Roan Forest NEWS

Week of November 30th -December 4th

Come Join Us for the APEX FUN RUN! NEW TIMES BELOW!

We invite all parents to come to the Apex Fun Run and share in this great event!


New times for the Apex Fun Run are as follows due to cold weather:

  • Fun Run 1: Thursday, December 3rd @ 8:45-9:45 am for 4th & 5th Grades

  • Fun Run 2: Thursday, December 3rd @ 9:50-10:00 am for AM Pre-K

  • Fun Run 3: Thursday, December 3rd @ 10:10 -11:10 am for 2nd & 3rd Grades

  • Fun Run 4: Thursday, December 3rd @ 11:35-12:35 pm Kindergarten, and 1st Grade

  • Fun Run 5: Thursday, December 3rd @ 1:00 -1:10 pm for PM Pre-K

RF Students have joined the Apex team in an exciting journey for the past week and have learned what it means to become a Dream Team Leader. Ask your children about the following character lessons.


  • Dive In!

  • Resourceful!

  • Elevate Others!

  • Attitude Check!

  • Make A Difference!


The Apex Fun Run is for every student regardless of financial giving. All students will receive Apex wristbands, Apex race-day jerseys, team awards and participate in the Fun Run itself. So please make sure you log in and register your child and enter their t-shirt size.


We need your help for the race! We need a few parents to help cheer on students and mark laps. If you would like to volunteer for the race, please contact the front office or log into the PTA website and sign up there.Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:


  • 1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/ebPX5g

    2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

    3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.


Thank you again for your continued support—we are so excited to begin this journey with you!

Dual Language Parent Social -December 4th

Dual Language Parents, mark your calendars for Friday, December 4th! We invite you to join us for a social at 8:00am in the Roan Forest Library to network with other parents of our dual language program. There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to get answers to any questions that you might have. We hope to see you there.

Roan Forest Community Night with the Rampage Sunday, December 6th at 4 P.M.

Today is the deadline to turn in your San Antonio Rampage Order Forms. The Trailblazer Singers will be performing and it is a great opportunity to represent Roan Forest. This is NOT a mandatory event, just a great chance to show our spirit. All details are on the attached order form.

The PTA will be doing a drawing for 2 students to ride the zamboni. They will choose names from those who have turned in order forms. Thank you PTA.

GLIMPSE OF UPCOMING EVENTS

11/30 Gr 5 Media Club Mtg 2:45


12/1 District Spanish Elementary Spelling Bee 1:00 PM

PTA Campus Reflections: Reception 5:00 and Awards 5:30

PTA General Mtg 6:00, Trailblazer Singers Perform 6:30 “Paint the Town December”


12/3 Apex Fun Run

Individual Picture Retakes

Student Council Mtg 2:40

Trailblazer Singers Rehearsal 2:45


12/4 Dual Language Parent Social 8:00-9:00

Student Council Field Trip

Trailblazer Singers Caroling Field Trip


12/6 Trailblazer Singers Perform at Rampage Game at 4:00 PM


12/7 November NBA Celebrations -we need volunteers

Gr 5 Media Club Mtg 2:45


12/8 Trailblazer Singers Rehearsal 2:45


12/10 Trailblazer Singers Rehearsal 2:45


12/11 School Wide Jingle Walk to Johnson HS at 8:00 AM

PTA Family Movie Night 6:00

CALLING ALL WATCH D.O.G.S. (DADS OF GREAT STUDENTS)

Our NBA (Never Been Absent) celebrations for the month of November will be held on Monday, December 7th. We will need help for supervision of students on this day. If you are able to volunteer and are DPS cleared, please come by on Monday to help us reward those students with perfect attendance for the month of November.


Thank you in advance for your commitment!

Roan Forest Library Resources

If your RF student is looking for something to read over the holidays (or maybe you're looking for something for your child to read), please note the selection of digital books available in Overdrive. Each student only needs his or her student I.D. number to access the collection, which is available through the Overdrive icon on the Roan Forest Library resources page.

Student Council Board Game Drive


In the spirit of giving this holiday season, Student Council will be having a Board Game Drive to benefit the San Antonio Police Department Blue Santa program. In 1976, the Blue Santa program was created to help bring holiday happiness to families and children throughout San Antonio. Blue Santa is all about bringing hope and joy to families that struggle during the toughest times of the year, the holidays.

There are 822 families at Roan Forest; our goal is to synergize and collect one board game per family. As an incentive to our students, Student Council will reward our campus with a special treat on Friday, December 18th if our goal is reached.

We are asking that you use this opportunity to get your children involved in our donation drive and help us teach them about the value of giving. Tell them who the recipient of the gift will be and involve them in picking out a game. Let’s make a difference together!

We will be accepting new, unwrapped board games in collection boxes in the school rotunda from November 30th through December 10th.

Some suggestions for the board games are: Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, Hi-Ho Cherry-O, Connect 4, Trouble, Sorry, Othello, Apples to Apples Jr., Jenga, Clue, Battleship, Monopoly, Pictionary, or Twister.

Let’s make this holiday season a win-win for everyone. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Pierdolla at cpierd1@neisd.net or Mrs. Buntley at cbuntl@neisd.net.

Trailblazer Singers Spread Holiday Cheer

On Friday, December 4th, the Trailblazer Singers will be visiting the Havens, a local nursing home, as well as the San Antonio Airport to sing and spread holiday cheer.

PTA NEWS

PTA REFLECTIONS RECEPTION & AWARDS CEREMONY. Please help us celebrate the aspiring artists of Roan Forest Elementary on Tuesday December 1st. The Reflections Reception will begin at 5:00 pm and will include an exhibition of all Reflections entries. The Awards ceremony will begin promptly at 5:30 pm.


PTA GENERAL MEETING will be held on Tuesday December 1st @ 6:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

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