Roosevelt Parents

School and PTA Resources for all Roosevelt Parents

Month: October 2013

Week of October 28 – November 1

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:

Please Note: If you are a 5th Grade parent, make sure you’ve signed up to help at the Book Fair. The schedule is available in the office, so call or stop by. If you are not a 5th grade parent, but would like to help out, you are welcome to sign up as well. Mark Your Calendar

Monday, October 28
Last day of Book Fair Coin Drive! Bring in any change!

Vision Screening for 6th, 3rd TK and K and rooms 31, 6A and 6B

First Day of Book Fair! Open 2:00-3:30pm

Tuesday, October 29
Book Fair Hours – 9:45-10:45am, during Lunch Recess, and 4:00-7:00pm. The book fair evening event will include fall themed pastries and apple juice.

Student Council Meeting – After School in Room 7

Wednesday, October 30
Book Fair Hours – 9:45-10:45am, during Lunch Recess, and 2:00-3:30pm.

Picture Make Up Day

Vision Screening for 6th, 3rd TK and K and rooms 31, 6A and 6B

Thursday, October 31
Halloween Parade at 8:15 in the lower playground! Students may come to school in their costumes. Costume rules: no weapons and no gore. Please remember that the students need to change back into their uniforms after the parade, so pack a uniform if they are not able to wear it under their costume.

Many classes will be having Halloween or Harvest themed parties at some point during the day on October 31. Please check with your child’s teacher to see if any food items or supplies are needed.

Book Fair Hours – 9:45-10:45am, during Lunch Recess, and 2:00-3:30pm.

Friday, November 1
Last day for the Book Fair!  Hours – 9:45-10:45am, during Lunch Recess, and 2:00-3:00pm.

Important Dates…
November 5 – Student Council Meeting – after school in Room 7
November 5 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
November 7 – 8th Grade Parent Information Night at Sequoia High School at 6:30pm
November 11 – Veterans’ Day – No School
November 13 – Kindergarten Tour Night for 2014/2015 school year at 6:30pm
November 18 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
November 25 – 26 – Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School
November 27 – 29 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

6th Grade Families…
If you haven’t done so already, please send in your $50 deposit and/or your next payment for the May Yosemite trip. Roosevelt has to give the Yosemite Institute a headcount of students attending and a deposit to hold our space. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA. You may also pay via credit card in the school office or with the Donate button on the parent blog.

On the Parent Blog…
There are some fun pictures from last Thursday’s Spooktacular Bingo! Also, some teachers and parents have been sending in pictures of activities in their classrooms. If you have any pictures to share, please let us know. www.rooseveltparents.com

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!

Book Fair…
The Book Fair is being held all this week. If you are a 5th grade parent, be sure to look for sign up sheets to volunteer at the Book Fair. Parents are asked to sign up for at least one time slot and/or to bring items for the evening event. All money raised from the coin drive and Book Fair sales go towards the purchase of new books for our school library and the classroom libraries. Paulette cannot do it alone, so please sign up for a time slot to help out!

School Garden…
Would you like to get your hands dirty? Our Garden Coordinator, Megan Goulden, is looking for volunteers on Thursday mornings – to do some work,and watch our Roosevelt kids  discover the garden.

Megan will be there each Thursday from about 8:30-10:30am working with the 3rd graders and doing various tasks that need to be done.  If you can come for any time, it would be great.

There are  a couple of projects to finish before the cold weather sets in — if you can come on a weekend or other day instead, let Megan know and she can make arrangements. Contact Megan Goulden at 650-766-0806 cell or megan.goulden@gmail.com

Nutcraker…
Come see the Bay Area’s most family-friendly Nutcracker performance at the historic Fox Theater in Redwood City on Friday, December 6th at 7:00pm andSunday, December 8th at 2:00pm. Ballet America’s show has it all: professional dancers, alongside 100 local performers, including Roosevelt’s very own Nicholas Schiff (2nd grade). Tickets range in price from $18-$39 and are available via the website: www.balletamerica.org. Get your tickets early before they sell out. See you at the ballet!

Parent’s Education Network…
The Parent’s Education Network (PEN) is based in San Francisco, but they want to start new pilot chapters across the country to support other families with language and attention based learning differences.  A parent on the peninsula is interested in starting a chapter here and is looking for any other parents that would like to join. Their second meeting is on Tuesday, November 5 at 5:30PM at Athena Academy in Mountain View.   Please contact Jenna Ellis at Ellis.jenna@yahoo.com if you’d like to join.

Fundraise While You Shop…
Way to go parents and friends that have been scanning receipts! We passed 50,000 points which equals $100 for our school. Keep scanning to help us earn a chance at some bonus points!! 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. Designate a spot in your house to save any Box Tops so that you can participate in the challenges all year long. Also don’t forget to ask friends and family to collect Box Tops for you as well!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!

