Week of May 7 – May 11

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

Monday, May 7 – Friday, May 11 – It’s Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!

Monday, May 7
5th Graders leave for Outdoor Ed!

Free Dress for students scoring 90% or better on the Multiplication Marathon. The list of winners can be found on our blog:

Wednesday, May 9
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14) at 11:00

Last day to purchase flowers for Mother’s Day. Flowers will be sold at lunch and after school. Cost = $1.50 (Flowers will be delivered to classrooms on Friday)

School Board Meeting at 7:00pm at the District Office.

Thursday, May 10
Phone banking for the Parcel Tax at 5:30pm (see below for more information)

Friday, May 11
Box Tops Raffle at lunch! 5 Box Tops = 1 Raffle Ticket!

5th Graders return from Outdoor Ed!

Saturday, May 12
3rd – 5th Grade Girls Running Club will be participating in a 5K run – The Lollipop Family Fun Run through Golden Gate Park.

Important Dates…
May 15 – Last PTA Meetting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (Note: date changed from May 22)
May 18 – ELAC/PTA Potluck Dinner Dance
May 21 – Kent Awards Ceremony
May 22 – SMCRA Literacy Award Ceremony for Kinder Team
May 23 – School play “The Effect” at 6:00pm
May 24 – Open House / PBL Fair 5:30-6:30, Bingo 6:30pm
May 28 – Memorial Day – No School
May 29 – 6th Graders Instrumental Music Performance at Sequoia High School
June 6 – Minimum Day
June 7 – Last Day of School! — Super Minimum Day — All grades dismissed at 12:00

Trivia Question…
How much does it cost to rent a bus for a field trip to Pescadero State Beach?
a) $268
b) $405
c) $622
d) $702
Which one is the correct answer? Make your guess and find out if you’re correct at the bottom.

Roosevelt Expansion Update…
At the last School Board Meeting, the school board listened to more discussion about Roosevelt expanding to a K-8 as well as other programs throughout the district that are asking to expand (Taft to K-8, Henry Ford adding 6th grade, etc.) Some parents that filled out cards to speak were unable to do so because they had to get their children home for an early bedtime for CST testing. If you would like to send your comments to the school board, you may do so via email or mail to the District office. For the list of current board members, go to If you send a letter to one Trustee, they will make sure it is forwarded on to the others. The next school board meeting is on May 9, and parents that want to speak may do so. We’re hoping that the school board will vote on our expansion at the last board meeting in May so that our families will know where they are going for the next school year. If you have any questions about what is happening, I’d be happy to answer them. Contact

Box Tops…
Bring in 5 Box Tops, and win a chance to choose a prize! Box Tops volunteers will collect Box Tops at lunch time in front of the office on Friday, May 11th. For every 5 Box Tops, your child will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including gift cards, movie tickets, books, and toys.

Thank you to the families that have donated gift cards and new DVDs – we can still use more, so if you could donate movie tickets, small gift cards Lego sets, cool books in English and Spanish, small board games –we would really appreciate it. There is a Prize Donation box in the office on top of the mail boxes. Contact Megan Goulden at with any questions.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon…
Show your appreciation for the staff of Roosevelt school! The PTA is hosting a potluck lunch for the Roosevelt staff on Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00am in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14). Please bring one of your favorite dishes to share with our teachers. You can drop off your dish the morning of the luncheon or just before the luncheon at 11:00am. If you are contributing food, and need your dishes returned, please label everything with your name and your child’s name and room number.

SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy Soccer Game…
If you’re a soccer fan this event is for you! We will be selling tickets to the SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy match being held at Stanford on June 30 at 7:00pm. Tickets will be available for sale for $15 each (Retail cost $22)! Our students will be given the opportunity to walk on the field during the “Parade of Champions” and the student selling the most tickets will win a signed jersey. Flyers and order forms will be going home this week, so be sure to look for it!

Escrip / Safeway Club Card…
At last week’s PTA meeting, it was brought up that some families are still unaware of Escrip for fundraising. If you haven’t already, sign up now! This fundraiser couldn’t be easier! Participating businesses contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards (i.e. Safeway Club Card), credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to Roosevelt.

Register your Safeway Club Card, debit and credit cards on the eScrip website. Participating merchants will make contributions to Roosevelt based on purchases made by you just by using the cards you have registered. To register your cards and see a list of participating stores, go to the eScrip website at

Parcel Tax Phone Banking…
The parcel tax committee has assigned Roosevelt to 2 phone bank nights for Measure W (the parcel tax). We need 20 people per night and they are fun and easy. All we do is call people to understand whether they are supporters or not. No convincing required!

Our second scheduled Phone Bank night is Thursday, May 10 from 5:30-8:30pm. Send an email to Dave Goulden at or go to to sign-up directly on the website. To read the latest on Measure W go to Redwood City Community for Better Schools.

Homework Help from the Redwood City Public Libraries…
A fun and supportive place to do homework and skill building activities for grades 1 – 5.
Downtown Library: Monday through Thursday, 4 – 7 pm
Redwood Shores Library: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 3 – 6 pm & Wednesday 1 – 6 pm
Schaberg Library: Monday through Wednesday 2 – 5 pm & Thursday 1 – 5 pm

Free online help from EXPERT tutors now available every day from 1 – 10 pm, visit for details.

Roosevelt Facebook Page…
The district has created Facebook pages for each school in the district. The district wants to use these pages to get important school and district information out to families. The address for the district’s Roosevelt page is If you “like” the page, you will automatically get any updates.

Family Event at the U.S. Geological Survey…
Please join us for this FREE public event. Scientists at the USGS Menlo Park campus are leaders in research on earthquakes, water quality, volcanoes, coastal and marine geology, mineral and energy resources, geography, and the San Francisco Bay ecosystem.

We hope that you and your family will take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with USGS scientists, enjoy hands-on exhibits, and gain a greater appreciation of our connection to the natural systems of our dynamic planet – Earth. For more information, go to

Trivia Question Answer…
The correct answer is $702! The PTA has budgeted $20 per student for field trips. So, the PTA paid $520 for Sandra Northen’s 3rd grade class to go to Pescadero State Beach. That’s just one of the many things that the PTA is able to pay for this year thanks to our generous parents!

Have a great week!

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