Raccoon News

April 14, 2022

Roosevelt Information

A few reminders so you can stay in the know:

~ Water Bottles: Now that the weather is warming (sort of, right?!), please make sure your child comes with a water bottle each day. Staying hydrated is really important!

~ Construction Project Update: Perhaps you've noticed the trailer that is now parked on the north side of the building, as well as the portable bathroom? It's getting real around here! We have workers in our building that are doing many things behind the scenes so that once students are finished for the school year the project can begin in earnest! That work, in addition to the trees that have recently been cut down by the city, has made for an exciting few weeks here at Roosevelt!!

~ No School tomorrow, Friday, April 15. Enjoy the long weekend, and we'll see students on Monday.

~ Do you have an incoming Kindergartner?? Kindergarten Round Up is just around the corner! Please mark your calendar for Thursday, April 21 from 4:30-7:00. Round Up this year will be an open house type format, so if you have a child that will be coming to Kindergarten in the fall, please plan on popping in during these hours. It's always so exciting to meet future Raccoons!

Have a great day,


Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal



Please take a look at the parent email I received this morning:

Good Morning Ann,

I wanted to bring something to your attention.

In the last month I have seen an increase in poor drop-off habits. I have seen several times vehicles stopping in the intersections and letting kids out. Not only is this dangerous, but it is just rude to block an entire intersection.

I have also seen many cars stop in the middle of the road and let the child out. Last week on the back road of the building I saw two close calls of children getting out of a car and darting across the road in front of moving cars.

We MUST do better during morning drop-off time and afternoon pick-up time!!! Safety during these times is everyone's responsibility!! Please take the time needed to keep all Raccoons safe!!!


As another school year draws to a close, it is time to register for school bus transportation for the 2022-2023 school year. Transportation Registration Forms were just sent out to ALL students. This form is light green in color. Please return the form before the end of the school year. Even if your child does NOT need transportation, you MUST fill out this form.

Students who have completed a Transportation Registration Form before August 1st will be guaranteed busing for the 1st day of school. Late registrations will likely not have bus transportation in a timely manner, and a significant number of late registrations will require the addition and changing of the bus routes that will be in place the 1st day of school, and parents will be required to transport their student until the form is processed and the bus pass received.

Thank you for your timely completion of this required form.

How to Raise $ for Roosevelt when Grocery Shopping

1. Download the BoxTops app and start scanning your receipts to earn cash for Roosevelt! Those field trips and events are starting up again and the PTO uses BoxTops earnings to support these student activities. Click here to download the app to your smartphone and get started scanning. If you download and scan a receipt by 4/30/22 there is a 35 BoxTop bonus. Also be watching for special BoxTop offers like this Target bonus going on right now! 40 bonus BoxTops = $4 for Roosevelt!
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2. Save your HyVee Receipts! We earned over $100 last year by handing in HyVee receipts. Again, those funds help the PTO support student field trips, birthday books, etc. There's a box in the office where you can hand in your receipts from the 2021-2022 school year. (HyVee gas stations receipts are not eligible.)
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