Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:
Please Note: The countdown is on and there are only 5 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 www.rooseveltparents.com often!
Teacher/Staff Appreciation: It’s Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week! Roosevelt’s PTA is hosting a catered lunch on Wednesday, May 7 for all of Roosevelt’s teachers and staff. Please send in your $5 contribution for the catered lunch.
Monday, May 5
7th grade Field Trip to Lawrence Hall of Science
Tuesday, May 6
3rd grade Field Trip to DeAnza Planetarium
Wednesday, May 7
Author visit for grades 2 – 4. The Reading Bug in San Carlos is bringing children’s author Andy Griffiths to Roosevelt to talk about his Treehouse series books. Mr. Griffiths has written 26 Story Treehouse, 13 Story Treehouse, Cat on the Mat is Flat, Big Fat Cow Goes Kapow and The Day My Butt Went Psycho.
Visit by Renaissance Institute to 7th grade (on lower playground) 7th graders will be participating in games and crafts of the Renaissance.
It’s that time again when we say a big “Thank You!” to the teachers and staff of Roosevelt School! The luncheon is scheduled to start at approximately 11:30am in the Staff Room (Room 14). The PTA is asking for a donation of $5 per family to help pay for the caterer. Volunteers are also needed to set up the room at 10:30am and then to help clean up at 1:30pm.
Friday, May 9
Room 8 PBL Presentation
May 12 – Reading Fair entries due! Presentation boards may be dropped off until 4:00pm in the cafeteria
May 13 – 1st grade Field Trip to SF Zoo
May 13 – Roosevelt’s Reading Fair at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria
May 14 – 2nd grade Field Trip to CuriOdyssey
May 16 – Outdoor Movie Night!
May 19 – 5th graders leave for Outdoor Education
May 19 – Rehearsal at Sequoia High School for Instrumental Music students
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 to read to Kinder & TK
May 20 – Annual Instrumental Music Festival at Sequoia High School Auditorium at 6:30pm
May 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 — Last PTA meeting of the year! (note date change)
May 22 – SPARK Discovery Night at 5:30pm (6th & 7th grade parents are also invited to attend)
May 22 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese
May 23 – Order forms for SJ Earthquakes v LA Galaxy game at Stanford due! (more information below)
May 26 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School
May 28 – Field Day!
May 29 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am
May 29 – Open House / Art Show at 5:00pm
May 30 – Kindergarten field trip to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
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 2 – Spirit Day – Hat Day (silly or normal baseball hats, etc)
June 2 – 8th grade Pool Party at PCC
June 2 – AR Banquet for students that made all 3 AR goals
June 3 – Spirit Day – Crazy Clash Day (wearing stripes with polka dots, backwards, inside out, etc)
June 3 – 5th grade BBQ at Red Morton
June 3 – 8th grade graduation practice at MIT
June 4 – Spirit Day – Twin Day (dressing the same as another person, or group of people)
June 4 – 1st grade Picnic at Red Morton
June 4 – 8th grade graduation practice at MIT
June 5 – Spirit Day – Formal Day (wear your fancy attire as a final send-off to our 8th graders)
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT
June 6 – Free Dress Day
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 www.csnbayarea.com/allstarteacher
– 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 — www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool – PLEASE share it on your own Facebook page and ask for friends and family to help with voting.
One more week until the 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. 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.
All entries must be received by Monday, May 12 no later than 4:00pm. Please make sure that all names are on the BACK of the presentation board! The judges will be arriving at 8:30am on Tuesday, May 13 to judge all of the entries. (Please note: Roosevelt teachers & staff WILL NOT be judging the boards. The judges are from the District Office, local businesses, local dignitaries, etc.) ALL students and families are invited to attend the night of May 13 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. You will be able to see which boards in each category won awards. The best entries in each category will win prizes.
5th Grade Families…
This is it! Outdoor Ed is coming up in just one more week. Please submit your $238 payment to the school office. As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the district DOES NOT give our school funding and the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade. We need parent contributions to make this trip happen.
Are You In…To WIN?…
It’s your final chance this year to turn in your $100 donation to the PTA! All families that have donated $100 to the PTA by Friday, May 30 will be entered into a raffle to win a 7 night trip to Villa del Palmar located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!
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 www.rooseveltparents.com
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.
Earthquakes Soccer Game…
Roosevelt has once again reserved seats at the June 28 SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy soccer game at Stanford Stadium. Flyers went home in last Thursday’s blue folder with information about the game, ticket sale prizes and the order form! All tickets cost $20 each. Tell your friends and family – this game is sold out every year and we are lucky enough to have 300 seats reserved! All orders are due by May 23 so that we have enough time to distribute the tickets before the end of the school year.
Save the Date for Outdoor Movie Night!…
Bring your Minions and your blankets and chairs for a fun family school event- ROOSEVELT”S 1st OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT!!
Showing : Despicable Me 2
When: Friday May 16th at 6:15-10pm
Come dine at the Taco Food Truck (cost per person TBD)
Enjoy music, a Minion Cake walk and Danny G’s afterschool dance performance before the show.
Movie will begin at sunset: 8pm approx.
Enter to win a raffle prize! Popcorn and water $1 and candy $2 for sale. All proceeds to benefit Roosevelt school.
Admission : Free!
We can’t wait to see our Roosevelt Families there! Bring friends and enjoy a great evening under the stars.
We need volunteers to help with this event. Please email Kim Schiff at email@example.com
Help is needed throughout the day on May 28 to get our students’ art displayed for the Art Show on May 29. Artistic ability is not needed, but you will have to know how to use a stapler! The art work has to be stapled to display boards and tables need to be covered. The students have been working hard all year on their artwork, so please come and help to get it looking it’s best! Help will also be needed on May 30 to take all of the artwork down. If you can only help for an hour or two, it will be appreciated! Please contact Marlene Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org to help out.
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.
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!