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In Honor of Army Specialist Jesse Adam Snow

This Memorial Day Roosevelt once again honors the memory of Army Specialist Jesse Adam Snow and other military personnel that have been killed while serving our country.

We ask that all Roosevelt families take a moment today to remember the sacrifice that has been made by Jesse Snow and others that have died in service to our nation. The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence.

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In November 2010, second graders at Roosevelt wrote letters to soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The letter written by Kelsey E. to Army Specialist Jesse Adam Snow arrived too late. Jesse was killed saving another soldier in his unit. Jesse’s father, John Snow of Fairborne, Ohio, received the letter with Jesse’s personal effects and contacted Roosevelt’s Office Manager, Gwen Thomas.

Dear Gwen,

It was kind of you to take my call today. I’ve attached Kelsey’s letter (to Jesse) for your information. I’m mailing out the 2 CDs; of Jesse’s life and of his return and funeral. There is nothing that is sad about any of these but you may want to review them if you decide to show them to the kids. You have permission to show them to whoever you’d like but all I ask is that they remember my brave son, Army Specialist Jesse Adam Snow. I took a section out of his obituary so you’ll know a little about him.

Jesse, age 25, of Fairborn Ohio, was killed in action in the Kunar Province Afghanistan on Nov 14, 2010 when insurgents attacked their unit. Jesse was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division—“Screaming Eagles” (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. ARMY_PFC_JESSE_SNOWHe was born on April 18, 1985 at the former K. I. Sawyer AFB in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to CMSgt (USAF retired) John and Janice Snow. ARMY_PFC_JESSE_SNOWHe is survived by both parents and brothers MSgt (OHANG) John Jr (Emily) of Xenia OH, Daniel of Columbus OH and brothers, Robert, Cadet Lt Col Alex, and sister Megan, all from Fairborn. Also the love of his life, his niece Amara Marie Snow and nephews Noah and Sam Lingerfelt and niece Brooke Lingerfelt.He was preceded in death by his paternal Grandmother Rose Snow. He is survived by his Paternal Grandfather MSgt (USAF retired) Wayne “Hank” Snow of Houghton MI, his Maternal Grandparents Joyce Lammi and Louis Munch of Calumet MI.He is also survived by 7 Uncles, 5 Aunts, and many cousins, all of whom loved Jesse very much. Most important, Jesse is survived by his “Band of Brothers” of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) who at this moment, are risking their lives daily, waging war in Afghanistan against enemy insurgents (note: they returned home on 21 Apr 2011). As a young boy, Jesse was active in Fairborn Weehawk football, Little League Baseball, basketball, and Babe Ruth baseball. He served as an Alter Boy at Mary Help of Christian Church of Fairborn where he made his 1st communion and confirmation. Jesse attended Baker Junior High where he played basketball and was a starter for the 8th grade football team which had the only undefeated season in school history.Jesse graduated in 2003 from Fairborn High School and was involved in various sports and a cadet in AF Jr ROTC.Jesse had a heart of gold and always considered the needs of others before himself. He did yard work for many of his neighbors and volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Dayton. While deployed, he often distributed candy, toys, and chap stick to the local Afghan children. Jesse believed that making a better life for these children was just as important as serving his country. Unit members said that he shared his last meal with a fellow hungry soldier. He is loved and missed by his family, friends, community, and 101st Airborne Brothers. Jesse will never be forgotten.

Gwen, I’ll be sending pictures via e-mail in small groups. Thanks so much and please let Kelsey know what her letter meant to me and our family. Feel free to contact me anytime if you need anything. God Bless you, your school staff, and your students.

Sincerely

John W. Snow

Update: On October 28, 2011, the Silver Star Award was posthumously presented to Army Specialist Jesse Adam Snow of the 101st Airborne Division at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Silver Star Award is the nation’s third-highest decoration for valor in the face of the enemy. According to the narrative accompanying the award, insurgents attacked the command post of Snow’s platoon with several rocket propelled grenades in a battle during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM on Nov. 14, 2010.

Snow’s weapon system was immediately destroyed. Without a weapon and with disregard for his own personal safety, Snow assisted the wounded by performing life-saving first aid. At the same time, he spotted targets for the machine gun team and secured more ammunition for them when they were running low.

As the fire fight became more intense, Snow continued to assist those who were injured. At one point Snow even used his own body to shield another soldier from incoming machine gun fire.

Eventually Snow was fatally wounded. However, his courageous and selfless actions that day saved the lives of three fellow brothers in arms and solely denied the enemy the ability to capture any American soldiers in the battle.

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Roosevelt continues to honor Jesse Snow’s memory by regularly sending letters and care packages to our troops serving overseas.



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Week of May 27 – May 31

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Note: On this Memorial Day, we ask Roosevelt families to please observe a moment of silence at 3:00pm to remember Army Specialist Jesse Snow and others that have died in service to our nation.

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

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day Holiday – No School

Tuesday, May 28
Instrumental Music Performance Practice 9:00am – 11:30am at Carrington Hall Sequoia HS

Water Pollution Play for grades 3 – 5 at 9:30am

Earthcapades Assembly for grades K – 2 at 12:55

Practice for Talent Show – Group A at 2:00 in Rm 2

Instrumental Music Performance at 6:30pm at Carrington Hall Sequoia HS

Wednesday, May 29
7th Grade Field Trip – Lawrence Hall of Science

Practice for Talent Show – Group B at 2:00 in Rm 2

5th grade D.A.R.E. graduation at 6:00pm

Thursday, May 30
Student of the month assemblies in MUR —  8:00am for grades 5-7 , 8:45am for grades 2-4, 9: 30am for 1st grade and 10:00am Kinder

Full Rehearsal for Talent Show after school in the Cafeteria

Friday, May 31
Please come and meet with Principal Girardi over a cup of coffee and breakfast snacks at 8:00am in the upper campus Staff Room (next to Room 26). 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.

