Raccoon News

September 20, 2018

Roosevelt Weekly Parent Info

Hello to all Roosevelt families! A few reminders for the week:

Rocky Time...have your students told you about this? Our very FIRST Rocky Time was today. Our focus for this month is STRENGTHS. Ask your kids about their first experience. Mostly we learned how to come and go to Rocky Time (not a small task with 400 hundred elementary-aged students), BUT we also learned a teeny bit about each other and strengths we have!

• Roosevelt Gear For Sale: Next week is the Roosevelt Open House and Book Fair. At the Open House, t-shirts and other Roosevelt gear will be available for order. The PTO will have samples available to look at and to use as sizers. In the meantime, if you are interested in ordering, please use this link. Go to the Team Stores page and use the code: RE2018. Orders can be placed until October 7.

• Roosevelt Walk-A-Thon: Information about this came home last week. All students are being asked to try and collect $75 in pledges from family and friends. We will again have an online donation option, and it appears to be much, much easier than last year. The PTO thanks you for your support. They are looking for a few more volunteers for the walk, which will be held October 5. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Kelsey Bellig at kelseybellig@gmail.com.

• Book Fair: The Roosevelt Book Fair is coming soon. It will be held during Open House on Thursday, September 27. Beth Weller is in need of volunteers to help. If you are willing to help, please contact her at: beth.naomi@gmail.com. Volunteers will receive a FREE BOOK choice ($7 value). Please consider helping with this important event.

PTO Minutes: Please take a peek at September's PTO minutes. Here are the highlights:

~ Open House is scheduled for 9/27 from 3 pm – 8pm; there will be an online opportunity to preview and shop from the online website. Teacher trees will be set out for items teachers are wishing for their classrooms.

~ The Roosevelt walk-a-thon on 10/5, will be our sole fundraiser for the year. Individual student goals remain at $75 to be gifted a customized Roosevelt notebook. Kwik Trip and Tandem Bagels are again providing snacks for after the walk.

~ PTO will continue to fund the Barnes and Noble gift cards as reading incentives. Keep on Reading! Many more fun events are planned and scheduled for this school year. We are looking forward to seeing you at the next PTO meeting October 9th at 5:30 PM in the media center.

Hy-Vee receipts, Box Tops for Education, Kwik Trip Milk Caps: The Roosevelt PTO collects these. Please have your child turn these in to the Roosevelt Office every once in awhile. Hy-Vee receipts that are dated from September through May will be accepted.

PARENTS NEEDED! Make a Difference in YOUR Child's Education. Become Your Child's Classroom Junior Achievement Volunteer!

Why: Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspire & prepare youth to succeed in the global economy. Our hands on programs focus on financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship

Where: In your child's classroom.

When: Five times in your child’s classroom (30-40 minutes each)

What: All class materials are provided by Junior Achievement, including on-line training session for first time volunteers. The lesson plans are user friendly, fun, and easy to teach. Experience in business is NOT necessary to be a Junior Achievement volunteer.

How: Only your time and passion is needed to become a Junior Achievement volunteer!

Join us and make a difference.

Five Visits

One Classroom of Students Inspired

One Invaluable Experience

Your help is essential in making this program a success in your child's classroom.

To learn more about volunteering you can go to our website and see a brief video (less than 4 minutes) with a volunteer in the classroom.

Please let your teacher or Katie Mons (Junior Achievement District Coordinator) know if you have questions or would like to volunteer: Katie@jaum.org. Volunteers are needed in these classrooms: Ms. Elker, Mrs. King, Ms. Koble, Mr. Jensen, Mr. Payne, Mrs. Case & Ms. Dittman.

• FREE Tickets...Lime Valley is a big sponsor of the Dig It event that is happening Saturday in collaboration with the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. Lime Valley has 4 free tickets to be given away. Please contact Marissa Geerdes at geerdes920@gmail.com if you are interested.

Have a great weekend, Raccoons!!

Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal