Welcome back! Believe it or not, but there are only 6 weeks left of the 2014/2015 school year and a lot
gets packed into those last few weeks so be sure to check out the “Important Dates” section. Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:
Please note: SBAC testing continues for students in grades 3-8 until the end of May. Please make sure your students get plenty of rest each night and a good breakfast in the morning. (More information below about the SBAC test)
Monday, April 27
RSVP deadline for the 2015 Raccoon Games! the Mother (VIP)/Son Event. Cost is $5 per person. Food donations are also needed. (more information below)
Armenian Assembly for grades 2, 5, 6, 8 and rooms 6b & 31 at 8:30am & 9:30am
PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
Tuesday, April 28
Free chess lessons during lunch time recess for grades 1 – 8 (Sponsored by Roosevelt PTA – thanks to parent donations to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund)
Wednesday, April 29
Please come and meet with Principal Girardi over a cup of coffee at 8:00am in the Upper Staff Room (next to Room 26)
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.
Student of the Month assemblies
Friday, May 1
Free Dress Friday for all students!
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Reading day for TK & Kinder via webcast at 9:00am
TK (Transitional Kindergarten) Tour for incoming students for 2015/2016 school year at 9:30am
Author Dan Gutman visit to grades 1-3 (author of the Weird School series – Miss Daisy is Crazy, Mr Klutz is Nuts, etc.)
Benefit for a Brighter Future – RCEF Benefit at 5:30pm at Canada College. Tickets are still available at www.benefitforabrighterfuture.org
Saturday, May 2
2015 Raccoon Games begin at 3:00pm with a scavenger hunt! Then it’s time for Hamster Ball races at 3:30 followed by more fun and games until 6:00pm. (4th grade parents are asked to help with this event)
May 4 – Renaissance Day for 7th graders
May 5 – 2nd grade field trip to CuriOdyssey
May 6 – 3rd grade virtual field trip
May 6 – Open Garden during lunch recess – Volunteers Needed! (See below for more information)
May 7 – Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch (See below for more information)
May 9 – Girls on the Run 5k race at Golden Gate Park
May 11 – PBL Tour Day
May 11 – Last Site Council Meeting
May 12 – 1st grade field trip to SF Zoo
May 13 – 4th grade field trip to Mission San Juan Bautista
May 15 – Outdoor Movie Night
May 18 – Instrumental Music Festival at Carrington Hall – Sequoia High School at 6:00pm
May 19 – AR Blast Off! Banquet
May 20 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1
May 20 – Art Show Set-up begins – Volunteers needed! (See below for more information)
May 21 – 8th grade Amusement Park Physics PBL presentation at 8:30am
May 21 – Art Show & Open House
May 22 – Art Show take down
May 25 – Memorial Day – No School
May 25 – 6th graders leave for Yosemite
May 29 – Kindergarten field trip to Happy Hollow Zoo
May 29 – 6th graders return from Yosemite
June 1 – Begin Minimum Day schedule (all Kinders on Early Bird Schedule)
June 2 – Incoming Kindergarten Meet & Greet event at 3:00pm for incoming Kinders for 2015/2016
June 2 – 2nd grade picnic to Red Morton
June 3 – Kindergarten Farewell Festival at 10:00am
June 3 – 8th grade graduation at MIT Auditorium at 6:00pm
June 4 – Field Day
June 4 – 8th grade Pool Party at PCC
June 5 – Last Day of School! – Super Minimum Day – all classes released at 12:00 noon
Raccoon Games! the Mother (VIP)/Son Event…
Make sure you turn in your RSVPs on Monday, April 27th for the Mother (VIP)/Son Event to be held on May 2. Tickets are $5 per person. Only one special guest per boy is permitted. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door, so get your RSVP in on Monday. The 4th grade is responsible for this event but any parent may volunteer to help. Donations for food and drinks are needed.
If possible, please donate any of the following:
Capri sun pouches or juice boxes
Snack size bags of chips
Fruit & Veggie platters
Plastic forks, knives & spoons
Ketchup, mustard & relish
Items may be dropped off in the office during the week.
If you are able to help in any capacity, please email Amber Moeckel at email@example.com Thank you in advance for your help making this a great event!
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon…
It’s that time again when we say a big “Thank You!” to the teachers and staff of Roosevelt School! The luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 in the Staff Room (Rm 14). The PTA is asking for a donation of $5 per family to help pay for the caterer and for volunteers to help with picking up decorations, set up and clean up. Please check for flyers coming home with more information.
Art Show Help Needed…
The end of the school year is approaching and our Art teacher, Marlene Perez, has planning for the May 21 Art Show on her mind. She will be needing volunteers before the event to prep, label, and install the art and then more volunteers on May 22 to take it all down. If you can staple, she needs your help! No other skills required! Please contact Marlene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a way to get outside on one of these beautiful sunny days and help our kids get back to nature at the same time? Please join the garden volunteer group. We really need more volunteers to get the students out into our newly remodeled garden. We need help with our Open Garden lunch sessions and/or tending the garden after school, on weekends or during school breaks. 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. Email Megan Goulden at email@example.com for more information.
The new testing system for Common Core standards has begun. Because the students have to use Chromebooks or iPads for testing, students in grades 3-8 will not be testing at the same time/days as they did for the STAR tests in the past. The SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) results may be released to the school within one month and to parents sometime in late summer. As of March, the state had decided to not release overall school scores to the public. The SBAC score information will look very different than the STAR test results that parents used to receive. For more information on the new test scoring format, go to EdSource – For parents, a new way to view test scores Want to see the test for yourself? Log in to the practice test and see how you do! Smarter Balance Practice Tests
Do You Have an iPhone?…
You 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!
Have a great week!