September 22, 2022
Mark Your Calendar
September - Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
September 30 - American Indian Heritage Day
October 4 - Rountree Virtual Title I Meeting (more info below)
October 6 - Allen ISD Attendance Boundary Adjustment Meeting (Preston Elementary)
October 12 - Walk & Bike to School Day
October 17-21 - Fall Break/Student Holiday/NO SCHOOL
October 21 - Parent-Teacher Conference Day
October 27 - Trunk or Treat - Family FUN Engagement opportunity
November 2 - Allen ISD Attendance Boundary Adjustment Meeting (Boyd Elementary)
November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
The DEADLINE is FRIDAY: Student Nutrition - Breakfast and Lunch Meals
Allen ISD families who want to qualify for a free or reduced-price meal will be required to complete an application for the 2022-2023 school year.
**PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY FRIDAY**
Allen Independent School District offers free and reduced-price meal benefits to students who qualify. Reduced-price meals at all campuses are $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.
Since 2020, many families have received free breakfast and lunch through the Allen ISD Student Nutrition Department through the Summer Seamless Option (SSO). However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has not extended waivers allowing for free breakfast and lunch meals for students enrolled at campuses that participate in the National School Lunch Program.
Due to this change in federal policy, Allen ISD families who want to qualify for a free or reduced-price meal will be required to complete an application for the 2022-2023 school year. (See link below and attachments)
The free and/or reduced-price meals application is available for parents/guardians on the Student Nutrition webpage, www.allenisd.org/studentnutrition. Allen ISD will work with campuses to inform parents of the transition to paid meals and the need to complete a meal application to qualify for the free and/or reduced-price program.
IMPORTANT: Upcoming Allen ISD Attendance Boundary Adjustment Meetings
Earlier this semester, Allen ISD formed an Attendance Boundary Adjustment Committee composed of more than 70 people who include AISD staff, parents, and community members. The committee met on September 7 to study and discuss demographic trends, transportation logistics, specialized programming, including the transition to full-day prekindergarten, finances and efficiencies.
Before the proposal is taken to the AISD Board, the District will hold two public meetings to gather feedback. The meetings will be held as follows:
1. Thursday, October 6th, at Preston Elementary - 2455 Hilliard Dr., Allen, TX 75013 at 6:30p.m.
2. Wednesday, November 2nd, at Boyd Elementary 800 S Jupiter Rd; Allen, TX 75002 at 6:30 p.m.
You are encouraged to attend one of these meetings if you would like to learn more about this process.
Rountree: Title I Programs & Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Our school receives federal funds for Title I programs, which are part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As a parent, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher(s) and assistant(s). If you would like to receive this information, please contact your child’s school.
Thank you for your interest and involvement in your child’s education.
Nuestra escuela recibe fondos federales para los programas de Título I, los cuales son parte de la Ley Cada Estudiante Triunfa [Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)]. Como padre, usted tiene derecho a solicitar información acerca de las credenciales profesionales del maestro(s) o asistente(s) del maestro(s) de su estudiante. Si a usted le gustaría recibir esta información, por favor, póngase en contacto con la escuela de su estudiante.
Muchas gracias por su interés y por tomar parte en la educación de su hijo/a.
FREE AISD Parent University Event - Social Media Awareness, Digital Citizenship & Cyberbullying
As a parent/caregiver, you lead the charge as a digital role model. Help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding them that their digital tattoo reflects their real and online selves. Parents/Caregivers have an important role to play in providing support and guidance during critical periods. A snapshot of current trends and concerning apps will be provided to equip you in your digital parenting strategy.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS FREE EVENT CAN BE FOUND HERE (see flyer):
YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS FREE EVENT.
September Character Trait: Respect
Character Trait of the Month
We are excited to recognize and reward the positive behaviors we are seeing at Rountree. Aligning with the Allen ISD’s Character Traits of the Month, students can earn a certificate, presented at the Rocky Rally. September is Respect.
Teachers will be looking for students who show respect. For example, they might use kind words, say please and thank you; help others, share, and wait their turn. Please help us celebrate and highlight each month by dressing to represent each trait on the specified day.
D.L. Rountree PTA - Let's Serve Together
To JOIN the Rountree PTA, please complete the membership form below and send it to school with your child. Please contact PTA President, Erika Blanchette, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information or have any questions!
What Happens at the Dentist?
"What Happens at the Dentist?" is an excellent video for 1st grade and up. Please let Nurse Amy know if you have any questions about what happens when you do go to the dentist. 😁👩🏽⚕️
September 30th - American Indian Heritage Day
American Indian Heritage Day
The last Friday in September is American Indian Heritage Day in recognition of the historic, cultural, and social contributions American Indian communities and leaders have made to this state. American Indian Heritage Day shall be regularly observed by appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs in the public schools and other places to honor American Indians in this state and to celebrate the rich traditional and contemporary American Indian culture.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 11 (H.B. 174), Sec. 1, eff. May 10, 2013.
Legislative Days - Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
(a) September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month to:
(1) increase public awareness of hydrocephalus, a serious neurological condition characterized by the abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluids in the ventricles of the brain; and (2) encourage the development of partnerships between the federal government, health care professionals, and patient advocacy groups to advance the public's understanding of the condition, improve the diagnosis and treatment of the condition, and support research for a cure.
(b) Hydrocephalus Awareness Month shall be regularly observed by appropriate activities in public schools and other places to increase awareness of hydrocephalus.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 966 (H.B. 3597), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009. Amended by: Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 285 (H.B. 1052), Sec. 1, eff. June 1, 2015.