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 4 - 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!!)





Sunday, May 15, 2016

Two Weeks & Counting

Firstly, a huge THANK YOU to or outgoing board & chairs for 2015-16, and WELCOME to incoming PTO members. Your service to our kids and community is beyond recognition!

This past two weeks, the PTO served in multiple capacities:

Teacher Appreciation Week:
Rudy's Breakfast Tacos
Teacher Lunceon
& so much more!

Cakes of Love
Nearly half of our Rockets participated in decorating cakes for the ones they hold most dear.

Accelerated Reading Walk
Popping Popcorn for our recognized readers!

Pfall Planning
Traditionally, we celebrate Fall with the PFall PFreak Out. This coming year, we have surprises in store for you! Our first annual Back to School Blastoff is well underway, with our planning team already meeting to explore creative ways to amaze and entertain our Rockets.

UP NEXT:

Spirit Night at Hat Creek Burger Company (by the Dell Diamond)
5:00 - 9:00-pm
Monday, 5/16

Star Wars Field Day
We need Volunteers
and
This is a can't miss event!!
Don't forget to send your student with $1 for Kona Ice!!

Class parties take place 5/31, and early dismissal is 6/1.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

First Week of May.....HELP!!

Luncheon Items NEEDED


PTO Elections
Tuesday 5/3 6:30pm
Preview Positions HERE
Come make new friends & a tangible difference!




Cakes of Love
Help NEEDED to decorate cakes with kids!


Other Important Dates