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Johnny Rockets Tonight & More Reminders!

Johnny Rockets Tonight…reminder
Restaurant fundraiser night! Johnny Rockets in Sequoia Station will donate 20% of net sales back to Roosevelt. Please remember to bring the pink flyer that came home on Tuesday. Extra flyers will be available in the school office until 3:30pm today. We hope to see you there!

6th Grade Parents…
Today (Wednesday) was the last day to pay the final installment for the April Yosemite trip. Please call the office ASAP if you still need to pay. The total amount to be paid is $250.

After School Sports – Soccer…
The registration deadline for soccer for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls) is Thursday, February 27 / Cost: $65. Registration forms are available in the school office or go to www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity and select Spring Sports.
Please note: Any t-shirts given to players/participants for this activity are acceptable to wear as school uniform shirts.

Friday, February 28
Cancer Awareness Day – wear pink! Over 8 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. Almost 2 million people are diagnosed each year with some form of cancer and 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.  Please have your child wear as much pink as possible or any other t-shirts that support the cause (like Race for the Cure, etc).  Any item of clothing must be pink in order to wear free dress (shirt, pants, skirt, etc.) Students not wearing pink must be in full uniform.

Student Council will be distributing enough ribbons and pins for students to wear during the day to show their support.

8th Grade Hoodies…
Friday, February 28 is the last day to purchase an 8th grade Class of 2014 hoodie at the reduced price of $22. Orders placed next week will cost $25. The sweatshirt has Roosevelt Class of 2014 on the front and the names of all of the 8th graders on the back. This is a single run, so orders will not be accepted after March 7.

BoxTops…
Please turn in your February BoxTops collection sheet by Friday, February 28.

Princess Ball…
Monday, March 3 is the last day of ticket sales for the Princess Ball! Cost is $5 per person. Girls can invite a very important person (VIP) to attend with them.

 



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Week of February 24 – February 28

 Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendar_Clip_Art

Monday, February 24
Spring Chocolate Fundraiser begins!

Theatreworks assemblies — Oskar and the Big Bully

PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14.  Items to discuss will be the upcoming event calendar, fundraisers and budget.  All are welcome and free childcare is available in the YMCA room.

Tuesday, February 25
Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room

Wednesday, February 26
6th grade parents need to pay final installment for Yosemite Trip for a total of $250 per child

Restaurant fundraiser night! Johnny Rockets in Sequoia Station will donate 20% of net sales back to Roosevelt. Please remember to bring the flyer that will be coming home this week. Extra flyers will be available in the school office. We hope to see you there!

Friday, February 28
Cancer Awareness Day – wear pink! Over 8 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. Almost 2 million people are diagnosed each year with some form of cancer and 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.  Please have your child wear as much pink as possible or any other t-shirts that support the cause (like Race for the Cure, etc).  Student Council will be distributing enough ribbons and pins for students to wear during the day to show their support.

February BoxTops collection sheet due

Important Dates…
March 3 – Last day of ticket sales for the Princess Ball!
March 4 – Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room
March 5 – Money and order forms due for Spring Chocolate Fundraiser
March 7 – 8th grade hoodie orders due
March 8 – Princess Ball at 6:30pm (1st grade parents are being asked to volunteer)
March 10 – 14 – Book Fair
March 11 – Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room
March 11 – Middle School Day on the Hill at Foothill College for 8th graders
March 17 – Reclassification Ceremony at 4:30pm at MIT
March 18 – SPARK’s Match Night at 5:30pm
April 4 – Roosevelt Talent Show at 6:00pm
April 9 – Parent Information Night (more information to come)
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT

Fundraising…
We’re a bit more than half way through the school year, and there are only two fundraisers left (Easter/Spring Candy & SJ Earthquakes game tickets). The PTA still has A LOT left to pay for this year and they need money in the bank for the August payment to Art 4 All for next year’s art classes (~$25,000). If you are receiving monthly pledge reminders from the PTA, please send in your payments. If you haven’t made a direct donation or haven’t paid your pledged amount, please do so! So far, the PTA has been able to pay for: field trips ($13,000 or $20 per student), Art 4 All for every student ($20,000 or $35 per student), teacher reimbursements ($120 per teacher), Family Fun Nights ($500 per event), after school enrichment ($10,000), Outdoor Education ($10,000) and Yosemite ($10,000). If you want to see the PTA budget or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact reftreasurer@gmail.com

The PTA is still asking each family to donate $100 per child to our school to pay for the above expenses and so much more! Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you may pay by credit card in the school office or use the Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com

The PTA would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those families that have already contributed $100 and to those that have been making regular payments on their pledged amounts.

