Roosevelt Parents

School and PTA Resources for all Roosevelt Parents

2/17 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

I hope many of you had a day off today and were able to enjoy this beautiful weather.

Thank you to the parents who came to our Valentines’ Day Coffee with the Principal. I appreciate the forum for hearing your concerns and questions. I want you to know that we are discussing some of these issues behind the scenes, and hopefully we can offer some solutions soon. An early reminder that our second Coffee with the Superintendent will be on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:30am. Please mark your calendars if you would like to attend.

I wanted to let you know that PG&E will be doing some work on Vera Ave starting next week from Monday, February 24 through Saturday, February 29 installing a new utility pole and power grid. It is supposed to minimally impact pick up and drop off on Vera Ave, but if this changes, we will let you know as soon as possible, and be aware that you may need to drop off on Euclid Ave.

As it seems as if February is quickly disappearing, I wanted to remind families that parent/teacher conferences begin the week of March 9. The entire week will be minimum days for kindergarten through 8th grade. (All kindergarten students will be Early Birds that week.) Look for conference slips to come home in Thursday folders.

RCSD families are invited to attend the upcoming parent education event at Woodside High School (Multi-Use Room – 199 Churchill Ave, Woodside) titled “Creating Gender Inclusive Environments for Children & Teens”.  Admission is free, and snacks will be provided. To RSVP for this event, go to: https://genderspectrum2020woodside.eventbrite.com. Spanish interpretation will be available.

I would like to send out a reminder about parking appropriately both in our upper parking lot and on Vera Avenue. You must have a disabled placard to park in the marked spaces, and you are not to park in the striped zones. Pick up and drop off should only be done in the white loading zones, and these are not for parking either. I know parking is a challenge, but it is also very important to be considerate of others in our limited parking spaces.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Wed, Feb 19
    • Roosevelt Girl Scout Troop Cookie Sale – Day 1
  • Thu, Feb 20
    • Roosevelt Girl Scout Troop Cookie Sale – Day 2

Important Dates

  • Mon, Feb 24
    • Variety Show Rehearsal (Mandatory) | 2:00pm | Cafeteria
  • Tue, Feb 25
    •  PTA Meeting | 6:00pm | Staff Room (14)
  • Tue, Mar 10
    • Variety Show Dress Rehearsal | 1:00-3:30pm | Cafeteria
  • Fri, Mar 13
    •  Variety Show | 5:30pm | McKinley Auditorium

Roosevelt Girl Scout Troop Cookie SaleImage result for girl scout cookies

Roosevelt Girl Scouts will be selling cookies on campus THIS WEEK on Wednesday Feb 19th and Thursday Feb 20th before and after school. Come seek them out and support your local scouts while getting your cookie fix on.

Unleash your inner cookie monster!

 

2/10 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

Thank you to everyone who showed up to Lego Night on Friday night. It was a lot of fun, and as always, the food was delicious!

We have tryouts tomorrow for the second annual Variety Show. A reminder if your child turned in their permission slip, we have a few mandatory sessions:

  • Tryouts on Monday, February 10, 2-4:30pm
  • Mandatory Rehearsal on Monday, February 24, 2-4:30pm
  • Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday, March 10, 1-3:30pm
  • Variety Show on Friday, March 13, 5:30pm

The Variety Show will be at the McKinley Auditorium, however all tryouts and rehearsals will be in the Roosevelt cafeteria.

Image result for coffee with the principalI hope many of you can join me for a Valentines’ Coffee this Friday on February 14 at 8:15am in the cafeteria. I look forward to providing an update on what’s happening at Roosevelt and hear from many of you. As always, this will be a dual-language event in Spanish and English.

I’m sure you already have your calendar marked, but just as a quick reminder, we have a long weekend coming up for Presidents’ Day.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Mon, Feb 10
    • Variety Show Tryouts | 2:00pm | Cafeteria
  • Tue, Feb 11
    • Fire Drill | 9:15am
  • Wed, Feb 12
    • School Site Council Meeting | 6:00pm | Staff Room (14)
  • Fri, Feb 14
    •  Coffee with the Principal | 8:15am | Cafeteria

Important Dates

  • Mon, Feb 17
    • President’s Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Wed, Feb 19
    • Roosevelt Girl Scout Troop Cookie Sale – Day 1
  • Wed, Feb 20
    • Roosevelt Girl Scout Troop Cookie Sale – Day 2
  • Mon, Feb 24
    • Variety Show Rehearsal (Mandatory) | 2:00pm | Cafeteria
  • Tue, Feb 25
    •  PTA Meeting | 6:00pm | Staff Room (14)
  • Tue, Mar 10
    • Variety Show Dress Rehearsal | 1:00-3:30pm | Cafeteria
  • Fri, Mar 13
    •  Variety Show | 5:30pm | McKinley Auditorium

Candygram Fundraiser

Fourth graders are selling candy grams and backpack clips for Valentine’s Day! All earnings help fund their Gold Rush field trip this spring. Order forms went home last week, or print it out here, or pick it up in the school office. Due Wednesday, February 12. Thank you for your support!

