Raccoon News

October 7, 2021

Roosevelt Information

A few reminders so you can stay in the know...there's LOTS of important info today!!!!

~ Please join the Roosevelt Elementary Community Facebook page! Our PTO will be pushing out many, many details related to our upcoming Fall Festival and Walk-A-Thon, so please join the page and stay in the loop!!!!

~ School Pictures: These are being rescheduled. Stay tuned for the new date. Here's the online link to order pictures. The school code is: FM370866. Paper copies will also be available in the office should you need/want that. Please have your child come to the office to get a paper copy if you prefer ordering that way.

~ Upcoming Events: NO SCHOOL for students on Monday, October 11. The October PTO meeting is being moved to Monday, October 11 at 5:30 in the Media Center--please join us! And NO SCHOOL on October 21 & 22 due to MEA.

~ Fall Festival: Mark your calendar for our Fall Festival/Carnival. This is an event that we typically do in the spring, but since we have been unable to do this the last two years, we are planning on hosting a Fall Festival/Carnival on Thursday, October 14 from 3:30 - 6:30 PM. Cash or check only for this fun event.

~ DONATIONS needed for the Fall Festival: In case you missed this...we need your help!!!

***Donations Needed!***

If you are able, we’d love your help with the following snack and drinks for our Fall Festival!

(Please have them dropped off in the office by October 12)

Kindergarten GIRLS: Large bag of chips/popcorn or a box of Little Debbie snacks

Kindergarten BOYS: 2 liter of pop

1st grade GIRLS AND BOYS: 12 pack of snacks

2nd grade GIRLS AND BOYS: box of Little Debbie snacks

3rd grade GIRLS AND BOYS: package of bottled water

4th grade BOYS: 12 pack of Cola

4th grade GIRLS: 12 pack of Orange pop, Root Beer or Sprite

5th grade BOYS: 12 pack Mt. Dew

5th grade GIRLS: 12 pack Diet Pop

~ Volunteers: We need volunteers to help make this happen!!!! Roosevelt would love to make this Fall Festival a success! To do so we rely on volunteers to help run games and food. In order to have everything up and running we need you! Please sign up by October 12th using the link below. At that point we'll see if we have enough people to run everything. If you know of any older siblings, family members, or neighbors who would like to volunteer please have them sign up too! Thank you!


~ Walk-A-Thon: The Roosevelt PTO plans to do our annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser on Friday, October 15. This is the PTO's ONE & ONLY fundraiser, and it's a simple, awesome event!!! Thank you, in advance, for your support! AND...if you turn your money in at the carnival...your child will get some FREE tickets!!!! Walking times on Friday, October 15:

Kindergarten: 1:45pm

1st grade: 1:30pm

2nd grade: 12:30pm

3rd grade: 12:45pm

4th grade: 1:00pm

5th grade: 1:15pm

Parents and grandparents are invited to walk along with your child’s class to help supervise and cheer them on. Visitors will meet the students outside door #1 and then walk with them on

the trail. Visitors may not come inside the building. If it rains and we walk a course inside the building, outside visitors will not be able to join due to COVID restrictions.

Where: Walk begins at Roosevelt and will continue down the Red Jacket Trail. (Approximately 1-1.5 miles).

~ Boxtop Collection — Please submit by October 25: Check your junk drawer! Check your pantry! There are still some Boxtops for Education products out there that have physical clippable Boxtops that we can submit for Roosevelt.

Each Boxtop is worth .10 cents! Please send any unexpired Boxtops to school by October 25, or bring them along to the Fall Festival on Oct 14th or the Walkaton on the 15th, we will have a collection box ready!

~ Family Academy: Please join us and Register to attend Mankato Area Public Schools' Family Academy held virtually on Tuesday, October 26. These no cost workshops provide tips, tools and strategies to help children be successful and focus on fostering the partnerships between families and school. All sessions will be held online. If you have any questions, please call 507-387-5501.

Here's to a great weekend!


Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal


Fall Festival Information!!!

Friends! Food! Games! Prizes!

Come join the fun!

Roosevelt Fall Festival!

October 14, 2021, 3:30-6:30, Roosevelt Playground

Games cost 1 ticket. Tickets are 50 cents each.

New this year: Selfies To Go Photo Booth (2 tickets), Cake Walk, Rockin' with Rocky Dance Stage (bring your own music if you need music).......Plus all the classics will be back as well!

*Come hungry and ready for dinner!

There will be food!*

Hot Dogs: 2 tickets Pop: 1 ticket

Pizza slice: 3 tickets Bottled water: 1 ticket

Chips: 2 tickets Snacks: 1 ticket

Culver’s Sundae: 4 tickets Popcorn: 1 ticket

Meal Deal (hot dog, chips, beverage): 4 tickets

Nachos w/ Cheese: 2 tickets

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Dear Families,

We want to bring to your attention recent trends being spurred by monthly challenges on the social media platform TikTok. As shared with examples below, there are different TikTok challenges for every month. While some students may consider these to be pranks, these actions are a serious matter. We work diligently daily with our students building a positive school culture and this behavior will not be tolerated. Any student involved in these challenges, will be disciplined with the appropriate consequences.

It is important that we partner with families to remind students about the importance of being respectful of their peers, teachers, school staff, and the consequences of their actions including disciplinary or criminal charges. Technology provides a platform for students to interact and socialize in ways often different from how we interacted as children. Technology is a tool that our students do not always fully understand the power and impact of. Please help them learn digital citizenship while you monitor their usage.

Working together we can continue to educate our MAPS students about appropriate behavior. Thank you for taking the time to discuss this with your family. Your support is greatly appreciated! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your school principal.

Thank you,

Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal

Examples (not the full list) of the TikTok school challenges currently circulating online:

September: Vandalize school bathrooms

October: Smack a staff member

February: Mess up school signs

March: Make a mess in the courtyard or cafeteria

MAPS Mission Statement

Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) is committed to working together equitably, with families and communities, so that each learner has the knowledge and skills to be a successful and contributing citizen in a diverse global society.