Coming This Friday, May 18th!

Friday, May 18th

Join us for face painting and balloon twisting starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Greatest Showman movie will start at dusk.
Complimentary popcorn and candy provided by the PTO.

Rain or Shine…
We are certainly hoping for nice weather on Friday but if we’re not able to host the event outdoors, it will be moved into the South Gym.


Reading Garden Face Lift

The Reading Garden (located on the Fairview side of the school, near the 5th grade doors) is getting a facelift. 

A prospective Eagle Scout will be cleaning up the garden area and power washing all 8 benches to prepare them for a new coat of paint.

The PTO has partnered with Art Teacher, Mrs. Marolt, to come up with some fun new designs for the benches and will be purchasing the supplies to get them all painted.

Now, all we need is some families to join us for a Bench Painting Party.

Reading Garden Bench Painting Party
Saturday, May 26th

There are 8 benches to be painted. So, we are looking for eight “teams” of volunteers.  Each team is made up of 2 families regardless of the number of people in your family.

Note: the morning shift will be responsible for taping and priming the benches. The afternoon shift will be painting the colored designs.

CLICK HERE to sign up and join the fun.


Field Day at Roosevelt!

The PE Department is looking for parent volunteers to help out during their annual Field Day on Thursday, May 24th.

The schedule for the Roosevelt Field Day is listed below:


Kindergarten(AM), 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 4th Grade(301/Mrs, Germanowski & 304/Mrs. McCoy)


Kindergarten(PM), 3rd Grade, 4th Grade(302/Mrs. Azark & 305/Ms.Polinski), and 5th Grade

**Tuesday, May 29th is the Rain Date

If you are interested and available to volunteer, please complete the following Sign up Genius.


Mega Blocks for Music


Are you looking to get rid of any Mega Blocks you may have kicking around your house?  Consider donating them to our music teacher to be used as “beat blocks” in our music classrooms.

Beat blocks are a wonderful tool for composing and providing a simple way of understanding rhythms.

If you are interested in putting your old Mega Blocks to use, please send them to school to Mrs. Gorcik’s music room (209).


Gently Used Crayon Collection

Roosevelt’s 2nd grade Girl Scout Troop #45116 is collecting gently used crayons to reduce landfill waste and support classrooms in need.

* * Crayons should be gently used!  * *  Due by Thursday, May 31st!

A collection box is available outside the main office through the end of the school year.   There will also be a collection box at Maine Park mid-May through end of July.



Lincoln PTO needs Roosevelt’s help!

The Lincoln PTO has a couple of positions open on its board for 2018-19.  They are specifically interested in getting more representation on the board from Roosevelt (not just Washington parents).  Open roles include: Secretary, Monday Mailer and Membership.
CLICK HERE to check out their website.

Contact Jessica Haycraft at


Time to Order School Supplies

Back to school shopping for next year already?
Are you kidding me?

Let us remind you of the chaos that comes with last minute back to school shopping in the summer.  Why not shop on-line now instead of standing in line at a store later?

In just a few clicks, you will get the exact supplies your teacher requested without the hassle and aggravation that comes with shopping last minute at big box retailers.

The Roosevelt PTO is partnering with a new supplier (1st Day School Supplies) to provide our families with the convenience of pre-ordering school supplies online (to be delivered directly to Roosevelt in time for the first day of school).

CLICK HERE to place your order today!

If you prefer to purchase your student’s school supplies yourself,
CLICK HERE to review newly updated school supply lists by grade.

Please note, some of the PDF lists that are posted online still have 2017-18 listed at the top.  We have confirmed, however, that these are, in fact, the updated school supply lists for the 2018-19 school year.


Movie Night Coming Soon – Vote Now!

Spring Fling Outdoor Movie Night is Friday, May 11th from starting at 6:00 pm.

Enjoy at night out with a Movie Under the Stars; the movie starts at dusk.

Bring your own blanket, chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages for a “Ravinia/Concert in the Park” feel!

Complimentary popcorn and candy concessions provided by the PTO.

You have until Monday the 7th to cast your vote for your student’s choice of the movie to be shown!

Click here to vote!


Third Time is a Charm!

