MAY 28, 2024 | ISSUE 35 | PTO | CONTACT

 

Coach A's final Mustang Rally for Roberts Elementary. Many thanks to Coach A, Running Club Chair Esther Sung, the many volunteers, and the 96 K–5th grade participants in the rally. Lap times can be found on the PTO website. Happy retirement, Coach A—you will be greatly missed!

 
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Campus closed to visitors for NWEA testing May 28–31; ASC ends June 4
  • 2024–2025 student enrollment is open. Currently enrolled Roberts students need not apply; enrollment will automatically roll over. 
  • Roberts Elementary Spirit Night at Palace Social, Wednesday, May 29
  • Seeking 2024–25 committee chair volunteers!
  • Spring harvest success
  • 2nd and 4th grade Art Show: Bon Voyage, Ms. Jenkins
  • Author visit from Tonya Duncan Ellis Monday, June 3
  • Good News REview wraps up a successful year
  • DEAR day celebration after school Thursday, May 30
  • 5th graders enter Juice Box Challenge to help address summer hunger
  • Order your school supply kit to be delivered next fall
  • iKids 2024–25 onsite after-school care registration
  • HISD Wraparound Services can provide food, clothing, and school supplies
 
NWEA TESTING MAY 28–31, ASC ENDS JUNE 4

The Roberts campus will not admit visitors May 28–31 due to NWEA testing. 

The last day for the regular after-school care program will be Tuesday, June 4.

 

 
 
SPIRIT NIGHT AT PALACE SOCIAL TOMORROW

Join us tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 29, 2024 from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. for spirit night at Palace Social to celebrate the end of the year. The newly renovated space has bowling, a massive arcade, lots of delicious food and drinks, and plenty of great hangout spots. Roberts gets 20% of proceeds including all food (in-house and take-out), drinks, bowling and activities, excluding kiosks. Contact Community Partnerships chairs Clayton Forswall and Regina Stetkevich with questions! communitypartnerships@robertspto.org

 
 
SEEKING 2024–2025 PTO COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Seeking 2024–25 committee chairs to direct PTO programs and events! Most committees will have at least two co-chairs. Please sign up if you are interested in helping direct our volunteer energy. Your leadership and time will make a huge impact. For questions or assistance selecting a committee, email volunteer@RobertsPTO.org.

 
SPRING HARVEST SUCCESS

As spring comes to an end in our beautiful International Garden, the children have planted, harvested, and consumed a vast variety of veggies and herbs. Many harvesting classes made and enjoyed salads from the produce they grew and gathered. They also observed how our perennial bed has transformed from a freeze-affected area to a vibrant butterfly and bee oasis! 

A big thank you to all the volunteers and teachers. None of this would be possible without all your support, and it is very much appreciated!

 
MS. JENKINS' FAREWELL ART SHOW

Ms. Jenkins' final 2nd and 4th grade art show was definitely one to remember. Many thanks to Ms. Kristina Tran for capturing these pictures. Bon Voyage to Ms. Jenkins and her family, they will be truly missed!

 
AUTHOR VISIT JUNE 3: TONYA DUNCAN ELLIS
 

Multi-award-winning author Tonya Duncan Ellis will visit Roberts on Monday, June 3! Autographed copies of her new picture book, They Built Me for Freedom, and titles in her Sophie Washington early chapter book series are available to order on her website to be delivered at the event. Order by May 29 and use code "roberts" to waive shipping fees. 

 
GOOD NEWS REVIEW WRAPS UP

To the 2023-2024 Good News REview staff writers and parents of writers: Thank you for your tireless commitment to what you have created: the best elementary school newspaper in the world! Thank you for showing up Friday after Friday and making our newsroom rich and dynamic with your authentic voices and super fun personalities! Each of your contributions have made our Roberts community smarter and very proud! 

Adison Capali

Makkiyah Khan*

Alexander "Sasha" Collins

Martin Wang

Anna Tsekos*

Mohammad Khouqeer

Ashwin Mohan 

Mrinalini Levin-Srinivasan*

Celina Abu Nasr

Nashwan Nimit*

Christopher Zeng

Natalia Chavez

Jiya Parekh

Ray Lee

June Kim 

Sanaya El-Mallawany

Kate Snyder

Sanjay Mekapati

Kyle Hu

Thera Castellon Fernandez

Madison Capali 

Young Duan

 

*Denotes Good News REview honorary editors

 

 
DEAR DAY CELEBRATION

Good News REview will celebrate the Drop Everything and Read REview Challenge finalists Thursday, May 30, after school. Participating students not only unplugged from devices to read but also wrote stellar reviews about at least one book they read on International DEAR Day! Parents, please remember to return permission slips so your child can participate.

Thank you to our DEAR Day sponsors, Van Leeuwen Sprinkles, Common Bond, Local Foods, and CoCo Crepes, for the yummy prizes that the finalists will receive right in time for summer break.

Kindergarten

Shinji Takamatsu

Mr. Clinard

Evan Wang

Ms. Yvonne Nguyen

1st grade

Gabriel Chand

Ms. Estrada

Krishav Ramineni

Ms. Vanunu

Samar Aslam

Ms. Kyle

Achille Genovese-Ghosh

Ms. Samuels

2nd grade

Evan Turner

Ms. Couvillon

Elliott Turner

Ms. . McHugh

Yelda Vera Korkut

Ms. McHugh

SOSUKE Takamatsu 

Ms. Lynch

Ameena Thanoon

Ms. Couvillon

Haven Stephens

Ms. Andrews

3rd grade

Ahrin Ramineni 

Ms. Peng

Niels Gremm

Ms. Peng

Yuan Wang

Ms. Emma Johnson

Menka Anderson

Ms. Marroquin

4th grade

June Kim

Ms. Lara

Ray Lee

Mr. Martinez

Amelie Thanoon 

Mr. Martinez 

5th grade

Lucas Foster

Ms. Heaton

 
JUICE BOX CHALLENGE

Our team of 5th grade students from Roberts Elementary School is competing to win the coveted Juice Box Challenge Champion trophy! To donate visit our online portal.

 
iKIDS ONSITE AFTER-SCHOOL CARE 2024–25 REGISTRATION OPEN

Introducing iKids U at Roberts Elementary School for the 2024–25 school year! iKids U is an on-site, all-inclusive, and customizable after-school program. Students will have the opportunity to select an optional “enrichment” activity, one-on-one instruction, or just “stay and play” with friends. iKids U offers a variety of after-school selections from 1 to 5 days per week with part-time and full-time options. There is something for every child, including Art, Robotics, Science, Sports and more! Registration is now open.

For more information, please visit www.ikidsinc.com, call 713-665-5200 or email support@ikidsinc.com. We look forward to seeing you after school in iKids U! 

 
 
 

Find out more about what wraparound services can do or fill out a student assistance request form. If you have any questions, or need assistance getting the form filled out, please contact the Roberts Wraparound Resource Specialist, Audrey Jefferson, at Audrey.Jefferson@HoustonISD.org, or call 713-295-5272.

 

 
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LOOKING AHEAD
 
Wednesday, May 29
  Birthday - Rhonda Vanunu (1st grade)
  5th Grade Promotion @ Pershing Middle School
  5:30p Spirit Night - Palace Social 5:30-7:30
Thursday, May 30
  Kindergarten IB Portfolio Picnic & Promotion Ceremony
Tuesday, June 4
  Class Parties
Wednesday, June 5
  Last Day of School
Thursday, June 6
  NO SCHOOL: Staff PD
Wednesday, June 12
  Birthday - Ashley Terrell (Kinder)
 
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