Roosevelt Parents

School and PTA Resources for all Roosevelt Parents

Month: May 2014

What Goes Up, Must Come Down!

Thank you again to our wonderful art teacher, Marlene Perez, for another great year of art at Roosevelt! And another thank you to those of you that have donated to the Roosevelt PTA Enrichment Fund. Without your support, we couldn’t offer such a wonderful art program for the students.

All of the art has to be taken down tomorrow morning before 12 noon because the district is arriving to remove the display boards. Help is needed to remove the art from all of the boards starting at 8:00am. If you just have even a 1/2 hour in the morning to help, please stop by the YMCA room. Staple removers will be supplied!

So just how many pieces of art were displayed tonight? If you guessed a number close to 1300, you would be correct! A big thank you to the volunteers that spent two days putting it all up for tonight’s art show. They went through a lot of staples – more than 4,000 in all!

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Week of May 26 – May 30

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Please Note: The countdown is on and there are only 2 weeks left of this school year! Events are constantly added to the list of Important Dates, so make sure you check each week. The most updated information can always be found on the parent blog, so check www.rooseveltparents.com often!

Monday, May 26
Memorial Day — No School

Tuesday, May 27
All Kinders on Early Bird Schedule for the remainder of the school year

Wednesday, May 28
Field Day!

Last day to RSVP for the AR Dessert Banquet!  If your child made all 3 AR reading goals this year, you should have received an invitation to the June 2 Dessert Banquet. Please call the office at 369-5597 to RSVP.

Help is needed any time from 9:00am – 2:00pm on May 28  to get our students’ art displayed for the Art Show on May 29.  Artistic ability is NOT needed, but you will have to know how to use a stapler! The art work has to be stapled to display boards and tables need to be covered. The students have been working hard all year on their artwork, so please come and help to get it looking it’s best!  Please contact Marlene Perez at marlenevperez@comcast.net to help out.

Parents are invited to the last garden meeting of the year – the garden volunteers will be discussing what worked this year, and planning for next year. They would love to include more volunteers in the garden next year, so people can come learn more about the program.  Please stop by the garden at 10:15am  – For more information, please contact Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com

Thursday, May 29
Come to the last Parent/Principal coffee! 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!

Open House / Art Show at 5:00pm

Friday, May 30
Kindergarten field trip to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

5th grade field trip to Alcatraz

Help is needed from 11:00am – 3:00pm to take all of the art show artwork down. If you can only help for an hour or two, it will be appreciated! Please contact Marlene Perez at marlenevperez@comcast.net to help out.

Last day to turn in $100 for PTA donation to enter drawing for the 7 night stay in Cabo San Lucas (details below)

Saturday, June 1
Last day to vote for Sarah Coyle for the All-Star Teacher award (details below)

Important Dates…
June 2 – 5 – Last week of school – Minimum Days
June 2 – Spirit Day – Hat Day (silly or normal baseball hats, etc)
June 2 – 8th grade Pool Party at PCC
June 2 – AR Banquet for students that made all 3 AR goals
June 3 – Voting in YMCA
June 3 – Spirit Day – Crazy Clash Day (wearing stripes with polka dots, backwards, inside out, etc)
June 3 – 5th grade BBQ at Red Morton
June 3 – 8th grade graduation practice at MIT
June 4 – Spirit Day – Twin Day (dressing the same as another person, or group of people)
June 4 – 1st grade Picnic at Red Morton
June 4 – 8th grade graduation practice at MIT
June 5 – Spirit Day – Formal Day (wear your fancy attire as a final send-off to our 8th graders)
June 5 – Kinder PBL Presentations – A World of Animals at 8:30am in Rooms 21 & 26
June 5 – Kindergarten Farewell Festival at 10:00am
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT
June 6 – Free Dress Day
June 6 – Last Day of School! Super Minimum Day – all grades dismissed at Noon

Vote for 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle…
Congratulations Roosevelt 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle who has been nominated as one of only 5 Bay Area teachers for an All-Star Teacher award!  If Sarah wins, Roosevelt will receive $20,000!  The winning teacher is the one who receives the most votes.  Sarah is an exceptional teacher and truly an asset to Roosevelt. She has given her all to her students and now we have a chance to show her some support.

You can support Sarah and Roosevelt by voting once per day until June 1 at:

– Visit www.csnbayarea.com/allstarteacher
– Fill out the information in the VOTE NOW box and press Submit
– You are allowed to vote once per day!
– Students may also vote, but they need parent permission

Note: Unfortunately, voting is not supported for smartphones.

This is posted this on Roosevelt’s Facebook page — www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool – PLEASE share it on your own Facebook page and ask for friends and family to help with voting.