Roosevelt Girl Scout Troop Cookie SaleImage result for girl scout cookies

Roosevelt Girl Scouts will be selling cookies on campus on Feb 19th and Feb 20th before and after school. Come seek them out and support your local scouts while getting your cookie fix on.

Thin Mints FTW!

 

2/02 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

I am sending this out prior to today’s big game, so as of right now, I am neither celebrating nor mourning. I have my fingers and toes crossed that the 49ers come out on top, but it is sure to be an exciting game.

Thank you to everyone who came to the Parent Education Series event, The Self-Driven Child.  It was really engaging and informative. Following up from the event, I was provided with some helpful information sheets to share. Feel free to download them here:  http://bit.ly/selfdrivenchild2020. Also, if you would like to be informed of future events either through RCSD, Sequoia Union High School District or Las Lomitas Elementary School District, you may sign up  here. You are welcome to attend any of the events, in addition to the ones hosted in Redwood City.

A reminder that this week on Thursday, February 6, we have a SUPER minimum day for all students, with school dismissing at 11:45am. The office will close early too, as all staff will be going to trainings that afternoon. Please make sure your child is picked up on time.

Image result for variety showWe have tryouts coming up for the second annual Variety Show on February 10. Last year’s event was a huge success, and I expect this year’s to be even more amazing. Students may perform on their own or in a group, but there is only one performance per child. Performances may be up to three minutes long. Permission slips are due Friday, February 7. Extra permission slips are available in the office. If in a group act, permission slips are required from each performer. There are a few key dates you will need to put on your calendar if your child wishes to participate:

  • Permission Slips Due on Friday, February 7
  • Tryouts on Monday, February 10, 2-4:30pm
  • Mandatory Rehearsal on Monday, February 24, 2-4:30pm
  • Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday, March 10, 1-3:30pm
  • Variety Show on Friday, March 13, 5:30pm

While the Variety Show will be at the McKinley Auditorium, all tryouts and rehearsals will be in the Roosevelt cafeteria. All the tryouts and rehearsals are mandatory. Students who cannot attend (unless due to illness) will not participate in the show. If your child is using music, they must come to the tryouts with the music on a USB drive.

I hope to see lots of you at Lego Night this Friday night from 6-8pm in the cafeteria. This is always such a fun night, where adults and children alike can bring out their inner architect and builder.

I hope many of you can join me for a Valentines’ coffee on February 14. I look forward to providing an update on what’s happening at Roosevelt and hear from many of you. As always, this will be a dual-language event in Spanish and English.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Wed, Feb 5
    • School Tour | 8:30am-9:45am | Cafeteria
  • Thu, Feb 6
    • District-Wide Super Minimum Day (All students: 11:45am dismissal)
  • Fri, Feb 7
    • Variety Show permission slips are due
    • 100s Day K-2 celebrations
    •  LEGO BLOCK PARTY | 6:00-8:00pm | Cafeteria

Important Dates

  • Mon, Feb 10
    • Variety Show Tryouts | 2:00pm | Cafeteria
  • Tue, Feb 11
    • Fire Drill | 9:15am
  • Wed, Feb 12
    • School Site Council Meeting | 6:00pm | Staff Room (14)
  • Fri, Feb 14
    •  Coffee with the Principal | 8:15am | Cafeteria
  • Mon, Feb 17
    • President’s Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Mon, Feb 24
    • Variety Show Rehearsal (Mandatory) | 2:00pm | Cafeteria
  • Tue, Feb 25
    •  PTA Meeting | 6:00pm | Staff Room (14)
  • Tue, Mar 10
    • Variety Show Dress Rehearsal | 1:00-3:30pm | Cafeteria
  • Fri, Mar 13
    •  Variety Show | 5:30pm | McKinley Auditorium

LEGO BLOCK PARTY – THIS FRIDAY – Feb 7th

Come and join all your friends for a night of Lego, competition, fun, food and prizes THIS FRIDAY, February 7th (6-8pm) in Roosevelt’s cafeteria.
Build and race cars and battle tops and a whole lot more.  The cost is only $5 per family to come in and join the fun.  Once inside you can buy raffle tickets for great prizes or food.
We need volunteers to help with the event, so if you are interested in helping during the event, you can sign up for a 30 minute slot here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EADAA29A5FD0-lego1

Roosevelt Girl Scout Troop Cookie SaleImage result for girl scout cookies

Roosevelt Girl Scouts will be selling cookies on campus on Feb 19th and Feb 20th before and after school. Come seek them out and support your local scouts while getting your cookie fix on.

