Raccoon News

February 21, 2019

Roosevelt Weekly Parent Info

Hello Roosevelt families! Wow...another crazy weather week!

A few brief reminders for the week--thanks for taking the time to stay in the know:

Ice Cream Buckets: Mrs. Anderson, the Roosevelt art teacher, is in need of ice cream buckets with lids. If you have any to donate, please bring them to the Roosevelt office.

Family Reading Celebration: Please join us for this annual family event on Friday, March 1. Times are as follows:

K - 8:55-9:25

1 - 9:30-10:00

2 - 10:55-11:25 *** May attend lunch at 11:35 if interested.

4 - 11:30-12:00 ***May attend lunch at 12:05 if interested.

3 - 12:35-1:05 ***May attend lunch at 11:50 if interested.

5 - 1:00-1:30

Order the 2018-19 Roosevelt Yearbook using this link. Yearbook ID: 368671or look up by state and city of Mankato. Order By: Thursday, March 21st. 5th graders get a free yearbook!!! If they want the add-on, they should pay by cash or check once the flyers/envelopes come home (which will be soon). Make sure they indicate their grade on their paperwork.

SAFETY at drop-off & pick-up: All of the snow is making these times of day even more difficult than usual. That said, safety and common sense must be priority #1. Please, please, please make good choices about how to drop off in the morning or retrieve students at the end of the day. Please do not park in crosswalks. Please do not double park. Please do not wait in places that do not allow traffic to flow. Please do not ask students to cross in the middle of the street. I totally understand that these times can be a challenging. That said, the safety of our students must remain at the top of our priority list. Anything you can do to make this more safe is very appreciated!

Here are the minutes from the February 12 PTO meeting. Please join us next month on March 19 at 5:30. This is a conference night, so maybe you can do both that night!

• 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. Currently, we are looking for a parent to volunteer in Mr. Jensen's classroom. You do not have to have a child in that classroom 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!

Box Tops & Milk Moola: Please remember to bring in all Box Tops and Milk Moola by the end of February. The submission date for Box Tops is March 1st. The next submission date isn't until November so we don't want any to expire over the summer. Also please send in any Milk Moola. Kwik Trip is discontinuing this program so all submissions must be in by March 31st. The PTO thanks everyone for their collections!

Rocky Time: Today we kicked off the next theme of RESPECT & KINDNESS. We read the book, Crysanthemum and learned about the importance of kindness, trying to build empathy and understanding around this important idea. Ask your kiddos about their "crumpled heart".

5th Grade Parents: Please consider attending a DMMS PTA meeting yet this spring. The next meeting is March 18 at 6:00 at DMMS. This would be a great way to bridge the gap between elementary and middle school.

Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal