Roosevelt Parents

School and PTA Resources for all Roosevelt Parents

Month: January 2016

Week of January 25 – January 29

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, January 25
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 to make sure that your child’s board 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!

Kinder & 1st Grade Water Conservation presentation

PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14.  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 26
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 27
Restaurant fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese (2541 El Camino) from 3:00pm – 9:00pm. Chuck E Cheese will donate 15% of sales back to Roosevelt. Invite friends and family and help raise more money for Roosevelt!

Friday, January 29
8th Grade field trip to Alcatraz

Important Dates…
February 4 – Lockdown Drill
February 5 – 100th Day of School activities for K-2
February 5 – DARE program in 5th grade
February 8 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
February 9 – Family Science Night – Super Powers! – 6:00pm in the Cafeteria
February 10 – Roosevelt Presents at School Board Meeting (more information below)
February 11 – 8:45 Kinder field trip to Hiller Aviation Museum
February 11 – 8th grade College Bound! field trip to Stanford University
February 12 & 15 – President’s Weekend – No School

Parent Volunteers Needed…
We’re looking for parents to work with the different grade levels and chair events because many of our current event chairs will be graduating out of Roosevelt with their student this year or next. Events are assigned to grade levels for the work, but we need people that are willing to direct the volunteers.

The PTA is looking for parents to organize restaurant fundraisers which involves contacting restaurant managers, arranging a date and sending out flyers.

And finally, we need help with our school’s blog and Facebook account. You can decide your level of help – taking pictures in classrooms to be posted on the blog and Facebook page or writing a weekly update once per month.

Anyone interested in any of the above opportunities should attend the January 25th PTA meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 or contact the school office.

Roosevelt Board Report…
Each school is scheduled to make a presentation to the School Board once every 2 years. On February 10 at 7:00pm, it’s Roosevelt’s turn to present to the School Board. Parents and students are welcome to attend to hear about what Ms. Girardi has planned for Roosevelt and to show your support for our school and teachers. The presentation should last about 30 minutes.

“Like” us on Facebook…
We’ve been posting a lot more content on our school’s Facebook page so 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 January 18 – January 22

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King Day – No School

Friday, January 22
Canceled – Family Movie Night

Important Dates…
January 25 – Reading Fair entries due
January 25 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
January 26 – Reading Fair Night at 6:00pm
January 27 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese’s
February 8 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
February 12 & 15 – President’s Weekend – No School

Reading Fair Kits…
If you and your child are interested in this year’s Reading Fair, you can still pick up a starter kit! The starter kit includes 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 return 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 25. Judging will be held on the morning of January 26. Ribbons and prizes for the winning entries will be given at the Reading Fair Reception on Tuesday, January 26 at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.

Mother/Son Event…
The planning is well under way for this year’s Mother/Son Event. They are looking for a large popcorn machine for the event. If anyone has one or knows where they can get one, please contact Amber Moeckel at amberdawn519@yahoo.com

Parent Volunteers Needed…
We’re looking for parents to work with the different grade levels and chair events because many of our current event chairs will be graduating out of Roosevelt with their student this year or next. Events are assigned to grade levels for the work, but we need people that are willing to direct the volunteers.

The PTA is also looking for parents to organize restaurant fundraisers which involves contacting restaurant managers, arranging a date and sending out flyers.

And finally, we need help with our school’s blog and Facebook account. You can decide your level of help – taking pictures in classrooms to be posted on the blog and Facebook page or writing a weekly update once per month.

Anyone interested in any of the above opportunities should attend the January 25th PTA meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 or contact the school office.

“Like” us on Facebook…
We’ve been posting a lot more content on our school’s Facebook page so 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!

And the Multiplier of the Year Award Goes to…

…Roosevelt’s Principal Girardi! Trish photo 11.30.15

Ms. Girardi was voted as the winner of The Multiplier of the Year Award sponsored by The Wiseman Group. She beat out education professionals nation wide and is now recognized as one of the world’s top leaders and “genius makers”.

Are you a genius or a genius maker? We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, light bulbs go off over people’s heads; ideas flow and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves and get more from other people. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now when leaders are expected to do more with less. – The Wiseman Group

Ms. Girardi was nominated for this award by our very own Jan Marsh (8th grade Math & Science). She wrote the following about Ms. Girardi:

Trish hires good people, deploys them where they can make their best contributions, and helps them find what they need for success. She shines a spotlight on the talent that she magnetically attracts to the school, giving ownership for end goals, challenging us to use our creativity and ingenuity in finding our way there. She creates an intense environment that requires our best thinking and work. API scores have increased, 119 points in 5 years. Her leadership has unlocked the genius in us all! Since she became Principal, Roosevelt has won the Russell J. Kent Award, 2009, 2012, and 2014, Boyajian Honored Teacher Award, 2011, PIA Hero Award 2010, SMCRA Celebrate Literacy Award, 2012, and in 2013, SMC Teacher of the Year, SMCRA Literacy Award, CSBA Golden Bell, and Biz World Champions.

Congratulations Ms. Girardi! This award and recognition is well deserved and the entire Roosevelt community is proud to have you as our leader!

Week of January 11 – January 15

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, January 11
Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14.  On the agenda for this month’s meeting: school and district updates, enrollment, and school safety.  All are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available.

Water Conservation Poster contest awards at City Hall at 7:00pm. Congratulations to April Anderson, Valeria Cisneros, and Galilea Lopez on your winning submissions!

