All School Parade

Save the Date–All School Parade!

Monday, June 8 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

We are delighted to host a special end-of-the-year parade for all of our students and their families.  The event will be on Monday, June 8 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  The parade will take place directly behind the school along the blacktop.  Cars will enter the gates on Albion (school bus drop off) and proceed along the pavement.  Cars will exit at the gates near the South gym onto Fairview.  Parade Route 2020.pdf

All fifth graders will serve as “Grand Marshalls” for the parade!  Therefore, we would like fifth grade families to line up along Prospect Avenue (North of the school) around 8:50 am, so they can enter first.  There is no other assigned time for families to parade, so everyone else is welcome to follow our fifth graders around 9:15 or so.

The purpose of the parade is for us to celebrate the relationships between home and school and between students and their teachers, and for us to see each other one more time before the end of the school year, if even for a brief moment. Please understand that health and safety must remain our top priority for all involved. We ask all families to follow the guidelines listed here when participating in our parade:

  • The parade is completely voluntary for all staff and families.  Please participate only if you are interested in doing so.

  • All parents and students must remain in their cars at all times throughout the parade. This is to keep the line moving steadily, yet more importantly, for the health and safety of our staff members. Any families walking to the school to participate will be asked to leave.

  • Please refrain from congregating on our school parks and playgrounds.  These places are still closed due to the Governor’s Stay-at-Home order.

  • If the weather prevents us from having the parade on its scheduled day, it will be canceled, and parents will be contacted beforehand.

  • Staff will wear masks at all times during the parade, as well as follow all social distancing guidelines.

  • We ask the driver of the car to please focus on the road, while allowing passengers to do the waving and viewing.

  • This is not a time to turn in materials or to attempt to hand a teacher a gift. Please contact your child’s principal to make other arrangements.

  • We have collaborated with the Park Ridge and Niles Police Departments for their assistance with traffic during the parade. Please follow the directions provided by staff or police officers in regard to route and speed.

Overall, we are looking forward to this festive event.  Families are encouraged to decorate your car and make signs.  We are planning to provide music and decorations along the route as well.  We look forward to seeing everyone on June 8!

Yearbook Pick-Up

2019-2020 Yearbooks will be available to Roosevelt students very soon!
Fifth graders (along with their siblings) will have their yearbooks delivered to their home.  All other families may pick up the yearbook at Door 5 (school office) on Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  In addition, families can drop off any textbooks, library books, or other school materials at this time.
If you did not order a yearbook but would like one, the PTO has a very limited supply to sell, on a first-come first-serve basis. Requests will be addressed in the order they’re received via email only, to

5th Grade Gift


If you have a current 5th grader graduating this year, watch out for a special 5th grade class gift from the PTO to celebrate this special occasion. Members of the 5th Grade Party Committee will be dropping off this gift sometime over the Memorial Day weekend.





The Roosevelt PTO is happy to introduce the new executive committee for 2020-2021. Thank you to these parents for stepping up to play a big role in the Roosevelt community!

Co-Presidents: Meghan Polaniecki & Becky Whammond


Co-Vice Presidents: Tatyana Baukovic & Claudine Kolton



Co-Treasurers: Amber Fleura & Aliza Steurer


Co-Corresponding Officers: Megan Cronin & Lynnea Cheney


Recording Officer: Karen Rado

Help If Needed


Mayor Maloney and the City of Park Ridge have organized a non-emergency help line for anyone in need. If you need anything or are able to volunteer to help, please reach out. Details below:

For all emergencies, call 911! For Park Ridge Care Team assistance call 847-461-9573.
You will be prompted to leave a message which will allow someone from the team to respond to your request as quickly as possible.
Examples of help might include picking up medicine, groceries, etc. The team will be following all best practices being shared by medical authorities. We want to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy. We will be communicating clearly with you during our interactions, so you will have confidence in the person’s name and approximate time when they will be helping.

Girls on the Run Virtual 5K

GIRLS ON THE RUN invites you to be part of our virtual 5K which is now #HereforHer Movement Challenge. For girls that participated in the GOTR program, there is no charge for the event (see your emails for the code).  For anyone else who would like to participate, it’s $35 and supports GOTRC as well as your own mental and physical well-being. Each participant will receive a beautiful finisher medal and a downloadable bib and training plan.
This event will honor all kinds of movement. Simply set a movement goal for the rest of May whether it’s running, breaking your personal jump rope record, having a daily dance party, or any other way to challenge yourself through movement. With your support, GOTR- Chicago will remain a vital and positive force for girls to recognize and activate their limitless potential.

School Supply Kits

Ordering your school supplies from 1st Day is quick, easy, and kits are delivered directly to the classroom! The Roosevelt PTO receives $3 for every kit sold- so it also helps raise money for the school.

If you have any questions, you can contact Amber Mitchell at

Remote Learning

School Closures: The Governor extended school closures through the end of the school year.  This means schools will remain closed for on-site learning.

School Playgrounds:  As long as schools are closed, the school playgrounds are also closed.

New Terminology –  “Remote Learning”:  The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) gave us more guidance on how learning should look going forward until the end of our time away from on-site learning. One change of which I wanted to make you aware is the movement to the term, “Remote Learning.” ISBE is now officially calling these days Remote Days of Instructional Learning (or Remote Learning). They’re not calling them E-Learning days from this point on, as many schools and/or students across the state do not have the technology required. We will also now refer to them as Remote Learning Days to align with the State’s language.

Remote Learning (formerly E-Learning): Remote Learning is continuing to evolve, as we have more time to plan and adjust to this new form of teaching.  The schedule for the rest of the year is included below:

April 20 – 24 Remote Learning Days

April 27 Remote Planning Day (No Remote Learning)

April 28 – May 1 Remote Learning Days

May 4 – 8 Remote Learning Days

May 11 Remote Planning Day (No Remote Learning)

May 12 – 15 Remote Learning Days

May 18 – 22 Remote Learning Days

May 25 Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

May 26 Remote Planning Day (No Remote Learning)

May 27 – 29 Remote Learning Days

June 1 – 5 Remote Learning Days

June 8 – 9 Remote Learning Days

June 10 Teacher Records Day

Meal Distribution for Students


District 64 has made arrangements for meal distribution during this time through a partnership with Maine Township High School District 207. Meals will be distributed between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Maine South High School, 1111 S. Dee Road, Park Ridge.

There is NO sign up form to participate. Any student or family in need of meals can arrive at Maine South High School and they will be provided with meals. Please go to door 3 located in the front circle driveway.

District 207 is also using Maine East, and Maine West high schools as distribution points for neighboring elementary school communities.

Meals will be distributed in a “drive-through” and “walk-through” fashion. We ask that you stay in your car and the meals will be brought to your car. Please do not get out of your car. If you walk to school, please form a line outside and practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet between the others in line. The meals will be brought to you in your car or in the walker line.

Our Quest workers will be working at the D207 high school kitchens to help prepare meals for our families. If you are unable to pick up your meals at one of the high school locations, please email or call Lindsey Borchers our onsite Food Service Director,, 847-962-9957.

Join the PTO!

PTO Membership Drive

Happy New Year! We hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are recharged for the 2nd half of the school year. We can’t thank you enough for all your continued support as the PTO would not be successful without you.
For those families and faculty members not already signed up as PTO members, we strongly urge you to become a PTO member and thank you to those who are already members. Not only do you receive our weekly blasts on Sundays and Wednesdays with information as it relates to upcoming weeks, but it also allows you access to the online school directory. You do not need to join to be a part of the directory, but you do need to join as a PTO member in order to view the directory.

For families, the membership cost is $25. The one time $25 fee supports the programs and activities that the PTO provides throughout the school year.

For Roosevelt faculty, the membership is FREE.

To join, you must use a computer (not your smart phone). But once you are registered, you can download the Membership Toolkit app and access all the information from your phone.
To join:
Go to
Click on the Register/Login button.
If you already have an account with another organization that uses Membership Toolkit you can use the same email and password to login. You can then proceed to the numbered steps below.
Select “Create Account” and fill in your name, email and password information.
Click “verify my email” and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process.
1. Complete the parent/family and student information.
2. Complete the Directory/Publish preferences.
3. Once these forms are complete, you will be presented with forms for PTO membership, volunteer opportunities and ordering tickets for events, etc. when available.
Once the Primary Account is set up, the Primary user can “invite” other email addresses to access his/her account. This allows the Secondary user to have their own login information, but still have
access to the family account.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at: or at


Interested in volunteering? Being part of a committee? Or a chair? 

We have so many wonderful PTO events that are planned throughout the year and they happen because of parents like you.  If you are interested in being part of a committee or a chair or just want to know more information about specific committees, please fill out a volunteer interest form at: or email us at

 Whether you have 30 minutes to contribute or want a larger role, we have lots of opportunities to choose from throughout the year & will get you in touch with the appropriate people.