Mother Son Event is April 2, 2017!

Calling all Roosevelt Mothers & Sons!

Please join us for a fun afternoon with Comedy Sportz,
an interactive, high-energy comedy show.

Sunday, April 2nd
Check in @ 3:30 p.m. and Showtime @ 4:00 p.m.
$15.00 per person
Roosevelt Auditorium

Tickets are available for purchase on the PTO website here!
Last day to purchase will be March 24, 2017.

We hope you can join us for a laugh!


V-Show 2017 is a Fabulous Success!

Another V-Show is in the books!  Thank you so much to our 100’s of volunteers that made it happen!

A special thanks to the following parents for their countless hours of time!  We couldn’t do it without you!

Bridget Basquin
Amy Hattery
Jenny Rubin

Katie Mazukelli
Katie Ranalli

Band Members:
Sara Eng
Kirk Davis
Gina Lakin
Stuart Eng
Jamie Rubin

Writing Chair:
Darren Strotman

Here are some fun pictures from the weekend!  


Join Us at Potbelly Sandwich Shop!

Has V-Show mania got you and your whole family wiped out?  Join us at Potbelly Sandwich Shop  anytime on Thursday, March 9th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Potbelly will donate 25% of sales that evening to the Roosevelt PTO!  The money goes to great programs like author visits, the V-Show and the Spring Family Night!

So sit back and let someone else make dinner for a great cause!


Bernie’s Book Drive is coming in April!

Please gather your gently used children’s books as Roosevelt Elementary will once again be conducting a school wide book drive for Bernie’s Book Bank – Bernie’s Book Bank

Bernie’s Book Bank is in need of books that are 6th grade level and below, including board books.
Please NO workbooks, textbooks or reference books.

Here are some good ways to find used children’s books:
* Look for books around the house that are not being used anymore or you have outgrown.
* Check neighborhood garage sales for used children’s books.
* Ask grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends if they have any books they could donate.
* Take a weeks allowance to a thrift store.  Buy a few used books and feel good about giving to others.

Thanks for your support!  The drive will run Monday, April 10th – Friday, April 28th.
For more information please contact Beth Woods –


V-Show Tickets Now on Sale!

V-Show tickets for the 2017 V-Show are now available!
Please note that everyone (with the exception of lap children 2 and under) must have a ticket to enter.  Tickets are $9.50 each.
❖  Please go to this LINK to order your tickets
❖  Select the show you want from the calendar.
❖  Click on the number of seats you would like and select your section and aisle/no aisle preference.
❖  Click to select your seat choice and Add to Basket.
❖  Click Continue Shopping and repeat until you have purchased up to 6 max tickets per the entire V-show weekend.
❖  Select Checkout when done. Enter personal info and click on Complete Purchase.
❖  Click Confirm Ticket Amount and click Continue.
❖  Print Receipt Page and BRING RECEIPT TO YOUR SHOW(S)
❖  Children, including participants, must have a ticket if they want to watch the show (or even part of the show).
❖  All ticket sales will be on a first come basis.  Tickets sell quickly and shows may sell out.
❖  There are NO REFUNDS
Contact Kristie Welke at welkeks@gmail.comwith any questions or concerns.


Yearbook Ordering Now Open

2016-17 Yearbook Orders are NOW OPEN!

Buy before March 1st and get the early bird price of $22.
After March 1st, the price goes up to $26.

The PTO will not be giving away any free yearbooks so make sure you place your order now!

Don’t Delay…Get Yours TODAY!


Daddy Daughter Dance 2017

This year’s Daddy Daughter Dance had a pink and yellow “under the big top” theme!  Roosevelt’s favorite DJ spun great dance tunes and the dance floor was packed!  The meal included hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, and pretzel bites.  Dessert was mini pink velvet cupcakes and donuts loaded with colorful sprinkles!  The girls could also take as a favor pink cotton candy or popcorn!  What a fun night!

Thank you to our Daddy Daughter Dance Committee and a special thanks to our committee chairs Heather Moore and Palma Voutiritsas!


Daddy Daughter Dance – Under the Big Top!

Have your daughter grab her favorite party dress and come out for a fun night of dancing under the big top!
D.J. and dancing, food and more!

Friday, February 3rd
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$30.00 per couple.  $10 per additional daughter.

Tickets are now on sale here!


Holiday Sing 2016

Another great Holiday Sing today at Roosevelt!  Thank you to our wonderful music teachers who put together such a fabulous event for the students and parents!  


Lost and Found Needs Help!

Help these items find their homes!  Do you recognize any thing?  All lost items left in the lost and found at the end of January will be donated.  Take a look!


V-Show 2017 Practice and Show Times Are Here!

