The Eagles Nest

May 2022 Edition

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WATCHDOG & EAGLE HELPER VOLUNTEERING!

Are you interested in volunteering in-person at Roberts? We would love for you to come help and be a part of our school day!

Sign up to volunteer as a WatchDOG or an Eagle Helper using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4faaaf23a1fd0-2022

For all WatchDOGS, please complete a registration form and be sure to get it back to the counselors so we can plan your visit!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JBXf7lLFrjdxZLckHqZUG366rnicvPp2/view

Here is a sample daily schedule so you can know what to expect as a WatchDOG at Roberts!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sqbmWmQGcm0-uLmeUP4MIskV1v-TjHoE/view

Hot Spots available from LRSD

If you are a family that is in need of internet access we have hot spots available. Please contact the school at 501-447-8300 for more information.


Roberts Administration

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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd - 6th!

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Roberts Round-Up Online Auction Recap!

Thanks you so much to our students, parents, teachers, staff, and local businesses that partnered with us to reach a RECORD BREAKING $30,000 for our Roberts Roundup Spring Fundraiser!!


A special thank you to our sponsors Hadfield and EVO for making this auction so successful!


Here's a recap of all we can do with the funds we raised!


  1. $3,000=Thanks to YOU, ALL 1000+ Students will receive a popsicle on the playground during their recess this month.
  2. $5,000=Field day is HOT! Thanks to YOUR generosity, ALL 1000+ ROBERTS STUDENTS will enjoy a refreshing KONA ICE Snow cone during Field Day!!
  3. $10,000=Have you heard about Gaga Ball?? Gaga is a fast-paced, dodgeball-style game played in a fenced-in court (often hexagonal or octagonal) with a single ball and two or more players. Kids LOVE it! Our awesome PE teachers have requested this 26 feet x 26 feet Gaga Ball Pit and we are THRILLED to be able to purchase this item that will be enjoyed on the playground for many years to come!
  4. $15,000=FIELD TRIPS ARE BACK! Thanks to your generosity, ALL 1000+ Roberts Students will enjoy a Field Trip with their class at NO COST! Most students have not been on a Field Trip in over 2 years!!!
  5. $20,000=Round-up the Admin!! We'll corrall Mr. Helmick, Dr. Coulter, and Mrs. Stewart for the day. Students can come visit the outlaws!
  6. $25,000=Students will enjoy a good ole fashioned Hoedown! They can learn a line dance or just enjoy time with friends! ALSO ALL 115+ Teachers and Staff will receive a Food Truck Lunch! Thank you Teachers and Staff for all you do! YOU make Robertsrock!!
  7. $30,000=Each year, the PTA gives the school a $15,000 gift. Since we reached $30,000 with the Roundup, we will double the amount and give a $30,000 gift! This money will be so beneficial to the school!
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Sign- Up To Volunteer for Field Day!

We need volunteers to make this fun day happen! Sign-up to volunteer (if possible, the opposite time your child is participating) and then enjoy all the field day fun!


Field Day Schedule:


  • 3rd - 5th: 8:00 AM -10:45 AM
  • Kindergarten -2nd: 11:15 AM - 2:05 PM
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* Please note: 5th Grade promotion will take place in the Dining Room. Dress attire is recommended. A small reception will follow in the gym.

5th Grade Promotion Picnic!

We will celebrate our 5th graders at a picnic that will take place at Maumelle park on May 20th from 9am-1pm. Transportation will be provided by the school. Lots of games and activities for all!



We need volunteers! Please email kemolden@gmail.com or deedeehelbig@gmail.com to sign up to help at the reception or picnic!

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Shout Out to These Amazing Teachers and Staff being highlighted as our MAY SPOTLIGHTS!

