Please Note: Even though the school year is winding down, there is still a lot going on and your help is desperately needed. Please sign up to help out with one of the upcoming activities. Also be sure to be on the look out for sign up sheets for parties and events for your child’s class.
Make sure to mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt this week:
Monday, June 3
3rd grade field trip – Pescadero State Beach & Marsh
Tuesday, June 4
5th grade picnic & pool party at Red Morton
Reading Banquet for students who made their AR goal 3x this year from 6:00-8:00pm in the cafeteria
Wednesday, June 5
6th grade field trip – Academy of Science
PBL Presentations – 7th Grade at 10:30am
Thursday, June 6
Kindergarten on Early Bird Schedule
2nd and 3rd Grade Field Trip – Picnic at Red Morton
Art Show 5:30pm – 7:00pm in the YMCA Room
Open House/PBL Fair at 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Friday, June 7
Free Dress Friday!
Order forms due for SJ Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy soccer game at Stanford Stadium
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 12 – 5th Grade Biz World Champions being recognized by School Board at 7:00pm – District Office
June 13 – Kindergarten Promotion at 10:00am
June 13 – Drama Performance (time TBA)
June 14 – Last Day of School – Super Minimum Day – 12:00 Dismissal
Important Dates for the 2013/2014 School Year…
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
In honor of Roosevelt’s Art Show on Thursday evening, let’s see what you know about art displays:
If you were to visit The Louvre Museum in Paris, France, about how many works of art would you find on display?
Make your guess and find out if you’re right at the bottom!
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 email@example.com to help out.
Earthquakes Soccer Game…
Roosevelt has once again reserved seats at the June 29 SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy soccer game at Stanford Stadium. Flyers went home in last Thursday’s blue folder with information about the game, ticket sale prizes and the order form! 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! All orders are due by June 7 so that we have enough time to distribute the tickets before the end of school.
The school yearbook is now available for purchase! Mr. Williams’ after school yearbook club has been working on them for most of the year and they look fantastic! The yearbooks are full color and available for only $20 each. Please make checks payable to Roosevelt PTA. Return your order form with your payment to your child’s class or bring it in to the school office.
Uniform Exchange & Donation…
The Uniform Exchange & Donation Program is starting this week on Tuesday & Wednesday from 1:30-3:00pm in Room 1. If you would like to participate, please drop off CLEAN, GENTLY USED uniforms. You will be given a receipt that you can use to exchange for uniforms in the fall. You can also donate used uniforms even if you don’t want to participate in the exchange.
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.
On the Parent Blog…
Many thanks to Joanne Dunbar for pictures from Friday night’s Talent show!
Are there any green thumbs out there? Or do you just like to pull weeds? One of our parents, Megan Goulden, would love some help with the planting areas around our campus. Most of these projects can be worked on by the whole family, or groups of friends and most of the projects won’t take very long. You can work in the gardens on any day or time that works with your schedule. Even an hour on the weekend would be a big help! We want to make sure that the landscaping that was put in for Beautification Weekend stays healthy and continues to grow. Contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the school office.
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 email@example.com if you are interested or want more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (English) or Lydia Hernandez at email@example.com (Spanish)
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. For the entire month of June, Shoparoo is doubling the points for every receipt scanned, so don’t forget to scan those receipts!
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 d. 35,000. The Musée du Louvre in English, the Louvre Museum or simply The Louvre— has a collection of over 1 million works of art, of which about 35 000 are on display, spread out over three wings of the former palace. The Louvre—is one of the world’s largest museums, and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). With more than 8 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world’s most visited museum.
Some of the most famous works of art in the museum are the Venus of Milo, the Nike of Samothrake, the Dying Slave by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Our Art Show on Thursday, won’t come close to the sheer size of The Louvre, but I do think everyone will be seeing a lot of talent displayed! At least one art piece per Roosevelt student will be on display on Thursday, so that’s over 550 pieces of art!
And while The Louvre is able to pay a staff of about 2,000 employees to work on the art displays, we only have a few wonderful volunteers signed up so far to help out! So be sure to contact Marlene Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org to help out on Thursday, June 6 with displaying the students’ artwork.