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    Roosevelt Middle School

    460 Arguello Blvd. SF 94118

    (415) 750 - 8446

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009



Wednesday, February 18 Career Day (AACE) 1º & 2º

     SSC Meeting 3:45 p.m in Library thThursday, February 19 Nightmare on Puberty Street (6 grade only) 10:20 11:20 a.m. Friday, February 20 Peer Resources Conference (Bliquez) 8:30 2:30 p.m.

    Volleyball Game vs Lilienthal @ SOTA 3:30 p.m.

    Friday, February 27 Black History Month Assembly thEnd 4 6 week report card period

    Saturday, February 28 MathCounts Competition @ Presidio thTuesday, March 3 CA Standards Writing Test All 7 graders in LA classes Wednesday, March 4 Field Trip to Sunset Rec Center (Van) 1º - 7º Tuesday, March 10 YRBS/CHKS survey in all science classes

    Wed Fri March 11 13 SFPD Angel Island Camping Trip (selected students only)

    Mon Fri March 16-20 Parent Teacher Conference Week School will be dismiss at 2:20 PM

    Monday, March 30 Cesar Chavez Day Observance No School


California Distinguished School Award Nominee Congratulations to the Roosevelt school community for being

    nominated for this recognition, the only middle school in San Francisco to be nominated this year. The staff

    completed an extensive application in December and a validation team will make a site visit on Thursday, March 5.

Valentine’s Day Kudos – A BIG THANKS to Mr. Watson, Ms. Bliquez, and members of student government for a

    successful Valentine-grams sales. Thanks also to Ms. Jackson, Ms. Miller and Ms. Fong for their invaluable


    Valentine Day Dance - The dance was attended by teachers and students alike special thanks to Ms. Bowman, Ms. McCarver, Ms. Hayes, Ms. Marsh, Ms. Ngo, Mr. Lau, Mr. Watson, and Mr. Blassingham for dancing up a storm!

    Thanks to Ms. Chin, Ms. Talley, Mr. Mattice, Mr. Arzola, Ms. Valkevich, Mr. Sinkler, and Mr. Phenicie for helping

    supervise. Kudos to Mr. Watson and Ms. Bliquez for their organization and supervision, to Peer Resources and

    Student Government for their organizational and decorating talents, and to Ms. Sevilla for supervising the snack table.

    Thanks to Jonah and the Beacon staff for their assistance and participation, and for providing all the cool prizes!

     thth2009 2010 Elective Sheets were distributed to all 6 and 7 graders last week and are due to counselors by thFriday, February 27. Students should discuss their choices with their parents.

     thFirst Graduate is an intensive academic support and enrichment program to help 6 grade students become the first member of their family to graduate from college. Flyers were given to math teachers to distribute to their students

    last week. Selected students get help with homework twice a week in an afterschool tutoring program, and participate

    in a 5-week summer program. Application are available (also in Chinese and Spanish) from Ms. Jackson.

    SFUSD Safe School Line Talk to an adult at school about your safety concerns, or call 241-2141 to report incidents anonymously. Posters will be given to classroom teachers to post.

Homeroom Representatives (or alternates) Representatives from each homeroom are to report to the library on

    Tuesdays during homeroom to discuss with Mr. Watson and Student Government officers upcoming events.

    “Save Me a Spot in College” Share more than $100,000 in scholarship awards. Contest question: “Why should thCalifornia leaders save you and your peers a spot in college?” All entries due by March 15.

    Cafeteria Meals All students are required to take all 5 required meal components and must have their meal card in their hand when going through the lunch line.

    1. Meat / meat alternate 4. Fruit

    2. Grains / breads 5. Milk

    3. Vegetable

    Students who do not have a lunch card must see Ms. Fong for a replacement.

Free SF Family Summer Resource Fair on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 10:00 am 3:00 pm @ Concourse thExhibition Center (8 & Brannon Sts). This showcase of summer activities for children, youth, and families: Camps ?

    Classes ? City Services ? Arts ? Sports ? Academics ? Healthy Lifestyle ? Youth Jobs. Event Details:

     TH8 Graders Don’t miss out on ordering your tee shirt or hoodie for the class of ’09. Shirts will be pre-sold in the morning, before homeroom and at 5? lunch. Tees $7 and hoodies $15; add your name for $4 or $5 more respectively.

Gate Parent Surveys will be distributed during February. Please fill out the survey and have your child return it as

    soon as possible. GATE Coordinators Mrs. Talley & Mr. Austin

Calling All Talented, Highly Motivated Students Applications for the UC Berkeley Academic Talent Development

    Program are now available on line. See your counselor or teacher for more information accept the challenge!

Roosevelt Student Store will open 2/24 during both lunch periods. Get ready to shop during your Tuesday lunches

    for well priced school supplies and much more ?

Yearbook Staff Meeting Wednesday - we have the Shout-Out campaign to discuss and final events to cover.

8th Graders: you can put a Shout-Out in the Yearbook to congratulate friends, and your friends and family can

    congratulate you, as the Yearbook celebrates your careers at Roosevelt. The cost is just 25 cents a word; if you need

    another yellow Shout-Out form, visit the Shout-Out table in the yard during lunch on Wednesday or Mr. Austin in room

    303. The deadline for Shout-Outs is Friday February 27. Don't be left out!

     thth29 Annual Oratorical/Musical Contest Sat, Feb. 29 at Thurgood Marshall HS. Theme: The Reawakening of

    African American Youth in the Year of Unity” or “The Responsibility of the African American Youth in the Year of Unity”. Deadlines for submission of applications is Feb. 21, 2009. See Ms. Jackson in 103 for more information.

Free $10 Gift Cards “Lights . . . Camera. . . Breakfast” promotion - Eat a school cafeteria breakfast and have a

    chance to win a $10 gift card from Best Buy or Target. Five lucky winners will be chosen every week.

Friday Early Dismissal at 2:10 p.m. Students are to report to Beacon for activities or leave campus by 2:20 p.m.

    Student Government: Mandatory student government meetings are Mondays in B1 from 3:30 4:30. º º Ally Club First and Third Wednesdays 4Lunch in B2 with Ms. Sevilla 5Lunch in B2 with Ms. Raquel Box Tops for Education Look for Box Tops on food packages. Each Box Top earns Roosevelt 10 cents. º º AACE Lunch Tutoring during 4or 5lunch in room B2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kristin

    MathCounts every Friday at 8:05 in room 213. All interested students welcomed. Mr. Haslam.

     Lunch Peer Resources Schedule Lunch Physical Activities Schedule

     4º Lunch 5º Lunch Location 4 5 Lower Gym Quiet room, mentoring pairs Student Store prep Tues, Wed & Mon Flores & Student Store prep meeting Decorations Club Thurs Chang Student Store Student Store (will Upper Gym Tues Tues & Thurs (will open 2/24) open 2/24) Volleyball (Hayes) Yard Wed Quiet room, mentoring pairs Closed Tues & Thurs Basketball (Haslam) Thurs Decorations Club Closed Fri Tai Chi TBD (Chang) Fri Before Fri Games Games TBD (Vong) School Tai Chi

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN TO HOMEROOM TEACHER.


? Yes, I have received and read the Roosevelt Weekly Bulletin.

     th? Yes, I know that all 7 graders will take the California Writing Standards Test on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. thth? Yes, I know my 6 or 7 grade student must complete a programming sheet for next year. ? Yes, I know about early dismissal every Friday. Students are dismissed at 2:10 p.m. th? Yes, I know that the 4 6 week report card period ends on February 27, 2009.

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     Parent Signature Date 2/18/09

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