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November 17, 2022

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Mark Your Calendar

November 14-25 - Rountree Read-a-Thon

November 18 - Early Release and/or Amended Schedule - IMPORTANT DETAILS BELOW

November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

November 28 - Spaghetti Drive - Details coming

November 30-December 14 - Candy Cane Grams for Sale


December 2 - National Special Education Day

December 5-9 - Holiday Shoppe

December 12 and 14 - Teacher & Staff Gift Wrap

December 15 - Spirit Night - Chick-fil-A (6am-10pm, Stacy Road location)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for FRIDAY - TOMORROW - NOV 18TH: Early Release & Amended Schedule Updates

Parents,


Students in grades K-6 will be dismissed at 12pm on Friday, November 18th. Please contact the front office by 10am if you have alternate dismissal arrangements - 972.727.0550.


See below for IMPORTANT DISMISSAL UPDATES for PRE-K and ECSE students.

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Donuts with Dear Ones - Thank you, PTA!

Thank you to our PTA and Community Friends for going above and beyond for our Rountree family! It was great seeing everyone for today's event!
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Rountree Read-a-Thon has Started & Includes Great Prizes!

Rountree PTA would like to announce that the

Read-a-Thon fundraiser has begun and runs through November 25th.


We have great prizes for the winners!


Check your child's folders for the message below. Also, make sure to also check out our PTA Facebook and Twitter pages for all of our PTA updates.

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Candy Cane Grams for Sale - Nov 30 - Dec 14th

Regular and specialty flavors...YUM! A great treat for a Teacher or a special friend!
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Natalie's Elf Shelf is Coming - Dec 5 - 9!

The PTA is excited to host this year's Holiday Shoppe with Natalie's Elf Shelf! Students can shop for their families and friends in our Shoppe from 9am-2pm Mon-Fri in the MPR Dec 5th- Dec 9th.
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A FUN Way to Support our Rountree Students, Teachers & Campus with our Rountree PTA

Here's a fun and engaging way to support Rountree:


Guest Reader Program: We are launching a guest reader program for ECSE, Pre-K and K-2nd grade. Please find attached the letters in English and Spanish and below the jotform to complete.

https://form.jotform.com/222813912384052

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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! Check out this link to enjoy 30 stories for 30 days https://www.pbs.org/articles/30-stories-for-30-days-of-native-american-and-alaska-native-heritage-month

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Dinovember: Allen Public Library

Check out the link below for more details.

https://www.cityofallen.org/DocumentCenter/View/29446/NOV-2022

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Please send a warm change of clothing to school - Check out the video!

Parents,

This is a video reminder to wear warmer clothing for this time of year and to put extra warm clothes in your backpack for when you are at school 🧤🧣👢🧦:

https://youtu.be/0ac-2aIyt2k


Also, the Green Yellow and Red are temperature guidelines used to determine when to go outside for recess and other outdoor activity for this time of year ☃❄🌡🧣🧤. See the chart below.


Take care - Nurse Amy 🥶👩🏽‍⚕️🧣🧤☃

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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.

catherine.vaughan@allenisd.org or 972-727-0550

My Circle of Control for Students and Adults

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November Character Trait: Citizenship

Character Trait of the Month


We are excited to recognize and reward the positive behaviors we are seeing at Rountree. As we align with the Allen ISD’s Character Traits of the Month, November is “Citizenship.” Rountree will be looking for students who demonstrate good Citizenship.

We’re looking for students who respect others and their property; respect the environment; listen to the views of others and are willing to learn; are well-mannered and pleasant.

Awards will be presented at Rocky Rally.

Please help us celebrate and highlight Citizenship in November.

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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.

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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Father of Texas Day

November 3: Father of Texas Day, in memory of Stephen F. Austin, the great pioneer patriot and the real and true Father of Texas. Father of Texas Day shall be regularly observed by appropriate and patriotic programs in the public schools to properly commemorate the birthday of Stephen F. Austin and to inspire a greater love for this beloved state. Gov’t Code 662.045