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October 2018

#CFISDsafety Spotlight : School Messenger Opt In

Parent Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conference Letter from Dr. Henry

This letter is written to share with your employer if needed.

Boosterthon

We are so excited for our upcoming fun run. The Boosterthon Fun Run is not only a fundraiser, but it is also an opportunity for ALL of our students to learn about positive character traits and it gives all students the opportunity to participate in a very FUN run as a grade level. We welcome you to come and cheer on your students, and the PTO is looking for volunteers to help with a few things. Please check out the PTO newsletter above for more details. The schedule for this day is shown below.


For the safety of our students, all guests will be required to have a name tag which requires your license to be scanned. You may fill out the RSVP form (copy below and one was sent home); however, your license must have already been scanned in our system in order to print you a name tag. You may take care of scanning your license when you attend your child's conference. As long as your license has been scanned prior to Tuesday, October 9, a pre-printed name tag will be ready for you to pick up when you arrive. If you have not had your license scanned, you will need to come into the front office to have it scanned before getting a name tag.

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Free and Reduced Meals Information

Free and reduced meal eligibility must be updated annually. The grace period for students who were eligible last year ends on October 9. Please complete the form using the link below if you believe your child could be eligible for free or reduced meals.


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

  • Call 281-897-4550 or visit the Food Production Center at 11355 Perry Road with questions and for assistance.

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Important Health Information

Health Screenings

Health Screenings will be conducted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. All students will have height and weight checked. Vision screenings will be done on 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 Nigricans (a marker that indicates an increased risk for diabetes) and all 5th grade girls 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Chiasson at 281-213-1704 or joyce.chiasson@cfisd.net

Student Flu Shots

CFISD has partnered with Healthy Schools to bring no-cost flu shots to our students during the school day this Fall. Student flu shots will be given on Friday, October 19th. All students that returned a vaccine consent form will receive the flu shot on this day. Students will be provided with proof of vaccination on the day of the clinic. If a student does not receive the vaccine for any reason, they will receive a “Did Not Vaccinate” letter to take home. This letter will have an explanation as to why the student could not be vaccinated. If you have any questions, would like to sign-up for a flu shot or need to cancel a flu shot, please reach out directly to Healthy Schools by visiting their website (www.healthyschoolsllc.com).

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4th Grade Program--Exciting News from Mrs. Gayle, Our Music Teacher

Parents,

Just a note to let you know that our fourth graders are preparing for their fourth-grade program “Music Changes Everything”. This program is for all fourth graders and will be on Tuesday, November 13.


We will be having two separate performances that evening.

Groups A and C will be at 6:00

Groups B and D will be at 7:00


Your child should know what group they are in. If you are able to help, we need tambourines. If anyone has a tambourine we could borrow for the performance please send it to school with your child. Put your name on it and it will be returned.


I appreciate your kind support in helping to make this a fun and exciting night for the fourth graders.

Sincerely,

Susan Gayle

susan.gayle@cfisd.net

Veterans Day

Paper copies of the RSVP form and the directions for sending in pictures was sent home today. Copies are shown below as well. We look forward to honoring the veterans who are related to our staff and students on this day!
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Child Find Information

The Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District Special Education Department provides educational services to an estimated 8,000 students with special needs.

Teachers, instructional aides, speech pathologists and related service personnel provide instruction and related services to students who have a disability. Students are eligible for special education services from the age of 3 through 21. Students who have hearing and vision disabilities may receive services from birth.

To be eligible for special education services, students must meet eligibility requirements as a student with an orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, auditory impairment, visual impairment, diagnosis of deaf/blind, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, learning disability, speech impairment, multiple disabilities, autism, non-categorical early childhood, or traumatic brain injury.

Cypress Fairbanks ISD instructional arrangements for elementary school-aged students include in-class support, resource classes and speech/language therapy. Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD), adaptive behavior, and LIFE Skills classes are offered as cluster services at the elementary level.

In-class support, resource classes, LIFE Skills, adaptive behavior and speech/language services are available at all secondary level campuses.

Related services may include psychological services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility training, school health services, adaptive equipment and special transportation.

Other special education service options include the Dorothy Carlton Center, the Adaptive Behavior Center, homebound, adaptive physical education, itinerant and on-site services to the visually impaired.

As part of the Northwest Harris County Cooperative for the Hearing Impaired, services for students who have auditory impairments are offered at Birkes Elementary, Hancock Elementary, Spillane Middle School and Cy-Ridge High School. In addition to receiving instruction at the on-site campuses, students may be served by itinerant teachers, speech pathologists, and/or an audiologist at their home campus.

Are you the parent of a pre-school (3-5 years) or school-aged child and have concerns regarding your child’s physical, speech, and/or emotional development? Is your child experiencing academic problems which could interfere significantly with educational success? If so, contact the Special Education Department at 281-897-6400 to discuss your concerns and learn more about the referral process.

Garden Day

Friday, September 28, our 2nd graders observed carrots! Students learned about the physical properties and health benefits of the root vegetable. They also tested if the root would sink or float. Students were so excited to see it sink! They also observed a monarch caterpillar and chrysalis, fall vegetables and a lemon verbena plant!

