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

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PTO Volunteer Information Session

Want to get involved? Or simply know more about the Roberts PTO and the many events that we organize? Attend our Spring Volunteer Information Session on January, 24th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm to learn about the different ways you can participate. We have opportunities for every schedule no matter how little time you can give. Every minute is impactful.

Representatives from the following committees will be present:
– International Festival
– Culture of Giving
– Auction
– Fun Run
– Carnival
– Workroom
This event is for adults only. For additional information including location, go to http://evite.me/PCDp7ANpjX

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. 

Roberts 2019 Auction

SAVE THE DATE!
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.

Staff Appreciation Lunch hosted by 2nd/3rd grades: Thursday, Jan 24th

The 2nd and 3rd grades will host the Staff Appreciation Lunch on Thursday, January 24th, 2019. The theme for this luncheon is BBQ! The luncheons are our #1 way of showing all the Roberts staff, which includes the classroom teachers, specialists, administration, office staff, kitchen & custodial staff, and crossing guards, how much we appreciate their daily work at Roberts. We need help from everyone to make this luncheon possible.

Families can sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4CA5A62AAAFE3-staff. In addition to food items, we are also looking for help with set-up and clean-up. If you cannot contribute a food item, please consider donating $10 to cover expenses. Cash or check (made to “Roberts PTO” and write “Staff Lunch” on memo line) and sent via Tuesday folder.

Please contact Jane Foster or Sonia Huse at staffappreciation@robertspto.org with any questions.

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:
– AIG
– 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, January 11th 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!