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Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Teacher - Makenzie Aquino

"Even though it’s her first year teaching, Mrs. Aquino knows how to make a class a family. Her kids love being with her and each other. She has spent time on weekends going to cheer competitions, hockey practice, & birthday parties so her kids know her love extends beyond the classroom. On a personal note, my son has had a hard year emotionally. She extended extra grace and took the time to learn about him as a person, not just another name on the roster." - Anonymous
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3rd - 5th Grade Teacher - Jeff Whitlow

"Jeff is such a great asset to the fifth grade team. His students are blessed to have a teacher that works hard to enhance their learning. He is a positive male role model for all of his students, but he is great for the boys." - Anonymous


"Jeff was my mentor teacher when I interned at Roberts before I started teaching! He taught me so much during my time as his intern. He goes above and beyond to engage students in learning. I began teaching first grade after my internship but still keep in touch with Jeff and look to him often for advice!" - Nominated by Jayme Devers


"Jeff is a wonderful teacher and makes a huge contribution to the fifth grade team. He is a teacher that engages his students in learning." - Anonymous

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Staff Spotlight - Mr. Bill

"Mr. Bill goes above and beyond to support our school. Anything that is asked of him, he does, and a lot of things that aren’t asked of him he still does! Kids love him, and his interaction with them is so fun and respectful. What a treasure to have Mr. Bill in our building working with our kids." - NOMINATED BY JILL JOHNSON


"Mr. Bill always goes the extra mile! The painting for the flex spaces he worked extra hours and made sure it was up to Roberts standards. Also, the kids LOVE him." - HOLLY CROCKETT


"For going above and beyond especially for the flex spaces." - DONN FRANCART


"He has gone above and beyond in organizing/beautifying Roberts by planning and sketching designs to paint in flex spaces. He truly cares about those kids and improving all areas!" -ANONYMOUS


"Mr. Bill worked so hard and did a great job painting the flex space arrows." - ANONYMOUS


"His excellent work on the flex spaces." - ANONYMOUS


"Flex space painting." - ANONYMOUS


"For decorating the flex spaces with new paint." - ANONYMOUS


"For painting the flex spaces beautifully." - ANONYMOUS


"His wonderful attitude and artistic abilities demonstrated around the school and building." - ANONYMOUS


"For exemplifying what it means to love the school." - ANONYMOUS


"Excellent worker, creative and goes beyond in everything he does." - ANONYMOUS

We Want to Partner With Your Business!

Our school is made up of so many families who have connections with or ownership of a local business. When our school community is in need of goods or services, we want to help “keep it in the family” and support you! If you would like your business listed in the directory please fill out this form.


If you’re looking for other ways to support the school, consider offering the school a gift card to your business to use as raffle prizes at our staff meetings, or join PTA as a business member for the 2021-22 school year to support the efforts of the PTA.


Please email robertsvolunteers@gmail.com to find out more and join as a business member!


Each month we'll be spotlighting some of our sponsors. This month we thank Hodge Orthodontics, GWL Advertising, David's Burgers, Rock City Wraps, Sauced, Marci Smith Realty, Countertop World, Lakeshore, and Hub.

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A Message from GWL Advertising

Since 1993, GWL has served as a creative powerhouse in the advertising and marketing industry. That’s why you’ll hear words like eye-catching, trendy, and innovative constantly used to describe our work.


When you collaborate with us, you’ll find that we never stick to the status quo and we’re constantly pushing industry boundaries. That fact alone gives our agency a huge advantage, while simultaneously setting our work apart from the competition.


From branding and logo design to full-service digital marketing, television, radio, media buying, video production, social media and more, GWL Advertising will take your brand to the next level.

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Sauce(d) Bar & Oven proudly supports the students, parents and faculty of Don Roberts Elementary. We offer happy hour everyday 2-6pm. Come by and enjoy one of our handcrafted pizzas or cocktails after game day!
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Did you know you can raise money for Roberts just by shopping?

When you grocery shop at Kroger and drop stuff in your Amazon cart, you can also support Roberts!


Kroger: Simply enroll your Kroger card in the Community Rewards Program and choose Roberts as your organization. You grocery shop, Roberts earns. It's a win!


Amazon: Head over to Amazon Smile and choose Roberts PTA as your charity. When you shop, Amazon gives a portion to Roberts.

Shout Out to These Extraordinary Eagles!

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Thank you to these businesses for their partnership!