Raccoon News

October 4, 2018

Roosevelt Weekly Parent Info

Hello to all Roosevelt families! Happy October--that happened fast, huh?

A few reminders for the week:

Walk-A-Thon...is TOMORROW! Please return your Walk-A-Thon donations if you haven't yet done this, AND come and walk with your child. Warm-ups begin in the gym at the start time listed below.

12:30 5th grade • 12:45 1st grade • 1:00 2nd grade • 1:15 4th grade • 1:30 3rd grade •

1:45 Kindergarten

• Walk & Bike To School Day...is Wednesday, October 10. Please encourage your child to walk or bike to school, and when they arrive, they can walk the ALPS (Active Learner Program in Schools) course. Student who participate earn special prizes.

Can Collection for Ethan: Have you heard about this awesome project spearheaded by Mrs. Krusemark's class? Check it out here, and bring your donation of cans to Roosevelt on Thursday mornings before school. The last collection day is next Thursday, October 11.

BOX TOPS: Did you know that box tops expire? And can only be submitted twice a year? We currently have about $250 worth of Box Tops collected. Wouldn't it be awesome to try and double that by the first submission deadline of November 1st? Please in all Box Tops ASAP to try and reach $500 before November 1st. Thanks so much! The Roosevelt PTO.

• Rocky Time...have your students told you about this? Our THIRD Rocky Time was today. Our focus for this month is STRENGTHS. Together we made a flag to represent our Rocky Time group, with colors to indicate our strengths and how they all work together to make us better together. At next week's celebration, we will kick off RESPECT and the OKAY CAMPAIGN for the next Rocky Time theme.

• Roosevelt Gear For Sale: If you are interested in ordering some cool Roosevelt clothing, please use this link. Go to the Team Stores page and use the code: RE2018. Orders can be placed until October 7.

Vision & Hearing Volunteers: We are having the Vision & Hearing screening Monday, November 5 at Roosevelt. Screening starts first thing in the morning, and it usually takes 2 1/2 hours. We only need 2 more parent volunteers. This is a great way to be involved, and it's just a one-time thing. If you are interested, please email Becky Lawrence at blawre1@isd77.k12.mn.us. Thanks--this is a short, simple way to make a big difference and interact with lots of amazing students!

Family Day at the National Association for Gifted Children: There is an amazing opportunity in the Twin Cities on November 17. The National Association for Gifted Children is hosting their annual conference in Minneapolis this year. The are hosting a Family Day on Saturday, November 17. There is a cost for this event, BUT it's very reasonable and it looks amazing. Register here. I have heard it fills quickly, so don't delay.

Open Door: Dear Parent or Guardian: Your child’s school has chosen to participate in the Open Door Health Center dental health program which includes application of fluoride varnish and sealants. A healthy mouth is an important part of overall health and wellness, and a healthy child is more ready to learn. There is no cost to participate in this program. If you choose to participate, Open Door Health Center’s dental team will screen your child’s teeth to check for possible dental problems and apply a fluoride varnish. Your child will receive a toothbrush and teeth cleaning instructions. If your child is age 6 to 9 years old and it is determined during the screening process that your child needs sealants, we will be able to provide those services during this time. You will receive a report on the care provided and be notified if follow-up is recommended. The fluoride varnish and sealants, along with brushing and flossing, will help prevent cavities. This screening does not take the place of regular dental checkups by a dentist. To allow your children to receive these services at their school, a parent or guardian must fill out the consent form and also complete the screening questions (click on Register to register your child). Please call our School Dental Outreach Department at Open Door Heath Center at 507.388.2120 ext. 5654 if you have any questions or email schooloutreach@odhc.org.

Have a great weekend, Raccoons!!

Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal