Roosevelt Parents

School and PTA Resources for all Roosevelt Parents

Month: October 2014

Week of October 27 – October 31

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, October 27
Please come to the PTA Meeting  at 6:00pm in Room 14. The PTA will be discussing the facilities update plan that has to be sent back to the district by Nov 3. Come and see what the plans are to remodel the Roosevelt campus. The PTA will also be going over the status of current fundraisers and direct donation fundraising and checking in on PTA’s budget. All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is available. Free childcare is offered in the YMCA room.

Tuesday, October 28
6th, 7th & 8th grade Sports Teams field trip – NFL Drug Prevention & Education Clinic at St. Pius

Open Garden Day during Lunch Recess. Interested students may sign up with their teacher to work in the garden during lunch recess. Volunteers are always welcome to come and help out! Please contact Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com for more information

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 (7th 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)

Thursday, October 30
Halloween Parade at 8:15am on the lower playground! Students may come to school in their costumes. For those new to the school, you should know that Roosevelt LOVES Halloween and we go all out! The costume parade begins on the lower playground at 8:15am so that the students can show off their costumes. Parents are welcome to join in the fun! Prizes are given in many different categories – best homemade, best makeup, best theme, etc.  Costume rules: no toy weapons and no gore. Please remember that the students need to change back into their uniforms after the parade, so pack a uniform if they are not able to wear it under their costume.

Many classes/grades will be having Halloween or Harvest themed parties at some point during the day on October 30. Please check with your child’s teacher to see if any food items or supplies are needed.

Last day to turn in your BoxTops for the Roosevelt vs Adelante Challenge!

Friday, October 31
Teacher Training Day – No School

Important Dates…
November 4 – Election Day! YMCA room being used as a polling station (voter information below)
November 5 – Kindergarten Tour Night at 6:30pm for incoming Kinders
November 7 – Free Dress Friday!
November 7 – Deadline extended! Last day to turn in $130 for PTA donation to be entered into the raffle (more information below)
November 11 – Veteran’s Day – No School
November 17 – 21 – Fall Book Fair (7th Grade families being asked to help)
November 24 – 25 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School
November 26 – 28 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

Box Tops Challenge!…
Principal Girardi DOES NOT want to wear Adelante spiritwear! box topsThe Roosevelt/Adelante BoxTops Challenge is in it’s last week! Please send in those BoxTops before 10/30! 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! Principal Girardi has challenged Adelante’s principal – 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 before October 30!

Last chance to win an iPad Mini! — DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!…
Are you in…to WIN? Families that have turned in their $130 donation to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund are entered into a drawing on November 7 for an iPad Mini or have one of the school hallways named after your family! There will also be other wonderful prizes that you can win. If you’ve turned in your $130 pledge to the PTA, but haven’t turned in your raffle ticket, please do so before November 7. If you are making monthly payments and you pay your $130 pledged amount by the 7th, 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? Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 6.40.01 PM

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

PTA Membership…
Do you want to have a say in how the PTA spends your money and any other money raised by fundraisers throughout the year? Then send in your membership form with your yearly dues ($10 for individual or $15 for family).  Our PTA has to send this money to the state PTA to maintain our school’s PTA membership. PTA members have voting rights at PTA meetings and general PTA assemblies. Come to the next PTA meeting on Monday, October 27 at 6:00 and if you’ve paid your membership dues, you can vote during the meeting!

Accelerated Reader…
Attention parents of students in grades 2 -8: you can now view you child’s Accelerated Reader progress online! Renaissance Home Connect is a tool that allows parents to log in to a Web site and view a snapshot of their child’s Accelerated Reader progress. That progress includes average percent correct on quizzes, number of points earned, and results on the last quiz. In addition, parents can view all the Accelerated Reader quizzes their child has taken, and can access an online search tool, AR Book Finder, to search for books using various criteria, including author, subject, or reading level. To receive an email when your child has completed an Accelerated Reader Quiz, click the Email Setup link and enter your child’s name and up to six email addresses to receive updates.

To log on, go to https://Hosted122.renlearn.com/278977/HomeConnect That will open up a page requesting your child’s User Name and Password. Letters went home to parents with this information, but if you don’t have it, have your child enter the information. Once you are in the system, you will be able to see the books your child has read and what their progress is towards their point goal. Please note: This site currently doesn’t work on all browsers, but it does work on Safari.

Outdoor Education & Yosemite…
5th & 6th grade families are asked to please turn in their payments for this year’s Outdoor Education and Yosemite weeks. Payments may be turned in to the school office. Checks and credit cards are accepted.

School Site Council Elections…
Parents are needed for this year’s School Site Council. Are you interested in working with other parents, teachers and staff to create a school filled with rich and challenging programs? Do you believe parents should have a say on how school programs and planning works? Do you want to learn more about how an elementary school is run? Are you willing to serve a one or two year term? Please fill out the pink interest form that came home in last week’s blue folder. If you have any questions, please contact our site council president Dave Goulden at dave.goulden@gmail.com

On the Nov 4 Ballot…
There are two items on this November’s ballot that have a big impact on education in California.

The first is the race for State Superintendent of Education. Tom Torlakson is running for another term and his opponent is Marshall Tuck. Both participated in a debate that can be seen at http://edsource.org/2014/tuck-torlakson-debate-union-power-lawsuit/67916#.VE04NeevUXw Their biggest difference: Torlakson is for keeping the current teacher tenure system and Tuck wants to reform it.

The second item is Proposition 2 (Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund) is a way that Sacramento legislators intend to prevent big budget cuts in times of economic hardship for the state. The League of Women Voters has a basic recap of this proposition at http://cavotes.org/vote/election/2014/november/4/ballot-measure/proposition-2  Opposition to this proposition is by a statewide parent group called Educate our State. They site a similar bill passed in 2004, but the state borrowed money from education budgets to pay for state debts with the promise to pay it back, but that money has not been repaid and school districts have had to make massive cuts. To see Educate Our State’s opposing viewpoint, go to www.educateourstate.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!

Spooktacular Bingo, Garden Beautification & BoxTops!

Boo BingoSpooktacular Bingo!…
Don’t miss out! Come and join in the fun with a night of Spooktacular Bingo! at 6:00pm. Our Bingo nights are always so much fun! This year our Bingo callers are Coach Nate and Coach Nick. Will they carry on the tradition and come in costume? There’s only one way to find out! Come in your costumes or just come as you are! Hot dogs, juice, pizza and candy will all be for sale for $1. It’s a fun night for the whole familiy!

Please Note: 6th 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!”

Garden Beautification Day Volunteers Needed…
Rebuilding Together Peninsula and The Carey School have requested that we have Roosevelt volunteers to work with them on Sunday, October 26th.  Currently, we have a few families confirmed and would like to ask that you please consider coming for an hour or two to help out.gardening-clipart-school_garden_supplies_2

Carey is a private school in San Mateo that has been fundraising on our behalf to purchase new benches, native plants, paint and supplies to improve the garden space at our school.  They love to garden at their school, and they are looking to connect with a school that they can help out with since they have so much.  Rebuilding Together Peninsula is doing the project management and is making it possible to do a big project with out lots of our money and time.
This is GREAT opportunity to work together on a small project that will have lasting benefits for the school.  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FROM 9:45-12:45 and 11:45-2:45 – we especially need kids who can act as “ambassadors” with the volunteers from RTP and Carey volunteers. LUNCH and a T-SHIRT WILL BE PROVIDED.  Please come, even for an hour or two – it will be very appreciated by our children at Roosevelt! Email or call Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com with any questions.

Box Tops Challenge!…
box topsThe principal of Adelante was VERY confident about her school’s BoxTops totals at last night’s district Kindergarten Information Night. She was even doing a little victory dance!!! Principal Girardi DOES NOT want to wear Adelante spiritwear! The Roosevelt/Adelante BoxTops Challenge is in it’s last week so please send in those BoxTops before October 30th! 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. Let’s make sure that Adelante’s principal is dancing in Roosevelt spiritwear!  Turn in those BoxTops before October 30!

