• Rocket News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 11/12/2017

    Rocket Families,

     

    First up is a shout out to the Hospitality Committee  and Texas Roadhouse for the delicious baked potato lunch we enjoyed last Friday! We are so thankful for the TLC, and the committee has let me know they have a sweet treat planned for teachers this Friday. Check out the “Call for Pies” notice below if you can help.

     

    We have passed the 100 coats mark in our Coats for Kids drive and would love to get every available coat in this week. So often perfectly good coats or jackets sit in a closet or storage forgotten and unused, sometimes season after season, and CFK can use those items to meet a serious need for children of all ages and sizes in Central Texas. Please check in with your friends, neighbors, and relatives to see if they can help with the cause. Donation bins are in the front foyer all this week, and monetary donations can be made here. Please also remind your child to check the lost and found one last time this week. Items not claimed by this Friday will be donated.

     

    Wishing all a safe and restful Thanksgiving break next week. Read on for details on what’s ahead.

     

    Ben

     

     

    Chipotle Spirit Night THIS Monday

    Our local Chipotle is sponsoring our Spirit Night tomorrow, Monday, November 13, from 5-9pm. Check out this link for details, which includes 50% of any purchases being donated to Rowe Lane! Just tell the cashier you are there for Rowe Lane Spirit Night, and enjoy some delicious Chipotle knowing your dinner just benefited our school!

     

    Green Apple Deposit Day THIS Wednesday

    Our partners at A+ Credit Union will be in the front foyer this Wednesday, November 15 to receive deposits from any students enrolled or interested in beginning an early savers account. A+ has provided financial literacy lessons to our students each year and has great free resources available to students and adults. Say hello on your way in this Wednesday!

     

    EDP Safety Change

    In the interest of greater safety EDP staff only will admit into the building EDP parents or Pegasus parents with a Pegasus Pass. Adults who arrive to pick students up from tutoring, for teacher conferences, or any other activity will need to enter through the main office. Entry to the building after 3:45pm will require a prior arrangement for admittance at the main entrance and escort by an RLES staff member.

     

    Call for Pies! 

    PTO has generously organized an effort to send each Rowe Lane staff member into the Thanksgiving holiday with a pie – but we need donations beginning this Wednesday. Following is a sign-up genius asking for donations for Thanksgiving Pies: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aaaa628a5fb6-thanksgiving

     

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal

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  • Rocket News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 11/5/2017

    Rocket Families,

     

    Daily Saving Time ending should help those of us struggling to rouse our children each morning, but the schedule change also means the sun will be at a bad angle right around Arrival time for the next couple weeks. Please be extra cautious approaching our cross walks, whether you are on foot or behind the wheel.

     

    The list below indicates we have plenty going on at Rowe Lane this week, including competitions, celebrations, ceremonies, and service. Looking forward to seeing many of you at one or several of these events, so please read on for the details of the weeks ahead.

     

    Ben

     

    PTO Meeting THIS Tuesday

    We will hold our monthly PTO Meeting Tuesday November 7th at 6:30pm. A change is that the meeting will be held in the Science Lab room due to book fair set up in the library. Childcare for school-age children is provided free at PTO meetings, so please come on by to provide input – especially on allocating resources following our Pfall Pfreak Out fundraising!

     

    Campus Advisory Council Agenda

    Just a brief notice that our Campus Advisory Council will meet this Wednesday for our Quarterly Review. Members of the council will review our progress on the Campus Improvement Plan and advise on direction for the coming year. My thanks to our parent and community members who have agreed to serve this year.

     

    Veterans Day Performance THIS Thursday

    On Thursday, November 9, we will recognize our service men and women with a performance by our 4th grade students. Families are invited to attend either performance in the cafeteria. The first show will be at 9:15 a.m., and the second will be at 6:30pm. We have reserved seating for those Veterans and their families for whom we have received RSVPs. Please contact Mr.Bradley.Bennett@pfisd.net for inquiries, and thank you for your service.

     

    Fall Book Fair, all THIS Week

    It’s finally here! The Old West has set up shop in our library all this week. Students will have a chance to preview the book fair Monday and may return to shop with teacher permission each day this week. Swing by on Family Night this Thursday from 5-8pm as well!

     

    Beginning November 6

    Monday:                           Student Preview Day

    Tuesday Hours:                7:15am -3:00pm

    Wednesday Hours:         7:15am -3:00pm

    Thursday Hours:              7:15am -3:00pm & Family Night from 5:00-8:00pm

    Friday Hours:                   7:15am -1:30pm

     

    Book Fair info. & Online Orders:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/rowelaneelementaryschool1

     

    PTO Lunch for Teachers THIS Friday

    Hello, First Grade Parents!  November will be our turn to feed the awesome Rowe Lane Elementary teachers and staff.  The menu is Stuffed Baked Potatoes and Fruit Salad.  Of course a sweet treat as well!  Texas Roadhouse is generously donating the baked potatoes.  We just need the fixins. Please sign up to bring at least one item for this lunch. We will be feeding them November 10th. Food can bring dropped off the day before (refrigerated or non-perishable items), or the morning of (shredded meat in crockpots with liners, please) by 10am. 

    Thank you for making this possible! Here is the link: 

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545a9ab23a13-teacher

     

    Coats for Kids THIS Month

    Coats for Kids kicked off this week and our goal is to have 500 coats donated! This year grade levels will compete at bringing in donations, and the winning grade level will get extra recess and an Andys coupon. Teachers of the winning grade level will also get to wear jeans all week. With only 3 days under our belt we ended the week with 37 coats and 1st and 5th are tied with 9 coats each. Close competition, and all for a great cause! More information on CFK and an option to make a donation online can be found here: https://members.jlaustin.org/?nd=donate_detail&donation_id=9861

     

    Spirit Night @ Chipotle on November 13th from 5-9pm

    Set your dinner plans for next Monday at Chipotle. Take the night off from cooking dinner, come hang out with Rowe Lane friends and families, and benefit our school simply by enjoying some Chipotle! 

     

    Choir Clinic (AND Parents’ Day Out)

    The Hendrickson HS Choir is holding a holiday clinic on December 16 to give parents a chance to get some holiday shopping done or to even just get stuff done around the house. The clinic is broken into two sessions, one from 8am-12pm and one from 1pm-5pm. There will also be a full day session from 8am-5pm. We are inviting students from Pre-k to 8th grade to participate and perform at our winter concert on December 18. Attached is the flyer for the event. Thank you so much and we hope to see some of your amazing students at our clinic this year!

     

    Breakfast With Santa, December 9

    Breakfast with Santa  

    Saturday, December 9

    Hendrickson High School Cafeteria and Small Gym

    8:00 am – 11:00 am – Breakfast with Santa

    8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

     

    Admission – Kids $10 in advance / $15 at the door; Adults - $5 for breakfast

    Kids admission includes pancake breakfast, craft, and picture with Santa.

    KID’S CORNER – games and activities

     

    FREE ADMISSION to the EXTRAVAGANZA

    50+ vendors and crafters

    Many unique vendors to choose from with a stunning array of fabulous gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list.

    There will be a silent auction as well.

     

    This is such a fun event and many families return each year so make sure to buy your tickets early for Breakfast with Santa.

     

    INTERESTED VENDORS PLEASE EMAIL OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION FORM

    hendricksonseniorcelebration@gmail.com

    http://hendricksonseniorcelebration.webs.com

     

    All proceeds go to the 

    HHS Class of 2018 Senior Celebration

    Thank you for your support!

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  • Rocket News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 10/29/2017

    Rocket Families,

     

    The chilly weather Friday brought to mind the fact that our annual Coats for Kids drive is about to kick off. Last year, we managed to earn the honor of top donor among all elementary schools. Every coat collected helped to keep a child warm through last winter, and we intend to do our part again this year. Please feel free to drop off your new or gently used coats and jackets in the front foyer bins beginning this Wednesday.

     

    November also means the Book Fair is here! Rowe Lane Rockets are readers, and you can fuel their passion while also benefiting our school library. I encourage everyone to embrace the love of reading as a family on Thursday, November 9, from 5-8pm. We will have Teacher wish lists on display in an effort to help our teachers maintain a classroom library complete with the most popular selections. Our desire as a campus is to grow our collection of multi-cultural literature.

     

    Read on for more details of the weeks ahead,

     

    Ben

     

     

    Chick Fil-A Spirit Day MONDAY

    You read right. Tomorrow, October 30, is Chick Fil-A Spirit Day ALL DAY. Whether you grab breakfast, lunch, dinner (or all three) at the Stone Hill Chick Fil-A Monday, you can raise money for our school. Simply ask your server at the counter or drive through to put your receipt toward Rowe Lane’s spirit day. A percent of your purchase will be donated back to RLES! Be sure to mention Rowe Lane!

     

    Help With Veterans Day Performance

    Mr. Bennett has coordinated with Hendrickson High School to add something special to this year’s Veteran’s Day recognition. On Thursday, November 9, we will recognize our service men and women, and we could use your assistance with completing RSVPs for our honored guests as well as an optional video project. See the following link for details: https://tinyurl.com/RLESVetDayCommLetter2017

     

    Coats for Kids

    The collection begins Wednesday, November 1, so please bring any gently used coats and jackets to our collection bin in the front foyer. Also, we periodically donate unclaimed items from the lost and found to a charitable organization. After November 17, any unclaimed coats and jackets in new or nearly new condition will be donated to Coats for Kids. We always make efforts through announcements and P.E. to reunite lost articles with owners, but please take a moment to label your child’s outerwear as the colder weather approaches.

     

    Fall Book Fair, Nov. 6-10

    Come to our Fall Book Fair!! Don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on new books and help our library buy more books. Want to Volunteer?  See links below:

     

    Beginning November 6

    Monday:                           Student Preview Day

    Tuesday Hours:                7:15am -3:00pm

    Wednesday Hours:         7:15am -3:00pm

    Thursday Hours:              7:15am -3:00pm & Family Night from 5-8:00pm

    Friday Hours:                   7:15am -1:30pm

     

    VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

    Sign up to help with BOOK FAIR:    http://tinyurl.com/RLESFall2017

    Sign up to help with TEACHER PREVIEW:    http://tinyurl.com/RLESFall2017TeacherPreview

    Book Fair info. & Online Orders:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/rowelaneelementaryschool1

     

    Are you great at setting up decorations?  Please sign up to help decorate our library for the book fair! If interested, please contact Sandy.Stewart@pfisd.net (512)-594-6621

     

    2017-18 Literacy Pfirst

    To support our young readers with early language experiences, PfISD is pleased to announce the start of our 2017-18 Literacy Pfirst volunteer opportunity.  The Literacy Pfirst initiative matches volunteers with campuses because we recognize that volunteers really can make a difference.  If touching the lives of 1st grade children in our community through small group reading instruction sounds like something you are interested in, please contact Catherine Renner, Senior Admin Associate for C&I, at 512-594-0138 or Catherine.Renner@pfisd.net, for more information.

      

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal

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  • Rocket News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 10/22/2017

    Rocket Families,

     

    We had an incredible time yesterday at the Pfall Pfreak Out. Thank you to the many, many volunteers, parents, teachers, vendors, donors, and community members who contributed. A special Shout Out to the Pfall Pfreak Out committee and Rebecca Longoria, our newly appointed PTO Co-President, who drove the effort. The proceeds from Saturday will allow our PTO to continue to support our teachers and students throughout the year.

     

    A reminder that this Wednesday, October 25, is an Early Release day. If your child will have a different plan for going home on that day, please be sure our teachers also are aware.

     

    All this week we are recognizing Red Ribbon Week, a campaign to ensure our children make the choice to live healthy lives free of drugs and tobacco. Attached is a flyer complete with descriptions of each days dress up theme. Tomorrow, students are encouraged to wear red.

     red ribbon week

    Read on for more details of the weeks ahead,

     

    Ben

     

     

    Early Release THIS Wednesday

    Students will be released at noon this Wednesday. Please notify your child’s teacher if there will be any changes to how he or she will go home on this day.

     

    Math Pentathlon Games Night, THIS Thursday

    Rowe Lane has a math pentathlon team that meets Wednesday mornings, and attached is a flyer inviting all interested families to learn more about how to play the math pentathlon games used in practice and competition. The event takes place at Pflugerville Elementary School from 6:30 – 8:30pm on Thursday, October 26.

     

    Halloween At the Barn THIS Saturday

    Hendrickson High School FFA is once again hosting a spooktacular event at the barn. See the attached flyer for a fun-filled family event. Admission is fulfilled with a simple donation of a canned good to be donated to our local food pantry.

