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Important Reminders & Updates!

It’s a very busy week and so here are some reminders and updates. reminder

Tonight! 8th Grade Parent Meeting…
Don’t forget to attend the tonight’s meeting for 8th grade parents meeting at 6:30pm in the cafeteria to discuss 8th grade activities, graduation and more

Wednesday, January 29
Attendance slips for Thursday’s movie due. Student Council needs a headcount to purchase water and popcorn.The Student Council is hosting a movie afternoon on Thursday, January 30 at 1:30pm. Student Council has chosen the movie UP.

A few parents are still needed to chaperone this event. Please fill out the form that came home in last Thursday’s folder or contact Emily Kaltenbach at emily.a.kaltenbach@gmail.com

Beginning Spanish…
A few changes have been made to the  Beginning Spanish Enrichment class that will start this MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd — The class is now open to 3rd through 8th graders, and there are just a few spots left in the class. The first checks/forms received will get places in the class.

Please note the DATE and TIME CHANGE for this class:  2:30-3:30pm on Mondays Feb. 3,10,24, March 3,10,17th, 24, 31 and April 7

Please make your check out to “Roosevelt PTA” for $70 and return to Gwen or Haley in the office. You can also pay by credit card or cash. Extra forms are available in the school office.

Parent Coffee with Principal Girardi…
Parents are invited to come and meet with Principal Girardi over a cup of coffee and snacks on Thursday, January 30 at 8:00am in Room 1 (the room across the hall from the school office). 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. Tell a friend!

After School Movie…
Thursday’s after school movie UP will start at 1:30pm. This event has been sponsored by the Student Council. Admission $1 and includes a bottle of water and popcorn.

6th Grade Parents…
6th grade parents need to have a balance paid of $200 for their child for the April Yosemite Trip by Friday, January 31. Please make your check out to “Roosevelt PTA” and return to Gwen or Haley in the office. You can also pay by credit card or cash.

BoxTops!…
Don’t forget to turn in your January collection sheet on Friday! Let’s see which class will win a prize!

Saturday, February 1
Princess Ball planning meeting at 10:00am in Room 14 This will be a daughter/VIP dance to be held on March 8. Help make this special event for the girls of Roosevelt a memorable one. Questions??? Contact Nicole Lynch at lynch5600@aol.com

Danny G Dance Class…

Spaces are filling up quickly for Danny G’s after school dance class. Cost is $45 per student. Please make your check out to “Roosevelt PTA” and return to Gwen or Haley in the office. You can also pay by credit card or cash. Extra forms are available in the school office.

And finally, a word from Principal Girardi:

Great Kindness Challenge…
At Roosevelt School we have an anti-bully policy, and this year we will be having the Oscar Bully performance by Theatre Works on February 24th. Bullies are not kind, so we are approaching anti-bullying from a different stance and will participate school wide  in Great Kindness Challenge  from January 27th – 31st .

http://www.greatkindnesschallenge.org/School/event.html  (Hugs will not be allowed or putting things into other backpacks)

During this week all students and staff are encouraged to do acts of kindness to promote positive behavior and strengthen our school community.

Teachers received ready-made kits with kindness checklists, posters, kindness cards on which students can record acts of kindness and bracelets.  Our teachers and staff have been encouraged to participate alongside the students to encourage their involvement.

The 4th Graders have also organized school-wide lunchtime activities to help all students perform acts of kindness. Activities include card making, friendship bracelets and a kindness movie day.

4th Grade students visited each classroom to explain The Great Kindness Challenge last Friday.

Suggested list of books and movies: http://www.parentmap.com/article/media-guide-compassion-and-kindness



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Week of January 27 – January 31

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendar_Clip_Art

Monday, January 27
3rd Grade field trip to The Reading Bug

PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14. Items to discuss will be upcoming event calendar and budget. Ms. Hinojosa’s 2nd grade students will be performing. All are welcome and free childcare is available in the YMCA room.

