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The Tiki Tiger Party was a great success and we have these wonderful committee chairs and members to thank.

Sara Press
Michele Strauts
Lizzie Wallace
Hope Petermann
Julie Dickenson
Melissa Lane

V-Show Ad Sales, Tickets, and 5th Grade After Party


Go to Roosevelt Elementary School PTO – V-Show Ad Sales to purchase a shout out to your student performers for only $5! 

You can also purchase a larger ad size if you want to really shout! All shout outs/ads will be in all the programs handed out at all the performances.

Let’s show our Tigers how proud we are!






Friday, March 6th at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 7th at 12:30 and 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 8th at 12:30pm. 

Please get your tickets early as tickets often sell out quickly!

❖ All children must have a ticket, even if they are only watching part of the show.  Children 2 and under who will be on a lap do not need a ticket.

❖  All ticket sales will be on a first come basis and there is a limit of 6 per family for the entire show weekend. There are no refunds.

❖  Contact with any ticket questions!

V-Show 5th grade after party!
All 5th grade V-Show participants are invited to celebrate their last V-Show weekend at the after party.  This is OPTIONAL, but fun! Register to attend at:


Box Tops

It’s Box Tops Submission Time!  
Turn in your traditional Box Tops clips by Wednesday, February 26.
There are two ways to earn money for our school through the Box Tops for Education program:
1.  Traditional Box Tops clips:
    *Buy Box Tops products.
    *Cut out the Box Tops from each product with a valid expiration date.
    *Attach to a collection sheet or place in a plastic bag. Collection sheets will be sent home with your child.  Additional copies are available outside the office.
    *Send Box Tops clips to school. The Box Tops committee then collects and submits all traditional Box Tops.  
2.  New Box Tops Label:  (Quick and easy!)
    *Buy Box Tops products. No clipping labels necessary!
    *Use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase.
    *Your family earns cash for our school electronically (without sending labels to school).  
The Box Tops committee collects and submits traditional Box Tops clips three times during the school year. The last collection drive for the 2019/2020 school year will be in May. Each Box Tops coupon or new label is worth 10 cents for our school. You can send traditional Box Tops clips to school at any time during the school year. Box Tops can be given directly to your child’s teacher, dropped off in the main office, or placed in the bin outside the library. Please visit the Box Tops for Education website or the Roosevelt PTO Box Tops page for more information about Box Tops. Thank you for helping the Roosevelt PTO earn more cash for our school!

St. Baldrick’s – Join Team Roosevelt!

ST BALDRICKS – Join Team Roosevelt!
Support our local St. Baldrick’s event at the Harp and Fiddle on Saturday, April 25.
Last year we had a record of students participate in the event.  Let’s do it again!
Click on the following web page to join our Roosevelt team and support this great cause.

Spring Chess


The 10-week program runs from 3/3/20 to 5/12/20 and takes place on Tuesdays from 11:40 am to 12:35 pm (during lunch).  Professional instruction will include the basics for novice players and build with opening theory, middle game planning, and end game combinations for continuing and advanced students.

To register, please go to The DISCOUNTED Registration Fee applies through 2/25/20 so be sure to register NOW for the lowest available rate!

5th Grade V-Show Pictures Wanted

5th Grade V-Show Slideshow Pictures Wanted! Accepting Pictures for Current 5th Grade V-Show Participants!

The Details:

  • Please submit up to 4 pictures (maximum) that you would like included in the 5 thGrade V Show slideshow
  • We will accept any pictures, but some suggestions are:
    • Prior V Shows, Class Parties, Halloween Parade, Back to School Picnic, First day of School, Tiger Trot, Cultural Awareness, Camp Duncan, Intermediate and Primary Events, Birthdays etc…
  • Pictures from any year are encouraged. We know – it’s hard to only pick 4!
  • All photos that are submitted may not be used due to the length of the final video. We hope to equally capture as many students as possible (group photos are great).

The Process:

  • Please submit photos to
  • When you submit photos, please include the name of your child and the number of photos you are submitting in the subject line. You may send multiple emails or use a zip drive if your file is too large.
    • If submitting a group photo and you can list the kid’s names in the body of the email, we would be extra grateful!

Have Questions? Please contact Melissa Turcott or Laurie Runtz at

Chess Tournament

Roosevelt Elementary is hosting a District 64 Chess Tournament on Friday, March 13th from 6pm – 8:45pm.

All D64 elementary students Kindergarten – 5th grade with chess experience are invited to participate.

The tournament includes:

  • Four (4) “tournament style” chess games against opponents of similar skill/ chess experience
  • A pizza party
  • An award ceremony with a small participation award for each player.

The cost is $10 per player.

Click below to register:

Please fill out the registration form and proceed to checkout.  You will receive an email confirmation after you successfully register.

Questions? Email Beth at

We are seeking parent volunteers to help with the event. If you can volunteer, please select that option on the registration form. Thank you!

Kind Coins for Mexico

Donate your spare change for a great cause! 

As part of the 2020 Great Kindness Challenge, Roosevelt Elementary is joining thousands of schools across the country to help build a new school and friendship center in Mexico.  All students are invited to participate by donating their extra coins!  From now until Friday, February 28, 2020, students can collect spare change at home and in their neighborhoods to support kids in Mexico.  Look for the Kind Coins for Mexico jar near the Latin American tables during International Night to donate!  Please bring your donations to the office at all other times.  

Thank you for joining us to spread kindness! – The Kindness Committee 

Last week Roosevelt students participated in the nationwide Great Kindness Challenge. In total, students performed 3,179 acts of kindness! Way to go, Roosevelt!! Additionally, a kindness paper chain was created. The chain features students’ acts of kindness and can be seen in the North gym hallway. 


Youth Environmental Champion Award

City of Park Ridge Youth Environmental Champion Award

The Youth Environmental Champion award for Park Ridge youth will recognize young Park Ridge residents who are helping to protect our planet and resources as responsible environmental citizens.

The City of Park Ridge Sustainability Task Force (STF) is accepting student video submissions that highlight a particular project, initiative or effort that promotes environmental stewardship in improving Park Ridge and our planet. This should be an independent initiative rather than a school assignment and show dedication to helping protect the planet from a Park Ridge perspective.

The guidelines for submission are below:

  • 5th to 8th Grade
  • Include a short introduction of the project and your involvement and why you felt compelled to help address the problem. Your project can be something you are actively doing or can describe an idea for a project you hope to be implementing soon.
  • Video submission should not be longer than five minutes, with live and independent footage showing student involvement and leadership (for example, a video showing your own composting efforts rather than just a view of a PowerPoint slide).
  • Your submission will need to include first and last name, age, school, phone number and email in order to be considered a complete submission.
  • Up to three students can be included per submission, please share contact information for all in the group.

Submissions should be sent to:

Submissions will be accepted from February 1st until March 1st and the winner will be announced by April 1st. The Award will be presented as a Proclamation at City Council on behalf of the Mayor’s Sustainability Task Force. Winners will be invited to a STF meeting
to present the project and receive insight and feedback.

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.