Newsletter January 2020
Roosevelt Elementary School
910 N. Sawyer Street #920-424-0411
Principal: Mrs. Kristin Burgert
Home of the Roosevelt Roadrunners
A Note from the Principal
Dear Roosevelt Families,
Happy New Year and Welcome to 2020! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and enjoyable break with your family and friends!
As we start back at school with our long winter months ahead, please be sure to review your PBIS family handbook to help us reinforce our PBIS philosophies at school and follow the Roosevelt Way: Be Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Students will be participating in our PBIS booster (reminder) of expectations, appropriate winter recess behavior and much more during our first week back.
The week of January 13-17th is Wisconsin Crossing Guard Week. Please join all of us at Roosevelt in thanking our crossing guard, Chris, for all that he does to keep our students and families safe! He sure is the best around and we appreciate all he does to get to know families, wave to every car that drives by, and even dressing up in his cone costume! We are so lucky to have him as part of our Roosevelt Family!
Looking ahead… our next school parent/teacher conferences will take place on February 6th and February 11th from 3:15-7:00. These will be scheduled conferences in advance, so keep your eye out in the weeks to come on how to sign up for these conferences with your child’s teacher.
January 2 School Resumes Happy New Year! PBIS Mid Year Booster 12:15 pm
January 8 Early Dismissal 12:30 pm
January 16 DARE Graduation for 5th Grade students 9 am
1st Grade Miravida Living visit 1 pm
January 17 All School Assembly 10:30 am
5th Grade Lunch and Learn 11:05 am
January 20 No School for students
January 21 1st Grade Building for Kids Field Trip 9 am
January 27 PTO Meeting Media Center 6 pm
Roosevelt School Breakfast
Roosevelt will be serving breakfast in the gym before school starts.
Breakfast starts at 7:15 am and serves until 7:35 am. If your child will be dining with us in the morning, please have them arrive BEFORE 7:30 am so they have enough time to eat their breakfast before the school bell rings at 7:40 am.
If your student will NOT be eating breakfast, please drop them off on the playground at 7:30 am. Breakfast is done being served at 7:35 am.
Cold and Flu Season
Cold and flu season is here and we would like to remind you of a few items:
Good hand-washing is very important to limit the spread of illness.
Cover your coughs and sneezes.
Drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest.
If your student has a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, they must be home symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Please refer to our Illness and Communicable Disease memo if you have further questions regarding your student’s illness. (453.3 Exhibit B)
With the weather getting cooler outside please make sure your child(ren) is dressed appropriately for school. We are outside 10 minutes before school starts and 30 minutes for lunch recess. As part of our Roosevelt Way “Being Responsible” please encourage your child to pick up their belongs so nothing is left on the playground or is lost. Please label all your child’s clothing especially since we see many black snowpants. Thank you!
"The Roosevelt Way"
Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe
Monday Social Skills
The focus of our social skills lessons for the month of December was good sportsmanship. The goal was to teach or remind students how to be a positive participant when playing games in the class or outside at recess, as well as during team-work activities. Students watched videos of kids overreacting to situations and being poor sports. Classes brainstormed qualities we need to show good sportsmanship, and acted out scenarios to model what expected behavior should look, sound, and feel like. Help your child practice good sportsmanship at home and in the community by encouraging behaviors such as complimenting others, keeping their cool, and taking turns.
The Roosevelt Way during the winter months has a few additional expectations we ask students to follow.
Be respectful to others by avoiding creations on the playground, such as forts and snowmen. There is plenty of snow on
the playground to create objects without disturbing the work of others.
Be responsible by wearing appropriate clothing for the weather and taking care of it at school. Watch the temperature and conditions. Students should wear enough clothing to be warm during the half hour we spend outside most days. They can take care of the clothing they bring to school. Mittens, hats, and scarves can be placed in backpacks or coat
sleeves so they do not get lost. Boots should be lined up against the hall walls under the coat hooks.
Be safe at school. We have “No Play Zone” signs that mark areas that are too dangerous or wet for play. Watch for ice on the playground and avoid it when possible. Stomp off snow outside and wipe boots on the mat inside. The hallways can become slippery from wet boots, so walk carefully.
Enjoy the season!
January PBIS Booster
We started the new year with our PBIS booster. Students traveled with their classmates to various locations to review expected behaviors. We used posters to talk about the main points. Students participated by discussing the expectations, asking questions, and modeling behaviors. The posters are on the walls throughout our school for students to refer to if they need reminders. We work together to be respectful, responsible, and safe.
Student of the Month
Each month Roosevelt staff nominate students who are following the Roosevelt Way for “Student of the Month” awards. Congratulations to the following students who earned the honor in November: Alison, Hadley, James, Kylynn, Marcus, Blake, Arieanna, Mia, Yalanda, Walker, Kayana, and Loa.
Parents Are Invited!
We would love to have you join us for our monthly Mash-Up lesson. Students and staff work together in teams of mixed grade levels to complete an activity related to our weekly social skills lessons. Parents can join in on the fun and learning with their child’s Mash-Up group.
Please be our guest at the next Mash-Up!
Where: Roosevelt Elementary classrooms
When: Wednesday, January 8th
Theme: Goal Setting
OASD Trivia Night
YOU’RE INVITED! Test your knowledge and help raise money for the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) Education Foundation. The OASD Education Foundation is hosting its seventh annual Trivia Night Fundraiser on January 24, 2020. This event is open to the public, pre-registration preferred.
7th Annual OASD Education Foundation Trivia Night
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Oshkosh Convention Center (2 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI)
The evening will feature team trivia at 7 p.m., 50/50 and gift basket raffles, and other prizes, with the doors opening at 6:15 p.m. All are welcome to participate, cost of trivia is $100 per team with an 8-person maximum. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Pre-registration is preferred by January 17, 2020.
All proceeds will be used to enhance the educational experience for students and staff in the OASD. The OASD Education Foundation is committed to providing resources for innovation, fine arts, athletics, scholarships, and other resources to enhance students' lives. To learn more visit www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/district/oshkosh-education-foundation.
BECOME A SPONSOR: If your business or organization would like to become a sponsor for the event please contact Julie Dumke, OASD Education Foundation Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is also available in the following Sponsorship Flyer.
In case you have not heard the news, our school secretary, Terri Sell, will be retiring at the end of the semester after 30 years in the Oshkosh Area School District and the last 21 years being at Roosevelt! We will miss her greatly at Roosevelt and want to thank her for all she has done for Roosevelt students, families and staff but are so excited for her to enjoy this next chapter in her life where she can travel with her husband, enjoy more time with her daughters and wear jeans every day! Terri’s last day at Roosevelt will be Friday, January 17th. We will be having a school assembly to honor her from 10:30-10:45 on the 17th. Please be sure to stop in the office or give Mrs. Sell a call before her last day to wish her well in retirement!
With that, we are excited to welcome Bobbi Arneson as our new school secretary! Bobbi has experience as a former school secretary in OASD at both Webster Stanley and E. Cook Elementary. Bobbi will begin on January 13th to work collaboratively and shadow Mrs. Sell in the office for the week. Please help us welcome her to our Roosevelt Family!