Campus News 03.19.2018

Hi All,

I hope that you had a WONDERFUL spring break!  It was great to have all of our students, teachers & staff back to school today, and fun to hear about their vacations far and near! It is hard to believe that we are so close to the end of year, but looking forward to the rest of the learning to be done.


Allergy Season:

We are again in the midst of allergy season.  Although we understand that many students (& teachers) suffer from allergies, for those of us in Austin, they are also a fact of life.  We are unable to provide alternate activities or supervision during recess or outside PE without a doctor’s note.  Please send your students prepared to play & have fun outside during these times.  


Congratulations!!

Congratulations to our amazing office assistant, Melissa Silguero!  She was selected by our staff as our Patsy Sommer Educational Assistant of the Year!


Important Community Note:
This Friday, March 23rd, we will have the Texas Rangers Reenactment Group and a few members of the Daughters of the Republic visiting our campus.  Seventh graders will be viewing wonderful artifacts from the Texas Revolution and the Civil War, as well as hearing about Texas History from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.  The artifacts will include artillery used in our history, including a 6 lb. cannon. The Texas Rangers Group will be shooting off the cannons on our practice football field between 1:00-3:30 pm.  Please be aware that the cannons make loud booming noises during this time and there is no need for alarm. The students and staff are very excited about this event.

Kim Winters, Principal, Pearson Ranch Middle School


Easter Egg Hunt:

The Round Rock ISD Future Educators Association is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 24.  See flyer for details:  Easter Egg Hunt Flyer


News from PTA:

Carnival:
Mark your calendars—carnival is on April 20th!  Look for fliers in your child’s Thursday folders this week!

Please sign up to help at carnival  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C0544ACAF2FA5FC1-sommer1

(Note from Mrs. Varljen:  This is such a fabulous family event!  It does, however, take MANY volunteers to help that evening.  I encourage you to truly make this a community event by signing up to help for just 1 hour.  It would be great to have so many volunteers that every parent is able to enjoy some carnival time with their children.  It’s a challenge! How many will volunteer?? With your awesome support, I am hoping for LOTS! THANKS!)

Math Super Stars:
Two more weeks! Last day of the program is next Friday, 3/30! Students must get 400 minutes (kinder only needs 200) by 3/30 to earn an invitation to the ice cream party!

Yearbook:
Two more weeks! Last day of the program is next Friday, 3/30! Students must get 400 minutes (kinder only needs 200) by 3/30 to earn an invitation to the ice cream party!

Staff Appreciation:
Staff Baked Potato & chopped bbq luncheon on March 28th hosted by kinder and first grade parents. Sign up genius will be posted soon. Thank you!


Upcoming Dates:

March 20-March 23  4th Grade Camp Write-a-Long 1

March 22  Kindergarten Field Trip to Crowe’s Nest Farm

March 23 11:05 PTA General Meeting

March 25  Austin Regional Spelling Bee—-GOOD LUCK GAUTHAM!!

March 26-29 Camp Write-a-Long 2

March 28 PTA Staff Luncheon hosted by Kindergarten & First Grade parents–THANK YOU!!!

March 28 SBAC

March 30 Spring Holiday

April 3 Spring Pictures

April 3 Innovation Station K-2 Family Night

April 4 2nd Grade Field Trip

April 4 Innovation Station 3-5 Family Night

April 7 DI State Tournament

April 10 4th/5th Grade STAAR

April 11 5th Grade STAAR

April 14 RRISD Celebration of Families-Empty Bowl Festival

April 16 KSTAR Field Trip 2

April 20 SPRING CARNIVAL!!

April 26 Evening Performance of “Aladdin”

May 14-16 3rd-5th Grade STAAR Testing

May 22 8:30 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony