THE BOOK FAIR IS LIVE!
November 15-19


Students will visit in-person, on a class-by-class schedule, from November 15-19. Purchases can only be made through a pre-funded e-wallet (cash, checks or credit cards will NOT be accepted). Set up your child’s e-wallet here, where you can also see the Book Fair Flyer. To help build our classroom libraries, please consider donating to your teacher’s e-wallet. You can get the link from your class Room Parent.

Please make sure to print out your child’s barcode that can be found in your scholastic account, as it will be scanned at the time of purchase. Any balances remaining will be made available for you to make future scholastic purchases. You can shop Robert’s online fair using the link above November 15- 25.

Interested in Volunteering at the Book Fair? Visit the SIGN UP  for more details on how you can help out! 

Contact Vanessa Irby & Leslie Hanna with questions.
EARLY PICKUP ENDS AT 2:30PM SHARP

 
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR EARLY PICK-UP:
  • Please be patient and allow for extra time, if you have a time-sensitive appointment. Your child may be in transition between classes/lunch, or if there are several other parents ahead of you, wait-times can be longer than expected.
  • Use the Circle Drive entrance and press the buzzer when you arrive.
  • DO NOT ALLOW OTHER PEOPLE TO FOLLOW YOU INTO THE BUILDING. This is a safety issue.
  • Masks are required to enter the building.
  • ALWAYS have your driver’s license/passport. These are the only two forms of accepted identification. Unfortunately, we cannot accept pictures of your driver’s license/passport. This is for the safety of your child. Thank you!
PTO PROJECTS & IMPROVEMENTS: NEXT STEPS


 
The Roberts PTO approved two proposals at a special board meeting, last week:
  • Proposed improvement of classroom air quality through the installation of air purifiers.
  • Proposed adjustments to the budget, in support of the curriculum enrichment opportunities.
The proposed improvements to the athletic field are temporarily on hold, while additional information is gathered and alternative solutions are explored. The materials presented at both grounds information meetings will be posted (alongside an FAQ page, which is under construction) on our internal PTO website later this week. Please visit the Our PTO/Special Projects section of the website later this week.  
SCHOOL POP-UP STORE TOMORROW AT 2:45PM!


 
Credit Card Only. No Cash Please. Contact Leah Whitley & Deidre Larrier with questions.
WRAPAROUND SERVICES OPEN LAB TOMORROW AT 3:30PM


 
Meet with Wraparound Specialist Robert Lira for the monthly virtual community open lab tomorrow, November 17, from 3:30-4:30pm. Mr. Lira will be giving updates on Wraparound Services at Roberts, current and new services being offered on campus, provider updates, answering additional questions about WRS and taking suggestions and ideas. Click HERE to join the meeting and email Mr Lira with questions. 
NEXT WEEK IS THANKSGIVING BREAK!


 
A reminder that Roberts will remain closed from Monday, November 22 - Friday. November 26. Happy Thanksgiving!
KNOW ANYONE IN NEED THIS THANKSGIVING?

SIGN-UP FOR TOMORROW'S PERSHING SCHOOL TOUR

Attention 5th Grade Parents and Students: Pershing Middle School will be hosting an In-Person Tour, tomorrow November 17, at 5:30pm. If you are interested in Pershing, or still deciding on Middle School, this is a great opportunity to see our zoned school, in-person. Due to Covid restrictions, it is requested that you sign-up HERE, in advance.
 
G/T APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 22


 
The deadline to request G/T evaluations for non-identified 1st-4th Grade students have been extended to Monday, November 22. Online requests are done through the Parent Portal. Please visit our website for more information and instructions to complete the request.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED PTO BY-LAW AMENDMENTS
Vote at December PTO Meeting
Please read the proposed amendments to Roberts PTO By-laws, to be voted on at the next PTO Meeting on December 3rd at 11am. 
COMMUNITY NIGHT WAS SO MUCH FUN!


The Roberts Community FINALLY gathered for a safe, socially-distanced, outdoor movie at the school athletic field! Kids (and some parents) were enthralled by 'The Secret Lives of Pets 2' and the 5th Grade Committee ran a very successful snack and beverage sale fundraiser. Thank you to Jeff Frey, Ryan Hammer, Ranabir Dutt, and, of course, Ms. Epps and the Roberts Staff, for making this event a huge success! 
LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS FOR 4TH & 5TH GRADE NEEDED!


 
Do you have an hour a week to spare? SIGN-UP to help monitor the lunch hour for your child’s grade. It’s relatively simple and no experience required!

To help us maintain our contact tracing protocol, we ask that when possible, you sign-up for one hour/week on the same day and slot! Fully-vaccinated volunteers preferred. Masks are required. 

Please also be sure you get VIPS registered. 
It's a two-step process required by HISD for background checking and orienting all volunteers. Get it done today!
CLASS PICTURES AND FALL RETAKES ON NOV. 30

Class Pictures and Fall Retakes will take place on Tuesday, November 30. Click HERE to order.

SPELLING BEE QUALIFIER ON DECEMBER 9


 
The 2021-22 Spelling Bee Qualifier is open to all 2nd-5th Grade students and will take place on Thursday, December 9, at 7:00am. More information is going home in this week's Tuesday folder. 2nd-5th Grade students interested in participating in the Spelling Bee Qualifier must return the interest form to Ms. Tran by Friday, November 12. Please email Ms. Kristina Tran with questions.
PADRES ANNUAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT ON DEC. 5!
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!
CLICK HERE FOR PLAYER REGISTRATION AND TICKETS!
SHOP AMAZON AND EARN $$$ FOR ROBERTS!

Make your Amazon purchases COUNT toward a donation to Roberts! Amazon Smile is now available on the app. Click HERE for setup instructions and add Oran Roberts Elementary School PTO as your preferred charity. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to our wonderful school!

KEEP RUNNING Y'ALL!

Here's a list of upcoming family-friendly races:

For more information contact Andrea Grieves.

ROBERTS PTO IS NOW ON INSTAGRAM! FOLLOW HERE!

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