Raccoon News

October 12, 2017

Roosevelt Weekly Parent Info

Here are a few reminders for the week:

• The Walk-A-Thon was a HUGE success even with the rain!!! The PTO has raised almost $14,000. Wow! My apologies that the socks are not yet in. As soon as they arrive, we will get them to any student who raised $75. Thank you for your patience!

• Coffee with the Principal: Please join other Roosevelt parents for Coffee with the Principal TOMORROW from 7:30-8:30 AM at Cub Foods West. Drop your children off at school, and swing by a for hot cup of coffee and get to know other Roosevelt parents.

• Picture Retakes: These will be Wednesday, October 18 in the morning at Roosevelt. If you child has not had their picture taken, they will do so on October 18. IF you wish to order a package, order forms are available in the office. IF you already had your child's picture taken, and you would like them to retake the picture, please return your package. There is no need to fill out another order form BUT you must return your child's package of pictures. Any questions, contact Sarah in the Roosevelt Office (345-4285).

No School: There will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, October 19 or Friday, October 20. School will resume on Monday, October 23.

Operating Levy Referendum and School Board Election: See information below about this important upcoming vote on Tuesday, November 7. Most importantly, please remember to VOTE!! As it states below, you may vote early down at the District Office, 10 Civic Center Plaza.

• Important Food Service information: 2016-17 applications for free or reduced meals will expire on October 16th and students enrolled in these benefits will begin incurring regular-priced meal charges at that time. If you would like to renew those benefits or see if you qualify, please send in a 2017-18 application. It can be downloaded from www.isd77.org/page/5075, picked up at your child's school or mailed to you by the food service office (507-388-7442).

As always, thank you for supporting our work!

Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal

Operating Levy Referendum/School Board Election

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, is election day. If you would like to vote early, absentee voting is available at the District Office, 10 Civic Center Plaza, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents of Mankato Area Public Schools will vote on an Operating Levy and the election of three School Board members.

As a result of our Operating Levy expiring on June 30, 2018, our School Board has proposed to increase its referendum revenue authority. This proposed authorization would include an increase of $365 per pupil and would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years beginning with taxes payable in 2018.

The most common question we hear is, “What will the money be used for?” The dollars go to people, programs and day-to-day operations. Here is a link to our Q & A article which will help answer that question. This is an exciting time for our growing school community. Funding will help us to continue our work and provide the resources we need for the education of each child, retaining and recruiting staff and our daily costs.

Please visit the District website www.isd77.org under “quick links” where you will find more information about the operating levy, a tax impact calculator for your property, and candidate information.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the District Office at 507-387-1868 or email maps@isd77.k12.mn.us.