Chicago Dogs Game

Roosevelt Family Fun Night at the Chicago Dogs!
Friday, May 31st
7:05 game time

Roosevelt families are invited to attend a Chicago Dogs baseball game. A block of seats have been reserved in the bleachers at a discounted rate. More details to come.

Tickets on sale soon! 


PTO Meeting

Wednesday, April 24th
7:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt LRC

Join us for updates on all of the programs planned for the remainder of this school year, the nominated PTO Board for next year and fun guest speakers.

Guest Speakers:
Roosevelt “TechXperts”


Kindness Committee Spreading Inspiring Messages

Kindness Committee Spreading Inspiring Messages

The Kindness Committee, as well as several students, took part this week in dressing up some of Roosevelt’s bathroom stalls as an initiative to promote kindness through art.

The reaction from the students who saw these inspiring messages was overwhelmingly positive! The school is communicating to students that they need to “Bee Respectful” with school property and the decals are a “no touch” zone.

The committee will add more decal messages to all of the other stalls next month if there is no damage done to the ones put on this week.


Author Visits


Author, Ali Benjamin
Tuesday, April 23rd
4th and 5th Grade Students

Ali Benjamin is a bestselling author and National Book Award Finalist for The Thing About Jellyfish. Her new book The Next Great Paulie Fink has just been published and has already earned praise! Learn more about the author and her work at alibenjamin.com

If you would like signed, personalized copies of her work,
CLICK HERE to download the order form. It is due Wednesday, April 17th.

 Author, Betty Schnobel
Friday, April 26th
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students

Betty Schnobel, a Roosevelt grandparent, will be sharing her new book, Meet Mr. Greenbot. It is a picture book about reducing, reusing, and recycling.
CLICK HERE To learn more about the book.


Ride the Wave from Roosevelt to Lincoln

5th Grade Year End Party
Ride the Wave from Roosevelt to Lincoln

The end-of-the-year party for Roosevelt 5th Graders is coming soon.Thursday, May 16th at Edison Park Inn (EPI)

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

CLICK HERE to purchase your admission today!
*Tickets are available through the MySchoolAnywhere Store.

Admission for one student + one adult is $50.
An additional parent or 5th grade student is $20.

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! If your child would like to bowl, they must wear tennis shoes.

If you have any questions, please contact Marlene Arteta marlenearteta@yahoo.com



Roosevelt Rocks the Bald!

Our brave participants raised over $7,500 for pediatric cancer research at the St. Baldrick’s shave event on Saturday.  Thanks for representing our school in the local community and making us so proud!

The outdoor sign was provided by the Kindness Committee in honor of everyone who supported the school, including those who donated and all of the wonderful participants.



Upcoming Community Events…




CLICK HERE for Composting 101 flyer


My School Anywhere Info

Sign-Ups Using MySchoolAnywhere

This year, the PTO has begun using MySchoolAnywhere for not just an online student directory, but also a place to purchase PTO items and sign up for different events. Since this is new to everyone, we have included step-by-step directions below to help you navigate the site. The directions below are for the website, though you can also access all the options using the MySchoolAnywhere app as well.


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Please contact the PTO if you have any questions!


Coming Soon … Book Fair and Outdoor Movie Night!

Book Fair Coming Soon
*Volunteers Needed*

The Book Fair will take place during the Spring Fling outdoor movie event:
Friday, May 10th
3:30-8:00 pm

Volunteers are needed to run the cash registers during the book fair. The sign-ups are for 40 minute increments, beginning at 3:15 p.m. Mrs. Handlon will be organizing and helping to run the book fair for us.

 CLICK HERE for details and to sign up today!
*You will have to log in to your MySchoolAnywhere account. Then click theSignUp button at the top.

Save the Date!

Roosevelt Spring Fling Movie Night
May 10th

Details coming soon!


Health Living Month – Week 4

April 22nd – 26th 

Students are encouraged to refrain from screens and enjoy reading, sports, and other fun activities instead.

Online pledge cards should be submitted on Friday, April 26th.

CLICK HERE for this week’s pledge card.


The PTO Green Team Rep, Tracey Edsey, has put together a Go Green Challenge for Roosevelt families this week. Some ideas are:

Try using less plastic food bags in lunches.
Include reusable containers and bags instead.

Don’t forget those reusable grocery bags.
Throw some in your car today!

 CLICK HERE for the Go Green Challenge flyer.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Green Team rep.TraceyEdsey@gmail.com


Roosevelt Playground Update

Roosevelt Playground Update

In continuing with last year’s outdoor beautification effort, the PTO this year was able to fund an update to the primary playground.

This large investment included the purchase and installation of 9 new pieces of playground equipment in the primary play area. It was just installed over Spring Break. The kids have been very excited to climb all over the newest pieces, especially now that it’s finally getting warmer!


Roosevelt Fitness Class

Special Fitness Class Offer for Roosevelt Families

Roosevelt Mom and Me Class
When: Sunday, April 28th
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
PowHerhouse Fitness Studio 

33 1/2 S. Prospect, Park Ridge

Join us for a 50 minute Private Roosevelt School Mommy and Me barre inspired class. Space is limited, so sign-up is required.

CLICK HERE to sign up now!


Healthy Living Month

Please click here to see fun Healthy Living Month activities happening in D64 and throughout Park Ridge!


Grade Level Recess Buckets

Grade Level Recess – Buckets of Fun
Last year, the PTO put together large “Recess Buckets” (one per grade) stocked with a variety of balls and outdoor toys to be used and shared during each grade-level recess. The buckets could use a spring refresh as many items by this point of the year have been lost or have no air in them.

If you have any gently used (or new) items you would like to donate, your child can bring those items to school. They can add them to their grade level’s bucket, which is found by their classroom.

Suggested items include:
basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, beanbags for hopscotch, playground balls for 4-square, and jump ropes.
Thanks for your help and support!


Upcoming Volleyball Events

District 64 Volleyball Night

Summer Volleyball Camp


And That’s A Wrap!

V-SHOW 2019

The Greatest V-Show

What an amazing weekend of performances!

The four shows featured over 260 students participating in song and dance numbers, skits or tech crew.

None of this would be possible without the dedication of the many, many parent volunteers and for that we are tremendously grateful!

Special thanks to our writers, producers, directors, and band members who spend months planning and creating this production, as well as committee chairs and coaches that give countless hours of their time, creativity and talents to make the V-Show a memorable experience for all.

Laura Abukhalaf, Mary Chapman, Kim Freedman, and Kate Zoll

Amy Hattery, Katie Mazukelli, and Katie Ranalli

Writing Chair
Darren Strotman

Writing Team
Brian Chaplin, Tyler Hattery, Erika Labutka, Nancy Lynch, Joe Kontuly, Dan Maigler, and Kyle Woods

Sara Eng, Stu Eng, Gina Lakin, Jamie Rubin, and Kirk Davis

And…thank you to Dr. Dwyer, Ms. Sobotka and the Roosevelt staff (especially our custodians) for supporting the production throughout the long weekend!

Thanks, everyone! Until Next 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.


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!

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