     

    Calling All Future Cheerleaders THIS Weekend

    Check out two opportunities attached to this week’s update for any students interested in learning more about cheer and performing in an upcoming game. Both Hendrickson and Weiss High School have opportunities coming up this weekend.

     

    GT Nomination Window Opens

    The window for nominating students for the Gifted and Talented program is October 23 – November 3. For more information, please visit this page.

     

    Help With Veterans Day Performance

    Mr. Bennett has coordinated with Hendrickson High School to add something special to this year’s Veteran’s Day recognition. On Thursday, November 9, we will recognize our service men and women, and we could use your assistance with completing RSVPs for our honored guests as well as an optional video project. See the following link for details:https://tinyurl.com/RLESVetDayCommLetter2017

     

    Coats for Kids

    Last year, we were the largest contributing elementary school to the Coats for Kids drive. We once again will make this our goal in order to provide children and families in need with warm coats before winter. The collection will begin in November, but I wanted to give ample notice to hold on to any gently used coats and jackets so that we can put them toward this cause in a few weeks.

     

    Fall Book Fair, Nov. 6-10

    Come to our Fall Book Fair!! Don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on new books and help our library buy more books. Want to Volunteer?  See links below:

     

    Beginning November 6

    Monday:                           Student Preview Day

    Tuesday Hours:                7:15am -3:00pm

    Wednesday Hours:         7:15am -3:00pm

    Thursday Hours:              7:15am -3:00pm & Family Night from 5-8:00pm

    Friday Hours:                   7:15am -1:30pm

     

    VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

    Sign up to help with BOOK FAIR:    http://tinyurl.com/RLESFall2017

    Sign up to help with TEACHER PREVIEW:    http://tinyurl.com/RLESFall2017TeacherPreview

    Book Fair info. & Online Orders:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/rowelaneelementaryschool1

     

    Are you great at setting up decorations?  Please sign up to help decorate our library for the book fair! If interested, please contact Sandy.Stewart@pfisd.net (512)-594-6621

     

    2017-18 Literacy Pfirst

    To support our young readers with early language experiences, PfISD is pleased to announce the start of our 2017-18 Literacy Pfirst volunteer opportunity.  The Literacy Pfirst initiative matches volunteers with campuses because we recognize that volunteers really can make a difference.  If touching the lives of 1st grade children in our community through small group reading instruction sounds like something you are interested in, please contact Catherine Renner, Senior Admin Associate for C&I, at 512-594-0138 or Catherine.Renner@pfisd.net, for more information.

     

    Cost-free Ways to Support RLES

    Did you know that you can support Rowe Lane simply by making your ordinary Amazon purchases and designating Rowe Lane Elementary as your Amazon Smile recipient? Simply visitAmazonSmile, add Rowe Lane PTO as the beneficiary, and shop as usual. Amazon donates a percentage back to our school! Also, many employers have corporate sponsorship or volunteer incentives to benefit schools. Is yours one of them? If so, we hope you will consider directing resources our way!

     

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal

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  • Rocket News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 10/16/2017

    Rocket Families,

     

    With less than a week left, we need some volunteers in key areas for Pfall Pfreak Out. The PTO team literally cannot run Pfall Pfreak Out safely without volunteers. We need your help!

     

    Each grade level is hereby challenged to fill the following high-need shifts:

     

    Pre-K/Kinder/3rd

    Inflatables 1-4 (these absolutely cannot run without one adult per inflatable every hour)

    Fortune Teller Monitor

    Volunteer Check-in

     

    1st/4th 

    Photo Booth Monitor

    Auction Monitors

    Planetarium Monitors

     

    2nd/5th

    Balloon Artist Monitor

    First Aid Station

    Floaters

     

    We can do it! In addition to being an important responsibility, these shifts are fun opportunities to interact with the kids and socialize with friends and neighbors. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

     

    Again, you may use this link to help us out:

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4daea628a5f85-pfall2

     

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal

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  • Rocket News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 10/15/2017

    Rocket Families,

     

    This coming Saturday, here at Rowe Lane from 2-6pm, our school will be transformed into a festival for Pfall Pfreak Out! Thank you for the contributions and recruiting to put together some incredible auction baskets again this year. If you have any final contributions, please get those in ASAP so that we can prepare the displays for the event. We hope everyone can stop by for at least a portion of the evening. I for one am looking forward to the indoor planetarium!

