FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S CORNER 1-15-2020
Successes from the first half of the year
Our 6th grade teachers are developing a student lead and created newspaper. Thus far the Roosevelt Recorder has only been distributed to 6th grade students. As our reporters, writers, and editors they sharpen their skills we hope to make this a school wide student newspaper.
Girls and Boys Basketball
This year our girls basketball team was undefeated in the regular season. Way to go girls! Our boys basketball season just started. We had so many Raiders want to join the team that we created a second team and hired another coach. This is unusual for a school the size of Roosevelt. Thanks for encouraging your students to stay active and participate!
One of our sweet first grade students, Emerson Woods, set up a hot cocoa stand over the winter break. She earned $150 and donated all the money to Ronald McDonald House,our outreach partner this year. Way to go Emerson! We love to see our students taking community outreach to the next level!
Hour of Code
Our students recently participated in Hour of Code. Over 225 hours of code writing were logged at Roosevelt. It was a fabulous school-wide event!
I’m sure you have heard about Mrs Mason’s Talent Days! Our 4-6 grade students took Talent Day to the next level and performed in front of each other. It was brave of these students to put themselves in front of a crowd of their peers. We were so impressed with their courage and their talent!
This year our teachers have focused on creating a caring and respectful culture in their classroom. Each class takes time to meet and greet each other, and build class cohesion through specially designed activities. Mrs Dodd reports, “The kids LOVE greeting each other and sharing about themselves!”
Our 2nd, 4th, and 5th graders participated in Invent Idaho. This inquiry based workshop approach to learning was so engaging for students. We have many students moving onto the state competition. We will keep you up to date about their success
6th Grade Recess
Did you know that in preparation for junior high, sixth grade students do not have morning recess? Mr. Mellen and Mrs Stewart have found this to be very useful academic time. Not only do we have a larger block of uninterrupted instruction, but students are able to receive additional one-on-one support for challenging assignments or homework. This change has been great for academic success and school stamina!
- Handicapped parking on the Maple side of the street needs to be observed. We have students and adults who need to use this area. Please respect their need for special access to our school. Thank you!
- Report cards will come home today with your student. Please contact the teacher if you do not get a report card.
- Watch for a very important email to come from your child’s teacher regarding kindness week!
Juvy Lim is our new playground support specialist. She supervises the cafeteria during lunch and supports students at recess. Welcome Ms Lim!
1st-3rd Grade HOLIDAY PROGRAM
The1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades dazzled us again this year with an incredible program.
We are so grateful to have Mrs. Mason at Roosevelt and so impressed by her investment in our children and our music program!
Don't let the memory fade,
Donations from video downloads will go directly to the Roosevelt music department.
Attention 6th Grade Students & Parents!
So you know – here is what will be happening with 2020 Registration for Junior High
- Monday, January 27th: 6th grade classroom lessons
- BSD Curriculum Nights – January 14th, 15th, or 28th: Looking to find out more about what options the Boise School District offer for Math, Science, English and Social Studies? Parents of 5th - 7th grade students are encouraged to attend the BSD Curriculum night to help make informed decisions about what course options are best for their student based on their future goals. Here are the locations and times:
- Timberline High Auditorium, January 14, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
- Hillside Jr. High Gym, January 15, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
- Riverglen Jr. High Cafeteria, January 28, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
- Wednesday, January 29th 5:30 – 6:30pm: North Junior High Open House
- January 28th, 29th, and 31st - GOOGLE DOC sign up PARENT & STUDENT PLANNING MEETINGS!
- Friday, February 7th 1:00 – 2:00pm: North Counselors in 6th grade classrooms
- Friday, May 8th – 10:00 – 11:30am: Students will tour North!
As always, I am just an email or call away! The transition from Elementary to Junior High is a big
one for our students and for YOU! Just ask if you have a question or need assistance ---even
when they leave Roosevelt, I am always here to help guide!
Wendi Ellis-Clark, Roosevelt School Counselor
ROOSEVELT CHOIR TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM
+ Support our Choir
+ Raise money for Roosevelt
+ Enjoy dinner and a great game
THE FLU IN IDAHO
This is just a reminder that flu season is here and prevention and awareness is the key to a healthy school year. With the recent news about the flu in Idaho, we encourage you to take these simple steps to protect you and your child(ren) during this flu season:
- Wash your hands. Frequent hand washing keeps lots of germs out of our bodies, including the influenza virus. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs easily spread this way.
- Use tissues to block a sneeze or cough. If no tissues are available, use your sleeve. This helps prevent the spread of germs. Don’t forget to wash your hands afterward, even if using a tissue.
- If your child is sick, keep them home. Do not send them to school. An infected person may spread influenza one day before having symptoms up to 7 days after becoming ill. Children should remain home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours.
The flu is highly contagious. It is extremely important to reinforce hand hygiene with your child(ren). Influenza commonly starts in December and January and peaks in February and March. Please contact your primary health care physician at the earliest onset of symptoms for prompt diagnosis and treatment. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Roosevelt Health Office.
WE LOVE MISS TEENA
Check Principal Severson's blog for hot topics of discussion for Roosevelt!
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