Roadrunner Times

September 29, 2022

Mark Your Calendar

September - Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

September 30 - American Indian Heritage Day

October 3-8 - SPIRIT WEEK - Moonbeam Bakery

October 4 - Rountree Virtual Title I Meeting (more info below)

October 6 - Allen ISD Attendance Boundary Adjustment Meeting (***UPDATED LOCATION - Allen High School Performing Arts Center - 300 Rivercrest Blvd***)

October 10 - Yearbook Cover Design Due

October 12 - Walk & Bike to School Day

October 17-21 - Fall Break/Student Holiday/NO SCHOOL

October 21 - Parent-Teacher Conference Day

October 27 - Trunk or Treat - Family FUN Engagement opportunity

November 2 - Allen ISD Attendance Boundary Adjustment Meeting (***UPDATED LOCATION - Allen High School Performing Arts Center - 300 Rivercrest Blvd***)

November 3 - Fall individual and class group photos

November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

IMPORTANT: Upcoming Allen ISD Attendance Boundary Adjustment Meetings

Rountree Family,

Earlier this semester, Allen ISD formed an Attendance Boundary Adjustment Committee composed of more than 70 people who include AISD staff, parents, and community members. The committee met on September 7 to study and discuss demographic trends, transportation logistics, specialized programming, including the transition to full-day prekindergarten, finances and efficiencies.

Before the proposal is taken to the AISD Board, the District will hold two public meetings to gather feedback.

UPDATED LOCATION: The meetings will be held as follows:

1. Thursday, October 6th, at 6:30pm ***UPDATED LOCATION - Allen High School Performing Arts Center - 300 Rivercrest Blvd***

2. Wednesday, November 2nd, at 6:30pm ***UPDATED LOCATION - Allen High School Performing Arts Center - 300 Rivercrest Blvd***

You are encouraged to attend one of these meetings if you would like to learn more about this process.

UIL SIGN-UP DEADLINE: We WANT YOU to Represent Rountree!

It’s UIL time! If you are interested in participating in a district-wide competition, showcasing your very best talents, this contest is for you! The contest categories are noted in the chart below:

If you are interested in representing Rountree Elementary, please read the information and fill out the Google Form found in the letter that was emailed to your parents (also attached below). The Google Form needs to be completed by Friday, October 7th. Once we determine who will be participating in each event, we will begin preparing for the contest.

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Rountree PTA Membership Contest

Our PTA Membership Contest is Underway! Great prize opportunities! Please check out the flyer below for more details.

Please join the Rountree PTA today using the attached form.

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Rountree: Title I Programs & Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Rountree Family,

Our school receives federal funds for Title I programs, which are part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As a parent, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher(s) and assistant(s). If you would like to receive this information, please contact your child’s school.

Thank you for your interest and involvement in your child’s education.

Nuestra escuela recibe fondos federales para los programas de Título I, los cuales son parte de la Ley Cada Estudiante Triunfa [Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)]. Como padre, usted tiene derecho a solicitar información acerca de las credenciales profesionales del maestro(s) o asistente(s) del maestro(s) de su estudiante. Si a usted le gustaría recibir esta información, por favor, póngase en contacto con la escuela de su estudiante.

Muchas gracias por su interés y por tomar parte en la educación de su hijo/a.

Virtual Title I Annual Parent Meeting - TUESDAY, October 4th

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SPIRIT WEEK - October 3-8!

Our Rountree PTA has partnered with The Moonbeam Bakery (1008 W. McDermott Dr.) in support of our Rountree family! Please check out this opportunity and share with family, friends, co-workers, etc.
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October Character Trait: Self-discipline

Character Trait of the Month

We are excited to recognize and reward the positive behaviors we are seeing at Rountree.

October’s trait is Self-discipline.

Teachers will be looking for students who do the right thing even when no one is watching; who work independently and who follow directions even if they do not feel like it.

Please help us celebrate and highlight each month by dressing to represent each trait on the specified day.

We will wear Orange on TUESDAY, October 4th, to represent Self-discipline.

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Rountree Yearbook FRONT COVER Artwork Entries Needed!

We are looking for Rountree Roadrunner artists to design a custom cover for our 2022-2023 year book! You have a special opportunity to create a cover design that shows how much you love Rountree Elementary Roadrunners! The winning entry will be displayed as the FRONT COVER of our yearbook this year!!! To enter, pick up an entry form Mrs. Makahilahila in the library or Mrs. Arrington in the art room. Create your artwork on a regular piece of printer paper, and return it to Mrs. Makahilahila with the entry form by MONDAY, OCTOBER 10th.


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TONIGHT - FREE AISD Parent University Event - Social Media Awareness, Digital Citizenship & Cyberbullying

Rountree Family,

As a parent/caregiver, you lead the charge as a digital role model. Help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding them that their digital tattoo reflects their real and online selves. Parents/Caregivers have an important role to play in providing support and guidance during critical periods. A snapshot of current trends and concerning apps will be provided to equip you in your digital parenting strategy.



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5th Grade Girls Spinal Screenings

5th Grade Girls Spinal Screenings will take place on Tuesday October 4, 2022. If you received the Spinal Screening 2022 email from Nurse Amy, please make sure your students are prepared. Thank you. - Nurse Amy 👩🏽‍⚕️

Eaglets Spring Camp - Register Soon - Limited Number of Scholarships Available

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Parent Survey - Please let us hear from you

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Important Information about Student Attendance

Rountree Family,

Attendance matters. Please see the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) with important responses to questions about attendance for your Rountree student(s).

Thank you.

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September 30th - American Indian Heritage Day

American Indian Heritage Day

The last Friday in September is American Indian Heritage Day in recognition of the historic, cultural, and social contributions American Indian communities and leaders have made to this state. American Indian Heritage Day shall be regularly observed by appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs in the public schools and other places to honor American Indians in this state and to celebrate the rich traditional and contemporary American Indian culture.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 11 (H.B. 174), Sec. 1, eff. May 10, 2013.

Legislative Days - Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

(a) September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month to:

(1) increase public awareness of hydrocephalus, a serious neurological condition characterized by the abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluids in the ventricles of the brain; and (2) encourage the development of partnerships between the federal government, health care professionals, and patient advocacy groups to advance the public's understanding of the condition, improve the diagnosis and treatment of the condition, and support research for a cure.

(b) Hydrocephalus Awareness Month shall be regularly observed by appropriate activities in public schools and other places to increase awareness of hydrocephalus.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 966 (H.B. 3597), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009. Amended by: Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 285 (H.B. 1052), Sec. 1, eff. June 1, 2015.