Spring Chocolate Fundraiser…
The World’s Finest Chocolate Spring/Easter candy fundraiser has begun! Flyers and order forms came home in last Thursday’s folder. Orders are due on March 5. Orders will be distributed the week of April 7.

6th Grade Families…
Please send in your final payment for the April Yosemite trip. 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.

Art Classes for grades 6 – 8…
Ms. Tsuchiyama is offering an after school art class for students in grades 6-8 on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30pm starting on March 12. Please Note: The flyer that went home on Thursday did not include the cost of the class. The cost per student for the 8 week class is $10. Space is limited – only the first 20 students will be accepted.

Middle School Spiritwear…
8th graders may purchase a Class of 2014 hooded sweatshirt. The sweatshirt has Roosevelt Class of 2014 on the front and the names of all of the 8th graders on the back. Cost is $22 per sweatshirt if purchased between Feb 18 – 28. Cost is $25 if purchased between March 3 – 7. This is a single run, so orders will not be accepted after March 7.

Students in grades 6 – 8 may purchase Roosevelt uniform sweatpants. The Roosevelt logo will be on the hip of one leg and ROOSEVELT written down the other leg. Cost is $20.

Additional order forms are available in the school office for the 8th grade hoodies and the sweatpants.

After School Sports…
Registration is now open or coming up for the following programs:
Jr Dribblers Basketball for 2nd & 3rd graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 21/ Cost: $65
Ready, Set, Run! for Boys & Girls ages 8 – 14 to train for the 4th of July Fun Run – Registration deadline March 6 / Cost: $75
Soccer for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 6 / Cost: $65
Youth Wrestling for K – 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 13 / Cost: $65 (new students)
Track & Field for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 6 / Cost: $65
Youth Tennis for 1st – 5th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline April 3 / Cost: $95
Spring Paddling for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline April 3 / Cost: $65

For more information and registration forms,  go to www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity under Spring Sports. Please note: Any t-shirts given to players/participants for any of the above activities are acceptable to wear as school uniform shirts.

Snack Shack…
Don’t forget, the Snack Shack is open every afternoon starting at 2:00pm and closing at approximately 2:45 (or 1:00pm – 1:45pm on Thursdays). The snacks being sold all fall within the dietary guidelines that have to be followed, but still appeal to the students. All items are priced at either $1 or $2. If you want to let your child buy something at the snack shack, but don’t want to send them to school with cash that they might use at the ice cream truck, you may purchase Raccoon Bucks for $1 each in the office. Raccoon Bucks may be exchanged for snack items in the snack shack. Note: 5th grade students are operating the snack shack – selling, making change, totaling each day’s sales, maintaining profit & loss statements, writing deposit slips, etc. This is a fantastic learning opportunity for our 5th graders, so your support of the snack shack is also supporting their learning!

A Night in Paris…
The Princess Ball is coming!!! This will be a daughter/VIP dance to be held on March 8 at 6:30pm. Who or what constitutes a VIP? Girls may invite a father, grandfather, older brother, uncle, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, etc. Girls may invite anyone that is a Very Important Person in her life.  Ticket sales have already begun, so fill out your ticket forms and return them to the school office or your child’s classroom by March 3, 2014. Cost is $5 per person and includes desserts, photo and a night of dancing to tunes by DJ Pyramidz. Volunteers are still needed, so if you missed the planning meeting on February 1, please contact Nicole Lynch at lynch5600@aol.com  (1st grade parents are being asked to assist with this event, but help is needed from all grade levels).

