Raccoon News

November 18, 2021

Roosevelt Information

A few reminders so you can stay in the know:

~ Monday, November 22 is the only day of school next week for elementary students! We will see you all after the Thanksgiving holiday--enjoy your time with family and friends.

~ Please, please, please do not send your child to school if they are sick or are exhibiting any symptoms of illness. I cannot state this strongly enough, and I am begging for your help with this.

~ Conferences are upon us! The remaining conference days are November 18 and 22. Please enter Door #8 when you arrive at your child's conference, as this will be the only door open during conference times. There will be hand sanitizer and masks available at this entrance. We will not have Child Care available during conferences, so if you have younger children who need care during a conference, please strongly consider requesting a virtual conference. In many ways, a virtual conference can be just as productive and efficient as an in-person conference. Virtual is also a great option if you don't love wearing a mask.

~ The Roosevelt Book Fair: One more night...tonight--from 2:30pm to 8:30pm in the gym. Again, Door #8 will be the only door open, so please use this door to enter and exit the book fair. Please use hand sanitizer when you enter, and please mask up upon entering. Extra masks will be available should that be needed. Typical Scholastic book orders are taking a very long time to fill, so be thinking of any gifts you may want to purchase for the holidays and buy them at the book fair! Here is the online link if you are planning to order via the online link. THANK YOU so much for your support of this very important event! Students benefit and classrooms benefit, so thank you!!!

~ Rollerskating Info: We are starting Roller Skating November 29 for students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. Students will want to wear tall socks for this activity to prevent blisters on the ankles. Money was donated by our PTO along with an Educare Grant to purchase rollerskates. All students are required to wear the safety equipment, including helmets. If a student wants to bring their own bike helmet they can, but we have helmets.

I am so thankful to each of you for all that you bring to our Roosevelt Community! Thank you for sharing your children with us!


Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal


Vaccination Clinic Information

Get Your Child Vaccinated at Monroe Elementary

for 5-11 Year Olds ONLY

November 17, 2021

Dear MAPS Families,

Now that the federal government has authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5-11, Mankato Area Public Schools and Cub Pharmacy are hosting a vaccination clinic for 5 to 11 year-olds at Monroe Elementary on November 22 and 23, 2021.

The clinic is located at Monroe Elementary, 441 Monroe Avenue, North Mankato (park in the parking lot and enter at Door 3) and will be open for vaccinations from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The clinic is administering the two-dose pediatric Pfizer vaccine for free to all eligible Minnesotans age 5 through 11. The second dose will be administered no earlier than 3 weeks after the first dose, which is December 13 and 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This vaccine clinic is by appointment ONLY. Please register using this link: REGISTRATION LINK. Register each child separately. Once the 400 appointment spots are filled a “Call List” will be created to fill “No Show” spots. If your child is sick, has tested positive or has been identified as a close contact on their vaccination date, please call 507-345-5311 or 507-720-5700 to cancel your appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: A parent or guardian must accompany their child through the vaccination process.

Now is the time to vaccinate your children age 5 and older. If you have questions about vaccines, your pediatrician or family physician can be an excellent source of information. You can also get more information from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We all want a world in which our kids can just be kids again—the vaccine helps get us there. That’s why Mankato Area Public Schools is partnering with Cub Pharmacy to meet Minnesota families where they are as they navigate daycare, school, and work. Please visit MAPS COVID-19 webpage or Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine for more information.

Getting the safe, free, and effective shot is vital to protecting our kids and slowing the spread of COVID-19. Make an appointment here: REGISTRATION LINK.

Thank you for taking action to protect your child and your family.


Scott Hogen

Director of Facilities and Safety




Top 4 Reasons to Get Vaccinated: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/vaxteen.pdf

What You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/vaxtruths.pdf

Hmong: 11.5.21Hmongvaxtruthshmo.pdf

Somali: 11.5.21Somalivaxtruthssom.pdf

Spanish: 11.5.21Spanishvaxtruthsspa.pdf

Birthday Book IDEAS!!!! Take a peek!!!

With district wide budget cuts, our library book budget has been severely reduced. We are still dedicated to filling the Roosevelt Media Center with the latest new releases that kids are excited to read. If you are donating a Birthday Book, please consider some of these titles (see below) to help us keep our collection up to date and filled with great reads! Each week we will share new titles, so please consider a Birthday Book donation to the Roosevelt Media Center using some of these suggestions. Your child's teacher has all of the Birthday Book information, so be looking for that coming home in your child's birthday month. And don't worry...teachers will communicate with you if your child has a summer birthday! :-)

MAPS Mission Statement

Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) is committed to working together equitably, with families and communities, so that each learner has the knowledge and skills to be a successful and contributing citizen in a diverse global society.