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  • Bear Tracks—November 21-28, 2021: Thanksgiving Edition

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  • Bear Tracks—October 24, 2021

     

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  • Bear Tracks—October 17, 2021

     

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  • Bear Tracks—September 5, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—Aguust 29, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—Special Back-to-School Edition—August 22, 2021

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  • Back-to-School Update: Arrival, Dismissal, and Transportation

    Link to Letter in English and Spanish

    Link to Arrival/Dismissal Graphic in English and Spanish

    Arrival and Dismissal 2021-22 by Laura Harper

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  • Back-to-School Updates—August 9, 2021

     

     Click to read our annual back-to-school parent letter:


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    It's hard to believe, but the 2021-22 school year will be here soon!

    The Roosevelt office will reopen on Wednesday, August 13 for regular hours (8 am - 4 pm).  

    Until then, here are some quick back-to-school updates to help your family get ready: 

    • Our first day of school will be on Wednesday, August 25 (8:45 am - noon, early release). 

    • You're invited to our Roosevelt Open House on Tuesday, August 25 (6-7 pm) to meet your teacher. 

    • Kindergarten registration and Kinder Academy (August 16-18) While our office is closed, you can pick up and turn in registration packets at YSD's Student and Family Center (105 N. 4th Ave; 573-7024).  

    • School will be FULL TIME and IN-PERSON for 2021-22 school year.  This was announced by Superintendent Greene in June (view in English or Spanish). 

    • The state will require everyone to wear face coverings, regardless of vaccination status, in Washington K-12 schools this fall. 

    • After-school care options include Beyond the Bell through Yakima Parks and Recreatio, On the Corner at Central Lutheran Church, and Salvation Army.

    • NEW! School supplies (except backpacks) will be provided for each child.  More info coming soon.

    • ParentSquare is coming--our new family communication tool.  ParentSquare will replace Remind.  Watch a 2-minute video to learn more.  All families will receive an invitation to join on Aug. 18.  

    • Free haircuts and dinner are available at a local community event.  More info here

    • Visit YSD's parent update page for important information.  

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  • Bear Tracks—Special Summer Edition—June 10, 2021

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  • Bear Summer Challenge

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  • Bear Tracks—June 6, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—May 30, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—May 23, 2021

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  • Memorial Day Weekend

    Memorial Day by Laura Harper

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  • Bear Tracks—May 16, 2021

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  • Summer Learning Opportunities

    From June 21—Jul 22, all Roosevelt students are invited to attend 1 or more learning opportunities this summer!  It's more important than ever to keep reading and learning during the summer months.

    Your child can attend more than 1 program this summer (for example, Literacy Academy (LAP) in the morning and STEAM Camp in the afternoon). 

    If your child was invited to Literacy Academy (LAP) with a yellow letter this week, please sign up for the Literacy Academy first because it will give your child important support in reading and writing and is very valuable. 


    Now, our FREE YSD STEAM summer camp registration is OPEN! 

    • Sign up for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 weeks for mornings, afternoons, or both! 
    • Spots are limited, so act soon!  
    • Get dates, times, and other info by reading this flier.


    Click here to fill out an online registration form


    Please call our office at (509) 573-1700 or check with your child's teacher if you have any questions.

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  • Bear Tracks—May 9, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—May 2, 2021

     

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  • Bear Tracks—April 25, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—April 18, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—April 11, 2021

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  • Happy Spring Break! No classes April 5-9

     

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  • Bear Tracks—March 28, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—March 21, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—March 15, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—March 8, 2021

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  • SPECIAL HYBRID EDITION: Bear Tracks—March 1, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—February 22, 2021

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  • Virtual Family Night—Hybrid Q and A—Feb. 18, 2021

    Family Night

    Welcome back, Bears! Beginning in March, we'll start a "hybrid" schedule—with children learning in-person for 2 days each week and at home for 3 days each week. We're better together, and we're looking forward to teaching your child in person 2 days a week and remotely 3 days a week! Many things will look different at Roosevelt, but our BEAR Expectations will still guide everything we do--Be safe, Expect success, Act responsibly, and Respect all.

    To join our Virtual Family Night: Hybrid Q and A:

    • Use any device—laptop or smartphone.
    • Click here to join our 6 pm meeting in English (code qi-guat-jyn)
    • Haga clic aquí para unirse a nuestra reunión en español a las 7 pm (código psu-fbcn-zoc)
    • You can also go to www.meet.google.com and enter the code listed.
    • If you have trouble logging on, try this username and password: 
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  • Bear Tracks—February 15, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—February 8, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks - February 1, 2021

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  • Using a YSD Hotspot? 

    Notice to all families who borrowed a district hotspot: All district-issued student hotspots must be rebooted (turned off and back on) before class on Friday, January 29, to avoid a disruption of provided internet service. Please feel free to contact our student help desk should you have any questions or issues after the reboot and update of the device.
     
    Student account technical support:
    (509) 573-7120 or studenthelpdesk@ysd7.org
    Available from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on school days.
     
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  • Thursday, January 28, 2021

    School is in session online today! Bundle up and log in! All classes will be held today at the normal times on Google Meet.  Assignments are posted in Google Classroom. (No in-person classes today) Bears keep learning in the snow! 

     

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  • Bear Tracks--January 25, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—January 18, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—January 11, 2021

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  • Bear Tracks—January 4, 2021

     

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  • Happy New Year! See you Monday!

    Happy 2021

     

     

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  • Happy Winter Break! December 21—January 1

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  • Bear Tracks—December 14, 2020

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  • Bear Tracks—December 7, 2020

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  • Bear Tracks—November 30, 2020

     

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  • Happy Thanksgiving from our Bear Family!

    Thanksgiving by Laura Harper

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  • Bear Tracks—November 16, 2020

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  • Bear Tracks—November 9, 2020

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  • Bear Tracks--November 2, 2020

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  • Bear Tracks—October 26, 2020

     
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  • Bear Tracks—October 19, 2020

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  • Bear Tracks—October 12, 2020

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  • Bear Tracks—September 28, 2020

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  • Bear Tracks—September 21, 2020

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  • Bear Tracks—September 14, 2020

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  • Bear Tracks—September 7, 2020

     
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  • Curbside Learning Materials Pick-up by Laura Harper

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  • NEW: Bear Tracks Family Newsletter—August 31, 2020

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  • Need a laptop?

    Click here for the latest information about checking out a laptop. 

    If you are having problems with your laptop or logging on, please let your teacher know. You can also find support information here.  For additional help, you can contact the student account technical support: (509) 573-7120  or the YSD studenthelpdesk@ysd7.org

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    Bear Tracks is FULL of Back-to-School Updates

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  • Google for education

    How Do We Log On?--Aug. 23, 2020

    Before the first day of school on Wednesday, please practice with your child logging onto your child's YSD laptop and Google account. (To get a laptop, details here--by Tuesday if possible!) 

    There are 2 separate log-ons with different usernames and passwords:

    • Read this step-by-step letter with log-on information. You should receive this letter in the mail on Monday. 

    Here's a quick summary: 

    • Log onto their YSD laptopThis is simple because it's the same for all K-5 students and won't change! 

    Username: student         Password: 1234

    • Log into their Google (G-Suite) account to access Google Classroom (assignments) and Google Meet (live meeting with teachers). The K-3 students and 4-5 students have a slightly different method. 

    Username: Last-last name + last 5 digits of student ID + @ysd7.org
    (For example, if a student’s ID is 1234567, and last name is Gonzalez-Gomez, the username would be gomez34567@ysd7.org)
    Password:  

    For grades K-3: 1234       For grades 4-5: Elem1234

     

     

     

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  • What Will My Child's Schedule Be? 

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    At Roosevelt, we're excited to engage your child in approximately 5 ½ hours of a mixture of daily learning activities. Each day, your child will typically spend about 1 ½—2 hours in live Google  Meets and approx. 3-4 hours in independent work. 

    What is “independent work?” During independent work, your child can—

    • complete a mixture of on/off-line learning activities 
    • complete assignments in Google Classroom
    • read at least 30 minutes each day
    • practice Freckle Math for 30 minutes each day

     

     

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  • 5 Ways to Get Ready for Back-to-School Now!

    Bear Tracks

    Roosevelt Bears are RETURNING TO LEARNING on Wednesday, Aug. 26th, and we've never done back-to-school quite like this before! What does back-to-school mean this year?

    Here are 5 THINGS you can do this week to get ready by August 26th:  

    Read this week's Bear Tracks Family Newsletter for details on each of these! 

    • Check out a laptop (now 1 for each child).
    • Talk to your child's teacher (by Friday, Aug. 21)
    • Learn about Google Meet and Classroom
    • Help your child organize a workspace and supplies(just paper and pencils for now). 
    • Check out the new BEAR Expectations for Distance Learning (English or Spanish)

    * We know how important it is to your family to receive a school schedule as soon as possible. Our first few weeks of school will focus on establishing these routines and expectations, and getting to know your child. A structured schedule will be coming soon.

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  • One-to-one Laptops

    All K-12 students can pick up a district laptop starting Monday Aug 17. Elementary students that have a laptop from the spring school closure do not need to get a new laptop; the laptop they already have will be their 1:1 laptop for the 2020-21 school year.

    For pick-up times and details, please visit www.ysd7.org/laptops

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  • Curbside Pick-up—Monday, August 24 from 3-5 pm

    Curbside pick-up

    • Pick up items left in classrooms in March.
    • Turn in library books.
    • Unclaimed items can be picked up in gym for 1 week and will then be donated.
    • Please call 573-1700 if you have any questions. 
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  • Returning to Learning--Family Help Center Coming Soon!

    Returning to learning might look different at Roosevelt this year, but we want you to know that Roosevelt is committed to you and your child no matter what school looks like.  Our Roosevelt staff has spent the summer learning tech tools and strategies to help your child get an amazing education.

    We also know that you--the family--are our biggest partner, so we're building a Family Help Center where you can get answers to all of your questions. Keep checking back for more updates, and be sure you have updated your cell number and/or email so you can get instant notifications. 

     

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  • Roosevelt's Returning to Learning Principal's Update #1

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    Roosevelt's Returning to Learning—Meet Your New Teachers!

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  • Happy Summer Vacation!

    We're so proud of how Roosevelt Bears rose to the challenge of learning and being Bears while our building was closed. Roosevelt has stood strong for almost 120 years, and we will stay #RooseveltStrong in the year ahead. Thank you to all of our Roosevelt families, staff, and students!

    Rise to the Challenge

     

    New phone number or address?

    Be sure we have your correct email address, phone number, and mailing address this summer.  We'll be sharing important back-to-school updates throughout the summer and don't want you to miss out on important information. If your contact information changes during the summer, DON'T WAIT until August to tell us. Please email us ASAP. Thanks!

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    Summer Meal Changes

    Starting on July 1, meal distribution will happen ONLY at these 4 sites: Barge-Lincoln, McClure, Ridgeview, and Washington. Please check the district webpage for more details. 

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    District Re-opening Updates 

     Check back during the week of July 6th for Yakima School District Re-Opening Guidelines.  Remember--we're all in this together!  Mask Up to Open Up. Do your part to stop the spread and re-open our schools. 
     
    Mask Up
     

    Don't Ride the Summer Slide! 

    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 
    • Keep reading at least 30 minutes every day using your Epic account on the school library page. 
    • Kindergarten registration continues at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N. 4th Ave.) from 4-6 pm.  Email us with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY. MASK UP TO OPEN UP!

    Mrs. Smith

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  • Morning Announcements--Wednesday, June 17

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's wonderful Wednesday and the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Here are your morning announcements, featuring Principal Nancy Smith and Assistant Principal Laura Harper: 

     

    Stay in Touch!

    Be sure we have your correct email address, phone number, and mailing address this summer.  We will be sharing important back-to-school updates throughout the summer, and we don't want you to miss out on important information. If your contact information changes during the summer, DON'T WAIT until August to tell us. Please email us ASAP so you don't miss out on important information. Thanks!

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    NEW TIME: Weekly Meal Distribution

    Meal distribution continues TODAY, but the time has been shifted earlier in anticipation of hot summer weather.  Meals can be picked up at these 8 locations from 10-11 am each Wednesday.  Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper will be at Franklin, and we love seeing our Roosevelt families! 

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    IMPORTANT: Report Card/Promotion Announcement

    This important announcement is being mailed in a letter to each family today. It explains that your child will be promoted to the next grade uness plans for your child's retention were already being discussed. Report cards will not be sent home. 

    Dear Roosevelt Families,

    This notice is to let you know that we are following the direction of our State Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Chris Reykdal, and will be promoting students to their next grade level as a result of school closures due to CoVID-19, unless plans for student retention were already underway prior to the March 13th closures:

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    Students in grades K–8 will be challenged to demonstrate effort and success in learning standards established by their teachers. Students will move on to the next grade, unless by mutual agreement between parents/guardians and teachers they agree to repeat a grade or a portion of learning missed.
     
    If you have further questions, please contact your building principal at (509) 573-1701.

    Thank you,
    Dr. Rob Darling
    Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
    Yakima School District 
     
     

    Rosetta Stone Family Night

    Are you interested in learning another language? We are excited to announce a new, free, online language opportunity for multilingual/English Language Learner families!  The Yakima School District invites multilingual/ELL families interested in learning another language to join us on a Google Meet to learn more about Rosetta Stone, on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 6:00-6:45pm (English), 7:00-7:45 (Spanish).

    Rosetta Stone is an online language program that supports your language skills from home using interactive activities to improve pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing. For more information, download the English/Spanish flier here

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    Extra Online Learning Support

    LAST DAY: Online support for you and your children continues until 3:30 pm today through a Google Meet link that your child's teacher has shared. Upon joining this Google Meet, you and your child will be able to access a teacher who can provide support and answer questions. Please email us for more information. (The Google Meet information is not published online in order to protect privacy.)
     

    More Roosevelt Learning and Support

    • The last day of school for students is TODAY, June 17.
    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning.
    • Kindergarten registration continues! Pick up/turn in registration packets at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Email Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Tuesday, June 16

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's terrific Tuesday, and here are your morning announcements, featuring Mrs. Rachel Garza, our talented language intervention teacher, and her daughter and Roosevelt Bear, Audrina: 

     

    Moving Up to 4th Grade! 

    Attention 3rd graders--Believe it or not, you're almost 4th-graders now! Your new 4th-grade teachers, Ms. Roscher, Mrs. Silva, and (new!!) Mrs. Bailey, want to welcome you to 4th-grade with a quick welcome video. We've seen the 1st-grade2nd-grade, and 3rd-grade videos, so it's time to see the 4th -grade video today: 

     

    NEW: Bear Tracks-Last Issue!

    Did you see the latest issue of Bear Tracks You should have received a text or email last night.  Read the last issue of this school year for the latest Roosevelt updates, including special welcome and retirement videos and news about next year's re-opening options.  

    Bear Tracks June 15

     

    Rosetta Stone Family Night

    Are you interested in learning another language? We are excited to announce a new, free, online language opportunity for multilingual/English Language Learner families!  The Yakima School District invites multilingual/ELL families interested in learning another language to join us on a Google Meet to learn more about Rosetta Stone, on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 6:00-6:45pm (English), 7:00-7:45 (Spanish).

    Rosetta Stone is an online language program that supports your language skills from home using interactive activities to improve pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing. For more information, download the English/Spanish flier here

    Rosetta Stone

     

    NEW TIME: Weekly Meal Distribution

    Meal distribution continues each Wednesday, but the time has been shifted earlier in anticipation of hot summer weather.  Meals can be picked up at these 8 locations from 10-11 am each Wednesday.  Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper will be at Franklin, and we love seeing our Roosevelt families! 

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    Extra Online Learning Support

    Online support for you and your child continues until TOMORROW from 8:30 am-3:30 pm through a Google Meet link that your child's teacher has shared. Upon joining this Google Meet, you and your child will be able to access a teacher who can provide support and answer questions. Please email us for more information. (The Google Meet information is not published online in order to protect privacy.)
     

    More Roosevelt Learning and Support

    • The last day of school for students is June 17.
    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website all summer long for links to more learning.
    • Kindergarten registration: Pick up/turn in packets at the YSD Family Center (105 N 4th Ave) from 4-6 pm.  Email us with any questions.

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Monday, June 15

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's marvelous Monday, and here are your morning announcements, featuring Mrs. Lupita Mason, our extraordinary counselor with a bear-y valuable mindfulness read-aloud: 

     

    Moving Up to 3rd Grade! 

    Attention 2nd graders--You're almost 3rd graders now! Your 3rd-grade teachers, Mrs. Merrill, Mrs. Thomason, and Mrs. Crosier, want to welcome you to the next grade with a quick welcome video. We've seen the 1st-grade and 2nd-grade videos, so it's time to see the 3rd-grade video today: 

     

    Online Learning

    We have set up online support for you and your children until June 17 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm through a Google Meet link that your child's teacher has shared. Upon joining this Google Meet, you and your child will be able to access a teacher who can provide support and answer questions. Please email us for more information. (The Google Meet information is not published online in order to protect privacy.)
     

    More Roosevelt Support

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Weekend Updates--June 13-14

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! Here are your weekend updates--

    The best way for us to get back to school in the fall is to #MaskUptoOpenUp. 

    Click here for resources in English and Spanish

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    43 VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS TO TAKE WHILE YOU'RE STUCK INSIDE

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    While we're still staying home, here are the best and most engaging virtual field trips for kids. Most of our picks are kid-focused and have extra links to help you make the most of your virtual escape. You may not be leaving the house, but you'll definitely feel like you went on an adventure!

      

    More Roosevelt Learning and Support

    • The last day of school for students is June 17.
    • Don't miss our Bear Tracks e-newsletter each Monday for tips and updates! Email to join the list for a text or email copy.
    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning.
    • You can still check out a laptop at one of these locations
    • Meal distribution continues each Wednesday from 10-11 am at these 8 locations. 
    • Kindergarten registration continues! Pick up/turn in registration packets at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Email Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Friday, June 12

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's fantastic Friday, and our big announcement this morning is the retirement of Mrs. Nadene Hudson, one of our amazing 2nd grade teachers. 

     

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    Mrs. Hudson has served students in the Yakima School District for 30 years, and she has taught at Roosevelt for 28 of those 30 years. She spent her first few years in special education, and then 25 years as a 2nd-grade teacher. In fact, Mrs. Hudson taught 2nd graders in the SAME CLASSROOM at Roosevelt for 25 years--what a picture of dedication and commitment to our Roosevelt community!  She has impacted thousands of students during her career. Until her retirement, Mrs. Hudson was the last remaining teacher who has taught in our current Roosevelt building since it opened in 1991.

    Thank you, Mrs. Hudson, for your service to our students and families and for being an invaluable member of our Bear Team. We will miss you! Happy retirement! 

     

    Welcome to 2nd grade!  

    Soon, our 1st-graders will be moving up to the 2nd grade! Our 2nd-grade teachers want to welcome you to the next grade with a quick welcome video. Yesterday, we got to see our 1st-grade welcome video.  Today, here's a message from this year's 2nd-grade team, Mrs. Hudson, Mrs. Ullas, and Mrs. Frazier: 

     

    New: OSPI Reopening Guidance Released

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    This letter from Superintendent Greene was shared on Thursday.  Superintendent Greene announced that a YSD Reopening Guide will be shared during the week of July 6: 

    Dear YSD Families and Staff,

    Thank you for your flexibility as we work to provide a quality education during the COVID-19 global pandemic. I know that the situation has been challenging, and I am thankful for your resourcefulness, dedication, and care for our young learners.

    The much-anticipated guidelines for returning to school in the fall were just released by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). These recommendations were developed in close collaboration with the state Department of Health and Governor Inslee’s office.

    The Yakima School District will thoroughly review the guidelines and work with our leadership team to develop a local reopening guide for our schools. This will be influenced by the state’s recommendations but also may have some unique components. We anticipate sharing the YSD reopening guide with you and with our community the week of July 6.

    As you know, this is uncharted territory and there will be some elements of the guide that will need to be worked out along the way. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this process and promise to stay in close communication with you moving forward.

    I hope you continue to stay safe and healthy. We will be in touch soon with more information.

    Sincerely,

    Trevor Greene, Superintendent

     

    Extra Online Learning Support

    We have set up online support for you and your children until June 17 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm through a Google Meet link that your child's teacher has shared. Upon joining this Google Meet, you and your child will be able to access a teacher who can provide support and answer questions. Please email us for more information. (The Google Meet information is not published online in order to protect privacy.)
     

    More Roosevelt Learning and Support

    • The last day of school for students is June 17.
    • Don't miss our Bear Tracks e-newsletter every Monday evening for tips and updates! Email to join the list for an automatic text or email copy.
    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning.
    • You can still check out a laptop at one of these locations
    • NEW TIME: Meal distribution continues each Wednesday from 10-11 am at these 8 locations. 
    • Kindergarten registration continues! Pick up/turn in registration packets at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Email Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Thursday, June 11

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's thrilling Thursday, and we hope you're wearing your Bear t-shirt or school colors for Spirit Day!  Today, we welcome back honorary staff member, Mr. Theodore Roosevelt Bear for our morning announcements: 

    Need some hints for the President Roosevelt trivia questions? Here's a link that might help! 

     

    Welcome! Moving Up! 

