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Month: January 2015

Midweek Reminders!

reminderThe Old Spaghetti Factory Tonight!…
Restaurant Fundraiser at The Old Spaghetti Factory! The Old Spaghetti Factory at 2107 Broadway Street in Redwood City will donate 15% of net sales back to Roosevelt on Wednesday, January 28. Please remember to bring the white flyer that came home on Thursday. Extra flyers will be available in the school office until 3:30pm on Wednesday. We hope to see you there!

Do We Have Any Future Chefs?…
It’s time once again for the Future Chefs contest sponsored by the Redwood City School District’s Child Nutritrition and Food Services Departments. Interested students need to submit their recipe for the tastiest, most creative and healthy dish by tomorrow, January 29.  Good luck to our student chefs!

Family Movie Night on Friday…
Roosevelt’s PTA will be hosting a Family Movie Night on Friday, January 30 and presenting the movie Mr. Sherman and Peabody! Come and enjoy the fun! Doors open at 6:00pm for pizza, popcorn, candy, etc. Bring pillows and blankets and let your kids come in their pajamas. The movie begins at 6:30pm. Movie nights are always so much fun and a great way to end the week! Our 1st grade families are being asked to volunteer for this event.  1st grade parents are being asked to pop the popcorn, pass out food and help with set up and clean up. If you can volunteer, please contact the school office at 369-5597 or email 1st grade parent Melanie Centeno at melanieandrodney@yahoo.com

School Garden…
Looking for a way to help our kids get back to nature at Roosevelt?  Please join the garden volunteer group.  We really need more volunteers to get our kids out into our newly remodeled garden.  We currently offer twice monthly Open Garden lunch sessions, but there are too many kids who want to go to the garden and not enough volunteers.  It will only take a couple of hours a month. We would also like volunteers that can work on small projects or water some plants over weekends and during school breaks. Or, come up with your own volunteer garden ideas and we’ll help you make it happen.  There’s a great opportunity to enter the San Mateo County Fair with our garden – but we could use some extra hands and volunteer energy.  Email Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com to sign up.

Need to Borrow Work Lights…
The presenter for our Arithmatickles assemblies next Monday has asked if we can provide work lights to act as spotlights. Does anyone have one that Roosevelt can borrow? We would need them all day Monday and can return them on Tuesday morning.  Please let the school office know if you have some we can use at 369-5597 or email Trish Taylor at trishreillytaylor@gmail.com

Here are two examples of what we’re looking for:

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Week of January 26 – January 30

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendaricon

Monday, January 26
Kindergarten Sea to School Visit at 9:00am

PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (Note: the date was changed due to the mayor’s awards ceremony on 9/23)  The PTA will be discussing the status of current fundraisers and direct donations 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, January 27
First Grade Sea to School Visit at 9:00am

Navigating Middle School/Teen Success (1st of 8 week series) at 6:00pm in Room 14 for parents of students in grades 5-8.  (Sponsored by Foothill College’s Family Engagement Institute)

Wednesday, January 28
Restaurant Fundraiser at The Old Spaghetti Factory! The Old Spaghetti Factory at 2107 Broadway Street in Redwood City will donate 15% of net sales back to Roosevelt on Wednesday, January 28. Please remember to bring the white flyer that came home on Thursday. Extra flyers will be available in the school office until 3:30pm on Wednesday. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 29
Progress Reports are being sent home for grades 6-8

Friday, January 30
Student of the Month Assemblies

Family Fun Night – Movie Night! (more information below)

Important Dates…
February 2 – Arithmatickles Math Assembly for grades 5 – 8 at 1:15pm
February 2 – Arithmatickles Family Math Night for grades K – 4 at 6:00pm
February 3 – Family Engagement Institute (FEI) at 6:00pm for parents of Middle Schoolers
February 6 – Lockdown Drill
February 11 – Teddy Roosevelt Day (more information below)
February 12 – 100th Day of School (events planned for grades K-2)
February 13 – No School – President Lincoln’s Birthday
February 16 – No School – Presidents’ Day Holiday
February 17 – 5th grade students leave for Outdoor Education
February 20 – 5th grade students return from Outdoor Education
March 12 – Rm 28 PBL presentation at 8:15am

