Rocket Register

April 2016

Boosterthon Update

Robison Parents,

Thank you so much for participating in this year’s Rockets Fun Run at Robison Elementary! After our 2nd Count, we have collected 83% of what was pledged. That is great, but there is still over $9,049.83 in outstanding pledges.

Please help us reach our 100% collection goal! The next due date is April 7th. Checks can be written to the Robison PTO. Pledges can be turned into your student’s teacher or into the front office. Also, sponsors are able to pay online if an email address was entered at the time of the pledge.

Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration

We are so excited to have pre-registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten on April 13, 2016, 9:30 – 2:30. To be eligible for Pre-K your child has to qualify either financially, English is the second language, a military connection or if the student is in foster care. Your child will also have to be 4 by September 1, 2016, to be eligible for Pre-K.


For Kindergarten, your child will have to be 5 by September 1, 2016.


Please bring the following to pre-registration: Proof of residency, CFISD requires a utility bill (electric, water or gas bill) or lease agreement. We will also need a photo ID, shot records and certified birth certificate. Only a parent or guardian is able to register a student. If you have any legal documentation such as guardianship or divorce decree please bring that as well and we will be happy to make a copy for your child’s records.


If you have any questions please call Angela Johnson, our Registrar, at 281-213-1702. If you cannot make it April 13th don’t worry you can make an appointment with Mrs. Johnson. We look forward to seeing all or our new Robison Rockets.

Benchmark Schedules

Our 5th grade students will be taking the science benchmark on Thursday, April 7. We are unable to accommodate visitors for 5th grade on this day. The lunch schedule will be as follows:


Lunch Schedule:

Kinder 10:50-11:20

1st 11:20-11:50

2nd 12:20-12:50

3rd 11:50-12:20

4th 12:50-1:20

5th 1:20-1:50


Our 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking their math benchmark on Monday, April 11. We are unable to accommodate visitors for 3rd and 4th grade on this day. The lunch schedule will be as follows:

Lunch Schedule:

Kinder 10:50-11:20

1st 11:20-11:50

2nd 11:50-12:20

3rd 1:20-1:50

4th 1:25-1:55

5th 12:20-12:50

Teacher Requests for 2016-2017

As we plan for next year, please know that careful consideration will be given to each student’s placement. Your child’s current teachers and the assistant principals will work together using their knowledge of your child’s learning style, personality, and academic strengths or concerns to make the best classroom assignment for next year. If you have information about your child that you feel needs to be strongly considered, please email both assistant principals john.edmun@cfisd.net AND courtney.nespeca@cfisd no later than Friday, April 29. Information that is considered to be helpful includes information about your child’s learning style and/or personality, as well as your concerns with meeting their academic, emotional or social needs. Please refrain from asking for your child to be assigned to a particular teacher, as staffing decisions are still in progress. Please trust that we know our staff well, so the information described above is what helps us to match your child in the best way possible. If there are specific qualities in a teacher that have proven to be successful for your child, please include that information as well. We take this responsibility very seriously, and we appreciate your trust in our judgment. Teacher assignments will be mailed in August, prior to our Meet the Teacher event.


School Supplies for 2016-2017

School supply packets will be available for purchase on-line at: www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks


Our school code is: ROB097


The window for ordering will be open later this week through June 26! Be sure to order your child’s supplies for NEXT year’s grade level. Extra packets will not be ordered.

Writing Gallery

If you plan on visiting Robison in the next few weeks, please stop by the Writing Gallery in the front hall. These authors' papers will be on display: Brayden Brewer, Naomi Obas, Bethany Fisher, Bryce Noles, Sarah Fenney, Skye P. Gallien, Brayden Payne, Stacee Lucas, Darien Rogers, Ashton Mallet, Trace Gonzales, Piper Kluge, Hannah Dang, Breanna Botello, Bella Bickham, and Abby Bergeron .


We know that you will enjoy reading their stories!

Credit by Exam

Students in grades K-5 will have four opportunities during the school year to use “credit-by-exam” to accelerate to another grade level. Students will only have one opportunity to test for each grade level considered.


To apply to take the test to skip kindergarten, a student must be 5 by September 1, and registered in a CFISD school. To apply to take the test to skip grade 1, a student must be 6 by September 1, and enrolled in a CFISD school.


Students who earn scores of 80% or better on each component of the credit-by-exam will qualify to advance one grade. Only one grade level may be “skipped” each year. No retests will be given.


