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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.



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MAZE Day Information & YMCA After School Program

NOTE: We need MAZE Day Volunteers!
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 mazeforms 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 19 – MAZE Day for students with last names A-L from 5:00-7:00pm*
August 21 – MAZE Day for students with last names M-Z from 4:00-6:00pm*

Who needs to attend MAZE day?
All Roosevelt parents, not just TK, Kinder or new families, are asked 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.

I didn’t get my MAZE day packet. What do I do?
The MAZE day packets are being mailed to Roosevelt families on Thursday, August 14, so check your mailbox for a big envelope after the 14th. 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 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 and school supply list.

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 600 this year) has to be assembled by the office staff
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.

YMCA After School ProgramYMCA-logo
There are a limited number of spaces available for the YMCA After School program starting August 25th.  Spaces are available on a first come-first served basis and will fill quickly.  The YMCA program for Grades K-8 operates 5 days a week from the release of school until 6pm.  Students receive homework help, healthy snacks, physical education and academic enrichment daily.  The program is grant-funded and requires participants to attend all 5 days for a minimum of 3hrs each day; students may attend parallel programs (after school sports, tutoring, art, music, etc.) and be enrolled in the YMCA After School Program.  For more information and to confirm space for your child, please contact the Site Director, Alyce Rivas, at 650-257-0119 or alyce.rivas@ymcasv.org.  Registration packets are available in the school office and at MAZE days.

 



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Have a Great Summer!

Thanks everyone for another great year at Roosevelt!happy-summer2

In 2013/2014 we celebrated:

* 2013 Golden Bell Award by the California State School Boards Association
* 2014 All-Star Teacher Nomination for Sarah Coyle
* 2014 J. Russell Kent Award for Pencil Box News
* Roosevelt’s first ever 8th Grade Graduating Class!
* An API score of 801 (passing the state’s goal of a score of 800 for all schools)
* 9/10 in the API Similar Schools Rank awarded by the California Department of Education

More to come in 2015!

School Supplies for the 2014/2015 School Year…
The following lists are the school supplies requested by each grade level for the 2014/2015 school year. Watch for sales on supplies at Target, Kmart, Office Max, etc. before the crowds!

School Supplies
TK14_15 Supply List
K 14_15 Supply List
1st 14_15 Supply List
2nd 14_15 Supply List
3rd 14_15 Supply List
4th 14_15 Supply List
5th 14_15 Supply List
6th 14_15 Supply List
7th 14_15 Supply List
8th 14_15 Supply List

 

Principal’s Reading Club…
Make sure your child is reading for 30 minutes EVERY day during the summer break! Reading Club fliers went home on the last day of school. If all of the pictures are colored in to indicate 30 minutes of reading each day,  your child will earn a prize when school is back in session. Please make sure the forms are turned in on August 25.

Reading Lists…
Keep your child reading this summer! The Redwood City Public Library has a Summer Reading Club and has summer reading lists for children of all ages and reading levels. If you sign up and read this summer, you can win some great prizes. http://www.redwoodcity.org/library/kids/index.html

Links for Kids…
Don’t forget to include some educational (but fun!) computer screen time this summer. Links for Jiji Math, typing programs and others can all be found on the parent blog under the tab Links for Kids, so check it out!

Uniforms…
The following uniform color choices are part of the uniform dress code for 2014/2015:

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 also be sold at MAZE day, so you can stock up. 

Important Dates for the 2014/2015 School Year…
August 19 – MAZE Day for students with last names A-L from 5:00-7:00pm*
August 21 – MAZE Day for students with last names M-Z from 4:00-6:00pm*

The first day of school for the 2014/2015 school year will be Monday August 25.

* Parents and students are always needed to help out at MAZE Day with collecting and stamping forms, selling spiritwear and welcoming new families to Roosevelt. If you would like to help out, please contact our PTA Treasurer, Guy Taylor at guytaylor123@yahoo.com

Have a great summer!