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  • Morning Announcements--Monday, March 30

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Monday--a new week and time for morning announcemements!  Today, we're coming to you from our front hallway, where we're organizing all of the learning packets that we'll pass out to you on Wednesday.        

    Student learning is BACK! 

    Here's today's PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE:

    TEACHER'S PET
    Goats  

    Who do these goats belong to?

    1. Mrs. Leadon (parapro)
    2. Mrs. LaRiviere (kinder)
    3. Mr. Mike (custodian)
    4. Mrs. Roscher (4th-grade)
    5. Mr. Berges (5th-grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  A lucky winner will be announced tomorrow. Friday's Teacher's Pet Challenge featured a beautiful tabby cat lounging on the lawn. The kitty belongs to Jodie Mitchell, and Madison from Mr. Alexander's class and Laura from Mrs. Fry's class are lucky winners. Congratulations! 

    BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION continues on Friday, April 3rd, and Wednesday, April 13th. (Daily Grab-and-Go meals are discontinued. Click here for more details.)

    If you're a healthcare worker or first responder, THANK YOU SO MUCH!  Childcare starts today.  Click here for details.

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  Please contact us if you need to get added to the list for robocalls and other updates. 

    Stay home save lives

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  • Remote Learning--Special Announcement--Sunday, March 29

    Please click here to download an important letter about remote learning in English and Spanish. 

    Dear Roosevelt Families,

    Even though our Roosevelt building is closed, your child’s education must continue. Our teachers are excited to return to teaching while all of us--each child, parent, and staff member—learn how to be Roosevelt Bears outside of building.

    What will remote learning look like right now for Roosevelt students?

    • Remote learning begins this week.
    • On Wednesday, April 1, you can pick up your child’s learning packet between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
    • If you cannot pick up your child’s packet, it will be mailed on Thursday to your current address (please update if needed using contact information below).
    • To follow social distancing, we will hand you a packet through your driver-side window as you pull through the bus lane
    • To maintain safety, your child’s packet will not be turned back in. Instead, your child’s teacher will assess your child’s learning through phone calls, photos sent electronically, or other methods.
    • Our first learning packet will contain material for 1 week of learning. The next packet pick-up date will be after spring break on Wednesday, April 15th. 
    • Until school reopens, please know that we will adjust this process as we learn and improve. Please be patient with us as we all get better in this new area of remote learning.   
    • We update our Roosevelt webpage each day with educational links and announcements. It is important for you to stay in touch by reading your e-mails, visiting the Roosevelt website each weekday (www.yakimaschools.org/roosevelt), and listening for phone calls announcements. Students are encouraged to check their school emails as well. If you are not receiving phone call announcements, please contact us (see below) to be added to the list. 

    Roosevelt has stood strong for almost 120 years through many challenges, and we will make it through this unique time stronger than ever.  If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us through any of our contact information below. 

    Sincerely,

    Nancy Smith                                                                                         

    Principal                                                         

    Voice (509) 573-1701                                          

    Text (253) 987-6693                                      

    smith.nancy@yakimaschools.org           

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  • Morning Announcements--Friday, March 27

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Fabulous Friday, and it's time for your morning announcemements!  Today, we're coming to you from Franklin Middle School again, where Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper are putting together meals for today's Bulk Meal Distribution (see below).  Special guest star...Mrs. Anderson, Principal of Franklin Middle School. 

    Here's today's PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE:

    TEACHER'S PET
    Cat picture  

    Whose cat is this???

    1. Mrs. Araujo (Office Assistant)
    2. Mrs. Deloza (1st-grade)
    3. Mrs. Roscher (4th-grade)
    4. Mr. China (Para)
    5. Mrs. J. Mitchell (5th-grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  A lucky winner will be announced tomorrow. 

    Yesterday's Teacher's Pet Challenge featured Torta, the rabbit. Torta belongs to Mrs. Gomez, and Andrew from Mrs. Fry's class is the lucky winner. Congratulations! Also, we loved hearing about Roosevelt parents who earned BEAR Bucks yesterday by reading, cleaning, and cooking.  Hang in there, Bear Families!

    Starting TODAY (Friday), we're starting BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION. That means you'll pick up multiple meals for each child on each of the 3 dates below.  (Make room in your car/trunk ahead of time, and know that you might need to make 2 trips to fit everything if you have a large family.  Also, make space in your fridge and freezer to keep food safe.  Click here for more details.)

    • TODAY--Friday, March 27--Pick up 5 breaksfasts/llunches per child
    • Friday, April 3--Pick up 8 breakfasts/lunches per child
    • Wednesday, April 15--Details coming soon

    If you're a healthcare worker or first responder, THANK YOU SO MUCH!  Childcare will begin on March 30.  Click here for details and to sign up.  

    Need help keeping your child learning? Visit our YSD website with links to all of your child's online learning programs--programs your child already knows from using at school like Google Classroom, Reading Wonders, and more.  If your child doesn't know their email address/password, email your teacher by clicking here to visit our Roosevelt Staff Directory. Your teacher will love to hear from you! Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning at home.  Find your Freckle Math link there too.  

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  Please contact us if you need to get added to the list for robocalls and other updates. 

    Stay home save lives

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  • Food--Friday

    Bulk Food Distribution

    • Friday, March 27--5 breakfasts and lunches
    • Friday, April 3--8 breakfasts and lunches
    • Wednesday, April 15--more details soon

    Distribución de alimentos a granel

    • Viernes 27 de marzo: 5 desayunos y almuerzos
    • Viernes 3 y 8 de abril desayunos y almuerzos
    • Miércoles 15 de abril: más detalles pronto
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  • Morning Announcements--Thursday, March 26

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Thrilling Thursday, and it's time for your morning announcements! Today, we're coming at you from Franklin Middle School, where Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Harper, and other Roosevelt staff members will be handing out food today. Come wave to us when you drive by! 

    Today's PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE is...

    ANOTHER TEACHER'S PET CHALLENGE
    rabbit

    Which Roosevelt teacher does this adorable rabbit belong to?  

    1.  Mrs. Gomez (Reading specialist)
    2.  Mrs. Fry (1st-grade)
    3.  Mrs. Crosier (3rd-grade)
    4.  Mrs. Mitchell (5th-grade
    5. Mrs. Kirk (multi-grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  A lucky winner will be announced tomorrow. 

    We got some fun texts yesterday for the TEACHER'S PET CHALLENGE! The correct answer is Mrs. Emerson--those are her 2 cute dogs.  Congratulations to AJ from Mrs. Fry's class.  Way to go! 

    Starting tomorrow, important changes are coming to the Grab-and-Go meal program.  Today, meals continue being shared the same way--walk or drive to any of these locations between 10:30 and 12:30 (children must be present).

    Starting tomorrow (Friday), we'll switch to BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION.  What does that mean? Instead of daily trips, you'll pick up a whole box of food per child on each of the 3 dates below.  (Make room in your car/trunk ahead of time, and know that you might need to make 2 trips to fit everything if you have a large family.  Also, make space in your fridge and freezer to keep food safe.  Click here for more details.)

    • Friday, March 27--Pick up 5 breaksfasts/llunches per child
    • Friday, April 3--Pick up 8 breakfasts/lunches per child
    • Wednesday, April 15--Details coming soon

    If you're a healthcare worker or first responder, THANK YOU.  Childcare will begin on March 30.  Click here for details and to sign up.  

    Need help keeping your child learning? Visit our YSD website with links to all of your child's online learning programs--programs your child already knows from using at school like Google Classroom, Reading Wonders, and more.  If your child doesn't know their email address/password, email your teacher by clicking here to visit our Roosevelt Staff Directory. Your teacher will love to hear from you! Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning at home.  Find your Freckle Math link here too.  

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  Please contact us if you need to get added to the list for robocalls and other updates. 

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--Wednesday, March 25

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Wonderful Wednesday, and it's time for your morning announcements! Today, we're coming at you from Mrs. Thomason's 3rd-grade classroom. Here's a shoutout to our 3rd-grade Bears staying safe at home, and a reminder to "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" by following our governer's new statewide order. 

    Today's PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE is...to use fractions while you're cooking or eating. Have fun! We also have....

    ANOTHER TEACHER'S PET CHALLENGE

     dog 1    other dog

     Match the pet(s) with the teacher.  Who do these 2 adorable dogs belong to? 

    1. Mrs. Marsh (Music)
    2. Mrs. Bailey (Kinder)
    3. Mrs. Emerson (1st grade)
    4. Mrs. Merrill (3rd grade)
    5. Mr. Berges (5th grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  A lucky winner will be announced tomorrow. 

    We got some amazing texts yesterday for the first TEACHER'S PET CHALLENGE! The correct answer was Mr. Richards. He's the proud owner of this beautiful hen (apologies for calling her a rooster yesterday!).  Congratulations to Mia from Mr. Richards' class. She was the ONLY student to get the right answer. Way to go! 

    BIG changes are coming to the Grab-and-Go meal program--starting on Friday.  This Tuesday-Thursday, meals continue being shared the same way--walk or drive to any of these locations between 10:30 and 12:30 (children must be present).

    Starting on Friday, March 27, we'll switch to BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION.  What does that mean? Instead of daily trips, you'll pick up food on the 3 dates below. (Bring backpacks or bags--even a wagon if you're walking--to carry everything.  Also, make space in your fridge and freezer to keep food safe.  Click here for more details.)

    • Friday, March 27--Pick up 5 breaksfasts/llunches per child
    • Friday, April 3--Pick up 8 breakfasts/lunches per child
    • Wednesday, April 15--Details coming soon

    If you're a healthcare worker or first responder, THANK YOU.  Childcare will begin on March 30.  Click here for details and to sign up.  

    Need help keeping your child learning? Visit our YSD website with links to all of your child's online learning programs--programs your child already knows from using at school like Google Classroom, Reading Wonders, and more.  If your child doesn't know their email address/password, email your teacher by clicking here to visit our Roosevelt Staff Directory. Your teacher will love to hear from you! Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning at home.  Find your Freckle Math link here too.  

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  Please contact us if you need to get added to the list for robocalls and other updates. 

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--Tuesday, March 24

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Terrific Tuesday, and it's time for your morning announcementsToday, we're coming at you from Mrs. Roscher's 4th-grade classroom. Here's a shoutout to our 4th-grade Bears staying safe at home, and a reminder to "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" by following our governer's new statewide order

    Today's PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE is...

    TEACHER'S PET CHALLENGE

    Rooster

     

    Match the pet with the teacher.  Who does this handsome rooster belong to?

    1. Mrs. Garza (ELL Interventionist)
    2. Mrs. McLean (Kinder)
    3. Mrs. Crosier (3rd grade)
    4. Mr. Alexander (4th grade)
    5. Mr. Richards (5th grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  A lucky winner will be announced tomorrow. 

    We got some amazing texts yesterday for Monday's ABC challenge! Way to go, Jacob, from Mrs. Thomason's class for vacuuming and cleaning your house! Also, AJ dusted AND is learning how to cook different dinners. He also did sit-ups and sprinted in the back yard. BEAR Clap 2-3!

    BIG changes are coming to the Grab-and-Go meal program--starting on Friday.  This Tuesday-Thursday, meals continue being shared the same way--walk or drive to any of these locations between 10:30 and 12:30 (children must be present).

    Starting on Friday, March 30, we'll switch to BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION.  What does that mean? Instead of daily trips, you'll pick up food on the 3 dates below. (Bring backpacks or bags--even a wagon if you're walking--to carry everything.  Also, make space in your fridge and freezer to keep food safe.  Click here for more details.)

    • Friday, March 27--Pick up 5 breaksfasts/llunches per child
    • Friday, April 3--Pick up 8 breakfasts/lunches per child
    • Wednesday, April 15--Details coming soon

    If you're a healthcare worker or first responder, THANK YOU.  Childcare will begin on March 30.  Click here for details and to sign up.  

    Need help keeping your child learning? Visit our YSD website with links to all of your child's online learning programs--programs your child already knows from using at school like Google Classroom, Reading Wonders, and more.  If your child doesn't know their email address/password, email your teacher by clicking here to visit our Roosevelt Staff Directory. Your teacher will love to hear from you! Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning at home.  Find your Freckle Math link here too.  

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  Please contact us if you need to get added to the list for robocalls and other updates. 

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--Monday, March 23

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's a new week, and it's time for your morning announcements! 

    Today, we're coming at you from Mrs. Hudson's 2nd-grade classroom, so here's a shoutout to all of our 2nd-grade Bears staying safe at home! Also, we have a Principal's Challenge shout-out to Carsyn in Mr. Richard's 5th-grade class because he trained his dog to speak. Way to go! 

    This morning, we have a new PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE--an ABC Challenge. ABC stands for Academics, Body, and Cleaning.  Today, Mrs. Smith challenges all Bears to help your family by dusting an area of your house. When you've dusted, tell us about it by texting (253) 987-6693.  (Check back here tomorrow to see what other students are writing--YOUR NAME MIGHT BE ON OUR NEXT MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!) 

    Did you hear the news on Friday? Our district launched a NEW website that has all of your child's online learning programs.  The new page has links to websites that your child uses every day at school likr Google Classroom, Reading Wonders, and more.

    If your child doesn't know his/her @ysd7.org email address or password, please email your teacher.  How do you email your teacher? It's fast and easy! Click here to visit our Roosevelt Staff Directory. Then, search for your teacher's email address. Click on the email address link and send a quick email asking for help with log on or password.  You can even write it in English or Spanish. Your teacher will love to hear from you! 

    Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning and growing at home.   