    Believe it or not, this school year will be over soon, and you'll be moving up to the next grade. Your next year's teachers want to welcome you to the next grade with a quick welcome video. We'll start with our 1st-grade team welcoming this year's kindergartners to 1st grade: 

     

    Starting TODAY: Extra Online Learning Support

    Due to the COVID-19 closure, we were required by the state to provide 5 extra days of distance learning for students. That means that students' last day is June 17, and your child 's final learning packet has activities that last until June 17. We have set up online support for you and your children from today until June 17 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm through a Google Meet link that your child's teacher has shared. Upon joining this Google Meet, you and your child will be able to access a teacher who can provide support and answer questions. Please email us for more information about the Google Meed (we are not publishing the code online to protect privacy).
     

    More Roosevelt Learning and Support

    • The last day of school for students is June 17.
    • Don't miss our Bear Tracks e-newsletter every Monday evening for tips and updates! Email to join the list for an automatic text or email copy.
    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning.
    • You can still check out a laptop at one of these locations
    • Meal distribution continues each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these 8 locations. 
    • Kindergarten registration continues! Pick up/turn in registration packets at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Email Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Wednesday, June 10

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's wonderful Wednesday, and here are your morning announcements featuring "newscaster" Mrs. Cynthia Deloza (1st grade teacher) and her niece and Roosevelt Bear, Angelize (2nd grader). They have news about ending the school year strong and staying off the summer slide: 

     

    UPDATE: New Time for Food Distribution

    Please note time change: Due to today's weather, food distribution will be from 10:00-11:00 today at these locations

     

    It's Been a Roller Coster! 

    This year has felt like a ROLLER COASTER for many of us Roosevelt Bears. How about you? We're so glad you've been along for the ride this year!  #RooseveltStrong #BearClap

     

    Starting TOMORROW: Extra Online Learning Support

    Due to the COVID-19 closure, we were required by the state to provide 5 extra days of distance learning for students. That means that students' last day is June 17, and yur child 's final learning packet has activities that last until June 17. We have set up online support for you and your children from June 11-17 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm through a Google Meet link that your child's teacher has shared. Upon joining this Google Meet, you and your child will be able to access a teacher who can provide support and answer questions. Please contact your child's teacher today or email us for more information.
     

    More Roosevelt Learning and Support

    • The last day of school for students is June 17.
    • Don't miss our Bear Tracks e-newsletter every Monday evening for tips and updates! Email to join the list for an automatic text or email copy.
    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning.
    • You can still check out a laptop at one of these locations
    • Meal distribution continues each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these 8 locations. 
    • Kindergarten registration continues! Pick up/turn in registration packets at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Email Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements- Tuesday, June 9

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's terrific Tuesday, and here are your morning announcements featuring our librarian, Mrs. Amy Hollrah, and our instructional facilitator, Mrs. Andie Olson: 

    NEW: Bear Tracks-June 8

    Did you see the latest issue of Bear Tracks You should have received a text or email last night.  Read this week's issue for the latest Roosevelt updates, including new resources to help you stop the summer slide (and summer will be here after 8 more school days!). 

    Don't miss our Bear Tracks e-newsletter every Monday evening for tips and updates! Email to join the list for an automatic text or email copy. 

    Bear Tracks June 8

     

    Extra Online Learning Support: June 11-17

    Due to the COVID-19 closure, our district was required by the state to provide 5 extra days of distance learning for students--which extended our last day to June 17. Your child 's final learning packet, has activities that last until June 17. We have set up online support for you and your children from June 11-17 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm through a Google Meet link that your child's teacher has shared. Upon joining this Google Meet, you and your child will be able to access a teacher who can provide support and answer questions. Please contact your child's teacher before June 10 or email us for more information.
     
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    Has Your Child's Learning Packet Arrived? 

    Your child's LAST learning packet of the year was mailed on Friday, June 5.  It should arrive by TODAY. If your packet does not arrive, please contact your child's teacher or email us to let us know. 

     

    More Roosevelt Information

    • Our last day of school is June 17.
    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning.
    • You can still check out a laptop at one of these locations
    • Meal distribution continues each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these 8 locations. 
    • Kindergarten registration continues! Pick up/turn in registration packets at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Email Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Monday, June 8

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's marvelous Monday, and here are your morning announcements featuring our principal, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Ullas' new puppy, Gabby: 

     

     

    Final Learning Packets-Mailed June 5

    Mrs. Smith just showed you the FINAL packets hitting the mail: Your child's LAST learning packet of the year was mailed on Friday, June 5.  It should arrive Monday or Tuesday. If your packet does not arrive, please contact your child's teacher or email us to let us know. 

     

    Open Letter from Superintendent Trevor Greene

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    Last night, Superintendent Greene sent an open letter to all Yakima School District Students, Parents, and Staff. An excerpt is below. Read the entire letter in English or Spanish

    "Anger, frustration, and sadness only change the world when they lead to action. The Yakima School District is accountable to our students, families, and the Yakima community for rooting out inequities in our education system. I affirm to you my commitment that, as district personnel, we will extend beyond the written acknowledgment of national atrocities and lead to guarantee humanity, dignity and equal rights of every student, parent, and staff member in the elimination of prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination from the educational process. In order to safeguard humanity, dignity, and equal rights of every student, parent, and staff member, the YSD is committed to the following goals:

    1. Improve achievement for all students based on equitable access to educational opportunities, experiences, and expectations, including consistent and high standards for all.
    2. Promote and support the involvement of all parents in their students’ education.
    3. Train all staff to be competent in the education of a culturally-diverse student body.
    4. Teach and model respect for cultural diversity and individual differences.
    5. Employ a diverse staff, which serves as a role model by reflecting the ethnic and cultural composition of the district’s student body.
    6. Achieve balance by meeting federal and state-mandated guidelines related to the correction of racial imbalance and by providing meaningful educational options within the district.
    7. Provide equitable supports for all limited or non-English speaking students to achieve English-language proficiency.
    8. Distribute resources equitably to meet student needs and better ensure academic success for all students.

    Whether addressing the challenges of oppression and racism or the health danger and inconvenience of COVID-19, I affirm that education is the most powerful tool in changing the world."

     

    Final Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    On Friday, you saw a childhood picture of assistant principal, Laura Harper.  Congratulations to FIVE winners--Alexandra (2nd), Mia and Jacob (3rd), Bianca (4th), Maribel and Mia H. (5th). 

    That was our LAST Principal's Challenge of the year. We had a blast digging into the baby books and shoe boxes of old photos and remembering what we were like when WE were in elementary school. Thanks for playing along, and enjoy our collage

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    More Roosevelt Learning and Support

    • Our last day of school is June 17.
    • Bear Tracks is full of links and updates every Monday to help you support your child's learning. If you didn't get yours, email us to get added to the mailing list. 

      Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning.
    • You can still check out a laptop at one of these locations
    • Meal distribution continues each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these 8 locations. 
    • Kindergarten registration continues! Pick up/turn in registration packets at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Email Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Weekend Updates--June 6-7, 2020

    Don't Ride the Summer Slide! 

    All week, we'vebeen learning how important it is to keep your child OFF the summer slide.  It's one of the best ways to keep your child performing at grade level year after year. 

    These 2 mom/teachers keep it REAL, with easy, practical ways to keep your child on track all summer:  

     

     

    Planning for Next Year

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    We don't know what next year will look like, but we want our Roosevelt families to know that planning has already started at Roosevelt and in the Yakima School District. Here's a recent update from KNDO:

    YAKIMA, WA- As the school year winds down, local school districts are looking for the best ways to get students and staff back into classrooms. 

    The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) told NBC Right Now, Tuesday, that all school districts in the state will know what the new guidelines are to move forward by Monday June 8th.

    District leaders along OSPI are working together to create a plan. But as they do, they want to hear from the community. 

     

    "Anything they can tell us that will help us get a glimpse into their world helps us be able to better meet their needs and the needs of their students," Dr. Rob Darling, Yakima School District Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning said. 

    Classes have been virtual for months, but for teachers, students, and parents it has been challenging. Now school districts have created work groups and surveys to hear what the community wants fixed and improved for this upcoming fall. 

    The plans they create can not start until they hear the guidelines from OSPI next week. But each district wants to get a head start and start working on a plan now. 

     

    More Roosevelt Learning and Support

    • Our last day of school is June 17.
    • Don't miss our Bear Tracks e-newsletter every Monday evening for tips and updates! Email to join the list for an automatic text or email copy. 
    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning.
    • You can still check out a laptop at one of these locations
    • Meal distribution continues each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these 8 locations. 
    • Kindergarten registration continues! Pick up/turn in registration packets at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Email Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Friday, June 5

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's fantastic Friday, and here are your morning announcements featuring our principal, Mrs. Smith:

     

    Don't Ride the Summer Slide! 

    All week, we'vebeen learning how important it is to keep your child OFF the summer slide.  It's one of the best ways to keep your child performing at grade level year after year. It's especially important this year, since in-person learning ended in March. 

    Listen to this mom and teacher for 5 Things Parents Should Know about the Summer Slide: 

     

      

    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner! 

    Yesterday, you got to see a childhood picture of Mrs. Cheryl Tucker, one of our amazing paras.  Congratulations to Alexandra (2nd grade) for being the ONLY winner! 

    More Roosevelt Learning and Support

    • Our last day of school is June 17.
    • Don't miss our Bear Tracks e-newsletter every Monday evening for tips and updates! Email to join the list for an automatic text or email copy. 
    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning.
    • You can still check out a laptop at one of these locations
    • Meal distribution continues each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these 8 locations. 
    • Kindergarten registration continues! Pick up/turn in registration packets at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Email Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Thursday, June 4

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's thrilling Thursday, and that means Spirit Day! ! Are you wearing your bear shirt or school colors? Here are your morning announcements featuring our special guest, Mr. Theodore Rooesvelt Bear with bear facts! 

     

    Don't Ride this Slide!

     Summer Slide Adds Up

    Yesterday, we learned about a slide NOT to ride this summer--the "summer slide."  Summer slide means learning loss--your child actually going BACKWARDS in reading, math, and vocabulary during the summer.  By 5th grade, summer slide can put your child 1-3 grade levels behind. That's a huge achievement gap.  

    The good news? You can stop the summer slide. It makes a HUGE difference for your child's success. Here are 3 fun ways to do it: 

     

     

    1. Keep kids reading, especially the fun stuff like graphic novels or mysteries.
    2. Make memories, encouraging your kids to make videos, take pictures, and write about their summer adventures. 
    3. Use tech to teach, like the dozens of links on our Roosevelt library webpage. 

     

    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner! 

    Yesterday, you got to see a childhood picture of Mrs. Joan Kirk, one of our amazing teachers.  Congratulations to Annabelle in 5th-grade for getting the right answer! 

      

    More Roosevelt Learning and Support

    • Our last day of school is June 17.
    • Don't miss our Bear Tracks e-newsletter every Monday evening for tips and updates! Email to join the list for an automatic text or email copy. 
    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning.
    • You can still check out a laptop at one of these locations
    • Meal distribution continues each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these 8 locations. 
    • Kindergarten registration continues! Pick up/turn in registration packets at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Email Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Wednesday, June 3

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's wonderful Wednesday! Here are your morning announcements featuring Mrs. Harper on her bike in a special location: 

     

     

    Don't Ride this Slide!

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    Have you heard of the “summer slide”? It’s not the fun kind of slide you’ll find at a water park or playground. This slide is different. It’s a slide that no parents wants their child to ride.  With only 2 weeks of school left, now's the time to learn about stopping the summer slide.

    • The summer slide happens if your child's math and reading skills DECREASE during the summer. It's caused if children stop learning and growing during the summer.  Decades of research shows that this "summer slide" is especially bad for younger students, and then it can add up summer after summer until your child is actually years behind.  Studies found that children on the "summer slide" lost 20% of their school-year gains in reading and 27% of their school-year gains in math during summer break. Wow! 
    • The good news? It doesn't take much to stop the summer slide! Come back tomorrow for steps you can take to stop the summer slide. 

     

    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner! 

    Yesterday, you got to see a childhood picture of Mrs. Georgia Morris, one of our amazing paras.  Congratulations to Alexandra (2nd), Bianca (4th), and Mia H. (5th). You guys are on a roll!  

     

    More Roosevelt Learning and Support

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Tuesday, June 2

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's terrific Tuesday! Here are your morning announcements featuring Mrs. Rondi Marsh, our amazing Roosevelt music teacher, on piano and ukulele! 

     

    Parents, here are the websites with fun ways to learn music online recommended by Mrs. Marsh:

     

    Mrs. Marsh has also created a YouTube musical video playlist for each grade:

     

    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? 

    Yesterday, you got to see a childhood picture of Mrs. Ullas, wearing a special family heirloom bracelet. Surprisingly, NO ONE guessed the right answer. Wow! That's only happened once before. Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner! 

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

     

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Monday, June 1

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's marvelous Monday! Here are your morning announcements featuring our principal, Mrs. Smith. Can you believe it's June??

     

    Congratulations to Mrs. Julie Fry, Crystal Apple Winner

     

     

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    Please join us in celebrating our very own 2020 Crystal Apple Award Winner, Mrs. Julie Fry. Mrs. Fry is a fantastic first-grade teacher at Roosevelt, and she represents our Bear spirit in her teaching, her passion, her teamwork, and her relationships with students and families. Congratulations and #BearClap for Mrs. Fry! 

     

    Bear Tracks: June 1 Edition

      Bear Tracks June 1

    Did you see the latest issue of Bear Tracks?  Read this week's Bear Tracks for the latest Roosevelt updates, including "Reading at Home--It's Worth Millions!"  Find 3 ways to encourage your child to read 20 minutes a day at home with Accelerated Reader.  Bear Tracks is full of links and updates every Monday to help you support your child's learning. If you didn't get yours, email us to get added to the mailing list. 

     

    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner!  On Friday, we featured an adorable picture of Mrs. Jackie Silva (4th-grade teacher) with a tiara and magic wand. Congratulations to Alexandra (2nd-grade), Rosa (4th-grade), and Navaeh (5th-grade). 

     

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

     

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Weekend Updates: May 30-31

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's time for your weekend updates.

     

    What the World Needs Now is Love

    At Roosevelt, we are so grateful for each of you and want to share this video. 

     

    Have You Tried Audiobooks?

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    Right now, your kids can instantly stream an incredible collection of audiobooks, including Harry Potter, stories in English and Spanish, fairy tales, novels, and more. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.  Explore, select a title, and start listening.  It's that easy.  Audible usually charges for these books, so this is a great opportunity! 

    New to audiobooks? Wondering if audiobooks are worth it? Do they help my child's reading and language? The answer is YES. Here are 7 benefits your child can get from audiobooks. (Plus, let's be honest, they can entertain your kids without a screen and give you a nice quiet break!)

     

    Last Chance: Please Take Annual Survey by Sunday

    This important annual survey is more important now than ever! It helps YSD make future decisions, and it allows YOU to provide feedback to our district about Roosevelt in less than 10 minutes. The information we receive helps shape our decisions in the future. The survey is open through May 31. Please take the time to answer the survey in English or Spanish.

     

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    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

     

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Friday, May 29

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's fantastic Friday! Here are your morning announcements featuring some of our English language development experts, Mrs. Rachel Garza, Mrs. Kanela Renaud, and Mrs. Gabriela Madrigal:

       

    Entertain Your Kids Without a Screen!

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    Have you ever given podcasts a try?

    Here's a list of the 25 best podcasts for children to listen to and learn from--shared by teachers. 

    What's a podcast?

    Podcasts can keep your kids entertained without a screen--which means more peace and quiet for you! Podcasts are free audio files that can entertain and educate you and your kids in the car or at home. They're usually short--less than 10 minutes--so you can try out a few and even decide to subscribe (also free).  

    How do I listen to a podcast? 

    You can listen from just about anywhere--a phone, a tablet, a computer. Here's a quick guide for getting started with podcasts

     

    Time to Start Learning Packet #5

    New learning packets were mailed on Tuesday, so your child's packet should arrive by today.  If you don't receive a packet, please email us.

     

    BY MAY 31: Please Take Annual Survey 

    This important annual survey is more important now than ever! It helps YSD make future decisions, and it allows YOU to provide feedback to our district about Roosevelt in less than 10 minutes. The information we receive helps shape our decisions in the future. The survey is open through May 31, 2020. Please take the time to answer the survey. It is available in English and Spanish.

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    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner!  

    It turns out that the correct answer for yesterday's challenge was accidentally left off. Oops! That means that no one got the right answer. The correct answer was Mrs. Beck, with strawberry curls and a long red dress. 

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

     

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  

    STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Thursday, May 28

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Thrilling Thursday and also Spirit Day! Here are your morning announcements featuring a returning special guest, Theodore Roosevelt Bear, with important updates and even a few bear jokes: 

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    A Special Message for 2020 Grads

    At Roosevelt, we're proud of all that the Class of 2020 has accomplished! 

     

    Learning Packet #5 in the Mail and Arriving Soon! 

    New learning packets were mailed on Tuesday, so your child's should arrive today or tomorrow. Until then, keep working on the current learning packet each day, and keep connecting on Google Meet, Google Classroom, Class Dojo, Remind, by phone or email.  THANK YOU, families, for keeping your child's learning on track. 

     

    BY MAY 31: Please Take Annual Survey 

    This important annual survey is more important now than ever! It helps YSD make future decisions, and it allows YOU to provide feedback to our district about Roosevelt in less than 10 minutes. The information we receive helps shape our decisions in the future. The survey is open through May 31, 2020. Please take the time to answer the survey. It is available in English and Spanish.

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    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner! Yesterday's picture showed Mrs. Andie Olson talking on an actual phone (not a cell phone!).  Congratulations to our winners--Bianca (4th grade) and Mia H (5th grade). 

     

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

     

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Wednesday, May 27

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's wonderful Wednesday, and here are your morning announcements with Mrs. Harper and her hiking adventure: 

       

    What Will School Look Like in the Fall? 

    We don't know exactly what back-to-school will bring, but plans are being made at the state, district, and building levels.  Watch this video to learn how Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal is considering the options. He also describes a state task force that has started working, and he says he'll need feedback from families in the weeks ahead: 

     

     

    BY MAY 31: Please Take Annual Survey 

    This important annual survey is more important now than ever! It helps YSD make future decisions, and it allows YOU to provide feedback to our district about Roosevelt in less than 10 minutes. The information we receive helps shape our decisions in the future. The survey is open through May 31, 2020. Please take the time to answer the survey. It is available in English and Spanish.

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    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? Yesterday's little boy was actually Mr. Jason Kimm, one of our outstanding custodians and last week's Spirit of the Bear winner. No one was able to get the right answer.  Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner!

     

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

     

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Tuesday, May 26

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's terrific Tuesday! Here are your morning announcements with our principal, Mrs. Smith, enjoying some flowers during Memorial Day Weekend: 

      

    Learning Packet #5 in the Mail and Arriving Soon! 

    New learning packets were mailed this morning, so your child's should arrive by this weekend. Until then, keep working on the current learning packet each day, and keep connecting on Google Meet, Google Classroom, Class Dojo, Remind, by phone or email.  THANK YOU, families, for keeping your child's learning on track. 

     

    NEW: Bear Tracks May 25

    Did you see the latest issue of Bear TracksRead this week's Bear Tracks for the latest Roosevelt updates, including FRECKLE!  Read how to get your child logged on every day and watch a tutorial video to show you how to get your child free, daily online ELA and Math practice.  Bear Tracks is full of links and updates to help you support your child's learning. If you didn't get yours, email us to get added to the mailing list. 

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    BY MAY 31: Please Take Annual Survey 

    This important annual survey is more important now than ever! It helps YSD make future decisions, and it allows YOU to provide feedback to our district about Roosevelt in less than 10 minutes. The information we receive helps shape our decisions in the future. The survey is open through May 31, 2020. Please take the time to answer the survey. It is available in English and Spanish.

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    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner!

     

     

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

     

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Weekend Update-Memorial Day Weekend 2020

    Memorial Day

     

    It's Memorial Day weekend, and we want to wish you and your family a special time together.  Here are your weekend updates: 

    Set your Family up for Success--BEFORE SUMMER

    All week, we've shared resources to help families build healthy routines for learning.  Guess what? Those same routines will make your summer much smoother too! With 4 weeks of school left, now is the perfect time to launch a schedule and get it in place before summer begins. 

    Here's expert advice from "Navigating the New Normal: Simple Steps to Create Routines for Your Kids...and You"

    Get Organized

    "At school, routines are critical to maintaining order and efficiency. Schedules establish a level of expectation and keep everyone accountable and on track.  At home, I really see the difference when my daughters have a schedule to follow and tasks to complete on their own. This frees me up to get a few things done, rather than hover, nag, and repeat all day.  

    I have used a lot of schedules with my children over the years and appreciate ones that allow for flexibility.  At home and in family life, things are always changing. As a parent, I have had to learn to roll with it. I designed this daily printable schedule, keeping this idea in mind.  I printed mine out last week and gave them a try with my girls. I mounted them inside of some colorful file folders and let each girl personalize her own.  My girls added a picture of their favorite animals inside."

    daily schedule       Sample daily schedule

      

    Throwback Principal's Challenge

    Would you believe--lots of guesses but no right answers for Friday's picture? It was an elementary school picture of Mrs. Platt, para-professional extraordinaire. Try again on Tuesday!

