Roosevelt Parents

School and PTA Resources for all Roosevelt Parents

Month: September 2013

Week of September 30 – October 4

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:Mark Your Calendar

Monday – Friday: Music classes begin for grades 1-5. Note: Music in grades 1-8 is paid for by the Redwood City Education Foundation (rcef). Roosevelt’s PTA pays for music in the Kindergarten classes.

Monday, September 30
School Garden meeting at 8:30am for anyone interested in helping with the school garden this year (more info below)

Thursday, October 3
Last day to turn in money from chocolate sales. Please send your envelopes with $60 per box of chocolate with your child or drop them off in the school office. Thank you!

The first of a series of parent meetings about the new Common Core standards is scheduled for Thursday, October 3 at 7 p.m. at the District Office at 750 Bradford Street. During this meeting we will discuss changes in K-2 instruction and learning, and the new report card.  We will also focus on the district-wide changes in grades 3-8 in English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.  Child care and Spanish translation will be provided.

Friday, October 4
Free Dress Friday!

Fire Drill

Parents are invited to come and meet with Principal Girardi over a cup of coffee and snacks at 8:00am in Room 1 (the room across the hall from the school office). Hear first hand about district and school news, talk about any issues or concerns you may have or just come for the coffee. This is also a great opportunity to meet other Roosevelt parents! This is a very casual meeting so if you can only drop in for a few minutes, you’re still welcome to attend. Spanish translation is available for those that need it. If you have a younger child, you are welcome to bring him/her. Tell a friend!

Important Dates…
October 12 – rcef OctobeRun (more information below)
October 14 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 23 – Restaurant Fundraiser Night – Pasta Pomodoro
October 24 – Spooktacular Bingo at 5:30pm (2nd grade families volunteering) Note date change
October 25 – Teacher Training Day – No School
October 30 – Picture Make-up Day
October 31 – Halloween Parade at 8:15 – Downstairs Playground

Gardening…
We’re looking for gardeners to help out this year!  If you are interested in gardening at the school, please come on Monday Sept. 30th at 8:30am for a brief meeting and tour of the school garden. You don’t need to know much about gardening or devote hours every week- just a willingness to learn and a couple hours a month would be helpful. Contact megan goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com for more info.

Dance Classes with Danny G…
The dance classes with Danny G began last week and all parents were notified if their child got in to the class. If the full payment of $45 is not received before the Monday afternoon class, your child will lose their spot and it will be offered to the first student on the wait list. Please make any checks out to Roosevelt PTA.

Supplies Needed for Middle School Exploratory Wheel Classes…
Our 6th, 7th and 8th graders spend the last hour of the school day in classes such as Creative Writing, Photography, DIY Science, Game Strategy & Design, etc. These classes are all taught by the Middle School teaching staff, but the district doesn’t have the money to purchase extra supplies. Please take a look at the list of supplies needed and see if there’s something listed that you can donate. Go to: Call for School Supply Donations

Online Directory…
The 2013/2014 school directory is going green! We’ve switched to an online directory to save money on printing costs and to save paper. You will be able to access the directory from your home computer, smart phone or tablet. You can also update your family information any time during the year. The system will “graduate” your child every year, so you only have to enter the information just once. Each year you just need to verify that your information is correct.

Go to:  https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=RooseveltSchool13838

Fill out the information for each Roosevelt student in your family
In the “Family Display Note” please fill in any languages spoken at home
Hit Save  — You’re all done!

OktobeRun…
Once again the Redwood City Education Foundation (rcef) is sponsoring a 1/2 Marathon and two 5K races on October 12 in downtown Redwood City. The second 5K race is a “Kolor Run” – at each 1K point, runners will be blasted with non-toxic colored powder. Participants can run or walk in any event. To register, go to  www.oktoberun.com

Spooktacular Bingo…
Mark your calendars for Roosevelt’s 4th annual Spooktacular Bingo Night!  Thursday, Oct. 24th from 5:30-8:30. Doors open at 5:30, with our Pumpkin/cake walk beginning at 5:30.  Come in your favorite Halloween costume!  Pizza, popcorn, water for $1.00 each. 2$ for candy. Bingo will begin at 7pm.  .50cents per game. Pumpkin/cake walk, face painting, and Bingo with fabulous prizes! (Please note: The date has been changed due to the school holiday on Oct 25 and the availability of our bingo callers) Speaking of our bingo callers, what will Mr. Williams and Mr. Anderson come dressed as this year? Come to bingo night to find out!

If you are a 2nd grade parent, make sure you’ve signed up to help with this event.Please contact Kim Schiff at kbschiff@sbcglobal.net if you can help, Thank you!

Spiritwear and 100%ers…
If you filled out one of the pink order forms for spiritwear to get your items in a Roosevelt shopping bag, please stop by the office to pick up your order. If you received a letter for your 100% donation and hadn’t received a goodie bag or raffle ticket, please stop by the office to pick it up. If you would like it sent home with your child, please contact guytaylor123@yahoo.com

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from Roosevelt school events in your news feed.If you’ve liked our page, but don’t see any updates in your news feed, it’s because Facebook has been using a formula that hides posts for pages that don’t pay for sponsored placements. What can you do? Go to our Facebook page and hover your mouse over the Liked box. Then make sure Get Notifications and Show in News Feed are checked. www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!

Friday Reminder!

reminderFriday, September 26 is the FINAL DAY to take boxes from the office

Thursday, October 3 is the FINAL DAY to turn in money collected

You can sign out a box of fundraising chocolate at any time tomorrow by returning an order slip to your child’s classroom or stopping by the office.

Selling tips:

  • Do not send your child to sell door to door without an adult
  • Make a sign showing that this is a Roosevelt school fundraiser
  • Have your child wear a school logo shirt to help buyers see that it is for our school
  • If selling in front of Safeway, Lucky’s, etc., make sure to check in with the store manager to see if the space has been previously reserved
  • Good manners go a long way!


Please note: Once you sign out a box of chocolate, you are responsible for the full cost of the box. Partially sold boxes cannot be returned to the office! If you are having trouble selling your entire box, PLEASE come by the school office – there may be other families that are willing to purchase or trade some of your chocolate and you can be matched up with those families.

Reminder! Parent Meeting Tonight!

parent_meeting_2PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (Note: the date was changed due to the mayor’s awards ceremony on 9/23)  The PTA will be discussing the status of current fundraisers and direct donations fundraising and looking at the PTA’s budget  for this year! All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is available.

Free childcare is offered in the YMCA room.

Do you want to have a vote at tonight’s budget meeting? Then bring in your membership form with your yearly dues ($5 for individual or $8 for family). Members will have voting rights at tonight’s and all future PTA meetings and general PTA assemblies.

Week of September 23 – September 26

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: Mark Your Calendar

Monday – Friday — teachers working on data analysis of benchmark tests. Your child may have a substitute teacher for all or part of the school day.

Monday, September 23
Roosevelt School Garden Receiving a City Beautification Award at 6:30pm at City Hall (details below)

Dance classes with Danny G begin at 2:50 for the students that are registered for the class. Please make sure to bring your $45 fee for the 10 weeks on Monday. If you are unsure if your child is in the class or on the wait list, contact the school office.

Tuesday, September 24
Reviewer for the CSBA Golden Bell Award on campus – Roosevelt is a finalist! (details below)

PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (date changed due to the awards ceremony on 9/23) PTA meeting at 6:00pm in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14). The PTA will be discussing the status of current fundraisers and direct donations fundraising and looking at the PTA’s budget  for this year! All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is available. Free childcare is offered in the YMCA room.

Friday, September 26
Earthcapades Assembly for grades TK – 5

Last day to pick up boxes of chocolate from the office (all money due by October 3)

Important Dates…
September 30 – Music classes for grades 1 – 5 begin this week
October 3 – Last day to turn in money from chocolate sales
October 4 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1 (date changed due to room availability)
October 12 – rcef OctobeRun (more information below)
October 14 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 25 – Teacher Training Day – No School
October 25 – Spooktacular Bingo at 5:30pm (2nd grade families volunteering)
October 30 – Picture Make-up Day
October 31 – Halloween Parade at 8:15 – Downstairs Playground

Beautification Award Winner…
The annual Mayor’s Beautification Recognition Program highlights the best projects from throughout the community of Redwood City. A panel of volunteer judges screened the entries, and the final selection process included a site visit to all the entries. This year’s winners will be honored at a special reception and ceremony at a City Council meeting on September 23, at 6:30pm. Roosevelt is being given a Beatification Award for the School Garden. Lead garden volunteers Megan Goulden and Suzanne Buerchner, Roosevelt teacher Mary Washburn, Principal Girardi and Roosevelt students will be at the ceremony to receive the award for Roosevelt. If you haven’t done so already, take a walk by the school garden and see the results of their hard work!

Megan can always use more garden volunteers to weed or water over the weekends and school holidays or help with classes using the garden during the school week.  If you want to be added to the list of volunteers, contact megan.goulden@gmail.com.

World’s Finest Chocolate…
You can sign out a box of fundraising chocolate at any time by returning the order slip to your child’s classroom or stopping by the office. Please note: Once you sign out a box of chocolate, you are responsible for the full cost of the box. Partially sold boxes cannot be returned to the office! If you are having trouble selling your entire box, PLEASE come by the school office – there may be other families that are willing to purchase some of your chocolate to sell and you can be matched up with those families. Selling tips: Do not send your child to sell door to door without an adult. If selling in front of Lucky’s, Safeway, banks, etc. it really helps to make a sign indicating that this is a Roosevelt school fundraiser and your child can wear a school logo shirt to help buyers see that it is for our school. Make sure to check in with the store manager to see if the space has been previously reserved. Each candy bar sells for $1 and this year there are a total of 60 bars in each box. Students selling 8 cases of chocolate (12 cases for families of 2 or more) will win an event at Pump It Up!

The CSBA Golden Bell Awards…
Each year, the California School Boards Association (CSBA) recognizes programs throughout California that promote excellence in education with the Golden Bell Awards. Larry Champion, Tehama County Superintendent of Schools said, “It’s like the Academy Awards of education,” when a program in his county won last year.

This year, CSBA received more than 220 entries and Roosevelt’s Project Based Learning (PBL) program is one of the finalists. The application review committee will be on the Roosevelt campus on Tuesday morning to meet with Principal Girardi, and visit some classrooms to observe Roosevelt’s PBL program in action. The awards ceremony is in early December in San Diego, so keep watching the blog for an update!

Online Directory…
The 2013/2014 school directory is going green! We’ve switched to an online directory to save money on printing costs and to save paper. You will be able to access the directory from your home computer, smart phone or tablet. You can also update your family information any time during the year. The system will “graduate” your child every year, so you only have to enter the information just once. Each year you just need to verify that your information is correct.

Go to:  https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=RooseveltSchool13838

Fill out the information for each Roosevelt student in your family
In the “Family Display Note” please fill in any languages spoken at home
Hit Save  — You’re all done!

School Site Council…
Applications went home in the Thursday folder for School Site Council. This is the parent, staff and teacher group that meets once a month to review school safety plans and spending of Measure W funds. If you’re interested, please fill out the application and return it to school with your child. If you don’t want to serve on Site Council, all parents may attend the meeting. Only Site Council members can vote, but all families are welcome to come and ask questions or speak up about any issues.

PTA…
Do you want to have a say in how the PTA spends your money? Then send in your membership form with your yearly dues ($5 for individual or $8 for family). Members will have voting rights at PTA meetings and general PTA assemblies. Come to the first PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 24 at 6:00 and if you’ve paid your membership dues, you can vote on the budget items for this year!

Roosevelt Enrichment Fund Reminders…
Are you in — to win? Anyone that gives $100 will get a gift bag and a chance to win an iPad Mini! The drawing will be held at the November PTA meeting so make sure to get your donation in soon! Donations to the PTA pay for our art program, music, field trips, drama, outdoor education,  assemblies, classroom supplies, after school clubs, after school classes and various needed items and supplies for this school year. Reminders were sent home for all families that wanted to make a monthly contribution to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund. Please remember to send in your money. Please include your child’s name and room number so that it can be credited to your family.

Checks should be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you can make a cash donation. Please use the envelope that was sent with the reminder to send back your payment so that it can be credited to your family. You can also pay via Credit Card or bank transfer using the PayPal Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com You can also pay by credit card in the school office.

Thank you for your generosity!

OktobeRun…
Once again the Redwood City Education Foundation (rcef) is sponsoring a 1/2 Marathon and two 5K races on October 12 in downtown Redwood City. The second 5K race is a “Kolor Run” – at each 1K point, runners will be blasted with non-toxic colored powder. Participants can run or walk in any event.  www.oktoberun.com

Spooktacular Bingo…
Mark your calendars for Roosevelt’s 4th annual Spooktacular Bingo Night!  Friday Oct. 25th from 5:30-8:30. Doors open at 5:30, with our Pumpkin/cake walk beginning at 5:30.  Come in your favorite Halloween costume!  Pizza, popcorn, water for $1.00 each. 2$ for candy. Bingo will begin at 7pm.  .50cents per game. Pumpkin/cake walk, face painting, and Bingo with fabulous prizes!