    Wow--Our incredible Yakima School District food staff served Yakima kids over 31,000 meals last week!!  Bear Clap 2-3!!  Free Grab and Go breaksfasts and lunches ARE NO LONGER SERVED AT ROOSEVELT. Franklin Middle School is the closest location to Roosevelt  (410 S. 19th Ave.)--and it's where Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper will be helping out, so come by and wave to us.  You can also walk or drive through any of these locations between 10:30 and 12:30 today and each weekday (children must be present). 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Remember to check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  If you aren't receiving robocall or email announcements, please contact us so we can add you to the notification list.  T

    Stay home save lives

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  • Sunday Reading Challenge--Sunday, March 22

    Happy Sunday, Roosevelt Bears!

    School Is Out Reading Challenge

    Here are some great ideas for making reading fun at home today! Our amazing 2nd-grade teacher, Mrs. Ullas, shared a School's Out Reading Challenge with us today.  Choose a few fun ways to read, and let us know what you did. Then, share it with us by texting (253) 987-6693.  (Check back here on Monday to see what other students are doing--YOUR NAME MIGHT BE ON OUR NEXT MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!) 

    If you have trouble reading the image or need Spanish translation, click here for text in English and Spanish

    We miss our Bears, and we love you! Stay home, save lives.

    PS Scroll down to Friday afternoon's Student Learning Update post if you need help getting your child's @ysd7.org password or want to contact us to be added to robocall or email notifications. Thanks! 

    Stay home Save lives

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  • Bear Families,

    Roosevelt Bears can make a difference right now in our community if we all do our part.  Roosevelt Bears know how to Be safe, Expect success, Act responisibly, and Respect all, and that's exactly what the doctors at Virginia Mason are asking us to do.  

    Here’s an urgent message and request from Virginia Mason Memorial’s doctors from today’s noon press conference: 

    From the hospital’s CEO: 

    “To save lives we strongly urge the people of Yakima to go home and stay there.The COVID 19 outbreak is now here in Yakima.  We are here now with a very strong message:  No one is coming to save Yakima. Our message is an urgent one: Please go home. Stay home. Changing your behavior will save lives.”

    From the hospital’s head doctor: 

    “It is not too late, but the time is now.  Even a 25% reduction in spread will save hundreds of lives here in Yakima. Everyone needs to go home now. If we do this now, we can save lives in Yakima. We need you to help slow the spread of this disease. We call everyone in Yakima to immediately shelter in place for 14 days. This means staying at home except for life-sustaining activities.  We cannot protect and save Yakima without your help.”

    Watch the video in English or Spanish below: 

    Press Conference pic--English    Press Conference Pic--Spanish

     

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  • Saturday Fun--Saturday, March 21

    Happy Saturday, Roosevelt Bears!

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend while you stay home and stay safe? Our amazing 2nd-grade teacher, Mrs. Ullas, shared this list of fun, non-screen activities.  Pick 1 or 2, and let us know what you did. Then, share it with us by texting (253) 987-6693.  (Check back here on Monday to see what other students are doing--YOUR NAME MIGHT BE ON OUR NEXT MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!) 

    Non screen activities

    If you have trouble reading the image or need Spanish translation, click here to see the ideas as a text list.  

    We miss our Bears, and we love you! Stay home, save lives.

    PS Scroll down to yesterday's post if you need help getting your child's @ysd7.org password or want to contact us to be added to robocall or email notifications. Thanks! 

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  • Student Learning Update and Password Info--Friday, March 20

    Hello again, Bear Families!

    This afternoon, our district announced a NEW Yakima School District website that has all of your child's online learning programs.  The new page has links to many of the websites that your child uses every day at school: Google Classroom, Reading Wonders, STEMScopes, Imagine Learning, and more. 

    If your child doesn't know his/her @ysd7.org email address or password, please email your teacher.  That's because many of the links on the new webpage require your child to log in using a @ysd7.org email address.

    How do you email your teacher? It's fast and easy! Click here to visit our Roosevelt Staff Directory. Then, search for your teacher's email address. Click on the email address link and send a quick email asking for help with log on or password.  You can even write it in English or Spanish. Your teacher will love to hear from you!

    Have a great weekend staying home and staying safe, and check back on Monday for more updates.  We love our Bears!

    PS  If you did not receive a robocall or email about this announcement, please contact us so we can add you to the notification list.  That's the only way to be sure you'll receive all district updates. 

     

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  • Morning Announcements--Friday, March 20

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! Wow, it's Friday, March 20th. We made it through our first week, and it's time for your morning announcements! 

    Today, we're coming at you from Mrs. Deloza's 1st-grade classroom, so here's a shoutout to all you 1st-graders staying safe at home! 

    Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper have a new PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE for you.  Today, it's time to train your pet or stuffed animal!  Look at the web that Mrs. Deloza's class made for ideas. Then, write a few sentences describing what your did, or take a picture.  When you're done, share it with us by texting (253) 987-6693.  (Check back here tomorrow to see what other students are writing--YOUR NAME MIGHT BE ON OUR NEXT MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!) 

    How to Train a Dog Web    Animal Chart

    Remember to check our website everyday for updates. 

    Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning and growing at home.   

    Free Grab and Go Breaksfasts and Lunches ARE NO LONGER SERVED HERE AT ROOSEVELT. The closest to Roosevelt are Franklin Middle School (410 S. 19th Ave.), McKinley Elementary (621 S. 13th Avenue), Robertson Elementary (2807 W. Lincoln Avenue), and Garfield Elementary (612 N. 6th Avenue).  Walk or drive through between 10:30 and 12:30 today and each weekday at any of these locations.  Remember that children (ages 1-18) must be in the car to receive a grab-and-go bag. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.

    Remember, wash your hands, STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay home save lives

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  • Important Grab-and-Go Update--Meals No Longer Available at Roosevelt

    Beginning on Friday, we won't be passing out grab-and-go meals at Roosevelt.  Please check this list to choose a different school to pick up your meals. Franklin Middle School (410 S. 19th Ave.), McKinley Elementary (621 S. 13th Avenue), Robertson Elementary (2807 W. Lincoln Avenue), and Garfield Elementary (612 N. 6th Avenue) are the closest schools to Roosevelt, but you can visit any YSD school. 

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  • Morning Announcements--Thursday, March 19

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's time for your morning announcements!

    Today, we're broadcasting from Mrs. McLean's kindergarten classroom, so here's a shoutout to all you kindergartners staying safe at home!  Remember to check our website everyday for updates. Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning and growing at home.   Video not working, or need Spanish translation? Click here for a transcript in English and Spanish

    Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper have a new PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE for you.  Today, look out the window and draw what you see--just like in the picture that Mrs. Smith held up in the video.  Then, write a few sentences describing it.  When you're done, share it with us by texting (253) 987-6693.  (Check back here tomorrow to see what other students are writing--YOUR NAME MIGHT BE ON OUR NEXT MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!) Also, here's an update on Yakima School District's extended learning opportunities (scroll past meal locations). 

    Weather story picture

    Free Grab and Go Breaksfasts and Lunches continue at Roosevelt. We were excited to pass out almost 150 grab-and-go bags on Wednesday--thanks for coming by! Drive or walk through our bus line backwards between 10:30 and 12:30 today and each weekday.  Remember that children (ages 1-18) must be in the car to receive a grab-and-go bag. Here's an update from the Yakima School District about grab-and-go meal locations

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.

