Raccoon News

September 27, 2018

Roosevelt Weekly Parent Info

Hello to all Roosevelt families! I hope to see all of you at tonight's Open House, which runs from 5:30-7:00.

A few reminders for the week:

Book Fair & Open House: It's happening TONIGHT!!!! Open House 5:30-7:00; Book Fair 3:00-8:00.

TEACHERS ROCK...please share examples of Roosevelt employees doing AMAZING things. Simply email me at ahagge1@isd77.org and let me know something great. We'll do a shout-out at our next staff meeting. Thank you!!!

• Rocky Time...have your students told you about this? Our SECOND Rocky Time was today. Our focus for this month is STRENGTHS. Ask your kids about the activity they did today to identify what they like and are good at.

• Roosevelt Gear For Sale: 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: How's this going??? 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.

• ALPS (Active Learner Program in Schools) is a program that will help our schools increase opportunities for children to walk and bike to school safely and promote being active before school and/or recess. The ALPS program is supported and funded with the help of the Mayo Clinic Health System. The ALPS program is one important piece of the Mankato Area Public Schools wellness initiative. Please walk the ALPS course each Wednesday and Friday morning before school.

Vision & Hearing: We are having the Vision & Hearing screening Monday, November 5 at Roosevelt. Screening starts first thing in the morning, and it usually takes 2 1/2 hours. We need 3 parent volunteers. This is a great way to be involved, and it's just a one-time thing. If you are interested, please email Becky Lawrence at blawre1@isd77.k12.mn.us. Thanks!

Open Door: Dear Parent or Guardian: Your child’s school has chosen to participate in the Open Door Health Center dental health program which includes application of fluoride varnish and sealants. A healthy mouth is an important part of overall health and wellness, and a healthy child is more ready to learn. There is no cost to participate in this program. If you choose to participate, Open Door Health Center’s dental team will screen your child’s teeth to check for possible dental problems and apply a fluoride varnish. Your child will receive a toothbrush and teeth cleaning instructions. If your child is age 6 to 9 years old and it is determined during the screening process that your child needs sealants, we will be able to provide those services during this time. You will receive a report on the care provided and be notified if follow-up is recommended. The fluoride varnish and sealants, along with brushing and flossing, will help prevent cavities. This screening does not take the place of regular dental checkups by a dentist. To allow your children to receive these services at their school, a parent or guardian must fill out the consent form and also complete the screening questions (click on Register to register your child). Please call our School Dental Outreach Department at Open Door Heath Center at 507.388.2120 ext. 5654 if you have any questions or email schooloutreach@odhc.org.

Have a great weekend, Raccoons!!

Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal