Robison Elementary Rocket Register

October 2017

Important Dates

Parent Conference Day- October 9

October 9 is a student holiday for all CFISD students, and we hope that you will be able to attend a parent-teacher conference for your child(ren) at Robison. If you did not receive information about how to sign up for a conference, please email your child's teacher directly. A letter from Dr. Henry is shown below. The file attachment is also included in case you should need to print this off for your employer.
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October

2-- Curriculum Night for 2nd & 4th Grade Parents (6:00 or 7:00 pm-choose time); Student Council applications due; Gifted & Talented referrals begin (through November 29)

3-- National Night Out (Meet your neighbors!)

4--Progress Reports go home; Chess Club (5th grade-teachers will send information); 1st grade math DPM; Student Council officer speeches

5--Garden Day (3rd); Student Council Officers Meeting (7:50 am)

6--Box Top Collection Day; Robison Spirit Day; Veterans Day Invitations go home

9--Parent Conference Day (Student Holiday)

10--Boosterthon Kick-Off (Pep rallies in the afternoon for all grade levels)

12-Robison Spirit Day (due to pictures on Friday); Student Council Representatives & Officers Meeting (7:50 am)

13--Fall Picture Day (Information will be sent home closer to this date); Garden Day (2nd)

16--Author Susan Steven Crummel visits Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd

18--Author Phil Bildner visits 3rd, 4th, and 5th; Vision and Hearing screenings; Chess Club (5th)

19--Boosterthon Fun Run (see information below in "PTO News")

9 am-Kindergarten & 1st

10 am- 2nd & 3rd

11 am- AM Pre-K & PPCD

1:30 pm- PM Pre-K & PPCD

2:30 pm- 4th & 5th

20--Book Fair Begins and ends on October 26; Robison Spirit Day

23-Red Ribbon Week Dress: Neon and sunglasses; General PTO Meeting (9:30 am in cafeteria): Book Fair continues through Friday at noon

24-Red Ribbon Week Dress: Crazy hair and crazy socks; Family Night at Book Fair AND W.A.T.C.H. Dog Pizza Night--Book Fair 4 to 7 pm, Pizza Night (Dads new to WATCH Dogs & kids @ 7 pm). Invitation will be going home for Pizza Night and information is below

25--Red Ribbon Week Dress: Superhero; Spring Creek Spirit Night (5 to 8 pm)

26-Red Ribbon Week Dress: Western wear

27--Red Ribbon Week Dress: College Shirts; End of First Grading Period; Garden Day (5th)

November

1-Picture Retakes; Chess Club (5th)

2-Student Council Officers Meeting (7:50 am); Parent Focus Group Meeting (all parents invited) @ 9:00 am; Garden Day (3rd)

3-Robison Spirit Day; Super Citizens Day (1st); Report Cards go home; Box Tops Collection Day

6-Nature Trails: Wheatley, Stegent, Smith, Quisenberry, Launikitis, Yount, Dempsey & Moreland

7-Nature Trails: Cohen, Evans, Winkelmann, Kubis, Hussey, Decker, Weiman, Henning, & Strahan

10-Veterans Day Celebration

15-Chess Club (5th); 2nd-4th Science DPM

17-Colonial Day (5th); Garden Day (2nd)


November 18-26 Thanksgiving Holiday


28-Students may pay $1 for Crazy Hair Day--all $ for Robison Scholarship which honors a Cy-Woods graduating senior

29-College Spirit Day; Chess Club (5th)

30- Hoe Down (Parents invited to watch students dance during large group)


December 1- Hoe Down continues

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We are so excited to kick off our Boosterthon Fun Run next week. If your child has not had the opportunity to participate in this before, they are in for a great time. We hope that you will come to cheer them on. There is detailed information in the PTO section. Please take a moment to check out the video below.
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W.A.T.C.H. Dogs

We are excited to continue the W.A.T.C.H. Dogs program at Robison. Any dad or father-figure to a Robison student must attend a training/information session before volunteering. If you have not attended this in the past, we are having our Pizza Night kick off on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm. This will be immediately following our Family Night at the Book Fair. An invitation is going home with all students on Monday. This is the same program as we've had the past three years and is only required for those that are new to the program. We will begin having official WATCH Dogs on Monday, October 30.


To see a preview of what this program is all about, please see the video below. If you do plan to attend, please be sure that your RSVP form is returned on time to ensure that we have enough pizza on hand.


https://youtu.be/DHbwpA2-iJc

Health Screenings

Health Screenings will be conducted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. All students will have height and weight checked. Vision screenings will be done for all students in grades K-5th. If your child wears glasses or contacts, please be sure they have them on that day. Hearing will be checked on all students in grades K-5th. If your child is being seen by a physician for hearing or vision problems, please bring a current report to the nurse’s office before the screen. Students in PPCD and PK will have vision and hearing done during the month of October on various days.

All students in 1st, 3rd and 5th grades will be screened for Acanthosis Niagricans (a marker that indicates an increased risk for diabetes) and all 5th graders will be screened for scoliosis.

Any student having difficulty with any of their screens will be reassessed in the clinic in the coming months. If the second screen is not passed, parents will be notified.

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Red Ribbon Week (October 23-27)

October 23-27 is Red Ribbon Week! Each day of that week, we will celebrate the importance of living a drug free life with different theme days.


Monday, October 23: Robison Rockets Are Too Bright for Drugs!--wear neon and sunglasses

Tuesday, October 24: From Head to Toe, We're Drug Free!--crazy hair and crazy socks

Wednesday, October 25: We Have the Power to Say No to Drugs!--superhero dress

Thursday, October 26: Give Drugs the Boot!--western wear

Friday, October 27: Our Future is Drug Free!--wear college shirts

Library News

Parents, thank you for supporting our library activities! Please note there is a change in the deadline for the birthday book club. You may sign up on school cash up until May 15, 2018. Click here to access.

We have author visits coming soon! On Monday, October 16, Susan Stevens Crummel will be speaking to for Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students. Phil Bildner will be engaging our 3rd-5th grade students on Wednesday, October 18. The students are excited and many students purchased books to be autographed.

Our book fair is the following week with our book fair family night Tuesday the 24th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm!

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Spring Creek Spirit Night

We are looking forward to our first Spring Creek Spirit Night which will take place on Wednesday, October 25. Your participation is a win-win situation for the school and you. You will get to meet other Robison families, and Robison earns a percentage of all sales, which will be used to provide enrichment activities for your children. We hope you'll be able to support us by attending that evening, anytime between 5:00-8:00 pm.

PTO News

A Note From our PTO President, Karen Finke

Hello Robison families. We are excited for our first big event of the school year, our Boosterthon Fun Run! The Fun Run will be held on October 19, and we hope many of you are able to come out and volunteer to help and cheer on your Rocket as they run laps to benefit our school! Look for information soon on how to get involved in this very fun day for our students. Every Robison student gets to participate in the Fun Run and gets a t-shirt! The run times for each grade level are found in this newsletter.

I encourage you all to check the important dates section of the newsletter for a 2 month outlook for events. I hope you have had the opportunity to get registered into our MySchoolAnywhere (MSA) PTO communication system. In addition to being able to shop in our online PTO store, you will be able to volunteer through our online signups! It is a great convenience and all it takes is a few minutes to register and create an account. And, once you have an account, you can download the MyScoolAnywhere app to your mobile device for added convenience.Don’t forget to update your student name and homeroom teacher name so we can accurately deliver ordered items to your child to take home. And, being registered into our system means you are in the loop for communications sent through MSA.

This link takes you to our online PTO Store: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=RobisonElementary14450

If you click on the store link and enter your email address and you get the “Not registered in our system” response, no problem. Just click on the blue link that says “click here to register” to get started.

Go Rockets!

Boosterthon Fun Run

Parents! One of our two primary fundraisers for the 2017-18 school year is the Rockets Fun Run! It’s a 9-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on October 10. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on October 19. We have big goals this year, so we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, CASTLE QUEST! an English castle theme all about being brave and living with character. On their quest to regain Bravemore Castle, students will learn the “SIX VIRTUES of a TRUE HERO” from a cast of colorful characters.

Donations will benefit the Robison PTO and contribute to our quest to enrich the school experience for all Robison students. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support!

Fun Run Times:

K/1 - 9 am

2/3 - 10 am

AM Pre-K/PPCD - 11am

PM Pre-K/PPCD - 1:30pm

4/5 - 2:30pm

A volunteer request will be sent out via My School Anywhere. We'll need plenty of volunteers to help serve water to the runners as well as to mark laps ran on the student shirts. This is a really fun event, and we are counting on YOU to make it the huge success it's been in previous years.

Please direct all questions about the Rockets Fun Run event to the Primary Fundraising co-chairpersons, Vicky Purvis (vicka823@yahoo.com) and Heather Kargel (heather@agkmemorial.com)

Rocket Fest

Our second primary fundraiser, Rocket Fest, will be held in the Spring this school year. We are ready to begin forming a planning committee, so if you have an interest in being part of the team, please contact the Primary Fundraising co-chairpersons, Vicky Purvis (vicka823@yahoo.com) and Heather Kargel (heather@agkmemorial.com). This event was a massive success last year, and we are anticipating an even better time this year. We need LOTS of volunteers to help the event run smoothly, so if you are interested, please reach out today!

