2018 V-Show Registration starts Friday, 11/17!



Look how far we’ve come!


This year marks the 46th year for the Roosevelt V-Show!  The show is entirely put on by kids and is a wonderful mix of comedy, singing and dancing on the bright lights of the Roosevelt stage. There are no auditions and every child from Kindergarten through 5th grade is welcome to participate.  

5th Graders: This is your time to shine!  You can select to have a speaking role on stage or choose to be behind the scenes assisting with all the  important technical and stage needs of the show.

Kindergarten – 4th graders: You will be placed in a group according to your grade and will perform a song on stage.

Parents: We need you! It is mandatory to volunteer for one committee if you have one or more children in V-Show.  

Registration begins Friday, Nov. 17th, 2017

Deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 15th, 2017

Contact Amy Hattery, Jenny Rubin, Mary Chapman or Kate Zoll at with questions.


Six Flags Reading

Six Flags Reading Program Information went home with your student!

All completed reading logs are due February 14, 2018 in order to get your free tickets by the end of the school year!

Click here for the instructions.

Click here for the log.

Contact parent volunteer, Jeana Chammas, with questions at


UCAN Holiday Gift Drive 2017

Once again, Student Council will be partnering with the UCAN of Chicago to help Foster children and orphans have a Merry Christmas too.

Each classroom will get holiday wishes from two children and will be asked to raise money to help fulfill those wishes.  The money will be collected from each classroom, and then given to one of the classroom room parents, who will then do the shopping.

The money should be turned in to your classroom teacher by no later than Thursday, November 30th!

The room parent should return  the gifts to school unwrapped and labeled no later than Tuesday, December 5th.

We CAN make a difference, and we CAN see to it that many children have a very Merry Christmas!

If you have any questions, please contact Tina O’Donnell,,  or Shannon Ryan,

Thank you, Roosevelt families, for your never-ending generosity.


Holiday Sing 12/21

Click here for the Holiday Sing 2017 Schedule!


D64 Wants to Hear from YOU!

District 64 has initiated a Middle School Review as part of the 2020 Vision and Strategic Plan to ensure that we are adequately preparing our students to achieve success in high school and beyond and is inviting parents and community members to share their feedback through on online survey.

CLICK HERE for more information.

The mission of the Middle School Community of D64 is…to foster a safe, supportive and inclusive school environment…to empower young adolescnets through exploration, choice and challenge…to provide a rigorous and differentiated core and elective curriculum.

  • How can we improve middle school to better achieve this mission?
  • What is working?
  • What other things would you like to see?

Share Your Thoughts with this Online Survey

All parents — no matter what grade level — are encouraged to participate in this important conversation.

CLICK HERE to share your thoughts.

Additionally, D64 wants to hear from all members of the community.
Share the link below with neighbors, friends and relatives in the Park Ridge-Niles community who do not have children in our schools.

SHARE THIS link with others in the community.


Pizza Ordering Coming Soon

PTO Pizza Wednesday ordering for the second half of the 2017-2018 school year will reopen on 11/29/17 – 12/10/17! Look for the link to order for the last 20 weeks of school in your PTO e-mail blasts, on this web site, on the Roosevelt PTO Facebook page and in an e-mail blast from Dr. Dwyer! You will hardly be able to miss it!

If your student currently receives pizza, your order is valid through 12/18/17. You must re-order for the remainder of the year. This order will provide pizza to your student from 1/10/18 – 5/30/18 = the last 20 weeks of school!

Any questions or concerns, contact the PTO at


Science Olympiad Deadline Approaching

Friday, November 10th
Science Olympiad Registration Deadline
Science Olympiad is open to 3rd-5th grade students in D64.
The event-based competition happens on:
Saturday, February 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Emerson Middle School
Students choose to compete in one of 5 established events:
Egg Drop, Rubber Band Catapult, Aerodynamics (paper airplanes), Structures (building with drinking straws) and “The Magic Box” (an observations task).
* * Remember…this is different that the Roosevelt Science Fair! * *
The Science Fair is open to all Roosevelt students in all grades (K-5). Unlike the Olympiad, the Science Fair is not a competition – just an old-fashioned display of cool science projects. It will take place on:
Friday, March 16th


Help Hurricane Irma Families

The Kindness Committee has organized a service initiative for our Roosevelt community in response to the urgent needs resulting from Hurricane Irma.  Many families in affected areas have lost everything.  Together we can assist the Marion County Florida School District and show them that their community is supported and cared for.

As we head into the Thanksgiving season please join us in providing low income students with desperately needed necessities including clean socks, underwear, deodorant, school supplies and backpacks.

Look for additional details regarding this service initiative in a letter to be sent home with your child this week.  Donations will be accepted from:
November 1st through November 17th


Family Skate Night

Join us Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 from 4:30 – 7:00pm, for our 2nd Annual Family Fun Night at the Orbit Skate Center (615 S. Consumers Ave, Palatine).

PTO’s got the entrance fee covered for the whole fam!

Rental fees for skates/rollerblades or gliders apply ($4, $5), or bring your own!

Concessions will be open.

Let’s rock and ROLL!


Too Much Candy?

No one wants extra Halloween candy sitting around after Trick or Treating is done!  That’s why Roosevelt’s Student Council has teamed up with the Soldier’s Angels “Treats for Troops” program.

Just drop off your extra candy in the boxes outside of the main office and all of our donated candy will be shipped to deployed service members or distributed to veterans in VA hospitals across the country.

Candy donations will be collected at Roosevelt from
November 1st through November 10th.


Spirit Wear & Directory Deliveries!

Check your backpacks!

Spirit Wear orders for this fall were delivered to your child’s teacher on 10/26! Any questions? E-mail or parent volunteer Palma Voutiritsas at!

If you ordered a premium PTO membership, your printed school directory and Tiger cling were delivered to one of your children’s teachers on 10/27! Any questions? E-mail or Toni Binz at!

Remember, all PTO members always have access to the online directory. The link is on the right side of the PTO home page!


Crayola ColorCycle

We’re excited to tell you about a very special program the PTO is coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy!

All around Roosevelt students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!

Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. Drop-off box will be located right outside the LRC for your child to deposit the markers.

Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!

If you have any questions, contact our parent volunteer, Melissa Galbadores-Baranchik at



District received Board approval to go to bid

Thank you to all the Roosevelt parents who attended Dr. Dwyer’s tours, e-mailed the Board, spoke at the Board meeting Monday night, 10/23, and were in attendance. They heard our voices and unanimously passed the motion to allow the District to go to bid for the proposed 2018 projects which include many life safety issues at Roosevelt as well as capital projects including the secure vestibule and main office relocation/classroom relocation.


2018 Summer Construction

Get Informed & Make Your Opinion Known

Dr. Dwyer sent out a detailed e-mail to all Roosevelt families on 10/11/17 regarding the proposed remodel to Roosevelt’s 90 year old building. The Roosevelt PTO Board encourages you to become informed about the plans and to make your opinion known. Silence often gets translated to ambivalence. Let the D64 Board and Dr. Heinz know you care about Roosevelt’s future.

Dr. Dwyer will be leading two short, informational tours next week to tour the areas of Roosevelt that will be touched by the proposed remodel.

  • Thursday, October 19 at 3:45 p.m. & at 7:00 pm – both 20-minute tours

  • Friday, October 20 at 8:35 a.m. – 20-minute tour before school (children are outdoors in supervised play before the bell)

Read Chicago Tribune article regarding Boosting Security in D64

Moving forward, the Roosevelt summer 2018 proposed project will be discussed at the Monday, October 23 Board of Education meeting, which will be conducted at Franklin School, 2401 Manor Lane, Park Ridge. The meeting currently is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., but will be reverified prior to the meeting.

Dr. Dwyer and the Roosevelt PTO Executive Board invite you to attend this meeting to listen to the Board discussion and share your thoughts during the Public Comment portion. You may also email your thoughts to Dr. Dwyer and Dr. Laurie Heinz, and contact members of the Board through this link


Roosevelt Rocks!

We did it, Roosevelt!

We made it to our goal of 40K with a very generous donation of $800 that came in today! Our grand total came to $40,063.09!

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you.



Principal Appreciation Day 10/20!

Never miss an opportunity to tell someone you appreciate what they do!

October 20th is Principal Appreciation Day!

E-mail, call or send a quick note from you and/or your student to Dr. Dwyer and Ms. Sobotka to let them know you care! 


Red Ribbon Week starts October 23rd!

National Red Ribbon Week is Coming Up!

Roosevelt says NO to drugs because your future is KEY!

Show your support by dressing up during the week of October 23rd – 27th.

Monday the 23rd: Put Your Thinking Cap On
Wear your favorite hat

Tuesday the 24th: Sock it to Drugs
Silly Sock Day

Wednesday the 25th: Be on a Drug Free Team
Wear your favorite team apparel

Thursday the 26th: Dream Big About Your Future
Pajama Day

Friday the 27thelt Students are Awesome!
Celebrate our Students by Wearing RED!


Tone-Up Club Park Ridge loves Roosevelt!

Tone-Up Club loves Roosevelt! They sponsored the Tiger Trot by paying for a large portion of the track-a-thon t-shirts! And they are offering extra perks to those who want to continue to BEE FIT long after the Tiger Trot is over.
Please click to view our class schedule and then enter “Tiger” at checkout to recieve 50% off classes in October!


Benches for Kate at Roosevelt!

Benches for Kate coming to ALL D64 schools! In memory of Kate Babich, Roosevelt received it’s Ianelli “sprite” in our reading garden! Kate loved art and reading. She loved making art out of recyclables. Please recycle your plastic in this continued effort to get Benches for Kate around Park Ridge to honor Kate and her family. The first bench was installed at St. Andrew’s and more are to come including one at Roosevelt!

Click here for drop off locations!

Click here for items that can be recycled for the bench!


D64 ELF benefits Roosevelt!

Did you know that Roosevelt has been awarded the following grants in the last few years all from D64 ELF? The list is extensive, so check it out!
Click here to view list of Roosevelt ELF Grants!

Consider participating in their 1st Annual Halloween Hustle to have fun and benefit Roosevelt too (see school participation percentages below – the school with the highest participation wins!)

Way to go Franklin! Can we beat them?
Carpenter – 1.05%
Emerson – 1.29%
Field -1.23%
Franklin – 6.08%
Jefferson – 1.04%
Lincoln – .14%
Roosevelt – 1.91%
Washington – 1.23%

Click here to register!


Tiger Trot 2017 Update!

Here are some Tiger Trot 2017 Fun  Facts!

  • As a school, we ran 11,308 laps, or 2,262 miles! That’s pretty much Disneyworld and back or out to San Fran!

  • Congrats to Mrs. O’Donnell’s 5th grade class who ran an average of 4 miles per student!

We have thru Monday, 10/9 to get donations in. There is still time to Lasso our way to 40K!

4 classes will get time in the game trucks!

  • The 2 classes with best overall participation (donations of any amount) will win.

  • The class that raised the most funds will win.

  • The class that ran the most laps will win.

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