Oct
07

Cultural Awareness Committee

CULTURAL AWARENESS 

The School Assemblies/Cultural Awareness Event Committee is preparing for another fantastic event this year. Cultural Awareness Week will be held the week of January 20th with International Night taking place on Thursday, January 23rd in conjunction with Open House. If you are interested in helping on the committee, please contact the co-chairs: Serena Legatos-Coines at serena.legatos@gmail.com or Sarah Chacko at sarah.a.chacko@gmail.com.

Oct
07

Tiger Trot Volunteers Needed

PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE TIGER TROT!

You can sign up for any of the times listed, or multiple! If you can’t volunteer, consider coming and cheering the kids as they dance and run!

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. (escort to field for Kick-Off Dance)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (1stGrade and AM Kindergarten)

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (2ndand 3rdGrades)

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. (4thGrade and PM Kindergarten)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (5thGrade)

> >  CLICK HERE to sign up now  < <

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY!

Get your Tiger Trot  donations in by this Friday October 11th and you will receive a raffle ticket. 2 lucky winners will receive 2 tickets to Great America!

DON’T FORGET! We are asking every student to raise $75 to help meet our goal! The link to donate or for students and parents to share is below:

https://2019roosevelttigertrot.eventbrite.com

If a parent would like to know how much has been donated in their student(s) name(s), please email roosevelttigertrot@gmail.com with their students names and the Tiger Trot committee can let them know.

  • 200 TOP TIGERS: Raise $200 and play in the famous after school game of hide-and-seek with Dr. Dwyer
  • ROARIN’ RAFFLE: Donate and have your name entered in this year’s raffle that includes gift cards to Dave & Busters, Kiddie Kingdom, and Pickwick!
  • NEW TEAM PRIZES: 3 lucky classes who: 1. Raise the most 2. Run the most laps 3. Have the most students fundraising at any level…Will receive a special prize.

We are asking each student to raise $75, however, regardless of individual funds raised, all students will get a t-shirt and be able to participate in the Tiger Trot.

Tiger Trot is the primary source of funding for all of our amazing PTO programs. In addition to funding the annual PTO budget for programs, 2019 Tiger Trot proceeds will be used to fund new lighting in the auditorium. This new lighting will benefit all school assemblies, Tech Club, V-show, chorus/concerts, Cultural Awareness events, Science Fair, and so much more. 

OUR GOAL IS $35,000!

Sep
30

Box Tops!

Welcome Back to School, Students & Families!
Last year, the Roosevelt PTO earned over $1,060 from the Box Tops for Education program.  The PTO uses this money to fund many amazing programs for Roosevelt Elementary School.  We can earn even more for our school this year with your help!
Starting this year, the Box Tops for Education program will be changing the way we earn cash for our school.  Many participating brands are transitioning their packaging from traditional Box Tops coupons to a new Box Tops label.
The OLD BOX TOPS COUPON:
 CLIP IT and send it to school with your child. 
The OLD Box Tops coupons are being phased out of production but may still be found on many products.  You can still clip them and send them to school.  Every valid Box Tops coupon is worth 10 cents for our school.  We will be collecting OLD Box Tops coupons at Roosevelt throughout the school year, but our first submission deadline is Friday, October 25.
 
Here are a few tips when sending OLD Box Tops to school:
1.  Cut Box Tops from participating products with the expiration date visible.  (Expired Box Tops are not accepted.)
2.  Attach Box Tops to a collection sheet (copies can be found outside Roosevelt’s main office or e-mail sunshinerunner@yahoo.com for a copy) or place any amount in a zippered bag.
3.  Paperclip Bonus Box Tops certificates to a collection sheet or place in a plastic bag.
4.  Send the Box Tops to school with your child.
Eventually, the Box Tops program will become digital-only.  If you see the new label, use the NEW Box Tops mobile app to scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase.  Download the app on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.  Tip:  scan the entire receipt, including the date of purchase.
The NEW BOX TOPS LABEL:
 If you see the box top label, SCAN YOUR RECEIPT using the Box Tops App.
Box Tops are still worth 10 cents for our school.  The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to Roosevelt Elementary school’s earnings online.  You do not need to send new Box Tops labels or receipts to school.  The Box Tops program runs continuously, so keep scanning receipts every time you purchase a product with the new Box Tops label.
For more information about Box Tops, visit http://www.BTFE.com or the Roosevelt PTO website.  Remember to ask family and friends to help collect Box Tops for our school too.  They can download the app and link their receipts to Roosevelt.  Thank you for supporting our school!

Sep
30

Feed My Starving Children

ROOSEVELT FAMILY VOLUNTEER NIGHT AT FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN 

Roosevelt’s Kindness Committee invites you to join us to hand-pack meals for hungry children with Feed My Starving Children on Saturday, October 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. FMSC is located at 740 Wiley Farm Court in Schaumburg. You will need to provide your own transportation to FMSC; carpooling is encouraged. 

You do not have to bring anything to volunteer and donations are not required! After a brief orientation, we will pack FMSC’s specially formulated meals which include rice, soy, dried vegetables, and vitamins into bags. FMSC will then ship the meals to schools, clinics, and orphanages around the world.   

To volunteer, you can click this link: https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=NMBM4X OR join the Roosevelt Elementary group from FMSC’s website. Please make sure to register everyone in your group.  The minimum age for volunteering is 5 years old and everyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register ASAP to reserve your spot as space is limited to 100 spots. Deadline to register: Friday, October 4. If you have any questions, please email Tiffany Clements at tiffclements@hotmail.com.

We hope you can join us to spread some kindness! Thank you!

Sep
30

Queen of Hearts

Sep
30

V-Show Needs You!

V-SHOW NEEDS YOU!

V-Show season is upon us, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved!

We need: a singer, a keyboardist, writers, ad sales people, and a producer

If you are interested in WRITING, the first meeting is THURSDAY, SEPT 26 at BEER ON THE WALL at 7:30

Come show all the talent Tiger parents have to offer!

EMAIL Rooseveltvshow@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering or have questions!

Sep
14

Tiger Trot 2019!

Tiger Trot Kick Off! Get all the information you need below!

Mark your calendars now!
The annual track-a-thon fundraiser, TIGER TROT, is coming!
Friday, OCTOBER 11
(rain date will be October 17)
Roosevelt students, Let’s Light Up Roosevelt!

> > Our goal this year is to raise $35,000! < <

Get your donations in! Your student can win a gift card to Dave And Busters, Kiddie Kingdom, or The Pickwick! Drawings happening every Friday. 

Here is the link to donate:

https://2019roosevelttigertrot.eventbrite.com

If a parent would like to know how much has been donated in their student(s) name(s), please email roosevelttigertrot@gmail.com with their students names and the Tiger Trot committee can let them know.

  • 200 TOP TIGERS: Raise $200 and play in the famous after school game of hide-and-seek with Dr. Dwyer
  • ROARIN’ RAFFLE: Donate and have your name entered in this year’s raffle that includes gift cards to Dave & Busters, Kiddie Kingdom, and Pickwick!
  • NEW TEAM PRIZES: 3 lucky classes who: 1. Raise the most 2. Run the most laps 3. Have the most students fundraising at any level…Will receive a special prize.

We are asking each student to raise $75, however, regardless of individual funds raised, all students will get a t-shirt and be able to participate in the Tiger Trot.

Tiger Trot is the primary source of funding for all of our amazing PTO programs. In addition to funding the annual PTO budget for programs, 2019 Tiger Trot proceeds will be used to fund new lighting in the auditorium. This new lighting will benefit all school assemblies, Tech Club, V-show, chorus/concerts, Cultural Awareness events, Science Fair, and so much more. 

OUR GOAL IS $35,000!

PARENT VOLUNTEERS CAN SIGN UP HERE:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4cabae2da4fb6-roosevelt

EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!

If this is your our your students first Tiger Trot, get ready for a great day! Along with all the fun of running and raising money for Roosevelt, the students also participate in the all school dance. All the students can practice at home! Here is the link for this years music:

https://rooseveltptoparkridge.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/03242/Tiger_Trot_Mix__1.mp3

Sep
10

Girl Scouts

 INTERESTED IN ANY LEVEL OF GIRL SCOUTS?

Please contact Meghan McIlroy at m.mccamey@yahoo.com

or (847) 915-8031

We are specifically looking to start up a Kindergarten Daisy Troop. We need girls and parent volunteers to lead. Please reach out if you are interested!

Sep
10

District 64 ELF

 Do you know about District 64 ELF?

The Elementary Learning Foundation is a group of D64 parents,

teachers, and community members who raise money and awareness

to support our local schools. We are looking for parents to support and

join ELF on behalf of Roosevelt. The next meeting is September 18 in

the Roosevelt LRC at 7pm. You can learn more here:

http://www.district64elf.org/home.html

Aug
19

Join the PTO!

Attention Parents and Faculty!

We are excited to announce that we will be using Membership Toolkit for our Directory, Online Sales, Volunteer Sign Ups, and communications starting with the 2019-2020 school year. This will replace My School Anywhere.

Your PTO membership allows you to access the online directory for the school as well as help support the Roosevelt community. You do not need to join to be a part of the directory, but you do need to join to view.

Here’s what you need to do: 

  • Go to https://rooseveltptoparkridge.membershiptoolkit.com/open_forms
  • 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 the 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 PTAMembershipPizza OrderingSpirit Wear, and Volunteer Opportunities. All of your Back-to-School needs in one convenient place!

