Week of December 15 – December 19

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendaricon

Monday, December 15
WinterFest at 5:30pm at PCC (TK, Rooms 6B & 31, Room 23 (Gr.2), and Room 8 (Gr. 6) Grade 8 (ALL Students) and ALL Instrumental Music Students

WinterFest at 7:00pm at PCC (Grade 1 (ALL Students), Room 5 & 6 (Gr. 3), Grade 5 (All Students), Room 10 (Gr. 6), & Room 17 (Gr. 7)

Tuesday, December 16
5th grade (Room 11) Field Trip to Recology

Free chess lessons during lunch time recess for grades 1 – 8 (Sponsored by Roosevelt PTA – thanks to parent donations to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund)

WinterFest at 6:00pm at PCC (Kindergarten (ALL Students), Room 4 (Gr. 3), Rooms 24 & 28 (Gr. 2), Grade 4 (ALL Students), Room 6A, Room 9 (Gr. 6), and Room 16 (Gr.7)

Wednesday, December 17
5th grade (Room 13) Field Trip to Recology

Thursday, December 18
Last day to turn in Winter Raffle tickets! (more information below)

Friday, December 19
Last day for Second Harvest Food Drive! (more information below)

Early Dismissal Schedule – All Kinders on Early Bird Schedule (12:10 dismissal), 1st & 2nd grades dismissed at 1:00, Grades 3 – 8 dismissed at 1:20

Important Dates…
December 22 – January 2 – Winter Break
January 5 – Teacher Training Day – No School
January 6 – Classes Resume
January 9 – Final Middle School tour at 9:00am for 2015/2016 school year
January 9 – Last day for priority registration for Kindergarten for the 2015/2016 school year
January 9 – Last day for school of choice transfer applications for the February placement lottery for the 2015/2016 school year
January 12 – Reading Fair projects due! Drop them off in the cafeteria from 7:30-8:00am in the Office or 2:00-4:30pm in the Cafeteria
January 13 – Reading Fair Reception! Come and see all of the entries at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria
January 28 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Spaghetti Factory
January 30 – Family Fun Night – Movie Night (1st grade families asked to volunteer)

Winter Raffle…
It’s the final week for the REF Winter Raffle! For just $1 per ticket, you have a chance to win some AMAZING prizes!  1st prize is 4 Disneyland Park Hopper passes, 2nd prize is an iPad mini, 3rd prize is an XBOX One, 4th prize is 32″ LCD flat screen TV and there’s more! Other prizes include restaurant gift cards, RedBox gift cards, SJ Earthquakes gear, a Kindle and more! This is your chance to win a great prize and help our school! You can get more raffle tickets from the office and the tickets can be sold to friends, family, co-workers, etc.  The drawing will be held after school on Thursday, December 18, so get your tickets turned in! (Winners will be contacted by phone on Thursday and Friday)

This is the last fundraiser until spring, so let’s make it count! Good luck!

Second Harvest Food Drive…
The Roosevelt Student Council is sponsoring a Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. Please donate canned goods and other non-perishable items from December 12-19th to help local families this holiday season! Your support will ensure that Second Harvest Food Bank has enough food to provide the 1 in 10 people it serves each month in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The Food Bank needs nutritious, non-perishable foods for adults and children: No glass items please! Bring all food items to the Second Harvest bins located in the office, YMCA room and upper campus.

Reading Fair Kits…
If you and your child are interested in this year’s Reading Fair, starter kits are still available! The starter kits include 1 tri-fold presentation board, 1 set of markers, glue, construction paper and Reading Fair instructions. Please have your student come to the office to pick up an application. All participating students must fill out a signed application to receive a starter kit.

Reading Fair entries are due on Monday, January 12. Judging will be held on the morning of January 13. Ribbons and prizes for the winning entries will be given at the Reading Fair Reception on Tuesday, January 13 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria.

Outdoor Education & Yosemite…
5th & 6th grade families are asked to please turn in their payments for this year’s Outdoor Education and Yosemite weeks. Payments may be turned in to the school office. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Jiji Math at home…
Your child can log into his/her Jiji Math account  and complete any assigned homework added by your child’s teacher.

Your student will also have to enter the name of their school. ST Math will accept many variations of our school’s name. For example, Jiji Math will accept lots of different entries including “Roosevelt School”, “Roosevelt Elementary”.  Have your student click on the homework button and enter their 13-character picture password.

Kindergarten students who are still using 8 character passwords will not be able to access ST Math@Home until they learn their full password.

Raccoon Bucks…
In addition to the ice cream truck that has parked next to Schaeberg Library every afternoon at dismissal time, there is now an ice cream cart at the Schaeberg gate. If you are giving your child money for the Snack Shack, they may be using it to buy from one of the two vendors on the street. If you would like to make sure that your child only buys snacks from the Snack Shack, you can purchase Raccoon Bucks that are acceptable currency for any item at the Snack Shack. Raccoon Bucks are available for sale at $1 each in the school office.

Fundraise While You Shop…
Shoparoo: Do you have a smartphone? Take a picture of your weekly shopping receipts for Shoparoo points! If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, download the free Shoparoo app today. **NEW THIS YEAR** — you can even scan your restaurant and department store receipts for points. For more information, go to

Escrip: Please don’t forget to also sign up on and register your Safeway Club card, credit cards and debit to help earn money for Roosevelt at stores such as Safeway, Old Navy, Home Depot, etc. and remember to always look for the Box Tops logo on anything you buy. Each Box Top earns 10¢ for our school. We’ll be having Box Top contests throughout the year, so clip them and save them! NOTE: You must renew your Safeway Club Card with Escrip each year. Please go to and click on “Renew Your Safeway Club Card”

Target: Do you have a Target REDcard? Did you know that if you select Roosevelt School, Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases from Target stores and to Roosevelt.

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page to get school and district updates and pictures from Roosevelt school events in your news feed.

If you’ve liked our page, but don’t see any updates in your news feed, it’s because Facebook has been using a formula that hides posts for pages that don’t pay for sponsored placements. What can you do? Go to our Facebook page and hover your mouse over the Liked box. Then make sure Get Notifications and Show in News Feed are checked.

Have a great week and a wonderful Winter Break!

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