Roosevelt High School

College Ready – Career Focused – Committed to a Just World

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Roosevelt News

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  • ELD Field Trip to CalBag Metals

    Henise Telles-Ferreira's ELD classes (4th and 6th period) visited Calbag Metals, where they got to learn about metal recycling in conjunction to them learning about recycling in general in their classes. The students all had a wonderful time.
    RHS students at Calbag Metals  
  • Important Senior Dates

    Senior families, please note these important upcoming dates:
     
     DateEvent Location Time
     Apr 4 Jostens Delivery (1 of 2) Auditorium Foyer 2:45 PM
     Apr 27 Prom Elysian Ballroom  8-11 PM
     Apr 23 Jostens Delivery (2 of 2) Auditorium Foyer Lunch
     
      
     
     Date Event  Location  Time
     May 29 Seniors' A Day Finals
    RHS all day
     May 30 Seniors' B Day Finals RHS all day
     May 31 Senior Breakfast Cafeteria 8:00 AM
     May 31 Senior Awards
    Gym
    9:30 AM
     
     Date Event  Location  Time
     June 2  Graduation Rehearsal  Memorial Coliseum  1:00 PM
     June 2  Graduation Ceremony  Memorial Coliseum  3:00 PM
     June 2  Grad Family Celebration  RHS  8-10 PM
     June 2 All Night Grad Party Board buses at RHS 10 PM - 4 AM
     
     
  • RHS Senior Party

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    June 2 at 10:00 PM
  • Free Citizenship Classes

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    Thursdays 6-7:30PM
  • Measles Update from MESD

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    Dear Parent or Guardian,
    The current measles outbreak investigation in Clark County, Washington, raises questions about what parents should know in order to keep their children safe, and what their school will do if a case of measles is confirmed at their site. Here are some important points to keep in mind:
    • Measles is highly contagious. If a case is confirmed in a school or child care center, the health department will review all staff and student vaccination records to determine the risk of further spread.
    • Keeping children in school/childcare is a priority, but measles is a serious disease. If an unvaccinated person is exposed to measles, they will not be allowed to go to school or child care during the time period when they could become sick, usually for 21 days after exposure. This may be extended if there are more measles cases.
    • People excluded from school or childcare after a measles exposure are asked to stay home to avoid exposing others in the community.
    • Now is a great time for all families, teachers, and school administrators to review their vaccine records and get their vaccines up to date.
    See page 2 of this letter for more information about measles and measles immunity. Thank you for your partnership.
    Sincerely,
    Jennifer Vines, MD, MPH
    Deputy Health Officer
    Multnomah County Health Department
  • Upcoming RHS Theatre Events

    Welcome to a new year, continuing our season "It's All An Illusion"!
    Our remaining shows include:

    • The Tempest Thurs.-Sat. Mar. 7-9 @ 7:00 P.M. Main Stage Theatre
    • Social Justice Festival: Gender Expression in partnership with Portland Playhouse Mon.-Tues. Apr. 15-15 @ Portland Playhouse
    • Senior Shorts Thurs. May 9 @ 7:00 P.M. Black Box Theatre and Main Stage Studio

     

    You can get your tickets today at www.roosevelttheatre.org Please consider adding a donation to your ticket purchase. Between now and the end of February, if you donate $50, and you indicate "CommuniCare" with your donation, your dollars will be matched 10:1 by the Schnitzer CARE Foundation. Our goal is to raise the maximum $1500 and we're already over a third of the way there. Those funds will be granted by Roosevelt Theatre students to local nonprofits and RHS clubs.

    Want to support our CommuniCare program even more? DON'T MISS OUR ESCAPE ROOM "Pit of Despair"! With only two months remaining, book your 30 minute escape room experience fully designed by students today, using the same link as above. ALL funds raised go toward the same mini-grants.

    Thank you for supporting RHS Theatre, Opening Act Theatre Company, and Thespian Troupe #7289. Remember: Educational Theatre Builds Character. See you at a show! - Ms. Jo Strom Lane

  • 2019-20 Course Guide Available

    The Roosevelt High School course guide for 2019-20 is now available as a PDF under the Academics - Course Guides page of our website. A Spanish version is also there.

