Week of May 2 – May 6

Mark your calendars for the following events at Roosevelt:

Please Note: The countdown is on and there are only 6 weeks left of this school year! Events 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 this page often!

SBAC Testing: SBAC testing continues for students in grades 3-8 until mid May. This is the state testing that students participate in each year. Make sure your student gets plenty of rest each night, a good breakfast, and BE ON TIME each morning!

calendariconMonday, May 2
AVID Meeting for Middle School students at 1:30pm

Tuesday, May 3
Judy Moomaugh Award committee visit – Our wonderful librarian, Paulette Elliott has been nominated for the Judy Moomaugh Excellence Award! On Tuesday, the award committee will be visiting our campus and school library.  She is one of 4 finalists chosen in both San Mateo County and Santa Clara County. The winner will be announced at the end of the month. Good luck Paulette!

Free chess lessons are offered in the YMCA room during lunch time recess every Tuesday for grades 1 – 8  (Sponsored by Roosevelt PTA – thanks to parent donations to the Roosevelt Enrichment Fund)

Wednesday, May 4
Last day to turn in $5 donation for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

4th grade Field Trip to Red Morton for Make Time for Fitness

Thursday, May 5
6th grade (2nd period Social Studies) PBL Presentation – How do the elements of civilization determine the success of a dynasty?

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon at 11:30-1:30

Friday, May 6
Last day to turn in RSVP and money for the Mother/Son Event

6th grade (3rd period Social Studies) PBL Presentation – How do the elements of civilization determine the success of a dynasty?

Folk Dance Night in cafeteria (Ising) at 5:30

Saturday, May 7
Mother/Son Event

Important Dates…
May 10 – 5th grade (Room 13) Heal Farm Field Trip
May 10 – 1st grade field trip t0 SF Zoo at 8:00am (PBL Unit: Feathers, Fur & Scales – “How do plants and animals survive in their habitat?)
May 10 – 2nd grade field trip to Coyote Point at 8:30am (PBL Unit: The Buzz About Bees – “How are plants dependent on pollinators?)
May 10 – Heavenly hats fundraiser $1.00
May 10 – 8th grade Graduation Planning Meeting at 6:00pm
May 10 – Heavenly hats fundraiser $1.00.
May 11 – Student of the Month Assemblies
May 12 – Rooms 6A and 6B Special Olympics Field trip to Gunn High School at 8:30am
May 13 – Dare graduation at 8:30am
May 13 – RCEF Benefit at Canada College (more information below)
May 17 – 6th grade computer museum field trip 9:00-2:00
May 17 – AR Banquet for students who made all three AR reading goals
May 17 – 20 – Book Fair in Library (Kinder parents asked to volunteer)
May 18 – Kaiser “Best Me” Assembly for grades 1 – 3 at 8:45am
May 19 – Art Show – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
May 19 – Open House 6:00pm – 7:00pm
May 20 – 7 th grade makers fair field trip
May 23 – 6th grade students leave for their week in Yosemite
May 23 – Spring Instrumental Music Concert at Sequoia High School (Carrington Hall) at 6:30pm
May 23 – Kent Award Ceremony in Foster City
May 25 – 4th grade field trip to San Juan Bautista
May 30 – Memorial Day – No School
May 31 – Crazy Hair Day
May 31 – Talent Show at PCC
June 1 – Field Day. (Need parent helpers)
June 1 – Twin Day
June 2 – Pajama Day
June 2 – Kinder field trip. Raising a reader blue bag field trip to Schaberg library
June 2 – TK field trip   Palo alto junior museum

Boys Event…
Parents of boys – it’s time to buy your tickets! The Roosevelt Boys Event will be held on Saturday, May 7. This is a “Red Carpet” movie event so bring your blankets and enjoy some treats and enjoy the movie! We will be watching the movie “The Good Dinosaur”. Tickets are $5 per person. Look for the red flyer that came home. (More flyers are available in the office)

The Roosevelt Boys event is for Roosevelt Boys & their special person only, no child that is not a boy or Roosevelt student will be permitted.

5th grade parents are being asked to volunteer, but all volunteers are welcome!

The committee would appreciate donations of cookies, brownies and small sweet treats and bottled waters for the boys event.  Please contact Amber Moeckel if you can help out or help with waters or treats at

RCEF Benefit…
Mark your calendars for the RCEF’s Benefit for a Brighter Future event on May 13 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: or phone 650-269-0430. Early Bird tickets are available now at

Art Show Help Needed…
The end of the school year is approaching and our Art teacher, Marlene Perez, has planning for the May 19 Art Show on her mind.  She will be needing volunteers on May 18 & 19  to prep, label, and install the art and then more volunteers on May 20 to take it all down. If you can staple, she needs your help! No other skills required!

2nd Grade parents are being asked to help with this event. Please contact Marlene at

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon…
It’s that time again when we say a big “Thank You!” to the teachers and staff of Roosevelt School! The luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5 in the Staff Room. The PTA is asking for a donation of $5 per family to help pay for the caterer. Please check for flyers coming home with more information.

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Have a great week!

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