Week of October 20 – October 24

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, October 20
TheatreWorks instruction begins for 5th grade – “Systems of the Body”

Tuesday, October 21
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 (6th 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)

Thursday, October 23
Do you or someone you know have a child that is eligible for Kindergarten for the 2015/2016 school year? If so, the district is holding a Kindergarten Information Night on October 23 at 6:00pm (English w/ Spanish translation) or 6:30pm (Spanish w/ English translation) at the MIT auditorium located at 400 Duane Street. Attendees will hear about the registration deadlines and new School of Choice procedures for this year. Spread the word!

Friday, October 24
Family Fun Night – Spooktacular Bingo! at 6:00pm (6th grade parents asked to volunteer) Our Bingo nights are always so much fun! This year our Bingo callers are Coach Nate and Coach Nick. Will they carry on the tradition and come in costume? There’s only one way to find out! Come in your costumes or just come as you are! Hot dogs, juice, pizza and candy will all be for sale for $1.

Sunday, October 26
Rebuilding Together Peninsula and The Carey School have requested that we have Roosevelt volunteers to work with them on Sunday, October 26th.  Currently, we have a few families confirmed and would like to ask that you please consider coming for an hour or two to help out.

Carey is a private school in San Mateo that has been fundraising on our behalf to purchase new benches, native plants, paint and supplies to improve the garden space at our school.  They love to garden at their school, and they are looking to connect with a school that they can help out with since they have so much.  Rebuilding Together Peninsula is doing the project management and is making it possible to do a big project with out lots of our money and time.
This is GREAT opportunity to work together on a small project that will have lasting benefits for the school.  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FROM 9:45-12:45 and 11:45-2:45 – we especially need kids who can act as “ambassadors” with the volunteers from RTP and Carey volunteers. LUNCH and a T-SHIRT WILL BE PROVIDED.  Please come, even for an hour or two – it will be very appreciated by our children at Roosevelt! Email or call Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com with any questions.

Important Dates…
October 27 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 28 – 6th, 7th & 8th grade Sports Teams field trip – NFL Drug Prevention & Education Clinic
October 28 – Open Garden Day at Lunch Recess
October 28 – Navigating Middle School/Teen Success (5th of 8 week session) at 6:00pm
October 30 – Halloween Parade at 8:15am – lower playground
October 30 – End Roosevelt vs Adelante BoxTops Challenge!
October 31 – Teacher Training Day – No School
November 5 – Kindergarten Tour Night at 6:30pm for incoming Kinders
November 7 – Deadline extended! Last day to turn in $130 for PTA donation to be entered into the raffle (more information below)

Box Tops Challenge!…
The deadline is getting closer and Principal Girardi DOES NOT want to wear Adelante spiritwear! The Roosevelt/Adelante BoxTops Challenge is in it’s 2nd week! Please send in those BoxTops before 10/30! 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! Principal Girardi has challenged Adelante’s principal – 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 before October 30!

Last chance to win an iPad Mini! — DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!…
Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 4.08.56 PMAre you in…to WIN? Families that have turned in their $130 donation to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund are entered into a drawing on November 7 for an iPad Mini or have one of the school hallways named after your family! There will also be other wonderful prizes that you can win. If you’ve turned in your $130 pledge to the PTA, but haven’t turned in your raffle ticket, please do so before November 7. If you are making monthly payments and you pay your $130 pledged amount by the 7th, 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

Outdoor Education & Yosemite…
5th & 6th grade families are asked to please turn in their payments for this year’s Outdoor Education and Yosemite weeks. Payments may be turned in to the school office. Checks and credit cards are accepted.

School Site Council Elections…
Parents are needed for this year’s School Site Council. Are you interested in working with other parents, teachers and staff to create a school filled with rich and challenging programs? Do you believe parents should have a say on how school programs and planning works? Do you want to learn more about how an elementary school is run? Are you willing to serve a one or two year term? Please fill out the pink interest form that came home in last week’s blue folder. If you have any questions, please contact our site council president Dave Goulden at dave.goulden@gmail.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!

Week of October 13 – October 17

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, October 13
Middle School Student of the Month Assembly at 1:15pm

Site Council meeting in Room 14 at 6:00pm.  On the agenda for this month’s meeting: guest Anna Lugue, Child Nutrition Director, to discuss school lunch menus. All are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available.

