The 2018 On-site Book Fair Begins Next Week!


Important event details are outlined below, but here is the summary of key links to participate:

To buy book fair gift certificates Click here

To volunteer at the book fair Click here

To attend Family Night on Friday, February 16th Click here

To volunteer on Family Night Click here

To represent a country at Family Night Click here


Tuesday, February 13      9:30 – 4:00

Wednesday, February 14      8:30 – 4:00

Thursday, February 15      8:30 – 4:00

Friday, February 16    10:00 – 7:00  (Family Night from 5-7)

Each day during the Book Fair, we invite you to come to school and “LUNCH WITH YOUR WORLD TRAVELER” (your student) and then come shop the Book Fair!

It’s time to clean out your book shelves before Book Fair!
Ms. Clark’s class will be conducting a Book Drive to benefit Books Between Kids, a nonprofit that works to build home libraries for children in need.  The Book Drive will start on Monday, February 5th and run through Book Fair.  During February 5-12, the students will have boxes in classrooms and the halls into which students can drop book they wish to donate.  During the Book Fair (Feb. 13-16), they will have a box in the Book Fair room (the Library).  Thanks so much for your support of their amazing project!


Unable to make it to school to shop during lunch or after school?  No problem!  We are excited to offer Gift Certificates for purchase again this year. Gift certificates are an easy way to allow any ROE student, teacher, or specialist to purchase books at the upcoming Book Fair. Gift certificates will be delivered to the child’s classroom each morning and may be used to purchase items sold in the Book Fair on any day of the Book Fair, including on Family Night (gift certificates cannot be used to purchase Family Night tickets). Any unused funds from the gift certificates will be given as a contribution to the ROE PTO at the close of Book Fair.  Gift certificates will also be available for purchase at the Book Fair.

Please Click here to purchase your gift certificates


We need your help to make this year’s Book Fair the best one yet!!

Please Click here to volunteer during the week of Book Fair (February 13 – 16):


Take a trip around the world, with activities provided by our amazing ROE families representing over 15 different countries and cultures. Don’t miss out on the incredible learning opportunities, a great selection of books, yummy food, and fun!

Family Night admission tickets are $5 each and include the activities for the evening, food, and Kona Ice!  We will also hold a raffle that evening, including fun gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses, spirit store items, and special globes.   Tickets are $5 and each item in the raffle is guaranteed to be worth at least $10!  Make sure to purchase your tickets early to ensure you can get to all of the amazing activities and avoid the lines on Family Night!

Please  Click here to pre-purchase your Family Night tickets and raffle tickets by Tuesday, February 13 at 10:00 am.

All Pre-purchased tickets and raffle tickets for Family Night will be sent home with your oldest child during the week of Book Fair. Admission tickets and raffle tickets will be available at Family Night as long as quantities last.


Want to help us make this special evening an adventure your students won’t forget?

Please Click here to volunteer on Family Night!


We still need families to represent their countries and cultures!  To date, families have signed up to represent the following countries/cultures:  African American culture, Algeria, Belgium, China, Colombia, El Salvador, France, Honduras, India, Iran, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Venezuela, and Vietnam!

Please Click here to sign up to represent your country or culture OR to join a group representing any of the above cultures or countries.  The deadline to sign up for a table for your country or culture is Friday, February 9.




Read Around the World is almost here!


Buckle your seat belts for a fantastic literary adventure, including an amazing book selection and an around-the-world voyage on Family Night!

The Book Fair will culminate again this year with an international Family Night (Friday, February 16), which will be a celebration of the countries and cultures of our ROE families.  Last year our families provided ROE students with amazing learning opportunities during Family Night. We invite you to represent your country or culture this year by teaching a simple craft or skill, setting up an educational display, presenting a game or activity, and/or sampling some of your native cuisine.  Please go to https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/2018-book-fair-family-night-table-sign-up/ to sign up to represent your country or culture. The deadline to sign up is Friday, February 9.

Questions?  Please email familynight@riveroakspto.org.


Tuesday, February 13                9:30 – 4:15

Wednesday, February 14         8:30 – 4:15

Thursday, February 15             8:30 – 4:15

Friday, February 16                   10:00 – 7:00*

*Family Night 5:00 – 7:00

Each day during the Book Fair, we invite you to come to school and “lunch with your world traveler” and then come shop the Book Fair!

Gift Certificates for Students and Teachers will be sold again this year! Look for links to purchase Gift Certificates, to volunteer at the Book Fair & Family Night, and to purchase Family Night Tickets in your PTO emails before the end of January!


2018 Dads Club Winter Campout


“S’mores and Snores” – January 26-27, 2018

Don’t miss the inaugural Dads Club Campout, an event sure to create lasting memories for you and your children!   All campers will receive dinner, beverages, and s’mores.  The evening will feature a scavenger hunt, photo booth, and craft-making.  In addition, The Houston Astronomical Society (HAS) is putting on a “Star Party” for our little astronomers (weather permitting).  Breakfast will be served on Saturday morning.

Cost is $20 per person.  Registration fee includes dinner, beverages, dessert, entertainment, a mini-flashlight w/logo, breakfast, and coffee. Please register here: https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/2017-dads-club-campout/

You may also purchase Dads Club Campout “S’mores and Snores” long sleeve T-shirts for $15 via the registration link.  T-shirt sales will end on January 12.

Questions?  Contact dadsclub@riveroakspto.org


The 2017 Barnes & Noble Book Fair is December 8th & 9th!

The 2017 Barnes & Noble Book Fair is THIS WEEKEND!

Please join us December 8th and 9th at the Barnes & Noble on West Gray for readings, teacher appearances, a choir performance, and the most fun…book shopping!  A portion of all book sales will be donated to ROE.  Please click http://roepto.org/files/2017/12/2017-ROE-BN-Book-Fair_Schedule-of-Events_v5-FINAL_SPL.pdf for a schedule of events.

This is the perfect opportunity to do your winter holiday shopping and benefit ROE!  We look forward to seeing you all there!

Click http://roepto.org/files/2017/12/ROES_Bookfair_Voucher-2017.pdf for a printable version of Book Fair vouchers.

Can’t make it to the store this weekend to shop?  You can still support ROE online!  Visit BN.COM/bookfairs from 12/8/2017 to 12/9/2017 and enter Bookfair ID 12276093 at checkout.  A percentage of your online Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit our school/organization.


The 2017 Great Gatherings Online Auction is going LIVE again!

Don’t miss your second chance at the Online Auction!  

Please visit http://tinyurl.com/roeptoauction2017 to start buying now!

The Online Auction, containing Buy Now and Wish List items only, re-opens this morning (Wednesday, November 29) at 10 am, and bidding will end on Monday, December 4,  at 10 p.m. sharp.  Please click the link above to check out the remaining selection of unsold Great Gatherings – we even have a few spots left for some of the teacher socials and for school privileges!  The auction also offers opportunities to donate to our wonderful specialist programs (Art, Science, PE, Music, Technology, and Spanish) and to Teacher Appreciation.

The items available to purchase are grouped into the following categories:

1.  Second Chance Sale:  New this year!  Due to the fact that not all the BID-UP spots for some of the gatherings sold, we have the opportunity to offer the remaining spots at one low BUY NOW price! Be sure to check them out!   Many of these items can also be found in the other Great Gatherings categories listed below.

2.  Great Gatherings:  The Great Gatherings are grouped into the following categories:  Grade Level Gatherings, Mixed Grade Gatherings, Family Gatherings, and Adult Gatherings (some Gatherings are offered in multiple categories).  Most items offer multiple available spots.

3.  Wish Lists:  This category consists of opportunities for auction participants to donate directly to specified programs, needs and activities at ROE (specialist programs, teacher appreciation, technology needs, etc.).  Donors do not receive any goods or services in return for donations made under this category, making the entire donation 100% tax deductible.

Buy Now items will be sold on a first-come, first-purchased basis and must be paid for at the time of purchase.  All Buy Now items will indicate the number of remaining lots available for purchase, and will also list the name of any person who has purchased a lot for a particular item.

You can access the auction catalog, which contains the times and dates of all gatherings offered in the full auction, here:  http://roepto.org/files/2017/11/2017-Auction-Catalog-Preview.pdf

Thanks for your continued support of ROE.  Happy bidding!

2017 Great Gatherings Online Auction Team


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!!!

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