Roadrunner Times - END OF YEAR INFO
May 13, 2021
***Friday, May 21st - Change in School Dismissal Times***
Pre-K and ECSE Students WHO ONLY ATTEND IN THE MORNING - WILL ATTEND SCHOOL on FRIDAY, MAY 21ST, AND WILL DISMISS AT THEIR REGULAR TIME.
PRE-K Students WHO ATTEND ALL DAY - WILL BE DISMISSED AT 12PM.
K-6 will be dismissed at 12pm. Please make arrangements for any changes in dismissal by calling the front office at 972.727.0550.
Allen ISD has designated four early release days for students during the 2020-21 academic school year. On early release days, the Prekindergarten Program will operate on a modified schedule offering instruction only during the timeframe of 7:35 am - 10:35 am. To accommodate a balance in instruction for both the morning and afternoon sessions, two of the four district half days have been designated for each session to attend classes. The modified instructional schedule on early release days is outlined below:
If your child regularly attends the Afternoon (PM) Session of ECSE or Prekindergarten, then he/she will attend school using the instructional schedule below on early release days:
Early Release Days
Prekindergarten Students in the Afternoon Session
Friday, May 21
No School / Student Holiday
Therefore, if your student attends the afternoon classes, his/her last day of school will be the afternoon of Thursday, May 20.
Field Day is Coming on Wednesday - GO RED!
On Wednesday May 19, 2021 we will be having our Field Day here at Rountree Elementary. It will be an exciting day full of fun and entertainment! This year will be slightly different than past years with there being no water events, so there is no need to worry about sending your student to school with extra clothes or a swimsuit. It is recommended for your student to wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes, and bring a water bottle with them to school on Field Day. We are looking forward to enjoying a safe, fun event!
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!!
Let's Celebrate our 6th Graders as They Get Promoted & Celebrate our Rountree Alums as they Graduate!
For our Class of 2021 Rountree Alums/Graduating Seniors, information has been shared with your Senior. Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 20th, from 1:30-2:30pm. We hope you can join us!
Parents of 6th Graders:
Be on the lookout for more information from your student's 6th grade Teacher. The event will take place on Friday, May 21st.
The Process of Planning Classes for 2021-2022
It is hard to believe we are coming to the end of the year! We are already in the process of looking ahead towards 2021-2022 and making plans for next school year. With each new grade level, parents naturally begin to wonder about class assignments. Therefore, I feel it is important to share with you the process, timeline, and details that will take place to organize class lists for next year. Putting together class lists is an extremely challenging and time consuming task for our teachers. Each student’s needs are analyzed and considered prior to determining the most suitable learning assignment. Each child is different and has a unique set of needs. Therefore, it is imperative for us to balance those needs in order for teachers to be able to effectively meet the needs of each student. To balance groups of students for instructional success, our teachers use the following criteria:
- Balance of students in academic programs (AIM, ESL, SSI, DT, SPED, ARI/AMI)
- Instructional environment
- Learning styles and/or needs
- Equal division of boys and girls
- Social needs (friends)
- Personality of students
As you can see, a lot of details are considered in order to create balanced classes and provide an optimum learning environment for each student. This process requires a great deal of collaboration and planning among team members, including support staff. In my experience, I have found that adding teacher requests hinders the opportunity of balanced classes and poses challenges in regards to scheduling and meeting individual student needs. If your child has a unique need and you feel they would benefit from a particular type of learning environment that the current teacher would be unaware of, feel free to submit that in writing (email at email@example.com works the best!) to me no later than Thursday, May 13th. My hope is you will put your trust in this process and know your child’s teacher cares for your child, knows his/her needs, and will group them according to what will foster success and happiness next year. I assure you we will be diligent in our efforts to provide an effective, nurturing learning environment that will facilitate academic excellence. As always, thank you for sharing your child with us!
Join us for SPIRIT NIGHT - TUESDAY, MAY 18TH!
Final PTA Membership Meeting of the Year!
Rountree PTA will be having our final membership meeting of the school year on Tuesday, May 18th at 4:30 on Zoom! You must be a Rountree PTA member to attend. You can register for this meeting at the link below. Please register by May15th so we have time to verify your membership. We would love to see you there to close out the year!
Important Information for Parents & Families of English Learners
Allen ISD Parents & Families of English Learners,
Our English Learner Support team would like to share tips, tools, and strategies to help you support your child attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement. Please take a minute to explore the newsletter below!
UPDATE for IN-PERSON LEARNERS
Beginning Monday, April 19th all in-person learners will keep their school issued Chromebook at school, eliminating the need to carry them back and forth to school each day. Their issued Chromebook and charger will be placed in their classroom cart for storage and charging purposes each evening. Students will continue to have access to their Chromebooks for in class use throughout the remainder of the semester. Please have your child return their Chromebook and Lenovo Charger to their homeroom teacher to be checked in.
**Additional information regarding device pick up for our at-home learners will be shared at a later date and time.**
UPDATED REMINDERS: Vaccinations needed for the upcoming School Year 2021-2022 & Medication Pick-up
For those students who are 4 years old, please make sure to have their 4 year old vaccinations (DTAP, Polio, MMR, and Varicella) completed and provided to the School Nurse.
For all of those students going to 7th grade, please get Meningococcal (MCV) and Tdap vaccines and once done, provide the completed vaccination records to the school nurse.
Parents, please pick up medication in the clinic by Friday, 5/21/21.
Tallenette Jr. Clinic Registration is Open - See Promotional Video
Registration is now open for the Tallenettes Summer Jr Clinic!
If your student is interested in the upcoming Tallenette Jr. Clinic, please check out this promotional video to learn more - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YNMtAZLP0XThQoVhkhk5QZkZuDA3oH2r/view?usp=sharing.
Character Trail for May: Responsibility
Character Trait of the Month
May - Responsibility
During May, Rountree teachers will be looking for students who demonstrate Responsibility. This looks like picking up after yourself and taking care of what needs to be done without being told. Responsibility sounds like, "I did do that, and I shouldn't have,"-- not blaming others.
We are so proud of our Rountree Roadrunners! Don’t Forget-- each month, we will recognize and reward these positive behaviors we are seeing at Rountree.
Looking for Summer Employment - Check out Allen ISD!
AISD Facilities and Maintenance Department needs Temporary Summer Help
· Must be at least 16 years old
· College Students welcome
· Guaranteed 40 hours per week
· Need 12-15 people
o Don’t mind getting dirty
o Have worked with hand tools
o Aren’t afraid of heights
o Will promptly show up at 6:00 am ready to work
Education through Diversity
Anthony Nesty is a former competition swimmer from Suriname who was an Olympic gold medalist in the 100-metre butterfly event in 1988. Before these Olympics, he’d won many medals in international competitions, but was virtually unknown. He is one of the first black athletes to medal in swimming!