Family Movie Night…
Roosevelt’s PTA will be hosting a Family Movie Night on Friday, January 30 and presenting the movie Mr. Sherman and Peabody! Come and enjoy the fun! Doors open at 6:00pm for pizza, popcorn, candy, etc. Bring pillows and blankets and let your kids come in their pajamas. The movie begins at 6:30pm. Movie nights are always so much fun and a great way to end the week! Our 1st grade families are being asked to volunteer for this event.  1st grade parents are being asked to pop the popcorn, pass out food and help with set up and clean up. If you can volunteer, please contact the school office at 369-5597 or email 1st grade parent Melanie Centeno at melanieandrodney@yahoo.com

Do You Have an iPhone?…
Share ButtonYou can now add our parent blog as an app button on your iPhone to make accessing the blog even easier! On your phone, go to www.rooseveltparents.com. Then select the “share” button. Select “Add to Homescreen” then select “Add” – that’s it! You should now see a button with a raccoon on your phone’s homescreen. Selecting it will automatically open the parent blog!

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On the Parent Blog…
We will be doing an end of the month wrap-up post each month. If you are taking pictures in the classroom while volunteering or if you are chaperoning on a field trip, please send in your pictures! I’ve heard from parents that they love getting a glimpse at what their child’s class is doing, and they like seeing what they can expect at each grade level. So, please keep that in mind through the month of January. Thanks!  www.rooseveltparents.com

Yosemite…
6th grade families need to turn in their payments for this year’s Yosemite week. Payments may be turned in to the school office. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Teddy Roosevelt Visit…
Principal Girardi is organizing a day for the students to honor and learn about our school’s namesake, former president Theodore Roosevelt. Ms. Girardi has arranged for a very special Teddy Roosevelt performer to come to our campus on February 11. This event is not included in the PTA budget so the PTA is trying to raise the funds for this event and has created a GoFundMe account for donations. We are asking Roosevelt families to share the link of this GoFundMe effort on their own Facebook pages to get donations to this cause. Even if you cannot donate any money to the cause, please SHARE it on your Facebook page. The more exposure we are able to get on social media, the better chance we have of getting outside donations. Here’s the link with some more information www.gofundme.com/rooseveltvisit

Princess Ball…
We need your help! The Princess Ball is coming in March. If you are interested in helping plan this event please let us know.  We need your help make this a successful event! (2nd grade families are being asked to help with this event) Questions? Contact Nicole at lynch5600@aol.com

School Garden…
Looking for a way to help our kids get back to nature at Roosevelt?  Please join the garden volunteer group.  We really need more volunteers to get our kids out into our newly remodeled garden.  We currently offer twice monthly Open Garden lunch sessions, but there are too many kids who want to go to the garden and not enough volunteers.  It will only take a couple of hours a month.  Or, come up with your own volunteer garden ideas and we’ll help you make it happen.  There’s a great opportunity to enter the San Mateo County Fair with our garden – but we could use some extra hands and volunteer energy.  Email Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com to sign up.

BoxTops!!…
Start saving up those BoxTops again! Our next challenge is with Henry Ford Elementary. The challenge start date hasn’t been decided yet, but it will be February or March. Let’s see if we can collect more BoxTops than the parents at Henry Ford and make their principal wear Roosevelt spiritwear every Friday for a month! We won our last challenge with Adelante and we brought in just over $600 worth of BoxTops! Let’s see if we can top that with this next challenge!

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.

AimHigh…
Applications are available for the AimHigh summer program for incoming and returning 5th and 6th grade students held on June 22 – July 24. Applications are due on April 3. Spaces fill up fast! Questions? Please talk to your child’s teacher or go to www.aimhigh.org for more information.

