Roadrunner Weekly

November 17-21

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Nationally Known Speaker and Author features Ross Elementary!

Click on the picture below to watch a short video of moments captured at last night's Character Crusade!

Segraves Story

As an educator, I have always had a vision of coming together as a community of people to teach empathy and kindness through serving others. As a leader, it is my belief that leadership is about serving others. Each day, Donna Hartness, our assistant principal and I, serve our Ross community with the deepest commitment to children. We believe that servant leadership is our calling and we love to come to work at Ross each day. We serve our staff so they can serve children. We serve our children and their families because we love them so very much and we want them to be successful, caring citizens.


Last night at Ross Elementary was one of my all time favorite moments as a principal. It was an incredible sight to see families and Ross teachers and staff coming together to take care of others in our community. The work we did together last night will impact 120 residents of a local nursing home and countless homeless people who may not receive a card from anyone other than a Ross Roadrunner! High school students from CCISD's Clear View High School will deliver the baskets to the nursing home residents this week and the cards delivered throughout the winter holiday season. In addition, students created cards with the extra lip balm donations for local heroes-League City Police Officers, Galveston County Constables, League City Fire Fighters and Galveston County Sheriffs. We will present these cards to the local heroes at Spirit Day on December 19, 2014.


Paying it forward to help others is such a powerful act of kindness and I am so thankful for all who came together to help make my dream a reality for our students and our greater community!


A huge THANKS to Thrivant Financial for funding our first Character Crusade, to Bay Area Alliance for making this event happen by submitting the grant for us and for turning our Ross Cafe into a SUPERHERO of the CHARACTER KIND wonderland and to the Ross PTA for providing the pizza and drinks for all Ross families!


Another big thanks goes to Mrs. Wampler, our school counselor, who has lead the way with Character Education at Ross Elementary this year!


We plan to make this event an annual tradition each year at Ross!


Thanks again for all of our Roadrunners who joined us last night,


Andrea Segraves

Principal

Ross Elementary

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Encouraging children to volunteer to help others in the community!

TWO MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ROADRUNNERS TO SERVE OTHERS!

Ross Elementary helps support the League City Police Department!

What is the Blue Santa Program?

The League City Police Department is gearing up for the 2014 Blue Santa Program. This program is organized by police officers and League City Volunteer Fire Department firefighters with assistance from other city departments, area businesses, civic groups, and community members.

Our goal is to provide in need children and families the magic and joy of the Christmas season. We have partnered with Kelley's Country Cookin and Target to host our fifth annual "Shop with a Cop/Firefighter" event. All children selected live in League City. The families are interviewed to determine the scope of their needs. On the day of the event, children pair up with League City Police Officers and Firefighters to pick out toys and clothing of their choice.

This program is run solely on monetary donations. We do NOT accept toys, clothing, or stuffed animals. The amount of funding received determines the number of children sponsored. We are accepting Target gift cards, cash, or checks. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make it payable to "LCPD Blue Santa" and you may mail or drop it off at the police department: ATTN: Blue Santa, 500 W. Walker Street, League City, TX 77573.

Be a part of the Blue Santa Program, your generosity directly impacts children in our community!

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Officer Todd Young at 281-554-1848 (todd.young@lcpd.com) or Officer Christy Galyean at 281-338-8201 (christy.galyean@lcpd.com).

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WHO WILL WIN THE BLUE SANTA PENNY WAR!?!

Each year, Ross Elementary makes a donation to the Blue Santa program through the League City Police Department. This program serves members of our community who are need during the holiday season. They host Shop with a Cop/Firefighter and the accompanying breakfast, provide beds and bedding, help past due water and electricity bills and provide groceries for families for the winter break. This year we want to get our students involved with this great cause. During the week of November 17th-November 21st our grade levels will be completing in a "Penny War"!! The grade level that collects the most money by Friday, November 21st will get to choose their reward- either 30 minutes of extra recess or a movie day!



  • Monday, Nov. 17th- Pennies
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18th- Nickels
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19th- Dimes
  • Thursday, November 20th- Quarters
  • Friday, November 21st- 1/2 Dollars or Dollar Coins



Coins will be counted and the winning grade level announced on Monday, December 1st. An officer from LCPD's Community Outreach Division will be here during morning announcements so that our students can present our donation!



Thank you for supporting Blue Santa! We are proud to help provide winter holiday joy for many families in our community!

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TOY DRIVE- Ross Student Leadership Group is asking you to help us help Galveston County Sheriff's Citizen Academy

Monday, Nov. 3rd, 8am to Friday, Dec. 5th, 3:45pm

2401 W Main St

League City, TX

It’s a sad fact that millions of children in the United States will not have a single gift to open this winter holiday season. We aim to change that and make sure every child has at least one present from Santa under their tree. Ross student leaders are asking the Ross community to help them help this organization provide toys for children.


Please donate an unwrapped, unused toy for age’s infants to 12 years old- we have a large wrapped box in the front office for drop off.


Thanks for considering donating this winter holiday season.

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

November 17-21 Blue Santa PENNY WAR

November 17- December 5 TOY DRIVE for Galveston County Sheriff's Citizen Academy

Tuesday, November 18th...........Carnival Meeting 6:00 pm

Friday, November 21st...............Spirit Day - Wear RED

Friday, November 21st...............Progress Reports go home

November 24-28th......................Thanksgiving Break

November 30th...........................Last Day to Receive a Spirit Stick for Ordering Yearbooks

Friday, December 5th.................Fall Picture Retake Day

Friday, December 5th.................Pictures with Santa

GET YOUR YEARBOOK!

November 30th is the last day to receive a SPIRIT STICK for buying a 2014-2015 YEARBOOK!


For a limited time, yearbooks are on sale for $25.00. Order now, before it's too late! Yearbooks will be delivered in May.


Two easy ways to order:


  1. Go to Balfour.com and type our full school name, James H. Ross Elementary. Purchase a yearbook using a credit or debit card.
  2. Complete the bright colored form sent home in your child's folder and return it to school. If you need another one, just ask your child's teacher.


Order before November 30th and your child will receive a FREE SPIRIT STICK!!


Questions?

Contact Chanda Dickerson

chandabrn@yahoo.com

225-335-4872

Click here for ROSS YEARBOOK DEDICATION FORM

Do you want to add a sweet dedication to your child at the back of the 2014-2015 yearbook? Click here for more information.

Click here for ROSS YEARBOOK SPONSORSHIP FORM

Want to advertise your business in our school yearbook? Click here for more information.

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE 20 BLUEBONNET BOOK NOMINEES? 3rd-5th grade students who read at least 5 Bluebonnet nominees are eligible for voting in January.