Sep
23

Tiger Trot Final Push to 35k!


TIGER TROT 2018 
Help Us Reach Our 35k Goal!

The Tiger Trot event may have ended on Friday, but the fundraising continues through this week!

CLICK HERE to donate now!

Please remember that this is Roosevelt PTO’s only major fundraiser and it funds all of our PTO programs and events.
Thank you for all your support!

Sep
23

Spirit Wear

ROOSEVELT SPIRIT WEAR
On Sale Now!

So many fun items to choose from…and many are $20 or less
(t-shirts are only $12)!

Click here to print your order form.

Complete the printed order form.  Send the form and your payment in to school with your child to be submitted to the PTO.

All orders are due by Friday, September 28th.

Sep
21

Tiger Trot in the News!

Click on the link below to see the article about Tiger Trot in the Park Ridge Advocate!

Roosevelt School holds track-and-field fundraiser

Sep
20

Upcoming Events!

*Wednesday, September 26th – ABC’s of Board Service 6:30-7:30 pm in Roosevelt LRC
*Wednesday, September 26th – PTO General Meeting  7:30 pm in Roosevelt LRC
*Monday, October 8th – No School – Columbus Day
*Tuesday, October 9th – Author Visit
*Thursday, October 18th – Picture Day & Vision and Hearing Screening
*Saturday, October 27th – ELF Halloween Hustle
*Wednesday, October 31st – Halloween
*Friday, November 2nd – Intermediate Dance

Sep
13

PTO General Meeting

PTO General Meeting
Wednesday September 26th
7:30 p.m. in the LRC

Come to learn more about the PTO, our budget for this school year, upcoming events and more.

Guest Speakers:
Superintendent Dr. Laurie Heinz

Sep
13

Save the Date for the Intermediate Dance!

Wrangling up all Roosevelt Cowboys & Cowgirls for our first Intermediate School Dance.

Dust off those boots & join us!
Friday, November 2nd from 6-8pm
Grades 3-5
More information to come! 

*An event for grades K-2 is planned for the spring.*

Aug
30

Tiger Trot!!

Mark your calendars now!
The annual track-a-thon fundraiser, Tiger Trot, is coming!
Friday, September 21st
(rain date will be September 28)

Roosevelt students, get ready to run and
enjoy the birthday bash! 

Our goal this year is to raise $35,000! 

 

What is this money used for?

This fundraiser is the primary source of funding for all of our amazing PTO programs.  In addition to funding the annual PTO budget, 2018 Tiger Trot proceeds will be used to complete updating and enhancing Roosevelt’s primary playground.  We are hoping to add 9 new pieces of equipment and areas!  In year’s past, generous support of the Tiger Trot has benefited the school community in many ways. Please visit the PTO website for more information on our programs.

What is the Tiger Trot?

Tiger Trot is one of students’ and families’ favorite days of the year and the PTO’s only major fundraiser.  Students raise money through pledges and donations and then spend part of the day on September 21st walking or running the track with friends, classmates and even family members.  It is one of the most motivating and energizing days of the school year!

 

How can my student participate?

Help us reach our $35,000 goal by collecting pledges/donations.
All students will get a t-shirt and run/walk in the track-a-thon event regardless of individual funds raised.  However, we are encouraging a target fundraising goal of $75 per student.

Start fundraising today!
Share this link with family and friends to collect online donations:
https://2018tigertrot.eventbrite.com

Pledge sheets are also available to record cash and checks collected.  When possible, please turn in one check made out to “Roosevelt PTO.”


Prizes & Incentives for Students!

Roarin’ Raffle
(Meet the $75 per student fundraising goal)
Students that raise $75 or more will be entered into a raffle that includes
90 prizes — Roosevelt spirit wear, gift cards, and more!
Turn in your money by 9/10 to receive 2 entries!

Top Tigers
(Raise $200 or more)
Students that raise $200 or more will be invited to play in a game of hide-and-seek after shool with Dr. Dwyer.

* NEW THIS YEAR *
Team Prizes
3 lucky classes that — raise the most money, have the most students participate in fundraising at any level, and have the most laps — will receive a special prize.

May
30

New PTO Board

Introducing the PTO Executive Board for 2018-19

Co-Presidents
Toni Binz & April Mosier

Co-Vice Presidents
Melissa Kalinowski & Deannine Weber

Co-Treasurers
Beth Purtell & Carly Colenso Ott

Corresponding Officer
Kate Hannigan

Recording Officer
Kelly Skogsbakken

Best of luck in the new school year! 

May
30

Thank you and Happy Summer!