6th – 8th Grade Girls…
Skyline College is once again offering the Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference on March 15 from 8:15am – 3:00pm. This program offers a choice of 40 workshops to choose from such as “I Heart Sharks”, “The Scientist in Your Kitchen”, “Chemistry Magic Show”, “How Does a Cell Phone Work?”, “Robots” and much, much more! Registration forms must be received by March 7. The cost is $15 per person and covers lunch and materials. For a full list of workshops and a printable registration form, go to skylinecollege.edu/eyh  (This conference is open to girls in 6th – 12th grade and those in high school can earn college credit, so pass it along to anyone that might be interested.)

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.

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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Family Dinner Dance Tonight & YMCA Fundraiser Tomorrow!

Family Dinner Dance Tonight!…reminder
Get out those dancing shoes and come to Roosevelt’s Family Dinner Dance tonight at 6:00pm! Bring a dish to share and come and enjoy the fun! Music will be provided by DJ Pyramidz.  What better way to end the week than to kick up your heels and enjoy some family fun?!

YMCA Fundraiser…
The YMCA has begun their annual campaign for funds for after school programs, swim lessons, camps and family membership fees. They will be having a restaurant fundraiser at Marvin Gardens in Belmont at 1160 Old County Road on Saturday, February 22. Marvin Gardens will donate 15% of their sales back to the YMCA. For those of you that haven’t been to Marvin Gardens, it’s a great family friendly pub and grill in Belmont. As a bonus, kids really enjoy watching the trains go by on the track right next to the outdoor patio!



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Week of February 17 – February 21

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendar_Clip_Art

Monday, February 17
President’s Day – No School

Tuesday, February 18
Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room

Come and join us at 6:30pm for a night of Amusement Park Science with activities applicable for all grade levels (K-8). The spins, drops, and twists of amusement parks have thrilled both kids and adults for ages. But, how often do we take the time to think about the science involved in the loop-de-loops of roller coasters, the vertical motion of the carousel, and the wackiness of Fun Houses? In this family science night, children and parents together will explore gravity as they create miniature roller coasters, experience the power of springs as they make their own pinball machines, and test their strength while learning about air and water power.

Wednesday, February 19
4th grade field trip to Ano Nuevo State Park

8th grade “College Bound!” field trip to Santa Clara University

Friday, February 21
Get out those dancing shoes and come to Roosevelt’s Family Dinner Dance on Friday, February 21 at 6:00pm! Bring a dish to share and come and enjoy the fun! Music will be provided by DJ Pyramidz.

Important Dates…
February 22 – Restaurant fundraiser for YMCA at Marvin Gardens, Belmont (more information below)
February 24 – Theatreworks assemblies — Oskar and the Big Bully
February 24 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
February 25 – Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room
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
February 26 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Johnny Rockets
February 28 – February BoxTops collection sheet due
March 3 – Last day of ticket sales for the Princess Ball
March 4 – Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room
March 8 – Princess Ball at 6:30pm (1st grade parents are being asked to volunteer)
March 11 – Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room
March 17 – Reclassification Ceremony at 4:30pm at MIT
April 4 – Roosevelt Talent Show at 6:00pm
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT

Fundraising…
We’re a bit more than half way through the school year, and there are only a few fundraisers left (Easter/Spring Candy & SJ Earthquakes game tickets). The PTA still has A LOT left to pay for this year and they need money in the bank for the August payment to Art 4 All for next year’s art classes. If you are receiving monthly pledge reminders from the PTA, please send in your payments. If you haven’t made a direct donation or haven’t paid your pledged amount, please do so! So far, the PTA has been able to pay for: field trips ($13,000 or $20 per student), Art 4 All for every student ($20,000 or $35 per student), teacher reimbursements ($120 per teacher), Family Fun Nights ($500 per event), after school enrichment ($10,000), Outdoor Education ($10,000) and Yosemite ($10,000). If you want to see the PTA budget or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact reftreasurer@gmail.com

The PTA is still asking each family to donate $100 per child to our school to pay for the above expenses and so much more! Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you may pay by credit card in the school office or use the Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com

The PTA would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those families that have already contributed $100 and to those that have been making regular payments on their pledged amounts.

6th Grade Families…
Please send in your payment for the April Yosemite trip. 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.

Art Classes for grades 6 – 8…
Ms. Tsuchiyama is offering an after school art class for students in grades 6-8 on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30pm starting on March 12. Please Note: The flyer that went home on Thursday did not include the cost of the class. The cost per student for the 8 week class is $10. Space is limited – only the first 20 students will be accepted.