    Remember, wash your hands, STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--Wednesday, March 18

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's time for your morning announcements!

    Today, we're coming at your from our very own Roosevelt Library! Keep checking our website everyday for updates. Also, remember to visit the Roosevelt Library page for safe, free educational links to keep you smart and entertained. 

    Click here for a video announcement from Mrs. Smith. 

    Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper have a PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE for everyone.  Today, find something to read! Read outloud. Read silently.  Get someone to read to you.  If you don't have anything to read at your house, here's a great Facebook page with picture books read outloud.  Click here to get a story read aloud to you!     Then, text us at (253) 987-6693 and tell us what you've read.  (Check back here tomorrow to see what other students are reading and texting about!!) 

    Story Online screenshot

    Free Grab and Go Breaksfasts and Lunches started yesterday, and we already got to pass out over 100 bags! It was great to wave at you when you drove by.  Drive or walk through our bus line backwards between 10:30 and 12:30 today and each weekday.  Remember that children (ages 1-18) must be in the car to receive a grab-and-go bag. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family. Remember, STAY HOME and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Tuesday, March 17

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's time for your morning announcements! Happy St. Patrick's Day.

    Click here for a video announcement from Mrs. Smith. 

    Remember that you're a Roosevelt Bear at school AND at home. 

    Mrs. Hollrah has added new links to our Roosevelt Library webpage, so check it out for fun, safe, educational activities to keep you smart and busy during our break. 

    Sending you love from your Roosevelt family,

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Transcript

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! Today is Tuesday, March 17, 2020. It’s St Patrick's Day!  Do you have on something green? I hope you are ready to make today a fantastic day!  

    Today at all YSD schools, you and your family can pick up food for anyone aged 1-18.   Here’s how we want you to drive through. You’ll use the bus lane, but backwards.  Cars will enter at the flagpole and drive through the bus line, then exit to the left.   The driver will be able to collect the breakfast and lunch bag as they drive through. Children must be present to receive food.   Mrs. Harper and I will be in the road directing traffic, so please make sure you wave to us as you pass through.

    In your bag today will be an assorted cereal for breakfast and a meat/ cheese sandwich for lunch.    

    Remember to start your day reminding yourself of what it means to be a Roosevelt Bear. Today at home, we want all Roosevelt Bears to

    • Be safe by staying in your home, not playing with others, and washing your hands.
    • Expect Success by having a schedule to your day (get up, get dressed, plan activities fun and learning activities, play, and follow a routine).
    • Act Responsibly by reading at least 30 minutes every day and practicing your skills.  
    • Respect All by respecting your parents and family members. 

    Remember you are a Roosevelt Bear and we are so proud of each one of you. Check back tomorrow  for announcements and updates. Don’t forget your mindful minute to get your mind and body ready for your day.   

     

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  • Grab and Go Meals--Starting Tuesday

    Bear Families,

    Grab and Go meals will start on Tuesday. For everyone's safety, please follow all directions and signs and stay in your car.  You will receive 1 breakfast and 1 lunch for each child (ages 1-18) in your car.

    BEAR CLAP for Sam, Mary, and Candy in our Roosevelt kitchen for their hard work to make this happen! 

    Click here to see our March Grab and Go menu.   

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  • Monday Morning Announcements--Mar. 16, 2020 

    Announcements

     Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's time for your morning announcements!

    Click here for a video announcement from Mrs. Smith. 

    Whether you're at home or at school, remember that you're a BEAR, and follow our BEAR Expectations.  Go to our Roosevelt Library webpage for loads of fun, safe, educational links to keep you smart and busy during our break. 

    Sending you love from your Roosevelt family,

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Transcript

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! Today is Monday March 16th, 2020. Today is going to be a great day because you are at home.   While I know this is different than most days I want to encourage you to follow your Bear Expectations at home.

    Remember, our Bear expectations are

    • Be safe
    • Expect Success
    • Act Responsibly
    • Respect All

    What does that mean for home?

    • Be safe by staying in your home, not playing with others, and washing your hands.
    • Expect success by having a schedule to your day (get up, get dressed, plan activities and follow a routine)
    • Act responsibly by reading and practicing your skills.   The public library is open ONLY today and will allow you to check out 75 books
    • Respect all by respecting your parents and family members. This time is stressful enough.

    Together we will BEAR through this.  Your teachers and I are sending you lots of love and want you to know how proud of each of you we are! Check back each day for announcements and updates. Remember It is your choice in how you make your day so choose to make it fantastic. So let’s begin our day with a mindful minute.    

    Have a great day.

     

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  • Stay Home Save Lives

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  • Bear Families--Sunday Update

    Dear Roosevelt Bear Families, 

    By now, you have probably learned of our emergency closure, which begins immediately.  To enforce social distancing, Roosevelt is now closed. There is no school on Monday, March 16.  School is canceled until at least Friday, April 24, 2020. (If you did not receive a robo-call or an email, please download the YSD app and opt into phone and other notifications so you will receive instant updates.)

    Here are other updates that you need to know: 

    • Student Medication:  If your student has medicine at school, a member of our health services team will be contacting you.
    • Free Breakfast/Lunch: Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, Grab and Go food will be available on weekdays in the Roosevelt parking lot from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm for children from 1-18 years old. Each food bag will contain 1 lunch and 1 breakfast per day.  Your child must be present to receive food.
    • Child care:  At this time, the plan is for childcare for first responders and health care providers to start on Monday, Mar. 23. (If you are a first responder or health care provider with children in YSD, email a copy of your work credentials to responderschildcare@yakimaschools.org to advise us of your need for care. More information will be sent to you at that time.)
    • Extending Learning: Right now, we aren’t able to provide formal extended learning opportunities equitably to all of our students. In the meantime,  our Roosevelt Library website has an amazing list of free, safe educational websites to explore for reading, typing, math, science, social studies, and other learning opportunities. 

    Please review the list below for ideas to discuss with your children during this time of change.  Also, continue to check our website so we can share new information with you as soon as possible. In addition, the Roosevelt Booster Club Facebook page shares many updates and ideas. 

    Again, this is new territory for all of us. Our school may be closed, but together we will get through this challenging time.  Thank you for your flexibility and patience. 

    Sincerely,

    Nancy Smith

    Principal

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  • Bear Families--Saturday Update

    Dear Roosevelt Bear Families, 

    Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time for Roosevelt. We appreciate your flexibility as we adjust to changes and work together to support students, families, and staff.

    This weekend, we can share a few pieces of information as we all begin to adjust to this new “normal.”  Here’s what you need to know right now: 

    • Roosevelt will be open on Monday, March 16:
      • Absences will be excused.
      • We will have early dismissal at 2:15 pm.
      • There will be no after-school programs (no Beyond the Bell, Bricks for Kids, etc). 
      • Students will be able to check out extra library books on Monday. Please encourage your child to bring home books to read. 
    • Then, Roosevelt will be closed for 6 weeks until classes re-start on Monday,  April 27.  
    • If your child has medicine at school that you want to pick up, please pick it up on Monday or Tuesday if possible.  