Tuesday, January 28
African Children’s Chorus at 10:00am

8th Grade Parent meeting at 6:30pm in the cafeteria to discuss 8th grade activities, graduation and more

Wednesday, January 29
Attendance slips for Thursday’s movie due. Student Council needs a headcount to purchase water and popcorn. (more information below)

Thursday, January 30
Parents are invited to come and meet with Principal Girardi over a cup of coffee and snacks at 8:00am in Room 1 (the room across the hall from the school office). 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. Tell a friend!
After School Movie at 1:30pm sponsored by Student Council – presenting the movie UP – Admission $1 (more information below)

Friday, January 31
6th grade parents need to have a balance paid of $200 for their child for the April Yosemite Trip

BoxTops collection sheet due!

Saturday, February 1
Princess Ball planning meeting at 10:00am in Room 14 (more information below)

Important Dates…
February 3 – Tickets sold at lunch for Middle School Dance ($5 pre-sale, $8 at the door)
February 5 – Outdoor Education meeting for 5th grade parents at 6:00pm in the cafeteria
February 7 – Free Dress Friday!
February 7 – Middle School Dance at 6:00pm
February 10 & 11 – Talent Show try-outs after school
February 11 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
February 14 – President Lincoln’s Birthday – No School
February 17 – President’s Day – No School
February 21 – Family Dinner Dance
February 24 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
February 26 – Cancer Awareness Day – wear pink
February 26 – 6th grade parents need to pay final installment for Yosemite Trip for a total of $250 per child
March 8 – Princess Ball
April 4 – Roosevelt Talent Show at 6:00pm

Donation letters…
The PTA has donation letters that you can use to ask for donations for a general PTA contribution, the 5th grade trip to Outdoor Education or the 6th grade trip to Yosemite. If you would like a hard copy of any of the letters, please let us know and we’ll be happy to give you as many copies as you need. You can also download the letters here and print them out yourself: PTA_Donation, PTA_OE_Donation, PTA_Yosemite_Donation.

6th Grade Families…
Please send in your payment for the April Yosemite trip. To reserve a spot for your child, $100 is due by January 13, $200 by January 31 and the full amount of $250 must be turned in by February 26. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA. You may also pay via credit card in the school office or with the Donate button on the parent blog.

5th Grade Families…
Please send in your payments now for the week Outdoor Education in May. As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade so we need parent contributions  to make this trip happen.

After School Sports…
Registration is now open for the following programs:
Roosevelt Soccer for 4th & 5th Graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline February 6 / Cost: $65 For more information, stop by the office for a blue registration form or go to www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity and look for Registration Foms on the left
Youth Indoor Soccer League for boys and girls ages 8 -14 – Registration deadline February 7 / Cost: $50 For more information go to www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity under Winter Sports

After School Enrichment…
Look for flyers over the next week for winter sessions of Danny G’s Dance Classes, Girls on the Run for girls in grades 3 – 5 and Chess! The PTA will be offering Spanish for native speakers, ceramics and art classes in the spring. These opportunities are only possible with the help of your donations so please consider donating $100 to the PTA to help us bring these activities to our children.

Help Needed…
Principal Girardi is looking for anyone that is interested in volunteering for any of the following:1) a parent who likes to scrapbook to create an album with scrapbook pages for articles about Roosevelt and our accomplishments.
2) a parent to decorate the office for the holidays (Valentine’s Day, Easter/Spring, etc.)
3) parents willing to help with drop off on Vera, Euclid and/or the upper parking lot
Please contact the school office at 369-5597 if you can help out with any of these jobs.

Movie Afternoon…
The Student Council is hosting a movie afternoon on Thursday, January 30 at 1:30pm. Student Council has chosen the movie UP. Admission for students will be $1.00 and will include popcorn and a bottle of water. A few parents are needed to chaperone this event. A permission slip will be coming home. Please fill it out if your child will attend – the students need a headcount to purchase enough water and popcorn.

Middle School Dance…
Roosevelt’s Student Council is proud to present the first ever Middle School Valentine’s Day Dance on Friday, February 7th at 6:00pm in the M.U.R. There will be music by DJ Pyramidz, games and snacks for purchase! Dress to impress! Pre-sale tickets will be sold at lunch starting Monday, February 3. Tickets cost $5 each (pre-sale) or $8 at the door. Parent support is needed! Please fill out the volunteer form if you can help with set-up, chaperoning, clean-up or donating snacks.