If you are a 2nd grade parent, make sure you’ve signed up to help with this event.Please contact Kim Schiff at kbschiff@sbcglobal.net if you can help, Thank you!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from Roosevelt school events in your news feed.If you’ve liked our page, but don’t see any updates in your news feed, it’s because Facebook has been using a formula that hides posts for pages that don’t pay for sponsored placements. What can you do? Go to our Facebook page and hover your mouse over the Liked box. Then make sure Get Notifications and Show in News Feed are checked. www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!

Call for School Supply Donations

reminder

The Middle School students participate in an exploratory wheel for the last hour of each school day. These classes are taught by the middle school teachers and include Creative Writing, Photography, Game Strategy & Design and Leadership. Other students participate in the SPARK Mentor Program or use the time for Study Hall to work on and get help with homework.

Middle School Supply Needs…
Our Middle School Teams could use help collecting materials for their exploratory wheels. They are as follows:

Digital Photography Class
(10) New or Used Digital Cameras
White 8″ x 10″ Opening Over-mats for framing student photos
Check or Cash donations for printing of student photos: $8.20/5 prints; $16.40/10 prints; $41.00/25 prints
(2) computers for digital editing

For Game Strategy & Design Class
Scrabble Game
Extra Srcabble Tiles
(3) Banagrams Workd Tile Games
Deck of Playing Cards
“Uno” Card Game
Checkers with game board
Chess pieces with game board
Yahtzee game
Any used board games that your family loved but has outgrown

DIY Science Class
White board Markers
Colored Markers
Thermometers
(3) boxes of coloered pencils
(2) bags of soil
flower pots
Acrylic paint
Seed packets

 

Thanks everyone!

Week of September 16 – September 20

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: Mark Your Calendar

Monday, September 16
Site Council meeting at 6:00pm in the Staff Room (Room 14).  On the agenda for this month’s meeting:  Measure W update, Measure W spending and school safety.  All are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available.

Tuesday, September 17
Free Dress for students whose parents attended Back to School Night or the Middle School Orientation

Wednesday, September 18
Fall Picture Day – Free Dress

Students turning in $180 toward chocolate sales receive plush raccoon on 9/20

Friday, September 20
Free Dress on Friday for students that turned in $60 toward chocolate sales by 9/13

Last day to order 8th grade t-shirts

Important Dates…
September 23 – Roosevelt School Garden Receiving a City Beautification Award at 6:30pm at City Hall
September 24 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (date changed due to the awards ceremony on 9/23)
September 26 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1
September 27 – Last day to pick up boxes of chocolate from the office
October 3 – Last day to turn in money from chocolate sales
October 12 – rcef OctobeRun (more information below)
October 14 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 25 – Teacher Training Day – No School
October 25 – Spooktacular Bingo at 5:30pm (2nd grade families volunteering)
October 30 – Picture Make-up Day
October 31 – Halloween Parade at 8:15 – Downstairs Playground

Last Reminder…
If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to turn in an emergency kit for your child. It should contain some snacks that will be able to be stored until June – fruit roll ups, fruit snacks, granola bars, etc. (Please include a spoon if one of the food items requires a spoon.) You can also include tissues, a note, a picture, etc. We hope that once again the kits will not be needed, but in case they are, please send in a kit so that child will have one.

Middle School Wish Lists…
The 6th, 7th and 8th graders have begun the exploratory wheel portion of their daily schedule. These classes include creative writing, leadership, game strategy, etc. In front of the school office are wish lists for items that the teachers need for these courses. Please feel free to drop by and take a post-it note of an item that you would like to supply. Some of the items include board games, decks of cards, scrabble games, dry erase markers, etc. Please help out our middle school program by donating an item. Thank you!

8th Grade T-shirts…
The order forms for the Class of 2014 t-shirts went out to both 8th grade classrooms. The cost of the first t-shirt per student is $5, any extra t-shirts cost $10 each. This t-shirt design is considered a uniform shirt for all 8th graders only and cannot be ordered or worn by any other grade level. Please make sure to turn in your order forms by September 20. This is a one time only print run and so we will NOT be able to accept any orders after September 20. Extra order forms are available in the school office.