Are You In…To WIN?…
It’s your final chance this year to turn in your $100 donation to the PTA!  All families that have donated $100 to the PTA by Friday, May 30 will be entered into a raffle to win a 7 night trip to Villa del Palmar located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!

If you haven’t already paid your $100, it’s not too late! Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you may pay by credit card in the school office or use the Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com

The PTA would once again like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those families that have already contributed $100 and to those that have been making regular payments on their pledged amounts.

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! (A note about Shoparoo: there are other Roosevelt schools in the area – one in Burlingame and one in San Leandro. Please make sure that your points are going to the correct Roosevelt School.)

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

Have a great week!

Roosevelt Remembers ~ Army Specialist Jesse Snow

On this Memorial Day, Roosevelt once again honors the memory of Army Specialist Jesse Adam Snow and other military personnel that have been killed while serving our country.

We ask that all Roosevelt families take a moment today to remember the sacrifice that has been made by Jesse Snow and others that have died in service to our nation. The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence.

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In November 2010, second graders at Roosevelt wrote letters to soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The letter written by Kelsey E. to Army Specialist Jesse Adam Snow arrived too late. Jesse was killed saving another soldier in his unit. Jesse’s father, John Snow of Fairborne, Ohio, received the letter with Jesse’s personal effects and contacted Roosevelt’s Office Manager, Gwen Thomas.

Dear Gwen,

It was kind of you to take my call today. I’ve attached Kelsey’s letter (to Jesse) for your information. I’m mailing out the 2 CDs; of Jesse’s life and of his return and funeral. There is nothing that is sad about any of these but you may want to review them if you decide to show them to the kids. You have permission to show them to whoever you’d like but all I ask is that they remember my brave son, Army Specialist Jesse Adam Snow. I took a section out of his obituary so you’ll know a little about him.

Jesse, age 25, of Fairborn Ohio, was killed in action in the Kunar Province Afghanistan on Nov 14, 2010 when insurgents attacked their unit. Jesse was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division—”Screaming Eagles” (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. ARMY_PFC_JESSE_SNOWHe was born on April 18, 1985 at the former K. I. Sawyer AFB in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to CMSgt (USAF retired) John and Janice Snow. ARMY_PFC_JESSE_SNOWHe is survived by both parents and brothers MSgt (OHANG) John Jr (Emily) of Xenia OH, Daniel of Columbus OH and brothers, Robert, Cadet Lt Col Alex, and sister Megan, all from Fairborn. Also the love of his life, his niece Amara Marie Snow and nephews Noah and Sam Lingerfelt and niece Brooke Lingerfelt.He was preceded in death by his paternal Grandmother Rose Snow. He is survived by his Paternal Grandfather MSgt (USAF retired) Wayne “Hank” Snow of Houghton MI, his Maternal Grandparents Joyce Lammi and Louis Munch of Calumet MI.He is also survived by 7 Uncles, 5 Aunts, and many cousins, all of whom loved Jesse very much. Most important, Jesse is survived by his “Band of Brothers” of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) who at this moment, are risking their lives daily, waging war in Afghanistan against enemy insurgents (note: they returned home on 21 Apr 2011). As a young boy, Jesse was active in Fairborn Weehawk football, Little League Baseball, basketball, and Babe Ruth baseball. He served as an Alter Boy at Mary Help of Christian Church of Fairborn where he made his 1st communion and confirmation. Jesse attended Baker Junior High where he played basketball and was a starter for the 8th grade football team which had the only undefeated season in school history.Jesse graduated in 2003 from Fairborn High School and was involved in various sports and a cadet in AF Jr ROTC.Jesse had a heart of gold and always considered the needs of others before himself. He did yard work for many of his neighbors and volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Dayton. While deployed, he often distributed candy, toys, and chap stick to the local Afghan children. Jesse believed that making a better life for these children was just as important as serving his country. Unit members said that he shared his last meal with a fellow hungry soldier. He is loved and missed by his family, friends, community, and 101st Airborne Brothers. Jesse will never be forgotten.

Gwen, I’ll be sending pictures via e-mail in small groups. Thanks so much and please let Kelsey know what her letter meant to me and our family. Feel free to contact me anytime if you need anything. God Bless you, your school staff, and your students.

Sincerely

John W. Snow

UPDATE: On October 28, 2011, the Silver Star Award was posthumously presented to Army Specialist Jesse Adam Snow of the 101st Airborne Division at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Silver Star Award is the nation’s third-highest decoration for valor in the face of the enemy. According to the narrative accompanying the award, insurgents attacked the command post of Snow’s platoon with several rocket propelled grenades in a battle during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM on Nov. 14, 2010.

