Roadrunner Times

May 21, 2020

Mark Your Calendar

  • Friday, May 22 - Last Day of School


  • Friday, August 7 - Greets & Treats - Coming to a neighborhood near you!

A Message Leading to Summer from the Principals

August 14, 2019 seems like such a long time ago. It was the first day of school, and it was such a great day! Throughout the course of the year, we watched our students and parents take on tasks that some thought would be impossible to accomplish. We were looking forward to finishing out the year so strong! When we said, “See you later!” on March 6th, we could not have envisioned the next steps of our journey.


Guess what?

Yes! You did it! We did it!


Until it's put to the test, you really don’t know the depth of your persistence, strength, flexibility or grit! Through sheer determination, some tears, many successes and a desire to see your student(s) succeed, you dug in your heels with our AMAZING ROUNTREE TEACHERS AND STAFF!


Guess what?

We would not be here today, heading to the last day of the school year, without you! Never again will we speak about being in partnership in the same way. Thank you for all that you have done!


2019-2020. It’s one for the books.


As we step into the summer, we have to recall the many people and groups that helped all of us to get here. Big hugs and thanks to our AWESOME students; parents/guardians/older siblings/extended family; Rountree Teachers and Staff; Allen ISD Student Nutrition team; Rountree PTA; the COMMUNITY of ALLEN; Rountree Administrative Leadership Team and a HUGE thanks to our hard-working and loving Allen ISD Superintendent, Mrs. Robin Bullock, her Cabinet, all Allen ISD staff and our gracious Allen ISD Board of Trustees!


As we continue to work towards what “normal” will look and feel like, please remember that we have been engaged in something great – apart but together. No one walks alone.


As 2019-2020 ends, we continue to carry Nawal in our hearts.


Continue to read each day. Work your brain with puzzles, trivia and board games. Remember that physical activity helps to keep your mind alert. Most of all, BE SAFE everyday.


Hugs and love,

Lara Utecht, Principal

Justin Spies, Alisa Allen & Claudia Harrison – Assistant Principals

Deadline TODAY: Opportunity for 2020-2021 School Supplies

Rountree has been blessed with an opportunity that might be of help to your family! The 2020-2021 school year will be here before we know it! Please review and complete the requested information in one of the links as you would like. Information must be completed by TODAY or until the maximum number is reached. This School Zone opportunity is for students who will be attending Rountree NEXT YEAR!


ENGLISH - https://forms.gle/31tyaDKYr47PuU6c7


SPANISH - https://forms.gle/fzBVgrXMk14g4QYP9


Traditional school supply packs will be on sale later this month.


Thank you!

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Required Action for Current and New Rountree Students

Current Roadrunner Students Parents

As we are planning for next school year, we would appreciate some input from you. If you are NOT planning to return to Rountree next year, please contact our Registrar, Teresa Gaona, via email -irene.gaona@allenisd.org. Include your student’s name, grade and new location. If you relocate within Allen ISD but at a different school zone, please provide two proofs of residency: lease agreement or settlement statement and utility bill.


2020-2021 Allen ISD Enrollment for All NEW Elementary Students is Now Open


Kindergarten Enrollment for Fall 2020 ​(Those currently enrolled in Rountree Pre-K program do not need to enroll if attending Rountree Kindergarten in the Fall)

Please complete and the review the 3 steps needed for enrollment. (Link below)

1) Online enrollment application.

2) Gather required Documents

3) Schedule appointment – We will contact you to schedule the enrollment appointment


LINK - Allen ISD Home web page Enrollment link https://www.allenisd.org/domain/75


  • Texas state law requires a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten.
  • Pre-K students currently enrolled and attending Allen ISD do not need to re-enroll for kindergarten. They will transfer to their zoned school.
  • Kindergarten information for parents can be found in the “Kindergarten Handbook” on the Allen ISD district website.


Grades 1st through 6th Enrollment for Fall 2020:

Please complete and the review the 3 steps needed for enrollment. (link below)

1) Online enrollment application.

2) Gather required Documents

3) Schedule appointment – We will contact you to schedule the enrollment appointment

LINK - Allen ISD Home web page Enrollment link https://www.allenisd.org/domain/75

Please use the school locator to find the school that is zoned for your residence.

School locator link: https://www.allenisd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=633

If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Gaona, Registrar at Rountree Elementary -irene.gaona@allenisd.org.

Assistance for Families

Rountree Family,


Please know that we are thinking about each of you. We wish everyone well during this extended time.

Assistance for Allen Families

as of April 16, 2020

(Includes some updates**)

First Baptist Church Allen – We Care Ministry Food Pantry

The Food Pantry distributes food and household items to residents of Allen who lack the resources to purchase the food supplies needed to maintain a healthy life. **Our food pantry has switched to pre-made boxes. Assistance still includes dry goods, meat, milk, eggs, cheese, household items, diapers, etc. One-time emergency assistance is offered without required proof, but for continued assistance proof of residency and income is required.


Hours of Operation:

Sunday 4:00-5:30p.m. Tuesday 10:00-11:30 a.m. Wednesday 6:00-7:30p.m.

Location:

Our Food Pantry is in Building D, on Cedar Street across from our Worship Center and Student Center.

**Please drive up and we will bring the food & items to you.


Allen Community Outreach (ACO)

This is not a walk-in food pantry. Families must first call to make appointments.

Contact for information on Food Pantry and other resources 972-727-9131

Location: 801 E Main Street Allen Texas 75002

**We are referring people that we can’t help with utilities to www.tcog.com/energy/apply.


Allen Food Pantry

Located at 1515 N. Greenville Ave, Allen TX, behind St Jude Catholic church. The building is in the parking lot on the southwest corner of the property. Although they are hosted by St Jude church, they are not a function of the church. Please do not contact the church about food. Instead, families need to stop by the food pantry when they are open.

They are open Monday and Thursday from 6:30PM - 8PM and Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30AM - 12PM. They are closed on all major holidays.


**7-Eleven on McDermott & Watters

Monday – Friday from 11am-12pm – Kids 18 and younger can have a slice of pizza and a banana with a Big Gulp


Additional Resources from the North Texas Food Bank

Additional resources for your families in need of food. If the parent clicks on the link and put their location the link will give them a list of food pantries, times, etc in their vicinity. The SNAP link will help the parent apply for food stamps.

https://www.ntfb.org/agencies

https://www.ntfb.org/food-assistance/SNAP

Child Care Support for Frontline Workers

Frontline Child Care

Frontline Parent? Find options for child care in your home or in your area so you can focus on what matters most, keeping your family, and all families, safe.

frontlinechildcare.texas.gov