World’s Finest Chocolate…
You can sign out a box of fundraising chocolate at any time by returning the order slip to your child’s classroom or stopping by the office. Please note: Once you sign out a box of chocolate, you are responsible for the full cost of the box. Partially sold boxes cannot be returned to the office! If you are having trouble selling your entire box, PLEASE come by the school office – there may be other families that are willing to purchase some of your chocolate to sell and you can be matched up with those families. Selling tips: Do not send your child to sell door to door without an adult. If selling in front of Lucky’s, Safeway, banks, etc. it really helps to make a sign indicating that this is a Roosevelt school fundraiser and your child can wear a school logo shirt to help buyers see that it is for our school. Each candy bar sells for $1 and this year there are a total of 60 bars in each box. Students selling 8 cases of chocolate (12 cases for families of 2 or more) will win an event at Pump It Up!

Online Directory…
The 2013/2014 school directory is going green! We’ve switched to an online directory to save money on printing costs and to save paper. You will be able to access the directory from your home computer, smart phone or tablet. You can also update your family information any time during the year. The system will “graduate” your child every year, so you only have to enter the information just once. Each year you just need to verify that your information is correct.

Go to:  https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=RooseveltSchool13838

Fill out the information for each Roosevelt student in your family
In the “Family Display Note” please fill in any languages spoken at home
Hit Save  — You’re all done!

Roosevelt Enrichment Fund Reminders…
Are you in — to win? Anyone that gives $100 will get a gift bag and a chance to win an iPad Mini! The drawing will be held at the November PTA meeting so make sure to get your donation in soon! Donations to the PTA pay for our art program, music, field trips, drama, outdoor education,  assemblies, classroom supplies, after school clubs, after school classes and various needed items and supplies for this school year. Reminders will be sent home for all families that wanted to make a monthly contribution to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund. Please remember to send in your money. Please include your child’s name and room number so that it can be credited to your family.

Checks should be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you can make a cash donation. Please use the envelope that was sent with the reminder to send back your payment so that it can be credited to your family. You can also pay via Credit Card or bank transfer using the PayPal Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com You can also pay by credit card in the school office.

Thank you for your generosity!

OktobeRun…
Once again the Redwood City Education Foundation (rcef) is sponsoring a 1/2 Marathon and two 5K races on October 12 in downtown Redwood City. The second 5K race is a “Kolor Run” – at each 1K point, runners will be blasted with non-toxic colored powder. Participants can run or walk in any event. Our wonderful P.E. teacher Mr. Nate is considering forming a Roosevelt team for the OktobeRun and possibly helping to train students at school. We’ll keep you posted with any updates. www.oktoberun.com

Spooktacular Bingo…
Mark your calendars for Roosevelt’s 4th annual Spooktacular Bingo Night!  Friday Oct. 25th from 5:30-8:30. Doors open at 5:30, with our Pumpkin/cake walk beginning at 5:30.  Come in your favorite Halloween costume!  Pizza, popcorn, water for $1.00 each. 2$ for candy. Bingo will begin at 7pm.  .50cents per game. Pumpkin/cake walk, face painting, and Bingo with fabulous prizes!

If you are a 2nd grade parent, make sure you’ve signed up to help with this event.Please contact Kim Schiff at kbschiff@sbcglobal.net if you can help, Thank you!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from Roosevelt school events in your news feed.If you’ve liked our page, but don’t see any updates in your news feed, it’s because Facebook has been using a formula that hides posts for pages that don’t pay for sponsored placements. What can you do? Go to our Facebook page and hover your mouse over the Liked box. Then make sure Get Notifications and Show in News Feed are checked. www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!

Coaches Needed for Girls Volleyball

There is definitely one Roosevelt girls volleyball team for the 4th/5th grade division and we are short 4 players for a team for the 6th grade division. girl-volleyball-player
(If there aren’t enough 6th grade girls from Roosevelt signed up by the end of this week, the girls will join a team from Roy Cloud.)

Both teams need coaches or they will have to be canceled. If you, a friend, a family member or anyone else you know is interested in coaching a girls volleyball team, please contact:

Erin Neimeyer, Recreation Coordinator at eneimeyer@redwoodcity.org or call 650-780-7335.

Program Information:  All Games are played in Redwood City and the league season consists of 8 games, not including playoffs.  Games are twice a week at 4, 5, or 6pm M/W or T/Th.  Seasons last approximate 8-10 weeks. Practice times are flexible and based on coach’s availability. If needed, specific game times can be requested. Practice begins two-three weeks prior to the league season.  All equipment is provided.

