Roadrunner Weekly

January 26-30, 2015

Roadrunner Parents,

It has been a great week at Ross! Don't forget to mark your calendars for Ross Elementary's FAMILY EDUCATION NIGHT coming up on February 5, 2015. More information to will definitely want to make plans to attend! Our teachers are working hard to plan and prepare an educational evening for our Ross parents/community!

As always, thank you for trusting us with your precious children each day,

Andrea Segraves


Ross Elementary

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This week our school will be participating in the The Great Kindness Challenge!

Click on the link below to find out more information about how you can encourage your child to carry this kindness challenge into their daily life! Ask your child this week what they are doing in their classroom to participate in this incredible opportunity to show the great character work we are focused on at ROSS ELEMENTARY!!

Join us in the four SPIRIT DAYS this week to celebrate KINDNESS at Ross Elementary!

Tuesday: Nothing Beats Kindness Day! Wear your favorite sports uniform or team shirt!

Wednesday: Ride The Kindness Wave: Wear Beach/Surf Attire!

Thursday: Peace, Love and Kindness Day! Wear Hippie Attire!

Friday: Wear Red for ROSS SPIRIT DAY!!

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Coming Soon...

January 30......................... Spirit Day!! Wear Red!

February 5......................... 100th Day of School

February 5..........................Family Education Night 5:30 – 7:00 PM

February 10....................... Spirit Night – Chuck E Cheese 3:00 – 9:00 PM

Family Education Night at Ross Elementary!

Thursday, Feb. 5th, 5:30-7pm

2401 West Main Street

League City, TX


Family Education Night is February 5th from 5:30-7:00. We will open the doors at 5:30. Come join us for an evening of sessions beginning at 5:50 led by teachers explaining what literacy and math instruction looks like at Ross Elementary and how you can help at home. We have activities planned for students . We look forward to seeing you there and please be sure to RSVP.

Order Your Yearbooks Here!

Go to and type our full school name, James H. Ross Elementary. Purchase a yearbook using a credit or debit card.

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5th Annual CRAZY Krewe 3K Walk or 7K Run

Saturday, March 7th, 8am

400 South Walnut Street

Webster, TX

For More Details or to Register Online Visit:

Proceeds benefit the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families, a community coalition strengthening collaboration in the Bay Area for the prevention of substance abuse among youth, and over time, adults by addressing these factors that increase the risk of substance use.

Spring Carnival Raffle Donations Requested

Ross Elementary School PTA will be hosting the Spring Carnival 2015, Candyland, on Saturday, March 28th. As part of this event, we will hold a raffle for various themed gift bundles. Last year, Ross families were so generous in helping make these phenomenal bundles. Our committee goal is to make things easier on all of our Ross families. For this reason, we are requesting monetary donations. You may still donate items if you so choose and a listing of those can be found on our signup genius website at If you choose to send in items, please send with your student and they will be collected in the office. We will be collecting monetary donations and/or items immediately through Friday, February 27, 2015.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Jessica Jones at or Kari Balusek at A flyer has been sent home with additional information and includes an envelope that can be returned with your monetary donations. Thanks so much for making this carnival tradition so successful!

DO YOU SHOP AT KROGER!?! If YES...You can help Ross earn money for OUR SCHOOL! And get a FREE SPIRIT STICK!!

Community Rewards 1% cash back to ROSS


You must re-link every August.


2) Sign in or create an account

3) Select preferred store (League City at 200 Gulf freeway south)

4) Agree to terms of the website

5) Register your card (enter your last name and the number on the card or your Alt. ID)

6) Find J.H. Ross Elementary (90522 organization number)

Ross currently has 20 cards linked to this program. We are looking to have 100% participation from each family.

(Print, Complete and Return the ATTACHMENT by clicking on link below)

Thank you for linking your cards!!!

Who's Who at Ross Elementary?

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Ross School Nurse- Monica Veenstra

Hello Ross Family! I am the school nurse here at Ross Elementary and I absolutely love being here! I grew up in a small town near Joplin Missouri where most of my family still lives today. I went to college in northern Missouri on a volleyball scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1999. I met and fell in love with my college sweetheart and we were married in 2000. I worked in pediatrics, neonatal, and labor and delivery as a RN in St. Louis, Missouri before moving to Texas in 2001. I worked at UTMB in the NICU before I started subbing as a RN for CCISD in 2009. I fell in love with school nursing and Ross Elementary and have been here ever since. I have two amazing children; Kennedy who is 4 and Lincoln who is 8 months. I love being a mom and cherish every second that I get with them. In my spare time I like to do crafts, plan parties, shop, run, spend time with my friends (my Texas family), and go camping. Being a part of the students’ lives here at Ross is very important to me. I take my role seriously and attempt to make a positive impact each and every single day. I feel that it is truly my calling to be a school RN and am proud to be a Ross Roadrunner. Thank you for sharing your children with me and trusting me with their well-being.

Ross Elementary's SPRING CARNIVAL- Candyland Style!

Saturday, March 28th, 11am-3pm

2401 West Main Street

League City, TX

Come On... Come All!!! Our SPRING CARNIVAL is going to be THE VERY BEST carnival yet!! Mark your calendars and make plans for your family and friends to join us!!

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