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Month: December 2014

December 2014 Wrap-Up!

decemberDecember was a very busy month at Roosevelt! Here’s just a sample of what was happening in just some of the Roosevelt classrooms:
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Kindergarten:
The Kindergarten students all finished their PBL unit called “Let’s Celebrate!” Their driving question: What can we learn from important people and events from long ago?

“Let’s Celebrate!” focused on the significance of national holidays. The Kinders learned to understand that history relates to events, people, and places of the past. They each created an interactive book that explains the meanings of the eight national holidays in the year. Each page in the book displays the purpose of the holiday and provides introductory information about the human struggles that were the basis for the historical event.

Now that the book is completely assembled, the students will begin demonstrating each interactive piece to their teacher and their classmates as the holidays occur during the year. These book presentations will be used as a tool for practicing the skills needed for being a “Super Speaker”.  The students will also practice how to be a “Good Audience” while their peers present the books.

1st Grade:
The 1st graders have been learning about different holiday customs around the world. The students “flew” to 6 countries around the globe to learn about different ways that people celebrate.

Congratulations to 1st graders Antonio, Aliah and Alexandra for winning the Water Conservation Poster Contest!  Their artwork has been published in this year’s Water Conservation calendar, and they also got to meet the Mayor of Redwood City on December 8th! Great job!!!

Water Conservation Contest Award Winners!

Water Conservation Contest Award Winners!

2nd Grade:
Mrs. Hinojosa’s class had a very busy month first visiting Mrs. Tsuchiyama’s 1st graders PBL presentation “We Are One” and then completing their own PBL unit: “Can you ‘Dig’ it?” on soil. They also continued with Music for Learners with Mrs. Nord.

They closed out December by performing at Winterfest with Ms. Bates class from Rm 6a and they made yummy gingerbread houses with the students from Rm 31!

3rd Grade:
Ms. Eakin’s class has been studying family traditions! The students learned that a tradition is something that a family does on a regular basis. Examples discussed in school include yearly family vacation to grandpa and grandma’s house, going to the library on a certain day each week and such.

Rm 5 read seven books on traditions starting with “The Keeping Quilt” by  Patricia Polacco. As a class project, the students created a keeping quilt. Each student decorated a square for the quilt.

Ms. Eakin’s students ended the unit by writing five paragraph essays on their favorite family traditions!

The students also completed their PBL unit on Natural Disasters. They learned about Floods, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and created fact books.

4th Grade:
From August to November, the 4th grade students conducted an in-depth study of the California Gold Rush of 1849.  Their PBL driving question was: How did the discovery of gold impact the economy and population of California?

Students created their own Gold Rush characters and kept journals in which they addressed the “Question of the Week” from their viewpoint.  They then selected their favorite entry, revised and edited their writing, and practiced presentation skills.  Finally, each student presented their entry (which they had memorized!) in character in front of parents, teachers, and fellow students.  They also performed a Gold Rush line dance and song.  Afterwards, students and families enjoyed a 1849-inspired feast.

4th Grade California Goldrush PBL unit

4th Grade California Goldrush PBL unit

Ms. Krooss was asked by the district to co-lead a teacher training session on January 5th (while all the kids are enjoying a final day of break!) on creating and managing effective, independent literacy work.  Ms. Gomez and Ms. Krooss both work hard to create strong, confident, and independent readers who LOVE to read. While we pull small reading groups or work with individual students, the rest of the class is hard at work on various tasks including Read to Self, Read to Others, Listen to Reading, and Work on Writing.


5th Grade:

Students from Room 11 entered the RWC water conservation comp. called Be a Drought Buster with H2o Joe. We had 4 winners, Lucero, Brandon, Alexa and Mele. A representative from the city came in to give them certificates, we all got a calendar, and buckets to use in our water conservation effots.

Room 11 did their PBL performance early Dec on Settlers in the New World. This ranged from arrival of early Europeans, all the way to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  We learned and sang the National Anthem, Yankee Doodle, and America America.

Room 13 also did their PBL presentation on the American Revolution by creating a living timeline of events.