  • Free ESL Classes at Roosevelt

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    Free ESL Classes start Oct 2 at Roosevelt. Call 503-916-5260 x82330

Weekly Memo

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  • Weekly Memo - May 20

    Monday, May 20, 2018

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Just World

    Dear Roosevelt Staff,

    Thank you everyone who came and supported this year’s Unity Fest.  Special thanks go to Moe and Travis and our student organizers for taking the lead in creating a memorable celebration of our students’ culture and voice.  I’m also grateful for all our teachers, parents, and partner volunteers who helped with the countless logistical details that required attention.  Hope you enjoy these pictures from last Friday.  If you didn’t make it to this year’s Unity Fest, please plan on attending next year year.  Your presence and support matters.

    Here are a few announcements for the week ahead:

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  • Weekly Memo - May 13

    Monday, May 13, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

    Congratulations to our Softball players and their coaches for becoming the 2019 PIL Champions.  Our team finished the regular season with a big win on Friday and won their second PIL title in four years!  This means that we won the PIL title in Football and Softball in the same year.  I’m curious to know the last time that happened!  

    Many thanks to all our families, and especially Ms. Sarah Carter, for showing appreciation for our teachers and staff last week.  I feel very fortunate to work with such dedicated educators and am grateful for the support and appreciation that our families share for our staff as well.  

    Finally, please join us for an important conversation about Phase IV in the library on Tuesday from 3:30-4.  Teachers will have Dept. Meetings from 4-5.  Several district officials will be here to get a better understanding of the Roosevelt hopes and needs for this final portion of the modernization work.  They will meet with students from 2:45-3:15 and with staff & community members from 3:15-4:00.  As I mentioned last weekd, the district is hoping to prioritize expanding space for our CTE Construction program and to add additional classroom space that we will definitely need.  Both of these make sense to me.  As you might imagine, however, there are other ideas out there about how this space should be used.  Please join us on Tuesday to share your priorities and to ensure that Phase IV includes what our students need the most.

    Here are a few announcements for the week ahead:

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  • Weekly Memo - May 6

    Monday, May 6, 2018

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Just World

    Dear Roosevelt families,

    I hope you had a restful weekend and I hope you got to enjoy some of this glorious spring.  We are entering the last quarter of the school year.  I know that the next few weeks will feel busy.  I appreciate everyone looking for ways to support each other and encouraging our students to finish strong.

    This week is the Teacher Appreciation Week.  Please join us for a staff breakfast in the Family Room on Tuesday morning and staff lunch on Friday, also in the Family Room.  Please stop by The Fixin To on Friday after school, if available.  Thank you to our PTA and all the parent volunteers who are helping organize the Teacher Appreciation breakfast and lunch this week.

    Here are a few announcements for the week ahead:

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  • Weekly Memo - April 29

    Monday, April 29, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

    Many thanks and big congratulations to Ms. Tamez and Leadership students for helping organize a great prom this year.  Our students looked wonderful and had a great time.  Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy.

    Here are a few announcements for the week:

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  • Weekly Memo - April 22

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    Monday, April 22, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

        I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend.  It looks like we have a dry week ahead of us.  Thank you for all the work that you are doing to keep students attentive and engaged as we approach the end of the school year.  I was feeling pretty encouraged last week after numerous conversations with students who were working to improve their grades and attendance.  Let’s keep encouraging and support our students to finish strong.

    If you haven’t seen it already, here is an inspiring video about some of our inspiring students.  Thank you to all the coaches, teachers, and mentors that are making the difference in the lives of these and other students.  Here are a few announcements for the week:

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  • Weekly Memo - April 15

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    Monday, April 15, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

        I hope you had a restful weekend.  My in-laws are in town from Alaska and we made a quick getaway to Newport this weekend.  I appreciated being reminded of what a beautiful place we live in.  

