Robison Elementary Rocket Register

September 2019

PTO News

Check out the great news from PTO!

Message from Mrs. Gerletti

For those who did not receive the "Back-to-School" Rocket Register, I wanted to make sure you were aware that I am currently on medical leave. I plan to return as soon as I'm able. I have copied the message that was sent previously for anyone new or in case you did not receive this last month.


From the last Rocket Register:

This is always the most exciting time of the year! I know our students are enthusiastic about returning to school to see their friends and to meet their new teachers. While they might not be excited about their routine of waking up earlier, I hope that they know our staff is eagerly waiting for them to return.


I would like to make you aware that I will not be at Robison on the first day of school. I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer which thankfully was caught at an early stage. I will have treatments following surgery. My plan is to be back as soon as I can be! I will definitely keep you updated on my return! While I am away from school, our students and staff will be in great hands with Mrs. Nespeca and Mrs. McCollister, our assistant principals. They are ready and willing to assist you. Mrs. Suzanne Thompson, a retired CFISD principal and current coach for new principals will be our principal substitute. Mrs. Thompson is familiar with our campus, as she has served as a substitute at Robison in both the roles of principal and assistant principal in the past. As much as I dislike missing the beginning of my 32nd year of education, I know our Rockets are in great hands. I look forward to seeing everyone when I return!

Curriculum Nights

Our teachers are excited to share important curriculum information with you. Our PPCD, Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st-grade teachers will be having face-to-face meetings. All other grade levels will share their information in a digital format. All presentations will be shared with all parents by September 20th.


Tuesday, September 10 (PPCD, PK, Kinder) at 6 pm

Tuesday, September 17 (1st grade) at 6 pm.

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Welcome Breakfast for New Families

Welcome to all of our new Robison families. Parents of new students are invited to a welcome breakfast on Friday, September 27 at 9:15 am in our library. In order for us to plan for refreshments and handouts, please RSVP to Sally.hall@cfisd.net by September 20 if you plan to attend.

Quick Guides Coming Soon!

To capture useful information for parents, we have created a quick guide that will be sent home with every child once we receive them from our printing department. A copy is posted below. Please take time to read over this information. Thank you!
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Spirit Days at Robison

We hope all students will join us in our weekly spirit days to show their pride in being a Robison Rocket! PTO is selling spirit shirts, and you may use this link to access their web page: https://robisonpto.membershiptoolkit.com/home



Spirit Days will be on MONDAYS this year!

Lunch Information

  • Visit www.schoolcafe.com or the SchoolCafe app to apply.

  • Call 281-897-4550 or email questions to freeandreduced@cfisd.net

  • To submit a free and reduced lunch application, please go to "benefits" and click "apply".


Para preguntas soble el programa de alimentos, por favor llame al 281-897-4550. Si necesita someter una aplicación para el programa de alimentos, por favor vaya "Beneficios" despues haga click en "aplicar".

What's cooking in September?

Click here for the breakfast and lunch menu for September

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Marco's Spirit Nights

This year we are partnering with Marco's Pizza for a different type of spirit event. Each grade level is assigned one spirit night this year. Every student in the designated grade level will decorate their own pizza box at school. When the family calls in their order, they will mention Robison, the homeroom teacher, and the child’s name, and they will get their pizza wrapped up in their child’s box! Robison will receive 20% of these orders. The first night for October will be only at the Barker Cypress location. The dates for each grade level are:


5th grade: Wednesday, October 2

4th grade: Wednesday, November 4

3rd grade: Wednesday, December 11

2nd grade: Wednesday, February 5

1st grade: Wednesday, March 4

Kindergarten: Wednesday, April 8

Pre-K & PPCD: Wednesday, May 6

Safety at Robison

Our assistant principals will be visiting with all of our studentson Friday, September 13 about important information in our District Code of Conduct. They will also share information with our upper grades about our Tipline. A link to a video about the Tipline is below.


The safety of our students is always our top priority. Please take a moment to watch the video about safety features at Robison.

https://youtu.be/pReQOlQBq1I

Choir News (4th & 5th Grade Students)

To the Parents of our Fourth and Fifth Graders,

Your fourth or fifth grader is invited to be a member of the Rockin’ Robison Choir. We will meet every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 7:45-8:20 a.m. in the music room. Our first rehearsal will begin Monday, Sept.9th. Your child needs to pick up a permission slip, fill it out and bring it back to me before our first rehearsal. I look forward to sharing the joy of singing with your child.

