Roosevelt Parents

School and PTA Resources for all Roosevelt Parents

Month: September 2015

Week of September 28 – October 2

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, September 28
End 1st BoxTops Contest! The first BoxTops Challenge ends on Monday, September 28 so please send in those BoxTops! Each BoxTop earns 10¢ for our school, so sending them in will not only help to win the challenge for your student’s classroom, but we also earn money for our school.

Tuesday, September 29
Free chess lessons are offered in the YMCA room during lunch time recess for grades 1 – 8  (Sponsored by Roosevelt PTA – thanks to parent donations to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund)

Students in grades 2, 5 & 7 will be visited by Compass Green Project – a farm truck on wheels. Your child may have seen them on Disney Channel’s  Pass the Plate. If anyone is interested in knowing more, they can contact Kristin Palmer, our school garden volunteer coordinator.

Thursday, October 1
5:30 SPARK Match Night (7th & 8th graders in the SPARK program will meet their Google mentors)

Friday, October 2
First Friday Free Dress Day!

Angel Island Field Trip – 4th grade

Important Dates…
October 7 – International Walk to School Day
October 12 – Teacher Training Day/Columbus Day – NO SCHOOL
October 13 – Picture Day! – Free Dress Day
October 12 – Beautiful Day
October 20 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1
October 26 – PTA Meeting in Room 14 at 6:00pm
October 30 – Halloween Parade at 8:15am

Spirit Wear…
All sizes of Roosevelt spirit wear are back in stock! (For those that pre-ordered spirit wear, it will be sent home with your child.) Spirit wear may be purchased in the school office. Please be aware that the office is quite busy at the start of each school day and at dismissal, so please be patient with our office staff.

World’s Finest Chocolate…
This is our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps to pay for so many programs offered throughout the year, so we really need parent support! If every family sold just 1 box of chocolate, our school would earn almost $20,000 which would cover the cost of art or almost 2 Chromebook carts.
Please note: Once you sign out a box of chocolate, you are responsible for the full cost of the box. Partially sold boxes cannot be returned to the office! If you are having trouble selling your entire box, PLEASE come by the school office – there may be other families that are willing to purchase some of your chocolate to sell and you can be matched up with those families.

We’re getting there…
So far the Enrichment Fund has raised enough to pay for our school’s Art teacher, Marlene Perez, free chess lessons every Tuesday, the Girls on the Run program and SMART Boards in more classrooms. The PTA would still like to purchase more technology and have money to offer scholarships to Outdoor Ed for 5th grade and Yosemite for 6th grade and pay for the parent chaperones to Yosemite. In addition to new technology and the 5th & 6th grade trips, any money raised this year will also go towards field trips ($20 per student), supplies for teachers, after school Enrichment and much more!

You can still turn in your $150 donation to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund to have a chance to win an iPad Mini! The raffle will be held at the November PTA meeting.

Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA. The PTA also accepts credit cards. Please stop by the office or send your pledge forms in an envelope to school with your child.  Anyone that gives $150 will get a special green t-shirt that your child may wear as uniform, a gift bag and a chance to win an iPad Mini! (If you have turned in your $150 and have not received your raffle ticket, green shirt or bag, please contact the school office.)

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from the classrooms in your news feed. www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

If you’ve liked our page but are not seeing any updates in your timeline, you need to start liking or commenting on occasional posts to have them show in your timeline regularly. You can also click on the “Liked” box and in the pull down menu select “Get Notifications”.

Have a great week!

Week of September 21 – September 25

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, September 21
Please come to the first PTA Meeting of the 2015/2016 school year at 6:00pm in Room 14. The PTA will be discussing the status of current fundraisers and direct donation fundraising and looking at the PTA’s budget  for this year. All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is available. Free childcare is offered in the YMCA room. 1st graders will be performing at the beginning of the meeting.

Tuesday, September 22
Tuesday Chess Day is back! Free chess lessons are offered in the YMCA room each Tuesday during lunch time recess for grades 1 – 8  (Sponsored by Roosevelt PTA – thanks to parent donations to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund)

Wednesday, September 23
Heals Farm Field Trip – 5th grade/Room 11

Friday, September 25
Put your dancing shoes on and come to the Family Dinner Dance at 5:30pm! (more information below)

Important Dates…
September 27 – End 1st BoxTops Contest!
October 1 – 5:30 SPARK Match Night (7th & 8th graders in the SPARK program will meet their Google mentors)
October 2 – Angel Island Field Trip – 4th grade

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

Spirit Wear…
All sizes of Roosevelt spirit wear will be available the week of September 21. Those that pre-ordered spirit wear will be notified when your order is available for pick up. Spirit wear may be purchased in the school office. Please be aware that the office is quite busy at the start of each school day and at dismissal, so please be patient with our office staff.

World’s Finest Chocolate…
This is our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps to pay for so many programs offered throughout the year, so we really need parent support! If every family sold just 1 box of chocolate, our school would earn almost $20,000 which would cover the cost of art or almost 2 Chromebook carts.
Please note: Once you sign out a box of chocolate, you are responsible for the full cost of the box. Partially sold boxes cannot be returned to the office! If you are having trouble selling your entire box, PLEASE come by the school office – there may be other families that are willing to purchase some of your chocolate to sell and you can be matched up with those families.

Win an iPad Mini!…
You can still turn in your $150 donation to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund to have a chance to win an iPad Mini! The raffle will be held at the November PTA meeting.

Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA. The PTA also accepts credit cards. Please stop by the office or send your pledge forms in an envelope to school with your child.  Anyone that gives $150 will get a special green t-shirt that your child may wear as uniform, a gift bag and a chance to win an iPad Mini! (If you have turned in your $150 and have not received your raffle ticket, green shirt or bag, please contact the school office.)

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from the classrooms in your news feed. www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

If you’ve liked our page but are not seeing any updates in your timeline, you need to start liking or commenting on occasional posts to have them show in your timeline regularly. You can also click on the “Liked” box and in the pull down menu select “Get Notifications”.

Have a great week!

Week of September 14 – September 18

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, September 14
Worlds Finest Chocolate Fundraiser begins

Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14. Please join us for the first Site Council meeting of the year in Room 14 at 6:00pm.  On the agenda for this month’s meeting: school staffing, enrollment,  Measure W spending and school safety.  All are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available.

Tuesday, September 15
Come and enjoy a cup of coffee with the principal! Parents are invited to come and meet with Principal Girardi over a cup of coffee and snacks at 8:00am in Room 1 (the room across the hall from the school office). Hear first hand about district and school news, talk about any issues or concerns you may have or just come for the coffee. This is also a great opportunity to meet other Roosevelt parents! This is a very casual meeting so if you can only drop in for a few minutes, you’re still welcome to attend. Spanish translation is available for those that need it. If you have a younger child, you are welcome to bring him/her. Tell a friend!

Last day for OktobeRun 5K early bird registration! Entry fee for students is $10, Adults $30. Participants will receive a race t-shirt which can be worn as uniform. For more information, go to www.oktoberun.com

TK – 4th grade Back to School Night at 6:00pm

Wednesday, September 16
Heals Farm Field Trip – 5th grade/Room 13

Thursday, September 17
Snack Shack Grand Re-opening at 2:20pm! The Snack Shack is operated by our 5th and 6th grade students and all proceeds go towards Outdoor Ed for 5th grade and and the 6th grade trip to Yosemite. The Snack Shack opens each day at dismissal. Remember, students may use Raccoon Bucks to purchase items. All items cost 50¢ – $2.00.

Important Dates…
September 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
September 25 – Back to School Family Dinner Dance at 5:30pm (more information below)
September 27 – End 1st BoxTops Contest!

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

Girls Volleyball…
There are two spots available on Roosevelt’s 8th Grade girls Volleyball team. If we can’t get 2 more players, the team will be canceled. Please contact the Parks & Rec office at (650) 780-7311 for more information.

Exercise Bikes Needed…
Our school is starting a new Read and Ride program! Some teachers will have an exercise bike in their classroom for students to use while reading. Our goal is to show how much fun reading can be, while improving health at the same time. But we need your help! We need exercise bikes. Please help us by either donating an exercise bike or doing one of the following: Email your friends, family and colleagues to see if they can donate anything. Ask your church or synagogue to include our request in their bulletin or newsletter. Mention our request on your Facebook page to spread the word. Any donations made are tax deductible.