Thin Mints FTW!

 

1/27 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

We have a lot going on this week. Reading Fair boards are due tomorrow, so we can set up tomorrow afternoon and judging occurs on Tuesday. We hope you can come by from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesday for a cookie reception and to see all the amazing work our students have been doing. If you do, please stay for our PTA meeting, which will be held in the staff room in lieu of the cafeteria. As always, our meeting will be dual-language in Spanish and English.

Also coming up on Tuesday this week, we are hosting an RCSD Parent Education Series event from 8:15-9:45am in the staff room. The Self-Driven Child: The science and sense of giving your kids more control over their lives with authors Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens. Parents and community members are welcome to this free event, and Spanish interpretation will be available. For more information and to RSVP, go to https://selfdrivenchild2020rcsd.eventbrite.com and for any questions, please contact Charlene Margot, the founder and director of The Parent Education Series  at cmargot@csmconsulting.net.

We have tryouts coming up for the second annual Variety Show coming up on February 10. Last year’s event was a huge success, and I know we will have an exciting show this year too with even more talent. Students may perform on their own or in a group, but there is only one performance per child. Performances may be up to three minutes long. Permission slips went home last week, but there are extras in the office if it didn’t make it home. There are a few key dates you will need to put on your calendar if your child wishes to participate:

  • Tryouts on Monday, February 10, 2-4:30pm
  • Mandatory Rehearsal on Monday, February 24, 2-4:30pm
  • Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday, March 10, 1-3:30pm
  • Variety Show on Friday, March 13, 5:30pm

While the Variety Show will be at the McKinley Auditorium, all tryouts and rehearsals will be in the Roosevelt cafeteria. All the tryouts and rehearsals are mandatory. Students who cannot attend (unless due to illness) will not participate in the show. If your child is using music, they must come to the tryouts with the music on a USB drive.

Unfortunately, I need to change the date of my Coffee with the Principal/Cafecito con la directora yet again due to a conflict with 100s Day celebrations on the upper campus. I would love you to join me for a Valentines’ coffee on February 14. I look forward to providing an update on what’s happening at Roosevelt and hear from many of you. As always, this will be a dual-language event in Spanish and English.

We only have a couple of prospective parent tours left, as School of Choice applications are due February 12. If you are available on February 5, we would appreciate the help. The tour will be in the morning from 8:30-9:45am. Please consider signing up using this link.

Image result for kids 49ers fansAs many of you know, I am a HUGE sports fan, and our local NFL team is going to the Super Bowl! For one day only, I will relax the “no red” policy. On Friday, January 31, students may wear 49er gear to show their Bay Area spirit! (Just to clarify, no other red is allowed beyond college clothing and 49er gear—and I suppose I will be a good sport and allow Kansas City Chiefs clothing too!)

A reminder that in less than two weeks on February 6, we have a SUPER minimum day for all students, with school dismissing at 11:45am. The office will close early too, as all staff will be going to trainings that afternoon.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Mon, Jan 27
    • School tour | 8:30-9:45am | Cafeteria
  • Tues, Jan 28
    • Parent Education Series: The Self-Driven Child | 8:15am | Staff Room (14)
    •  Reading Fair | 5:30-6:30pm | Cafeteria
    •  PTA meeting | 6:30pm | Staff Room (14)
  • Wed, Jan 29

Important Dates

  • Wed, Feb 5
    • School Tour | 8:30am-9:45am | Cafeteria
  • Thu, Feb 6
    • District-Wide Super Minimum Day (All students: 11:45am dismissal)
  • Fri, Feb 7
    • 100s Day K-2 celebrations
    •  LEGO BLOCK PARTY | 6:00-8:00pm | Cafeteria
  • Tue, Feb 11
    • Fire Drill | 9:15am
  • Wed, Feb 12
    • School Site Council Meeting | 6:00pm | Staff Room (14)
  • Fri, Feb 14
    •  Coffee with the Principal | 8:15am | Cafeteria

Reading Fair THIS Week! 

Reading Fair boards are due tomorrow, Monday, January 27.

Now that all of the hard work is done, don’t miss celebrating and seeing everyone’s creative work!

The Reading Fair Reception is this Tuesday, January 28, 5:30-6:30 in the cafeteria.

