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1/7 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

Happy new year! I hope you and your families had a wonderful end to 2018, and we all look forward to an exciting year in 2019.

I’d like to provide a quick reminder that school does not begin for students until Wednesday, January 9.

We have parent tours beginning later this week to meet prospective Roosevelt families.

Please let me know if you would like to help out as a tour guide and if you speak Spanish, as we do have Spanish-speaking and bilingual families interested in Roosevelt. All tours will be in the morning from 8:30-10am.

I have set up a couple of Tour Orientation Meetings for parents who are interested in being tour guides. The meeting should not take longer than 45 minutes, but I will walk you through what a tour will look like and provide you with some talking points. There is one orientation meeting on Wednesday evening this week and another on Thursday morning. I hope you can attend one of these if you are interested in being a parent tour guide. Tours start on Friday, January 11, 2019.

Meet RCSD Night is this week, which is when incoming Redwood City parents have the opportunity to speak with all of the different schools about their programs.

A reminder regarding attendance: RCSD does not get paid by the state when your children are not in school (whether it be an excused or unexcused absence). If you are planning a trip that is five days or more, please make sure you fill in the independent study forms. This ensures that we are still funded for those days, and more importantly, your child can keep up to date with their studies.

Again, wishing you a happy and healthy 2019, and we look forward to seeing your children at school on Wednesday, January 9.

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Wednesday, January 9
    • Students return from Winter Break
    • Tour Orientation Meeting for parent tour guides | Library | 6:00pm
  • Thursday, January 10
    • Spirit Day: Heroes
    • Tour Orientation Meeting for parent tour guides | Cafeteria | 8:10am
    • Meet RCSD Night | 6-8pm
    • First after school chess enrichment! (details below)
  • Friday, January 11
    • Parent Tour | 8:30am

Important Dates

  • Monday, January 14
    • Reclassification Ceremony | 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, January 15
    • School Site Council meeting | 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 17
    • Parent Tour | 8:30am
    • Kinder Information Night | 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 23
    • Canyon Inn Fundraiser | 11am-10pm

After-School Chess!

Don’t forget to sign up for after-school chess!

  • DAY(S) OF WEEK: Thursday
  • START DATE: 
  • END DATE: 
  • START TIME: 
  • END TIME: 
  • REGISTRATION FEE: $172

Signup here: https://enrichment.bayareachess.com/Roosevelt19Winter

Full detailshere!

Duck Pond Update

Thank you for the donor who sent us the egg candle! Now… as the eggs are developing, the kids can see the chicks grow and track their progress. There was not note so we don’t know who to thank! (Amazon doesn’t tell us who to thank without a note.) There are still items on the wish list, including some great books! Click here!

 

Garden Thanks from Miss Zoe

Hi Roosevelt Community!
I wanted to wish you all a wonderful break. I am feeling extra grateful for this year, as the garden has been growing– in many ways! We have been able to cook with a stove top this year & make some awesome fruit jams & stir frys. We have been able to add an incredible and interactive nature playzone. Lastly, the students, staff & myself have been able to enjoy this space together while exploring and observing the natural world . I appreciate you all and look forward to seeing you in 2019!
Wormly,
Miss Zoe

12/17 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

2018 is coming to a close, and I have to say that my first five months at Roosevelt have been a real joy. I’m looking forward to a couple of weeks off, and I hope you are able to enjoy the holidays with friends and family.

My last Coffee with the Principal for 2018 will be on Wednesday, December 19 at 8:15am in the library. Please come with any questions or concerns you have with the changes happening to our district, and I’m looking forward to sharing some of the wonderful things we have planned for the new year.

A couple of quick reminders that Thursday, December 20 is a super minimum day, and Friday is the first day of Winter Break. Students start back at school on Wednesday, January 9.

2019 is expected to be a busy one.  We have a full calendar of tours coming up in January through March.  I will need lots of parents to help out as tour guides, so please let me know if you are interested. Even if you can just help on one particular day, that would be very much appreciated. When letting me know, can you also let me know if you speak Spanish, as we do have Spanish-speaking and bilingual parents interested for their children. All tours will be in the morning from 8:30-10am.

Tour dates:

  • January 11, 17, 22, 25, 30
  • February 4, 13, 15, 21
  • March 1, 15, 28

I have set up a couple of Tour Orientation Meetings for parents who are interested in being tour guides. The meeting should not take longer than 45 minutes, but I will walk you through what a tour will look like and provide you with some talking points. There is one orientation meeting on Wednesday evening and another on Thursday morning. I hope you can attend one of these if you are interested in being a parent tour guide. Tours start on Friday, January 11, 2019.

We also have a Meet RCSD night during our first week back. This will be our first opportunity for incoming families to our district to talk to all of the different schools about their programs.

A reminder regarding attendance: RCSD does not get paid by the state when your children are not in school (whether it be an excused or unexcused absence). If you are planning a trip that is five days or more, please make sure you fill in the independent study forms. This ensures that we are still funded for those days, and more importantly, your child can keep up to date with their studies.

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Wednesday, December 19
    • Coffee with the Principal | 8:15 am
  • Thursday, December 20
    • Last Day of School before Winter Break
    • Super Minimum Day: school is dismissed at 12:00 noon
  • Friday, December 21
    • NO SCHOOL – Winter break begins

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, January 9
    • Students return from Winter Break
  • Thursday, January 10
    • Tour Orientation Meeting for parent tour guides | Cafeteria | 8:10am
    • Meet RCSD Night | 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Friday, January 11
    • Parent Tour | 8:30am

Duck Pond Update

Big Thank you to the Weiser Family (Zoe in Mrs. Torres’ Kinder Class) for donating a pump for our duck pond! AND a big thank you for the Mapes-Buck family (Lauren in Pre-K and Mitch in 2nd) for donating our first incubator for our chick hatch! THANK YOU SO MUCH! For anyone else who wants to check out our Amazon Wish List- please click here!

Mathfest Roundup!

Mathfest was a HUGE hit! So much fun we are working on doing it again later in the year. For anyone who missed out… Games game and more games!

“Why do they call it Mathfest when it is all just a bunch of fun games?”
– Wren Wagner, Grade 1.

What better way to instill a love of math than through showing the simplicity, joy and beauty of math through FUN? And for anyone who realized that their kids loved blackened salmon… here is a link to how to make it at home.

 

12/10 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

Wasn’t Winterest wonderful? Thank you to all the families who attended. It was a beautiful event. It was great to see the children enjoying themselves so much performing on the stage.

Thanks to a very generous parent, we will be bringing the Julia Robinson Math Festival to Roosevelt on Tuesday night. The event starts at 6pm. It should be a fantastic event with lots of math fun. Dinner will be served in the YMCA room, with all the math fun taking place in the cafeteria.

Awards assemblies are this Tuesday for the first trimester. We will contact you if your child is going to receive an award, so hopefully you are able to join us. Award assembly times are as follows:

Tuesday, Dec 11 Award Assemblies

  • 8:05-8:35 Middle School Honor Roll and Principal’s Honor Roll assembly
  • 8:40-9:10 3rd-5th Grade Awards
  • 9:15-9:45 TK-2nd Grade Awards

We had a very successful “meet and greet” at Selby Lane on Wednesday night for the families displaced by the school moving to a K-5 dual immersion program only. There seemed to be a lot of interest in Roosevelt, which is wonderful. This coming week on Wednesday, we are hosting Hawes families who are interested in touring Roosevelt. The tour will take place from 9:30-10:30am. If you are interested in helping out, please contact me as soon as possible (tmercer@rcsdk8.net). We would love to have our Roosevelt families make our potential Hawes families feel as welcome as possible in this difficult time for them.

We also have a full calendar of tours coming up in January-March.  I will need lots of parents to help out as tour guides, so please let me know if you are interested. Even if you can just help on one particular day, that would be very much appreciated. When letting me know, can you also let me know if you speak Spanish, as we do have Spanish-speaking and bilingual parents interested for their children. All tours will be in the morning from 8:30-10am.

Tour dates:

  • January 11, 17, 22, 25, 30
  • February 4, 13, 15, 21
  • March 1, 15, 28

The last Coffee with the Principal for 2018 will be on Wednesday, December 19. I’d like to hear from you about any questions or concerns you have with the changes happening to the district, and I’d love to share some of the wonderful things we have planned for the new year.

A reminder regarding attendance: RCSD does not get paid by the state when your children are not in school (whether it be an excused or unexcused absence). If you are planning a trip that is five days or more, please make sure you fill in the independent study forms. This ensures that we are still funded for those days, and more importantly, your child can keep up to date with their studies.

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Tuesday, December 11
    • First Trimester Awards Assemblies
      • 8:05-8:35 Middle School Honor Roll and Principal’s Honor Roll assembly
      • 8:40-9:10 3rd-5th Grade Awards
      • 9:15-9:45 TK-2nd Grade Awards
    • Math Festival | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 12

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, December 19
    • Coffee with the Principal | 8:15 am
  • Thursday, December 20
    • Last Day of School before Winter Break
    • Super Minimum Day: school is dismissed at 12:00 noon
  • Friday, December 21
    • NO SCHOOL – Winter break begins
  • Wednesday, January 9
    • Students return from Winter Break, presumably kicking and screaming

Mathfest this Tuesday!

Mathfest is coming up on Tuesday from 6:00-7:30pm and we are proud to announce that it will be SUPER awesome (not just awesome mind you, SUPER awesome). Come check it out! Making math fun with games and puzzles! We would love helpers to work stations and to assist with food service. Please contact Brooke at brookelwagner@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out. We are also excited to share that she is back by popular demand: PTA chef Emily Schannep along with sous-chef She-ra Princess of Power Brooke will be making savory yet nutritious delights. Yes… making. We will be serving salad with poppyseed dressing, pulled pork buns, blackened salmon sandwiches, Cuties, Kettle Chips and dessert. WOW. Yes. $5 plus the MATHFEST! Come for the games, stay for the food. Best bargain and most fun in RWC!

Holiday Shopping… for Ducks… and Roosevelt

Get your Holiday Shopping on! We have our Amazon Wishlist for the duck/koi pond and for incubators and supplies for hatching chicks up and live! Please follow this link to access the Duck Pond/Chick Wishlist and keep an eye out for others. When shopping, remember to set up Roosevelt Elementary PTA as your Amazon Smile Charity (which you can do simply by clicking here) so that a percentage of the proceeds also gets donated to support our school. Please also include a gift note so that we know it is coming from you and can be extra-grateful. We will make labels to put on school gifts as an additional thank you.

Roosevelt School Musical

Our School Musical is coming up!!!!! We will be sending out more info but are excited to announce that the ball is rolling. The musical will feature roles for all grade levels and we will need lots of parent helpers. Please email Holly at holly.lindley.08@gmail.com if you want to be involved in the production or have some questions. We will be handing out more info soon, including dates – so stay tuned and keep an eye out.

After-School Chess Enrichment

After-school chess enrichment coming in January! Lookout for details in the Thursday folder. The cost will be $172 per student for a 9-week session. Who knows, maybe your kid will turn out to be the next Bobby Fischer,  or at least Jenna Fischer  or Bobby Hill.

 

12/3 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal 

Redwood City School District has been in the news this week with the Board of Trustees voting on the Phase 1 of the proposed school mergers and consolidations. This was a very difficult decision for Dr. John Baker and the board. The board voted to approve the following:

  • Move Orion to John Gill campus to share with the Mandarin Immersion program.
  • Merge the two Spanish Immersion programs at Adelante and Selby Lane to the Selby Lane campus and create Spanish Immersion Pre-K and TK classes. The English strand and the middle school will vacate the Selby Lane campus.
  • Consolidate the Bayside schools by merging the two smallest schools, Fair Oaks and Taft, on the Taft campus.
  • Close Hawes school and expand Roosevelt’s and Henry Ford’s attendance zones to include all or parts of the Hawes attendance zone.
  • Close the district office and rent out the space.
  • Seek outside funding for summer school.
  • Provide all displaced students from schools merging or being consolidated with priority in the Schools of Choice lottery.

What does this mean for Roosevelt? While we will not be experiencing a program change, we will be impacted by schools near us. We can expect to receive more students from both John Gill and Hawes next year, and possibly Selby Lane and Fair Oaks. It is our role to make them feel welcome.

On that note, we have a couple of outreach opportunities to help displaced families. On Wednesday evening, December 5, Selby Lane will be hosting a meet and greet for families to meet with other RCSD schools. On Wednesday, December 12, we will be hosting Hawes families at Roosevelt from 9:30-11am. We will have the opportunity to tour them through Roosevelt. I would love some parents to help with one or both of these events, especially those of you who speak Spanish. Please let me know if you are available.