Snow’s weapon system was immediately destroyed. Without a weapon and with disregard for his own personal safety, Snow assisted the wounded by performing life-saving first aid. At the same time, he spotted targets for the machine gun team and secured more ammunition for them when they were running low.

As the fire fight became more intense, Snow continued to assist those who were injured. At one point Snow even used his own body to shield another soldier from incoming machine gun fire.

Eventually Snow was fatally wounded. However, his courageous and selfless actions that day saved the lives of three fellow brothers in arms and solely denied the enemy the ability to capture any American soldiers in the battle.

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Roosevelt continues to honor Jesse Snow’s memory by regularly sending letters and care packages to our troops serving overseas.

Updates, Meetings & Help Needed

Before the long weekend begins, here are some important meetings and updates:update

Art Show Preparation…
Help is needed from 9:00am – 2:00pm on May 28  to get our students’ art displayed for the Art Show on May 29.  Artistic ability is NOT needed, but you will have to know how to use a stapler! The art work has to be stapled to display boards and tables need to be covered. The students have been working hard all year on their artwork, so please come and help to get it looking it’s best! Help will also be needed on May 30 from 11:00am – 3:00pm to take all of the artwork down. If you can only help for an hour or two, it will be appreciated! Please contact Marlene Perez at marlenevperez@comcast.net to help out.

School Garden Meeting…
Parents are invited to the last garden meeting of the year – we will be discussing what worked this year, and planning for next year. We would love to include more volunteers in the garden next year, so people can come learn more about the program.  We will be in the garden at 10:15am on 5/28 – please contact Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com

Vote for 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle…
We’re heading into the final week of voting for Sarah Coyle for the All-Star Teacher award!  If Sarah wins, Roosevelt will receive $20,000!  The winning teacher is the one who receives the most votes.  Sarah is an exceptional teacher and truly an asset to Roosevelt. She has given her all to her students and now we have a chance to show her some support.

You can support Sarah and Roosevelt by voting once per day until June 1 at:

– Visit www.csnbayarea.com/allstarteacher
– Fill out the information in the VOTE NOW box and press Submit
– You are allowed to vote once per day!
– Students may also vote, but they need parent permission

Note: Unfortunately, voting is not supported for smartphones.

This is posted this on Roosevelt’s Facebook page — www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchoolPLEASE share it on your own Facebook page and ask for friends and family to help with voting.

And finally…

Are You In…To WIN?…
It’s your final chance this year to turn in your $100 donation to the PTA!  All families that have donated $100 to the PTA by Friday, May 30 will be entered into a raffle to win a 7 night trip to Villa del Palmar located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!

If you haven’t already paid your $100, it’s not too late! Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you may pay by credit card in the school office or use the Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com

The PTA would once again like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those families that have already contributed $100 and to those that have been making regular payments on their pledged amounts.

Week of May 19 – May 23

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Please Note: The countdown is on and there are only 3 weeks left of this school year! Events are constantly added to the list of Important Dates, so make sure you check each week. The most updated information can always be found on the parent blog, so check www.rooseveltparents.com often!

Monday, May 19
5th graders leave for Outdoor Education – please be on time for the bus!

Rehearsal at Sequoia High School for Instrumental Music students at 8:30am – 11:00am

Kent Award Dinner – Mr. Williams receiving 2014 Kent Award from San Mateo County School Boards Association for his Pencil Box News program

Tuesday, May 20
Olympic gold medalist and children’s book author Kristi Yamaguchi coming to Roosevelt to read to Kinder & TK at 1:00pm

Annual Instrumental Music Festival at Sequoia High School Auditorium at 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 21
PTA meeting at 6:00pm in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14). The PTA will be discussing the final fundraisers of the year, looking at where we stand with the budget  for this year and looking at the budget for next year! All of our PTA board members have reached their term limits, so anyone interested in being a part of the next PTA board is welcome to attend. All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is available. Free childcare is offered in the YMCA room. This is the last PTA meeting of the year!(Please note the date change due to the Kent Award dinner.)

Thursday, May 22
SPARK Discovery Night at 5:30pm (6th & 7th grade parents are also invited to attend)

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!

