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Week of March 30 – April 3

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Monday, March 30
Students that turned in their forms indicating if they will be returning to Roosevelt or not for the 2015/2016 school year who already wear Free Dress on Fridays for the World’s Finest Chocolate sales may wear Free Dress on Monday, March 30.

AIM High Director Visit to grades 5-7

PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14.  The PTA will be discussing the status of  the last fundraiser and direct donations fundraising, looking at the PTA’s budget and looking for new board members! If you’re curious about PTA, please come with any questions! All are welcome to attend and Spanish translation is available. Free childcare is offered in the YMCA room.

Tuesday, March 31
Free chess lessons during lunch time recess for grades 1 – 8 (Sponsored by Roosevelt PTA – thanks to parent donations to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund)

FEI – Navigating Middle School/Teen Success (8th of 8 week series) at 6:00pm in Room 14 for parents of students in grades 5-8.  (Sponsored by Foothill College’s Family Engagement Institute)

Wednesday, April 1
Do you love to garden? Or do you just love being out in the garden on a sunny day? Then please join us for Open Garden Wednesday! We would love more parents and the kids had a great time a few weeks ago – we weeded, planted, and are gearing up for spring.  Any ideas or thoughts for planting and helping hands are always appreciated. If interested, please contact Megan Goulden at megan.goulden@gmail.com or come by the school garden after 11:00am on Wednesday.

Music for Minors parent event at 12:20 in Room 30

Thursday, April 2
PBL Expert Speaker in 5th grade

Friday, April 3
No School

Important Dates…
April 7 – Family Science Night: Science Magic 6:00
April 8 – Spanish for Beginners class begins after school (more info below)
April 10 – Kindergarten Field Trip to Hiller Aviation Museum
April 10 – YMCA Family Night
April 13 – Reclassification ceremony 4:30 at MIT Auditorium
April 13 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
April 16 – Talent Show at PCC
April 17 – Minimum Day Schedule
April 20 – 24 – Spring Break
April 30 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Chipotle
May 1 – Benefit for a Brighter Future – RCEF Benefit at 5:30pm at Canada College
May 2 – Mother/Son Event

Spanish Classes…
The next after school Beginning Spanish classes for grades 4-8 starts on Wednesday, April 8. There are only 15 spots available. Cost is $30 for the 6-week session and the class is being taught by Maribel Prado, a local Spanish teacher and tutor. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA and turned in to the school office (cash also accepted). Please email Megan Goulden megan.goulden@gmail.com or Maribel Prado maribelprado84@gmail.com with any questions.

Mother (VIP)/Son Event…
This year, in addition to the Princess Ball, Roosevelt will be hosting an event for the boys of Roosevelt on May 2. The 4th grade is responsible for this event. This event for Roosevelt boys only (just as the Princess Ball was a girls only event), but any parent may volunteer to help.  If you are able to help in any capacity, please email Amber Moeckel at amberdawn519@yahoo.com   Thank you in advance for your help making this a great event!

Art Show Help Needed…
Believe it or not, but the end of the school year is approaching and our Art teacher, Marlene Perez, has Art Show planning on her mind.  She will be needing volunteers to prep, label, install and take down the art show. If you can staple, she needs your help! Please contact Marlene at marlenevperez@comcast.net

Parent Education…
Are you interested in Parent Education Series events in the Sequoia Union High School District? Do you want to stay up-to-date with research and news articles on parenting, teens, college admissions, etc.? You can Like us on Facebook at The Parent Education Series!

RCEF Benefit…
Mark your calendars for the RCEF’s Benefit for a Brighter Future event on May 1 at Canada College!

Benefit for a Brighter Future is the Redwood City Education Foundation’s premiere fundraising event, generating up to 30% of our annual income. We are fortunate each year to welcome an ever-growing number of Redwood City’s top educators, community members, and business leaders for an evening of inspiration, fun, and opportunity. If you would like to sponsor, help with the event, or just learn more, please contact us at: info@rcef.org or phone 650-269-0430. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, April 1.

Speaking Benefit for a Brighter Future…
Over the years our marvelous BBF committee has dwindled as kids outgrew the district and volunteers moved their energy on to the next deserving project.  The committee is down to a skeleton crew and we need fresh blood, energy, and helping hands to make BBF 2015 as fabulous as in prior years.  The committee has already finished a lot of the early activities (did lot of work going after sponsors, the venue is set, marketing is going well) and now it’s fun for the party planning.  Decorations, kids’ activities (costumes, how they will interact with the guests, etc), catering, and so forth; it can all be fun if find a group to work on it together as a team.  Plus our theme is a tropical cruise — just think of the opportunities — shuffle board, islands named after sponsors, kids in sailor hats, this is a fun theme! If you’re interested in being a part of this effort, please contact Erika Pretell at erika.pretell@gmail.com

Do You Have an iPhone?…
You can now add our parent blog as an app button on your iPhone to make accessing the blog even easier! On your phone, go to www.rooseveltparents.com. Then select the “share” button. Select “Add to Homescreen” then select “Add” – that’s it! You should now see a button with a raccoon on your phone’s homescreen. Selecting it will automatically open the parent blog!

