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Week of Oct 29 – Nov 2

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

Monday, October 29
4th and 5th grade students who scored proficient or advanced on last May’s CST Test will be receiving their medals on Monday. Students who also showed significant gains in their test scores will also be receiving medals. The award ceremony begins at 8:15am.

The 5th graders have been working with TheatreWorks for two weeks and will be acting out what they’ve learned about the digestive and respiratory systems at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation will be available. Roosevelt is one of only two schools in the district that offer the Theatreworks program.

Wednesday, October 31
Halloween Parade at 8:15am on the lower playground. Students should come to school in costume and also bring their uniform to change in to after the parade. Costume rules: no blood/gore or weapons and costumes must be age appropriate. Please keep in mind that grades K – 7 will be participating in the parade and that a costume should not be too scary for the younger students.

Some classrooms will be having Halloween parties, so make sure to look for signup sheets or ask your child’s teacher if anything is needed.

Thursday, November 1
Lockdown Drill at 9:50am.

Friday, November 2
Free Dress Friday

Important Dates…
November 5 – Site Council Meeting at 6:30pm in Room 14
November 6 – Election Day
November 7 – Kinder Tour Night at 6:30
November 9 – Restaurant Fundraiser – Johnny Rockets
November 12 – Veterans Day – No School
November 13 – 16 – Book Fair (4th grade families providing volunteers)
November 19-20 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School
November 21 – 23 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
November 26 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
November 29 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 2

Trivia Question…
What city hosts the world’s largest Halloween parade every year?

a. Tom’s River, New Jersey
b. New York, New York
c. Long Beach, California

Make your guess and find out if you’re correct at the bottom!

Candy sale update…
There are still some families that haven’t yet turned in money for the World’s Finest Chocolate Sales. Our PTA had to turn in the money to World’s Finest for all of the boxes that were taken out, so please send your money in so that the PTA may be reimbursed and that money can then be used for programs for the students.

Parent/Teacher Conferences…
Teachers have been sending home schedules for Parent/Teacher conferences. Please make sure that you’ve signed up for a time and if you haven’t, please contact your child’s teacher.

Holiday Craft Fair…
Crafters! Start your holiday selling early and build a new holiday tradition. Shoppers, plan for a fun day of early shopping, with refreshments, at the beautiful, historic Redwood City Woman’s Club on November 3 from 9:00am-3:00pm.Proceeds benefit the SEPTAR Special Education PTA and the RCWC.

More information at www.septar.org.

Funding Enrichment…
Pledge reminders will be sent out soon so please send in your donations. Roosevelt is asking for $100 per student for the year to pay for enrichment programs such as the dance class, the school wide art program by Art 4 All, the girls running club, field trips for all grades and hopefully much, much more! Please make checks out to Roosevelt PTA. Payments may be turned in to your child’s classroom or the school office. Make sure to include your child’s name and room # on the envelope or check memo line so that your family is credited with the payment. Thanks to our generous parents for making funding for these programs possible.

On the Parent Blog…
Pictures of the 2nd graders and their Balance and Motion PBL Unit have been posted. Also posted is a video of the 7th graders doing a skit from their study of the Renaissance and the Black Plague.  Thanks to Mr. Williams for pictures from the 5th graders working with TheatreWorks and for pictures of the 5th grade field trip to Heal FarmKeep checking the blog for classroom newsletters. Kinder and middle school tour season is starting early, so more pictures of what’s happening in our classrooms are desperately needed. If you have any that you’d like to send in, let us know. And don’t forget, for the most accurate information, check out the parent blog.

Kinder Tour Night…
If you know anyone that has a child that will be entering Kindergarten next year, let them know that Roosevelt will be holding a Kindergarten Tour Night on November 7 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. For more information, go to the School Tours section of the parent blog or call the school office.

Volunteer Timesheets…
If you are volunteering any of your time for the school (including attending school meetings and events), don’t forget to fill out a Volunteer Timesheet so that your hours can be counted! Volunteer Timesheets are available in the classrooms and the school office. They may be turned in to your child’s classroom or the office.

“Like” us on Facebook…
The district created a Facebook page for every school in the district. Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from school events in your news feed. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosevelt-Elementary-School/214259038634327

Trivia Question Answer…
The correct answer is b. New York, New York! The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York City stretches more than a mile. This cultural event draws two million spectators, fifty thousand costumed participants, dancers, artists and circus performers, dozens of floats bearing live bands and other musical and performing acts, and a world-wide television audience of one hundred million. Answer a. Tom’s River, New Jersey, boasts the 2nd largest Halloween Parade and Answer c. Long Beach, California has the largest pet Halloween parade!

Roosevelt’s parade may not stretch a mile, but it’s a great Roosevelt tradition that shouldn’t be missed! Come and enjoy the fun on Wednesday morning at 8:15am on the lower playground!

Have a great week!



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Spooktacular Bingo 2012!

Spooktacular Bingo last Friday night was another great family fun event at Roosevelt!

A big thank you to Kim Schiff for organizing the event and to the 2nd Grade families for volunteering. Another thank you to Lisa Bamberger and her father for the face painting and to our wonderful Bingo callers, Jason Williams and Nate Anderson!

 



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Reminders for 10/26 – CST Medals & Spooktacular Bingo

There are two reminders for Friday, October 26…

CST Awards…
Students who scored proficient or advanced on last May’s CST Test will be receiving their medals on Friday and Monday. Students who also showed significant gains in their test scores will also be receiving medals.

Friday’s medal ceremonies are as follows:

8:15am – Grades 6 & 7
9:15am – Grade 3

Grades 4 & 5 will have their medal ceremony at 8:15am on Monday.

Spooktacular Bingo!…
Don’t miss out! Come and join in on the fun starting at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria. Pizza, cookies and popcorn will be available at $1 each. Pumpkin & Cake Walk for .50 per game. Bingo is once again hosted by Mr. Williams and Mr. Anderson! It’s a fun night for the whole familiy!

If you are a 2nd grade parent, make sure that if you’ve signed up to help with this event, that you come to help out.



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Coffee with Principal Girardi

Please come and meet with Principal Girardi
over a cup of coffee

Thursday, October 25
at 8:00am
in the Parent Room (Room 2)

Hear first hand about district and school news, talk about any issues or concerns you may have or just come for the coffee. This is also a great opportunity to meet other Roosevelt parents!

This is a very casual meeting so if you can only drop in for a few minutes, you’re still welcome to attend.

Spanish translation is available for those that need it. If you have a younger child, you are welcome to bring him/her.

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And Room 10 Follows Suit with Their SMART Board

Not to be outdone, Room 10 has started using their interactive clickers with their SMART board too.

To see how the clickers work, check out the 3rd Graders in Room 4 using theirs for a grammar quiz: Room 4 Uses Their SMART Board

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Week of Oct 22 – Oct 26

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

Monday, October 22
PTA meeting at 6:00pm in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14).The PTA will be discussing upcoming events and looking at the budget for enrichment programs for this year. All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is available. Free childcare is offered in the YMCA room.(Attendance counts toward your 40 hour time commitment)

Thursday, October 25
Please come and meet with Principal Girardi over a cup of coffee and breakfast snacks at 8:00am in the Parent Room (Room 2). Hear first hand about district and school news, talk about any issues or concerns you may have or just come for the coffee. This is also a great opportunity to meet other Roosevelt parents! This is a very casual meeting so if you can only drop in for a few minutes, you’re still welcome to attend. Spanish translation is available for those that need it. If you have a younger child, you are welcome to bring him/her.

Picture Make Up Day for anyone that missed the September Picture Day. Free dress is allowed for students having their picture taken.

Friday, October 26
Spooktacular Bingo! Come and join in on the fun starting at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria. Pizza, cookies and popcorn will be available at $1 each. Pumpkin & Cake Walk for .50 per game. Bingo hosted by Mr. Williams and Mr. Anderson!

If you are a 2nd grade parent, make sure you’ve signed up to help with this event.

Important Dates…
October 31 – Halloween Parade in the morning on the lower playground
November 1 – Lockdown Drill
November 2 – Free dress Friday
November 5 – Site Council Meeting at 6:30pm in Room 14
November 6 – Election Day
November 7 – Kinder Tour Night at 6:30
November 12 – Veterans Day – No School
November 13 – 16 – Book Fair (4th grade families providing volunteers)
November 19-20 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School
November 21 – 23 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
November 26 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
November 29 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 2

Trivia Question…
What is the biggest Bingo jackpot that has ever been won?

a. $664,000
b. $998,000
c. $1.6 million

Make your guess and find out if you’re correct at the bottom!

Candy sale update…
If you haven’t already done so, please turn in your money for the World’s Finest Chocolate Sales. Our PTA has to turn in the money to World’s Finest for all of the boxes that were taken out.

