Roosevelt Parents

School and PTA Resources for all Roosevelt Parents

Month: September 2014 (page 1 of 2)

Week of September 29 – October 3

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, September 29
Begin Roosevelt vs. Adelante BoxTops Challenge! (more information below)

World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser has been extended one more week! If you haven’t done so, families are being asked to sell at least 1 box to make our goal. (more information below)

Tuesday, September 30
5th Grade (Room 13) Field Trip to Heal Farm — Watch for permission slips going home on Monday

Free chess lessons during lunch time recess for grades 1 – 8  (Sponsored by Roosevelt PTA – thanks to parent donations to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund)

Navigating Middle School/Teen Success (3rd of 8 week session) at 6:00pm for parents of students in grades 5-8. Students whose parents attend will earn a free dress pass and are entered into a raffle for prizes! If you haven’t attended the other sessions, you are still welcome to join in. (Sponsored by Foothill College’s Family Engagement Institute)

Friday, October 3
Last day to pick up boxes of chocolate from the office (all money due by October 6)

Free Dress Friday!

Important Dates…
October 6 – Last day to turn in money from chocolate sales
October 10 – Free dress Fridays begin for students who sold 4 boxes or more of chocolate (6 for families with 2 or more students)
October 13 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 – guest Anna Lague to talk about school lunch menus
October 14 – Picture Day! Free Dress
October 14 – Open Garden at Lunch Recess
October 15 – Parent coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1
October 15 – 1st grade field trip to DeAnza College Planetarium
October 16 – California Great Shake Out – Earthquake Drill
October 16 – Middle School Report Cards sent home
October 17 – 3rd grade Lawrence Hall of Science Workshop
October 18 – Beautification Day (Sponsored by PCC)
October 24 – Family Fun Night – Spooktacular Bingo! at 6:00pm (6th grade parents asked to volunteer)
October 26 – Garden Beautification Day (Sponsored by Building Together)
October 27 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 28 – Open Garden Day at Lunch Recess (more information below)
October 30 – Halloween Parade at 8:15am – lower playground
October 30 – Last day to turn in $130 for PTA donation to be entered into the raffle (more information below)
October 30 – End Roosevelt vs Adelante BoxTops Challenge!
October 31 – Teacher Training Day – No School

Box Tops Challenge!…
The Roosevelt/Adelante BoxTops Challenge has begun! Start sending in those BoxTops between 9/29 and 10/30.  Principal Girardi has challenged Adelante’s principal to a BoxTops contest. Each BoxTop earns 10¢ for our school, so sending them in will not only help to win the challenge, but we can earn money for our school!  The school that has collected the most BoxTops for the month will be declared the winner and the principal of the losing school will have to wear the other school’s spirit wear for a day. Let’s make sure that Adelante’s principal has to show some Roosevelt Raccoon pride by collecting and turning in those BoxTops in October!

World’s Finest Chocolate…
This is the last week for the World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser! Friday, October 3 is the last day to take chocolate boxes from the school office. Please note: Once you sign out a box of chocolate, you are responsible for the full cost of the box. Partially sold boxes cannot be returned to the office! If you are having trouble selling your entire box, PLEASE come by the school office – there may be other families that are willing to purchase some of your chocolate to sell and you can be matched up with those families. Selling tips: Do not send your child to sell door to door without an adult. If selling in front of Lucky’s, Safeway, banks, etc. it really helps to make a sign indicating that this is a Roosevelt school fundraiser and your child can wear a school logo shirt to help buyers see that it is for our school. (Check with store managers, some stores will allow you to reserve time in front of the store for selling.) Each candy bar sells for $1 and this year there are a total of 60 bars in each box. Students selling 7 cases of chocolate (10 cases for families of 2 or more) will win a limo ride to In-N-Out for lunch! Please return all chocolate sale money by Monday, October 6.

Our Next Big Event…
Is Spooktacular Bingo on October 24! 6th grade parents are being asked to help with this event. Please contact Aurora Gallardo at aurora.gallardo@star-vista.org or Valerie Romero at (650)346-2445.

Last chance to win an iPad Mini!…
Are you in…to WIN? The drawing for the iPad Mini and other wonderful prizes will be held on October 30. ipadminiIf you’ve turned in your $130 pledge to the PTA, but haven’t turned in your raffle ticket, please do so before October 30. If you are making monthly payments and you pay your $130 pledged amount by the 30th, 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?

Did you already pay the $130 pledge but haven’t received your goody bag, raffle ticket and green shirt? Please contact our PTA treasurer Guy Taylor at guytaylor123@yahoo.com

Fundraise While You Shop…
Shoparoo: 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. **NEW THIS YEAR** — you can even scan your restaurant and department store receipts for points. For more information, go to  www.shoparoo.com

Escrip: 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. and remember to always look for the Box Tops logo on anything you buy. Each Box Top earns 10¢ for our school. We’ll be having Box Top contests throughout the year, so clip them and save them! NOTE: You must renew your Safeway Club Card with Escrip each year. Please go to escrip.com and click on “Renew Your Safeway Club Card”

Target: Do you have a Target REDcard? Did you know that if you select Roosevelt School, Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases from Target stores and Target.com to Roosevelt. www.target.com/redcard

“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!

Midweek Reminders!

reminderWednesday, September 24
Please join us for the first Site Council meeting of the year in Room 14 at 6:00pm.  On the agenda for this month’s meeting: school staffing, enrollment,  Measure W spending and school safety.  All are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available. (Please note: this a rescheduled meeting. Site Council meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm.)

Friday, September 26
Friday is the last day to pick up boxes of chocolate from the office for the World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser! Our fundraising coordinator has set a really high goal this year and we need your help to make it happen!

Box Tops Challenge!…
Just one more week until the Roosevelt/Adelante BoxTops Challenge begins! box topsStart putting those BoxTops aside to turn in beginning September 29.  Principal Girardi has challenged Adelante’s principal to a BoxTops contest. During the month of October, we will be collecting BoxTops. Each BoxTop earns 10¢ for our school! The school that has collected the most BoxTops for the month will be declared the winner and the principal of the losing school will have to wear the other school’s spirit wear for a day.

Let’s make sure that Adelante’s principal has to show some Roosevelt Raccoon pride by collecting and turning in those BoxTops in October!

Week of September 22 – September 26

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, September 22
Please come to the first PTA Meeting of the 2014/2015 school year at 6:00pm in Room 14. The PTA will be discussing the status of current fundraisers and direct donation fundraising and looking at the PTA’s budget  for this year! All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is available. Free childcare is offered in the YMCA room.

Tuesday, September 23
2nd Grade Field Trip to Heal Farm

Free chess lessons during lunch time recess for grades 1 – 8  (Sponsored by Roosevelt PTA – thanks to parent donations to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund)

Navigating Middle School/Teen Success (2nd of 8 week session) at 6:00pm for parents of students in grades 5-8. Students whose parents attend will earn a free dress pass and are entered into a raffle for prizes!) (Sponsored by Foothill College’s Family Engagement Institute)

SPARK Match Night (students meet their mentors) in the cafeteria at 6:00pm

Wednesday, September 24
Site Council meeting at 6:00pm in the Staff Room (Room 14).  On the agenda for this month’s meeting: school staffing, enrollment, Measure W update, Measure W spending and school safety.  All are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available. (Please note: this a rescheduled meeting. Site Council meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm.)

Friday, September 26
Last day to pick up boxes of chocolate from the office (all money due by September 30)

Important Dates…
September 29 -Begin Roosevelt vs. Adelante BoxTops Challenge! (more information below)
September 30 – 5th grade (Room 13) field trip to Heal Farm
September 30 – Last day to turn in money from chocolate sales
October 3 – Free Dress Fridays begin for students selling 4 cases or more of chocolate
October 13 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 – guest Anna Lague to talk about school lunch menus
October 14 – Picture Day! Free Dress
October 14 – Open Garden at Lunch Recess (more information below)
October 15 – Parent coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1
October 15 – 1st grade field trip to DeAnza College Planetarium
October 16 – California Great Shake Out – Earthquake Drill
October 16 – Middle School Report Cards sent home
October 17 – 3rd grade Lawrence Hall of Science Workshop
October 18 – Beautification Day (Sponsored by PCC)
October 24 – Family Fun Night – Spooktacular Bingo! at 6:00pm (6th grade parents asked to volunteer)
October 26 – Garden Beautification Day (Sponsored by Building Together)
October 27 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 28 – Open Garden Day at Lunch Recess (more information below)
October 30 – Halloween Parade at 8:15am – lower playground
October 30 – End Roosevelt vs Adelante BoxTops Challenge!
October 31 – Teacher Training Day – No School

Box Tops Challenge!…
Just one more week until the Roosevelt/Adelante BoxTops Challenge begins! Start putting those BoxTops aside to turn in beginning September 29.box tops  Principal Girardi has challenged Adelante’s principal to a BoxTops contest. During the month of October, we will be collecting BoxTops. Each BoxTop earns 10¢ for our school! The school that has collected the most BoxTops for the month will be declared the winner and the principal of the losing school will have to wear the other school’s spirit wear for a day. Let’s make sure that Adelante’s principal has to show some Roosevelt Raccoon pride by collecting and turning in those BoxTops in October!

Roosevelt Garden Team…
The first open garden day during lunch recess will be on October 14 and will continue throughout the year on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. The Roosevelt Garden Team will open the garden during lunch recess to students in grades 1 – 8 who want to help in the garden with weeding, planting, harvesting, etc. This program was a big success last year, and the Garden Team wants to continue it this year.  No experience is required – just a willingness to get your hands dirty and have fun.  We don’t have a lot of meetings, and it’s a great way to get outside and get some exercise while helping our kids and making the school more beautiful.  Please contact Megan Goulden (megan.goulden@gmail.com) to learn more – we look forward to gardening together!

World’s Finest Chocolate…
This is the last week for the World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser! Friday, September 26 is the last day to take chocolate boxes from the school office. Please note: Once you sign out a box of chocolate, you are responsible for the full cost of the box. Partially sold boxes cannot be returned to the office! If you are having trouble selling your entire box, PLEASE come by the school office – there may be other families that are willing to purchase some of your chocolate to sell and you can be matched up with those families. Selling tips: Do not send your child to sell door to door without an adult. If selling in front of Lucky’s, Safeway, banks, etc. it really helps to make a sign indicating that this is a Roosevelt school fundraiser and your child can wear a school logo shirt to help buyers see that it is for our school. (Check with store managers, some stores will allow you to reserve time in front of the store for selling.) Each candy bar sells for $1 and this year there are a total of 60 bars in each box. Students selling 7 cases of chocolate (10 cases for families of 2 or more) will win a limo ride to In-N-Out for lunch! Please return all chocolate sale money by Tuesday, October 30.

Our Next Big Event…
Is Spooktacular Bingo on October 24! 6th grade parents are being asked to help with this event. Please contact Aurora Gallardo at aurora.gallardo@star-vista.org or Valerie Romero at (650)346-2445.

Fundraise While You Shop…
Shoparoo: 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. **NEW THIS YEAR** — you can even scan your restaurant and department store receipts for points. For more information, go to  www.shoparoo.com

Escrip: 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. and remember to always look for the Box Tops logo on anything you buy. Each Box Top earns 10¢ for our school. We’ll be having Box Top contests throughout the year, so clip them and save them! NOTE: You must renew your Safeway Club Card with Escrip each year. Please go to escrip.com and click on “Renew Your Safeway Club Card”

Target: Do you have a Target REDcard? Did you know that if you select Roosevelt School, Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases from Target stores and Target.com to Roosevelt. www.target.com/redcard

“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!

Final Friday Reminders!

Friday, September 19
Free Dress for students that turned in $60 toward chocolate sales by September 12

Family Dinner Dance!…kidsdancing
Put your dancing shoes on and come to the Family Dinner Dance on Friday, September 19 at 5:30pm! Enjoy a lasagne dinner (including salad, rolls, dessert and a drink)include dinner and dancing to Roosevelt’s own DJ Tsutsui for the evening.  If you pre-purchased your dinner tickets, your name will be on a list at the door.

Please Note: 5th grade families are being asked to help out with this event. If you didn’t turn in your volunteer form, please arrive at least 1/2 hour before the start of the event to help with set up or serving or stay at the end of the event to help with clean up.

The names of families that help on the family fun nights will be entered into a drawing at the end of the year for some prizes as a way to say “Thank you!”

Our Next Big Event…
Is Spooktacular Bingo on October 24! 6th grade parents are being asked to help with this event. Please contact Aurora Gallardo at aurora.gallardo@star-vista.org or Valerie Romero at (650)346-2445.

Principal Coffee, Candy Fundraiser & Family Dinner Dance!

cups_of_coffeeCoffee with Principal Girardi…
Come and enjoy a cup of coffee with the principal tomorrow morning! 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!

After School Sports Registration Deadline…
Fall After School Sports registration deadline for the following sports: Paddling (6th-8th Grade) (more registration information below)

Thursday, September 18
Students turning in $180 (3 cases) toward chocolate sales receive plush hippo

Last day to turn in money and RSVP for the Family Dinner Dance!

Family Dinner Dance!…
Come and join us on Friday night for our annual Dinner Dance on Friday, September 19 at 5:30pm! kidsdancing Tickets cost $5 per person and include dinner (lasagne, salad, rolls, dessert and a drink) and dancing to a DJ for the evening.  Tickets need to be purchased in advance. Please fill out the orange form that came home to receive your tickets for the evening or put the following information on the front of an envelope along with your payment:  the number of tickets needed, your child’s name and classroom number. Make checks payable to Roosevelt PTA. Please Note: 5th grade families are being asked to help out with this event.

 

Week of September 15 – September 19

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, September 15
Free Dress for students whose parents attended Back to School Night

Please note: the Site Council Meeting has been canceled.  Once this meeting is rescheduled, the new date and time will be posted.

Tuesday, September 16
Free chess lessons during lunch time recess for grades 1 – 8  (Sponsored by Roosevelt PTA thanks to parent donations to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund)

Navigating Middle School (1st of 8 week session) at 6:00pm for parents of students in grades 5-8

Wednesday, September 17
Come and enjoy a cup of coffee with the principal! 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!

Fall After School Sports registration deadline for the following sports: Paddling (6th-8th Grade) (more registration information below)

Thursday, September 18
Students turning in $180 (3 cases) toward chocolate sales receive plush hippo

Last day to turn in money and RSVP for the Family Dinner Dance!

Friday, September 19
Free Dress for students that turned in $60 toward chocolate sales by September 12

Put your dancing shoes on and come to the Family Dinner Dance at 5:30pm!– 5th grade families are asked to help (more information below!)

Important Dates…
September 22 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
September 23 – 2nd Grade Field Trip to Heals Farm
September 23 – SPARK Match Night (students meet their mentors)
October 1 – Begin Roosevelt vs. Adelante BoxTops Challenge! (more information below)
October 3 – Free Dress Fridays begin for students selling 4 cases or more of chocolate
October 13 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 14 – Picture Day!
October 15 – Parent coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1
October 24 – Family Fun Night – Spooktacular Bingo! at 6:00pm
October 27 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 30 – Halloween Parade at 8:15am – lower playground
October 30 – End Roosevelt vs Adelante BoxTops Challenge!
October 31 – Teacher Training Day – No School

Box Tops Challenge!…
Are you up for a little competition? Then start saving those BoxTops for our Roosevelt/Adelante Challenge! Principal Girardi has challenged Adelante’s principal to a BoxTops contest. During the month of October, we will be collecting BoxTops. The school that has collected the most BoxTops for the month will be declared the winner and the principal of the losing school will have to wear the other school’s spirit wear for a day. Let’s make sure that Adelante’s principal has to show some Roosevelt Raccoon pride by collecting and turning in those BoxTops in October!

