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October 2015

Principal's Message

We have had an amazingly busy start this year. Thank you to everyone that attended our parent events this past month. Please be sure you are connected with Robison via Facebook, Twitter, Remind 101 and School Messenger. We strive to keep communication open with you!

Monday, October 12 is the day set aside for parent conferences, and I hope that you have already had the opportunity to schedule your conference. If you have not scheduled your conference, please contact your child's teacher. Please see the letter below that is provided for you to share with your employer if needed.

A list of events for both October and November are near the bottom of this newsletter. PTO information is also at the bottom, so please take your time to scroll through everything.

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WATCH D.O.G.S. Pizza Night (October 5)

On Monday, October 5 at 6pm, all fathers and their children are invited for our 2nd Annual Kick Off for the WATCH D.O.G.S. program. One of our Robison parents will be sharing what the program is about and his personal experience with WATCH D.O.G.S. If you did not send in an RSVP, please send Sally Hall an email (sally.hall@cfisd.net) today. We want to be sure to have enough pizza, so the RSVP is very important.

PINK OUT DAY- OCTOBER 6

To show our support for those affected by Breast Cancer, Robison will be having a "Pink Out" Day on Tuesday, October 6. Students are encouraged to join the staff in wearing pink on this day.

PARENT FOCUS GROUP (OCTOBER 23)

Please join Mrs. Gerletti for an informal meeting on Friday, October 23 at 9 am. The original meeting date of Oct. 9 needed to be rescheduled. I will share updates with you regarding the district, and I invite you to share your ideas or concerns as well. Please RSVP to Sally Hall (sally.hall@cfisd.net) if you plan to attend so we are able to plan for seating and refreshments. Thank you!

STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS

Congratulations to all of our newly elected Student Council officers and representatives!

Officers

President: Jacob Lemos

Vice President: Jacob Gelder

Secretary: Samantha Meadows

Treasurer: Mason Green


4th Grade Representatives

Ms. Decker: Peyton Kargel and Gabriella Marchi

Ms. Moran: Ava Perez and Rylie White

Ms. Russell: Christopher Lester and Liam Nelms

Ms. Sharp: Kirstin Cavazos and Hayden Richards

Ms. Sims: Brooke Edmun and Vivian Purvis

Ms. Smith: Ainsley Maniha and Tessa Powell

Ms. Tryon: Noah Fenney and Rylie Porter


5th Grade Representatives

Ms. Launikitis: Ella Harsh and Kaleah Leeder

Ms. McCain: Lance Finke and Favian Mouton

Ms. Moreland: Max Nowak and Juan Victoria

Ms. Seiter: Abby Bergeron and Kate McShaffry

Ms. Strahan: Breanna Botello and Mackenzie Windwehen

Ms. Weiman: Grace Fenney and MacKenzie Fritsche

LIBRARY NEWS

Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming! Friday, 0ctober 23rd – 30th. Please contact Mrs. Daniell if you would like to volunteer to help.


Pumpkin Extravaganza

It’s time to get creative! The Library is hosting the First Annual Book Character Pumpkin Extravaganza. Pumpkins will be on display in the library with prizes announced during Book Fair Family Night on October 26th.


RESERVE your display area by turning in the lower section of the form sent home with your child on October 2nd.


Here are the requirements:


1. Create your BOOK CHARACTER PUMPKIN using any appropriate materials. (Paint, fabric, crafty supplies) - NO CARVING OR HOLES PLEASE! – ONE pumpkin entry per family.

2. Bring your family’s pumpkin to the library during school hours on 10/19. Pumpkins will be on display in the LIBRARY during our BOOK FAIR.

3. Please DO NOT send pumpkins on the bus with your child.

4. PICK UP your pumpkin on Monday, Oct.26 at the Book Fair Family Night 4 -7 PM.

5. Decorated Pumpkins must fit in a 24” square area.

6. Pumpkins cannot be accepted if they are not a BOOK CHARACTER.

7. Decorated pumpkins must be age appropriate Book Characters.

8. Contact Mrs. Daniell with any questions: 281-213-1712 or jennifer.daniell@cfisd.net



Name That Book

The Cy-Fair ISD book list for the Name That Book Competition came home in folders on October 2nd. This list is also available on line at http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/academics/library-resources/#reading



The competition is for grades 3 – 5. More specific information will be sent home in November. To be ready for the competition in January, students should begin reading books from the list.

MATH NEWS

3rd Grade Math Curriculum Café

With our newly implemented math standards, the students are building number sense and representing numbers in new and different ways. Our 3rd grade math teachers would like to invite you to experience how your third graders will be learning to solve multiplication and division problems using area models. We hope you can join us for our 3rd Grade Math Curriculum Café on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 3:00-3:40 pm.



Family Math Night

Did you know? The Cy-Fair School District implemented a fact fluency plan for students in grades K-5. Every grade level is working on mastering the facts! On Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6-7pm, we invite you to bring the family for math game night. Join us for an evening of fun with the facts! Every family will leave with a game from the night to play at home.

WRITING GALLERY

Congratulations to the following students for having their work chosen to be displayed in our "Writing Gallery".