Spirit Wear & Bumper Sticker Sales…
Both will be available for purchase at Spooktacular Bingo. We just got some more navy zippered hoodies in, so get them while supplies last. The school’s grey and navy hoodies may be worn in the classroom as part of the uniform.

T-shirts – $8.00 each (pink, light blue, grey and navy)
Hoodie – $18.00 each (grey)
Zip front hoodie – $25.00 each (navy)
Hats – $10.00 each (khaki)
Bumper Sticker – $1.00 each

Spirit wear is also available year-round in the school office. If you’re stopping by the office in the morning, please be patient with Gwen, Haley and Lorena. There is always a lot going on in the mornings, so it may take a while for them to get the chance to retrieve the items for you from the storage room. Also, if you are paying cash, please have exact change – the office is not allowed to hold cash to make change. Checks should be made out to Roosevelt PTA.

Funding Enrichment…
Pledge reminders will be sent out soon so please send in your donations. Roosevelt is asking for $100 per student for the year to pay for enrichment programs such as the dance class, the school wide art program by Art 4 All, the girls running club, field trips for all grades and hopefully much, much more! Please make checks out to Roosevelt PTA. Payments may be turned in to your child’s classroom or the school office. Make sure to include your child’s name and room # on the envelope or check memo line so that your family is credited with the payment. Thanks to our generous parents for making funding for these programs possible.

On the Parent Blog…
There’s lots going on all around our campus! I’ve posted pictures of Kinders hard at work during their TIG time, firefighters visiting 1st grade for their PBL Unit on community, the 1st and 7th graders measuring out the Statue of Liberty for the 1st grader’s PBL Unit on American symbols, the 3rd graders using their new SMART board, and 7th graders at the Renaissance Faire. I’ll also be posting pictures from the after school dance class and choir. Keep checking the blog for classroom newsletters. Kinder and middle school tour season is starting early, so more pictures of what’s happening in our classrooms are desperately needed. If you have any that you’d like to send in, let us know.

YMCA Job Opportunity…
The YMCA sports program is looking for someone 16 years or older to work in the after school sports program. Applicants must have an interest in sports. If you know of someone or want more information… please email Veronica, vega.veronica@gmail.com

Kinder Tour Night…
If you know anyone that has a child that will be entering Kindergarten next year, let them know that Roosevelt will be holding a Kindergarten Tour Night on November 7 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. For more information, contact rooseveltopenhouse@gmail.com or call the school office.

Roosevelt’s Facebook Page…
The district created a Facebook page for every school in the district. Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates in your news feed. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosevelt-Elementary-School/214259038634327

Volunteer Timesheets…
If you are volunteering any of your time for the school, don’t forget to fill out a Volunteer Timesheet so that your hours can be counted! Volunteer Timesheets are available in the classrooms and the school office. They may be turned in to your child’s classroom or the office.

Trivia Question Answer…
The correct answer is c. $1.6 million! In 2008, a house cleaner in Scotland won the world’s largest Bingo jackpot valued at $1.6 million US dollars. While you won’t win $1.6 million at Spooktacular Bingo on Friday night, you can win some great prizes and you will definitely have fun! Roosevelt’s Family Fun nights are always a a lot of fun and really shouldn’t be missed!

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Room 4 Uses their SMART Board

As part of Roosevelt’s continuing commitment to provide students with 21st Century Skills, Roosevelt is adding new technology to the classrooms.  Mrs. Parkhurst’s 3rd graders in Room 4 have started using their classroom’s SMART board and interactive clickers.

Mrs. Parkhurst is able to see in real time whether her students are grasping a concept and how many are just not getting it yet. Here is her 3rd grade class taking a quick quiz on Subject vs Predicate. Without the SMART board, Mrs. Parkhurst would have her students take a written quiz and then she wouldn’t know if they were grasping the subject matter until she had corrected the quizzes. With the SMART board, she is able to see what percentage of students are getting the correct answers in a quiz and she is even able to tell exactly which students in class need some extra help. If a large percent of the class is not answering correctly, she can stop the quiz immediately and reteach the lesson right away.

 

The teachers are able to compose lessons dynamically on these boards, never needing to “erase” what was written, allowing for time savings, consistency of delivery of information and more.

Currently Roosevelt has seven SMART boards in classrooms. The PTA is raising money to buy more SMART boards every year.

