Robison Elementary Rocket Register

December 2018

Message from Mrs. Gerletti

Parents,

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for sharing your precious children with us. The hallways have been filled with excitement with the holidays approaching. Our students have been shopping at the Holiday Shop, and we've been blessed with amazing volunteers to make that event possible. Parties will take place on Friday, December 21. The RSVP form is below in case you need another copy. We look forward to seeing you if you are able to attend. Please know that students must be at school until 10:30 in order to be counted present for the day. I wish you all a wonderful break, and for those who are traveling--safe travels. I am fortunate to have my family nearby, so my Christmas will be spent here in Cypress. We will all return to school on Monday, January 7. Enjoy this time to recharge and create wonderful memories with your family! Thank you for making 2018 an amazing year at Robison!

Writing Gallery

The Robison Writing Gallery is showcasing 4th grade writing for the weeks leading up to the holidays!

Mrs. Judson and Mrs. Kruse offered this prompt to students:


Imagine we have just received a new student from out of state to join us at Robison Elementary. This

student is in your math class and needs your help! Using your writing strategies, explain how to solve this problem to the student.

"Mrs. Kruse had a jar of 262 gummy worms. She put the worms equally into 4 bowls for her students

to eat at their tables. She put the leftover worms in a bag. How many worms did Mrs. Kruse put in the bag?"

These students' explanations are showcased in the Gallery: Allison Adamek, Leah Rountree, Daughtry Etheridge, Gabriella Emblen, Soren Bahr, Amiyah Bhakta, and Alanna Goolsby.

You are all invited to read their very creative explanations in the front hall's Writing Gallery.

5th Grade Students to Participate in the King Arthur Bake Share Program

On Wednesday, December 12, each fifth grade student will watch a demonstration of how to bake bread. King Arthur sponsors this activity free of charge. Our students will be given all of the supplies for baking,. Our hope is that they will bake bread with their family. One loaf will be for the family to keep, and one will be brought to school on Monday, December 17 in the packaging provided.The extra loaf will be donated to Cy-Fair Helping Hands.
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Holiday Adoption Program

Our donations for the Cy-Hope Holiday Adoption Program are still being collected. Volunteers will begin wrapping gifts next week, and the gifts will be delivered to Walker Elementary the following week. Thank you for your generosity with helping to provide a Christmas for students in CFISD. All classroom teachers have reached out via email to parents to share the specific information about how they are sponsoring their adopted student. We look forward to sharing pictures of the delivery with you afterwards!

Student Council Happenings

We would like you know that we collected 1,154 cans for the Fall food drive. All of this food is for Cy-Fair Helping Hands and has been donated to help feed the homeless people in our community. Thank you so much for your generosity! Robison Rockets are always willing to help those in need.

In February, will be having our “Pennies for Patients” collection, which benefits the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. We look forward to seeing how much money we can collect to help fund research and end cancer!

Multicultural Festival

We are excited to host the 2nd Annual Multicultural Festival at Robison on Tuesday, January 15 at 6:00 pm. Last year was the first year to hold this event, and it was a great success. We'd love to have even more families participate. If you have not already noticed or returned your RSVP, a copy is below. The evening will consist of food tasting, learning about the cultures of our families, and there will also be a fashion show for those interested. Come on out and bring your family to this fun event!
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Child Find Information

The Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District Special Education Department provides educational services to an estimated 8,000 students with special needs.

Teachers, instructional aides, speech pathologists and related service personnel provide instruction and related services to students who have a disability. Students are eligible for special education services from the age of 3 through 21. Students who have hearing and vision disabilities may receive services from birth.

To be eligible for special education services, students must meet eligibility requirements as a student with an orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, auditory impairment, visual impairment, diagnosis of deaf/blind, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, learning disability, speech impairment, multiple disabilities, autism, non-categorical early childhood, or traumatic brain injury.

Cypress Fairbanks ISD instructional arrangements for elementary school-aged students include in-class support, resource classes and speech/language therapy. Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD), adaptive behavior, and LIFE Skills classes are offered as cluster services at the elementary level.

In-class support, resource classes, LIFE Skills, adaptive behavior and speech/language services are available at all secondary level campuses.

Related services may include psychological services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility training, school health services, adaptive equipment and special transportation.

Other special education service options include the Dorothy Carlton Center, the Adaptive Behavior Center, homebound, adaptive physical education, itinerant and on-site services to the visually impaired.

As part of the Northwest Harris County Cooperative for the Hearing Impaired, services for students who have auditory impairments are offered at Birkes Elementary, Hancock Elementary, Spillane Middle School and Cy-Ridge High School. In addition to receiving instruction at the on-site campuses, students may be served by itinerant teachers, speech pathologists, and/or an audiologist at their home campus.

Are you the parent of a pre-school (3-5 years) or school-aged child and have concerns regarding your child’s physical, speech, and/or emotional development? Is your child experiencing academic problems which could interfere significantly with educational success? If so, contact the Special Education Department at 281-897-6400 to discuss your concerns and learn more about the referral process.

What's cooking in December?

Click here for the breakfast and lunch menu for December.

Important Dates

December

Friday, December 7

Spirit Day

Box Top Collection Day

Garden Day (Kindergarten)

Holiday Shop for students during the day


Monday, December 10

Last day for Holiday Shop for students


Tuesday, December 11

Math DPM (3rd & 4th grades)


Wednesday, December 12

Math DPM (3rd & 4th grades)

5th grade students participate in King Arthur Flour Bake Share Program


Thursday, December 13

Science DPM (5th grade)


Friday, December 14

Spirit Day


Saturday, December 15

Robison Choir performs at Cypress Assisted Living


Monday, December 17

Garden Day (2nd)


Tuesday, December 18

Robison Spelling Bee (9:00 am)

Choir Concert (7:00 pm)

Papa John's Spirit Night

PTO Cookie Tin Give Away (for staff)


Wednesday, December 19

Chess Club (7:45 am)


Thursday, December 20

College Spirit Day


Friday, December 21

Holiday Parties (RSVP form was sent home last week)


December 24-28: Holiday Break


Students return Monday, January 7

January

Monday, January 7

Students and staff return


Tuesday, January 8

STAAR Information Meeting for Parents (9 am or 6 pm)


Thursday, January 10

Student Council Officers Meeting (7:45 am)


Friday, January 11

Box Tops Due

Robison Spirit Day

Garden Day (2nd)


Monday, January 14

Chipotle Spirit Night, 4-8 pm (PTO sponsored)


Tuesday, January 15

Group Pictures

Multicultural Festival (6 pm)--RSVP sent home last week


Wednesday, January 16

Public Hearing of School Report Card (7:45 am)

E-Track Session #1


Thursday, January 17

Student Council Meeting (7:45 am)


Friday, January 18

End of Grading Period

Robison Spirit Day

Community Helpers Event (Kindergarten)


Monday, January 21

HOLIDAY


Wednesday, January 23

E-Track Session #2


Friday, January 25

College Spirit Day

Report Cards go home

Donuts with Dads (7:30 am)

Cultural Celebrations (2nd)

Garden Day (4th)


Monday, January 28

Willie's Spirit Night (PTO Sponsored)


Tuesday, January 29

District Spelling Bee


Wednesday, January 30

E-Track Session #3


Thursday, January 31

Robison Spirit Day

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WATCH D.O.G.S. Sign-up

If you would like to volunteer, the link to the sign-up genius is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ca5ac23abf58-robison2

STAYING CONNECTED

We want to be sure that you are kept in the loop with all that is happening at Robison. Please take a moment to review the "Quick Guide" shown above for ways to stay connected with Robison.

Join Us on Twitter

We are excited that all of our teachers will be launching classroom twitter accounts! Our permanent hashtag for RES will be #robisonspirit. Our 2018-2019 hashtag that we'll also use is #successatRES. We are looking forward to sharing the story of Robison Elementary with you!
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