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 www.rooseveltptoparkridge.membershiptoolkit.com or
prrooseveltpto@gmail.com

Aug
12

Join the PTO!

Consider joining the PTO for the upcoming school year! 

The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is a non-profit entity run by volunteer parents of Roosevelt students.The PTO co-ordinates educational and social events throughout the school year and manages many aspects of daily life at Roosevelt.

Introducing the PTO Executive Board for 2019-20

Co-Presidents
Melissa Kalinowski & Deannine Weber Ronan

Co-Vice Presidents
Meghan Polaniecki and Becky Whamond

Co-Treasurers
Beth Purtell & Kiki Calumet

Corresponding Officer
Kate Hannigan

Recording Officer
Sarah Surisook

Jun
04

Little Free Library

Thank you to the 5th grade Girl Scouts Troop for installing the new Little Free Library in the Reading Garden at Roosevelt! 

Stop by to donate or borrow a book this summer!

Jun
02

A Message from the 2018-19 PTO Presidents

A Message from the 2018-19 PTO Presidents

The end of the school year is upon us!  Where did another year go? Although we are excited about everything that summer will bring, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of the amazing volunteers that made this such a wonderful year! Some of the exciting activities and events your PTO sponsored or organized this year are included below. We could not have done these activities without the great volunteers that helped raise the funds that made all of this possible.  A most special thank you to:

Our Tiger Trot organizers and volunteers.
Thank you Fran Thompson and Katie Mazukelli.

Our Pizza Day volunteers and organizers.
Thank you Megan Brady, Vickie Mutchler, Kate Hannigan, Beth Purtell and Jessica Cremins.

Thank you to all of the Chairs and Co-Chairs of the Committees. Your time, effort and enthusiasm is so apparent in all of the events at Roosevelt.

Lastly, we want to give a special thanks to our tireless and hard working
board members:
Melissa Kalinowski, Dee Weber Ronan, Carly Ott, Beth Purtell,
Kelly Skogsbakken, and Kate Hannigan.

These are the parent volunteers that kept all of this running smoothly and in motion.  Between all of us, we have a whole bunch of kids in the schools in this community and we are proud of the PTO Committees, the events and the school community as a whole.  We are so grateful to have been a part of this wonderful team!

Thank you all!
Toni Binz and April Mosier

Jun
02

Highlights from 2018-19 School Year

Highlights from the 2018-19 School Year 

PTO Fundraising
Tiger Trot Track-A-Thon
PTO membership
Pizza Days
Spirit Wear Sales
Whole Foods 5% Day
Box Tops for Education
Amazon Smile
Dine & Donate Night

PTO Sponsored Events & Activities
Back to School Picnic with Spirit Wear Pop-Up Shop
Follett Book Fair (Fall & Spring)
Pickwick Movies
Intermediate Event and Primary Dance
Chicago Dogs Baseball Game
Beautiful, Educational and Generous Community Garden
Greg Tang Collaboration
Girls on the Run Program and 5K
5th Grade Celebration
A Yearbook of Wonderful Memories
The Greatest V-Show – (Thank you to our V-Show writers, producers, directors and band for years of wonderful memories!)

Fully-Funded PTO Events & Activities
New Primary Playground Equipment
BMX Assembly, Anti-Bullying Assembly and Author Visits
Teacher Institute & Veteran’s Day Luncheons
Staff Appreciation Week
Teacher Gifts & Grants
New Knee Pads and Elbow Pads for PE
Healthy Living Month
Science Fair – the only elementary school in D64 to still have one!
Cultural Assembly and Family Event
Spring Fling Family Movie Night
Inflatable Obstacle Course for Field Day
New Tech Equipment Requested from the Techsperts

Additional PTO Partnerships and Charity
Kindness Mural in the LRC
Pete’s Sack Lunch Program- over 500 lunches for the homeless!
Kindness Elves
Kindness Messages Installation
Kindness Tip of the Week
Our Chartered Boys Scout troop
Eagle Scout project
Halloween Hustle (hoping to be bigger next year!)
Roosevelt Student Council’s Toy Collection for Lurie,
Treats for Troops, and UCAN
Participation in Crayola ColorCycle turning markers into fossil fuels

Other PTO Accomplishments in 2018-2019

The MSA Store opened for PTO activities, Spirit Wear and all things Roosevelt.

All-Abilities Committee who launched the Sensory Friendly Space

A Little Free Library in the Reading Garden

Great communication for the parents through blasts, Facebook and Website.

