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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
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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!



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Week of April 28 – May 2

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt:calendar_Clip_Art

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!

Vote!: Don’t forget to vote everyday for Roosevelt teacher Sarah Coyle at www.csnbayarea.com/allstarteacher (more details below)

Monday, April 28
Grades 2 – 4 order forms due to pre-order books for author visit on May 7. Author Andy Griffiths is coming to Roosevelt to talk about his Treehouse series books. Students may pre-order  26 Story Treehouse, 13 Story Treehouse, Cat on the Mat is Flat, Big Fat Cow Goes Kapow or The Day My Butt Went Psycho. For every $200 spent, The Reading Bug will donate $12 in BugBucks to our school library.

Tuesday, April 29
Families are invited to attend Roosevelt’s Dr. Seuss Night at 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the Cafeteria. Do you know the science behind Seuss? Explore the crazy contraptions and wacky adventures in books by Dr. Seuss. Families will be able to enjoy a night of experiments and activities that will bring the adventures of Seuss books to life!

Wednesday, April 30
This is the last day to pre-order the school yearbook for  $25!  Mr. Williams’ after school yearbook club has been working on the yearbook for most of the year and it will be filled with lots of pictures of all of the activities throughout the year.  After May 1, the cost for each yearbook will be $30. Please make checks payable to Roosevelt PTA.  Return your order form with your payment to your child’s class or bring it in to the school office. Extra order forms are available in the school office.

Games 2 U van arriving for students with highest candy sales for the Spring/Easter fundraiser. Qualifying students will be called down to the office when the game van arrives.

Friday, May 2
Free Dress Friday!

8th grade field trip to The Tech Museum

Important Dates…
May 7 – Author Visit for grades 2 – 4 — Andy Griffiths author of 26 Story Treehouse
May 7 – Teacher Appreciation Lunch (more information below)
May 12 – Reading Fair entries may be dropped off
May 13 – Reading Fair entries due! Presentation boards may be dropped off from 7:45-8:00am in the cafeteria
May 13 – Roosevelt’s Reading Fair at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria
May 16 – Outdoor Movie Night!
May 19 – 5th graders leave for Outdoor Education
May 19 – Rehearsal at Sequoia High School for Instrumental Music students
May 19 – Kent Award Dinner – Mr. Williams receiving 2014 Kent Award from San Mateo County School Boards Association
May 20 – Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi coming to Roosevelt to read to Kinder & TK
May 20 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 — Last PTA meeting of the year!
May 20 – Annual Instrumental Music Festival at Sequoia High School Auditorium at 6:30pm
May 22 – Restaurant Fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese
May 26 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School
May 29 – Open House / Art Show
May 30 – Kindergarten field trip to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
June 1 – Last day to vote for Sarah Coyle for the All-Star Teacher award (details below)
June 2 – 5 – Last week of school – Minimum Days
June 2 – Spirit Day – Hat Day (silly or normal baseball hats, etc)
June 2 – AR Banquet for students that made all 3 AR goals
June 3 – Spirit Day – Crazy Clash Day (wearing stripes with polka dots, backwards, inside out, etc)
June 4 – Spirit Day – Twin Day (dressing the same as another person, or group of people)
June 5 – Spirit Day – Formal Day (dressing nice as a final send-off to our 8th graders)
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT
June 6 – Free Dress Day
June 6 – Last Day of School! Super Minimum Day – all grades dismissed at 12:00

Vote for 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle…
Congratulations Roosevelt 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle who has been nominated as one of only 5 Bay Area teachers for an All-Star Teacher award!  If Sarah wins, Roosevelt will receive $20,000!  The winning teacher is the one who receives the most votes.  Sarah is an exceptional teacher and truly an asset to Roosevelt. She has given her all to her students and now we have a chance to show her some support.

You can support Sarah and Roosevelt by voting once per day until June 1 at:

– Visit www.csnbayarea.com/allstarteacher
– Fill out the information in the VOTE NOW box and press Submit
– You are allowed to vote once per day!
– Students may also vote, but they need parent permission

Note: Unfortunately, voting is not supported for smartphones.

This is posted this on Roosevelt’s Facebook page — www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool – PLEASE share it on your own Facebook page and ask for friends and family to help with voting.

Reading Fair…
Families that attended the Pizza & Prep Night on April 1 found out about an exciting event happening on May 13. Roosevelt will be hosting it’s first ever Reading Fair! What is a Reading Fair? This is a chance for students to creatively share one of their favorite books to the rest of the school. Students will be able to show their knowledge of the parts of a book and the components of a story. Grades K – 2 have been working on their project boards as a class, but ALL students may enter the reading fair. Winning projects will receive prizes! If your child would like to enter, please stop by the office to pick up a FREE starter kit — instructions, tri-fold presentation board, glue, markers & construction paper. There are only a few free starter kits left, so pick yours up before they’re all gone! To see some examples online of reading fair projects, check out this link of some Reading Fair images.

