Week of May 18 – May 22

Please Note: There are just 3 weeks left of this school year! calendariconEvents 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 often!

Mark your calendars for the following events:

Monday, May 18
Instrumental Music Festival at Sequoia High School – Carrington Hall – at 6:00pm

Tuesday, May 19
3rd grade virtual field trip with California Academy of Science

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

AR Blast Off! Banquet at 6:00pm for students that made their 3 AR goals during the school year (more information below)

Wednesday, May 20
You are invited to attend the last Parent Coffee of the school year at 8:00am in Room 1 with special guest Trustee Hilary Paulson from the Redwood City School Board.  THear 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.

Art Show Set-up begins – Volunteers needed! (See below for more information)

Thursday, May 21
8th grade Amusement Park Physics PBL presentation at 8:30am

4th Grade field trip to Red Morton Park for Make Time for Fitness event

Art Show & Open House at 5:30pm

Friday, May 22
Last day to turn in BoxTops for the classroom BoxTop Challenge!

Last day to turn in order forms for SJ Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy at Stanford Stadium on 6/27 (more information below)

Art Show take down — Volunteers needed! (See below for more information)

Important Dates…
May 25 – Memorial Day – No School
May 25 – 6th graders leave for Yosemite
May 26 – Last PTA Meeting of the Year at 6:00pm! 1st Graders performing
May 27 – Open Garden at Lunch Recess
May 29 – 5th grade DARE Graduation at 8:00am
May 29 – Rm 6a picnic at Red Morton
May 29 – 6th graders return from Yosemite
June 1 – Begin Minimum Day schedule (all Kinders on Early Bird Schedule)
June 1 – 7th Grade field trip to Marine Science Institute (meet at MSI dock at 7:30am – parents must arrange for transportation)
June 1 – 8th grade graduation practice at MIT at 9:45
June 1 – Kindergarten field trip to Happy Hollow Zoo
June 2 – Incoming Kindergarten Meet & Greet event at 3:00pm for incoming Kinders for 2015/2016
June 2 – 2nd grade picnic to Red Morton
June 2 – 8th grade graduation practice at MIT at 9:45
June 2 – 6th grade field trip to Computer History Museum
June 3 – Kindergarten PBL Presentations at 8:00am followed by a Cereal Reception
June 3 – Kindergarten Farewell Festival at 10:00am
June 3 – Final 8th grade graduation practice at MIT at 9:45
June 3 – 8th grade graduation at MIT Auditorium at 6:00pm
June 4 – Field Day
June 4 – 8th grade Pool Party at PCC
June 5 – Last Day of School! – Super Minimum Day – all classes released at 12:00 noon
June 8 – Peninsula Writers Camp begins
June 15 – Y Reader Program begins
June 22 – AIM High Summer School begins

AR Banquet…
What is the AR Banquet? Who is invited to attend?  The AR Banquet is for students in grades 2-8 who have met their Accelerated Reader goal all three times during the year. (Students in Kinder and 1st grades begin the AR Reading Program as soon as they reach Level 10 in Reading.) The reading goals are determined after each student takes an assessment test to determine both a reading level and a points goal. Each book in the school library and in the classrooms has been leveled and assigned points as determined by the Accelerated Reader system. Students must read books at their level and take online quizzes. Once a quiz is passed, the student earns points associated with that book title. The Accelerated Reader computer system keeps track of each student’s progress. Roosevelt’s librarian and teachers are able to see how each student is doing towards their individually assigned goal. Students that make their AR goal are rewarded at the end of each goal period and all students that make their goal for all three goal periods are invited to attend the AR Banquet that is hosted by Principal Girardi, Assistant Principal DaCosta and the Roosevelt teachers.

Art Show Help Needed…
The end of the school year is approaching and our Art teacher, Marlene Perez, has planning for the May 21 Art Show on her mind.  She will be needing volunteers before the event to prep, label, and install the art and then more volunteers on May 22 to take it all down. If you can staple, she needs your help! No other skills required! Please return the volunteer form that came home in Thursday’s folder or contact Marlene at

School Garden…
Looking for a way to get outside on one of  these beautiful sunny days and help our kids get back to nature at the same time? Please join the garden volunteer group.  We really need more volunteers to get the students out into our newly remodeled garden. We need help with our Open Garden lunch sessions and/or tending the garden after school, on weekends or during school breaks.  It will only take a couple of hours a month.  Or, come up with your own volunteer garden ideas and we’ll help you make it happen.  Please return the volunteer form that came home in Thursday’s folder or email Megan Goulden at for more information.

SJ Earthquakes v LA Galaxy Tickets…
Roosevelt Elementary and the San Jose Earthquakes have paired up to get you an outstanding deal on one of THE biggest rivalries of the year — SJ Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy!

The California Clasico at Stanford Stadium is THE California professional soccer showdown of the year. Bring your family and friends and join other Roosevelt families at what is always a sellout crowd at Stanford Stadium on June 27th at 7:30pm. Enjoy a nice summer night of professional Soccer with a fireworks show following the game.

Tickets are $25 each and a portion of that goes back to the school to help fund enrichment programs at Roosevelt. What better way to support your school then taking the family out for an awesome night of professional soccer? Sales start NOW so get your order forms in early as order forms are due on Friday, May 22. Turn your order forms in to your child’s classroom or the office. Extra order forms are also available in the office. Tickets will be available for pickup in the school office beginning on Tuesday, May 26.

BoxTops Challenge!…
This is the last BoxTops Challenge of the year! This challenge is between Classrooms! Bring in your BoxTops between April 27 and May 22. Make sure you let us know what Room # gets the credit for your entry. The classroom that has collected the most BoxTops will win a prize! Good luck!

Have a great week!

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