May 2018

Roosevelt Elementary Roadrunner News

May 2018

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Roosevelt ES RoadrunnerMini Building Dedication

Well, it is official!  The mini building has officially been dedicated.  Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the new building with us.  As the students have been in the new building for 2 weeks now, I can tell you that this building is helping to change the culture of our school.  It is so fun to see the students take great pride in their new space.  I can’t wait to see the results of the main building remodel that is fully under way.


Spring Music Performance

On May 22nd, we will have an all-school music performance.  We will begin at 2:00 PM and hopefully conclude by about 3:15 PM.  All classrooms will be involved in this performance.  For this performance, we are going to try something a little different.  Due to the large crowd that is expected, I am not going to have the kids sitting in the gym.  This will allow us to place the parent chairs much closer to the risers.  The kids will move onto the risers one grade level at a time, beginning with kindergarten and ending with 5thgrade.  When the grade level is done singing, students will move off the risers, out the gym door, and back to their classrooms.  The hope is that this will ease transition times and help the program progress smoothly.  We are going to try this new format to see how it works.  The hope is that it will allow everyone to have a seat and enjoy the performance.  Band and orchestra will not perform at this time.   They will have a separate performance in June.  The kids are really looking forward to singing for all of you!


Memorial Day

Remember that May 28th is Memorial Day. We will not have school on this day.  

Class Placement 2018-19

Beginning in May, the instructional staff will begin the process of placing students into classrooms for next school year. If you are not returning next year, it is very important that you tell your teacher as soon as possible. All students that do not live in our school boundary will be placed on a waiting list and will be allowed in on a space-available basis.

Class placement will be released through Skyward Family Access this year. Class placement will be available on Thursday, August 30th, beginning after 10:00 AM. It is very important that you learn how to access Family Access. If you need assistance, please contact the main office at 360-596-6700 or call the district office at 360-596-6150. Family access helps you access things like report cards, attendance, test scores, and lunch balances. It will be a very important tool come middle and high school as well. 

Upcoming Events

May 2nd                                                                       Early Release @ 2:42 PM

May 9th – 11th                                                             5th Grade Camp CISPUS

May 9th                                                                        Early Release @ 2:42 PM

May 15th                                                                      PTA Meeting @ 6:30 PM

May 16th                                                                      Early Release @ 2:42 PM

May 17th                                                                      Kindergarten Open House @ 6:30 PM

May 18th                                                                      Little Mermaid Performance @ 7:00 PM

May 19th                                                                      Little Mermaid Performance @ 2:00 PM

May 22nd                                                                     K-5 Music Performance @ 2:00 PM

May 23rd                                                                      Early Release @ 2:42 PM

May 28th                                                                      Memorial Day- No School

May 30th                                                                      Early Release @ 2:42 PM

May 31st                                                                      All School Party @ Boom Shaka


Roosevelt PTA News



Our May meeting will be held on MAY 15TH from 6:30-7:30 in the Roosevelt Staff Lounge (PLEASE note the location change as the library is closed!) We hope to see you there! We will be electing our new PTA Board Officers! FREE Childcare will be provided! 


We are excited to announce our candidates for the PTA Board! Below, each candidate has written a brief bio about themselves. We will be voting on the Board positions at our May 15th meeting – we hope to see you there!

President – ELAINE TOMITA:
Hello Roosevelt Community! My name is Elaine Tomita and I would be honored to be selected as the PTA president. I’ve served on the board as the secretary for the past two years and have really enjoyed being involved in enriching our school and community through our PTA activities, such as the movie nights, auction, after school programs, and the upcoming musical. I look forward to working with you to keep these amazing programs continuing and adding new ones as we can. Thank you for supporting our PTA and school!

Vice President – ANIYSA ZUCKOWSKI:
A little bit about me: 
I am a wife and a mother of 2 boys, one teen who currently goes to Oly and an almost 2nd grader here at Roosevelt! I was born and raised in WA, and graduated college from the Evergreen State College right here in Olympia. I left the area and went back up north to my old stomping grounds for about 10 years, and moved back here in 2009 after I met my husband. I currently work here in town just up the road from Roosevelt in the Mortgage industry. Some of my passions include being a mom, crafting, travelling, outdoor activities (but really only when the weather is nice!), problem solving and being with people. 

Why do I want to be on the board for Roosevelt PTA?