    This weekend, our district leaders are working with state and local officials to create the best plans possible.  Check back on our website in 2-3 days for updates about meals and home learning opportunities.   

    In the meantime, our Roosevelt Library website has an amazing list of free, safe educational websites to explore for reading, typing, math, science, social studies, and other learning opportunities. 

    Here are some ideas for families to discuss with children:

    • Create a consistent new daily routine with your child.
    • Limit screen time and access to social media.  Pay attention to what your child is watching and reading and for how long.  
    • Make time to talk with your child about their feelings and questions, and share honest, age-appropriate information.  Click here for ideas from OSPI about talking with your child about COVID-19.
    • Be a role model for healthy, positive, self-care strategies.

    To stay in touch, please be sure that you’ve downloaded the YSD app and have opted into phone and other notifications Also, continue to check our website so we can share new information with you as soon as possible.

    This is new territory for all of us. Our building may be closed, but together we will get through this challenging time.  Thank you for your support and patience. Please call our office at 573-1700 if you have any questions. 

    Sincerely,

    Nancy Smith

    Principal

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  • Coronavirus Update

    Roosevelt Families,

    Please click here to view the latest YSD status updates related to the Coronavirus COVID-19.

    At Roosevelt and throughout the Yakima School District, all after-school programs, athletics, parent-teacher conferences, field trips, and volunteer programs are canceled effective Friday, March 13 at 4 pm.

    Our building will be closed at 4 pm. Please ensure that your child has transportation home today before 3:30 pm.  Thank you.  

     

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  • Spring portraits

    Class Pictures-March 23

    Update: On March 23rd, Classic Photography will take your child's spring portrait AND your child's class picture. Please turn in picture packets by 8:45 am that morning.  Packets were sent home last week, and additional packets are available in the office. You can also visit Classic Photography's website for more options and information.  Say cheese!  

     

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  • Choir

    Spring Music Programs

    You are invited to celebrate music this spring with our 1st- and 2nd-grade students!  Please join us for our "Music, Music, Music!" Spring Program on Thursday, March 12 in the Roosevelt gym.  The 1st-grade program begins at 6 pm. (First-grade students, please report to the library at 5:45 pm wearing dress clothes.)  The 2nd-grade program begins at 7 pm. (Second-grade students, please report to the gym at 6:45 in dress clothes.)  

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  • bear books

    Roosevelt Reads / PJ Day

    On Friday, March 6, wear your pajamas to Roosevelt and celebrate Roosevelt Reads Day! Students in each classroom will have special opportunities for extra reading. Don't miss out!

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  • Skyward Family Access

    Skyward Family Access

    NEW! This spring, Roosevelt families can access more features in Skyward Family Access to improve communication between families and school. 

    At Roosevelt, we believe in building strong partnerships with YOU, our students’ families. One of the best things that we can do for your child’s success at school is to stay in touch with each other. Here’s what you need to know to get started with Skyward Family Access: (Download the Feb. 21 issue of Bear Tracks for a printed article.)

    What is Skyward?

    Skyward is the district’s student information system. That means that Skyward helps us keep track of academic, health, behavior,
    and any other information on our 500 students.

    Why is it important for families to use Skyward?

    Skyward helps you keep track of your students’ information and progress at school.

    Skyward is the easiest place to see up-to-date attendance data, see discipline records, check bus route information, and view standardized test scores. It’s incredible! Skyward is also a communication hub. You can easily change your preferences for receiving notifications like emails and automated phone calls. You can also quickly send an email to your child’s teacher with 1 click! When your child gets to middle school, Skyward Family Access is even more essential. It’s the place to see your child’s grades every day, viewmissing assignments missing, check on absences or tardies, email all 6-7 teachers at once, and more.

    How can parents access Skyward?

    Families who register can access Skyward through a special online area called Skyward Family Access. Skyward Family Access is available for free to registered users through a web portal on any device with a web browser. Or, download the Skyward app from the Apple or Google Play stores for even easier access.

    How do I register for Skyward Family Access?

    Families with an email address can register for a Skyward Family Access account by asking in the office, or by downloading a simple 1-page Account Request Form at this website. Turn in the paper form at the school office, and you will then receive a username and password to get started. If you have more than 1 child in the Yakima School District, you only need to register once to have access to all of their information.

    What else can I do with Skyward Family Access?

    Your Skyward account also gets your family access to ParentLink, the district’s notification system that automatically sends robo-calls, texts, and e-mails to registered families. For more information, click here. 

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  • Born to Draw Comics  Craig Orbac

    You’re invited to a special Roosevelt Family Night featuring children’s illustrator, Craig Orback! Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 25th from 6:00-7:30 pm

    • Win an autographed book!
    • Buy your own book to get autographed! ($15-cash only)
    • Enjoy a fun, free craft and snack
    • Check out library books and take an AR quiz
    • Enjoy dinner together (pizza/water $1 each)
    • Craig Orback’s newest book is Born to Draw Comics: The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts, a picture book about Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts and Snoopy. Mr. Orback has also illustrated over 20 children’s books, plus children’s magazines, text books, a graphic novel, and other projects.
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  • ELPA21 logo

    ELPA21 Family Night--Feb. 20th

    Is your child bilingual and receiving English-language services at Roosevelt?  If so, your child takes a very important standardized test each spring called the ELPA21.  

    • Roosevelt is hosting an ELPA21 Family Night on Thursday, Feb. 20th in the library from 6-7 pm so families can learn more about the ELPA21 and how it's used to support your child's English learning. You'll even get to log onto a sample ELPA21 with your child and see what the questions are like (so it's important that you bring your child--he/she will be your teacher!)
    • The ELPA21 is the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century. Approximately 150 students at Roosevelt take the ELPA21 each spring. The ELPA21 measures your child’s English skills in 4 areas: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.  Questions on the ELPA21 are based on 10 English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards that students need to reach in each grade. Results from the ELPA21 are used to identify students for extra language support, and then to exit students when they no longer need extra support inEnglish. This English language support is part of a state program called the Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program (TBIP). When students score at least 4 in all 4 areas of the ELPA21, they exit from TBIP. Then, they are no longer tested on the ELPA21.
    • You’re a key partner in your child’s success on the ELPA21. Here’s how you can help your child succeed.  Roosevelt students will begin taking the ELPA21 on Feb. 24. During ELPA21 testing, set an early bedtime, and be sure your child is here on time each day of the test. Talk with your child about doing his/her best on every question. 

    If you have any questions about the ELPA21 Family Night on Feb. 20 or about the ELPA21 in general, please call 573-1739.  Here's a link to more information on the ELPA21 from the state. 

     

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    Look for Report Cards on Monday, Feb. 3! 

    Can you believe that it’s already report card time? We’re just passed the halfway point of the school year, and our first half of the year has been full of amazing learning with your child. Our half-way point also means it’s time to look at your child’s report card. Report cards aren’t just a list of grades. They can actually be powerful tools to give you a picture of your child’s progress and help you ask questions, adjust, and set goals for the rest of the year. Here are answers to common questions about report cards and how you can help.

    Read the latest issue of Bear Tracks for more information (click the link on the top left side of this page).  Learn what the numbers/grades actually meanand how to understand your child's DIBELS reading score. 

    We want to partner with families year-round. Please do not wait until spring conferences if you have questions. If you want more information about your child’s progress or want to know how you can help your child, please call our office at 573-1700 and ask to set up a conference with your child’s teacher--in person or on the phone.

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  • Help us help you in the parking lot!

    We want to help our parking lot run as efficiently and safely as possible. No one wants to spend extra time waiting, and we all want to keep our children safe. Please review the parking lot update and do your part.  Please click here to read the information in Spanish or alternative formats.  Thank you!

    Parking lot update

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  • Brain with dumbbells

    Growing Together

    At Roosevelt, we encourage everyone--students, staff, and families--to have a "growth mindset." We even teach and model a growth mindset to students starting in kindergarten.

    You can make a big difference in your child’s attitude and efforts by talking about growth mindset at home too. What is a growth mindset?  A growth mindset is the belief that our intelligence and abilities can improve with effort and practice. When we have a growth mindset, we are able to keep trying when things are hard because we know that hard work really matters. To help build your child's growth mindset, here are some tips:

    • Give praise for effort instead of just for results.
    • Talk about mistakes as learning opportunities.
    • Help change negative “self talk” to positive “self talk.”
    • Add “yet” when your child says he/she can’t do something; for example, “I can’t read this...YET.”

    Thank you for building a growth mindset in your child! Read more about growth mindset in the January 10th issue of Bear Tracks.  

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  • Skate like a Bear! 

    You and your family are invited to Roosevelt's annual Skateland Family Night on Thursday, Jan. 16th from 5:30-7:30 pm, and all Roosevelt students skate for FREE--sponsored by the Roosevelt Booster Club! Price for other skaters is $5. The snack bar will be open. Come join the fun!

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  • Food Drive Poster

    17th Annual Lee Paggett Food Drive

    Roosevelt proudly supports the 17th Annual Lee Paggett Food Drive. Lee Paggett was a beloved employee of the Yakima School District who worked tirelessly by fundraising for various causes and helping our youth. For the past 17 years, we have been collecting canned goods at every school in the Yakima School District for Northwest Harvest in his honor.

    We need your help to keep making this event successful! The food drive officially begins on Monday, January 6th and continues until Friday, January 17th. Please send non-perishable foods with your child or drop them off in your child's classroom.  Classes will compete to earn fun prizes! 

     

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  • Get Ready for Winter Weather

    It’s getting cold outside, and it’s time for the Bears to bundle up and get ready for winter weather. You can get updates from the Yakima School District in almost any way you’d like--by mobile app, websites, social media, TV, radio, or phone. Click here for all of the links. 

    The quickest alerts come through the YSD app, usually at 5:30 am. Now is the time to download the app and sign up for Roosevelt and push notifications in the settings.  It’s also time to make plans for back-up childcare/rides if school is late or closed.   Scrambling to find childcare or rides on a snowy morning is never fun.

    Let’s stay warm and safe (and remember that Roosevelt Bears don’t hibernate!). 

     

     

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  •  Letter from Superintendent Greene

    Today, your 4th or 5th grade student interacted with Isaiah Garza, who is a pop artist and fashion designer to the stars. Isaiah lives in Los Angeles but grew up in Yakima and graduated from Eisenhower. He shared many positive messages about being kind to others, being proud of who we are and of Yakima, sharing with others, and never giving up. 

    He also referenced the use of the use of Tik Tok for part of the reason for his success and fame. Tik Tok has been a source of some negative issues with students of elementary age. 

    Roosevelt Elementary works hard to educate our students to be safe and responsible on all digital media. We encourage you to reference Roosevelt’s most recent issue of the Bear Tracks newsletter (Dec. 6, 2019), which you can download on the Roosevelt webpage. The newsletter contains quality information regarding healthy online habits such as 1) Setting clear boundaries, 2) Using parental controls, and 3) Protecting our children from cyberbullying.

    Please review the information in Roosevelt’s recent newsletter with your children.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Principal Smith or Assistant Principal Harper.

    Sincerely,

    Trevor Greene

    Superintendent

    Yakima School District

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  • How can I keep my elementary child safe online? 

    Whether your child is in kindergarten, 5th-grade, or somewhere in between, now is the time to teach your child healthy online habits.  Read our latest issue of Bear Tracks for helpful advice about how to keep your child safe online, especially during the elementary school years.  (Download the file by clicking on link at top lefthand side of page.) Get information about using parental controls and setting clear boundaries. Also, read how to protect your child from cyberbullying.  It takes all of us working together to keep our children safe online. 

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  • Celebrate (and support Roosevelt Booster Club) with a Holiday Portrait!

    Family Portrait Night

    During our Holiday Family Night, get a festive family or individual portrait made with your choice of 2 winter backgrounds.  For a $15 sitting fee, you'll receive an 8 x 10 portrait--compare that to prices at the mall! Also, Classic Photography generously donates $$ from each 8 x 10 sold to support our Roosevelt Booster Club.  

    Portraits start at 5:30, so come early and then enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and a winter craft during our Annual Holiday Family Night from 6-7:30 in the gym.  

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  • Bear Tracks--Nov. 22, 2019

     Bear Tracks

    At Roosevelt, we're grateful for the students, staff, and families that we have the opportunity to learn and work with every day.  Read this week's issue of Bear Tracks to learn more about 2 of our newest Roosevelt teachers (download by clicking the link on the top left-hand side of the webpage). Happy Thanksgiving! 

     

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  • Join us for our annual Holiday Family Night!

    Bear winter

    On Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 pm, all Roosevelt families are invited to join us for our annual Holiday Family Night. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, make a fun winter craft, and get a holiday portrait taken.  The portraits begin at 5:30, and proceeds benefit the Roosevelt Booster Club.  Don't miss the fun with your Roosevelt Bear family!

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  • Roosevelt logo

    Spirit Day on Thursday! Show your Bear Pride! 

    Show your Bear Pride on Thursday by wearing a Roosevelt shirt or our school colors (red and blue).  

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  • Bears, Get Ready for Winter! 

    Inclement Weather Guidelines

    How do Bears get ready for winter? By reading this week's issue of Bear Tracks!  Click on the newsletter link on the top left-hand side of the page so you and your child are ready for snowy mornings, winter recesses, and school delays/closures.  Now is also a great time to stop by and take a look at our Lost and Found (in the front hallway), which is FULL of winter coats, hats, gloves, and more.  Click here to download the Yakima Schools Inclement Weather Guidelines in Spanish and English for more information on the best ways to stay in touch--apps, websites, social media, and more--when winter weather hits.  

     

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  • Let's keep our school-family partnerships strong after Parent Conference Week!

    We loved seeing you during Parent Conference Week.  It’s inspiring for us to hear your dreams for your child, and we learn more about how to support and challenge your child here at Roosevelt. Thank you for rearranging schedules and making the time to prioritize your child’s education. It makes all the difference! 