Week of September 9 – September 13

Mark Your CalendarMark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:

Monday, September 9
Kindergarten on Early Bird schedule – dismissal at 12:10

World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Assembly (more information below)

Tuesday, September 10
First distribution day for World’s Finest Chocolate

3rd Grade teacher Gillian Parkhurst receiving the 2013  SMCRA Literacy Award

Wednesday, September 11
Instrumental Music Rental Night for 6th graders at MIT at 7:00pm

Thursday, September 12
Back to School Night for grades K – 2 at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria
Back to School Night for grades 3 – 5 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria

Friday, September 13
Turn in $60 toward chocolate sales for Free Dress on Friday, September 20

Important Dates…
September 16 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
September 18 – Fall Picture Day – Free Dress
September 18 – Students turning in $180 toward chocolate sales receive plush raccoon on 9/20
September 20 – Order forms due for 8th grade t-shirt
September 20 – Back to School Dinner Dance (postponed – will be rescheduled)
September 23 – Roosevelt School Garden Receiving a City Beautification Award at 6:30pm at City Hall
September 24 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (date changed due to the awards ceremony on 9/23)
September 26 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1
September 27 – Last day to pick up boxes of chocolate from the office
October 3 – Last day to turn in money from chocolate sales
October 12 – rcef OctobeRun (more information below)
October 25 – Spooktacular Bingo at 5:30pm

Reminder…
If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to turn in an emergency kit for your child. It should contain some snacks that will be able to be stored until June – fruit roll ups, fruit snacks, granola bars, etc. (Please include a spoon if one of the food items requires a spoon.) You can also include tissues, a note, a picture, etc. We hope that once again the kits will not be needed, but in case they are, please send in a kit so that child will have one.

World’s Finest Chocolate…
This is our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps to pay for so many programs offered throughout the year, so we really need parent support! Please note: Once you sign out a box of chocolate, you are responsible for the full cost of the box. Partially sold boxes cannot be returned to the office! If you are having trouble selling your entire box, PLEASE come by the school office – there may be other families that are willing to purchase some of your chocolate to sell and you can be matched up with those families. Selling tips: Do not send your child to sell door to door without an adult. If selling in front of Lucky’s, Safeway, banks, etc. it really helps to make a sign indicating that this is a Roosevelt school fundraiser and your child can wear a school logo shirt to help buyers see that it is for our school. Each candy bar sells for $1 and this year there are a total of 60 bars in each box. Students selling 8 cases of chocolate (12 cases for families of 2 or more) will win an event at Pump It Up!

Online Directory…
The 2013/2014 school directory is going green! We’ve switched to an online directory to save money on printing costs and to save paper. You will be able to access the directory from your home computer, smart phone or tablet. You can also update your family information any time during the year. The system will “graduate” your child every year, so you only have to enter the information just once. Each year you just need to verify that your information is correct.

Go to:  https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=RooseveltSchool13838

Fill out the information for each Roosevelt student in your family
In the “Family Display Note” please fill in any languages spoken at home
Hit Save  — You’re all done!

8th Grade T-shirts…
The order forms for the Class of 2014 t-shirts went out to both 8th grade classrooms. The cost of the first t-shirt per student is $5, any extra t-shirts cost $10 each. This t-shirt design is considered a uniform shirt for all 8th graders only and cannot be ordered or worn by any other grade level. Please make sure to turn in your order forms by September 20. This is a one time only print run and so we will NOT be able to accept any orders after September 20. Extra order forms are available in the school office.

Roosevelt Enrichment Fund…
Are you in — to win? Anyone that gives $100 will get a gift bag and a chance to win an iPad Mini! The drawing will be held at the November PTA meeting so make sure to get your donation in soon! Donations to the PTA pay for our art program, music, field trips, drama, outdoor education,  assemblies, classroom supplies, after school clubs, after school classes and various needed items and supplies for this school year. Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA.  Please stop by the office or send your pledge forms in an envelope to school with your child. Thank you for supporting the extra curricular programs at Roosevelt!

Spirit Wear Sales…
We are once again fully stocked with our school’s spirit wear so get them while supplies last. The school’s grey and navy hoodies may be worn in the classroom as part of the uniform.

T-shirts – $8.00 each (pink, light blue, grey and navy)
Polos with school logo – $10.00 each (navy, white and black)
Hoodie – $20.00 each (grey)
Zip front hoodie – $25.00 each (navy)
Hats – $10.00 each (khaki) – hats may not be worn indoors, but may be worn at recess

Spirit wear is available for purchase year-round in the school office. If you’re stopping by the office in the morning or just before afternoon dismissal, please be patient with Gwen, Haley and Lorena. There is always a lot going on in the office during those times, so it may take a while for them to get the chance to retrieve the items for you from the storage room. Also, if you are paying cash, please have exact change – the office is not allowed to hold cash to make change. Checks should be made out to Roosevelt PTA.

OktobeRun…
Once again the Redwood City Education Foundation (rcef) is sponsoring a 1/2 Marathon and two 5K races on October 12 in downtown Redwood City. The second 5K race is a “Kolor Run” – at each 1K point, runners will be blasted with non-toxic colored powder. Participants can run or walk in any event. Our wonderful P.E. teacher Mr. Nate is considering forming a Roosevelt team for the OktobeRun and possibly helping to train students at school. We’ll keep you posted with any updates. www.oktoberun.com

Spooktacular Bingo…
Mark your calendars for Roosevelt’s 4th annual Spooktacular Bingo Night!  Friday Oct. 25th from 5:30-8:30. Doors open at 5:30, with our Pumpkin/cake walk beginning at 5:30.  Come in your favorite Halloween costume!  Pizza, popcorn, water for $1.00 each. 2$ for candy. Bingo will begin at 7pm.  .50cents per game. Pumpkin/cake walk, face painting, and Bingo with fabulous prizes!
We need volunteers to help. Please contact Kim Schiff at kbschiff@sbcglobal.net if you can help, Thank you!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from Roosevelt school events in your news feed.If you’ve liked our page, but don’t see any updates in your news feed, it’s because Facebook has been using a formula that hides posts for pages that don’t pay for sponsored placements. What can you do? Go to our Facebook page and hover your mouse over the Liked box. Then make sure Get Notifications and Show in News Feed are checked. www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Reminder! After School Sports Registration & Middle School Orientation

reminderThursday, September 5
SPARK Mentoring Meeting for grades 7 & 8 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria (www.sparkprogram.org)

Back to School Night/Middle School Orientation for grades 6 -8 at 7:00pm in the Cafeteria

 

Yosemite Trip Meeting at 7:30pm for 6th grade parents in the Cafeteria

After School Sports…
Registration forms are due on Thursday, September 5 for the fall offerings for after school sports. If there are enough students registered to create a Roosevelt team, practices will be scheduled at Roosevelt. If not, students may have to practice at another school site or Red Morton Community Center. (Some sports are held at off site locations. Please look at each sport’s information sheet.) Registration forms and information are available on www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity

 

Cross Country Running – grades 5 – 8
Flag Football – grades 6 – 8
Girls Volleyball – grades 4 – 8
Street Hockey – grades 4 – 5
Wrestling – grades K – 8
Tennis – grades 1 -5
Paddling – grades 6 – 8

 

Registration forms are also available in the school office. Scholarships are also available for qualifying students.  Students participating in the after school sports program representing Roosevelt may wear their team shirt to school with their uniform.

Week of September 2 – September 6

Mark Your CalendarNote: The weekly email over a three day weekend typically goes out on Monday, but because this is the first three day weekend of the school year, the email is being sent out on Sunday to remind parents of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday.

Tuesday – Friday
Kindergarten classes are still on Early Bird Schedule. Classes begin at 8:00am and end at 12:10pm.

Monday, September 2

Labor Day Holiday – No School

Thursday, September 5
Registration deadline for fall After School Sports Programs (more information below)

SPARK Mentoring Meeting for grades 7 & 8 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria (www.sparkprogram.org)

Back to School Night/Middle School Orientation for grades 6 -8 at 7:00pm in the Cafeteria

Yosemite Trip Meeting at 7:30pm for 6th grade parents in the Cafeteria

Friday, September 6
Free Dress Friday!

Important Dates…
September 9 – Kindergarten Early Bird and Later Gator schedule begins
September 9 – World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser begins
September 10 – 3rd Grade teacher Gillian Parkhurst receives SMCRA Literacy Award
September 11 – Instrumental Music Rental Night for 6th graders at MIT
September 12 – Back to School Night for grades K – 2 at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria
September 12 – Back to School Night for grades 3 – 5 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria
September 16 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
September 18 – Fall Picture Day – Free Dress
September 20 – Back to School Dinner Dance (more information to follow)
September 23 – Roosevelt School Garden Receiving a City Beautification Award at 6:30pm at City Hall
September 24 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (date changed due to the awards ceremony on 9/23)
September 26 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1

Reminder…
If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to turn in an emergency kit for your child. It should contain some snacks that will be able to be stored until June – fruit roll ups, fruit snacks, granola bars, etc. (Please include a spoon if one of the food items requires a spoon.) You can also include tissues, a note, a picture, etc. We hope that once again the kits will not be needed, but in case they are, please send in a kit so that child will have one.