5th Grade Families…
The week of Outdoor Education is almost here! Please send in your payments now for the week of Outdoor Education May 19 – May 22. As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade so we need parent contributions  to make this trip happen.

Fundraising…
If you have already donated your $100 per child to the PTA, you will be entered into another raffle offering an AMAZING prize! Here’s another hint: “do you have a passport?”  Now add that to the first hint of “warm sandy beaches”… What could this prize be? Any guesses? The first 5 guesses will win a Raccoon buck! Email trishreillytaylor@gmail.com with your guess!

If you just can’t possibly guess, don’t despair, details will be coming home in a flyer this week!

If you haven’t already paid your $100, it’s not too late! Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you may pay by credit card in the school office or use the Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com

The PTA would once again like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those families that have already contributed $100 and to those that have been making regular payments on their pledged amounts.

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 7 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.

Yearbooks…
The school yearbook is now available for pre-purchase! Mr. Williams’ after school yearbook club has been working on the yearbook for most of the year and it will be filled with lots of pictures of all of the activities throughout the year.  The yearbooks are full color and available for only $25 each if ordered before May 1. After May 1, the cost for each yearbook will be $30. Please make checks payable to Roosevelt PTA.  Return your order form with your payment to your child’s class or bring it in to the school office. Extra order forms are available in the school office.

Save the Date for Movie Night!…
Bring your Minions and your blankets and chairs for a fun family school event- ROOSEVELT”S 1st OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT!!

Showing : Despicable Me 2
When: Friday May 16th at  6:15-10pm
Come dine at the Taco Food Truck (cost per person TBD)
Enjoy music, a Minion Cake walk and Danny G’s afterschool dance performance before the show.
Movie will begin at sunset: 8pm approx.

Enter to win a raffle prize! Popcorn and water $1 and candy $2 for sale. All proceeds to benefit Roosevelt school.

Admission : Free!

We can’t wait to see our Roosevelt Families there! Bring friends and enjoy a great evening under the stars.

We need volunteers to help with this event. Please email Kim Schiff at kbschiff@sbcglobal.net

The PTA Needs YOU…
This year, the PTA was able to provide Art, Music, Field Trips, after school Spanish classes, lunch time chess, after school dance classes, Family Fun nights, and so much more! Our PTA board has served the maximum number of terms and so we need people to step up to be the new Roosevelt PTA! This is your opportunity to make a difference at Roosevelt! You can take on one of the board positions alone or with a partner to share the work. This is a great way to get involved and meet other parents at the school.  Please come to Monday night’s PTA meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 to hear more. You may also contact the school office and they will put you in touch with someone from PTA to talk about next year.

Fundraise While You Shop…
Don’t forget to scan this week’s receipts for Shoparoo, check those Safeway receipts to make sure that Roosevelt is getting your escrip credits and look for Box Tops on anything you bought this week! (A note about Shoparoo: there are other Roosevelt schools in the area – one in Burlingame and one in San Leandro. Please make sure that your points are going to the correct Roosevelt School.)

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!



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Week of April 21 – April 25

Mark your calenders for the following events at Roosevelt: calendar_Clip_Art

Please Note: There are only 7 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!

Vote!: Don’t forget to vote everyday for Roosevelt teacher Sarah Coyle at www.csnbayarea.com/allstarteacher (more details below)

Monday, April 21
Classes resume

5th Grade DARE graduation

PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14. The PTA needs officers for next year. If you are interested or have someone to nominate, please come to the meeting or contact the school office. The PTA needs a new Co-President, Secretary, Family Fun Night Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator, and Communications Director as well as other positions. You can serve in a position alone or as a team with another parent. Other items to discuss will be the upcoming event calendar, fundraisers and budget.  All are welcome and free childcare is available in the YMCA room.

Thursday, April 24
Parents are invited to come and meet with Principal Girardi over a cup of coffee and snacks at 8:00am in Room 1 (the room across the hall from the school office). Hear first hand about district and school news, talk about any issues or concerns you may have or just come for the coffee. This is also a great opportunity to meet other Roosevelt parents! This is a very casual meeting so if you can only drop in for a few minutes, you’re still welcome to attend. Spanish translation is available for those that need it. If you have a younger child, you are welcome to bring him/her. Tell a friend!

