A Monthly Newsletter from RootEd
Congrats to our 2020-2021 Award Winners!!
We are so thankful for the effort everyone put into making this year happen. Whether it was adding their RootEd hashtag to their post or working with their Principal to put on a virtual Kinder Round Up, you all worked so hard to be cheerleaders for your schools. The pandemic made it hard to do what we normally do, so it took more effort to be creative and show parents what the schools were all about. You all are amazing! It takes a group effort to market the schools to help parents make choices. RootEd would be nothing without the help of our Reps, school staff, principals and parents. Thank you for everything you do.
RootEd Staff Member of the Year
We love seeing teachers and staff at our RootEd schools promote their programs on social media! It’s important to share the stories. Ms. Morrish does an excellent job at Bellaire along with their fabulous RootEd Rep, Rosemary Longoria.
RootEd Reps of the Year
RootEd School of the Year
2020-2021 RootEd Reps of the Year Kathy Mochel, Sarah Aguirre, Kelly Schriever, Colonies North Elem NISDAll three of these amazing ladies have truly embraced RootEd and have been instrumental in "spreading the word" about their wonderful community school...Colonies North Elementary. Not only do they regularly post about our school, they encourage our teachers to post…
Update from Sophie Torres, RYHT Regional Director for Advocacy and Outreach - San Antonio Area
The federal government provided three separate rounds of federal stimulus funding for public education. These funds, totaling over $19.2 billion for Texas, allow districts to implement health and safety measures including air quality improvements and provide resources to stem learning loss such as tutoring, after-school and extended-year programs.
Unlike most states, Texas did not flow federal funds to schools immediately, and they supplanted Round 1, over $1.1 billion and will supplant a little over $2 billion as a whole. State leadership and members of the legislature held on to the funds from Round 2 and 3 for various reasons, including wanting to place additional restrictions on school use of these funds. Schools will receive over $15.1 billion in the coming months to use on a wide array of programs. Funds will flow based on the proportion of Title I students.
Depending on your school, you may not know what the supplanted, or swapped, amount from the 2nd round of funding will be until September of this year for the newly released Round 2 of federal funds. TEA will also have over $1.9 billion for statewide grant programs, mostly budgeted for Accelerated Learning programs across the state in HB 4545.
The science of an aquifer
A bit of Normal
RootEd out in the Community
NISD PTA Presentation
RootEd Facebook Groups
Ready to dive into some podcasts that either may get you fired up about public education? Or want to be in the know about our legislative priorities and what's going on in public education in Texas?
Check us out. Click on the graphic below for links.
Go Public Partnership
Go Public is asking RootEd reps to submit a testimonial or video about why you love public schools. The submissions will be used throughout the 2021-22 school year on their social media, website, and in campaigns. A random drawing will be held for a TBA staycation prize! Submissions open through July 10th. Get all of the details here and help us get the word out to parents with Go Public!
Click here for entry: Parent Palooza - Go Public (wegopublic.com)
What's RootEd this Month?
Think about planning a socially distant incoming kinder meet-up this Summer.
Attend a RootEd training or workday event.
Start thinking about planning a Future Football Game for the fall.
Start planning RootEd events next year with the Principal
Be sure to use your RootEd hashtag!
For past newsletters: https://www.smore.com/u/rooted