Institute Day Luncheon is a Success!

On the day before school, approximately 80 staff members from Roosevelt School come together to get their classrooms ready and learn about any changes for the new year.  And each year, the Roosevelt PTO provides a sit down meal for the teachers, administrators and custodians.

This year, Roosevelt’s hard working staff enjoyed lunch from Corky’s Catering.   They dined on fried and herbed roasted chicken, macaroni and cheese, California salad, potato salad, rolls, and dessert.  The lunch allows everyone to get a break from getting their classrooms and school ready for the students coming in the next day.  The staff  from the various classrooms and departments enjoy lunch together, reconnect after the summer and plan for the year ahead.   Mrs. O’Donnell says our volunteers “always do such a great job” and that “it’s really appreciated!”

So we want to thank our chairs Sara Eng and Judy Kron for putting together this great event for the 7th year in a row!  Roosevelt is off to a great start!


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Hot Lunch Update

Spuntino’s Pizza Day will begin Wednesday, September 7, 2016.  If we get enough trained volunteers, Healthy Kids Kitchen will begin supplying lunch on Mondays and Fridays on Monday, October 3, 2016.

As many of you know, the District and the School Board instituted a few changes to the hot lunch program this year.  The primary one is that ALL volunteers serving lunch must receive training by either a designated District employee, a Park Ridge health department employee or through a certified on line food handler course.   We have enough volunteers to start serving pizza in September, but cannot start serving Healthy Kids Kitchen lunches on Mondays and Fridays until we have enough parents who have gone through the training course.

Currently, we have been provided Friday, August 19, 2016 and Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 9 a.m. at Raymond E. Hendee Educational Service Center (ESC)
164 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068.  This course will be taught by a Park Ridge health department employee.   This class lasts approximately 30 minutes long with an opportunity to ask questions after it.  We have been advised by the District that they will also be providing a class taught during the lunch hour for our working parents who take their lunch to help with the program.

If you are interested in taking one of the currently scheduled classes, please email us at  Thank you to all our volunteers who have already taken the course or are signed up for one of the scheduled classes.

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School Supply Boxes Delivered!

You know the school supplies many of you ordered? You know how you didn’t have to fight the craziness at Target this past week? Well, an amazing group of volunteers made these school supplies showing up in the classroom possible. They broke down skids of boxes, separating and delivering 399 school supply kits, 43 backpacks/lunchboxes/thermos bundles and 125 headphones! While many of us were enjoying the last few days of summer, they helped Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday and Monday!

So if you see any of the following families at pick up or the bus stop or really anywhere, please give them a big thank you: the Wasielewskis, the Bruces, the Skutchs, and the Meullners, Annie Monak, and Phedra Corvo (and her teen daughter, Maddie).

Lastly, we want to give a special thanks to Karen Burkum. She took on the huge task of updating the grade supply lists to be more useful, researching the supply companies, and organizing the volunteers. She did an amazing job and we are so grateful to have her as a part of the Roosevelt family. Thank you, Karen!

(Also, if you forgot to get headphones this year, Karen has a few extra so reach out to her at

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Join the Roosevelt PTO!

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In the next few weeks, if you have a child or children at Roosevelt, you will be receiving an email that explains how to join the PTO for the 2016-2017 year.  Joining the Roosevelt PTO is easier than ever this year.  You will click on a link to our My School Anywhere on line directory and purchase the membership in the “store” on the web page.

This year, we will have two levels of membership.  In addition to our Standard membership for $20, you will have the option of selecting a Premium level membership for $25.

With our Standard membership, you receive online directory access, mobile App access, and PTO e-blasts.  With the Premium level of membership, you will also receive a hard copy of the directory and a Roosevelt Tiger window cling for your car!  Either level you chose, your donation will support the many programs the PTO sponsors that don’t pay for themselves, like author visits, teacher appreciation events, and student assemblies.

Let’s see if we can get PTO Membership at an all time high this year and make it the best year ever at Roosevelt!

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Welcome to the new Roosevelt PTO Website!

We are thrilled to unveil our new and improved Roosevelt PTO Website!

The new website has a lot of great features that will make keeping informed about PTO activities and Roosevelt easier than ever.  If you look to your right, you will see a column of very handy information.  It includes a calendar with PTO and school sponsored events and links to help you order hot lunches (when ordering is available).  With a click of a button, you can be taken straight to the District’s web page or Roosevelt’s web page.

The menu on the top takes you to more information about the PTO, the hot lunch program and many more of the events and programs sponsored by your PTO.  Take a moment to look around!

We are also excited to announce that we will be using the website to sign up for activities and to make purchases.  We will no longer be using Revtrak.

As we work out the kinks  in the system, feel free to contact us with suggestions or corrections.  We will continue to add additional helpful information and updates.

This project has been the result of many volunteer hours and we are happy to present it to you!

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