        Here are some announcements for the week ahead:

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  • Weekly Memo - April 8

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    Monday, April 8, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

    I hope you had a restful weekend and a productive grading and planning day yesterday.  Malone and I were busy on Monday with a combined total of 11 interviews.  I’m happy to say that so far, we have found 3 exceptional candidates that we hope will join us at Roosevelt.  Many thanks to Adriana, Moé, Tory, Keri, Barb, Andrea (‘19), and Sage (‘21) for helping out with interviews.  I will keep you posted as we begin to finalize some of the vacancies and as we prepare to post other vacancies for external candidates.

    Please note that we have a staff meeting today in the library starting at 3:30.  Also, Dan and I have a mandatory training that we need to attend on Thursday and Friday, unfortunately.  Jeff and Andre will be here to provide support as needed.

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  • Weekly Memo - April 1

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    Monday, April 1, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

    I hope you had wonderful spring break.  I spent three days in Black Butte with family and friends.  My kids went downhill skiing for the first time and absolutely loved it.  I’m happy to say that nobody got hurt.

    As I am sure you are all aware, we are just a few days away from starting the last quarter of this school year. Next Monday, 4/8, is a grading and planning day.  Q3 grades are due on Tuesday, 4/6.  We are also entering the hiring season.  We have several vacancies for next year (please see below).  We will be busy with interviews starting next week.  I hope to have  strong teacher and student participation on our interview panels.  

    Please take some time on Monday and Tuesday to go over classroom and school expectations.  Here are just a few key reminders:

    • Students who are more than 5 mins. late need to have a tardy slip
    • Hallway passes are not allowed during the first/last 15 minutes of class
    • Only one student out of a classroom at a time.
    • Students should not be given a pass to work in unsupervised location
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  • Weekly Memo - March 18

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    Monday, March 18, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

     

    I hope you had a restful weekend.  Here are a few announcements for the week ahead.

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  • Weekly Memo - March 11

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    Monday, March 11, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

    I hope you had a restful weekend.  Here are a few announcements for the week ahead.

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  • Weekly Memo - Feb 25

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    Monday, February 25, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

    I hope you had a restful weekend.  Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Basketball teams for making into the state playoffs.  Special thanks go to all our coaches who invested countless hours to support our student athletes.  Both teams have much to be proud of!  Boys taken on South Salem on Tuesday night and Girls taken on Oregon City on Wednesday night.  Good luck Riders!

    We are scheduled to receive next year’s staffing on Tuesday morning.  The district is facing a $17million shortfall which will invariably have a negative impact on staffing.  The good news is that our enrollment is supposed to keep increasing.  This ought to increase (or hold steady) our staffing allocation.  I will share staffing information with Department Leads on Wednesday afternoon during our monthly meeting.  On Tuesday, 3/5, departments will take a closer look at forecasting data and staffing allocations, and will begin thinking about program offerings for next year.  Our admin team needs to make final staffing decisions by Friday, 3/8.  As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

    Here are some additional announcements and reminders for the week ahead:

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  • Weekly Memo - Feb 19

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    Tuesday, February 18, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

     I hope you had a restful weekend.  Believe it or not, we are almost half way through Q3.  Grades are due next week (2/26).  Please be sure that your grades are up to date.  Also, we are entering the staffing (and master-schedule-building) season.  Next year’s staffing will be released on 2/26 and we will have until 3/8 to make decisions around adding/cutting positions.  Once I have more specific information about next year’s staffing levels, I will be sure to let you know.  On a positive note, it looks like we will have another big class of 9th graders.  That is generally good new as far as staffing is concerned.

    Here are some additional announcements and reminders for the week ahead:

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  • Weekly Memo - March 4

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    Monday, March 4, 2018

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Just World

    Dear Roosevelt families,

    I hope you had a restful weekend.  Congratulations to all our winter athletes who wrapped up their season last week.  Big shout out goes to our Boys and Girls Basketball teams who made it to the State Playoffs.  Our girls did us proud last week by beating Oregon City in the first round of the State Playoffs.  I remember us losing to Oregon City 5 years ago in the first round so last week’s win was especially sweet.  Our Riders battled hard on Saturday, too, but ultimately lost to Sheldon. 

