Week of May 14 – May 18

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

Tuesday, May 15
Last PTA meeting of the year! PTA meeting at 6:00pm in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14). Items to discuss – board members for next year, field trips, budget update, etc. All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is also available. Free childcare is offered in the YMCA room.

Wednesday, May 16
Last collection day for the last BoxTops Contest of the year. Bring in your Box Tops and get raffle tickets for wonderful prizes.
We have collected 1400 Box Tops in the last two weeks! Please bring them to the cafeteria this Wednesday at lunch – Mrs. Girardi will hold a drawing in late May, and there will be 20 winners! Any questions? Please contact Megan Goulden at

Friday, May 18
ELAC/PTA Dinner Dance. Come and enjoy this fun annual event! Bring a dish to share, eat, mingle, and get ready to dance! Watch for more details to come!

Important Dates…
May 21 – Kent Awards Ceremony
May 22 – SMCRA Literacy Award Ceremony for Kinder Team
May 23 – Shop at Whole Foods for RCEF’s Save Our School Music campaign
May 23 – School play “The Effect” at 6:00pm
May 23 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese
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…
What was the PTA’s most profitable fundraiser for 2011/2012?
a) World’s Finest Chocolate
b) Direct Donations
c) Pledged Donations (monthly payments)
d) Rummage Sale
Which one is the correct answer? Make your guess and find out if you’re correct at the bottom.

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. If our school sells 300 tickets, a player from the Earthquakes will visit our school for an assembly and practice soccer drills with our students! Flyers and order forms will be going home this week, so be sure to look for it! (The forms didn’t get translated until last Friday, so they didn’t go home last week)

On the Parent Blog…
A lot is happening! Watch for pictures from the 5th grade working on a chemistry unit in Science, the Girls Running Club running in the Lollipop Fun Run 5K race, the 4th graders field trip to Mission Santa Clara, and more!

Save Our School Music…
On May 23, 2012 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Redwood City’s Whole Foods Market is donating 5% of sales all day to the RCEF Save Our School Music campaign. Meet school and other community leaders throughout the day (especially 4:30-6 pm), enjoy a morning makeover and free coffee (10-12), listen to the Kennedy school band (about 5-6:30) while you shop after work, and take home dinner too! A special treat for kids of all ages: Marine Science Institute is bringing their shark tank between 4 pm and 7 pm! The Redwood City Education Foundation’s Save Our School Music campaign supports the middle school Instrumental Music Program. The RCEF supports all 9,200 students in the Redwood City School District.

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 on May 19 & 20. 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

Redwood City Public Library Launches “Discover & Go” Museum Pass Program…
The Redwood City Public Library is thrilled to announce a great new service, “Discover & Go,” which provides Redwood City library cardholders with FREE and discounted passes to local museums and other interesting and educational cultural institutions.

This unique program allows Library cardholders to make reservations online by date or by venue, and immediately print- out passes at home. Those with no Internet access can come to the Library and use the public computers to take advantage of this great new feature. Anyone without a library card can get one by visiting a library branch, or by going to and clicking on “Get a Card.”

Redwood City Library cardholders can reserve free and discounted passes from a growing list of destinations, including The Tech Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Discovery Museum, Exploratorium and many more! To learn more about Discover & Go, visit and click on the Discover & Go link.

Trivia Question Answer…
The correct answer is a) The World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser which raised over half of the money the PTA needed to pay for P.E., music, art and field trips for this school year.

Have a great week!

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