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Week of March 31 – April 4

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendar_Clip_Art

Monday, March 31
Teacher Work Day – No School

Tuesday, April 1
Open Garden at lunch time – parents are invited to visit and  work in the garden from 12:00 – 1:30pm

Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room

Talent Show rehearsal in the cafeteria at 2:30pm

Parent Information Night – Reading Fair Pizza & Prep Night at 6:00pm in the cafeteria! Come and find out about Roosevelt’s Reading Fair (to be held on May 13). Families that attend Pizza and Prep Night will be able to pick up a Starter Kit which includes a tri-fold presentation board!

Wednesday, April 2
Outdoor Ed Naturalist visit – 5th grade

Talent Show rehearsal in the cafeteria at 2:30pm

Thursday, April 3
9:00am Julius Caesar production – 7th & 8th grades

5th grade/Room 13 field trip to Recology

Talent Show rehearsal at PCC for students in Talent Show at 12:45pm

Registration deadline for Youth Tennis for 1st – 5th graders (Boys & Girls) and  Spring Paddling for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls)  – more information below

Friday, April 4
Please return the gold forms indicating if your child(ren) will be returning to Roosevelt for the 2014/2015 school year

8th grade field trip to Fort Point

Roosevelt’s 2nd Annual Talent Show at 6:00pm at Penninsula Covent Church – Fellowship Hall (3560 Farm Hill Boulevard) Make it a family night! Dinner sold from 5:45-6:15, Show starts at 6:30.  Treats sold during Intermission. $1 entry enters you in a raffle for numerous prizes! Come and see the talent at Roosevelt!

RCEF Benefit at Canada College at 5:30pm. (see below for more information)

Important Dates…
April 6 – Girls on the Run hike (to be confirmed)
April 7 – 6th graders leave for Yosemite
April 7 – May 16 – SMARTER BALANCE testing practice & testing administration
April 8 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
April 9 – Student of the Month Assemblies — 8:00 3rd-5th, 9:00 1st, 10:45 2nd, 11:45 Kinder (YMCA Room), 1:10 6th-8th
April 10 – Intermediate Orchestra Festival rehearsal at 9:15am
April 14 – 18 – Spring Break — No School
April 21 – Classes Resume
April 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
April 30 – Last day to order Yearbook for $25
May 13 – Reading Fair entries due! Presentation boards may be dropped off from 7:45-8:00am in the cafeteria
May 13 – Roosevelt’s Reading Fair at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria
May 16 – Movie Night
May 19 – 5th graders leave for Outdoor Education
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT

Benefit for a Brighter Future…
The Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF) is hosting it’s annual benefit to raise money for programs offered at all of the schools in the Redwood City School District. Here’s your chance to get dressed up and rub elbows with others in the district that care about funding the arts in our schools. This year’s benefit is being held at Canada College on Friday, April 4 at 5:30pm. More information is available at www.rcef.org.

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.

Fundraising…
There is only one fundraiser left for this school year. Ticket sales for the SJ Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy on June 28 at Stanford will be going on sale in mid April!

However, 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.

The PTA Needs YOU…
This year, the PTA was able to provide Art, Music, Field Trips, after school Spanish classes, lunch time chess, after school dance classes, Family Fun nights, and so much more! Our PTA board has served the maximum number of terms and so we need people to step up to be the new Roosevelt PTA! This is your opportunity to make a difference at Roosevelt! You can take on one of the board positions alone or with a partner to share the work. This is a great way to get involved and meet other parents at the school.  Please come to Monday night’s PTA meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 to hear more. You may also contact the school office and they will put you in touch with someone from PTA to talk about next year.

After School Sports…
Registration is now open for the following programs:
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.

Yearbooks…
The school yearbook is now available for pre-purchase! Mr. Williams’ after school yearbook club has been working on the yearbook for most of the year and it will be filled with lots of pictures of all of the activities throughout the year.  The yearbooks are full color and available for only $25 each if ordered before May 1. After May 1, the cost for each yearbook will be $30. Please make checks payable to Roosevelt PTA.  Return your order form with your payment to your child’s class or bring it in to the school office. Extra order forms are available in the school office.

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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Reminders for Thursday 3/27

cups_of_coffeeParents are invited to come and meet with Principal Girardi over a cup of coffee and breakfast snacks at 8:00am in the school library. 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!

7th & 8th Grade Parents…
8th Grade Parent Meeting to Plan Graduation Events at 6:00pm in Room 14 (7th grade parents are invited as well so they will be aware of possible 8th grade graduation planning for their future 8th graders)

And Don’t Forget…
Monday, March 31 is a teacher work day – No School



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Week of March 24 – March 28

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendar_Clip_Art

Monday, March 24
PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14. The PTA needs officers for next year. If you are interested or have someone to nominate, please come to the meeting or contact the school office. The PTA needs a new President, Co-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Family Fun Night Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator, Communications Director as well as other positions. You can serve in a position alone or as a team with another parent. Other 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, March 25
Kindergarten field trip to Hiller Aviation Museum

5th grade/Room 11 field trip to Recology

Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room (this will now be held EVERY Tuesday through the end of the school year – thanks PTA!)

Site Council meeting at 6:00pm in the Staff Room (Room 14).  On the agenda for this month’s meeting:  Food service, additional fencing request from the district, assistant principal allocation and the school’s electronic sign. All are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available. (Please note: this meeting was rescheduled due to last week’s basketball championship game.)

Wednesday, March 26
3rd Grade PBL Presentation at 8:00am in Rooms 4 and 5. Are the 3rd graders now experts on the Ohlone? Hear their answers to the driving question “How have changes over time, in Redwood City, affected the American Indian Nations?”

Thursday, March 27
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!

8th Grade Parent Meeting to Plan Graduation Events at 6:00pm in Room 14 (7th grade parents are invited to help out so they will be aware of possible 8th grade graduation planning for their future 8th graders)

Friday, March 28
5th grade/Room 8 field trip to Recology

Important Dates…
March 31 – Teacher Work Day – No School
April 1 – Open Garden at lunch time – parents are invited to visit and  work in the garden 12:00 – 1:30
April 1 – Parent Information Night – Reading Fair Pizza & Prep Night! (more information to come)
April 4 – Roosevelt Talent Show at 6:00pm
April 7 – 6th graders leave for Yosemite
April 8 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
April 14 – 18 – Spring Break — No School
April 21 – Classes Resume
April 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
April 30 – Last day to order Yearbook for $25
May 16 – Movie Night
May 19 – 5th graders leave for Outdoor Education
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT

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.

Fundraising…
There is only one fundraiser left for this school year. Ticket sales for the SJ Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy on June 28 at Stanford will be going on sale in mid April!

However, 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.

The PTA Needs YOU…
This year, the PTA was able to provide Art, Music, Field Trips, after school Spanish classes, lunch time chess, after school dance classes, Family Fun nights, and so much more! Our PTA board has served the maximum number of terms and so we need people to step up to be the new Roosevelt PTA! This is your opportunity to make a difference at Roosevelt! You can take on one of the board positions alone or with a partner to share the work. This is a great way to get involved and meet other parents at the school.  Please come to Monday night’s PTA meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 to hear more. You may also contact the school office and they will put you in touch with someone from PTA to talk about next year.

After School Sports…
Registration is now open for the following programs:
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.

Yearbooks…
The school yearbook is now available for pre-purchase! Mr. Williams’ after school yearbook club has been working on the yearbook for most of the year and it will be filled with lots of pictures of all of the activities throughout the year.  The yearbooks are full color and available for only $25 each if ordered before May 1. After May 1, the cost for each yearbook will be $30. Please make checks payable to Roosevelt PTA.  Return your order form with your payment to your child’s class or bring it in to the school office. Extra order forms are available in the school office.

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 March 17 – March 21

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendar_Clip_Art

Monday, March 17
School Spirit Day! – Wear green! Once again the student council has organized a school spirit day and this one honors St. Patrick’s Day! On Monday March 17, any student wearing green may come to school in free dress. One item of clothing must be green (just having green hair does not count) in order to wear free dress. Students don’t have to be in head to toe green, but that’s fine too!

Order forms are due for Rightside tshirts. Extra order forms are available in the school office or use www.raisy.org/roosevelt to order online. These shirts may be worn as uniform.

Reclassification ceremony at MIT at 4:30pm for all English Language Learner (ELL) students that passed this year’s California English Language Development Test  (CELDT) and are now classified by the state as English proficient. Congratulations to the Roosevelt students that have earned reclassification!

Roosevelt’s 8th grade boys basketball team is in the finals! Please come and cheer them on at Red Morton at 6:15pm! Good luck team Roosevelt!

Tuesday, March 18
Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room (this will now be held EVERY Tuesday through the end of the school year – thanks PTA!)

Open Garden at lunch time – parents are invited to visit and  work in the garden, or see what the garden volunteers are doing.  Volunteers will be helping out and working with small groups of students between 12-1:30.

Roosevelt’s 8th grade girls basketball team is in the finals! Please come and cheer them on at Red Morton at 6:15pm! Good luck team Roosevelt!

SPARK’s Match Night at 5:30pm for 7th & 8th grade students in the SPARK mentor program

Friday, March 21
Registration deadline for Jr Dribblers Basketball for 2nd & 3rd graders (Boys & Girls) – more information below

Important Dates…
March 24 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
March 25 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (note date change)
March 25 – Kindergarten field trip to Hiller Aviation Museum (drivers needed – see below)
March 31 – Teacher Work Day – No School
April 1 – Open Garden at lunch time – parents are invited to visit and  work in the garden 12:00 – 1:30
April 1 – Parent Information Night (more information to come)
April 4 – Roosevelt Talent Show at 6:00pm
April 7 – 6th graders leave for Yosemite
April 8 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
April 14 – 18 – Spring Break — No School
April 21 – Classes Resume
April 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
April 30 – Last day to order Yearbook for $25
May 16 – Movie Night
May 19 – 5th graders leave for Outdoor Education
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT

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.

Kindergarten Parents…
Drivers are needed for the March 25 field trip to Hiller Aviation Museum. If you are able to drive, please contact Mrs. Torres or Ms. Mallari by Tuesday, March 18.

Drop Off Procedures…
Please make sure that you are following the proper drop off and pick up procedures in the mornings and afternoons. There are two loading zones on the lower campus – one on Vera and one on Euclid. Please pull forward in the white zones and have your child/children exit on the right side of your vehicle. DO NOT park in the loading zones or you will receive a ticket. Last Friday morning, an 8 yr old child at an elementary school in San Mateo was hit by a car that wasn’t following the proper drop off procedures. Luckily, the child only suffered minor injuries. The drop off procedures are in place to keep the traffic moving, but more importantly, to keep students safe! Please drive carefully!

Fundraising…
There is only one fundraiser left for this school year. Tickets for the SJ Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy at Stanford will be going on sale soon, so watch for that information soon!

However, 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.

On the Parent Blog…
Make sure to take a look at the pictures from the Princess Ball!

After School Sports…
Registration is now open for the following programs:
Jr Dribblers Basketball for 2nd & 3rd graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 21/ 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.

Yearbooks…
The school yearbook is now available for pre-purchase! Mr. Williams’ after school yearbook club has been working on the yearbook for most of the year and it will be filled with lots of pictures of all of the activities throughout the year.  The yearbooks are full color and available for only $25 each if ordered before May 1. After May 1, the cost for each yearbook will be $30. Please make checks payable to Roosevelt PTA.  Return your order form with your payment to your child’s class or bring it in to the school office. Extra order forms are available in the school office.

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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Princess Ball 2014!