Important Dates

  • Box Tops are due the first Friday of every month - next collection date is October 6!
  • First general PTO meeting (open to all Robison parents) will be held on Monday, October 23 at 9:30 am. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria.
  • Grades 3 and 5 will visit CFISD Nature Trails on November 6-7.
  • 1st grade Super Citizen's Day is Friday, November 3
  • 5th grade Colonial Day is Friday, November 17

Upcoming Volunteer Needs

  • Rockets Fun Run water station helpers and lap markers - October 19

  • Trained volunteers needed to run a station during the Nature Trails field trip - November 6-7

  • The last opportunity to train for Nature Trails before the field trip occurs is November 1. 3rd grade - 10-11:30am and 5th grade - 12:30-2pm

  • 1st grade Super Citizen's Day station chairpersons and station volunteers - November 3 (half day event)

  • 5th grade Colonial Day station chairpersons and station volunteers - November 17 (full day event)

Guest Readers

Sign up to read to your child's homeroom class. Dates for the entire year are available. Check out your child's grade-level sign-up below.

Kindergarten - Kindergarten Guest Readers

1st grade - 1st grade Guest Readers

2nd grade - 2nd grade Guest Readers

3rd grade - 3rd grade Guest Readers

4th grade - 4th grade Guest Readers

5th grade - 5th grade Guest Readers

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Science Resource Center

We are so fortunate in CFISD to have the Science Resource Center (SRC). They house many different animal groups and allow trained parent volunteers to present these animals and information to our kiddos in an up close and personal way! These programs enhance and enrich the Science programs with living examples.

Each grade level has assigned animal group presentations and parents must be trained before they can handle these animals. With the delay to the start of school, some of these trainings are coming up quickly. Below is listed the upcoming trainings and times. These sessions are held at the SRC (11206 Telge Road…From Hwy. 290 take the Telge Rd. exit. Turn north on Telge Rd. Approximately ¼ mile down the road you will come to the light for Arnold Middle School entrance. Immediately after the light, turn right into the first gate of the FFA rodeo grounds. At the end of that road, you will see the Science Resource Center). Please remember that trainings are Adults Only please. No registration is needed to attend a training session. If you have trained in the past for one of these animal groups, it is not necessary to retrain.

While the actual presentation dates are not set, we are getting our volunteers trained now so we can get these booked with the SRC as soon as possible.

October Trainings:

11 - 5th grade Mammal Skulls 9:30-11:30 am

24 - 5th grade Bird Study Skins 9:30-11:30 am

November Trainings:

8 - Kindergarten Guinea Pigs 9:30-11:30 am

10 - 2nd grade Snakes 9:30-11:30 am

28 - 4th grade Galveston Bay Ecology 9:30-11:30 am

30 - 3rd grade Arthropods 9:30-11:30 am

Nature Trails

Our 3rd and 5th graders get to have a field trip to the Nature Trails facility offered by CFISD. 3rd graders learn about Simple Machines and 5th graders learn about animal and animal adaptations. Trained volunteers are needed to assist at this field trip. Training sessions are held at the Nature Trails site…13500 Shaft Drive, Cypress 77429…behind Millsap Elementary. This is an outdoor training in wooded areas, so dress appropriately and please note, training is Adults Only. If you have previously trained for both of these grade levels, it is not necessary to retrain. However, if you have been trained in only one of these grade levels, you must train for the other grade level.

Robison is scheduled to go to Nature Trails November 6 and 7. Half of the 3rd grade and 5th grade will go each day. Look for specific homeroom day assignments soon. If you have any questions, you may contact Karen Finke karenfinke@comcast.net

September 27 Training

3rd grade 10:00-11:30 am

5th grade 12:30-2:00 pm

November 1 Training

3rd grade 10:00-11:30 am

5th grade 12:30-2:00 pm

Yearbook News

You can now pre-order your 2017-2018 Robison Yearbook. What a great keepsake for your child! Our yearbooks are $32 and can be ordered online by clicking this link: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=RobisonElementary14450

Please include your child’s homeroom teacher when ordering. Yearbooks will be delivered to your child’s homeroom in May 2018. If you wish to personalize your child’s yearbook, you must order directly from Balfour www.balfour.com If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Martinez aliciamartinez2401@gmail.com.

Boosterthon Fun Run

Our Fall primary school fundraiser, the Boosterthon Fun Run, is fast approaching. The event kicks off with a fun, high-energy pep rally on Tuesday, October 10th!

The Fun Run event will be held Thursday, October 19th! Get ready to spread the word and collect pledges to help our school! Every child, regardless of pledges collected, participates in the Fun Run event.

More information and details are to come. We'll need grade level volunteers to keep our runners hydrated and lap counters too. Mark your calendar for a fun-filled day.

If you are interested in helping out on this fun day, please contact our Primary Fundraiser co-chairpersons, Vicky Purvis (vicka823@yahoo.com) or Heather Kargel (heather@agkmemorial.com).

Garden Information

Please consider helping out in the learning garden. All students visit the garden and get to enjoy some hands-on experience growing fruits and vegetables. See flyer for specific help needed and dates your child will visit the garden. If you have questions, please contact VP Special Events, Shannon Bahr at Shannon@landontechnical.com.

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Pictures of Flyers

Flyers are shown as pictures and are available as file attachments below.
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