Why Attendance is Important in Helping Every Student Succeed? One of the most important things your child can do to reach the goal of success is also one of the most basic: attend school every day on time! By attending class regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with daily lessons and assignments and take quizzes and tests on time. Research has shown that your child's regular attendance may be the greatest factor influencing his/her academic success. Achievement: Students who attend school regularly are more likely to pass reading and math assessments than students who do not. Opportunity: For older students, being in school every day gives them a chance to learn more about college and scholarship opportunities and to learn the important information to build a successful academic record. Exposure to the English language: Regular school attendance can also help students who are learning English by giving them the opportunity to master the skills and information they need more quickly and accurately. Being part of the school community: Just by being present at school, your child is learning how to be a good citizen by participating in the school community, learning valuable social skills, and developing a broader world view. What parents can do: Follow the school's guidelines and attendance policy and report excused absences immediately. Reviews the school's rules and make sure you understand who you need to contact if your child is going to be absent. Take an active role. Stay involved with your child's daily experiences at school by asking how the school day went, and then listening carefully to what your child shares with you — both the successes and struggles. Make it a point to meet your child's teacher(s) and friends. Keep updated on school events and announcements. Read the school documents that your child brings home and Try to limit the amount of time that your child misses school due to medical appointments or illness. If possible, avoid scheduling doctor's appointments during the school day. Allow your child to stay home only in the case of contagious or severe illnesses. Schedule family events with your child's school schedule in mind. Plan holiday celebrations or family trips during weekends or school vacations. In the case of family emergencies or unexpected trips, talk to your child's teacher(s) as far in advance as possible and set up a way that your child can work ahead or bring important homework on the trip.
UALR is hosting a Community Night of Coding Monday (Dec. 9) from 5-8pm in the EIT building. There will be workshops and demos, Hour of Code activities for all ages, computer science hands-on demos and more! Register here: http://ow.ly/jkGC50xtGPE
On Thursday, December 12th, the Robinson MIddle School PTO will be hosting a Holiday Luncheon for our wonderful teachers, staff, and administrators! Volunteers are needed to provide soups, rolls, drinks, and desserts, as well as to help decorate/set up, serve lunch, and clean up afterwards. Please visit the link below to see how/where you can help (and to sign up). If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Chaffin (501 590-0925) or Martha Sims (501 517-3140). https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094bacaf28aafd0-rmsholiday Thanks! Martha Sims
Picture make-up day is scheduled for December 9th for any student who was absent or would like a re-take. PALS (People Assisting Local Schools) Volunteer Hours are due November 22. Anyone who has volunteered in any capacity from February 23,2019 - November 22,2019, should email their time to Toni Scott at: firstname.lastname@example.org Besides actual participation in volunteering for events, Volunteers can count their travel and preparation time for each activity. Also if you have donated and shopped for donations for dances, teacher gifts, luncheons/breakfasts,etc.... All that counts towards hours. Chaperoning any event, assisting teachers with activities, fundraisers, tutoring students, library helpers, weekend events,etc...It all matters! Your time is valuable and we are so appreciative and grateful of how very generous you all are in sharing yours with the students and staff of Robinson Middle! -- Robinson Middle School has received the honor of having the highest number of volunteer hours for the last 14 years!!! Truly a testament to the commitment of this community to serve the students and staff of Robinson in being the very best! Ms. Toni Scott -RMS Guidance Secretary
Yearbooks News... Yearbooks are on sale now! Buy yours at www.balfour.com by December 1st and pay only $25.00. After 12/1, the cost will be $30.00. Final order deadline is January 25th. You can also buy and create ads for your child or business on the Balfour.com site. We also need your photos! It takes lots of photos to make the yearbook great and include as many students and activities as possible. You can upload photos directly from your smartphone using the Balfour Image Share app. Download the app then create your account using our schools project code 001280. You can also upload pics from a computer to www.images.balfour.com. Encourage your students to share their photos too! If you have any questions or would like to help with the yearbook, contact our yearbook chair Carole George at email@example.com
FCCLA is hosting a canned food drive for Arkansas Food Bank from Monday, November 11th - Wednesday, November 20th! Our hope is to collect 500 cans! Each 1st period teacher will be given a box and wish list flyers for your classroom! The winning 1st period class will receive a cookie party and each student will receive 20 PBIS points! Thank you! Mrs. Bailey Business Education Joe T. Robinson Middle School firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 11, 2019 is Veteran’s Day! Giving back is so important and we truly want our students to understand the importance of supporting those that have served in the Armed Forces. In honor of our Veterans, we are asking families to make a donation of any size to be given to Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. Donations will be taken during the 1st period classes. All funds will be submitted to the organization to support veterans in need. https://www.littlerock.va.gov/ https://www.littlerock.va.gov/giving/index.asp Additionally, RMS staff and students are asked to dress in camouflage or military style clothing in support of Veterans. Thank you for taking time to share this news with your child. PCSSD/ RMS READING CHALLENGE BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 11, 2019 For the next 7 weeks, RMS will ask all students to read at least 30 minutes or more each night. Students will receive credit for reading in their Social Studies Class. We need all families to support this initiative as reading nightly will help improve student comprehension. Students are expected to log minutes read and pages read. An assessment after reading a book will be given. The school with the highest reading minutes and has evidence to prove that will win a field trip from PCSSD. Let’s Read and Win This Challenge!!!
