March 16, 2023
MARCH 16, 2023 - IMPORTANT UPDATE from ALLEN ISD
Dear Allen ISD Families and Staff,
All after-school activities and events have been canceled for Thursday, March 16 due to the forecast of severe weather this afternoon and evening. This includes Destination Night, the IB Senior Dinner, middle school cheer tryouts, fine arts performances, and athletic events and practices. Please be on the lookout for information from your principal, coach, or sponsor regarding the rescheduled dates for these events.
All schools and transportation services will continue to operate and release on a normal schedule this afternoon. After-school tutoring, including late bus service, is canceled this afternoon.
Kids Club after-school care will remain open, but will close early at 5:30 p.m. We encourage all parents to pick up their children as soon as possible so that our Kids Club staff have time to travel home safely.
In the event of severe weather and/or a tornado warning that occurs during dismissal time, students will not be released from the campus and instead moved to the pre-designated safety locations inside the building.
We thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to monitor the weather conditions and consult with local emergency personnel.
Please continue to monitor the Allen ISD website and official social media pages for information and updates:
· Website: www.allenisd.org/alerts
· Facebook: facebook.com/allenisd
· Twitter: twitter.com/allen_isd
You're Invited to Join us as we Honor Rountree - Sunday, April 16th
Sunday, April 16th
We want to see you there! How can you support?
Help us spread the word to current & forever Rountree Roadrunners.
Let us know if you have any memorabilia that you'd like to display - shirts, programs, special photos, etc.
Join us for this self-guided, come & go event!
Please reach out to Mrs. Bentley (firstname.lastname@example.org) about any memorabilia that you'd like to share for our "Walk through the Decades."
Rountree Multicultural Night is Coming March 30th! Let's Celebrate!
Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 30th! We want to celebrate our families' cultures from every continent! If you have an interest in planning/supporting this event, please email Mrs. Bentley at email@example.com.
Please let us know if you'd like to bring some cultural food for us to sample or if you have an activity to teach us!
**WE WILL KICK OFF WITH A PARADE OF NATIONS THAT WILL REFLECT THE BEAUTY OF CULTURES FROM OUR STUDENTS.**
Take a look at this video from 2019: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gjxPFz9vkNYsFHUaape3jaq-3l167Mvq/view?usp=sharing
Rountree Penny Wars - Coming to a School Near You!!!
FREE: Screening of the Documentary Angst, Raising Awareness around Anxiety
Screening of the Documentary Angst, Raising Awareness around Anxiety
WHEN: Anytime between March 21st and March 28th on your own time
Event Description: On top of academic and social stress, the uncertainty and fears of this past pandemic year have brought all of us a lot more anxiety than before. Angst helps break this down, explaining what's going on and what we can do about it to help ourselves and others. It features World Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps, experts in the field and regular teenagers.
The dashboard link for the viewing will be shared with you on March 21st. The viewing will be available for you to watch anytime from March 21st- March 28th. Please note that this is not a ZOOM meeting, but an opportunity for you to view a resource during a time that works for your schedule.
Click HERE to register for this event.
5th Grade Orchestra Instrument Selection and Sizing Night
5th Grade Parents:
Please review the Instrument Selection Letter for information on how and when to get an orchestra instrument.
DESTINATION NIGHT: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Summer Kids Club Info - Coming April 17th!
Coming up in Early Childhood - Pre-K & ECSE - Petting Zoo Day!
Brought to you by our Fabulous Rountree PTA
March 24th & March 31st!
Future Story Elementary Falcon Storytime
Mrs. Richardson, the Librarian at Story Elementary, has invited our students to join their Future Falcon Storytime!! All future Falcon Kindergarten students are invited to attend the monthly storytime.
Future Story Elementary Parents: PTA Officer & Chair Interest Form Due March 24th
Future Story Family,
We would LOVE it if you would consider helping out with PTA next year! Please consider filling out this form to let us know if you might be interested in any positions on our executive board or as a chair. If you have any questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This information is also listed on the Story website (https://www.allenisd.org/Domain/1045) and has been shared with the Allen Council of PTAs.
