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School and PTA Resources for all Roosevelt Parents

Month: November 2013

Mid Week Update & Reminders!

Chuck E Cheese Tonight…
Don’t forget! Today is the restaurant fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese (2541 El Camino) from 3:00pm – 9:00pm. Chuck E Cheese will donate 15% of sales back to Roosevelt. Invite friends and family and help raise more money for Roosevelt!reminder

3rd Grade Families…
Don’t forget to come to your child’s classroom (Room 5 – Ms. Eakin’s class Room 4 – Mrs. Parkhurst’s class) on Friday at 8:00am. This is the 3rd grade Our PBL Culminating Event is and they are presenting a Student News Broadcast! Students researched different environments to learn about their habitats and animals. They will be informing you (and the world) about how an animal’s environment impacts its survival.

Yearbook Cover Contest entries due Friday!
The Yearbook Club, lead by 5th grade teacher Mr. Williams, is having a cover contest for this year’s yearbook. Students may submit their cover idea to Mr. Williams or their teacher by November 22. Submissions must be done on white paper and must include the Roosevelt mascot (raccoon), the school year (2013/2014) and a colorful original design. The winner will receive a free yearbook – a $20 value!

Student of the Month Assemblies….
Will be held in the school cafeteria this Friday, November 22. Please  contact your child’s teacher for the correct time since some classes requested to move their assembly time.

Second Harvest Food Drive…
The student council is sponsoring a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank, so please bring in any canned goods or non-perisible dry goods by this Friday, to donate to the cause! Let’s see how full those donation barrels can get!

Coin Drive for the Philippines…
The 6th graders in Room 10 are collecting change for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.  Please send any coin donations in with your child to bring to the office or give to their teacher. Thanks!

Hometown Holidays Parade…
Attention Roosevelt Families! It’s that time of year and once again, Roosevelt is participating in Redwood City’s Hometown Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 7th at 4:30pm in Downtown Redwood City.

We want to be the largest group participating in the parade this year!  We will need as many participants as possible to walk with us.  The theme this year is “Holiday in Lights”.  Bring along any light up gear, glow-in-the-dark accessories, and/or neon clothing.  You won’t want miss this event! (The Kindergarten parents that are organizing this event will also be purchasing glow-in-the-dark items to pass out to the parade walkers.)

Kindergarten students will stop to perform to a lively version of Jingle Bells during the parade! Immediately following the parade is the tree lighting ceremony at City Hall on Middlefield and then a fireworks show – it’s such a fun way to start the season, so please mark your calendars to walk with Roosevelt!

Did You Win?…
And the raffle winners for the drawing at Monday night’s PTA meeting are:
iPad Mini – Julie Russo!
Razor scooter – Ivanna Rodriguez!
Navy zippered hoodie – Kathy Kostas!
Movie tickets – Caroline Taylor & Francisca A.!
School logo t-shirts – Rolando Osario, Rachael Richards, Heather Ramsey & Ana Civil!

Congratulations to the winners! You can collect your prizes in the school office or call the office to arrange to have your prize sent home with your child. 369-5597

A BIG thank you to all of the families that have contributed to the PTA’s Enrichment Fund! The PTA has lofty goals this year and still wants to fund so much more — an after school chess club, Spanish classes, more dance classes, a spring musical, and much, much more! We need the support of ALL of our parents to make it happen!

Next Week…
Monday, November 25 & Tuesday, November 26 are both no school days. If you haven’t arranged a time with your child’s teacher for a Parent/Teacher conference, please do so ASAP!

The Thanksgiving Holiday means no school on November 27, 28 & 29.

And finally…
We’re in Kindergarten Tour season, and our best ambassadors for Roosevelt are our current parents. Please consider writing a review on www.greatschools.com

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! School resumes on Monday, December 2!

 

Who will WIN?

Tonight’s the night! Who will be the winner of the iPad Mini? ipadmini

Come and join us at tonight’s PTA meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (Staff Room) and hear the 1st graders perform.

Following the performance, we’ll have  the drawing for the iPad Mini (1 winner), Razor scooter (1 winner), navy logo zippered hoodie (1 winner), movie tickets (2 winners) and logo t-shirts (4 winners).

If you’ve turned in your $100 donation to the PTA, but haven’t turned in your raffle ticket, please do so by 3:30pm in the office.  If you are making monthly payments and you pay the balance of your $100 pledged amount, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the raffle prizes.

Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you can pay by credit card in the school office.

Will you be one of the lucky winners?

A BIG thank you to all that have participated in tonight’s drawing by donating $100 to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund! Without your help, we couldn’t offer art, field trips, assemblies and so much more to all of the students at Roosevelt.

Good luck!