     

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Friday, May 22

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's fantastic Friday, and here are your morning announcements with assistant principal, Mrs. Harper: 

     

     

    10 Hacks to Help Kids Focus and Study from Home 

    We've heard from families in our Family Distance Learning Survey that creating a learning schedule is a real challenge. We get it! 

     

     

     Plus, download a free template, fill it out with your child, and post it on your fridge.

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    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner!

    Yesterday, we got to see baby Mrs. Crosier with a curl on top of her head. Awwww! Congratulations to our winners, Miley (4th-grade) and Nevaeh (5th-grade). 

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    strong

     

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  • Morning Announcements--Thursday, May 21

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's thrilling Thursday and Spirit Day, so wear your Bear t-shirt or school colors.

    Here are your morning announcements starring a very talented Roosevelt bear (brought to you by our 2nd grade team, Mrs. Frazier, Mrs. Hudson, and Mrs. Ullas).  Teddy Roosevelt Bear even gives us a Guess My Number Challenge to play at home! 

     

     

    How to Make Distance Learning Work for Your Family

    It's not easy to make distance learning work for our families.  Make it work for your family by following these top tips from experts:

     

     

    • Get dressed--Don't spend the whole day in pajamas. 
    • Create a space for learning that includes a quiet place to concentrate.
    • Develop and stick to a schedule.
    • Chunk learning (20 min) and mix with active movement breaks. 
    • Build in a 30 min. family reading time each day (BONUS: The house will be quiet for 30 minutes!)
    • Use a central charging area, and children earn screentime.
    • Spend 30 minutes each day exercising as a family--inside or outside.
    • Set and stick to a bedtime. 
    • Devices don't go into bedrooms at night. 

     

    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner!

    Yesterday, we got to see baby Mrs. Roscher, and only 2 contestants got the right answer! Congratuations to Mia H. (5th-grade) and Alexandra (2nd-grade).  These 2 girls are really amazing at this game! 

     

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    strong

     

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  • Morning Announcements--Wednesday, May 20

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's wonderful Wednesday, and here are your morning announcements featuring our incredible 4th-grade team, Mrs. Silva, Mr. Alexander, and Mrs. Roscher: 

     Links from this morning's announcements: 

     

    NEW: Last Day of School

    June 17

     

    June 17 is now the last day of school for YSD students. According OSPI, districts impacted by lost instructional days due to building closures are required to add 5 days at the end of the school year. For the Yakima School District, that means June 17th will be the final day of distance learning for this year. Support will be available to all Roosevelt students through distance learning through June 17.  Roosevelt students will receive two more learning packets--one in the last week of May, and one in the 2nd week of June that will also include summer learning opportunities. 

     

    Google Meet: Safety Tip and Parent Guide

    Many Roosevelt teachers are meeting with students on Google Meet a few times each week.  It's a great tool for boosting connections, answering questions, and keeping your child motivated to learn. 

    SAFETY TIP: Students are ONLY allowed to use Google Meet when the teacher is hosting the meeting.  There have been a few reports of students meeting in Google Meet without adult supervision, and this is not allowed.  If your child is on a Google Meet, please glance at the computer screen and ensure that a teacher is hosting the meeting.  If you have any questions about your child's use of Google Meet or want a list of official hosted Google Meet times for your child's class just to be sure, please do not hesitate to email your child's teacher.  Thank you! 

    Watch this video for a brief parent guide to Google Meet (formerly called Google Hangouts Meet): 

     

    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Hmmmm, who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner!

    Yesterday, we got to see Mrs. Garza in her kindergarten graduation picture.  Congratulations to Adaia (1st-grade), Alexandra (2nd grade), Ross, Karla, and Miley (4th-grade), and Mia H., Nevaeh, and Violeta (5th). 

      

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    strong

     

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  • Morning Announcements--Tuesday, May 19

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's terrific Tuesday, and also a 2 for 1 special because we have TWO MORNING ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEOS to share with you.

    First, here's our principal, Mrs. Nancy Smith: 

     

     

    And, not to be missed, here is our incredible 1st-grade team with a special-edition "WHAT SHAPE AM I?" gameshow: 

     

    Help! How Can I Get My Child to Sleep? 

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    Are your kids staying up too late? If so, you probably notice that it can hurt their learning and attitude. Even during COVID-19, children need bedtimes and healthy limits on screens, especially at night.

    Here's are the top 2 tips from Dr. Craig Canapari--a parent, pediatrician, and dirctor of Yale's Yale Pediatric Sleep Center. 

    1. If you child has technology (television, computers, smartphones, tablets, video game systems) in his/her room at night, TAKE IT OUT.
    2. If your child does not have technology in his room at night, DON’T LET IT IN THERE.

    He's got a lot more to say here. He even includes a Parents' Guide To Kids' Smartphone Excuses to help parents handle the arguments. 

    Yesterday's issue of Bear Tracks also might help--with 3 quick videos to help get your child on a healthy schedule, even during this tough time. (Sign up to receive Bear Tracks in a weekly email/text, or find it on our homepage--top right corner).  

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    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Hmmmm, who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? She's celebrating her own kindergarten graduation. Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner!

    Yesterday, we got to see Mrs. Blodgett-Goins in her 1st grade school picture.  Congratulations to Maribel, Mia H., Neveah, and Marlenni in 5th grade, Biana in 4th grade, and Mili and Alexandra in 2nd grade!!

     

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    strong

     

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  • Morning Announcements--Monday, May 18

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's marvelous Monday, and here are your morning announcements featuring Mrs. Garza and Audrina: 

     

    Bear Tracks is Back!  

    Roosevelt's Bear Tracks newsletter is back, and it's digital! Look for a new issue every Monday through email, Remind, or the YSD app.  Here's today's Bear Tracks, and if you missed last week's, you can find it on our webpage (top right corner of homepage). Email us to be added to the mailing list so you don't miss important Roosevelt information. 

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    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Hmmmm, who could this little Roosevelt Bear be? Play today, and check back tomorrow to see if you're a winner! 

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    strong

     

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  • Weekend Update-Sunday, May 17

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! We made it to another weekend, and here are your weekend updates.

    Yakima Strong!

    So proud that we were recognized in a Seattle Times article this week about what districts across the state are doing during COVID-19 closures.  Yakima (and Franklin Middle School) really stand out. 

    Times article

     

    Spirit of the Bear

    Spirit of the Bear trophy

    Congratulations to 3 recent Spirit of the Bear winners! The Spirit of the Bear is a weekly, rotating award for Roosevelt staff members, and we're keeping it going during our building closure to recognize all of the hard work going on behind the scenes.  Recent winners have included Mrs. Rachel Garza (ELL/Language Interventionist), Mrs. Julie Fry (1st grade), and Mr. Jason Kimm (custodian). Congratulations!

     

    Moving to Middle School

    middle school Believe it or not, our 5th-graders are about 1 month away from moving to middle school! All 5th-graders have been mailed a letter stating your middle school placement based on boundaries and important information about transfer requests. Last week, middle schools mailed letters with info about 6th grade classes, schedules, dates, and sports. Parents, please call or email your new middle school counselors if your child is interested in band, orchestra or choir. Also, please contact your child's middle school with any questions or concerns.  Look for an upcoming virtual campus "tour" posted on their websites! 

      

    More Learning and Connections for Roosevelt Bears

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    strong

     

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  • Weekend Update-Saturday, May 16

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! We made it to another weekend, and here are your weekend updates--

     

    Moving to Middle School

    middle school Believe it or not, our 5th-graders are about 1 month away from moving to middle school! All 5th-graders have been mailed a letter stating your middle school placement based on boundaries and important information about transfer requests. Last week, middle schools mailed letters with info about 6th grade classes, schedules, dates, and sports. Parents, please call or email your new middle school counselors if your child is interested in band, orchestra or choir. Also, please contact your child's middle school with any questions or concerns.  Look for an upcoming virtual campus "tour" posted on their websites! 

     

    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    Wow--Friday's Principal's Challenge really fooled you guys! We only had 2 correct answers, and lots of misses: The adorable little girl in the hat was Mrs. J. Mitchell, and Arianna (2nd grade) and Nancy (5th grade) were our only winners. Better luck next week, Bears! 

     

    More Learning and Connections for Roosevelt Bears

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    strong

     

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  • Morning Announcements--Friday, May 15

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's fantastic Friday. Here are your morning announcements featuring your fantastic 5th-grade team, Mrs. Mitchell, Mr. Richards, and Mr. Berges and their new game show, "Are You As Smart as a Roosevelt Bear?"

     

     

    Roosevelt Rocks!

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    Mrs. Kirk, Mrs. Gomez, Mrs. Ullas, Mrs. McLean, and Mrs. Emerson are right--Roosevelt Rocks! We are Bears! As we start our 3rd month of distance learning this week, we want you to know how proud we are of our Roosevelt family. Thank you to each staff member, parent, and student for staying Roosevelt Strong, continuing to learn, being safe, and supporting each other. 

     

    Throwback Principal's Challenge 

    We had NO CORRECT ANSWERS for yesterday's picture of an adorable little girl in her school picture. It was actually kindergarten teacher, Mrs. McLean. Better luck today! Who is this Roosevelt Bear? 

     

    More Learning and Connections for Roosevelt Bears

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    strong

     

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  • Morning Announcements--Thursday, May 14

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Thrilling Thursday and Spirit Day--are you wearing your school colors or Bear t-shirt?

    Here are your morning announcements featuring our Yakima School District Superintendent, Trevor Greene:  

     

     

    Mr. Greene is reminding you that your new packet should arrive today or tomorrow.  Thank you, Mr. Greene, for your Roosevelt spirit!!

    Until your new packet arrives, keep working on your current packet, and stay in touch with your teacher on Google Meet, phone, Remind, or Class Dojo to keep learning.  Please email any address/phone updates to our office assistant, Maria Araujo.

     

    Kinder Registration Re-starts

    Need to register your child in kindergarten through 8th grade for school next year? Starting this week, you can begin picking up and turning in registration packets at the downtown YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue). The walk-up window will be from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Contact Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

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    Principal's Challenge 

    We had a bunch of winners yesterday who correctly guessed that the little girl with the sparkly smile was Mrs. Leadon! Congratulations to our ONLY WINNER yesterday, Fernanda in 5th-grade.  Enter today so you can be a winner tomorrow! 

     

    More Roosevelt Bear Learning and Support

     

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    strong

     

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  • Morning Announcements-Wednesday, May 13

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's wonderful Wednesday, and here are your morning announcements featuring Mrs. Smith and 3 huge bins full of packets ready to go in the mail this morning!  Packets should arrive by Friday.  Until then, keep working on your current packet, and stay in touch with your teacher on Google Meet, phone, Remind, or Class Dojo to keep learning.  Please email any address/phone updates to our office assistant, Maria Araujo.

    Can you believe it? Today is the 2-month anniversary of our building closing, but we are still Roosevelt Strong!

     

     

     

    kinder

    NEW: Kinder Registration Re-starts

    Need to register your child in kindergarten through 8th grade for school next year? Starting today, you can begin picking up and turning in registration packets at the downtown YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue). The walk-up window will be from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Contact Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

     

     

     

    Bear Tracks Goes Digital with Google Meet details and MORE

    Did Bear Tracks arrive in your inbox or phone this week? Roosevelt's weekly newsletter is now digital and comes out each Monday evening! What are the 3 most important online websites for online learning at Roosevelt? What are the 3 easiest ways to get our lastest updates? Read Bear Tracks to find out.  If you didn't get Bear Tracksemail us to get added to the list.

    Bear Tracks May 11

    Principal's Challenge 

    We had a bunch of winners yesterday who correctly guessed that the little girl with the adorable smile was Mrs. Frazier! Congratulations to Citlali (3rd grade), Maribel and Mia H (5th grade), Mrs. Bailey (1st grade), and Mrs. Medina (para).  Enter today so you can be a winner tomorrow! 

    Freckle Leaders

    freckle pig

    Congratulations to Mrs. Ullas' 2nd-grade class for earning the most Freckle coins--over 100,000 so far--in the whole school! Is your child logging onto Freckle every day? It's the best online spot for your child to practice math and ELA at his/her own level.  Need help logging onto Freckle? Click here for a family guide in English and Spanish, or contact the YSD Student Help Desk or your child's teacher for help.

     

     

    More Learning and Support for Roosevelt Bears

     

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements-Tuesday, May 12

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's terrific Tuesday, and here are your morning announcements featuring Mrs. Smith:  

     

     

    NEW: BEAR TRACKS Goes Digital with Info on Google Meet and MORE

    Did Bear Tracks arrive in your inbox or phone last night? Roosevelt's weekly newsletter is now digital and coming out each Monday evening! What are the 3 most important online websites for online learning at Roosevelt? What are the 3 easiest ways to get our lastest updates? Read Bear Tracks to find out.  If you didn't get Bear Tracks, email us to get added to the list.  

     

    Bookfair--LAST CHANCE

    TODAY is your last chance to shop our special Online Bookfair It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  The books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier

     

    Principal's Challenge 

    Yesterday's winner was Rosa (4th-grade), who correctly guessed that the little girl with the ponytail was Mrs. Thomason. Congratulations! Enter today so you can be a winner tomorrow! 

     

    New Learning Packets--May 14

    NEW learning packets will be mailed TOMORROW. If you need to update your mailing address, please email our office assistant, Maria Araujo (araujo.maria@yakimaschools.org) as soon as possible. Packets should arrive by the weekend.  Until then, keep working on your current packet, and stay in touch with your teacher on Google Meet, on the phone, on Remind, or on Class Dojo to keep learning strong.  

     

    Laptop Check-outs--Not Too Late

    If you still need to check out a laptop, it's not too late! Our laptop checkout at Roosevelt finished last week, but you can still go to one of these locations

     

    Food and Financial Support

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    Meal distribution continues every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash.  

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    strong

     

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  • Morning Announcements-Monday, May 11

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's marvelous Monday again, and here are your morning announcements featuring Mrs. Harper and her corgi, Beckett--

      

    Bookfair--LAST CHANCE

    Tomorrow is your last chance to shop our special Online Bookfair It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  The books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier

     

    Principal's Challenge 

    Here's our next Throwback Principal's Challenge! UPDATE: Starting today, you can guess your answer right in box below. Check back tomorrow to see if YOU were a WINNER! 

    New Learning Packets--May 14

    NEW learning packets will be mailed on Wednesday, May 14. If you need to update your mailing address, please email our office assistant, Maria Araujo as soon as possible. Packets should arrive by the weekend.  Until then, keep working on your current packet, and stay in touch with your teacher on Google Meet, on the phone, on Remind, or on Class Dojo to keep learning strong.  

     

    Laptop Check-outs--Not Too Late

    If you still need to check out a laptop, it's not too late! Our laptop checkout at Roosevelt finished last week, but you can still go to one of these locations

     

    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Meal distribution continues every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash.  

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stong

     

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  • Weekend Update--May 10

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's a very special day--Mother's Day.  Whether you are a mother, have a mother, are married to a mother, or are missing a mother, we at Roosevelt hope your weekend is filled with wonderful memories, love, and laughter. 

    Happy Mother's Day to all of our Roosevelt Mama Bears. 

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    If you didn't have a chance to get to the store, color a special printable bear card for a special person in your life: 

    coloring page bear mom

     

    Last Few Days--Online Bookfair 

    Our special Online Bookfair continues until TUESDAY!  It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  Shop online until May 12, and the books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier  

    New Learning Packets--May 14

    NEW learning packets will be mailed on Wednesday, May 14. If you need to update your mailing address, please email our office assistant, Maria Araujo (araujo.maria@yakimaschools.org) as soon as possible. Packets should arrive by the weekend.  Until then, keep working on your current packet, and stay in touch with your teacher on Google Meet, on the phone, on Remind, or on Class Dojo to keep learning strong.  

     

    Laptop Check-outs--Not Too Late

    If you still need to check out a laptop, it's not too late! Now that our Roosevelt laptop checkout finished last week, you can still go to one of these locations

     

    Food and Financial Support

    Meal distribution continues each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash.  

     

    More Online Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

     

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Weekend Update--May 9

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's a very special weekend--Mother's Day Weekend.  Whether you are a mother, have a mother, are married to a mother, or are missing a mother, we at Roosevelt hope your weekend is filled with wonderful memories, love, and laughter.  

    Here's a Roosevelt way to celebrate: Make a BEAR-Y special Mother's Day card for a mother or mother-figure in your life!

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    Shop our Bookfair!  

    Our special Online Bookfair continues until TUESDAY!  It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  Shop online until May 12, and the books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier  

    New Learning Packets--May 14

    New learning packets will be mailed on May 14, and should arrive at your house aroundn May 15.  Please email our office assistant, Maria Araujo, if you need to update your mailing address. Until then, keep working on your current packet, and keep checking in with your teacher on Google Meet, Class Dojo, or by phone to keep the learning going. 

     

    Principal's Challenge

    Way to go, Bears--we had 5 winners for Friday's Throwback Principal's Challenge! The adorable girl in the red bows was Mrs. Amae Merrill. Congratulations to Gabriel, Dariel, Yuretzi, Zuriel, and Ana. 

     

    Laptop Check-out

    If you still need to check out a laptop, it's not too late! Now that our Roosevelt laptop checkout finished last week, you can still go to one of these locations

     

    Food and Financial Support

    Meal distribution continues each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash.  

     

    More Online Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

     

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-Friday, May 8

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Fantastic Friday and the last day of Roosevelt Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. We even have a special shout-out from the Yakima School District Executive Directory of Elementary Education, Pam Ansingh: 

    May 8

     Today's celebration is to post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media about how great your child's teacher is. 

     

    (Spanish poster available here)

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    Morning Announcements and Laptop Checkouts

    Here are your morning announcements with one of our teams checking out laptops, Mrs. Rachel Garza, Mrs. Kathy LaRiviere, and Mrs. Amy Hollrah: 

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    Laptop check-outs continue today for ALL GRADES (1 laptop per family) from 9 am-3 pm on the Roosevelt campus.  Please bring your child, and please follow social distancing. If you were unable to check out a laptop last week for grades 3-5, this is another opportunity to stop by and get one.  Hope to see you there because teachers are sharing lots of fun and educational opportunities online.

     

    Shop our Bookfair!  

    Our special Online Bookfair until TUESDAY!  It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  Shop online until May 12, and the books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier

     

    Principal's Challenge 

    Here's today's Throwback Principal's Challenge! 

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    Which Roosevelt Bear is this? 

    1. Mrs. Hernandez (office manager)
    2. Mrs. Beck (PE)
    3. Mrs. Merrill (3rd grade)
    4. Mrs. Mitchell (5th grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! Thursday's principal's challenge was a cute picture of Mrs. Fry in a pretty pink dress. Our winners are Kiara from Mrs. Hudson's class and Angelique. 

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Please keep working on your new learning packet each day this week--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.  We value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

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    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Our next food pick-up will be next Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash regardless of citizenship through Washington State DSHS.  

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-Thursday, May 7

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Thrilling Thursday, and our Roosevelt Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week continues. Today's celebration is to celebrate your pride in our Roosevelt teachers and staff members by wearing a Roosevelt shirt or school colors (red/blue). Post or email a picture or video of you in your spirit wear. Click here for a staff directory so you can email the picture or video to your teacher. 

    Here are your morning announcements with our amazing 1st-grade teachers, Mrs. Emerson, Mrs. Deloza, and Mrs. Fry (and her star student, Buttons) with a reminder about checking out a laptop to take home today or tomorrow: 

    Buttons  

    Laptops will be available for check-out for ALL GRADES (1 laptop per family) TODAY AND TOMORROW, May 7-8 from 9 am-3 pm on the Roosevelt campus.  Please bring your child, and please follow social distancing. If you were unable to check out a laptop last week for grades 3-5, this is another opportunity to stop by and get one.  Hope to see you there because teachers are sharing lots of fun and educational opportunities online.

    (Spanish poster available here)

    Teacher app thurs  

    Shop our Bookfair!  

    Our special Online Bookfair continues for 1 more week only!  It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  Shop online until May 12, and the books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier

     

    Principal's Challenge 

    Here's our next Throwback Principal's Challenge! Who is this little girl in the pink dress? 

    pink dress  

    Which Roosevelt Bear is this? 

    1. Mrs. Fry (1st grade)
    2. Mrs. Reason (para)
    3. Mrs. Olson (instructional facilitator)
    4. Mrs. Roscher (4th grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! Wednesday's principal's challenge was a cute picture of young Mrs. Hollrah in front of a green station wagon!

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Please keep working on your new learning packet each day this week--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.  We value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Our next food pick-up will be next Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash regardless of citizenship through Washington State DSHS.  

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-Wednesday, May 6

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's wonderful Wednesday, and we're halfway through Roosevelt Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.  

    Today's celebration is to make your teacher SMILE. Post or email a picture or video of your amazing smile, of you telling a silly joke or sharing a funny school memory. Click here for a staff directory so you can email the picture or video to your teacher. 

    (Spanish poster available here)

    Teacher App Wed

     

    Morning Announcements and Laptop Checkout

    Here are your announcements with Mrs. Smith with a special announcement about checking out a laptop to take home: 

    Mrs. Smith is explaining that laptops will be available for check-out for grades K-2 (1 laptop per family) on Thursday and Friday, May 7-8 from 9 am-3 pm on the Roosevelt campus.  Please bring your child, and please follow social distancing. If you were unable to check out a laptop last week for grades 3-5, this is another opportunity to stop by and get one.  Hope to see you there because teachers are sharing lots of fun and educational opportunities online.

