PTO Back-to-School Kickoff Party

Join us at Beck’s Prime-Memorial Park for the PTO Back-to-School Kickoff Party.

Friday, September 8, 6:30-9:00 pm.

Food, drinks, beer & wine will be available for purchase.  Beck’s Prime is generously donating a percentage of the sales at this event back to ROE.

Children are welcome!

Many thanks to our host, Heritage Texas Properties.

RSVP here: https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/2017-rsvp-for-pto-back-to-school-social/


Welcome to the 2017 – 2018 School Year!

Dear ROE parents,

I hope you are enjoying the summer and are beginning to look forward to the first day of school on Monday, August 28.   We have several events taking place in late August and early September so please mark your calendars with the dates noted below.  We will be in touch again in August.  Have a fun and relaxing summer!

Kathryn Principe
PTO President


2017-2018 School Supplies & Paper Directory

CLICK HERE NOW to order: School Supply Packs and Directory for 2017- 2018! 

The ROE PTO is pleased to offer school supply packs for all students attending River Oaks Elementary in the 2017 – 2018 school year.  The teachers at ROE have selected the supplies each student will need and they have been bundled in convenient packs available for order now!  To order, click here  or go to the ROE PTO website, click on Order Now in the top menu bar, and select “Order Your 2017 – 2018 School Supplies”.  Pricing is $45 for Kindergarten (includes ROE t-shirt for field trips) and $35 for all other grade levels.  Students who qualify for free/discounted school lunches will be provided with school supply packs at no charge.

In an effort to send out a paper school directory earlier in the school year, the directory format will be simplified. In the fall, all families will have access to a free ON-LINE school directory. In addition, you can order a PAPER school directory for $6 at the same time you order your school supplies herehttps://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/m19u8xni11x0fdn/. The directory will be delivered separately, after the school supplies.

Questions?  Contact Valarie Mechler at school-supplies@riveroakspto.org or Catherine Matthews at directory@riveroakspto.org.

Nature Center

The summer clean up of the Nature Center and pond is underway.  Thank you to the PTO Nature Center Team and Dr. Fovargue & her team for making this summer transformation possible.


The school year starts off quickly with several events so please mark your calendars now!

Road Runner Rally

The Road Runner Rally will be held Thursday, Aug. 24 from 5:30-7:00 PM. Please join us in the cafeteria to learn about and sign up for all the interesting, important PTO groups that help make ROE a special place to be.

New Family Orientation

If you are new to the ROE community, please plan to attend our new family orientation on

Saturday, Aug. 26 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.

Back to School Social

The Back to School Social is a fun ROE tradition to kick off the school year with a party!  Join us at Beck’s Prime Memorial from 6:30 PM on Friday, Sept. 08.  This special event is kindly sponsored by Heritage Texas Properties.  A portion of the proceeds from food sales will go to benefit the ROE PTO.  More details to follow.

Movie Night

Grab a blanket and meet us at ROE for our annual movie night on Friday, Sept. 15 at 6:15 PM.  Pizzas will be available to order in advance.  Water and popcorn will be generously provided by Heritage Texas Properties. More details to follow.


Please join me in thanking the following individuals for all their hard work:

  • Christine Aston and Sally Stow for investigating and coordinating the installation of our new fabulous sound system in the cafetorium!



ROE Dads’ Club


Exciting plans are in the works for our ROE Dads’ Club this year.  If you would like to be included on the Dads’ Club email distribution list, please email dadsclub@riveroakspto.org with your contact information.  News about the first event will be coming throughout the year!!

Questions?  Email John Daniel at dadsclub@riveroakspto.org.



We have many volunteer opportunities throughout the year with various commitment levels that can fit your work and family’s schedule. Please consider sharing your time with River Oaks Elementary. Please sign up online to volunteer at https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/roe-pto-volunteer-opportunity-signup/ if you are interested!  We welcome your help!



Shop on Amazon and Support ROE!

When you shop on Amazon, please consider using the link below.  A percentage of each purchase made through the ROE site is donated back to the PTO.  It is a busy time.  Avoid the traffic and shop online through the ROE Amazon link.




ROE Alumni Website

Did you know that there is a River Oaks Elementary alumni website?   You can find the link to the Alumni website under Useful School Links in our sidebar.   If you have not visited the site recently, note that there is a lot of new content that has recently been added to it.  In the past, the emphasis has been on the 1960s and earlier.  Now, the alumni website includes more than 1,000 photos from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s, including class photos, photos from all of kinds of school activities, and photos of teachers and other staff members.   There is also an ROE Alumni Facebook group, and you can find the link to the Facebook group on the ROE Alumni website.  Even if you are not yet an alumnus but are a current family at ROE, you may find it interesting to learn about our school’s past and the ROE legacy.


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