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Month: August 2016

8/29 – This Week at Roosevelt

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Week one – in the books! We hope you enjoyed your return to Roosevelt as much as we enjoyed seeing you all again, and that your morning schedule is rounding into form.

This Week at Roosevelt

Tuesday, 8/30

  • 6:00pm: Mrs. O’Connor’s Back-to-School Night

Wednesday, 8/31

  • 8:30am:8th grade assembly-Alan Eustace (in the MUR)
  • 1:15pm: Middle School SBAC Award Ceremony (in the MUR)

Thursday, 9/1

  • 8:00am: 3-5 SBAC Award Ceremony
  • 9:45am: Fire Drill
Next Week

Monday, 9/5

  • Labor Day – No School

Tuesday, 9/6

  • 6:00pm: Back-to-School Night – Grades 4-8
  • Room 6 field trip to the Woodside Store
    • Ohlone Unit Driving Question: How do learning lessons of the Ohlone past improve the future?
    • City to City Unit Driving Question: How do the natural resources of an area affect/impact the way a community develops/maintains itself?

Wednesday, 9/7

  • 3:30-5:00pm: AIM High Leadership Academy
Upcoming Dates

Monday, 9/12

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm: Gold Ribbon Award Site Visit by Superintendent Torkalson

Tuesday, 9/13

  • World’s Finest Chocolate Sales (through 10/7/16)
  • Grandparent/Special Person Day (2nd grade, rooms 23, 24, 25)

Thursday, 9/15

  • 6:00–7:00pm: TK-3 Back to School Night

Friday, 9/23

  • 5:30-8:00pm: Family Welcome Back Dinner Dance
Other News
  • Target has uniforms 50% off in-store and other deals online
  • It’s not too late to donate to the Roosevelt Education Fund.
    100% pledges of $150 received by October 31st are eligible for our raffle where you could win an iPad or one of these custom Rosies in Roosevelt Spirit Wear!
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8/22 – This Week at Roosevelt

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Hi everyone,

Welcome back to school and the first newsletter of the year!  We’re ready for another great one here at Roosevelt. We’re going to post this in a few places the first week to make sure no one misses anything – please don’t mark anything as spam!

This Week at Roosevelt

Monday 8/22

  • 8:00am: First Day of School (Transitional Kindergarten doors open 8:20am)
    This is the day we’ve been waiting for all summer! Be sure to leave extra time to arrive since a few of us will be lost and because the upper parking lot will be closed to public access – likely causing greater walking distances from street parking spots.
Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, 8/31

  • 8:00am: SBAC AWARD Ceremonies (Grades 3-5)
  • 8:30 AM: 8th grade PBL Unit Guest Speaker – Alan Eustace
    How can we use what we have learned about Newton’s Third Law to design a mass transit system from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
  • 1:15pm: SBAC AWARD Ceremonies (Middle School)

Monday, 9/5

  • Labor Day: No School

Tuesday, 9/6

  • 6:00- 7:00pm: Back to School Night for grades 4-8

Wednesday, 9/7

  • 3:30pm: AIM High Leadership Academy Meeting

Monday, 9/12

  • World’s Finest Chocolate Sale Kickoff
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm: Gold Ribbon Award Site Visit by Superintendent Torkalson

Tuesday, 9/13

  • Grandparent/Special Person Day (2nd grade, rooms 23, 24, 25)

Thursday, 9/15

  • 6:00 – 7:00pm: TK-3 Back to School Night

Friday, 9/23

  • 5:30pm: Family Welcome Back Dinner Dance
Other News
  • Thanks to everyone for an awesome couple of Maze Days last week, especially all of our school staff and volunteers who worked to make hundreds of families get through as smoothly as possible. It was awesome to see all the faces both returning and new. And we had our most successful year of fundraising to date!
  • Our new hub for everything parents is at roosevelt-pta.com.

Maze Days are Here!

entering-mazeMaze Days are here!

Tue Aug 16th, 3:30-6:00pm: TK – Grade 4
Thu Aug 18th, 3:30-6:00pm: Grades 5 – 8

Who needs to attend MAZE day?
ALL Roosevelt parents (not just TK/Kinder and new families) need to attend.
I can’t come to my scheduled MAZE day. Can I go to the other one?
Yes. If the MAZE day date that was scheduled for your last name doesn’t work for you, please come to the other one.
I can’t come to either MAZE day. What do I do?
If you can’t attend either MAZE day, please come in to the office on Monday morning before school starts. Be aware that the first day of school is a very busy one in the office, so getting your paperwork turned in and your child’s class assignment will take more time.
I didn’t get my MAZE day packet. What do I do?
There will be blank forms available for you at both MAZE days, so please come even if you didn’t receive a packet in the mail.
Do I need to plan to be at MAZE day for the entire time listed?
No. The scheduled times are just a window. You can come any time during the scheduled time.
What do I need to bring with me?
You need to fill out all of your forms before MAZE Day. (If you are having trouble with any of your forms, assistance will be provided during both MAZE days.) In addition to your completed forms, bring your checkbook, credit cards or cash. Once you’ve turned in all of your completed forms, you will receive your child’s teacher/class assignment.
Do I need to bring any money for anything?
There are a few  opportunities to be prepared for, including:

  1. DONATING TO THE ROOSEVELT ENRICHMENT FUND
    Through donations like yours, the PTA is able to fund technology, art, field trips, outdoor education, our award-winning library and reading program, family fun nights for our community, and more.We’re asking for pledges of $150 this year and your 100% donation will get you an awesome REF Swag Bag filled with lots of fun goodies – including a limited edition, principal-approved, green Roosevelt T-shirt that counts as a uniform shirt!If you hit the 100% mark before October 31st, you’ll automatically be entered into the REF 100% Raffle. The prizes include gift cards, Spiritwear, Raccoon Bucks, and a Roosevelt hallway that your student or family gets to name for the entire school year. At the end of the year, you get to keep the sign!
  2. SPIRIT WEAR
    Roosevelt Raccoons – get ready to show your school spirit! Pick up your uniform-approved Roosevelt t-shirts, polos, sweatshirts and sweatpants. Spirit wear will also be available for proud Roosevelt parents.

See you all this week!

Welcome to our New PTA Site

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New year, new site. After maintaining the RooseveltParents.com site for several years, we’re going to try and do our best to spell Trish Taylor from the admin duties. What an incredible resource it’s been for all of us over the years. A heartfelt thank you to Trish for getting the blog off the ground, her years of effort and continued support.

The good news is that we’ve managed to import all of RooseveltParents.com posts and  content here. And we’ve managed to add some new functionality like Volunteer Signup and Donation forms.

There’s also a calendar that you can subscribe to, a student supply list page, and some fun new widgets (like flickr). We’ll do our best to keep up the high standards set by Trish – but feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions or suggestions at:

We’ll soon repoint the RooseveltParents.com domain to redirect people here, but in the meantime you can bookmark this page.

Best,
The Roosevelt PTA

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