A Message from the 2017-18 PTO Presidents

We want to thank all of the Roosevelt staff, parents, and teachers that made 2017-2018 a successful year for the PTO. Below is an extensive list of this year’s accomplishments and none of it would be possible without the volunteers who serve willingly and continually to make it all happen. If you review the list below and know that you played a part, no matter how large or small, in the success of any of these events and activities – THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

We also want to thank our Executive Board who dedicated countless hours to the PTO and consistently took pride in their work:
Karen Larson, Oksana Waters, April Mosier, Toni Binz and Kelly Skogsbakken. You have all been truly amazing to work with!

We hope that all of our Roosevelt families have a happy and safe summer. Please enjoy using the outdoor items brought to you by the PTO throughout the summer months!

With gratitude,
Vikki Spiteri and Alexis Rodgers

Highlights from the 2017-18 School Year 

PTO Fundraising
PTO membership (with directory & clings)
Pizza Days
Spirit Wear Sales
“Surprise” Whole Foods 5% Day
Tiger Trot Track-A-Thon
Box Tops for Education
Amazon Smile
2 Dine & Donate Nights

PTO Sponsored Events & Activities
Back to School Picnic with Spirit Wear Pop-Up Shop & Fashion Show
Scholastic Book Fair (Fall) and Follett Book Fair (Spring)
Sweetheart Dance & VIP Event Glow in the Dark Party
Garden Planting and Maintenance
Six Flags Reading Program
46th Annual “Back to the V-Show: Look How Far We’ve Come!”
Coordination of Girls on the Run program and 5K
5th Grade party and parade (coming up tomorrow afternoon!)
Yearbook

Fully-Funded PTO Events & Activities
Teacher Institute & Veteran’s Day Luncheons and Staff Appreciation Week
Teacher Gifts & Grants totaling $7,500
Framing of student artwork displayed around the school
Bee Incentive T-shirts (2nd year running)
Red Ribbon Week & Healthy Living Month
2nd Annual Family Skate Night
Science Fair – the only elementary school in D64 to still have one!
1st Annual Cultural Awareness event – a huge success!
Grade-Level Recess Bucket Donation
Spring Family Movie Night
2 inflatable obstacle courses for Field Day
5th grade Patrol Roller Skating Party
End-of-Year g​​​​ifts for the entire 5th grade class

School Assemblies:
Ben Franklin (3rd-5th grades), Joshua’s Dragon (K-2nd grades), Jesse White Tumblers (K-5th grades)

Author Visits (with book purchases for classrooms & LRC):
Troy Cummings (all grades), Lisa McMann (5th grade only), Terry Lynn Johnson (2nd-3rd grades), Blue Balliett (4th-5th grades), and Katherine Applegate (3rd-5th grades)

Additional PTO Partnerships and Charity
Tiger Trot Toy Round Up for children at Lurie’s

Kindness Committee – Hurricane Irma Relief & Uncle Pete’s Sack Lunches

Roosevelt Student Council’s Toy Collection for Lurie, Treats for Troops, UCAN and Soles for Souls Shoe Drive.

Girl Scouts – Troop #40560 (5th grade) items collected for children at Lutheran General and Troop #45116 (2nd grade) crayon collection to reduce landfill waste.

Successful team participation in the Park Ridge community St. Baldrick’s shave event raising over $13,000!

Other PTO Accomplishments in 2017-2018

Revived the memorial aquarium in the LRC.

Turned the School Supply debacle into two acts of kindness for Texas and Florida and created a school supply closet for teachers.

Initiated participation in Crayola ColorCycle turning markers into fossil fuels.

Established a Parent Support Group at Roosevelt.

Successfully integrated PTO Pizza Days with the new D64 hot lunch program.

Established a Go Green Team to work with D64 on recycling and composting.

Sponsored the 1st Annual LRC Pumpkin Character Contest.

Continued to help Roosevelt families in need with our Scholarship Fund.

NEW Outdoor Beautification Items

6 new Playground equipment pieces for 3-5 area
20 swing mats for both K-2 and 3-5 swings
8 new benches on campus
1 Kate Babich memorial bench (to be installed in Fall 2018)
2nd Gaga Pit for K-2 area (with ADA door)
Freshly painted benches for the reading garden (to be installed this summer)
2nd set of “Put-In Cups” fence signs (to be installed along Talcott)
3 new basketball backboards

May
28

Roosevelt’s Community Garden

Did you know that Roosevelt has a garden growing near the primary playground?

Thanks to the Garden Committee and volunteer Roosevelt families that tend the garden during the summer, we now have some beautiful vegetables growing! If you are playing at Roosevelt this summer, please check out the garden and feel free to harvest a few treats for your very own farm-to-table dinner!

Thank you very much for helping our garden grow!

May
07

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.

Interested?
Contact Jessica Haycraft at lmspto.parkridge@gmail.com.