Roosevelt Parents

School and PTA Resources for all Roosevelt Parents

Month: April 2012

Week of April 30 – May 4

Make sure to mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt this week:

Monday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 2 — California Standards Testing (CST) for grades 2 – 6

Monday, April 30
Artist Elizabeth Gomez from last month’s Author Night will be teaching art to the 4th grade students in Room 13. http://redwoodcity.patch.com/blog_posts/the-library-brings-art-workshops-to-roosevelt-school

Wednesday, May 2
Last day of CST Testing!

Friday, May 4
Free Dress Friday!

Coffee with Principal Girardi in the school Library at 8:00am. Please come and meet with Principal Girardi over a cup of coffee. Hear first hand about district and school news, talk about any issues or concerns you may have or just come for the coffee or to meet other Roosevelt parents! All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is available. If you are a Kindergarten parent with a Later Gator or have a younger child, you are welcome to bring your child.

Fire Drill at 8:05am. Please make sure your child arrives on time. (Note: Parents attending the coffee with Principal Girardi will also participate.)

Box Tops Raffle at lunch! 5 Box Tops = 1 Raffle Ticket!

RCEF benenfit at Pacific Shores Center at 5:30pm.

Saturday, May 5
Rummage Sale! 9:00am – 3:00pm

Important Dates…
May 7 – May 11 – 5th graders at Outdoor Education
May 9 – Teachers Appreciation Lunch at 11:00am
May 10 – Parcel Tax Phone Banking – 5:30-8:30pm
May 12 – Bring in Box Tops for lunchtime raffle! 5 Box Tops = 1 Raffle Ticket!
May 15 – Last PTA Meetting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (Note: date changed from May 22)
May 21 – Kent Awards Ceremony
May 22 – SMCRA Literacy Award Ceremony for Kinder Team
May 23 – School play “The Effect” at 6:00pm
May 24 – Open House / PBL Fair 5:30-6:30, Bingo 6:30pm
May 28 – Memorial Day – No School
May 29 – 6th Graders Instrumental Music Performance at Sequoia High School
June 6 – Minimum Day
June 7 – Last Day of School! — Super Minimum Day — All grades dismissed at 12:00

CST Testing…
This is the last few days of CST Testing! Please make sure your child is on time each day. Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast each day as well. They’ll be testing in the morning, so a good breakfast will help them concentrate. Talk about the importance of doing their best and remind them to take their time and check their work. Make sure they go to bed on time – 8:30pm at the latest! Students do better when they are fully rested. Have your child relax each day after school. Finally, give them encouragement to do their best!

Rummage Sale…
Our Rummage Sale will also be a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5, 2012! Our PTA president, Aurora Gallardo needs help sorting and pricing the donated items that have been stored in the PTA room and selling booth space. Parents are also needed to help cook food for the festivities. 10×10 foot stalls are also available to rent by anyone that wants to sell at the rummage sale so ask family and friends if they want to rent a stall.

For more information, please contact Aurora at aurora.gallardo@star-vista.org

Roosevelt Expansion Update…
At last Wednesday’s School Board Meeting, the school board listened to more discussion about Roosevelt expanding to a K-8 as well as other programs throughout the district that are asking to expand (Taft to K-8, Henry Ford adding 6th grade, etc.) Some parents that filled out cards to speak were unable to do so because they had to get their children home for an early bedtime for CST testing. If you would like to send your comments to the school board, you may do so via email or mail to the District office. For the list of current board members, go to http://www.rcsd.k12.ca.us/Page/17. If you send a letter to one Trustee, they will make sure it is forwarded on to the others. The next school board meeting is on May 9, but it’s unclear whether a vote for Roosevelt’s expansion request will scheduled for that meeting or not. If you have any questions about what is happening, I’d be happy to answer them. Contact trishreillytaylor@gmail.com

Box Tops…
We have one more Box Tops Contest running this year –and there’s more prizes!

Bring in 5 Box Tops, and win a chance to choose a prize! Box Tops volunteers will collect Box Tops at lunch time in front of the office on Friday, May 4th and 12th. For every 5 Box Tops, your child will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including gift cards, movie tickets, books, and toys.

