PADRES (Promoting Active Dads at Roberts Elementary School)


The Padres is an active Dad’s club that has sponsored several annual events for the Roberts community since 2010. The Campout is a hugely popular annual event and has hosted over 500 parents and kids for dinner, a movie and camping under the stars on the Roberts grounds. In the summer before school starts the Padres break out the tools and spent a day fixing, building and repairing things around the school and in the classrooms for the new year.  And as a reward for all the hard work there are a few social events worked in including an annual visit to Saint Arnold brewery.



We are pleased to announce that registration for the highly anticipated, 1st Annual Dad’s Softball Tournament is officially open.

Please note that player participation is limited to current or former Roberts’ Dads, and only 40 player spots are available. Additional details and registration information enclosed.

Event Details:

When/WhereDecember 1, 2018 | 4PM @ Rice’s Reckling Park
Teams: 4 teams, 10 players per team (40 players)
Format: 3 Contests (2 Qualifying Games, 1 Championship)
Team Captains: Paul Janish, Ron Oran, Ryan Taaffe and John Botros
Draft: Players will be drafted to one of four teams once registration closes

Registration/Admission Fees*

Players: $125 (includes t-shirt, refreshments and a once in a lifetime chance to play ball at Rice University’s nationally acclaimed, Reckling Park)

General Fan Admission: $10 – Adults, $5 – Children (5-12), Free – Children under 5 . General Admission registration 

*All proceeds to Roberts Elementary PTO, and 100% tax deductible

Questions? Contact John Botros at


The PADRES recently completed two much appreciated renovation projects including the teachers’ lounge (summer 2017) and science lab (Winter Break 2016-2017), compliments of some very generous and dedicated parents. Many thanks to everyone whose financial contributions and sweat equity made this project possible!

Click on the photos below to watch the video.

Teachers’ Lounge on Vimeo

RE Science Lab 2.0 on Vimeo.


Padres Work Day Padres_Work_Day

If you are interested in joining the Padres you can sign up for the email distribution by completing the form below.  Questions?  Contact Ron Oran at

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Science Room Renovation Project (Jan 2017)