Both 5th grade classes had a field trip to Recology/ Rethink Waste where they learned so much about how to dispose of our garbage and the importance of recycling. It was an extremely informative and important visit.  Room 11 is considering entering their recycled art competition in the new year.

Room 11’s class reading fair book is “My Life is a Joke”. This class set of books was acquired through a donors choose donation. The students have really been enjoying the antics of the book’s main character, Derek Fallon, and are ready to showcase what a funny and entertaining book this is with their board at the January 13 Reading Fair.

 

Ms. Bates Rm 6a:
Ms. Bates class participated in a Special Olympics event in partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE). Ms. Bates’ class participated in a soccer tournament hosted at Hillsdale High School.

Ms. Bates Class Participates at SMCOE Special Olympics

Ms. Bates Class Participates at SMCOE Special Olympics

6th Grade:
For the past seven weeks, our sixth-grade classes have been studying an overview of the entire history of the earth, from planet formation to today. Students worked in groups of three to five people to create a time line 4,567 million years long. Our time lines are so big that they don’t even fit in the classroom! Scientists have divided Earth’s history into four Eras, but they are not all of equal length! The first is the longest, taking 87% of the history. Most of that time was taken building a breathable atmosphere.

Much of what we think we know is theory, and some of it is unbelievable. One example is that we think the moon was formed by a giant planet crashing into the early earth and knocking pulverized rock into space, which later clumped together to make the moon. Without the moon, life wouldn’t be possible on earth because the earth would wobble and spin too fast. Another event was the complete melting of the early earth which created a nickle-iron core. If we didn’t have this magnetic core, our atmosphere would have been ripped away by the solar wind. Too crazy for you? Perhaps you would have enjoyed living in the Mesozoic Era with its three-foot long cockroaches!

7th Grade:
In Science, the 7th graders have been working hard on their Cell Cities. The students are learning about cellular biology in a PBL unit with the driving question, “How does a cell function like a city?” Students first created a vocabulary game to get comfortable with the vocabulary words used in cellular biology. Then teams of students started working on their “cell cities”.  The students have to show how a cell and a city are similarly structured and function like one another. The students will have to be able to describe the basics of cellular biology in fine detail.

In Social Studies, the students are learning about Medieval Europe. They are learning the difference between primary and secondary source documents and compiling notebooks as preparation for their essays to answer the driving question, “Were the ‘Dark Ages’ really dark?” The students’ essays will be sent to Stanford University as part of a country wide college campus debate on the subject.

While working on this project, the students will:
1. Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says.
2. Determine central ideas of a text.
3. Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text.
4. Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text.
5. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

8th Grade:
In December, 8th grade Science & Math teacher Jan Marsh, received 10 telescopes from DonorsChoose.org. Ms. Marsh requested the telescopes to teach her students astronomy and they are already excitedly studying the moon.

“Permission slips go home, and the first ones returned proudly checked out their telescopes and take them home. After a week of ‘naked eye’ observations, students come back to school with excited descriptions of the craters they can now see. Someone else gets a turn the next day, and the cycle repeats itself, lights being lit from a single flame. We make our own planispheres, and now the stars are opened up, mapped out like a city in the sky whose routes we can track. The telescopes are turned to constellations or asterisms, and students being a lifelong love affair with the night sky.”

SPARK Discovery Night:
December 9 was the SPARK Discovery Night Showcase for all parents of 7th & 8th grade students that participated in the SPARK mentoring program. The SPARK students worked on projects with their mentors and showed off what they learned! Spark apprenticeships bring middle school students out of the classroom and into the workplace for individualized mentoring that results in educational success and powerful career ambitions. Participating companies this semester included YouTube, Sony, Walmart.com, Lattice Engines, Franklin Templeton, etc.

sparkgroup

iPads:
Last year, Roosevelt school was awarded a grant from the Avant! Foundation to purchase iPads for our school. Twenty iPads were purchased with this grant along with an iPad cart. The new iPads, along with others that were purchased with an RCEF SMART grant, are being used in classrooms all over the campus.

