Monday, August 31, 2009

Round Rock ISD Parent Summit

Mark your calendars to be a part of the 4th annual Parent Summit on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 at the RRISD Performing Arts Center, 5800 McNeil Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and explore how schools, the business community and parents can work as partners to keep children safe and healthy.

The Summit is sponsored by RRISD, the RRISD Council of PTAs and the Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant and is designed to explore how schools and parents can work as partners to keep children safe and healthy and help them succeed in school. More than 30 parent-focused workshops are available focusing on wellness, special education, education, parenting and bullying. Some sessions will be offered in Spanish.

Register online or contact a Parent Support Specialist at any campus for help. Childcare is available on a limited basis for children from 18 months to 12 years of age.

For more information, contact Maria Rosas Garcia at 464-5614 or by email at: On-site registration will be available.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pizza Hut Night

Present your Pizza Hut coupon (above) on Wednesday, Sept. 2nd (delivery or carry out) and Pizza Hut will donate 20% back to Fern Bluff Elementary PTA.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bobcat Tracks ENews

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Friday, August 28, 2009

4th Grade Drama Club

Last year a team of parents staged the production, "Character Matters," with students in the 3rd grade. We had a great amount of fun introducing theatre to 30 kids. This fall we are staging the production, "The Case of the Missing Paragraph," which is a show that explores the topic of composition. We picked it because we thought it would be of help to the 4th graders whose focus will be on writing. The script is fun and the songs are catchy.

Show Description
It was a sweltering afternoon when she knocked on the door. She was looking for a detective. Someone to find her paragraph. It was missing. No the dog had not eaten it. She'd come to the right place: The Expository Detective Agency. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.This 35 minute musical play is a fun way for students to learn about the tricks and rules of punctuation and grammar. No music or drama experience needed. You can read more about the show below or click on this link to read the first third of the play and listen to the music.

If your student would like to be a part of the 4th Grade Stage Crew, please email Heidi York at for a rehearsal schedule and registration form. For more information visit:

Enrollment is open now through Thursday, September 3rd.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tears & Cheers Breakfast

Sending your child off on his or her first day of school is hard! Summer fun is over and school routines have to be established all over again or for the first time. If it's your 5-year old just starting Kindergarten, the first day of school can be filled with many emotions: hope, anxiety, sadness, even relief! No matter what, the morning comes with a great big . . . SIGH. . . .

The Fern Bluff PTA is hosting a Tears & Cheers breakfast for moms and dads of Kindergarten students at 7:45 AM in the school library. We'll be there to share your tears and help cheer you on to remember that Kindergarten is a fabulous, giant, scary, exciting, step for your child.

We want to meet you! Come join us for a short while after school drop off on Tuesday morning, August 25, first day of school.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Back to School Night events were exciting as students got to meet their teachers, deliver school supplies, see their friends from last year and make new ones, purchase school t-shirts, and sign up for PTA, scouts, watchdogs, and the green team.

If you missed any of these amazing opportunities, look for more information in a future Tuesday folder and e-newsletter.

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