Roadrunner Times

January 23, 2020

Mark your Calendar!

January 2020 - School Board Appreciation Month

January 20-24 - College & Career Week

February 3 - Dairy Queen Spirit Night

February 7 - Donuts with Dads & Dudes

February 10 - Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser - Family Event!

February 25 - STEAM Night - Family Event!

February 2020 - Reading Roundup!

Safety Reminder

Parents,

To ensure the safety of all of our students, all lunch visitors will either need to be the parent/guardian of the student, be an emergency contact in Skyward, or have been approved by the parent/guardian to visit. To ensure a visitor is able to eat lunch with your student, it’s important that you check to make sure they are currently an emergency contact. If you do not want to add them as an emergency contact, you may contact your child’s teacher and/or the office prior to the day of their visit so that we are aware they are coming.

We appreciate your support in this matter. Should you have any questions or would like to add an emergency contact for your student, please contact Teresa Gaona at irene.gaona@allenisd.org.

Allen ISD School Board Appreciation Month

Rountree Family,

Please help us to extend a HUGE 'THANK YOU!' to our Allen ISD School Board members! While we appreciate them this month, we are grateful for all that they do all year long!

College & Career Week - January 20-24!

It's time for our students to learn about and look like their upcoming college or career! This is such a fun time for our school campus and our district. Please join us in these fun learning opportunities!
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Donuts with Dads & Dudes RSVP

Friday, Feb. 7th, 7:30-8:15am

Rountree Gym

Rountree Dads & Dudes!


Get ready to have some fun with your student(s)! We look forward to seeing you on Friday, February 7th at 7:30am. Please RSVP here to let us know that you are coming. We will also send home a flyer.


More information is coming!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser! - Monday, February 10th

It was such a hit last year that we HAD to bring it back this year! You don't want to miss this dining experience and this chance to support our students as they prepare for 5th grade camp! Come experience the Rountree Café with servers extraordinaire!
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The Allen Eagle Run 2020 is Coming!!!

It's time to get signed up for the Allen Eagle Run and have a chance to experience some awesome incentives! Please check out the attached information - incentives and registration forms. Need a discount coupon code for you or your family? Please email beth.bentley@allenisd.org as soon as possible.

Gifted/Talented Assessment Update

District Testing Statement:

In July 2019, a revised Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students (State Plan) was approved. With the newly-approved State Plan, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) issued a clarification statement in October 2019 regarding Accountability Standard 2.15, which states “Assessment opportunities for gifted/talented identification are made available to students at least once per school year.”

In response to this statement of clarification communicated by TEA, each Allen ISD student will have the opportunity to test for potential gifted identification once per academic school year. Per guidelines in the State Plan, Allen ISD’s gifted/talented identification and assessment procedure and qualification criteria consist of at least three quantitative and qualitative measures, including aptitude and achievement testing, creative and critical thinking tasks, and an opportunity for parent and teacher input. Allen ISD’s qualification criteria have not changed. Students already identified gifted/talented by Allen ISD will remain so.

Clarifying Points:

  • In continuing with the district’s current practices, students who have previously tested and have not qualified will not be re-evaluated based on prior scores.
  • Students who have already tested this academic year (July or September testing for new students or December kindergarten screening) may not test again during this year’s spring administration. They will be eligible again during the spring administration of the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Those who tested during the spring 2019 administration (phase I and/or phase II) and did not qualify are eligible to retest again during the spring 2020 administration.
  • Those who appealed a “did not qualify” decision during the 2018-2019 academic school year and were told their student would not be eligible to test until spring 2021 will receive a letter clarifying their child’s eligibility to test in spring 2020.
  • January 23, 2020-February 13, 2020: phase I testing registration for grades 1-11
  • February 29, 2020: phase I testing for grades 1-11

Parent University - Social Emotional Learning

Parents,


The AISD spring session of Parent University will kick off next month with a presentation by Keeth Matheny on Social Emotional Learning: Addressing the Whole Child. It will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the LFC Auditorium. The program is FREE but you must register at the link below – everyone attending must register, as seating is limited. A link is below with more details and registration information.


https://www.allenisd.org/Page/58023 or

Parent University – SEL: Parent Workshop

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We're Gearing up for STEAM Night 2020!

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Multicultural Literacy Night - Family Participation is Needed

Rountree Family,


Please consider hosting a booth at our cultural awareness celebration and story time for our Multicultural Literacy Night. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 31st from 5:30-7:00pm. We need volunteers to represent the many cultures here at Rountree.


We would love to have you host a booth or volunteer to be a story reader for this special evening. We think that it is important for all our students to see the beauty and value of the diverse culture here at Rountree. The attached letter was sent home with your student to sign up. You can also email audra.heins@allenisd.org to sign up or retrieve further information!


Cultural presentation booths will be hall displays and will be designed by you with the help from our staff – you can have some or all of the following: small food samples, displays and decorations, artifacts, flags, pictures or art, games, gadgets, photos, short demonstrations, information flyers/pamphlets or recipes to present along with the story time.


Thank you for your consideration!

Job Opening - Cafeteria Monitor

Rountree Family,


If you know of someone who would be an amazing asset to our school as a Cafeteria Monitor, please have them to reach out to Mr. Spies, Assistant Principal, at justin.spies@allenisd.org.


Thank you!

Flu Prevention - Healthy Habits

Rountree Family,


Check out these helpful flu prevention tips in the attachment from Nurse Amy!

Allen ISD Learn 'N Playday Preschool Registration

Allen ISD Learn ‘N Playday Preschool will be having registration for the 2020-2021 school year in early February. For more information on how to register your child, please check their website at www.allenisd.org/learnnplayday. Learn ‘N Playday is located at Anderson Elementary School (anyone in AISD may enroll) and has been providing a quality tuition-based preschool experience for 3 and 4 year old children since 1986. Classes run from 9 am until 2 pm and are offered 2, 3 or 5 days (5 day-4’s only) a week. If you have any questions please feel free to email learnplay@allenisd.org.