Tuesday, October 14
Picture Day! Free Dress

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

Open Garden at lunch recess. Students may go to the school garden to help with weeding, planting, harvesting and other projects. Any parents that would like to volunteer to help are welcome! Please contact Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com

Navigating Middle School/Teen Success (5th 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)

Wednesday, October 15
Come and enjoy a cup of coffee with the principal on Wednesday 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!

1st grade field trip to DeAnza College Planetarium

After school Spanish classes for grades 4-8 begin at 2:30. There are only 3 spots left! Cost is $40 for the 8-week session and the class is being taught by Maribel Prado, a local Spanish teacher and tutor. The first 3 students that turn in their payments will get the remaining spots. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA and turned in to the school office. Please email Megan Goulden megan.goulden@gmail.com or Maribel Prado maribelprado84@gmail.com with any questions.

Thursday, October 16
California Great Shake Out – Earthquake Drill

Middle School Report Cards sent home

Friday, October 17
3rd grade Lawrence Hall of Science Workshop

Saturday, October 18
Once again Peninsula Covenant Church is generously sponsoring a Beautification Day at Roosevelt School to be held on Saturday, October 18. Our teachers have submitted their wish lists and projects that they would like completed in their classrooms (i.e. cleaning shelves, organizing books, etc.) as well as other small projects all over the Roosevelt campus. Roosevelt families are invited to participate in this community event. To learn more and to sign up to volunteer, please go to  http://www.peninsulacommunitycenter.com/beautiful-day-october-18/

Important Dates…
October 20 – TheatreWorks instruction begins for 5th grade – “Systems of the Body”
October 21 – Navigating Middle School/Teen Success (6th of 8 week session) at 6:00pm
October 23 – Kindergarten Information Night at 6:00pm at MIT for parents registering for the 2015/2016 school year
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
October 28 – Navigating Middle School/Teen Success (5th of 8 week session) at 6:00pm
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!… box tops
Principal Girardi DOES NOT want to wear Adelante spiritwear! The Roosevelt/Adelante BoxTops Challenge is in it’s 2nd week! Please send in those BoxTops before 10/30!  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!  Principal Girardi has challenged Adelante’s principal – 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 before October 30!

Candy sale update…
If you haven’t already done so, please turn in your money for the World’s Finest Chocolate Sales. Our PTA has to turn in the money to World’s Finest for all of the boxes that were taken out. Free dress Friday begins on October  for any student that sold 5 or more boxes of chocolate (or 8 for families with 2 or more students). Teachers have the list of students that qualify for free dress.The limo ride to In N Out hasn’t been scheduled yet. The final numbers need to be calculated and permission slips will be sent home with your student when it is scheduled.

Garden Beautification Day…
We are pleased announce that Roosevelt School was chosen as a recipient of a  Rebuilding Together Peninsula project on October 26th, 2014.  Their sponsor, the Carey School of San Mateo, will be working with RTP to provide upgrades to our garden space and surrounding area. They will be creating new, moveable benches, creating a more functional composting area, adding organizational structures to our tool shed, and creating more informative and pretty signage around the garden to highlight the wildlife habitat aspects.  They may also add asphalt art outside of our special education classrooms to enhance that area for our students.
They will provide 100 volunteers and some of our students will be asked to be the ambassadors for our school during the project.

Spooktacular Bingo…
Our next big Family Fun Night is Spooktacular Bingo on October 24! There will be games, food, bingo and fun for the whole family! Come as you are or in costume! 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.

iPad-MiniLast chance to win an iPad Mini!…
Are you in…to WIN? Families that have turned in their $130 donation to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund are entered into a drawing on October 30 for an iPad Mini or have one of the school hallways named after your family! There will also be other wonderful prizes that you can win. If 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

Kindergarten Information Night…
Do you or someone you know have a child that is eligible for Kindergarten for the 2015/2016 school year? If so, the district is holding a Kindergarten Information Night on October 23 at 6:00pm (English w/ Spanish translation) or 6:30pm (Spanish w/ English translation) at the MIT auditorium located at 400 Duane Street. Attendees will hear about the registration deadlines and new School of Choice procedures for this year. Spread the word!

