CULTURAL AWARENESS WEEK AT ROOSEVELT & INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

CULTURAL AWARENESS WEEK AT ROOSEVELT & INTERNATIONAL NIGHT


The CULTURAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE will host International Night during Roosevelt’s Open House on Thursday, January 30th.

See below for a full list of the events for the week. 

List of Events
January 27 – 31, 2020

ROOSEVELT FAMILY ROOTS DISPLAY
Who does not love old family photos? Display and share your own cultural heritage by bringing in photocopies of old family photos. The “ROOSEVELT FAMILY ROOTS” will be displayed near the main
office. Pictures should be submitted to your teacher by Monday, January 20th (See details at at the bottom of this list)
CULTURAL DOLLS DISPLAY

Remember your first grade nationality doll project? Display your cultural dolls again! Current first grade nationality dolls show cased outside their classrooms. Students from all grades are invited to bring in their first grade nationality dolls, if they still have them. If you do not have one, feel free to make one to add to the display. Please place your name and current home room number on the back of the doll, and
place it in a Ziploc bag. Nationality dolls should be submitted to your teacher by Monday, January 20th. Dolls will be returned in February.
MORNING GREETINGS
Learn to say hello in another language! Our ESL teacher has prepared students to give greetings during morning announcements each day of the week.
INTERNATIONAL FLAGS
Flags will be displayed in the halls by the main office.
Thursday – TRADITIONAL DRESS DAY!!!
Students are invited to wear outfits representing their own culture/heritage.
Thursday – International Night in combination with Open House
International night will consist of traditional dancing and cultural tables in conjunction with open house on Thursday, January 30th. The traditional dancing will take place in the auditorium and South gym. Each performance will be completed twice in order to give parents and students enough opportunity to visit classrooms and observe the dancing. Cultural tables will be set up in the South Gym with artifacts as well as store bought food to be shared with everyone. Food will be on a first come first basis and is to give a taste of the countries’ cuisine.

FAMILY ROOTS PHOTO PROJECT
Whether your family is new to the United States or your family has been in the country for many generations-we would like to celebrate the many different and wonderful backgrounds here at Roosevelt Elementary School!
We are going to create a Roosevelt Family Roots display. Each Roosevelt student (siblings/cousins may submit together) is encouraged to display their favorite family photos that depict their
older relatives from different countries and from different times. These beautiful images will show family resemblances, traditional dress and spark many wonderful conversations between our Roosevelt families.
Pictures should be labelled and submitted to your child’s teacher by Monday, January 20th.
NO ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, PLEASE. Send copies of pictures and include who is in the picture, where they are from, and if possible, include a photo of our Roosevelt student with it. Since we are limited in space, we will limit photos to one 8×10 piece of paper. The gallery of photos can have photos from both the maternal and paternal ancestry. However, please try to keep it within the size of 8×10. If you would like to submit more photos, we may put them up if room is available.
Please let the CULTURAL EVENTS COMMITTEE know if you have any questions.

Serena Legatos-Coines (serena.legatos@gmail.com)
Sarah Chacko (sarah.a.chacko@gmail.com)
Co-chairs of the School Assemblies and Cultural Events Committee

Pizza Volunteers Needed

PIZZA DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Want to help hand out pizza during pizza Wednesdays? It’s a fun and easy way to see your kids during the school day and to help! Shifts are typically about 2 hours long, approximately 10:45-12-45.

SIGN UP HERE:

https://rooseveltptoparkridge.membershiptoolkit.com/open_forms

 THANK YOU!

V-Show Design Contest

V-Show Design Contest

Attention ALL Students

We need your help to design our V-Show program cover and t-shirt!

Contest Rules:

  • Must tie in with theme of “V-Show Reconstructed” – think HGTV, construction, tools, builders, hard hats, etc….
  • You can use color – Program will have color, T shirt will be in black
  • Must be on a white sheet of 8.5”x11” paper
  • Be careful of too many small details as it may not print well
  • All entries must be submitted by Wednesday 2/5
  • Winner chosen at Feb 9th practice.
  • Make sure name and grade are on your submission
  • Place drawing in envelope marked “PTO-V-Show Design Contest” and give to your teacher. Or parents can scan image and email to rooseveltvshow@gmail.com
  • Questions? Contact producers at rooseveltvshow@gmail.com

 

Primary Event

Join us for the Tiki Tiger Party K-2 Primary Event!
      There will be a DJ, Dancing, Photo Booth, and Pizza!
    Friday, February 7th from 6-8pm
Tickets are 25$ for 1 student & 1 parent, any additional students $10
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE:
You can also sign up to volunteer on Membership Toolkit as well.

Girls on the Run

GIRLS ON THE RUN

RUNNERS WANTED!

Girls on the Run is an after-school program dedicated to creating a world where every girl activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. For 10 weeks, girls in 3rd-5th grade will train for a 5K and learn powerful lessons about teamwork, self-esteem, and leadership. This will be our 7th year participating in the program!

REGISTRATION HERE:

Girls and volunteers must be registered by February 14th. The program fee at your site is $205 per girl. As always, families can request financial assistance when registering.
Contact April Mosier at prrooseveltgotr@gmail.com with any questions.

Roosevelt Parents Survey

ROOSEVELT PARENTS SURVEY!

The 2019-20 “5Essentials” school climate survey for parents is open.

The survey takes only a few minutes to complete.

PLEASE visit this link to begin:

https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/

The survey will close on January 17, 2020

THANK YOU!

Kindness Roars at Roosevelt!

KINDNESS ROARS AT ROOSEVELT!

Kindness is roaring at Roosevelt! Next time you are on the primary playground, check out the new outdoor signs provided by the Kindness Committee. These signs encourage our students to demonstrate kindness, safety, and inclusion while playing on the playground.
A special thank you to Kathy Meade for her creative talent in developing the artwork, and to Jason Borst, Roosevelt’s head custodian, for hanging these during winter break.
An additional sign will be added to the Intermediate playground in the Spring when the weather warms up!

International Night!

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT!

The CULTURAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE will host International Night during Roosevelt’s Open House on Thursday, January 30th!

Sign your child(ren) up to share their cultural heritage with the Roosevelt community!

We are looking for students interested in participating in Cultural Awareness Week and International Night! Your child/ren can share a greeting during morning announcements, and/or get involved in International Night through cultural exhibit tables, dances, and a cultural dress parade.

Click here to sign up now! 

Contact committee chairs Sarah Chacko or  Serena Legatos-Coines with any questions.

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 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 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: prrooseveltpto@gmail.com or at https://www.facebook.com/rooseveltpto

Volunteering

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: http://rooseveltpto.com/volunteer/ or email us at prrooseveltpto@gmail.com

 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.