Robertson Rocket News

Robertson Newsletter Feb. 2020 Vol. 1

Robertson Elementary School: 2807 W. Lincoln Ave. Yakima WA. 98902

Office hours 8:00 am. – 4:00 pm.

509-573-1600

School hours: Mondays 8:40 – 2:15 / Tues. – Friday 8:40 – 3:15

Is School on time today?

Yakima School District School Closure & Delay Line;

509-573-7000 updated at 5:30 every morning.

Or visit www.yakimaschools.org

Character Word of the Month:

“Respect”

Admire (someone or something) deeply, because of their abilities, qualities or achievements.

Report Cards:

Report cards will be sent home with the students Monday February 3rd. Please remember to sign the envelope and return it to your child’s teacher.

Valentine’s day: “No deliveries please!”

In regards to Valentine’s Day here at Robertson we have a no delivery policy, we will not accept any items to be delivered or picked up in the office. These deliveries are not only disruptive here at school they are not allowed on school buses due to being a safety hazard.

You will need to ask your teacher directly to know if there will be a party in your students class.

IMPORTANT DATES:

PTA TALENT SHOW:

Feb. 6th @ 6 PM. in Robertson Gym

No School:

Feb.17th

President’s Day

*NOTE*

Feb. 14th & 18th

Snow make - up days

no school.

PTA POPCORN DAY:

Feb. 7th & 21st.

PTA GENERAL MEETING:

Feb. 12th @ 3:45 in Robertson Library

PTA MOTHER/SON LEGO NIGHT:

Feb. 21st. @ 6 PM. in Robertson Gym

Counselor Corner:

A Message from Miss Rinker:

Despite the warmer weather this winter, our students are outside for long periods throughout the day. Please make sure to dress your children appropriately until the days stay significantly and consistently warmer. Please make sure you provide your child with gloves and a coat. Hats, boots, scarves, and snow pants are also helpful for playing on the playground on wet and very cold days. I’ve noticed that gloves and hats are sold in department stores but also at convenience and grocery stores, in addition to dollar stores.

If you know a student who is in need of warm clothing, please let myself or any staff member know. We do have some donated coats and hats. As always, I gladly accept clothing donations for our students (especially coats and pants).


Cynthia Rinker

School Counselor

The McKinney-Vento Act: The Basics:

If you have lost your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act. For information, contact your school counselor or call Javier @ 573-7142.

ELPA 21 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT DATES FOR ELL STUDENTS:

February 19 - 21 grades 3,4 & 5 / Listening , Reading and Writing.

February 24th grades K & 1 / Individual testing.

February 25th grades 1 & 2 / Listening and Individual testing.

February 26th grades 1 & 2 / Reading and Individual testing.

February 27th grades 1 & 2 / Writing and Individual testing.

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COUNSELOR APPRECIATION WEEK! FEBRUARY 3 - 5, 2020

We are so proud of our wonderful Counselor Cynthia Rinker and we want everyone to know! Each and everyday we see her helping and genuinely caring for all the children here at our school. She teaches them values and how to be a good person, she comforts and helps heal hurting little hearts and feelings, she gives so many children the feeling of a safe, comfortable, stable place to be and helps them make new friends and learn how to be a friend.

We love Miss. Rinker and are very blessed to have her in our Robertson family.


Thank you Miss. Rinker we appreciate you!

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Yakima School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees at 104 N. 4th Ave. Yakima WA 98902 have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Non-Students): Title IX / ADA - Cece Mahre, Deputy Superintendent, (509) 573-7039, mahre.cece@yakimaschools.org;

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Students): Title IX / ADA / Section 504 / HIB – Amanda Jewell, Executive Director of Student Life, (509) 573-7004, jewell.amanda@yakimaschools.org.

Individuals with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements to attend a program or activity sponsored by the Yakima School District should contact one of the ADA Coordinators 24 hours in advance of the event to inquire about reasonable accommodation. Deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and/or speech impaired individuals may access Washington Relay Services by calling 7-1-1- or 1-800-833-6388.