Winterfest is this Tuesday, December 4th! We look forward to seeing you all there. The event takes place at the Peninsula Covenant Church (PCC) at 3560 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City. The following classrooms will be performing in the 5:30pm show: Bamberger (TK), Mallari (K), Torres (K), McPeek (2), Tse (2), Testa (4), Volz (4), Blackburn (5), Holm (6), and Kao (6). The 7:00pm show will include: Coffey (1), Mosso (1), Tsuchiyama (1), Hinojosa (3), Weindel (3), Sudol (K-4), Soares (5), Gardella (5-8), Bates (6-8), Hong (7), Le (7), Leydig (7), and Marsh (8).

Next week we have an amazing Math Festival coming up on December 11th at 6pm. There will be a variety of innovative activities where students can have fun doing math. Please mark it on your calendar.

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Tuesday, December 4
    •  Winterfest | Peninsula Covenant Church
      • 5:30pm: Bamberger (TK), Mallari (K), Torres (K), McPeek (2), Tse (2), Sudol (K-4), Testa (4), Volz (4), Blackburn (5), Holm (6), and Kao (6).
      • 7:00pm: Coffey (1), Mosso (1), Tsuchiyama (1), Hinojosa (3), Weindel (3), Soares (5), Gardella (5-8), Bates (6-8), Hong (7), Le (7), Leydig (7), and Marsh (8)
  • Wednesday, December 5
    • Meet Roosevelt | @ Selby Lane School | 6:00pm
  • Thursday, December 6
    • Spirit Day – Crazy Hair Day
    • 2nd Grade Parent Meeting | 6:00pm

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, December 11
    • First Trimester Awards Assemblies
    • Math Festival | 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 12
    • Welcome Hawes Families | @ Roosevelt | 9:30am

Winterfest This Tuesday

Join us for our winter concert and holiday cheer, with all of our kids singing loud and  clear (or mumbling quietly to themselves).

Location: Peninsula Covenant Church (PCC) at 3560 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City

  • 5:30pm: Bamberger (TK), Mallari (K), Torres (K), McPeek (2), Tse (2), Sudol (K-4), Testa (4), Volz (4), Blackburn (5), Holm (6), and Kao (6).
  • 7:00pm: Coffey (1), Mosso (1), Tsuchiyama (1), Hinojosa (3), Weindel (3), Soares (5), Gardella (5-8), Bates (6-8), Hong (7), Le (7), Leydig (7), and Marsh (8)

 

11/26 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. I would like to express my thanks to the entire Roosevelt community who have made me feel so welcome.

The air is finally clear, however we are expecting rain, so we may be having rainy day recesses and lunches this week. If you need to reschedule your parent-teacher conference, due to the school closure, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

We have a lot going on this week: PTA meeting on Tuesday evening, board meeting on Wednesday, School Site Council meeting on Thursday, and garden work day on Saturday. Second grade will be performing on Tuesday to start the PTA meeting, and hopefully rain will not deter motivated gardeners on Saturday.

On Wednesday, the school board will be voting on Dr. Baker’s recommendations for changes to our school district. While none of his recommendations directly impact Roosevelt, they will impact the schools around us.

Don’t forget to put Winterfest on your calendar for Tuesday, December 4th. Classes will be performing with their buddy classes. The show will be divided into two sessions. The following classrooms will be performing in the 5:30pm show: Bamberger (TK), Mallari (K), Torres (K), McPeek (2), Tse (2), Sudol (K-4), Testa (4), Volz (4), Blackburn (5), Holm (6), and Kao (6). The 7:00pm show will include: Coffey (1), Mosso (1), Tsuchiyama (1), Hinojosa (3), Weindel (3), Soares (5), Gardella (5-8), Bates (6-8), Hong (7), Le (7), Leydig (7), and Marsh (8). The event will take place at the Peninsula Covenant Church at 3560 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City.

Look for more news this coming week on the Math Festival coming up on December 11. This will be a fantastic event and lots of fun.

