Roan Forest NEWS

Week of December 7th-11th

Thank you so much for making this year’s Apex Fun Run such a huge success!

The students had a wonderful time with the Apex team and the Fun Run was a blast. Now it’s time to collect all pledges that are due on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015.

Each student was given a Collections Envelope and Letter to take home after the Fun Run to collect checks from sponsors. Sponsors were also sent an email with a link to pay online. Our goal is to collect 100% of the funds pledged! Please help by contacting all sponsors to collect their checks or confirm that they have paid online. As a reminder, each class that collects all of their pledges will be receiving a special class prize!

You can also pay online by logging in with your student’s access code to the My Pledges tab at If you need your student’s access code or didn’t receive an Apex email, please email and they will respond quickly.

Thanks so much for helping us reach our goal of 100% collected!

A heartfelt thanks to Ms. Molina and Ms. Dominguez for transforming our hallways and organizing this grand endeavor and all our incredible parent volunteers for their support.

Student Council Board Game Drive UPDATE

We have collected 120 games so far… There is one week left to reach our goal, so please consider picking up a game for our 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.

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

Jingle Bell Walk to Johnson High School

Roan Forest Elementary is excited to bring back our “Jingle Bell Walk” to Johnson High School! The walk is to promote physical fitness over the Winter Break and show school spirit, as many of our students are future Johnson Jaguars.

Who: Kinder-5th grade students

When: Friday, December 11, 2016

Time: 7:50 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. (Be on time to participate!)

*Please dress appropriately for weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.

*Jingle Bells will be given to everyone attending the walk.

The weather will be cold, but the spirits high and excitement in the air!

If your child can not participate, due to the cold weather or any other reason, please alert your child's teacher so we may plan accordingly.

Bundle up for a brisk, winter fun walk!

Field trip forms will be going home today. Please return them ASAP. Thanks!

Glimpse of Upcoming Events

12/7 November NBA Celebrations

Gr 5 Media Club Mtg 2:45

12/8 Trailblazer Singers Rehearsal 2:45

12/10 Trailblazer Singers Rehearsal 2:45

PTA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

12/11 Jingle Bell Walk 7:50 AM

PTA Family Movie Night 6:00 PM

Game Board Donations Due

12/14 Gr 5 Media Club Mtg 2:45

12/16 Art Smart

12/17 Art Smart/3rd-5th Club Meetings

12/18 Read Around the School

Winter Break Celebrations

9:45 A.M. Pre-K

11:45 Kinder/Gr 1

12:00 Gr 2

12:30 Gr 3

1:15 Gr 4/Gr 5/P.M.

1:30 PM Pre-Kinder

Congratulations to our Spanish Spelling Bee Contestants

We are so proud of Gerardo D. for placing first in the second annual district Spanish Spelling Bee. Daniela A. placed 2nd, and Zaid A. did an amazing job participating. Gerardo will continue onto the Region 20 Spanish Spelling Bee which will take place in February.


STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON. 'Tis the Season to treat our Roan Forest Staff to a holiday luncheon. We will be serving a holiday feast with all the trimmings. Sign up to help setup, bring a side dish and clean up. You may drop off items in the car rider line from 7:10 - 7:40 on December 10th. Or if you prefer you may bring them into the teacher's lounge anytime before 9:30. Thank you so much for helping make this luncheon special! Follow the volunteer sign-up link at

Join us for FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT on Friday, December 11th. Pre-order a pizza, put on your pajamas, and join us for a free showing of Minions. Look for pizza order forms in backpacks, Papa Johns cheese or pepperoni for just $8.

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Trailblazer Singers Sharpened their Saw at the Rampage's Game

Student Council Leaders bring cheer to the residents at the Laurels.

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Bravo to the Trailblazers Singers who had a spectacular performance on Tuesday.

Lost and Found

Our pile of coats has grown. Please remind your child to come by the tables that are in the rotunda and look for their coats. Any coats that are not picked up by Friday, December 7th, will be donated to a local organization.