Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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 email@example.com (1st grade parents are being asked to assist with this event).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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.
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.)
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.
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.)
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.
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Have a great week!