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Hello Rocken Parent,
There are less than two months left of the school year! Lots of events are happening between now and then. We hope you can join in on the fun.

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Parent Only Event - April 19

Tips for talking with kids about violence in the news

Erin Smith, M.Ed., LPE will present some ways parents can approach talking to their kids about violence in the news.

Erin Smith has worked for many years with kids of all ages and their families. She was formerly Carroll ISD’s Crisis Intervention Counselor and now continues her support of Southlake families as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with Smith Clinical Services, PLLC, located in Trophy Club, TX.

Thursday, April 19 at 9a
RES Cafeteria


Visitors attending the presentation must sign in at the front office.

RESPTO needs you!

We have several open Executive Board and Committee Chair positions. As a PTO board member or committee chair, you will receive a binder, guidance, and support from a wonderful team if you take one of these posts.

If you are interested - or would like to nominate someone else - please contact Karey Skiermont at for more information.

Executive Board positions will be elected in April; Committee Chair positions will be filled on a rolling basis by the first volunteer.

A brief summary of each position.

Assistant Treasurer – Support and assist the Treasurer; leads on providing reimbursements for expenditures. This is an executive board position which is subject to election.

Bulletin Boards - Design and assemble front bulletin boards for the beginning of the school year

Fundraising - With the VP Fundraising (Anna Sheehan), organize and coordinate the online fundraiser in the fall (*only one fundraiser next year and it’s all online!*), identifying sponsors and contacting businesses for donations.

Technology - Run WuFoo forms, electronic registration, create surveys, and work with the person maintaining the RES website. 

Cultural Night - Organize, plan, and coordinate Cultural Night with the assistance of VP Special Events (Jenn Thrailkill)

Spirit Shop - Kelly Gallant, Spirit Shop Chair, needs volunteers to help coordinate and run the sales of school spirit gear on Fridays 11am-1pm, primarily in the fall semester.

Yearbook - Michelle Woolf, Yearbook Chair, needs a Co-Chair to assist her with assembling volunteers, uploading event photos, communicating deadlines, cover design and creative layout, and yearbook sales. She also needs a club coordinator and an Encore coordinator to attend those meetings/classes and take and upload pictures.

Daddy/Daughter Night - Work with VP Special Events (Jennifer Thrailkill), organize, plan and coordinate special night for dads and their daughters.

Fun Run - Coordinate planning (signup, t-shirts, volunteers, etc.) for the Fun Run. It will take place the first Friday of the fall online fundraiser (currently set for September 21).

Volunteers - Work with the President (Toy Joyner) to ensure that people are on the background checklist, review checklist before events taking place at the school, coordinate and recruit volunteers for each event where people are needed.

RESPTO Executive Board Nominations Received! 

An election for Treasurer and VP Disbursements will take place at the PTO General Meeting on April 17. The candidates are Andi Simon for Treasurer and Katy Lee for VP Disbursements. Nominations for these positions will close on Friday, April 6.  

The following is a brief bio of each candidate.
Andi Simon (Treasurer) 
Andi is the Vice President of Finance & IT for The Weir Group PLC’s Oil & Gas Division based in Fort Worth.  She has held this position since June 2014. Andi joined Weir in 2008 as the North America Regional Finance Director of the Minerals Division. Prior to joining Weir, Andi served as the Director of Internal Audit and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance and then as the International Controller for Briggs & Stratton Corporation. She started her career performing business assurance services at Arthur Andersen, LLC. Andi is a licensed CPA and obtained her undergraduate and MBA from Marquette University. Andi has two sons, Grant and Chase. Chase is in first grade at RES and Grant attends Eubanks Intermediate.

Katy Lee (VP Disbursements)
Katy is a proud Dragon Mom to Benjamin (2nd grade), Jacob (entering Kindergarten in the Fall), and Avery (3yo). Katy worked as a Brand Consultant in Chicago for 8 years conducting consumer research and creating
brand strategy and communications for clients such as Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Nestlé and more. She will bring her experience in research, communications and process design to the new VP Disbursements role for RESPTO. A passionate supporter of RES, Katy has served as a Homeroom Parent, Grade Level Coordinator, and PTO volunteer. She also serves on the Executive Committee of a local Cub Scout Pack and volunteers at her children’s Montessori preschool in Colleyville. Katy and her husband Jeff moved to Southlake in 2009, making this the longest she has lived anywhere, after spending her childhood and early adult life in Cleveland, Austin, Virginia Beach, Houston, Chicago and Dallas. Katy is committed to continuous improvement and is looking forward to working on behalf of, and for the benefit of, RES teachers, parents, students, facility, and our surrounding community.

Dad of the Day!

Being Dad Of The Day carries a lot of perks! Sign up for your day now, before all of the spots are booked.
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RES Cultural Night - March 22

We had a blast traveling the world at RES Cultural Night! Many, many thanks to the families who created showcases, for sharing their cultures with us. These families spent a lot of time creating presentations featuring fun facts including biographies of famous people, landmarks in their countries, currency, and the spoken languages. They wore clothing appropriate to their culture. We heard traditional music. And, they made us so many delicious foods that dinner was an afterthought! It was truly a gift to be able to visit with each family and experience the pride they all have in where they and their families come from. If you get a chance, next time you are up at school check out our 'Where in the World' map on the bulletin board and see where our RES families hail from and mark where YOU come from. It's fun for the kids to see. 
Thank you Rocken Families!

Argentina Armbruster Family
Australia Dayal and Sampath Families
Brazil Aquino Family
Canada Henderson Family
China Grace Yang, Lingming Wang, Yao Li, Weina Wang, Wenzhu Chen, Ting Yang, Rong Zhang, Wei Yu, Jingqi Wang, Yannan Sun, Xi Chen, Sonya Tang, Janet Tu
Holland  Burridge Family
India  Suman Gohel, Keerthana Kalyan, Nimmi Ahluwalia, Rina Parekh, Swathi Nair, Jainy, Preeti Dhatt, Kavitha Suresh
Laos Dang Family
Norway  Dolechek Family
Serbia Draganic Family
Spain Massana Family
Wales  Fisher Family

2018 - 2019 School Supply Sale

Get something off your future to do list by ordering your school supply list today! You can order yours through The supplies are hand picked by your teachers for grades K-4. If ordered before June 1 they ship directly to the school. It’s beyond convenient!

Upcoming Events

April 6 - Kona Ice After School
April 9-13 - 4th Grade STAAR Testing (Campus closed)
April 17 - General PTO Meeting
April 18 - Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
April 19 - Parent tips for talking with kids about violence in the news with Erin Smith
April 24 - 4th Grade Musical
April 27 - Preschool Performance

May 4 - Mom's Celebration
May 4 - Kona Ice After School
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