A Night in Paris…
The Princess Ball is coming!!! This will be a daughter/VIP dance to be held on March 8. Parents, join us on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00am in the Staff Room (Room #14) for a short planning meeting. Help make this special event for the girls of Roosevelt a memorable one.
Questions??? Contact Nicole Lynch at lynch5600@aol.com

BoxTops Contest…
Another BoxTops contest collection sheet went home in this week’s Thursday folder! The classroom with the most BoxTops turned in will win a surprise! So start clipping those BoxTops! The PTA just received a check for $422.98 for the last submission of BoxTops, so clipping them and turning them in does help.

Online Directory…
The 2013/2014 school directory is going green! We’ve switched to an online directory to save money on printing costs and to save paper. You will be able to access the directory from your home computer, smart phone or tablet starting in December. You can also update your family information any time during the year. The system will “graduate” your child every year, so you only have to enter the information just once. Each year you just need to verify that your information is correct.

Go to:  https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=RooseveltSchool13838

Fill out the information for each Roosevelt student in your family
In the “Family Display Note” please fill in any languages spoken at home
Hit Save  — You’re all done!

Fundraise While You Shop…
Don’t forget to scan this week’s receipts for Shoparoo, check those Safeway receipts to make sure that Roosevelt is getting your escrip credits and look for Box Tops on anything you bought this week! (A note about Shoparoo: there are other Roosevelt schools in the area – one in Burlingame and one in San Leandro. Please make sure that your points are going to the correct Roosevelt School.)

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!



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Midweek Reminders & Updates!

Beginning Spanish Class…reminder
Enrollment forms and $70 payment due on Thursday for students in grades 5 – 8 who wish to take the after school Beginning Spanish class. This class is for non Spanish speakers. (A class for native Spanish speakers will be offered in the spring.) Space is VERY limited, so turn in your forms to the school office as soon as possible. (Additional forms are available in the office) Classes will be held on Mondays from 3pm-4pm for 8 weeks. This class will focus on vocabulary and language activities. Make checks out to Roosevelt PTA. You may also pay by cash or credit card.

Community Budget Meeting…
Last spring Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a newformula for funding public schools, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).   Under the LCFF school districts must show how their budget aligns with their academic plan.  The Redwood City School District is seeking input from parents and staff as we begin to develop the 2014 Budget. You are invited to participate in one of two sessions on Thursday, January 23 at 9:00-11:00am or 6:30-8:30pm at the Fair Oaks Community Center – 2600 Middlefield Road to help the District prioritize spending in key areas: student achievement, student engagement, school climate,basic services and Common Core State Standards.   These meetings are a continuation of the LCFF Community Engagement effort that began with Community Information Meetings held during November, December and early January. In addition, parents and staff will have the opportunity to provide input in a confidential survey to be conducted later in January.

Spirit Day…
Friday, January 24 is School Spirit Day sponsored by Student Council – Sport Day! Wear your favorite team’s jersey, team colors or wear something to show your favorite sport!

Help Needed…
Principal Girardi is looking for anyone that is interested in volunteering for any of the following:1) a parent who likes to scrapbook to create an album with scrapbook pages for articles about Roosevelt and our accomplishments.
2) a parent to decorate the office for the holidays (Valentine’s Day, Easter/Spring, etc.)
3) parents willing to help with drop off on Vera, Euclid and/or the upper parking lot
Please contact the school office at 369-5597 if you can help out with any of these jobs.

Movie Afternoon…
The Student Council is hosting a movie afternoon on Thursday, January 30 at 1:30pm. Student Council has chosen the movie UP. Admission for students will be $1.00 and will include popcorn and a bottle of water. A few parents are needed to chaperone this event. A permission slip will be coming home. Please fill it out if your child will attend – the students need a headcount to purchase enough water and popcorn.

