December 2017

Roosevelt Elementary Roadrunner News

December 2017

Roosevelt Roadrunners are always Respectful, Responsible, and Safe

Free Child Development Workshops

The Olympia School District is pleased to offer free child development workshops with Candyce Lund Bollinger. Bollinger is a parent educator and private parenting counselor in Washington State and has been practicing for more than 35 years.


2017-2018 Workshop Details

Time:  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location:  Olympia Regional Learning Academy, 2400 15th Ave. SE, Olympia, WA 


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - Safety Without Fear:  A workshop designed for parents to help facilitate their children having self-skills for personal safety, without increasing anxiety & fear in their children.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Anger:  A workshop designed to help parents understand anger as well as learn tools to manage anger in themselves and their children.

Roosevelt to Assist OHS in the Annual Canned Food Drive!

Starting Monday, December 4th through Friday, December 8th we will be helping Olympia High School with their annual Canned Food Drive.  The food drive will support our local Thurston County Food Bank.  Please help by donating cans and other non-perishable foods. 


Thinking About Equality and MLK Day:

This year, our ReadingCorp volunteer (Rachel Larrowe) is organizing our school around celebrating diversity and equality through the month of January.  Starting on Monday, December 4, we will be running a special book drive in preparation for our January celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. We are collecting books focused on themes of equality, diversity, justice, and civil rights. In the main lobby, opposite the gym doors, there is a Giving Tree. On each leaf is the name of a book we'd like to add to our library. If you'd like to contribute, come take a leaf off the tree, pick up a copy of the book at your favorite bookstore, and bring it back to the Roosevelt office. These books will be added to our school library and used through the month in classrooms as we work to teach under the themes of tolerance, acceptance, equality, and diversity.  Thanks for contributing to our school's recognition of MLK Day!


4th and 5th Grade Band and Orchestra Concert

On Thursday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m., our very own 4th and 5th grade students will perform in our annual winter concert.  All are invited to come and enjoy the music.


Winter Break

This year, Winter Break will run from December 18th through January 1st.  School will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd.


Upcoming Performances at Roosevelt

This month, we have 2 assemblies for students to enjoy.  These performances are brought to us by the Olympia School District Performing Arts Initiative and are free of charge.

  • Real Food Assembly:  On Monday December 4th at 10:00 a.m., students will be witness to an engaging and informative show that helps students learn about making healthy food choices in their lives.


  • Kristin Lee Assembly:  On Wednesday December 6th at 1:25 p.m., Kristin Lee will perform for our students.  She is a touring violinist from New York’s Lincoln Center who also directs Emerald City music performances in Olympia.   Her presentation will focus on Leonard Bernstein, the composer from West Side Story, whose centennial birthdate is being celebrated this year.


Inclement Weather Conditions

Please keep the following information readily available in case you need to check if school has been cancelled or delayed due to weather or other emergency conditions.  Web or media alerts will inform families if emergency/snow bus routes are being used.  For more information access the EMERGENCY INFORMATION PAGE or the SNOW BULLETIN on the OSD website.


Winter Weather

As the weather gets cold and wet, it makes sense the students will come to school with multiple layers of clothing. To ensure students come home with the same clothes they arrived in, please make sure all coats, hoodies, gloves and hats are labeled with student names. If you provide a name, we will make sure to get clothing back to your children if they accidently leave it behind.  With your help, we could eliminate the need for a Lost and Found at school.


Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is bursting.  All clothing will be donated over winter break.  If you are missing items, please check our Lost and Found located in the main hallway of the school.  Please make sure to label coats, hats, gloves, and sweatshirts with names.


Upcoming Events

December 4th Real Food Assembly @ 10:00 a.m.

December 6th Early Release @ 2:42 p.m.

December 6th Kristin Lee Assembly @ 1:25 p.m.

December 13th Early Release @ 2:42 p.m.

December 14th 4/5 Band/Orchestra Concert @ 2:00 p.m.

December 15th Last Day Before Winter Break

December 18th – January 1st Winter Break-No School

January 2nd School Resumes

 PTA News


Thank you to all who supported our auction this year.  Whether you purchased tickets for the auction, donated something for the auction, won something at the auction or just came by for dinner, the auction committee appreciates you!  With your fabulous support, we were able to raise over $17,000.  This money will be used to buy classroom supplies, help fund field trips, purchase classroom library books, just to name a few.  

Thank you to our primary sponsors:

Capital Heating & Cooling

South Sound Vasectomy

The Robinson family  

Thank you to our additional sponsors:

Elder Law with Care

Don Manzer with Virgil Adams Real Estate

Kevin Hayward with State Farm Insurance


And a huge thank you to our In-Kind sponsors:

3 Magnets Brewing

Uncork & Unwind

The Ivanovich family

Deanna’s Edible Designs

Abby’s Cookies & Cupcakes

Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes

8 Arms Bakery

Sophie’s Scoops

Cottage Baked Goods by Nancy

One last, but very important thank you goes to our auction committee who spent endless hours making our auction spectacular:

Molly Ivanovich

Elaine and Alex Tomita

Ashley and Cory Otheim

Fabiana and Joel Eussen

Trixy and Mathias Eichler

Amanda and James Mackison

Heidi Livingston and Nicole Andres


Come shake off those holiday blues at the Roosevelt Winter Festival!  Come bring your family and enjoy games, crafts, activities, and food! Relax and enjoy some social time at this free event for the Roosevelt community!

When: Sat, January 27th 1-4 p.m.

Where: Roosevelt Elementary School

There are still opportunities to volunteer for this fun event! Contact Jen Jaeger if you'd like to help.