Middle School Spiritwear…
8th graders may purchase a Class of 2014 hooded sweatshirt. The sweatshirt has Roosevelt Class of 2014 on the front and the names of all of the 8th graders on the back. Cost is $22 per sweatshirt if purchased between Feb 18 – 28. Cost is $25 if purchased between March 3 – 7. This is a single run, so orders will not be accepted after March 7.

Students in grades 6 – 8 may purchase Roosevelt uniform sweatpants. The Roosevelt logo will be on the hip of one leg and ROOSEVELT written down the other leg. Cost is $20.

Additional order forms are available in the school office for the 8th grade hoodies and the sweatpants.

After School Sports…
Registration is now open or coming up for the following programs:
Jr Dribblers Basketball for 2nd & 3rd graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 21/ Cost: $65
Ready, Set, Run! for Boys & Girls ages 8 – 14 to train for the 4th of July Fun Run – Registration deadline March 6 / Cost: $75
Soccer for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 6 / Cost: $65
Youth Wrestling for K – 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 13 / Cost: $65 (new students)
Track & Field for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 6 / Cost: $65
Youth Tennis for 1st – 5th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline April 3 / Cost: $95
Spring Paddling for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline April 3 / Cost: $65

For more information and registration forms,  go to www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity under Spring Sports

Help Needed…
Principal Girardi is still 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.

Snack Shack…
Don’t forget, the Snack Shack is open every afternoon starting at 2:00pm and closing at approximately 2:45 (or 1:00pm – 1:45pm on Thursdays). The snacks being sold all fall within the dietary guidelines that have to be followed, but still appeal to the students. All items are priced at either $1 or $2. If you want to let your child buy something at the snack shack, but don’t want to send them to school with cash that they might use at the ice cream truck, you may purchase Raccoon Bucks for $1 each in the office. Raccoon Bucks may be exchanged for snack items in the snack shack. Note: 5th grade students are operating the snack shack – selling, making change, totaling each day’s sales, maintaining profit & loss statements, writing deposit slips, etc. This is a fantastic learning opportunity for our 5th graders, so your support of the snack shack is also supporting their learning!

A Night in Paris…
The Princess Ball is coming!!! This will be a daughter/VIP dance to be held on March 8 at 6:30pm. Who or what constitutes a VIP? Girls may invite fathers, older brothers, uncles, mothers, aunts, cousins, etc. Girls may invite anyone that she considers a VIP. Ticket sales have already begun so fill out your ticket forms and return them to the school office or your child’s classroom by March 3, 2014. Cost is $5 per person and includes desserts, photo and a night of dancing to tunes by DJ Pyramidz. Volunteers are still needed, so if you missed the planning meeting on February 1, please contact Nicole Lynch at lynch5600@aol.com  (1st grade parents are being asked to assist with this event).

BoxTops Promotion…
Between now and February 28th, the Boxtops program will donate 50 eboxtops for (worth $5.00) for every receipt showing 10 purchased General Mills Boxtops products that is texted or emailed.

It’s easy – just purchase 10 participating Box Tops products on ONE receipt and text or email a picture of the receipt to submit@btfereceipts.com.  After submitting your receipt, you will receive a special code to enter online at btfe.com/redeem, after you redeem your code, the boxtops will automatically be credited to Roosevelt.
You can also upload your receipt directly to btfe.com/receipts if you’re not sure what to do, just drop off your receipt in the office and volunteers will take care of it for you.
Boxtops can be found on Ziploc bags, Cheerios, Kleenex, Gogurts and many other products.  For a list of printable coupons for this month, go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/savings-and-promotions/coupons
6th – 8th Grade Girls…
Skyline College is once again offering the Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference on March 15 from 8:15am – 3:00pm. This program offers a choice of 40 workshops to choose from such as “I Heart Sharks”, “The Scientist in Your Kitchen”, “Chemistry Magic Show”, “How Does a Cell Phone Work?”, “Robots” and much, much more! Registration forms must be received by March 7. The cost is $15 per person and covers lunch and materials. For a full list of workshops and a printable registration form, go to skylinecollege.edu/eyh  (This conference is open to girls in 6th – 12th grade and those in high school can earn college credit, so pass it along to anyone that might be interested.)