A Night in Paris…
The Princess Ball is coming!!! This will be a daughter/VIP dance to be held on March 8. Parents, join us on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00am in the Staff Room (Room #14) for a short planning meeting. Help make this special event for the girls of Roosevelt a memorable one.
Questions??? Contact Nicole Lynch at lynch5600@aol.com



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Week of January 20 – January 24

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:

Monday, January 20
Martin Luther King’s Birthday observed – No Schoolcalendar_Clip_Art

Thursday, January 23
Enrollment forms and $70 payment due for students in grades 5 – 8 who wish to take the after school Beginning Spanish class. This class is for non Spanish speakers. (A class for native Spanish speakers will be offered in the spring.) Space is VERY limited, so turn in your forms as soon as possible. (Additional forms are available in the office) Classes will be held on Mondays from 3pm-4pm for 8 weeks. This class will focus on vocabulary and language activities.

Community Budget Meetings at 9:00-11:00am or 6:30-8:30pm at the Fair Oaks Community Center – 2600 Middlefield Road (more information below)

Friday, January 24
School Spirit Day sponsored by Student Council – Sport Day! (wear something to show your favorite professional team team or something to show your favorite sport)

Important Dates…
January 25 – Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten pre-registration  9:00am – 1:00pm
January 27 – 3rd Grade field trip to The Reading Bug
January 27 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
January 28 – African Children’s Chorus at 10:00am
January 30 – Parent coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1
January 30 – After School Movie at 1:30pm sponsored by Student Council – presenting the movie Up – Admission $1
January 31 – 6th grade parents need to have a balance paid of $200 for Yosemite Trip
January 31 – BoxTops collection sheet due!
February 7 – Middle School Dance at 6:00pm (To be confirmed)
February 10 & 11 – Talent Show try-outs after school
February 11 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
February 14 – President Lincoln’s Birthday – No School
February 17 – President’s Day – No School
February 21 – Family Dinner Dance
February 24 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
February 26 – Cancer Awareness Day – wear pink
February 26 – 6th grade parents need to pay final installment for Yosemite Trip for a total of $250 per child
March 8 – Princess Ball
April 4 – Roosevelt Talent Show at 6:00pm

Donation letters…
The PTA has donation letters that you can use to ask for donations for a general PTA contribution, the 5th grade trip to Outdoor Education or the 6th grade trip to Yosemite. If you would like a hard copy of any of the letters, please let us know and we’ll be happy to give you as many copies as you need. You can also download the letters here and print them out yourself: PTA_Donation, PTA_OE_Donation, PTA_Yosemite_Donation.

6th Grade Families…
Please send in your payment for the April Yosemite trip. To reserve a spot for your child, $100 is due by January 13, $200 by January 31 and the full amount of $250 must be turned in by February 26. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA. You may also pay via credit card in the school office or with the Donate button on the parent blog.

5th Grade Families…
Please send in your payments for Outdoor Education in May. As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade so we need parent contributions  to make this trip happen.

After School Sports…
Registration is now open for the following programs:
Roosevelt Soccer for 4th & 5th Graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline February 6 / Cost: $65 For more information, stop by the office for a blue registration form or go to www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity and look for Registration Foms on the left
Youth Indoor Soccer League for boys and girls ages 8 -14 – Registration deadline February 7 / Cost: $50 For more information go to www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity under Winter Sports

After School Enrichment…
Look for flyers over the next week for winter sessions of Danny G’s Dance Classes, and Chess! (The PTA is also working to offer ceramics and art classes as well.) These opportunities are only possible with the help of your donations so please consider donating $100 to the PTA to help us bring these activities to our children.

Community Budget Meeting…
Last spring Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a newformula for funding public schools, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).   Under the LCFF school districts must show how their budget aligns with their academic plan.  The Redwood City School District is seeking input from parents and staff as we begin to develop the 2014 Budget. You are invited to participate in one of two sessions on Thursday, January 23 (see above for times and location) to help the District prioritize spending in key areas: student achievement, student engagement, school climate,basic services and Common Core State Standards.   These meetings are a continuation of the LCFF Community Engagement effort that began with Community Information Meetings held during November, December and early January. In addition, parents and staff will have the opportunity to provide input in a confidential survey to be conducted later in January.

