Roosevelt Parents

School and PTA Resources for all Roosevelt Parents

Month: April 2016

Week of April 25 – April 29

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:

Please note: SBAC testing begins on April 25 for students in grades 3-8 until mid May. This is the state testing that students participate in each year. Make sure your student gets plenty of rest each night, a good breakfast, and BE ON TIME each morning!

calendariconMonday, April 25
Rooms 6A & 6B field trip to Hiller Aviation Museum

PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14. Officers are needed for next year’s PTA board! All current officers are termed out at the end of this school year. Without an active PTA, Roosevelt cannot collect the money needed to offer Art, field trips, teacher supplies, etc. Please come to the meeting on Monday night for more information about PTA.
5th graders will be performing at the beginning of the meeting.

Tuesday, April 26
Virtual Penguin Field Trip – 3rd grade (Room 6)

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

Friday, April 29
A – Z Salad Bar in the Cafeteria at Lunch

End of 3rd AR goal period

Bubble parties for students without a discipline referral. Grades TK-2 at 10:00am Grades 3-8 at  2:00pm

Important Dates…
May 2 – AVID Meeting for Middle School students at 1:30pm
May 4 – 4th grade Field Trip to Red Morton for Make Time for Fitness
May 5 – 6th grade (2nd period Social Studies) PBL Presentation – How do the elements of civilization determine the success of a dynasty?
May 5 – Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon at 11:30-1:30
May 6 – 6th grade (3rd period Social Studies) PBL Presentation – How do the elements of civilization determine the success of a dynasty?
May 6 – Folk Dance Night in cafeteria (Ising) at 5:30
May 7 – Mother/Son Event (Please Note: the date on the yellow parent calendar is incorrectly listed as May 2)
May 10 – 5th grade (Room 13) Heal Farm Field Trip
May 10 – 1st grade field trip t0 SF Zoo at 8:00am
May 10 – 2nd grade field trip to Coyote Point at 8:30am
May 10 – 8th grade Graduation Planning Meeting at 6:00pm
May 11 – Student of the Month Assemblies
May 12 – Rooms 6A and 6B Special Olympics Field trip to Gunn High School at 8:30am
May 13 – RCEF Benefit at Canada College (more information below)
May 17 – AR Banquet for students who made all three AR reading goals (date to be confirmed)
May 19 – Art Show – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
May 19 – Open House 6:00pm – 7:00pm
May 23 – 6th grade students leave for their week in Yosemite
May 23 – Spring Instrumental Music Concert at Sequoia High School (Carrington Hall) at 6:30pm
May 24 – Last PTA Meeting of the year
May 30 – Memorial Day – No School
May 31 – Talent Show at PCC

Boys Event…
Parents of boys – it’s time to buy your tickets! The Roosevelt Boys Event will be held on Saturday, May 7. This is a “Red Carpet” movie event so bring your blankets and enjoy some treats and enjoy the movie! We will be watching the movie “The Good Dinosaur”. Tickets are $5 per person. Look for the red flyer that came home. (More flyers are available in the office)

The Roosevelt Boys event is for Roosevelt Boys & their special person only, no child that is not a boy or Roosevelt student will be permitted.

5th grade parents are being asked to volunteer, but all volunteers are welcome!

The committee would appreciate donations of cookies, brownies and small sweet treats and bottled waters for the boys event.  Please contact Amber Moeckel if you can help out or help with waters or treats at amberdawn519@yahoo.com

RCEF Benefit…
Mark your calendars for the RCEF’s Benefit for a Brighter Future event on May 13 at Canada College!

Benefit for a Brighter Future is the Redwood City Education Foundation’s premiere fundraising event, generating up to 30% of our annual income. We are fortunate each year to welcome an ever-growing number of Redwood City’s top educators, community members, and business leaders for an evening of inspiration, fun, and opportunity. If you would like to sponsor, help with the event, or just learn more, please contact us at: info@rcef.org or phone 650-269-0430. Early Bird tickets are available now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rcef-benefit-for-a-brighter-future-2016-tickets-22935883846

Art Show Help Needed…
The end of the school year is approaching and our Art teacher, Marlene Perez, has planning for the May 19 Art Show on her mind.  She will be needing volunteers on May 18 & 19  to prep, label, and install the art and then more volunteers on May 20 to take it all down. If you can staple, she needs your help! No other skills required! Please contact Marlene at marlenevperez@comcast.net

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 Wednesday, May 5 in the Staff Room. The PTA is asking for a donation of $5 per family to help pay for the caterer. Please check for flyers coming home with more information.

“Like” us on Facebook…
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

Have a great week!

Reminder – Parent Coffee Tomorrow!

cups_of_coffeeCome to Room 1 at 8:00am tomorrow morning and enjoy a cup of coffee with other parents and Principal Girardi!  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.  If you have a younger child, you are welcome to bring him/her.

Tell a friend!

Week of April 18 – April 22

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, April 18
Reclassification ceremony 7:30pm at MIT Auditorium for ELL (English Language Learner) students that passed the CELDT (California English Language Development Test) and are now considered English Language proficient. Congratulations to the 60 Roosevelt students that will be reclassifying on Monday!

Tuesday, April 19
7th grade field trip to the historical buildings at 9:00

Cursive class begins after school at 2:30pm for 3rd- 6th graders (more information below)

Wednesday, April 20
Animal Adaptation virtual field trip room 6

Friday, April 22
Parent Coffee at 8:00am in Room 1! 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. 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 a very casual meeting so if you can only drop in for a few minutes, you’re still welcome to attend. If you have a younger child, you are welcome to bring him/her. Tell a friend!

