Roadrunner Weekly

March 23-27, 2015

9 Weeks Awards Ceremonies are this Thursday

The schedule is as follows:

8:20 – 8:50 - Kindergarten

8:55 – 9:25 - 1st grade

9:30 – 10:00 - 2nd grade

10:05 – 10:35 - 3rd grade

10:45 – 11:15 - 4th grade

11:20 – 11:50 - 5th grade

We hope you will join us in celebrating our ROADRUNNERS!

It's going to be another GREAT week at Ross Elementary!

I hope your spring break was filled with all of your favorite memories and that you are looking forward to our upcoming carnival next Saturday March 28 from 11-3 pm.

Tickets will be on sale this week during lunch.

Please do not send envelopes with money for presale tickets. The presale tickets were only for that week prior to Spring Break.

Carnival Tickets are on sale in the cafeteria at the same price of 25 tickets for $20 which gives you 5 free tickets through Friday. These tickets are also good for our raffle bundles which will be on display all week in the cafeteria as well.

We sent home 7 grand raffle tickets for $5 each with students to sell and return the stubs with money and these are due this week.

I have challenged the students to sell all 7 GRAND CARNIVAL RAFFLE tickets each!

If our students sell at least 1,100 tickets, I WILL HAVE TO KISS A PIG!!!! (Yikes!!)

The raffle tickets are $5.00 and will enter the purchaser in a drawing for 4 BIG PRIZES... These prizes include:

  • 55-in LED HDTV
  • Trampoline
  • iPad Air
  • PlayStation 4

Tickets for the carnival booths are on sale each day this week during lunch. Tickets will also be on sale at the carnival.

We look forward to seeing your family at the carnival this SATURDAY!!

The prizes are awesome so buy your grand raffle tickets and regular carnival tickets this week in the cafeteria at lunchtime.

As always, thanks for trusting your children with us,

Andrea Segraves

Grand Raffle Tickets- $5.00 each

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Carnival Tickets to be used at the carnival for the booths and for the raffle table items

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Carnival is just around the corner and we NEED YOU!

If you have not already volunteered for this awesome event please call Rebecca D. Berkemeier at (832) 907-1496 or email her at and sign up.

We need everyone's help to make this event a success.


Each classroom teacher has been asked to find parent volunteer from each class to help work at the class carnival booth on the day of the carnival. Click here to sign up for a time slot to help.

LAST WEEK for Pasta for Pennies at Ross Elementary- Send in your spare change!

Pasta for Pennies Presented by Olive Garden is a service learning, character education and philanthropy program that gives students a unique experience BY making a difference through teamwork—working together to aid thousands of children and adults in the fight against blood cancers like leukemia.

Students not only enjoy participating, but feel a great sense of pride in helping others. Their efforts will collect one more thing in addition to spare change—the gratitude of cancer patients and their families.

How it Works: Students collect money over a three-week period of the school's choice. The money can come from friends or relatives or underneath the couch cushions. What's important is that it's collected

Got CAKE? We need YOU!

Cake Walk Donations Needed...

Ross Parents:

We are asking for your help with our upcoming “Cake Walk” which will be held at the Ross Carnival on Saturday, March 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are kindly asking for donations of homemade or store bought baked goods (cakes, cookies, cookie cakes, extra-large candy bars, cupcakes, brownies, etc.) for the cake walk winners.

If you would rather donate financially you may put your donation in an envelope marked cakewalk.

If you know of a bakery that would donate or have any questions, please contact Jasmine Rodriguez at or call/text her at (832) 561-6330.

Click Here for Cake Walk Donation Form

Print this form out, mark what you are able to donate and return to your child's classroom teacher. Thanks in advance to all who donate!

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ROSS ELEMENTARY PTA NEEDS YOU! No experience needed!

Please carefully consider how you might fill a role in this vital and important part of our school PTA. Board positions will be voted on at the general PTA meeting in March.