LEGO BLOCK PARTY – Fri, Feb 7th

Come and join all your friends for a night of Lego, competition, fun, food and prizes on Friday, February 7th (6-8pm) in Roosevelt’s cafeteria.
Build and race cars and battle tops and a whole lot more.  The cost is only $5 perfamily to come in and join the fun.  Once inside you can buy raffle tickets for great prizes or food.
We need volunteers to help with the event, so if you are interested in helping during the event, you can sign up for a 30 minute slot here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EADAA29A5FD0-lego1

1/20 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful day celebrating the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and outdoorAt Roosevelt, we had a number of amazing volunteers from the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition participating in a day of service at Roosevelt beautifying our school. I hope you notice the repainted rainbow stairs, and we are soon to have new letters and numbers in our upper campus quad. A special thank you also to the wonderful Roosevelt families who participated.

Last Thursday night, we had our Family Vision Night. I posted pictures to our Facebook page to show some of the work we were able to do. Families came together to talk about our vision for Roosevelt graduates, staff, leadership, and community, as well as reflect on the environment and core beliefs and values we share. I particularly appreciate the incredible conversations I overheard as parents shared their visions for our collective future with each other.

Is your child a budding singer, dancer, comedian, or musician? Do they have another talent they would love to share? We would love them to participate in our second annual Variety Show coming up on March 13. Last year was a huge success, and I know we will have an exciting event this year too with even more talent on show. Students may perform on their own or in a group, but there is only one performance per child. Performances may be up to three minutes long. Permission slips will be going home in this Thursday’s folder, but there are a few key dates you will need to put on your calendar if your child wishes to participate:

  • Tryouts on Monday, February 10, 2-4:30pm
  • Mandatory Rehearsal on Monday, February 24, 2-4:30pm
  • Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday, March 10, 1-3:30pm.

While the Variety Show will be at the McKinley Auditorium, all tryouts and rehearsals will be in the Roosevelt cafeteria. All the tryouts and rehearsals are mandatory. Students who cannot attend (unless due to illness) will not participate in the show. If your child is using music, they must come to the tryouts with the music on a USB drive.

Coming up on Tuesday, January 28 from 8:15-9:45am, we are hosting a RCSD Parent Education Series event, The Self-Driven Child: The science and sense of giving your kids more control over their lives with authors Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson. The Self-Driven Child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens. Parents and community members are welcome to this free event, and Spanish interpretation will be available. For more information, go to https://selfdrivenchild2020rcsd.eventbrite.com and for any questions, please contact Charlene Margot, the founder and director of The Parent Education Series  at cmargot@csmconsulting.net.

After school enrichment programs are starting up this week. We have a number of exciting new options available too for all different grade levels. All after-school enrichment programs take place in the upper campus classrooms.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at Coffee with the Principal/Cafecito con la directora on February 7. I had to move this event from January 31. I look forward to providing an update on what’s happening at Roosevelt and hear from many of you. As always, this will be a dual-language event in Spanish and English.

Our parent tours continue to go well. We still need parents to help out as tour guides, so please let us know if you are interested. Even if you can just help on one particular day, that would be very much appreciated. All tours will be in the morning from 8:30-9:45am. Please consider signing up using this link.

As many of you know, I am a HUGE sports fan, and our local NFL team is going to the Super Bowl! For one day only, I will relax the “no red” policy. On Friday, January 31, students may wear 49er gear to show their Bay Area spirit!

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Mon, Jan 20
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day | NO SCHOOL
  • Wed, Jan 22
    •  School Site Council meeting | 6:00pm | Staff Room (14)
  • Fri, Jan 24
    • School tour | 8:30-9:45am | Cafeteria

Important Dates

  • Mon, Jan 27
    • School tour | 8:30-9:45am | Cafeteria
  • Tues, Jan 28
    • Parent Education Series: The Self-Driven Child | 8:15am | Staff Room (14)
    •  Reading Fair | 5:30-6:30pm | Cafeteria
    •  PTA meeting | 6:30pm | Staff Room (14)
  • Wed, Jan 29
  • Thu, Feb 6
    • District-Wide Super Minimum Day (All students: 11:45am dismissal)
  • Fri, Feb 7
    •  Coffee with the Principal | 8:15am | Cafeteria
    •  LEGO BLOCK PARTY | 6:00-8:00pm | Cafeteria

Reading Fair Next Week!

Reading Fair boards are due on Monday, January 27. Come join the fun! Packets and materials are in the office and examples are available here.

Work with a friend or two, or your family, or go it alone! Prep parties will be after school on Wednesday and Friday.

Don’t miss celebrating and seeing everyone’s creative work! Reception is Tuesday, January 28, 5:30-6:30 in the cafeteria.