Trying to get your schedule in place for the new year?  Here are the V-Show practices and show times!  v-show-pic


Jefferson Practices
Sunday, January 29 Noon-5:00pm

Sunday, February 5 Noon-5:00pm

Sunday, February 12 Noon-5:00pm

  • K-4th groups rehearse for 45 minutes

  • 5th grade anchors rehearse for 3 hours

  • Tech Crew participating in opening and closing song rehearse for 1 hour

5th Grade Tech Load-In Friday, February 24 TBD
Dress Rehearsals Saturday, February 25 Noon-5

Sunday, February 26 Noon-5

VSHOW 2017 Times

Friday, March 3 at 7:00pm

Saturday, March 4 at 12:30 & 6:30pm

Sunday, March 5 at 12:30pm

5th Grade After Party Sunday, March 5  Immediately after Show


Registration Now Open for Science Fair


Roosevelt Science Fair will be Friday, January 20th 6-8pm.

Science Fair Registration is open now until January 11.

This event is open to all grades K-5, and is very popular – over 160 students participated last year!

Work in teams of up to 3 kids and share your enthusiasm for any science topic or experiment.

Click here to view the flyer

Click here for registration form


2017 Roosevelt V-Show is Coming!

2017 Roosevelt V-Show is coming!
“Dr. D and His Reality TV”

The V-Show is an entertaining stage show performed entirely by our kids and every student is welcome to participate!
K-4 students will be placed in a group (by grade) and perform a song and dance number on stage.
5th graders can choose to have a speaking role in the comedy sketches or work behind-the-scenes as technical support.
So…What exactly am I committing to if I sign my child up to participate?

Parent Participation/Volunteering:
When you sign up your child to be in V-Show, you will be asked to support the production in some capacity.  Not all volunteers sing and dance (although, that is super fun).  There are SO many other ways to help!
Check out the different volunteer options listed on the registration form by clicking on one of the Sign Up buttons below.

As you might expect, there are rehearsals.  The dates are listed below.  More specific practice times (typically 45 minute time slots) are assigned as we get closer to the show.
This is a fantastic carpooling opportunity!

Costume Fee:
There will be a costume fee (maximum $25).  You will be asked to pay this directly to your child’s coach later.

V-Show weekend is a busy one for sure with 4 shows in 3 days.  However, K-4 students are not expected to stay for the duration of the show.  Groups are assigned specific drop-off and pick-up times (typically 30 minute slots) based on when they take the stage.
And…now that you know all of that,
you’re ready to sign up!

CLICK HERE to sign up your K-4 Student

CLICK HERE to sign up your 5th Grader


PTO Thanks Linda Mirza

We were thrilled to have Ms. Mirza join us at the Roosevelt PTO General meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.  She gave a great presentation on what she does at Roosevelt and about some of the wonderful programs to help children learn and grow with respect to their emotional and social intelligence.  Ms. Mirza also touched on the difficulties of walking the balance between helping your children navigate social situations and letting them “figure it out” on their own.  If you were unable to attend, please take a look here for her presentation.

Thanks to all who joined us at the meeting!


Sock Drive a big success!

Roosevelt’s Sock Drive was a huge success!  Pete’s Sack Lunches was impressed with the number of socks our kids brought to school and said to say Congratulations to the children and their families!  The socks will be donated to the Harrison Franciscan Shelter, 2715 West Harrison serving the Homeless.  Thanks to all who brought in a donation for helping to spread the warmth and love this season!  socks


Next PTO General Board Meeting

The next PTO General Board Meeting is November 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the LRC.

In addition to learning about all the PTO programs and events that are coming up, Linda Mirza, Roosevelt’s Social Worker, will be joining us.

Hope you can be there!  pto-meeting


Pizza Orders Accepted November 28 – December 9, 2016

Pizza Orders for January through May will be accepted Monday, November 28, 2016 through December 9, 2016.

Keep your eyes open in the PTO blasts for more information!  kid-eating-pizza


PTO Membership Update

If you purchased a Premium Membership to the PTO, you should have received your hard copy of the PTO Membership Student Directory and Roosevelt Tigers window cling.  If you have not, please contact Vikki Spiteri at


All members of the PTO have access to the on line directory and should be receiving the PTO blasts, which usually go out on Wednesdays and Sundays.

If you have any questions, please let us know at  Thank you so much for helping your PTO support Roosevelt and our students!



Red Ribbon Week is October 17 – 21, 2016!

This year Roosevelt will be sponsoring Red Ribbon Week from October 17 through October 21, 2016.    Each day will have a fun theme to remind kids the importance of staying drug free.  The Student Council, in cooperation with the PTO, also hangs red ribbons around the Roosevelt campus.  red_ribbon_week_paw


Monday:         Put Your Thinking Cap On  (Wear your favorite hat)

 Tuesday:         Sock it to Drugs (Silly Sock Day)

Wednesday:    Be on a Drug Free Team  (Wear your favorite team apparel)

 Thursday:       Dream Big About Your Future  (Pajama Day)

Friday:            Red Rally Day  (Roosevelt Students are Awesome!  Celebrate our Students by Wearing RED!)


Principal Day is October 21st!


Roosevelt is lucky to have a great principal!  If you have a moment, take the time on Friday, October 21, 2016 to let Dr. Dwyer know he is appreciated!

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