Thank you to the families that have donated gift cards and new DVDs – we can still use more, so if you could donate movie tickets, small gift cards Lego sets, cool books in English and Spanish, small board games –we would really appreciate it. There is a Prize Donation box in the office on top of the mail boxes. Contact Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com with any questions.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon…
Show your appreciation for the staff of Roosevelt school! The PTA is hosting a potluck lunch for the Roosevelt staff on Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00am in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14). Please bring one of your favorite dishes to share with our teachers. You can drop off your dish the morning of the luncheon or just before the luncheon at 11:00am. If you are contributing food, and need your dishes returned, please label everything with your name and your child’s name and room number.

Escrip / Safeway Club Card…
At last week’s PTA meeting, it was brought up that some families are still unaware of Escrip for fundraising. If you haven’t already, sign up now! This fundraiser couldn’t be easier! Participating businesses contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards (i.e. Safeway Club Card), credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to Roosevelt.

Register your Safeway Club Card, debit and credit cards on the eScrip website. Participating merchants will make contributions to Roosevelt based on purchases made by you just by using the cards you have registered. To register your cards and see a list of participating stores, go to the eScrip website at www.escrip.com

On the Parent Blog…
I will be posting the list of winners from the Multiplication Marathon. I also have pictures from Room 10’s visit from artist Elizabeth Gomez. The teachers have been sending me their PBL Newsletters and Monthly Newsletters and I’ll post them to their pages as soon as I can.

Parcel Tax Phone Banking…
The parcel tax committee has assigned Roosevelt to 2 phone bank nights for Measure W (the parcel tax). We need 20 people per night and they are fun and easy. All we do is call people to understand whether they are supporters or not. No convincing required!

Our second scheduled Phone Bank night is Thursday, May 10 from 5:30-8:30pm. Send an email to Dave Goulden at dave.goulden@gmail.com or go to www.signupgenius.com/go/volunteer1271 to sign-up directly on the website. To read the latest on Measure W go to Redwood City Community for Better Schools.

RCEF Benefit…
There are still a few tickets available for the RCEF’s Benefit for a Brighter Future to be held on May 4, 2012 at 5:30pm at the Pacific Shores Club. For more information about the event, go to www.benefitforabrighterfuture.org. To learn more about what the RCEF does for our schools, go to www.rcef.org

Homework Help from the Redwood City Public Libraries…
A fun and supportive place to do homework and skill building activities for grades 1 – 5.
Downtown Library: Monday through Thursday, 4 – 7 pm
Redwood Shores Library: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 3 – 6 pm & Wednesday 1 – 6 pm
Schaberg Library: Monday through Wednesday 2 – 5 pm & Thursday 1 – 5 pm

Free online help from EXPERT tutors now available every day from 1 – 10 pm, visit www.redwoodcity.org/library/kids for details.

Roosevelt Facebook Page…
The district has created Facebook pages for each school in the district. The district wants to use these pages to get important school and district information out to families. The address for the district’s Roosevelt page is www.facebook.com/pages/Roosevelt-Elementary-School/214259038634327 If you “like” the page, you will automatically get any updates.

Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

Be On Time for the CST!

CST Testing begins on April 24 and it’s important that you get your child to school on time for testing!

Students in grades 2 – 6 are to meet in the cafeteria at 8:00am each morning for a pre-CST pep rally. After the rally, students will go to their classrooms to begin testing. Once testing has begun, late students WILL NOT be admitted to their classroom. Late students will have to wait in the school office until their class is done with testing. Late students will have to make up any missed test sections at another time.

The teachers and staff want every student to participate in the morning pep rallies to give them extra encouragement and confidence and they also want students to take the test with their classmates.

Study after study shows that students perform better when they feel good about themselves and their abilities. Each morning, the students will chant the “CST Cheer”, go over test taking strategies, answer practice questions as a group and get encouragement from teachers and staff.

Being on time for the morning assembly is also important to help each student feel like they are a part of the group. For a student, missing any part of an assembly is the equivalent of an adult walking in late to a work meeting or event. It takes a few minutes to orient yourself as to where you need to go, you distract those around you and then it takes time to focus and figure out what is being said by the speaker. That’s not a good way to start the day, and not a good way to feel before starting a test.

So, make sure to give yourself extra time in the morning to get your student to school early or on time for the CST!

 

Week of April 23 – April 27

Make sure to mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt this week:

Tuesday, April 24 – Friday, April 27 — California Standards Testing (CST) for grades 2 – 6

Monday, April 23
Artist Elizabeth Gomez from last month’s Author Night will be teaching art to the 4th grade students in Room 10(She will be teaching the 4th graders in Room 13 on April 30)

Tuesday, April 24
6th Grade GATE students will have their CST testing in the morning and then will be transported at 10:30 by a PCC van to their GATE class at Selby. Please pick up your child at Selby at 2:30 as usual. The PCC van will not be bringing the students back to Roosevelt at the end of the day.