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.

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.)

YMCA Fundraising…
The YMCA has begun their annual campaign for funds for after school programs, swim lessons, camps and family membership fees. They will be having a restaurant fundraiser at Marvin Gardens in Belmont at 1160 Old County Road on Saturday, February 22. Marvin Gardens will donate 15% of their sales back to the YMCA. For those of you that haven’t been to Marvin Gardens, it’s a great family friendly pub and grill in Belmont. As a bonus, kids really enjoy watching the trains go by on the track right next to the outdoor patio!

Type to Learn…
One of the challenges of the switch to Common Core is the technology piece and the amount of writing/typing that the students will have to do on the new assessment tests. It is imperative that Roosevelt students learn how to type on the computer keyboard. At school, the students are using a program called Type to Learn 4. This program is available for download so that students may practice and receive credit at home. Parents need to download the full version of this free program. Go to http://ttl4.sunburst.com/downloads/ and select the download for Mac or Windows. (This download can take up to 30 minutes, so please be patient) Students will log in with the same username and password that they use at school. The access code is 145196.

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

Have a great week!

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Reminders!

Just a few last minute reminders before the long weekend:reminder

Thursday, February 13
Don’t forget to join us for a restaurant fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese (2541 El Camino) from 3:00pm – 9:00pm. Chuck E Cheese will donate 15% of sales back to Roosevelt. Invite friends and family and help raise more money for Roosevelt!

Friday, February 14
President Lincoln’s Birthday – No School

Monday, February 17
President’s Day – No School

Family Science Night…
Come and join us on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30pm for a night of Amusement Park Science with activities applicable for all grade levels (K-8).

The spins, drops, and twists of amusement parks have thrilled both kids and adults for ages. But, how often do we take the time to think about the science involved in the loop-de-loops of roller coasters, the vertical motion of the carousel, and the wackiness of Fun Houses? In this family science night, children and parents together will explore gravity as they create miniature roller coasters, experience the power of springs as they make their own pinball machines, and test their strength while learning about air and water power. Look for more information in the Thursday folder.

Family Dinner Dance…
Get out those dancing shoes and come to Roosevelt’s Family Dinner Dance on Friday, February 21! Bring a dish to share and come and enjoy the fun! Music will be provided by DJ Pyramidz. More information will be coming home next week.

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Week of February 10 – February 14

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendar_Clip_Art

Monday, February 10
Room 11 (Ms Novikoff’s 5th grade class) won the January Box Tops challenge and will be receiving their prize at the end of the school day! Congratulations Room 11!

Talent Show try-outs after school

Tuesday, February 11
Talent Show try-outs after school

Site Council meeting at 6:00pm in the Staff Room (Room 14).   On the agenda for this month’s meeting:  Measure W spending.  All are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available.

Wednesday, February 12
Due to the large sale of tickets for last June’s SJ Earthquakes v LA Galaxy game at Stanford, Roosevelt students are being treated to a San Jose Earthquakes assembly at 1:30 with their mascot “Q” and player Adam Jahn (parents are also welcome to attend and cheer during the shootout and scrimmage!)

Thursday, February 13
Restaurant fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese (2541 El Camino) from 3:00pm – 9:00pm. Chuck E Cheese will donate 15% of sales back to Roosevelt. Invite friends and family and help raise more money for Roosevelt!

Friday, February 14
President Lincoln’s Birthday – No School

Important Dates…
February 17 – President’s Day – No School
February 18 – Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room
February 18 – Family Science & Literacy Night – Amusement Park Science at 6:30pm
February 19 – 4th grade field trip to Ano Nuevo State Park
February 19 – 8th grade College Bound! field trip to Santa Clara University
February 21 – Family Dinner Dance
February 24 – Theatreworks assemblies — Oskar and the Big Bully
February 24 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
February 25 – Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room
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
February 28 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Johnny Rockets (to be confirmed)
March 4 – Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room
March 8 – Princess Ball at 6:30pm (1st grade parents are being asked to volunteer)
March 11 – Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room
March 17 – Reclassification Ceremony at 4:30pm at McKinley
April 4 – Roosevelt Talent Show at 6:00pm

Type to Learn…
One of the challenges of the switch to Common Core is the technology piece and the amount of writing/typing that the students will have to do on the new assessment tests. It is imperative that Roosevelt students learn how to type on the computer keyboard. At school, the students are using a program called Type to Learn 4. This program is available for download so that students may practice and receive credit at home. Parents need to download the full version of this free program. Go to http://ttl4.sunburst.com/downloads/ and select the download for Mac or Windows. (This download can take up to 30 minutes, so please be patient) Students will log in with the same username and password that they use at school. The access code is 145196.

6th Grade Families…
Please send in your payment for the April Yosemite trip. 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 or coming up for the following programs:
Jr Dribblers Basketball for 2nd & 3rd graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 21/ Cost: $65
Ready, Set, Run! for Boys & Girls ages 8 – 14 to train for the 4th of July Fun Run – Registration deadline March 6 / Cost: $75
Soccer for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 6 / Cost: $65
Youth Wrestling for K – 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 13 / Cost: $65 (new students)
Track & Field for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 6 / Cost: $65
Youth Tennis for 1st – 5th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline April 3 / Cost: $95
Spring Paddling for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline April 3 / Cost: $65

For more information and registration forms,  go to www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity under Spring Sports

Help Needed…
Principal Girardi is still 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.

Snack Shack…
Don’t forget, the Snack Shack is open every afternoon starting at 2:00pm and closing at approximately 2:45 (or 1:00pm – 1:45pm on Thursdays). The snacks being sold all fall within the dietary guidelines that have to be followed, but still appeal to the students. All items are priced at either $1 or $2. If you want to let your child buy something at the snack shack, but don’t want to send them to school with cash that they can use at the ice cream truck, you may purchase Raccoon Bucks for $1 each in the office. Raccoon Bucks may be exchanged for snack items in the snack shack.

A Night in Paris…
The Princess Ball is coming!!! This will be a daughter/VIP dance to be held on March 8. Ticket sales have already begun so fill out your ticket forms and return them to the school office or your child’s classroom by March 3, 2014. Cost is $5 per person and includes desserts, photo and DJ. Volunteers are still needed, so if you missed the planning meeting on February 1, please contact Nicole Lynch at lynch5600@aol.com  (1st grade parents are being asked to assist with this event).

BoxTops Promotion…
Between now and February 28th, the Boxtops program will donate 50 eboxtops for (worth $5.00) for every receipt showing 10 purchased General Mills Boxtops products that is texted or emailed.

It’s easy – just purchase 10 participating Box Tops products on ONE receipt and text or email a picture of the receipt to submit@btfereceipts.com.  After submitting your receipt, you will receive a special code to enter online at btfe.com/redeem, after you redeem your code, the boxtops will automatically be credited to Roosevelt.
You can also upload your receipt directly to btfe.com/receipts if you’re not sure what to do, just drop off your receipt in the office and volunteers will take care of it for you.
Boxtops can be found on Ziploc bags, Cheerios, Kleenex, Gogurts and many other products.  For a list of printable coupons for this month, go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/savings-and-promotions/coupons
6th – 8th Grade Girls…
Skyline College is once again offering the Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference on March 15 from 8:15am – 3:00pm. This program offers a choice of 40 workshops to choose from such as “I Heart Sharks”, “The Scientist in Your Kitchen”, “Chemistry Magic Show”, “How Does a Cell Phone Work?”, “Robots” and much, much more! Registration forms must be received by March 7. The cost is $15 per person and covers lunch and materials. For a full list of workshops and a printable registration form, go to skylinecollege.edu/eyh  (This conference is open to girls in 6th – 12th grade and those in high school can earn college credit, so pass it along to anyone that might be interested.)

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.

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 February 3 – February 7

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Monday, February 3
First day for Ticket sales for Friday’s Middle School Dance. Tickets will be sold during lunch. ($5 pre-sale, $8 at the door)

Snack Shack Grand Re-opening! (more information below)

Beginning Spanish begins after school at 2:30.