     

    Shop our Bookfair!  

    Our special Online Bookfair continues for 1 more week only!  It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  Shop online until May 12, and the books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier

     

    Principal's Challenge 

    Here's our next Throwback Principal's Challenge! Who is this little girl? 

    red bag  

    Which Roosevelt Bear is this? 

    1. Mrs. Hudson (2nd grade)
    2. Mrs. Crosier (3rd grade)
    3. Mrs. Hollarh (library)
    4. Mrs. Morris (para)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! Tuesday's principal's challenge was an elegant ballet picture of Mrs. Rondi Marsh, our music teacher. Congratulations to our winners

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Please keep working on your new learning packet each day this week--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.   If your packet didn't arrive in the past few days (mailed April 29), please email your teacher

    We value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Our next food pick-up will be TODAY from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash regardless of citizenship through Washington State DSHS.  

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-Tuesday, May 5

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's terrific Tuesday, and our Roosevelt Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week continues.  

    Today's celebration is all about our Bear Clap! Post or email a picture or video of you (and maybe your family and pets too!) celebrating a teacher with a Bear Clap. (If you're not sure how to do the Bear Clap, your child can teach you, or watch the end of the announcement video below.)  Click here for a staff directory so you can email your picture or video to your teacher. 

    (Spanish poster available here)

    Teacher App Tuesday

     

    Morning Announcements

    Here are your morning announcements with Mrs. Harper:  

      

     

    Shop our Bookfair!  

    We're having a special Online Bookfair It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  Shop online until May 12, and the books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier

     

    Principal's Challenge 

    Here's our next Throwback Principal's Challenge! Who is this very special ballerina?

    ballet  

    Which Roosevelt Bear is this, posing elegantly in a tutu? 

    1. Mrs. Frazier (2nd grade)
    2. Mrs. Thomason (3rd grade)
    3. Mrs. Marsh (music)
    4. Mrs. Morris (para)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! Monday's principal's challenge was an adorable baby picture of MR RICHARDS (5th grade), and no one got it right yesterday! 

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Please keep working on your new learning packet each day this week--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.   If your packet didn't arrive in the past few days (mailed April 29), please email your teacher

    We value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Our next food pick-up will be tomorrow from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash regardless of citizenship through Washington State DSHS.  

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-Monday, May 4

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's marvelous Monday, the first day of Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.  Here's what we're doing each day this week to celebrate. For today's celebration, let's flood our teachers'/staff members' inboxes with emails telling them how much we appreciate them! Click here for a staff directory with all email addresses. Here are more ideas from the National PTA to celebrate educators all week long. 

    (Spanish poster available here)

    Teacher appreciation

     

    Morning Announcements

    Here are your morning announcements featuring our outstanding counselor, Mrs. Lupita Mason:  

     

     

    Shop our Bookfair!  

    We're having a special Online Bookfair It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  Shop online until May 12, and the books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier

     

    Principal's Challenge 

    Here's our next Throwback Principal's Challenge! 

    baby with grapes  

    Which Roosevelt Bear is this, munching on grapes? 

    1. Mrs. Emerson (1st grade)
    2. Mrs. Roscher (4th grade)
    3. Mrs. Couch (nurse)
    4. Mr. Richards (5th grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! Friday's principal's challenge was a first-grade picture of Mrs. Gomez with her bunny.  Surprisingly, there were no winners on Friday, so better luck today! 

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Keep working on your learning packet this week--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.  Your next packet should arrive in the mail today or sometime this weekend. If not, please let your teacher know. 

    We value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Our next food pick-up will be Wednesday, May 6, from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash regardless of citizenship through Washington State DSHS.  

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Weekend Update-May 3

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! We hope you're having a great weekend! Get excited because Roosevelt's Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week starts tomorrow. We have a lot of virtual fun in store! (Click here for Spanish poster.)

    Teacher appreciation week

     

    Finger spelling with ASL

    Here's a fun activity to try out this weekend--Learn the alphabet in American Sign Language. (Click here for a larger image.) Finger spelling with the ASL alphabet is great practice for all childre. It helps with basic reading and writing skills such as sounding out words and remembering how to spell words. Can you spell your name with the ASL alphabet? Can you spell BEAR? How about Roosevelt? 

    ASL Alphabet

    Shop our Bookfair!  

    Our Online Bookfair is still going strong!  It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  Shop online until May 12, and the books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Did you get your new learning packet in the mail? If not, please let your teacher know because they were mailed on Wednesday. 

    Parents, please take a look at the packet and give us your feedback in our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish). We want the packets to work for you and your family. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Our food pick-up continues on Wednesday, May 6, from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash regardless of citizenship through Washington State DSHS.  

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-Friday, May 1

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Fantastic Friday, and it's already May! Here are your morning announcements featuring our top-notch 4th-grade team, Mrs. Silva, Mrs. Roscher, and Mr. Alexander, coming to you from their own houses during a virtual team meeting:

    4th gr teachers

     

    Shop our Bookfair!  

    We're having a special Online Bookfair It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  Shop online until May 12, and the books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier

     

    Principal's Challenge 

    Here's our next Throwback Principal's Challenge! Hint, hint: You might remember a rabbit picture on our website last month....

     rabbit

    Which Roosevelt Bear is this, feeding the rabbit a carrot? 

    1. Mrs. McLean (kinder)
    2. Mrs. Marquez (para)
    3. Mrs. Goins (resource room)
    4. Mrs. Gomez (reading intervention)
    5. Mrs. Harper (assistant principal)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! Yesterday's principal's challenge was a first-grade picture of Mrs. LaRiviere with 2 missing teeth and a baton.  Our winners was Mili D. Congratulations!! 

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Keep working on your learning packet this week--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.  Your next packet should arrive in the mail today or sometime this weekend. If not, please let your teacher know. 

    We value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Our next food pick-up will be Wednesday, May 6, from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash regardless of citizenship through Washington State DSHS.  

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-Thursday, April 30

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's thrilling Thursday and Spirit Day--are you wearing your Bear shirt? Watching today's morning announcements featuring our amazing 2nd-grade team, Mrs. Hudson, Mrs. Frazier, and Mrs. Ullas, and enjoy their Bear Clap!

     

     

    Shop our Bookfair!  

    We're having a special Online Bookfair It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  Shop online until May 12, and the books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier

     

    Principal's Challenge 

    Here's our next Throwback Principal's Challenge! This baton-twirling future Roosevelt Bear deserves a Bear Clap! 

    baton  

    Which Roosevelt Bear is this?

    1. Mrs. LaRiviere (kinder)
    2. Mrs. Ullas (2nd grade)
    3. Mrs. Silva (4th grade)
    4. Mrs. J. Mitchell (5th grade)
    5. Mrs. Barr (library/para)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! Yesterday's principal's challenge was a kindergarten picture of our very own Mrs. Smith in her amazing kinder portrait in poncho and boots.  Wow! We had so many winners yesterday--e Adrian, Apollinaire, Addison, and Andrew Z, Dariel and Gabriel E., Mia (3rd grade), Sean (5th grade), and even a parent, Angelique G. Congratulations! 

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Keep working on your learning packet this week--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.  Your next packet should arrive in the mail this weekend (before May 4).

    We value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

     

    Food and Financial Support

    rooseveltstrong

    We loved seeing so many Roosevelt families at Franklin yesterday for food pick-up! Check out this picture of Mr. Alexander, Miss Breanna, Mrs. Renaud, Mrs. LaRiviere, Mrs. Leadon, and Mrs Harper having a great time getting the food ready for pick-up.  Our next food pick-up will be Wednesday, May 6 from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash regardless of citizenship through Washington State DSHS.  

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-Wednesday, April 29

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's wonderful Wednesday, and here are your morning announcements featuring Mrs. Garza and her daughter, Audrina--

     

     

    Laptop Checkout Continues Today!

    It was wonderful to see so many Roosevelt Bears checking out laptops yesterday! You can still stop by today between 9 am-3 pm (families of 3rd-5th graders) at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N. 4th Ave. across the street from the downtown district office).  Please bring your child with you, and use social distancing to keep your family and other families safe. Your child will need to be able to log onto the laptop before leaving. 

     

    laptop

     

    Our Bookfair Starts Today! 

    We're having a special Online Bookfair It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  Shop online until May 12, and the books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Keep working on your learning packet this week--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.  Your next packet should arrive in the mail early next week (May 4th). 

    We value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Principal's Challenge 

    Here's our next Throwback Principal's Challenge! Who could this kindergartner in the amazing red poncho and white boots be?

    child with boots

     

    Which Roosevelt Bear is this?

    1. Mrs. Smith (principal)
    2. Mrs. Araujo (office assistant)
    3. Mrs. Hudson (2nd grade)
    4. Mrs. Thomason (4th grade)
    5. Mrs Olson (instructional facilitator)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! Yesterday's principal's challenge was a picture of Mrs. Bailey! We had a bunch of winners--Nancy D., Angelique G., and Wolf N. Way to go! 

     

    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Our next food pick-up will be today from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash regardless of citizenship through Washington State DSHS.  

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-Tuesday, April 28

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's terrific Tuesday, and here are your morning announcements 

     

    Laptop checkout starts today! 

    Today and tomorrow, April 28-29, families of Roosevelt 3rd-5th graders can check out a laptop between 9 am--3 pm at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N. 4th Ave. across the street from the downtown district office).  Please bring your child with you, and use social distancing to keep your family and other families safe. Your child will need to be able to log onto the laptop before leaving. 

     

    laptop

     

    Our Bookfair Starts Tomorrow! 

    We're having a special Online Bookfair It's a great chance to buy bargain books for your kids to read at home.  From April 29-May 12, shop online, and the books will ship to your home (free delivery for order of $25 or more). Click here or below to shop the interactive online book flier. 

    book fair flier

     

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Keep working on your learning packet this week--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.  Your next packet should arrive in the mail by this weekend (May 1-2).   

    We value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Principal's Challenge 

    Here's our next Throwback Principal's Challenge! Who could this be? 

    double image

    Which Roosevelt Bear is this?

    1. Mrs. Bailey (kinder)
    2. Mrs. Emerson (1st-grade)
    3. Mrs. Crosier (3rd-grade)
    4. Mrs. Roscher (4th-grade)
    5. Mrs. Leadon (para)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! We had no winner for yesterday's challenge! It was a picture of Mrs. Mason at her elementary school graduation, and she was standing next to her principal, who was a very special person in her life. 

     

    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Our next food pick-up will be this Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash regardless of citizenship through Washington State DSHS.  

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-Monday, April 27

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's marvelous Monday, and here are your morning announcements

    Computer check out  

    Be Counted! Roosevelt Bears, complete the 2020 Census today! 

    The 2020 Census is easy. The 10 questions are simple, and it just takes a few minutes. Here's how to do it. (Pllus, completing the census early means you won't have a census worker visit your house!)

    Your census helps determine how $675+ billion each year will be given to our community for jobs, roads, housing, schools, hospitals, emergencies, and more!  

     

    (Watch video in Spanish)

    Everyone who resides here, regardless of citizenship, must participate. It is the law. Census workers are not allowed to ask questions about immigration status or social security numbers. It is against the law for the census bureau to share information with other entities like the FBI or ICE. Your information will NOT be shared.  Click for more resources in English or Spanish

     

    Laptop Checkout on Tuesday and Wednesday--Grades 3-5

    This Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28-29, families of Roosevelt 3rd-5th graders can check out a laptop between 9 am--3 pm at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N. 4th Ave. across the street from the downtown district office).  Please bring your child with you, and use social distancing to keep your family and other families safe. Your child will need to be able to log onto the laptop before leaving. 

     

    laptop

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Keep working on your learning packet--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.  Your next packet should arrive in the mail by this weekend (May 1-2).   

    We value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Principal's Challenge 

    Today's our first Roosevelt Bear Throwback Principal's Challenge! Who is this young lady on her 5th-grade graduation day, standing with her school principal? 

    5th-grade graduation

     

    1. Mrs. LaRiviere (kinder)
    2. Mrs. Mason (counselor)
    3. Mrs. Mitchell (5th-grade)
    4. Mrs. Goins (resource room)
    5. Mrs. Harper (assistant principal)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! 

     

    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Our next food pick-up will be on Wednesday, April 29, from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more support, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks and a way to apply for emergency cash regardless of citizenship through Washington State DSHS.  

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Weekend Update--Sunday, April 26

    Freckle Math at Home

    Freckle Math is an easy way to keep your child's math skills strong, and your child already has a Freckle account from school! Watch this video or click below to learn how to use Freckle at home. All of the links and class codes are posted on the Roosevelt library webpage.  A Spanish guide to Freckle at home is also available. 

    Freckle

     

    Laptop Checkout This Week--Grades 3-5

    This Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28-29, families of Roosevelt 3rd-5th graders can check out a laptop between 9 am--3 pm at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N. 4th Ave. across the street from the downtown district office).  Please bring your child with you, and use social distancing to keep your family and other families safe. Your child will need to be able to log onto the laptop before leaving. 

     

    laptop

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Keep working on your learning packet--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.  Your next packet will arrive around May 1st.  

    We value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Principal's Challenge 

    Starting Monday! Check back to peek at your teachers' baby and elementary school pictures and figure out who's who. 

     CHALLENGE

     

    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Our next food pick-up will be this Wednesday, April 29, from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more food options, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks.  If you have an immediate financial needapply with Washington State DSHS for emergency cash regardless of citizenship, up to a max of $363 for 1 person to $1,121 for a household of 8+.  

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Weekend Update--Saturday, April 25

    How Can I Keep my Child Reading at Home? 

    For the first time every, Accelerated Reader (AR) is now available at home! Click on the video below (1 minute) to learn how your child can use Accelerated Reader at home and keep reading skills strong. 

    ar pic

     

    Laptop Checkout on Tuesday and Wednesday--Grades 3-5

    This Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28-29, families of Roosevelt 3rd-5th graders can check out a laptop between 9 am--3 pm at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N. 4th Ave. across the street from the downtown district office).  Please bring your child with you, and use social distancing to keep your family and other families safe. Your child will need to be able to log onto the laptop before leaving. 

     

    laptop

     

    7 Tips for Parents Supporting Remote Learning

    From Larry Ferlazzo, an amazing ELL teacher in California, here are 7 tips for parents to support your child's remote learning (Spanish version available here): 

    support remote learning   

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Keep working on your learning packet--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.  Your next packet will arrive around May 1st.  

    We value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Principal's Challenge 

    Starting Monday! Check back to peek at your teachers' baby and elementary school pictures and figure out who's who. 

     CHALLENGE

     

    Food and Financial Support

    food

    Our next food pick-up will be this Wednesday, April 29, from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more food options, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks.  If you have an immediate financial need, apply with Washington State DSHS for emergency cash regardless of citizenship, up to a max of $363 for 1 person to $1,121 for a household of 8+.  

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Roosevelt in the News and Morning Announcements--April 24

    Celebrate YOUR success! Roosevelt has been recognized 2 times this week!

     
     

    Families of Roosevelt 1st-graders drove through the Roosevelt bus lane on Tuesday to pick up sets of free, brand-new...

    Posted by Yakima Public Schools on Thursday, April 23, 2020
     

    The Yakima School District is proud to report that Roosevelt Elementary School has been recognized by the Washington...

    Posted by Yakima Public Schools on Thursday, April 23, 2020

     

    Morning Announcements--Friday

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's fantastic Friday, and here are your morning announcements

     April 24 pic

     

    How Can I Keep my Child Reading at Home? 

    Starting TODAY! Watch the video below (1 minute) to learn how your child can start using Accelerated Reader and build reading skills at home! 

     

    ar pic

     

    Laptop Checkout Coming Soon--Grades 3-5

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28-29, families of Roosevelt 3rd-5th graders can check out a laptop between 9 am--3 pm at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N. 4th Ave. across the street from the downtown district office).  Please bring your child with you, and use social distancing to keep your family and other families safe. Your child will need to be able to log onto the laptop before leaving. 

     

    laptop

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Keep working on your learning packet--each packet has 2 weeks of learning.  Your next packet will arrive around May 1st.  If you didn't receive the April 15th packet, please call us at 573-1713 or email us (English or Spanish). 

    Also, we value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Principal's Challenge 

    A new principal's challenge is coming soon! Check back next week to peek at your teachers' baby and elementary school pictures and figure out who's who. 

     CHALLENGE

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-April 23

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's thrilling Thursday--Spirit Day! Are you wearing your Roosevelt t-shirt today?  Here are your morning announcements featuring assistant principal Laura Harper:  

      Apr 23

    Laptop Checkout Coming Soon--Grades 3-5

    laptop

    Need to borrow a laptop to help your child's learning? On April 28-29, families of Roosevelt 3rd-5th graders will be able to check out a laptop (1 per family for elementary students).  More details coming soon, so be sure you're receiving our robo-calls and Remind messages (see below).  

     

    Food and Financial Support

     

    food

    Our next food pick-up will be Wednesday, April 29 from 10:30-11:30 am at these locations. For more food options, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks. Also, the Salvation Army Food Bank at 9 S. 6th Avenue is open Monday - Friday from 2-4pm (drive through the south gated lot).  If you have an immediate financial needWashington State DSHS is opened applications for emergency cash. Benefits are available regardless of citizenship, up to a max of $363 for 1 person to $1,121 for a household of 8+.  You will not be required to provide a Social Security number, and once you're approved you'll receive benefits on an existing or new EBT card. If you are one of the estimated 175,000 Washington households that may be eligible, please apply right away at www.washingtonconnection.org.

     

    Remind App

    Remind has launched at Roosevelt!  Did you get your message? If not, email us or text us at (253) 987-6693 so we can update your contact information.) The Remind app is FREE and makes it easy to communicate with your child's teacher and keep up with their learning. With Remind, you can send and receive messages on any device.  Watch a demo video (above in English or here in Spanish).

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    Keep working on your current learning packet--it's 2 weeks' worth of learning.  Your next packet arrives around May 1st.  If you didn't receive the last packet (mailed April 15), call us at 573-1713 or email us (English or Spanish). Also, please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us improve our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Principal's Challenge

    challenge

    A new principal's challenge is coming soon! Check back next week to peek at your teachers' baby and elementary school pictures and figure out who's who. 

     

    More Learning

    Remember you can visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-April 22

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's wonderful Wednesday, and here are your morning announcements featuring 2 of our amazing 4th-grade teachers--Mr. Alexander and Mrs. Roscher (and Mrs. Roscher's "kids"). 

    4th grade  

      

    Laptop Checkout--Grades 3-5

    Need to borrow a laptop so your child can access distance learning? On April 28-29, families of Roosevelt 3rd-5th graders will be able to check out a laptop (1 per family for elementary students).  More details coming soon, so be sure you're receiving our robo-calls and Remind messages (see below).  

    laptop

    Food and Financial Support Updates

    Our next food pick-up is TODAY, April 22 from 10:30-11:30 am only (ONE HOUR only) at these locations. For more food options, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks. Also, the Salvation Army Food Bank at 9 S. 6th Avenue is open Monday - Friday from 2-4pm (drive through the south gated lot). 

    If you have an immediate financial needWashington State DSHS has opened applications for emergency cash. Benefits are available regardless of citizenship, up to a max of $363 for 1 person to $1,121 for a household of 8+.  You will not be required to provide a Social Security number, and once you're approved you'll receive benefits on an existing or new EBT card. If you are one of the estimated 175,000 Washington households that may be eligible, please apply right away at www.washingtonconnection.org.

    free food

    Remind App

    Remind has launched at Roosevelt!  Did you get your message? If not, email us or text us at (253) 987-6693 so we can update your contact information.) The Remind app is FREE and makes it easy to communicate with your child's teacher and keep up with their learning. With Remind, you can send and receive messages on any device—even a simple text message from your phone!  As part of this rollout, official accounts will be created for all the teachers, parents, and students at Yakima School District.  Follow the steps in the message that you receive to set up your account. Watch a demo video (below in English or here in Spanish)

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    If you haven't received your learning packet, please call us at 573-1713 or email us (English or Spanish). Also, we value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

     

    Principal's Challenge

    Today's Principal's Challenge features this relaxed dog, enjoying his family's stay-at-home time: 

    TEACHER'S PET 

     black dog

    Who does this black dog belong to? 

    1. Mrs. Hudson (2nd grade)
    2. Mrs. Marsh (music)
    3. Mrs. Church (cook manager)
    4. Mr. Nagle (para)
    5. Mrs. Smith (principal)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! Tuesday's adorable puppy is Mrs. Ullas' newest family member (2nd-grade). Congratulations to Adan Mrs. Fry's class and Lily from Mrs. Crosier's class for getting the right answer! 

    More Learning

    Remember you can always visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-April 21

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's terrific Tuesday, and here are your morning announcements from our librarian, Mrs. Amy Hollrah, her very own 3 Roosevelt Bears:   

    hollrah

     

    Free Books for 1st-Graders

    free books

    TODAY IS THE DAY! First-grade families only, come by today, Tuesday, April 21st from 3-5 pm to pick up a set of new, FREE books curbside in the Roosevelt bus lane. We will love seeing you (from a distance!). Thank you to the Ellison Foundation for sponsoring these free books through our 1st-grade teachers' Breakfast Bites and Books grant.

