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School and PTA Resources for all Roosevelt Parents

Month: August 2017

8/28 – This Week at Roosevelt

Hope your first week back (or first week here!) was a good one. Here’s what’s in store for week two…

This Week

  • Tuesday, 8/29
    • Early Release: 1:00 PM release/1:20 PM release
    • Back-to-School Night (Grades 4-8): 6-7PM
  • Friday, 8/31
    • Free Dress Friday! 
    • Fire Drill
  • Sunday, 9/3
    • Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation Benefit for Kinder/1st Grade at SAP Center in San Jose at 3:30PM

Important Dates

  •  9/4
    • Labor Day – No School 
  • 9/5
    • Accelerated Reader Goal #1 Starts
  • 9/7
    • Back-to-School Night (TK-3): 6-7PM
  • 9/8
    • 2nd Grade Special Person Presentation: 8:20-9:20AM
  • 9/11
    • SSC Meeting 6PM Staff Lounge
  • 9/15
    • Middle School Dance @Roy Cloud (More Information to Come!)
  • 9/18-9/22
    • 1st Grade Goal Setting Family Meetings
  • 9/22
    • Family Welcome Dinner Dance: 5:30PM 
  • 9/26
    • PTA Meeting: 6PM  (4th Grade Presenting!)

8/21 – This Week at Roosevelt

A Message from the Principal

I hope that everyone had a restful and relaxing summer. We are excited to see our students bright and early tomorrow morning!  The teachers and staff have been working hard to prepare classrooms for our students.  I am looking forward to spending tomorrow in the teachers’ classrooms to see our students and their teachers building a positive classroom community. Please plan for plenty of time for drop off and pick up. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience while dropping off and picking up your child. Let’s have a great school year!

Yours in Education,

Rosemary Wood, Ed.D.
Principal, Roosevelt School

Tomorrow’s Eclipse

For the eclipse on Monday, August 21 at approximately 10:15am, Roosevelt’s primary concern is the safety of students. Recess times have been changed so that all students will be inside by 10:00am. Some Roosevelt teachers will be doing district and NASA-approved eclipse activities with their classes while others will be staying indoors. The district has provided all teachers with the resources that they need to offer safe, age-appropriate activities.

This Week

  • Monday, 8/21
    • First Day of School!
    • Kindergarten Parent Orientation (8:30-10:30)
  • Wednesday, 8/23
    • Behavior Assembly for Grades 2&3
  • Thursday, 8/24
    • Behavior Assembly Grades 4&5
  • Friday, 8/25
    • DaCosta and Dr. Wood will be visiting Middle School Classes for Behavior Expectations

Important Dates

  • 8/28
    • STAR Baseline Testing Starts
  • 8/29
    • Early Release
    • 1:00 PM release, 1:20 PM release
    • Back to School Night Grades 4-8
  • 8/31
    • Fire Drill
  • 9/3
    • Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation Benefit for Kinder/1st Grade at SAP Center in San Jose at 3:30
  • 9/4
    • Labor Day
  • 9/7
    • Back-to-School Night TK-3 6-7PM
  • 9/11
    • SSC Meeting 6PM Staff Lounge
  • 9/15
    • Middle School Dance @Roy Cloud (More Information to Come!)
  • 9/18-9/22
    • 1st Grade Goal Setting Family Meetings
  • 9/22
    • PTA Welcome Dinner 5:30PM Start Time
  • 9/26
    • PTA Meeting 6PM  4th Grade Presenting

Maze Days are Here!

Maze Days start tomorrow!

Before you come:

  1. Be sure to complete your online registration (see “Online Registration at SchoolMint” below)
  2. Know how to get here (see “Getting Here” below)
  3. Be sure to bring cash, check or a credit card if you a planning to buy Spirit Wear and/or make PTA Enrichment Fund Donation
  4. Be sure to attend your assigned date based on your child’s new grade level:
TK-4th Grade:
Tuesday, August 15th, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
5th Grade – 8th Grade: 
Thursday, August 17th, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Families with children in both sessions can complete registration on either day and only need to attend one.

Getting Here:

Roosevelt School is at 2223 Vera Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061. Street parking is available on Vera, Euclid, and adjoining streets but leave time to find a spot. Maze Days is held in the Gymnasium on our lower campus.