Week of November 18 – November 22

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendar_Clip_Art

Monday, November 18
Second Harvest Food Drive – bring in your canned goods or non-perishable items for donation (hosted by Student Council)

PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 – this will be the drawing for the iPad Mini and other prizes! 1st grade students performing

Tuesday, November 19
Second Harvest Food Drive – bring in your canned goods or non-perishable items for donation (hosted by Student Council)

Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room

Student Council Meeting after school

RCSD Local Control Funding Formula meeting at 7:00pm in Roosevelt’s cafeteria (more info below)

Wednesday, November 20
Second Harvest Food Drive – bring in your canned goods or non-perishable items for donation (hosted by Student Council)

Thanksgiving Box Tops sheets due! Roosevelt gets 10¢ for every Box Top, so get those turkey sheets in!

5th grade field trip to Sacramento – depart Roosevelt at 6:00am and return at 6:30pm

Restaurant fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese (2541 El Camino) from 3:00pm – 9:00pm. Chuck E Cheese will donate 15% of sales back to Roosevelt. Invite friends and family and help raise more money for Roosevelt!

Thursday, November 21
Second Harvest Food Drive – bring in your canned goods or non-perishable items for donation (hosted by Student Council)

4th/5th Grade Choir practice after school

Friday, November 22
Second Harvest Food Drive – bring in your canned goods or non-perishable items for donation (hosted by Student Council)

Yearbook Cover Contest entries due (more info below)

Student of the Month Assemblies – contact your child’s teacher for the correct time

Important Dates…
November 25 – 26 – Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School
November 27 – 29 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
December 4 – Hearing testing for grades K, 2, 5, 8, SDC and RSP
December 7 – Roosevelt receiving CSBA Golden Bell Award in San Diego
December 7 – Hometown Holidays Parade in downtown Redwood City – walk with Roosevelt in the parade!
December 9 – Winterfest for Grades K-2 at 5:30pm, and grades 3-5 at 7:00pm at PCC
December 10 – Winterfest for Grades 6-8 at 6:00 at PCC
December 11 – Roosevelt presenting to Redwood City School District at Board Meeting at 7:00pm
December 11 – 18 – Roosevelt Holiday Shop (8th grade families hosting – please look for sign up sheets)
December 13 – Holiday Movie Night at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria (Holiday Shop will also be open)

Last chance to win an iPad Mini!…
Are you in…to WIN? The drawing for the iPad Mini (1 winner), Razor scooter (1 winner), navy logo zippered hoodie (1 winner), movie tickets (2 winners) and logo t-shirts (4 winners) will be held on Monday, November 18th at 6:00pm. If you’ve turned in your $100 donation to the PTA, but haven’t turned in your raffle ticket, please do so before the end of the day on Monday. If you are making monthly payments and you pay your $100 pledged amount by the 18th, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the raffle prizes. Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you can pay by credit card in the school office. Will you be one of the lucky winners?

Make a difference in the life of a child by joining the Y team
The YMCA has openings for dedicated, committed Leaders for the After School program.  Learn leadership, receive training, and develop transferable skills while you help others.  You will work with caring professionals, diverse in
backgrounds and skills, who are committed to the community at large.  Multiple positions are available, shift is M-F 1:30pm-6pm (22hrs/week), starting pay is $12/hr+ DOE, receive a free Bay Area YMCA Membership. Must apply online at www.ymcasv.org/jobs, select After School Leader and specify “Sequoia YMCA” as a preferred location.  Questions? Contact Veronica Vega at 650-257-0119 or vvega@ymcasv.org. SHARE WITH A FRIEND OR ANYONE YOU THINK THAT MAY BE INTERESTED.

Donation letters…
The PTA has donation letters that you can use to ask for donations for a general PTA contribution, the 5th grade trip to Outdoor Education or the 6th grade trip to Yosemite. If you would like a hard copy of any of the letters, please let us know and we’ll be happy to give you as many copies as you need. You can also download the letters here and print them out yourself: PTA_Donation, PTA_OE_Donation, PTA_Yosemite_Donation.

6th Grade Families…
If you haven’t done so already, please send in your $50 deposit and/or your next payment for the April Yosemite trip. 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.

5th Grade Families…
Please send in your first deposit for Outdoor Education in May. As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade so we need parent contributions  to make this trip happen.

Yearbook Cover Contest…
The Yearbook Club, lead by 5th grade teacher Mr. Williams, is having a cover contest for this year’s yearbook. Students may submit their cover idea to Mr. Williams or their teacher by November 22. Submissions must be done on white paper and must include the Roosevelt mascot (raccoon), the school year (2013/2014) and a colorful original design. The winner will receive a free yearbook!

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 and Sunday, 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!

Local Control Funding Formula Meeting…
The district will be presenting the budget for this year based on the Local Control Funding Formula that was signed into law by Gov Brown last spring. The superintendent and school board members will be explaining this new formula and what it means for Redwood City schools. A big part of this new funding formula is community input, so parents and community members are asked to attend. Your child/children will receive a free dress pass if you attend this meeting.

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 starting in December. 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!

Shoparoo Holiday Bonus!…
For the first time ever, Shoparoo-ers will be able to earn donations from receipts outside the grocery world.  From now until the end of December, Roosevelt Elementary will get 20 Roo Points every time you snap a receipt from one of the stores below.

  • Macys, Kohls, JC Penney, Sears, Dillards, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Belk, Bon Ton, Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Best Buy, GameStop, at&t, Verizon Wireless, apple, Radio Shack
  • The Home Depot, Lowes, Menards
  • Staples, Office Depot, OfficeMax

All of your normal grocery-related receipts (including those from your favorite toy, pet, beauty, and baby stores) will still earn Roo Points like they always do.

Fundraise While You Shop…
Don’t forget to scan this week’s receipts for Shoparoo, check those Safeway receipts to make sure that Roosevelt is getting your escrip credits and look for Box Tops on anything you bought this week!

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

Have a great week!

Week of November 11 – November 15

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

Monday, November 11
Veterans’ Day – No School

Tuesday, November 12
Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 (room to be announced)

Wednesday, November 13
Kindergarten Tour Night at 6:30pm for parents enrolling their child in Kindergarten for the 2014/2015 school year. (See below for more information)

Friday, November 15
Crazy Hair Day! Let’s see those crazy hairstyles! (Note: students still need to be in uniform)

Forms due for attending the Local Control Funding Formula Meeting on Nov 19. (more information below)

Important Dates…
November 18 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
November 19 – Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2-8 (room to be announced)
November 19 – RCSD Local Control Funding Formula meeting at 7:00pm in Roosevelt’s cafeteria (more info below)
November 20 – Thanksgiving Box Tops sheets due
November 20 – 5th grade field trip to Sacramento – depart Roosevelt at 6:00am and return at 6:30pm
November 20 – Restaurant fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese
November 22 – Yearbook Cover Contest entries due
November 25 – 26 – Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School
November 27 – 29 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
December 7 – Roosevelt receiving CSBA Golden Bell Award in San Diego
December 7 – Hometown Holidays Parade in downtown Redwood City – walk with Roosevelt in the parade!
December 9 – Winterfest for Grades K-2 at 5:30pm, and grades 3-5 at 7:00pm at PCC
December 10 – Winterfest for Grades 6-8 at 6:00 at PCC
December 11 – Roosevelt presenting to Redwood City School District at Board Meeting at 7:00pm

Last chance to win an iPad Mini!…
Are you in…to WIN? The drawing for the iPad Mini (1 winner), Razor scooter (1 winner), navy logo zippered hoodie (1 winner), movie tickets (2 winners) and logo t-shirts (4 winners) will be held at the November 18th PTA meeting. If you’ve turned in your $100 donation to the PTA, but haven’t turned in your raffle ticket, please do so before November 18. If you are making monthly payments and you pay your $100 pledged amount by the 18th, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the raffle prizes. Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you can pay by credit card in the school office. Will you be one of the lucky winners?

Make a difference in the life of a child by joining the Y team
The YMCA has openings for dedicated, committed Leaders for the After School program.  Learn leadership, receive training, and develop transferable skills while you help others.  You will work with caring professionals, diverse in
backgrounds and skills, who are committed to the community at large.  Multiple positions are available, shift is M-F 1:30pm-6pm (22hrs/week), starting pay is $12/hr+ DOE, receive a free Bay Area YMCA Membership. Must apply online at www.ymcasv.org/jobs, select After School Leader and specify “Sequoia YMCA” as a preferred location.  Questions? Contact Veronica Vega at 650-257-0119 or vvega@ymcasv.org. SHARE WITH A FRIEND OR ANYONE YOU THINK THAT MAY BE INTERESTED.
Kinder Tour Night…
If you know anyone that has a child that will be entering Kindergarten next year, let them know that Roosevelt will be holding a Kindergarten Tour Night on November 13 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. For more information, go to the Tours section of the parent blog or call the school office at 369-5597.

Donation letters…
The PTA has donation letters that you can use to ask for donations for a general PTA contribution, the 5th grade trip to Outdoor Education or the 6th grade trip to Yosemite. If you would like a hard copy of any of the letters, please let us know and we’ll be happy to give you as many copies as you need. You can also download the letters here and print them out yourself: PTA_Donation, PTA_OE_Donation, PTA_Yosemite_Donation.

6th Grade Families…
If you haven’t done so already, please send in your $50 deposit and/or your next payment for the April Yosemite trip. 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.

5th Grade Families…
Please send in your first deposit for Outdoor Education in May. As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade so we need parent contributions  to make this trip happen.

Yearbook Cover Contest…
The Yearbook Club, lead by 5th grade teacher Mr. Williams, is having a cover contest for this year’s yearbook. Students may submit their cover idea to Mr. Williams or their teacher by November 22. Submissions must be done on white paper and must include the Roosevelt mascot (raccoon), the school year (2013/2014) and a colorful original design. The winner will receive a free yearbook!

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!

On the Parent Blog…
Teachers and parents have been sending in pictures and newsletters for their blog pages, so take a look! This year, the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students spend time each afternoon for their “Exploratory Wheel”. Students participate in game & strategy classes, creative writing, photography, leadership and DIY crafts. More pictures will be added soon, but take a look at what the leadership and photography groups have been up to! If you have pictures to share, or classwork or artwork that you would like to share, please let us know and we’ll be happy to post it! www.rooseveltparents.com

Local Control Funding Formula Meeting…
The district will be presenting the budget for this year based on the Local Control Funding Formula that was signed into law by Gov Brown last spring. The superintendent and school board members will be explaining this new formula and what it means for Redwood City schools. A big part of this new funding formula is community input, so parents and community members are asked to attend. Your child/children will receive a free dress pass if you attend this meeting.

Chess instruction…
The Roosevelt PTA is sponsoring a chess instructor to come to Roosevelt on Tuesday, November 12 (tomorrow) and Tuesday, November 19  both during lunch recess for all students in grades 2 – 8. There will be two more sessions booked in January, so look for those dates to be announced. An announcement will be made in the classrooms before lunch recess to let the students know which room they can go to if they would like to play or learn how to play chess. If there is enough interest in the lunch time sessions, the PTA will look into having a chess club available after school.

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 starting in December. 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!

Fundraise While You Shop…
Don’t forget to scan this week’s receipts for Shoparoo, check those Safeway receipts to make sure that Roosevelt is getting your escrip credits and look for Box Tops on anything you bought this week!

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

Have a great week!

Week of November 4 – November 8

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:

NOTE: Daylight Savings Time ended on Saturday night/Sunday morning, so you should have turned your clocks BACK by one hour.Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, November 5
Election Day – don’t forget to vote!

Student Council Meeting – after school in Room 7

Site Council meeting at 6:00pm in the Staff Room (Room 14).   On the agenda for this month’s meeting:  City plans for a crosswalk on Euclid and the district’s wellness/food sales policy.  All are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available.

Thursday, November 7
8th Grade Parent Information Night at Sequoia High School at 6:30pm

Important Dates…
November 11 – Veterans’ Day – No School
November 13 – Kindergarten Tour Night for 2014/2015 school year at 6:30pm
November 15 – Crazy Hair Day!
November 18 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
November 19 – RCSD Local Control Funding Formula meeting at 7:00pm in Roosevelt’s cafeteria
November 22 – Yearbook Cover Contest entries due
November 25 – 26 – Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School
November 27 – 29 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
December 7 – Roosevelt receiving CSBA Golden Bell Award in San Diego

Last chance to win an iPad Mini!…
Are you in…to WIN? The drawing for the iPad Mini (1 winner), Razor scooter (1 winner), navy logo zippered hoodie (1 winner), movie tickets (2 winners) and logo t-shirts (4 winners) will be held at the November 18th PTA meeting. If you’ve turned in your $100 donation to the PTA, but haven’t turned in your raffle ticket, please do so before November 18. If you are making monthly payments and you pay your $100 pledged amount by the 18th, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the raffle prizes. Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you can pay by credit card in the school office. Will you be one of the lucky winners?

Donation letters…
The PTA has donation letters that you can use to ask for donations for a general PTA contribution, the 5th grade trip to Outdoor Education or the 6th grade trip to Yosemite. If you would like a hard copy of any of the letters, please let us know and we’ll be happy to give you as many copies as you need. You can also download the letters here and print them out yourself: PTA_Donation, PTA_OE_Donation, PTA_Yosemite_Donation.

6th Grade Families…
If you haven’t done so already, please send in your $50 deposit and/or your next payment for the April Yosemite trip. 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.

5th Grade Families…
Look for letters coming home this week about the cost and requested parent contribution for Outdoor Education. As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade so we need parent contributions  to make this trip happen.

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

Yearbook Cover Contest…
The Yearbook Club, lead by 5th grade teacher Mr. Williams, is having a cover contest for this year’s yearbook. Students may submit their cover idea to Mr. Williams or their teacher by November 22. Submissions must be done on white paper and must include the Roosevelt mascot (raccoon), the school year (2013/2014) and a colorful original design. The winner will receive a free yearbook!

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.

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 starting in December. 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!

Fundraise While You Shop…
Don’t forget to scan this week’s receipts for Shoparoo, check those Safeway receipts to make sure that Roosevelt is getting your escrip credits and look for Box Tops on anything you bought this week!

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

Have a great week!

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