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Tuesday, November 27
    •  PTA Meeting | 6:00pm | Room 14
  • Wednesday, November 28
    •  School Board Meeting | 7:00pm
  • Thursday, November 29
    •  School Site Council Meeting | 6:00pm
  • Saturday, December 1
    •  Garden Day | 9:00am

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, December 4
    •  Winterfest | Peninsula Covenant Church
      • 5:30pm: Bamberger (TK), Mallari (K), Torres (K), McPeek (2), Tse (2), Sudol (K-4), Testa (4), Volz (4), Blackburn (5), Holm (6), and Kao (6).
      • 7:00pm: Coffey (1), Mosso (1), Tsuchiyama (1), Hinojosa (3), Weindel (3), Soares (5), Gardella (5-8), Bates (6-8), Hong (7), Le (7), Leydig (7), and Marsh (8)
  • Thursday, December 6
    • Spirit Day – Crazy Hair Day
  • Tuesday, December 11
    • Math Festival | 6:00 pm

Jog-a-thon Prize Winners

All that fundraising also meant an awful lot of prize winning. Check-out the Jog-a-thon page, here to see the full list of raffle winners!

Thanks again to all the local business that donated prizes and for all the hard work from our parent and student fundraisers who made the 2018 Jog-a-thon such a rockin’ hit!

Garden Day Do-Over This Saturday

This Saturday, December 4, we will be having a Garden Work Day from 9am-12pm. Our very own plant-head, the inimitable Zoe will be organizing it, and we need as many volunteers as possible. Get your hands dirty and help us get our incomparable garden in great shape for the winter!

Questions? Wanna volunteer? Email garden@roosevelt-pta.com 

11/12 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

Congratulations Roosevelt Raccoons for not only reaching our Jog-a-thon fundraising target but exceeding it! Thank you so much to our incredible community for getting behind our school and our students and supporting them in their education and enrichment. The Jog-a-thon, itself, was an amazing success. A huge thank you to Melinda Moye for her tireless leadership in ensuring this extraordinary event went off without a hitch. We had so many wonderful parent volunteers, and I know there are so many of you who helped behind the scenes, even if you couldn’t be there on the day. We could not have asked for a better day, and I could not be prouder to be part of this community. If you don’t already follow the Roosevelt page on Facebook, please do so, and check out the pictures from this PTAwesome event!

Book Fair is this week. Please visit our warm and welcoming librarian Paulette this week! It’s a great time to get something for your children to read over the Thanksgiving break.

Dr. John Baker is presenting his recommendations to the Board of Trustees with regard to making the necessary budget cuts for the 2018-19 school year. The recommendations were made available to the public on Friday, and it appears that the only immediate impact for Roosevelt will be a potential influx of students with a couple of closures/mergers happening to some nearby schools. The possibility of moving to a K-5 and 6-8 model for schools moving forward will be examined over the next year, with no potential changes until the 2019-20 school year.  The community is invited to come to the special board meeting on Wednesday, November 14 at the Fox Theatre at 7pm to hear him present his recommendations. To review the potential changes Dr. Baker is recommending to the board, go to this link: http://redwoodcity.agendaonline.net/public/

Parent-teacher conferences start this week, although the two official conference days are Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20.

Friday, November 16 is a super minimum day. This means that ALL classes are dismissed at 12 o’clock. Please place this on your calendar, so you don’t forget!

Due to the poor air quality from the fires in northern California, our Garden Day was rescheduled from this past Saturday to December 1. I hope to see many of you there. In the meantime, please thank any first responders that you see. This is a very challenging time for many of them, as they are heading both north and south to help with fires.

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Tuesday, November 13
    • World Kindness Day
  • Wednesday, November 14
    • Conferences begin in some classes
    • District Board Meeting | Fox Theater | 7:00pm
  • Friday, November 16
    • SUPER MINIMUM DAY – class gets out at noon

Important Dates

  • Monday, November 19
    • Parent Teacher Conferences—NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, November 20
    • Parent Teacher Conferences—NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, November 21
    • Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, November 22
    • Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, November 23
    • Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, November 27
    • PTA Meeting | 6:00pm | Room 14
  • Wednesday, November 28
    • School Board Meeting | 7:00pm
  • Thursday, November 29
    • School Site Council Meeting | 6:00pm
  • Saturday, December 1
    • Garden Day | 9:00am

THAT ROCKIN’ JOG-A-THON ROCKED!

What an awesome show of Roosevelt spirit last week! Congrats on surpassing our Jog-a-thon fundraising School Goal! Stay tuned for more details on our free dress week. We also had 10 classrooms hit their goal to earn pizza or donut parties!

And there’s still time to hit those student goals! November 15 is the last chance to raise the $80 goal for students that want to earn their water bottle and gold collector’s bracelet!