Second graders also helped to move soil into the new wildflower garden! They created a smaller, more manageable wildflower garden next to the butterfly garden. They also moved new soil into the vegetable gardens to prepare them for fall vegetable planting.

What's cooking in October?

Click here for the breakfast and lunch menu for October

Library News

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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Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair is coming really soon! October 12th – Oct 19th. Join us for Family Night on Tuesday, October 16th 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. 19th, 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

This year, Robison is having a school-wide Book Character Parade on Wednesday, October 31. Students may participate in dressing up as a favorite book character. Book Characters must be age appropriate, no masks or weapons allowed. The parade is for students only; however, we will be sure to take and share lots of pictures.
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Writing Gallery

If you plan on visiting Robison in the next few weeks, please stop by the Writing Gallery in the front hall. Our third graders have written stories addressing the prompt : "Write a small moment story about a time in your life." We think that you will find we have some really thoughtful and well written stories on display!

These authors' stories are being showcased: Blake Johnson, Daisy Castillo, Emma Leach, Victoria Gomez, Madelyn Crozier, Maddie Bickham, and Raegan Miller.

We look forward to seeing you!

Important Dates

Please take note of the special dress-up days in honor of Red Ribbon Week. These dress-up days were decided by our awesome Student Council!

October

Friday, October 5

Robison Spirit Day

Box Tops Due

Veterans Day Program Invitations go home

Garden Day (4th)

Margaret Clauder, actress, storyteller, magician, puppeteer, and ventriloquist presents "Weather Wonders" to 1st & 2nd grade


Monday, October 8

STUDENT HOLIDAY (Parent Conferences)


Tuesday, October 9

College Week Kicks Off: "Teaming Up for College"--Wear a team shirt

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

Pumpkin Extravaganza Begins (more details to come from Ms. Wolfe)


Wednesday, October 10

College Week Dress: "Our Future is Bright"--Wear neon and sunglasses


Thursday, October 11

College Week Dress: "I am Crazy About College"--Crazy Hair Day

Newk's Spirit Night


Friday, October 12

Boosterthon Fun Run (times shown above)--Boosterthon shirts are provided to all students. Students need to wear their shirt to school. Laps will be marked on the back of the shirt.

Book Fair Begins


Monday, October 15

Book Fair


Tuesday, October 16

Book Fair

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


Wednesday, October 17

Chess Club (7:45 am)

Book Fair


Thursday, October 18

Book Fair


Friday, October 19

Flu Shots (free for all registered students--forms went home in brown envelopes the first day)

Book Fair

Robison Spirit Day


Monday, October 22

Red Ribbon Week begins: "Say no to drugs because they mess with your head." Wear RED


Tuesday, October 23

Planetarium arrives for 4th grade (here through November 6)

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

Red Ribbon Week Dress: "Kick the drugs out of your way and say hey to Western Day!" Wear western clothes


Wednesday, October 24

Vision and Hearing Screens for all students

Red Ribbon Week Dress: "Too bright for drugs!" Wear neon and sunglasses


Thursday, October 25

Red Ribbon Week Dress: "From my head to my toes, I'm drug free!" Crazy Hair and Crazy Socks

MOD Pizza Spirit Night


Friday, October 26

College Spirit Day

Red Ribbon Week Dress: "Too smart for drugs!" Wear college shirts

End of the 1st Grading Period

Garden Day (2nd)

PBIS School Store during lunches


Tuesday, October 30

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


Wednesday, October 31

Chess Club (7:45 am)

Book Character Parade

November

Friday, November 2

Spirit Day

Box Tops Due

Report Cards go home

Super Citizens Day (1st)

Bingo Night (details in PTO Newsletter--purchase admission tickets online)


Tuesday, November 6

Picture Retakes


Wednesday, November 7

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night


Thursday, November 8

Spirit Day


Friday, November 9

Veterans Day program--wear red, white, and blue


Tuesday, November 13

Garden Day (1st)

5th Math DPM

Author Molly Burnham (3rd-5th)

4th Grade Program (7 pm)


Wednesday, November 14

Chess Club (7:45 am)

5th Math DPM continues


Thursday, November 15

2nd-4th Science DPM

Spelling Bee tests @ recess for students participating


Friday, November 16

Spirit Day

Colonial Day (5th)

Friendship Stew (Kindergarten)


November 19-23--Thanksgiving Break


Friday, November 30

College Spirit Day

Referrals for GT Due

Garden Day (2nd)

Movie with Mom (6 pm)

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WATCH D.O.G.S. KICK-OFF

We had a great response to the invitation for this year's pizza night, and we've already had our first volunteer for this year. If you would like to volunteer, the link to the sign-up genius is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ca5ac23abf58-robison2
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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 2018-2019 hashtag that we'll also use is #successatRES. We are looking forward to sharing the story of Robison Elementary with you!

PTO News

Our PTO also has a monthly newsletter to keep you informed about volunteer activities and PTO sponsored events. The link to this month's newsletter is shown below.
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