    Congratulations to Johanna Amani and Keola Morley, as well, for receiving a Student Leadership and Parent Volunteer recognitions at the Celebrate North Portland event on Saturday night.  Our Jazz Band also wowed the crowd with some impressive tunes.  Thank you, Jason!

    I am attending a CTE conference in Nashville from Monday-Wednesday so please reach out to Dan and Jeff if you need anything.  I hope to be available by email, though the Nashville agenda seems pretty full.  I look forward to getting some more ideas about how to leverage, integrate, and expand our CTE offerings.

    Here are some announcements and reminders for the week.

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  • Weekly Memo - Feb 11

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    Monday, February 11, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

    I hope you had a restful weekend.  I’m still trying to get over my cold and hope to be fully recovered soon.  Here are some announcements and reminders for the week ahead:

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  • Weekly Memo - Feb 4

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    Dear Roosevelt parents,

    Welcome to the Black Lives Matter At School National Week of Action.  This week we join schools across the country who are committed to ensuring racial equity and justice in education.  I know that many of you have been preparing relevant curriculum for this week.  Thank you!  For those of you who are still in need of inspiration and guidance, we’ll take time on Tuesday to dig into Teaching for Black Lives.  The books finally arrived last week!  Tuesday, 2/5, is our Fourth Annual Hoodies Up Day!  Our student leaders have been working hard to create another powerful Hoodies Up Day.  Many thanks to to all the teachers and staff who have been putting in the long hours in preparation for this event.  I know that our students see you and appreciate you.

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  • Weekly Memo - Jan 28

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

    I hope you are having a restful weekend.  More than half of our students (54%) made honor roll this semester. Our largest group getting All As was freshmen: 20% of our freshmen made all As. 37 students had perfect attendance (no absences) all semester, and 13 of those also had no tardies all semester.  All these students and families are receiving a phone call from me to say, “Congratulations and keep up the good work!”  Our initial analysis of S1 course passage rates indicates that we have a growing number of students earning credits in core content areas.  Thank you for all your hard work this past semester in helping our students experience success.

    Birthdays this week: Sue Brent’s is Monday, Vanessa Crock’s is Wednesday, Brenda Ramos’ is Friday, and Rob Melton’s is Saturday. Here’s hoping they each have a great birthday. Here are a few announcements.  

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  • Weekly Memo - Jan 23

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    Wednesday, January 23, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt Staff,

    Congratulations on wrapping up first semester.  I hope you are pleased with your students’ work and can find some time to rest and relax this weekend.  I know that there are papers to grade and assignments to evaluate.  Be sure to take care of you, too.  I also want to appreciate you for doing a great job with taking attendance.  You’ve taken class attendance more than 95% of the time for the last few weeks. Let’s keep it up!

    Birthdays this week: Cathy Nguyen’s birthday is Friday, David Schouten’s is Saturday, and Steven Collazo’s is Sunday. Here’s hoping they each have a great birthday. Here are a few announcements.  Please note that we have a morning assembly on Friday, 1/25.

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  • Weekly Memo - Jan 14

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    Monday, January 14, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

     Welcome to our last week of first semester.  Our finals, as you know, are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  I hope everyone had productive Flex Tutorials last week.  Thank you for all that you’ve done over the last few days and months to help our students finish the semester well.  This week we have a very confusing class schedule.  Please be sure to go over it with students in all your classes on Monday.  Here are a few announcements:

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  • Weekly Memo - Jan 7

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    Monday, January 7, 2018

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

    Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate Serbian Christmas!  Welcome, also, to our last regular week of classes before the end of the first semester.  We have Flex Days on Wednesday and Thursday of this week and S1 Finals next Wed-Friday.  