We will be announcing prize winners after the Thanksgiving holiday once the electronic raffles are generated.

 

Fall Book Fair This Week!

Our annual Fall Book Fair is THIS WEEK! The Book Fair will be open:

  • TUESDAY, 11/13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
    • FAMILY NIGHT Please come to our traditional Cookies & Cocoa Night for an enjoyable evening filled with fun activities and lots of books!
  • WEDNESDAY, 11/14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • THURSDAY, 11/15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • FRIDAY, 11/16, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Please plan on visiting the Book Fair with your child to help promote reading, support the library, and have some family fun! (P.S. This is an easy enjoyable way to get your holiday shopping done early as well!).

To shop online (Nov. 13-30) or sign up to volunteer at the fair, visit our book fair website: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/rooseveltelementaryschool8

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE ATTHE BOOK FAIR THIS WEEK!

 

 

Jog-a-thon Thursday!!!

Just two days until the Roosevelt Rockin’ Jog-a-thon! The weather’s looking great for a rockin’ day on the track. The fundraising efforts have been incredible and show Roosevelt’s amazing spirit. Check out these amazing stats:

  • We’re 91% to our school goal and closing fast!
  • Our Coffey, McPeek, Mallari and Bamberger classrooms have reached their classroom goals unlocking their pizza/donut parties with Weindel’s just 2% away! That will be our top 10 classrooms all achieving party status!
  • 124 student have reached their personal goals! Gold bracelets and water bottles await!

Don’t stop now Roosevelt! And keep running your campaigns even after the jog – the final fundraising deadline is not until November 15th! So after the run, you can still go hit-up any late-comers or anyone who wanted you to run the laps first!

See you on the track Thursday!

# Teacher Goal Total % to Goal
1 Tsuchiyama, 1st Grade  $           1,920  $           7,493 390%
2 Mosso, 1st Grade  $           1,840  $           4,963 270%
3 Torres, K  $           2,240  $           4,359 195%
4 Tse, 2nd Grade  $           2,160  $           3,415 158%
5 Hinojosa, 3rd Grade  $           2,080  $           2,840 137%
6 Coffey, 1st Grade  $           1,760  $           2,135 121%
7 McPeek, 2nd Grade  $           2,240  $           2,690 120%
8 Mallari, K  $           2,320  $           2,582 111%
9 Bamberger, TK  $           2,000  $           2,127 106%
10 Weindel, 3rd Grade  $           2,240  $           2,185 98%

Run Times!

  • 8:15-8:35am:
    • Hinojosa Room 4
    • Weindel Room 6
    • Volz Room 2
    • Testa Room 31
  • 8:45-9:05am:
    • Tsuchiyama Room 29
    • Mosso Room 28
    • Coffey Room 30
    • Tse Room 23
    • McPeek Room 24
  • 9:15-9:35am:
    • Bamberger Room 27
    • Mallari Room 21
    • Torres Room 26
    • Sudol Room 31
  • 10:45-11:05am:
    • Bates Room 6A
    • Soares Room 12
    • Gardella Room 6B
    • Blackburn Room 13
  • 12:00-12:20pm:
    • Holm Room 9
    • Kao Room 10
    • Hong Room 11
    • Le Room 8
    • Leydig Room 16
    • Sugar Room 18
    • Marsh Room 19

11/5 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal

Jog-a-thon this Thursday!

After a number of months of meetings with the Superintendent’s Advisory Council and many community forums, Dr. John Baker will be presenting his recommendations to the Board of Trustees at the November 14 board meeting. Due to an expected large turnout, the board meeting will be held at the Fox Theater at 7pm. The recommendations will become available to the public on November 9, but at this time, I do not expect any major changes to Roosevelt School. While there has been talk of possibly moving to a K-5th and 6th-8th model for schools, Dr. Baker has expressed that he will need more time to review this option, and there will be no changes to the current school configurations for 2019-2020 school year. This means that Roosevelt will remain a TK-8th grade school for at least the next 1 ½ years.

Tomorrow, Monday, November 5, we will be hosting a Parent Information Night about the American education system. Michelle Remond will be leading this talk in both English and Spanish. It will be held in the upper campus. A light dinner and childcare will be provided. While the talk is aimed at TK-1st grade parents, we welcome anyone new to the U.S. education system to attend.

