Rocket Register

September 2015

Principal's Message (Updated September 18)

Thank you to all that took time to come out for Curriculum Night! If you were unable to attend, please contact your child's teacher for the information that was presented. Many teachers are also posting links to their presentations in their weekly emails.


As a reminder, the Rocket Register will come out MONTHLY this year; however, if there are updates (like this one), I will send an email to let you know.


Thank you to everyone that has already supported our fundraiser. The fundraiser officially ends on Monday, September 28, so there is still time to get orders.


We are having a Curriculum Cafe this Monday, September 21 for parents of K-2 students. To accommodate your schedules, there will be a morning (9 am) and evening (6 pm) presentation.


If you are new to Robison, please join the administrative team for a Welcome Breakfast on Friday, September 25 at 9 am in our library. We will introduce the administrative team, answer any questions you have, and give a school tour to anyone interested.


Please read below on how to stay connected with Robison (facebook, twitter, School Messenger, and Remind 101). We want to be sure to keep you informed.


I'd also like to share a friendly reminder to please send a note with your child if you are planning to check them out early. If something comes up unexpectedly, please call as early as possible. It is very difficult to have transportation changes late in the day (after 2:00 pm). We want to ensure that our students are safe, and giving the office staff time to notify the teacher of end-of-day changes in a timely manner will help us to do this.



Last, but not least, thank you for sharing your awesome children with us!

Library News

We are off to a great start in the library and have many fun activities planned for this year. We are currently signing up students for our annual Birthday Book program, as well as actively seeking volunteers to help in the library. Please contact Mrs. Daniell @ jennifer.daniell@cfisd.net for any questions or for information about how you can serve as a volunteer.

Our first Book Fair is scheduled to begin on October 22nd and will feature Robison’s first ‘Book Character Pumpkin Carving Contest.’ Detailed information about this family friendly competition will be sent home on October 2nd.

Stay Connected!

Ways to Stay Connected

This year our newsletter is going digital! This will save a great deal of time and money. The website that we are using allows for information to be input very quickly without worrying about formatting. We will eliminate paper costs, and the information will always be easily accessible. The information can also be updated with ease, and each time you access the digital newsletter, those updates will be included. If information is added or corrected in any of our MONTHLY newsletters, an email will be sent out through School Messenger. Please be sure that you have signed up and checked your contact information in School Messenger. If you use Facebook, that is another great way to stay in touch. Besides posting the monthly newsletter there, we post updates about events at Robison on this page. Below is information about how to receive texts through our Robison Families Remind 101 account. We might use this to send out quick reminders about events. We hope that you'll find the look of the newsletter much easier to read from a smart phone, as we know many of you access your email or use Facebook this way. Please be sure you have liked our facebook page. As always, our newsletter will also be available through the district website.


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

Please follow the directions below to receive important texts for Robison families only. This is a one-way text that will allow us to share quick texts with you if necessary.
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Important Dates

September

4: Box Tops Due & Garden Day (2nd)

7: HOLIDAY (Labor Day)

8: Curriculum Night for PPCD, Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st Grade (6pm and/or 7pm)

9: Boy Scout Rally (7 pm in cafeteria)

11: First Responders Day

Fundraiser Kick-Off

Spirit Day

14: Curriculum Night for 3rd & 5th Grades (6 pm and/or 7pm)

17: Curriculum Night for 2nd & 4th Grades (6pm and/or 7pm)

18: Garden Day (Kindergarten)

Spirit Day

21: K-2 Math and Reading Curriculum Cafe (9am to 10:30 OR 6 to 8 pm)

23: Fall Pictures & Progress Reports go home

25: Welcome Breakfast for families new to Robison (9am in library)

Robison Spirit Day or College Spirit Day (Students may choose)

Spirit Shop (during lunch)

28: Fundraiser Ends & Destination Imagination Parent Meeting (6pm in library)

October

2: Box Tops

Garden Day (2nd)

General PTO Meeting (9:00 am in cafeteria)

Fundraiser Orders Due

Spirit Day

5: WATCH Dogs Pizza Night (6 pm in cafeteria)-more information to come

7: College Day

9: Parent Focus Group (All parents invited to attend a meeting with Mrs. Gerletti to share your input

12: STUDENT HOLIDAY (Parent Conferences)

13: Vision & Health Screenings during large group

15: 3rd-5th Grade to visit Cy-Woods for performance from theater group

16: Spirit Day

Garden Day (3rd)

22: Book Fair Begins

23: 1st Grading Period End

26: Red Ribbon Week Begins

Family Night @ Book Fair & Fundraiser Pick Up (4-7 pm)

30: Report Cards go home

Book Fair Ends

Robison Spirit Day or College Spirit Day (Students may choose)

Garden Day (5th)

Writing Gallery

Every two weeks, our teachers submit work to be displayed in our Writing Gallery, which is located in our front hallway (see picture above). Congratulations to the following students for having their work displayed:

  • Hailey Woodside- 2nd grade


  • Van Nguyen- 4th grade


  • Leena Boubenider- 4th grade


  • Daniel Hogan- 4th grade


  • Ava Perez- 4th grade


  • Addison Williamson- 1st grade


  • June West- 2nd grade


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Robison PTO

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First General PTO Meeting

First General PTO meeting will be Friday, October 2 at 9:00 am in the cafeteria. Please come out to learn more about our first semester activities and how you can be a part. If you have any questions, you may contact Karen Finke karenfinke@comcast.net


Junior Achievement

Are you an exceptional parent or guardian who wants to help in the classroom this year?? Sign up to teach Junior Achievement! You are trained and receive materials needed to teach class. The students will thank you for the incredible life lesson, on how the economy works; and you will have given your time to a wonderful cause, your student’s future! JA is usually taught in the Spring. Please contact your teacher for best schedule. Volunteers new to the program need to attend one training session in either the Fall or Spring. Training sessions are available at the Berry Center on the following days:


· Thursday, September 24 from 11:00am – 1:00pm

· Wednesday, October 7 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

· Wednesday, January 20 from 8:00am – 10:00am

· Tuesday, February 23 from 11:00am – 1:00pm



You may also 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

Spirit Shop

First Spirit Shop of the School Year!