Have a great week!

 

Reminders & Updates!

Since this is a short week, here’s another reminder for events this week, plus a few updates:

Coffee with Principal Girardi…cups_of_coffee
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 are 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!

Spanish Class…
The after school Spanish class for Native Speakers starts on Wednesday.  There are still some spots available, so please turn in your form if you want your child to attend! This class is open to 4th -8th graders who are Native Speakers only.  Grammar usage and writing will be emphasized.  The 8-week session will run through early March and the cost is $40 per student. That’s only $5 per week! Maribel Prado will be teaching the class. Another Beginning Spanish class may be offered in the spring if there is interest.

Peace Signs Assembly and Dinner…
Parent Education Night for grades 3 – 5. Peace Signs Assembly and Dinner at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. This is a live performance about solving conflicts peacefully. Dinner (while supplies last) is being provided by Kaiser Permanente. Students who attend this evening event will receive a Peace Sign T-shirt which can be worn as a uniform

8th Graders attending Sequoia next year…
Calling all parents of incoming Sequoia High School 9th graders! Come join us and meet Sean Priest, the new Sequoia High School Principal at 5:30pm on Thursday, January 22 in the  Roosevelt Cafeteria

College Bound! Field Trip…
As part of the College Bound! field trip program, 8th grade students will have a field trip to Stanford University on Friday, January 23. The College Bound! program introduces 8th graders to different college options available after high school including community colleges, state colleges, public universities and private universities.

Khan Academy Math Challenge!…
Roosevelt’s 3 – 8th graders have been invited to participate in Khan Academy’s first ever LearnStorm. Until April 30th your child will be able to earn points and unlock prizes by practicing math skills on Khan Academy. The challenge is completely free for everyone – the more students that sign up and practice the better our school will do.

LearnStorm is a also designed to help you learn to learn. Throughout the challenge you will gain points for both achievement and for showing persistence and grit. Each week you will receive a fun optional challenge designed to help build a growth mindset.

Your challenge awaits! It’s time to defend Roosevelt’s school pride on the leaderboards! Sign up at www.khanacademy.org

Week of January 19 – January 23

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendaricon

Monday, January 19
School Holiday – Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, January 20
Water Assembly (this is part of a mini PBL unit) for 5th grade at 9:00am

Wednesday, January 21
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 are 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!

Parent Education Night for grades 3 – 5. Peace Signs Assembly and Dinner at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. This is a live performance about solving conflicts peacefully. Dinner (while supplies last) is being provided by Kaiser Permanente. Students who attend this evening event will receive a Peace Sign T-shirt which can be worn as a uniform

Thursday, January 22
Calling all parents of incoming Sequoia High School 9th graders! Come join us and meet Sean Priest, the new Sequoia High School Principal at 5:30pm in the  Roosevelt Cafeteria

Friday, January 23
8th grade Field Trip — College Bound! – Stanford University

Important Dates…
January 26 – Kindergarten Sea to School Visit 9:00
January 26 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
January 27 – First Grade Sea to School Visit 9:00
January 28 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Spaghetti Factory
January 29 – Progress Reports sent home for grades 6-8
January 29 – Payments due for Outdoor Education
January 30 – Student of the Month Assemblies
January 30 – Family Fun Night – Movie Night (1st grade families asked to volunteer)
February 3 – Family Engagement Institute (FEI) at 6:00pm in the cafeteria for parents of Middle Schoolers
February 6 – Lockdown Drill
February 12 – 100th Day of School (events planned for grades K-2)
February 13 – No School – President Lincoln’s Birthday
February 16 – No School – Presidents’ Day Holiday
February 17 – 5th grade students leave for Outdoor Education
February 20 – 5th grade students return from Outdoor Education

The Movie Selma…
Were you planning take your 7th or 8th grader to see Selma?  There are free tickets available for 7th and 8th grade students to attend the screening of Selma at Century 20 in downtown Redwood City.  Students need to show their student id or a report card with this year’s grade level. This offer is only available while supplies last.

On the Parent Blog…
We will be doing an end of the month wrap-up post each month. If you are taking pictures in the classroom while volunteering or if you are chaperoning on a field trip, please send in your pictures! I’ve heard from parents that they love getting a glimpse at what their child’s class is doing, and they like seeing what they can expect at each grade level. So, please keep that in mind through the month of January. Thanks!  www.rooseveltparents.com

Outdoor Education & Yosemite…
5th & 6th grade families need to 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.

Teddy Roosevelt Visit…
Principal Girardi is organizing a day for the students to honor and learn about our school’s namesake, former president Theodore Roosevelt. Ms. Girardi has arranged for a very special Teddy Roosevelt performer to come to our campus on February 11. This event is not included in the PTA budget so the PTA is trying to raise the funds for this event and has created a GoFundMe account for donations. We are asking Roosevelt families to share the link of this GoFundMe effort on their own Facebook pages to get donations to this cause. Even if you cannot donate any money to the cause, please SHARE it on your Facebook page. The more exposure we are able to get on social media, the better chance we have of getting outside donations. Here’s the link with some more information www.gofundme.com/rooseveltvisit

Princess Ball…
We need your help! The Princess Ball is coming in March. If you are interested in helping plan this event please let us know.  We need your help make this a successful event! (2nd grade families are being asked to help with this event) Questions? Contact Nicole at lynch5600@aol.com

Spanish Class…
The next Afterschool Spanish class starts on Wednesday, January 21st.  This class is open to 15 students, 4th -8th graders who are Native Speakers only.  Grammar usage and writing will be emphasized.  The 8-week session will run through early March and the cost is $40 per student.  Maribel Prado will be teaching the class. Look for the flyer coming home this week and sign up early.  Another Beginning Spanish class may be offered in the spring if there is interest.

School Garden…
Looking for a way to help our kids get back to nature at Roosevelt?  Please join the garden volunteer group.  We really need more volunteers to get our kids out into our newly remodeled garden.  We currently offer twice monthly Open Garden lunch sessions, but there are too many kids who want to go to the garden and not enough volunteers.  It will only take a couple of hours a month.  Or, come up with your own volunteer garden ideas and we’ll help you make it happen.  There’s a great opportunity to enter the San Mateo County Fair with our garden – but we could use some extra hands and volunteer energy.  Email Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com to sign up.

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.

AimHigh…
Applications are available for the AimHigh summer program for 5th and 6th grade students which is being held on June 22 – July 24. Applications are due on April 3. Questions? Please talk to your child’s teacher or go to www.aimhigh.org for more information.

Have a great week!

Updates!

The Movie Selma…NewsLogoSmall
Were you planning take your 7th or 8th grader to see Selma?  There are free tickets available for 7th and 8th grade students to attend the screening of Selma at Century 20 in downtown Redwood City.  Students need to show their student id or a report card with this year’s grade level. This offer is only available while supplies last.

In an unprecedented effort led by a team of African-American business leaders in New York, organizations across the U.S. coordinated a massive national campaign to find African-American business leaders to underwrite free admission to the Academy Award-nominated film “SELMA” for students around the country. Due to the generous contributions by so many of the country’s most prominent African-American business leaders, more than 275,000 middle and high school students will experience the critically acclaimed film for free at participating theaters while supplies last.

Students can share their images and response to the film using #SelmaForStudents.

Martin Luther King Day…
Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, January 19 to observe Martin Luther King Day.

Teddy Roosevelt Visit…
Principal Girardi is organizing a day for the students to honor and learn about our school’s namesake, former president Theodore Roosevelt. Ms. Girardi has arranged for a very special Teddy Roosevelt performer to come to our campus on February 11. The PTA is trying to raise the funds for this event and has created a GoFundMe account for donations. We are asking Roosevelt families to share the link of this GoFundMe effort on their own Facebook pages to get donations to this cause. The more exposure we are able to get on social media, the better chance we have of getting outside donations. Here’s the link with some more information www.gofundme.com/rooseveltvisit

Have a great weekend! The Weekly Update will go out on Monday.