Yes, we know it has been confusing, but Chipotle assures us this is the last change. We hope to see you there after all the spring sports and activities. Sit back, relax and let someone else do the cooking. And 50% of the proceeds go to Roosevelt PTO – just say our name when paying!Our final Dine & Donate night is:

Sunday, May 6th from 4:00-8:00 pm at

Chipotle in Park Ridge 119 South Northwest Highway!





Have you seen the commemorative, engraved brick pavers around the curvy bench near the main visitor entrance?  Are you interested in purchasing one in your child’s name or perhaps from your family?

Here’s your chance.
Personalized bricks are on sale now!

CLICK HERE to order yours today!
Orders will be accepted through May 15th.


VIP was GLOW-Tastic!

Thank you to our VIP Committee and Volunteers for planning a fun
and glow-tastic night for our students and their VIPs!

Committee Members:
Kim Downes, Jeana Chammas,
Chandra Kearney,
and Suzana Jelenkovic.

Ziggy Hamielec
Tom Kearney
Chris Binz
Jeff Rodgers
Josh Lewis
Christine Schmidt
Evan Gilbert
Kevin Larson
Candy Stop Team (Clare, Dannie, Lola, Katie & Abbie)

Thanks also to Dr. Dwyer and Ms. Sobotka for staying and always being so supportive of the PTO events.

Thanks to all who attended and
the volunteers that made it happen!



The end-of-the-year party for Roosevelt 5th Graders is coming soon.

Thursday, May 17th at Moretti’s
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Party will include dinner, DJ and 5th grade fun!
Come join the celebration!

CLICK HERE to purchase your admission today!

Admission for one student + one adult is $50.

Each 5th grade student must have an adult attend the party with them.  Also, this party is just for 5th graders – no younger or older siblings, please!


“We’re so FORTUNE-ate to Have You”

The PTO’s Staff Appreciation Committee plans a week full of tokens of appreciation to say thank you to the Roosevelt staff for all they do all year long for our children! Items include gifts in the staff mailboxes, a breakfast on Tuesday, and a luncheon on Thursday.

But Friday (May 4th) we are encouraging parents to have their children write a note to their homeroom teacher and any other specials teachers or Roosevelt staff of their choice to be delivered on Friday, May 4 by the students. 

 Click below to use the template for your student to write the note. The template ties into the theme, which is, “We’re so FORTUNE-ate to Have You”.

Staff Appreciation Good Fortune Student Note


Dine & Donate Night in May!

Please note that our Chipotle Dine & Donate night has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 2nd from 4:00-8:00 pm.


We hope to see you there!



Jesse White Tumblers Assembly Videos

Such a fun last school wide assembly for the 2017-2018 school year put on by the PTO school assemblies committee! Thank you, Sarah Chacko and Serena Legatos Coines, for working with Assistant Principal, Allison Sobotka, to make this happen!

There are 5 short video clips below so you can see what the kids enjoyed on April 13th.

Watch Video #1 Here!

Watch Video #2 Here!

Watch Video #3 Here!

Watch Video #4 Here!

Watch Video #5 Here!




Go Green Week
April 16th – April 20th
With Earth Day just around the corner, this week’s focus is caring for the earth.  Students are encouraged to do something good for the planet and our environment each day this week!

In order to be eligible for the prize drawing, online pledge cards should be submitted on Friday, April 20th.
Any form submitted before April 20th CANNOT be accepted.

CLICK HERE for this week’s online pledge card.


Coming in May…

SPRING FLING (Outdoor Movie Event)

Friday, May 11th
(Rain date: May 18th)

Additional details to follow!


Way to Go, Team Roosevelt!

Our brave participants raised over $13,000 for pediatric cancer research and even took home a medal at the St. Baldrick’s shave event on Saturday.  Thanks for representing our school in the local community and making us so proud!



Volunteer to make VIP happen!


Please consider helping out with the set-up, guest check-in and/or clean-up for this fun event.

CLICK HERE to review times and add your name to the list!


Healthy Living Week #2


Neat to Use Your Feet Week
April 9th – April 13th
Students are encouraged to be physically active before, during and after school each day this week!

Online pledge cards should be submitted on Friday, April 13th.
Any form submitted before April 13th CANNOT be accepted.
CLICK HERE for this week’s online pledge card.

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