THEODORE ROOSEVELT SCHOOL
This newsletter will be published on a monthly basis and shared on our website. Here, you may find grade level or department wide updates, upcoming important dates and any school wide enrichment information. If you have any questions about what you see here or wish to see here, please contact your child's homeroom teacher or the main office. We truly value both parent and student feedback.
Welcome new staff members!
Ms. Nicole Pellicane, Grade 4 Language Arts
Ms. Maura Acox, Grade 4 Reading
Ms. Veronica Garcia, Grade 5 Reading
Mrs. Anita Castillo, Grade 6 Special Education
Mrs. Itzitl Pacheco, Grade 3 Special Education
Ms. Elizabeth Laird, Grades 4 & 5 Special Education
Mr. Julio Carino, Grade 4 Math
Important Upcoming Dates
1st - 5th Week of Respect
8th Columbus Day No School
10th PTA Meeting at 7PM
20th Parent University at Weehawken High School at 10AM
22nd TRS Family Night at the Book Fair at 6:30PM
31st Halloween Parade at 1pm at Louisa Park (weather permitting)
Today, we are expressing a concern that many children and adults in our society have severe and life-threatening food allergies. Some of these allergy sufferers may be in our school district. The most common allergens that cause anaphylaxis are peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat. Eating these foods, even in trace amounts, may cause severe reaction (anaphylaxis) that can lead to a severe reaction or even death. Even touching contaminated surfaces may cause a reaction. School staff have been trained to recognize such reactions and to administer medication in an emergency.
However, most importantly, we are asking that, effective immediately, you only send in non-edible treats with your child for your child’s birthday. This may include birthday stickers, pencils, or any small inexpensive trinket. Many store bought or homemade cupcakes include traces of nuts. We cannot serve these treats any longer. Further, cupcake and cupcake frosting creates a hard to clean mess in each classroom becoming a meeting spot for bugs.
However, please do not feel pressured to buy anything. Each child’s birthday is celebrated in the morning during morning announcements and each child is given a birthday pencil from the principal. During the last few minutes of each birthday, the birthday child will be celebrated by their classmates and teacher.
I hope that you can support our new non-edible treats request. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring the health and safety of each student.