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November 2015

Principal's Message

November is always a time when I am able to be thankful for so many good things. Friday we had the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of many of our students at our student awards assemblies. I am so proud of the hard work that our students continuously put forth, and I know they will continue to achieve great things. I am thankful for the supportive community of parents and teachers that touch the lives of our students every day. Please take a moment to look over the PTO section to see the amazing ways that our PTO supports our campus. They have included a snapshot of where PTO dollars have been used, and they have shared how you can be an active part of our school community. The new fence cup design along Skinner Road makes quite a statement of the spirit that our school community has for Robison. Thank you to the Porter and Vega families for installing the cups, and thank you to PTO for purchasing this awesome addition to our school grounds. We have a very busy time ahead of us with the holidays approaching. We will see many veterans on November 11, and this is such a special day for everyone at Robison. This occasion serves as a great reminder for how thankful we are for our veterans. We also have some great opportunties for our families to come together. On Monday, November 9, all families are invited to participate in Family Math Night (6-7 pm). Wednesday, November 11, is a great night to come out to Robison Spirit Night at Spring Creek Barbeque. We are also so fortunate that we have one full week for the Thanksgiving holiday. I hope this November finds you all as thankful as I am.

MATH NEWS

Upcoming Curriculum Café Meetings

Our 4th and 5th grade teachers will be sharing new curriculum information with parents soon.

Monday, November 16: 5th grade teachers will share (11:30 am-12:10 pm) on the topic of multiplying and dividing fractions.

Wednesday, December 2: 4th grade teachers will share (9:00-9:40 am) on the topic of fractions.



Family Math Night

Did you know? The Cy-Fair School District implemented a fact fluency plan for students in grades K-5. Every grade level is working on mastering the facts! On Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6-7pm, we invite you to bring the family for math game night. Join us for an evening of fun with the facts! Every family will leave with a game from the night to play at home.

WRITING GALLERY

Congratulations to the following students for having their work chosen to be displayed in our "Writing Gallery".

  • Rachele Reyna- Kindergarten
  • Mara Williams- 1st
  • Aubrey Murdock- 2nd
  • Alex Palmisano- 3rd
  • Andrea Urena- 3rd
  • Jashanjodh Bajwa- 4th
  • Celeste Moreno- 5th


PBIS

Each month at Robison we hold class meetings to discuss BLAST behavior. In October, the classes discussed how to show their BLAST behavior in the hallway and this month we will be focusing how to show our BLAST behavior in the restrooms. These discussions will include things like “leave no trace”, getting “in and out” and using “quiet voices” while we are inside the restroom.


We hope you noticed our “Pumpkin Patch” in the front hallway in October! It was created to acknowledge all of the students who went above and beyond showing their BLAST behavior. Be on the look-out this month for an autumn tree display with colorful leaves acknowledging the students who are being Respectful, Leaders, Accountable, Safe, and Team players!


Student Council News

Parents and Students,


From November 2nd through November 20th, the Student Council will be collecting rice, beans, peanut butter and jelly for Cy Fair Helping Hands (www.cyfairhelpinghands.org).


This local organization works with the homeless in Cypress. Please send your donations so that we can support this worthwhile organization! Our school's goal is to collect 1,000 items.


Thanks!


A. Robison Student Council


MAIL CALL

Our 3rd grade students are once again awaiting the arrival of mail from the USS Donald Cook. The third graders wrote letters to the sailors aboard this ship. The sailors are enjoying each and every letter and are responding to each student. Getting mail while out to sea is a real treat. The ship is currently serving in the Mediterranean Sea.


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Commander Hampton, Captain of the USS Donald Cook, and a few crew members are proudly posing in his office with their letters from Robison 3rd graders.



The bottom picture below:

The students were very excited to see their letters “zip lining” from the oil tanker to the USS Donald Cook. The letters will be sent back across the wire to another oil tanker on Oct. 23rd as they start their journey to Houston.

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50's Day Fun!

GIFTED AND TALENTED

If you are interested in having your child evaluated for the gifted and talented program, please see the flowchart with very important deadlines below. The link to this document is

http://www.cfisd.net/download_file/view/10847/350/

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SPRING CREEK SPIRIT NIGHT

Spring Creek BBQ is a great supporter of the Robison and CFISD community. Please join other Robison families on Wednesday, November 11 between 5:00 and 8:00 pm for dinner at Spring Creek. A portion of all sales will be donated to our school. This is a win-win situation: parents do not have to cook, and money is raised for our school! A special bonus is that you get to eat with great company!

CALLING ALL ACTORS!

Cypress Woods High School will be holding open auditions for their theatre company’s upcoming Tommy Tune Award Participant Musical, Meet Me in St. Louis.
These auditions will be open to Cypress Woods High School feeder elementary and middle schools only. We are only taking 3rd, 4th, 5th graders from elementary schools and 6th graders only from middle schools.

Auditions:
When: Monday, November 16th at 5:00-6:30 PM

Where: Cypress Woods High School Auditorium

Looking For:
Tootie-bright, six year old daughter; youngest member of the Smith family


Ensemble-carolers, trolley passengers, townspeople

Parents need to check our rehearsal schedule before auditioning to ensure that their student, if cast, will be able to attend all rehearsals and performances.
--Go to www.cwtc.weebly.com
--Click on CWTC Callboard tab at the top of the website
--Click on the yellow CWTC Schedule Button
--It will take you to an outside calendar. You will see events on the calendar. You must double click the event to see who is called, what times, and where. Students who are cast will typically be called on Fridays from 5-6 PM and Saturdays from 2-5 PM and the week of technical rehearsals before performance. Whomever is cast as Tootie will be called twice on a Wednesday in December from 4:15 to 5:15 PM. Performances will be February 4th, 5th, & 6th.