LEGO BLOCK PARTY – Fri, Feb 7th

Come and join all your friends for a night of Lego, competition, fun, food and prizes on Friday, February 7th (6-8pm) in Roosevelt’s cafeteria.  Build and race cars and battle tops and a whole lot more.  The cost is only $5 per family to come in and join the fun.  Once inside you can buy raffle tickets for great prizes or food.   We need volunteers to help with the event, so if you are interested in helping during the event, you can sign up for a 30 minute slot here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EADAA29A5FD0-lego1

Volunteer In the Garden

Calling all gardeners! Green thumbs and brown alike! Elexis in the garden would love some regular team members to help out! Good way to get some vitamin D and endorphins!

Interested?  Have questions?
Contact Miss Elexis at elexispadron@climatecorps.org
Or stop by the garden Mon-Thu 8am-4:30pm

1/13 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

I hope your children had a good start to the new year this past week. Unfortunately, I was in trainings and meetings most of the week, so I didn’t get into every classroom to wish them a happy new year, but I hope to do so this coming week. I also hope to see many of you this Thursday evening at our Family Vision night.

This Thursday from 6-7:30pm in the cafeteria, we are coming together as a community to examine our vision for Roosevelt for the next decade. We want to hear what you envision for Roosevelt in the years to come. The evening will be a dual-language event in both English and Spanish and will involve a variety of fun activities and open discussions for parents and students about who we are and who we will become. The evening is from 6-7:30pm, and dinner will be provided. A flyer is going home tomorrow (Monday), and I do ask that you RSVP to the office, so I know how much food to provide. As you plan your week, I hope you consider coming on Thursday.

Derek Grasty

Derek Grasty

Starting tomorrow, we have an additional administrator working at Roosevelt on Mondays and Tuesdays. Assistant Principal David Camarena is atRoosevelt on Wednesdays, Fridays, and every other Thursday, as we share him with Kennedy, so we are thrilled to have an another administrator on the other days. Please welcome Derek Grasty who will be with us two days a week and at Taft Elementary School on two other days. Derek joins us with a wealth of experience, working as a principal in San José, Hayward, and Palo Alto. Most recently, he has been a mentor for administrators through the Santa Cruz County of Education. We are very excited for him to join our team, and I know you will help make him feel very welcome.

Our parent tours start back up again this week on Thursday and then continue on January 24, and 27 with more dates to be added to February. We will need lots of parents to help out as tour guides, so please let us know if you are interested. Even if you can just help on one particular day, that would be very much appreciated. All tours will be in the morning from 8:30-9:45am. Please consider signing up using this link.

We also have Meet RCSD nights this week on January 13 at Kennedy and January 14 at Hoover from 5:30-7:30pm. This will be our first opportunity for incoming families to talk to all of the different schools about their programs, and of course we will be there representing Roosevelt and our wonderful PBL program. We would like a couple of current parents to join us. I realize this is late notice, but please let me know if you are interested in talking to prospective RCSD families on one or both evenings.

A reminder that we have a long weekend coming up next weekend as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20. We are partnering with the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition for a Day of Service at Roosevelt. We will be repainting the rainbow stairs and painting new boards for the letters and numbers in the upper quad. We would love you to join us for some/all of the morning’s festivities from 8:30am-noon.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Mon, Jan 13
    • Meet RCSD night 5:30pm at Kennedy
  • Tue, Jan 14
    • Meet RCSD night 5:30pm at Hoover
  • Thu, Jan 16
    • School tour | 8:30-9:45am | Cafeteria
    • Roosevelt Vision Family Night | 6-7:30pm | Cafeteria
  • Fri, Jan 17
    • Fire Drill

Important Dates

  • Mon, Jan 20
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day | NO SCHOOL
  • Wed, Jan 22
    • School Site Council meeting | 6:00pm | Staff Room (14)
  • Fri, Jan 24
    • School tour | 8:30-9:45am | Cafeteria
  • Mon, Jan 27
    • School tour | 8:30-9:45am | Cafeteria
  • Tues, Jan 28
    • Reading Fair | 5:30-6:30pm | Cafeteria
    • PTA meeting | 6:30pm |Staff Room (14)
  • Fri, Jan 31
    • Coffee with the Principal | 8:15am | Staff Room (14)
  • Fri, Feb 7
    • LEGO BLOCK PARTY | 6:00-8:00pm | Cafeteria

2020 After-School Enrichment – Starts This Week!

We’re pleased to offer some new and great after-school enrichment programs! New sessions start next week so register now. For Winter/Spring 2020, we are pleased to able to offer the following programs:

  • Mondays
    • Chess (1-8, K considered), Room 26 (starts Jan 13)
  • Tuesdays
    • Spanish (K-5th, TK considered & 3-5), Room 29 (continues Jan 14)
    • Pokemon (K, TK considered), Room 21 (coming soon)
  • Wednesdays
    • Ukulele (TK-8), Room 28 (starts Jan 15)
    • Jr. Chef (1-6), Room TBD (starts Jan 29)
  • Thursdays
    • Gaming Together (4-8), Room 24 (starts Jan 16)
    • MV Code (3-6, 7&8 considered), Room TBD (starts Jan 23)
Learn more about all programs and
REGISTER HERE

MLK Day of Service – Jan 20th

PMC'S 8th Annual MLK Jr. Multifaith Day of ServiceJoin the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition in help beautifying our campus on January 20th as a day of service to honor Dr. King! We will be painting the rainbow stairs and the alphabet signs up on upper campus, in addition to other small painting projects in the upper campus area. We are asking prospective volunteers to:
  1. Register HERE
  2. Select either:
    1. Repaint Rainbow Steps at Roosevelt School
      – or-
    2. Paint Alphabet and Number Panels at Roosevelt School
  3. Choose “Roosevelt School” from the drop-down list where it says to select your faith house

LEGO BLOCK PARTY – Fri, Feb 7th

Come and join all your friends for a night of Lego, competition, fun, food and prizes on Friday, February 7th (6-8pm) in Roosevelt’s cafeteria.  Build and race cars and battle tops and a whole lot more.  The cost is only $5 per family to come in and join the fun.  Once inside you can buy raffle tickets for great prizes or food.   We need volunteers to help with the event, so if you are interested in helping during the event, you can sign up for a 30 minute slot here:    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EADAA29A5FD0-lego1

2019-2020 Limited Edition
Raccoon Tee – Time’s Running Out!

“R” is for Roosevelt! Our middle schoolers have designed a limited edition Raccoon Tee as part of their fundraising campaign. Students and families of all grades are encouraged to order this sweet, sweet tee – which qualifies as school uniform. Limited quantities will be printed based on demand and delivered in January. Go Raccoons!

ORDER ONLINE HERE

-or-

Return cash/check to the office
along with the order form on this flyer

1/8 – This (Short) Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

Happy new year! I hope everyone had a wonderful break and spent some quality time with their family.

2020 is expected to be a busy one.  We have a weekly tours coming up in January (16, 24, and 27) with more dates to be added to February. We will need lots of parents to help out as tour guides, so please let us know if you are interested. Even if you can just help on one particular day, that would be very much appreciated. All tours will be in the morning from 8:30-9:45am. Please consider signing up using this link.

We also have Meet RCSD nights next week on January 13 at Kennedy and January 14 at Hoover. This will be our first opportunity for incoming families to talk to all of the different schools about their programs, and of course we will be there representing Roosevelt and our wonderful PBL program.

On Thursday, January 16, I am hosting an evening where we can come together as a community to examine our vision for Roosevelt for the next decade. Our school has experienced a lot of change this year, and we want to hear what you envision for Roosevelt in the years to come. The evening will be a dual-language event in both English and Spanish and will involve a variety of fun activities and open discussions about who we are and who we will become. The evening is from 6-7:30pm, and dinner will be provided. I will need an RSVP to know how much food to provide. A flyer will go home in this week’s folder. I hope to see many of you there.

Wishing you all a wonderful start to the new year and the new decade!

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Wed, Jan 8
    • Students return from Winter Break

Important Dates

  • Mon, Jan 13
    • Meet RCSD night 5:30pm at Kennedy
  • Tue, Jan 14
    • Meet RCSD night 5:30pm at Hoover
  • Thu, Jan 16
    • School tour | 8:30-9:45am | Cafeteria
    • Roosevelt Vision Family Night | 6-7:30pm | Gym
  • Fri, Jan 17
    • Fire Drill
  • Mon, Jan 20
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day | NO SCHOOL
  • Wed, Jan 22
    • School Site Council meeting | 6:00pm | Room 14
  • Fri, Jan 24
    • School tour | 8:30-9:45am | Cafeteria
  • Mon, Jan 27
    • School tour | 8:30-9:45am | Cafeteria
  • Tues, Jan 28
    • Reading Fair | 5:30-6:30pm | Cafeteria
    • PTA meeting | 6:30pm | Room 14
  • Fri, Jan 31
    • Coffee with the Principal | 8:15am | Room 14

2020 After-School Enrichment – Starts Next Week

We’re pleased to offer some new and great after-school enrichment programs! New sessions start next week so register now.

For Winter/Spring 2020, we have the following options:

  • Mondays
    • Chess (1-8, K considered), Room 26 (starts Jan 13)
  • Tuesdays
    • Spanish (K-5th, TK considered & 3-5), Room 29 (continues Jan 14)
    • Pokemon (K, TK considered), Room 21 (coming soon)
  • Wednesdays
    • Ukulele (TK-8), Room 28 (starts Jan 15)
    • Jr. Chef (1-6), Room TBD (starts Jan 29)
  • Thursdays
    • Gaming Together (4-8), Room 24 (starts Jan 16)
    • MV Code (3-6, 7&8 considered), Room TBD (starts Jan 23)

Learn more about all programs and
REGISTER HERE

MLK Day of Service – Jan 20th

PMC'S 8th Annual MLK Jr. Multifaith Day of ServicePeninsula Multifaith Organization is setting up to help paint the school and make it beautiful!  We are going to repaint the rainbow stairs, paint the upper campus courtyard and paint panels to redo the alphabet letters up there too!  Interested in helping out!?  Please sign up!  We need people to register so that we can make sure we have all the supplies we need.
  1. Register HERE
  2. Select either:
    1. Repaint Rainbow Steps at Roosevelt School
      – or-
    2. Paint Alphabet and Number Panels at Roosevelt School
  3. Choose “Roosevelt School” from the drop-down list where it says to select your faith house (and don’t worry about age restrictions)

Wear clothes to are ok to get paint on!  
8:00am – Noon with breakfast served at 8:30am

2019-2020 Limited Edition
Raccoon Tee – On Sale Now!

“R” is for Roosevelt! Our middle schoolers have designed a limited edition Raccoon Tee as part of their fundraising campaign. Students and families of all grades are encouraged to order this sweet, sweet tee – which qualifies as school uniform. Limited quantities will be printed based on demand and delivered in January. Go Raccoons!

ORDER ONLINE HERE

-or-

Return cash/check to the office
along with the order form on this flyer

12/16 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

Can you believe this is my last PTA letter of the decade? I’m looking forward to a couple of weeks off, and I hope you are able to enjoy the holidays with friends and family.

A couple of quick reminders that Thursday, December 19 is a super minimum day, which means that grades kindergarten-8th grade are dismissed at 12 o’clock (TK has regular dismissal at 12:30pm), and Friday is the first day of Winter Break. Students start back at school on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

2020 is expected to be a busy one.  We have a weekly tours coming up in January (16, 24, and 27) with more dates to be added to February. We will need lots of parents to help out as tour guides, so please let us know if you are interested. Even if you can just help on one particular day, that would be very much appreciated. All tours will be in the morning from 8:30-9:45am. Please consider signing up using this link.

We also have Meet RCSD nights our second week back on January 13 at Kennedy and January 14 at Hoover. This will be our first opportunity for incoming families to talk to all of the different schools about their programs, and of course we will be there representing Roosevelt and our wonderful PBL program.

On Thursday, January 16, I would like to host an evening where we can come together as a community to examine our vision for Roosevelt for the next decade. Our school has experienced a lot of change this year, and as we welcome all our new families, we also want to hear what you envision for Roosevelt in the years to come. We welcome parents and families to work on a variety of activities and be part of discussions that can help shape who we are and who we will become. Look for a flyer to come out in the new year.

A reminder regarding attendance: RCSD does not get paid by the state when your children are not in school (whether it be an excused or unexcused absence). If you are planning a trip that is five days or more, please make sure you fill in the independent study forms. This ensures that we are still funded for those days, and more importantly, your child can keep up to date with their studies.

I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year, and I look forward to seeing you all in 2020!

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Wed, Dec 18
    • School tour | Cafeteria | 8:30-9:45am
  • Thu, Dec, 19
    • SUPER MINIMUM DAY
    • Last day of school before winter break

Important Dates

  • Wed, Jan 8
    • First day of school after winter break
  • Mon, Jan 13
    • Meet RCSD night 5:30pm at Kennedy
  • Tue, Jan 14
    • Meet RCSD night 5:30pm at Hoover
  • Thu, Jan 16
    • School tour | 8:30-9:45am | Cafeteria
    • Roosevelt Vision Family Night | 6-7:30pm | Gym
  • Fri, Jan 17
    • Fire Drill

2019-2020 Limited Edition
Raccoon Tee – On Sale Now!

“R” is for Roosevelt! Our middle schoolers have designed a limited edition Raccoon Tee as part of their fundraising campaign. Students and families of all grades are encouraged to order this sweet, sweet tee – which qualifies as school uniform. Go Raccoons!