5th grade Field Trip – Heals Farm

School wide Talent Show at 5:30pm

Important Dates…
June 3 – 3rd grade field trip – Pescadero Beach & Marsh
June 4 – Reading Banquet for students who made their AR goal 3x this year
June 5 – 6th grade field trip – Academy of Science
June 5 – PBL Presentations – 7th Grade at 10:30am
June 6 – 2nd and 3rd Grade Field Trip – RedMorton Picnic
June 6 – Kindergarten on Early Bird Schedule
June 6 – Open House/PBL Fair at 5:30pm – 7:00pm
June 7 – Free Dress Friday!
June 10 – Kindergarten on Early Bird Dismissal for the remainder of the year
June 10-13 – Minimum Day Schedule for grades 1-7
June 10 – Roosevelt Walking Audit Recommendations Presentation Meeting – 5:30pm-7pm. Students of parents attending will receive 2 Raccoon Bucks and Free Dress on June 13 and 14.
June 12 – Field Day (1st grade families are being asked to volunteer)
June 12 – Drama Performance (time TBA)
June 13 – Kindergarten Promotion (TBA)
June 13 – Drama Performance (time TBA)
June 14 – Last Day of School – Super Minimum Day – 12:00 Dismissal
August 20 – MAZE Day for students with last names A-L from 5:00-7:00pm
August 22 – MAZE Day for students with last names M-Z from 4:00-6:00pm
August 26 – First Day of School

Trivia Question…
In honor of Memorial Day, let’s see what you know about the holiday:

On what date was Memorial Day first observed?

a. May 30, 1856
b. May 5, 1866
c. May 25, 1889
d. May 29, 1901
e. May 15, 1919

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

Talent Show…
Please join us for the Roosevelt Talent Show on Friday, May 31. Make it a family night! Dinner will be for sale from 5:30-6:00pm and then get ready for the show to begin at 6:15pm. Admission is free! Come and see the talent at Roosevelt!

Earthquakes Soccer Game…
Roosevelt has once again reserved seats at the June 29 SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy soccer game at Stanford Stadium. Flyers will be going home this week  with information about ticket sales! All tickets cost $20 each. Tell your friends and family – this game was sold out last year and we were lucky enough to have an entire section! Flyers and order forms will be going home this week and all orders are due by June 7.

Shoparoo Teacher Appreciation Challenge!…
We only need 2 more people to upload at least 1 receipt this month with the Shoparoo app for our teachers to receive a prize!  This is your chance to show Roosevelt’s teachers how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication.

The Shoparoo app is free for iPhone and Android smartphones, so if you have a smartphone, make sure to register and start submitting your receipts! For more information, go to your phone’s app store and search for Shoparoo or go to www.shoparoo.com/

Applebee’s Raffle Winners…
You should have received one raffle ticket for every ticket turned in to Applebee’s. We have drawn the winners and the people with the following raffle ticket numbers have won a $10 Gift Certificate for Applebee’s. The winning numbers are:

459199
459216
459227
459281
459290
459331
459357

Please bring your winning ticket to the office to collect your prize!

Lost and Found…
The Lost & Found cart in the office is overflowing! If your child has lost a sweater, jacket, or lunch box, please stop by the office to take a look!

Please remember to put your child’s name on any items – anything with a clear name is returned to the classroom of the owner.

Art Show Set Up…
Help is needed throughout the day on June 6th to get our students’ art displayed for Open House that night. Artistic ability is not needed, but you will have to know how to use a stapler! The art work has to be stapled to display boards and tables need to be covered. The students have been working hard all year on their artwork, so please come and help to get it looking it’s best! Help will also be needed on June 7th to take all of the artwork down. If you can only help for an hour or two, it will be appreciated! Please contact Marlene Perez at marlenevperez@comcast.net to help out.

PTA Enrichment Fund…
Each family that contributes $100 in either a direct donation or fulfills their pledged donation of at least $100 will receive free Raccoon Bucks which the students can use at the Snack Shack!

Checks should be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you can make a cash donation.  You can also pay via Credit Card or bank transfer using the PayPal Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com You can also pay by credit card in the school office. Thank you for your generosity!

Volunteer from Home…
Do you want to help out, but just can’t be on campus to do it? Our PTA is looking for anyone to volunteer as a grant writer to help secure additional fundraising money for our school. You don’t need any special training and you will be given all of the information you need to apply for grants. This is a job that can be done on your own time from home. Please contact Ms. Girardi at pgirardi@rcsdk8.net if you are interested or want more information.

Looking forward…
We need to know what YOU want to see at Roosevelt next year. Last year it was a parent that came to the PTA with the proposal of using Art4All instead of Art in Action. The PTA agreed that it was a great program and so it was made it a budget priority. If you have ideas to share, you can email your ideas and suggestions to trishreillytaylor@gmail.com (English) or Lydia Hernandez at lyhernan2002@gmail.com (Spanish)

4th of July Fun Run…
The 4th of July Parade Run is coming up soon! This family-friendly 5k run and walk kicks off Redwood City’s famous Independence Day celebrations. Family t-shirt sponsorships available until June 1, 2013 – make your family famous! More information and registration at: www.paraderun.org. Proceeds benefit the Redwood City Education Foundation (www.rcef.org).

Fundraise While You Shop…
Do you have a smartphone? Take a picture of your weekly shopping receipts for Shoparoo points! If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, download the free Shoparoo app today.

Please don’t forget to also sign up on escrip.com to help earn money for Roosevelt at stores such as Safeway, Old Navy, Home Depot, etc. and always look for the Box Tops logo on anything you buy.