Volunteers Needed…
Roosevelt parents will be hosting a Back to School dinner dance for Roosevelt families on Friday, September 20. If you would like to help with any part of this event (planning, creating flyers, hanging flyers, set up, clean up, etc.) please contact the office.

Online Directory…
The 2013/2014 school directory is going green! We’ve switched to an online directory to save money on printing costs and to save paper. You will be able to access the directory from your home computer, smart phone or tablet. You can also update your family information any time during the year. The system will “graduate” your child every year, so you only have to enter the information just once. Each year you just need to verify that your information is correct.

Go to:  https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=RooseveltSchool13838

Fill out the information for each Roosevelt student in your family
In the “Family Display Note” please fill in any languages spoken at home
Hit Save  — You’re all done!

After School Sports…
Registration forms are due on Thursday, September 5 for the fall offerings for after school sports. If there are enough students registered to create a Roosevelt team, practices will be scheduled at Roosevelt. If not, students may have to practice at another school site or Red Morton Community Center. (Some sports are held at off site locations. Please look at each sport’s information sheet.) Registration forms and information available on www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity

Cross Country Running – grades 5 – 8
Flag Football – grades 6 – 8
Girls Volleyball – grades 4 – 8
Street Hockey – grades 4 – 5
Wrestling – grades K – 8
Tennis – grades 1 -5
Paddling – grades 6 – 8

Registration forms are also available in the school office. Scholarships are also available for qualifying students.  Students participating in the after school sports program representing Roosevelt may wear their team shirt to school with their uniform.

Roosevelt Enrichment Fund…
If you didn’t turn in a donation or pledge form at MAZE day, you can still turn one in.  The PTA is asking each family to contribute $100 per child for the school year. You can sign up for a monthly contribution for as little as $10 per month. That’s about 55 cents for each day that your child is in school! Donations to the PTA pay for our art program, music, field trips, drama, outdoor education,  assemblies, classroom supplies, after school clubs, after school classes and various needed items and supplies for this school year. Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA.  Please stop by the office or send your pledge forms in an envelope to school with your child. Thank you for supporting the extra curricular programs at Roosevelt! Anyone that gives $100 will get a gift bag and a chance to win an iPad Mini! The drawing will be held at the November PTA meeting so make sure to get your donation in soon!

Don’t Forget…
Make sure to put your child’s name on any sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, backpacks or lunch boxes that they bring to school.  The Lost and Found was overflowing with unmarked items last year that could have been returned if they had a student’s name on the tag.

OktobeRun…
Once again the Redwood City Education Foundation (rcef) is sponsoring a 1/2 Marathon and two 5K races on October 12 in downtown Redwood City. The second 5K race is a “Kolor Run” – at each 1K point, runners will be blasted with non-toxic colored powder. Participants can run or walk in any event. Our wonderful P.E. teacher Mr. Nate is considering forming a Roosevelt team for the OktobeRun and possibly helping to train students at school. We’ll keep you posted with any updates. www.oktoberun.com

Fundraise While You Shop…
Do you have a smartphone? Take a picture of your weekly shopping receipts for Shoparoo points! If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, download the free Shoparoo app today. For the entire month of June, Shoparoo is doubling the points for every receipt scanned, so don’t forget to scan those receipts! www.shoparoo.com

Please don’t forget to also sign up on escrip.com and register your Safeway Club card, credit cards and debit to help earn money for Roosevelt at stores such as Safeway, Old Navy, Home Depot, etc. (You must renew your Safeway Club card/escrip membership each year.)

Always look for the Box Tops logo on anything you buy. Each Box Top earns 10¢ for our school. We’ll be having Box Top contests throughout the year, so clip them and save them!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from Roosevelt school events in your news feed.

If you’ve liked our page, but don’t see any updates in your news feed, it’s because Facebook has been using a formula that hides posts for pages that don’t pay for sponsored placements. What can you do? Go to our Facebook page and hover your mouse over the Liked box. Then make sure Get Notifications and Show in News Feed are checked. www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!

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