We are super excited for the Jog-a-thon this Thursday! We are getting much closer to our target of $45,000. We hope to see many of you join us for the big event on Thursday.

Remember that parent-teacher conferences start with some teachers on November 14, although the two official conference days are Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20.

Also, Friday, November 16 is a super minimum day. This means that ALL classes are dismissed at 12 o’clock. Please place this on your calendar, so you don’t forget!

On Saturday, November 10, we will be having a Garden Work Day from 9am-12pm. Zoe, our amazing gardening teacher, will be organizing it, and we need as many volunteers as possible.

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Monday, November 5
    • Information Night about the US Education System | 6pm
  • Thursday, November 8
  • Friday, November 9
    • Free Dress
    • Back-up Jog-a-thon Date (if weather prevents November 7)
    • End of first trimester
  • Saturday, November 10
    • Garden Day 9am-12pm

Important Dates

  • Monday, November 12
    • Veteran’s Day -NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, November 13
    • World Kindness Day
  • Friday, November 16
    • SUPER MINIMUM DAY – class gets out at noon
  • Monday, November 19
    • Parent Teacher Conferences—NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, November 20
    • Parent Teacher Conferences—NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, November 21
    • Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, November 22
    • Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, November 23
    • Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

JOG-A-THON THIS THURSDAY!

Just 4 days to go until the 2018 Roosevelt Rockin’ Jog-a-thon! We’re more than 75% to our goal, so don’t stop now – our last week was our biggest week in 2017!

The big day is this Thursday, November 8th during school hours. Check here to see what time your child is running if you want to cheer them on!

Congrats to the 2nd grade Tse classroom for earning their pizza/donut party, with Coffey (98%), Mallari (95%), McPeek (86%), and Weindel (79%) closing-in! Also a shout-out to Mr. Sugar’s class with the most raised in middle school!

The final fundraising deadline is not until November 15th don’t stop after the jog! You have a little extra time to earn donations for a job well done.

# Classroom Leaderboard Goal Total % to Goal
1 Tsuchiyama, 1st Grade  $           1,920  $           6,950 362%
2 Mosso, 1st Grade  $           1,840  $           4,688 255%
3 Torres, K  $           2,240  $           3,984 178%
4 Tse, 2nd Grade  $           2,160  $           2,592 120%
5 Hinojosa, 3rd Grade  $           2,080  $           2,470 119%
6 Coffey, 1st Grade  $           1,760  $           1,735 99%
7 Mallari, K  $           2,320  $           2,202 95%
8 McPeek, 2nd Grade  $           2,240  $           1,925 86%
9 Weindel, 3rd Grade  $           2,240  $           1,773 79%
10 Bamberger, TK  $           2,000  $           1,197 60%

Garden Work Day This Saturday

This Saturday, November 10, we will be having a Garden Work Day from 9am-12pm. Our very own plant-head, the inimitable Zoe will be organizing it, and we need as many volunteers as possible. Get your hands dirty and help us get our incomparable garden in great shape for the winter!

Questions? Wanna volunteer? Email garden@roosevelt-pta.com 

10/29 – This Week at Roosevelt

Message from the Principal  

Thank you to the incredible PTA members for putting on a truly wonderful Spooktacular Bingo night. It was a such a fun night, and it’s always so exciting to see the Roosevelt community gather together to have fun.

As many of you know, the Superintendent’s Advisory Council have shared their ideas regarding the future of Redwood City School District, and Dr. John Baker has already held a couple of community forms. If you were not able to attend those, you still have the chance this week, as there are two more. On Thursday, November 1, a community forum will be held at Hoover Community School Cafeteria from 8:30-10am and later the same day from 6-8pm at the Kennedy Middle School Gym.

You also have the option to weigh in on the ideas put forward by the various sub-committees or share your own ideas. Go to this form to let your thoughts be known: http://bit.ly/2yD5KHY 

The Jog-a-thon is less than two weeks out! We are very excited for this event, and I hope your children are too. Keep up the excellent job fundraising—we are just past halfway to our target of $45,000! Keep it up!

I hope to see many of you on Wednesday at the Halloween costume parade starting at 8:15am. If your child is participating, please have them come to school in costume, but make sure they bring regular clothes to change into afterwards. We are making Wednesday a free-dress day.

Please make sure you have signed up for your parent-teacher conference(s). The two official conference days are Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20, although some teachers are offering times the week prior.

