Eleanor Roosevelt Newsletter

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice - November

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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Upcoming Dates

November 11 - Veterans Day: No School

November 12 - JPCC Food Pantry 1:30-2:30 pm

November 18 - Picture Retakes

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break: No School

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


Disabled Parking Space Use

Parking spaces marked for disabled permits and loading areas are reserved ONLY for school visitors who display a marked license plate or placard. Visitors without permits may park in other available parking spots. Marked disabled spaces and loading areas are not to be used for short-term parking.

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.

Click button for more information about how to apply.

VPS en Español

Join FCRC coordinators, Hilda Lail and Marissa Valencia-Mendez, for their show VPS en Español, a monthly update for Spanish speaking families.

Hilda and Marissa share about what is going on around school district, introduce and interview district staff and learn about available resources inside and outside of our district.


VPS en Español - Episodio 3

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


1:30-2:30 pm

Jim Parsley Community Center (4100 Plomondon)

2nd Thursday of each month:

November 12, December 9, 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: Share Backpack Program

Food bags are sent home with students once per week to help families.

A typical bag includes about 7 pounds of non-perishable, easy to prepare food in a reusable bag, containing: fruit, vegetable, boxed meal, protein, grain, soup or beans and a snack.

To enroll: Fill out the linked Enrollment form. You may opt out of the program at any time.

English Spanish Russian

For more information, contact: Elizabeth Tiegs, Roosevelt Family Community Resource Coordinator elizabeth.tiegs@vansd.org (360)313-2623

RESOURCE: Coats for Students

Does your student need a coat? Use the link below to fill out a form to let Ms. Elizabeth know.

Need a Coat

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.