PTA meeting at 5:30pm in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14). Items to discuss – Upcoming rummage sale, board members for next year, field trips, budget update, etc. All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is also available. Free childcare is offered in the YMCA room. (Please note: this is an earlier start time due to CST testing)

Wednesday, April 25
Restaurant Fundraiser at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant – 2098 Broadway Street. 15% of the sales from that evening will be donated back to Roosevelt. Flyers went home in last Thursday’s folder. Additional flyers are available in the school office.

After dinner at Margaritas, come to the District Office at 7:00pm to show your appreciation and support for Roosevelt’s Office Manager, Gwen Thomas, as she receives recognition for 25 years of service. There will be a recognition ceremony followed by a reception before the beginning of the regular board meeting.

If you stay for the School Board meeting, Superintendent Jan Christensen will be discussing issues from last week’s special board meeting about grade configuration, enrollment and boundaries.

Important Dates…
April 30 – Artist Elizabeth Gomez teaching art to Room 13
May 4 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in the Library (attending parents will participate in the Fire Drill)
May 4 – Fire Drill at 8:05am
May 4 – RCEF benefit at Pacific Shores Center
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Celebration / Rummage Sale
May 7 – Last Site Council / ELAC meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
May 7 – May 11 – 5th graders at Outdoor Education
May 9 – Teachers Appreciation Lunch at 11:00am
May 10 – Parcel Tax Phone Banking – 5:30-8:30pm
May 15 – Last PTA Meetting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (Note: date changed from May 22)
May 21 – Kent Awards Ceremony
May 22 – SMCRA Literacy Award Ceremony for Kinder Team
May 23 – School play “The Effect” at 6:00pm
May 24 – Open House / PBL Fair 5:30-6:30, Bingo 6:30pm
May 28 – Memorial Day – No School
May 29 – 6th Graders Instrumental Music Performance at Sequoia High School
June 6 – Minimum Day
June 7 – Last Day of School! — Super Minimum Day — All grades dismissed at 12:00

CST and Benchmark Testing…
Testing time is here! CST Testing begins this week for grades 2 -6 and other students will be taking Benchmark tests. Please make sure your child is on time each day. Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast each day as well. They’ll be testing in the morning, so a good breakfast will help them concentrate. Talk about the importance of doing their best and remind them to take their time and check their work. Make sure they go to bed on time – 8:30pm at the latest! Students do better when they are fully rested. Have your child relax each day after school. Finally, give them encouragement to do their best!

Roosevelt Expansion Update…
The district’s Grade Configuration Committee has voted and given their recommendations to the Superintendent and the School Board. The committee voted 20 to 5 in favor of Roosevelt becoming a K – 8 school offering Project Based Learning. Next, Superintendent Jan Christensen will give her recommendations to the school board and then the school board will vote on this as well as other recommendations that were put forth by the grade configuration committee. At last Wednesday’s board meeting, the school board expressed concern over the impact on programs at Kennedy since Henry Ford is requesting to add 6th grade and Taft is requesting K-8. The meeting was heavily attended by Kennedy parents and staff expressing their concern over Kennedy’s future. If you would like to address the board, you may do so at Wednesday’s board meeting. The school board vote is tentatively scheduled for the May 9 board meeting. All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is available.

Roosevelt Facebook Page…
The district has created Facebook pages for each school in the district. The district wants to use these pages to get important school and district information out to families. The address for the district’s Roosevelt page is www.facebook.com/pages/Roosevelt-Elementary-School/214259038634327 If you “like” the page, you will automatically get any updates.

Rummage Sale…
Our Rummage Sale will also be a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5, 2012! Our PTA president, Aurora Gallardo needs help sorting and pricing the donated items that have been stored in the PTA room and selling booth space. Parents are also needed to help cook food for the festivities. 10×10 foot stalls are also available to rent by anyone that wants to sell at the rummage sale so ask family and friends if they want to rent a stall.

For more information, please contact Aurora at aurora.gallardo@star-vista.org

Box Tops…
We have one more Box Tops Contest running this year – you have raised almost $800 for our school, just by turning in BoxTops!