Saturday, March 8 2014 was a special night night of dancing and fun for the Princesses of Roosevelt and their special VIPs.Princess Ball A big thank you to committee chair Nicole Lynch and her crew for hosting a magical night for everyone. The cafeteria was transformed into a Parisienne wonderland for the 2014 Princess Ball. Many students couldn’t believe it was the same room the following Monday during lunch in the cafeteria!

The girls all arrived dressed to impress, DJ Pyramidz kept everyone dancing with the latest hits,  and the dessert table was filled with delectable treats!

By all accounts everyone left with tired feet, full stomachs, and smiles thanks to the hard work of the parent volunteers.

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Reminders & Updates for March 17!

Rightside Shirts…reminder
Order forms are due for Rightside tshirts on Monday, March 17. Extra order forms are available in the school office or use the link below to order online.

Sales of these shirts raises money for art education! Several weeks ago hundreds of students participated in an afternoon of art, during which they created anything their imaginations would permit. We have printed four of these creative, colorful, and unique designs on shirts to raise money for Roosevelt’s art programs.

But we need your help to reach our goal of $300!

For every shirt we sell $5 goes directly to Roosevelt to buy things like paint and other art supplies. Not only will you be helping your school community, you’ll also get to wear a beautiful piece of artwork to school (all shirts have been approved for the school uniform).

There are only 3 school days left to order, be sure to check out the shirts here:www.raisy.org/roosevelt

Help us spread creativity, and bring even more art to Roosevelt!

March 17 Spirit Day!…
Once again the student council has organized a school spirit day and this one honors St. Patrick’s Day! On Monday March 17, any student wearing green may come to school in free dress. One item of clothing must be green (just having green hair does not count) in order to wear free dress. Students don’t have to be in head to toe green, but that’s fine too!

Why do people wear green for St. Patrick’s Day? The March 17th tradition of wearing green has a few explanations. Supposedly blue was originally the color associated with the holiday but over time green took over due to Ireland’s nickname as “The Emerald Isle”, the green in the Irish flag and the green clover associated with St. Patrick. There is also a legend that wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns that will pinch you if they can see you. That’s why you’re told that you’ll be pinched if you’re not wearing green, but there won’t be any pinching at school on Monday!

So show your school spirit and wear some green on Monday!

8th Grade Boys Basketball Finals…
Roosevelt’s 8th grade boys basketball team is in the finals! They won their game against Roy Cloud last night and now move on to the final championship game. Please come and cheer them on at Red Morton on Monday, March 17 at 6:15pm! Good luck team Roosevelt!

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Week of March 10 – March 14

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendar_Clip_Art

Reminder! Sunday night was the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. Make sure all of your clocks were moved FORWARD one hour!

Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14
Parent/Teacher Conferences Begin – Minimum Day Schedule for grades 1 – 8, all Kinders on Early Bird schedule

Spring Book Fair! Open every day this week after school with a Chips & Salsa evening on Tuesday from 4:00-7:00pm

Girls that attended Saturday night’s Princess Ball have Free Dress all week

Monday, March 10
Deadline extended! – Money and order forms due for Spring Chocolate Fundraiser

Deadline extended! 8th grade hoodie and sweatpant orders due!

Tuesday, March 11
Spring Picture Day – Free Dress for all students

Comcast on campus to film Sarah Coyle for the Comcast All-Star Teacher nomination

3rd Grade Field Trip (Room 4) – San Mateo Historical Museum

Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room (more information below)

Wednesday, March 12
8th Grade Field Trip – Middle School Day on the Hill at Foothill College

First day of After School Art Class with Ms. Tsuchiyama at 2:30pm

Thursday, March 13
Registration deadline for Youth Wrestling for K – 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – more information below