If you can not bring your donated exercise bike(s) to  Roosevelt School, we will come pick them up after-school! Please call the office for more information.  Visit www.ReadAndRide.org for more information.

Spirit Wear…
All sizes of Roosevelt spirit wear will be available the week of September 21. Those that pre-ordered spirit wear will be notified when your order is available for pick up. Spirit wear may be purchased in the school office. Please be aware that the office is quite busy at the start of each school day and at dismissal, so please be patient with our office staff.

Win an iPad Mini!…
You can still turn in your $150 donation to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund to have a chance to win an iPad Mini!

Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA. The PTA also accepts credit cards. Please stop by the office or send your pledge forms in an envelope to school with your child.  Anyone that gives $150 will get a special green t-shirt that your child may wear as uniform, a gift bag and a chance to win an iPad Mini!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures in your news feed. www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!

Week of September 7 – September 11

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, September 7
Labor Day Holiday – No School

Tuesday, September 8
Kindergarten students begin Early Bird/Later Gator schedule

Free dress for students in grades 5 – 8 whose parents attended Back to School Night

Important Dates…
September 14 – Worlds Finest Chocolate Fundraiser begins
September 14 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
September 15 – TK – 4th grade Back to School Night at 5:30pm
September 16 – Heals Farm Field Trip – 5th grade/Room 13
September 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
September 27 – End 1st BoxTops Contest!

Girls Volleyball…
There are still spots available on Roosevelt’s 7th Grade girls Volleyball team. Anyone registering for the 7th grade team by Monday, 9/8 will not be charged a late fee! Registration forms and complete registration information can be found at www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity along with all of the information regarding After School Sports. You can register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark or in person at the Red Morton Community Center – 1120 Roosevelt Avenue

Volleyball Coaches…
Coaches are needed for the 4th/5th grade and 7th grade girls volleyball teams. If you are interested in being a coach or know someone that would be please Michael Smith, Redwood City After School Sports Coordinator (650) 780-7254 or msmith@redwoodcity.org.

Win an iPad Mini!…
You can still turn in your $150 donation to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund to have a chance to win an iPad Mini!

Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA. The PTA also accepts credit cards. Please stop by the office or send your pledge forms in an envelope to school with your child.  Anyone that gives $150 will get a special green t-shirt that your child may wear as uniform, a gift bag and a chance to win an iPad Mini!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures in your news feed. www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!

Reminders!

SPARK Info Night…reminder
If your 7th or 8th grade student is participating in SPARK this year, you need to attend tonight’s information meeting at 5:15pm in the Cafeteria. This program matches students with a mentor that they work with once per week. Students have an opportunity to work with mentors at companies such as Google, Facebook, YouTube, Franklin Templeton, Walmart.com, Sony, etc.

Text messages went out to all parents whose children have been invited to participate in SPARK.

Back to School Night…
Tonight is Back to School Night for grades 5 – 8 at 6:00pm.  Students whose parents attend will receive a free dress pass and a no homework pass!

Free Dress Friday…
Friday, September 4 is the first Friday of the month, so all students may wear free dress.
Please remember that all clothing worn must adhere to the uniform guidelines:
No vulgar or obscene logos, no spaghetti straps or halter tops, shorts and skirts must be fingertip length, etc.

Monday, September 7…
Don’t forget that Monday, September 7 is a Labor Day Holiday and all schools and school offices are closed. Classes resume on Tuesday, September 8. (Kindergarten students begin Early Bird/Later Gator schedule)

The weekly reminder email will go out on Monday evening.

Backpacks…
Roosevelt has received a donation of backpacks from PCC. If you need a new backpack for your child, please contact the office.

After School Sports Registration Deadline!…
Registration for Flag Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, and Street Hockey ends TODAY, Thursday 9/3!

Registration forms and complete registration information can be found at www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity along with all of the information regarding After School Sports. You can register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark or in person at the Red Morton Community Center – 1120 Roosevelt Avenue

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