     

    Shout Outs this week go to Lindsay Villa, Candace Pruitt, Stacie Aho, and the Kinder Parents who provided us with a Chili Lunch this past Friday. Delish, and just in time for the cooler fall weather!

     

    Read on for details of the weeks ahead,

     

    Ben

     

     

    Pfall Pfreak Out, THIS Saturday

    Our Pfall Pfreak Out is our school carnival, complete with rides, games, and fun for the whole family the afternoon of Saturday, October 21 from 2:00 – 6:00pm here at Rowe Lane. The entire event is organized by our PTO and the funds raised drive the PTO initiatives for the entire year. We need YOUR help in the form of donations and volunteerism. Check out the following links:

    Donation Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4daea628a5f85-pfall3

    Volunteer Sign Up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4daea628a5f85-pfall2

     

    Multicultural Literature

    This year, Rowe Lane is making a focused effort to find new ways of recognizing the rich, multicultural heritage that makes up our community. An important part of this is maintaining diverse literature in our classroom libraries. Two of our 3rd grade teachers have Donors Choose campaigns at this moment to acquires some new titles. Please follow the links if you are able to support Mrs. Olson or Mrs. Goode. Teachers also will have some wish list items at next month’s book fair.

     

    Math Pentathlon Games Night, Oct. 26

    Rowe Lane has a math pentathlon team that meets Wednesday mornings, and attached is a flyer inviting all interested families to learn more about how to play the math pentathlon games used in practice and competition. The event takes place at Pflugerville Elementary School from 6:30 – 8:30pm on Thursday, October 26.

     

    Help With Veterans Day Performance

    Mr. Bennett has coordinated with Hendrickson High School to add something special to this year’s Veteran’s Day recognition. On Thursday, November 9, we will recognize our service men and women, and we could use your assistance with completing RSVPs for our honored guests as well as an optional video project. See the following link for details: https://tinyurl.com/RLESVetDayCommLetter2017

     

    Coats for Kids

    Last year, we were the largest contributing elementary school to the Coats for Kids drive. We once again will make this our goal in order to provide children and families in need with warm coats before winter. The collection will begin in November, but I wanted to give ample notice to hold on to any gently used coats and jackets so that we can put them toward this cause in a few weeks.

     

    Fall Book Fair, Nov. 6-10

    Come to our Fall Book Fair!! Don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on new books and help our library buy more books. Want to Volunteer?  See links below:

     

    Beginning November 6

    Monday:                           Student Preview Day

    Tuesday Hours:                7:15am -3:00pm

    Wednesday Hours:         7:15am -3:00pm

    Thursday Hours:              7:15am -3:00pm & Family Night from 5-8:00pm

    Friday Hours:                   7:15am -1:30pm

     

    VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

    Sign up to help with BOOK FAIR:    http://tinyurl.com/RLESFall2017

    Sign up to help with TEACHER PREVIEW:    http://tinyurl.com/RLESFall2017TeacherPreview

    Book Fair info. & Online Orders:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/rowelaneelementaryschool1

     

    Are you great at setting up decorations?  Please sign up to help decorate our library for the book fair! If interested, please contact Sandy.Stewart@pfisd.net (512)-594-6621

     

    Cost-free Ways to Support RLES

    Did you know that you can support Rowe Lane simply by making your ordinary Amazon purchases and designating Rowe Lane Elementary as your Amazon Smile recipient? Simply visit AmazonSmile, add Rowe Lane PTO as the beneficiary, and shop as usual. Amazon donates a percentage back to our school! Also, many employers have corporate sponsorship or volunteer incentives to benefit schools. Is yours one of them? If so, we hope you will consider directing resources our way!

     

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal

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  • Rocket News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 10/8/2017

    Rocket Families,

     

    Collectively, Rowe Lane provided over 1,000 books to support Pflugerville Middle School’s Destination Imagination team in putting literature back into the hands of students severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey. This weekend I was privileged to help with the delivery and spoke with one of the 5th grade teachers at Bear Creek Elementary in Katy ISD. He shared that around three-hundred of their students still are displaced from homes. I am sure the DI team encountered similar stories in Rockport and Hull-Daisetta as they distributed around 6,500 books in total throughout the weekend. Clearly there is plenty of rebuilding yet to be done for our neighbors, and it is heartening to know PfISD students and our community are taking up the cause.

