The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is a non-profit entity run by volunteer parents of Roosevelt students.
What do we do?
The PTO co-ordinates educational and social events throughout the school year and manages many aspects of daily life at Roosevelt.
EVENTS FULLY FUNDED BY THE PTO
- Institute Day Staff Luncheon
- Student Assemblies & Cultural Awareness
- Author Visits
- Science Fair
- Teacher Appreciation Events
- Fish Tank in the LRC
- Safety Patrol Party
- And more!
EVENTS SUBSIDIZED BY PTO, LARGELY FUNDED BY EVENT TICKETS
- Back-to-School Picnic
- Primary and Intermediate Events
- Spring Family Movie Night
- Fifth Grade Party
OTHER PTO ACTIVITIES
- Membership Toolkit Student Directory
- Pizza Lunch on Wednesdays
- School Spirit Wear
- Book Fairs
- School supply ordering
- Room parent sign-ups
Where to the funds come from?
The majority of our funding comes from our annual Tiger Trot fundraiser. Money raised at this event not only provides most of the annual PTO budget, but also funds a major gift to the school. Some of the previous gifts include the track, Makerspace and other technology like the 3D printer, and new sound system.
The remainder of the PTO’s budget comes from PTO membership dues, pizza day lunch sales, Box Tops submissions, event ticket sales and Amazon Smiles contributions. For more information on funding, see the budget summaries on the PTO home page under “Your Roosevelt PTO”.
How do I get involved?
- Join the PTO! Membership provides access to theRoosevelt’s Membership Toolkit and weekly PTO Email blasts. See the membership link on the home page to join after the school year begins. The school principal & PTO will both e-mail information on how to join.
- Attend PTO meetings held quarterly in the Roosevelt LRC. Meet other PTO parents, find out what events are coming up, what the issues the PTO is addressing, and maybe even meet a guest speaker from the School District or Park Ridge community.
- Join a committee and/or volunteer to help with a specific event or topic. Sign up at on the “Volunteer at Roosevelt” page or click HERE. Also note that if you don’t want to be on a committee, the PTO always needs parents to volunteer an hour or two on the day of the events to make them run smoothly.
Updated August 2019