Monday, October 16, 2017

Double, Double Toil and Trouble

Double, double toil and trouble,
Rockets burn, and spirit nights bubble!

It was a monster mash and a spirit night smash on October 12, 2017, at Monster Mini Golf.  And while we didn’t see any one-eyed, one-horned flyin’ purple people eaters, we had a great turnout of Rocket families vaporizing video games, mixing it up on the miniature golf course, and blasting their way through laser tag at this new neighborhood attraction. 


Fillet of fenny snakes,
A spooky night the PTO makes.

Despite it being a dark and stormy night, the second PTO meeting of the year was held on October 3, 2017.  The highlight of the meeting was the selection, by majority vote, of Candace Pruitt for the position of PTO vice president.  Most of you have the pleasure of knowing Candace through her active involvement in PTO and Rowe Lane Elementary School activities.  For those that have not met Candace, she is simply amazing!  Congratulations, Candace! Couldn’t make the meeting? No worries! The PTO meets on the first Tuesday of every month and looks forward to meeting you soon!


Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Pfall Pfreak Out and tongue of dog.

Pfall Pfreak Out, our school’s carnival, is this Saturday, October 21, 2017!  This is the most spooktacular event in the solar system, so be sure to invite your friends, family, and neighbors.  There will be pumpkin painting, inflatables, games, a petting zoo, a bake walk, a planetarium, a photo booth, a balloon artist, and a fortune teller, as well as several local vendors for those unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. Funds raised help support PTO initiatives for the entire year. Tickets and wristbands can be purchased at the event. Also, it’s not too late to volunteer.  Signup to volunteer here

Adder's fork and blind-worm's crawl, 
Lizard's leg and activities this fall.

As we do each month, let’s take a look at what is on the orbital horizon.

  • Monday, October 30, 2017 - Spirit night (all day long) at Chick-fil-A. Yum!

  • Monday, November 6-10, 2017 - Come to our Fall Book Fair!! Don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on new books and help our library buy more books. For more information or to volunteer, click here

    

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - The third PTO meeting of the year will be held in the school library at 6:30 p.m. Every Rocket parent or guardian (Yes, you!) is encouraged to join the team. In fact, the PTO has several leadership opportunities. As always, free child care will be provided.
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 - Spirit night at Chipotle from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  More yum!
 

One final reminder… get those Box Tops in by November 1, 2017.  Box Tops are an easy way to earn money for Rowe Lane Rockets.  Box Tops can be found on boxes and cans of some of your favorite food products.  Simply clip out the Box Top coupons and have your Rocket return them to his or her teacher. 

 


Friday, September 15, 2017

Leaving Orbit

Leaving Orbit

Rockets are leaving orbit and roaring through the first month of school.  The first PTO meeting of the school year was held on Tuesday, September 4, 2017. Attendance was sky high as the PTO charted its course for the 2017-2018 school year.  Couldn’t make the meeting? No worries! The PTO meets on the first Tuesday of every month and looks forward to meeting you soon!

On Friday, September 8, 2017, Rowe Lane Elementary School celebrated its annual grandparent’s luncheon.  Could anything be more special than eating lunch with a grandparent?  It was out of this world, and smiles filled the school!


   

With enough spirit to take us to the moon and back, Rowe Lane Elementary School held its first spirit night on Monday, September, 11, 2017, hosted by Urban Air.  Spirit nights are a great way for families to spend quality time together, while earning money for the school.  Great times were had by young Rockets emptying their fuel tanks after a day of learning. You can find more information about upcoming spirit nights below.


As we do each month, let’s take a look at what is on the orbital horizon.