     

    A reminder that tomorrow is a holiday for our students while teachers engage with the work of setting and tracking year-long goals for each and every student at Rowe Lane. Our aim is to ensure we challenge and support every child to learn and grow as much as possible over the next eight months.

     

    Read on for details of what’s happening in the near future,

     

    Ben

     

     

    Pfall Pfreak Out, Oct. 21

    Our Pfall Pfreak Out is our school carnival, complete with rides, games, and fun for the whole family the afternoon of Saturday, October 21 from 2:00 – 6:00pm here at Rowe Lane. The entire event is organized by our PTO and the funds raised drive the PTO initiatives for the entire year. We need YOUR help in the form of donations and volunteerism. Check out the following links:

    Donation Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4daea628a5f85-pfall3

    Volunteer Sign Up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4daea628a5f85-pfall2

     

    Monster Mini-Golf Spirit Night, THIS Thursday

    Join us for some mini golf, laser tag, a laser maze, and MONSTERS at our next Spirit Night! No time to eat and play? We gotcha covered! We will have pizza for $2/slice (while supplies last). 20% goes back to Rowe Lane!! Ticket pricing can be found on the following website: http://www.monsterminigolf.com/roundrock/

     

    PTO Lunch for Teachers THIS Friday

    Hello Kindergarten Families! October is your month to provide lunch for the teachers, and we will be feeding them October 13th. With the beginning of fall, we wanted to show our teachers our gratitude by providing a lunch full of yummy soups/chili and cornbread and salad. Please sign up to bring at least one item for this lunch. Food can bring dropped off the day before (refrigerated or non-perishable items), or the morning of (soups in crockpots with plastic liners please) by 10am. 

    Thank you for making this possible! Here is the link:  

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080549a9ae29ab9-october

     

    Help With Veterans Day Performance

    Mr. Bennett has coordinated with Hendrickson High School to add something special to this year’s Veteran’s Day recognition. On Thursday, November 9, we will recognize our service men and women, and we could use your assistance with completing RSVPs for our honored guests as well as an optional video project. See the following link for details: https://tinyurl.com/RLESVetDayCommLetter2017

     

    Fall Book Fair, Nov. 6-10

    Come to our Fall Book Fair!! Don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on new books and help our library buy more books. Want to Volunteer?  See links below:

     

    Beginning November 6

    Monday:                           Student Preview Day

    Tuesday Hours:                7:15am -3:00pm

    Wednesday Hours:         7:15am -3:00pm

    Thursday Hours:              7:15am -3:00pm & Family Night from 5-8:00pm

    Friday Hours:                   7:15am -1:30pm

     

    VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

    Sign up to help with BOOK FAIR:    http://tinyurl.com/RLESFall2017

    Sign up to help with TEACHER PREVIEW:    http://tinyurl.com/RLESFall2017TeacherPreview

    Book Fair info. & Online Orders:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/rowelaneelementaryschool1

     

    Are you great at setting up decorations?  Please sign up to help decorate our library for the book fair! If interested, please contact Sandy.Stewart@pfisd.net (512)-594-6621

     

    Cost-free Ways to Support RLES

    Did you know that you can support Rowe Lane simply by making your ordinary Amazon purchases and designating Rowe Lane Elementary as your Amazon Smile recipient? Simply visit AmazonSmile, add Rowe Lane PTO as the beneficiary, and shop as usual. Amazon donates a percentage back to our school! Also, many employers have corporate sponsorship or volunteer incentives to benefit schools. Is yours one of them? If so, we hope you will consider directing resources our way!

     

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal

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  • Rocket News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 10/1/2017

    Rocket Families,

     

    Thanks for the outstanding response to our impromptu support of a book drive for fellow elementary schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The donation bin has been filled and emptied twice already to accommodate all the books. We are keeping the effort going until the final pick-up date this Wednesday. The bin will be in the front foyer if you would like to contribute.

     

    Reading through the top events below, we have plenty of Community-Building opportunities coming up this week and in the month of October. Please note that we adjusted the start time of this Tuesday’s PTO meeting in order to accommodate National Night Out activities. Hope to see you at several of the exciting happenings this month!

     

    Read on for the details,

     

    Ben

     

    Pfall Pfreak Out, Oct. 21

    Our Pfall Pfreak Out is our school carnival, complete with rides, games, and fun for the whole family. The entire event is organized by our PTO and the funds raised drive the PTO initiatives for the entire year. Save the date to join us for the afternoon from 2:00 – 6:00pm here at the School. We will have games, prizes, silent auction items, vendors, food, and surprises. Don’t miss it!

     

    October PTO Meeting, THIS Tuesday

    Due to National Night Out activities, the PTO meeting will start at 5:00 p.m., which is earlier than usual.   Every Rocket parent or guardian is encouraged to join the team. In fact, the PTO has several leadership opportunities available, including: PTO vice president and co-chair positions for the Book Fair, Cakes of Love, Fun Run, Green Initiatives, School Dance, and Penny War Fundraiser committees. If you are willing to serve or interested in learning more, please send an email to mission control at RLESPTO@gmail.com.  As always, free child care will be provided.

     

    National Night Out THIS Tuesday

    National Night Out is an evening when neighbors congregate together to strengthen the bonds of local communities. It is happening this Tuesday evening, and I hope many of us will have the chance to connect with new neighbors and families in the Rowe Lane community. Just be sure to get the kids to bed early because Wednesday morning is…

     

    International Walk to School Day THIS Wednesday

    International Walk to School Day is well-attended event at Rowe Lane. Grab your headlamp and join us at the Blackhawk Community Center – located up the hill at the corner of Speidel and Kennemer – at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, to begin our walk to Rowe Lane. We will have light refreshments and local talent outside the school that morning. If you are new to Rowe Lane, you will not want to miss participating.

     

    College T-Shirt Day THIS Wednesday

    As part of our district campaign to raise awareness of the many post-secondary opportunities for our students, Rowe Lane is observing College T-Shirt Day the first Wednesday of every month. Students are invited to join staff members in wearing college and university shirts or sweatshirts this Wednesday and are encouraged to ask staff members about schools they may not yet recognize.

     

    3rd Grade Musical Performance THIS Thursday

    Our 3rd grade students are ready to wow us this Thursday for their music performance under the direction of Mr. Bennett. The show begin at 6:30pm in the cafeteria; however, since our Extended Day Program does not end until 6:30pm, we will not open doors until 6:15pm. Please plan accordingly, and we look forward to seeing you!

     

    Flu Clinic THIS Friday

    Our annual Flu Clinic for students will be conducted this Friday at school. Information was sent home regarding the Flu vaccination opportunity available to all Rowe Lane students. If you have questions, please reach out to our school nurse, Sarah.Compton@pfisd.net

     

    Pink Pfriday

    Last week, Mayor Victor Gonzales read a Proclamation before several PfISD students honoring Pflugerville Pink Fridays. Each Friday in the month of October students, staff, and citizens are invited to wear Pink to raise awareness about breast cancer. Stay tuned to the Official Pink Pfriday Twitter feed for opportunities to purchase this year’s shirt 

    Pink Friday t-shirt example

     

    Donors Choose

    Mr. Bennett has headed up an effort to secure stage equipment to take our fine arts program to the next level. We first had a chance to hear the potential last April during our first ever Musical, School House Rock. Our vision is to purchase much of the equipment we rented in order to benefit grade level music performances throughout the year, including this spring’s musical. Can you help? Check our progress here.

     

    Enrichment Recruitment

    Enrichment starts this Friday, and we have some awesome experiences lined up for our students. Still, we are always looking to improve the experience, and we are calling on all parents and community members to help sponsor a club. Please email Johanna.Dorris@pfisd.net if you would be willing to help out.

     

    Cost-free Ways to Support RLES

    Did you know that you can support Rowe Lane simply by making your ordinary Amazon purchases and designating Rowe Lane Elementary as your Amazon Smile recipient? Simply visit AmazonSmile, add Rowe Lane PTO as the beneficiary, and shop as usual. Amazon donates a percentage back to our school! Also, many employers have corporate sponsorship or volunteer incentives to benefit schools. Is yours one of them? If so, we hope you will consider directing resources our way!