BoxTops Contest…
Another BoxTops contest collection sheet went home in this week’s Thursday folder! The classroom with the most BoxTops turned in will win a surprise! So start clipping those BoxTops! The PTA just received a check for $422.98 for the last submission of BoxTops, so clipping them and turning them in does help.

Online Directory…
The 2013/2014 school directory is going green! We’ve switched to an online directory to save money on printing costs and to save paper. You will be able to access the directory from your home computer, smart phone or tablet starting in December. You can also update your family information any time during the year. The system will “graduate” your child every year, so you only have to enter the information just once. Each year you just need to verify that your information is correct.

Go to:  https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=RooseveltSchool13838

Fill out the information for each Roosevelt student in your family
In the “Family Display Note” please fill in any languages spoken at home
Hit Save  — You’re all done!

Fundraise While You Shop…
Don’t forget to scan this week’s receipts for Shoparoo, check those Safeway receipts to make sure that Roosevelt is getting your escrip credits and look for Box Tops on anything you bought this week! (A note about Shoparoo: there are other Roosevelt schools in the area – one in Burlingame and one in San Leandro. Please make sure that your points are going to the correct Roosevelt School.)

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!

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Week of January 13 – January 17

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendar_Clip_Art

Monday, January 13
6th grade families need to pay at least $100 of the $250 payment by Monday, January 13 to reserve their child’s spot for the Yosemite Trip in April.  (more information below)

Tuesday, January 14
7th Grade PBL Unit Showcase: Cell City Museum at 8:30am & 9:30am. Come one, come all!! Everyone is invited to visit our Cell City Museum!! Come learn about cell biology!! The 7th grade will be presenting their PBL projects in the MUR/YMCA room on Tuesday, January 14th. Two time slots are available: 8:30-9:00 or 9:30-10:00

Site Council meeting at 6:00pm in the Staff Room (Room 14).   On the agenda for this month’s meeting:  Updates on city plans for a crosswalk on Euclid and the district’s wellness/food sales policy.  All are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available. (Please note: The Site Council Meetings have been moved to Tuesdays, the school calendar has this meeting incorrectly listed on Monday)

Wednesday, January 15
Student of the Month Assemblies (please check with your child’s teacher for assembly times)

Friday, January 17
8th grade families – enrollment registration for incoming 9th graders opened in October 2013 and Open Enrollment Transfer Requests (to request a transfer from your home school to another high school in the district) are due by Friday, January 17, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. (At the Sequoia Union High School Office or online at http://www.seq.org/?id=137). There are no late exceptions.

Important Dates…
January 20 – Martin Luther King’s Birthday – No School
January 24 – School Spirit Day – Sport Day
January 25 – Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten pre-registration  9:00am – 1:00pm
January 27 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
January 28 – African Children’s Chorus at 10:00am
January 30 – Parent coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1
January 30 – After School Movie at 1:30pm sponsored by Student Council – presenting the movie Up – Admission $1
January 31 – 6th grade parents need to have a balance paid of $200 for Yosemite Trip
January 31 – BoxTops collection sheet due!
February 7 – Middle School Dance at 6:00pm (To be confirmed)
February 11 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
February 14 – President Lincoln’s Birthday – No School
February 17 – President’s Day – No School
February 21 – Family Dinner Dance
February 24 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
February 26 – Cancer Awareness Day – wear pink
February 26 – 6th grade parents need to pay final installment for Yosemite Trip for a total of $250 per child
March 8 – Princess Ball

Donation letters…
The PTA has donation letters that you can use to ask for donations for a general PTA contribution, the 5th grade trip to Outdoor Education or the 6th grade trip to Yosemite. If you would like a hard copy of any of the letters, please let us know and we’ll be happy to give you as many copies as you need. You can also download the letters here and print them out yourself: PTA_Donation, PTA_OE_Donation, PTA_Yosemite_Donation.

