Raccoon News

December 14, 2017

Roosevelt Weekly Parent Info

Here are a few reminders for the week:

• Again this year, Roosevelt has a Climb To Feed Kids team that is running the stairs at Bresnan Arena to raise money for the Backpack Food Program, something that benefits many of our students. We are having a fundraising competition among four different staff members--Mr. Pick, Mr. Burmeister, Mrs. Rux, and me. The person who has the most money in their bucket gets a pie thrown in their face by our Student Council President, Ella Olson. So, if students are asking to bring coins or bills to school, that's what that is about. We will also be having Pajama Day on December 22. Students who bring $1 to school on December 22 may wear their PJs to school that day.

• Are you interested providing in a unique learning opportunity for Roosevelt students? Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that prepares students for their future in a changing world by educating students about work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement is delivered as a set of 5-6 prepared lessons delivered by parent and/or business volunteer within the classroom.

Specifically, we are looking for parents to volunteer in Mrs. Hebl's, Mrs. Krusemark's, and Mrs. Busch's classrooms. You do not have to have a child in one of those classrooms to volunteer.

Would you like to learn more? Watch this video about Junior Achievement. or

Visit the Junior Achievement Website.

Please contact Angie Sheldrup at asheld1@isd77.org with any further questions or interest!

This opportunity is not available without your help!

• The next Coffee With The Principal will be held Friday, December 15 from 7:30-8:30 AM at Cub Foods West. Drop your kiddos off at school and swing by for some good conversation and fun!

• In December, the Roosevelt PTO does NOT meet. The next meeting is January 9, 2018 at 5:30 in the Roosevelt Media Center. Child Watch will be provided.

FYI District 77 Family Academy--good stuff! Check it out: Please register to attend Mankato Area Public Schools' Family Academy on March 5, 2018 held at Rosa Parks Elementary. Family Academy workshops give families tips, tools and strategies to help their children succeed in school. Food and childcare will be provided. Click here for current session descriptions. Register online or call 507-387-5501 with questions or for assistance.


Keeping Your Kids Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Every parent dreads his or her child getting sick, even if it’s “just” a cold. It’s never fun to have a child not feeling well, let alone missing school which often means the parent missing work.

Here are some practical tips to help keep your family healthy this cold and flu season.

Avoiding Infection

What’s the easiest way to protect yourself and your kids? Hand washing, hand washing, hand washing! Good hand hygiene is the key to helping reduce the spread of cold and flu viruses. Children can also help stop the spread of viruses by coughing or sneezing into a tissue or into their elbow instead of into a bare hand.

Helping Our Immune System

To keep your family in its best shape this cold and flu season, make sure everyone is giving their bodies the resources they need to fuel their immune systems. What this means is good food and good sleep. Good food choices include some protein, some carbs, not too much fat or sugar, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Protein is needed to rebuild cells in our bodies; carbs are our major energy source. Fruits and vegetables are key because that’s where we get many essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These naturally occurring chemicals help with many important functions in our bodies, including keeping our immune systems strong. As for sleep, we know that good sleep is important for immune function.

Healthy students are better students!

Heather Hedin, RN, PHN

Licensed School Nurse


As always, thank you for supporting our work!

Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal