Principal Message


Conferences

Parent teacher conferences are coming October 23rd and 24th. Your child's’ teacher will be contacting you soon to schedule a conference.  We are required to have 100% attendance at these conferences, so please make every effort to attend. If you cannot make it during our conference time, teachers will work with you to reschedule. 

Student Council

This year at Roosevelt we are changing Student Council.  We have many students at Roosevelt who exhibit exceptional leadership qualities.  Therefore, the adult advisory committee decided to make student leadership at our school more inclusive and less exclusive.  Instead of limiting any student, we want everyone interested to have an opportunity to be a leader. Students in the 4th through 6th grade will be able to sign up for leadership opportunities in which they will organize and lead Roosevelt events.  Each student who chooses to participate will be included, but no one is required to sign up. Students will sign up to help with events such as Kindness Week, Monster Mash, Music programs, Monday announcements, babysitting night and more. Prior to the sign up day, students will have the opportunity to consult with you, so you are aware of the time commitment.  Sign ups will happen during the first week of October. Please direct any questions to Mrs Severson. Thanks for your continued support.

 

Every Space is a Learning Place

You may have heard that students at Roosevelt are walking quietly in the hallways with their hands folded or tucked in their pockets. Our teachers noticed last year that they could not have learning groups in the hallways because it was so noisy.  In an effort to use every space as a learning place, we are asking students to be very responsible about how they walk in the hallways. This is part of the Roosevelt Way. Our goal is to create an environment throughout the entire school where students can learn.  

 

Cell Phones in School

Please help us!  Students should not be calling you during the school day from their cell phone or smart watch.  If you receive a call from your child during school hours, please make sure they are using a school phone, and that their teacher or the office is aware.  We are responsible for them during the day, and therefore need to know when issues arise. If you have specific concerns about this policy, please contact Mrs Severson. Thank you.

 

Music

We need volunteers for various upcoming music events and activities.  Please sign up to help using this link: Roosevelt Music Volunteer Sign Up 

 

A note from the new art teacher

Art is off to a great start this year, and I am so grateful to be part of the Roosevelt team! We introduced our September Artist of the Month, Marie Severin, and began exploring art elements of texture, line, value, and shape in the students' sketchbooks through studies, or practice exercises. We will continue to deepen the understanding and application of art elements and principles throughout the first semester. My goal is for the students to start looking at the world around them through an artistic lens and get comfortable applying art elements to their artwork using pencil and paper before moving into more complex media like mosaic, ceramics, and print-making in the second semester. "I am always doing what I cannot do yet in order to learn how to do it." -Vincent Van Gogh