Speaking of Box Tops…
Now through May 26, our school can earn 5 bonus Box Tops for every like on their facebook page. Go to
https://www.facebook.com/BoxTopsForEducation/app_367976259968602 and when prompted, put in our school’s zip code (94061) and select Roosevelt.

We are also still collecting Box Tops! You can turn them in to the Box Tops box on the counter in the office or turn them in to your child’s teacher. Each Box Top earns 10¢ for our school. It may not sound like much, but the last batch of Box Tops that we turned in earned almost $450!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from Roosevelt school events in your news feed.

If you’ve liked our page, but don’t see any updates in your news feed, it’s because Facebook has been using a formula that hides posts for pages that don’t pay for sponsored placements. What can you do? Go to our Facebook page and hover your mouse over the Liked box. Then make sure Get Notifications and Show in News Feed are checked. www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Trivia Question Answer…
The correct answer is b. May 5, 1866 but there are many other places that claim to have held the first day of observance. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. MemorialDay02

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

The ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.

Local springtime tributes to the Civil War dead already had been held in various places. One of the first occurred in Columbus, Miss., April 25, 1866, when a group of women visited a cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers who had fallen in battle at Shiloh. Nearby were the graves of Union soldiers, neglected because they were the enemy. Disturbed at the sight of the bare graves, the women placed some of their flowers on those graves, as well.

Today, cities in the North and the South claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day in 1866. Both Macon and Columbus, Ga., claim the title, as well as Richmond, Va. The village of Boalsburg, Pa., claims it began there two years earlier. A stone in a Carbondale, Ill., cemetery carries the statement that the first Decoration Day ceremony took place there on April 29, 1866. Carbondale was the wartime home of Gen. Logan. Approximately 25 places have been named in connection with the origin of Memorial Day, many of them in the South where most of the war dead were buried.

In 1966, Congress and President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the “birthplace” of Memorial Day. There, a ceremony on May 5, 1866, honored local veterans who had fought in the Civil War. Businesses closed and residents flew flags at half-staff. Supporters of Waterloo’s claim say earlier observances in other places were either informal, not community-wide or one-time events.

By the end of the 19th century, Memorial Day ceremonies were being held on May 30 throughout the nation. State legislatures passed proclamations designating the day, and the Army and Navy adopted regulations for proper observance at their facilities.

It was not until after World War I, however, that the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still often called Decoration Day. It was then also placed on the last Monday in May, as were some other federal holidays.

Many Southern states also have their own days for honoring the Confederate dead. Mississippi celebrates Confederate Memorial Day on the last Monday of April, Alabama on the fourth Monday of April, and Georgia on April 26. North and South Carolina observe it on May 10, Louisiana on June 3 and Tennessee calls that date Confederate Decoration Day. Texas celebrates Confederate Heroes Day January 19 and Virginia calls the last Monday in May Confederate Memorial Day.

Gen. Logan’s order for his posts to decorate graves in 1868 “with the choicest flowers of springtime” urged: “We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. … Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.”

The crowd attending the first Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was approximately the same size as those that attend today’s observance, about 5,000 people. Then, as now, small American flags were placed on each grave — a tradition followed at many national cemeteries today. In recent years, the custom has grown in many families to decorate the graves of all departed loved ones.

The origins of special services to honor those who die in war can be found in antiquity. The Athenian leader Pericles offered a tribute to the fallen heroes of the Peloponnesian War over 24 centuries ago that could be applied today to the 1.1 million Americans who have died in the nation’s wars: “Not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions, but there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men.”

To ensure the sacrifices of America ’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, in December 2000, the U.S. Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act,” P.L. 106-579, creating the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance. The commission’s charter is to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity” by encouraging and coordinating commemorations in the United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance.

The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”



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Mid-Week Reminders, Raffle Winners & Updates

reminderJust a few reminders for the rest of the week:

Wednesday, May 22
Shop at Whole Foods – 5% of all sales, all day, go to keep music education for our kids

Thursday, May 23
Opening/Closing Act Practice for students performing in the Roosevelt Talent Show after school

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day Holiday! – No School

Applebee’s Raffle Winners…
You should have received one raffle ticket for every ticket turned in to Applebee’s. We have drawn the winners and the people with the following raffle ticket numbers have won a $10 Gift Certificate for Applebee’s. The winning numbers are:

459199
459216
459227
459281
459290
459331
459357

Please bring your winning ticket to the office to collect your prize!

Shoparoo Challenge…
We only need 9 more people to upload at least 1 receipt this month with the Shoparoo app for our teachers to receive a prize!  This is your chance to show Roosevelt Elementary’s teachers how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication.

The Shoparoo app is free for iPhone and Android smartphones, so if you have a smartphone, make sure to register and start submitting your receipts! For more information, go to your phone’s app store and search for Shoparoo or go to www.shoparoo.com/

Lost and Found…
The Lost & Found cart in the office is overflowing! If your child has lost a sweater, jacket, or lunch box, please stop by the office to take a look!

Please remember to put your child’s name on any items – anything with a clear name is returned to the classroom of the owner.

That’s it! Enjoy the rest of your week and the three day weekend!



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Week of May 20 – May 24

May 20Make sure to mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt this week:

Monday, May 20
Room 8 PBL presentation at 8:15am

PTA meeting at 6:00pm in the Faculty Lounge (Room 14).The PTA will be discussing upcoming fundraising events and looking at where we stand with the budget  for this year and looking at the budget for next 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) This is the last PTA meeting of the year!

Tuesday, May 21
Room 3 PBL presentation at 8:30am

Wednesday, May 22
Shop at Whole Foods – 5% of all sales, all day, go to keep music education for our kids

Common Core Standards Information Mtg at 9:00am at the District Office

Games 2 U at 1:00pm for students that met the Easter candy sale prize goal

6th grade Assembly at 1:15 – Zilpha Keatley Sneider author of The Egypt Games

Thursday, May 23
Summer Reading Assemblies – 10:00 for 3rd & 5th grades and 10:30 for 1st and 2nd grades

4th grade field trip to Red Morton – Make Time for Fitness

Opening/Closing Act Practice for students performing in the Roosevelt Talent Show after school

Important Dates…
May 27 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School
May 28 – Instrumental Music Performance Practice 9:00am – 11:30am at Carrington Hall Sequoia HS
May 28 – Water Pollution Play for grades 3 – 5 at 9:30am
May 28 – Earthcapades Assembly for grades K – 2 at 12:55
May 28 – Practice for Talent Show – Group A at 2:00 in Rm 2
May 28 – Instrumental Music Performance at 6:30pm at Carrington Hall Sequoia HS
May 29 – 7th Grade Field Trip – Lawrence Hall of Science
May 29 – Practice for Talent Show – Group B at 2:00 in Rm 2
May 29 – Reading Banquet at 5:30pm
May 30 – Full Rehearsal for Talent Show after school in the Cafeteria
May 30 – 5th grade D.A.R.E. graduation at 6:00pm
May 31 – 5th grade Field Trip – Heals Farm
May 31 – School wide Talent Show at 5:30pm
June 6 – Kindergarten on Early Bird Schedule
June 6 – Open House/PBL Fair at 5:30pm – 7:00pm
June 10 – Kindergarten on Early Bird Dismissal for the remainder of the year
June 10-13 – Minimum Day Schedule for grades 1-7
June 13 – Kindergarten Promotion (TBA)
June 14 – Last Day of School – Super Minimum Day – 12:00 Dismissal

Trivia Question…
How important is it to read every night? Here’s an easy one for all of you — If your child reads for 20 minutes a day during the school year, how many words will he/she have read by the end of the school year?

a. 8,000 words
b. 282,000 words
c. 1,800,000 words

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

Earthquakes Soccer Game…
Roosevelt has once again reserved seats at the June 29 SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy soccer game at Stanford Stadium. Flyers will be going home this week  with information about ticket sales! All tickets cost $20 each. Tell your friends and family – this game was sold out last year and we were lucky enough to have an entire section!

Shoparoo Teacher Appreciation Challenge!…
As a way of saying thank you to our amazing teachers, Shoparoo is going to have a delicious prize delivered to EVERY staff room at each school that gets 30 people to submit at least 1 receipt within the month of May. This is your chance to show Roosevelt Elementary’s teachers how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. So remember to upload a receipt in May, and get your friends to do the same.

The Shoparoo app is free for iPhone and Android smartphones, so if you have a smartphone, make sure to register and start submitting your receipts! For more information, go to www.shoparoo.com/

Art Show Set Up…
Help is needed throughout the day on June 6th to get our students’ art displayed for Open House that night. Artistic ability is not needed, but you will have to know how to use a stapler! The art work has to be stapled to display boards and tables need to be covered. The students have been working hard all year on their artwork, so please come and help to get it looking it’s best! Help will also be needed on June 7th to take all of the artwork down. If you can only help for an hour or two, it will be appreciated! Please contact Marlene Perez at marlenevperez@comcast.net to help out.

PTA Enrichment Fund…
Each family that contributes $100 in either a direct donation or fulfills their pledged donation of at least $100 will receive free Raccoon Bucks which the students can use at the Snack Shack!

Checks should be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you can make a cash donation.  You can also pay via Credit Card or bank transfer using the PayPal Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com You can also pay by credit card in the school office. Thank you for your generosity!

Volunteer from Home…
Do you want to help out, but just can’t be on campus to do it? Our PTA is looking for anyone to volunteer as a grant writer to help secure additional fundraising money for our school. You don’t need any special training and you will be given all of the information you need to apply for grants. This is a job that can be done on your own time from home. Please contact Ms. Girardi at pgirardi@rcsdk8.net if you are interested or want more information.

Looking forward…
At the last PTA meeting of the year, we’ll be discussing ideas that might be budgeted in for next year. We need to know what YOU want to see at Roosevelt next year. Last year it was a parent that came to the PTA with the proposal of using Art4All instead of Art in Action. The PTA agreed that it was a great program and so it was made it a budget priority. If you have ideas to share, you can attend the final meeting on May 20 at 6:00pm or you can email your ideas and suggestions to trishreillytaylor@gmail.com (English) or Lydia Hernandez at lyhernan2002@gmail.com (Spanish)

Raccoon Bucks…
Have you seen the new Raccoon Bucks which students can use to purchase items in the Snack Shack? Each Raccoon Buck costs $1 and is good for $1 worth of items at the Snack Shack. Now you be sure that your child is only buying our school’s healthier snack items instead of buying from the ice cream truck. Please note that if your child buys an item worth 50¢, they will not get change back. You can purchase Raccoon Bucks in the school office. You will also receive Raccoon Bucks once you fulfill your $100 PTA donation pledge.

Fundraise While You Shop…
Do you have a smartphone? Take a picture of your weekly shopping receipts for Shoparoo points! If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, download the free Shoparoo app today. Every time you shop at a store that sells grocery items or pet food, take a picture of your receipt and submit it. You can view the school’s leaderboard and see who has the most points. This week Joanne D has an unbelievable lead with 930 points, and Guy T is in 2nd place with 595 points. Let’s see who’s going to be in the lead next week!

Please don’t forget to also sign up on escrip.com to help earn money for Roosevelt at stores such as Safeway, Old Navy, Home Depot, etc. and always look for the Box Tops logo on anything you buy.

Speaking of Box Tops…
Now through May 26, our school can earn 5 bonus Box Tops for every like on their facebook page. Go to
https://www.facebook.com/BoxTopsForEducation/app_367976259968602 and when prompted, put in our school’s zip code (94061) and select Roosevelt.