In addition to PBL research, the iPads are being used to assist Roosevelt students with reading. The iPads also have apps to help build vocabulary (Kid’s Vocab by MindSnacks). With the use of applications such as IMovie, Screen Chomps & Show Me, SonicPic (Video broadcast) and Skitch (a drawing program that allows text to be added to pictures and photos), all students can then use their understanding of these vocabulary words and life science concepts to create PowerPoint presentations and movies on their iPads. Students will be able to practice and expand their math skills with apps such as STMath’s Jiji and IXL Math, and all students will benefit by increased access to ebooks.

 

 

Midweek Reminders!

Winter Raffle…reminder
Thursday, December 18 is the last day to turn in your raffle tickets for the REF Winter Raffle! For just $1 per ticket, you have a chance to win some AMAZING prizes!  1st prize is 4 Disneyland Park Hopper passes, 2nd prize is an iPad mini, 3rd prize is an XBOX One, 4th prize is 32″ LCD flat screen TV and there’s more! Other prizes include restaurant gift cards, RedBox gift cards, SJ Earthquakes gear, a Kindle and more! This is your chance to win a great prize and help our school! You can get more raffle tickets from the office and the tickets can be sold to friends, family, co-workers, etc.  The drawing will be held after school  so get your tickets turned in! (Winners will be contacted by phone on Thursday and Friday)

This is the last fundraiser until spring, so let’s make it count! Good luck!

Second Harvest Food Drive…
Friday, December 19 is the final day to bring in food items for the Second Harvest Food Drive sponsored by Roosevelt’s Student Council. Please donate canned goods and other non-perishable items from December 12-19th to help local families this holiday season! Your support will ensure that Second Harvest Food Bank has enough food to provide the 1 in 10 people it serves each month in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The Food Bank needs nutritious, non-perishable foods for adults and children: No glass items please! Bring all food items to the Second Harvest bins located in the office, YMCA room and upper campus.

Reading Fair Kits…
If you and your child are interested in this year’s Reading Fair, pick up your starter kits before the Winter Break! The starter kits include 1 tri-fold presentation board, 1 set of markers, glue, construction paper and Reading Fair instructions. Please have your student come to the office to pick up an application. All participating students must fill out a signed application to receive a starter kit.

All grade levels may participate! Students in the younger grades may work on this project with their families.

Reading Fair entries are due on Monday, January 12. Judging will be held on the morning of January 13. Ribbons and prizes for the winning entries will be given at the Reading Fair Reception on Tuesday, January 13 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria.

Friday Early Dismissal…
Don’t forget! Friday is Early Dismissal Schedule – All Kinders on Early Bird Schedule (12:10 dismissal), 1st & 2nd grades dismissed at 1:00, Grades 3 – 8 dismissed at 1:20

End of Winter Break…
Classes resume on Tuesday, January 6

Have a great Winter Break!

Week of December 15 – December 19

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendaricon

Monday, December 15
WinterFest at 5:30pm at PCC (TK, Rooms 6B & 31, Room 23 (Gr.2), and Room 8 (Gr. 6) Grade 8 (ALL Students) and ALL Instrumental Music Students

WinterFest at 7:00pm at PCC (Grade 1 (ALL Students), Room 5 & 6 (Gr. 3), Grade 5 (All Students), Room 10 (Gr. 6), & Room 17 (Gr. 7)

Tuesday, December 16
5th grade (Room 11) Field Trip to Recology

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

WinterFest at 6:00pm at PCC (Kindergarten (ALL Students), Room 4 (Gr. 3), Rooms 24 & 28 (Gr. 2), Grade 4 (ALL Students), Room 6A, Room 9 (Gr. 6), and Room 16 (Gr.7)

Wednesday, December 17
5th grade (Room 13) Field Trip to Recology

Thursday, December 18
Last day to turn in Winter Raffle tickets! (more information below)

Friday, December 19
Last day for Second Harvest Food Drive! (more information below)

Early Dismissal Schedule – All Kinders on Early Bird Schedule (12:10 dismissal), 1st & 2nd grades dismissed at 1:00, Grades 3 – 8 dismissed at 1:20

Important Dates…
December 22 – January 2 – Winter Break
January 5 – Teacher Training Day – No School
January 6 – Classes Resume
January 9 – Final Middle School tour at 9:00am for 2015/2016 school year
January 9 – Last day for priority registration for Kindergarten for the 2015/2016 school year
January 9 – Last day for school of choice transfer applications for the February placement lottery for the 2015/2016 school year
January 12 – Reading Fair projects due! Drop them off in the cafeteria from 7:30-8:00am in the Office or 2:00-4:30pm in the Cafeteria
January 13 – Reading Fair Reception! Come and see all of the entries at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria
January 28 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Spaghetti Factory
January 30 – Family Fun Night – Movie Night (1st grade families asked to volunteer)

Winter Raffle…
It’s the final week for the REF Winter Raffle! For just $1 per ticket, you have a chance to win some AMAZING prizes!  1st prize is 4 Disneyland Park Hopper passes, 2nd prize is an iPad mini, 3rd prize is an XBOX One, 4th prize is 32″ LCD flat screen TV and there’s more! Other prizes include restaurant gift cards, RedBox gift cards, SJ Earthquakes gear, a Kindle and more! This is your chance to win a great prize and help our school! You can get more raffle tickets from the office and the tickets can be sold to friends, family, co-workers, etc.  The drawing will be held after school on Thursday, December 18, so get your tickets turned in! (Winners will be contacted by phone on Thursday and Friday)

This is the last fundraiser until spring, so let’s make it count! Good luck!

Second Harvest Food Drive…
The Roosevelt Student Council is sponsoring a Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. Please donate canned goods and other non-perishable items from December 12-19th to help local families this holiday season! Your support will ensure that Second Harvest Food Bank has enough food to provide the 1 in 10 people it serves each month in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The Food Bank needs nutritious, non-perishable foods for adults and children: No glass items please! Bring all food items to the Second Harvest bins located in the office, YMCA room and upper campus.

Reading Fair Kits…
If you and your child are interested in this year’s Reading Fair, starter kits are still available! The starter kits include 1 tri-fold presentation board, 1 set of markers, glue, construction paper and Reading Fair instructions. Please have your student come to the office to pick up an application. All participating students must fill out a signed application to receive a starter kit.

Reading Fair entries are due on Monday, January 12. Judging will be held on the morning of January 13. Ribbons and prizes for the winning entries will be given at the Reading Fair Reception on Tuesday, January 13 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria.

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. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Jiji Math at home…
Your child can log into his/her Jiji Math account  and complete any assigned homework added by your child’s teacher.

Your student will also have to enter the name of their school. ST Math will accept many variations of our school’s name. For example, Jiji Math will accept lots of different entries including “Roosevelt School”, “Roosevelt Elementary”.  Have your student click on the homework button and enter their 13-character picture password.

Kindergarten students who are still using 8 character passwords will not be able to access ST Math@Home until they learn their full password.

Raccoon Bucks…
In addition to the ice cream truck that has parked next to Schaeberg Library every afternoon at dismissal time, there is now an ice cream cart at the Schaeberg gate. If you are giving your child money for the Snack Shack, they may be using it to buy from one of the two vendors on the street. If you would like to make sure that your child only buys snacks from the Snack Shack, you can purchase Raccoon Bucks that are acceptable currency for any item at the Snack Shack. Raccoon Bucks are available for sale at $1 each in the school office.

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 and a wonderful Winter Break!

Update! 12/11 Classes Cancelled!

STORM UPDATE: CLASSES CANCELLED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11weather_rain

After seriously considering the possible impact of tomorrow’s storm, we have made the decision to cancel all Redwood City School District elementary schools tomorrow, and all after school programs will also be cancelled.  Schools include:

  • Adelante Spanish Immersion School
  • Clifford School
  • Roy Cloud School
  • Fair Oaks School and Fair Oaks Child Development Center
  • Henry Ford School
  • Garfield School and Garfield Child Development Center
  • John Gill School and John Gill Child Development Center
  • Hawes School and Hawes Child Development Center
  • Hoover School and Hoover Child Development Center
  • Kennedy Middle School
  • McKinley Institute of Technology
  • North Star Academy
  • Orion School
  • Roosevelt School and Roosevelt Child Development Center
  • Selby Lane School and Selby Lane Child Development Center
  • Taft School and Taft Child Development Center

We have followed weather reports carefully and it is difficult to predict the impact in our area.  Our top priority is the safety of our students and staff; even if the storm is not as severe here as in other parts of the Bay Area, many of our staff members and parents will be affected as they travel to and from work tomorrow.

Many of our staff members, including teachers, commute considerable distances and we do not want to have inadequate supervision of students in the event that teachers are not able to get to work tomorrow.  We also do not want students to be anxious if parents are delayed trying to get back to Redwood City at the close of the school day.  In addition, power outages are likely at some schools due to high winds and possible flooding.  Without power, it will be nearly impossible to continue operations, including feeding students meals.

We plan to reopen on Friday, December 12, unless conditions force us to close again.  We will provide updates on our website and through our communication system.

Mid Week Update!

Thursday Storm…weather_rainAs you all know, a big storm is predicted for Thursday, December 11. High winds (40mph) are supposed to start late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning and the heavy rainfall is expected to hit Redwood City at about 7:00am. Please allow extra time in the morning in case of flooded roads and possible power outages. Be cautious and drive carefully around the school and especially in the drop off zones to ensure the safety of the students. The Roosevelt campus gets some pretty big puddles and water streams during heavy rain, so plan accordingly for your child’s comfort at school. Students should wear a hooded rain jacket (umbrellas will most likely turn inside out in the wind) and rain boots or other weather appropriate footwear. Ms. Girardi asks that parents pack an extra set of socks in backpacks so that the students can change into warm, dry socks if necessary. The storm is expected to be at it’s heaviest at 1:00pm so please show extra caution at dismissal time as well.

Second Harvest Food Drive…
The Roosevelt Student Council is sponsoring a Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. Please donate canned goods and other non-perishable items from December 12-19th to help local families this holiday season! Your support will ensure that Second Harvest Food Bank has enough food to provide the 1 in 10 people it serves each month in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The Food Bank needs nutritious, non-perishable foods for adults and children: No glass items please! Bring all food items to the Second Harvest bins located in the office, YMCA room and upper campus.

Winter Raffle…
The REF Winter Raffle is in full swing! For just $1 for each ticket, you have a chance to win some AMAZING prizes!  1st prize is 4 Disneyland Park Hopper passes, 2nd prize is an iPad mini, 3rd prize is an XBOX One, 4th prize is 32″ LCD flat screen TV and there’s more! Other prizes include restaurant gift cards, RedBox gift cards, SJ Earthquakes gear, a Kindle and more! This is your chance to win a great prize and help our school! You can get more raffle tickets from the office and the tickets can be sold to friends, family, co-workers, etc.  The drawing will be held on Thursday, December 18, so get your tickets turned in!

This is the last fundraiser until spring, so let’s make it count!

 

Week of December 8 – December 12

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendaricon

Monday, December 8
The Winter Raffle has begun! (more information below)

Tuesday, December 9
Free chess lessons during lunch time recess for grades 1 – 8 (Sponsored by Roosevelt PTA – thanks to parent donations to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund)

SPARK Discovery Night Showcase at 5:30pm for all parents of 7th & 8th grade students that have been participating in the SPARK mentoring program. Come and see what the students have been working on with their mentors!

Thursday, December 11
Final Kindergarten tour at 8:30am for 2015/2016 school year. If you know of anyone that is interested in learning more about Roosevelt, please have them call the school office to join this tour. 