Have a great week!



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Midweek Reminders!

Just a few reminders to finish out your week.reminder

Spring Picture Day…
Wednesday, March 25 is Spring Picture Day. Students may wear Free Dress.

Free Dress Days…
Students who have turned in their forms indicating if they will be returning to Roosevelt or not for the 2015/2016 school year may wear Free Dress on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27. Students who already wear Free Dress on Fridays for the World’s Finest Chocolate sales may wear Free Dress on Monday, March 30.

PBL Day!…
All Roosevelt parents are invited to a school tour to see what PBL looks like across grade levels. Come join us on Thursday, March 26 at 8:15am and see PBL in action!

8:15 – 8:45 come visit the Ohlone museum in 3rd grade
8:30 – 9:30 Visit the 4th grade “Invention Convention”
9:15 – 10:00 Kinder will be learning how to do research for their “What do Animals need to live and grow?” unit
9:00 7th grade students will be dissecting flowers as part of their Cell unit.

Saturday, March 28…
Planning meeting for the May 2 boys event at 10 a.m. in room 14. This year, in addition to the Princess Ball, Roosevelt will be hosting an event for the boys of Roosevelt on May 2. This event for Roosevelt boys only (just as the Princess Ball was a girls only event), but any parent may volunteer to help. The 4th grade is responsible for this event. If you are able to help in any capacity, please email Amber Moeckel at amberdawn519@yahoo.com  Thank you in advance for your help making this a great event!

Spanish Classes…
The next after school Beginning Spanish classes for grades 4-8 starts on Wednesday, April 8. There are only 15 spots available. Cost is $30 for the 6-week session and the class is being taught by Maribel Prado, a local Spanish teacher and tutor. Checks may be made out to Roosevelt PTA and turned in to the school office (cash also accepted). Please email Megan Goulden megan.goulden@gmail.com or Maribel Prado maribelprado84@gmail.com with any questions.



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Week of March 23 – March 27

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendaricon

Tuesday, March 24
Free chess lessons during lunch time recess for grades 1 – 8 (Sponsored by Roosevelt PTA – thanks to parent donations to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund)

FEI – Navigating Middle School/Teen Success (7th of 8 week series) at 6:00pm in Room 14 for parents of students in grades 5-8.  (Sponsored by Foothill College’s Family Engagement Institute)

Wednesday, March 25
Spring Picture Day (Free Dress)

A-Z Salad Bar in the Cafeteria – all students are encouraged to try a new fruit or vegetable!

Thursday, March 26
PBL Day! All Roosevelt parents are invited to attend and see what PBL looks like across grade levels:
8:15 – 8:45 come visit the Ohlone museum in 3rd grade
8:30 – 9:30 Visit the 4th grade “Invention Convention”
9:15 – 10:00 Kinder will be learning how to do research for their “What do Animals need to live and grow?” unit
9:00 7th grade students will be dissecting flowers as part of their Cell unit.

Author Visit -Jennifer Nielsen at 11:00am for grades 5-8 will talk about her new book Mark of the Thief

Principal’s Reading Club – Game Party  at 10:40am

Friday, March 27
Shakespeare Day for grades 7 – 8

Saturday, March 28
Planning meeting for the May 2 boys event at 10 a.m. in room 14 (more information below)

Important Dates…
March 30- AIM High Director Visit to grades 5-7
March 30 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
April 1 – Music for Minors parent event at 12:20 in Room 30
April 2 – PBL Expert Speaker in 5th grade
April 3 – No School
April 7 – Family Science Night: Science Magic 6:00
April 10 – Kindergarten Field Trip to Hiller Aviation Museum
April 10 – YMCA Family Night
April 13 – Reclassification ceremony 4:30 at MIT Auditorium
April 13 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
April 16 – Talent Show at PCC
April 17 – Minimum Day Schedule
April 20 – 24 – Spring Break
April 30 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Chipotle
May 2 – Mother/Son Event

Mother (VIP)/Son Event…
This year, in addition to the Princess Ball, Roosevelt will be hosting an event for the boys of Roosevelt on May 2. The 4th grade is responsible for this event. This event for Roosevelt boys only (just as the Princess Ball was a girls only event), but any parent may volunteer to help.  If you are able to help in any capacity, please email Amber Moeckel at amberdawn519@yahoo.com  She will be holding a planning meeting on Saturday, March 28 at 10:00am in Room 14.  Thank you in advance for your help making this a great event!