Provided a Supply Closet for Teachers

Continued to help Roosevelt families in need with our Scholarship Fund

Looking forward we will have Volleyball for 4th and 5th Grade in the Winter/Spring 2020

Jun
02

Introducing the 2019-20 PTO Board

Introducing the PTO Executive Board for 2019-20

Co-Presidents
Melissa Kalinowski & Deannine Weber Ronan

Co-Vice Presidents
Meghan Polaniecki and Becky Whamond

Co-Treasurers
Beth Purtell & Kiki Calumet

Corresponding Officer
Kate Hannigan

Recording Officer
Sarah Surisook

Best of luck in the new school year! 

May
30

THANK YOU!

Pizza Wednesdays would not be possible without the help of many dedicated volunteers.

Vicki Mutchler does SO much work behind the scenes…creating class lists for teachers, placing the actual pizza orders with Spuntino’s, and tracking all orders and payments.  Thanks for keeping things running so smoothly all year long!

Megan Brady is the volunteer behind the volunteers…creating and managing the Sign Up Genius list and sending e-mails to solicit help when needed.  Thanks for keeping us all staffed up and ready to deliver slices each and every week!

Kate Hannigan, Beth Purtell, and Jessica Cremins are the ones at school every Wednesday to make sure it all runs smoothly. We couldn’t have done it without you every week!

Thank you to everyone that volunteered to serve pizza
throughout the school year.  

Special thanks to the following people who served pizza 5 or more times:

Alicia Jankowska
Renee Vesario
Amy O’Brien
Jeanette Norlock
Liz Cataudella
Maura Cullen
Nathan Labutka
Amy Brown
Amy Douglass
Jill Terpstra
Amanda Byrne Lynch
Chandra Kearny
Kathy Meade
Eileen McGinty
Marlene Arteta
Vikki Spiteri
Lauren Dickson
Laura Abutkhalaf

Sincere thanks to everyone that has supported PTO Pizza Days!

May
25

Field Day – RESCHEDULED!

FIELD DAY!
Rescheduled to Monday, June 3rd

Due to the wet field and the predicted rain overnight through tomorrow, Field Day is rescheduled for Monday, June 3.

The PTO is excited to support this year’s field day again by providing fun inflatable obstacle courses as one of the outdoor activities!

Be sure your student wears comfortable clothes (and shoes) and brings a water bottle to school!

May
20

Thank You!

Thank you to our 5th Grade Party Committee for planning a fun night of dancing and celebrating for our 5th grade students (and their parents) as they prepare to move on to Lincoln Middle School.

Committee Chair
Marlene Arteta

Committee Members
Heather Moore
Jenny Rubin
Colleen Aloise
Cristina Chahin
Vickie Laborne
Sarah Higgins

 .   

May
20

Roosevelt Community Garden

The school garden needs some summer loving!

We are finished planting and we’ve got seedlings, seeds and plants getting cozy in the soil!  Make sure to stop by and say hello to the garden that the kindergarten classes helped to plant. And now we need to keep those plants growing throughout the summer.

We are looking for families to volunteer to care for the garden over the summer (June 3 – August 25).  Duties include watering every day (unless it rains), weeding, and tidying the garden.  Talking to the plants is optional, but encouraged.

We are asking families to commit to a full week of care (Monday through Sunday).  You will need to bring your own garden tools, but hose/buckets are provided.  The time of day you water is flexible, but it is best to avoid the peak sun hours (10am – 3pm) if possible.

CLICK HERE if you are interested in taking care of the
garden for a week this summer or email the garden club at rooseveltschoolgarden@gmail.com .

Thank you very much for helping our garden grow!

May
15

Many Thanks!


Thank you to the following volunteers for coordinating a wonderful week of appreciation for our outstanding teachers and staff!

Committee Chair
Sarah Eng

Committee Members
Mary Beth Magad
Christina Chahin
Fran Thompson
Danielle Hartung
Laurie Honza Runtz
Aliza Steurer
Tiffany Clements
Lauren Dickson


BOOK FAIR SUCCESS
Thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by and shop our Book Fair last week.  It was a great success!  We look forward to using a portion of those proceeds to make some exciting new book purchases for Roosevelt.

Thank you, especially, to Mrs. Handlon and all of our parent volunteers for helping with the set-up, re-stocking of shelves, guiding the kids as they searched for fun new books, ringing up sales, and packing it all up at the end.  Phew!

Book Fair Chairperson:
Taryn Handlon

Book Fair Volunteers:
Joy Benjamin
Kelly Skogsbakken
Becky Reuhs
Jodi Koslow-Martin
Karen Larson
Amanda Sage
Tiffany Clements
Stephanie Slager
Julie Tornabene
Sarah Surisook
Jeanette Norlock

 



Thank you to volunteers Sari Higgins and Gretchen Barina for organizing the Spring Fling Family Fun event!

A special thanks to School of Rock for coming to perform before the movie. Everyone enjoyed the music!

And thanks to all who attended!

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