8th grade Parent Volunteer Planning meeting for the graduation events at 6:30 p.m

Important Dates…
April 28 – STAR Testing
April 29 – Family Science/Literacy Night: “Oh Seuss!”
April 30 – Last day to order Yearbook for $25
April 30 – Games 2 U van arriving for students with highest candy sales for the Spring/Easter fundraiser
May 2 – 8th grade field trip to The Tech Museum
May 7 – Teacher Appreciation Lunch
May 12 – Reading Fair entries may be dropped off
May 13 – Reading Fair entries due! Presentation boards may be dropped off from 7:45-8:00am in the cafeteria
May 13 – Roosevelt’s Reading Fair at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria
May 16 – Outdoor Movie Night!
May 19 – 5th graders leave for Outdoor Education
May 19 – Kent Award Dinner – Mr. Williams receiving 2014 Kent Award from San Mateo County School Boards Association
May 20 – Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi coming to Roosevelt for the Kinder & TK Raising a Reader event (date to be confirmed)
May 20 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 — Last PTA meeting of the year!
May 26 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School
May 29 – Open House / Art Show
June 1 – Last day to vote for Sarah Coyle for the All-Star Teacher award (details below)
June 2 – 5 – Last week of school – Minimum Days
June 5 – 8th grade graduation at MIT
June 6 – Last Day of School! Super Minimum Day – all grades dismissed at 12:00

Vote for 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle…
Congratulations Roosevelt 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle who has been nominated as one of only 5 Bay Area teachers for an All-Star Teacher award!  If Sarah wins, Roosevelt will receive $20,000!  The winning teacher is the one who receives the most votes.  Sarah is an exceptional teacher and truly an asset to Roosevelt. She has given her all to her students and now we have a chance to show her some support.

You can support Sarah and Roosevelt by voting once per day until June 1 at:

– Visit www.csnbayarea.com/allstarteacher
– Fill out the information in the VOTE NOW box and press Submit
– You are allowed to vote once per day!
– Students may also vote, but they need parent permission

Note: Unfortunately, voting is not supported for smartphones.

This is posted this on Roosevelt’s Facebook page — www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool – PLEASE share it on your own Facebook page and ask for friends and family to help with voting.

Reading Fair…
Families that attended the Pizza & Prep Night on April 1 found out about an exciting event happening on May 13. Roosevelt will be hosting it’s first ever Reading Fair! What is a Reading Fair? This is a chance for students to creatively share one of their favorite books to the rest of the school. Students will be able to show their knowledge of the parts of a book and the components of a story. Grades K – 2 have been working on their project boards as a class, but ALL students may enter the reading fair. Winning projects will receive prizes! If your child would like to enter, please stop by the office to pick up a FREE starter kit — instructions, tri-fold presentation board, glue, markers & construction paper. There are only a few free starter kits left, so pick yours up before they’re all gone! To see some examples online of reading fair projects, check out this link of some Reading Fair images.

5th Grade Families…
The week of Outdoor Education is almost here! Please send in your payments now for the week Outdoor Education in May. As with other field trips and events throughout the year, the PTA can’t fund the entire trip for the 5th grade so we need parent contributions  to make this trip happen.

Fundraising…
If you have already donated your $100 per child to the PTA, you will be entered into another raffle offering an AMAZING prize! Here’s a hint: “warm sandy beaches”… What could this prize be? Details will be coming soon!

If you haven’t already paid your $100, it’s not too late! Checks can be made out to Roosevelt PTA or you may pay by credit card in the school office or use the Donate button on the parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com

The PTA would once again like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those families that have already contributed $100 and to those that have been making regular payments on their pledged amounts.

The PTA Needs YOU…
This year, the PTA was able to provide Art, Music, Field Trips, after school Spanish classes, lunch time chess, after school dance classes, Family Fun nights, and so much more! Our PTA board has served the maximum number of terms and so we need people to step up to be the new Roosevelt PTA! This is your opportunity to make a difference at Roosevelt! You can take on one of the board positions alone or with a partner to share the work. This is a great way to get involved and meet other parents at the school.  Please come to Monday night’s PTA meeting at 6:00pm in Room 14 to hear more. You may also contact the school office and they will put you in touch with someone from PTA to talk about next year.

Yearbooks…
The school yearbook is now available for pre-purchase! Mr. Williams’ after school yearbook club has been working on the yearbook for most of the year and it will be filled with lots of pictures of all of the activities throughout the year.  The yearbooks are full color and available for only $25 each if ordered before May 1. After May 1, the cost for each yearbook will be $30. Please make checks payable to Roosevelt PTA.  Return your order form with your payment to your child’s class or bring it in to the school office. Extra order forms are available in the school office.

Fundraise While You Shop…
Don’t forget to scan this week’s receipts for Shoparoo, check those Safeway receipts to make sure that Roosevelt is getting your escrip credits and look for Box Tops on anything you bought this week! (A note about Shoparoo: there are other Roosevelt schools in the area – one in Burlingame and one in San Leandro. Please make sure that your points are going to the correct Roosevelt School.)

“Like” us on Facebook…
Please be sure to “Like” the Roosevelt page www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

Have a great week!



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Have You Voted for Sarah Coyle Today?

Screen Shot 2014-04-10 at 9.48.43 AMCongratulations Roosevelt 7th grade teacher Sarah Coyle who has been nominated as one of only 5 Bay Area teachers for an All-Star Teacher award!  If Sarah wins, Roosevelt will receive $20,000!  The winning teacher is the one who receives the most votes.  Sarah is an exceptional teacher and truly an asset to Roosevelt. She has given her all to her students and now we have a chance to show her some support.

Did you know?
Sarah has taught at Roosevelt for 15 years.
She helped her class make peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for the homeless last year
Many students consider her to be someone they can trust and turn to in times of need
Her former students scored the 3rd highest ELA scores in the district last year (behind North Star & Roy Cloud) even though many have been English Language Learners

You can support Sarah and Roosevelt by voting once per day from April 7 – June 1 at:

·         Visit www.csnbayarea.com/allstarteacher
·         Fill out the information in the VOTE NOW box and press Submit
·         You are allowed to vote once per day!

Note: Students may also vote, but they will need parent permission

Check out this link to see an awesome video about Sarah and her students: http://www.csnbayarea.com/article/roosevelt-schools-sarah-coyle

This is posted this on Roosevelt’s Facebook page — here is the link if you want to share it on your own Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/RooseveltElementarySchool

You can also tweet the following to any of your Twitter followers — I voted for Sarah Coyle to win the $20K All-Star Teacher prize for her school! Vote for her here: tinyurl.com/kyq4lg4 #CoyleAST

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Congratulations to Sarah Coyle – San Mateo County’s Teacher of the Year!

Roosevelt’s Sarah Coyle Named 2013 San Mateo County Teacher of the Year for Elementary School

San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools, Anne Campbell has announced that Sarah Coyle, a 6th grade language arts and social studies teacher at Roosevelt School in the Redwood City Elementary School District, is the 2013 San Mateo County Teacher of the Year for Elementary Education.

Superintendent Campbell remarked, “Ms. Coyle is a committed professional whose high expectations for her students result in their buoyed confidence and measurable academic growth. Her enthusiasm and creativity combine to produce a fun and adventurous learning environment.”

One of four teachers selected to participate in a pilot program for the use of iPods to build reading fluency and comprehension, Ms. Coyle is comfortable with innovation and embraces Roosevelt’s instructional model of interdisciplinary project-based learning. When her students studied Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” the class didn’t just read the work, but performed it for peers, parents, and the school community.

To support the needs of struggling learners, Ms. Coyle established an after school homework/tutoring club two days a week utilizing the talents of volunteers she trains herself. Students who participate in the tutoring club receive homework assistance and individual instruction as needed.

Ms. Coyle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from CSU Hayward and later earned her Multi-Subject CLAD Credential and a Master of Arts in English from Notre Dame de Namur University. She is also an effective teacher leader having served several terms on the Site Leadership Team. Ms. Coyle has been a teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School since 1999.

http://www.smcoe.k12.ca.us/Superintendent/Documents/Press%20Releases/2012/No.%209%20-%202013%20Tchr%20of%20Year.pdf

 

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Award Nomination & Candy Sales

Two more announcements for this week:

Teacher of the Year Nominee…
Congratulations to 6th grade teacher Sarah Coyle, Nominee for the Teacher of the Year Award by the San Mateo County Board of Education! Ms. Coyle was nominated because she consistently sets high standards for her students, challenges each one to excel and provides the necessary support that they need to reach their goals.

On last year’s CST test, her 6th graders outperformed other 6th grade students in the district as a whole in English Language Arts (ELA). In the Redwood City School District, 54% percent of 6th graders scored proficient or advanced on the CST for ELA, but 64% of Roosevelt’s 6th graders scored proficient or advanced for ELA. That percentage includes the newcomer students that joined her classes late in the year. Her students from last year have taken the first benchmark test and the scores from that test show a high percentage of students are already scoring at or near proficient for 7th grade!

Congratulations again to Ms. Coyle and good luck!

Candy Sales…
The forms went home today for the World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Roosevelt. Last year, students sold over 40,000 chocolate bars which raised over $20,000 for programs at our school such as art and field trips. This year the goal is to raise $25,000!

Any family turning in $50 by this Friday, September 14 will be given Free Dress on Friday, September 21.

Students that sell 5 cases will earn Free Dress every Friday for the school year beginning on Friday, October 5. (Families with 2 or more students must sell 8 cases to earn Friday Free Dress passes.)

Students that sell 8 cases will earn a limo ride to In-N-Out in Mountain View for lunch. (Families with 2 or more students must sell 12 cases.)