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

Community Night on April 26th

5th Annual Roberts Running Club Race

Join us at the 5th Annual Roberts Running Club 1/4 Mile Race on May 8th, 2019 at Wendel D. Ley Track, Rice University at 4:30 pm

Divisions: By grade and gender

Deadline for registration is May 1st to receive a commemorative shirt.

Registration link: https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/m1s8v79o0udiopr/

Entry Fee: $25 – covers entry to race, a commemorative shirt, and 1 ticket to Rice baseball game on May 11th at 2:30 pm

For more info contact Erin Fox at runningclub@robertspto.org

Order your 2018-2019 yearbook by April 27th

Order 2018-2019 yearbook! DUE APRIL 27thOrder your copy now on Treering. Purchase and customize your yearbook. Roberts passcode is -1014763033911424


Order 2019-2020 School Supplies

Order online school supply packs for 2019-2020. Please click here to order before June 30.  After June 1, prices will go up by $10.  No orders will be accepted after June 30.  School supplies will NOT be sold at the beginning of the school year.  They MUST be preordered now.School supply packs will be delivered to your child’s classroom before the first day of school.

Download 2019-2020 School Supply Lists (for parents who want to purchase their own)


Per our PTO Bylaws, Article 5.7

A general PTO vote will be held at a PTO meeting on April 26 at 7:40 AM in the cafeteria to
vote for the 2019-2020 PTO Parliamentarian. The nominees are:

Anu Shah (Nominating Committee Nominee)
Fran-Victoria StephensAny others nominated from the floor at that meeting.

For questions, contact:
The May PTO Meeting is Friday, May 3.


Per our PTO Bylaws, Article 5.7
An additional general PTO vote will be held at a second PTO meeting, April 26 at 7:40 AM in the cafeteria to approve the 2019-2020 PTO Slate for Parliamentarian.
The May PTO Meeting is Friday, May 3.

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd and 4th grade Art Show

Dear Roberts 2nd & 4th Grade Families,

SAVE THE DATE for the annual 2nd and 4th grade art show. All Family members welcome. Please mark your calendars.

Roberts Elementary Art Show

   2nd & 4th Grade Students

Thursday May 9th 

 6:15 pm-7:30 pm

Creatively In The Arts,

Marina Botros Jenkins


We are listening—Share your feedback re: PTO website

We are doing an in-depth review of the PTO website (RobertsPTO.org) with the goal of making it the ultimate source of school and PTO information. If you have ever thought:
– Where can I find info on ______?
– I wish that I could _____ on line.
– The School/PTO website is _____.
Please let us know at presidentelect@robertspto.org. All questions, comments, ideas are welcome. Deadline: May 9th(Th), 6pm.

Family Tech Talk Night

Internet safety and responsibility
What apps are your child using?
Tools to help monitor your child’s online activity
When is the right time to give your child a phone?

These are a few items that will be discussed at our FAMILY TECH TALK NIGHT! Learn how to help your child navigate the internet
safely with guidance from our speaker, Ron Russak of Trend Micro. Ron has over 30 years of IT experience working with accounting
firm KPMG, as well as Dell, SonicWALL, Imperva, and TippingPoint, both under HP and Trend Micro ownership. He is currently a
Technical Account Manager and makes this presentation on a regular basis in Houston area schools. While he currently resides in
Austin, Ron is a Houston native!
Space is limited. For questions, to reserve a seat, or if you cannot attend and wish to request printed information, please email
president@robertspto.org. THIS IS A PARENTS ONLY EVENT.

Read here for details of the event.

Become a Bookworm for Your Child’s Class

Join in the Bookworm fun today!

WHO: You!

Bookworms are parents who invest a small amount of time to create a huge impact in their child’s life, class and in our Roberts community by volunteering to read just 15-minutes during their child’s library time.

HOW: Bookworms’ E-sign-up Sheet is easy to use.

Simply choose which week or weeks in the school year accommodate your busy schedule to read to your child’s class. You or Roberts Grandparents can choose to serve once or all the library weeks that remain.

Just make sure you:

1) Sign up to express interest in serving as a
Bookworm by emailing robertsptolibrary@gmail.com, include your child’s name and teacher’s name


2) Get VIPS-approved through HISD.

Already VIPS-approved?

Already signed up this school year for Bookworms? Use the E-Sign-Up Sheet and help us end the year with a Bookworm Bang!


If you possess the skills below, consider volunteering for the following roles. We need YOU!
Parent involvement is critical for a high-performing public school like ours. We are committed to having a PTO Board that is representative of our student population.
– Carnival (veteran co-chair Trish Hilliard)
– Directory
– International Garden (with co-chair Lauren Stone-Kop)
– Padres (Dad’s Club, with veteran co-chair John Botros)
– Staff Appreciation (with veteran co-chairs Jane Foster and Cathy Lawrence)

For a brief description of the role, go to http://robertspto.org/volunteer/. Standing Committee chairpersons are considered members of the PTO Board of Directors. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the existing chairperson (http://robertspto.org/pto-information/board-members/) and/or Sonia Huse at presidentelect@robertspto.org.

2019 Name That Book Winners!

Congratulations to the Name That Book and Jr. Name That Book teams for their respective first place wins!

The Jr. Name That Book team was comprised of 2nd graders Sophie Chen, Lucy Chen, Vaani Grover, Angela Johnson, Amy Lee, Prachi Sinha, Ted Yun, and Emily Zhang.

The 3-5th grade team will go on to compete in the finals on March 7 at the Hattie Mae White Education Center. Good luck to team members Julia Choi (5), Murphy McCallum (5), Jordan Muscal (5), Trinity Yun (5), Simone Huse (4), Saveri Ivaturi (4), Iniya Rajan (4), and Bella Axcell (3).

Neither team could have done it with the support of their sponsors. A very special thanks to Jr. NTB coaches Ms. Miller and Ms. Palmer, and NTB coaches Ms. Frazee, Ms. Harbour, Ms. Owens, and Ms. Proch.

Volunteer Opportunities This Week ( April 24 – April 30)

HELP! In search of someone with Audio-Visual skills to set-up and run the movie during Community Night in exchange for the best seats in the house. We are also looking to 2 food servers. Contact Person: Catalina Pastore, communitynight@robertspto.org

All events take place at school unless otherwise noted.

4/24 (W)

  • Garden, 7:30 to 9:00a (for 20min or more)
  • Library Assistant for Ms. Woods: 9:10-9:40a
  • Library Assistant for Ms. Estrada: 10:05-10:25a
  • Bookworms (Read aloud in Library), 15min shift

4/25 (Th)

4/26 (F)

  • Bookworms (Read aloud in Library), 15min shift
  • Math Club Assistant, 3:00-4:30p

4/29 (M)

  • Bookworms (Read aloud in Library), 15min shift

4/30 (T)

  • Bookworms (Read aloud in Library), 15min shift
  • Library Assistant for Ms. Sac: 9:10-9:40a
  • Library Assistant for Ms. Moliver: 12:50-1:20p
  • Library Assistant for Ms. Peng: 1:25-1:55p

For other volunteer opportunities this month and beyond, click here.


Math Club Instructors Needed!

The Roberts Math Club was formed in 2015 by 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. Math Club is open to 4th/5th graders and meets on Fridays, 3:00 to 4:30p.

In order to continue Math Club, we need additional instructors and teaching assistants.
– A love of math
– VIPS approval
– You do NOT need to have a teaching or research background.
– You do NOT need to have a child in the 4th/5th grade.

– You do NOT have to be available every Friday. Even if you can only come occasionally, it will help keep the program going.

To learn more, come to a Math Club meeting (Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30p)! Read more about the Roberts Math Club [Roberts Math Team Information and Registration 2018-19]. Contact Melissa Marschall (marschal@rice.edu) for additional information.

Congratulations to 8 Finalists in Rodeo School Art Program!

This year Ms. Jenkins submitted 8 students’ work to the Rodeo School Art Program. This was the maximum number allowed per school. All 8 were selected as finalists—Ted Yun (2), Saveri Ivaturi (4), Aurelia Shaitelman (4), Zoe Clark (4), Murphy McCallum (5), Riya Hari (5), Rustin Golshan (5), and Trinity Yun (5).

Only 10 pieces are chosen from 500 HISD submissions at the ES level to move on for further judging at NRG stadium. Of those 10, Roberts students took 5 spots—Ted Yun (2), Saveri Ivaturi (4), Aurelia Shaitelman (4), Riya Hari (5), and Rustin Golshan (5).

2nd grader Ted Yun won Best of Show, the highest honor. His piece “Gray Goat” (made of chalk and oil pastels) will hang in the Hayloft Gallery in NRG stadium through the duration of rodeo.

We would like to recognize all 22 students who created pieces for consideration. Each demonstrated commitment, working hard every morning from October through December to complete their drawings, even though there was a chance that their art may not get chosen for judging.

Last but not least, a special thank you to Ms. Jenkins for her dedication to the students throughout the process.


April 23: IB Art Show. More info forthcoming.

May 9: 2nd & 4th Grade Art Show at Roberts ES.
** Volunteers needed the day of for set-up. Please contact Ms. Jenkins


Pin Oak Middle School – Cheerleader for a Day Clinic

Sign up now for the Pin Oak Middle School Cheerleader for a Day Clinic, Saturday, April 6 from 9am – noon with a star-studded performance at 11:30. The clinic is open to children in Kindergarten – 7th grade and will be held in the Pin Oak Middle School Gym. Don’t miss out on all the fun! Register here.

New PADRES Campout Date!

Updated PADRES Campout date is now March 1st, 2019. 

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:
– 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

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