Welcome to Robious Elementary School PTA


We hope that you will find this site useful as it includes much information about PTA programs and events that are occurring at the school. Please check back often for updates and announcements.  

We are very fortunate to be part of such an outstanding school community, full of dedicated parents and teachers.  As always, all parents, grandparents, family, and friends are welcome and encouraged to get involved to ensure our programs continue to be fun and successful for everyone. 

Thank you for your continued support!  GO ROADRUNNERS!





VOLUNTEER NEEDS
FOR UPCOMING EVENTS


We need your help to make these events happen.  Please consider signing up.






Mark your calendars for the upcoming events:
Field Day - May 1st
Run for Robious - May 9th

Sign-up links will be posted in the next month.  Thanks for checking!


HIGHLIGHTS: (updated as of 3/15/15)

Updated! - Walk to School Day - RESCHEDULED:  Because of the expected rainy conditions tomorrow morning (March 10th), the Walk to School Day has been postponed until next month, with the date to be announced.

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Updated! - Sweet Frog Spirit NightThe second Sweet Frog Spirit Night on this Thursday, March 19th from 4pm to 9pm at the location across from Chesterfield Towne Center.
  
Scoop and Cookie were feeling a little under the weather, so they were not be able to be at the bus loop on Thursday afternoon.  In lieu of being there, Sweet Frog has upped their support of our school so that RES will earn 25% of all RES sales for tonight between 4pm and 9pm.  Be sure to mention Robious so that we can get credit.

See you tonight!

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Reminder - Sound System Project:  Please see information in the lower right corner of this homepage regarding the new Sound System project  and a special request from Mr. Peace.


Reminder Book and Breakfast:  The Fourth Grade Book and Breakfast has been rescheduled to this Tuesday, March 17th at 8:30am.  Discussion leaders, please arrive by 8:15. If you cannot make this date, please contact Tami Bigger.

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Reminder Running Club:  Running Club will take place on this coming Wednesday, March 18th at 8:30am.  

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NEW - From the Chesterfield County Council of PTA's regarding the Board of Supervisors Tax Rate Meeting:  

Our Board of Supervisors (BOS) may be considering lowering the tax rate – by a penny and maybe even two.  Conversations with the BOS have confirmed this, and the time to speak up is NOW!  If the tax rate is lowered, school funding suffers. The School Board’s approved budget includes new funding to further reduce class sizes, provide teachers with a much-needed compensation increase, purchase 200 new school buses to address an aging fleet (nearly 200 school buses were built before 2000) and cover additional costs related to student activity travel.
  
 If you want our schools to receive the funds they need to offer our kids a quality education in a “First Choice” community, please speak up and attend these meetings. A high quality school division is a hallmark of a high quality of life. Does funding at 2007 levels equal high quality? We can and should do better by our students and staff.
  
Two of these meetings are being held Monday, March 16th – You may attend any community meeting you like, regardless of your address.  There is a group that opposes funding our schools, and they go to every one. 
  

•Bermuda: “Proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Budget & Revitalization Efforts and Overview:  Chesterfield County and Schools”

•7:00 pm, Thomas Dale High School - Small Theatre, 3626 W. Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831  Dorothy Jaeckle, Bermuda District Supervisor, Carrie Coyner, Bermuda District School Board Member, Speakers: County & Schools Staff

•Clover Hill and Matoaca:  “Proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Budget and Overview: Chesterfield County”

•7:00 pm at the Chesterfield Career & Technical Center @ Hull(Old Clover Hill High School), 13900 Hull Street Road, Midlothian, VA 23112.  Art Warren, Clover Hill District Supervisor (Vice-Chairman of the BOS), Steve Elswick, Matoaca District Supervisor (Chairman of the BOS), Speaker: Allan Carmody, Director, Budget & Management

 
A full list of community meetings can be found HERE.  Without our voices, all they hear are folks asking to reduce taxes and cut school funding – you all know the saying about the squeaky wheel! 

Amy Harbert
President
Chesterfield County Council of PTAs
  
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Reminder Run for Robious 5K The Run for Robious has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 9th.


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Reminder - CCPS Calendar for 2015-2016: To view the approved CCPS calendar for the next academic year, please click here.


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Newsletter:  
Here is the link to the Marchy Newsletter http://conta.cc/1BW25CR
If you would like to receive the newsletter directly to your email account, please send us your information at robiouselempta@gmail.com.

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Click HERE for past announcements.






PTA Nominations for School Year 2015-2016





We hope you have enjoyed the many different activities that the PTA has sponsored this year.  But, these events can't happen without the help of you!  

We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers to serve as lead roles in our PTA. It’s a great opportunity to make a difference at our school and to enhance the educational and social experience of all our students. Serving is a great way to meet new friends, work with our school’s faculty/administration and become more involved in your children’s lives. 

Nominations are now being accepted for PTA Board positions and Board Standing Committee Chairs for the upcoming school year 2015-2016.  
Don’t be shy! Let us know if you are ready to get involved by contacting the Nominations Committee. Additionally, if you would like to nominate someone else, the Committee will happily take their names and contact them regarding a position.

Nominations are now being accepted through Friday, March 20th. If you need further information, please contact either Melanie Brewer (mel_brewer@verizon.net) or send inquiries to the PTA account at robiouselempta@gmail.com.

Nominations Committee:
Melanie Brewer (mel_brewer@verizon.net) - Chairperson
Jennifer Brace (jennamaggio@gmail.com)
Anissa Broderick (anissab15@gmail.com)
Krista Dodson (krista_dodson@me.com)
Jennifer Flournoy (jenniferflournoy@comcast.net)
Jennie Ray (jennieray@bellsouth.net)




NEW SOUND SYSTEM PROJECT
(originally printed in the March Newsletter)


And now, 
a word from Mr. Peace....



Would you like your child's name to be  part of a permanent installation on the walls of Robious? Keep reading to find out how!  

With your help, I am diligently trying to raise money to purchase a new sound system for our students. Our current system is out-dated and as many of you have experienced, does not always work correctly. This new system would not only enhance our current music program but also allow us to expand the performance opportunities at Robious. The PTA is providing partial assistance to this project, but the budgeted funding as approved at the beginning of the year by the PTA membership will not cover the entire cost.

How can you help? 

To represent our new sound system we hope to purchase, we are building a large mosaic art installation of a boom box made from handmade tiles with students/families names pressed in each tile. We first introduced this installation at the Kisses for Kids Auction. We have many tiles left to fill and they are priced based on the size/location of the tiles on the boom box. Please help us to quickly complete Phase One of our fundraiser. 

To make a tile selection, visit the front office and pick out your spot on our scaled down sample of the boom box! You may also send the money in with your child. The actual boom box will be 5X as big as the sample and will be located in a prime spot on the wall of the cafeteria. While we are finishing up Phase One, we will begin Phase Two of the fundraiser. Phase Two includes music notes coming out of the boom box that will travel around the perimeter of the cafeteria/auditorium. The music notes are available in three sizes and are priced as follows: Small: $15.00, Medium: $25.00 and Large: $50.00. The music notes will also have your child or families name pressed on it, and the same procedures will be used to purchase the music notes that were used for the tiles. Lastly, we also welcome direct donations toward the sound system.  

Please view the promotional video here which may star YOUR child. Please make all checks payable to the RESPTA. Thank you for your support! 


Sincerely,
Jason Peace
Music Teacher




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WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS!!
 
If you would like to submit pictures for our yearbook, please use the link below:
School Code: roadrunners





You can also share your pictures with the Yearbook committee via the free app, HJ eShare. It's available for Android on Google Play and iPhone iTunes Store.