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

Library Summer Make-over Fundraiser


Support the Roberts Library. Your donation will go towards items to make the library more appealing:

  • New Books
  • Shelving
  • More Reading Nooks



  • ALL donor families have the opportunity to be recognized on a commemorative bookmark that will be given to ALL students next school year.
  • Families who give more than $50 can inscribe a bookplate label in a library book of their choice.
  • Families who give more than $2500 will be recognized on a plaque in the library
  • In addition, 10 donor families chosen at random will be invited to a sneak peek of the library before the first day of school.

Spirit Night at Chick-fil-a

Barnes & Noble Book Fair



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)

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 ( May 16 – May 21)

  • CLICK here for additional details including responsibilities, contact person

5/16 (Th)

5/17 (F) 

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

5/20 (M)

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

5/21 (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

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, March 1st 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!