Tuesday, January 12
Outdoor Education Meeting for 5th grade parents at 6:00pm

Friday, January 15
Entries due for Future Chef competition (more information below)

Important Dates…
January 18 – Martin Luther King Day – No School
January 22 – Family Movie Night
January 25 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
January 25 – Reading Fair entries due
January 26 – Reading Fair Night at 5:30pm

Mother/Son Event…
The planning is well under way for this year’s Mother/Son Event. They are looking for a large popcorn machine for the event. If anyone has one or knows where they can get one, please contact Amber Moeckel at amberdawn519@yahoo.com

Yard Duty Position Available…
Roosevelt currently has a yard duty position open. The hours are approximately 11:00am – 1:15pm. This is a paid position. If you are interested, please contact Gwen in the school office at 369-5597 or gthomas@rcsdk8.net. You will have to fill out an application with the district and get fingerprinted.

Reading Fair Kits…
If you and your child are interested in this year’s Reading Fair, you can still pick up a starter kit! The starter kit includes 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 return 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 25. Judging will be held on the morning of January 26. Ribbons and prizes for the winning entries will be given at the Reading Fair Reception on Tuesday, January 26 at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.

Future Chef Competition!…
Students through 5th grade are invited to enter the Future Chef competition for the 2015/2016 school year. This year students can submit their recipes for their favorite healthy breakfast. Recipes will be collected through January 15, 2016. The contest will be held at Hawes Elementary School on February 25, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 pm. A finalist from each school will be selected to participate in the contest.

Judging will be based on the following criteria: Originality, Kid friendly, Ease of preparation, Healthy attributes, Plate presentation and Taste. All participants will receive a certificate, medal, embroidered chef coat, and chef hat. The winner of the event will then be entered into our National competition. Entry forms are available in the school office.

“Like” us on Facebook…
We’ve been posting a lot more content on our school’s Facebook page so 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!

Updates for January 5 – January 8

Just a few more updates for this week:update

Handwriting After School Class…
Due to the elimination of handwriting from the state standards, students haven’t been taught handwriting for the past four years in California. Our PTA thinks that our students should still learn the fundamentals of handwriting so they have added a handwriting class to be offered after school for three weeks beginning this week.

The class begins on Tuesday, January 5 and will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays after school for 3 weeks. Students must be in 3rd – 6th grade. There are currently 9 more spots available in the class. The fee is $40 which covers the cost of the instructor and all materials. Contact the school office at 369-5597 for more information.

Yard Duty Position Available…
Roosevelt currently has a yard duty position open. The hours are approximately 11:00am – 1:15pm. This is a paid position. If you are interested, please contact Gwen in the school office at 369-5597 or gthomas@rcsdk8.net. You will have to fill out an application with the district and get fingerprinted.

Reading Fair Kits…
If you and your child are interested in this year’s Reading Fair, you can still pick up a starter kits! 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 return 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 25. Judging will be held on the morning of January 26. Ribbons and prizes for the winning entries will be given at the Reading Fair Reception on Tuesday, January 26 at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.

Week of January 4 – January 8

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, January 4
Teacher Training Day – No School

Applications due for Parent Advisory Council. We need two parents to represent Roosevelt! (more information below)

Tuesday, January 5
Classes Resume

Friday, January 8
First Friday of the Month – Free Dress

Important Dates…
January 11 – Water Conservation Drawing awards at City Hall
January 12 – Outdoor Education Meeting for 5th grade parents

Superintendent’s Advisory Council of Parents…
If you’ve wanted to get involved somehow, but haven’t known how, here’s your chance! This is a REALLY easy commitment of attending just 5 evening meetings this year. So far the district hasn’t received any applications from Roosevelt parents.

Superintendent Dr. John Baker is forming a Superintendent’s Advisory Council of Parents to provide him with information about important issues facing the district.  The group will be comprised of up to 2 parents from each school in the district, and will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month from January-May, 2016. Applications are due by December 18. If you’re interested, go to http://bit.ly/21nzNLw

Spirit Wear…
All sizes of sweat pants and hoodies are in stock. 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.

Street Signs…
Another big thank you to our 100%er families for donating their $150 to Roosevelt’s PTA!

Nine families won the chance to rename a hallway at school and the signs are now hanging. The Main Hallway is now Indiana Avenue and to get to the Cafeteria, you need to take Scooby Lane! Is your child’s classroom now on Skywalker Blvd or Windy Way? The next time you’re on campus, take a look!

A big congratulations to our winners and another thank you to our generous families! Your support has enabled the PTA to pay for our Art teacher Mrs. Perez, field trips (up to $20 per student), and SMART boards in the 3 – 8 classrooms. Our PTA would like to be able to fund so much more this year, so please support our PTA’s fundraising efforts!

Future Chef Competition!…
Students through 5th grade are invited to enter the Future Chef competition for the 2015/2016 school year. This year students can submit their recipes for their favorite healthy breakfast. Recipes will be collected through January 15, 2016. The contest will be held at Hawes Elementary School on February 25, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 pm. A finalist from each school will be selected to participate in the contest.

Judging will be based on the following criteria: Originality, Kid friendly, Ease of preparation, Healthy attributes, Plate presentation and Taste. All participants will receive a certificate, medal, embroidered chef coat, and chef hat. The winner of the event will then be entered into our National competition. Entry forms are available in the school office.

“Like” us on Facebook…
We’ve been posting a lot more content on our school’s Facebook page so 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!

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