We are hoping for some small prize donations for our last contest of the year.  We are going to offer raffle tickets for every 5 box tops that are turned in, and that raffle ticket will allow the child to win a prize.  We are hoping to collect some prizes from our parents – movie tickets, small gift cards to Corner Yogurt or Jamba Juice, Target, Lego sets, cool books in English and Spanish – be creative!  If you have a prize you can donate, please send an email to megan.goulden@gmail.com.

Parcel Tax Phone Banking…
The parcel tax committee has assigned Roosevelt to 2 phone bank nights for Measure W (the parcel tax).   We need 20 people per night and they are fun and easy.   All we do is call people to understand whether they are supporters or not.   No convincing required!

Our second scheduled Phone Bank night is Thursday, May 10 from 5:30-8:30pm.   Send an email to Dave Goulden at  dave.goulden@gmail.com  or click here to sign-up directly on the website.  To read the latest on Measure W go to Redwood City Community for Better Schools.

RCEF Benefit…
Tickets are now on sale for the RCEF’s Benefit for a Brighter Future to be held on May 4, 2012 at 5:30pm at the Pacific Shores Club. For more information about the event, go to www.benefitforabrighterfuture.org. To learn more about what the RCEF does for our schools, go to www.rcef.org

Ballot Initiative…
Elections are coming up and I’ll pass along anything related to education funding as I get information so that we can all make informed decisions.

The first one I’ll pass along is a ballot initiative called Our Children, Our Future. This ballot initiative is supported by the California State PTA. If passed, this measure proposes to raise $10 to $11 billion annually in new revenue through a sliding scale income tax increase that varies with taxpayers’ ability to pay. Organizers are in the process of collecting signatures to put it on the ballot, so take a look at their website for more information — www.ourchildrenourfuture2012.com

Have a great week!

Roosevelt Kindergarten Team Wins SMCRA Literacy Award!

We are pleased to announce that the Roosevelt Kindergarten Team is receiving the San Mateo County Reading Association (SMCRA) Celebrate Literacy Award for their Targeted Literacy Instruction Groups.

SMCRA recognizes programs for their significant contributions to reading instruction and literacy projects in San Mateo County.

The teachers will receive the award on May 22nd at an Awards Ceremony.

The Targeted Literacy Instruction Groups program also received the coveted J. Russell Kent Award in 2009 from the San Mateo School Boards Association for program innovation and excellence.

Congratulations to our award winning Roosevelt Kindergarten Team!

Week of April 16 – April 20

Make sure to mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt this week:

Wednesday, April 18
The District’s Grade Configuration Committee and Superintendent Jan Christensen will be presenting their recommendations to the school board at 6:00pm at the District Office. One item under consideration is Roosevelt’s request to become a K-8 school. This meeting is open to the public and anyone that would like to speak before the school board is welcome to do so. Spanish translation is available.

Important Dates…
April 24 – May 2 – CST Testing
April 24 – PTA meeting at 5:30pm in Room 14 (Note: earlier start time due to CST testing)
May 4 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in the Library
May 4 – RCEF benefit at Pacific Shores Center
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Celebration / Rummage Sale
May 7 – Last Site Council / ELAC meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
May 7 – May 11 – 5th graders at Outdoor Education
May 15 – Last PTA Meetting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (Note: date changed from May 22)
May 24 – Open House / PBL Fair 5:30-6:30, Bingo 6:30pm
May 28 – Memorial Day – No School
June 6 – Minimum Day
June 7 – Last Day of School! — Super Minimum Day — All grades dismissed at 12:00

On the Parent Blog…
I’ve posted pictures from Ms. Parkhurst’s 3rd grade class — a field trip to see a play at the Veteran’s Center, an art project called “Signs of Spring” and the 3rd graders receiving dictionaries from the Rotary Club.  I’ll also be posting any updates from the District Grade Configuration Committee meetings.

Snacks for the CST and Benchmark Testing…
It’s testing time! Some students will begin testing this week and for grades 2 -6, the California Standards Test begins on April 24 and ends on May 2. The 1st graders will also be taking their final benchmark test of the year. The PTA would once again like to put together snacks for the students taking the test to give them a little bit of much needed energy and also show them support and encouragement. The PTA is asking for donations of snack items – pretzels, Cheerios, Chex, goldfish crackers, popcorn, etc. that can be put into baggies for each student for each day of testing. The note that went home in Thursday’s folder gave Friday the 13th as the day to turn in snack donations, but you can still turn them in. (Some snack items were needed this week for those testing early.) Any snack donations may be brought to the office.