Spooktacular Bingo 2013!

Thursday, October 24 was another night of great fun at Roosevelt!  Families came together for The Roosevelt PTA’s annual Pumpkin/Cake Walk and Spooktacular Bingo! bingo2013_1

A big thank you to Kim Schiff for organizing the event and to the 2nd Grade families for volunteering. Another thank you to Lisa Bamberger and her father for the face painting, and of course to our wonderful Bingo callers, Jason Williams and Nate Anderson (aka The Common Core).

The committee would also like to recognize Webb Ranch in Portola Valley for donating the pumpkins and hay bales.

Thanks to all of our volunteers for Bingo/family fun night!

Emily K. – AmeriCorp. volunteer
Aldo and Sandy C. –  they brought the great character costumes!
Christine H.
Claudia M.
Zulma V.
Gloria J.
Gina V.
Gaiane V.
Claudia A.
Sandra R.
Griselda A.
Elicia T.
Alberto L.
Valerie and Dimas R.
Aurora G.
Guy and Trish T.
Victor F. – brought the bat balloons
A big thanks to everyone for all of your hard work to make it a terrific event! The parent volunteers helped with the decorations, set up, baking sweets, buying pizza, serving food, donating bingo prizes, clean up and much, much more! (If your name is not included or misspelled above, please let us know so that we can add/fix your name.)

Roosevelt Wins the 2013 CSBA Golden Bell Award!

Golden Bell AwardWe are thrilled to announce that Roosevelt’s Project Based Learning program has been awarded the 2013 Golden Bell Award  by the California School Boards Association.  These awards are given to outstanding programs that promote excellence in education in California schools. The CSBA received 220 nominations this year from school districts throughout California. Roosevelt was one of only 59 programs chosen for this year’s Golden Bell Award.

As the only school in the Redwood City School District that has integrated PBL into all classrooms benefiting all students, we are elated to see our hard work recognized by the esteemed members of the CSBA.

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

Superintendent Jan Christensen, Principal Patricia Girardi, Assistant Principal Tracy DaCosta, 1st grade teacher Sharon Tsuchiyama, Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Torres and Roosevelt parent and PTA representative Trish Taylor will be traveling to San Diego on December 7, 2013 to attend the CSBA Annual Education Conference. There they will present our PBL program to California’s top educators, school board officials and national education experts. The Golden Bell Award will be presented to Roosevelt’s delegation during the conference awards luncheon.

Congratulations to everyone that helped to make this award possible!

Week of Oct 21 – Oct 25

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

Monday, October 21
Book Fair Coin Drive Begins! Bring in your Pennies!

Awards Ceremony for grades 6, 7 & 8 at 9:15am in the cafeteria. Students who scored proficient or advanced on last spring’s CST test will be receiving medals.

PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 with a special presentation by the RCPD about school safety.  We will also find out how much was made from the chocolate fundraiser and discussing Spooktacular Bingo. 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 Monday night’s meeting? Then bring in your membership form with your yearly dues ($5 for individual or $8 for family). Members have voting rights at tonight’s and all future PTA meetings and general PTA assemblies.

Tuesday, October 22
Book Fair Coin Drive – Bring in your Nickels

Student Council Meeting – After School in Room 7

Wednesday, October 23
Book Fair Coin Drive – Bring in your Dimes

Restaurant Fundraiser – Pasta Pomodoro at 490 El Camino Real – All Day. Roosevelt will receive 20% of sales. Dine in or take out. Extra flyers available in the school office.

Thursday, October 24
Book Fair Coin Drive – Bring in your Quarters

Halloween Box Tops sheets due! Turn one in and receive a “treat”!

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!

Spooktacular Bingo! Come and join in on the fun starting at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria. Pizza, cookies and popcorn will be available at $1 each. Pumpkin & Cake Walk for .50 per game. Bingo hosted by Mr. Williams and Mr. Anderson!

If you are a 2nd grade parent, make sure you’ve signed up to help with this event.

Friday, October 25
Teacher Training Day – No School

Important Dates…
October 28 – November 1 – Fall Book Fair (5th grade families volunteering)
October 29 – Student Council Meeting – after school in Room 7
October 30 – Picture Make-up Day
October 31 – Halloween Parade at 8:15 – Downstairs Playground
November 5 – Student Council Meeting – after school in Room 7
November 5 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
November 7 – 8th Grade Parent Information Night at Sequoia High School at 6:30pm
November 11 – Veterans’ Day – No School
November 18 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
November 25 – 26 – Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School
November 27 – 29 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

Cardboard Boxes…
The school garden committee is looking for cardboard boxes to put down all over the garden. If you have any cardboard boxes to donate, please drop them off at the school office or contact Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com for more info.

Box Tops…
Don’t forget to send in your Box Tops on the pumpkin sheet that came home to get a treat! Each Box Top earns our school 10¢, so each sheet turned in earns $1.00 for our school. Right now we have just over 600 students at Roosevelt, so we could earn $600+ just for turning in those sheets!

6th Grade Families…
If you haven’t done so already, please send in your $50 deposit for the May Yosemite trip. Roosevelt has to give the Yosemite Institute a headcount of students attending and a deposit to hold our space. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA. You may also pay via credit card in the school office or with the Donate button on the parent blog.

Money from Chocolate Sales…
If you still owe money from our World’s Finest Chocolate sales, you should have received a notice last week. Please turn in any money due ASAP to the school office. The PTA has to send payment for all boxes taken and the money needs to be in the bank account.

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!

**If you tried to fill out the form earlier and were given an error message, please try again. The problem has been fixed!**

Spooktacular Bingo…
It’s here! 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!

Book Fair…
The Book Fair is being held during the week of October 28 – November 1. If you are a 5th grade parent, be sure to look for sign up sheets to volunteer at the Book Fair. Parents are asked to sign up for at least one time slot and/or to bring items for the evening event. All money raised from the coin drive and Book Fair sales go towards the purchase of new books for our school library and the classroom libraries.

Nutcraker…
Come see the Bay Area’s most family-friendly Nutcracker performance at the historic Fox Theater in Redwood City on Friday, December 6th at 7:00pm andSunday, December 8th at 2:00pm. Ballet America’s show has it all: professional dancers, alongside 100 local performers, including Roosevelt’s very own Nicholas Schiff (2nd grade). Tickets range in price from $18-$39 and are available via the website: www.balletamerica.org. Get your tickets early before they sell out. See you at the ballet!

PTA Membership…
It’s not too late to send in your PTA Membership form! Our PTA’s dues to the CA PTA are due in November, so we can still accept memberships. Membership dues help to pay for insurance and for support services from the district, state, and national PTA. The cost is $5 for an individual membership and $8 for a family membership. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA.

Fundraise While You Shop…
Way to go parents and friends that have been scanning receipts! We are almost at 50,000 points which equals $100 for our school. Keep scanning to help us earn a chance at some bonus points!! 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. 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. Designate a spot in your house to save any Box Tops so that you can participate in the challenges all year long. Also don’t forget to ask friends and family to collect Box Tops for you as well!

“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!

Week of October 14 – October 18

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

Monday, October 14
Regular school day – Redwood City School District is NOT observing Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 15
Kindergarten Information Night at MIT at 5:30pm for 2014/2015 school year. All parents with a child entering Kindergarten next fall are encouraged to attend.

Site Council meeting at 6:30pm in the Staff Room (Room 14).  Please note the time change due to the District’s Kindergarten Information Night.  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.

Wednesday, October 16
6th Grade Field Trip to the Egyptian Museum

Thursday, October 17
Registration due for Roosevelt’s 4th/5th & 6th grade basketball teams. Registration forms and information are available in the school office or on www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity Scholarships are available.

Important Dates…
October 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (Special presentation by RCPD on school safety)
October 23 – Restaurant Fundraiser Night – Pasta Pomodoro
October 24 – Halloween BoxTops sheets due!
October 24 – Spooktacular Bingo at 5:30pm (2nd grade families volunteering) Note date change
October 25 – Teacher Training Day – No School
October 28 – November 1 – Fall Book Fair (5th grade families volunteering)
October 30 – Picture Make-up Day
October 31 – Halloween Parade at 8:15 – Downstairs Playground
November 7 – 8th Grade Parent Information Night at Sequoia High School at 6:30pm

Cardboard Boxes…
The school garden committee is looking for cardboard boxes to put down all over the garden. If you have any cardboard boxes to donate, please drop them off at the school office or contact megan goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com for more info.

Box Tops…
Don’t forget to send in your Box Tops on the pumpkin sheet that came home in last Thursday’s folder to get a treat! Each Box Top earns our school 10¢, so each sheet turned in earns $1.00 for our school. Right now we have just over 600 students at Roosevelt, so we could earn $600+ just for turning in those sheets!

6th Grade Families…
If you haven’t done so already, please send in your $50 deposit for the May Yosemite trip. Roosevelt has to give the Yosemite Institute a headcount of students attending and a deposit to hold our space. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA. You may also pay via credit card in the school office or with the Donate button on the parent blog.

Money from Chocolate Sales…
If you still owe money from our World’s Finest Chocolate sales, you will be receiving a notice home. Please turn in any money due ASAP to the school office. The PTA has to send payment for all boxes taken and the money needs to be in the bank account.

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!

**If you tried to fill out the form earlier and were given an error message, please try again. The problem has been fixed!**

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!

Book Fair…
Information for the Book Fair being held during the week of October 28 – November 1 will be coming home this week. If you are a 5th grade parent, be sure to look for sign up sheets to volunteer at the Book Fair. Parents are asked to sign up for at least one time slot and/or to bring items for the evening event.