Roosevelt Garden Team…
The Roosevelt Garden Team is looking for more volunteers to join us 1-2x per month in the school garden.  No experience is required – just a willingness to get your hands dirty and have fun.  We don’t have a lot of meetings, and it’s a great way to get outside and get some exercise while helping our kids and making the school more beautiful.  Please contact Megan Goulden (megan.goulden@gmail.com) to learn more – we look forward to gardening together!

World’s Finest Chocolate…
This is our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps to pay for so many programs offered throughout the year, so we really need parent support! Please note: Once you sign out a box of chocolate, you are responsible for the full cost of the box. Partially sold boxes cannot be returned to the office! If you are having trouble selling your entire box, PLEASE come by the school office – there may be other families that are willing to purchase some of your chocolate to sell and you can be matched up with those families. Selling tips: Do not send your child to sell door to door without an adult. If selling in front of Lucky’s, Safeway, banks, etc. it really helps to make a sign indicating that this is a Roosevelt school fundraiser and your child can wear a school logo shirt to help buyers see that it is for our school. (Check with store managers, some stores will allow you to reserve time in front of the store for selling.) Each candy bar sells for $1 and this year there are a total of 60 bars in each box. Students selling 7 cases of chocolate (10 cases for families of 2 or more) will win a limo ride to In-N-Out for lunch!

Family Dinner Dance!…
Come and join us on Friday night for our annual Dinner Dance on Friday, September 19 at 5:30pm! kidsdancing Tickets cost $5 per person and include dinner (lasagne, salad, rolls, dessert and a drink) and dancing to a DJ for the evening.  Tickets need to be purchased in advance. Please fill out the orange form that came home to receive your tickets for the evening or put the following information on the front of an envelope along with your payment:  the number of tickets needed, your child’s name and classroom number. Make checks payable to Roosevelt PTA. Please Note: 5th grade families are being asked to help out with this event.

After School Sports…
The Redwood City After School Sports Program is a year-round, school-based sports program that is provided by the Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, in collaboration with the Sheriff’s Activities League, the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, and supported by the Redwood City Police Activities League. The fall sports lineup with the corresponding registration deadlines includes:

Paddling (6th-8th Grade) – deadline Wednesday 9/17

Registration forms and complete registration information can be found at www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity along with all of the information regarding After School Sports. You may also register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark or go to Red Morton Community Center.

Fundraise While You Shop…
Shoparoo: 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. **NEW THIS YEAR** — you can even scan your restaurant and department store receipts for points. For more information, go to  www.shoparoo.com

Escrip: 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. and remember to always look for the Box Tops logo on anything you buy. Each Box Top earns 10¢ for our school. We’ll be having Box Top contests throughout the year, so clip them and save them! NOTE: You must renew your Safeway Club Card with Escrip each year. Please go to escrip.com and click on “Renew Your Safeway Club Card”

Target: Do you have a Target REDcard? Did you know that if you select Roosevelt School, Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases from Target stores and Target.com to Roosevelt. www.target.com/redcard

“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!

Grade Level Event Assignments for 2014/2015

Once again, school events are going to be organized by grade level for family fun nights and school events. upcoming_events

Two years ago, the PTA and Principal Girardi decided it was necessary to assign events throughout the year to each of the grade levels. We were experiencing major volunteer burnout with the same 10 or so people organizing and running each event.  This system of organizing events was put in place to help parents get to know other families in their child’s class/grade and help out Roosevelt at the same time.

Your child’s teacher will be asking for parents to represent each grade level for the events. This parent(s) will be contacted by the PTA Chair Person (or event organizer – i.e. Paulette for Book Fair) for the event assigned to their grade level and will help get volunteers for the event. That parent is the one to make sure that the sign up sheets for an event were filled with parent volunteers from each class. Please note: If a class or grade does not have enough people to volunteer for an event, it will have to be canceled.

If there is an event that you would like to help out with, but it is not your child’s grade level you may absolutely volunteer for that event!

The grade levels with larger classes have been assigned more than one event. The parents that are volunteering are expected to help with food service, ticket sales, picking up items, set up, manning the event, etc. The grade level parents are not expected to organize or plan the events. All expenses will be reimbursed by the PTA.

Here are the events and dates that are currently scheduled for this school year.  Please mark your calendars now for your assigned event.

September
19th – Family Dinner Dance — 5th Grade

October
24th – Spooktacular Bingo  — 6th Grade

November
17th – 24th – Fall Book Fair — 7th Grade

January
13th – Reading Fair — 4th Grade
30th – Movie Night — 1st Grade

March
7th – Princess Ball — 2nd Grade
9th – 13th – Spring Book Fair — Kindergarten & TK

April
16th – Talent Show — 3rd Grade

May
1st – Mother/Son Event — 4th Grade
15th – Outdoor Movie Night — 1st Grade
29th – 8th Grade Pool Party — 8th Grade

June
4th – 8th Grade Graduation & After Party — 8th Grade
5th – 8th Grade Graduation Breakfast — 8th Grade

We realize that families are very busy, but we need just a few hours of your time once or twice a year to make our events a success!

Thank you so much!

Today’s Fire Alarm at Roosevelt

FIRALARMApparently there was some confusion today about the ConnectEd call that went out about the fire alarm at Roosevelt. Here’s some information from Ms. Girardi:

Just before lunch this afternoon, an electrical cord attached to a projector in Room 3 caught on fire. The teacher in the classroom (Lydia Krooss) unplugged the cord and the fire went out. She immediately evacuated the classroom and alerted the office of the fire. The fire alarm was pulled by Principal Girardi and all classrooms were evacuated and the fire department was dispatched to our school site. Representatives from the district’s Facilities department and the Custodial department were also called out to our campus.

The students were all kept out on the lower field and upper playground until the Redwood City Fire Department was able to assess the area and give the all clear for students to reenter the classrooms.  Room 3 was thoroughly checked by the fire department and district leads and they also checked Rooms 2 and 4 to make sure that the area was safe for the students.

The students were then released and were able to resume their regular activities.

According to Ms. Girardi, the students did a fantastic job during the building evacuation and while waiting for the all clear signal.

If you have any more questions, feel free to contact the school office on Monday.

Reminder! Back to School Nights Tuesday & Thursday

Don’t forget to come to your child’s Back to School Night! reminder

Tonight – Tuesday 9/9!…
SPARK Apprenticeship program information for grades 7 & 8 at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria
Back to School Night for grades 6-8 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria.

Thursday Night  – 9/11:
Back to School Night for grades TK – 2 at 5:30pm and grades 3 -5 at 6:30. (Presentations are held in your child’s classroom)

Week of September 8 – September 12

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, September 8
Kindergarten regular schedule begins (Early Birds 8:00-12:10, Later Gators 9:00-1:50)Kindergarten lists have been posted on the office windows if you need to double check

World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser kickoff!

Snack Shack Reopens @ 2:20pm (more information below)

Tuesday, September 9
Tuesday Chess begins at lunch recess in the YMCA room for grades 1 – 8

SPARK Information night for SPARK students in grades 7-8 at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria

Back to School Night for grades 6 – 8 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria

Thursday, September 11
Back to School Night — Grades TK – 2 at 5:30pm and Grades 3 – 5 at 6:30pm

Fall After School Sports registration deadline for the following sports: Wrestling (K-8th Grade), Tennis (1st-5th Grade), Golf (8-14 Y/O) (more registration information below)

Friday, September 12
Turn in $60 toward chocolate sales for Free Dress on Friday, September 19 (all students in family qualify)

Important Dates…
September 15 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
September 16 – Navigating Middle School (1st of 8 week session) at 6:00pm
September 17 – Parent coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1
September 18 – Students turning in $180 (3 cases) toward chocolate sales receive plush hippo
September 19 – Free Dress for students that turned in $60 toward chocolate sales by September 12
September 19 – Family Dinner Dance at 5:30pm – 5th grade families are asked to help (more information below!)
September 22 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 1 – Begin Roosevelt vs. Adelante BoxTops Challenge! (more information below)
October 3 – Free Dress Fridays begin for students selling 4 cases or more of chocolate
October 13 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 14 – Picture Day!
October 15 – Parent coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1
October 24 – Family Fun Night – Spooktacular Bingo! at 6:00pm
October 27 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 30 – Halloween Parade at 8:15am – lower playground
October 30 – End Roosevelt vs Adelante BoxTops Challenge!
October 31 – Teacher Training Day – No School

Roosevelt Garden Team…gardening-clipart-school_garden_supplies_2
The Roosevelt Garden Team is looking for more volunteers to join us 1-2x per month in the school garden.  No experience is required – just a willingness to get your hands dirty and have fun.  We don’t have a lot of meetings, and it’s a great way to get outside and get some exercise while helping our kids and making the school more beautiful.  Please contact Megan Goulden (megan.goulden@gmail.com) to learn more – we look forward to gardening together!

Yard Duty Positions Available…
The school needs 3 or 4 people for yard duty for the 2014/2015 school year. The hours are approximately 11:00am – 1:15pm. For more flexibility, you may sign up for just a few days per week. The school pays $12 hour. If you are interested, please contact Gwen in the school office. You will have to fill out an application with the district and get fingerprinted. Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.

PTA Secretary Needed…
The PTA is currently looking for someone to take on the Secretary position for the PTA. Duties include attending monthly PTA meetings and occasional executive meetings to take notes and write up the meeting minutes each month to be handed out at the following PTA meeting. For anyone that wants to help out on the PTA, this is a great way to do it! You will get to know other Roosevelt parents and have an active voice/vote in the PTA. If you’re interested, please contact our PTA President, Greg Bryant at wgregbryant@gmail.com

YMCA Job Openings…
The YMCA has openings for dedicated, committed Leaders for Roosevelt’s 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.  The shift is M-F 1:30pm-6pm (22hrs/week), starting pay is $12.50/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 Alyce Rivas at (650) 257-0119 or email alyce.rivas@ymcasv.org. SHARE WITH A FRIEND OR ANYONE YOU THINK THAT MAY BE INTERESTED.

Snack Shack is Back!…
Beginning Monday, September 8, the 5th & 6th grade students and the PTA will once again be opening Roosevelt’s Snack Shack after school.  The students will be responsible for maintaining inventory and balance sheets, reordering items, selling the snacks, etc. The snacks being sold all fall within the dietary guidelines that have to be followed, but still have appeal to students. All items are priced at either $.50 or $1. Parents that gave the full $130 donation to the Enrichment Fund received 5 Raccoon Bucks in the blue shopping tote. Raccoon Bucks can be used to buy items in the snack shack. The snack shack will be open every afternoon from 2:20 to 3:00 in the PTA room (located on the lower playground next to the YMCA room). All profits made from the snack shack will go towards the Outdoor Education Scholarship Fund, Yosemite Institute Scholarship Fund and the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund.

World’s Finest Chocolate…
This is our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps to pay for so many programs offered throughout the year, so we really need parent support! Please note: Once you sign out a box of chocolate, you are responsible for the full cost of the box. Partially sold boxes cannot be returned to the office! If you are having trouble selling your entire box, PLEASE come by the school office – there may be other families that are willing to purchase some of your chocolate to sell and you can be matched up with those families. Selling tips: Do not send your child to sell door to door without an adult. If selling in front of Lucky’s, Safeway, banks, etc. it really helps to make a sign indicating that this is a Roosevelt school fundraiser and your child can wear a school logo shirt to help buyers see that it is for our school. (Check with store managers, some stores will allow you to reserve time in front of the store for selling.) Each candy bar sells for $1 and this year there are a total of 60 bars in each box. Students selling 7 cases of chocolate (10 cases for families of 2 or more) will win a limo ride to In-N-Out for lunch!

Family Dinner Dance!…
Come and join us for our annual Dinner Dance on Friday, September 19 at 5:30pm!  Tickets cost $5 per person and include dinner (lasagne, salad, rolls, dessert and a drink) and dancing to a DJ for the evening.  Tickets need to be purchased in advance. Please fill out the orange form that came home to receive your tickets for the evening. Make sure that you provide the number of tickets needed, and your child’s name and classroom number. Make checks payable to Roosevelt PTA or send cash in a sealed envelope with your child to the school office. Please Note: 5th grade families are being asked to help out with this event.

On the Parent Blog…
Please make sure to bookmark the parent blog. Any updates or corrections to the weekly email/blog post are made on the blog, so it will be your most accurate source of information.  www.rooseveltparents.com

After School Sports…
The Redwood City After School Sports Program is a year-round, school-based sports program that is provided by the Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, in collaboration with the Sheriff’s Activities League, the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, and supported by the Redwood City Police Activities League. The fall sports lineup with the corresponding registration deadlines includes:

Wrestling (K-8th Grade) – deadline Thursday 9/11
Tennis (1st-5th Grade) – deadline Thursday 9/11
Golf (8-14 Y/O) – deadline Thursday 9/11
Paddling (6th-8th Grade) – deadline Wednesday 9/17

Registration forms and complete registration information can be found at www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity along with all of the information regarding After School Sports. You may also register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark or go to Red Morton Community Center.

Roosevelt Enrichment Fund…
If you didn’t turn in a donation or pledge form at MAZE day, you can still turn one in.  The PTA is asking each family to contribute $130 per child for the school year. You can sign up for a monthly contribution for as little as $13 per month. That’s about 73 cents for each day that your child is in school! Donations to the PTA support our art program, music, field trips, drama, outdoor education, library, assemblies, classroom supplies, after school clubs and classes and various needed items and supplies for this school year. Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA. The PTA also accepts credit cards. Please stop by the office or send your pledge forms in an envelope to school with your child. Thank you for supporting the extra curricular programs at Roosevelt! Anyone that gives $130 will get a special green tshirt that your child may wear as uniform, a gift bag and a chance to win an iPad Mini! The deadline for the drawing is October 31 so make sure to get your donation in soon!

Box Tops Challenge!…
Are you up for a little competition? Then start saving those BoxTops for our Roosevelt/Adelante Challenge! Principal Girardi has challenged Adelante’s principal to a BoxTops contest. During the month of October, we will be collecting BoxTops. The school that has collected the most BoxTops for the month will be declared the winner and the principal of the losing school will have to wear the other school’s spirit wear for a day. Let’s make sure that Adelante’s principal has to show some Roosevelt Raccoon pride by collecting and turning in those BoxTops in October!

Morrissey-Compton Educational Center Open House…
On Saturday, September 13, 11am to 4pm, Morrissey-Compton Educational Center will be holding a FREE open house. They provide services for children and adults with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder , Anxiety, Depression, Asperger’s Disorder, and other developmental disorders. Besides live music, refreshments, and fully-supervised activities throughout the day for kids ages 5 and up, don’t miss this opportunity to hear Morrissey-Compton’s staff experts give educational talks for parents on the following topics:

Making Sense of Your Child’s Evaluation Report * An Overview of Dyslexia * Advocating for Your Child’s Special Ed and Accommodations (IEPs and 504 Plans) * The Importance of Emotional Connection for Brain Integration * Executive Skills Coaching for Adolescents * Assessing Young Children-Infants to Age 5 * School Success for the ADHD Child * Anxiety in the School Age Child * Learning: What’s Executive Functioning Have to Do With It? * Assessing Autism Spectrum Disorder * Executive Functioning and Social/Emotional Development: How Do They Relate? * The Importance of Play

For further details, visit www.morrissey-compton.org

Fundraise While You Shop…
Shoparoo: 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. **NEW THIS YEAR** — you can even scan your restaurant and department store receipts for points. For more information, go to  www.shoparoo.com

Escrip: 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. and remember to always look for the Box Tops logo on anything you buy. Each Box Top earns 10¢ for our school. We’ll be having Box Top contests throughout the year, so clip them and save them! NOTE: You must renew your Safeway Club Card with Escrip each year. Please go to escrip.com and click on “Renew Your Safeway Club Card”

Target: Do you have a Target REDcard? Did you know that if you select Roosevelt School, Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases from Target stores and Target.com to Roosevelt. www.target.com/redcard

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

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

Have a great week!

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