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – Say cheese!  Picture day!
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 – Spirit night at Panda Express. Yum!
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - The second PTO meeting of the year will be held in the school library.  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 (Yes, you!) is encouraged to join the team. In fact, the PTO has several leadership opportunities. These opportunities are 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.
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017– Join students, families, school leaders, community partners and mayors around the country to celebrate the benefits of walking to school during International Walk to School Day. Stellar refreshments will be provided at the school for our walking and biking Rockets. 
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 –Spirit night at Monster Mini Golf from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Boo!  We will be the first school to hold a spirit night at this new local attraction.
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Rowe Lane Elementary School’s Pfall Pfreak Out from 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  This is quite literally the coolest event in the solar system, loaded with costume contests, inflatables, food, and fun.  Invite your friends and neighbors.  Tickets and wristbands for the event will be available for sale beginning September 27, 2017, as well as at the event.  Tell your employer, as well as any business and vendor connections you may have that we are soliciting sponsors and vendors for this event.  For more information, contact rlespto@gmail.com.
  • Monday, October 30, 2017 – Spirit night at Chick-Fil-A. More yum!

One final reminder… set your tractor beams for Box Tops.  Box Tops are an easy way to earn money for Rowe Lane Rockets.  Box Tops can be found on boxes and cans of some of your favorite food products.  Simply clip out the Box Top coupons and have your Rocket return them to his or her teacher. 





Tuesday, August 15, 2017

3, 2, 1, BLASTOFF!

Hey there, Rockets! We are about to blastoff into a new and electrifying school year on Monday, August 28, 2017.  If you are new to Rowe Lane Elementary School, welcome!  As a new Rocket family, I am certain you will quickly feel the embrace of our warm, energetic, and educational environment. 

If you have Kinder Rockets, chances are you have already felt that embrace. Rowe Lane Elementary School held yet another successful Kinder Camp on Tuesday, August 8, hosted by our unmatched kindergarten teachers and exemplary administration.


As we prepare to launch, there are a few dates I want to share with everyone that are just on the orbital horizon, so mark your flight plan.
  • Thursday, August 24 - Meet the Teacher event from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. followed by Rowe Lane Elementary School 101 and ice cream social.  The new Rowe Lane Elementary School t-shirts will be available for cash and carry sales for $15 each, while supplies last.  The new design is out of this world!


  • Monday, August 28 - The first day of school, and just in time! We will have new playground equipment!
  • Tuesday, September 5 - The first PTO meeting of the school year at 6:30 pm in the school library!!!  Every Rocket parent or guardian (That’s you!) is encouraged to join the team.  I need your help to maintain our trajectory of excellence!


  • Saturday, October 21 - Rowe Lane Elementary School’s Pfall Pfreak Out from 2:00 p.m and 6:00 p.m.  This is quite literally the coolest event in the solar system, loaded with costume contests, inflatables, food, and fun.  Invite your friends and neighbors.  Tickets and wristbands will be available by presale and onsite at the event.  Tell your employer, as well as any business and vendor connections you may have that we are soliciting sponsors and vendors for this event.  For more information, contact rlespto@gmail.com.

That’s all for now.  See you on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, for our first PTO 
meeting of the year!  I look forward to personally meeting you.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Only Two Months Left?!?!?!

Hey there Rockets! Can you believe that there is only two months left of school? We sure can't! Our next PTO Meeting is on Tuesday April 4th at 6:30 and our end of the year activities are about to kick into high gear!

Our Spring Book Fair is next week. It is a great time to get a jump on getting some books for summer while supporting our school! Student Preview day will be on Monday. Sales will be ongoing throughout the week with Family Night on Thursday. There are still a few volunteer slots available and we'd love to have some help from our amazing community! Please sign up using the link listed below if you are interested:


On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 – 11;30a.m., our Green Initiatives team has scheduled work projects to Beautify Rowe Lane. We could use your muscle and hustle to help install some landscaping additions. Also, as a service to the neighborhood and as good citizens of planet Earth, we will collect your hard-to-recycle items so that they can be disposed of or recycled properly (e.g., paint or batteries, but extensive list to come).

As a reminder, all of our fundraising through the end of the year will be supporting our efforts to fund the replacement our aging playground equipment. Our annual Penny Wars will be taking place the week of April 24th! For those of you new to the Rocket Community, each classroom will have their own jar and will try to raise the most pennies. You can sabotage other classes by placing other types of coins or dollar bills in their jars. This is a popular fundraiser among the students and they really become vested in having their class win!

We will be having our first community yard sale on Saturday April 29th. Start saving those Spring Cleaning items that your family doesn't need any more! We will send out more information within the next few weeks regarding how and where to drop off donations. This event will be open to the community from 8:00am until noon, so please invite your friends and neighbors to stop by!

Last but not least, ELECTIONS ARE COMING!!! We cannot be the PTO that we are without your help! We will be having elections for 2017-2018 Board and Committee Chairs at our May meeting. If you are interested in becoming an integral part of the PTO, please drop us a line and let us know!

April
3-Apr Spring Book Fair 4/3-4/7
4-Apr PTO Meeting 6:30
6-Apr Fine Arts Night 6:00
7-Apr Teacher Appreciation: sweet treats day
14-Apr School Holiday
22-Apr Beautify Rowe Lane Day 9:00-11:30am
24-Apr Penny War 4/24-4/28
29-Apr Community Yard Sale 8:00-12:00pm


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

February Update!

Rocket Families, you continue to amaze us! Our Glow Dance Party was a major success! Everyone had a blast and we raised ~$2500 towards updated playground equipment!!!




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With that being said, all of our Spring Fundraising efforts will be contributing towards our goal of raising $10,000. We couldn't do it without the support of our wonderful families so thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Here is our list of upcoming events for February and March:



February
1-FebEarly Release
3-Feb100th Day of School
3-FebWinter Dance
6-FebPTO Meeting 6:30
7-FebChoir Winter/Spring Concert @ Cele MS 6:30
20-FebStaff Development Day - no school

March
2-MarRead Across America Day (dress up!)
3-MarTeacher Appreciation: salad bar luncheon
7-MarPTO Meeting 6:30
13-MarSpring Break - no school 3/13-3/17
tbdSTAAR Writing 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year Rockets!

Can you believe it's already 2017? We hope that everyone had a safe and joyous holiday break from school.

Thanks to everyone who supported us last month via our Whoville teacher lunch, our giving tree and our annual Holiday Shoppe. We appreciate all of your support that you show for our wonderful Rocket community!

We are starting off 2017 with a bang! Our first meeting of the year is tomorrow night (Tuesday 1/3) at 6:30 pm in the library. Please come and join us! Childcare will be provided. We will be discussing a number of upcoming events that we would love to have support with. If you can't make it to the meeting, please feel free to reach out to us and let us know if you would like to help.

Enjoy your last day of vacation!

Upcoming Events


January
2-Jan
Staff Development Day - no school
3-Jan
School resumes
3-Jan
PTO Meeting 6:30
16-Jan
School Holiday - MLK
18-Jan
Science Night 6:00
tbd
Spring picture day
February
1-Feb
Early Release
3-Feb
Winter Dance
6-Feb
PTO Meeting 6:30
7-Feb
Choir Winter/Spring Concert @ Cele MS 6:30
20-Feb
Staff Development Day - no school
27-Feb
Spring Book Fair 2/27-3/3
tbd
100th Day of School

Sunday, October 9, 2016

October Happenings


It was so great seeing our Rockets march down Speidel for International Walk to School Day.  We hope you enjoyed the breakfast treats provided by your PTO!

We had tons of fun having a bite at Hat Creek Burgers while romping around the play escape. Ready for more SPIRIT DAY shenanigans?  We've been saving this one up for the perfect moment!

JOIN US at Spare Time in Pflugerville any time between 12pm-8pm after Early Release on October 26th.  Come road test your costumes and participate in one of two costume contests at 3pm or 6pm. Prizes provided by our hosts at Spare Time!  This super fun way to burn off energy with the kiddos benefits #RocketResources for our school.  Pre-Sale Order Forms are due by October 21st!