If you are interested in getting more information about credit-by-exam, please contact the school counselor.

New District Facility Near Robison

If you are wondering what is going on behind that blue fence on the corner of Spring Cypress Road and Woods-Spillane Blvd (across Woods-Spillane from the baseball field), a

new Satellite Cold Food Warehouse is being constructed. This warehouse will be a 22,000 square foot building housing a large freezer for Food Services use.


It should be complete around Thanksgiving 2016. Due to the close proximity to Robison, the contractor has constructed a 6’ tall chainlink screen fence to surround the site prior to any other work taking place. Full badging requirements were imposed from day 1, so no contractor will be onsite without having gone through the badging process as required by SB9.

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2016-2017 CALENDAR

The link to access next year's calendar:

file:///E:/Rocket%20Register/February/download.pdf

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PBIS News

Congratulations to FIRST grade for winning the March Madness PBIS competition. This group of girls and boys earned the most "gold coins" and celebrated today with a dance party at the end of the day.


This month the competition is called "April Showers".


Blast behavior is in the air at Robison Elementary. During the month of April, raindrops will be falling. Each time a student is caught using their blast behavior, they will receive a raindrop. The raindrops will be beautifully displayed in the front hall under umbrellas. Once again, a fabulous display to show how our students follow BLAST behavior.

April

1: Report Cards, Garden Day (2nd), Box Tops and Parent Focus Group Meeting @ 9am

4: GT Showcase @ Berry Center (6:00-7:30 pm)

5: Planetarium arrives for 4th grade

6: Group Picture for 5th grade and Kindergarten "Graduation" Pictures

7: SCIENCE BENCHMARK (5th) and Technology Festival @ Berry Center (5:30-7:30 pm)

8: Field Day t-shirt order forms due & PTO Movie Night @ Robison (7:00 pm)

11: MATH BENCHMARK (3RD & 4TH) and 2nd grade program (7 pm)

13: NED Show: 2:00, PK-2 and 3:00, 3rd-5th

15: Garden Day (K) & Make up day for 5th grade Nature Trails (Launikitis, Moreland & McCain)

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

21: Chess Tournament @ Robison (after school)

22: Inventor's Day (3rd)

25: Book Fair Preview throughout day, Family Night @ Book Fair AND 4th Grade Art Show (7 pm)

26: Kindergarten Field Day (9:00-11:45 am) & Book Fair

27: 1st Grade Field Day (9:00-11:45 am), Book Fair & Progress Reports

28: 2nd Grade Field Day (9:00-11:45 am) & Book Fair

29: Book Fair (Last Day) & Garden Day (1st)

May

2: PK/PPCD/K Math DPM thru May 13

3: Kindergarten to Animal Odyssey Field Trip, 12-2 pm (Picciotti & Rials)

4: Math DPM (1st) & Kindergarten Animal Odyssey Field Trip, 12-2 pm (Kastor & Huffman)

5: Math DPM (1st) & Kindergarten Animal Odyssey Field Trip, 12-2 pm (Windle & Rogers)

6: Book Character Parade & Box Tops

9: STAAR MATH (3RD & 4TH) & STAAR RETEST (5TH MATH)- NO VISITORS, PK/K Math DPM thru 5/13, & PK-1 LA DPM thru 5/13

10: STAAR READING (3RD & 4TH) & STAAR RETEST (5TH READING)-NO VISITORS

11: STAAR SCIENCE (5TH)-NO VISITORS

13: Volunteer Breakfast (100+ hours volunteers), PPCD/PK Splash Day & Garden Day (2nd)

16: Math DPM (2nd), PTO Board Meeting (9:30 am), School Board Meeting (6 pm) & Kindergarten Celebration Program (7 pm)

17: 1st Grade Gulf Mysteries Field Trip, 9:30-11:30 am (Curry, Jakubiak, Raia & Webb) & 2nd Grade Eco Adventures Field Trip, 9:30-11:30 am (Henning, Yount, Sledge, & Webber)

18: 1st Grade Gulf Mysteries Field Trip, 9:30-11:30 am (Grisham, Gross, & Herridge) & 2nd Grade Eco Adventures Field Trip 9:30-11:30 am(Lieberman, Hamann, Brown & Green)

19: 5th Grade Field Day (9:00-11:45 am) & 2nd-4th Science DPM

20: 4th Grade Field Day (9:00-11:45 am) & Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon (12:00 pm)

23: 3rd Grade Field Day (9:00-11:45 am) & Garden Day (4th)

26: VIPS Appreciation Luncheon (@ Berry Center)

27: 5th Grade Celebration (Honor Walk @ 9 am, followed by Talent Show, lunch and end of year party--volunteers only at party)

30: HOLIDAY

31: Garden Day (3rd) & 5th Grade Awards @ Cy Woods HS

Movie Night at Robison on Friday, April 8!