Update from Nurse Amy - Just Breathe
This is a really great conversation for grade levels Kinder to 6th grade. If you want to talk, please feel free to reach out to Nurse Amy or Mrs. Vaughan. ❤
"Just Breathe" by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films) - YouTube
Character Trait of the Month March - Trustworthiness
During March, teachers will be looking for students who demonstrate that they are trustworthy. This looks like: going where you are supposed to go, showing up when you are expected, turning your work in on time, keeping your promises. Basically, doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
Don’t Forget -- we recognize and reward these positive behaviors that we are seeing at Rocky Rallies.
HOPE: Tip from Counselor, Mrs. Vaughan
Send Warmer Clothing
We encourage students of all grade levels to keep a change of clothing at the school. This helps to ensure that any major spills, accidents, tears, etc. can be addressed without too much interruption during the school day.
With warmer weather on the horizon, please send a warmer change of clothing.
Thank you. - Nurse Amy
Head Lice Information Attached
**Do Not Share Hats, Combs, Brushes or anything with your friends that can go on your head. This is a great lesson about Head Lice for students in Kindergarten to Sixth Grade 👩🏽⚕️✨
Healthy Habits from Nurse Amy
*Healthy Habits that are good for all grade levels✨✨✨
Nurse Amy wanted to send some encouraging words for all to hear. You all are so awesome. This video is great for all grade levels
CALLING ALL DADS, STEPDADS, GRANDPAS, BROTHERS AND UNCLES...WE NEED YOU!
Want an easy way to connect with your child in a meaningful way?
WATCH D.O.G.S.® is an innovative program being used by schools across America, which helps them to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their students’ life. The goal is to have these men spend a day a year at the school to be an extra set of eyes and ears as a positive male role model.
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at Rountree. During the day, WatchDOGS help with Specials, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.
What do I do to become a WATCHDOG:
Complete Background check at www.allenisd.org
Look for Register to Be a Volunteer
Email or call Mrs. Vaughan to schedule a day to be a WATCHDOG.
email@example.com or 972-727-0550
February Mandatory Legislative Recognition Days
Texas Military Heroes Day
February 2: To educate students about the sacrifices made by brave Texans who have served in the armed forces of the United States, the governor shall designate a day to be known as Texas Military Heroes Day in public schools.
Texas Military Heroes Day shall include appropriate instruction, as determined by each district. Instruction may include:
1. Information about persons who have served in the armed forces of the United States and are from the community or the geographic area in which the district is located; and
2. Participation, in person or using technology, in age-appropriate learning projects at battlefields and gravesites associated with a person who has served in the armed forces.
Education Code 29.9071
State of Texas Anniversary Remembrance Day (STAR Day)
February 19: State of Texas Anniversary Remembrance Day (STAR Day), in honor of Texas joining the Union and the day that James Pinckney Henderson became the first governor of the state of Texas in 1846. STAR Day shall be regularly observed by appropriate and patriotic programs in the public schools to properly commemorate the annexation of this state and to inspire a greater appreciation for the history of this state. Gov’t Code 662.047
March Mandatory Legislative Recognition Days
Texas History Month
March: Texas History Month, in honor of those Texans who helped shape the history of the state of Texas and in recognition of events throughout Texas’s history. Texas History Month shall be regularly observed by appropriate celebrations and activities in public schools to promote interest in and knowledge of Texas history. Gov’t Code 662.102
Texas Girls in STEM Day
March 1 is designated as Texas Girls in STEM Day to celebrate and encourage the participation of girls in this state in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Texas Girls in STEM Day shall be regularly observed by appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs in public schools, public institutions of higher education, and other places to:
1. Encourage girls in this state to consider career fields in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and
2. Celebrate and honor the women of this state who have excelled in those fields.
In recognition of Texas Girls in STEM Day, each district may include throughout the month of March appropriate instruction, activities, and programs to encourage and celebrate women in career fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The instruction may include programs that profile women in those fields and related fields, including finance, information technology, data analytics, cybersecurity, and health-care cloud architecture. Education Code 29.925
Rountree: Title I Programs & Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
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.