Monday, May 28
Memorial Day Holiday – No School
Tuesday, May 29
RCSD Presents 6th Grade Instrumental Music performance at 6:30pm – Sequoia High School Carrington Hall
Wednesday, May 30
SJ Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy ticket orders due! (see below for more information)
Thursday, May 31
Field Day! (Volunteers needed: see below for more information)
Friday, June 1
Free Dress Friday!
Kindergarten graduation at 10:00am in the cafeteria
June 4 – Room 12 PBL Presentation
June 4 – 5th grade Red Morton Pool Party
June 5 – Room 15 PBL presentation
June 5 – Room 10 PBL presentation
June 5 – 1st and 2nd Grade picnic at Red Morton
June 5 – Rooms 8 & 9 field trip to the SM Historical Museum
June 6 – Minimum Day
June 6 – 5th grade field trip to Heals Farm
June 6 – Kinder field trip to Schaberg Library – Raising a Reader Program
June 7 – Last Day of School! — Super Minimum Day — All grades dismissed at 12:00
June 13 – Important School Board Meeting – Roosevelt’s Expansion to become K-8 will be voted on
Which president is our school named after?
a) Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) – president #32 from 1933-1945
b) Theodore Roosevelt – president #26 from 1901-1909
Make your guess and find out if you’re correct at the bottom!
SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy Soccer Game…
If you’re a soccer fan this event is for you! We are selling tickets to the SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy match being held at Stanford on June 30 at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at $15 each (Retail cost $22)! Our students will be given the opportunity to walk on the field during the “Parade of Champions” and the student selling the most tickets will win a signed jersey. If our school sells 300 tickets, a player from the Earthquakes will visit our school for an assembly and practice soccer drills with our students! Flyers and order forms were sent home so be sure to look for it. Extra forms are available in the school office.! Order forms are due on Wednesday, May 30. Tickets will be distributed on Monday, June 4. Click here for a copy of the order form.
Field Day Volunteers Needed…
It’s time for the annual day of games and for everything to happen, volunteers are needed for the different activities. For those not familiar with Field Day, the students are all separated into teams and play games on the field with their team: tug of war, three leg races, etc. The kids have so much fun and so do the parents! If you can help out for a few hours that morning, please let your child’s teacher know.
On the Parent Blog…
I posted pictures from the Open House/PBL Fair. As you can see, a lot of class field trips and PBL presentations are coming up so watch for those pictures!
Parcel Tax (Measure W)…
The Yes on W campaign wants to get the message out to more voters before June 5th. They are looking for people to phone bank and/or precinct walk. Below find the sign up link to volunteer. Spanish speakers are needed! They have a list of Spanish speaking homes that need to be called!
Kandil Family Update…
The Roosevelt family that lost their home to a fire has been in a hotel but they were scheduled to move into a house on May 26th.
1. For cash donations, please donate to Wells Fargo Bank donation account #3141234918 (under the grandfather’s name: Jose Linares)
2. To contact the family directly, email the parent, Wendy Kandil, at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. The family is still in great need of gift cards to Target, Safeway, Old Navy. They can be dropped off in the Roosevelt Office M-F 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.–please label for Kandil Family.
June 13 School Board Meeting…
This is it! The decision will be made at the June 13th school board meeting to determine whether Roosevelt will become a K-8 school or not. This has been a very long journey and for those keeping track, it started back in 2007 with the Roosevelt Revitalization Committee. We all realize that this vote comes after school is out for the summer, but this is an extremely important meeting and your presence is appreciated. If you think Roosevelt should become a K-8, we need you to come and show your support! Because the board is expecting a lot of people to attend, it will be held at McKinley Auditorium (400 Duane Street) at 7:00pm.
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 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosevelt-Elementary-School/214259038634327 If you “like” the page, you will automatically get any updates.
Trivia Question Answer…
The correct answer is b – our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt. And for a piece of bonus trivia, our school mascot used to be the Rough Rider! For more information about our school’s namesake, go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/theodoreroosevelt
Have a great week!