Outdoor Education & Yosemite…
5th & 6th grade families are asked to please turn in their payments for this year’s Outdoor Education and Yosemite weeks. Payments may be turned in to the school office. Checks and credit cards are accepted.

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!

Week of October 6 – October 10

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, October 6
Turn in money from chocolate sales

Tuesday, October 7
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 (4th 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)

Thursday, October 9
Please attend the Facilities Planning Town Hall Meeting at 7:00pm at MIT (400 Duane Street).  Many of our school campuses were built in the 1950s and new ways of teaching and learning require new learning spaces that are different from classrooms today.  Recognizing that our schools may need changes to accommodate new models or learning, serve the needs of an influx of new families to the area, and ensure that our schools adhere to the latest safety standards, the Redwood City School District started a Facilities Master Plan process last spring. The master plans for Roosevelt, MIT, Hawes, Clifford, Roy Cloud and North Star will be discussed and shown at this meeting. This is your chance to see the future plans for the Roosevelt campus and give your input to improve our school.

All Redwood City residents are welcome at any of the meetings, and Redwood City School District parents and staff members are especially encouraged to attend.

Friday, October 10
Free dress Fridays begin for students who sold 4 boxes or more of chocolate (6 boxes for families with 2 or more students)

Important Dates…
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 (more information below)
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 is in it’s 2nd week! Please send in those BoxTops before 10/30!  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!  Principal Girardi has challenged Adelante’s principal to a BoxTops contest – 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 before October 30!

Candy sale update…
If you haven’t already done so, please turn in your money for the World’s Finest Chocolate Sales. Our PTA has to turn in the money to World’s Finest for all of the boxes that were taken out. Free dress Friday begins on October  for any student that sold 5 or more boxes of chocolate (or 8 for families with 2 or more students). Teachers have the list of students that qualify for free dress.The limo ride to In N Out hasn’t been scheduled yet. The final numbers need to be calculated and permission slips will be sent home with your student when it is scheduled.

Beautification Day…
Once again Peninsula Covenant Church is generously sponsoring a Beautification Day at Roosevelt School to be held on Saturday, October 18. Our teachers have submitted their wish lists and projects that they would like completed in their classrooms (i.e. cleaning shelves, organizing books, etc.) as well as other small projects all over the Roosevelt campus. Roosevelt families are invited to participate in this community event. To learn more and to sign up to volunteer, please go to  http://www.peninsulacommunitycenter.com/beautiful-day-october-18/

Garden Beautification Day…
We are pleased announce that Roosevelt School was chosen as a recipient of a  Rebuilding Together Peninsula project on October 26th, 2014.  Their sponsor, the Carey School of San Mateo, will be working with RTP to provide upgrades to our garden space and surrounding area. They will be creating new, moveable benches, creating a more functional composting area, adding organizational structures to our tool shed, and creating more informative and pretty signage around the garden to highlight the wildlife habitat aspects.  They may also add asphalt art outside of our special education classrooms to enhance that area for our students.
They will provide 100 volunteers and some of our students will be asked to be the ambassadors for our school during the project.

Accelerated Reader…
Attention parents of students in grades 2 -8: you can now view you child’s Accelerated Reader progress online! Renaissance Home Connect is a tool that allows parents to log in to a Web site and view a snapshot of their child’s Accelerated Reader progress. That progress includes average percent correct on quizzes, number of points earned, and results on the last quiz. In addition, parents can view all the Accelerated Reader quizzes their child has taken, and can access an online search tool, AR Book Finder, to search for books using various criteria, including author, subject, or reading level. Parents also have the option to receive email notifications in English or Spanish when their child has completed an Accelerated Reader Quiz.

Please watch for more information about how and where to log in to your student’s account.

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. If 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

Outdoor Education & Yosemite…
5th & 6th grade families are asked to please turn in their payments for this year’s Outdoor Education and Yosemite weeks. Payments may be turned in to the school office. Checks and credit cards are accepted.

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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