Friday, May 23
Order forms for SJ Earthquakes v LA Galaxy game at Stanford on June 28 due! (more information below)

Important Dates…
May 26 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School
May 27 – All Kinders on Early Bird Schedule for the remainder of the school year
May 28 – Field Day!
May 29 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am
May 29 – Open House / Art Show at 5:00pm
May 30 – Kindergarten field trip to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
May 30 – 5th grade field trip to Alcatraz
June 1 – Last day to vote for Sarah Coyle for the All-Star Teacher award (details below)
June 2 – 5 – Last week of school – Minimum Days
June 2 – Spirit Day – Hat Day (silly or normal baseball hats, etc)
June 2 – 8th grade Pool Party at PCC
June 2 – AR Banquet for students that made all 3 AR goals
June 3 – Voting in YMCA
June 3 – Spirit Day – Crazy Clash Day (wearing stripes with polka dots, backwards, inside out, etc)
June 3 – 5th grade BBQ at Red Morton
June 3 – 8th grade graduation practice at MIT
June 4 – Spirit Day – Twin Day (dressing the same as another person, or group of people)
June 4 – 1st grade Picnic at Red Morton
June 4 – 8th grade graduation practice at MIT
June 5 – Spirit Day – Formal Day (wear your fancy attire as a final send-off to our 8th graders)
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT
June 6 – Free Dress Day
June 6 – Last Day of School! Super Minimum Day – all grades dismissed at 12:00

Vote for 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle…
Congratulations Roosevelt 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle who has been nominated as one of only 5 Bay Area teachers for an All-Star Teacher award!  If Sarah wins, Roosevelt will receive $20,000!  The winning teacher is the one who receives the most votes.  Sarah is an exceptional teacher and truly an asset to Roosevelt. She has given her all to her students and now we have a chance to show her some support.

You can support Sarah and Roosevelt by voting once per day until June 1 at:

– Visit www.csnbayarea.com/allstarteacher
– Fill out the information in the VOTE NOW box and press Submit
– You are allowed to vote once per day!
– Students may also vote, but they need parent permission

Note: Unfortunately, voting is not supported for smartphones.

This is posted this on Roosevelt’s Facebook page — www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool – PLEASE share it on your own Facebook page and ask for friends and family to help with voting.

Are You In…To WIN?…
It’s your final chance this year to turn in your $100 donation to the PTA!  All families that have donated $100 to the PTA by Friday, May 30 will be entered into a raffle to win a 7 night trip to Villa del Palmar located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!

If you haven’t already paid your $100, it’s not too late! Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you may pay by credit card in the school office or use the Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com

The PTA would once again like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those families that have already contributed $100 and to those that have been making regular payments on their pledged amounts.

Earthquakes Soccer Game…
Roosevelt has once again reserved seats at the June 28 SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy soccer game at Stanford Stadium. Flyers went home with information about the game, ticket sale prizes and the order form! All tickets cost $20 each. Tell your friends and family – this game is sold out every  year and we are lucky enough to have 300 seats reserved! All orders are due by May 23 so that we have enough time to distribute the tickets before the end of the school year.

Art Show…
Help is needed throughout the day on May 28 to get our students’ art displayed for the Art Show on May 29. Artistic ability is not needed, but you will have to know how to use a stapler! The art work has to be stapled to display boards and tables need to be covered. The students have been working hard all year on their artwork, so please come and help to get it looking it’s best! Help will also be needed on May 30 to take all of the artwork down. If you can only help for an hour or two, it will be appreciated! Please contact Marlene Perez at marlenevperez@comcast.net to help out.

The PTA Needs YOU…
This year, the PTA was able to provide Art, Music, Field Trips, after school Spanish classes, lunch time chess, after school dance classes, Family Fun nights, and so much more! Our PTA board has served the maximum number of terms and so we need people to step up to be the new Roosevelt PTA! This is your opportunity to make a difference at Roosevelt! You can take on one of the board positions alone or with a partner to share the work. This is a great way to get involved and meet other parents at the school.  Please come to Monday night’s PTA meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 to hear more. You may also contact the school office and they will put you in touch with someone from PTA to talk about next year.

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! (A note about Shoparoo: there are other Roosevelt schools in the area – one in Burlingame and one in San Leandro. Please make sure that your points are going to the correct Roosevelt School.)

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

Have a great week!

Outdoor Movie Night 5/16!

Don’t Forget! Bring your Minions and your blankets and chairs for a fun family school event- ROOSEVELT”S 1st OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT presenting Despicable Me 2!! minionThe festivities begin on Friday night at  6:15pm. Enjoy music, a Minion Cake walk and Danny G’s after school dance performance before the movie. There will be a Food Truck on site offering tacos and burritos for $2 – $7. Popcorn and water will be for sale in the cafeteria for $1 and candy will also be for sale for $2. All proceeds to benefit Roosevelt school.

Movie will begin at sunset: approximately 8:00pm.
Admission : FREE!

We can’t wait to see our Roosevelt Families there! Bring friends and enjoy a great evening under the stars for our last Family Fun Night of the school year!

Please note: At the end of the movie, we ask that you help to keep our school’s campus clean and pick up any litter. Thank you!