6th Grade Families…
Please send in your payment for the April Yosemite trip. To reserve a spot for your child, $100 is due by January 13, $200 by January 31 and the full amount of $250 must be turned in by February 26. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA. You may also pay via credit card in the school office or with the Donate button on the parent blog.

5th Grade Families…
Please send in your payments for Outdoor Education in May. As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade so we need parent contributions  to make this trip happen.

8th Grade Families…
If you want your child to attend a high school that is NOT their assigned home school, you have to fill out an Open Enrollment Transfer Application. Transfer Requests are due by Friday, January 17, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.  Go to http://www.seq.org/?id=137 for more information.

Below is information regarding remaining parent workshops that are available regarding the 9th grade transition:
All meetings are held on Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Sequoia High School, MPR in English (Spanish translation available)
January 23, 2014 — Graduation and A-G requirements
February 6, 2014 — The Road To College

Below is a link to a power point presentation presented on November 13, 2013 regarding High School Enrollment.
http://www.seq.org/+uploaded/file_1120.pdf

8th graduation will be Thursday, June 5, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.

After School Enrichment…
The PTA is currently working to bring more after school enrichment classes to Roosevelt. Look for flyers over the next two weeks for winter sessions of Danny G’s Dance Classes, Spanish for Beginners — English speakers in grades 5 – 8 (a class will be offered for Spanish speakers in the spring) and Chess! (The PTA is also hoping to offer ceramics and art classes as well.) These opportunities are only possible with the help of your donations so please consider donating $100 to the PTA to help us bring these activities to our children.

BoxTops Contest…
Another BoxTops contest collection sheet went home in this week’s Thursday folder! The classroom with the most BoxTops turned in will win a surprise! So start clipping those BoxTops!

MEND – Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!…
The “MEND 7-13″ program is cutting-edge, evidence based healthy lifestyle program for overweight children ages 7-13 and their parents. Rather than focusing on weight loss, the program uses a practical, interactive learning approach to teach children and parents weight management skills. This includes inspiring families to adopt a healthier lifestyle and enjoy preparing and eating healthy foods as well as reading food labels and healthy shopping on a budget.  There are also simple but exciting sessions, which focus on making exercise fun again – especially for children who are not fans of traditional school physical education.

10 Week FREE Program Begins: January 14, 2014 — Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm and Saturdays, 11:30am – 1:30pm OR January 15, 2014 — Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm and Saturdays, 11:30am – 1:30pm both sessions at Sequoia YMCA, 1445 Hudson Avenue, Redwood City 94061

For more information, contact Joseph Jimenez at 650.481.1214
Advance registration required.

Online Directory…
The 2013/2014 school directory is going green! We’ve switched to an online directory to save money on printing costs and to save paper. You will be able to access the directory from your home computer, smart phone or tablet starting in December. You can also update your family information any time during the year. The system will “graduate” your child every year, so you only have to enter the information just once. Each year you just need to verify that your information is correct.

Go to:  https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=RooseveltSchool13838

Fill out the information for each Roosevelt student in your family
In the “Family Display Note” please fill in any languages spoken at home
Hit Save  — You’re all done!

Fundraise While You Shop…
Don’t forget to scan this week’s receipts for Shoparoo, check those Safeway receipts to make sure that Roosevelt is getting your escrip credits and look for Box Tops on anything you bought this week!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!

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Week of January 6 – January 10

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendar_Clip_Art

Monday, January 6
Last Day of Winter Break – No School

Tuesday, January 7
Classes resume – Welcome Back!

Friday, January 10
School of Choice Applications Due for 2014/2015 school year (if you know someone that wants to attend Roosevelt, let them know!)

