Programs, Clubs & Events
In addition to weekly Art, Music, Computer, and PE classes, children may participate in the following enrichment activities and events:
- Student Council – Grades 5 and 6
- Math Super Bowl – Grades 4, 5 and 6
- Spelling Bee – Grades 4, 5 and 6
- Author-Go-Round – Grade 5
- Battle of the Books – Grades 4 , 5 and 6
- Science Fair – This annual event is open to all interested students K-6.
REEF, Roosevelt Elementary Education Foundation, sponsors and provides a strong cultural arts program at Roosevelt that includes programs such as:
- Poets-in-Residence (Grades 3-6)
- Storytelling Residence (Grades 4-6)
- Dance and Movement Residence (various grades)
- Theatre Arts (Grade 6)
- Frequent assemblies and field trips that extend classroom learning in the sciences, arts, and social studies
Students participate in many wonderful educational field trips during each year. Trips are usually free (some subsidized by REEF or other donations) or available at a nominal charge to parents.
Traditionally, the sixth grade visits one of the Los Angeles area art and science museums, which have included the La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Getty Museum. The sixth grade also traditionally goes to outdoor school near Lake Cachuma.
Other traditional field trips for Roosevelt students have included visiting a California Mission such as the one in La Purisma (fourth grade), a day trip to Lake Cachuma (third grade), visiting the Santa Barbara Art Museum, Natural History Museum and attending a live performance downtown(second grade), performances at the Lobero, the environmental center at Arroyo Burro, and Ty Warner sea center (first grade), and the UCSB touch tanks and pumpkin patch (Kindergarten).
We are lucky to be in walking distance to some great museums and performance halls!
The fourth, fifth, and sixth graders also participate in educational outdoor overnight camps such at Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI Camp), Astro Camp, and Los Chorros Camp. Please visit the Outdoor Education and Overnight Camps page to learn more.
After School Enrichment Program
After-School Enrichment Classes (ASEP) – Classes in a variety of areas such as Spanish, cooking, drama, art, dance, and music. Visit the ASEP page for more details.
*The Grades 4 and 5 camps are a new addition to Roosevelt’s instructional program. Additional information about these science standards-aligned outdoor programs can be found at: http://www.guideddiscoveries.org