Redhawk Reader

September 9, 2022
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Upcoming Dates!

  • Monday, September 12 - Fundraiser Kickoff at School
  • Monday, September 12 - Chick Fil A Spirit Night
  • Tuesday, September 13 - Open House 5:00-6:30pm - come and go!
  • Thursday, September 15 - CPOC Public Meeting - 7:15am
  • Friday, September 16 - Spirit Shop During All Lunches
  • Tuesday, September 20 - Marco's Spirit Night - 5th Grade
  • Wednesday, September 21 - McDonald's Spirit Night for Kinder, 2nd and 4th Grade
  • Tuesday, September 27 - G/T Parent Night
  • Wednesday, September 28 - Nature Trails for 3rd and 5th Grade
  • Thursday, September 29 - Nature Trails for 3rd and 5th Grade
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Open House

Please join us for Open House on Tuesday, September 13th for a quick 15-minute visit anytime between 5:00-6:30. Your student will lead you on a tour of the school and teachers will provide you with important information.
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Akers' Allstars!

Students are nominated for this Principal’s recognition award for going above and beyond our school expectations - those who exhibit leadership, kindness, and extraordinary character!

We are so proud to announce this week's Akers' All-Stars:

  • Leah Tamez
  • Lucy Roberson
  • Olivia Franks
  • Christian Robichaux
  • Kaylee Vo
  • Morgan Jasinski
  • Nina Puente
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Library Volunteers

The Rennell Library will be hosting a library orientation for anyone that would like to volunteer in the library this school year. The orientation will be on Monday, September 12th at 1:30. You may pre-register with the following link. Please arrive a little earlier to check in through the front office. The library volunteers will be open to PTO and non-PTO members; all other volunteer opportunities are available in the volunteer section of the PTO website. If you have any questions, you may reach out to our new librarian Lacy Fowler at

Rennell Library Orientation Form

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Pictures from our week!

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Mid-Year GT Referral Window

The Mid-Year GT Referral window is open until November 30, 2022. This opportunity applies to any 1st-5th grade student who has not tested in the 2022-2023 academic school year. All kindergarten students will be screened in the spring. A parent referral form is not needed for kindergarten students.

If you would like your students tested for HORIZONS, please complete the attached form and return to or

GT Referral Form

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Rennell PTO 2021/2022 Highlights

Here’s the Scoop From the PTO Group!!!!

Rennell PTO had another amazing year in 2021-2022 supporting our students and staff. We kicked off the year with our Step It Up Fundraiser, which raised over $60,000 for our school. In the spring, we held our First Annual Spring Carnival! It was not only fun, but also brought in $14,000 for the Redhawks. These two major fundraisers, in conjunction with our various minor fundraisers (Spirit Nights, Spirit Wear, Spirit Shop, School supplies) raised $130,000 for the school! As of the close of our fiscal year June 30, 2022, we spent $147,000 to purchase some exciting new things for Rennell, as well as fund ongoing, yearly programs that support the school. We started the school with $35,000 in carryover from the previous year due to Covid, which is not typical. Our purchases included:

v Book Vending Machine Stocked with Books

v New Soccer Goals

v Field Trips, including transportation for ALL grades

v Ready-To-Grow Garden

v Curriculum Support: Blended Learning Consultant, S’More, Flocabulary

v Supplies for classrooms, PEAM and Science Programs

v AWESOME Parties for the Students- Holiday, 5th Grade and End of Year Parties

On April 25, 2022, we held our Executive Board election. We are so grateful for our nominating committee Cristina Mills, Saloumeh Aghili and Meredith Akers for running a smooth election. Almost every board position was up for re-election. We said good-bye and thank you to several board members who had served for years, and welcomed many new members to the board. We added several new positions this year, and restructured the board to have better role clarification. Thank you for those members who joined us in February to review the updated by-laws and vote on these position changes. We would love to introduce our newly elected board members:

v President- Tracy Roberson

v 1st VP of Major Fundraising- Jennifer Leigh

v 2nd VP of Hospitality- Danielle Stein

v 3rd VP of Minor Fundraising- Jumana Ali

v 4th VP of Membership- Heather Henry

v 5th VP of In-School Support- Corry Baldacchino

v Volunteer Coordinator- Valerie Rodriguez

v Communications Coordinator- Heather Julius

v Programs Coordinator- Christy Holecek

v Treasurer- Nikki Miller

v Secretary/Parliamentarian- Kaelen Enderby

The Rennell PTO has some exciting things planned for this school year. Our first event was the Volunteer Breakfast and General Meeting which was held on Thursday, September 8th at 9:45 a.m. at the Lakehouse. We had a HUGE turnout. Thank you so much for those that attended. The PTO Board and Committee Heads presented the volunteer opportunities for this school year, and the proposed 2022/2023 budget, which will be posted on the PTO website to be voted on by paid members. If you were unable to attend, do not fear! We recorded it on Youtube, and it is posted on the PTO website. All volunteer opportunities will be posted on the PTO website as well There is equal opportunity for all to sign up, whether you attended the meeting in person or watched online! Thank you in advance to all of the amazing parents that join the PTO and help support our students and staff! We have a goal to have 400 families join the PTO this year, and our membership drive is in full swing. So please join today!

Check back on the Redhawk Reader for weekly updates from the PTO in the “Poppin’ In With PTO” section, and add the Rennell PTO website to your favorites. That is your “one-stop shop” for the most up-to-date information on Rennell PTO activities.

Rennell Elementary PTO - Cypress Fairbanks, TX - Home Page (

Junior Achievement

Want to volunteer in the classroom this year? Interested in teaching 30-45 minute lessons to your child and their class about opportunities for civic engagement and life skills? We need classroom volunteers for all classes K - 5th! If this is something you're interested in doing please visit the Rennell PTO Website below and click the Volunteer tab at the top. The JA Volunteer Sign Up link is posted at the top of the page. We'll be communicating information out late next week about what's involved and training, quick and easy!

If you have any questions please contact Christy Holecek at

Nature Trails - 3rd and 5th Grades

The upcoming 3rd and 5th Field Trip to Nature Trails is JUST around the corner! If you are interested in serving as a Parent Volunteer (this is not a chaperone position) please check out the PTO Website linked below in the Volunteer Tab for more information on the signup! Mandatory training is Monday, Sept 12th so this is a time-sensitive request! Parent Volunteers will be chosen at random and receive notification of selection by 9/7.

PTO Website

PTO Spirit Shop has reopened through September 18th!

* Please note that these orders will not be delivered until October. All previous orders will be delivered at the beginning of the school year.

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Lost and Found! If you see your child's item, please remind them to pick it up from the stage.

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