I really love this school! Having had an older kiddo go through other schools, as well as my own school experience, I really can’t express how special this school, and the community surrounds our kids is. The love that the staff has for our children really sets Roosevelt apart from anything I’ve experienced. I see the PTA as an integral part of what makes our school great and provides a welcoming place for parents to gather and be involved in what is happening at our school. As a board member, I can continue to help make Roosevelt special, by being involved in communications between staff and parents concerning our kids and our school. Our PTA has been wonderful in providing some amazing activities, classes and unique experiences for our kids over the last couple of years I’ve been here. I love being involved in my community, and by serving on the board I can help our PTA to continue to bring great activities, discussion and communication to our parents, and staff. Serving on the board is to me, is a wonderful and uniquely special way to stay active and connected to our community, our school and our kids. I am interested in running for the position of Vice President.

Treasurer – KATIE GREER:
My name is Katie Greer and I have two kids at Roosevelt, Elliott is in third grade and Arthur is in 5th. I have been involved with the PTA as the Olympia Junior Programs coordinator for six years. As the OJP torch is passed on, I would like to continue supporting the school by being the PTA treasurer. I would like to be the treasurer because I am organized, detail oriented and I am good with numbers.

My name is Amber Kilczewski, and I am interested in the secretary position on the Roosevelt Elementary PTA board for the 2018-2020 school years. I have a 7-year-old and a 5-year-old currently attending Roosevelt Elementary, and I have a 3-year-old at home, also. In addition to being a full time mom, I am a pediatric occupational therapist. I have been working with children with a variety of needs, and their families, for over 12 years in several settings such as outpatient therapy, in the home, and within the school system, too. I prioritize a family-centered approach and address a variety of needs such as sensory processing, feeding delays, motor skill delays, and general parenting strategies. As time allows, I enjoy volunteering my time in the classrooms of my Kindergartener and 1st grader. Acting as the PTA secretary would expand on my time dedicated to my children’s experience in school. I strongly believe having an active role in my children’s education is vital and providing support to our hard-working teachers and school staff is essential to the education system. I am organized, detailed oriented, very efficient, a creative problem solver, and fantastic at multitasking. As the secretary I would hope to continue the wonderful work of the current PTA secretary and board, with the hopes of continuing the process of building a strong and active PTA at Roosevelt Elementary.


We are SO excited about our upcoming production of The Little Mermaid, Jr. - May 18th at 7:00pm and a matinee on May 19th at 2:00pm. Tickets are on sale now! Ticket price options are $5 for Standard Seats or $10 for VIP Seats (the first two rows). Come support our students in our first musical! You can purchase tickets here: Questions? Contact [email protected].


On May 24th, the Pacific Science Center will bring a day of in-school enrichment to Roosevelt. The Science on Wheels program has a physics theme and includes an all-school assembly, workshops in every classroom, and exhibits in the gym. The event is sponsored by our PTA. To learn more: Questions? [email protected].


Roosevelt PTA is excited to sponsor an all school party at Boom Shaka on Thursday, May 31st from 5-7pm. All Roosevelt Students (sorry no siblings) are invited to jump for FREE, but you do need to purchase the mandatory $5 socks at Boom Shaka. This is not a drop off event; you MUST stay with your child. We will have pizza for everyone after your jump time. Please bring your own beverage. 
You can sign up for a jump time below. The options are 5-6pm OR 6-7pm. You must sign up EACH child individually. 



Questions? Contact Ashley at [email protected]


5K begins at 9:00 AM; Kid’s Dash begins at 10:00 AM. The 5th Annual Roosevelt Roadrunner 5k is only a month away, and this year we’ve dropped our registration prices! 5k registration that includes a snazzy race t-shirt is $25 and 5k registration that does not include a snazzy race t-shirt is $15, what a bargain! Last day to register for the 5k and guarantee yourself a race t-shirt is May 18. For the race day schedule and the course map, go to the Roosevelt PTA site at

A huge thank you to our major sponsors Capital Heating and Cooling and South Sound Vasectomy! Thank you to our additional sponsors Ellis Cove Construction, The Olympia Landscape Company, Tyee Dental and Implant Center, McClanahan Moody Law, Olympia Federal Savings, ACME Fuel, the Zhou family, the Belz family, the Smith family and the Garcia family. Please make sure to thank our sponsors for their support.


Clear your clutter AND support our students! As you start your spring cleaning, keep in mind that the Roosevelt PTA will be holding a Rummage Sale on SATURDAY, JUNE 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please consider setting aside your CLEAN and GENTLY USED items for drop off on FRIDAY, JUNE 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Roosevelt Main Entrance and from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on SATURDAY, JUNE 16 in front of the school. A truck can be made available for pickup if you have larger items you are unable to transport. Questions? Contact Heidi at 360.515.8181 or [email protected]


Calling all bakers!! The PTA will be having a bake sale in conjunction with the Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 16th. If you would like to donate goodies, please contact Amanda Mackison ([email protected] or 360-359-3324). Anything yummy is welcome! Thank you!