  • Limited quantities will be printed based on demand
  • Orders taken in December with classroom deliveries in January
  • ACT FAST! Order by THIS THURSDAY 12/19 for sale price of $15!
  • Price increases to $20 THIS Friday 12/20

ORDER ONLINE HERE

-or-

Return cash/check to the office
along with the order form on this flyer

Winter 2020 Chess Enrichment

Registration for Winter 2020 Chess Enrichment is available now!
  • Grades 1 & Up
  • Mondays 2:00–3:25pm
  • 1/13–3/23
  • No Class: 1/20, 2/17 and 3/9
  • Registration Fee: $154

Download the flyer or REGISTER HERE!

MLK Day of Service – Jan 20th

PMC'S 8th Annual MLK Jr. Multifaith Day of ServiceJoin the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition in help beautifying our campus on January 20th as a day of service to honor Dr. King! We will be painting the rainbow stairs and the alphabet signs up on upper campus, in addition to other small painting projects in the upper campus area. We are asking prospective volunteers to:
  1. Register HERE
  2. Select either:
    1. Repaint Rainbow Steps at Roosevelt School
      – or-
    2. Paint Alphabet and Number Panels at Roosevelt School
  3. Choose “Roosevelt School” from the drop-down list where it says to select your faith house

2019-2020 Limited Edition Raccoon Tee – On Sale Now!

“R” is for Roosevelt! Students and families of all grades are encouraged to order this sweet, sweet limited edition 2019-2020 t-shirt – which also qualifies as school uniform. Go Raccoons!

  • Limited quantities will be printed based on demand
  • Orders taken in December with classroom deliveries in January
  • ACT FAST! Order by Thursday 12/19 for sale price of $15!
  • Price increases to $20 on Friday 12/20

ORDER ONLINE HERE

-or-

Return cash/check to the office
along with the order form on this flyer

12/9 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

Thank you to everyone who came to our math festival on Wednesday. What a wonderful event! It is so exciting to see parents and children engaged in engaging (and challenging) math activities.Image result for winterfest

This week is Winterfest on Tuesday, December 10 at Kennedy Middle School gym, 2521 Goodwin Ave, Redwood City. We are very excited to see everyone there. Please make sure your child is there 30 minutes before the start of the session (either 5:00pm or 6:15pm). The schedule for the evening’s festivities is:

Session 1
5:30-6:30pm

Session 2
6:45-7:45pm

TK Bamberger (Marquez)/5th Fang Instrumental music K Mallari/4th Volz 1st Evans/3rd Tsuchiyama K Tsutsui/4th Ha 1st Mosso/5th Soares K Torres/4th Testa 1st Coffey/7th Hong/K-4th Sudol K Efigenio/3rd Heon 2nd Fraser/8th Lin 2nd Tse/5th Blackburn 3rd Gorski/6th Eaton 2nd McPeek/6th HolmTour season for prospective Roosevelt families is upon us. We need parent help, so if you are interested in participating in even one tour, we would love your help. We provide you with a tour schedule and talking points, although we encourage to talk about your own experiences at Roosevelt and why you chose our school. Please consider signing up using this link.

We have a fire drill this Wednesday. I apologize that I have been remiss in not always advising families when we have drills. We have one drill each month, which may be a fire drill, earthquake drill, or lockdown drill. I realize that for kindergarten families, in particular, this may be a new experience for your child. I will be sending home some literature about drills in this Thursday’s folder to provide a little more information. We do occasionally cancel them at the last minute if there are issues with staffing and/or weather.

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Tues, Dec 10
  • Wed, Dec 11
    • Fire Drill | 9:15am
    • School Site Council | Room 14 | 6:00-7:00pm
  • Thu, Dec 12

Important Dates

  • Wed, Dec 18
  • School tour | Cafeteria | 8:30-9:45am
  • Thu, Dec, 19
  • SUPER MINIMUM DAY
  • Last day of school before winter break
  • Fri, Dec 20
  • First Day of Winter Break
  • Tue, Jan 7
  • Last Day of Winter Break
  • Wed, Jan 8
    • First day of school after winter break

Roosevelt Dine for Dollars THIS THURSDAY

Dine out and raise money for Roosevelt at Kasa Indian Eatery THIS Thursday, December 12th, from 12pm-8pm. Be sure to mention the Roosevelt fundraiser at the register and 30% of the money spent goes back to our school!

• Thu, Dec 12, 12-8pm

• Kasa Indian Eatery

• 2086 Broadway Street

• Lunch or dinner!

• Dine-in or Take-out!

You can download all these details and the flyer here.
See you all there!

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