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Week of Oct 15 – Oct 19

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

Monday, October 15
Site Council meeting at 6:30pm in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14). Come and hear the latest district and school news. All are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available. (Attendance counts toward your 40 hour time commitment)

Tuesday, October 16
Book fair meeting for 4th grade families at 2:30pm to discuss the November Book Fair. Please contact our librarian Paulette Elliott for more information at pelliott@rcsdk8.net

Restaurant fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese (2541 El Camino) from 3:00pm – 9:00pm. Chuck E Cheese will donate 15% of sales back to Roosevelt. Invite friends and family and help raise more money for Roosevelt!

Important Dates…
October 22 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 25 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 2
October 25 – Picture Make Up Day for anyone that missed Picture Day in September (free dress for students taking pictures)
October 26 – Spooktacular Bingo 5:30pm – 8:30pm (2nd grade families providing volunteers)
October 31 – Halloween Parade in the morning on the lower playground
November 2 – Free dress Friday
November 13 – 16 – Book Fair (4th grade families providing volunteers)

Trivia Question…
How many points has Roosevelt gained in our API score since scores were first reported in 1999?

a. 144 points
b. 164 points
c. 174 points

Make your guess and find out if you’re correct at the bottom!

Candy sale update…
If you haven’t already done so, please turn in your money for the World’s Finest Chocolate Sales. Our PTA has to turn in the money to World’s Finest for all of the boxes that were taken out.

Free dress Friday has begun for any student that sold 5 or more boxes of chocolate (or 8 for families with 2 or more students). Teachers have the list of students that qualify for free dress.

The limo ride to In N Out hasn’t been scheduled yet. The final numbers need to be calculated and permission slips will be sent home with your student when it is scheduled.

Dance Around the World…
Due to popular demand, an after school dance class was added on Wednesdays in addition to the class being held after school on Fridays. The office received over 120 applications for 30 slots. The PTA’s Enrichment Fund paid for an additional 30 student class to be held on Wednesdays after school for students in grades K-2. Students in grades 3-7 were assigned to the Friday afternoon class. If you did not receive a yellow information sheet last week informing you that your child was in a class then your child has been waitlisted. If a space opens up, parents will be contacted in the order in which the permission slips were received. The dance class is being held in the cafeteria. A big thank you to parents that have donated to the school’s enrichment program for making the addition of another class possible!

Speaking of the Enrichment Fund…
Pledge reminders will be sent out soon so please send in your donations. Roosevelt is asking for $100 per student for the year to pay for enrichment programs such as the dance class, the school wide art program by Art 4 All, the girls running club, field trips for all grades and hopefully much, much more! Please make checks out to Roosevelt PTA. Payments may be turned in to your child’s classroom or the school office. Make sure to include your child’s name and room # on the envelope or check memo line so that your family is credited with the payment. Thanks to our generous parents for making funding for these programs possible.

Roosevelt School Choir…
Students in grades 4 and 5 are invited to join the Roosevelt choir. The choir will be meeting on Tuesdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm in Room 25A. Choir practice will begin on Tuesday, October 16. An orange permission slip went home in last Thursday’s folder, so turn it in as soon as possible since space is limited.

School Pictures…
If you do not receive your child’s school picture by Monday afternoon, or if there is a problem with your order, please contact Len Conrad photography directly at (408)364-2750. You will need to have the following information ready: school name, your child’s name, room # and package ordered.

If your child missed picture day in September, the make up day is October 25.

Spooktacular Bingo…
Save the Date! Spooktacular Bingo is back! Come join the fun on October 26 at 5:30pm for a pumpkin/cake walk and other fun games followed by Bingo hosted once again by the incomparable Mr Williams and Mr Anderson!

The 2nd grade parents are asked to volunteer for this event and help with set-up, clean-up, food and ticket sales. Sign up sheets have been posted, so be sure to sign up for a slot. Any time volunteering for this event counts toward the 40 hour volunteer time commitment for the year.

On the Parent Blog…
I’ll be posting pictures from the 2nd graders Motion & Balance RAFT car races. I’ve posted pictures of Roosevelt’s Girls on the Run team from Saturday’s Oktoberun 5k (thanks to Shaleshni Reyes for the pictures!). If you haven’t been on campus since the Beautification Weekend, make sure to take a look at the pictures on the blog. Kinder and middle school tour season is starting early, so more pictures of what’s happening in our classrooms are desperately needed. If you have any that you’d like to send in, let us know.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for SJ Earthquakes Stadium…
Want to be part of breaking a world record and show your support for the SJ Earthquakes? The SJ Earthquakes are having a new stadium ground breaking ceremony on October 21. There is no cost, and participants will receive a free commemorative shovel for attending the event. Here is a link to where you can RSVP: http://www.sjearthquakes.com/newstadium/groundbreaking

Neighborhood Parking…
The office has received calls from Roosevelt neighbors that some parents have been blocking their driveways – either blocking them entirely or partially. Please be considerate of our school’s neighbors and only park your car in a legal space. Please use the drop off zone on Vera Avenue and do not make illegal u-turns. There have been some near misses because of this. If you need to park and walk in to school, there is always plenty of parking space on Upton in front of the field or in the Rite Aid parking lot.

