June 2019

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June 2019


Half Day June 7 th

This Friday, students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM. Teachers will be working to complete report cards for the end of the year.

Last Day of School June 21 st

The last day of school is scheduled for Friday, June 21 st . Students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM. Dismissal on the last day is lots of fun. We get noise makers out, create a parent tunnel or sorts, and cheer for the kids. Come out and celebrate with us. Our last day assembly will go from 10:00-11:00 AM.

Medications at School

ALL medications must be picked up by 4:00 PM on Friday, June 21 st . If you cannot make it by 4:00 on the 21 st , please call the office (360-596-6700) to make different arrangements. If we do not hear from you, we will need to dispose of all medications that are left behind. Thank you for your help with this.

All School BBQ

I encourage parents to come and have lunch with the kids on June 13 th . We set up tables outside and fire up the BBQ. The kids will eat and play during a combined lunch/recess time. All are welcome to attend. You can bring your own lunch or buy lunch at school. No RSVP. Just show up if you can!

Senior Walk

A couple of years ago, we started a fun tradition of bringing our graduating seniors back to Roosevelt for one last hurrah! The Olympia High School seniors will walk the hallways and give high fives to students at 9:15 AM on Friday, June 14 th . Should be really fun.

Field Day

Talk about fun events! Field day this year is being held on Tuesday, June 18 th . We
need volunteers to help organize games in the field. If you are interested in volunteering, we have a sign-up sheet in the main office. K-3 will be out from 12:45- 1:30, 1-4 will be out from 1:35-2:20 and 2-5 will be out from 2:25-3:25.

Upcoming Events

  • June 4 th Book Swap During School Day
  • June 5 th Early Release @ 2:42 PM
  • June 5 th ALPS Parent Night (New Families) @ 6:00 PM
  • June 6 th Kindergarten Screening
  • June 6 th 5 th Grade Walking Trip to Reeves @ 9:30 AM
  • June 7 th Half Day Grading. Dismissal @ 12:15 PM
  • June 7 th Spring Carnival @ 6:00 PM
  • June 10 th PTA Mtg. @ 6:30 PM
  • June 12 th Walk and Roll @ 8:30 AM
  • June 13 th All School BBQ During Lunch
  • June 13 th Kindergarten Celebration @ 6:00 PM
  • June 14 th Senior Walk @ 9:10 AM
  • June 17 th Band/Orchestra Concert @ 2:00 PM
  • June 18 th Field Day
  • June 18 th 5 th Grade Celebration @ 6:30 PM
  • June 21 st Last Day Assembly @ 10:00 AM
  • June 21 st Last Day of School. Dismissal @ 12:15 PM

Lost and Found

Are you missing kid clothing at home? Our lost and found racks are overflowing! All unclaimed items will be donated on the last day of school (June 21 st ). Please come and take a look.

Walk and Roll

It is almost time to Walk and Roll again. This month, we will host our Walk and Roll event on Wednesday, June 12 th . Choose from 2 meeting locations: Bigelow Park or the Olympia Little Theatre. Both locations will gather at 8:30 AM and begin walking at 8:35 AM. We will walk rain or shine. Hope to see you all there!

Band/Orchestra Concert

The final band and orchestra concert will be held at 2:00 on Monday, June 17 th . Please plan to arrive early as parking will be very challenging. The festivities will take place in the multi-purpose room at Roosevelt.


Book Swap

The Book Swap is almost here! Students spent the last week bringing in gently used books for our annual summer reading Book Swap. On Tuesday, June 4, kids who brought in books will be called down by class to choose “new” books that other kids donated to have new reading material for the summer. Our book collection period has ended, so please do not send in more books with your child. Tuesday should be a fun day of book swapping.

Returning Library Books

Calling all library books! As we begin the process of rounding up all of the library books that have been checked out this year, I ask that you scour your bookcases, closets, cars, couches, and under bed spaces for any lost library books. Lost and overdue notices will be coming home in Monday folders this week. Starting June 10, no books will be checked out to students. All books will be due back in the library on Friday, June 14. Classes will also begin participating in the Book Return Race, to see which classes can get all books returned and fines paid the quickest.  Winning classes in Primary (K-2) and Intermediate (3-5) will each win an Otter Pop party!

Summer Reading and Timberland Regional Library

On Thursday, May 30, the Timberland Regional Library came to talk to the kids about their summer library program. This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories. There are a myriad of fun activities, cool performances, and prizes for kids at all Timberland branches beginning June 1. This program is free. Kids can either sign up online or at any Timberland Library branch. 

The “Summer Slide” is a real thing, and reading over the summer helps prevent this, making for an easier entry back into school for your child in the fall. This infographic created by the National Summer Learning Association illustrates what can happen over the summer if a child does not read or engage in literacy activities. This article, published by the National Education Association (NEA) contains ideas and links to
resources to prevent the Summer Slide.

I hope all of you have a fun, safe, and adventure-filled summer. I look forward to seeing all of you in the fall.

PTA News

PTA Board for 2019/2020 elected
At the May meeting, members voted to elect the PTA board for the 2019/2020 school year. The board members are: Ashley Otheim (President), Aniysa Zuchowski (Vice President), Amber Kilczewski (Secretary), and Helen Berry (Treasurer). Thank you so much for stepping up to lead next year! 

Fun in the Sun Carnival

Friday, June 7 th 6pm-8pm at Roosevelt The Fun in the Sun free carnival for Roosevelt families is this Friday! There will be a bounce house obstacle course, pizza dinner, popcorn, cotton candy, a DJ, balloon animals, and more!  The event is free, but we are asking folks to RSVP at  http://bit.do/rooseveltcarnival  so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone.  Check out the flyer at  this link for details. We hope you can join us!Final PTA Meeting of the Year, Monday, June 10 th 6:15-7:30pm at Roosevelt Join us to wrap up the year’s business! Childcare and snacks provided!

5th Grade Celebration, Tuesday, June 18 th at 6:30pm

Attention all 5th grade families!  Please join us at the 5th Grade Celebration - June 18th - 6:30pm at Friendly Grove Park.  We'll have pizza, salad and cake.  Please email [email protected] if you have dietary/allergy restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate you! Each student will receive a certificate from Mr. Shaughnessy, a photo memory board and a goodie bag from the PTA.  There will be music, a photo booth and tons of fun!  We hope to see you there!  Please RSVP here.

Roosevelt Yearbooks to be delivered on June, 19th  

Yearbooks will be delivered to students on June 19 th . Didn’t get a chance to order one online? Don’t worry! There will be a limited supply available for purchase at the school. Please check out myrooseveltpta.org for details as the date gets closer.


6 TH Annual Roosevelt 5k and Kids Dash

Thank you, Roosevelt students, parents, staff, faculty and community, for making the Roosevelt 5k a fabulous event! It is so fun to have everyone come out to run or walk (or both) to support our students and staff at Roosevelt. Thank you to our fun course marshals, wonderful registration crew, and all the families who donated yummy post-race food and of course, to all of our participants. An enormous thank you to our major sponsors Capital Heating and Cooling and South Sound Vasectomy! Thank you to our additional sponsors Ellis Cove Construction, Tyee Dental and Implant Center, McClanahan Moody Law, Olympia Federal Savings, ACME Fuel, Panowicz Jewelers and the Hunter family. We couldn’t do this without you! Thanks again and see you all again next year! --Fabiana Eussen, Race Director

Thank you!

Just a quick note to thank you all for a wonderful year! Our organization is an amazing one that does a lot for Roosevelt’s students, staff, and community and it wouldn’t be possible without the fantastic families and volunteers that make it all happen. Thank you all so much! Have a great summer!