Bear Tracks

January 11, 2021 • Updates from Roosevelt Elementary

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Our Yakima School District Board of Directors makes a difference in our community, and Roosevelt staff and students want to say THANK YOU! We are recognizing School Board Recognition Month by giving a Rooevelt Bear Clap to each of our school board members. “The public school is the cornerstone of a democratic society.”—Horace Mann
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Congratulations to an outstanding paraprofessional, Mrs. Jenn Platt, for being awarded our staff rotating award, the Spirit of the Bear Award, for the week of January 11!


Mrs. Jenn Platt was recognized by our last week's recipient, Ms. Cassody Leadon, who wrote—

  • I would like to pass this honor to Mrs. Jenn Platt. She has been a huge blessing to me as a friend and coworker and has made a big impact on me in my time here at Roosevelt. Mrs. Platt was hired at Roosevelt during the same year that I was and made me feel so welcomed. Mrs. Platt has an overflowing love for our little Roosevelt bears that anyone can see if they work alongside her like I do. Mrs. Platt is always there to volunteer her help when needed, and she does it with no hesitation and with a smile on her face! Also, Mrs. Platt has taken on this new way of remote teaching head-on and has been a great resource when I need help with anything. She's a true gem and a treasure. You deserve it!


Congratulations to Mrs. Platt, and thank you for your service to all of our Roosevelt students, families, and staff!!

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Congratulations to our top readers on Epic! These are our Roosevelt Bears with the most minutes of reading last week. Way to go!


What is Epic, and how can my child get on the Epic Leaderboard?

  • Epic is your child's free online library for instant, unlimited access to 40,000 high-quality books, audiobooks, and more.
  • All Roosevelt students already have an Epic account!
  • Encourage your child to read at least 30 minutes a day—either online or offline.
  • Visit the Epic log-in page and enter our code: uij1258. Scroll to find your child's grade and name. This code gets your child FREE BOOKS from 7 am—4 pm (free family accounts available after 4 pm).
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Congratulations to the winners of our new Roosevelt WHEEL OF PIZZA! These 5 amazing students won free pizza delivery for dinner for their families!


How can your child win the next Roosevelt WHEEL OF PIZZA? Students who turn in all of their work in Google Classroom each week earn a spot on a class spinner. On Friday, the teacher spins the spinner LIVE during a Google Meet and announces a winner. Then, Mrs. Mason and Mr. Alexander deliver the delicious pizzas for your family to enjoy!

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Thank you to the Yakima Schools Foundation for financial support of Roosevelt's Wheel of Pizza!
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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Archival Footage
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here’s a 2-minute immersion in amazing archival footage from the 1963 March on Washington - inspiring us 57 years later to keep working together for freedom, equal rights, and unity.
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First graders in Mrs. Emerson's class are studying the question "How do we measure time?" For a science lesson, first graders created sundials to explore how we can use the sun to tell time. Great job!

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