Redhawk Reader

October 5, 2018

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Monday, October 8 - Parent Teacher Conference Day
  • Tuesday, October 9 - College Shirt Day!
  • Tuesday, October 9 - Rennell Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night - Yum!
  • Thursday, October 11 - Spring Creek Spirit Night - Teachers will serve!
  • The week of Oct 15-19 is Book Fair! Stop by from 9am-3:30pm

  • Tuesday, October 16 from 4:30pm-6pm - Book Fair Family Night - Early edition

  • Thursday, October 18 from 6:30pm-8pm - Book Fair Family Night - Later edition :)

Akers' All-Stars

Students are nominated for this Principal’s recognition award by their peers or staff members for going above and beyond our school expectations - those who exhibit leadership, kindness, and extraordinary character!

We are so proud to announce this week's Akers' All-Stars pictured below:

Arjun Palanisamy

Ryan Huynh

Karina Vora

Emerson Brandt

Wyatt Misleh

Disha Somasetty

Ella Schmidt

Madison Argueta

Lyndon Nguyen

Addison Than

Big picture

Watch DOGS!

Thank you to everyone who came out to make our Watch DOGS Pizza Night a success! We had lots of dads that were able to make it and sign up for their day to come volunteer at Rennell. If you were not able to make it and are interested in spending the day with your student, please follow the direction on the page.

Any dad that wants to come and volunteer must sign up through the district site:

Big picture

Adventure Dash Fundraiser

Thank you SO MUCH for your amazing support of our students and school! Your generosity has put us well above our goal of $50,000! Donations from businesses that match employee donations are still coming in - but we estimate that we have reached just at


We are so excited to use this money for an electronic marquee, to get some flexible seating options, and to bolster our literacy library! Thank you so much for your support!!!

Adventure Dash Runs - RESCHEDULED

We were so disappointed to have to reschedule our Adventure Dash Fun Runs, but we are hopeful that EVERY student will get to participate in EVERY obstacle on our rescheduled date! We are still waiting for confirmation from Adventure Dash on our make-up date and will share that date as soon as possible!

Lunchables Lunchroom Concerts - October 3, 2018

Morning Arrival for Before School Activities

If your child participates in any before school activity (such as Club Rewind, Dance, Choir, or Tutoring) please help morning drop off go smoothly by adhereing to these guidelines:

  • If dropping off, please pull up to the curb and have your child get out and walk themselves to the front door.
  • If walking your child in, please utilize a parking spot so that your stopped car does not prevent other cars from being able drop off their students and pull away.
  • If you are dropping off your child for school in our car rider line, and you arrive prior to 8:30, please stop your car at the end of the covered walkway so there is plenty of room for morning drop-offs for these before school clubs and activities.

Book Fair is Coming!

The Rennell Library presents... Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair... October 15-18th (9:00- 3:30). Family Nights will be Oct 16 (4:30-6 pm) and Oct 18 (6:30-8 pm). Students may shop throughout the week if they show their teacher the money with a pass from their teacher. Parents may come shop with their kids during recess times as well. Let your imagination grow at the biggest and best book fair!

Art News

Our Art program is still in need of empty cardboard containers from cereal boxes, granola or fruit snacks...etc. for an upcoming project.

Don’t forget the deadline for art club entries is Friday, October 19.

Music News

If your child is enrolled in any of our Fine Arts initiatives, please register to use REMIND to get notifications, and for information about our programs! This is the best way for us to communicate with you about your student’s activities. See all remind sign ups below.

Upcoming Lunch-Ables Concerts:

October 10

The Blue Note Cafe-Disney Divas and Heroes

October 17

Young Voices Concert

October 31

Halloween Costumed Special

November 7

The Blue Note Cafe-Country Classics and More (costumed)

November 14

Young Voices Concert

November 28

Christmas Songs and Comedy from Cinema

December 5

Christmas Featured Songs from the Upcoming Show

Please be sure your student has had the two required run-throughs prior to the Friday before their concert. Otherwise, they will need to be rescheduled to a later date. We are so proud of their efforts this year, and are looking forward to the new “Restaurant Experience” which honors some of our soaring students in a unique way, and features a surprise talent at each event.

Big picture

Volunteer Opportunities

We have several upcoming volunteer opportunities:

Please check the Rennell PTO Website for more info.

Help Mr Stabe with lunch concerts:

Volunteer for vision and hearing testing Oct 17 & 18

GT Open Referral

It is that time of year for the Gifted and Talented Open‐Referral Period. This year the window falls between October 1 –November 30, 2018. The HORIZONS Open-Referral Period for GT testing applies to current Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students and to transfer students arriving after the close of FALL testing.

If you are interested in having your student tested for the GT program, the Parent Survey and Permission to Test form must be completed and returned by the deadline. Forms are available below and at the front desk.

Parents may also go on the CFISD website under the Horizons Gifted and Talented tab to find more information.

Big picture