Don't be concerned if you have never served in the past, our board will welcome you and help you along the way.

To help put this in perspective these are some of the things that the ROSS PTA has funded and/or coordinated for the school and its students

*Field Trips *Dad's Day Breakfast

*Prepackaged School Supplies *Yearbooks

*Carnival *Family Game Night

*Books for Classrooms *Giving Program

*Teacher/Staff Appreciation *Spirit Nights

*Campus Beautification *Partial Funding for a Ross Track

*Thanksgiving Luncheon for Staff *Awards certificates, Spirit Sticks

*All Extra Programs (Educational and Fun) *End of the year Party for 5th Grade

*Red Ribbon Week Supplies

*Cheers and Tears Breakfast for Incoming Kindergarten Parents

PTA is a vital part of any school. It provides a bridge between parents and the school and provides materials, books, and opportunities to students that otherwise would not be possible. Being on the PTA Board does take time and commitment, but working as a team lightens the load on everyone and all students and teachers benefit from our efforts. The PTA is what you make of it! You can plan and provide what you have time to do based on your schedule. Our current board will happily meet with all new board members to help transition them into their positions. Additionally, there are numerous opportunities for training that are available through the Clear Creek PTA Council to help you understand the duties of your position.

If you are interested in filling one of these positions, please return this form to your child's teacher by Friday, February 20, or contact current nomination committee chair, Rebecca Berkemeier at

President: Coordinates the work of the officers and committees of the organization, presides at all meetings of the association and is a member executive-office of all the committees except the nominating and audit committees.

1st Vice President: Acts as an aide to the president and presides in the absence of the president.

2nd Vice President: Serves as Chairman of Programs for parent education and programs for children at the school.

3rd Vice President: Serves as Chairman of Membership and is responsible for collecting membership dues, keeping current membership rosters and sending completed list to the state PTA.

4th Vice President: Serves as Chairman of Budget, the officer in charge of fundraisers for the association.

5th Vice President: Serves as Chairman of the Hospitality committee and is in charge of any refreshments, any congratulatory or bereavement arrangements and assisting with teacher and staff appreciation.

Secretary: Records the minutes of all meetings of the association, has a current copy of the by-laws, maintains a current membership list, and performs other duties as assigned by the president.

Treasurer: Keeps books of the accounts and records, including bank statements, receipts, budgets, paid receipts and paid invoices. Makes disbursements as authorized by the President or Executive board, signs on bank accounts, and submits books to the auditing committee.

Do you shop at Kroger? If so, you can help earn money for our school! And earn a FREE spirit stick!

Community Rewards 1% cash back to ROSS


You must re-link every August.


2) Sign in or create an account

3) Select preferred store (League City at 200 Gulf freeway south)

4) Agree to terms of the website

5) Register your card (enter your last name and the number on the card or your Alt. ID)

6) Find J.H. Ross Elementary (90522 organization number)

Ross currently has 20 cards linked to this program. We are looking to have 100% participation from each family.

(Print, Complete and Return the ATTACHMENT by clicking on link below to get a FREE SPIRIT STICK for your child)

Thank you for linking your cards!!!

It's time to Bolt Up Charger fans!

Are you a golfer? Do you own a business? Are you ready to support your CSHS Charger Touchdown Club? If so, now is your chance.

The 6th annual Charger Touchdown Club Golf Tournament will be held on April 8, 2015 @1:00 p.m. at Magnolia Creek Golf Course.

Registration and sponsorship information is online at

All sponsorships are tax deductible. You can also pick up registration and sponsorship forms in the Pro Shop at Magnolia Creek. Join us on the course for a day of fun. There will be a silent and live auction and a chance to win a car. Registration fee includes a fajita dinner. Come support your Chargers! Football season is just around the corner.

It's time to Bolt Up Charger fans!

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Your child is very important to me. If you have any questions or concerns, please know that I am available to help in any way I can. Thank you for trusting your children with at Ross Elementary.