Mrs. Gayle

Music Teacher

Library News

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Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is due September 13th. Please turn in your blue forms to Ms. Wolfe or your teacher and they will place them in my box. I look forward to seeing many students receive their medals at the end of September.

Birthday Book Club

Join our wonderful program where students get to select a brand new book to check out and enjoy with their family. I will place a sticker with your child's name inside the cover to give credit to the birthday friend. Your child will get to bring the book home, and then they will return it to school for others to enjoy. The cost is $15.00 and form of payment is CASH or preferably paying online using SCHOOL CASH. Kids LOVE to pick out their very own book and realize the importance of reading.

Lending-to-Learn (Kajeet)

Students have been given the opportunity to borrow a district-provided Chromebook and/or a Kajeet hotspot (20 available daily). The Kajeet hotspot will allow your student to connect to the Internet from either the district-provided Chromebook or a personally owned device. It’s a filtered Internet service and will monitor and filter your student’s access. Chromebooks and Kajeet hotspots will be checked out from the library each afternoon to students as needed to complete assignments or work on projects. Students return the devices the next morning upon arrival at school. Please have your student pick up a permission slip from Ms. Wolfe : )

https://spark.adobe.com/video/cFuRT7qNZFJVM

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Pumpkin Extravaganza

It’s time to get creative! Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite book character. Pumpkins will be on display in the library with ribbon prizes announced during Book Fair Family Night on October 15th. RESERVE your display area by turning in form sent in Friday Folder (Sept.20th) by Friday, Oct 4th. Create your BOOK CHARACTER PUMPKIN using any appropriate materials. (Paint, fabric, crafty supplies) - NO CARVING OR HOLES PLEASE! Holes make the pumpkin leak! – ONE pumpkin entry per family. You may use a REAL pumpkin or a CRAFT pumpkin. Pumpkins on display from October 8th (Pumpkin drop off date) to October 15th (pumpkin pick up date). Pumpkins NOT picked up after October 18th will be donated to teachers classrooms or discarded. Please pick up your beautiful character pumpkins! Thank you for participating : )

Author Visits

Author visits coming soon


November 7th, Jorge and Megan Lacera, author and illustrators of Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies, will visit grades 3-5. Books will be available for purchase to be autographed.


December 9th, Ross Burach author of Truck Full of Ducks, I Am Not a Chair and other books will visit PreK – 2nd. Books will be available for purchase soon.

Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair is coming really soon! October 11th – Oct 18th. Join us for Family Night on Tuesday, October 15th from 4-7pm! Students will have the opportunity to purchase books, posters, bookmarks for themselves and/or for their classroom library. Only cash and credit cards are accepted. Hours 8:00 to 4:00 daily. On Friday, Oct. 18th, the book fair will close at 2 pm. Visit scholastic.com/bookfairs/family and scroll to the parent message video. Thank you for your support!

Book Character Parade

Students may participate in dressing up as a favorite book character. Book Characters must be age-appropriate, no masks or weapons allowed. We truly want our students to consider characters in their favorite book rather than focusing on a costume. This year the parade will be in the Spring, March 6th at 9:00 AM and we will bring our parade outdoors for parents to watch. More details coming later.

Important Dates

September

Monday, September 9

PTO Board Meeting (9:30 am)

Applications and speeches due for student council (5th grade)

Willie's Spirit Night


Tuesday, September 10

Choir practice begins (7:45 am)--Permission forms must be returned

Curriculum Night for PPCD, PK and K parents at 6 pm


Wednesday, September 11

Student Council Officer Speeches (8:45 am)


Thursday, September 12

Student Council Representative speeches (in the classroom--students only)


Friday, September 13

Garden Day (5th)

Summer Reading Challenge due to Ms. Wolfe


Monday, September 16

Robison Spirit Day


Tuesday, September 17

Curriculum Night for 1st Grade parents at 6 pm


Wednesday, September 18

PJ's for $1 ("I'm Dreaming of a Bright Future"--all money goes to scholarship fund)


Friday, September 20

Spirit Shop at lunches

Take-home readers begin for 1st grade


Monday, September 23

Robison Spirit Day


Tuesday, September 24

WATCH D.O.G.S. Kick-off Night at 7 pm


Friday, September 27

College Spirit Day (Wear favorite college colors or college shirts)

Welcome Breakfast for Parents New to Robison (9:15 am) RSVP to sally.hall@cfisd.net

Garden Day (2nd)


Monday, September 30

Robison Spirit Day

Progress Reports go home

October

Tuesday, October 1

National Night Out (Go out and meet your neighbors!)


