Nov
11

The Tiger Trot Final Total…!!!

THE FINAL TOTAL IS IN!

THANKS TO ALL WHO WORKED SO HARD ORGANIZING, VOLUNTEERING, FUND RAISING, and RUNNING! THIS WAS ONE OF OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL TIGER TROTS YET! WE RAISED AN AMAZING

$45,032!

CLASSROOM WINNERS ARE:

MOST LAPS RUN (on average): Ms. Harvalis

MOST MONEY RAISED: Ms. Tanaka

BEST PARTICIPATION (based on number of students making donations): Ms. Kaplan

THANK YOU!

Nov
11

Season of Giving

SEASON OF GIVING AT ROOSEVELT

Once again, Roosevelt’s Student Council is participating in the UCAN Holiday Gift Drive. Earlier today, each classroom teacher received the wish lists of two needy children in the Chicagoland area. UCAN has made every effort to match the ages of the needy children to the ages of the students in each class. The students are being asked to earn money by doing chores or helping around their neighborhood. Any money earned will be used to purchase the gifts on a child’s wish list. Teachers will collect the money and give the money and the list to their classroom’s Room Parent who will then purchase the gifts.

Student council is also sponsoring a coat drive. There will be collection bins throughout the school.

There will also be a canned food drive starting Nov 11-Dec 13 with all food collected supporting the Maine Food Pantry.

Nov
11

International Night

Cultural Awareness Week and International Night!

The Cultural Awareness Committee will be hosting International Night during Roosevelt’s Open House on Thursday, January 30th.

Would your child(ren) be interested in sharing their cultural heritage with the Roosevelt community? We are looking for students interested in participating in Cultural Awareness Week and International Night – share a greeting during morning announcements, or get involved in International Night through cultural table exhibits, dances and a cultural dress parade. Please click on the form linked below and let us know how your child(ren) would like to get involved!

Click here to sign up now! 

Questions?
Contact committee chairs Sarah Chacko or Serena Legatos-Coines

Nov
11

Parents’ Night Out!

TIRED OF YOUR KIDS HAVING ALL THE FUN? NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 from 6-8pm

Join the Roosevelt PTO at BEER ON THE WALL for a fun night for parents! The PTO will provide appetizers from Harp and Fiddle.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Nov
11

Roosevelt Science Fair

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! 

The kids have had classroom presentations this week regarding Science Fair and how to put together a project. Mrs. Handlon also put together the following list to help parents and students come up with ideas.

PROJECT IDEA RESOURCES:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v6Gw2E26Kv2YoJu1TAKi4DHDNXc60nh6w1Tiexx59tQ/edit?usp=sharing

Nov
11

V-Show 2020!

COMING SOON: 2020 V-SHOW!

“V SHOW: RECONSTRUCTED” 

2020 is the 48th year for the Roosevelt V-Show!  The show is put on entirely by students and is a wonderful mix of comedy, singing and dancing under the lights of the Roosevelt stage. There are no auditions and every child in Kindergarten through 5th grade is welcome to participate.

5th Graders: 

This is your time to shine!  You can choose to have a speaking role on stage or be behind the scenes assisting with the technical or stage needs of the show.

Kindergarten – 4th graders:

You will be placed in a group according to your grade and will perform a song and dance on stage.

Parents: We need you! 

It is mandatory to volunteer for one committee if you have one or more children in V-Show. If you can not make the commitment, we ask for a $50 donation to PTO instead.

Registration begins Friday, Nov. 15

Deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 13

* Visit www.rooseveltpto.com for link to register and for the full 2020 V-Show Schedule *

Contact Kim Freedman at rooseveltvshow@gmail.com with questions.

Nov
01

Upcoming Events…

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ROOSEVELT TIGERS!

  • NOVEMBER 4: NO SCHOOL/TEACHER INSTITUTE DAY

  • NOVEMBER 5: Parent Conferences

  • NOVEMBER 8: Intermediate Dance 6-8pm

  • NOVEMBER 10: Oberweis 20% Day

  • NOVEMBER 11: Veteran’s Day

  • NOVEMBER 15: Parent’s Night Out, Beer on the Wall

  • NOVEMBER 18: City BBQ 20% Day

  • NOVEMBER 19: Picture Retakes

  • NOVEMBER 20: PTO GENERAL MEETING, LRC, 7pm

  • NOVEMBER 25-29: THANKSGIVING RECESS

  • DECEMBER 6: Science Fair

  • DECEMBER 19: Holiday Sing (this was incorrect on the last blast)

  • DECEMBER 23-JAN 3: WINTER BREAK

Nov
01

Amazon Smile

YOU SHOP, WE SMILE!

Did you know that you can select ROOSEVELT PTO as your charity on Amazon Smile? For every purchase you make, Amazon donates to the PTO!

There is not an app for iphone, however you can download the website onto your phone home screen. Android should have an app. When you select ROOSEVELT PTO, make sure you get the one in Park Ridge!

Amazon Prime members spend about $1300 a year compared to $700 for non Prime members. With over 300 families at Roosevelt, if half of the families spend $1300 and half of the purchases are eligible for Amazon Smile donations, that would mean the PTO could earn almost $500 a year!

Oct
20

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.

Oct
20

Feed My Starving Children

ROOSEVELT FAMILY VOLUNTEER NIGHT AT FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

We had a great night volunteering at Feed My Starving Children!  92 Roosevelt volunteers worked hard and helped pack 43,632 meals which will feed 119 kids for a year!
Thank you to all the Roosevelt families who participated!  A special thanks to Dr. Dwyer and the PTO for their support and participation. Thank you for spreading kindness, Tigers! – The Kindness Committee

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

Feb
06

Cold weather day lunch information

Cold Weather Day Lunch Information

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Due to the school closing last Wednesday, students missed a pizza lunch day. The PTO will take the pizza orders from that day and provide the teachers with a pizza lunch during Teacher Appreciation Week in May. If you have any questions, you can Click Here to email the PTO.