PTA Membership…
It’s not too late to send in your PTA Membership form! Our PTA’s dues to the CA PTA are due in November, so we can still accept memberships. Membership dues help to pay for insurance and for support services from the district, state, and national PTA. The cost is $5 for an individual membership and $8 for a family membership. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA.

“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!

Week of October 7 – October 11

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

Monday, October 7
If you haven’t already done so, please turn in your money for the chocolate sales. The PTA has to pay World’s Finest for all of the boxes taken, so that money needs to be deposited in the PTA account. The list of students that qualify for free dress every Friday are being worked on, so watch for news about that.

Tuesday, October 8
Permission slips due for students in grades 6, 7, & 8 that want to run for Roosevelt Student Council

Thursday, October 10
Speeches and elections for Roosevelt Student Council

Friday, October 11
6th grade parents need to turn in a $50 deposit for the trip to Yosemite

Important Dates…
October 12 – rcef OctobeRun (more information below)
October 15 – Site Council Meeting at 6:30pm in Room 14- Note start time changed due to district Kinder Night
October 15 – Kindergarten Information Night at MIT at 5:30pm for 2014/2015 school year
October 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 23 – Restaurant Fundraiser Night – Pasta Pomodoro
October 24 – Halloween BoxTops sheets due!
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
November 7 – 8th Grade Parent Information Night at Sequoia High School at 6:30pm

Cardboard Boxes…
The school garden committee is looking for cardboard boxes to put down all over the garden. If you have any cardboard boxes to donate, please drop them off at the school office or contact megan goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com for more info.

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 is a “Kolor Run” (or walk) – at each 1K point, participants will be blasted with non-toxic colored powder. Participants can run or walk in any event. If you are signing up for the Kolor Run, Roosevelt has a team – the Raccoon Runners! So make sure you sign up under our team name when the sign up form asks for your team name. Any student that runs/walks in any of the OktobeRun events can wear their OktobeRun t-shirt to school as part of the school uniform. To register, go to  www.oktoberun.com

Box Tops…
Don’t forget to send in your Box Tops on the pumpkin sheet that came home in last Thursday’s folder to get a treat! Each Box Top earns our school 10¢, so each sheet turned in earns $1.00 for our school. Right now we have just over 600 students at Roosevelt, so we could earn $600+ just for turning in those sheets!

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

6th Grade Families…
If you haven’t done so already, please send in your $50 deposit for the May Yosemite trip. Roosevelt has to give the Yosemite Institute a headcount of students attending and a deposit to hold our space in the next few weeks. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA. You may also pay via credit card in the school office or with the Donate button on the parent blog.

Middle School Parents…
Applications for the Roosevelt Student Council went home in last Thursday’s folder. Each classroom will elect two student council representatives to work on school events such as: Spirit Days, Book Fair, Holiday Food Drive, Fundraisers, Talent Show, Middle School Dances, Assemblies and Community Events. Permission slips are due by October 8.

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!

**If you tried to fill out the form earlier and were given an error message, please try again. The problem has been fixed!**

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!

PTA Membership…
It’s not too late to send in your PTA Membership form! Our PTA’s dues to the CA PTA are due in November, so we can still accept memberships. Membership dues help to pay for insurance and for support services from the district, state, and national PTA. The cost is $5 for an individual membership and $8 for a family membership. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA.

On the Parent Blog…
Pictures for the blog are starting to come in! This week we’ll be adding pictures from the 2nd graders study of balance and motion, Ms. Vawter’s & Mr. Anderson’s class from last year at their CST celebration party at Red Morton this weekend, Ms. Parkhurst’s class studying seeds for their Stayin’ Alive PBL unit, the 4th grade field trip to Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento and the middle schoolers in their exploratory wheel classes. If you have any pictures from your child’s  classroom that you’d like to submit, please send a message to trishreillytaylor@gmail.com. We’re also happy to post art or any classroom work that your student is proud of.

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!

Mid-Week Reminders!

8th Grade Parents…reminder
Tonight is Woodside High School’s Parent Night at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Center. This is a meeting for parents to find out about Woodside’s academic program, athletics program and activities. You will also find out about available dates to have your 8th grader shadow for a day at Woodside High School.

4th Grade Parents…
Reminder that your child needs to arrive at school no later than 7:15am on Thursday, October 3 for the field trip to Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento. The bus will leave without your child if he/she is not there on time.

Chocolate Money Due…
Thursday, October 3 is the 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!

Common Core Meeting…
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.

Free Dress…
Friday, October 4 is Free Dress for all students!

Coffee with Principal Girardi…
Parents are invited to come and meet with Principal Girardi over a cup of coffee and snacks at 8:00am on Friday, October 4 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!

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