The Roosevelt Reader
The Bear-er of School News
WELCOME BACK, WELCOME BACK, WELCOME BAAAACCKKKK!!!!!
A Message From Dr. Davenport
Dear Roosevelt Elementary Community,
Welcome back to another exciting school year at Roosevelt Elementary! We hope this newsletter finds you refreshed and ready for a year filled with learning, growth, and memorable experiences. We have important updates and information to share with you, so let's dive right in!
We are thrilled to announce that our theme for this school year is "Flip The Switch." This theme encourages our students to embrace change, develop a growth mindset, and explore their full potential. Together, let's inspire our young learners to discover their unique talents and ignite their passion for knowledge.
We extend our sincerest gratitude to all the parents who attended our Meet The Teacher event. Your presence made the day truly special, allowing our teachers and staff to connect with you and your children. Your partnership and support are invaluable, and we look forward to working together to create a successful academic year.
We kindly remind all families to review and adhere to our school's dress code policy. Dressing appropriately for school promotes a positive learning environment and helps our students focus on their studies. For a detailed outline of our dress code expectations, please refer to the school website or contact the main office.
Labor Day Holiday: Please note that there will be no school on Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. Take this opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved break with your families.
Grandparents' Day Luncheon: On September 7th, we will celebrate Grandparents Day with a special luncheon. Meals will be available for $7, and presale starts on Wednesday. Look out for a flier coming home with your child early this week for more details and ordering information.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all parents for entrusting our campus, teachers, and staff with your children's education and growth. As we begin this new school year, let us remember that education is a collaborative effort between the school, parents, and the community. Together, we can provide our students with the tools they need to thrive academically and personally.
Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to an incredible year ahead. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our school office.
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
To ensure a smooth and safe start to the school day, we kindly request your cooperation with the following arrival and dismissal procedures:
Arrival: Please have your child arrive at school on time, ready to start their day. Our staff will be present to welcome them and guide them to their classrooms. On the first day of school, the doors will open promptly at 7:00 a.m.
Dismissal: As the day comes to an end, we ask for your patience and cooperation during dismissal. Our priority is the safety of each child, and we appreciate your adherence to our established dismissal procedures. Dismissal will begin at 2:40 on Day 1.
Transportation: If your child will be utilizing school transportation, please familiarize yourself with the bus schedule. Contact our transportation department if you have any specific questions or concerns. Their number is 713-556-9400
Please view diagram at the bottom for arrival and dismissal areas.
First Day Arrival Diagram
Brighter Bites is a new kind of nutrition education program, and it’s 100% free! You and
your child are invited to a fun food experience where you’ll receive up to 20 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables along with tips and tools to support a healthy lifestyle.
Benefits of enrolling in Brighter Bites:
• Receive a variety of free fresh fruits & vegetables each Brighter Bites day!
• Save money on groceries
• Save time at the store
• Get involved in your community
• Socialize with other parents
• Learn how to be healthy on a budget
• Discover easy, kid-friendly healthy recipes
Click the button below to register in Brighter Bites!!!!!
- August 28th: First Day of 2023-2024 School Year (Doors open at 7:00AM)
- September 4th: Labor Day (No School)
- September 7th: Grandparent's Day Luncheon (More Details Coming)
- September 21st: Open House (4:30PM - 6:30PM)
- September 25th: Fall Holiday (No School)
Academic Calendar Updates
The Houston ISD Academic Calendar has been updated. Please click the link above to access the updated version of the calendar.
The updates include an addition Staff PD Day in October, changes to the Staff PD Day in November, as well as adding a Staff PD Day in February. There are also changes to the Winter Holiday Break as well.
The first day of school for students is August 28, 2023. The last day of school for students is June 5, 2024, and the last day for teachers is June 6, 2024.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOMED AT ROOSEVELT
Volunteers in Public Schools
Please use the links below to register to volunteer at Roosevelt Elementary.
To efficiently serve our HISD community, we are asking all volunteers to register no more than two weeks prior to their scheduled volunteer event. The background check process takes 3-5 business days to be processed. You will receive an automated response from email@example.com.
Roosevelt After School Program
We are pleased to share with you that we will offer our After School Program for the 2023-2024 school year!
The program will consist of dinner provided by HISD Nutrition Services, homework time and support, and a rotation of fun activities. The program will start on September 11, 2023. Please contact the front office for more information.