Roosevelt’s Facebook Page…
The district created a Facebook page for every school in the district. Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates in your news feed. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosevelt-Elementary-School/214259038634327

Volunteer Timesheets…
If you are volunteering any of your time for the school, don’t forget to fill out a Volunteer Timesheet so that your hours can be counted! Volunteer Timesheets are available in the classrooms and the school office. They may be turned in to your child’s classroom or the office.

Trivia Question Answer…
The correct answer is c. 174 points! It was a bit of a trick question since the table in the district’s press release shows Roosevelt’s 10 year gain of 164 points. In 1999, Roosevelt’s first recorded API score was 613 and our just released score for the 2012 school year is 787. Congratulations once again to our hard working students, teachers and staff for the 62 point gain this year. Next goal = 800+!

The students can do it with your support and encouragement.

To parents, we can’t tell our kids to do well in school
and then fail to support them when they get home.
You can’t just contract out parenting. For our kids
to excel, we have to accept our responsibility to
help them learn. That means putting away the Xbox
and putting our kids to bed at a reasonable hour. It
means attending those parent-teacher conferences
and reading to our children and helping them with
their homework.

—President Barack Obama, July 17, 2009

For strategies to help your student, check out some resources offered by the US Department of Education at http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/edpicks.jhtml?src=ln

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Girls on the Run Team at Oktoberun!

Did you know that Roosevelt has a girls running club for girls in grades 3-5? Roosevelt has teamed up with the organization Girls on the Run to offer a running club that is training the girls to run in 5k events. The program also teaches the girls about the importance of exercise, good nutrition, how to have healthy friendships, etc.

The first event that the girls participated was the RCEF’s Oktoberun 5k in downtown Redwood City. The girls ran on the city streets downtown starting and ending at the historical Courthouse Square.

Congratulations to the girls that participated!

 

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2012 API Results Released

The 2012 Academic Performance Index (API) scores have been released and Roosevelt made significant gains for 2012. Roosevelt’s score went up by 62 points from 725 to a score of 787.

Congratulations to our students and teachers for such a wonderful achievement!

To see the API scores of all of the schools in the Redwood City School District, go to CA Dept of Education API/2012 – Redwood City

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The Big Reveal!

Want to see what almost 1,000 volunteers can accomplish in one weekend?

More than 700 volunteers came on Saturday, October 6 and hundreds more came on Sunday, October 7 for Roosevelt’s Beautification Weekend. More than 250 Roosevelt families signed up to help out, and parents and kids all pitched in!

A big heartfelt thank you to PCC and 2nd Mile for all of their hard work. And another big thank you to the artists that worked so tirelessly on the beautiful mural. And last but not least, thank you to the Devitis family for all of their hard work coordinating the event!

To see everything that was done, check out the slide show:

 

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This Week (Oct 8 – Oct 12)

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

Thursday, October 11
For parents of children entering Kindergarten next year, the RCSD will be hosting a Getting Ready for Kindergarten Night at McKinley Auditorium at 6:00pm. For more information, contact Naomi Hunter at 423-2282.

Important Dates…
October 15 – Site Council Meeting at 6:30pm in Room 14
October 16 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese
October 22 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
October 25 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 2
October 25 – Picture Make Up Day for anyone that missed Picture Day in September
October 26 – Spooktacular Bingo (2nd grade families providing volunteers)
October 31 – Halloween Parade

Trivia Question…
How many slices of pizza were eaten this weekend by the Beautiful Day volunteers?

a. 600 slices
b. 1,200 slices
c. 1,800 slices

Make your guess and find out if you’re correct at the bottom!

Favorite Teacher Contest…
Redwood City-Woodside Patch is on the hunt to find one of our most influential and beloved local teachers, so we can reward him or her with prizes and say thanks for all he or she does. Nominate your favorite teacher – or, parents, nominate your favorite out of all your children’s teachers – and tell us why he or she is so special and deserves to win our Teacher Appreciation Contest, in the comments section of the attached article.
http://redwoodcity-woodside.patch.com/articles/contest-patch-to-reward-one-great-local-teacher-nominate-your-favorite#comments_list

Spooktacular Bingo…
Save the Date! Spooktacular Bingo is back! Come join the fun on October 26 for a pumpkin/cake walk and other fun games followed by Bingo hosted once again by the incomparable Mr Williams and Mr Anderson!

The 2nd grade parents are asked to volunteer for this event and help with set-up, clean-up, food and ticket sales. Watch your school folders for more information about sign ups.

Register to Vote…
Tuesday, October 9 is the last day that voters can register to vote for the upcoming November election. If you haven’t registered to vote yet, you can do so online at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm

On the Parent Blog…
There are a lot of pictures from last week’s visit from the SJ Earthquakes and lots of pictures from Saturday and Sunday’s Beautification Weekend! Thanks to Mr. Williams, Joanne Dunbar, Dora Bejarano, and Lisa Jones for pictures this week.

Propositions 30 & 38…
There are two propositions on the November ballot that are trying to raise more money for schools. Proposition 30 is sponsored by Governor Brown. If passed, a new law would temporarily raise the state’s sales tax by a quarter cent, and levy income tax increases on wealthier Californians (earning over $500,000) for seven years. Proposition 38 is sponsored by civil rights attorney Molly Munger. If passed, taxes on earnings would be increased using a sliding scale, for twelve years.

What happens if both pass? Will people have to pay both taxes? No. The proposition with the most votes will be the law, so you would not be double taxed by both measures.

The California Teachers Association supports Proposition 30, The California PTA supports Proposition 38 and the Redwood City School Board supports voting yes on both 30 and 38. For a side by side comparison of both propositions, go to http://cbp.org/pdfs/2012/121004_How%20Do%20Propositions%2030%20and%2038%20Compare.pdf

Volunteer Timesheets…
If you volunteered at one or both Beautiful Days this weekend, don’t forget to fill out a Volunteer Timesheet so that your hours can be counted! Volunteer Timesheets are available in the classrooms and the school office.

Roosevelt’s Facebook Page…
The district created a Facebook page for every school in the district. Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates in your news feed. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosevelt-Elementary-School/214259038634327

Trivia Question Answer…
The correct answer is b. 1,200 slices! 60 large pizzas were brought in to feed Saturday’s volunteers and 40 large pizzas were brought in to feed Sunday’s volunteers. A BIG thank you to everyone that helped out this weekend especially PCC, 2nd Mile, the mural artists, the Devitis family and all of the Roosevelt families that came to help!

Have a great week!

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Roosevelt’s Beautification Weekend!

Roosevelt’s Beautification Weekend was a tremendous success with so many people coming out to come together to give Roosevelt’s campus a new look. More than 700 volunteers came on Saturday, October 6 and hundreds more came on Sunday, October 7. More than 250 Roosevelt families signed up to help out, and parents and kids all pitched in!

A big heartfelt thank you to PCC and 2nd Mile for all of their hard work. And another big thank you to the artists that worked so tirelessly on the beautiful mural. And last but not least, thank you to the Devitis family for all of their hard work coordinating the event!

For anyone that couldn’t attend this weekend, please take some time to walk through the campus to see everything that was done. It was an amazing and uplifting weekend and the students will be so excited to see the changes on Monday morning!

Here’s how the office looked on Friday afternoon (you’ll have to wait until Monday for the final reveal):

The mural got mapped out last week.

And it started to take shape by Friday.

Got mulch? We do!

Here’s the office as of Saturday:

Here’s the mural on Saturday, but still not quite done:

Where did all of that mulch go?

To watch the makeover unfold, take a look at more pictures from this weekend:

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SJ Earthquakes Visit Roosevelt!

On Wednesday, October 3, the SJ Earthquakes sent their mascot “Q” and player Shea Salinas to Roosevelt for a “Get EQ Fit” assembly.

Last June, our PTA sold tickets to the SJ Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy game at Stanford. The Earthquakes offer the demo to any school that sells 200 tickets and Roosevelt sold over 500 tickets and took over a whole section at Stanford Stadium. We were the first school that has ever won the school visit!

Player Shea Salinas talked with the students about his career journey, and gave advice on how they can go ahead and be successful in life too. He stressed the importance of healthy eating, getting plenty of exercise, and going to college if one wants a career in sports like his.

After his presentation, Shea Salinas and “Q” posed for pictures with classes and school staff. What a great day!

Go Quakes!