     

    Remind App

    Remind has launched at Roosevelt!  Did you get your message? If not, email us or text us at (253) 987-6693) so we can update your contact information.) Remind app is FREE and makes it easy to communicate with your child's teacher and keep up with their learning. With Remind, you can send and receive messages on any device—even a simple text message from your phone!  As part of this rollout, official accounts will be created for all the teachers, parents, and students at Yakima School District. You'll receive an email or text from Remind soon. All you need to do is follow the steps in the message to set up your account. Watch a demo video (below in English or here in Spanish)

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    If you haven't received your learning packet, please call us at 573-1713 or email us (English or Spanish). Also, we value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Food and Financial Support Updates

    Our next food pick-up is TOMORROW, April 22 from 10:30-11:30 am only (ONE HOUR only) at these locations. For more food options, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks. Also, the Salvation Army Food Bank at 9 S. 6th Avenue is open Monday - Friday from 2-4pm (drive through the south gated lot). 

    If you have an immediate financial needWashington State DSHS has opened applications for emergency cash. Benefits are available regardless of citizenship, up to a max of $363 for 1 person to $1,121 for a household of 8+.  You will not be required to provide a Social Security number, and once you're approved you'll receive benefits on an existing or new EBT card. If you are one of the estimated 175,000 Washington households that may be eligible, please apply right away at www.washingtonconnection.org.

    Principal's Challenge

    Today's Principal's Challenge features a very tiny puppy named Gabriela...

    TEACHER'S PET 

    puppy

    Who does this puppy belong to? 

    1. Mrs. Mason (counselor)
    2. Mrs. Ullas (2nd-grade)
    3. Mrs. Zarate (para)
    4. Mr. Thomason (3rd-grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! Monday's adventurous dog belongs to Mr. Alexander (4th-grade). Congratulations to Joselyn from Mr. Berges' class and Nikolai from Mrs. Deloza's class for getting the right answer! 

    More Learning

    Remember you can always visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements-April 20

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's marvelous Monday, and here are your morning announcements from Mrs. Gomez and Mrs. Marquez. 

     porch pic

    We have many things going on this week, so we're glad you're here:

    Remind App

    Remind is coming to Roosevelt!  This is great news because the Remind app is FREE and makes it easy to communicate with your child's teacher and keep up with their learning. With Remind, you can send and receive messages on any device—even a simple text message from your phone!  As part of this rollout, official accounts will be created for all the teachers, parents, and students at Yakima School District. You'll receive an email or text from Remind soon. All you need to do is follow the steps in the message to set up your account. Watch a demo video (below in English or here in Spanish)

     

    Learning Packets and Survey

    If you haven't received your learning packet, please call us at 573-1713 or email us (English or Spanish). Also, we value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (in both English and Spanish) to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!) 

    survey

    Free Books for 1st-Graders

    First-grade families, pick up a set of new, FREE books tomorrowTuesday, April 21st from 3:00-5:00 curbside in the Roosevelt bus lane. Thank you to the Ellison Foundation for sponsoring these free books through our 1st-grade teachers' Breakfast Bites and Books grant! 

    free books

    Food and Financial Support Updates

    Our next food pick-up is Wednesday, April 22 from 10:30-11:30 am only (ONE HOUR only) at these locations. For more food options, here's a list of Yakima County foodbanks. Also, the Salvation Army Food Bank at 9 S. 6th Avenue is open Monday - Friday from 2-4pm (drive through the south gated lot). 

    If you have an immediate financial need, Washington State DSHS has opened applications for emergency cash. Benefits are available regardless of citizenship, up to a max of $363 for 1 person to $1,121 for a household of 8+.  You will not be required to provide a Social Security number, and once you're approved you'll receive benefits on an existing or new EBT card. If you are one of the estimated 175,000 Washington households that may be eligible, please apply right away at www.washingtonconnection.org.

    Principal's Challenge

    Today's Principal's Challenge features a cute dog with a great smile!  Friday's ferocious cat on belongs to Mrs. Silva (4th-grade), and no one got the right answer! C'mon, Bears!                

    TEACHER'S PET

     bandana dog

    Who does this adventurous dog belong to? 

    1. Mr. Bolding (school psychologist)
    2. Mrs. Tucker (para)
    3. Mrs. Garibay (para)
    4. Mr. Alexander (4th-grade)
    5. Mrs. Leadon (para)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow!

    More Learning

    Remember you can always visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Weekend Update--April 19

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears, and Happy Sunday.  If you haven't gotten your learning packet by now, please contact us and be sure we have your current mailing address. Also, we value your feedback on the packets! Please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey to help us keep getting better with our learning packets. (This is not the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey, and we're reading each one. Thanks!)

    survey

    Attention 1st-grade families: Pick up a set of new, FREE books on Tuesday, April 21st from 3:00-5:00 curbside in the Roosevelt bus lane. Thank you to the Ellison Foundation for sponsoring these free books through our the 1st-grade teachers' Breakfast Bites and Books grant! 

    free books

    NEW food update: Our next food pick-up is on Wednesday, April 22 from 10:30-11:30 am only (ONE HOUR only) at these locations

    Need internet access?  Click here to read about free options.  Check with your cell phone company because many are now offering unlimited data for homes with students.  Also, Spectrum/Charter and Washington Broadband are offering 60 days of free internet.  For free wifi, Spectrum has opened all of its hotspots to public use. Here's a map with all of the locations. 

    internet

    Remember you can always visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Weekend Update--April 18

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! We hope your weekend is going well. Your learning packets should have arrived, and we need your input in our Distance Learning Family Survey (This is different than the district survey--it's a Roosevelt-only survey to help your child's teacher make learning packets effective for your child and family. Thank you!) And, if you haven't gotten your packet by now, please contact us and be sure we have your current mailing address.

    survey

    Attention 1st-grade families: Pick up a set of new, FREE books on Tuesday, April 21st from 3:00-5:00 curbside in the Roosevelt bus lane. Thank you to the Ellison Foundation for sponsoring these free books through our the 1st-grade teachers' Breakfast Bites and Books grant! 

    free books

    NEW food update: Our next food pick-up is on Wednesday, April 22 from 10:30-11:30 am only (1 HOUR ONLY) at these locations

    Need internet access?  Click here to read about free options.  Check with your cell phone company because many are now offering unlimited data for homes with students.  Also, Spectrum/Charter and Washington Broadband are offering 60 days of free internet.  For free wifi, Spectrum has opened all of its hotspots to public use. Here's a map with all of the locations. 

    internet

    Remember you can always visit our Roosevelt Library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements--April 17

    apr 17 pic  

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Friday, and that means we've made it through another week of stay-at-home together! Here are your morning announcements starring Miss Chelsea and Miss Breanna. Who else would you like to see starring in the morning announcements? Text Mrs. Smith at (253) 987-6693 to tell her the name of a Roosevelt staff member who you'd like to see our daily video. 

    survey

    We need your help! Families, please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (This is a DIFFERENT survey than the district survey shared. This is a Roosevelt-only survey to help your child's teacher make our learning packets effective for your child and family. Thank you!)

    Here's what's going on: 

    • Learning packets have started arriving at students' homes! If your packet doesn't arrive by this weekend, please contact us. Also, be sure we have your current mailing address.
    • Please answer phone calls from us at a 573 or blocked number even if it says "spam." It's us, and we want to support your child's learning and keep your family updated. If you're not receiving robo-calls, contact us to be added to the list. 

    Coming soon:

    • The Roosevelt Spring Book Fair is going online! It will start on April 29th, and all books will ship directly to your house. Click here for details and to preview the flier. 
    • Attention 1st-grade Families: Your amazing 1st-grade teachers have hundreds of free "Breakfast Books and Bites" books for you to pick up on Tuesday, April 21st from 3:00-5:00. Come to Roosevelt, and get your books at the curb!
    • Our next food pick-up will be Wednesday, April 22 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. If we get updates about changes of locations or procedures, we'll let you know,

    Today's Principal's Challenge features another ferocious cat.  Yesterday's bird belonged to Mrs. Barr, but NO ONE got the correct answer! 

    TEACHER'S PET

     cat on couch

    Who does this ferocious (or yawning?) cat belong to? 

    1. Mrs. Hernandez (office manager)
    2. Mrs. Crosier (3rd grade)
    3. Mrs. Silva (4th-grade)
    4. Mrs. Medina (para)
    5. Mr. Kimm (night custodian)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow!

    Remember you can always visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements--April 16

    yard pic  

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's thrilling Thursday and Spirit Day! Here are your morning announcements.

    Here's what's going on:

    • Good news--your learning packets should arrive in the mail any day! If you don't get it by this weekend, please contact us. Also, be sure we have your current mailing address.
    • Families, please complete our Distance Learning Family Survey (This is a DIFFERENT survey than the district survey sent yesterday. This is a Roosevelt-only survey to help your child's teacher make our learning packets effective for your child and family. Thank you!)
    • Please answer phone calls from us at a 573 or blocked number even if it says "spam." It's actually us, and we want to support your child's learning and get you vital updates. If you're not receiving robo-calls, contact us to be added to the list. 

    Coming soon:

    • The Roosevelt Spring Book Fair is going online! It will start on April 29th, and all books will ship directly to your house. Click here for details and to preview the flier. 
    • Attention 1st-grade Families: Your amazing 1st-grade teachers have hundreds of free "Breakfast Books and Bites" books for you to pick up on Tuesday, April 21st from 3:00-5:00. Come to Roosevelt, and get your books at the curb!
    • Our next food pick-up will be Wednesday, April 22 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. If we get updates about changes of locations or procedures, we'll let you know,

     

    Who would you like to see on the morning announcements? Text Mrs. Smith at (253) 987-6693 to tell her the name of a Roosevelt staff member who you'd like to see our daily video. 

    Today's Principal's Challenge features a bird.  Yesterday's cat belonged to Mrs. Bailey, so congratulations to Mia from Mrs. Mitchell's class and Carsyn from Mr. Richards' class for having the correct answer! 

    TEACHER'S PET

     bird

    Who does this beautiful bird belong to? 

    1. Mrs. McLean (kinder)
    2. Mrs. Mason (counselor)
    3. Mrs. Hollrah (library)
    4. Mrs. Poeggel (night custodian)
    5. Mrs. Barr (para)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow!

    Remember you can always visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements--April 15 

    Cafeteria pic

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's wonderful Wednesday, and here are your morning announcementscoming to you today from the Roosevelt cafeteria. 

    Today from 10:30 am-12:30 pm, you can pick up a bag of 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches at these 8 sites throughout the district.  Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper will be helping at Franklin, so wave to us when you walk or drive by.  Remember, children must be present to receive meals. 

    Your learning packet should arrive at your house soon! Expect to receive a manilla envelope in the mail by the end of the week. (Contact us if you need to update your mailing address or if you don't receive it by this weekend.)  Also, look forward to more contact from your amazing teacher! Be ready to tell him/her how you're doing and what you've learned or had problems with from your first packet. 

    Remember you can always visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    Starting today, you can text Mrs. Smith the name of a Roosevelt staff member who you'd like to see on an upcoming morning announcement video (253-987-6693)!

    Please answer phone calls from us at 573-1701 or from a blocked number even if it says "spam" because it's actually us, and we want to stay in touch! = ) If you're not receiving calls, contact us to be added to the list. Also, you can stay in touch by using the new Let's Talk button on the red bar on the side of your screen (or click here).  Fill out the form in English or Spanish, and we'll get back to you quickly. 

    Today's Principal's Challenge features another ferocious-looking cat. Yesterday's wildcat belonged to Mrs. Goins (!!), and the cute little dog posted on Monday belongs to Mr. Nagle. 

    TEACHER'S PET

     creepy cat

    Who does this cat belong to? 

    1. Mrs. Bailey (kinder)
    2. Mrs. Marsh (music)
    3. Mrs Araujo (office assistant)
    4. Mrs. Crosier (3rd-grade)
    5. Mrs. Kirk (multi-grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow!

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Morning Announcements--April 14 

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's terrific Tuesday, and here are your morning announcements brought to you by Mrs. Smith in a bear costume: 

     Bear picture

    Look for 3 big things coming your way this week: 

    • Tomorrow, we'll  pass out meals again from 10:30 am-12:30 pm at these 8 sites throughout the district.  Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper will be helping at Franklin, and we look forward to waving to you as you drive by and pick up 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches.  
    • New learning packets will be mailed by Wednesday! Expect to receive an envelope in the mail by the end of the week. (Contact us if you need to update your mailing address.)
    • Your teacher will be contacting you again this week. Be ready to tell him/her how you're doing and what you're learning from your first learning packet. 

     

    Your homework for today? It's time to FINISH your first learning packet, and visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    Please answer phone calls from us at 573-1701 even if it says "spam" because it's actually us, and we want to stay in touch! = ) If you're not receiving calls, contact us to be added to the list. 

    If you have questions or comments for us, try out our new Let's Talk button by clicking on the red bar on the side of your screen (or click here).  Fill out the form in English or Spanish, and we'll get back to you quickly. 

    Today's Principal's Challenge features this unusual "pet"--

    TEACHER'S PET

    wildcat  

    Who does this wild cat belong to? 

    1. Mrs. Renaud (para)
    2. Mrs. Goins (resource)
    3. Mrs Hudson (2nd-grade)
    4. Mr. Alexander (4th-grade)
    5. Mrs. J Mitchell (5th-grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • We're Back! Morning Announcements--April 13

    Monday video  

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's marvelous Monday, and we hope you had a safe, fun spring break! Here are your morning announcements

    Look for 2 big things coming your way this week: 

    • On Wednesday, we'll  pass out meals again from 10:30 am-12:30 pm at these 8 sites throughout the district.  Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper will be helping at Franklin, and we look forward to waving to you as you drive by and pick up 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches.  
    • New learning packets will be mailed by Wednesday! (No in-person packet pick-ups)  Expect to receive an envelope in the mail by the end of the week. (Contact us if you need to update your mailing address--before Monday!)
    • Your teacher will be contacting you again this week. Be ready to tell him/her how you're doing and what you're learning from your first learning packet. 

     

    Now that spring break is over, it's time to turn your brain back on! Finish your first learning packet, and visit our Roosevelt Library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    Please answer phone calls from us at 573-1701 even if it says "spam" because it's actually us, and we want to stay in touch! = ) If you're not receiving calls, contact us to be added to the list. 

    If you have questions or comments for us, try out our new Let's Talk button by clicking on the red bar on the side of your screen (or click here).  Fill out the form in English or Spanish, and we'll get back to you quickly. 

    Need to make a mask? Don't know how to sew and don't have fabric or elastic? Watch this quick video from the US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams and the CDC to learn how to make a mask with an old t-shirt and 2 rubber bands. Amazing! Here's more information on making, wearing, and cleaning masks from the CDC.  Stop the spread! 

    mask

    Today's Principal's Challenge features this adorable dog:

    TEACHER'S PET

    brown dog  

    Who does this dog belong to? 

    1. Mr. Nagle (para)
    2. Mrs. Garza (reading intervention)
    3. Mrs Ausink (kinder)
    4. Mrs. Thomason (3rd-grade)
    5. Mrs. Silva (4th-grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and you might see YOUR NAME on our website tomorrow! 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    stay home

     

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  • Last Day of Spring Break--April 12

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Sunday, and it's the last day of a very unusual spring break.  We wish your family a safe and special day if you're celebrating Easter today. It's hard to be apart from families and miss celebrations like egg hunts, so here's a another fun "hunt" to try at home:

    spring hunt  

    Búsqueda del tesoro de primavera

    Encuentra una flor amarilla.

    Encuentra 3 hojas de diferentes formas.

    Encuentra algo que sea rojo.

    Encuentra una telaraña.

    Encuentra algo que vuela.

    Nombra 2 cosas que ves en el cielo.

    Encuentra algo que sea largo.

    Encuentra algo que crezca que sea verde.

    Encuentra 2 pájaros.

    Encuentra un poco de agua.

    Encuentra algo morado.

    Encuentra algo que se arrastre.

     

    Also, big things are coming next week:

    • Our next food distribution will happen on Wednesday, April 15, from 10:30 am-12:30 pm at these 8 sites throughout the district.  Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper will be helping at Franklin, and we look forward to waving to you as you drive by and pick up 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches.  
    • New learning packets will be mailed mid-week! Expect to receive an envelope in the mail by the end of the week. (contact us if you need to update your mailing address by Monday!)

     

    Even though it's Spring Break, keep your brain active! If you haven't finished your learning packet yet, you can keep working on that each day. Also, keep your brain turned on by visiting our Roosevelt Library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    If you have questions or comments for us, try out our new Let's Talk button by clicking on the red bar on the side of your screen (or click here).  Fill out the form in English or Spanish, and we'll get back to you quickly. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay Home Stay Healthy

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  • Happy Spring Break--April 11

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Saturday, and we're wishing your family a safe and special weekend if you're celebrating this weekend. It's hard to be physically apart from families and miss celebrations like egg hunts, so here's a fun, indoor "hunt" to try out together. You can even make teams, and race to see who can find everything first!  

    indoor scavenger hunt

    Here's the list in Spanish:

    Búsqueda del tesoro interior

    • Encuentra un tenedor.
    • Encuentra algo que sea rojo.
    • Encuentra una caja de pañuelos.
    • Encuentra 3 cosas que tienen ruedas.
    • Encuentra un crayón naranja.
    • Encuentra algo que sea muy suave.
    • Encuentra una curita.
    • Encuentra una llave.
    • Encuentra 2 calcetines que combinen.
    • Encuentra algo redondo.
    • Encuentra una pegatina.
    • Encuentra una banda de goma,
    • Encuentra un par de anteojos.
    • Encuentra un sobre.

     

    Even though it's Spring Break, keep your brain active! If you haven't finished your learning packet yet, you can keep working on that each day. Also, keep your brain turned on by visiting our Roosevelt Library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    If you have questions or comments for us, try out our new Let's Talk button by clicking on the red bar on the side of your screen (or click here).  Fill out the form in English or Spanish, and we'll get back to you quickly. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay Home Stay Healthy

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  • Happy Spring Break--April 10

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears, and welcome to Day 5 of Spring Break!   

    Looking to get outside safely this weekend? GET OUTSIDE YAKIMA is a one-stop collection of free places and directions for outdoor fun in and around Yakima for you and your family. It includes the Yakima Area Arboretum, Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, the Yakima Greenway, and more, plus fun activities Outdoor At-Home Activities like you see below.  Be sure to follow social distancing guidelines even when you're enjoying the great outdoors. There is so much to do and see outside, what better time to connect with the outdoors and enjoy our public lands and local green spaces than now?

    outdoor activities

     

    Here's today's special spring break PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE: Text us to tell us an outdoor activity that you did today at (253) 987-6693, and YOUR NAME might be in tomorrow's announcements.  

    Even though it's Spring Break, keep your brain active! If you haven't finished your learning packet yet, you can keep working on that each day. Also, keep your brain turned on by visiting our Roosevelt Library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    If you have questions or comments for us, try out our new Let's Talk button by clicking on the red bar on the side of your screen (or click here).  Fill out the form in English or Spanish, and we'll get back to you quickly. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay Home Stay Healthy

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  • Happy Spring Break--April 9

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears, and welcome to Day 4 of Spring Break!

    charter

    Did you know? If you don't have internet/wi-fi at your house, you can check out Spectrum Charter's offer of free broadband and wi-fi access for 60 days.  This offer could give your child more online learning opportunities for free!  Click here for more details. 

    • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.
    • Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
    • Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.

    robot

    Another great resource at home is IMAGINE LEARNING.  All Roosevelt students who are English Language Learners (ELL) can log onto Imagine Learning to develop their vocabulary, grammar, and language just like they do at school.  All ELL students can use Imagine Learning for free through their YSD G-Suite (Google) accounts: 

    • Click here for Student Resources.
    • Scroll down and click on G-Suite.
    • Enters student's ysd7.org username and password. 
    • Click on Elementary School Links
    • Click on the robot picture that says Imagine Learning.

    kindness

    Here's today's special spring break PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE--a KINDNESS CHALLENGE! Here are a few ideas: 

    • Sing a happy song! 
    • Go curbside caroling with your family.
    • Write and mail a card.
    •  Call or FaceTime friends or grandparents just to say hello. 
    • Make up a poem with a positive message. 
    • Write positive messages on Post-It Notes and place on mirrors in your house. 
    • Make Peace Rocks. Paint rocks with kind words and place outside.
    • Do household chores without being asked - make your bed, pick up your toys, clean your room/bathroom.
    • Share without being asked. 
    • Help make dinner.
    • Email a nice note to your teacher! = ) 
    Tell us about YOUR act of kindness by texting (253) 987-6693, and YOUR NAME might be in tomorrow's announcements.  
     
    Even though it's Spring Break, keep your brain active! If you haven't finished your learning packet yet, you can keep working on that each day. Also, keep your brain turned on by visiting our Roosevelt Library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 

    If you have questions or comments for us, try out our new Let's Talk button by clicking on the red bar on the side of your screen (or click here).  Fill out the form in English or Spanish, and we'll get back to you quickly. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay Home Stay Healthy

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  • Happy Spring Break--April 8

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears, and welcome to Day 3 of Spring Break!

    Here's today's special spring break PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE to get you moving on this beautiful day: 

    name workout  

    Tell us about your workout by texting (253) 987-6693, and YOUR NAME might be in tomorrow's announcements.  
     
    Even though it's Spring Break, keep your brain active! If you haven't finished your learning packet yet, you can keep working on that each day. Also, keep your brain turned on by visiting our Roosevelt Library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 
     

    If you have questions or comments for us, try out our new Let's Talk button by clicking on the red bar on the side of your screen (or click here).  Fill out the form in English or Spanish, and we'll get back to you quickly. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay Home Stay Healthy

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  • Happy Spring Break--April 7

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears, and welcome to Day 2 of Spring Break!

    Did you hear yesterday's important announcement?  Today, Governor Inslee announced that schools will be closed to in-person instruction for the rest of this school year.  Yakima Superintendent Trevor Greene shared an update about what this announcement will mean for Roosevelt and for our district. 

    Here's today's TEACHER'S PET PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE:
     
    TEACHER'S PET

    dog on chair  

     
    Whose dog is this? 
    1. Mrs. Ullas (2nd-grade)
    2. Mr. Alexander (4th-grade)
    3. Mr. Kimm (nigh t custodian)
    4. Mr. Toop (data specialist)
    5. Mrs. Smith (principal)
    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and YOUR NAME might be in tomorrow's announcements.  Congratulations to Isbi from Mrs. Thomason's 3rd-grade class! He got yesterday's right answer by calculating that we passed out 27,888 meals on Friday at Franklin. 
     
    Even though it's Spring Break, you can still keep learning! If you haven't finished your learning packet yet, you can keep working on that each day. Also, keep your brain turned on by visiting our Roosevelt Library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 
     

    If you have questions or comments for us, try out our new Let's Talk button by clicking on the red bar on the side of your screen (or click here).  Fill out the form in English or Spanish, and we'll get back to you quickly. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME and STAY HEALTHY.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay Home Stay Healthy

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  • Happy Spring Break--April 6

    spring break  

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! Did you know that today is your first day of Spring Break? 

    We loved seeing so many of you on Friday at Franklin! How much food got handed out at Franklin on Friday? That's your PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE MATH PROBLEM!  We passed out 1,743 boxes of food, and each box contained 8 breakfasts and 8 lunches
     
    How many total meals were handed out at Franklin on Friday? 
    1.   1,743 meals
    2.   1,754 meals
    3.  13,944 meals
    4.  27,888 meals
    5. 111,552 meals

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693, and YOUR NAME might be in tomorrow's announcements.

    Even though it's Spring Break, you can still keep learning! If you haven't finished your learning packet yet, you can keep working on that each day. Also, keep your brain turned on by visiting our Roosevelt Library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. 
     

    If you have questions or comments for us, try out our new Let's Talk button by clicking on the red bar on the side of your screen (or click here).  Fill out the form in English or Spanish, and we'll get back to you quickly. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--April 3

    Gym pic  

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! Wow, it's Friday--and spring break starts tomorrow. Here are your morning announcemements, once again from the Roosevelt gym.

    Today, we have BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION from 10:30 am-12:30 pm (Click here and scroll down for locations. Children MUST BE PRESENT in order to receive food.) 

    A shout-out to all of you who picked up learning packets on Wednesday! We handed out packets to 400 out of our 500 students. Thank you!  Remember, you can also visit our Roosevelt Library website and the YSD website for links to more learning. (If you need password help, email your teacher by clicking here for the Roosevelt staff directory.) If you did not pick up your child's packet, we will mail any that are not too thick.    

    Please answer phone calls from us at 573-1701 even if it says "spam" because it's actually us, and we want to stay in touch! = ) If you're not receiving calls, contact us to be added to the list. 

    If you have questions or comments for us, try out our new Let's Talk button by clicking on the red bar on the side of your screen (or click here).  Fill out the form in English or Spanish, and we'll get back to you quickly. 

    Today's Principal's Challenge features this dog:

    TEACHER'S PET

    corgi  

    Who does this dog belong to? 

    1. Mrs. Zarate (para)
    2. Mrs. Couch (nurse)
    3. Mrs Harper (assistant principal)
    4. Mrs. Church (head cook)
    5. Mr. Berges (5th-grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693. 

     

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--April 2

    Apr 1 pic  

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Thrilling Thursday. Are you wearing your Roosevelt shirt at home today? Here are your morning announcemements from the Franklin Middle School commons. 

    A huge shout-out to all of you who picked up learning packets yesterday! We loved seeing your smiling faces, and we handed out packets to 400 out of our 500 students. Thank you! If you didn't come by, we can mail packets home if they are not too thick. 

    Our next BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION is Friday, April 3rd (Important--click here and scroll down for a new list of locations for Friday. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper will be working at Franklin, so come by and wave! Children MUST BE PRESENT in order to receive food.)
     

    Please answer phone calls from 573-1701 even if it says "Spam" because it's actually us, and we want to stay in touch! = ) If you're not receiving calls,contact us to get added to the list. 

    Remember to visit our Roosevelt Library website and the YSD website for links to your child's online learning programs (If your child doesn't know their email address/password, email your teacher by clicking here for the Roosevelt staff directory.) 

    If you have questions or comments for us, try out our new Let's Talk button by clicking on the red bar on the side of your screen.  Fill it out in English or Spanish, and we'll get back to you quickly. 
     

    Today's Principal's Challenge features this adorable dog: 

    TEACHER'S PET

    Fish  

    Who do these fish belong to?

    1. Mrs. Fry (1st grade)
    2. Mrs. Hollrah (library)
    3. Mrs. Medina (para)
    4. Mrs. Merrill (3rd grade)
    5. Mr. Bolding (psychologist)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  We had 2 winners yesterday--Leo in 4th grade and Sean in 5th grade--who correctly answered that the adorable white, fluffy dog belonged to Mrs. Platt.  Way to go! 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--April 1

    Drum pic

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Wonderful Wednesday, and here are your morning announcemements from Mrs. Marsh's extraordinary music classroom.    

    Starting TODAY, come pick up your child's learning packet in our bus lane from 10:30 am-12:30 pm.  Read this letter in English or Spanish for details. 

    Did you get our robo-call last night at 7 pm? If not, you're missing important information.  Please contact us to get added to the list. Also, please answer phone calls from 573-1701 even if it says "Spam" because it's actually us! = ) 

    Remember to visit our Roosevelt Library website and the YSD website for links to your child's online learning programs (If your child doesn't know their email address/password, email your teacher by clicking here for the Roosevelt staff directory.)

    Our next BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION is Friday, April 3rd (Important--click here and scroll down for a new list of locations for Friday.)
     
    If you're a healthcare worker or first responder, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Click here for details on childcare options provided by YSD. 
     
    We have a new way for you to get in touch! It's called Let's Talk, and it's the red bar on the side of your screen.  Click on it, and you can write questions, comments, shout-outs, and more in English or Spanish. Let's Talk! will route your message to the right person and get you a quick response.
     
    Lets Talk
     
    ¡Hola! ¿Alguien puede oírte? ¡Podemos! Su voz es importante en nuestro distrito, y queremos saber de usted con “¡Let’s Talk!” Es fácil compartir sus pensamientos con nosotros en cualquier momento desde cualquier lugar. ¿Tiene alguna pregunta sobre el transporte? ¿Quiere compartir sus opiniones sobre nuestros programas de Estudiantes de inglés o Educación especial? ¿Conoces a los miembros del personal que deberían ser agradecidos? “Let’s Talk!” Simplemente haga clic en el botón rojo Hablemos en nuestro sitio web. Luego seleccione un tema para compartir lo que tenga en mente.
     

    Today's Principal's Challenge features this adorable dog: 

    TEACHER'S PET

    white dog  

    Who does this "Teacher's Pet" belong to? 

    1. Mrs. Ausink (kinder)
    2. Mrs. Platt (para)
    3. Mrs. Hernandez (office manager)
    4. Mrs. Silva (4th grade)
    5. Mrs. Delp (speech)

     

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  A lucky winner will be announced tomorrow. Tuesday's Teacher's Pet Challenge featured Flora, who belongs to our Instructional Facilitator, Mrs. Olson. Sadly, no one got the right answer yesterday, so Flora is the first pet to stump the entire school!

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--Tuesday, March 31

    Picture

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Terrific Tuesday, and here are your morning announcemements!     

    Starting TOMORROW, learning packets will be handed out when you drive through our Roosevelt bus lane between 10:30 am-12:30 pm.  Read this letter in English or Spanish for important details. 

    Also, keep visiting our Roosevelt Library website and our YSD website for links to your child's online learning programs (If your child doesn't know their email address/password, email your teacher by clicking here to visit our Roosevelt staff directory.)

    Our next BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS will happen on Friday, April 3rd, and Wednesday, April 13th. (Daily Grab-and-Go meals are discontinued. Click here for more details.)
     
    If you're a healthcare worker or first responder, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Click here for details on childcare options provided by YSD. 
     
    We have a new way for you to get in touch! It's called Let's Talk, and it's the red bar on the side of your screen.  Click on it, and you can write questions, comments, shout-outs, and more in English or Spanish. Let's Talk! will route your message to the right person and get you a quick response.
     
    Lets Talk
     
    ¡Hola! ¿Alguien puede oírte? ¡Podemos! Su voz es importante en nuestro distrito, y queremos saber de usted con “¡Let’s Talk!” Es fácil compartir sus pensamientos con nosotros en cualquier momento desde cualquier lugar. ¿Tiene alguna pregunta sobre el transporte? ¿Quiere compartir sus opiniones sobre nuestros programas de Estudiantes de inglés o Educación especial? ¿Conoces a los miembros del personal que deberían ser agradecidos? “Let’s Talk!” Simplemente haga clic en el botón rojo Hablemos en nuestro sitio web. Luego seleccione un tema para compartir lo que tenga en mente.
     

    Today's Principal's Challenge features Flora: 

    TEACHER'S PET
    Dog  

    Who does this beautiful doggie, Flora, belong to? 

    1. Mrs. Frazier (2nd grade)
    2. Mrs. Tucker (para)
    3. Mrs. Mason (counselor)
    4. Mrs. Ausink (kinder)
    5. Mrs. Olson (instructional facilitator) 

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  A lucky winner will be announced tomorrow. Monday's Teacher's Pet Challenge featured some very special "kids" that belong to Mrs. Roscher. Congratulations to 5th-grader, Joselyn, for winning yesterday's challenge!

    Another shout-out goes to kindergarteners from Mrs. McLean's class who are logging onto their Freckle accounts and improving in math--even from home. Way to go, Dariel, Mia, Jameson, and Annalise!!  Her class is challenging other classes to log onto Freckle (click here to find the Freckle link).  

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  Please contact us if you need to get added to the list for robocalls and other updates. 

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--Monday, March 30

    Announcements pic Mar. 30

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Monday--a new week and time for morning announcemements!  Today, we're coming to you from our front hallway, where we're organizing all of the learning packets that we'll pass out to you on Wednesday.        

    Student learning is BACK! 

    Here's today's PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE:

    TEACHER'S PET
    Goats  

    Who do these goats belong to?

    1. Mrs. Leadon (parapro)
    2. Mrs. LaRiviere (kinder)
    3. Mr. Mike (custodian)
    4. Mrs. Roscher (4th-grade)
    5. Mr. Berges (5th-grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  A lucky winner will be announced tomorrow. Friday's Teacher's Pet Challenge featured a beautiful tabby cat lounging on the lawn. The kitty belongs to Jodie Mitchell, and Madison from Mr. Alexander's class and Laura from Mrs. Fry's class are lucky winners. Congratulations! 

    BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION continues on Friday, April 3rd, and Wednesday, April 13th. (Daily Grab-and-Go meals are discontinued. Click here for more details.)

    If you're a healthcare worker or first responder, THANK YOU SO MUCH!  Childcare starts today.  Click here for details.

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  Please contact us if you need to get added to the list for robocalls and other updates. 

    Stay home save lives

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  • Remote Learning--Special Announcement--Sunday, March 29

    Please click here to download an important letter about remote learning in English and Spanish. 

    Dear Roosevelt Families,

    Even though our Roosevelt building is closed, your child’s education must continue. Our teachers are excited to return to teaching while all of us--each child, parent, and staff member—learn how to be Roosevelt Bears outside of building.

    What will remote learning look like right now for Roosevelt students?

    • Remote learning begins this week.
    • On Wednesday, April 1, you can pick up your child’s learning packet between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
    • If you cannot pick up your child’s packet, it will be mailed on Thursday to your current address (please update if needed using contact information below).
    • To follow social distancing, we will hand you a packet through your driver-side window as you pull through the bus lane
    • To maintain safety, your child’s packet will not be turned back in. Instead, your child’s teacher will assess your child’s learning through phone calls, photos sent electronically, or other methods.
    • Our first learning packet will contain material for 1 week of learning. The next packet pick-up date will be after spring break on Wednesday, April 15th. 
    • Until school reopens, please know that we will adjust this process as we learn and improve. Please be patient with us as we all get better in this new area of remote learning.   
    • We update our Roosevelt webpage each day with educational links and announcements. It is important for you to stay in touch by reading your e-mails, visiting the Roosevelt website each weekday (www.yakimaschools.org/roosevelt), and listening for phone calls announcements. Students are encouraged to check their school emails as well. If you are not receiving phone call announcements, please contact us (see below) to be added to the list. 

    Roosevelt has stood strong for almost 120 years through many challenges, and we will make it through this unique time stronger than ever.  If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us through any of our contact information below. 

    Sincerely,

    Nancy Smith                                                                                         

    Principal                                                         

    Voice (509) 573-1701                                          

    Text (253) 987-6693                                      

    smith.nancy@yakimaschools.org           

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  • Morning Announcements--Friday, March 27

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Fabulous Friday, and it's time for your morning announcemements!  Today, we're coming to you from Franklin Middle School again, where Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper are putting together meals for today's Bulk Meal Distribution (see below).  Special guest star...Mrs. Anderson, Principal of Franklin Middle School. 

    Here's today's PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE:

    TEACHER'S PET
    Cat picture  

    Whose cat is this???

    1. Mrs. Araujo (Office Assistant)
    2. Mrs. Deloza (1st-grade)
    3. Mrs. Roscher (4th-grade)
    4. Mr. China (Para)
    5. Mrs. J. Mitchell (5th-grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  A lucky winner will be announced tomorrow. 

    Yesterday's Teacher's Pet Challenge featured Torta, the rabbit. Torta belongs to Mrs. Gomez, and Andrew from Mrs. Fry's class is the lucky winner. Congratulations! Also, we loved hearing about Roosevelt parents who earned BEAR Bucks yesterday by reading, cleaning, and cooking.  Hang in there, Bear Families!

    Starting TODAY (Friday), we're starting BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION. That means you'll pick up multiple meals for each child on each of the 3 dates below.  (Make room in your car/trunk ahead of time, and know that you might need to make 2 trips to fit everything if you have a large family.  Also, make space in your fridge and freezer to keep food safe.  Click here for more details.)

    • TODAY--Friday, March 27--Pick up 5 breaksfasts/llunches per child
    • Friday, April 3--Pick up 8 breakfasts/lunches per child
    • Wednesday, April 15--Details coming soon

    If you're a healthcare worker or first responder, THANK YOU SO MUCH!  Childcare will begin on March 30.  Click here for details and to sign up.  

    Need help keeping your child learning? Visit our YSD website with links to all of your child's online learning programs--programs your child already knows from using at school like Google Classroom, Reading Wonders, and more.  If your child doesn't know their email address/password, email your teacher by clicking here to visit our Roosevelt Staff Directory. Your teacher will love to hear from you! Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning at home.  Find your Freckle Math link there too.  

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  Please contact us if you need to get added to the list for robocalls and other updates. 

    Stay home save lives

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  • Food--Friday

    Bulk Food Distribution

    • Friday, March 27--5 breakfasts and lunches
    • Friday, April 3--8 breakfasts and lunches
    • Wednesday, April 15--more details soon

    Distribución de alimentos a granel

    • Viernes 27 de marzo: 5 desayunos y almuerzos
    • Viernes 3 y 8 de abril desayunos y almuerzos
    • Miércoles 15 de abril: más detalles pronto
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  • Morning Announcements--Thursday, March 26

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Thrilling Thursday, and it's time for your morning announcements! Today, we're coming at you from Franklin Middle School, where Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Harper, and other Roosevelt staff members will be handing out food today. Come wave to us when you drive by! 

    Today's PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE is...

    ANOTHER TEACHER'S PET CHALLENGE
    rabbit

    Which Roosevelt teacher does this adorable rabbit belong to?  

    1.  Mrs. Gomez (Reading specialist)
    2.  Mrs. Fry (1st-grade)
    3.  Mrs. Crosier (3rd-grade)
    4.  Mrs. Mitchell (5th-grade
    5. Mrs. Kirk (multi-grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  A lucky winner will be announced tomorrow. 

    We got some fun texts yesterday for the TEACHER'S PET CHALLENGE! The correct answer is Mrs. Emerson--those are her 2 cute dogs.  Congratulations to AJ from Mrs. Fry's class.  Way to go! 

    Starting tomorrow, important changes are coming to the Grab-and-Go meal program.  Today, meals continue being shared the same way--walk or drive to any of these locations between 10:30 and 12:30 (children must be present).

    Starting tomorrow (Friday), we'll switch to BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION.  What does that mean? Instead of daily trips, you'll pick up a whole box of food per child on each of the 3 dates below.  (Make room in your car/trunk ahead of time, and know that you might need to make 2 trips to fit everything if you have a large family.  Also, make space in your fridge and freezer to keep food safe.  Click here for more details.)

    • Friday, March 27--Pick up 5 breaksfasts/llunches per child
    • Friday, April 3--Pick up 8 breakfasts/lunches per child
    • Wednesday, April 15--Details coming soon

    If you're a healthcare worker or first responder, THANK YOU.  Childcare will begin on March 30.  Click here for details and to sign up.  

    Need help keeping your child learning? Visit our YSD website with links to all of your child's online learning programs--programs your child already knows from using at school like Google Classroom, Reading Wonders, and more.  If your child doesn't know their email address/password, email your teacher by clicking here to visit our Roosevelt Staff Directory. Your teacher will love to hear from you! Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning at home.  Find your Freckle Math link here too.  

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  Please contact us if you need to get added to the list for robocalls and other updates. 

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--Wednesday, March 25

    Announcements pic  

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Wonderful Wednesday, and it's time for your morning announcements! Today, we're coming at you from Mrs. Thomason's 3rd-grade classroom. Here's a shoutout to our 3rd-grade Bears staying safe at home, and a reminder to "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" by following our governer's new statewide order. 

    Today's PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE is...to use fractions while you're cooking or eating. Have fun! We also have....

    ANOTHER TEACHER'S PET CHALLENGE

     dog 1    other dog

     Match the pet(s) with the teacher.  Who do these 2 adorable dogs belong to? 

    1. Mrs. Marsh (Music)
    2. Mrs. Bailey (Kinder)
    3. Mrs. Emerson (1st grade)
    4. Mrs. Merrill (3rd grade)
    5. Mr. Berges (5th grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  A lucky winner will be announced tomorrow. 

    We got some amazing texts yesterday for the first TEACHER'S PET CHALLENGE! The correct answer was Mr. Richards. He's the proud owner of this beautiful hen (apologies for calling her a rooster yesterday!).  Congratulations to Mia from Mr. Richards' class. She was the ONLY student to get the right answer. Way to go! 

    BIG changes are coming to the Grab-and-Go meal program--starting on Friday.  This Tuesday-Thursday, meals continue being shared the same way--walk or drive to any of these locations between 10:30 and 12:30 (children must be present).

    Starting on Friday, March 27, we'll switch to BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION.  What does that mean? Instead of daily trips, you'll pick up food on the 3 dates below. (Bring backpacks or bags--even a wagon if you're walking--to carry everything.  Also, make space in your fridge and freezer to keep food safe.  Click here for more details.)

    • Friday, March 27--Pick up 5 breaksfasts/llunches per child
    • Friday, April 3--Pick up 8 breakfasts/lunches per child
    • Wednesday, April 15--Details coming soon

    If you're a healthcare worker or first responder, THANK YOU.  Childcare will begin on March 30.  Click here for details and to sign up.  

    Need help keeping your child learning? Visit our YSD website with links to all of your child's online learning programs--programs your child already knows from using at school like Google Classroom, Reading Wonders, and more.  If your child doesn't know their email address/password, email your teacher by clicking here to visit our Roosevelt Staff Directory. Your teacher will love to hear from you! Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning at home.  Find your Freckle Math link here too.  

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  Please contact us if you need to get added to the list for robocalls and other updates. 

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--Tuesday, March 24

    Announcements pic Mar 24

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's Terrific Tuesday, and it's time for your morning announcementsToday, we're coming at you from Mrs. Roscher's 4th-grade classroom. Here's a shoutout to our 4th-grade Bears staying safe at home, and a reminder to "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" by following our governer's new statewide order

    Today's PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE is...

    TEACHER'S PET CHALLENGE

    Rooster

     

    Match the pet with the teacher.  Who does this handsome rooster belong to?

    1. Mrs. Garza (ELL Interventionist)
    2. Mrs. McLean (Kinder)
    3. Mrs. Crosier (3rd grade)
    4. Mr. Alexander (4th grade)
    5. Mr. Richards (5th grade)

    Text your answer to (253) 987-6693.  A lucky winner will be announced tomorrow. 

    We got some amazing texts yesterday for Monday's ABC challenge! Way to go, Jacob, from Mrs. Thomason's class for vacuuming and cleaning your house! Also, AJ dusted AND is learning how to cook different dinners. He also did sit-ups and sprinted in the back yard. BEAR Clap 2-3!

    BIG changes are coming to the Grab-and-Go meal program--starting on Friday.  This Tuesday-Thursday, meals continue being shared the same way--walk or drive to any of these locations between 10:30 and 12:30 (children must be present).

    Starting on Friday, March 30, we'll switch to BULK FOOD DISTRIBUTION.  What does that mean? Instead of daily trips, you'll pick up food on the 3 dates below. (Bring backpacks or bags--even a wagon if you're walking--to carry everything.  Also, make space in your fridge and freezer to keep food safe.  Click here for more details.)

    • Friday, March 27--Pick up 5 breaksfasts/llunches per child
    • Friday, April 3--Pick up 8 breakfasts/lunches per child
    • Wednesday, April 15--Details coming soon

    If you're a healthcare worker or first responder, THANK YOU.  Childcare will begin on March 30.  Click here for details and to sign up.  

    Need help keeping your child learning? Visit our YSD website with links to all of your child's online learning programs--programs your child already knows from using at school like Google Classroom, Reading Wonders, and more.  If your child doesn't know their email address/password, email your teacher by clicking here to visit our Roosevelt Staff Directory. Your teacher will love to hear from you! Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning at home.  Find your Freckle Math link here too.  

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  Please contact us if you need to get added to the list for robocalls and other updates. 

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--Monday, March 23

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's a new week, and it's time for your morning announcements! 

    Today, we're coming at you from Mrs. Hudson's 2nd-grade classroom, so here's a shoutout to all of our 2nd-grade Bears staying safe at home! Also, we have a Principal's Challenge shout-out to Carsyn in Mr. Richard's 5th-grade class because he trained his dog to speak. Way to go! 

    This morning, we have a new PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE--an ABC Challenge. ABC stands for Academics, Body, and Cleaning.  Today, Mrs. Smith challenges all Bears to help your family by dusting an area of your house. When you've dusted, tell us about it by texting (253) 987-6693.  (Check back here tomorrow to see what other students are writing--YOUR NAME MIGHT BE ON OUR NEXT MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!) 

    Did you hear the news on Friday? Our district launched a NEW website that has all of your child's online learning programs.  The new page has links to websites that your child uses every day at school likr Google Classroom, Reading Wonders, and more.

    If your child doesn't know his/her @ysd7.org email address or password, please email your teacher.  How do you email your teacher? It's fast and easy! Click here to visit our Roosevelt Staff Directory. Then, search for your teacher's email address. Click on the email address link and send a quick email asking for help with log on or password.  You can even write it in English or Spanish. Your teacher will love to hear from you! 

    Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning and growing at home.   

    Wow--Our incredible Yakima School District food staff served Yakima kids over 31,000 meals last week!!  Bear Clap 2-3!!  Free Grab and Go breaksfasts and lunches ARE NO LONGER SERVED AT ROOSEVELT. Franklin Middle School is the closest location to Roosevelt  (410 S. 19th Ave.)--and it's where Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper will be helping out, so come by and wave to us.  You can also walk or drive through any of these locations between 10:30 and 12:30 today and each weekday (children must be present). 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  Remember to check our website everyday for updates.  STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    PS  If you aren't receiving robocall or email announcements, please contact us so we can add you to the notification list.  T

    Stay home save lives

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  • Sunday Reading Challenge--Sunday, March 22

    Happy Sunday, Roosevelt Bears!

    School Is Out Reading Challenge

    Here are some great ideas for making reading fun at home today! Our amazing 2nd-grade teacher, Mrs. Ullas, shared a School's Out Reading Challenge with us today.  Choose a few fun ways to read, and let us know what you did. Then, share it with us by texting (253) 987-6693.  (Check back here on Monday to see what other students are doing--YOUR NAME MIGHT BE ON OUR NEXT MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!) 

    If you have trouble reading the image or need Spanish translation, click here for text in English and Spanish

    We miss our Bears, and we love you! Stay home, save lives.

    PS Scroll down to Friday afternoon's Student Learning Update post if you need help getting your child's @ysd7.org password or want to contact us to be added to robocall or email notifications. Thanks! 

    Stay home Save lives

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  • Bear Families,

    Roosevelt Bears can make a difference right now in our community if we all do our part.  Roosevelt Bears know how to Be safe, Expect success, Act responisibly, and Respect all, and that's exactly what the doctors at Virginia Mason are asking us to do.  

    Here’s an urgent message and request from Virginia Mason Memorial’s doctors from today’s noon press conference: 

    From the hospital’s CEO: 

    “To save lives we strongly urge the people of Yakima to go home and stay there.The COVID 19 outbreak is now here in Yakima.  We are here now with a very strong message:  No one is coming to save Yakima. Our message is an urgent one: Please go home. Stay home. Changing your behavior will save lives.”

    From the hospital’s head doctor: 

    “It is not too late, but the time is now.  Even a 25% reduction in spread will save hundreds of lives here in Yakima. Everyone needs to go home now. If we do this now, we can save lives in Yakima. We need you to help slow the spread of this disease. We call everyone in Yakima to immediately shelter in place for 14 days. This means staying at home except for life-sustaining activities.  We cannot protect and save Yakima without your help.”

    Watch the video in English or Spanish below: 

    Press Conference pic--English    Press Conference Pic--Spanish

     

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  • Saturday Fun--Saturday, March 21

    Happy Saturday, Roosevelt Bears!

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend while you stay home and stay safe? Our amazing 2nd-grade teacher, Mrs. Ullas, shared this list of fun, non-screen activities.  Pick 1 or 2, and let us know what you did. Then, share it with us by texting (253) 987-6693.  (Check back here on Monday to see what other students are doing--YOUR NAME MIGHT BE ON OUR NEXT MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!) 

    Non screen activities

    If you have trouble reading the image or need Spanish translation, click here to see the ideas as a text list.  

    We miss our Bears, and we love you! Stay home, save lives.

    PS Scroll down to yesterday's post if you need help getting your child's @ysd7.org password or want to contact us to be added to robocall or email notifications. Thanks! 

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  • Student Learning Update and Password Info--Friday, March 20

    Hello again, Bear Families!

    This afternoon, our district announced a NEW Yakima School District website that has all of your child's online learning programs.  The new page has links to many of the websites that your child uses every day at school: Google Classroom, Reading Wonders, STEMScopes, Imagine Learning, and more. 

    If your child doesn't know his/her @ysd7.org email address or password, please email your teacher.  That's because many of the links on the new webpage require your child to log in using a @ysd7.org email address.

    How do you email your teacher? It's fast and easy! Click here to visit our Roosevelt Staff Directory. Then, search for your teacher's email address. Click on the email address link and send a quick email asking for help with log on or password.  You can even write it in English or Spanish. Your teacher will love to hear from you!

    Have a great weekend staying home and staying safe, and check back on Monday for more updates.  We love our Bears!

    PS  If you did not receive a robocall or email about this announcement, please contact us so we can add you to the notification list.  That's the only way to be sure you'll receive all district updates. 

     

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  • Morning Announcements--Friday, March 20

    Announcements pic Mar. 20

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! Wow, it's Friday, March 20th. We made it through our first week, and it's time for your morning announcements! 

    Today, we're coming at you from Mrs. Deloza's 1st-grade classroom, so here's a shoutout to all you 1st-graders staying safe at home! 

    Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper have a new PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE for you.  Today, it's time to train your pet or stuffed animal!  Look at the web that Mrs. Deloza's class made for ideas. Then, write a few sentences describing what your did, or take a picture.  When you're done, share it with us by texting (253) 987-6693.  (Check back here tomorrow to see what other students are writing--YOUR NAME MIGHT BE ON OUR NEXT MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!) 

    How to Train a Dog Web    Animal Chart

    Remember to check our website everyday for updates. 

    Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning and growing at home.   

    Free Grab and Go Breaksfasts and Lunches ARE NO LONGER SERVED HERE AT ROOSEVELT. The closest to Roosevelt are Franklin Middle School (410 S. 19th Ave.), McKinley Elementary (621 S. 13th Avenue), Robertson Elementary (2807 W. Lincoln Avenue), and Garfield Elementary (612 N. 6th Avenue).  Walk or drive through between 10:30 and 12:30 today and each weekday at any of these locations.  Remember that children (ages 1-18) must be in the car to receive a grab-and-go bag. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.

    Remember, wash your hands, STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay home save lives

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  • Important Grab-and-Go Update--Meals No Longer Available at Roosevelt

    Beginning on Friday, we won't be passing out grab-and-go meals at Roosevelt.  Please check this list to choose a different school to pick up your meals. Franklin Middle School (410 S. 19th Ave.), McKinley Elementary (621 S. 13th Avenue), Robertson Elementary (2807 W. Lincoln Avenue), and Garfield Elementary (612 N. 6th Avenue) are the closest schools to Roosevelt, but you can visit any YSD school. 

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  • Morning Announcements--Thursday, March 19

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's time for your morning announcements!

    Today, we're broadcasting from Mrs. McLean's kindergarten classroom, so here's a shoutout to all you kindergartners staying safe at home!  Remember to check our website everyday for updates. Also, remember that our Roosevelt Library website is full of safe, free, educational links to help you keep learning and growing at home.   Video not working, or need Spanish translation? Click here for a transcript in English and Spanish

    Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper have a new PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE for you.  Today, look out the window and draw what you see--just like in the picture that Mrs. Smith held up in the video.  Then, write a few sentences describing it.  When you're done, share it with us by texting (253) 987-6693.  (Check back here tomorrow to see what other students are writing--YOUR NAME MIGHT BE ON OUR NEXT MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!) Also, here's an update on Yakima School District's extended learning opportunities (scroll past meal locations). 

    Weather story picture

    Free Grab and Go Breaksfasts and Lunches continue at Roosevelt. We were excited to pass out almost 150 grab-and-go bags on Wednesday--thanks for coming by! Drive or walk through our bus line backwards between 10:30 and 12:30 today and each weekday.  Remember that children (ages 1-18) must be in the car to receive a grab-and-go bag. Here's an update from the Yakima School District about grab-and-go meal locations

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.

    Remember, wash your hands, STAY HOME, and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Stay home save lives

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  • Morning Announcements--Wednesday, March 18

     library pic

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's time for your morning announcements!

    Today, we're coming at your from our very own Roosevelt Library! Keep checking our website everyday for updates. Also, remember to visit the Roosevelt Library page for safe, free educational links to keep you smart and entertained. 

    Click here for a video announcement from Mrs. Smith. 

    Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper have a PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE for everyone.  Today, find something to read! Read outloud. Read silently.  Get someone to read to you.  If you don't have anything to read at your house, here's a great Facebook page with picture books read outloud.  Click here to get a story read aloud to you!     Then, text us at (253) 987-6693 and tell us what you've read.  (Check back here tomorrow to see what other students are reading and texting about!!) 

    Story Online screenshot

    Free Grab and Go Breaksfasts and Lunches started yesterday, and we already got to pass out over 100 bags! It was great to wave at you when you drove by.  Drive or walk through our bus line backwards between 10:30 and 12:30 today and each weekday.  Remember that children (ages 1-18) must be in the car to receive a grab-and-go bag. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family. Remember, STAY HOME and SAVE LIVES.

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

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  • Morning Announcements--Tuesday, March 17

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    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's time for your morning announcements! Happy St. Patrick's Day.

    Click here for a video announcement from Mrs. Smith. 

    Remember that you're a Roosevelt Bear at school AND at home. 

    Mrs. Hollrah has added new links to our Roosevelt Library webpage, so check it out for fun, safe, educational activities to keep you smart and busy during our break. 

    Sending you love from your Roosevelt family,

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Transcript

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! Today is Tuesday, March 17, 2020. It’s St Patrick's Day!  Do you have on something green? I hope you are ready to make today a fantastic day!  

    Today at all YSD schools, you and your family can pick up food for anyone aged 1-18.   Here’s how we want you to drive through. You’ll use the bus lane, but backwards.  Cars will enter at the flagpole and drive through the bus line, then exit to the left.   The driver will be able to collect the breakfast and lunch bag as they drive through. Children must be present to receive food.   Mrs. Harper and I will be in the road directing traffic, so please make sure you wave to us as you pass through.

    In your bag today will be an assorted cereal for breakfast and a meat/ cheese sandwich for lunch.    

    Remember to start your day reminding yourself of what it means to be a Roosevelt Bear. Today at home, we want all Roosevelt Bears to

    • Be safe by staying in your home, not playing with others, and washing your hands.
    • Expect Success by having a schedule to your day (get up, get dressed, plan activities fun and learning activities, play, and follow a routine).
    • Act Responsibly by reading at least 30 minutes every day and practicing your skills.  
    • Respect All by respecting your parents and family members. 

    Remember you are a Roosevelt Bear and we are so proud of each one of you. Check back tomorrow  for announcements and updates. Don’t forget your mindful minute to get your mind and body ready for your day.   

     

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  • Grab and Go Meals--Starting Tuesday

    Bear Families,

    Grab and Go meals will start on Tuesday. For everyone's safety, please follow all directions and signs and stay in your car.  You will receive 1 breakfast and 1 lunch for each child (ages 1-18) in your car.

    BEAR CLAP for Sam, Mary, and Candy in our Roosevelt kitchen for their hard work to make this happen! 

    Click here to see our March Grab and Go menu.   

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  • Monday Morning Announcements--Mar. 16, 2020 

    Announcements

     Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's time for your morning announcements!

    Click here for a video announcement from Mrs. Smith. 

    Whether you're at home or at school, remember that you're a BEAR, and follow our BEAR Expectations.  Go to our Roosevelt Library webpage for loads of fun, safe, educational links to keep you smart and busy during our break. 

    Sending you love from your Roosevelt family,

    Mrs. Smith

    Principal

    Transcript

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! Today is Monday March 16th, 2020. Today is going to be a great day because you are at home.   While I know this is different than most days I want to encourage you to follow your Bear Expectations at home.

    Remember, our Bear expectations are

    • Be safe
    • Expect Success
    • Act Responsibly
    • Respect All

    What does that mean for home?

    • Be safe by staying in your home, not playing with others, and washing your hands.
    • Expect success by having a schedule to your day (get up, get dressed, plan activities and follow a routine)
    • Act responsibly by reading and practicing your skills.   The public library is open ONLY today and will allow you to check out 75 books
    • Respect all by respecting your parents and family members. This time is stressful enough.

    Together we will BEAR through this.  Your teachers and I are sending you lots of love and want you to know how proud of each of you we are! Check back each day for announcements and updates. Remember It is your choice in how you make your day so choose to make it fantastic. So let’s begin our day with a mindful minute.    

    Have a great day.

     

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  • Bear Families--Sunday Update

    Dear Roosevelt Bear Families, 

    By now, you have probably learned of our emergency closure, which begins immediately.  To enforce social distancing, Roosevelt is now closed. There is no school on Monday, March 16.  School is canceled until at least Friday, April 24, 2020. (If you did not receive a robo-call or an email, please download the YSD app and opt into phone and other notifications so you will receive instant updates.)

    Here are other updates that you need to know: 

    • Student Medication:  If your student has medicine at school, a member of our health services team will be contacting you.
    • Free Breakfast/Lunch: Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, Grab and Go food will be available on weekdays in the Roosevelt parking lot from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm for children from 1-18 years old. Each food bag will contain 1 lunch and 1 breakfast per day.  Your child must be present to receive food.
    • Child care:  At this time, the plan is for childcare for first responders and health care providers to start on Monday, Mar. 23. (If you are a first responder or health care provider with children in YSD, email a copy of your work credentials to responderschildcare@yakimaschools.org to advise us of your need for care. More information will be sent to you at that time.)
    • Extending Learning: Right now, we aren’t able to provide formal extended learning opportunities equitably to all of our students. In the meantime,  our Roosevelt Library website has an amazing list of free, safe educational websites to explore for reading, typing, math, science, social studies, and other learning opportunities. 

    Please review the list below for ideas to discuss with your children during this time of change.  Also, continue to check our website so we can share new information with you as soon as possible. In addition, the Roosevelt Booster Club Facebook page shares many updates and ideas. 

    Again, this is new territory for all of us. Our school may be closed, but together we will get through this challenging time.  Thank you for your flexibility and patience. 

    Sincerely,

    Nancy Smith

    Principal

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  • Bear Families--Saturday Update

    Dear Roosevelt Bear Families, 

    Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time for Roosevelt. We appreciate your flexibility as we adjust to changes and work together to support students, families, and staff.

    This weekend, we can share a few pieces of information as we all begin to adjust to this new “normal.”  Here’s what you need to know right now: 

    • Roosevelt will be open on Monday, March 16:
      • Absences will be excused.
      • We will have early dismissal at 2:15 pm.
      • There will be no after-school programs (no Beyond the Bell, Bricks for Kids, etc). 
      • Students will be able to check out extra library books on Monday. Please encourage your child to bring home books to read. 
    • Then, Roosevelt will be closed for 6 weeks until classes re-start on Monday,  April 27.  
    • If your child has medicine at school that you want to pick up, please pick it up on Monday or Tuesday if possible.  

    This weekend, our district leaders are working with state and local officials to create the best plans possible.  Check back on our website in 2-3 days for updates about meals and home learning opportunities.   

    In the meantime, our Roosevelt Library website has an amazing list of free, safe educational websites to explore for reading, typing, math, science, social studies, and other learning opportunities. 

    Here are some ideas for families to discuss with children:

    • Create a consistent new daily routine with your child.
    • Limit screen time and access to social media.  Pay attention to what your child is watching and reading and for how long.  
    • Make time to talk with your child about their feelings and questions, and share honest, age-appropriate information.  Click here for ideas from OSPI about talking with your child about COVID-19.
    • Be a role model for healthy, positive, self-care strategies.

    To stay in touch, please be sure that you’ve downloaded the YSD app and have opted into phone and other notifications Also, continue to check our website so we can share new information with you as soon as possible.

    This is new territory for all of us. Our building may be closed, but together we will get through this challenging time.  Thank you for your support and patience. Please call our office at 573-1700 if you have any questions. 

    Sincerely,

    Nancy Smith

    Principal

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  • Coronavirus Update

    Roosevelt Families,

    Please click here to view the latest YSD status updates related to the Coronavirus COVID-19.

    At Roosevelt and throughout the Yakima School District, all after-school programs, athletics, parent-teacher conferences, field trips, and volunteer programs are canceled effective Friday, March 13 at 4 pm.

    Our building will be closed at 4 pm. Please ensure that your child has transportation home today before 3:30 pm.  Thank you.  

     

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  • Spring portraits

    Class Pictures-March 23

    Update: On March 23rd, Classic Photography will take your child's spring portrait AND your child's class picture. Please turn in picture packets by 8:45 am that morning.  Packets were sent home last week, and additional packets are available in the office. You can also visit Classic Photography's website for more options and information.  Say cheese!  

     

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  • Choir

    Spring Music Programs

    You are invited to celebrate music this spring with our 1st- and 2nd-grade students!  Please join us for our "Music, Music, Music!" Spring Program on Thursday, March 12 in the Roosevelt gym.  The 1st-grade program begins at 6 pm. (First-grade students, please report to the library at 5:45 pm wearing dress clothes.)  The 2nd-grade program begins at 7 pm. (Second-grade students, please report to the gym at 6:45 in dress clothes.)  

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  • bear books

    Roosevelt Reads / PJ Day

    On Friday, March 6, wear your pajamas to Roosevelt and celebrate Roosevelt Reads Day! Students in each classroom will have special opportunities for extra reading. Don't miss out!

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  • Skyward Family Access

    Skyward Family Access

    NEW! This spring, Roosevelt families can access more features in Skyward Family Access to improve communication between families and school. 

    At Roosevelt, we believe in building strong partnerships with YOU, our students’ families. One of the best things that we can do for your child’s success at school is to stay in touch with each other. Here’s what you need to know to get started with Skyward Family Access: (Download the Feb. 21 issue of Bear Tracks for a printed article.)

    What is Skyward?

    Skyward is the district’s student information system. That means that Skyward helps us keep track of academic, health, behavior,
    and any other information on our 500 students.

    Why is it important for families to use Skyward?

    Skyward helps you keep track of your students’ information and progress at school.

    Skyward is the easiest place to see up-to-date attendance data, see discipline records, check bus route information, and view standardized test scores. It’s incredible! Skyward is also a communication hub. You can easily change your preferences for receiving notifications like emails and automated phone calls. You can also quickly send an email to your child’s teacher with 1 click! When your child gets to middle school, Skyward Family Access is even more essential. It’s the place to see your child’s grades every day, viewmissing assignments missing, check on absences or tardies, email all 6-7 teachers at once, and more.

    How can parents access Skyward?