Bring your blankets and join us for a fun family night at Robison. Our students have voted, and we will be watching "Rio 2".
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DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

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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

PTO News

PTO Board for 2016-2017

We are still taking applications for PTO Board positions for 2016-2017. The open positions are Treasurer, Secretary, Primary Fundraising, Public Information, Parliamentarian, and VIPS. Please see below for the explanation of these offices and the nomination application. You can nominate yourself or someone else. If you have any questions, you may contact Gina Bahr gbarh@comcast.net or Karen Finke karenfinke@comcast.net Having a fully slated Board of PTO officers enables us to provide the best “extras” for our Robison students and staff. Please consider helping in this capacity.

Nomination Info

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Coming Soon to Our Playground--A Buddy Bench!

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Help Needed for Spring Book Fair

Our Spring Book Fair is coming up April 25-29. If you are interested in helping out, please email Ann Tucker at bnatucker@gmail.com. Sign Up Genius will be going out soon.

Inventors Day

We are gearing up for 3rd Grade Inventors Day on Friday, April 22nd!! What a fun way to teach our 3rd Graders about inventors and inventions that have shaped our world. We need lots of volunteers to make this fun event a success for our students!

3rd Grade parents, contact me at tenchis18@sbcglobal.net if you would like to be a part of this exciting day!

Inventors Day is on April 22nd for our third graders! On this day, the third grade students will be learning about inventors and inventions. They will rotate through fun stations like Ben Franklin, Medical Advances, Agriculture Advances, Jeopardy, Invention Dimension, and work on an assembly line! The students are welcome to come dressed in the inventor/scientist theme. They can dress as their favorite inventor or simply wear a lab coat and/or safety goggles that day. This goes for parent volunteers also! Lab coats may be found online. Another option may be to wear a parents’ long sleeve white button down shirt. Please make sure the lab coat is not so long that it is a safety hazard while walking around that day! Please remember that dressing up for Inventors Day is OPTIONAL – and all costumes must comply with the school dress code policy.

We will not have any “Food Stations” on this day, so please send a snack with your child like normal that day.

We still need volunteers! If you are interested in helping, please return the volunteer slip below in your child’s back pack. It’s going to be a fun filled day! We regret that we are unable to accommodate parents as guests (not volunteering at a station) on this day. If you have any questions, please contact Hortensia Vega 713-516-7993 or tenchis18@sbcglobal.net. Thank you!

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Yes, I can volunteer for Inventors Day on Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Please circle preference:

All Day (8:30 am-3:20 pm) AM Session (8:30 am-11:20 pm) PM Session (1:15 pm-3:20 pm)

Volunteer Name________________________________________________________

Volunteer Email_________________________________________________________________

Volunteer Phone________________________________________________________________

Child Homeroom Teacher ________________________________________________

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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.

We had a huge collection in February, way to go Rockets! We had many classes reach their 500 Box Tops collected milestone, which means they get a Crazy Hair Day! A few classes are getting close to their second reward, Hat Day, so keep ‘em coming!! Look for a collection sheet to come home this week.

As a reminder, the Labels for Education program (Campbell’s, Pepperidge Farm, etc.) is ending this year after 42 years in service. Please send as many Labels for Education in this spring as you can so we can submit them before the program ends.

Thanks for all of your hard work Rockets, keep collecting!


Here are the classes that have earned Crazy Hair Day for collecting 500 Box Tops:

Kinder - Kastor & Rogers

1st - Raia

2nd - Hamann & Lieberman

3rd - Cohen, Hussey & Stegent

4th - Decker, Moran, Russell, Sims, & Smith

5th - McCain & Seiter

Science Resource Center Trainings

SRC Training Dates: All Training is held at the SRC building located off Telge Road. Training is adults only. No registration is required.


April

7 - 4th Grade Aquatic Bird Study Skins 9:30 – 12:00

20 - 4th Grade Arthropods 9:30 – 11:30

Junior Achievement


Junior Achievement presentations will soon begin for our students. This program is a great way to introduce students to the concepts of earning, saving, and business. Thank you to our parent and grandparent volunteers for helping bring this curriculum to our students.


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