    Check out Bear Tracks (click on the top left-hand side of the webpage) and our online calendar to stay connected and keep our school-family partnerships strong throughout the year.  Also, follow the Roosevelt Booster Club Facebook page for school news and fun photos. If you would like to volunteer or participate in activities during the school day, district policy requires that you fill out volunteer paper work in the office 1 week in advance. The important thing is to stay connected. We are a team, and we can’t do it without YOU! Thanks! 

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  • Morning Arrival--Doors Open at 8 am

    Parents, our doors open at 8 am. It is unsafe to drop off children before 8 am because there is no supervision, and the mornings are extremely cold. At 8 am, supervision begins, and students can enter the cafeteria to eat or chat until playground supervision begins at 8:15. We need your help to keep all students safe and warm. Thank you!

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  • School Board Meeting at Roosevelt

    Last week, Roosevelt hosted the YSD School Board meeting, and we taught our school board members the Roosevelt Bear Clap.  Follow the link below to the Yakima Schools' Twitter account, and watch the video!

    The school board learns the Bear Clap at Roosevelt Elementary! ?? ???? pic.twitter.com/NMci6EdB75

    — Yakima Schools (@YakimaSchools) October 28, 2019

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  • Getting ready for Parent Conference Week

    Bear Tracks 11-01

    Next week is Parent Conference Week, and this week's issue of Bear Tracks can help you get ready. Download Bear Tracks by clicking on the link on the upper-lefthand side of the homepage.  Read tips on things to do before, during, and after the conference to make it successful and productive for your child's learning.  Also, remember that school is dismissed at 12 noon each day.  

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  • Halloween at Roosevelt

    Halloween costume bear

    As you get ready to celebrate Halloween, please note: Teachers will communicate with students and families about Halloween expectations. On Halloween, some teachers may allow students to wear costumes or bring and then change into costumes. However, the dress code is still in effect, and no student may wear masks or hoods or bring toy weapons.  Thanks for your help!

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  • Bear Tracks

    Bear Tracks 10-25-2019

    We’re all hearing more than ever about children with food allergies, and we have multiple Roosevelt students who have life-threatening allergies. When students’ health is at stake, we all want to work together to provide a safe environment for all children.  After all, that’s what we would want for our own child. 

    As a result, we are asking all families to  follow these safety guidelines:  Please do not send peanuts, peanut butter or foods containing peanuts or peanut butter to school.  If you bring birthday or holiday treats, please read the ingredient list and avoid peanuts. Also, please let your child’s teacher know ahead of time so any children with allergies can bring safe treats.  If your child eats peanut butter for breakfast, please make sure that he/she washes hands with soap and water before school.

    This is a learning process for all of us, but I trust that you understand how important it is to support and protect our children with food allergies.  Your child’s teacher may contact your family with additional guidelines.  If  you have any questions about food-allergy issues, please call the office at 573-1700.  

     

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  • Bear Tracks--Special Message from our Librarian

    Bear Tracksw 10-18-2019

    Read this week's Bear Tracks for a special message from our librarian. Learn how our amazing Roosevelt library helps your child (and your family!) develop a love for reading and learning.  Families are encouraged to check out books for your family! The Roosevelt Library is open after school every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:15-3:40 pm.  We have over 16,000 books to share with you! You can support our library through our Amazon Wishlist. Click here to view a list of items that we need in the library. Click on link on top left-hand side of webpage to download Bear Tracks, or check your child's folder every Friday. 

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  • Get ready for our Book Fair! 

    Book fair flier

    Our Scholasitc Book Fair is coming soon! Look for the flier in your child's backpack. You can also click here  for online browsing and even shopping! Your child can shop during his/her library class.  Also, families can shop during Parent Conference Week (Nov. 4-8) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12-3 pm or on Thursday from 12-6 pm. It's great to stop by before or after your conference. 

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  • What is DIBELS?

    Bear Tracks

    What's DIBELS? What does my child's score mean? What is my child's teacher even talking about? If you've ever wondered about DIBELS--the reading assessment that your child takes at least 3 times each year--download the latest issue of Bear Tracks to find out more (click on link on top left-hand side of webpage.  Then, you'll be ready to hear about your child's progress on DIBELS during parent conferences in a few weeks!

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  • Roosevelt Teachers are Amazing!

    About our Teachers and Classrooms

    Read this week's Bear Tracks Family Newsletter to learn how amazing your child's teachers are here at Roosevelt! Click on the link on the top left-hand side of the page to download our Oct. 4 issue, and spread the good news. 

     

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  • Bear Tracks--Friday, Sept. 27

    Bear Tracks

    Check your child's folder for the latest Bear Tracks family newsletter. This week, it contains news about all of the ways that our school counseling program supports students, teachers, and families. Click on the link on the top lefthand side of this page to download a copy in English and Spanish.

    Also, don't forget that our BEAR Store is now open every Tuesday and Thursday, so students can start spending their BEAR Bucks! 

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  • How does Title I help my child at Roosevelt? 

    Title I Parent Meeting

    If you missed last week's Title I Parent Meeting, you can get caught up by clicking on the PowerPoint presentation that we shared.  

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  • The BEAR Store opens this week! 

    The BEAR Store opens on Tuesday this week, so get ready to spend your BEAR Bucks.  Grades 1-5, look for the store in the cafeteria from 8:00-8:35 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Kindergarteners can shop during their afternoon recess.  Count and organize your BEAR Bucks, and staple them into "books" of 5. Here's what we'll be selling: 

     

    BEAR Store Price List--1

    BEAR Store Price List-2

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  • Bear Tracks: Sept. 20

    Bear Tracks-English

    Check your child's folder for the latest Bear Tracks family newsletter. This week, it contains news about BEAR Bucks and BEAR Paws.  Our BEAR Store that opens this week, and students can begin spending their BEAR Bucks! Click on the link on the top lefthand side of this page to download a copy in English and Spanish.

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  • Challenge 5

    Challenge 5: Strive for 5 Attendance Prizes

    Coming to school every day is the best thing you can do for yourself!  If you miss a day of school, you miss 7 hours of new learning--whether no matter why you’re gone. It’s hard to catch back up, and students with just 1-2 absences each month really fall behind in reading and math.

    What can you do? Take the Challenge 5 and Strive for 5 or fewer absences all year. Only stay home if you’re really sick. Here’s what you can earn by having excellent attendance at Roosevelt (click link for list daily, monthly, and end-of-year incentives). 

     

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  • Title I parent meeting invitation

    Annual Title I Parent Meeting

    You are invited to Roosevelt's Annual Title I Parent Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 6-7 pm.  Learn more about the Title 1 program at Roosevelt and provide input into the procedures for parent involvement, the school-parent-student compact, and the parent involvement budget and plan.

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  • Bear Bucks

    What are BEAR Bucks? 

