April 15, 2021
Spring Picture Day is Coming - Thursday, April 22nd!
The link for ordering online pictures is www.mylifetouch.com. Please use the Picture Day ID code of EVTX7WGBB. Order forms will be sent with in-person students this week.
Upcoming PTA Board Meeting & Elections!
Rountree PTA Membership Meeting – 2021-2022 Board Elections!
Thursday, April 22nd 4:45 PM
We would love to see our awesome Rountree PTA members on April 22nd to hold our elections for next year’s board. It will be held on Zoom, and Rountree PTA members are welcome to join us from home, work or you can even attend on your phone if you’re in the car line for Spring Fling! Please see the rules for the meeting below and register to attend the meeting. Please include your board interest using the links provided.
1. Only Rountree PTA members will be allowed to attend the meeting with the following exception: Individuals who are not members but have submitted a Rountree PTA Board Interest Form to run for a position will be allowed to attend.
2.Please register to attend by April 19th in order to give us time to verify your Rountree PTA membership and make sure you receive all the meeting documents prior to the meeting. Each registrant must have a unique email address.
3. If you would like to run for a Rountree PTA board position for the 2021-2022 school year, please fill out the board interest form by April 17th. Because of stricter rules set by Texas PTA for holding virtual elections, we will only be accepting nominations/interest forms until 5 days before the meeting. Nominations from the floor during the meeting will not be allowed.
Rountree PTA 2021-2022 Board Interest Form: https://form.jotform.com/200774189733058
Meeting Registration Form: https://forms.gle/jjf9miQ1mwbQ5KUA6
Join PTA: https://www.joinpta.org
It's Time to Order Your Field Day Shirt!
We are so excited to be able to offer our Field Day Spirit Wear that was designed by one of our Awesome Roadrunners this school year!
Congratulations to the WINNER of the Rountree PTA T-Shirt Design Contest, 6th grader
The T-shirt Cost is $10, and you can find more details about ordering your Rountree T-Shirt at the link below. Please help us to “Go Red” for this FUN day! Congratulations, Madison!!!
Teacher Appreciation Week is Coming - We need your help!
Rountree Elementary Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd through May 7th. We will be making each teacher/staff member a handmade gift and would love to have some volunteers to help us! We need someone to help sew and tie them into bundles to be passed out to the teachers. If you or someone you know can help or would like more information please sign up at the link below:
Thank you for your support!
IMPORTANT for 6TH GRADE PARENTS: Middle School Course Requests Preview
Middle School Course Requests Preview
April 22nd-29th, 2021
During this time, you can double check that your courses are correct
in Skyward and ask for changes if needed by
emailing your upcoming grade counselor email@example.com 7th grade
or firstname.lastname@example.org 8th grade 2021-22.
You will not be able to ask for a schedule change after April 29th!
UPDATE for IN-PERSON LEARNERS
Beginning Monday, April 19th all in-person learners will keep their school issued Chromebook at school, eliminating the need to carry them back and forth to school each day. Their issued Chromebook and charger will be placed in their classroom cart for storage and charging purposes each evening. Students will continue to have access to their Chromebooks for in class use throughout the remainder of the semester. Please have your child return their Chromebook and Lenovo Charger to their homeroom teacher to be checked in.
**Additional information regarding device pick up for our at-home learners will be shared at a later date and time.**
UPDATED INFORMATION: Vaccinations needed for the upcoming School Year 2021-2022
For those students who are 4 years old, please make sure to have their 4 year old vaccinations (DTAP, Polio, MMR, and Varicella) completed and provided to the School Nurse.
For all of those students going to 7th grade, please get Meningococcal (MCV) and Tdap vaccines and once done, provide the completed vaccination records to the school nurse.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” -Abraham Lincoln
It's Time for 2021-2022 Kindergarten Enrollment!
Education through Diversity - San Jacinto Day
April 21st is known as “San Jacinto Day!” Back in 1836, this was the final day of the Battle of San Jacinto where Texas won its Revolutionary War and became an independent nation.
During the Texas Revolution, Hendrik Arnold, described as one of the boldest pioneers of the west, joined the army and fought valiantly for his adopted country of Texas. He served as a scout, spy, and soldier to help Texans win their Independence from Mexico.
William Goyens was a prominent Texas Businessman and helped the fight for Independence when he assisted the Texas Army by becoming an advisor to Sam Houston. He was well trusted by General Houston and given the vital task of keeping the Cherokee neutral during that time of the Texas Revolution.
With students bringing home devices from school each night, our lives have shifted, becoming more and more online. Please be aware of what your kids are doing online. Unfortunately, the internet can be a risky place, especially for children.
Please take the following intentional steps so that Rountree and parents work together to ensure the success of every student.
- Where are the devices at night? They should be with you (the adult)- not accessible to kids- yes, teens too!
- How much sleep are your children getting? Actual sleep, not just quiet in their room while you are asleep...
- Have you clicked “Ctrl-H” lately? This will show you all the sites they have visited.
- Remember, you are the parent. Don’t be afraid to take the device away if they are not following the rules.
Allen ISD supports keeping kids safe. We are here to help and support you. Click below for more ways to keep your family safe.
Character Trait of the Month of April: Positive Attitude
During April, teachers will be looking for students who demonstrate a Positive Attitude.
This can look like smiling at others; trying to see the good in every situation; not throwing a fit when you don’t get your way. Additionally, a positive attitude can sound like this - I understand; we can do hard things; let’s try again.
Don’t Forget-- at the end of each month, we will recognize and reward these positive behaviors that we are seeing at Rountree.