Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:
Monday, September 9
Kindergarten on Early Bird schedule – dismissal at 12:10
World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Assembly (more information below)
Tuesday, September 10
First distribution day for World’s Finest Chocolate
3rd Grade teacher Gillian Parkhurst receiving the 2013 SMCRA Literacy Award
Wednesday, September 11
Instrumental Music Rental Night for 6th graders at MIT at 7:00pm
Thursday, September 12
Back to School Night for grades K – 2 at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria
Back to School Night for grades 3 – 5 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria
Friday, September 13
Turn in $60 toward chocolate sales for Free Dress on Friday, September 20
September 16 – Site Council Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14
September 18 – Fall Picture Day – Free Dress
September 18 – Students turning in $180 toward chocolate sales receive plush raccoon on 9/20
September 20 – Order forms due for 8th grade t-shirt
September 20 – Back to School Dinner Dance (postponed – will be rescheduled)
September 23 – Roosevelt School Garden Receiving a City Beautification Award at 6:30pm at City Hall
September 24 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 (date changed due to the awards ceremony on 9/23)
September 26 – Coffee with Principal Girardi at 8:00am in Room 1
September 27 – Last day to pick up boxes of chocolate from the office
October 3 – Last day to turn in money from chocolate sales
October 12 – rcef OctobeRun (more information below)
October 25 – Spooktacular Bingo at 5:30pm
If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to turn in an emergency kit for your child. It should contain some snacks that will be able to be stored until June – fruit roll ups, fruit snacks, granola bars, etc. (Please include a spoon if one of the food items requires a spoon.) You can also include tissues, a note, a picture, etc. We hope that once again the kits will not be needed, but in case they are, please send in a kit so that child will have one.
World’s Finest Chocolate…
This is our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps to pay for so many programs offered throughout the year, so we really need parent support! Please note: Once you sign out a box of chocolate, you are responsible for the full cost of the box. Partially sold boxes cannot be returned to the office! If you are having trouble selling your entire box, PLEASE come by the school office – there may be other families that are willing to purchase some of your chocolate to sell and you can be matched up with those families. Selling tips: Do not send your child to sell door to door without an adult. If selling in front of Lucky’s, Safeway, banks, etc. it really helps to make a sign indicating that this is a Roosevelt school fundraiser and your child can wear a school logo shirt to help buyers see that it is for our school. Each candy bar sells for $1 and this year there are a total of 60 bars in each box. Students selling 8 cases of chocolate (12 cases for families of 2 or more) will win an event at Pump It Up!
The 2013/2014 school directory is going green! We’ve switched to an online directory to save money on printing costs and to save paper. You will be able to access the directory from your home computer, smart phone or tablet. You can also update your family information any time during the year. The system will “graduate” your child every year, so you only have to enter the information just once. Each year you just need to verify that your information is correct.
Go to: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=RooseveltSchool13838
Fill out the information for each Roosevelt student in your family
In the “Family Display Note” please fill in any languages spoken at home
Hit Save — You’re all done!
8th Grade T-shirts…
The order forms for the Class of 2014 t-shirts went out to both 8th grade classrooms. The cost of the first t-shirt per student is $5, any extra t-shirts cost $10 each. This t-shirt design is considered a uniform shirt for all 8th graders only and cannot be ordered or worn by any other grade level. Please make sure to turn in your order forms by September 20. This is a one time only print run and so we will NOT be able to accept any orders after September 20. Extra order forms are available in the school office.
Roosevelt Enrichment Fund…
Are you in — to win? Anyone that gives $100 will get a gift bag and a chance to win an iPad Mini! The drawing will be held at the November PTA meeting so make sure to get your donation in soon! Donations to the PTA pay for our art program, music, field trips, drama, outdoor education, assemblies, classroom supplies, after school clubs, after school classes and various needed items and supplies for this school year. Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA. 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!
Spirit Wear Sales…
We are once again fully stocked with our school’s spirit wear so get them while supplies last. The school’s grey and navy hoodies may be worn in the classroom as part of the uniform.
T-shirts – $8.00 each (pink, light blue, grey and navy)
Polos with school logo – $10.00 each (navy, white and black)
Hoodie – $20.00 each (grey)
Zip front hoodie – $25.00 each (navy)
Hats – $10.00 each (khaki) – hats may not be worn indoors, but may be worn at recess
Spirit wear is available for purchase year-round in the school office. If you’re stopping by the office in the morning or just before afternoon dismissal, please be patient with Gwen, Haley and Lorena. There is always a lot going on in the office during those times, so it may take a while for them to get the chance to retrieve the items for you from the storage room. Also, if you are paying cash, please have exact change – the office is not allowed to hold cash to make change. Checks should be made out to Roosevelt PTA.
Once again the Redwood City Education Foundation (rcef) is sponsoring a 1/2 Marathon and two 5K races on October 12 in downtown Redwood City. The second 5K race is a “Kolor Run” – at each 1K point, runners will be blasted with non-toxic colored powder. Participants can run or walk in any event. Our wonderful P.E. teacher Mr. Nate is considering forming a Roosevelt team for the OktobeRun and possibly helping to train students at school. We’ll keep you posted with any updates. www.oktoberun.com
Mark your calendars for Roosevelt’s 4th annual Spooktacular Bingo Night! Friday Oct. 25th from 5:30-8:30. Doors open at 5:30, with our Pumpkin/cake walk beginning at 5:30. Come in your favorite Halloween costume! Pizza, popcorn, water for $1.00 each. 2$ for candy. Bingo will begin at 7pm. .50cents per game. Pumpkin/cake walk, face painting, and Bingo with fabulous prizes!
We need volunteers to help. Please contact Kim Schiff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help, Thank you!
“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.If you’ve liked our page, but don’t see any updates in your news feed, it’s because Facebook has been using a formula that hides posts for pages that don’t pay for sponsored placements. What can you do? Go to our Facebook page and hover your mouse over the Liked box. Then make sure Get Notifications and Show in News Feed are checked. www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool