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Week of August 31 – September 4

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:

Monday, August 31calendaricon
Assembly for grades 6-8 at 9:00am – Kaiser Permanente’s “Nightmare on Puberty Street”

Thursday, September 3
5:30pm – 6:00pm – SPARK Info Night for 7 & 8th grade students (and parents) participating in the SPARK program

6:00pm – 7:00pm Back to School Night for grades 5-8

Friday, September 4
Free Dress Friday!

Important Dates…
September 7 – Labor Day Holiday – No School
September 8 – Kindergarten students begin Early Bird/Later Gator schedule
September 14 – Worlds Finest Chocolate Fundraiser begins
September 14 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
September 15 – TK – 4th grade Back to School Night at 5:30pm
September 16 – Heals Farm Field Trip – 5th grade/Room 13
September 21 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14

Yard Duty Positions Available…
The school needs 3 or 4 people for yard duty for the 2015/2016 school year. The hours are approximately 11:00am – 1:15pm. For more flexibility, you may sign up for just a few days per week. This is a paid position. If you are interested, please contact Gwen in the school office. You will have to fill out an application with the district and get fingerprinted.

Roosevelt Enrichment Fund…
If you didn’t turn in a donation or pledge form at MAZE day, you can still turn one in.  The PTA needs each family to contribute $150 per child for the school year to make their technology goal happen. You can sign up for a monthly contribution for as little as $15 per month.

Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA. The PTA also accepts credit cards. Please stop by the office or send your pledge forms in an envelope to school with your child.  Anyone that gives $150 will get a special green t-shirt that your child may wear as uniform, a gift bag and a chance to win an iPad Mini!

After School Sports…
Roosevelt’s After School Sports Program is provided by the Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department.

Registration forms and complete registration information can be found at www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity along with all of the information regarding After School Sports. You can also register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark

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

www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!

 



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Week of August 24 – August 28

Welcome back to all returning families and a special welcome to the Kindergarten & TK parents and any of our new families to the Roosevelt community!backtoschool

Monday, August 24
First Day of School!

Classes start at 8:00am for grades 1-8.
Classes start at 8:30am for Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
Kindergarten families please check in on the Kindergarten playground at 8:00am

Grades 1 & 2 are dismissed at 2:00pm
Grades 3 – 8 are dismissed at 2:20pm.

The First Day of School for Kindergarteners serves as a Parent/Student Info Day. Please note: Kinder Parents must attend the first day and must stay with their child until dismissal. Parents will meet the teachers, learn about pick-up and drop-off procedures, learn lunch and snack routines, give contact information, give Early Bird/Later Gator schedule preference, and sign up for a student assessment day and time.  Kindergarteners will be dismissed at the end of orientation.

Tuesday, August 25
Kindergarten classes begin at 8:00 and end at 12:10.

TK Parents – Take Home Book meeting in the library at 8:30am

Wednesday, August 26
Kindergarten classes begin at 8:00 and end at 12:10.

Thursday, August 27
Kindergarten classes begin at 8:00 and end at 12:10

Grades 1 – 8 — Thursday Minimum Day Schedule (grades 1 & 2 are dismissed at 1:00 and grades 3 – 8 are dismissed at 1:20)

Friday, August 28
Kindergarten classes begin at 8:00 and end at 12:10

Important Dates…
August 31 – Kaiser Permanente’s “Nightmare on Puberty Street” 9:00am assembly (grades 6-8)
September 3 – 6:00 – 7:00 Back to School Night for grades 5-8
September 4 – Free Dress Friday
September 7 – Labor Day Holiday – No School
September 8 – Kindergarten students begin Early Bird/Later Gator schedule
September 14 – Worlds Finest Chocolate Fundraiser begins

Yard Duty Positions Available…
The school needs 3 or 4 people for yard duty for the 2015/2016 school year. The hours are approximately 11:00am – 1:15pm. For more flexibility, you may sign up for just a few days per week. This is a paid position. If you are interested, please contact Gwen in the school office. You will have to fill out an application with the district and get fingerprinted.

Backpacks…
Roosevelt has received a donation of backpacks from PCC. If you need a new backpack for your child, please contact the office.

Uniforms…
If your family is in need of uniform assistance, please contact the office.

On the Parent Blog…
Please make sure to bookmark the parent blog. Any updates or corrections to the weekly email/blog post are made on the blog, so it will be your most accurate source of information.  www.rooseveltparents.com

Roosevelt Enrichment Fund…
If you didn’t turn in a donation or pledge form at MAZE day, you can still turn one in.  The PTA is asking each family to contribute $150 per child for the school year. You can sign up for a monthly contribution for as little as $15 per month.

Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA. The PTA also accepts credit cards. Please stop by the office or send your pledge forms in an envelope to school with your child. Thank you for supporting the extra curricular programs at Roosevelt! Anyone that gives $150 will get a special green tshirt that your child may wear as uniform, a gift bag and a chance to win an iPad Mini!

Donation Matching…
If you want to make a donation or have already made a donation to Roosevelt’s Enrichment Fund, please make sure to check with your company’s HR department to see if they offer donation matching to 501c non-profit organizations.

Art for this year…
We’re excited to announce that for the fourth year, the PTA is sponsoring art for all grades through a program called Arts4All. This program provides an art teacher to each class to teach lessons throughout the year. The students will be learning basic art techniques as well as studying art masters. This program wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations by our families to the PTA.

After School Sports…
Roosevelt’s After School Sports Program is a year-round, school-based sports program that is provided by the Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department.

Registration forms and complete registration information can be found at www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity along with all of the information regarding After School Sports. You can also register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark

Don’t Forget…
Make sure to put your child’s name on any sweaters, sweatshirts or jackets that they bring to school.  The Lost and Found was overflowing with unmarked jackets and sweaters last year that could have been returned if a student’s name had been on the tag.

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. For more information, go to  www.shoparoo.com

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 Target.com to Roosevelt. www.target.com/redcard

“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.

www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!

 



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MAZE Days Reminder!

Don’t forget! Tuesday and Thursday are the scheduled MAZE Days at Roosevelt!  reminder

Tuesday, August 18 – for students with last names M-Z from 4:30pm-7:00pm
Thursday, August 20 – for students with last names A-N from 4:00pm-6:00pm

If the MAZE day date that was scheduled for your last name doesn’t work for you, please attend the other scheduled MAZE day.

If you can’t attend either date,  please register in the school office before school on Monday, August 24.

What do I need to bring with me?
You need to fill out all of your forms BEFORE  you come to MAZE Day. (If you are having trouble with any of your forms, assistance will be provided during both MAZE days.) In addition to your completed forms, bring your checkbook, credit cards or cash for the enrichment fund and spirit wear. Once you’ve turned in all of your completed forms, you will receive your child’s teacher/class assignment.

What else can I do at MAZE day?
You can purchase spirit wear, donate to the Enrichment Fund and sign up for volunteer opportunities.

Where does my money go that I give to the Enrichment Fund?
Any money collected for the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund goes towards the same programs that the PTA has always funded for the students of Roosevelt – art, field trips, chess instruction, classroom supplies, Girls on the Run, Choir, photography class, after school Spanish classes and much more!

This year the PTA is also fundraising for more technology in the classrooms with Chromebooks in grades 3-8, iPads in grades K-2 and Smartboards in more classrooms. Please help the PTA reach their goal!

 



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MAZE Day Information

The MAZE day packets have been mailed, so check your mailbox for yours!

NOTE: MAZE Day Volunteers!entering-maze
If anyone can volunteer on either MAZE Day, your help would be greatly appreciated! Older students are also welcome to help with selling spirit wear, marking off forms or answering questions. Spanish speaking volunteers are needed as well.  If you can help, please contact guytaylor123@yahoo.com or call the school office.

What are the dates for the MAZE days?
August 18 – for students with last names M-Z from 4:30pm-7:00pm
August 20 – for students with last names A-N from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Who needs to attend MAZE day?
ALL Roosevelt parents (not just TK/Kinder and new families) need to attend.
I can’t come to my scheduled MAZE day. Can I go to the other one?
Yes. If the MAZE day date that was scheduled for your last name doesn’t work for you, please come to the other one.

I can’t come to either MAZE day. What do I do?
If you can’t attend either MAZE day, please come in to the office on Monday morning before school starts. Be aware that the first day of school is a very busy one in the office, so getting your paperwork turned in and your child’s class assignment will take more time.
I didn’t get my MAZE day packet. What do I do?
There will be blank forms available for you at both MAZE days, so please come even if you didn’t receive a packet in the mail.

Do I have to be at MAZE day for the two hours that it’s open?
No. The scheduled times are just a window. You can come any time during the scheduled time.

What do I need to bring with me?
You need to fill out all of your forms before MAZE Day. (If you are having trouble with any of your forms, assistance will be provided during both MAZE days.) In addition to your completed forms, bring your checkbook, credit cards or cash. Once you’ve turned in all of your completed forms, you will receive your child’s teacher/class assignment.

Why don’t the MAZE day packets go out earlier?
The paperwork doesn’t go out until just before school starts for many reasons:

1. The school office is closed and the staff is on vacation until the second week of August.
2. The office doesn’t receive the final enrollment list until the weeks before school starts, so even if the office was open, they wouldn’t have a complete list of addresses
3. PTA volunteers have to submit pieces for the packets
4. Everything has to be translated and then copies must be made.
5. One packet per student (over 650 this year) has to be assembled.
6. A mailing that big has to be scheduled with the Post Office by Gwen

The packets cannot be mailed out much earlier than they are because it wouldn’t be possible given the above timetable and logistical constraints.