Ms. Eakin’s 3rd grade PBL presentation at 8:30am

Important Dates…
December 15 – WinterFest at 5:30pm at PCC (TK, Rooms 6B & 31, Room 23 (Gr.2), and Room 8 (Gr. 6) Grade 8 (ALL Students) and ALL Instrumental Music Students)
December 15 – WinterFest at 7:00pm at PCC (Grade 1 (ALL Students), Room 5 & 6 (Gr. 3), Grade 5 (All Students), Room 10 (Gr. 6), & Room 17 (Gr. 7)
December 16 – 5th grade (Room 11) Field Trip to Recology
December 16 – WinterFest at 6:00pm at PCC (Kindergarten (ALL Students), Rooms 24 & 28 (Gr. 2), Grade 4 (ALL Students), Room 6A, Room 9 (Gr. 6), and Room 16 (Gr.7)
December 17 – 5th grade (Room 13) Field Trip to Recology
December 18 – Last day to turn in Winter Raffle tickets!
December 22 – January 2 – Winter Break
January 5 – Teacher Training Day – No School
January 6 – Classes Resume
January 9 – Final Middle School tour at 9:00am for 2015/2016 school year
January 9 – Last day for priority registration for Kindergarten for the 2015/2016 school year
January 9 – Last day for school of choice transfer applications for the February placement lottery for the 2015/2016 school year
January 12 – Reading Fair projects due! Drop them off in the cafeteria from 7:30-8:00am in the Office or 2:00-4:30pm in the Cafeteria
January 13 – Reading Fair Reception! Come and see all of the entries at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria
January 28 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Spaghetti Factory

Trivia Question…
Let’s see how closely you read the Q & A sheet that came with your 5 raffle tickets!

You can only win one prize in the REF Winter Raffle.

a. True
b. False

Make your guess and find out if you’re right at the bottom!

Winter Raffle…
A flyer and 5 raffle tickets were sent home in Thursday’s folder for the REF Winter Raffle! For just $1 for each ticket, you have a chance to win some AMAZING prizes!  1st prize is 4 Disneyland Park Hopper passes, 2nd prize is an iPad mini, 3rd prize is an XBOX One, 4th prize is 32″ LCD flat screen TV and there’s more! Other prizes include restaurant gift cards, RedBox gift cards, SJ Earthquakes gear, a Kindle and more! This is your chance to win a great prize and help our school! You can get more raffle tickets from the office and the tickets can be sold to friends, family, co-workers, etc.  The drawing will be held on Thursday, December 18, so get your tickets turned in!

This is the last fundraiser until spring, so let’s make it count!

Reading Fair Kits…
If you and your child are interested in this year’s Reading Fair, starter kits are still available! The starter kits include 1 tri-fold presentation board, 1 set of markers, glue, construction paper and Reading Fair instructions. Please have your student come to the office to pick up an application. All participating students must fill out a signed application to receive a starter kit.

Reading Fair entries are due on Monday, January 12. Judging will be held on the morning of January 13. Ribbons and prizes for the winning entries will be given at the Reading Fair Reception on Tuesday, January 13 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria.

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. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Raccoon Bucks…
In addition to the ice cream truck that has parked next to Schaeberg Library every afternoon at dismissal time, there is now an ice cream cart at the Schaeberg gate. If you are giving your child money for the Snack Shack, they may be using it to buy from one of the two vendors on the street. If you would like to make sure that your child only buys snacks from the Snack Shack, you can purchase Raccoon Bucks that are acceptable currency for any item at the Snack Shack. Raccoon Bucks are available for sale at $1 each in the school office.

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

Trivia Question Answer…
The correct answer is b. False! You can win more than one prize in the raffle. So, the more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win some fantastic prizes! Good luck!

Have a great week!

Reminders for Tonight (12/2)!

reminderOutdoor Education Meeting…
Outdoor Education meeting for all 5th grade parents at 5:30pm in the Staff Room (Rm 14)

Reading Fair Information Night…
Reading Fair Pizza & Prep Night at 6:00pm in the cafeteria! Have some FREE pizza for dinner and find out about Roosevelt’s Reading Fair (to be held on January 13). Families that attend Pizza and Prep Night will be able to pick up a Starter Kit which includes a tri-fold presentation board!

 

While we’re on the subject of reading…
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.

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