    Heading into our 2nd week of school, you've probably started hearing your child talk about BEAR Bucks. What are BEAR Bucks? What can they be used for? BEAR Bucks are rewards that encourage students for following our BEAR Expectations--Be safe; Expect success, Act responsibly; and Respect all.  BEAR Bucks can be spent in our BEAR Store, which sells school supplies and other fun items.  The BEAR Store will open in mid/late September as soon as the Student Leadership Class Representatives are elected and trained. So, save your BEAR Bucks and keep earning more! 

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    Bear Tracks

    Check your child's homework folder for this week's edition of Bear Tracks, Roosevelt's family newsletter. Inside, read a letter from Principal Nancy Smith, find updates on upcoming events, and catch up on important school news. Click on lefthand "Newsletters" column to download a copy in English and Spanish. 

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  • Roosevelt cell phone

    Parents, you have back-to-school homework too!

    Download the Yakima School District app to stay in touch.  Information and links to download the app are available here. After downloading, go to the app settings and choose Roosevelt as a preferred school. 

    Got the app? Great! Now, add Skyward Family Access and Parent Link so you're always updated: 

    • Skyward Family Access:  Skyward--our student information system--lets parents access to student information through Skyward Family Access. Register for a Skyward Family Access account by downloading a form at www.yakimaschools.org/Page/143.
    • ParentLink Automated Notification System: ParentLink generates robo-calls, texts, and e-mails to registered families. A Skyward account is required to access ParentLink. To sign up for a ParentLink account, just provide an email address with your Skyward Family Access registration. With a ParentLink account, you can set delivery preferences for other notification systems (texting, robo-calls, etc).   Get more info at https://www.yakimaschools.org/Page/1586.  

     

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  • School Supplies

    Did you know? Roosevelt school supply lists are now available for every grade level at TeacherLists.  Follow this link to TeacherLists to find (and even purchase) your child's school supplies, and get ready for the big day! 

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  • Dear Roosevelt Families,

    Thank you for a great year at Roosevelt.  We are thankful for the support of community partners this year also, including Bud Clary Toyota, Salvation Army, the Well Church, On the Corner, McDonalds, and Fred Meyer. 

    We hope you are enjoying your summer, and we want to share a few important dates with you as you think about back-to-school.  

    August 26th  Join us for our Open House at 5:30 pm

    August 28th  Remember that our first day of school it is a half day with noon dismissal at noon.

    Please watch for a post card this summer letting you know who your child’s teacher will be next year.

    If you have any questions or suggestions I would love for you to give me a call.  Thank you again for your support!

     

    Sincerely,

    Nancy Smith

    Principal

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  • Roosevelt's Kinder Transition Program

    WHO: New kindergarteners registered to attend Roosevelt
    WHEN: August 19-21, 2019 (Mon-Wed) from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
    WHY: This extra time in the school allows your child to:
    • Meet their teacher and school staff
    • Learn about their classroom and their school
    • Become familiar with classroom routines in a smaller setting before older students arrive

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  • Laura Harper to serve as next Assistant Principal at Roosevelt Elementary School

    Laura Harper  The Yakima School District is proud to announce the hiring of Laura Harper to the position of Assistant Principal at Roosevelt Elementary School.  Mrs. Harper replaces Nancy Smith who is now Principal.

    Mrs. Harper began teaching in Texas in 1992. After she and her husband moved to Yakima twenty-five years ago, she worked as a teacher and instructional facilitator in the Toppenish School District for fifteen years. She also trained new elementary and middle school teachers through Heritage University’s HU Accelerate program.  This year, Laura completed a year-long principal internship at Whitney Elementary School in Yakima. 

    During her career, Laura has mentored teachers, designed curriculum, led reform efforts, and was recognized as district Teacher of the Year.  She presented at national and state conferences, and her writing has been published in professional journals and books.  She has earned over $25,000 in grants.

    Laura earned a bachelor's degree in English and history and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX; her bilingual and ELL endorsements from Heritage University in Toppenish, WA; and her principal certification from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. 

    Laura and her husband, Ken, have been married for 25 years. They have a son who attends Franklin Middle School.  When not at work, Laura enjoys walking her dog, canoeing, cooking, and reading. Laura has known that she wanted to be a teacher since elementary school, when she  was inspired by her own teachers.  She is also inspired by the legacy of many generations of educators in her own family.

    Laura says that Roosevelt has built a strong reputation during its 100-year history as a place with powerful learning, relationships, and support for all students. In fact, Laura already has her own history at Roosevelt: She and her husband sent their own child there, and Laura served on the board of the Roosevelt Booster Club for six years.  Laura believes that the people—the staff members, students, and parents—make Roosevelt great, so she is excited to rejoin the Roosevelt team.

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District Announcements

  • Be Counted! 2020 Census

    Census 2020 The census is a way for our community to seek the necessary financial support from the government that it needs.  Our schools depend on the census count for accurate program funding. In mid-March, you will receive an invitation to participate in the census from the Census Bureau. Be sure to count everyone in your household - even infants.  Responding to the census is the law, however, it is against the law for the Census Bureau to inquire about personal information such as immigration status.  It is illegal for the Census Bureau to pass on your contact information to other government entities. They use your contact info, such as your name and address, to know if you have already been counted. Once you have responded, you will no longer receive notices from the Census Bureau and a census worker will not come to your home.  If you have any questions, we have put together videos and information for you online at www.YakimaSchools.org/2020census 

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  • Feb 11 Election Results

    Thank you voters Thank you, voters. On the February 11th ballot, the YSD proposed two propositions. One passed and one did not.

    The proposition that passed was a replacement levy (Educational Programs & Operations Levy) that will cost voters an estimated $2.50/$1000 of home value. When we ran this same levy in 2016 it passed at approximately $3.04/$1000. This Educational Programs and Operations Levy also brings Levy Equalization Assistance from the state which more than doubles its value.  THANK YOU for passing this levy.

    The second proposition was for much-needed facility maintenance of which, due to financial challenges, the YSD has had to defer costs. Proposition 2 was proposed at an estimated $.54/$1000 of home value. This proposition very narrowly failed by less than half of one percent. We respect the democratic process and although this revenue is needed, we will not be re-running this levy measure again in this calendar year. We will propose reductions and will work to better educate the community on the need for this revenue.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Yakima School District.

     For more information about the February 11th levy measures, please go to www.YakimaSchools.org/levy 

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  • Wellness Resources

    Taking care of yourself both physically and mentally is important. Please click the title above for a list of local resources. We care about you!

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  • Equity in Education

    The Yakima School District recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each student, staff member and citizen within the community. Teaming together, the school community creates a learning environment that fosters fair treatment and access to educational resources and programs for all students. The American democratic system depends on equal access to the opportunities for and benefits of public education for all young people: our future leaders, voters, taxpayers, workers, parents and adult citizens (Click the Equity in Education title above for our full policy).

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  • What is the High School and Beyond Plan?

    The High School and Beyond Plan process is a graduation requirement that supports students in exploring their interests, planning high school coursework that is aligned to those interests, keeping track of major assessment scores, and logging work and other relevant experience. The Plan is designed to enable students to successfully pursue education or training after they graduate high school. https://readywa.org/beyond/en/

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