On Monday, November 5, we will be hosting a Parent Information Night about the American education system. Michelle Remond will be leading this talk in both English and Spanish. It will be held in the upper campus. A light dinner and childcare will be provided. While the talk is aimed at TK-1st grade parents, anyone new to the U.S. education system is welcome to attend.

For those of you who are around on Saturday, November 10, we will be having a Garden Work Day from 9am-12pm. Zoe, our amazing gardening teacher, will be organizing it, and we need as many volunteers as possible.

– Principal Tina Mercer

This Week

  • Tuesday, October 30
    • Free Farmers’ Market (normally on Mondays, but just moved to Tuesday for this week)
  • Wednesday, October 31
    • Free Dress
    • Halloween Costume Parade | 8:15am
    • Fall class parties | 9:15am
  • Thursday, November 1
    • Community Forum 8:30am Hoover Community School
    • Community Forum 6pm Kennedy Middle School
  • Friday, November 2
    • Free Dress
    • Intruder Drill | 9:30am

Important Dates

  • Monday, November 5
    • Information Night about the US Education System | 6pm
  • Thursday, November 8
  • Friday, November 9
    • Free Dress
    • Back-up Jog-a-thon Date (if weather prevents November 7)
    • End of first trimester
  • Saturday, November 12
    • Garden Day 9am-12pm
  • Monday, November 12
    • Veteran’s Day -NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, November 13
    • World Kindness Day
  • Monday, November 19
    • Parent Teacher Conferences—NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, November 20
    • Parent Teacher Conferences—NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, November 21
    • Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, November 22
    • Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, November 23
    • Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

Jog-a-thon Update

Just 11 days to go until the 2018 Roosevelt Rockin’ Jog-a-thon. We’re more than halfway to our goal, but don’t stop rockin’ for Roosevelt now! And congrats to Torres’ Kinder class and Hinojosa’s Grade 3 class for joining Tsuchiyama and Mosso in reaching their classroom goals! Pizza or donut parties are comin’ your way!

Also – classroom runtimes are now posted to our Jog-a-thon page, here!

Also-also –  we’ve had a 2018 Jog-a-thon lap bracelet sighting – and they’re looking pretty sharp. More laps means getting into “rare” bracelet territory.

# Classroom Leaderboard Goal Raised % to Goal
1 Tsuchiyama – 1st Grade  $           1,920  $     5,433 283%
2 Mosso – 1st Grade  $           1,840  $     3,255 177%
3 Torres – K  $           2,240  $     3,294 147%
4 Hinojosa – 3rd Grade  $           2,080  $     2,190 105%
5 Tse – 2nd Grade  $           2,160  $     1,932 89%
6 Coffey – 1st Grade  $           1,760  $     1,500 85%
7 McPeek – 2nd Grade  $           2,240  $     1,480 66%
8 Mallari – K  $           2,320  $     1,423 61%
9 Weindel – 3rd Grade  $           2,240  $     1,358 61%
10 Bamberger – TK  $           2,000  $         965 48%

Discovery Day at AT&T Park – This Saturday

Discovery Day at AT&T Park
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
11 AM-4:30 PM

This FREE event is unlike any other – with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games and astounding activities for all ages! This super-charged, super-fun celebration will include hundreds of hands-on activities, untold opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers, and even the chance to run around the bases! The entire ballpark is packed to the rafters with science content: on the field, at every entry/exit, and every level of the ballpark.

Learn more here: http://www.bayareasciencefestival.org/festival/discovery-days-at-att-park/

Fall Book Fair Coming Soon!

It’s that exciting time of year when the weather gets cool, the leaves start to change, the holidays are on the horizon, and BOOK FAIR is on the way! Our annual Fall Book Fair is November 13-16.
The Book Fair will be open:

  • TUESDAY, 11/13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
    • FAMILY NIGHT Please come to our traditional Cookies & Cocoa Night for an enjoyable evening filled with fun activities and lots of books!
  • WEDNESDAY, 11/14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • THURSDAY, 11/15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • FRIDAY, 11/16, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Please plan on visiting the Book Fair with your child to help promote reading, support the library, and have some family fun! (P.S. This is an easy enjoyable way to get your holiday shopping done early as well!).

To shop online (Nov. 13-30) or sign up to volunteer at the fair, visit our book fair website: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/rooseveltelementaryschool8

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AT THE BOOK FAIR!

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