After School Dance with Danny G at 2:50 in the cafeteria. (more information below)

Tuesday, February 4Principal Winter Reading Club  Extra Recess at 1:10 – 1:30

Wednesday, February 5
Outdoor Education meeting for 5th grade parents at 6:00pm in the cafeteria

Yosemite meeting for 6th grade parents at 6:00pm in Room 9

Thursday, February 6
Middle School Progress Reports being sent home

Friday, February 7
First Friday of the month — Free Dress!

Student of the Month Assemblies – check with your child’s teacher for times

Middle School Dance at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. Tickets purchased at the door – $8.00

Important Dates…
February 10 & 11 – Talent Show try-outs after school
February 11 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
February 13 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese from 3:00 – 9:00pm
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
February 28 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Johnny Rockets (to be confirmed)
March 8 – Princess Ball
April 4 – Roosevelt Talent Show at 6:00pm

Type to Learn…
One of the challenges of the switch to Common Core is the technology piece and the amount of writing/typing that the students will have to do on the new assessment tests. It is imperative that Roosevelt students learn how to type on the computer keyboard. At school, the students are using a program called Type to Learn 4. This program is available for download so that students may practice and receive credit at home. Parents need to download the full version of this free program. Go to http://ttl4.sunburst.com/downloads/ and select the download for Mac or Windows. (This download can take up to 30 minutes, so please be patient) Students will log in with the same username and password that they use at school. The access code is 145196.

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

Girls On The Run…
As of Friday afternoon, there are only more spaces available for this year’s Girls on the Run program for girls in grades 3, 4 and 5!   It’s only a 10 week commitment, Feb. 24-May 10, 2014 with practices on Mondays and Wednesdays 2:25-3:45pm.  Saturday, May 10th is the 5K Run in San Francisco.

T-shirts, water bottles and running shoes will be provided!

Questions? Contact Ms. McPeek at mworry@rcsdk8.net Permission slips may be turned in to Ms. McPeek in Room 22 or the school office.

After School Dance with Danny G…
There are just a few spaces available for Danny G’s after school dance program for students in grades 1 – 6.  This session is 10 weeks, beginning Feb 3. Cost is $45 per child and payment must be received in the school office before the start of class. Checks should be made out to Roosevelt PTA.

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 Update…
The Student Council’s movie afternoon was a huge success! However, there were almost 100 students that apparently did not turn in slips stating that they planned on attending the movie. Student council needed those slips returned to get an approximate headcount to purchase enough water and popcorn on the Wednesday afternoon before the movie. As such, they ran out of popcorn and a parent had to drive to Smart & Final to purchase more because they hadn’t purchased enough the day before. In the future, please be sure to send in any forms that come home so that this situation can be avoided.

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.

Snack Shack is Back!…
Roosevelt’s Site Council has been working with the district’s wellness coordinator and we have been given the go ahead to re-open our school’s snack shack. Every year, the PTA hears complaints about the ice cream truck selling to the Roosevelt students every afternoon outside the school gate. Unfortunately, because the curb and sidewalk are public property, the ice cream truck has the right to sell at that location BUT, to combat this problem, the PTA and 5th grade students will once again be opening Roosevelt’s Snack Shack after school. The 5th graders will be running the store under the supervision of Mr. Williams, Ms. Novikoff and Ms. Li. The students will be responsible for selling the snacks, inventory and balance sheets, reordering items, etc. The snacks being sold all fall within the dietary guidelines that have to be followed, but still appeal to the students. All items are priced at either $1 or $2. Parents may also purchase Raccoon Bucks in the office that the students can exchange for snack items in the snack shack so that you know that if you’re giving your child some money to spend at the snack shack, that they can’t spend it at the ice cream truck. The snack shack will be open every afternoon for an hour after school in the PTA room which is located next to the YMCA room. All profits made from the snack shack will go towards the 5th grader’s Outdoor Education week.

A Night in Paris…
The Princess Ball is coming!!! This will be a daughter/VIP dance to be held on March 8. Ticket sales have already begun so fill out your ticket forms and return them to the school office or your child’s classroom by March 3, 2014. Cost is $5 per person and includes desserts, photo and DJ. Volunteers are still needed, so if you missed the planning meeting on February 1, please contact Nicole Lynch at lynch5600@aol.com  (1st grade parents are being asked to assist with this event).

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.

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!