 

Week of January 12 – January 16

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendaricon

Monday, January 12
Reading Fair projects due! Drop them off in the School Office from 7:30-8:00am or 2:00-4:30pm in the Cafeteria. All project boards MUST be checked in to receive a competition number. Please double check the Reading Fair Project Checklist, so make sure that your child’s boards has all of the required information. Points are deducted for any missing information. Remember: your child’s name must be on the BACK of the board. Good luck to all of the entries!

Limo Ride to In-N-Out for students that sold World’s Finest Chocolate

Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14

Tuesday, January 13
Reading Fair judging begins at 8:30am in the Cafeteria. Our judges will be arriving on campus after 8:00am.

Reading Fair Reception! Come and see all of the entries at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria. Awards will be announced and prizes given at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, January 14
4th grade Field Trip to Ano Nuevo

Thursday, January 15
Kaiser Permanente “Peace Signs Assembly” for grades 3 – 5. The assembly and follow up workshops are designed to teach the students about conflict resolution, skills to respond to bullying, how to show empathy and respect for others and the importance of seeking help from trusted adults when faced with bullying and violence

Friday, January 16
Peace Signs Classroom Workshops in grades 3 – 5

Important Dates…
January 19 – School Holiday – Martin Luther King Day
January 21 – Parent Education Night – Peace Signs Assembly and Dinner
January 23 – 8th grade Field Trip — College Bound! – Stanford University
January 26 – Kindergarten Sea to School Visit 9:00
January 26 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
January 27 – First Grade Sea to School Visit 9:00
January 28 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Spaghetti Factory
January 30 – Student of the Month Assemblies
January 30 – Family Fun Night – Movie Night (1st grade families asked to volunteer)

Trivia Question…
In honor of this week’s Reading Fair, just how important is it to read every night? kids_readingIf your child reads for just 20 minutes each night during the school year, about how many words will he/she have read by the end of the school year?

a. 8,000 words
b. 282,000 words
c. 1,800,000 words

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

On the Parent Blog…
We will be doing an end of the month wrap-up post each month. If you are taking pictures in the classroom while volunteering or if you are chaperoning on a field trip, please send in your pictures! I’ve heard from parents that they love getting a glimpse at what their child’s class is doing every day, and they like seeing what they can expect at each grade level. So, please keep that in mind through the month of January. Thanks!  www.rooseveltparents.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. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Princess Ball…
We need your help! The Princess Ball is coming in March. If you are interested in helping plan this event please join us: Saturday, January 17th at 10am in room 14 Help make this a successful event!  Questions? Contact Nicole at lynch5600@aol.com

Spanish Class…
The next Afterschool Spanish class starts on Wednesday, January 21st.  This class is open to 15 students, 4th -8th graders who are Native Speakers only.  Grammar usage and writing will be emphasized.  The 8-week session will run through early March and the cost is $40 per student.  Maribel Prado will be teaching the class. Look for the flyer coming home this week and sign up early.  Another Beginning Spanish class may be offered in the spring if there is interest.

School Garden…
Looking for a way to help our kids get back to nature at Roosevelt?  Please join the garden volunteer group.  We really need more volunteers to get our kids out into our newly remodeled garden.  We currently offer twice monthly Open Garden lunch sessions, but there are too many kids who want to go to the garden and not enough volunteers.  It will only take a couple of hours a month.  Or, come up with your own volunteer garden ideas and we’ll help you make it happen.  There’s a great opportunity to enter the San Mateo County Fair with our garden – but we could use some extra hands and volunteer energy.  Email Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com to sign up.

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.

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.

