November 2019

Roosevelt Ravens Review

November 2019


No School and Late Start Days in November


No School:  
November 11th, 27th, 28th, and 29

EarlyRelease @2:42
November 6th, 13th, and 20th


Veteran’s Day Assembly


Our annual Veteran’s Day assembly will be held on Thursday, November 7th at 1:20 PM in the Roosevelt Gym.  On this day, the Reeves Middle School Band will be on-hand to play a variety of patriotic songs.  If you are active duty, a veteran, or have a veteran in your family, please consider joining us for this event.  


Winter Weather and Clothing Request


As the weather turns wet and cold, I need to ask two favors. 


  1. Please take a minute to write your child’s name in all clothing that might be removed during the day (coats, hats, gloves, etc.).If you have a name inside the clothing, it will be returned to your child as soon as it is found.Otherwise, it will have to live in the lost and found.It is really hard to see all the great clothing that gets donated multiple times per year because we do not have capacity for the volume of unlabeled clothing left behind.


  2. Also, please put a change of clothes in your child’s backpack (underwear, socks, shirt, pants).Keep it all in a Ziploc bag at the bottom of the backpack.That way, if your child gets wet or muddy at school, they will have a way to change without us calling you out of work.We want to help take good care of your child while they are away from you.We do not have enough clothes in the nurse’s office to meet this need (nor do the kids want to wear the items in the nurse’s office).


Thank you for your help with these action items.  It would make a huge difference if everyone would do this.


Roosevelt Equity Council


This month, the Roosevelt Equity Council is providing an opportunity for all of us to honor and recognize individuals from Native American backgrounds.  This project is something that can be done at home and will help us create a visual display for students to interact with through the month.  The purpose of this activity is to begin changing the narrative around Indigenous People’s Day and Thanksgiving.  The members of the Equity Council are committed to removing barriers in our community for people from traditional underserved backgrounds.


November Lockdown Drill


As I stated in the October newsletter, I am taking a few minutes to talk about emergency drills before they happen so that parents can help me support kids with understanding these drills.  A common language is essential to help our kids have an accurate understanding of what is happening in different situations.


On November 6th at 10:00 AM, we are going to practice an intruder drill.  These drills are necessary to help all of us know how to respond in the event of an intruder. Over the course of the past two years, teachers have been taught to run, hide, or fight.  The response they choose is based upon the situation they find themselves in.  If an intruder is in a different part of the building and they think they can get out safely, they are encouraged to make that decision.  If the intruder is in their immediate vicinity, they have been taught to lock down and hold their location. 


During the drill on the 6th, we are only going to practice the “hide” response.  When explaining this to the students, we are telling them that we practice this drill in case someone is in the building that is not supposed to be there. As with all of our drills, we teach the kids that the most important thing they can do is listen and follow the direction of the adult in the room. 


Upcoming Events


November 1st                                       PTA Movie Night @ 6:15 PM

November 2nd                                     PTA Live and Silent Auction @ 5:00 PM

November 6th                                      Lockdown Drill @ 10:00 AM

November 6th                                      Early Release @ 2:42 PM

November 7th                                      Veteran’s Day Assembly @ 1:20

November 11th                                      No School-Veteran’s Day

November 12th                                     PTA Mtg. @ 6:30 PM

November 13th                                     Early Release @ 2:42 PM

November 13th                                     Walk and Roll @ 8:25 AM

November 20th                                    Early Release @ 2:42 PM

November 27, 28, 29                           No School-Thanksgiving Break


Roosevelt PTA


PTA Auction


Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets and/or donated items for the auction!  We have sold a whopping 139 tickets so far but it’s not too late to buy yours! The deadline is Friday November 1st at noon and then the price goes up to $50 at the door. There are so many wonderful things to bid on or buy a raffle ticket for, and fun activities to participate in. Get your tickets now and come join us for a fun night out.  You can purchase tickets here.


Whoever buys the 150th ticket will get lunch delivered (within Olympia) by Roosevelt mom and auction co-chair, Terry Vanderpham!!


NEW this year!  You can pre-register your credit card and view all of the amazing items that have been donated to the auction. You should have received an email with instructions of how to register!  Pre-registering will make check in/check out a breeze!!

To view all of the auction items, click here.  Click on the Menu and then Catalog to view the items!  


Thank you to all our wonderful $1000 level sponsors. We appreciate you so much and wouldn’t be able to do this without you!  Thank you so much to:  Capital Heating & Cooling, Olympia Plumbing Technologies, South Sound Vasectomy and the Wheeler-Rauscher Family.


We can’t wait to see you on November 2nd from 5:00-9:00 at the Olympia Ballroom!  


School Directory


Roosevelt PTA is excited to once again bring you our School Directory ONLINE! Having your information listed in the directory is a great way to connect with other families!  

Please complete the following questions in the Google Form by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st. 


If you have multiple students, please fill out a form for EACH child!  Once we enter you into the system (after November 1st) you will receive an email with directions on how to login to the Directory Spot website.  They also have an app that's super easy to use.  You can download the app here:  iPhone or Android


Any questions?  Contact [email protected]


Movie Night


Join us at PTA Family Movie Night on Friday, November 1, 2019 to see "Rango" Doors open at 6:15 and the movie begins at 6:30. This free event is sponsored by the PTA. Bring cushions or blankets to sit on and enjoy free popcorn! Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the movie. Please confirm that this movie is appropriate for your child. There are many good resources including Questions? Contact[email protected].


Walk N Roll


November Walk N Roll is coming up on November 13th.  We still need 1-3 volunteer to help greet walkers and coordinate snacks and prizes on Walk N Roll mornings. Interested in helping?  Please contact Casey Wilson at [email protected] 


Choose from two meeting locations:

  • 8:35 A.M at Bigelow Park
  • 8:35 A.M. at Olympia Little Theater


Go to one of the meeting locations and walk or roll to school with your friends.

If you live too far to walk from home, don’t worry, you can drive to one of the meet-up locations, park, and walk along with us.  


Roosevelt is Walking N Rolling to school all year long! Save the dates.


Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 11, April 1, May 13, June 10




Yearbooks cost $15 and are available for online order through April 30th 2020.  Flyers were sent home in blue folders with instructions on how to order, but if you don't have yours, you can also find instructions on how to order on our website.


New this year, you can now sponsor a yearbook to go to our scholarship yearbooks!  When ordering your yearbook, you should see a sponsor option as well as the standard yearbook option.  If you would like to sponsor a yearbook this year, just click "sponsor" and purchase as you would a standard yearbook.  You will need to make a separate order to place an order for a Sponsor Yearbook.  Please note that while the sponsor name and child fields are required, that information will not be included at the end of the year when yearbooks are passed out.  You will need to make a separate order to place an order for a Sponsor Yearbook.  


If you have questions, please contact Aniysa Zuchowski at [email protected]