Monthly Pledges…
Reminder notices for April are being sent home this week to those who wanted to make a small monthly donation to the PTA. As with any other donation to the PTA, this money is being spent on P.E. for all grades, art, music, field trips, assemblies, etc. Please make sure to put your child’s name and room number on the envelope so that your account can be credited. As always, the PTA appreciates your support! If you have any questions, please contact Guy Taylor at guytaylor123@yahoo.com

Rummage Sale…
Our Rummage Sale will also be a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5, 2012! Our PTA president, Aurora Gallardo needs help sorting and pricing the donated items that have been stored in the PTA room and selling booth space. Parents are also needed to help cook food for the festivities. 10×10 foot stalls are also available to rent by anyone that wants to sell at the rummage sale so ask family and friends if they want to rent a stall.

For more information, please contact Aurora at aurora.gallardo@star-vista.org

Box Tops…
We have one more Box Tops Contest running this year – you have raised almost $800 for our school, just by turning in BoxTops!

We are hoping for some small prize donations for our last contest of the year.  We are going to offer raffle tickets for every 5 box tops that are turned in, and that raffle ticket will allow the child to win a prize.  We are hoping to collect some prizes from our parents – movie tickets, small gift cards to Corner Yogurt or Jamba Juice, Target, Lego sets, cool books in English and Spanish – be creative!  If you have a prize you can donate, please send an email to megan.goulden@gmail.com.

Parcel Tax Phone Banking…
The parcel tax committee has assigned Roosevelt to 2 phone bank nights for Measure W (the parcel tax).   We need 20 people per night and they are fun and easy.   All we do is call people to understand whether they are supporters or not.   No convincing required!

Our second scheduled Phone Bank night is Thursday, May 10 from 5:30-8:30pm.   Send an email to Dave Goulden at  dave.goulden@gmail.com  or click here to sign-up directly on the website.  To read the latest on Measure W go to Redwood City Community for Better Schools.

RCEF Benefit…
Tickets are now on sale for the RCEF’s Benefit for a Brighter Future to be held on May 4, 2012 at 5:30pm at the Pacific Shores Club. For more information about the event, go to www.benefitforabrighterfuture.org. To learn more about what the RCEF does for our schools, go to www.rcef.org

Document Shredding Event for Redwood City Residents…
Bring your personal documents* for safe and secure on-site shredding – for FREE!

Saturday, April 21st 9 am – 3 pm
Redwood City Public Works Parking Lot
1400 Broadway, Redwood City

No need to worry about paper clips or staples. *Limit of 3 (three) boxes (10”x12”x15”) worth of materials per household.
Please be prepared to show proof of Redwood City residency.

For more information contact the Redwood City Public Works Department at 650-780-7464 or Recology San Mateo County at (650) 595-3900

Ballot Initiative…
Elections are coming up and I’ll pass along anything related to education funding as I get information so that we can all make informed decisions.

The first one I’ll pass along is a ballot initiative called Our Children, Our Future. This ballot initiative is supported by the California State PTA. If passed, this measure proposes to raise $10 to $11 billion annually in new revenue through a sliding scale income tax increase that varies with taxpayers’ ability to pay. Organizers are in the process of collecting signatures to put it on the ballot, so take a look at their website for more information — www.ourchildrenourfuture2012.com

Have a great week!

Roosevelt Wins the J. Russell Kent Award!

We are proud to announce that Roosevelt’s Project Based Learning program has been awarded the 2012 J. Russell Kent Award by the San Mateo County School Boards Association. These awards are given to outstanding programs that are being implemented in a school district, county office of education, or in the community college district in San Mateo County.

As the only school in the Redwood City School District that has integrated PBL into all classrooms benefiting all students, we are thrilled to see such hard work recognized by the esteemed SMCSBA.

Thank you to our dedicated teachers, staff and parents who work tirelessly to make Roosevelt’s PBL program a leader in San Mateo County and the Redwood City School District!

Week of April 9 – April 13

Make sure to mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt this week:

Monday, April 9
Classes resume

Site Council / ELAC meeting at 6:30pm in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14). Come and hear the latest district and school news. We will also be discussing the new drop off zones and plans for the drop off zone on Euclid and news from the District Grade Configuration Committee. All are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available.

Important Dates…
April 24 – May 2 – CST Testing
April 24 – PTA meeting at 5:30pm in Room 14 (Note: earlier start time due to CST testing)
May 4 – RCEF benefit at Pacific Shores Center
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Celebration / Rummage Sale
May 7 – Last Site Council / ELAC meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
May 7 – May 11 – 5th graders at Outdoor Education
May 15 – Last PTA Meetting at 6:00pm in Room 14
May 24 – Open House / PBL Fair 5:30-6:30, Bingo 6:30pm
May 28 – Memorial Day – No School
June 6 – Minimum Day
June 7 – Last Day of School! — Super Minimum Day — All grades dismissed at 12:00

Drop off and Pick up News…
Over Spring Break the new parking spaces for the staff were drawn. They can now only be accessed by driving down Vera from Alameda de las Pulgas. Please pay attention to the new loading zone areas and drive down Vera from Alameda de las Pulgas to use the drop zones. Please drive forward so that anyone behind can safely drop off their children as well. The drop off zone times are 7:30am to 8:30am and then 1:00pm to 3:00pm on school days. Officers from the Redwood City Police Department will give out tickets for making U turns, double parking, parking in the red zones and fire lanes, or parking in the handicap spaces. The curb on Euclid will also be painted white and drop zone signs added after approval from the city.  If you normally drive up Vera, you need to drive up Madison and make a Left on to Winslow and then a left on to Vera to use the drop zone.

On the Parent Blog…
The two 4th grade classes presented their Rocks and Minerals PBL presentation before the break and Ms Coyle’s 6th graders presented an Author Showcase. Each student read an original essay to their classmates and an audience of parents and visitors. I was only able to attend the morning presentation to take pictures, so if anyone has pictures, from the afternoon presentation, please let me know and I’ll add those to the blog. If your child wants to write something about what’s going on in their classroom or an after school activity, please let me know and I’ll be happy to post it.  As always, check out the parent blog to see these pictures and more. www.rooseveltparents.com

CST Testing and Final Benchmark Test…
The California Star Test begins on April 24 and ends on May 2 for 2nd through 6th graders. The 1st graders will also be taking their final benchmark test of the year. The PTA would once again like to put together snacks for the students taking the test to give them a little bit of much needed energy and also show them support and encouragement. The PTA is asking for donations of snack items – pretzels, Cheerios, Chex, goldfish crackers, popcorn, etc. that can be put into baggies for each student for each day of testing. Volunteers are also needed to assemble the snacks. Donations may be dropped off in the office and more information will follow about volunteering next week.

Rummage Sale…
Our Rummage Sale will be combined with a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5, 2012! Our PTA president, Aurora Gallardo needs help sorting and pricing the donated items that have been stored in the PTA room and selling booth space. Parents are also needed to help cook food for the festivities. 10×10 foot stalls are also available to rent by anyone that wants to sell at the rummage sale so ask family and friends if they want to rent a stall.

For more information, please contact Aurora at aurora.gallardo@star-vista.org

Box Tops…
We have one more Box Tops Contest running this year – you have raised almost $800 for our school, just by turning in BoxTops!

We are hoping for some small prize donations for our last contest of the year.  We are going to offer raffle tickets for every 5 box tops that are turned in, and that raffle ticket will allow the child to win a prize.  We are hoping to collect some prizes from our parents – movie tickets, small gift cards to Corner Yogurt or Jamba Juice, Target, Lego sets, cool books in English and Spanish – be creative!  If you have a prize you can donate, please send an email to megan.goulden@gmail.com.

Parcel Tax Phone Banking…
The parcel tax committee has assigned Roosevelt to 2 phone bank nights for Measure W (the parcel tax).   We need 20 people per night and they are fun and easy.   All we do is call people to understand whether they are supporters or not.   No convincing required!

Our scheduled Phone Bank nights are scheduled for Thursday, April 12 and Thursday, May 10 from 5:30-8:30pm.   Send an email to Dave Goulden at  dave.goulden@gmail.com  or click here to sign-up directly on the website.  To read the latest on Measure W go to Redwood City Community for Better Schools.

RCEF Benefit…
Tickets are now on sale for the RCEF’s Benefit for a Brighter Future to be held on May 4, 2012 at 5:30pm at the Pacific Shores Club. For more information about the event, go to www.benefitforabrighterfuture.org. To learn more about what the RCEF does for our schools, go to www.rcef.org

Have a great week!

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