Friday Folder: March 11th

Grade Level Facebook Groups
Did you know that each grade level has a Facebook page? These pages are NOT affiliated with the school or the PTA. They are set up by parents and are a great way to stay connected with families and stay informed on daily activities, assignments, etc. Reach out to other families to learn more, or email the PTA at rooseveltpta@gmail.com to find out who can connect you!
Congrats Destination Imagination Teams!
Congrats to all our Roosevelt Destination Imagination teams on their fantastic performances at the regional tournament in Muskego this weekend. A special shout out to Fire Monkeys of the Sea who took third in the engineering category, the S.E.A.L.S who took 1st in the scientific category, and Team Umbrellas Go Aaaaahh, who took 1st in the improv category. Congratulations to all our Roosevelt teams — you all represented Roosevelt well, and we’re so proud of you!

Wake Up Call – Sponsored by Tosa West 
Please consider joining this presentation that provides families with important information and guidance on how to keep your student substance free. A family at Tosa West is using memorial funds to help fund this presentation. They lost their student after a fentanyl overdose and they are working to spread the word and help other families. Wake Up Call Presentation – Wauwatosa School District Tickets, Wed, Apr 6, 2022 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

Family Recess Supervision
Volunteer to help supervise at recess during the month of March!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4faca82aa7fd0-recess

Friday Folder: 3/3

March PTA Meeting
Roosevelt PTA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: March Roosevelt PTA Meeting
Time: Mar 8, 2022 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74995232176?pwd=Eun0M9MZUHpHRf8-eEreIh7Eh2Tv5X.1

Meeting ID: 749 9523 2176
Passcode: i8UKhb

Family Hawthorn Glen Hike
Come and hang out with Roosevelt families as we hike around Hawthorne Glen. We are hosting snacks and juice boxes/water from 1-3pm March 6th (Sunday).
Hawthorne Glen 1063 N 60th St, Milwaukee, WI 53208

Vision Screening

Destination Imagination Tournament
Good luck to the 35 Roosevelt students who will be competing in the regional Destination Imagination tournament in Muskego this Saturday. Roosevelt once again has more DI teams than any other school in the Milwaukee region. This year’s seven Roosevelt teams include Team Umbrellas Go AHHHHHH!, S.E.A.L.S., Ice Cream and Chezburgers, The Fantastic Shapes!, Donut Lollipop Kitty!, Fire Monkeys of the Sea, and Li’l Champs. The students will perform team-written skits and compete in an instant challenge.

Sweet Treat

Thank you to the phenomenal Roosevelt community for showing UP on a snowy Friday morning for Sweet Treat. For those of you who we had to turn away, thank you for your patience. For the rest of you, thank you for your smiles (they show in the eyes even with the masks!) for your children, and for eating LOTS OF DONUTS!!!

It was clear that this community – which is so wonderful – has missed being together.

Hopefully we’ll be back to fully indoors next year. Keep your fingers crossed.

Family Recess Supervision
Volunteer to supervise at recess during the month of March!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4faca82aa7fd0-recess
Recess Supervision

Friday Folder: February 25th

Winter Outdoor Ninja Course Event
Are your kids bouncing off the walls at home? Do you need a way to help get some of those wiggles out? Come check out the Winter Outdoor Ninja Course Event on the Roosevelt Playground. February 26th from 9:00 am -11:00 am.  Snacks and drinks will be provided along with the chance to test your strength and agility. This is NOT a drop off event, for safety purposes, adult supervision is required.

A big thank you to Legacy Gym and the Roosevelt PTA for sponsoring the event.

Box Tops
Did you know you can earn money for Roosevelt Elementary through Box Tops for Education? Simply click on the link, download the phone app, search for Roosevelt Elementary and scan your receipts.   https://www.boxtops4education.com/

Box tops aren’t found just on food items, but many office and school supplies as well as cleaning products.

Over the years, Box Tops has been a prosperous fundraiser for our PTA to support teachers and their classrooms. However, since Box Tops has transitioned to scanning versus traditional clipping the money raised for our school has reduced greatly.

The Box Tops website and phone app have many helpful resources such as how to submit digital receipts and how Box Tops can send you a reminder to your phone to scan your receipts.

If you come across the older style clipped Box Tops that have not expired, please send the clipped Box Tops with your child to school. The clipped Box tops can be given to your child’s teacher or Mrs. Manning in the front office.

Conference Meal Thank You
Big thanks to Barb Teske-Young for coordinating conference meals this year! And thank you to families who provided items. Roosevelt staff was very appreciative of having meals on these long days. Thank you also to Mrs. Manning, Ms. Dickhut, and Mr. Supa for helping to make it happen!

Friday Folder: February 18th

Sweet Treat
Please join us on the small playground on February 25th to celebrate the Roosevelt Community with Sweet Treat.

