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Week of (Nov 29 – Dec 3)

Make sure to mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt this week:

Tuesday, November 29
PTA meeting at 6:00pm in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14). Items to discuss – WinterFest, RWC parade, parcel tax, upcoming fundraisers, etc. All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is also available. Free childcare is offered in the YMCA room.

Friday, December 2
Free Dress Friday! All students may come to school in free dress.

Coffee with Principal Girardi in the Library at 8:00. Please come and meet with Principal Girardi over a cup of coffee. Hear first hand about district and school news, talk about any issues or concerns you may have or just come for the coffee or to meet other Roosevelt parents! All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is available. If you are a Kindergarten parent with a Later Gator or have a younger child, you may bring your child.

Saturday, December 3
Walk with Roosevelt in the Hometown Holidays parade! Meet at the corner of Arguello & Broadway/Marshall at 4:00pm. (Details below)

Important Dates…
December 6 – WinterFest! at Peninsula Covenant Church at 6:30pm for Grades – Kinder, 4th, 5th and Room 6A
December 7 – Roosevelt report to the School Board
December 8 – WinterFest! at Peninsula Covenant Church at 6:30pm for Grades – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th And Room 6A
December 16 – Minimum Day – Begin Winter Break
December 19 – January 6 – Winter Break – No School

On the Parent Blog…
I’ve been getting some great pictures from the teachers showing what’s happening in their classrooms, so take a look at the different grade level pages to see what’s going on at Roosevelt! Thanks go to Emily Morgan, Gillian Parkhurst, Katy Vawter, Maureen McPeek, Jenny Brandt, Sarah Ramirez and Jason Williams for your pictures! If anyone else has pictures that they would like to share, please let me know. trishreillytaylor@gmail.com

Redwood City Hometown Parade…
Roosevelt will be participating in the Redwood City Hometown Parade on December 3 at 4:00pm. We will be decorating a trailer to be in the parade. Come and walk in the parade and show your school spirit! It’s a really easy and quick parade route through downtown Redwood City. We will be lining up at the corner or Arguello & Broadway/Marshall at 4:00 and the parade begins at 4:30. If you have a Roosevelt hoodie or tshirt, you can wear it to walk in the parade. We have some Santa hats for the children to wear, but if you see any Santa hats at any of the dollar stores, pick some up to wear for the parade. Flyers will be going home this week. Contact trishreillytaylor@gmail.com if you have any questions or want to help decorate the trailer before the parade.

WinterFest!…
WinterFest! will be on December 6 and December 8 this year and will be held at Penninsula Covenent Church (PCC) at 3560 Farm Hill Blvd. December 6 will feature performances by grades – Kinder, 4th, 5th and Room 6A and December 8 will feature performances by grades – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and Room 6A. For those that don’t know what WinterFest! is, it’s Roosevelt’s annual holiday performance. The children in each grade will be practicing a song or skit over the next weeks to perform on their assigned night of WinterFest!

Monthly Pledges…
Reminder notices are being sent home around the 15th of each month to those who wanted to make a small monthly donation to the PTA. As with any other donation to the PTA, this money is being spent on P.E. for all grades, art, music, field trips, assemblies, etc. Please make sure to put your child’s name and room number on the envelope so that your account can be credited for the tax receipts to be sent out at the end of January. As always, the PTA appreciates your support!

Outdoor Education Fundraising…
The 5th graders are trying to raise money for their Outdoor Education trip in May. They are selling scented candles by the SOI Company. Each candle sells for $22. I bought one last year and it lasted for months and smelled so good! For those that don’t know what Outdoor Ed is, it’s a week long trip to Jones Gulch near La Honda taken by 5th graders at every school in the district. For more information about Outdoor Ed, go to http://www.smcoe.k12.ca.us/outdoored/index.html If you’re interested in purchasing a candle, contact Mr Williams at jwilliams@rcsdk8.net

Roosevelt Presentation at Dec 7 School Board Meeting…
Principal Girardi will be presenting a report about Roosevelt School at the Dec 7 School Board meeting at 7:00pm at the District Office. Ms Girardi will be presenting the schools accomplishments and goals and recognizing the many people that help make Roosevelt great and the 5th grade students will be reciting the Constitution’s Preamble. All Roosevelt families are welcome to attend to show your support.

Online Shopping to support Roosevelt…
If you’re planning on doing any online shopping for the holidays (and all year) there are two options that will support Roosevelt:

The first is Donate Portal at donateportal.com/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=viewlink&link_id=95&Itemid=68 Click on any of the available stores and shop. Donate Portal will take care of the rest.

The second option is the eScrip Online Mall at www.escrip.com and in the upper right hand corner under Shop Today! click on At the Online Mall and it will direct you to their directory of participating stores. Then just shop! (And while you’re on their website, don’t forget to register your Safeway Club card and designate Roosevelt as your school).

Honey Bear Trees…
If you are buying a fresh Christmas tree this year or need a fresh wreath or garland, Honey Bear Trees in Redwood City on Woodside or San Carlos on El Camino is donating a percentage of your purchase back to our school. Tell them you are from Roosevelt School at checkout and they will make sure Roosevelt gets a portion of your sale.

Have a great week!



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Week of Nov 21 – Nov 25

Make sure to mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt this week:

Monday, November 21
Parent / Teacher conferences – Minimum Day for grades 1 – 6.

Tuesday, November 22
Parent / Teacher conferences – Minimum Day for grades 1 – 6.

Book Fair

Wednesday, November 23
Begin Thanksgiving Break – No School

Important Dates…
November 23, 24, 25 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
November 29 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
December 2 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in the Library
December 3 – Hometown Parade at 4:30pm
December 6 – WinterFest! at Peninsula Covenant Church at 6:30pm for Grades – Kinder, 4th, 5th and Room 6A
December 7 – Roosevelt report to the School Board
December 8 – WinterFest! at Peninsula Covenant Church at 6:30pm for Grades – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th And Room 6A

On the Parent Blog…
I’ve posted pictures of Ms. Brandt’s 1st graders and their Community and American Symbols presentation. Thanks so much to Joanne Dunbar for sending in the pictures!

Redwood City Hometown Parade…
Save the Date! Roosevelt will be participating in the Redwood City Hometown Parade on December 3 at 4:30pm. We will be decorating a trailer to be in the parade. Come and walk in the parade and show your school spirit! It’s a really easy and quick parade route through downtown Redwood City. Details about where to line up will be coming over the next week, so watch for updates. The dollar stores are starting to put out their holiday items, so if you see any santa hats, pick some up to wear for the parade. Contact trishreillytaylor@gmail.com if you have any questions or want to help decorate the trailer before the parade.

WinterFest!…
The dates have been set! WinterFest! will be on December 6 and December 8 this year and will be held at Penninsula Covenent Church (PCC) at 3560 Farm Hill Blvd. December 6 will feature performances by grades – Kinder, 4th, 5th and Room 6A and December 8 will feature performances by grades – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and Room 6A. For those that don’t know what WinterFest! is, it’s Roosevelt’s annual holiday performance. The children in each grade will be practicing a song or skit over the next weeks to perform on their assigned night of WinterFest!

Monthly Pledges…
Reminder notices are being sent home around the 15th of each month to those who wanted to make a small monthly donation to the PTA. As with any other donation to the PTA, this money is being spent on P.E. for all grades, art, music, field trips, assemblies, etc. Please make sure to put your child’s name and room number on the envelope so that your account can be credited for the tax receipts to be sent out at the end of January. As always, the PTA appreciates your support!

Outdoor Education Fundraising…
The 5th graders are trying to raise money for their Outdoor Education trip in May.  They are selling scented candles by the SOI Company.  Each candle sells for $22.  I bought one last year and it lasted for months and smelled so good!  For those that don’t know what Outdoor Ed is, it’s a week long trip to Jones Gulch near La Honda taken by 5th graders at every school in the district.  For more information about Outdoor Ed, go to http://www.smcoe.k12.ca.us/outdoored/index.html  If you’re interested in purchasing a candle, contact Mr Williams at jwilliams@rcsdk8.net

Roosevelt Presentation at Dec 7 School Board Meeting…
Principal Girardi will be presenting a report about Roosevelt School at the Dec 7 School Board meeting at 7:00pm at the District Office. Ms Girardi will be presenting the schools accomplishments and goals and recognizing the many people that help make Roosevelt great and the 5th grade students will be reciting the Constitution’s Preamble. All Roosevelt families are welcome to attend and show your support.

Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!



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Week of Nov 14 – Nov 18

Make sure to mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt this week:

Monday, November 14
Last Day for the Book Fair Coin Collection Fundraiser! Bring in ANY CHANGE to help purchase another SMART Board (details below) for a Roosevelt Classroom!

Tuesday, November 15
Parent / Teacher conferences begin – Minimum Day for grades 1 – 6.

Book Fair Cookies and Cocoa Night from 5:30 – 7:30! Come and check out what’s for sale at the Book Fair and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies!

Wednesday, November 16
Parent / Teacher conferences – Minimum Day for grades 1 – 6.

Book Fair in the Library during morning and lunch recess and during conference times.

Restaurant Fundraiser at Chevys Fresh Mex! Come and dine at Chevys on Wednesday anytime between 11:00am and 8:00pm and Chevys will donate 25% of the proceeds back to Roosevelt!

Thursday, November 17
Parent / Teacher conferences – Minimum Day for grades 1 – 6.

Book Fair in the Library during morning and lunch recess and during conference times.

Friday, November 18
Parent / Teacher conferences – Minimum Day for grades 1 – 6.

Book Fair in the Library during morning and lunch recess and during conference times.

Important Dates…
November 21 & 22 – Parent / Teacher Conferences – Minimum Day for grades 1 -6
November 23, 24, 25 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
December 3 – Hometown Parade
December 6 – WinterFest! at Peninsula Covenant Church at 6:30pm for Grades – Kinder, 4th, 5th and Room 6A
December 7 – Roosevelt report to the School Board
December 8 – WinterFest! at Peninsula Covenant Church at 6:30pm for Grades – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th And Room 6A

Book Fair Volunteers Needed…
There will be a Cookies and Cocoa Family Event on Tuesday evening from 5-7:30. Paulette Elliott needs parents to help with serving the cookies and cocoa and just talking with other parents to make them feel welcome, find books etc.

The busy times are during recess from 10-11 and lunch time from 12-1 and right after school, are the times when Paulette could really use some extra hands. Its kind of like yard duty, but with books. Parents can look around and familiarize themselves with books, help kids find books, and just crowd control etc. Very easy. To volunteer, please contact Paulette Elliott at pelliott@rcsdk8.net or stop by the Library.

Principal Girardi’s car…
Ms Girardi’s car was hit by someone last week while it was parked in her Staff parking spot. If you witnessed anything or are the person that hit her car, please contact Ms. Girardi at pgirardi@rcsdk8.net or stop by the office.

On the Parent Blog…
I’ve posted pictures of the Kindergarten Festival and some pictures from Mrs. Torres’s Kinder class. Thanks so much to the Rovetti family for sending me the pictures!

Pictures needed…
I love to get pictures of what’s going on in all of the classrooms at Roosevelt. If you have pictures from your child’s classroom while volunteering, pictures from a field trip or class party, please let me know and I’ll post them on the blog. If you take a picture of your child’s artwork or any project, I’d be happy to post that as well. trishreillytaylor@gmail.com

Redwood City Hometown Parade…
Save the Date! Roosevelt will be participating in the Redwood City Hometown Parade on December 3. We will be decorating a trailer to be in the parade, so look for updates about that over the next few weeks. Also, the dollar stores are starting to put out their holiday items, so if you see any santa hats, pick some up to wear for the parade. Contact trishreillytaylor@gmail.com

WinterFest!…
The dates have been set! WinterFest! will be on December 6 and December 8 this year and will be held at Penninsula Covenent Church (PCC) at 3560 Farm Hill Blvd. December 6 will feature performances by grades – Kinder, 4th, 5th and Room 6A and December 8 will feature performances by grades – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and Room 6A. For those that don’t know what WinterFest! is, it’s Roosevelt’s annual holiday performance. The children in each grade will be practicing a song or skit over the next weeks to perform on their assigned night of WinterFest!

Have a great week!



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Week of Nov 7 – Nov 11

Make sure to mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt this week:

NOTE: Daylight Savings Time ended on Saturday night/Sunday morning, so you should have turned your clocks BACK by one hour.