Wednesday, October 2

1st Grade Math DPM

Marco's Night (5th)


Thursday, October 3

1st Grade Math DPM (Day 2)

Pink Out Day (Wear pink for breast cancer awareness)


Friday, October 4

Box Tops Due


Monday, October 7

Robison Spirit Day

Boosterthon Pep Rallies


Wednesday, October 9

E-Track Begins (Session #1 at 3:00-3:45 pm)


Thursday, October 10

Garden Day (4th)


Friday, October 11

Fall Pictures

Book Fair Begins

Pumpkin Extravaganza begins (through October 18)


Monday, October 14

Robison Spirit Day

Book Fair

PTO Board Meeting (9:30)


Tuesday, October 15

Book Fair

Family Night @ the Book Fair (4-7 pm)


Wednesday, October 16

Book Fair

Hearing & Vision Screenings


Thursday, October 17

Book Fair


Friday, October 18

Book Fair

Boosterthon Fun Run


Monday, October 21

Robison Spirit Day


Tuesday, October 22

4th Grade Program (Groups A & B at 6 pm; Groups C & D at 7 pm)

Chipotle Spirit Night


Wednesday, October 23

Red Ribbon Week Begins (through October 31)


Friday, October 25

College Spirit Day

End of the 1st Grading Period

Super Citizens Day (1st)

Garden Day (2nd)


Monday, October 28

Robison Spirit Day


Tuesday, October 29

E-Track (3:00 to 3:45 pm)

Spring Creek Spirit Night

Car Rider Information

A big thanks for everyone’s patience and understanding while we get our car rider line operating at the beginning of the school year. Please read the reminders below to ensure that our car rider line runs smoothly and safely.

  • Adults must remain in their cars at all times. Our staff members will assist students that need help opening car doors, etc.

  • If your student is in a car seat or booster, please place the seat on the passenger side of the car so that your student does not have to walk around the car.

  • It is important that parents enter the car rider line form Spring Cypress and Woods Spillane Dr. (near the Cy-Woods baseball field). No left turns are allowed from Robison Woods drive near the bus loading area.

  • U-turning from Robison Woods drive is not allowed if there is a line of cars waiting. Please turn left at the stop sign and proceed to the end of the line.

  • The car rider door will close at 8:45 a.m. If your student arrives after 8:45, you must park in the front parking lot and sign your student in at the front office.

Thank you for your cooperation in following these policies and procedures!

What is E-Track?

We are excited for our students to have the opportunity to participate in enrichment tracks (E-Track) again this year. If you are new to Robison, E-track is another name for enrichment clusters. Enrichment clusters are groups of students who share common interests and come together during specially designated time blocks to pursue interests. We believe that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and cultivate their interests and passions through innovative learning experiences that inspire them to add value to their community and world. Students in 2nd-5th grade will make their selections based upon the choices for their grade level. Our kindergarten and first-grade students will be rotating with their homeroom classes to other teachers' rooms to participate in a modified version of E-track. Our first E-track session begins on October 9 and concludes on November 21. The specific dates are shown in the "Important Dates" section.
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We are excited to continue our WATCH D.O.G.S program again this year. If you are new to this program, you'll definitely want to come to our kick-off on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm. All students are bringing home an invitation to this event. Please RSVP if you plan to attend so we will be sure to order enough pizza. After our kick-off, a sign-up will be sent via School Messenger to all parents. We will be able to accommodate up to four WATCH D.O.G.S. per day that is open on the calendar. Our students and staff love having our dads/father-figures on campus!
WATCH D.O.G.S. Pizza Night Kick-Off

Click here for the invitation. All students received a paper copy as well.

We look forward to seeing our Watch D.O.G.S. again this year. The sign-up link is ready. Please remember that all dads/father-figures new to this program should attend our upcoming Pizza Night in order to understand the details of the program.


Link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ca5ac23abf58-robison3

STAYING CONNECTED

We want to be sure that you are kept in the loop with all that is happening at Robison. Please take a moment to review the "Quick Guide" shown above for ways to stay connected with Robison.

Join Us on Twitter

We are excited that all of our teachers will be launching classroom twitter accounts! Our permanent hashtag for RES will be #robisonspirit. Our 2019-2020 hashtag that we'll also use is #kindnessisourcompass. We are looking forward to sharing the story of Robison Elementary with you!
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