Eleanor Roosevelt Newsletter

December 2021/January 2022

Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School

Principal: Jill MacKenzie

Associate Principal: Jennifer Campos

Secretary: Linda Smedley

Enrollment Clerk: Aurora Tapia

Attendance/Special Programs Clerk: Amy Wolfe

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From the Principal

Dear Families,

During this time off from school (December 20-31) for Winter break, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who has helped keep our students safe, healthy, connected and learning. We thank:

● Our students and families who are persevering through hard times.

● Our teachers who have gone above and beyond to help make school a welcoming place where students can learn.

● Our administrators who have pulled double duty and filled in for their colleagues.

● Our many, many healers and helpers - the support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need.

May these days off be restful and healing. Many of you are grateful to see the faces of loved ones whom you have missed during the pandemic. Many are grieving empty seats at the table. Some are struggling to put food on the table or may have no table at all.

● If your family or your child need support during Winter Break, please visit vansd.org/fcrc and click Community Resource Page for resources.

After Winter Break please contact:

Elizabeth Tiegs, Family Community Resource Coordinator


360-313-2623 office

360-839-4373 cell

● We look forward to seeing you again when school resumes on Monday, January 3.

As long as your child is healthy, please encourage showing up to class when school is in session. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as connect to peers and their teachers.

Thank you for partnering with us to help your child learn, thrive and succeed.


Jill MacKenzie

Roosevelt Principal

Upcoming Dates

Mondays - 40 Minute Early Release at 2:10 pm (through May 16, 2022)

December 20-31- No School: Winter Break

Monday, January 3 - Return to school

Wednesday, January 5 - Programs of Choice & Magnet School Applications OPEN

Thursday, January 13 - PTA Meeting: 3:10-4:10 pm: Roosevelt Cafeteria

Friday, January 14 - Lost and Found Donated

Monday, January 17- No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 19 - Coffee & Conversation 8:45-9:15 am

Friday, January 28 - No School: Semester Break

Monday, February 21- No School: Presidents Day

Roosevelt PTA (Parent Teacher Association) Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 13th, 3:15pm

2921 Falk Road

Vancouver, WA

ALL Roosevelt Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend this informational meeting to re-establish a parent group at Roosevelt.
Mrs. Campos' Safety Corner

Check out our Mrs. Campos' Safety Corner with important Roosevelt health and safety information for parents and resources.


Lost & Found Donated January 14

Encourage your child to check the lost and found. It is located by the cafeteria. Items will be available during dismissal January 3-7 for parents. Items will be bagged on January 7 and held for an additional week before being donated on January 14.


Attendance: All Day Every Day

To report an absence:



  1. Your message shoud include: your students first name and last name, teacher, date of absence and reason for the absence.
  2. Phone messages and written notes can be written in parent's home language.
  3. Call or email within 3 days of absence.

Programs of Choice & Magnet Schools - Applications OPEN January 5

Do you have a current 5th through 11th grader? A program of choice or magnet program may be a great fit. Vancouver Public Schools offer challenging courses designed to help students discover unique gifts and unleash potential. More information and video clips highlighting each of these programs can be accessed on Vancouver Public Schools’ website at www.vansd.org/choices. Applications open January 5, 2022.

To Apply:

1. Go to www.vansd.org/choices and click Apply Here


2. Go to https://vancouver.schoolmint.net/

2022-23 Secondary programs of choice flier (PDF)

Информация о программах по выбору в средних и старших школах (PDF)

Programas Optativos en la Secundaria y Preparatoria (PDF)


Click button for more information about how to apply.

VPS en Español

VPS en Español - Episodio 5, 12/14/21

Roosevelt Family-Community Resource Center

Here to help connect and coordinate access to services: food, school supplies, clothing, housing and other resources. Stop in, call or email to connect.

Elizabeth Tiegs, Family-Community Resource Coordinator

elizabeth.tiegs@vansd.org | 360.313.2623

Does your student need a coat?

Need a Coat

Share Backpack Food Program

Enrollment Forms: English Spanish Russian


1:30-2:30 pm

Jim Parsley Community Center (4100 Plomondon)

2nd Thursday of each month:

January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14 May 12

All VPS Families Welcome

Please bring:

Blue or Tan Intake card from Clark County Food Bank


Be able to provide names and birthdays of all people in your household.

Additional Community Food Access:

Clark County Food Bank Drive Thru (6502 NE 47th Ave)

Every Tuesday 3-4 pm

List of Community Food Pantries

RESOURCE: Grow & Learn

1-2-3 Grow and Learn Virtual Classes

Monday-Friday 10-10:45 am

Wednesdays 1-1:45 pm


1-2-3 Grow & Learn Groups are drop-in programs for families with children from birth to 5 years old. Check out information about the program and register for virtual playgroups here.


The Vancouver School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, age, families with children, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America, and other designated groups. You may also contact any of the following people by writing to them at Vancouver School District, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, WA 98668-8937, or by calling 360-313-1000: 504 – Steve Vance; Civil Rights and Affirmative Action – Janell Ephraim; ADA and Title IX – Kathy Everidge; Title IX Elementary Schools – Christie Lindholm; Title IX Secondary Schools – Jim Gray.