     

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal

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  • Rocket News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 9/30/2017

    Fall Book Fair, November 6th-10th

     

    Come to our Fall Book Fair!! Don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on new books and help our library buy more books. Want to Volunteer?  See links below:

     

    Beginning November 6

    Monday:                                                          Student Preview Day

    Tuesday Hours:                                               7:15am -3:00pm

    Wednesday Hours:                                          7:15am -3:00pm

    Thursday Hours:                                              7:15am -3:00pm & Family Night from 5-8:00pm

    Friday Hours:                                                   7:15am -1:30pm

     

    VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

     

    Sign up to help with BOOK FAIR:    http://tinyurl.com/RLESFall2017

    Sign up to help with TEACHER PREVIEW:    http://tinyurl.com/RLESFall2017TeacherPreview

    Book Fair info. & Online Orders:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/rowelaneelementaryschool1

     

    Are you great at setting up decorations?  Please sign up to help decorate our library for the book fair! If interested, please contact Sandy Stewart:

     

    Sandy Stewart

    RLES Librarian

    sandy.stewart@pfisd.net

    (512)-594-6621

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  • Rocket News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 9/24/2017

    Rocket Families,

     

    Some of the most gratifying moments in education are also the most humbling. This weekend, I was approached by Pflugerville Middle School’s Destination Imagination team about a service learning project they devised. These students perceived that in addition to communities affected by Hurricane Harvey needing basic necessities and labor to rebuild, the books and literature in schools also had been destroyed. Libraries are nothing short of critical to learning at the elementary level, and it is near impossible to imagine a school day without access to a variety of literature. Their idea? Activate book drives in our local schools to collect as many books as possible to be delivered to schools and children in need.

     

    Attached is a flyer complete with student-created artwork. If you have new or gently used books you can part with for this great cause, feel free to place them in this bin in the front foyer over the next week-and-a-half:

     

    harvey book drive   

    books for harvey flyer

     

    Read on for more details on what’s happening at Rowe Lane.

     

    Ben

     

    Enrichment Recruitment

    We are gearing up for our 7th Year of Enrichment, and we are calling on all parents and community members to help sponsor a club. See the attached Enrichment Intro letter for details, and please email Johanna.Dorris@pfisd.net if you would be willing to help out.

     

    Pfall Pfreak Out, Oct. 21

    Our Pfall Pfreak Out is our school carnival, complete with rides, games, and fun for the whole family. The entire event is organized by our PTO and the funds raised drive the PTO initiatives for the entire year. Save the date to join us for the afternoon!

     

    Public Meeting, Sep. 27

    On Wednesday, September 27, at 4:00pm in the library, a public meeting will be held to review Rowe Lane’s most recent accountability rating and campus improvement plan objectives. All are welcome to attend.

     

    Spirit Night at Panda Express, Sep. 28

    Choose Panda Express for dinner on September 28th between 4:00 and 9:00pm, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our school! Mark your calendars, and take a break from cooking while you benefit Rowe Lane. Hope to see you there!

     

    October PTO Meeting, Oct. 3

    Due to National Night Out activities, the PTO meeting will start at 5:00 p.m., which is earlier than usual.   Every Rocket parent or guardian is encouraged to join the team. In fact, the PTO has several leadership opportunities available, including: PTO vice president and co-chair positions for the Book Fair, Cakes of Love, Fun Run, Green Initiatives, School Dance, and Penny War Fundraiser committees. If you are willing to serve or interested in learning more, please send an email to mission control at RLESPTO@gmail.com.  As always, free child care will be provided.

     

    International Walk to School Day, Oct. 4

    Join us at the Blackhawk Community Center – located up the hill at the corner of Speidel and Kennemer – at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, to begin our walk to Rowe Lane. We will have light refreshments and local talent outside the school that morning. If you are new to Rowe Lane, you will not want to miss participating.

     

    College T-Shirt Day

    As part of our district campaign to raise awareness of the many post-secondary opportunities for our students, Rowe Lane is observing College T-Shirt Day the first Wednesday of every month. Students are invited to join staff members in wearing college and university shirts or sweatshirts this Wednesday and are encouraged to ask staff members about schools they may not yet recognize.

     

    Cost-free Ways to Support RLES

    Did you know that you can support Rowe Lane simply by making your ordinary Amazon purchases and designating Rowe Lane Elementary as your Amazon Smile recipient? Simply visit AmazonSmile, add Rowe Lane PTO as the beneficiary, and shop as usual. Amazon donates a percentage back to our school! Also, many employers have corporate sponsorship or volunteer incentives to benefit schools. Is yours one of them? If so, we hope you will consider directing resources our way!

     

     

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal

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