3rd Grade Field Trip (Room 5) – San Mateo Historical Museum

Important Dates…
March 17 – School Spirit Day! – Wear green!
March 17 – Order forms due for Rightside T-shirts (more information below)
March 17 – Reclassification Ceremony at 4:30pm at MIT
March 18 – Open Garden at lunch time – parents are invited to visit and  work in the garden 12:00 – 1:30
March 18 – SPARK’s Match Night at 5:30pm
March 18 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
March 24 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm at 6:00pm in Room 14
March 31 – Teacher Work Day – No School
April 1 – Open Garden at lunch time – parents are invited to visit and  work in the garden 12:00 – 1:30
April 1 – Parent Information Night (more information to come)
April 4 – Roosevelt Talent Show at 6:00pm
April 7 – 6th graders leave for Yosemite
April 30 – Last day to order Yearbook for $25
May 16 – Movie Night
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT

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.

Tuesday Chess Days!…
The PTA has been sponsoring lunch recess chess instruction. This Tuesday, March 11 was to be the final session but, by popular demand, the PTA has agreed to pay for chess instruction every Tuesday during the lunch recess until the end of this school year! Interested students may go to the YMCA room during their lunch time recess to play chess.

Book Fair…
It’s not too late to volunteer to help with the Book Fair! The Spring Book Fair is scheduled for the week of March 10 – 14. Our librarian Paulette needs help from parent volunteers to keep it open.  Volunteers are needed during the book fair to help supervise students while they’re browsing/buying during recess and after school.

All money raised from the book fair go towards purchasing new books for our school’s library, so please consider helping out so that we can have a successful fair!  Please contact the school office if you’d like to help out.

Rightside T-shirts…
Four Roosevelt middle school students won a t-shirt design contest for Rightside Shirts. These shirts are now available for purchase for $19 per shirt. All proceeds go to Roosevelt school to help fund art programs. All four designs may be worn to school as part of the Roosevelt uniform. Extra order forms are available in the school office. Orders are due on Monday, March 17. Payments can be made with cash or check made out to Rightside Shirts. To view the shirts in color, go to www.raisy.org/roosevelt.

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.

After School Sports…
Registration is now open for the following programs:
Jr Dribblers Basketball for 2nd & 3rd graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 21/ Cost: $65
Youth Wrestling for K – 8th graders (Boys & Girls) – Registration deadline March 13 / Cost: $65 (new students)
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.

Yearbooks…
The school yearbook is now available for pre-purchase! Mr. Williams’ after school yearbook club has been working on the yearbook for most of the year and it will be filled with lots of pictures of all of the activities throughout the year.  The yearbooks are full color and available for only $25 each if ordered before May 1. After May 1, the cost for each yearbook will be $30. Please make checks payable to Roosevelt PTA.  Return your order form with your payment to your child’s class or bring it in to the school office.

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

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Final Reminders & Updates for March 7 & March 8

Free Dress Friday…
Friday, March 7 is the first Friday of the month, so it’s Free Dress Friday! Final Reminder

Spring Chocolate Fundraiser…
Friday is the last day to turn in order forms for The World’s Finest Chocolate Spring/Easter candy fundraiser! Additional flyers and order forms are available in the school office.  Orders will be distributed the week of April 7.

Book Fair…
The Spring Book Fair is scheduled for next week (March 10 – 14). Our librarian Paulette STILL needs help from parent volunteers to keep it open. Volunteers are needed on Friday, March 7 any time between 12:00 – 4:00pm to help with the set up. Volunteers are also needed during the book fair to help supervise students while they’re browsing/buying during recess and after school.

Please consider signing up for a shift before or after your child’s parent/teacher conference.

All money raised from the book fairs go towards purchasing new books for our school’s library, so please consider helping out so that we can have a successful fair!

Princess Ball Info & Updates…
Ticket sales are closed for Saturday’s Princess Ball. If you purchased tickets by the deadline, your names will be on a list at the door. Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door.

Doors open at 6:30pm and dancing begins at 7:00pm. Please note: The decorations will be black & white, but the girls do not need to wear black and white. Please wear party attire.

