Welcome to the Roberts Elementary School PTO Website!

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As part of the Roberts community, all parents are part of the Roberts PTO. Please take a minute to navigate the website, see a list of current PTO officers, read meeting minutes, download forms and get information on how you can help the school by participating in PTO-driven activities and fundraisers.

Welcome Letter from the PTO President P.J.Davis Oran

Concerns About The State of Our Building

Moms, Dads, and Caregivers—Please attend the meeting on Dec 7th at 9 am at Roberts Cafe. Our goal is to have a FULL HOUSE to demonstrate the strength & solidarity of our community.

– Did you know that when Houston has a heavy rain, some students are displaced to the library because of water leaking into their classrooms?

– Did you know Roberts Elementary has an unaddressed repair request that is over 2 years old, to replace a simple door lock for a teacher’s classroom?

– Did you know, the Roberts Elementary roof is 82 years old, and has never been replaced?

Be well informed For information on the issues click here (link to pdf)
RSVP YES TO 12/7 @ 9 AM http://evite.me/Ann3J4u1G7
Please share your stories and speak up
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YHD3PFT

Pajama Day Friday November 16th

Pajama Day is Friday,  November 16th. Buy a wristband for $1 and wear your PJs to school. Wristbands will be sold Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:15am-7:30am. Funds raised support 5th grade activities.

Save the Date!Meeting with HISD Head of Facilities Management

Calling all Roberts Elementary Parents: Save the Date!

Brian G. Busby, Chief Operating Officer of HISD (link to bio: https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/156951), has accepted Ms Epps’ invitation to address FAMILIES’ CONCERNS ABOUT THE STATE OF OUR BUILDING on Friday December 7th at 9 am in the Cafe.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to voice your concerns about how our aging facilities should be maintained and upgraded directly with Mr. Busby who is the head of all facilities in HISD.

As the PTO, we feel it is important to have a strong showing of families at this meeting to hold HISD accountable for issues like chronic roof leaks, temperamental AC units, and entrance/exit ways that impact the health and safety of our children everyday.

Please click here to RSVP YES you can attend. (http://evite.me/Ann3J4u1G7)

P.S. In the weeks leading up to the meeting, we will be:
– sending out information on the issues, what has been done to date
– collecting your questions and concern

 

Scholastic Book Fair

 

1st Annual Roberts Dad’s Softball Tournament

PADRES,

We are pleased to announce that registration for the highly anticipated, 1st Annual Dad’s Softball Tournament is officially open.

Please note that player participation is limited to current or former Roberts’ Dads, and only 40 player spots are available. Additional details and registration information enclosed.

Event Details:

When/Where: December 1, 2018 | 4PM @ Rice’s Reckling Park
Teams: 4 teams, 10 players per team (40 players)
Format: 3 Contests (2 Qualifying Games, 1 Championship)
Team Captains: Paul Janish, Ron Oran, Ryan Taaffe and John Botros
Draft: Players will be drafted to one of four teams once registration closes

Registration/Admission Fees*

Players: $125 (includes t-shirt, refreshments and a once in a lifetime chance to play ball at Rice University’s nationally acclaimed, Reckling Park)

General Fan Admission: $10 – Adults, $5 – Children (5-12), Free – Children under 5 . General Admission registration 

*All proceeds to Roberts Elementary PTO, and 100% tax deductible

Questions? Contact John Botros at padres@robertspto.org

Pershing Prospective Parent Coffee

Culture of Giving:Thank you for your support!

We are still tallying the results, but we are currently at 90% of our ambitious goal with 63% of families participating (as of 9/28). Thank you so much to those families who have contributed for supporting our students and teachers.

Please help push us over the finish line by submitting your donation to your company’s Matching Gift Program. Here are a few examples of companies with Matching Gift Programs:
– AIG
– Chevron
– Deutsche Bank
– Exxon Mobil
– Gartner
– GE
– Halliburton
– Hess
– Humana
– Shell
– Sherwin-Williams

If you are not sure, please ask your Human Resources representative.

If you would still like to give, it is not too late. The Roberts PTO accepts donations year-round. Visit http://robertspto.org/fundraising/culture-of-giving

Roberts Math Club Information and Registration

The Roberts Math club is gearing up for the 2018-19 school year. The team was formed in 2015 by a group of Roberts parents who teach and do research in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) fields. The goal of the club is to support STEM education and provide an activity where students can develop confidence in problem-solving skills and a love of math.  Read more about Roberts Math Team Information and Registration 2018-19.

 

 

Get VIPS Cleared Now with HISD’s New RAPTOR Volunteer Management System!

The district policy is that volunteers and visitors must be VIPS(Volunteers in Public Schools) cleared to attend any school event other than lunch or parent conferences. The district is really pushing for compliance on all campuses. This means, you cannot attend an event in your child’s class (like a poetry reading) unless you are VIPS cleared. For instructions, click here.

Next PTO Meeting on Friday, November 2nd in Café @ 7:40 am

Coffee-clip-art-free-clipart-images-2All parents are invited to attend our monthly PTO meeting! You will hear a school report from Ms. Epps, as well as reports from several of the PTO committee chairs. Learn what’s going on around school, what’s coming up and how you can help!  Siblings not yet in school are welcome.

Corporate Rewards Program

One of the easiest ways to support Roberts Elementary is to use affinity cards or pass codes when doing your everyday shopping. Did you know that, because of these programs, Roberts raises thousands of dollars every year from retailers? Please take a few minutes to ensure that Roberts benefits from your many trips to the grocery store and other retailers. Hover on these icons to see the offerings, click here for more information, or double click on the icons to go directly to the vendor’s site.

 

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Calling All Organized Parents!

In order to assist your child’s teacher and make the most of the school year, each classroom needs volunteers to fill several roles including:

Room Parent, Tuesday Folder, Garden Liaison, Auction Coordinator, Fun Run Coordinator, and Carnival Coordinator 

Please check your child’s classroom volunteer roster to see what vacancies are remaining and consider signing up to be Room Parent or any other classroom volunteer position using the online sign-up sheet.

 

Contact Jeff Frey if you have any questions. He will be happy to tell you how easy and HELPFUL the roles are.

Be sure to (re) register for VIPS as soon as possible!