In the News…
If you haven’t already seen it, be sure to pick up the March 2015  issue of Spectrum Magazine and take a look at page 28 to see what Spectrum Magazine editor and Roosevelt Reading Fair judge Steve Penna had to say about our Reading Fair! www.spectrummagazine.net/archives.html

Do You Have an iPhone?…
You can now add our parent blog as an app button on your iPhone to make accessing the blog even easier! On your phone, go to www.rooseveltparents.com. Then select the “share” button. Select “Add to Homescreen” then select “Add” – that’s it! You should now see a button with a raccoon on your phone’s homescreen. Selecting it will automatically open the parent blog!

Have a great week!



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Week of March 2 – March 6

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendaricon

Monday, March 2
This is it! Monday is the last day to turn in money and RSVP for the Princess Ball! Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door. (more information below)

Deadline Extended!! Turn in your BoxTops for the Roosevelt vs Henry Ford Challenge by 8:00am! (more information below)

AR Goal parties in the library for grades 1, 2, 6, 7 & 8. Our librarian Paulette needs help setting up and serving. Please contact her at pelliott@rcsdk8.net or call the school office.

Tuesday, March 3
Free chess lessons during lunch time recess for grades 1 – 8 (Sponsored by Roosevelt PTA – thanks to parent donations to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund)

SPARK Match Night at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria. The 7th & 8th grade SPARK students will find out where they will be doing their apprenticeships and both students and parents will be able to meet their next mentors from Sony, Google, Facebook and more!

FEI – Navigating Middle School/Teen Success (5th of 8 week series) at 6:00pm in Room 14 for parents of students in grades 5-8.  (Sponsored by Foothill College’s Family Engagement Institute)

Wednesday, March 4
8th grade PBL Presentations at 8:30am

AR Goal parties in the library for grades 3, 4 & 5. Our librarian Paulette needs help setting up and serving. Please contact her at pelliott@rcsdk8.net or call the school office.

Friday, March 6
Free Dress Friday!

Saturday, March 7
Under the Sea Princess Ball! Doors open at 6:30pm. Dancing starts at 7:00pm. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Girls that turned in their RSVP will have their name on a list that will be checked at the door.

Important Dates…
March 9 – 13 – Parent/Teacher Conferences (Minimum Day Schedule — Kinders on Early Bird Schedule) (Middle school students need to attend conference w/ parents)
March 9 – 13 – Book Fair (Kinder parents are being asked to volunteer)
March 12 – Rm 28 PBL presentation at 8:15am
March 13 – 8th grade Field Trip – College Bound! – Foothill College
March 16 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Rm 14
March 18  – Mrs. T’s After School Art class begins at 2:30 (8 week session)
March 19 – Earthcapades Assembly for grades 1 – 5
March 20 – GATE testing for grades 3 – 5
March 25 – Spring Picture Day (Free Dress)
March 27 – Shakespeare Day for grades 7 – 8
March 30 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
April 20 – 24 – Spring Break

BoxTops!!…box tops
Principal Girardi DOES NOT want to wear Henry Ford spiritwear! Our BoxTops coordinator will be doing the final count on MONDAY morning just after 8:00am for the Roosevelt/Henry Ford BoxTops Challenge. Let’s make sure that Henry Ford principal has to show some Roosevelt Raccoon pride by collecting and turning in those BoxTops!

Princess Ball…
The Under the Sea Princess Ball is next Saturday!!! This will be a daughter/VIP dance on March 7 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.  Fill out your ticket forms and return them to the school office or your child’s classroom by Monday, March 2. Cost is $5 per person and includes desserts, photo and a night of dancing. Tickets WILL NOTbe sold at the door. Volunteers are still needed, so if you would like to help make this a magical evening for the girls, please contact Nicole Lynch at lynch5600@aol.com  (2nd grade parents are being asked to assist with this event, but help is needed from all grade levels).

After-School Art…
Attention 4th & 5th graders! Mrs. Tsuchiyama is once again offering her after school art class! This class will be held on Wednesdays after school beginning on 3/18/15 and will continue weekly for 8 weeks. Cost is $10 which covers the cost of supplies. The first 20 students will be accepted and her class always fills up quickly so get your enrollment forms and money in this week!

Lost and Found…
The Lost and Found cart in the office  is overflowing with jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts that have been left on the playground. The children forget them during recess and after school and they end up in our lost and found. Please come by and take a look in the cart to claim your lost item.

Mother/Son Event…
This year, in addition to the Princess Ball, Roosevelt will be hosting an event for the boys of Roosevelt on May 2. The 4th grade is responsible for this event. The event is a ticketed event for Roosevelt boys only (just as the Princess Ball is a girls only event), but any parent may volunteer to help.  If you are able to help in any capacity, please email Amber Moeckel at amberdawn519@yahoo.com  She is hoping to hold a planning meeting soon.  Thank you in advanced for your help making this a great event!

Do You Have an iPhone?…
You can now add our parent blog as an app button on your iPhone to make accessing the blog even easier! On your phone, go to www.rooseveltparents.com. Then select the “share” button. Select “Add to Homescreen” then select “Add” – that’s it! You should now see a button with a raccoon on your phone’s homescreen. Selecting it will automatically open the parent blog!

Have a great week!