Raccoon News

April 12, 2018

Roosevelt Weekly Parent Info

Happy April! Here are a few reminders for the week:


Carnival Volunteers: The Roosevelt carnival will be here before you know it (May 17 from 5:00-7:00), and the Roosevelt PTO is in need of volunteers. Last year we had a hard time filling all of the spots, so please think about volunteering for one of these open time slots:


3:15 – 4:00 (set-up)

4:00 – 4:45 (set-up)

4:45 – 5:30 (games, food)

5:30 – 6:15 (games, food)

6:15 – 7:00 (games, food)

7:00 – 7:30 (clean-up)

I am available to work any of the shifts


If you are able to volunteer at the carnival, please contact Marissa Geerdes at geerdes920@gmail.com. Let her know your preferred time when you contact her.


Smarter Than A 5th Grader: Come out to support Jacob, a Roosevelt 5th grader, who will be representing Roosevelt at the Smarter Than A 5th Grader event on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 PM at Mankato West High School. Tickets are available at the door. Students $7 and adults $10; all proceeds benefit the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota.


Educare: Taste of Spring: The Roosevelt PTO is putting together our annual Educare Silent Auction donation item. This year we are planning on doing a Gift Card Collage!

Educare Foundation is a nonprofit that benefits Mankato Area Public Schools beyond normal operating budgets. All dollars raised stay 100% within Educare and fund Mankato Schools only.

If you are able to donate a gift card to the collage, it will help make our school's donation that much stronger! The school whose donation raises the most money on the auction will receive a $500 grant.

We are asking our awesome parents to donate new gift cards (for anywhere). Gift cards can be delivered to the office anytime before April 26! Please make sure gift cards are marked "Educare" and a dollar amount is noted.

Thank you for your help! Any questions please contact Marissa Geerdes; geerdes920@gmail.com


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MCA Testing is upon us. The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and alternate assessment Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet federal and state legislative requirements. Students take one test in each subject. Most students take the MCA, but students who receive special education services and meet eligibility requirements may take the alternate assessment MTAS instead.


The following ideas may help your child have a strong test day:

  • Get plenty of sleep 8-10 hours (not only the night before the test)

  • Daily exercise

  • Eat a balanced diet

  • Eat a good breakfast the morning before the test

  • Showering and dressing for success the morning before the test (builds confidence)

  • Positive conversations about doing their best on daily work, tests, engagement and focus during the school day

  • Encouraging your child to ask clarifying questions during class discussion


As always, thank you for supporting our work!


Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal