January 24, 2019
Roosevelt Weekly Parent Info
Hello Roosevelt families! A few brief reminders for the week--thanks for taking the time to stay in the know:
• Mark Your Calendar: For those of you who like to plan ahead, please mark your calendar...Science Fair will be Friday, February 22 (optional for grades 3-5), Family Reading Celebration will be Friday, March 1, and the K-5 Music Concert will be held on Thursday, March 21.
• Roosevelt Night At The Museum: This FUN, family event is Friday, February 1, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Roosevelt students, along with an adult chaperone, are invited to this event. Students in grades K-2 are encouraged to attend from 5:00-6:30; students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to attend from 6:30-8:00. The Roosevelt PTO knows that your family might have kids in both groups OR that you may not be able to make this schedule work, and that's totally fine. They are just hoping to help reduce the crowd a bit throughout the night. The Roosevelt PTO is in need of 4 volunteers for each hour that night...5:00-6:00, 6:00-7:00, and 7:00-8:00. If you would be willing to help supervise that evening, please send a quick email to Kelsey Bellig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duct Tape Fun
Thank you to EVERYONE who supported Climb to Feed Kids. Check out this awesome time lapse video that we made on the Duct Tape Day.
Celebration Speakers for January
The Climb to Feed Kids team spoke to all of Roosevelt about our new THEME of STRENGTHS and how each of us used our strength to do something really hard. It was a great message that seemed to resonate with students.
Heart Monitors Are Motivating Kids
Thank you, Educare! From their website: Roosevelt Elementary received an Educare grant to purchase heart monitors and now students are working harder to reach their target heart rate. “The students at Roosevelt have loved using the heart monitors, and more importantly it has GREATLY increased students effort and participation during class activities,” said Pat Burmeister, physical education specialist at Roosevelt Elementary. “Students who would walk during jogging time, are now jogging, and students who normally jog are now working harder to reach their target heart rate. The immediate feedback from the heart monitors has increased student effort and will have a lifelong impact on our students understanding of fitness.”