    Families who register can access Skyward through a special online area called Skyward Family Access. Skyward Family Access is available for free to registered users through a web portal on any device with a web browser. Or, download the Skyward app from the Apple or Google Play stores for even easier access.

    How do I register for Skyward Family Access?

    Families with an email address can register for a Skyward Family Access account by asking in the office, or by downloading a simple 1-page Account Request Form at this website. Turn in the paper form at the school office, and you will then receive a username and password to get started. If you have more than 1 child in the Yakima School District, you only need to register once to have access to all of their information.

    What else can I do with Skyward Family Access?

    Your Skyward account also gets your family access to ParentLink, the district’s notification system that automatically sends robo-calls, texts, and e-mails to registered families. For more information, click here. 

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  • Born to Draw Comics  Craig Orbac

    You’re invited to a special Roosevelt Family Night featuring children’s illustrator, Craig Orback! Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 25th from 6:00-7:30 pm

    • Win an autographed book!
    • Buy your own book to get autographed! ($15-cash only)
    • Enjoy a fun, free craft and snack
    • Check out library books and take an AR quiz
    • Enjoy dinner together (pizza/water $1 each)
    • Craig Orback’s newest book is Born to Draw Comics: The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts, a picture book about Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts and Snoopy. Mr. Orback has also illustrated over 20 children’s books, plus children’s magazines, text books, a graphic novel, and other projects.
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  • ELPA21 logo

    ELPA21 Family Night--Feb. 20th

    Is your child bilingual and receiving English-language services at Roosevelt?  If so, your child takes a very important standardized test each spring called the ELPA21.  

    • Roosevelt is hosting an ELPA21 Family Night on Thursday, Feb. 20th in the library from 6-7 pm so families can learn more about the ELPA21 and how it's used to support your child's English learning. You'll even get to log onto a sample ELPA21 with your child and see what the questions are like (so it's important that you bring your child--he/she will be your teacher!)
    • The ELPA21 is the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century. Approximately 150 students at Roosevelt take the ELPA21 each spring. The ELPA21 measures your child’s English skills in 4 areas: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.  Questions on the ELPA21 are based on 10 English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards that students need to reach in each grade. Results from the ELPA21 are used to identify students for extra language support, and then to exit students when they no longer need extra support inEnglish. This English language support is part of a state program called the Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program (TBIP). When students score at least 4 in all 4 areas of the ELPA21, they exit from TBIP. Then, they are no longer tested on the ELPA21.
    • You’re a key partner in your child’s success on the ELPA21. Here’s how you can help your child succeed.  Roosevelt students will begin taking the ELPA21 on Feb. 24. During ELPA21 testing, set an early bedtime, and be sure your child is here on time each day of the test. Talk with your child about doing his/her best on every question. 

    If you have any questions about the ELPA21 Family Night on Feb. 20 or about the ELPA21 in general, please call 573-1739.  Here's a link to more information on the ELPA21 from the state. 

     

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    Look for Report Cards on Monday, Feb. 3! 

    Can you believe that it’s already report card time? We’re just passed the halfway point of the school year, and our first half of the year has been full of amazing learning with your child. Our half-way point also means it’s time to look at your child’s report card. Report cards aren’t just a list of grades. They can actually be powerful tools to give you a picture of your child’s progress and help you ask questions, adjust, and set goals for the rest of the year. Here are answers to common questions about report cards and how you can help.

    Read the latest issue of Bear Tracks for more information (click the link on the top left side of this page).  Learn what the numbers/grades actually meanand how to understand your child's DIBELS reading score. 

    We want to partner with families year-round. Please do not wait until spring conferences if you have questions. If you want more information about your child’s progress or want to know how you can help your child, please call our office at 573-1700 and ask to set up a conference with your child’s teacher--in person or on the phone.

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  • Help us help you in the parking lot!

    We want to help our parking lot run as efficiently and safely as possible. No one wants to spend extra time waiting, and we all want to keep our children safe. Please review the parking lot update and do your part.  Please click here to read the information in Spanish or alternative formats.  Thank you!

    Parking lot update

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  • Brain with dumbbells

    Growing Together

    At Roosevelt, we encourage everyone--students, staff, and families--to have a "growth mindset." We even teach and model a growth mindset to students starting in kindergarten.

    You can make a big difference in your child’s attitude and efforts by talking about growth mindset at home too. What is a growth mindset?  A growth mindset is the belief that our intelligence and abilities can improve with effort and practice. When we have a growth mindset, we are able to keep trying when things are hard because we know that hard work really matters. To help build your child's growth mindset, here are some tips:

    • Give praise for effort instead of just for results.
    • Talk about mistakes as learning opportunities.
    • Help change negative “self talk” to positive “self talk.”
    • Add “yet” when your child says he/she can’t do something; for example, “I can’t read this...YET.”

    Thank you for building a growth mindset in your child! Read more about growth mindset in the January 10th issue of Bear Tracks.  

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  • Skate like a Bear! 

    You and your family are invited to Roosevelt's annual Skateland Family Night on Thursday, Jan. 16th from 5:30-7:30 pm, and all Roosevelt students skate for FREE--sponsored by the Roosevelt Booster Club! Price for other skaters is $5. The snack bar will be open. Come join the fun!

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  • Food Drive Poster

    17th Annual Lee Paggett Food Drive

    Roosevelt proudly supports the 17th Annual Lee Paggett Food Drive. Lee Paggett was a beloved employee of the Yakima School District who worked tirelessly by fundraising for various causes and helping our youth. For the past 17 years, we have been collecting canned goods at every school in the Yakima School District for Northwest Harvest in his honor.

    We need your help to keep making this event successful! The food drive officially begins on Monday, January 6th and continues until Friday, January 17th. Please send non-perishable foods with your child or drop them off in your child's classroom.  Classes will compete to earn fun prizes! 

     

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  • Get Ready for Winter Weather

    It’s getting cold outside, and it’s time for the Bears to bundle up and get ready for winter weather. You can get updates from the Yakima School District in almost any way you’d like--by mobile app, websites, social media, TV, radio, or phone. Click here for all of the links. 

    The quickest alerts come through the YSD app, usually at 5:30 am. Now is the time to download the app and sign up for Roosevelt and push notifications in the settings.  It’s also time to make plans for back-up childcare/rides if school is late or closed.   Scrambling to find childcare or rides on a snowy morning is never fun.

    Let’s stay warm and safe (and remember that Roosevelt Bears don’t hibernate!). 

     

     

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  •  Letter from Superintendent Greene

    Today, your 4th or 5th grade student interacted with Isaiah Garza, who is a pop artist and fashion designer to the stars. Isaiah lives in Los Angeles but grew up in Yakima and graduated from Eisenhower. He shared many positive messages about being kind to others, being proud of who we are and of Yakima, sharing with others, and never giving up. 

    He also referenced the use of the use of Tik Tok for part of the reason for his success and fame. Tik Tok has been a source of some negative issues with students of elementary age. 

    Roosevelt Elementary works hard to educate our students to be safe and responsible on all digital media. We encourage you to reference Roosevelt’s most recent issue of the Bear Tracks newsletter (Dec. 6, 2019), which you can download on the Roosevelt webpage. The newsletter contains quality information regarding healthy online habits such as 1) Setting clear boundaries, 2) Using parental controls, and 3) Protecting our children from cyberbullying.

    Please review the information in Roosevelt’s recent newsletter with your children.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Principal Smith or Assistant Principal Harper.

    Sincerely,

    Trevor Greene

    Superintendent

    Yakima School District

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  • How can I keep my elementary child safe online? 

    Whether your child is in kindergarten, 5th-grade, or somewhere in between, now is the time to teach your child healthy online habits.  Read our latest issue of Bear Tracks for helpful advice about how to keep your child safe online, especially during the elementary school years.  (Download the file by clicking on link at top lefthand side of page.) Get information about using parental controls and setting clear boundaries. Also, read how to protect your child from cyberbullying.  It takes all of us working together to keep our children safe online. 

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  • Celebrate (and support Roosevelt Booster Club) with a Holiday Portrait!

    Family Portrait Night

    During our Holiday Family Night, get a festive family or individual portrait made with your choice of 2 winter backgrounds.  For a $15 sitting fee, you'll receive an 8 x 10 portrait--compare that to prices at the mall! Also, Classic Photography generously donates $$ from each 8 x 10 sold to support our Roosevelt Booster Club.  

    Portraits start at 5:30, so come early and then enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and a winter craft during our Annual Holiday Family Night from 6-7:30 in the gym.  

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  • Bear Tracks--Nov. 22, 2019

     Bear Tracks

    At Roosevelt, we're grateful for the students, staff, and families that we have the opportunity to learn and work with every day.  Read this week's issue of Bear Tracks to learn more about 2 of our newest Roosevelt teachers (download by clicking the link on the top left-hand side of the webpage). Happy Thanksgiving! 

     

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  • Join us for our annual Holiday Family Night!

    Bear winter

    On Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 pm, all Roosevelt families are invited to join us for our annual Holiday Family Night. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, make a fun winter craft, and get a holiday portrait taken.  The portraits begin at 5:30, and proceeds benefit the Roosevelt Booster Club.  Don't miss the fun with your Roosevelt Bear family!

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  • Roosevelt logo

    Spirit Day on Thursday! Show your Bear Pride! 

    Show your Bear Pride on Thursday by wearing a Roosevelt shirt or our school colors (red and blue).  

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  • Bears, Get Ready for Winter! 

    Inclement Weather Guidelines

    How do Bears get ready for winter? By reading this week's issue of Bear Tracks!  Click on the newsletter link on the top left-hand side of the page so you and your child are ready for snowy mornings, winter recesses, and school delays/closures.  Now is also a great time to stop by and take a look at our Lost and Found (in the front hallway), which is FULL of winter coats, hats, gloves, and more.  Click here to download the Yakima Schools Inclement Weather Guidelines in Spanish and English for more information on the best ways to stay in touch--apps, websites, social media, and more--when winter weather hits.  

     

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  • Let's keep our school-family partnerships strong after Parent Conference Week!

    We loved seeing you during Parent Conference Week.  It’s inspiring for us to hear your dreams for your child, and we learn more about how to support and challenge your child here at Roosevelt. Thank you for rearranging schedules and making the time to prioritize your child’s education. It makes all the difference! 

    Check out Bear Tracks (click on the top left-hand side of the webpage) and our online calendar to stay connected and keep our school-family partnerships strong throughout the year.  Also, follow the Roosevelt Booster Club Facebook page for school news and fun photos. If you would like to volunteer or participate in activities during the school day, district policy requires that you fill out volunteer paper work in the office 1 week in advance. The important thing is to stay connected. We are a team, and we can’t do it without YOU! Thanks! 

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  • Morning Arrival--Doors Open at 8 am

    Parents, our doors open at 8 am. It is unsafe to drop off children before 8 am because there is no supervision, and the mornings are extremely cold. At 8 am, supervision begins, and students can enter the cafeteria to eat or chat until playground supervision begins at 8:15. We need your help to keep all students safe and warm. Thank you!

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  • School Board Meeting at Roosevelt

    Last week, Roosevelt hosted the YSD School Board meeting, and we taught our school board members the Roosevelt Bear Clap.  Follow the link below to the Yakima Schools' Twitter account, and watch the video!

    The school board learns the Bear Clap at Roosevelt Elementary! 🐻 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/NMci6EdB75

    — Yakima Schools (@YakimaSchools) October 28, 2019

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  • Getting ready for Parent Conference Week

    Bear Tracks 11-01

    Next week is Parent Conference Week, and this week's issue of Bear Tracks can help you get ready. Download Bear Tracks by clicking on the link on the upper-lefthand side of the homepage.  Read tips on things to do before, during, and after the conference to make it successful and productive for your child's learning.  Also, remember that school is dismissed at 12 noon each day.  

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  • Halloween at Roosevelt

    Halloween costume bear

    As you get ready to celebrate Halloween, please note: Teachers will communicate with students and families about Halloween expectations. On Halloween, some teachers may allow students to wear costumes or bring and then change into costumes. However, the dress code is still in effect, and no student may wear masks or hoods or bring toy weapons.  Thanks for your help!

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  • Bear Tracks

    Bear Tracks 10-25-2019

    We’re all hearing more than ever about children with food allergies, and we have multiple Roosevelt students who have life-threatening allergies. When students’ health is at stake, we all want to work together to provide a safe environment for all children.  After all, that’s what we would want for our own child. 

    As a result, we are asking all families to  follow these safety guidelines:  Please do not send peanuts, peanut butter or foods containing peanuts or peanut butter to school.  If you bring birthday or holiday treats, please read the ingredient list and avoid peanuts. Also, please let your child’s teacher know ahead of time so any children with allergies can bring safe treats.  If your child eats peanut butter for breakfast, please make sure that he/she washes hands with soap and water before school.

    This is a learning process for all of us, but I trust that you understand how important it is to support and protect our children with food allergies.  Your child’s teacher may contact your family with additional guidelines.  If  you have any questions about food-allergy issues, please call the office at 573-1700.  

     

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  • Bear Tracks--Special Message from our Librarian

    Bear Tracksw 10-18-2019

    Read this week's Bear Tracks for a special message from our librarian. Learn how our amazing Roosevelt library helps your child (and your family!) develop a love for reading and learning.  Families are encouraged to check out books for your family! The Roosevelt Library is open after school every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:15-3:40 pm.  We have over 16,000 books to share with you! You can support our library through our Amazon Wishlist. Click here to view a list of items that we need in the library. Click on link on top left-hand side of webpage to download Bear Tracks, or check your child's folder every Friday. 

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  • Get ready for our Book Fair! 

    Book fair flier

    Our Scholasitc Book Fair is coming soon! Look for the flier in your child's backpack. You can also click here  for online browsing and even shopping! Your child can shop during his/her library class.  Also, families can shop during Parent Conference Week (Nov. 4-8) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12-3 pm or on Thursday from 12-6 pm. It's great to stop by before or after your conference. 

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  • What is DIBELS?

    Bear Tracks

    What's DIBELS? What does my child's score mean? What is my child's teacher even talking about? If you've ever wondered about DIBELS--the reading assessment that your child takes at least 3 times each year--download the latest issue of Bear Tracks to find out more (click on link on top left-hand side of webpage.  Then, you'll be ready to hear about your child's progress on DIBELS during parent conferences in a few weeks!

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  • Roosevelt Teachers are Amazing!

    About our Teachers and Classrooms

    Read this week's Bear Tracks Family Newsletter to learn how amazing your child's teachers are here at Roosevelt! Click on the link on the top left-hand side of the page to download our Oct. 4 issue, and spread the good news. 

     

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  • Bear Tracks--Friday, Sept. 27

    Bear Tracks

    Check your child's folder for the latest Bear Tracks family newsletter. This week, it contains news about all of the ways that our school counseling program supports students, teachers, and families. Click on the link on the top lefthand side of this page to download a copy in English and Spanish.

    Also, don't forget that our BEAR Store is now open every Tuesday and Thursday, so students can start spending their BEAR Bucks! 

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  • How does Title I help my child at Roosevelt? 

    Title I Parent Meeting

    If you missed last week's Title I Parent Meeting, you can get caught up by clicking on the PowerPoint presentation that we shared.  

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  • The BEAR Store opens this week! 

    The BEAR Store opens on Tuesday this week, so get ready to spend your BEAR Bucks.  Grades 1-5, look for the store in the cafeteria from 8:00-8:35 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Kindergarteners can shop during their afternoon recess.  Count and organize your BEAR Bucks, and staple them into "books" of 5. Here's what we'll be selling: 

     

    BEAR Store Price List--1

    BEAR Store Price List-2

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  • Bear Tracks: Sept. 20

    Bear Tracks-English

    Check your child's folder for the latest Bear Tracks family newsletter. This week, it contains news about BEAR Bucks and BEAR Paws.  Our BEAR Store that opens this week, and students can begin spending their BEAR Bucks! Click on the link on the top lefthand side of this page to download a copy in English and Spanish.

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  • Challenge 5

    Challenge 5: Strive for 5 Attendance Prizes

    Coming to school every day is the best thing you can do for yourself!  If you miss a day of school, you miss 7 hours of new learning--whether no matter why you’re gone. It’s hard to catch back up, and students with just 1-2 absences each month really fall behind in reading and math.

    What can you do? Take the Challenge 5 and Strive for 5 or fewer absences all year. Only stay home if you’re really sick. Here’s what you can earn by having excellent attendance at Roosevelt (click link for list daily, monthly, and end-of-year incentives). 

     

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  • Title I parent meeting invitation

    Annual Title I Parent Meeting

    You are invited to Roosevelt's Annual Title I Parent Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 6-7 pm.  Learn more about the Title 1 program at Roosevelt and provide input into the procedures for parent involvement, the school-parent-student compact, and the parent involvement budget and plan.

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  • Bear Bucks

    What are BEAR Bucks? 

    Heading into our 2nd week of school, you've probably started hearing your child talk about BEAR Bucks. What are BEAR Bucks? What can they be used for? BEAR Bucks are rewards that encourage students for following our BEAR Expectations--Be safe; Expect success, Act responsibly; and Respect all.  BEAR Bucks can be spent in our BEAR Store, which sells school supplies and other fun items.  The BEAR Store will open in mid/late September as soon as the Student Leadership Class Representatives are elected and trained. So, save your BEAR Bucks and keep earning more! 

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    Bear Tracks

    Check your child's homework folder for this week's edition of Bear Tracks, Roosevelt's family newsletter. Inside, read a letter from Principal Nancy Smith, find updates on upcoming events, and catch up on important school news. Click on lefthand "Newsletters" column to download a copy in English and Spanish. 

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  • Roosevelt cell phone

    Parents, you have back-to-school homework too!

    Download the Yakima School District app to stay in touch.  Information and links to download the app are available here. After downloading, go to the app settings and choose Roosevelt as a preferred school. 

    Got the app? Great! Now, add Skyward Family Access and Parent Link so you're always updated: 

    • Skyward Family Access:  Skyward--our student information system--lets parents access to student information through Skyward Family Access. Register for a Skyward Family Access account by downloading a form at www.yakimaschools.org/Page/143.
    • ParentLink Automated Notification System: ParentLink generates robo-calls, texts, and e-mails to registered families. A Skyward account is required to access ParentLink. To sign up for a ParentLink account, just provide an email address with your Skyward Family Access registration. With a ParentLink account, you can set delivery preferences for other notification systems (texting, robo-calls, etc).   Get more info at https://www.yakimaschools.org/Page/1586.  

     

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  • School Supplies

    Did you know? Roosevelt school supply lists are now available for every grade level at TeacherLists.  Follow this link to TeacherLists to find (and even purchase) your child's school supplies, and get ready for the big day! 

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  • Dear Roosevelt Families,

    Thank you for a great year at Roosevelt.  We are thankful for the support of community partners this year also, including Bud Clary Toyota, Salvation Army, the Well Church, On the Corner, McDonalds, and Fred Meyer. 

    We hope you are enjoying your summer, and we want to share a few important dates with you as you think about back-to-school.  

    August 26th  Join us for our Open House at 5:30 pm

    August 28th  Remember that our first day of school it is a half day with noon dismissal at noon.

    Please watch for a post card this summer letting you know who your child’s teacher will be next year.

    If you have any questions or suggestions I would love for you to give me a call.  Thank you again for your support!

     

    Sincerely,

    Nancy Smith

    Principal

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  • Roosevelt's Kinder Transition Program

    WHO: New kindergarteners registered to attend Roosevelt
    WHEN: August 19-21, 2019 (Mon-Wed) from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
    WHY: This extra time in the school allows your child to:
    • Meet their teacher and school staff
    • Learn about their classroom and their school
    • Become familiar with classroom routines in a smaller setting before older students arrive

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  • Laura Harper to serve as next Assistant Principal at Roosevelt Elementary School

    Laura Harper  The Yakima School District is proud to announce the hiring of Laura Harper to the position of Assistant Principal at Roosevelt Elementary School.  Mrs. Harper replaces Nancy Smith who is now Principal.

    Mrs. Harper began teaching in Texas in 1992. After she and her husband moved to Yakima twenty-five years ago, she worked as a teacher and instructional facilitator in the Toppenish School District for fifteen years. She also trained new elementary and middle school teachers through Heritage University’s HU Accelerate program.  This year, Laura completed a year-long principal internship at Whitney Elementary School in Yakima. 

    During her career, Laura has mentored teachers, designed curriculum, led reform efforts, and was recognized as district Teacher of the Year.  She presented at national and state conferences, and her writing has been published in professional journals and books.  She has earned over $25,000 in grants.

    Laura earned a bachelor's degree in English and history and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX; her bilingual and ELL endorsements from Heritage University in Toppenish, WA; and her principal certification from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. 

    Laura and her husband, Ken, have been married for 25 years. They have a son who attends Franklin Middle School.  When not at work, Laura enjoys walking her dog, canoeing, cooking, and reading. Laura has known that she wanted to be a teacher since elementary school, when she  was inspired by her own teachers.  She is also inspired by the legacy of many generations of educators in her own family.

    Laura says that Roosevelt has built a strong reputation during its 100-year history as a place with powerful learning, relationships, and support for all students. In fact, Laura already has her own history at Roosevelt: She and her husband sent their own child there, and Laura served on the board of the Roosevelt Booster Club for six years.  Laura believes that the people—the staff members, students, and parents—make Roosevelt great, so she is excited to rejoin the Roosevelt team.

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