Remote Learning

School Closures: As you probably heard today, the Governor extended his “Stay at Home” order for Illinois through Thursday, April 30, which means schools will also remain closed for on-site learning through April 30 as well.

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

New Terminology –  “Remote Learning”:  This past weekend, 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 April is included below:

April 1 – 3 Remote Learning Days

April 6 – 9 Remote Learning Days

April 10 School Holiday (No School)

April 13 Remote Planning Day (No Remote Learning)

April 14 – 17 Remote Learning Days

April 20 – 24 Remote Learning Days

April 27 Remote Planning Day (No Remote Learning)

April 28 – April 30 Remote Learning Days

Help If Needed

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.
FOOD PANTRY
If you are able, the Maine Food Pantry at Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Rd. is in need of donations of food and cleaning supplies. If you have anything, please donate. If you need anything, the food pantry is open for residents Tuesday and Friday from 1-4 pm.
SUPPORT LOCAL
FROM OUR PTO PRESIDENTS: “Our PTO has been supported by local businesses throughout the years and we want to continue to support them as well. Whether you choose to buy gift certificates for future use, or utilize curbside delivery, delivery or carry out, your support is appreciated.”

Meal Distribution for Students

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, lborchers@d64.org, 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 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.