Our masters of #TeacherAppreciation are at it again, and have planned a BBQ fest this Friday, October 14th.  In addition, teachers & staff will be forming teams for a fierce pumpkin decorating competition.  Winners will be announced the week of October 24th. Please pitch in with a donation of food, drinks or pumpkins where possible HERE!

See y'all at the October 11th PTO meeting at 6:30pm in the Library! You don't want to miss hearing about our upcoming PTO socials to mix & mingle with fellow Rocket Parents!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

And just like that, it's Fall


Amazing things are happening at Rowe Lane!  Enrichment Fridays are in full swing & our Back To School Blastoff is in the books!  THANK YOU so much to our volunteers & community for making September so spectacular!

Need To Know

Are you keeping track of our Calendar of events?  October is jam-packed with fun!!

Be sure to join your neighbors for National Night Out, then wake up early for National Walk to School Day.  PTO will sponsor a light breakfast snack at the front doors of the school for walkers.

On Wednesday, we're taking over Hat Creek Burger Co in Round Rock for an epic Spirit Night. Come play with us!  Then on Monday 10/10, rest & recharge during a school holiday.

Due to National Night Out activities, our regularly scheduled PTO meeting has been moved to October 11th at 6:30pm in the library.  Don't miss Ms. Payne's update on our Gifted & Talented program, and come meet your fellow Rocket parents while we approve budget for Rocket Resources!  We keep the meetings short, informative, interactive and fun.  Promise!

Oh, the fun we'll have!  Teachers will be divided into competitive teams for our annual Pumpkin Carving contest. We'll be treating our amazing staff to a BBQ luncheon mid-October, with winners of the contest announced at Spirit Day/Night on 10/24!  

October 24th is EARLY RELEASE - And we're filling the day with fun! Firstly, we're providing sweet treats for our Teachers & Staff from Nothing Bundt Cakes...yum!  Secondly, we've partnered with Spare Time for their first ever school Spirit Day & Night!! From 12pm-8pm, our Rockets will take over bowling alleys, laser tag & arcade games. Spare Time is also providing prizes for a school-wide COSTUME CONTEST!  Come burn off some Halloween energy with us! Details to come.


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Whoosh!

Past couple weeks felt like a blur? Yeah, us too. We've got a few more big things happening in September, and then October should settle down nicely. Promise!  

What You Need To Know
#RocketPride T-shirt orders will be delivered around the 9/16 to your student's classroom. 

It's the Back to School Blastoff!!

Pre-Purchase Orders w/ Bonus Tickets are on now on sale! Come get wet and wild with us at Rowe Lane's boardwalk-themed Fall festival.

Attractions include water inflatables, train rides, petting zoo, face painting, photo booth, dunking booth, carnival-style games, Mr. Pfrank's Hot Dogs, Kona Ice, artisan vendors, amazing silent auctions and so much more! Bring a friend & have a BLAST!

What We Need To Pull It Off
We're hitting you all at once, and we know it.  Hang in there!  And, a huge Thank You!!

1) Help your Room Parent with silent auction baskets. They're a really big deal!!
2) Volunteer an hour of your time to help keep our kiddos safe & happy.
3) Throw us a bone...or gently-used book...or a cupcake. Donations still needed.

September Happenings


We are so excited to see you Tuesday at the first PTO meeting of the year!!

Many of us joined PTO to make friends and get connected.

This is the place for you, too!



Fun Stu


Meet Your Back to School Blastoff Team!!




Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!


Meet The Teacher is August 19th 4-5pm


The first day of school is August 23rd

The BACK TO SCHOOL BLASTOFF carnival is September 17th 4-8pm

WE STILL NEED YOU!!

Join our school's fun, creative group of parents that love Rowe Lane and our amazing Rockets!!

We meet the first Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 in the library.
We socialize the third Thursday of each month @ rotating host sites.

RLES boasts nearly 900 kiddos and 80 staff
that count on this small group of rockstars (read: YOU!)
to make their year unforgettable.

Below is our current roster (still room for your name here!!)