Support Online Learning for Roosevelt Students and Staff

As we all know, the start of this school year is going to be quite different than any other year.  The staff at Roosevelt is doing their best to provide the optimal learning platforms to the students in order to achieve an enriching educational experience.  While the district is providing funds for some of the software, there are some additional options that could be quite beneficial for the students. 

We would like to support our students and staff by providing donations to purchase NEWSELA

Starting on Sept. 14th, an anonymous donor has pledged to kick in 50¢ on every $1 donated!

In case you haven’t been eavesdropping on your kids’ math classes, that means that, when you donate $50.00, the foundation receives $75.00 to put toward Newsela. So your giving power is increased by this generous opportunity!  Our goal is to raise $12,000 by September 30th, so we need everyone who can help to do so ASAP. Any amount is greatly appreciated! No gift is too small. All donations are tax deductible.

As of September 21, 2020, 8:30 PM PDT


Newsela was founded in 2013 by educators and parents who were not satisfied with the content their students were exposed to

The Newsela software program rewrites news articles, historical speeches and scientific papers for students at different reading levels to help them improve their reading and comprehension skills 

Newsela will benefit all students at Roosevelt, including ELS 

Newsela is a software program that provides supplemental lessons used in English, Science and Social Studies classes

Newsela is used by teachers in 90% of K-12 schools in the United States

The teachers can adjust the reading levels of the articles for each student

Includes tips for designing individual instruction rather than group instruction (flipped classroom model)