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, complete the Directory Registration Form, sign up to volunteer, 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 Natalie Smith

Middle School Night at Roberts on Tuesday, Oct. 24th at 6:15 pm

5th and 4th grade families are invited to learn about HISD middle schools. Tuesday, Oct. 24th, 6:15 pm in Roberts Café.

Pershing Middle School First Look on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 pm.

The International Festival Postponed to Friday, Oct. 27th from 3:30-6:30 pm!

The International Festival has been postponed to Friday, October 27th due to the high likelihood of rain.  The Roberts early dismissal day has also been postponed to coincide with this event!

Please take a Passport!
Help get our kids interested and intrigued with all the discoveries from around the world. Every student who turns in a Passport gets a prize, the class with the most completed Passports gets an ice cream party!

Volunteers
There are still several spots to be filled this Friday. Please consider signing up for one or more volunteer positions, it’s only one hour and helps so much.

 

Rice Football Bash Success!

The first Rice Football Bash was a hit with almost 130 tickets sold. A good time was had by all. Thanks to those who stopped by and said hello to Sammy the Owl during his visit on School St. Sammy says he cannot wait for the upcoming Basketball Bash on December 2. Tipoff is at 2pm. Go Owls, Go Roberts!

Fall Box Tops Campaign

box-topsWe will be kicking off our Fall Box Top collection campaign beginning the week of October 16th with the last day for collection on Thursday October 26th. For 5th graders attending the 5th grade camp, the last day of collection will be Monday, October 23rd.

Roberts will receive 10 cents for each Box Top that can be found on the packaging of many commonly purchased products.

The class that collects the most Box Tops will win a prize. In addition, for each student that submits at least 30 Box Tops, their name will be entered into a raffle for a special prize so starting cutting those Box Tops! Collection forms will be sent home in next week’s Tuesday Folder. Have fun clipping!  See the Box Tops page for additional information.

To assist with the counting of the Box Tops, please ensure the following:

  • There are ONLY 10 box tops per form – if you have more, please feel free to make photocopies or place extra box tops in a Ziploc bag.
  • Your child’s name is clearly written on each form and/or on the Ziploc bag.

Get Ready for the Roberts Elementary Annual International Festival on Oct 27th 3:30-6:30 pm!

This year we will be making an International Festival Photobook.
If you do not want your child’s photograph to be included in the photobook, please email us before Friday, October 20th. Include your child’s name, grade, and teacher’s name. Please inform your child(ren) of your preference.

Safety:
The International Festival will be overseen by staff and faculty, and we have requested HISD security, but our doors will be open to the entire community. We encourage you to stay vigilant of your child/children’s location on the school grounds.

Classroom Presentations:
As part of the International Festival, parents are welcome to join their child’s class and share information about their country of origin including indigenous foods/treats, music, games, or storytelling. This year’s presentations will be during the week of October 16th-20. Presentation forms can be found on the Roberts PTO website.
internationalfestival@robertspto.org


The International Festival brings together food, culture, art, and performances from all around the world. All countries are welcome. With over 35 tents displayed around the schoolyard, family and friends can walk the grounds tasting delectable tidbits from across the globe. Learn about the holidays, customs, and languages spoken in our very special Roberts community.

This year Roberts will be hosting its very own “World’s Fair”

Learn about the greatest discoveries and inventions from all over the world.

Performances take place on the outdoor stage.

Watch traditional dances, hear amazing musical performances by some of our schools most talented rising stars, and this year see the premier of the Roberts International Fashion Show. Traditional and contemporary costumes and attire presented by our students, parents, and staff.

The day starts with our annual International Festival parade.

Students will create their own individual patriotic costumes and march together waving their country’s flags. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Country representatives wanted: Would you like to share something awesome about your country but are afraid to take it on yourself? We can help you find a partner. Join us at an IF meeting right after the PTO meeting or email us directly.

If you represented your country last year or would like to sign up this year, the form can be found in this week’s Tuesday folder. Please return it with your child’s folder or bring it with you to the IF meeting.

IF Photographer needed: We’re looking for someone with a talent for taking photographs to cover this year’s festival. You do not need to be a professional.

IF Photo book: This year’s festival will be published! We’re looking for help putting together photos from the festival. Please email the IF chairs if interested in volunteering.

International festival chairs:

Raintree Sumazin rrainttree@hotmail.com

Jana Wang             wangsuper2012@gmail.com

 

Culture of Giving Campaign: Thank you for your support!

October 6 marked the end of the annual Culture of Giving fundraiser. Thanks to your generous donations, we met our goal of $77,000 with over 50% of families contributing!

We would not have achieved our target without Employer Matched Gifts. It is not too late to request that your gift be matched. If you are unsure if your company offers this benefit, please ask. It is an easy way to compound your donation.

Congratulations to Ms. Villaseñor’s, Ms. Bahr’s, and Ms. Waterman’s classes for being Classroom Challenge winners!

Donation acknowledgements and information about benefits for qualifying donations will be sent out in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please contact Sonia and Donna at cultureofgiving@robertspto.org with any questions

If you would still like to give, Roberts PTO accepts donations year round. Visit http://robertspto.org/fundraising/culture-of-giving/ for more information.

 

Roberts Running Club!

Running Club starts Tuesday, September 26th at 7 am under the covered area. Running Club meets every
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 -7:30am (weather permitting). At 7:30, the kids go to the cafeteria for breakfast and to wait for the class bell at 7:55. Voluntary donations of $30/participating child are appreciated. Visit the RRC Page for mandatory online registration.

Register for the Roberts Fall Campout on Friday, Nov. 10th!

The PADRES Campout

November 10, 2017

Check in 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Check out by 10am the following morning

Join the PADRES as we campout under the stars with our kids on the lawn and field at Roberts Elementary on November 10, 2017. The cost is $25.00 per camper, which includes crafts, games, dinner, a movie, a dance party, and breakfast. Kids and volunteers (only) will also receive a campout shirt.

ALL KIDS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Sign up is now closed.

Dads (or moms) can sign up to volunteer at the campout at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b48aba62da7f49-padres.  Anyone that signs up to volunteer before October 9, 2017 will receive a shirt too. (No other adults will get shirts).

Send any questions to padres@robertspto.org.

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 Margaret Henry if you have any questions. She is happy to tell you how easy and HELPFUL the roles are.

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

Our NEW Teachers’ Lounge!

It is with great pleasure that we unveil Roberts Elementary’s newly remodeled teachers’ lounge. Special thanks to PTO President, Natalie Smith, Ashley Putnam, the PADRES and our fearless leader and principal, Ms. Trealla Epps! #RobertsStrong

Click to watch the video!

Greater Community Activities

Please join us for the West U Halloween Dash on Saturday, October 28. The event consists of a flat and fast 5K chip-timed race, along with a 1 mile, non-competitive fun run.

You can learn more and register at http://westutx.gov/501/West-U-Halloween-Dash-and-Kids-Fun-Run.

Register now for this great event. The Race Director, Michele Marvin, will personally donate $5 per entry received between September 18 and September 25 to Baker Ripley for long-term flood relief up to $2,000.

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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2017-2018 ‘Name That Book’ Lists Released!

 

Looking for summer reading?  See the newly published ‘Name That Book’ lists for K-2nd Grade and 3rd-5th Grade on the Name That Book page!

SPARK Park Now Open!

SPARKLOGOThe SPARK Park is now open for all to enjoy! Review the park hours and rules HERE.

Get VIPS Cleared Now!

The district policy is that volunteers and visitors must be VIPS 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.