must confirm their acceptance and commitment for the 2022-2023 school year by the established deadline.

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REGISTER NOW: Tallenette Summer Jr. Clinic

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Time for Yourself

Take a 3-minute moment for yourself. You are worth it. https://youtu.be/cI4ryatVkKw


- Nurse Amy ❤

Required Vaccinations

Pre-K and ECSE Students

If your 4-year-old student's vaccination is due, please consult your student’s doctor/healthcare professional and have the vaccinations completed. Please provide a copy of the completed 4- year-old's vaccination record to Rountree.


6th Grade Students

Please be advised that the 7th grade vaccinations will be due prior to starting 7th grade next year so let's go ahead and get those vaccinations started. The following vaccinations are due for 6th grade student’s next year:

  • 1 Tdap
  • 1 MCV


Please consult your student’s healthcare provider/doctor about any additional vaccinations that your student may be missing. You can turn those completed vaccinations in to me and I can start entering them into Skyward. Take care and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

- Nurse Amy

Resources for our ECSE Families

Your student’s health, wellness & safety are our number 1 concern! Please click on the following link for information and FREE resources to keep your little one safe!

Allen Autism Parent Support Group | Smore Newsletters for Education


And as a friendly reminder, please remind your students that only teachers and parents open doors!