At Maze Days you’ll be able to:

  • receive your child’s class assignment
  • ensure your registration is complete
  • opportunity to purchase Spiritwear (including school-approved uniforms, t-shirts, etc)
  • meet the PTA!
  • donate to the PTA Enrichment Fund – cash, check and credit car accepted – or you can donate here, now
  • sign-up as a PTA event volunteer
  • sign up for the school lunch program

See you there!

Online Registration at SchoolMint

Before you can complete your Maze Days registration, you need to complete your registration online. If you do not have access to a computer, there will be limited computers available at Maze Days.

You should have received an email from Redwood City School District (@schoolminteamils.com) around August 10th. If you don’t see it check your spam folder. This email will contain your email and a temporary password, which you can use to access SchoolMint in three ways:

Web browser:
iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc.):
Android device:
School Mint Support

If at any point you have any questions, please reach out to SchoolMint Support:

Support is available between 7:00AM-5:00PM PDTMonday-Friday.

Maze Days and Back-to-School!

Where did the summer go?  With Maze Days next week (Aug 15 and 17) and the first day of school (Aug 21) the following week, it’s time for our first update of the year:

Info Packets

Prior to Maze Days, you will receive a packet in the mail.  Please read through it and bring the packet with you to the school on your assigned Maze Day (see below).

Maze Days

At Maze Days you’ll receive your child’s class assignment, ensure your registration is complete, have the opportunity to purchase Spiritwear (including school-approved uniforms, t-shirts, etc), donate to the PTA Enrichment Fund, sign-up as a PTA event volunteer, and sign up for the school lunch program.

  • TK-4th Grade: Tuesday, August 15th, 3:30pm – 6pm
  • 5th Grade – 8th Grade: Thursday, August 17th 4pm-6pm

Supply Lists

Back by popular demand, we’ve posted our student supply lists by grade, and provided one-click buying options from Target and Amazon. Check it out here.

PTA Enrichment Fund Donation

This year, we’re moving to a family-based pledge target of $250. You can learn about the amazing programs and services the PTA provides here, but in short these funds go towards:

  • Education Outside: Science Education in our beautiful garden space
  • Family Fun Nights (Dinner Dance, Spooktacular Bingo, Movie Night)
  • Enrichment (Lunchtime Chess, Girls on the Run)
  • Technology Upgrades (eg tablets, Chromebooks, Smartboards)
  • Library support
  • Accelerated Reader Parties and Banquet
  • Scholarships for Outdoor Ed
  • Supplement for Yosemite Trip
  • Snack Shack
  • Teacher Supply Stipend

There are several ways to make your donation:

  • School Office
    Checks need to be made out to “Roosevelt PTA”.  If you are donating cash, please make sure to put it in an envelope marked “PTA” when you visit the office.
  • Maze Days
    This is the most common method. The PTA can accept your donation in person at Maze Days via cash, check, or credit card. Plus you’ll get an immediate smile in return!
  • Online: Paypal
    For your convenience, you can also donate using the PayPal from this site right now. PayPal accepts credit cards, or direct payments from your bank account.  Choose between a one-time payment or smaller monthly contributions for a specified duration:

Passive Fundraising

We’ve updated the ways that your dollars can further our programs through passive giving programs like Amazon Smile, eScrips and Box Tops for Education – read more here.

Summer Playdate

We’ve got one last summer playdate coming up – please join us for a fun morning connecting with other Roosevelt kids and parents ahead of the school year!

Time: Saturday, August 19th, 10-12am
Location: Stafford Park

Education Outside – Outdoor Science / Garden program

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Education Outside to bring a full-time onsite educator to help run the garden and teach outdoor science in our newly-revitalized garden space.  This program is similar to ones offered in Los Altos, Palo Alto and Woodside.  The program is heavily subsidized, but we still need to raise $15,000 for the program.  To help kick off our fundraising, we’ve started a GoFundMe campaign.  Please consider donating to the campaign, and share it with your friends and relatives on Facebook and other channels! It’s easy! Thanks to summer-support, we’re 7% to our goal!

GoFundMe Link:  gf.me/u/c2aju

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