HIGHLIGHTS: (updated as of 4/19/15)
Reminder - April Meeting: There is no PTA meeting this month due to Spring Break.
New - Earth Week/Turn Off Your TV Week/Walk to School Day: Earth Week is April 20th through April 24th, with Earth Day on Wednesday the 22nd. As in years past, we are planning the Green Hour/Turn Off Your TV program all week, and a Walk to School Day on Friday, April 24th. Fill out your form (that went home in the Friday folder) each night so you get credit for outdoor time and no screen time. The goal is to have more than 50% participation in each grade level.
Reminder - Running Club: Running Club will take place on this coming Wednesday, April 22nd at 8:30 a.m.
New - Mother-Son Celebration: The first Annual Mother-Son Celebration will be held on Thursday, April 23rd. Get out your sneakers and head to some yoga classes to prepare - we are teaming up moms and sons for some fast-flying dodgeball in the gym! We have several varieties lined up, along with some fun music and random silliness with your son(s). See you there!
New - Run for Robious 5K and Fun Run - Saturday, May 9th: Registration for the Run for Robious is now open. The link for registration is Run4Robious 2015 Registration. For more information on the race, please see the section to the lower right with the title "Run for Robious".
New - Clothing to Cash: As you manage your Spring Cleaning, don't forget about our Clothing to Cash bins located in the parking lots near the softball fields. This is a terrific time to donate your used and unwanted clothes, shoes, sneakers, towels and other textiles. Place items in a plastic bag when donating. EVERY BAG COUNTS!
New - Book and Breakfast: Third and Fourth Graders - the last Book and Breakfast of the year will be here soon. If you missed the sign-up before Spring Break, you can still join us if you provide your own book.
Third Grade - Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
Fourth Grade - Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
Third grade will meet on Thursday, April 30th and Fourth grade will meet on Friday, May 1 at 8:30am.
Email Tami Bigger or Jen Flournoy for more details.
New - Field Day - Friday, May 1st: Volunteer sign-ups for Field Day are now available. Please use the links to the left under "Volunteer Opportunities" to select a time and activity.
New - Staff Appreciation: Staff Appreciation Week is not until next month, but the Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the activities of the week. Please see the link in the "Volunteer Opportunities" section to the upper left. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK A SUCCESS!
New - Box Tops Contest: The final Box Tops contest is underway for the last nine weeks. The contest ends the second to the last week of school. All you have to do to send in your box tops is glue or tape them to a piece a paper with your child's name, teacher's name and grade level. Please submit them in groups of ten box tops per page. Thank you.
Reminder - CCPS Calendar for 2015-2016: To view the approved CCPS calendar for the next academic year, please click here.
Here is the link to the April Newsletter: http://conta.cc/1z952d1
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Click HERE for past announcements.
Candidates for the RESPTA Executive Board
for the School Year 2015-2016
The RESPTA Nominations Committee is pleased to present the official list of candidates for the 2015-2016 Executive Board.
President: Carissa Smith
President Elect: Krista Dodson
Vice President - Programs: Ben Pearson-Nelson
Vice-Presient - Fundraising: Morgan German
Treasurer: Ashley Hooks
Recording Secretary: Janet Stevens
Corresponding Secretary: Melanie Brewer
County Council Representative: Sam Kaufman
This is the official presentation of the slate of candidates since there is no scheduled PTA meeting in April due to Spring Break. The slate will be voted on at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting which takes place on Monday, May 4 at 7:00pm in the school library.
Saturday, May 9th
8am (5K) and
8:45am (Fun Run)
ROADRUNNERS! Get off your caboose and join us for the 5th Annual Run 4 Robious 5K and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run!
5K participants will receive swag along with loads of local business coupons and freebies! Great winner prizes!
Registration (Registration ONLINE ONLY):
Fun Run (grade 5 & below) - $10
5K - $30 adults ($20 for students and RES teachers)
To register, click on the following link:
Walk-up registration also available on race day from 6:30-7:30am
Fun Run begins at 8:45am at the Robious Middle School track
5K begins at 8am in front of Robious Middle School and ends in Robious Elementary School bus loop.
If running is not your thing, please join us as a volunteer! We need helpers to register and support our runners. To sign up to volunteer, please click on the following link: Run4Robious 2015 Volunteers
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
¯ Medium Music Notes: 30 available
SOUND SYSTEM UPDATE
(originally sent home via
the Friday folder, and reprinted
in the April newsletter)
A message from Mr. Peace....
Phase One is COMPLETE!
Thank you to all who donated to Phase One of our sound system fundraiser. We are one step closer to our goal because of you!
Phase Two has begun!
Phase Two includes music notes coming out of the boom box (Phase One) 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 family’s name pressed on it, and the same procedures will be used to purchase the music notes that were used for the tiles. We have a LIMITED NUMBER of notes available for purchase:
¯ Large Music Notes: 20 available
¯ Small Music Notes: 40 available
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!
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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.
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!