    George Bishop has a birthday this week (Thursday). Please wish him well.  Here are a few announcements:

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  • Weekly Memo - Jan 2

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    Dear Roosevelt families,

    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!  I hope you had a restful break with friends and family.  I had the wonderful privilege of spending time with my family, my in-laws and my sister and niece in Hawaii.  The cousins, ages 2 to 9, spent lively time with each other while the grown-ups, ages 39 to 79, got a chance to slow down and enjoy the natural beauty.  I am excited to be back at work and look forward to what 2019 has to bring.

    Mike Heisler (last Friday) and Shannon Kittrick (yesterday) both had birthdays over the break. Kia Swain has one this week (next Monday). Please wish them well.  Here are a few announcements:

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  • Noticias Semanales 20 de mayo


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    Estimadas familias de Roosevelt,

    Gracias a todos los que vinieron y apoyaron el Unity Fest de este año. Un agradecimiento especial para Moe y Travis y nuestros organizadores estudiantiles por liderar la creación de una celebración memorable de la cultura y la voz de nuestros estudiantes. También estoy agradecido por todos nuestros maestros, padres y voluntarios que ayudaron con los innumerables detalles logísticos que requerían atención. Espero que disfruten estas fotos del viernes pasado. Si no asististio al Unity Fest de este año, planea asistir el año que viene. Su presencia y apoyo son importantes.

    Aquí hay algunos anuncios para la próxima semana:
     
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  • Noticias Semanales - 13 de mayo


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    Lunes 13 de mayo, 2019 

    Estimadas familias de Roosevelt, 

    Felicitaciones a nuestros jugadores de Softbol y sus entrenadores por convertirse en los Campeones de PIL 2019. ¡Nuestro equipo terminó la temporada regular con una gran victoria el viernes y ganó su segundo título de PIL en cuatro años! Esto significa que ganamos el título de PIL en Fútbol y Softbol en el mismo año. ¡Tengo curiosidad por saber la última vez que sucedió! 

    Muchas gracias a todas nuestras familias, y especialmente a la Sra. Sarah Carter, por mostrar aprecio por nuestros maestros y personal la semana pasada. Me siento muy afortunado de trabajar con educadores tan dedicados y estoy agradecido por el apoyo y aprecio que nuestras familias comparten por nuestro personal también. 

    Finalmente, únase a nosotros para una conversación importante sobre la Fase IV en la biblioteca el martes de 3:30-4. Los maestros tendrán reuniones de departamento de 4-5. Varios funcionarios del distrito estarán aquí para comprender mejor las esperanzas y necesidades de Roosevelt para esta parte final del trabajo de modernización. Se reunirán con los estudiantes de 2:45-3:15 y con el personal y miembros de la comunidad de 3:15-4:00. Como mencioné la semana pasada, el distrito espera priorizar la expansión del espacio para nuestro programa de construcción CTE y agregar salones de clases adicionales que definitivamente necesitaremos. Para mí ambos tienen sentido. Sin embargo, como puede imaginar, existen otras ideas sobre cómo se debe usar este espacio. Únase a nosotros el martes para compartir sus prioridades y asegurarse de que la Fase IV incluya lo que más necesitan nuestros estudiantes. 

    Aquí hay algunos anuncios para la próxima semana:

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  • Noticias Semanales - 6 de mayo

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    Lunes 6 de mayo, 2019 
    Estimadas familias de Roosevelt,

    Espero que haya tenido un fin de semana tranquilo y que disfrutado algo de esta gloriosa primavera. Estamos entrando en el último ocho semanas del año escolar.

    Esta semana es la semana de apreciación al maestro. Gracias a nuestro PTA y a todos los padres voluntarios que están ayudando a organizar el desayuno y el almuerzo de Reconocimiento a los Maestros esta semana.

    Aquí hay algunos anuncios para la próxima semana:

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  • Noticias Semanales - 29 de abril

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    Lunes 29 de abril, 2019  
     
    Estimadas familias de Roosevelt, 

    Muchas gracias y grandes felicitaciones a la Sra. Tamez y a los estudiantes de Leadership por ayudar a organizar un gran baile este año. Nuestros estudiantes se veían maravillosos y la pasaron muy bien. Aquí hay algunas fotos para que disfrutes. Aquí hay algunos anuncios para la semana:

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