We are also still collecting Box Tops! You can turn them in to the Box Tops box on the counter in the office or turn them in to your child’s teacher. Each Box Top earns 10¢ for our school. It may not sound like much, but the last batch of Box Tops that we turned in earned almost $450!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from Roosevelt school events in your news feed.

If you’ve liked our page, but don’t see any updates in your news feed, it’s because Facebook has been using a formula that hides posts for pages that don’t pay for sponsored placements. What can you do? Go to our Facebook page and hover your mouse over the Liked box. Then make sure Get Notifications and Show in News Feed are checked. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosevelt-Elementary-School/214259038634327

Trivia Question Answer…
The correct answers is c. 1,800,000 words! kids_readingFor answer b. 282,000 words, a student would only have read for 5 minutes a night. For answer a. 8,000 words, a student would only have read for 1 minute a night.

The student reading for 20 minutes a night would have the equivalent of 60 school days. The student reading for just 5 minutes a night would have only read the equivalent of 12 school days. That’s a HUGE difference for just 15 minutes a night! And that extra 15 minutes translates into enormous gains in school. To see more information about this take a look at the parent blog at: Is Reading Every Night Really Important?

Have a great week!

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Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s 5/18/13!

pancakesDon’t forget! Tomorrow morning is Roosevelt’s first ever pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Redwood City (1135 Veteran’s Blvd). Please join us anytime between 8:00am – 10:00am. We have the entire restaurant reserved until lunch service begins.

You will be able to purchase tickets at the door if you didn’t get your order form in this week. Each ticket costs $5 and includes pancakes, bacon and your choice of beverage. Invite your friends, neighbors and relatives! Roosevelt teachers will be your servers, so make sure that you come for this fun family event!

See you there!

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Is Reading Every Night Really Important?

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Roosevelt School Teacher Uses Drama to Help Students Learn Vocabulary
by Roosevelt Principal Trish Girardi and Roosevelt parent Trish Taylor for Spectrum Magazine, May 2013

Update: Since the publication of this article, it has been announced that Gillian Parkhurst has been awarded the San Mateo County Reading Association’s Celebrate Literacy Award for 2013.

Memorizing a dictionary entry may give students the ability to recite a word’s definition, but how do students develop an in-depth understanding of what a word means? Teacher Gillian Parkhurst at Roosevelt School in Redwood City found a creative and engaging way to capture the interest of her third-grade students each time she introduces a new set of vocabulary words. She challenges students to work together in teams and create skits depicting their chosen vocabulary word.

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Teacher Gillian Parkhurst introduces vocabulary words on the Focus Wall in week one.

Students have fun with their classmates while learning new words as they craft vignettes, using dialogue and gestures. Each member of the team comes up with an idea for the skit that illustrates the definition behind the selected word. When performing, the third-grade audience watches their classmates act out their interpretation of the word and looks for clues in order to guess which word is being presented.

Screen shot 2013-05-13 at 10.15.19 AMStudents discuss how to act out their vocabulary word. 

Learning vocabulary through skits builds students’ academic and content vocabulary and supports their reading comprehension so that all students become proficient readers.

Screen shot 2013-05-13 at 10.15.04 AMStudents working together to create the skit using movement.

Parkhurst develops students’ love of language through this playful, performance-based activity. Students are highly engaged and develop a love of language. Public speaking and acting out the vocabulary solidifies students’ knowledge of the meaning of the word. The students in the audience must be alert to the nuances of the performance, always cognizant of the “vocabulary list of words” from which they will choose.

Throughout the year, new vocabulary words are introduced every two weeks and are linked to their reading series. Students eagerly await the preview of the new vocabulary and their new team assignment. During the first week, students are introduced to their new vocabulary words and learn about them through a variety of classroom activities. In the second week they get ready for their performance by working with other students in a group. During the performance, all students play an active role and other students in the class guess the meaning of the word.

By the end of the two-week unit of study, all students in the classroom have mastered the vocabulary. This improves their self- confidence as well as helps to increase their reading levels.

As the year progresses, students become more active participants, developing their oral language skills as well as comprehension linked to the vocabulary being taught.

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Week of May 13 – May 17

May 13Make sure to mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt this week:

Note: Please read this entire email – there’s a lot of time critical information about upcoming events and fundraising opportunities. Last week, Raccoon Bucks were given away to 10 lucky readers that read the entire email. So read carefully! You never know what you could be missing.

Monday, May 13
Renaissance Program for 7th grade

Tuesday, May 14
San Mateo County Historical Museum field trip for 3rd grade

A – Z salad bar in the cafeteria

Wednesday, May 15
California Mission field trip for 4th grade

Thursday, May 16
Principal’s Reading Club Party

Opening/Closing Act Practice for students performing in the Roosevelt Talent Show after school

Common Core Standards Information Mtg at 7:00pm at the District Office – The state has adopted this new standard and all parents are invited to find out what this new standard looks like and what the district has planned to implement it. Spanish translation is available.

Friday, May 17
Perseverance Pizza Party for students in grades 2-7 that completed the CSTs

Saturday, May 18
Pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Redwood City from 8:00am – 10:00am. Roosevelt teachers are generously donating their time to be servers. This will be a fun family event! Invite friends, family and neighbors. We have the whole restaurant reserved just for us! Tickets cost $5 each. Order forms are available in the office. Fill out the order form and return it to your child’s classroom or bring it in to the school office.

