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December 5, 2019

Mark your Calendar!

December 9-12 - Penguin Patch

December 17-18 - Teacher & Staff Gift Wrap (help needed)

December 20 - Early Release for Students & Staff

December 22 - January 3 - Winter Break

Penguin Patch Shopping Starts Monday, December 9th

The PTA could sure use your help. Please consider volunteering and help our kiddos as they make some great selections. Please sign up using this link:
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Please sign up to support our teachers and staff

Please sign up to support our teachers and staff by wrapping gifts. It's a super fun way to get to know other Rountree family members! The sign-up link is:
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Allen ISD Rudolph Run this Saturday - December 7th!

The Rudolph Run will be held on this coming Saturday, December 7th – City of Allen 5K and Fun Run! Register now – online or with the flyer that was sent home.

Allen ISD Gifted and Talented Testing

AISD Gifted and Talented-Assessment Department will be coordinating upcoming Kindergarten Phase I (aptitude) testing at your campus.

All AISD Kindergarten students will be administered testing during the weeks of December 3, 2019 – December 16, 2019. Please view the informational letter via Skyward & Family Access sent November 8, 2019. This test will be administered in groups at each campus. Testing will take place at Rountree Elementary during the morning blocks on December 3-6. Please make every effort to have your child at school promptly and avoid doctor appointments on these days.

Students do not need to practice or prepare for testing, other than a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast. The kindergarten teachers have familiarized students with the testing format and procedures.

Scores will be sent out via Skyward on Jan 17, 2020.

We are collecting new, unwrapped toys THROUGH MONDAY

We have been challenged by our students. Please help us to collect new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. A large box has been placed near the front office for the items.

Thank you for your support of our community!

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Early Release Reminder - December 20th

Fall Early Release - Friday, December 20th:
  • ONLY the PM/afternoon sections of Pre-K and ECSE will attend class as regularly scheduled from 7:35-10:35 a.m. The AM/morning sections will NOT attend.

  • Kinder-6th Grade will be dismissed at 12 noon.

  • No lunch visitors because students will be eating in their classrooms

Oh No! Is it the Flu?

The flu (influenza) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs that is caused by the influenza virus.

Symptoms: feeling tired, fever (greater than 100 F), headache, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and sore muscles. Children may also experience stomach problems and diarrhea. Cough can last two weeks or more. (People with the flu will spread the infection when they cough, sneeze and have a runny nose.) It is very important to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough to prevent spreading germs. People become sick when they come in contact with the infection (flu germs).


Stay home when you are sick.

Stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or cough into the crook of your elbow. Wash your hands immediately if you inadvertently use your hand to cover your mouth.

Clean your hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.

Treatment: If your child has flu symptoms, please keep him/her home and consult your doctor. It is important for the child to drink plenty of fluids and get as much rest as possible.

If your child has a temperature of 100 or greater, they cannot attend school. Students must be free of fever for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) before returning to school. Keeping your child home and allowing plenty of rest will ensure a faster recovery for your child and prevent the spread of the infection to others.