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Santa Ana
Unified School District
Dennis McGeeney, Principal
501 South Halladay Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: 714.564.1200
Fax: 714.564.1299

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Principal's Message

There is no question about it that success at school begins at home.  This summer you have a chance to make sure your child reads daily.  Students who don’t read much over the summer show a decline in reading performance from the end of one grade to the start of the next, which is called the Summer Slide.  Research shows that reading only 4 or 5 books over the summer helps to prevent the summer slump.

This summer we also have our Summer Family Project. This project will be much like the Winter Family Project. This year the theme of the Project will be journeys and students will learn about how the journeys we take whether big or small help us to shape who we become. Projects will need to be turned in to school on September 4, 2014.  The Project will focus on:

1. Family origins (research how family arrived in Santa Ana)

2. Places we are going to together (plan a short or long trip during this current time)

3. Journeys I want to take in the future (research and plan a trip you want to take)

The Family Celebration of Journeys Together will be held on Wednesday, September 24th at Delhi Center 6:00-7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 30th  at Santa Ana High School 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Santa Ana residents also have the chance to go to local museums for free:

1.  Discovery Science Center -  1st Tuesday of the Month

2.  Santa Ana Zoo – 3rd Sunday of the month

3.  Bowers Museum – every Tuesday

Wishing you a safe and happy summer vacation.   See you September 2nd when school resumes!!       

School Pride

Theodore Roosevelt Elementary

Our school is named after Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America. . 

  • He was the youngest President in our Nation's history
  • During the Spanish-American War, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Rough Rider Regiment.
  • He was elected Governor of New York in 1898
  • As President he was a "trust buster" and forced the dissolution of a great railroad combination in the Northwest
  • He liked to quote the favorite proverb: "Speak softly and carry a big stick. . . . "
  • He ensured the construction of the Panama Canal.
  • He added enormously to the national forests in the West and reserved lands for public use.

A Brief History of Theodore Roosevelt Elementary

The original location of Roosevelt Elementary was on Grand Ave. It was built in the 1920's and was severely damaged in the Sylmar Earthquake of 1971. It was deemed unusable and eventually demolished.

Roosevelt Elementary was eventually rebuilt at its current location at 501 South Halladay Street. The new site was dedicated in 1973.

If you walk up to Roosevelt School today this is what it would look like:

Our School Mascot is the roadrunner.

Famous People of Roosevelt Elementary

Sandra Peña Sarmiento

Sandra Peña Sarmiento

Alumnus of Roosevelt Elementary
and Producer of the 2006 Documentary:

I Am Orange County


"This creative documentary expresses the hopes and aspirations of Latino immigrant students at four Orange County schools during one of the most contentious anti-immigrant years in recent history. Produced as part of the "I Am Orange County" social justice through technology program in Santa Ana,CA."

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