September 12, 2019
Mark your Calendar!
September 13 - Book Fair Preview Day
September 16-20 - Book Fair Open to Rountree Family
September 17 - PTA General Meeting, Watch DOGS Meeting & Book Fair Reading Event!
September 30 - Fall Picture Day
October 2 - Walk/Bike to School Day
October 14-15 - No School - Fall Break; Staff Development
October 28 - No School - Parent Conference Day
October 29 - Family Fall Fest - Trunk or Treat
Tuesday, September 17th - Something for the entire family!
Students are asked to bring their Dads, Granddads, Uncles and Dad Dudes for the Watch D.O.G.S. meeting. They are also asked to bring their other family members for the Book Fair and their Grandparents for a special time of sharing!
As we honor Grandparents during Grandparents Month, we invite our Rountree students' Grandparents to read-along and have a special time of sharing during this evening event.
- PTA Meeting - 5:30pm in the Gym
- Book Fair - 5:45-7pm in the Multi-purpose Room (MPR)
- Watch D.O.G.S. Program Meeting - 6-6:30pm in the Cafeteria
- Fun Read-along for the Grandparents & kiddos - 5:45-7pm in the Gym
Calling All Dads, Granddads, Uncles & Dad Dudes!
Tuesday, Sep. 17th, 6-6:30pm
Calling all Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles and other father-figures: On Tuesday, September 17th, from 6-6:30pm, come learn about signing up as a Rountree WatchDOG. A light snack will be provided. Please RSVP below.
Who are Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)?
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least part of one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. ® school. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities. This allows them to engage actively with not only their own students but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WatchDOGS are given a brief review of their involvement, and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. ® t-shirt with a disposable ‘Dog Tag’ identifying them as being part of the WatchDOGS Program.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Seeking Volunteers for our Book Fair!
The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school September 16-20. Volunteers are motivators to help any Book Fair become a success. We hope that you will share your skills with us to help students discover the power of reading.
If you have some time to help us conduct our Book Fair, please sign up using the link or the form below by circling the times that you can help. Please return the form to Heather, PTA President, via the PTA box in the office.
The link to sign up is:
Temporary Free and Reduced Meals Update
If your student currently receives temporary free or temporary reduced meals, their status will go to full price on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
You can complete a 2019-20 application for consideration at any time. Applications in English and Spanish can be found here: https://www.allenisd.org/Page/371. An application will need to be completed and approved in order to continue with free or reduced pricing for this school year.
Rountree T-shirts are on Sale NOW!
Rountree t-shirts are available in sizes for the entire family! Please complete the form below and return with payment payable to Rountree PTA by September 30th. Orders take 2-4 weeks to process.
Thank you for all of your support!
Rountree Celebrates Our School Culture
re: Home Project
Students will be learning about the customs and traditions of families in different cultures, including their importance and how they are passed down from one generation to the next in the coming months . We are asking that you help your child at home with a family culture poster project. Poster Paper and instruction will be sent home in your child’s backpack. These wonderful posters will be displayed together as a Roadrunner school-wide culture quilt. You may be as creative as you wish, but must fit items on the provided poster paper! We hope that you enjoy working on this project together as a family.
Please return the completed project by Friday, October 11th.