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

Save the Date!

Save the date… school carnival coming up on April 6th. Look out for this space for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities This Week (Feb 20 – Feb 26)

Parent involvement provides resources that we could not otherwise afford. This is what makes Roberts ES an exceptional school. We have opportunities for every schedule, no matter how little time you can give. Every minute is impactful. Please volunteer.

2/20 (W)

2/21 (Th)

  • Art Room Assistant (for K/1st grade project), 50 minutes shift
  • Library Assistant for Ms. Rivero, 8:00-8:30a
  • Library Assistant for Ms. Kyle, K., 8:35-9:05a
  • Library Assistant for Ms. Wu, 10:20-10:50a

2/22 (F)

  • Art Room Assistant (for K/1st grade project), 50 minutes shift
  • Library Assistant for Ms. Harbour, 9:10-9:40a
  • Library Assistant for Ms. Bahr 9:45-10:15a
  • Math Club Assistant, 3:00 – 4:30 p

2/25 (M)

  • Art Room Assistant (for K/1st grade project), 50 minutes shift
  • Library Assistant for Ms. McCann, 10:20-10:50a

2/26 (T)

  • Art Room Assistant (for K/1st grade project), 50 minutes 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


PTO Nominating Committee for 2019

The PTO Nominating Committee for the 2019-2020 school year will meet
February 20th at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.
Kelly Brumleve
Valarie Rodriguez
Jane Foster
Sandy Do
Eleanor Verret

Join us for Roberts 2019 Auction

The 2019 Roberts Auction will be February 9th at Cohen House in Rice University. Tickets are on sale at www.muradauctions.net/robertsauction

You don’t want to miss this party! DJ Craig, dancing, dinner, and all your favorite teacher perks and parties.

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


Support Roberts Elementary Auction! Get 30% off at Total Wines

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!