Writers Having Work Recently Displayed:

  • Brandon Martinez, 4th grade
  • Jimmy Valles, 4th grade

  • Luke Nowak, 4th grade

  • Ethan Lewis, 2nd grade

  • Rylie White, 4th grade

  • Lauren Orman, 3rd grade
  • Rowan McWhorter, 4th grade


Writers With Work Soon to Be Displayed:

  • Samantha Meadows, 5th grade
  • Laura Cooksey, 5th grade
  • Laken Easton, 5th grade
  • Piper Kluge, 3rd grade


PBIS

What is PBIS?

Be Respectful

L eader

A ccountable

S afe

T eam Player


At Robison we want to create a positive and engaging learning environment. You will see and hear B L A S T throughout the building. This is a part of our PBIS program (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support). We use BLAST to remind students of positive and appropriate behaviors in our school. Students can earn BLAST BUCKS by exhibiting these values and use them to purchase items from a school menu. We hope to break the bank this year!

GIFTED AND TALENTED

If you are interested in having your child evaluated for the gifted and talented program, please see the flowchart with very important deadlines below. The link to this document is

http://www.cfisd.net/download_file/view/10847/350/

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RED RIBBON WEEK (OCTOBER 26-30)

October 26-30 is a week that Robison will celebrate to show that we are Drug Free! Our Student Council has planned the following special days for that week:

Monday: Shade Out Drugs (Wear sunglasses)

Tuesday: Turn Your Back on Drugs (Wear your clothes backwards)

Wednesday: Be a Hero, and Stay Drug Free (Wear a superhero shirt)

Thursday: Too Fast for Drugs (Wear athletic clothes)

Friday: Be a Good Citizen, and Don't Do Drugs (Wear red, white and blue)

VETERANS DAY

Veterans are cordially invited to join us on November 11 for a celebration of their service to our country. Invitations, which contain more information about the day's events, are being sent home on Friday, October 2. We look forward to honoring our Robison veterans!!

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SPRING CREEK SPIRIT NIGHT

Spring Creek BBQ is a great supporter of the Robison and CFISD community. Please join other Robison families on Wednesday, November 11 between 5:00 and 8:00 pm for dinner at Spring Creek. A portion of all sales will be donated to our school. This is a win-win situation: parents do not have to cook, and money is raised for our school! A special bonus is that you get to eat with great company!

STAY CONNECTED

We have multiple ways to communicate. Please make sure you are getting updates from all of these sources so you will always stay connected:

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: Text @robisonf to 81010

IMPORTANT DATES

OCTOBER

2: Veterans Day invitations sent home and Fundraiser orders due

5: PTO Executive Board Meeting (9:30 am), WATCH D.O.G.S. Pizza Night (6 to 7 pm) and Math DPM for Kindergarten (through Oct. 9)

6: Pink Out Day

7: 1st Grade Math DPM (Day 1) and College Day (Wear college spirit attire)

8: 1st Grade Math DPM (Day 2)

12: STUDENT HOLIDAY (Parent Conferences) and School Board Meeting (6 pm)

13: Vision and Hearing Screenings

15: 3rd-5th Grade Field Trip to see CyWoods theater performance

16: Garden Day (3rd)

19: Bring Family Pumpkins to School if participating in Pumpkin Extravaganza

22: Book Fair Begins

23: 1st Grading Period Ends and Parent Focus Group (9 am)-All parents invited to meet with principal

26: Red Ribbon Week Begins, Family Night at Book Fair (pick up pumpkins) and Fundraiser pick up

30: Book Fair ends, Report cards go home, and Garden Day (5th)

November

2: Magic Show for all grades (Fundraiser reward)

3: 50th Day of School (Kindergarten Program @ 2:30 pm)

4: Picture Retakes

6: Super Citizens Day, Box Tops, and Spelling Bee Words go home

9: PTO Board Meeting (9:30 am) and School Board Meeting (6 pm)

11: Veterans Day Program and Spring Creek Spirit Night (5 to 8 pm)

13: Garden Day (2nd)

17: 4th Grade Field Trip (Houston Symphony @ Berry Center)

19: Spelling Bee Tests during recess for those participating

20: Colonial Day (5th)

23-27: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS

30: 3rd & 5th Writing DPM (through December 11)

ROBISON PTO

BOX TOPS UPDATE

Thanks to everyone for all the great label collecting you have been doing!! Remember, your child’s homeroom can win fun rewards for turning in Box Tops:


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


The top 3 class collections in September were Ms. Henning’s 2nd grade class, Ms. Strahan’s 5th grade class and Ms. McCain’s 5th grade class. These classes, along with a few others, are nearing their first reward level, way to go! If you are interested in receiving emails regarding Box Tops tips, collection sheets, and other information, please email sshumate1@yahoo.com to get on the mailing list. Our next collection date is Friday November 6th, so turn in as many Box Tops as you can….keep up the great work, Rockets!!!

PTO MEMBERSHIP

It's not too late to sign up for PTO! PTO memberships are accepted throughout the year, but if you'd like to be included in the printed student directory, the deadline has been extended to Friday, October 9. As a reminder, access to the online and printed student directory is limited to current PTO members only. Please return the completed PTO Membership form, and send it to your child's teacher with your $10 dues in an envelope marked 'PTO Membership.' If you have any questions about PTO membership or the student directory, please contact Viki Young at viki.young@hotmail.com

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1ST GRADE SUPER CITIZEN DAY

First Grade Super Citizen Day is right around the corner! We will be having a meeting next Thursday October 8th at 9:30 am in the PTO room for anyone interested in volunteering or chairing. Hope to see you there!

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