Roosevelt PTO sponsored our annual Back to School Picnic last Friday, September 9, 2016! We were a little worried about the weather, but the rain held off and the weather cooled just a bit for a lovely evening on the lawn.
Over 525 children attended the event!!
This year we had six inflatables, including a wrecking ball, 77′ obstacle course, the hungry hippo, and giant trikes. There were six carnival games and a craft table!
The DJ led the kids in dance after dance!
The PTO also invited various vendors and community organizations to join in the fun. There were tables sponsored by the Park Ridge Library, Wildwood Nature Center, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout Jack Heneghen with his Buddy Bench program, Spuntino’s Pizza, and Lisa’s Italian Ice. Advocate Lutheran General’s Children’s Department raffled off a bike helmet and lots of coloring books.
The Spirit Wear fashion show was also a big hit and had appearances by many of our own Tiger kids, Dr. Dwyer, Ms. Albans and Theodore the Tiger Mascot!
How did all of this happen? In addition to our PTO Committee, there were over 50 volunteers, including 4 Boy Scouts and several teens looking for service hours from Maine South National Honor Society and St. Paul of the Cross.
We want to extend a very special Tiger Thank You to our Back to School Picnic committee members:
Vicki Spiteri, Mary Beth Murphy, Jill Besenjek, Kristie Welke and Diane Scully!