Newsletter December 2020
Roosevelt Elementary School
Home of the Roosevelt Roadrunners
910 N. Sawyer Street
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Principal: Mrs. Kristin Burgert
A Note from the Principal
Dear Roosevelt Families,
I hope you all are doing well and staying safe. I wanted to let you know I just returned from maternity leave and am excited to be back with you all! December will be a quick three weeks before the start of winter break!
The last day of school prior to winter break will be Tuesday, December 22nd. Winter Break will last from Wednesday, December 23rd through Sunday, January 3rd. Classes will resume on Monday, January 4th. As a reminder, classes will resume in a continuation of Virtual Learning in Model 4 until Monday, January 11th at this time.
I want to wish you all a very Happy and Safe Holiday Season and hope you all enjoy a wonderful and relaxing winter break! See you in 2021!
PBIS...Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
"The Roosevelt Way" Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe"
The focus for this month was the positive emotion, gratitude. Throughout the month, students focused on the good aspects in their lives and being thankful for what they have. For example, students thought about people they are grateful for, how they feel when someone does a kind act for them, things that make them laugh, and favorite places to be.
Continue to guide students to show gratitude in their daily lives. Families can prompt each other to express things they are thankful for and why. Some prompts to think about may include a favorite memory, an accomplishment to be proud of, a good thing that happened in the day, or a favorite part of the day. Displaying gratitude helps us feel more positive emotions and remember our good experiences.
Student of the Month
Students are continually demonstrating the Roosevelt Way and it is not going unnoticed! Students earn this nomination by attending and participating in virtual meetings, their character and effort, and their communication with peers.
This month students will receive a certificate and a Roosevelt hat for winning Student of the Month!
Here are the winners for the month of October:
Rhea, Osaaf, Emani, Mackenna, Kypten, Heidy, Brandon, Evan, and Aubrey.
Hello Students and Families!
Roosevelt Elementary and Miss Tia Pribbernow would like to present a Holiday Sing-Along on Tuesday, December 15th, at 6:00 P.M!
Students and families will be invited to join via Google Meet to listen to your child sing along while they are home. We are encouraging students to dress like this would be a concert, as it would be a fun way to remind ourselves of our yearly holiday programs! Please note- this is just a fun activity planned for music, if these times do not work for you, don’t feel like you need to attend.
We will split students into groups, as technology will not allow our entire school to be on one google meet. We will have students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade join our meeting at 6:00pm and participate in our sing along until 6:25pm. We will then have students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade join at 6:30pm to participate in our sing along until 7:00 pm. If you have children who are in both time frames, feel free to join in for one time or the other with all children involved, as we are singing the same songs for both time slots!
More information regarding the google meeting will be coming shortly before our sing along night!
Here is where you will find our practice tracks for each song that will be performed on the night of our Holiday Sing Along. Feel free to practice and sing along with Miss Pribbernow! We can’t wait to sing with you on December 15th!!
Please reach out if you have any questions!
Roosevelt Elementary Music Teacher
District-wide we are hearing of so many internet issues. We try to troubleshoot as best as we can, but we have also compiled a list of some other things that you can try too. Check to see if any of these will help!
If possible, turn your camera off in Google Meet. This lowers the bandwidth that is getting used.
Disconnect all devices that are using the WiFi network (cell phones, tablets, etc) that aren’t a school device during work time. Multiple devices connecting will slow everything down.
Close tabs that you do not need for what you’re working on. The more tabs that are open and running, the slower it will be for you.
Music/video streaming can bog down the wifi, be aware if you are working and having music playing from your device at the same time.
Avoid Streaming Media on another device on the same network.
Your wireless router sitting in the dark corner of the basement is not the best place to have it. Preferably on the same level that you’re working and not having to go through many walls or even worse, walls with pipes in them.
If you are having troubles with your device connecting to the internet try testing it out at the Public Library or McDonalds/Starbucks. If it is not having problems at either of those locations it might be your Router or an issue with your connection to your ISP.
Upgrade your modem or router - recommended every two years as equipment becomes obsolete with new technology. Check with your internet service provider if there is an upgrade or a newer modem that you need.
Make your teacher aware if your internet connection is preventing you from accessing an assignment or materials needed for an assignment.
It is the parent or child's responsibility to take attendance (instructions below) on their child's virtual learning days.
-If you do take attendance, it will be recorded as present and nothing will show up on your child's attendance tab.
-If you forget to take attendance, it will automatically change to "XDLD" (exempt digital learning day) at 11:59 PM. This does not hurt your child's attendance and does not count against their 10 days.
-The system does not allow our office to make any changes to your child's virtual day attendance. Only the parent or student can check in and if you forget, the XDLD will remain on your child's attendance.
-Students that receive services in the building, are recorded as "daily" attendance - this means the office takes attendance for you. You will not be able to check in or take attendance at home.