2017 Great Gatherings Online Auction

It’s time to submit your Great Gathering for this year’s Online Auction!

The sixth annual ROE PTO Online Auction is Friday, November 10 through Thursday, November 16, and we need YOU to ensure the success of this exciting event by hosting a GREAT GATHERING!!


A Great Gathering is a social event that you create, host and sponsor.  The PTO sells spots to your Great Gathering during the Online Auction, and the proceeds of these sales benefit our fabulous school!  The possibilities are endless…wine tasting adventures or themed dinner parties for parents, movie nights or swim parties for kids, sports outings or picnics for familes…your imagination is your only limitation! You can host a party alone or with other ROE families.

ROE Families will have the opportunity to purchase spots at your event during the Online Auction in early November. All funds collected will be used by the PTO to directly benefit ROE and our children. We look forward to receiving your many fun and creative event submissions!

Need inspiration for your Great Gathering?  Click here http://roepto.org/files/2017/10/2016-online-auction-sample.pdf for a sample of some of last year’s awesome events!


Registering is easy!  Just click here https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/2017-great-gathering-submission-form/ and fill out the online form.

The deadline to submit your gathering is October 30th!!!

Questions?  Email greatgatherings@riveroakspto.org


2017-2018 Annual Fund


While we realize Hurricane Relief will take precedence in your philanthropic giving, we hope you will consider supporting our school campaign as well. As in year’s past, our Annual Fund is primarily focused on participation and we appreciate any contribution.

The ROE PTO Annual Fund was launched five years ago to replace traditional fundraising campaigns such as gift wrap and cookie dough sales.  100% of your Annual Fund donation goes directly to ROE and helps to cover the cost of programs like in-service/trainings for teachers, the annual IB fee, field trips at every grade level, technology in our classrooms, campus security, teacher and staff appreciation, last summer’s Nature Center updates, the new sound system and much more.  The PTO’s ability to fund these types of programs and activities for our students and faculty is part of what makes ROE such an exceptional school.

Every contribution makes a difference!!  We are challenging ROE families to have 100% participation in the Annual Fund by Tuesday, October 17, 2017.  In addition to helping to make our awesome school even more amazing, there are three good reasons to donate:

1.       Each student that donates will be entered in a drawing for one of five ROE t-shirts from the ROE Spirit Store.

2.       The first class in each grade level to reach 100% participation will win popsicles for the whole class!

3.        If the entire school reaches its goal of 100% participation and/or raising $90,000, Dr. Fovargue will    personally DJ a dance party for the entire school!!!

There are two options to participate:

1) Pay by credit card online: https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/2017-2018-annual-fund-donation-form/


2) Fill out the Annual Fund donation form sent home with your child and return, along with your donation, to your oldest child’s teacher OR drop it off at the ROE front desk OR mail it to ROE c/o Annual Fund, 2008 Kirby, Houston, TX 77019 before the October 17th deadline.

Questions about the Annual Fund can be sent to annualfund@riveroakspto.org.

Thank you for your support!!!


ROE Yearbooks for the 2017-2018 School Year

Yearbooks are on sale now at the lowest prices of the year!  Keep memories at your fingertips at the lowest price possible!  Take advantage of our early bird pricing of $28.00 when you order your yearbook by October 27, 2017.  (Personalization available for an additional cost & if you purchase during the back to school promotion, you get FOUR icons free with personalization!)  Order now at http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1141547/River-Oaks-Elementary-School/

Share your pictures with the Yearbook Committee! The yearbook staff invites students, parents, teachers, and staff to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school events, we’d like to see them. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.  Please go to the following link to submit your images: https://images.jostens.com/409203600

Questions?  Please email  yearbook@riveroakspto.org.


2017 Fun Run: Saturday, October 14

Saturday, October 14th – ROE Playground

8:30am – 11:30am

Join us for this annual tradition on the ROE Playground!  FREE ACTIVITIES include an inflatable slide & obstacle course, face painters, music from DJ London, and breakfast snacks & coffee!  $15 PRE-REGISTRATION includes, 2017 Fun Run t-shirt, race entry, finisher prizes for all runners, and medals for 1st.2nd & 3rd place finishers in each grade.

Please go to https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/2017-roe-fun-run/ to register.  Deadline for pre-registration is Thursday, September 28.  You may register the day of the event for $15, but you will NOT receive a t-shirt since they will be distributed in advance.





Fall play dates for each grade have been re-scheduled.  Formal invitations from your grade level reps will be emailed to grade level families, but in the meantime, please mark your calendars:

  • 5th grade – Sep 10th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Spotlight Karaoke on Westheimer
  • 4th grade – Aug 26th, 1:30-3:30 pm – Levy Park
  • 3rd grade – Sept. 23rd, 3:30 – 5:30 pm at Levy Park
  • 2nd grade – Aug 26th, 11:30am – 1:00pm – Ervan Chew Park
  • 1st grade – Aug 13th, 4:00 – 5:30pm – ROE Playground
  • Kinder – Aug 26th, 9:30 – 11:00am ROE Playground




New Family Orientation

New Family Orientation
If you are new to the ROE community, please plan to attend our new family orientation on Saturday, September 9 from 8:30-9:30 AM in the cafeteria.  Dr. Fovargue and the PTO president will answer any questions you might have and look forward to welcoming you to our special school.

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