Dine Out at Chipotle for the PTO!

Join us at Chipotle on Tuesday, May 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.!  Chipotle will donate 50% of their proceeds to the Roosevelt PTO!   Yum!

Chipotle Dinner Details



Uncle Pete Ministries Sack Lunches for the Needy

We give you a bag.
You fill it with food and drop it off at school.
They give to to hungry families in Chicago.

On Thursday, May 4th we will send home a brown paper bag with your student.  If you would like to participate, fill the bag with the items listed below and send it back to school on Thursday, May 11th.  

Filled lunch sacks will be collected at Roosevelt during student arrival onThursday, May 11th (until 9:00 am). Uncle Pete’s will then drive to neighborhoods in the Chicago area and distribute the meals to people in need.

Items to be included in each paper bag:

2 sandwiches (meat) on white or wheat bread (No condiments or cheese)
2 hard-boiled eggs in SHELLS
1 small bag of chips
1 piece of fruit –  (No bananas)
2 or 3 cookies or a small candy bar
1 small water or juice box
1 paper napkin

Please consider participating in this special day!
Thursday, May 11th


D64 Proposed Hot Lunch Details

The School District votes tonight on the Hot Lunch Program for next year.  Here are the details (page 8-12).  If it is important to you, write to the School Board and attend the meeting at Carpenter tonight at 7 p.m.

The initial investment is paid off in 3-4 years.  The lunches are expected to be offered 4 days per week and cost $4 to $4.50.  (The 5th day per week is the PTO pizza lunch.)

Thank you!




5th Grade Party #LOL

#LOL . . . Look Out Lincoln!

Please join us for a fun evening with dancing, DJ, bowling and dinner.  A parent must be in attendance with their child.  No younger or order siblings are able to attend.

Thursday, May 18th
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Edison Park Inn (EPI) – Upstairs Party Room
$50 per 5th Grader/Parent ticket
$20 for additional parent and/or additional 5th grade student

Tickets are now available here!

Questions? Please contact Kim Biederman.


Hot Lunch Vote by D64 School Board is April 24, 2017


The hot lunch program is at risk of going away!
If your family enjoys having a hot lunch option at Roosevelt, please let the School Board know!

The School Board is voting on a hot lunch program for D64 at their meeting on Monday, April 24th.

While they are reviewing bids from various food vendors and are presumably voting to chose a provider, there is a real risk that they could decide, instead, to not provide a coordinated hot lunch program at all.

Members of the board need to understand how valued the hot lunch program is. If, in the course of making their decision on April 24th, they underestimate how much the hot lunch program is valued in our schools, they could vote to not sign a contract with any lunch service provider.

If you do not want to see the hot lunch program disappear…

CLICK HERE to send a quick “please vote YES to hot lunch” email to each of the board members.

Plan to attend the next school board meeting on:
Monday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Carpenter School South Gym



Many Laughs at the Mother Son Event

The comedy improv troupe Comedy Sportz came to the Roosevelt Auditorium on Sunday, April 3, 2016.  Two groups of improv actors teamed up against each other to see who could make the boys and their moms laugh the most!  One “Ref” hosted the event from on stage while another one roamed the audience to get everyone involved.  Each boy was handed a take away favor that had a treat and an emoji key chain  – perfect to hang on a backpack.

Many thanks to the Mother Son Committee Chairs Heather Moore and Ember Burke for organizing this great event!  Thank you also to the volunteers that helped check everyone in quickly and smoothly at the door.  Such a creative and fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon!


The Roosevelt LRC has SO much to offer!

If you missed the PTO Meeting on March 29, 2017 and want to learn about all the cool things the Roosevelt LRC  has to offer, click here for Ms. Handlon’s presentation!

If you want to know more about all the databases your kids can use for school projects or just to learn some cool facts, click here!



Mother Son Event is April 2, 2017!

Calling all Roosevelt Mothers & Sons!

Please join us for a fun afternoon with Comedy Sportz,
an interactive, high-energy comedy show.

Sunday, April 2nd
Check in @ 3:30 p.m. and Showtime @ 4:00 p.m.
$15.00 per person
Roosevelt Auditorium

Tickets are available for purchase on the PTO website here!
Last day to purchase will be March 24, 2017.

We hope you can join us for a laugh!


V-Show 2017 is a Fabulous Success!

Another V-Show is in the books!  Thank you so much to our 100’s of volunteers that made it happen!

A special thanks to the following parents for their countless hours of time!  We couldn’t do it without you!

Bridget Basquin
Amy Hattery
Jenny Rubin

Katie Mazukelli
Katie Ranalli

Band Members:
Sara Eng
Kirk Davis
Gina Lakin
Stuart Eng
Jamie Rubin

Writing Chair:
Darren Strotman

Here are some fun pictures from the weekend!  


Join Us at Potbelly Sandwich Shop!

Has V-Show mania got you and your whole family wiped out?  Join us at Potbelly Sandwich Shop  anytime on Thursday, March 9th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Potbelly will donate 25% of sales that evening to the Roosevelt PTO!  The money goes to great programs like author visits, the V-Show and the Spring Family Night!

So sit back and let someone else make dinner for a great cause!


Bernie’s Book Drive is coming in April!

Please gather your gently used children’s books as Roosevelt Elementary will once again be conducting a school wide book drive for Bernie’s Book Bank – Bernie’s Book Bank

Bernie’s Book Bank is in need of books that are 6th grade level and below, including board books.
Please NO workbooks, textbooks or reference books.

Here are some good ways to find used children’s books:
* Look for books around the house that are not being used anymore or you have outgrown.
* Check neighborhood garage sales for used children’s books.
* Ask grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends if they have any books they could donate.
* Take a weeks allowance to a thrift store.  Buy a few used books and feel good about giving to others.

Thanks for your support!  The drive will run Monday, April 10th – Friday, April 28th.
For more information please contact Beth Woods –


V-Show Tickets Now on Sale!

V-Show tickets for the 2017 V-Show are now available!
Please note that everyone (with the exception of lap children 2 and under) must have a ticket to enter.  Tickets are $9.50 each.
❖  Please go to this LINK to order your tickets
❖  Select the show you want from the calendar.
❖  Click on the number of seats you would like and select your section and aisle/no aisle preference.
❖  Click to select your seat choice and Add to Basket.
❖  Click Continue Shopping and repeat until you have purchased up to 6 max tickets per the entire V-show weekend.
❖  Select Checkout when done. Enter personal info and click on Complete Purchase.
❖  Click Confirm Ticket Amount and click Continue.
❖  Print Receipt Page and BRING RECEIPT TO YOUR SHOW(S)
❖  Children, including participants, must have a ticket if they want to watch the show (or even part of the show).
❖  All ticket sales will be on a first come basis.  Tickets sell quickly and shows may sell out.
❖  There are NO REFUNDS
Contact Kristie Welke at welkeks@gmail.comwith any questions or concerns.


Yearbook Ordering Now Open

2016-17 Yearbook Orders are NOW OPEN!

Buy before March 1st and get the early bird price of $22.
After March 1st, the price goes up to $26.

The PTO will not be giving away any free yearbooks so make sure you place your order now!

Don’t Delay…Get Yours TODAY!


Daddy Daughter Dance 2017

This year’s Daddy Daughter Dance had a pink and yellow “under the big top” theme!  Roosevelt’s favorite DJ spun great dance tunes and the dance floor was packed!  The meal included hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, and pretzel bites.  Dessert was mini pink velvet cupcakes and donuts loaded with colorful sprinkles!  The girls could also take as a favor pink cotton candy or popcorn!  What a fun night!

Thank you to our Daddy Daughter Dance Committee and a special thanks to our committee chairs Heather Moore and Palma Voutiritsas!


Daddy Daughter Dance – Under the Big Top!

Have your daughter grab her favorite party dress and come out for a fun night of dancing under the big top!
D.J. and dancing, food and more!

Friday, February 3rd
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$30.00 per couple.  $10 per additional daughter.

Tickets are now on sale here!


Holiday Sing 2016

Another great Holiday Sing today at Roosevelt!  Thank you to our wonderful music teachers who put together such a fabulous event for the students and parents!  


Lost and Found Needs Help!

Help these items find their homes!  Do you recognize any thing?  All lost items left in the lost and found at the end of January will be donated.  Take a look!


V-Show 2017 Practice and Show Times Are Here!

Trying to get your schedule in place for the new year?  Here are the V-Show practices and show times!  v-show-pic


Jefferson Practices
Sunday, January 29 Noon-5:00pm

Sunday, February 5 Noon-5:00pm

Sunday, February 12 Noon-5:00pm

  • K-4th groups rehearse for 45 minutes

  • 5th grade anchors rehearse for 3 hours

  • Tech Crew participating in opening and closing song rehearse for 1 hour

5th Grade Tech Load-In Friday, February 24 TBD
Dress Rehearsals Saturday, February 25 Noon-5

Sunday, February 26 Noon-5

VSHOW 2017 Times

Friday, March 3 at 7:00pm

Saturday, March 4 at 12:30 & 6:30pm

Sunday, March 5 at 12:30pm

5th Grade After Party Sunday, March 5  Immediately after Show


Registration Now Open for Science Fair


Roosevelt Science Fair will be Friday, January 20th 6-8pm.

Science Fair Registration is open now until January 11.

This event is open to all grades K-5, and is very popular – over 160 students participated last year!

Work in teams of up to 3 kids and share your enthusiasm for any science topic or experiment.

Click here to view the flyer

Click here for registration form


2017 Roosevelt V-Show is Coming!

2017 Roosevelt V-Show is coming!
“Dr. D and His Reality TV”

The V-Show is an entertaining stage show performed entirely by our kids and every student is welcome to participate!
K-4 students will be placed in a group (by grade) and perform a song and dance number on stage.
5th graders can choose to have a speaking role in the comedy sketches or work behind-the-scenes as technical support.
So…What exactly am I committing to if I sign my child up to participate?

Parent Participation/Volunteering:
When you sign up your child to be in V-Show, you will be asked to support the production in some capacity.  Not all volunteers sing and dance (although, that is super fun).  There are SO many other ways to help!
Check out the different volunteer options listed on the registration form by clicking on one of the Sign Up buttons below.

As you might expect, there are rehearsals.  The dates are listed below.  More specific practice times (typically 45 minute time slots) are assigned as we get closer to the show.
This is a fantastic carpooling opportunity!

Costume Fee:
There will be a costume fee (maximum $25).  You will be asked to pay this directly to your child’s coach later.

V-Show weekend is a busy one for sure with 4 shows in 3 days.  However, K-4 students are not expected to stay for the duration of the show.  Groups are assigned specific drop-off and pick-up times (typically 30 minute slots) based on when they take the stage.
And…now that you know all of that,
you’re ready to sign up!

CLICK HERE to sign up your K-4 Student

CLICK HERE to sign up your 5th Grader

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