Important February Dates
1-100 years on the 100th Day of School-Wear Roosevelt or house spirit wear to celebrate
8-Lakewood Sings 7pm LHS Civic Auditorium (elementary choir performance)
10-PTA Family Trivia Night 6:30-8pm
14-House of Amistad Spirit Day-Wear Red, PTA Valentine's Day Classroom Parties
14-PTA Meeting 6:30pm LRC
15-Parent Drop In with Mrs. Schaefer 9:00am
17-No School, Professional Development Day for Staff
20-No School, Presidents' Day
21-Dustin Brady Author Visit, Grades 3-5
Happy Birthday Roosevelt!
On February 1st, we will celebrate the 100 years of Roosevelt on the 100th day of school. It will be a Roosevelt or Roosevelt House spirit wear day.
The official celebration will take place in house meetings in the afternoon. Retired Roosevelt educators will be presenting a slideshow and allowing some time for Q&A. We will serve each student mini oreos for a birthday treat.
During book buddies next week, classes will also engage in a "100" theme activity. Students are enjoying the Roosevelt history display in the main hallway. It is filled with pictures and artifacts from Roosevelt's past. Be sure to check it out when you are here next!
Upcoming Music Concerts
Another District favorite is back! LAKEWOOD SINGS (formerly the Elementary Choral Festival)
On February 8th, choirs from Emerson, Grant, Harrison, Hayes, Horace Mann, Lincoln, and Roosevelt Elementary, Garfield and Harding Middle Schools, and Lakewood High School will perform separately and together. This concert is free and open to the public. 7:00 pm at the Civic Auditorium.
Roosevelt Music Concert
Friday April 28th 2:00pm Grades K, 2, 4, Choir and Band Concert
Please visit our updated website for events, information, and membership!
PTA Family Trivia Night Feb. 10th 6:30-8:00pm Cafeteria
PTA Meeting Feb. 14th 6:30pm LRC
House Days 2023
We have begun our monthly house celebrations! In January, we honored the House of Corroboree with a blue spirit day and "I have a dream.." activity in classrooms.
February 14th: House of Amistad Day (wear red)
March (TBD): House of Véd (wear green)
April (TBD): House of Shupavu (wear black)
May (TBD): House of Jijixing (wear yellow)
Family Hub - Supporting Reading at Home
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January STEM @ Roosevelt
K-2 students worked to understand the basic concepts of coding. Unplugged practice included talking about specific sequencing of daily occurrences, "if/then" situations to simulate conditional statements (Rock, Paper, Scissors), and the students completed a worksheet where they followed complex coding directions to move a character from start to a treasure. Students also had fun in a game of ‘Human Coding’ where the teacher ‘coded’ the student ‘robots’ as they practiced following coding directions. These skills were put to use as they met and coded a real robot- Sphero Indi! We look forward to learning more about coding in the STEM sessions to come!
Students in grades 3-5 also dove into coding! Students met Evo, a robot made by the company Ozobot! After examining the operational parts and learning the importance of each, students began learning the fundamentals for line and color coding of these mini robots. Lessons so far have included fundamentals of calibrating the Ozobots, and learning codes related to speed, as well as the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical codes in the Ozobots pathway.
News from Mrs. Conway, Student Wellness Specialist
During the months of February, we will be focusing on conflict management during our social-emotional learning lessons. Conflict management is a process that two or more parties use to find a peaceful solution to a disagreement.
Stop and calm down
Decide how big the conflict is
Small - let it go
Medium - work it out by talking to the other person
Large - get help from an adult
For Medium Conflicts
Take turns expressing how each of you feels
Avoid blaming and name-calling
When it’s not my turn to speak, listen and ask questions
Think about how that person may be feeling
Say “I’m sorry” when I know I’m wrong
Let it go and move on
SchoolPass Visitor Management
In our continuous effort to make our school buildings as safe as possible for our staff and students, we want to make you aware of a new system and procedures that we are in the process of implementing districtwide.
To more securely check in and out visitors to our school buildings, we are installing the SchoolPass Visitor Management system kiosks in all our building main offices this week.
The new system, which has already been in place at the high school, will entail the following:
When a visitor to the building arrives, the building secretary will have them check in via the kiosk. The visitor will need to show a state-issued ID or driver's license, which will be scanned into the system.
The visitor will be asked to report who they are visiting and why (meet with teacher, meet with administrator, volunteer, etc.).
After the visitor has checked in, the staff member they are visiting will receive an email notification that a visitor has arrived.
After completing the visitor check-in process, a badge will be printed out with the visitor’s name and photo.
Upon the visitor checking out, the staff member will receive an email that the visitor has left the building.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience as our building staff and families adjust to these new procedures.
Lakewood City Schools
Arrival and Dismissal Safety and Reminders
- Remain in your car during arrival and drop off. If you need to exit your car, please pull up to the gym so as to not hold up the line behind you.
- Arrange for your child to exit or enter from the passenger side along the sidewalk.
- At dismissal, our south facing doors are only intended for families who walk home from school. Adding additional traffic on Bayes creates unnecessary congestion and an extremely unsafe situation for our families and neighbors. It also blocks residents from accessing their driveways.
- Review important pedestrian safety with your children including awareness of surroundings, looking left-right-left, use of sidewalk and crosswalks and crossing guard. Click here for more information.
- Follow all traffic rules and signs.
- Students who wish to play on the playground after school must be supervised by a parent/guardian. The playground is closed when it is being used by our YMCA aftercare program. This is usually between 4pm and 5pm, although it can vary.
- Be sure your child knows how he/she is getting home daily, and keep it consistent. If you have a change, please call our office before 2:30pm.
Attendance + Engagement = Success!
Excessive Absence is defined as (1) absent 38 or more hours in a month with or without an excuse or (2) absent 65 or more hours in a year with or without an excuse
Habitual Truancy is defined as (1) absent 30 or more consecutive hours without a legitimate excuse, (2) absent 42 or more hours in one month without a legitimate excuse, or (3) absent 72 or more hours in one year without a legitimate excuse.
*Hours also include total number of minutes tardy to school and early dismissal.
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