V-Show Tickets On Sale!

V-Show Tickets – On Sale Now!

Friday, March 1st @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2nd @ 12:30 p.m. and @ 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3rd @ 12:30 p.m.

❖  All kids must have a ticket, even if they are only watching part of the show.  Children 2 and under who will be on a lap do not need a ticket.
❖  All ticket sales will be on a first come basis and there is a limit of 6 per family for the entire show weekend. There are no refunds.
❖  Contact Kristie Welke at welkeks@gmail.com with any questions or if you no longer need your ticket(s). There are always people looking for tickets, so PLEASE reach out if you no longer need your tickets.

CLICK HERE to buy your tickets for
“The Greatest V-Show!”


Chicago Wolves Game

Chicago Wolves Hockey Game

Roosevelt Families and Friends of Roosevelt Chorus are invited to cheer on the 4th and 5th grade chorus as they sing at a Chicago Wolves game!

WHEN: Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 PM (3:45 Chorus Performance)

WHERE: Allstate Arena, Des Plaines IL

HOW MUCH: $17.50/ticket
(chorus students are free)

> > Click Here to purchase tickets for friends and family. < <
*You will have to log in to your MySchoolAnywhere account.  Then click the “Our Store” button at the top to access the Chicago Wolves tickets.

Additional Details:
*Chorus student tickets are FREE and will be provided by the Chicago Wolves organization; do not include them in your ticket count/order.
*Student and family tickets will be in the same section, which will be determined based on number of tickets purchased.
*Please select the name of the oldest Roosevelt child in your family when completing the order online. Tickets will be distributed to that student.

The deadline to order tickets is Wednesday February 20th.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Knapp at aknapp@d64.org 

If you have not joined MySchoolAnywhere yet and would like to order tickets, please click the following link and enter the code below.

JoinCode: Tigers60068


Save the Date for the Primary Birthday Bash!


Six Flags Read to Succeed Program

Friday, February 15th
Six Flags Read to Succeed 
Forms are Due 

Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school’s deadline (February 15th), is eligible for a free admission ticket to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.

Late entries will NOT be accepted.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the reading log.


Box Tops for Education

Please help Roosevelt Elementary School earn more money from the Box Tops for Education program!  Our next submission deadline is right around the corner.  Be sure to bring your Box Tops to school by Friday, February 22, 2019.

Here is how you can help:

  1. Clip Box Tops off of participating products. No expired Box Tops, please.
  2. Zip (place Box Tops and Bonus Box Tops certificates in a zippered bag or attach to a collection sheet).
  3. Submit (send them to school with your child).

For more information about Box Tops and printable collection sheets, visit the

Box Tops for Education website or the Roosevelt PTO website.


Girls on the Run

The PTO is excited to be offering the Girls on the Run program to 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students once again at Roosevelt!  This program has been offered at Roosevelt for many years, and we are looking for coaches and students to participate.

You can register online, www.gotrchicago.org
The deadline to register is Thursday, February 14th.  

If you have any questions about participation, you can contact our Girls on the Run Coordinator, April Mosier .

Below is a flyer about the Girls on the Run program at Roosevelt.

Girls on the Run Flyer 


Uncle Pete’s Lunches

Uncle Pete’s Ministries Sack Lunches for the Needy

Friday, February 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Uncle Pete’s Ministries (UPM) mission is to provide sack lunches to families in
need all over the Chicagoland area. It was started by a parishioner, Pete Zonzius, who was considered the “ultimate volunteer.” He wanted to provide meals to those who were less fortunate so he organized a community of people to make sack lunches.

On Friday, February 15, we will collect lunches at Roosevelt school starting at 8:30 a.m. through the visitor’s entrance outside of the school office. UPM will then drive the lunches out in the Chicagoland area and give to people in need of a meal.

The Roosevelt Student Council is helping the Kindness Committee in this effort. They will be distributing the sacks to each classroom as well as making posters to promote it. Thank you to the Student Council!

Last year, Roosevelt students provided 450 sack lunches.
Let’s work towards beating that number this year!!


Volunteer Interest Survey

Attention 3rd and 4th Grade Parents!

The PTO is seeking feedback as to whether there is interest in having a volleyball league at Roosevelt, similar to the other District 64 schools. This would be for 4th and 5th grade students during the 2019-2020 school year. The volleyball league would run for 7 weeks from the beginning of February until the middle of March. Please click the link below to take a short survey for us. Thanks!

Click here to fill out volleyball survey!


Cold weather day lunch information

Cold Weather Day Lunch Information

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Due to the school closing last Wednesday, students missed a pizza lunch day. The PTO will take the pizza orders from that day and provide the teachers with a pizza lunch during Teacher Appreciation Week in May. If you have any questions, you can Click Here to email the PTO.


PTO General Meeting

PTO General Meeting has been rescheduled for
Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 pm
Roosevelt LRC

Guest Speaker: Dr. Frost
District 64 Director of Student Services


D64 Chess Tournament

Calling all Chess Players!

Washington School is hosting a Chess Tournament for all District 64 Kindergarten-5th graders with chess experience (beginner players are welcome).

Friday, March 15th
6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Washington School

 CLICK HERE for more information on how to register


Online Spirit Wear Shop…Now Open!

Online Spirit Wear Shop Open!

You can now order Roosevelt Spirit Wear online through the MySchoolAnywhere Store.
Orders can be placed from February 3rd – March 4th. 
*Orders will be delivered to Roosevelt after the March 4th deadline.*

CLICK HERE to order your Roosevelt Spirit Wear!
*You will have to log in to your MySchoolAnywhere account.  Then click the “Our Store” button at the top to access the items.


Portillo’s For Good


V-Show News…

The Greatest V-Show!

V-Show Program Ads and Shout-Outs 
Orders are due by Thursday, February 21st

CLICK HERE for a complete list of Ad pricing.


Attention 5th Grade Parents of
V-Show Participants

We are looking for pictures of your child to include in the V-Show slideshow! 

You can submit up to 5 pictures, but only 2 per student will be used.
Deadline for submission is Monday, February 18th.

There are 2 ways to submit photos:
1. Email pictures to juliemurphy103@gmail.com

2. OR  Click Here to add to Google Drive

V-Show Ticket Sales will open on Friday, February 15th. 

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Look for a link to be sent out that day.


Cultural Awareness Success!

Cultural Awareness Week Success!

Roosevelt’s Cultural Awareness Week was a smashing success, most notably the dance performances and parade during Open House. The cultural dances consisted of South Asian, Latin, Greek, and Irish. The students did a wonderful job! And we hoped you enjoyed trying some snacks from countries around the world.

This event could not have been possible without the amazing parent volunteers and Roosevelt staff that worked hard to make it happen. Thank you for all that volunteered their time to make the Cultural Awareness such a smashing success!

Committee Co-Chairs
Sarah Chacko
Serena Legatos-Coines

Committee Members
Laura Abukhalaf
Amanda Byrne Lynch
Cristina Chahin
Elena Demos
Deepa Prasad
Jennifer Rush
Amy Stewart

Roosevelt Staff
Dr. Kevin Dwyer
Ms. Gretchen Buhrke
Ms. Tiffany Costa
Ms. Maria Lakerdas
Ms. Samantha Vanis
Ms. Ivona Wypych

Event Volunteers
Angela Alexandrakis
Munawar Ali & Maura Cullen
Mustaque Ali & Beth Wood
Toni Binz
Alex & June Brentanos
Bijoy Chacko
Lou Coines
Elizabeth & Eric Haskell
Ambreen & Karim Khowaja
Mike Lynch
April Mosier
Patti Northcutt
Gio & Vikki Spiteri
Athreya Sreenivasan
Michelle Baldi
Rosa Gamba
Elizabeth Gilbert
Carla & Scott Castellanos


New PTO Committee

The Roosevelt PTO is very excited to announce the formation of a new committee called the
All-Abilities Committee. 

The mission of this committee is to promote awareness, community, acceptance, and advocacy of students with all abilities and their parents at Roosevelt School.

All of our children are special; however some have special needs.  There are over 600 kids with IEP’s and over 200 kids with 504’s in D64.  Parents of kids with various abilities want the same things for their kids as all parents want – for their kids to have friends, be included and participate in school activities.

Because the PTO is the engine for many student events, we feel it would be highly beneficial to have the All Abilities committee facilitate the best way to include kids with differing abilities, raise disability awareness and embrace diversity.

Our goal is to work together to create an environment where kids learn to embrace and accept differences and grow up to be kind, compassionate and empathic human beings.

The co-chairpersons for this new committee are Maura Cullen and April Mosier.  They have children attending Roosevelt and are actively involved in various committees in the school district.  They are committed to helping kids reach their full potential.

If you would like to participate in the committee, be included in informational emails or just have the time to contribute and share ideas please email Maura at maura.cullen@yahoo.com. All volunteers are welcome to join.
The dates and time for the upcoming meetings of the All-Abilities Committee will be announced in future communications.


Volunteers for 2019-2020

It’s hard to believe it’s that time already but the PTO Executive Board is starting to build the team of volunteers for the 2019-20 school year.

There are so many different ways to volunteer and lots of committees to choose from!  CLICK HERE to view a complete list.  Submit your name and contact information to express interest!

 Some specific opportunities available for next year include:

Book Fair
Work with Mrs. Handlon to organize a fall and spring book fair at Roosevelt.

Teacher Appreciation/Institute Day Lunch
Coordinate a lunch for Roosevelt Staff on the institute day before school begins as well as plan Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

Primary Event
Help plan the event for Kindergarten-2nd grade students held in the spring

Intermediate Event
Help plan the event for 3rd-5th grade students held in the fall

Executive Board Positions
CLICK HERE to learn more about the current Executive Board and each of their roles.  There are several openings on the board for next school year.

Curious about what it takes to serve on the PTO Board?
Email the current board members with your questions.
We’re a friendly bunch…promise!

Send a general email to the PTO at prrooseveltpto@gmail.com.

Join us at the next General Meeting and bring your questions:
Rescheduled due to the cold weather – a new date and time will be sent out soon!

CLICK HERE to submit a Volunteer Form today!


Yearbook Orders Now Open

CLICK HERE to order your yearbook for the 2018-2019 school year!
*You will have to log in to your MySchoolAnywhere account.  Then click the “Our Store” button at the top to access the yearbook orders.

Each yearbook costs $25.00.

Ordering will be open through March 22nd to give parents plenty of time to order! Once we close ordering, however, we cannot accept late orders because the yearbook has to go to print.

If you have not joined MySchoolAnywhere yet and would like to order a yearbook, please click the following link and enter the code below.

JoinCode: Tigers60068


Upcoming Events!


Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00pm

Roosevelt PTO General Meeting in the Roosevelt LRC

Roosevelt PTO Parent Mixer

Thursday, February 7th from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Beer on the Wall 

106 Main Street, Park Ridge

Enjoy a fun night out at Beer on the Wall while meeting other Roosevelt Parents.

The PTO will provide light appetizers, and there will be a cash bar.
We hope to see you there!


Calling All Young Authors!


Is your child an aspiring young author ready to share their work with others? The Young Authors Contest is an independent, voluntary at-home project for students interested in writing and publishing their work for others to read.
Click below for details.

District 64 Young Authors Guidelines

Manuscripts due February 8th.

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