Have a Great Summer!

happy-summer2Thanks everyone for another great year at Roosevelt and we hope you’re all having a relaxing summer break so far!
Another Award…
Principal Girardi has been notified that Roosevelt will be receiving the 2015 San Mateo County Reading Association (SMCRA) Literacy Award for our school’s annual Reading Fair program!
The awards ceremony will be held on October 22 and Principal Girardi will attend to receive the award along with our new district superintendent, John Baker and school board members.

School Supplies for the 2015/2016 School Year…
The following lists are the school supplies requested by each grade level for the 2015/2016 school year. Watch for sales on supplies at Target, Kmart, Office Max, etc. and pick up your school supplies before the crowds!

TK Supply List 2015
Kinder Supply list 2015
1st Supply List 2015
2nd Supply List_2015
3rd Supply List 2015
4th Supply List 2015
5th Supply List 2015
6th grade supply list 2015
7th Grade supply list 2015
8th Supply List_2015

Summer Reading & AR Goals…
Summer Reading is a fun and can earn you points towards your August AR Goal. How may you quiz on books you are reading in the summer?

On Mondays and Tuesdays beginning June 29th – July 24th and August 3rd – 18th from 9:00 – 12:00, you may quiz at Roosevelt School. Just come to the Computer Lab, take your quiz and earn your AR points.

Ms. Paulette has set your summer reading goal points. We will hold our first Summer AR party the end of August for students who made their goals over the summer.

Summer Learning Challenge…
The Redwood City Public Library and Friends of the Redwood City Library invite you to join the the Summer Learning Challenge! To participate, read or listen to books all summer and complete fun learning activities. You can earn prizes along the way such as free books, coupons for local activities, and tickets for a drawing at the end of the summer. (One lucky student will win a $1000 college scholarship!).

Sign up at your local Redwood City Public Library branch or online at Thanks to the Friends of the Redwood City Library for their generous support of the Summer Learning Challenge!

(Parents or students can look up any library book on AR BookFinder to determine it’s reading level and points.)

The following uniform color choices are part of the uniform dress code for 2015/2016:

Dress code for grades TK-5:
Navy or Khaki – pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers, etc
White or Navy – collared shirts/tops, sweaters, jackets

Dress code for grades 6-8 ONLY:
Black, Navy or Khaki – pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers, etc
White, Black or Navy – collared shirts/tops
Black, Navy or White – sweaters, jackets.

School spirit t-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants are also considered part of the dress code for grades TK-8. Roosevelt logo polo shirts, t-shirts, jackets and sweatpants will be sold at MAZE day, so you can stock up.

Students may also wear any t-shirts earned from participating in any of the RCEF events (4th of July Fun Run or OktobeRun) or by participating in the after school sports program sponsored by the Redwood City Parks and Recreation Department as uniform.

Important Dates for the 2015/2016 School Year…
August 18 – MAZE Day from 4:30pm-7:00pm* for families with last names beginning with  M-Z
August 20 – MAZE Day from 4:00pm-6:00pm* for families with last names beginning with A – N

The first day of school for the 2015/2016 school year will be Monday August 24.

* Parents and students are always needed to help out at MAZE Day with collecting and stamping forms, selling spirit wear and welcoming new families to Roosevelt. If you would like to help out, please contact our PTA President, Greg Bryant at

Have a great summer!

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Some Last Reminders…

Just some final reminders to finish out the week:Keep Calm - Summer

The Kindergarten classes will be giving their PBL Presentations on Wednesday, June 3 at 8:00am followed by a Cereal Reception. Then, at 10:00am, they will celebrate the end of Kindergarten with a Farewell Festival.

After the Farewell Festival Kindergarten families are encouraged to come downstairs for the 8th grade hallway walk. (see below for more information)

3rd Grade…
On Thursday, June 4 at 8:20am, the 3rd graders will be presenting their PBL Unit – How the environments of the 7 biomes are changing/affecting animals’ adaptations in those regions. Students will be acting as news reporters reporting on the 7 biomes and the climate changes within those regions. Every student will be giving a report on animals within those 7 biomes and any adaptations that the anmimal has had to make in order to survive. *Please make sure your student comes dressed in business attire.

4th Grade…
The 4th grade classrooms will be showcasing what they’ve learned about California Missions PBL Presentation on Wednesday, June 3 at 8:30am in Rooms 2 & 3. All are welcome to see the Ohlone huts and the giant Missions built in the classrooms. If you’re on campus at that time, try to stop by. The kids have done an amazing job!

8th Grade…
The final 8th grade graduation practice is on Wednesday, June 3 at MIT at 9:45am. The students will return to campus at approx 11:20am and they will walk down the main hallway which will be lined with the students from all grades to cheer for the graduating class. If you are on campus, please join the student body for this wonderful tradition.

At 6:00pm on June 3, the 8th grade class will have their graduation ceremone at MIT Auditorium.

The 8th graders will enjoy a Pool Party at PCC on Thursday, June 4 and then a celebratory breakfast on Friday, June 5. The 8th graders are dismissed after their breakfast. Congratulations to Roosevelt’s Class of 2015!

Field Day!..
This year’s Field Day will be held on Thursday, June 4. Please make sure your child is wearing sunscreen in the morning. Students in grades TK-7 will be participating this year. (8th graders will be at their pool party.) Feel free to come and cheer for your child!
TK & Kinder – 9:00 – 9:45
1st & 2nd Grade – 9:45 – 10:30
3rd Grade – 10:30 – 11:15
4th & 5th Grade – 11:15 – 12:00
6th & 7th Grade – 12:00 – 12:30 with a few more organized activities after lunch

Last Day of School!…
And if you need a reminder, the last day of school is Friday, June 5.  Students may wear Free Dress.

This is a Super Minimum Day – all grades will be dismissed at Noon

Enjoy the rest of your week and Congratulations to all of our 8th grade graduates!

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