Monday, November 7
Begin Book Fair Coin Collection Fundraiser! Bring in your PENNIES to help purchase another SMART Board (details below) for a Roosevelt Classroom!

Site Council/ELAC Meeting at 6:30pm in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14). On the agenda: discussion of potential drop off zone and looking at Roosevelt’s 2011 Single Action Plan for Achievement (SPSA). All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is available.

Tuesday, November 8
Book Fair Coin Collection Fundraiser! Bring in your NICKELS to help purchase another SMART Board for a Roosevelt Classroom!

Wednesday, November 9
Book Fair Coin Collection Fundraiser! Bring in your DIMES to help purchase another SMART Board for a Roosevelt Classroom!

Thursday, November 10
Last day of the Book Fair Coin Collection Fundraiser! Bring in your QUARTERS to help purchase another SMART Board for a Roosevelt Classroom!

Lock Down drill at Roosevelt.

Friday, November 11
Veterans Day – No School!

Important Dates…
November 12 – SEPTAR fundraiser at Jigsaw Java
November 16 – Restaurant Fundraiser – Chevys Fresh Mex
November 16 – 21 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – Minimum Day Schedule
November 16 – 21 – Book Fair
December 3 – Hometown Parade
December 6 – WinterFest! at PCC (details to come over the next few weeks)
December 7 – Roosevelt report to the School Board
December 8 – WinterFest! at PCC (details to come over the next few weeks)

SEPTAR Fundraiser…
SEPTAR (Special Education PTA, Redwood City) and Jigsaw Java are having a joint fundraiser this November 12. Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day on November 12, 2011 from 10am – 5pm at Jigsaw Java (846 Main Street) and support SEPTAR while you are at it. Contests, giveaways, face painting (10 am to 1 pm), and a Zoob demo make this day a fun event for families with kids of all ages. Jigsaw Java will be donating 5% of all sales all day to help our students, teachers, and families. SEPTAR has been bringing people with an interest in special education together since 2007. www.neighborhoodtoystoreday.com

Parent / Teacher Conferences…
If you haven’t already done so, make sure to sign up for a time with your child’s teacher during Parent / Teacher Conference week (Nov 16 – Nov 21).

On the Parent Blog…
I’ve posted pictures and video from Mrs. Washburn’s 2nd grade class on their Balance & Motion Science unit. I’ve also posted pictures from Ms. Bacolini’s Kinder class field trip to the pumpkin patch.

Pictures needed…
I would love to get more pictures of what’s going on in all of the classrooms at Roosevelt. If you have pictures from your child’s classroom while volunteering, pictures from a field trip or class party, please let me know and I’ll post them on the blog. If you take a picture of your child’s artwork or any project, I’d be happy to post that as well. trishreillytaylor@gmail.com

Redwood City Hometown Parade…
Save the Date! Roosevelt will be participating in the Redwood City Hometown Parade on December 3. We will be decorating a trailer to be in the parade, so look for updates about that over the next few weeks. Also, the dollar stores are starting to put out their holiday items, so if you see any santa hats, pick some up to wear for the parade. Contact trishreillytaylor@gmail.com

WinterFest!…
The dates have been set! WinterFest! will be on December 6 and December 8 this year and will be held at Penninsula Covenent Church (PCC) at 3560 Farm Hill Blvd. Look for details to come home soon on which grades are performing on each night. For those that don’t know what WinterFest! is, it’s Roosevelt’s annual holiday performance. The children in each grade will be practicing a song or skit over the next weeks to perform on their assigned night of WinterFest!

SMART Boards…
You’ll be hearing a lot about SMART Boards over the coming months. An anonymous donor matched the money that was raised by the technology fundraisers at the end of last year and has purchased three SMART Boards for Roosevelt classrooms. SMART Boards will be installed in Katy Vawter’s 4th grade classroom as well as Jason Williams’ 5th grade classroom. Another board will be installed in Room 19 that all teachers will be able to use. The Book Fair Coin Fundraiser is hoping to raise enough money to purchase an additional SMART Board for another classroom. To see a SMART Board demo, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U05WeXPGlk

Have a great week!