PTO Meeting on June 29, 6pm

The PTO Board voted to hold a live virtual meeting on Monday, June 29 at 6pm to approve the 2020-21 Audit Committee. Ms. Epps will also give a Principal’s Report.

For agenda and link to join the meeting, click here.

Virtual PTO Meeting: F 4/3 at 10:30a

The PTO will be hosting a virtual PTO meeting tomorrow, Friday, April 3 at 10:30a. Ms. Epps will be on-line to answer questions. Click here for log in details.

Virtual Spanish Classes

Language Kids World (This is the company that we contract with for our Spanish teacher at Roberts, Ms. Padron) is supporting families and children by bringing our language classroom to your home! We are offering free online Spanish classes for elementary school students on Mondays at 1p, Wednesdays at 2p, and Fridays at 11p. Spaces are limited. Please make sure you register at least 1 day before the class.

To register and for more resources, click here.


PTO Board Updates

Given the uncertainty on when the next PTO meeting will take place, there will be a special meeting for the PTO Board to vote on postponing the vote on both the 2020-21 Executive Committee Slate and the 2020-21 Budget which would normally take place at the April PTO meeting as per the PTO by-laws (see Articles 4.3, 5.6, 9.7)

The Executive Committee nominees which will be voted on when the next PTO meeting takes place are:

  • President Elect – Marisa Botros
  • Corresponding Secretary – Jeff Frey
  • Treasurer – Matt Hunn
  • Historian – Dina Taaffe
  • Parliamentarian – Anu Shah
  • Recording Secretary – Marth Gau (serving 2nd year of 2 year term) – no nomination
  • President – Vanessa Engel – no nomination
  • Past President – Sonia Huse – no nomination

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the postponement, please don’t hesitate to contact either Sonia Huse at or Vanessa Engel at

Virtual Spirit Week: 3/23-27

Students are encouraged to participate in the daily challenge and post their spirit on the PTO Facebook page or email to their teachers.

The Roberts Campout is ON

The Campout is ON (barring any freak weather event)!
The Campout is only open to families who registered last fall.
Check in begins at 5:30p on Friday 3/6. Check-out by 10a on Saturday 3/7.

INCLUDED in the registration fee:

– Dinner (pizza & salad)
– Movie & popcorn
– Dance Party
– Breakfast (donuts, pancakes, coffee)
– Water throughout the event
BYO (Bring you own):
– Tent
– Sleeping bags
– Blankets/chairs for movie viewing.
Optional: Cash – 5th Grade will be selling goodies to raise funds for their graduation celebration. Cash only so please bring small bills/loose change.

Special Budget Meeting

The Budget and Finance Committee is calling a Special Meeting on Friday, March 6, 2020, at 7:40a (before the PTO meeting) in the Roberts Cafe located at 6000 Greenbriar, Houston TX 77030 to request a special allocation for fence repair and new gates, pursuant to Article VIII, Section 8.9 and Article IX, section 9.7 of the PTO bylaws ( Roberts_Elementary_PTO_Bylaws.pdf).

PTO Nominations for 2020-21 – Friday, March 6 at 8:45a Roberts Café

The PTO Nominating Committee for the 2020-21 school year will meet on Friday, March 6 at 8:45a in the Roberts Café to select the nominees for the following Elected Offices, as per Article V of the PTO bylaws.

  • President-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Parliamentarian
  • Historian

The members of this year’s Nominating Committee are:

  • Jenny Beech (Chair of Nominating Committee) – HISD Liaison, Culture of Giving Chair
  • Muhammad Parekh – Tuesday Folder Chair, Workroom Chair
  • Ryan Taaffe – Corporate Sponsorship Chair
  • Mei Yee Ku
  • Kalisa Perkins

Vanessa Engel (President-Elect, Parent of 3rd and 4th Graders) and Sonia Huse (President, Parent of 3rd and 5th Graders) will serve in an advisory capacity.

1st Annual Totally Sweet PADRES Golf Tournament

Take the day off and hang with the PADRES!

Please join the PADRES in the 1st Annual Roberts Golf Classic benefiting Roberts PTO.  Welcome the old, the young, male, female, scratch golfers and 1st timers alike!  It’s all about a good time.  All we can promise is that it won’t suck and you’ll be fed.

This is a Roberts friends and family event and all are invited to play.  Registration is capped at 70 participants. Additional details and registration information below.

Event Details:

When/Where: Friday, April 17, 2020 | 8AM Tee Off @ Hermann Park Golf Course

Teams: 2 to 4 Players per Team.  You choose your team or we can pair you up with fellow players.

Format: Scramble “Best Ball”

Tournament ContactsJeff Marino email: & Bob Avent email:

Cost: $125 (includes 18 holes of golf and lunch)

*****  Register Today at  ******

For more information & sponsorships, contact Jeff Marino at (281) 382-4567 or email:

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

The HISD 20-21 calendar is now available!

Hopdoddy Gives Back to Roberts on 1/22

As part of Spirit Week, Hopdoddy Burger Bar (5510 Morningside) will donate 20% of all purchases made on Wednesday, January 22 from 10a to 10p to anyone presenting the following flyer (hard copy or electronic copy).  On-line orders apply. Just present the flyer when you pick up your order.

Yard Signs!!!!!!!!!!!!


Spirit Week brings families together in support of the school. There are many ways you can show your love for Roberts. Click here for the schedule of events: RE Spirit Week – Jan

Staff Appreciation Luncheon – 1/23

The Kindergarten and First Grade families will host the Staff Appreciation Lunch on Thursday, January 23rd. The theme for this luncheon is ITALIAN. The luncheons are our #1 way of showing all the Roberts staff how much we appreciate their hard work.

We’re asking for help from all Kinder and First Grade families to make this luncheon possible. Please consider providing a dish or a monetary donation.

Families can sign up online at

Please contact Cathy Lawrence and Jane Foster at with any questions.

Buy Your Yearbook Now

click here for more information
deadline April 4, 2020

Dress Up Days

It’s going to be a FUN WEEK!click the picture to see it fullsize

Auction Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Calling all Roberts Parents! Are you ready to have fun and eat good food while raising money for our beloved Roberts Elementary?! Join us Saturday February 8, 2019 in the Cohen House at Rice University. If you buy Individual tickets now through the end of December you can use the code EARLYBIRD when checking out to get $10 off!
Purchase tickets here.

  • 2020 Auction Ticket Prices:
    (please go to ticket link to find package detail)
  • Sponsorship package: Underwriter – $1000*
  • Sponsorship package: Supporter – $500*
  • Sponsorship package: Advocate – $300
  • Sponsorship package: Partner – $150
  • Friend (Mobile Bidding) – $150
  • Individual – $85 **$10 off with code EARLYBIRD**
  • Sponsor a Teacher – $85

*New perks for this year!

Please send any questions to

Faculty Caroling on Dec 13

Fall is a wonderful time to plant herbs!

The 47th Annual Houston Herb Fair is on Saturday, November 2nd from 9am-2pm at the Judson Robinson Community Center in Hermann Park. There will be a huge variety of herb plants, culinary blends, teas, crafts, books, etc for purchase. Join demonstrations on topics such as container gardening and drying herbs.

Free to attend. Proceeds from sales benefit the South Texas Unit of the Herb Society of America, which supports scholarships and community gardens.

More information here.

2nd Annual Dad’s Softball Tournament


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