Young Rembrandts

Community Closet – Tomorrow!
Wauwatosa School District’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council will open the district’s first-ever community closet! It will provide students and families in need with new coats/jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, gloves/mittens, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and other critical items.
Community members are encouraged to drop off the items listed above on Saturday, February 19, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Longfellow Middle School. There will also be bins inside each Wauwatosa elementary, middle, and high school on an ongoing basis, so please feel free to drop off items there after February 19!

Family Recess Supervision
Support the Roosevelt Staff and supervise students as they enjoy the new playground! Select as many slots as you’d like. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in with the office.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4faca82aa7fd0-recess

Please Note: Parent needs to be an approved volunteer through the Wauwatosa School District before they can start supervising/chaperoning recess. Volunteers can click on this link to access the volunteer application: https://www.wauwatosa.k12.wi.us/Page/408  Please be VERY careful when submitting the volunteer application. Make sure your first and last name are consistent (with your legal name) throughout the whole questionnaire. Sometimes phones and computers incorrectly auto-populate information and it can delay the background check process! We want to make sure you’re cleared in time for your volunteer opportunities!

Friday Folder: February 11th

Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars!
2/15 Conference Meals for Teachers
2/18 Winter Walk to School
2/18 PTA Coffee Chat
2/19 Community Closet
2/25 Sweet Treat
2/28 Miss Molly’s Lunch for Teachers
See information about events below.

SWEET TREAT! BACK FOR REAL!
After a hiatus in 2021, Sweet Treat is back on February 25th.

If you’re familiar – get that money ready and warm up your appetites.

If you forgot – remember, Sweet Treat is where we all have donuts together as a community (donut, juice/coffee, extra donut, etc) before school.

If you’ve never been – HEY! It’s exciting to have you as part of the community, join us, won’t you?

More details to come, but for now, mark your calendars for the morning of February 25!!

Winter Walk to School

February 18th is Winter Walk to School Day! We will be celebrating by creating a walking school bus for the morning walk to school! This is a great opportunity to get some exercise, meet other Roosevelt families and walk with friends!
Please see the link below for more details and to sign up.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0549a4ae28a1f94-winter

PTA Coffee Chat
You are cordially invited for a Coffee Chat on Friday, February 18th in the Roosevelt MPR/Cafeteria starting at 8:20 am.  This is an opportunity to meet people, ask questions, learn about PTA events, and make new friends.   Grab a coffee or juice and find out what’s happening at Roosevelt and how you can get involved.

Miss Molly’s Lunch for Teachers
We will provide box lunches from Miss Molly’s Cafe again on February 25. Show some love to our teachers and staff this February and purchase a lunch! Don’t forget to choose Roosevelt from the drop down menu!
https://www.missmollyscafe.com/lunches-for-teachers/love
Conference Meals 
We are providing teachers with meals during February 10th & February 15th conferences. This is a great way to show all our teachers how much we appreciate all they do. Please sign-up to help if you are able! Thank you so much.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4BA8AC2BA4F49-roosevelt1
Questions: Please contact Barb Teske-Young at bteskeyoung@gmail.com or 414-687-0901

Community Closet
Wauwatosa School District’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council will open the district’s first-ever community closet! It will provide students and families in need with new coats/jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, gloves/mittens, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and other critical items.
Community members are encouraged to drop off the items listed above on Saturday, February 19, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Longfellow Middle School. There will also be bins inside each Wauwatosa elementary, middle, and high school on an ongoing basis, so please feel free to drop off items there after February 19!

Family Recess Supervision
Support the Roosevelt Staff and supervise students as they enjoy the new playground! Select as many slots as you’d like. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in with the office.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4faca82aa7fd0-recess
Please Note: Parent needs to be an approved volunteer through the Wauwatosa School District before they can start supervising/chaperoning recess. Volunteers can click on this link to access the volunteer application: https://www.wauwatosa.k12.wi.us/Page/408  Please be VERY careful when submitting the volunteer application. Make sure your first and last name are consistent (with your legal name) throughout the whole questionnaire. Sometimes phones and computers incorrectly auto-populate information and it can delay the background check process! We want to make sure you’re cleared in time for your volunteer opportunities!
PTA Sign Up and Dues
Please become a member of the PTA and support us as we strive to make Roosevelt a great place for students and teachers. You can sign up via our new PTA store:  https://rooseveltraptorswi.new.memberhub.store/

 

Meeting Minuets: January 8th 2022

Call to Order 7:33

Ashley and Jennifer absent

Principal’s Report

  • Star testing as started and PALs testing will start soon.
  • The school is surveying students on feeling of belonging. For example, to see if they have one trusted adult in the building. The school will then look at that data and discuss next steps.

Treasurer’s Report

Ashley Absent

Old Business

  • Holiday Gift Fair budget vote postponed. 
  • Liz McCabe – it was great for the Daisy Group to help with the pantry. There is a lot of pasta and the pantry is in need of other items. Looking for more slots filled. Boy and Girl scouts troops could use this as a service project.

Sweet Treat (Sunny)

Planned for February 11th, possibly pushed back to the 25th? Weather permitting would be outside with a playground celebration. Another idea is grab and go bags, but not ideal.

Math Night (Sunny)

Mathnasium team is a valued part of the community. Small budget of $300-$500 for supplies to hype it up and prizes. The idea is to come have fun with Math. Sunny hopes we will get a PTA grant to pay for Math Night. Planned for February 10th.

Winter Walk to School Day (Jamie)

Planned for January 18th. Going to try to get the walking school bus organized.

School Dance (Liz)

Not going to have a dance due to covid. Outdoors is not an option due to time of year. Sunny is willing to put together an outdoor event if possible. 

School Dance Discussion:

Eric Jessup-Anger: Does the dance make sense to do in May? Big Picture- need for community building events. People would be willing to wait to do these events til covid numbers drop. Plans things outside and after February. 

Mark Supa: Maybe have grade levels rotate outdoors on the playground. Could move to til later if needed. 

Sunny: Glowlympics outdoor event on a Friday night. Possibly use center street park and the ice skating rink. 

Art Walk

Mrs. Callahan said there is less art this year due to attendance. Mark Supa will talk with Mrs. Callahan about a timeline for more art. It could be possible to create a one way path for the art walk like was done for the Meet the Teacher event. 

Adjourn Meeting

Friday Folder: February 4th

Roosevelt February  PTA Meeting
Roosevelt PTA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting, next Tuesday, February 8th at 7:30pm. There are many school events coming up, come join our meeting to hear all about them.

Topic: February PTA Meeting
Time: Feb 8, 2022 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72428166643?pwd=alhggTSK9io2vY67asmLTvnw37F0CQ.1

Meeting ID: 724 2816 6643
Passcode: DE5RST

Community Closet
Wauwatosa School District’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council will open the district’s first-ever community closet! It will provide students and families in need with new coats/jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, gloves/mittens, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and other critical items.
Community members are encouraged to drop off the items listed above on Saturday, February 19, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Longfellow Middle School. There will also be bins inside each Wauwatosa elementary, middle, and high school on an ongoing basis, so please feel free to drop off items there after February 19!

Lunch for Teachers
We will provide box lunches from Miss Molly’s Cafe again on February 25. Show some love to our teachers and staff this February and purchase a lunch! Don’t forget to choose Roosevelt from the drop down menu!
https://www.missmollyscafe.com/lunches-for-teachers/love

Friday Folder: January 28th

Tosa East Unconscious Bias Presentation 

Please join this thought-provoking and informative presentation on unconscious biases in our society. This event will be held in person as well as online. Please follow this link for more information  (1) “Unconscious Bias” with Judge Derek Mosley | Facebook

Please contact Kim Nistler at knistl@gmail.com with any questions.

Math Night
MATH NIGHT UPDATE!! Math night (virtual) is February 10th, 6:15 pm and we FILLED UP THE FIRST LINK!!!
So, if you tried to register and couldn’t, we went and got more capacity for us.

Sign up by February 3rd to get your supplies …
We have a new link to use, so you can register at https://rooseveltmathnight2.youcanbook.me

We can’t wait to see the amazing Roosevelt community show up. Remember, everyone who registers by February 3rd gets their supplies sent home in advance, and everyone who registers and attends will be entered in a drawing for fabulous prizes!!!

Friday Folder: January 21st

Additional January PTA Meeting

Roosevelt PTA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting Wednesday, January 26th. Due to not meeting a quorum at our January meeting last week, we were unable to vote on 2 budget items. We will meet briefly to discuss and hold votes regarding Holiday Gift Fair and Math Night. Please join us!

Topic: PTA Special Meeting
Time: Jan 26, 2022 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79592703654?pwd=heXSxM-XyfYmYuHWie8EGnYsaku2l-.1

Meeting ID: 795 9270 3654
Passcode: HjVj4z

 

Math Night@Home

Save the date for a night of fun and math games for the whole family!

Math Night@Home will be Thursday, February 10th from 6:15pm to 7:15pm, co-hosted by Roosevelt Elementary PTA and Mathnasium of Wauwatosa. Up to 3 lucky families will win prizes, including a Kindle Fire!

You can register at https://rooseveltmathnight.youcanbook.me/

Any questions? Contact Sunny at arctic_sunny@yahoo.com

Friday Folder: January 14th

Math Night@Home

Save the date for a night of fun and math games for the whole family!Math Night@Home will be Thursday, February 10th from 6:15pm to 7:15pm, co-hosted by Roosevelt Elementary PTA and Mathnasium of Wauwatosa. Up to 3 lucky families will win prizes, including a Kindle Fire!

You can register at https://rooseveltmathnight.youcanbook.me/

Any questions? Contact Sunny at arctic_sunny@yahoo.com

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Adult School Crossing Guard Week
This week is Adult School Crossing Guard Week. It offers a great opportunity for us to highlight and celebrate the tremendous work of our crossing guards as they keep students safe before and after school each day.Now is an especially challenging time of the year for our crossing guards, as they need to battle the elements and cold temperatures during the winter season. If you have a chance, please be sure to thank your local crossing guard for their efforts!