Roosevelt Weekly News

September 13, 2020 | Week #5

Roosevelt Mindfulness Sessions

Being a middle-schooler can be difficult at times. This, combined with the multiple changes in our world can cause anxiety for our students. We want to help! Roosevelt will now be offering mindfulness opportunities from 12:30 PM to 12:45 PM every Tuesday through Friday via a Live Stream. These sessions, led by our own Ms. Terman and interns from the Student Wellness Department, will provide an opportunity for students to reset and calm their minds. No sign up is required. Just click on the link at 12:30 PM on the corresponding day.


Student Clubs

ASB will be holding Club Rush on Tuesday, September 15th and Wednesday, September 16th during lunch from 12pm to 12:30pm via Zoom where students can join with a link that teachers provide them to learn about and sign up for different clubs Roosevelt has to offer! ASB will also post a gallery of clubs on the Roosevelt Middle School website where students can access information about all the available clubs. Click here for the flyer.
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Back to School Night

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This Wednesday, September 16th, we will be holding our virtual Back to School Night from 6:00-8:00 pm. Parents will need to have their children assist them in logging the same way that they do for their classes. All of the teacher’s links will be posted in the students’ Google Classrooms. Parents will move to classes by subject. Please start off the night by clicking on this link at 6:00 PM.

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Student Calendar for the Week

Check out the schedule for the week below or click here for a printable version.
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Virtual Cheer Tryouts

Roosevelt Middle School is looking for our next cheerleaders for the 2020-2021 school year! Tryouts start, 9/15 at 3:15 pm during club rush week!

If you love to cheer on your friends, are looking to be an active part of the Roosevelt community, and make some noise then Cheer is for you! Make sure you complete the interest form in order to get access to tryouts!

Complete the Cheer Interest form here.

Coffee with the Principal/PTA meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 8:30am

This is an online event.

Please RSVP to get access to this meeting.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Join us for the ELAC Meeting

This Thursday, September 17th, we will be holding our English Learner Advisory Committee or ELAC meeting at 9:00 am via Zoom. This committee makes important recommendations about our English Learner program. Sign up to attend the meeting here.


Voting is now open for our ELAC! You will find the ballot here. There are two people running for two open seats. We really need your vote. Voting ends Wednesday at 3pm.

We need you for School Site Council

We also have another way for parents to be involved. One of the most important groups at Roosevelt is the School Site Council. This group is responsible for setting school-wide goals and monitoring progress toward those goals. We have an opening for a parent/community member who would like to serve on the council for two years. If you have any questions, or are interested in serving in this important school role, please email Mark Gang at mgang@gusd.net by Friday at 3pm to have your name put on the ballot.

Constitution Day

This Thursday, September 17th is Constitution Day. On this day we celebrate the signing of the most influential document in American history -- the US Constitution -- which was sign on September 17, 1787.

Parent Support Group

Join us once a week to connect with your fellow Roosevelt parents/guardians for trainings, discussions, and questions and answer opportunities! The first opportunity is this Thursday, September 17th at 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM. Click on this link to sign up to attend. Please contact Laura Ourfalian (lourfalian@gusd.net) for more information.
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

And finally, September 15th through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the month, we will be celebrating the cultures, histories, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Check our social media to see our presentations.

Progress Reports -- Coming Soon!

On Friday, September 18th, we end the first progress reporting period. Be sure to check ParentConnect at the end of next week to see how your child is doing in school.

Better Crosswalks and Safer Streets Around Roosevelt -- We Need Your Help

The City of Glendale has requested our support in obtaining an Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant to improve traffic safety around our schools. A map of the proposed improvements around our school site is attached. The improvements include high visibility crosswalks at key crossings and other safety measures as described in the attachment. Your thoughts and suggestions on ways to improve the safety of students walking or riding their bikes to school are appreciated, even if they are not included in the attached proposal.


Please take a moment to complete a brief survey about your child(ren)’s normal transportation to and from school and your feelings about their safety by this Tuesday, September 15. The survey can be completed at https://bit.ly/35wtZsC


Since we continue to face rapid and extensive changes to procedures and routines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please complete the survey with your thoughts and actions from before the pandemic, as best as you can recall.


Click here to read more.

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