OTTER OUTLOOK November 9-13, 2020
Fall Pictures from Lifetouch
Character Trait of the Month
The Character Trait for the month of November is Citizenship! Citizenship is defined as the qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community. We demonstrate our citizenship by showing respect, honesty, compassion, courage, etc. Good citizens are willing to learn, work hard, protect the environment, help others, respect people and property, and are considerate. Each of us are members of multiple communities – home, school, local community, and digitally. This month, talk to your children about how they can be good citizens in the different areas, as well as have them provide examples. Also discuss with them their rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Gifted and Talented Testing
Allen ISD Gifted & Talented and Assessment Departments will coordinate upcoming kindergarten phase I testing for potential gifted/talented identification.
All AISD kindergarten students, whether in-person or at-home learners will have the opportunity to take the CogAT aptitude test between the dates of December 1-11, 2020. You will receive further details in an informational message to be sent on the evening of October 26th via Skyward & Family Access.
Testing for potential gifted identification for students in Grades 1-11 will be in the spring.
Please watch for announcements after the winter break via district and campus communication.
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FROM THE NURSE
The state of Texas requires Hearing and Vision screenings to be completed on all Kinder, 1st, 3rd & 5th grade students. A sign up genius will be sent out soon for you to sign up for a time slot to have your student screened.
Please make sure you are screening your child for COVID - 19 symptoms each morning before sending them to school each day. Click here for tips and tricks from the CDC for how to wash hands and wear a mask!
Show your school spirit with a yard sign
2020 HOLLY JOLLY VIRTUAL FUN RUN & 5K
HOLLY JOLLY 5K AND FUN RUN (VIRTUAL)
One of Allen's most exciting holiday events, the annual Holly Jolly 5K and Fun Run (formerly the Rudolph Run), is now virtual!
This family-friendly competition is open to all ages and skill levels. The top 3 runners for each gender and age division of the Holly Jolly 5K will receive a medal. Prizes will be awarded to the top overall and Master's (40+) male and female winners.
Holly Jolly Fun Run (VIRTUAL FOR 2020!)
Holly Jolly 5K (VIRTUAL FOR 2020!)
Track and submit your virtual 5K race time
If you're participating in this year's virtual 5K and you want to track and submit your race time/results, you have two options to do this.
For more information, please call 214.509.4810 or email Athletic Program Supervisor Joey Ramos.
Allen ISD Student Nutrition Department
Reimbursable meals served in elementary and middle schools and at the 4 curbside pickup locations (Rountree, Boyd, Ereckson and Curtis) are FREE through the end of the school year. Students are allowed one free breakfast and one free lunch per day. Parents should not pick up meals for students eating at school. Meals can be preordered for the student and siblings ages 1-18 years of age for pickup at the 4 curbside locations only. Curbside pickup can be ordered by clicking here.
Please compete the application for this school year even though meals are currently free for elementary and middle school students. Free or reduced meal application link: https://www.allenisd.org/Page/50163