TK field trip Common Ground Gardeners

Ising Open House – for 1st grade girls & 2nd and 3rd grade girls currently in Ising and parents

Important Dates…
April 25 – SBAC testing begins for students in grades 3-8
April 28 – End of 3rd AR goal period
May 7 – Mother/Son Event (Please Note: the date on the yellow parent calendar is incorrectly listed as May 2)
May 13 – RCEF Benefit at Canada College (more information below)
May 17 – AR Banquet for students who made all three AR reading goals (date to be confirmed)
May 19 – Art Show – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
May 19 – Open House 6:00pm – 7:00pm
May 23 – 6th grade students leave for their week in Yosemite
May 23 – Spring Instrumental Music Concert at Sequoia High School (Carrington Hall) at 6:30pm
May 30 – Memorial Day – No School

Cursive Writing Class…
Did you know that California eliminated cursive writing in the standards about 4 years ago? Unfortunately, that means that our students can’t read or write anything in cursive – or even write their own signature! Roosevelt’s PTA asked for an after school class to be taught to students in grades 3-6 and Ms. Girardi delivered! A former Roosevelt teacher will be on site after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays in Room 11 to offer 6 sessions of cursive writing instruction. The cost is $40 per student to pay for the teacher. Please see the flyer that came home in last Thursday’s folder for more information and to sign up!

Boys Event…
Parents of boys – it’s time to buy your tickets! The Roosevelt Boys Event will be held on Saturday, May 7. This is a “Red Carpet” movie event so bring your blankets and enjoy some treats and enjoy the movie! We will be watching the movie “The Good Dinosaur”. Tickets are $5 per person. Look for the red flyer that came home in last Thursday’s folders.

The Roosevelt Boys event is for Roosevelt Boys & their special person only, no child that is not a boy or Roosevelt student will be permitted.

5th grade parents are being asked to volunteer, but all volunteers are welcome!

We will need help with the photo booth, which already has an attendant but we’d like someone to help with props. We need help serving Sweet treats and with the  popcorn machine. Volunteers are also needed with setup & cleanup. The committee would also appreciate cookies, brownies and small sweet treat donations and bottled waters for the boys event.  Please contact Amber Moeckel if you can help out or help with waters or treats at amberdawn519@yahoo.com

RCEF Benefit…
Mark your calendars for the RCEF’s Benefit for a Brighter Future event on May 13 at Canada College!

Benefit for a Brighter Future is the Redwood City Education Foundation’s premiere fundraising event, generating up to 30% of our annual income. We are fortunate each year to welcome an ever-growing number of Redwood City’s top educators, community members, and business leaders for an evening of inspiration, fun, and opportunity. If you would like to sponsor, help with the event, or just learn more, please contact us at: info@rcef.org or phone 650-269-0430. Early Bird tickets are available now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rcef-benefit-for-a-brighter-future-2016-tickets-22935883846

Art Show Help Needed…
The end of the school year is approaching and our Art teacher, Marlene Perez, has planning for the May 19 Art Show on her mind.  She will be needing volunteers on May 18 & 19  to prep, label, and install the art and then more volunteers on May 20 to take it all down. If you can staple, she needs your help! No other skills required! Please contact Marlene at marlenevperez@comcast.net

“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 April 11 – April 15

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, April 11
Classes resume. Welcome back!

Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14. On this month’s agenda: safety, staffing and Measure W spending. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, April 12
Fire Drill at 10:15

Author Lauren Tarshi, author of the “I Survived” series of books visits grades 4-7 at 10:30

GATE testing

8th Grade Graduation planning meeting at 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 13
4th grade (Rooms 4 & 5) Virtual Field Trip – Animal Adaptation at 9:20am

Thursday, April 14
5th grade Student of the Month Assembly at 10:00

Friday, April 15
8th grade Field Trip – Exploratorium

1st grade Wildcare Nature Van at 9:20

Important Dates…
April 18 – Reclassification ceremony at MIT at 7:30pm
April 19 – 7th grade field trip to the historical buildings at 9:00
April 19 – Cursive class begins after school at 2:30pm
April 20 – Animal Adaptation virtual field trip room 6
April 22  – Parent Coffee at 8:00am in Room 1
April 22 – TK field trip Common Ground Gardeners
April 22 – Ising Open House – first grade girls attend and 2/3 Ising girls
May 7 – Mother/Son Event (Please Note: the date on the yellow parent calendar is incorrectly listed as May 2)

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.

Boys Event…
Parents of boys – Save the Date! The Roosevelt Boys Event will be held on Saturday, May 7. The Roosevelt Boys event is for Roosevelt Boys & their special person only, no child that is not a boy or Roosevelt student will be permitted. Tickets will go on sale at a later date, each ticket will be $5 per person.

5th grade parents are being asked to volunteer, but all volunteers are welcome! Please contact Amber Moeckel if you can help out at amberdawn519@yahoo.com

This is a “Red Carpet” movie event so bring your blankets and enjoy some treats and enjoy the movie! We will need help with the photo booth, which already has an attendant but we’d like someone to help with props. We need help serving Sweet treats and with the  popcorn machine. Volunteers are also needed with setup & cleanup.

“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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