Audition Day:
--Please enter through the auditorium lobby
--You will be required to fill out an audition form upon your arrival to auditions
--You do not need to prepare a song/monologue/dance/headshot/resume—materials will be learned the day of audition for auditions and your audition form will suffice for information about who auditioned.

We are so looking forward to hosting you all on this audition day! We don’t want any of our feeder students to miss out on such an amazing opportunity! Thank you so much and break a leg!

Mrs. Holly Knott
Associate Theatre Arts Director
Cypress Woods High School/Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
13550 Woods Spillane Blvd. Cypress, TX 77429
281-213-1901

STAY CONNECTED

We have multiple ways to communicate. Please make sure you are getting updates from all of these sources so you will always stay connected:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/robisones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/RobisonElementary

School Website: http://arobison.cfisd.net/en/news/newsletters/

Directions for School Messenger: http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/contacts-communications/schoolmessenger/

Remind 101: Text @robisonf to 81010

IMPORTANT DATES

November

2: Magic Show for all grades (Fundraiser reward)

3: 50th Day of School (Kindergarten Program @ 2:30 pm)

4: Picture Retakes

6: Super Citizens Day, Box Tops, and Spelling Bee Words go home

9: PTO Board Meeting (9:30 am), Family Math Night (6 to 7 pm) and School Board Meeting (6 pm)

11: Veterans Day Program and Spring Creek Spirit Night (5 to 8 pm)

13: Garden Day (2nd)

16: 5th Grade Curriculum Cafe (11:30-12:10)

17: 4th Grade Field Trip (Houston Symphony @ Berry Center)

19: Spelling Bee Tests during recess for those participating

20: Colonial Day (5th)

23-27: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS

30: 3rd & 5th Writing DPM (through December 11)

December

1: Progress Reports

2: 4th Grade Curriculum Cafe (9:00-9:40 am)

3: Holiday Shoppe Begins (through December 9)

4: Box Tops Due and Garden Day (2nd)

8: Author Don Tate (2nd-5th)

9: Holiday Shoppe Ends

10: Math DPM (2nd) and School Spelling Bee (4:30 pm)

11: Garden Day (4th)

14: Choir Program (7 pm)

15: Math DPM (3rd & 4th) and Student Council Meeting (7:50 am)

16: Math DPM Continued (3rd & 4th)

18: Holiday Parties


HOLIDAYS: December 21-January 4 (Classes resume January 5)

ROBISON PTO

PTO DOLLARS AT WORK

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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to our volunteer of the month for August, September and October. These individuals logged in the most volunteer hours during those months. Way to go! Thank you for all your time dedicated to our kiddos!

August – Mary Jane Spevak

September – Lela Haner

October – Melissa Abbott

FALL FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS

Thank you PTO supporters! We met our fundraising goal with our Fall catalog sales. Our efforts help to fund events such as Super Citizen Day, Colonial Day, Cultural Celebrations, Inventors Day, Texas Day, staff appreciation, Author visits, buses for our field trips, Field Day treats, Classroom celebrations, and so much more. And thank you PTO for our wonderful magic show reward featuring magician Chad Chesmark! Fun was had by all!

HOLIDAY SHOPPE COMING TO ROBISON

Mark your calendars for our Holiday Shoppe December 3rd-4th and 7th-9th. We will need volunteers to assist our students as they choose their special gifts for loved ones. Look for more information on ways to help out at this fun event as the date gets closer.

BOX TOPS

Box Tops and Campbell Labels, Community Labels and Tyson Labels are collected once a month on the first Friday of the month. Please send these in to school in your child’s backpack in a baggie labeled with student name and homeroom teacher name. Thank you for your support and keep clipping! If you would like to use a collection sheet for attaching box tops, please visitwww.boxtops4education.com to create an account. You will then be able to print out a collection sheet.

YEARBOOK PURCHASES

Hi Super Hero's,

Yearbooks are still on sale for $25.00! We can only guarantee this price from August 19th-December 18th. After December 19th the price will automatically increase to $30.

Please note-The yearbook committee does not order extra yearbooks. The only way to guarantee that your student will receive a yearbook is to order it today.

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YEARBOOK PAGE SPONSORSHIP

A page sponsorship Are NOW on sell! This is a great way to thank your child’s teacher or send a special message to your child. Individual class pages, student

council, choir, spelling bee, and other activity pages are available for sponsorship. Your message and your child’s photo will appear at the bottom of the page you sponsor. Sponsor message are restricted to 130 characters in length and subject to content approval.


Sponsor a Page for the 2015-2016 Yearbook for $20.00. Please Note: Due to multiply requests for pages, sponsorship is awarded on a first approved and paid basis.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Stephaine Key at skey94@hotmail.com

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EXCITING PLAYGROUND NEWS FROM THE PTO!

Thanks to a lot of hard work from fundraising and budgeting over the past few years, there will be an exciting development coming soon to our playground! A new structure will be built close to the Northeast corner of the hardtop that will provide an additional source of fun for all grades. It will even be shaded! This will be a welcome addition for providing protection from the sun. There will even be a sidewalk and ramp to make it fully accessible. We will update you as progress proceeds. Thanks for all your help and generosity supporting the Robison PTO! We could not provide the yearly activities that the kids enjoy and extra allocations for special projects like this without your generous support of the fundraisers!

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