Parents, mark your calendars for Friday, September 25. This is the date of our first Spirit Shop of the year. Spirit Shop takes place on the stage during all lunch periods and parent volunteers are needed to assist our shoppers. The time frame is about 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. This includes set up and clean up. Shifts can be done in 2 hour blocks, 10:00-12:00 and 12:00-2:00. However, any amount of time you can help is greatly appreciated. Students will have the opportunity to purchase spirit items such as t-shirts, baseball caps, bubble pens, koozies, plush animals, and magnets. We also have some hair bows, pencils, mechanical pencils, pens, erasers and a grab bag. Look for an order form for grades K-2 and item and price information for the other grades. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Amy Osborne amyosborne0307@gmail.com


Volunteer Information

Welcome back to Robison. As we get another school year under way, we’d like to extend the opportunity to all our parents to get involved with your child’s learning. We have many ways to help out and hope we have something to fit every interest and schedule. I have created a Sign Up Genius online sign up tool to allow you to browse through our many activities and choose all that you are interested. Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a48aaa62ba6f85-volunteer to start your volunteering experience at Robison! If you have any questions, you may contact Karen Finke karenfinke@comcast.net Any amount of time you can help is greatly appreciated.


If you are interested in helping out in your child’s homeroom, and did not sign up on the homeroom volunteer sign-up sheet at our Meet the Teacher nights, please contact your grade level liaison to be added to those volunteer lists. You will need to let her know your child’s homeroom. The grade level liaisons are:


PreK/PPCD – contact Karen Finke karenfinke@comcast.net

Kindergarten – Hortensia Vega tenchis18@sbcglobal.net

First Grade – Faith Schuchardt faith.schuchardt@gmail.com and Brittany Briseno brittanybriseno@gmail.com

Second Grade – Charity Castellano cscastellano@yahoo.com and Karen Finke karenfinke@comast.net

Third Grade – Hortensia Vega tenchis18@sbcglobal.net

Fourth Grade – Amber Wade amberpalermo@gmail.com

Fifth Grade – Kim Worchesik kimberlyworchesik@gmail.com and Shannon Bickham shannonbickham@juno.com



Box Tops, Campbell’s Labels, and Tyson Labels Collected at Robison!

Robison Collects Box Tops and Campbell’s and Tyson Labels, and Community Coffee labels. Money earned from these collections goes towards classroom supplies and PE equipment. We collect these the first Friday of every month, with the 1st collection Friday, September 4. Please send the labels to school with your child in a baggie labeled with your child’s name and homeroom teacher. Prizes will be awarded based on homeroom collections:


Class Collection reaches 500 – Class receives CRAZY HAIR DAY

Class Collection reaches 1000 – Class receives HAT DAY

Class Collection reaches 1500 – Class receives SNEAKY RECESS

Class Collection reaches 2000 – Class receives POPCORN PARTY

Classroom Volunteer Training from the Science Resource Center (SRC)

The Science Resource Center provides parent trainings so that volunteers are able to help with presentations in the classroom. Below is a list of the September trainings. The trainings take place at the SRC (11206 Telge Rd., 281-897-4004). Only adults are allowed at these trainings.

September


11 - 1st Grade Eggs and Nests 9:30 - 11:30

17 - 5th Grade Mammal Skulls 9:30 - 11:30

25 - 2nd Grade Body Coverings 9:30 - 11:30

30 - 5th Grade Bird Study Skins 9:30 - 12:00

5th Grade News

Fifth Grade t-shirts are on sale now as a pre order only. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get a shirt for your student. Shirts are $10 each, and parents can order one, too! The order deadline is September 25. An order form is part of the flyers of this newsletter. You may send in your order form and payment in your child’s backpack marked “5th grade t-shirt”. For any questions, please contact Sherry McShaffry sherrymcshaffry@yahoo.com


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5th Grade Colonial Day Meeting

Colonial Day is coming for Robison 5th graders!


Our 5th graders will soon get to experience life in Colonial America. Mark your calendars for Friday, November 20 for a day filled with candle-making, butter-making, quilting, and so much more! An all-day event like this needs lots of volunteers to help it run smoothly. We have scheduled our first Colonial Day planning meeting for Monday, September 14 at 12:45 in the PTO room. Please plan to join us to learn how you can be involved in making this a memorable day for our kiddos. We will be discussing the stations and placing our station chairs. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Worchesik kimberlyworchesik@gmail.com or Shannon Bickham shannonbickham@juno.com

Scouting Opportunity

Boy Scouts

Parents: Have you ever been curious about what Cub Scouting is all about? Consider this: A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Cub scouting is an opportunity to reinforce what you are teaching your sons at home in a way that is FUN, safe, and did I mention FUN? Robison Elementary Cub Scout Pack 3 welcomes you and your 1st-5th grade boys to come and get more information about the most fun you and your son can have in elementary school. We are hosting a Cub Scout Rally Wednesday night, September 9th at 7pm, in the Robison cafeteria. You can also join us for our first pack meeting Wednesday night, September 16th at 7pm. Questions- You can call Amanda McCumber at 713-906-7338 or email at aam@drmproperties.com.


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Additional Flyers

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