 

Week of May 12 – May 16

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:

Please Note: The countdown is on and there are only 4 weeks left of this school year! Events are constantly added to the list of Important Dates, so make sure you check each week. The most updated information can always be found on the parent blog, so check www.rooseveltparents.com often!calendaricon

Monday, May 12
Reading Fair entries due! Presentation boards may be dropped off at 8:00am in the school office or from 2:00 – 4:00pm in the cafeteria. Please make sure that all Names, Grades and Room #s are on the BACK of the board. (The judges will be starting to judges on Tuesday morning at 8:30am, so the set up will begin on Monday afternoon in the cafeteria)

Tuesday, May 13
1st grade Field Trip to SF Zoo

6th Grade Science PBL Presentation at 8:10am in Room 9 for the “Bulls” section. Come and see what the 6th graders know about Plate Tectonics: Natural Disasters, Earthquakes, Tsunamis & Volcanoes

Judges arrive on campus to judge Reading Fair entries at 8:30am.  Please note: Roosevelt teachers & staff WILL NOT be judging the boards. The judges are from the District Office, local businesses, local dignitaries, etc.

ALL students and families are invited to attend the Reading Fair from 6:00 – 8:00pm in the school cafeteria. You will be able to see which boards in each category won awards. Come and see all of the entries and find out which ones have been awarded prizes!

Wednesday, May 14
2nd grade Field Trip to CuriOdyssey

4th grade Field Trip to Mission San Juan Bautista. Students depart Roosevelt at 8:00am and return at approximately 3:00pm

Thursday, May 15
4th grade Field Trip to Red Morton Park

Friday, May 16
Bring your Minions and your blankets and chairs for a fun family school event- ROOSEVELT”S 1st OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT presenting Despicable Me 2!! The festivities begin at  6:15pm. Enjoy music, a Minion Cake walk and Danny G’s after school dance performance before the show.There will be a Food Truck on site offering tacos and burritos for $2 – $7. Popcorn and water $1 and candy $2 will also for sale by PTA. All proceeds to benefit Roosevelt school.
Movie will begin at sunset: 8pm approx. Enter to win a raffle prize! Admission : Free!

We can’t wait to see our Roosevelt Families there! Bring friends and enjoy a great evening under the stars for our last Family Fun Night of the school year!

Important Dates…
May 19 – 5th graders leave for Outdoor Education
May 19 – Rehearsal at Sequoia High School for Instrumental Music students
May 19 – Kent Award Dinner – Mr. Williams receiving 2014 Kent Award from San Mateo County School Boards Association
May 20 – Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi coming to Roosevelt to read to Kinder & TK
May 20 – Annual Instrumental Music Festival at Sequoia High School Auditorium at 6:30pm
May 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 — Last PTA meeting of the year! (note date change)
May 22 – SPARK Discovery Night at 5:30pm (6th & 7th grade parents are also invited to attend)
May 22 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese
May 23 – Order forms for SJ Earthquakes v LA Galaxy game at Stanford due! (more information below)
May 26 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School
May 28 – Field Day!
May 29 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am
May 29 – Open House / Art Show at 5:00pm
May 30 – Kindergarten field trip to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
June 1 – Last day to vote for Sarah Coyle for the All-Star Teacher award (details below)
June 2 – 5 – Last week of school – Minimum Days
June 2 – Spirit Day – Hat Day (silly or normal baseball hats, etc)
June 2 – 8th grade Pool Party at PCC
June 2 – AR Banquet for students that made all 3 AR goals
June 3 – Spirit Day – Crazy Clash Day (wearing stripes with polka dots, backwards, inside out, etc)
June 3 – 5th grade BBQ at Red Morton
June 3 – 8th grade graduation practice at MIT
June 4 – Spirit Day – Twin Day (dressing the same as another person, or group of people)
June 4 – 1st grade Picnic at Red Morton
June 4 – 8th grade graduation practice at MIT
June 5 – Spirit Day – Formal Day (wear your fancy attire as a final send-off to our 8th graders)
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT
June 6 – Free Dress Day
June 6 – Last Day of School! Super Minimum Day – all grades dismissed at 12:00

Vote for 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle…
Congratulations Roosevelt 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle who has been nominated as one of only 5 Bay Area teachers for an All-Star Teacher award!  If Sarah wins, Roosevelt will receive $20,000!  The winning teacher is the one who receives the most votes.  Sarah is an exceptional teacher and truly an asset to Roosevelt. She has given her all to her students and now we have a chance to show her some support.

You can support Sarah and Roosevelt by voting once per day until June 1 at:

– Visit www.csnbayarea.com/allstarteacher
– Fill out the information in the VOTE NOW box and press Submit
– You are allowed to vote once per day!
– Students may also vote, but they need parent permission

Note: Unfortunately, voting is not supported for smartphones.

This is posted this on Roosevelt’s Facebook page — www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool – PLEASE share it on your own Facebook page and ask for friends and family to help with voting.

5th Grade Families…
This is it! Outdoor Ed is coming up in just one more week. If you haven’t already done so, please submit your $238 payment to the school office.  As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the district DOES NOT give our school funding and the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade. We need parent contributions  to make this trip happen. You may pay by check, credit card or cash.

Are You In…To WIN?…
It’s your final chance this year to turn in your $100 donation to the PTA!  All families that have donated $100 to the PTA by Friday, May 30 will be entered into a raffle to win a 7 night trip to Villa del Palmar located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!

If you haven’t already paid your $100, it’s not too late! Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you may pay by credit card in the school office or use the Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com

The PTA would once again like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those families that have already contributed $100 and to those that have been making regular payments on their pledged amounts.

Earthquakes Soccer Game…
Roosevelt has once again reserved seats at the June 28 SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy soccer game at Stanford Stadium. Flyers went home with information about the game, ticket sale prizes and the order form! All tickets cost $20 each. Tell your friends and family – this game is sold out every  year and we are lucky enough to have 300 seats reserved! All orders are due by May 23 so that we have enough time to distribute the tickets before the end of the school year.

Art Show…
Help is needed throughout the day on May 28 to get our students’ art displayed for the Art Show on May 29. Artistic ability is not needed, but you will have to know how to use a stapler! The art work has to be stapled to display boards and tables need to be covered. The students have been working hard all year on their artwork, so please come and help to get it looking it’s best! Help will also be needed on May 30 to take all of the artwork down. If you can only help for an hour or two, it will be appreciated! Please contact Marlene Perez at marlenevperez@comcast.net to help out.

The PTA Needs YOU…
This year, the PTA was able to provide Art, Music, Field Trips, after school Spanish classes, lunch time chess, after school dance classes, Family Fun nights, and so much more! Our PTA board has served the maximum number of terms and so we need people to step up to be the new Roosevelt PTA! This is your opportunity to make a difference at Roosevelt! You can take on one of the board positions alone or with a partner to share the work. This is a great way to get involved and meet other parents at the school.  Please come to Monday night’s PTA meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 to hear more. You may also contact the school office and they will put you in touch with someone from PTA to talk about next year.

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! (A note about Shoparoo: there are other Roosevelt schools in the area – one in Burlingame and one in San Leandro. Please make sure that your points are going to the correct Roosevelt School.)

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

Have a great week!

It’s Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day!

Appreciation Luncheon…teacher-appreciation
It’s that time again when we say a big “Thank You!” to the wonderful, amazing and dedicated teachers and staff of Roosevelt School! The luncheon is scheduled to start at approximately 11:30am today in  the Staff Room (Room 14). The PTA would like to thank our generous families for their donations to today’s catered luncheon.

If you would like to help out today, the room set up will start around 10:30am and then clean up is at 1:30pm.

And in other school news…

Renaissance Institute…
Did you think you were seeing things on the lower field this morning at drop off time? It’s time for the 7th grade to go back in time to the days of the Renaissance! The Renaissance Institute (the people in the costumes that you may have seen) are at Roosevelt today for a day of Renaissance games and crafts.

Author Visit…
The Reading Bug in San Carlos is bringing children’s author Andy Griffiths to Roosevelt to talk with grades 2 -4 about his Treehouse series books. Mr. Griffiths has written 26 Story Treehouse, 13 Story Treehouse, Cat on the Mat is Flat, Big Fat Cow Goes Kapow and The Day My Butt Went Psycho.


Week of May 5 – May 9

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendar_Clip_Art

Please Note: The countdown is on and there are only 5 weeks left of this school year! Events are constantly added to the list of Important Dates, so make sure you check each week. The most updated information can always be found on the parent blog, so check www.rooseveltparents.com often!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation: It’s Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week! Roosevelt’s PTA is hosting a catered lunch on Wednesday, May 7 for all of Roosevelt’s teachers and staff. Please send in your $5 contribution for the catered lunch.

Monday, May 5
7th grade Field Trip to Lawrence Hall of Science

Tuesday, May 6
3rd grade Field Trip to DeAnza Planetarium

Wednesday, May 7
Author visit for grades 2 – 4. The Reading Bug in San Carlos is bringing children’s author Andy Griffiths to Roosevelt to talk about his Treehouse series books. Mr. Griffiths has written 26 Story Treehouse, 13 Story Treehouse, Cat on the Mat is Flat, Big Fat Cow Goes Kapow and The Day My Butt Went Psycho.

Visit by Renaissance Institute to 7th grade (on lower playground) 7th graders will be participating in games and crafts of the Renaissance.

It’s that time again when we say a big “Thank You!” to the teachers and staff of Roosevelt School! The luncheon is scheduled to start at approximately 11:30am in  the Staff Room (Room 14). The PTA is asking for a donation of $5 per family to help pay for the caterer. Volunteers are also needed to set up the room at 10:30am and then to help clean up at 1:30pm.

Friday, May 9
Room 8 PBL Presentation

Important Dates…
May 12 – Reading Fair entries due! Presentation boards may be dropped off until 4:00pm in the cafeteria
May 13 – 1st grade Field Trip to SF Zoo
May 13 – Roosevelt’s Reading Fair at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria
May 14 – 2nd grade Field Trip to CuriOdyssey
May 16 – Outdoor Movie Night!
May 19 – 5th graders leave for Outdoor Education
May 19 – Rehearsal at Sequoia High School for Instrumental Music students
May 19 – Kent Award Dinner – Mr. Williams receiving 2014 Kent Award from San Mateo County School Boards Association
May 20 – Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi coming to Roosevelt to read to Kinder & TK
May 20 – Annual Instrumental Music Festival at Sequoia High School Auditorium at 6:30pm
May 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 — Last PTA meeting of the year! (note date change)
May 22 – SPARK Discovery Night at 5:30pm (6th & 7th grade parents are also invited to attend)
May 22 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese
May 23 – Order forms for SJ Earthquakes v LA Galaxy game at Stanford due! (more information below)
May 26 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School
May 28 – Field Day!
May 29 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am
May 29 – Open House / Art Show at 5:00pm
May 30 – Kindergarten field trip to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
June 1 – Last day to vote for Sarah Coyle for the All-Star Teacher award (details below)
June 2 – 5 – Last week of school – Minimum Days
June 2 – Spirit Day – Hat Day (silly or normal baseball hats, etc)
June 2 – 8th grade Pool Party at PCC
June 2 – AR Banquet for students that made all 3 AR goals
June 3 – Spirit Day – Crazy Clash Day (wearing stripes with polka dots, backwards, inside out, etc)
June 3 – 5th grade BBQ at Red Morton
June 3 – 8th grade graduation practice at MIT
June 4 – Spirit Day – Twin Day (dressing the same as another person, or group of people)
June 4 – 1st grade Picnic at Red Morton
June 4 – 8th grade graduation practice at MIT
June 5 – Spirit Day – Formal Day (wear your fancy attire as a final send-off to our 8th graders)
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT
June 6 – Free Dress Day
June 6 – Last Day of School! Super Minimum Day – all grades dismissed at 12:00

Vote for 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle…
Congratulations Roosevelt 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle who has been nominated as one of only 5 Bay Area teachers for an All-Star Teacher award!  If Sarah wins, Roosevelt will receive $20,000!  The winning teacher is the one who receives the most votes.  Sarah is an exceptional teacher and truly an asset to Roosevelt. She has given her all to her students and now we have a chance to show her some support.

You can support Sarah and Roosevelt by voting once per day until June 1 at:

– Visit www.csnbayarea.com/allstarteacher
– Fill out the information in the VOTE NOW box and press Submit
– You are allowed to vote once per day!
– Students may also vote, but they need parent permission

Note: Unfortunately, voting is not supported for smartphones.

This is posted this on Roosevelt’s Facebook page — www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool – PLEASE share it on your own Facebook page and ask for friends and family to help with voting.

Reading Fair…
One more week until the Reading Fair!  What is a Reading Fair? This is a chance for students to creatively share one of their favorite books to the rest of the school. Students will be able to show their knowledge of the parts of a book and the components of a story. Grades K – 2 have been working on their project boards as a class, but ALL students may enter the reading fair. If your child would like to enter, please stop by the office to pick up a FREE starter kit — instructions, tri-fold presentation board, glue, markers & construction paper. There are only a few free starter kits left, so pick yours up before they’re all gone! To see some examples online of reading fair projects, check out this link of some Reading Fair images.

All entries must be received by Monday, May 12 no later than 4:00pm. Please make sure that all names are on the BACK of the presentation board! The judges will be arriving at 8:30am on Tuesday, May 13 to judge all of the entries. (Please note: Roosevelt teachers & staff WILL NOT be judging the boards. The judges are from the District Office, local businesses, local dignitaries, etc.) ALL students and families are invited to attend the night of May 13 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. You will be able to see which boards in each category won awards. The best entries in each category will win prizes.

5th Grade Families…
This is it! Outdoor Ed is coming up in just one more week. Please submit your $238 payment to the school office.  As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the district DOES NOT give our school funding and the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade. We need parent contributions  to make this trip happen.