Volunteers are still needed, so please contact Nicole Lynch at lynch5600@aol.com  or sign up on one of the sign up sheets posted around campus.

Girls attending the Princess Ball will receive a free dress pass for the week of March 10-14.

Middle School Spiritwear…
Friday, March 7 is the last day to purchase Middle School Spiritwear. Please note: Previous emails only said that March 7 was the final day for the 8th grade hoodies. Both the 8th grade hoodies and sweatpants order forms are due tomorrow.

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 $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. Orders will not be accepted after March 7.

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

 

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Midweek Reminders!

Spring Chocolate Fundraiser…reminder
Orders are now due for The World’s Finest Chocolate Spring/Easter candy fundraiser! Additional flyers and order forms are available in the school office.  Orders will be distributed the week of April 7.

Book Fair…
The Spring Book Fair is scheduled for the week of March 10 – 14. Our librarian Paulette needs help from parent volunteers to keep it open. Volunteers are needed on Friday, March 7 any time between 12:00 – 4:00pm to help with the set up. Volunteers are also needed during the book fair to help supervise students while they’re browsing/buying during recess and after school.

All money raised from the book fair go towards purchasing new books for our school’s library, so please consider helping out so that we can have a successful fair!  Please note: The yellow sign up volunteer sign up sheet came home last Thursday with the incorrect dates on the English side. The days and times were correct, but a corrected form was sent home today.

A Night in Paris…
Ticket sales are now closed for Saturday’s Princess Ball. Doors open at 6:30pm and dancing begins at 7:00pm. Please note: The decorations will be black & white, but the girls do not need to wear black and white. Please wear party attire.

Volunteers are still needed, so please contact Nicole Lynch at lynch5600@aol.com  or sign up on one of the sign up sheets posted around campus.

Girls attending the Princess Ball will receive a free dress pass for the week of March 10-14.

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 $25 if purchased between March 3 – 7. This is a single run, so orders will not be accepted after March 7.

After School Sports…
Thursday, March 6 is the registration deadline for:

Ready, Set, Run! for Boys & Girls ages 8 – 14 to train for the 4th of July Fun Run / Cost: $75
Track & Field for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls) / Cost: $65
go to www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity for more information or to register

 

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Week of March 3 – March 7

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Monday, March 3
Last day of ticket sales for the Princess Ball! Tickets are $5 per person. Girls may invite anyone that is considered a VIP (father, uncle, grandfather, mother, aunt, grandmother, cousin, older (over 18) brother or sister… Please make checks out to Roosevelt PTA. Additional ticket forms are available in the school office. (more information below) Note: Girls attending the Princess Ball will receive free dress for the week of March 10-14

Student of the Month Assemblies for grades 1 – 8 (contact your child’s teacher for assembly times)

Tuesday, March 4
Chess instruction offered during lunch recess for grades 2 – 8 in the YMCA room

Open Garden at lunch time – parents are invited to visit and  work in the garden, or see what the garden volunteers are doing.  Volunteers will be helping out and working with small groups of students between 12-1:30.

Wednesday, March 5
Money and order forms due for Spring Chocolate Fundraiser

Thursday, March 6
Registration deadline for Ready, Set, Run! for Boys & Girls ages 8 – 14 to train for the 4th of July Fun Run / Cost: $75
Track & Field for 6th, 7th & 8th graders (Boys & Girls) / Cost: $65
(more information below)

Friday, March 7
8th grade hoodie orders due! A Roosevelt Class of 2014 hoodie is being ordered for 8th graders. Cost is $25 each. Please make checks out to Roosevelt PTA

Saturday, March 8
Princess Ball! Doors open at 6:30, dancing begins at 7:00pm. (more information below)

Important Dates…
March 10 – 14 – Parent/Teacher Conferences (minimum day schedule)
March 10 -14 – All Kinders on Early Bird Schedule
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 12 – First day of After School Art Class with Ms. Tsuchiyama
March 17 – order forms due for Rightside T-shirts (more information below)
March 17 – Reclassification Ceremony at 4:30pm at MIT
March 18 – Open Garden at lunch time – parents are invited to visit and  work in the garden 12:00 – 1:30
March 18 – SPARK’s Match Night at 5:30pm
April 1 – Open Garden at lunch time – parents are invited to visit and  work in the garden 12:00 – 1:30
April 4 – Roosevelt Talent Show at 6:00pm
April 7 – 6th graders leave for Yosemite
April 9 – Parent Information Night (more information to come)
May 16 – Movie Night
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT

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).