Important Dates…
January 11 – Woodside High School Open House for 7th & 8th grade families (information below)
January 14 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
January 14 – 7th Grade PBL Unit Showcase: Cell City Museum at 8:30am & 9:30am
January 20 – Martin Luther King’s Birthday – No School
January 25 – Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten pre-registration  9:00am – 1:00pm
January 27 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14

YMCA After School Program…
There is currently space available in Roosevelt’s onsite YMCA after school program. Spaces are limited — first come first served. Please pickup a packet in the YMCA room. Contact Veronica Vega with any Questions, 650-257-0119, vvega@ymcasv.org

YMCA Job Openings…
The YMCA has openings for dedicated, committed Leaders for Roosevelt’s After School program.  Learn leadership, receive training, and develop transferable skills while you help others.  You will work with caring professionals, diverse in backgrounds and skills, who are committed to the community at large.  Multiple positions are available, shift is M-F 1:30pm-6pm (22hrs/week), starting pay is $12/hr+ DOE, receive a free Bay Area YMCA Membership. Must apply online at www.ymcasv.org/jobs, select After School Leader and specify “Sequoia YMCA” as a preferred location.  Questions? Contact Veronica Vega at 650-257-0119 or vvega@ymcasv.org. SHARE WITH A FRIEND OR ANYONE YOU THINK THAT MAY BE INTERESTED.

7th Grade PBL Unit Showcase: Cell City Museum…
Come one, come all!! Everyone is invited to visit our Cell
City Museum!! Come learn about cell biology!!

The 7th grade will be presenting their PBL projects in the
MUR/YMCA room on Tuesday, January 14th. Two time slots are available: 8:30-9:00 or 9:30-10:00

Donation letters…
The PTA has donation letters that you can use to ask for donations for a general PTA contribution, the 5th grade trip to Outdoor Education or the 6th grade trip to Yosemite. If you would like a hard copy of any of the letters, please let us know and we’ll be happy to give you as many copies as you need. You can also download the letters here and print them out yourself: PTA_Donation, PTA_OE_Donation, PTA_Yosemite_Donation.

6th Grade Families…
Please send in your $50 deposit and/or your next payment for the April Yosemite trip. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA. You may also pay via credit card in the school office or with the Donate button on the parent blog.

5th Grade Families…
Please send in your payments for Outdoor Education in May. As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade so we need parent contributions  to make this trip happen.

Woodside High School 7th & 8th Grade Open House…
Come and walk in our paws! Spend a morning at Woodside High School and see what life as a Wildcat is like for our students and families. Tour our campus, listen to our students, and meet our teachers, administrators, and parents. Refreshments served. Spanish translation available. Everyone welcome. January 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon – 199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside

Information: 650-367-9750 or email georgia@casajack.com

Register for a tour time: www.woodsidehs.org. Click on “7th/8th Grade Open House” under “Quick Links.”

MEND – Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!…
The “MEND 7-13” program is cutting-edge, evidence based healthy lifestyle program for overweight children ages 7-13 and their parents. Rather than focusing on weight loss, the program uses a practical, interactive learning approach to teach children and parents weight management skills. This includes inspiring families to adopt a healthier lifestyle and enjoy preparing and eating healthy foods as well as reading food labels and healthy shopping on a budget.  There are also simple but exciting sessions, which focus on making exercise fun again – especially for children who are not fans of traditional school physical education.

10 Week FREE Program Begins: January 14, 2014 — Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm and Saturdays, 11:30am – 1:30pm OR January 15, 2014 — Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm and Saturdays, 11:30am – 1:30pm both sessions at Sequoia YMCA, 1445 Hudson Avenue, Redwood City 94061

For more information, contact Joseph Jimenez at 650.481.1214
Advance registration required.

Online Directory…
The 2013/2014 school directory is going green! We’ve switched to an online directory to save money on printing costs and to save paper. You will be able to access the directory from your home computer, smart phone or tablet starting in December. You can also update your family information any time during the year. The system will “graduate” your child every year, so you only have to enter the information just once. Each year you just need to verify that your information is correct.

Go to:  https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=RooseveltSchool13838

Fill out the information for each Roosevelt student in your family
In the “Family Display Note” please fill in any languages spoken at home
Hit Save  — You’re all done!

Fundraise While You Shop…
Don’t forget to scan this week’s receipts for Shoparoo, check those Safeway receipts to make sure that Roosevelt is getting your escrip credits and look for Box Tops on anything you bought this week!

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!