Are You In…To WIN?…
It’s your final chance this year to turn in your $100 donation to the PTA!  All families that have donated $100 to the PTA by Friday, May 30 will be entered into a raffle to win a 7 night trip to Villa del Palmar located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!

If you haven’t already paid your $100, it’s not too late! Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you may pay by credit card in the school office or use the Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com

The PTA would once again like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those families that have already contributed $100 and to those that have been making regular payments on their pledged amounts.

Earthquakes Soccer Game…
Roosevelt has once again reserved seats at the June 28 SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy soccer game at Stanford Stadium. Flyers went home in last Thursday’s blue folder with information about the game, ticket sale prizes and the order form! All tickets cost $20 each. Tell your friends and family – this game is sold out every  year and we are lucky enough to have 300 seats reserved! All orders are due by May 23 so that we have enough time to distribute the tickets before the end of the school year.

Save the Date for Outdoor Movie Night!…
Bring your Minions and your blankets and chairs for a fun family school event- ROOSEVELT”S 1st OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT!!

Showing : Despicable Me 2
When: Friday May 16th at  6:15-10pm
Come dine at the Taco Food Truck (cost per person TBD)
Enjoy music, a Minion Cake walk and Danny G’s afterschool dance performance before the show.
Movie will begin at sunset: 8pm approx.

Enter to win a raffle prize! Popcorn and water $1 and candy $2 for sale. All proceeds to benefit Roosevelt school.

Admission : Free!

We can’t wait to see our Roosevelt Families there! Bring friends and enjoy a great evening under the stars.

We need volunteers to help with this event. Please email Kim Schiff at kbschiff@sbcglobal.net

Art Show…
Help is needed throughout the day on May 28 to get our students’ art displayed for the Art Show on May 29. Artistic ability is not needed, but you will have to know how to use a stapler! The art work has to be stapled to display boards and tables need to be covered. The students have been working hard all year on their artwork, so please come and help to get it looking it’s best! Help will also be needed on May 30 to take all of the artwork down. If you can only help for an hour or two, it will be appreciated! Please contact Marlene Perez at marlenevperez@comcast.net to help out.

The PTA Needs YOU…
This year, the PTA was able to provide Art, Music, Field Trips, after school Spanish classes, lunch time chess, after school dance classes, Family Fun nights, and so much more! Our PTA board has served the maximum number of terms and so we need people to step up to be the new Roosevelt PTA! This is your opportunity to make a difference at Roosevelt! You can take on one of the board positions alone or with a partner to share the work. This is a great way to get involved and meet other parents at the school.  Please come to Monday night’s PTA meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 to hear more. You may also contact the school office and they will put you in touch with someone from PTA to talk about next year.

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! (A note about Shoparoo: there are other Roosevelt schools in the area – one in Burlingame and one in San Leandro. Please make sure that your points are going to the correct Roosevelt School.)

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

Have a great week!

Reminders for Friday 5/2!

Free Dress…reminder
Friday May 2 is Free Dress Friday! Please remember that girls may not wear spaghetti straps and shorts and skirts need to be at least fingertip length.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon…
It’s that time again when we say a big “Thank You!” to the teachers and staff of Roosevelt School! The luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7 in the Staff Room. The PTA is asking for a donation of $5 per family by Friday, May 2 to help pay for the catered lunch.

Yearbooks…
Don’t miss out! I got a sneak peek at the yearbook and it is fantastic! Mr Williams has extended the deadline to Friday, May 2 to purchase yearbooks at $25. Starting Monday, May 5, the cost for each yearbook will be $30.  Please make checks payable to Roosevelt PTA.  Return your order form with your payment to your child’s class or bring it in to the school office. Extra order forms are available in the school office.

5th Grade Families…
This is it! Outdoor Ed is coming up in just one more week. Please submit your $238 payment to the school office.  As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the district DOES NOT give our school funding and the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade. We need parent contributions  to make this trip happen.

Vote for 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle…
Congratulations Roosevelt 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle who has been nominated as one of only 5 Bay Area teachers for an All-Star Teacher award!  If Sarah wins, Roosevelt will receive $20,000!  The winning teacher is the one who receives the most votes.  Sarah is an exceptional teacher and truly an asset to Roosevelt. She has given her all to her students and now we have a chance to show her some support.

You can support Sarah and Roosevelt by voting once per day until June 1 at:

– Visit www.csnbayarea.com/allstarteacher
– Fill out the information in the VOTE NOW box and press Submit
– You are allowed to vote once per day!
– Students may also vote, but they need parent permission

Note: Unfortunately, voting is not supported for smartphones.

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