PTO Meeting on May 15, 10am

PTO Board voted to hold a live virtual meeting on Friday, May 15 at 10am to approve the 2020-21 Executive Committee Slate and the 2020-21 Budget.

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

HISD schools closed for the rest of ‘19-20 school year

In accordance with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement for all Texas schools, HISD will stay closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Distance learning will continue via Roberts Virtual Learning platforms and HISD @H.O.M.E.

Intent to Return Forms: Due 4/20

In order to plan for the 2020-2021 school year, we are requesting information regarding your return for the upcoming school year.   Please access and submit your intent to return via the link below.  Please submit the form even if you do not plan to return to Roberts for the 20-21 school year.  The Intent forms are vital in helping us to plan appropriately.

The form can be accessed at

For any questions regarding the Intent Form please email Aliya Walji at

Parent Meeting with Ms. Epps

Please join Ms. Epps this Thursday, April 16 at 6:00pm for a virtual parent meeting. See email from Ms. Epps dated 4/14 or contact for login information.

Ms. Jenkins Weekly Art Lessons (week of 4/6)

Check out this week’s art lessons by grade level (for the week of 4/6/2020). The lessons will also be available in your teacher’s virtual classroom:

Kindergarten & 1st grade: Warm & Cool Colors with Paul Klee
2nd & 3rd grades: Zentangle LEGO dude
4th & 5th grades: Fruit Still Life Zentangle


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.


Ms. Jenkins’s Art Lessons Now On-Line

Check out this week’s art lessons by grade level (for the week of 3/31/2020). The lessons will also be available in your teacher’s virtual classroom:

Kindergarten & 1st grade: Pattern Landscape
2nd & 3rd grades: Houston Architecture Meets Kandinsky
4th & 5th grades: Mandala in Color

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.

G/T Parent Survey 2020

Parents of G/T students, HISD is collecting formative data on the implementation of G/T services on the campus, campus program design, and parent perceptions of the G/T program and impact on their child(ren). The data will be used to ensure the district is in compliance with the new state mandates and will be used to make informed program decisions.

As an incentive for parent participation, campuses will be entered into a drawing for $500 for instructional materials. As parents submit their surveys, their child’s campus is entered. One campus will be randomly selected to win!

Parents of G/T students with an email address on file will (or should have) receive an email asking them to complete the survey, but if not, here is the link to complete the survey.

Survey closes on March 13th.

Rice Baseball Bash

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

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