PCSSD schools held grand re-openings on Tuesday to change the name of our school Media Centers to Library Learning Centers. Check out all the cool pictures of the new looks: http://ow.ly/jMbY50x3awq
RMS Message- Band Students: Your money for selling chocolate is past due. Please turn in your money today. Thank you! RMS PTO Newsletter Link-Click and Read! https://mailchi.mp/ee4cb4b1eef0/robinson-middle-pto-november-newsletter
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
Senator Strong Middle School Team, Tomorrow is School Spirit Wear!!! Black and Gold all the way and we look forward to our school-wide 1st quarter assembly. Have a great night!
Evening RMS Parents! Please read the following information below. 1. Flu Make Up Clinic is tomorrow, students must have consent forms signed to participate. 2. October 29, 2019 is our RMS Dance. PTO needs your help. Please sign up to support on the link attached. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FA4A82BA7FF2-anight 3. For the dance, there is going to be cash prizes for top 3 best dressed. 1st $50 2nd $30 3rd $20 4. Remember that we have school only on Monday and Tuesday of this week! Have a great night!
Reminder Band Students- ALL money for the chocolate boxes will be collected at lunch on Monday, October 28th! Please bring your money to the band mom's on the stage during lunch on Monday. Thank you!
Don't forget that students get a little fall break NEXT week. Schools are closed Wednesday (Oct. 30) - Friday (Nov. 1) for districtwide professional development. You can find all district events on the website: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
RMS Flu Clinic Students who missed our flu clinic will be able to have the vaccine on Monday, 10/28/19. If any missed the clinic for any reason, they may receive the shot on Monday. They must have a signed consent. If your student needs a consent form, have them to see Nurse Rice. Students must have forms turned in by Monday morning. Cookie Dough Pick Up Parents may pick up orders at their earliest convenience. Please park your car and pick up orders at the end of the school day. Thanks.
Dear Choir Parents/Guardians, 1. Cookie dough will be delivered to RMS on THURSDAY 10/24/19!!! We need parent volunteers to help with unloading and sorting of the cookie dough starting at 1:30 PM!!! If you're able to help, please contact Mr. Fuller: email@example.com You may pick up your cookie dough starting at 3:50 PM. Mr. Fuller will be staying until 6:30 PM to make sure that everyone is able to come and get their dough on that day!!! 2. Saturday October 26th is a very busy day for the RMS Choir program. We have all-region choir auditions at Conway Jr. High School in Conway, AR. We will be boarding busses and will be leaving by 6:30 AM...YES...6:30 AM!!! We need parent volunteers to help chaperone during the day! (YOU DON'T HAVE TO RIDE THE BUS, but the students do!) If you'd be willing to volunteer to help (and we'll take you any amount of time that you'd be willing to stay!!!), please contact Mr. Fuller: firstname.lastname@example.org 3. WHEW!!! Super busy time of year...but we wouldn't have it any other way! Thank you for allowing your child to be a part of the RMS Choir! I'm truly blessed and humbled to have each and every one of them as a part of the choir family! Have a great week!!! and.....Goooooooooo Senators! Fuller
**ATTENTION** Phones are down at several PCSSD schools and admin offices. Our IT department is working with Windstream to resolve the issue. You track the outage here: https://downdetector.com/status/windstream/map/
Robinson Middle and Bramble Market are partnering together for a fall community event October 19th from 9am to 4pm. There will be food trucks, lots of local vendors selling various items, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, face painting and much more. Come join us! Get to know people in your community and school, and have some family fun! There will be a bus transporting from Robinson High to Bramble due to little parking. Bramble Market (9325 Ferndale Cut Off Road, 72223)
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The National Bullying Prevention Center provides a "Kids Against Bullying" pledge encouraging kids to speak up against bullying, support those being bullied & to be a friend when they see bullying. http://ow.ly/snaM50wEVmm
The calendar can now be found in EVENTS. Important district-wide dates will be posted on the PCSSD website. School-specific dates will be posted on their respective school websites. You can view the "At-A-Glance" calendar here: https://5il.co/amrb
A Night With The Stars Robinson Middle School Dance Date: 10/29/19 Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Come dressed as your favorite celebrity, famous athlete, musician and etc...* No mask or weapons! There will be a DJ, food, prizes and cash concessions. Price to get in: $5.00 Come and have a great time!!!
Good Morning RMS Senator Families! Please see the link of this month's PTO President Letter. Have a STRONG Day! https://mailchi.mp/ce63250238a2/rms-pto-president-letter
Morning, we are having a fabulous day at Robinson Middle!
Parent Meeting for MS Boys Basketball on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:00pm-6:30pm in the cafeteria.
* Reminder, Band Parents, there is a band meeting tomorrow, Tuesday Sept 24 at 5:30 in the middle school band room. Please come with some fundraising ideas. Thank you and see you tomorrow!
RMS -Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oSKlsWQZ2s9U-tvYLIdhbXwei1xqmu5nFgzFScXMG9U