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February 13, 2020

Mark your Calendar!

Now - February 14 - Reading Roundup

February 17 - Student Holiday/Staff Development - NO SCHOOL

February 18-21 - STAAR Simulation - Campus Closed to Visitors

February 25 - STEAM Night - Family Event!

March 1 - Kindergarten Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins

March 5 - Open House

March 9-13 - Spring Break

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Time for a Night of FUN! Rountree FAMILY STEAM Night 2020!

Learning, fun and food for the entire family! Thank you for joining us for this FREE event at Rountree!


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You're Invited to Participate!

Attention Parents!

We would like to invite you to participate in our annual review of the Allen ISD Student Handbook. Each year we invite staff and parents to make comments and recommendations for changes to the handbook that will be passed along to the district for review. If you are interested in participating in this process, please email Justin Spies at by February 20. Please see the link below for the current handbook for reference.

Allen ISD to Host Attendance Credit Meeting

Do you want to learn more about the Attendance Credit Election being held on May 2? Allen ISD is hosting a meeting for parents to fully explain the election and the implications it will have on the district. Presentations will be given by new Superintendent Robin Bullock and AISD CFO Greg Cartwright.

AISD will host an evening meeting at each middle school to provide parents with several opportunities to view the presentation:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Ereckson Middle School
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Curtis Middle School
  • Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Ford Middle School

A daytime meeting will also be held on Monday, March 2, from 9-10 a.m. at the AISD Service Center (1451 N. Watters Road).

To learn more about the Attendance Credit Election, visit

Reading Bingo is happening NOW with ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES

Rountree Family,

We are extending the deadline for ONLINE donations to February 21st, and we now have a PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE! Mrs. Utecht said if students are able to get the online donations up to $3,000, there will be a MOVIE DURING LUNCH!!! How fun is that?!

The deadline for cash and check donations will still be February 14th, so thanks for getting those packets returned to school tomorrow.


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Pennies Go a LONG Way!

We have kicked off our Pennies for Patients drive to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Please shake up those couch pillows and car seats to help us gather those pennies for a worthy cause!

Thank you!

Allen Eagle Run - Sign up Now for Discounts and Incentives!

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 as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support!

Thank you so much for being such a wonderful part of our Rountree Family and family events! We appreciate you being here for our Donuts with Dads & Dudes and for supporting our Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser! If you'd like to share any feedback, please do so to

Thank you for all that you do in support of our students and teachers!

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 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!

Food Resources

Rountree Family,

If you know someone who many need support with getting food, please share these links:

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

Thank you!

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
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