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

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 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.

Book Fair…
The Spring Book Fair is scheduled for the week of March 10 – 14. Our librarian Paulette needs help from parent volunteers to keep it open. Volunteers are needed on Friday, March 7 any time between 12:00 – 4:00pm to help with the set up. Volunteers are also needed during the book fair to help supervise students while they’re browsing/buying during recess and after school. All money raised from the book fair go towards purchasing new books for our school’s library, so please consider helping out so that we can have a successful fair! Please note: A yellow sign up volunteer sign up sheet came home on Thursday with the incorrect dates. The days and times are correct, so please just ignore the dates listed on the form.

Rightside T-shirts…
Four Roosevelt middle school students won a t-shirt design contest for Rightside Shirts. These shirts are now available for purchase for $19 per shirt. All proceeds go to Roosevelt school to help fund art programs. All four designs may be worn to school as part of the Roosevelt uniform. Extra order forms are available in the school office. Orders are due on Monday, March 17. Payments can be made with cash or check made out to Rightside Shirts. To view the shirts in color, go to www.raisy.org/roosevelt.

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.

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.

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
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.

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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Awards & Nominations!

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Roosevelt’s School Garden Now an Official Wildlife Habitat!
Roosevelt’s hard working garden volunteers have been making big changes in Roosevelt’s school garden and it is now designated as an Official Wildlife Habitat™ site with The National Wildlife Federation.

The NWF certification involves building a habitat for wildlife including food, water, and shelter components.  So far, the volunteers have committed to gardening without toxic pesticides/fertilizers, added bird feeders, added flowering plants and herbs/vegetables, and they will be adding a few more water stations for butterflies, bees, insects, and birds.  Benches were also added so that the students have an area to sit and be able to write down their observations. After all of this work, they have even loftier goals. Take a look at a Georgia school’s habitat gardens for an idea of what our garden volunteers are imagining for Roosevelt – www.growingagreenerworld.com

A big thank you to the following people for their dedication to our school’s garden: Betsy Colby from the Master Gardeners and Roosevelt volunteers Megan Goulden, Suzanne Buerchner, Emmy Johnson, Kathy Kostas, Kristin Palmer and Howard Smith.

If you are interested in helping out with the garden, there will be “Open Garden” lunches on March 4, 18, and April 1st for parents to visit and work in the garden, or see what the volunteers are doing.  Volunteers will be helping out and working with small groups of students between 12:00-1:30.

If you would like to donate something to the garden, they are currently looking for donations of owl houses and bird houses, like this owl house.

For more information about volunteering or donating, please contact Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com

 J. Russell Kent Award Nomination!
Jason William’s Pencil Box News program has been nominated for the San Mateo County School Boards Association’s 2014 J. Russell Kent Award! These awards are given to programs that are being implemented in a school district, county office of education, or in the community college district in San Mateo County.
In the coming weeks, someone from the SMCSBA Visitation Committee will be visiting Roosevelt to verify the program. Congratulations and good luck to Mr. Williams and his Pencil Box News students!

Comcast All-Star Teacher Award Nomination!
Congratulations to 6th grade teacher Sarah Coyle on being selected as one of five Bay Area finalists for the Comcast All-Star Teacher Award! Ms. Coyle has the chance to win $20,000 for Roosevelt! We will all have an opportunity to vote for Sarah Coyle between April 7 and June 1. When the voting period opens, we will send out instructions. Good luck Ms. Coyle!