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

Canned Goods Drive – Sept 19th to 29th!

Calling All Organized Parents!

Calling All Organized Parents — We still need 5 Room Parents!

1st: Sheets, Wu

3rd: Contreras

4th: Goldsmith, Wayman

The role can be done from the comfort of your home or office as it mainly consists of email communications and budget collection/distribution.

This year we have spots for an assistant role so you can have help in getting the teacher’s gift.

Sign up today or contact Margaret Henry if you have any questions. She is happy to tell you how easy and HELPFUL the role is.

Please consider signing up to be Room Parent or any other classroom volunteer position using the online sign-up sheet.

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

Culture of Giving Campaign: Sept 18th to Oct 6th!

Your actions over the last few weeks truly exemplify the spirit of giving. You have donated your time and much needed supplies to help teachers and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey in the Roberts community and beyond. As you return to normal life, please continue to support the recovery effort. We hope that you can also support the Roberts PTO as you have in years past.

Through your generous donations and tireless volunteerism, our children enjoy activities that set us apart from other schools. Here are a few examples of how funds are used:

• Professional Development
• Technology
• IB Annual Fee
• Fine Arts
• Curriculum Enrichment
• Community Building

Please consider giving. If every family gives $1 per school day ($178), we will reach our goal. 100% of the money you donate goes directly into the school. Donations are tax deductible.

For more information on the Culture of Giving fundraising campaign and how to donate, click here.

Get Ready for the Roberts Elementary Annual International Festival on Oct 20th 3:30-6:30 pm!

We’re looking for country leaders, festival volunteers, and Fashion show participants. The cut-off to sign up for the International Fashion show is Sept 28th. The first meeting is September 29th8:10 a.m. It is limited to 4 models per country which includes, kids, parents, and staff.
Interested in being a country leader but can’t take it on yourself? We can help find you a partner. Look for International Festival forms in your Tuesday’s folder or email us directly with any questions.

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

 

Grade Level Welcome Coffee Events!

Welcome back for a new school year! The PTO would like to thank all the parents for volunteering to host the grade coffees. This is a great opportunity to meet parents with kids in the same grade level.

Kindergarten
Hosted by: Trish Hillard and Jenny Beech
When: September 20th at 8:15 am
Where: 2136 Addison Rd

1st Grade
Hosted by: Liz Singleton
When: September 28th at 8:15am
Where: 2410 Wordsworth St

2nd Grade
Hosted by: Anu Chadha
When: September 29th at 8:15am
Where: 2331 Wordsworth St

3rd Grade
Hosted by: Courtney Tardy, P.J. Oran-Davis and Leslie Wang
When: October 2nd at 8:15am
Where: 2335 Swift Blvd

4th Grade
Hosted by: Catalina Pastore
When: September 25th at 8:15am
Where: 2120 Watts St

5th Grade
Hosted by: Deanna Fuehne, Donna Scudder, and Ann Heikkinen
When: September 19th at 8:15am
Where: 2135 Southgate Blvd

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 to attend here to attend the  campout

Sign up closes on October 9, 2017.

There are a limited number of spots.

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.

Rice Football Bash on Saturday, October 7th at 5:30 pm!

Sammy the Owl and Roberts Elementary want to recruit you to the Rice vs Army game on Saturday, October 7th. Kickoff is at 5:30 pm but get there early for a chance to stand on the field for the National Anthem. Also, don’t miss the Rice mascot, Sammy, at School Street morning drop off Tuesday, October 3rd. Go Owls!

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.