Week of April 21 – April 25

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendar_Clip_Art

Please Note: There are only 7 weeks left of this school year! Events are constantly added to the list of Important Dates, so make sure you check each week. The most updated information can always be found on the parent blog, so check this page often!

Vote!: Don’t forget to vote everyday for Roosevelt teacher Sarah Coyle at (more details below)

Monday, April 21
Classes resume

5th Grade DARE graduation

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 Co-President, Secretary, Family Fun Night Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator, and 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.

Thursday, April 24
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 Volunteer Planning meeting for the graduation events at 6:30 p.m

Important Dates…
April 28 – STAR Testing
April 29 – Family Science/Literacy Night: “Oh Seuss!”
April 30 – Last day to order Yearbook for $25
April 30 – Games 2 U van arriving for students with highest candy sales for the Spring/Easter fundraiser
May 2 – 8th grade field trip to The Tech Museum
May 7 – Teacher Appreciation Lunch
May 12 – Reading Fair entries may be dropped off
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 – Outdoor Movie Night!
May 19 – 5th graders leave for Outdoor Education
May 19 – Kent Award Dinner – Mr. Williams receiving 2014 Kent Award from San Mateo County School Boards Association
May 20 – Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi coming to Roosevelt for the Kinder & TK Raising a Reader event (date to be confirmed)
May 20 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 — Last PTA meeting of the year!
May 26 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School
May 29 – Open House / Art Show
June 1 – Last day to vote for Sarah Coyle for the All-Star Teacher award (details below)
June 2 – 5 – Last week of school – Minimum Days
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT
June 6 – Last Day of School! Super Minimum Day – all grades dismissed at 12:00

Vote for 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle…
Congratulations Roosevelt 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle who has been nominated as one of only 5 Bay Area teachers for an All-Star Teacher award!  If Sarah wins, Roosevelt will receive $20,000!  The winning teacher is the one who receives the most votes.  Sarah is an exceptional teacher and truly an asset to Roosevelt. She has given her all to her students and now we have a chance to show her some support.

You can support Sarah and Roosevelt by voting once per day until June 1 at:

– Visit
– Fill out the information in the VOTE NOW box and press Submit
– You are allowed to vote once per day!
– Students may also vote, but they need parent permission

Note: Unfortunately, voting is not supported for smartphones.

This is posted this on Roosevelt’s Facebook page — – PLEASE share it on your own Facebook page and ask for friends and family to help with voting.

Reading Fair…
Families that attended the Pizza & Prep Night on April 1 found out about an exciting event happening on May 13. Roosevelt will be hosting it’s first ever Reading Fair! What is a Reading Fair? This is a chance for students to creatively share one of their favorite books to the rest of the school. Students will be able to show their knowledge of the parts of a book and the components of a story. Grades K – 2 have been working on their project boards as a class, but ALL students may enter the reading fair. Winning projects will receive prizes! If your child would like to enter, please stop by the office to pick up a FREE starter kit — instructions, tri-fold presentation board, glue, markers & construction paper. There are only a few free starter kits left, so pick yours up before they’re all gone! To see some examples online of reading fair projects, check out this link of some Reading Fair images.

5th Grade Families…
The week of Outdoor Education is almost here! 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.

If you have already donated your $100 per child to the PTA, you will be entered into another raffle offering an AMAZING prize! Here’s a hint: “warm sandy beaches”… What could this prize be? Details will be coming soon!

If you haven’t already paid your $100, it’s not too late! 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

The PTA would once again 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.

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…
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Have a great week!

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