Important Dates…
May 20 – Tickets for Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy at Stanford go on sale
May 20 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Rm 14 – Last Meeting of the Year!
May 22 – Common Core Standards Information Mtg at 9:00am at the District Office
May 22 – Shop at Whole Foods – 5% of all sales, all day, go to keep music education for our kids
May 27 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School
May 31 – School wide Talent Show at 5:30pm
June 6 – Kindergarten on Early Bird Schedule
June 6 – Open House/PBL Fair at 5:30pm – 7:00pm
June 10 – Kindergarten on Early Bird Dismissal for the remainder of the year
June 10-13 – Minimum Day Schedule for grades 1-7
June 13 – Kindergarten Promotion (TBA)
June 14 – Last Day of School – Super Minimum Day – 12:00 Dismissal

Trivia Question…
Let’s play a game of Who Paid for That? Match the expenses below to the correct funding source:

Expenses:
1. 2 buses for 1st grade to The San Francisco Zoo for $910.20
2. AmeriCorp volunteer to work with small reading groups $8,100
3. Art for grades K-7 with Art4All for $15,916

Funding Source:
1. District/School
2. PTA Enrichment Fund
3. Measure W

Make your guesses and find out if you’re right at the bottom!

Shoparoo Teacher Appreciation Challenge!…
As a way of saying thank you to our amazing teachers, Shoparoo is going to have a delicious prize delivered to EVERY staff room at each school that gets 30 people to submit at least 1 receipt within the month of May. This is your chance to show Roosevelt Elementary’s teachers how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. So remember to upload a receipt in May, and get your friends to do the same.

The Shoparoo app is free for iPhone and Android smartphones, so if you have a smartphone, make sure to register and start submitting your receipts! For more information, go to www.shoparoo.com/

Art Show Set Up…
Help is needed throughout the day on June 6th to get our students’ art displayed for Open House that night. Artistic ability is not needed, but you will have to know how to use a stapler! The art work has to be stapled to display boards and tables need to be covered. The students have been working hard all year on their artwork, so please come and help to get it looking it’s best! Help will also be needed on June 7th to take all of the artwork down. If you can only help for an hour or two, it will be appreciated! Please contact Marlene Perez at marlenevperez@comcast.net to help out.

PTA Enrichment Fund…
Each family that contributes $100 in either a direct donation or fulfills their pledged donation of at least $100 will receive free Raccoon Bucks which the students can use at the Snack Shack!

Checks should be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you can make a cash donation.  You can also pay via Credit Card or bank transfer using the PayPal Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com You can also pay by credit card in the school office. Thank you for your generosity!

Volunteer from Home…
Do you want to help out, but just can’t be on campus to do it? Our PTA is looking for anyone to volunteer as a grant writer to help secure additional fundraising money for our school. You don’t need any special training and you will be given all of the information you need to apply for grants. This is a job that can be done on your own time from home. Please contact Ms. Girardi at pgirardi@rcsdk8.net if you are interested or want more information.

Looking forward…
At the last PTA meeting of the year, we’ll be discussing ideas that might be budgeted in for next year. We need to know what YOU want to see at Roosevelt next year. Last year it was a parent that came to the PTA with the proposal of using Art4All instead of Art in Action. The PTA agreed that it was a great program and so it was made it a budget priority. If you have ideas to share, you can attend the final meeting on May 20 at 6:00pm or you can email your ideas and suggestions to trishreillytaylor@gmail.com (English) or Lydia Hernandez at lyhernan2002@gmail.com (Spanish)

Raccoon Bucks…
Have you seen the new Raccoon Bucks which students can use to purchase items in the Snack Shack? Each Raccoon Buck costs $1 and is good for $1 worth of items at the Snack Shack. Now you be sure that your child is only buying our school’s healthier snack items instead of buying from the ice cream truck. Please note that if your child buys an item worth 50¢, they will not get change back. You can purchase Raccoon Bucks in the school office. You will also receive Raccoon Bucks once you fulfill your $100 PTA donation pledge.

Earthquakes Soccer Game…
Roosevelt has once again reserved seats at the June 29 SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy soccer game at Stanford Stadium. Banners will be going up soon with information about upcoming ticket sales! All tickets cost $20 each. Tell your friends and family – this game was sold out last year and we were lucky enough to have an entire section! Ticket sales will begin the week of May 20.

On the Parent Blog…
Check out the Roosevelt 2013 Biz World Challenge Champions from Mr. Williams class! They competed against teams from The Harker School (2nd place), North Star (3rd place) and Woodside Elementary (4th place). www.rooseveltparents.com

Fundraise While You Shop…
Reminder – take a picture of your weekly shopping receipts for Shoparoo points! If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, download the free Shoparoo app today. Every time you shop at a store that sells grocery items or pet food, take a picture of your receipt and submit it. You can view the school’s leaderboard and see who has the most points. It’s a new month with a brand new leaderboard, so it’s anyone’s to win! This week Joanne D has held on to the lead with 490 points, but Guy T is close behind with 400 points. Let’s see who’s going to be in the lead next week!

Please don’t forget to also sign up on escrip.com to help earn money for Roosevelt at stores such as Safeway, Old Navy, Home Depot, etc. and always look for the Box Tops logo on anything you buy.

Speaking of Box Tops…
Now through May 26, our school can earn 5 bonus Box Tops for every like on their facebook page. Go to
https://www.facebook.com/BoxTopsForEducation/app_367976259968602 and when prompted, put in our school’s zip code (94061) and select Roosevelt.

We are also still collecting Box Tops! You can turn them in to the Box Tops box on the counter in the office or turn them in to your child’s teacher. Each Box Top earns 10¢ for our school. It may not sound like much, but the last batch of Box Tops that we turned in earned almost $450!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from Roosevelt school events in your news feed.

If you’ve liked our page, but don’t see any updates in your news feed, it’s because Facebook has been using a formula that hides posts for pages that don’t pay for sponsored placements. What can you do? Go to our Facebook page and hover your mouse over the Liked box. Then make sure Get Notifications and Show in News Feed are checked. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosevelt-Elementary-School/214259038634327

Trivia Question Answer…
The correct answers are:
The 2 buses for 1st grade to The San Francisco Zoo for $910.20 were paid for by the PTA Enrichment FundMoney,
An AmeriCorp volunteer to work with small reading groups $8,100 was paid for by Measure W funding (but in the past has been paid for by the PTA), and
Art for grades K-7 with Art4All for $15,916 was paid for by the PTA Enrichment Fund

Did you guess correctly? Did you think any of those were paid for by the school/district? Well, budget cuts over the years have forced parent groups to pay for things like buses and art that used to be paid for by the district. Your PTA has been working hard all year to make every dollar stretch so that our kids don’t miss out on anything.  Every bit that you can contribute to the PTA’s Enrichment Fund makes a difference.

If you tried to pay for just art with $100, you would only be able to pay for less than 1 hour of art for your child for the whole year. But when we ALL give $100, we can pay for an art lesson every month for EVERY student at Roosevelt, and still have money left to pay for field trips, iPads, SMART boards, dance classes, science, drama, music, afterschool clubs, etc. The PTA thanks our generous parents for their support!

Have a great week!

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Congratulations 5th Graders – 2013 BizWorld Challenge Champions!

After a long day of competition, Roosevelt’s team of 5th graders emerged as the 2013 BizWorld Challenge Champions!

Biz World Challenge

Each team had to use their BizWorld knowledge and know‐how to turn around a struggling company.

The teams created a unique/innovative product or service, sought funding to run their company, they made and marketed their products, and sold their items to the audience at a Sales Bazaar with the goal of making the highest profit.

All teams were judged in five categories: design, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and finance. Their scores in each category helped to influence their company value. The winners were determined by the company with the highest value.

Also competing were:

The Harker School – San Jose (2nd place)
North Star Academy – Redwood City (3rd place)
Woodside Elementary – Woodside (4th place)

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Roosevelt News & Events Update for 5/9/13

Here’s some more information for this week:

Congratulations to Gillian Parkhurst!…
It was just announced this afternoon that 3rd grade teacher Gillian Parkhurst has won the San Mateo County Reading Association’s Celebrate Literacy Award for 2013 for her class vocabulary skits! For more information about this program in her classroom, take a look at page 5 in this month’s Spectrum Magazine.hooray
http://www.spectrummagazine.net/pdfs/2013_05_SpectrumArchive.pdf

BizWorld Challenge…
A team of 5th grade students from Mr. Williams class has been chosen to participate in the 2013 BizWorld Challenge this Saturday, May 11 at Woodside Elementary from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Our Roosevelt team is competing against teams from Woodside Elementary, North Star, and Harker School (a private school in San Jose).

Each team will be responsible for using their BizWorld knowledge and know‐how to turn around a struggling company. Each team has to create a unique/innovative product or service, seek funding to run their company, make and market their product, and sell it to the audience at a Sales Bazaar with the goal of making the highest profit. All companies will be judged in five categories: design, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and finance. Their scores in each category will influence their company value. In the end, the company with the highest value wins!

This is a free event, so if you can, come and cheer for our Roosevelt team (and buy their product at the sales bazaar to help their score)! For more information and a link to register, go to:
www.bizworld.org/teachers/index.php?BizWorld-Challenge-45

Shoparoo Teacher Appreciation Challenge…
As a way of saying thank you to our amazing teachers, Shoparoo is going to have a delicious prize delivered to EVERY teachers lounge at each school that gets 30 people to submit at least 1 receipt within the month of May. This is your chance to show Roosevelt Elementary’s teachers how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. So remember to upload a receipt in May, and get your friends to do the same.

The Shoparoo app is free for iPhone and Android smartphones, so if you have a smartphone, make sure to register and start submitting your receipts! For more information, go to www.shoparoo.com/

Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s…
Roosevelt’s pancake breakfast at Applebee’s on Saturday, May 18 is almost here! The teachers of Roosevelt will be your waiters and waitresses! This is guaranteed to be a fun family event! You can invite friends, family and neighbors. Tickets cost $5 each. Order forms came home in last Thursday’s folder. Fill out the order form and return it to your child’s classroom or you can also purchase tickets in the school office by Thursday, May 16.

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In Honor of Teacher Appreciation Week!

We know we have the BEST teachers in the district, and this TED Talk gives us the reason why – personal relationships.

 

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Week of May 6 – May 10

May 6Make sure to mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt this week:

Note: CST testing continues for all students in grades 2 – 7. (5th grade students have finished testing.) The CST pep rally is each morning in the cafeteria at 8:00am. Classroom doors are LOCKED from 8:15am – 10:15am for testing. Late students will have to wait in the office, so please get to school on time! During the CST testing window, all students in grades 2-7 are invited to eat a complimentary breakfast in the cafeteria beginning at 7:45am. Makeup tests will also be given this week.

Monday, May 6
5th Graders leave for Outdoor Education at 8:00am

Friday, May 10
5th Graders return from Outdoor Education at 12:30pm

Important Dates…
May 16 – Common Core Standards Information Mtg at 7:00pm at the District Office
May 18 – Pancake Breakfast at Applebees
May 20 – Tickets for Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy at Stanford go on sale
May 20 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Rm 14 – Last Meeting of the Year!
May 22 – Common Core Standards Information Mtg at 9:00am at the District Office
May 27 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School
May 31 – School wide Talent Show at 5:30pm
June 6 – Kindergarten on Early Bird Schedule
June 6 – Open House/PBL Fair at 5:30pm – 7:00pm
June 10 – Kindergarten on Early Bird Dismissal for the remainder of the year
June 10-13 – Minimum Day Schedule for grades 1-7
June 13 – Kindergarten Promotion (TBA)
June 14 – Last Day of School – Super Minimum Day – 12:00 Dismissal

Trivia Question…
This is the last week of the California Standards Test (CST),  so we’ll continue to test YOUR knowledge. Lets see how many of you are smarter than an 8th grader:

8th Grade Language Arts:
Which word is derived from the Latin root word meaning to cut?
A. contract
B. partial
C. section
D. junction

8th Grade Science:
Which characteristic of motion could change without changing the velocity of an object?
A. the speed
B. the position
C. the direction
D. the acceleration

Make your guesses and find out if you’re right at the bottom!

Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s…
Roosevelt is hosting a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Redwood City on Saturday, May 18 from 8:00am – 10:00am. Roosevelt teachers are generously donating their time to be servers. This will be a fun family event! Invite friends, family and neighbors. Tickets will cost $5 each. Order forms came home in last Thursday’s folder. Fill out the order form and return it to your child’s classroom or bring it in to the school office.

Art Show Set Up…
Help is needed throughout the day on June 6th to get our students’ art displayed for Open House that night. Artistic ability is not needed, but you will have to know how to use a stapler! The art work has to be stapled to display boards and tables need to be covered. The students have been working hard all year on their artwork, so please come and help to get it looking it’s best! Help will also be needed on June 7th to take all of the artwork down. If you can only help for an hour or two, it will be appreciated! Please contact Marlene Perez at marlenevperez@comcast.net to help out.

PTA Enrichment Fund…
We’re in the final stretch for the year! Pledge reminders were sent out two weeks ago and if you think that the PTA doesn’t need any more money this year, you’re wrong!  Teachers are now turning in their requests for field trip funding from the PTA and we need to collect your pledged money to make those field trips happen!  If you still haven’t contributed $100 per child, you can still do so. We want to give the teachers the go ahead to schedule those field trips and classroom visitors. The PTA would also like to purchase additional SMART boards for our classrooms. Please include your child’s name and room number so that it can be credited to your family. Each family that contributes $100 in either a direct donation or fulfills their pledged donation of at least $100 will receive free Raccoon Bucks which the students can use at the Snack Shack!

Checks should be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you can make a cash donation.  You can also pay via Credit Card or bank transfer using the PayPal Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com You can also pay by credit card in the school office. Thank you for your generosity!

Volunteer from Home…
Do you want to help out, but just can’t be on campus to do it? Our PTA is looking for anyone to volunteer as a grant writer to help secure additional fundraising money for our school. You don’t need any special training and you will be given all of the information you need to apply for grants. This is a job that can be done on your own time from home. Please contact Ms. Girardi at pgirardi@rcsdk8.net if you are interested or want more information.

Looking forward…
At the last PTA meeting of the year, we’ll be discussing ideas that might be budgeted in for next year. We need to know what YOU want to see at Roosevelt next year. Last year it was a parent that came to the PTA with the proposal of using Art4All instead of Art in Action. The PTA agreed that it was a great program and so it was made it a budget priority. If you have ideas to share, you can attend the final meeting on May 20 at 6:00pm or you can email your ideas and suggestions to trishreillytaylor@gmail.com (English) or Lydia Hernandez at lyhernan2002@gmail.com (Spanish)

Raccoon Bucks…
Have you seen the new Raccoon Bucks which students can use to purchase items in the Snack Shack? Each Raccoon Buck costs $1 and is good for $1 worth of items at the Snack Shack. Now you be sure that your child is only buying our school’s healthier snack items instead of buying from the ice cream truck. Please note that if your child buys an item worth 50¢, they will not get change back. You can purchase Raccoon Bucks in the school office. You will also receive Raccoon Bucks once you fulfill your $100 PTA donation pledge.

Earthquakes Soccer Game…
Roosevelt has once again reserved seats at the June 29 SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy soccer game at Stanford Stadium. Banners will be going up soon with information about upcoming ticket sales! All tickets cost $20 each. Tell your friends and family – this game was sold out last year and we were lucky enough to have an entire section! Ticket sales will begin the week of May 20.

Fundraise While You Shop…
Reminder – take a picture of your weekly shopping receipts for Shoparoo points! If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, download the free Shoparoo app today. Every time you shop at a store that sells grocery items or pet food, take a picture of your receipt and submit it. You can view the school’s leaderboard and see who has the most points. It’s a new month with a brand new leaderboard, so it’s anyone’s to win! This week Joanne D has taken the lead with 280 points, but Guy T is close behind with 240 points. Let’s see who’s going to be in the lead next week!

Please don’t forget to also sign up on escrip.com to help earn money for Roosevelt at stores such as Safeway, Old Navy, Home Depot, etc. and always look for the Box Tops logo on anything you buy.

Speaking of Box Tops…
We are still collecting Box Tops! You can turn them in to the Box Tops box on the counter in the office or turn them in to your child’s teacher. Each Box Top earns 10¢ for our school. It may not sound like much, but the last batch of Box Tops that we turned in earned almost $450!

Have you read everything?
Let’s see how many of you are reading the ENTIRE weekly update! The first 10 people that send an email to trishreillytaylor@gmail.com that says “I read it!” will receive a free Raccoon Buck!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from Roosevelt school events in your news feed.

If you’ve liked our page, but don’t see any updates in your news feed, it’s because Facebook has been using a formula that hides posts for pages that don’t pay for sponsored placements. What can you do? Go to our Facebook page and hover your mouse over the Liked box. Then make sure Get Notifications and Show in News Feed are checked. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosevelt-Elementary-School/214259038634327

Trivia Question Answer…
The correct answer is C. section, and B. the position. How did you do? For more practice questions, you can look at the California Department of Education website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/css05rtq.asp persevere

To prepare your child for the CST, make sure they get to bed early and no electronics or tv in the hour before bed. Eat a good, healthy breakfast. Get to school on time. Also, talk to your child about the test. Remind them to take their time, read all directions, check their work, and watch out for the “tricksters” and “stinkers”.

The students have been working hard all year, so let’s help them to do their best and let’s see if Roosevelt can get an API score of 800 or more!

Have a great week!