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 answers is c. 1,800,000 words! For answer b. 282,000 words, a student would only have read for 5 minutes a night. For answer a. 8,000 words, a student would only have read for 1 minute a night.

The student reading for 20 minutes a night would have read the equivalent of 60 school days. The student reading for just 5 minutes a night would have only read the equivalent of 12 school days. That’s a HUGE difference for just 15 minutes a night! And that extra 15 minutes translates into enormous gains in school.

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Have a great week!

Week of January 5 – January 9

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendaricon

Monday, January 5
Last Day of Winter Break/Teacher Training Day – No School

Tuesday, January 6
Classes resume – Welcome Back!

New late policy begins! Students not in line with their class at 8:00am must get a late pass from the office. Please get your students to school on time. The morning bell rings at 7:58am.

Friday, January 9
Free Dress Friday! (Even though it isn’t technically the “First Friday”, Ms. Girardi has approved it as a Free Dress Day.)

Final Middle School tour at 9:00am for the 2015/2016 school year (if you know anyone with a 5th-7th grader that is interested in Roosevelt for next year, please have them call the office to join this tour)

Last day for priority registration for Kindergarten for the 2015/2016 school year (Parents with students entering Kindergarten next year need to complete their registration and, if they want to attend a school that is not their assigned neighborhood school, they need to fill out a School of Choice form. Last year 35+ students were on the waiting list for Kindergarten at Roosevelt, so this is a very important deadline!)

Last day for school of choice transfer applications for the February placement lottery for the 2015/2016 school year (this is for anyone with a student in grades K-7 that wants to transfer to another school in the Redwood City School District)

Important Dates…
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 12 – Limo Ride to In-N-Out for students that sold World’s Finest Chocolate
January 12 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
January 13 – Reading Fair Reception! Come and see all of the entries at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria
January 14 – 4th grade Field Trip to Ano Nuevo
January 15 – Kaiser Permanente “Peace Signs Assembly” for grades 3 – 5
January 16 – Peace Signs Classroom Workshops in grades 3 – 5
January 19 – School Holiday – Martin Luther King Day
January 21 – Parent Education Night – Peace Signs Assembly and Dinner
January 23 – 8th grade Field Trip — College Bound! – Stanford University
January 26 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
January 28 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Spaghetti Factory
January 30 – Family Fun Night – Movie Night (1st grade families asked to volunteer)

Reading Fair…
This is your last chance to pick up a free Reading Fair Kit! 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 an application and have it signed by a parent or guardian to receive a starter kit.trophy

Roosevelt will be hosting it’s 2nd Annual Reading Fair! What is a Reading Fair? This is a chance for students to creatively share one of their favorite books to the rest of the school. Students will be able to show their knowledge of the parts of a book and the components of a story. Some classes have been working on their project boards as a class, but ALL students may enter the reading fair. Winning projects will receive prizes!  To see some examples online of reading fair projects, check out this link of some Reading Fair images. All entries will receive a ribbon and winning entries will receive a Grand Prize ribbon and a Barnes & Noble gift card, a NASA/Kennedy Space Center t-shirt, and more! Only ONE board will be designated as the Reading Fair Champion and will be awarded a trophy!

Reading Fair entries are due on Monday, January 12. Entries may be dropped off  from 7:30-8:00am in the Office or 2:00-4:30pm in the Cafeteria. Judging will be held on the morning of January 13. Ribbons and prizes will be given at the Reading Fair Reception on Tuesday, January 13 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria.

On the Parent Blog…
If you didn’t get a chance to take a look at the December Wrap-Up over the break, now’s your chance! More content was added even after it was posted last week so take a look! This is a great way to see what you can expect to see happening at Roosevelt as your child advances to each grade level. If you know of anyone that is interested in Roosevelt for their child, you can send them the link to get a good overview. www.rooseveltparents.com

Snack Shack…
The Snack Shack will be closed this week and will reopen on January 12.

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.

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. 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.

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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