Friday Folder: December 2nd

Fun Run Prizes and Winners
Thank you for making the Fall 2022 Fun Run a success!

Thank you to all of the teachers, staff, volunteers, and students for making the Fun Run a success! Students raised over $18,000 for the Roosevelt PTA (funding field trips, special events, and school improvements). Congratulations to all students for showing your school spirit during the Fun Run and raising funds for the school! In addition to students earning prizes for participating and fundraising, here are the top school prize winners:

Top Fundraiser: 
Finely Manian (Mrs. Mesropian – 4th)

Top Two Lap Winners: Miles Kolstad (35 laps, Ms. Schubert – 1st) and Levi Gibson(33 laps, Ms. Beilfus – Senior Kindergarten)

Top Two Fundraising Classes: Mrs. Mesropian and Mrs. Flanagan

Front Row Raffle
Win Reserved Seats (2) in the front row for this year’s Holiday Sing and Winter Concert! All proceeds benefit the 5th-grade promotion ceremony and celebration.  Raffle Ticket Prices:
– $2 each ticket
– $5 for 3 tickets
– $10 for 6 tickets
SUBMIT THIS FORM to enter the raffle: https://forms.gle/utbRZYedsTaEW4Zk6
You can send cash or a check (made out to “Roosevelt PTA” with “raffle” in the memo) to the school. Or you can Venmo Katie Ost @Katie-Ost-2.
Submissions and money are due by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Thank you!
5th Grade Promotion Committee

Be SMART for the Holidays

Roosevelt Holiday Gift Fair
The Roosevelt Holiday Gift Fair will be Saturday, December 3rd from 9am-noon. The Fair needs some older student volunteers to help the younger kids count and budget their buying. If you have an older 4th or 5th grader that would be interested please reach out to Marisol Sauseda at marisolsauseda@sbcglobal.net

Friday Folder: November 18

Family Movie Night!

Roosevelt Holiday Gift Fair
The Roosevelt Holiday Gift fair will be Saturday, December 3rd from 9am-noon. It will feature many vendors selling a wide variety of gifts so you can check everyone off your list. Many gifts are available under $5 to satisfy any budget. Student volunteers will be available to assist younger students in budgeting and making purchases. This is a great way for children to feel independent while they purchase gifts for family members.  Gift wrap and labels will also be provided.

Family Directory
Finished Directory Link: https://bit.ly/PTA-Directory-22-23

A huge thank you to the parent who spent many hours putting this directory together. This will help so many family get connected and continue to foster the wonderful Roosevelt community. It is not too late to me included, please summit your information here  https://bit.ly/PTA-Directory to be added to the directory.

Friday Folder: October 21st

Fun Run Donation Reminder
The donation envelope your child brought home stated that donations were due by this Friday, 10/19. However due to there not being any school this Friday, the deadline has been moved to Monday, 10/24. As a reminder, there are a number of prizes you can earn for donating and the top class fundraising class gets a kickball game with Mr. Supa. T. Thank you!

Roosevelt Spirit Wear
The Roosevelt spirit wear store  link is up and running. Get all the Roosevelt Raptor hats, shirts and sweatshirts you could need. These item also make great holiday gifts for friends and family. Check it out!!!!
https://roosevelttosa22.itemorder.com/

School Picture Make-Up/Retake Day
School picture make-up and retake day is Thursday, November 17, during the school day. If your student had a picture taken on one of the August picture days, please visit VIP , select “School Portraits”, and complete the information to view the photo. You’ll be able to select the image you want for the yearbook/class composite and if you wish, purchase portraits.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) online yearbook ordering is also now open. The cost of the 2022-2023 yearbook is $11. If you would like to purchase a Roosevelt Elementary Yearbook, follow VIP link above and select “Yearbook” by the May 1, 2023 deadline.

If you are not happy with your child’s photo and would like a retake, please inform the school office; manninka@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us or 414-773-1600. We have a list of students that missed the November dates, so no need to let us know if your student needs a “make-up” photo.
If you need further assistance, contact VIP at support@vipis.com.

Friday Folder: October 14

Fun Run Donation Reminder
WOW!!! What a fantastic day we all had at the FUN RUN! We can’t thank our volunteers enough for supporting the event. But our thanks goes out especially to our student runners, who came together with their classmates to support their school community! You should have received an envelope with your child’s lap card attached. There is still time to ask friends and family to donate! As a reminder, there are a number of prizes you can earn for donating and the top class fundraising class gets a kickball game with Mr. Supa. Please return donations in the envelope by 10/21. Thank you!

Teacher Conference Meals
We will be providing teachers with a breakfast on one day of fall conferences, and a dinner on another day of conferences. Please sign-up to contribute!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4BA8AC2BA4F49-roosevelt2

Book Fair Volunteers and e-Wallet
*We are looking for volunteers for the upcoming Book Fair. Please sign up for a time to help out!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AA4AE28AAF4C16-roosevelt

*Make your life easier and set your child up for e-Wallet and shop for books online! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/rooseveltraptors

Friday Folder: October 7

FUN RUN THIS FRIDAY!!!!!! October 7th! 
The Fun Run is THIS FRIDAY!!! We are so excited for this “Fun” community fundraising event! Thank you to all who have volunteered to help. We also need spectators to cheer on our runners! We encourage friends and family (young siblings are welcome too!) to come watch students run their hearts out, high-five Teddy the Raptor, and make a positive impact on their school community! And don’t forget to send your student in good running shoes and keep collecting those pledges!
To make the Fun Run a success – we need you!

October PTA  Zoom Meeting
Please join is next Tuesday at 7:30 for our October PTA Meeting. We hope to see you there!
Roosevelt PTA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: October Meeting
Time: Oct 11, 2022 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74459405376?pwd=8MvaRAsfpi28b0YuMW55v2Vs4zMoYW.1
Meeting ID: 744 5940 5376
Passcode: 6AVHpu

Fall Fest Returns
On Saturday October 15th from 11am-2pm, our annual Fall Fest will return. This family friendly event will feature live music, food and beverage concessions from Milwaukee County Parks, bounce houses, pumpkin painting and carving, scarecrow building, arts and crafts, and much, much more. A special thanks to Beth Jaworski, Shorewest Realtors for sponsoring the event. If you’re able to help volunteer, please reach out via email to centerstreetpark@gmail.com.

Treatment Foster Parents and Respite Providers Needed! 
Join our La Causa Treatment Foster Care Team and give the gift of family to children and youth in need. Every child deserves a safe place to call home even if that is short-term as sometimes, life’s challenges get in the way for families to provide that on their own. Help us invest in our children to ensure that they can remain in their communities. If this is not the right time to foster, then consider helping other foster families by providing short-term respite, or refer someone else who may be interested. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and share information on what it takes to become a foster parent for a child in need!
Meghan Miller
(414) 902-1502
www.lacausa.org | meghanm@lacausa.org


Last Call to Contribute to Classroom Funds

We’re extending the deadline just a few days to contribute to classroom funds. As a reminder, these will then be evenly distributed among each class, and used throughout the year for teacher appreciation, including holiday gifts, special treats to support, and really anyway the classroom coordinators can show how grateful we are for our teachers and staff!

The suggested donation is $10-$30 per student, but please donate what you are comfortable with. Funds can be sent electronically to the classroom coordinators via:
Venmo: @meganjoyo
PayPal: mjmcchain@gmail.com

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the classroom coordinators:

Megan Olson
mjmcchain@gmail.com
Ally Armstrong
aarmstrong829@gmail.com

Walk to School
Walk to  School was a huge success this past Wednesday. Teddy the Raptor even join in the fun. Thank you to everyone who joined the walking school bus on the way to Roosevelt.

SORA The Student Reading App

Friday Folder: September 30th

Next Weeks Events:
Wednesday, 10/5 – Walk to School Day
Friday, 10/7 – Fun Run
*Details Below*

Kidz Jam
Calling all families, kids and superhero fans! The Wauwatosa East Orchestra is putting on our very first Kidz Jam event and concert, with the first theme being superheroes! All are welcome to attend, as this event is free and open to the public.

Kidz Jam will take place at Wauwatosa East High School on Sunday, October 23rd starting at 1pm, and the Symphony Orchestra will be performing a concert of all your favorite superhero music at 2:15.

Besides featuring a live orchestra performance accompanied by a student-written skit, the Kidz Jam event will also include arts and crafts such as coloring sheets and shrinky drinks, as well as complimentary refreshments and a packaged snack. We will also have an instrument petting zoo for kids to experiment with all different kinds of instruments!

Register for the event using this link: Kidz Jam Registration Form


Destination Imagination registration due Friday, Oct. 7

Returning and new participants, welcome to another exciting DI season! If you have not already done so, please sign up with this link by Oct. 7: https://forms.gle/GzgoJgXCdY6RttdVA  After that date we will form teams and then will communicate your placement around mid-October. Most teams will begin meeting in November.

Need more info or have questions? You can visit the Destination Imagination website or we are happy to answer questions in person or at roosevelttosadi@gmail.com.

Nikki Etter and Katie Ost
Roosevelt DI co-coordinators

Walk to School Day – Wednesday, October 5th
Walking to school promotes physical activity, teaches safe pedestrian skills to children, protects the environment, reduces traffic congestion, and builds community. Please consider joining us in walking to school on Wednesday, October 5th! We will be celebrating by creating a walking school bus for the morning walk to school! Choose a location in the sign-up genius nearest to your home and meet at the time listed on October 5th. If you don’t live near one of the stops, please consider parking your car a few blocks from school and joining our walking school bus.
Please sign up below to join in the fun, meet other families, greet our guest crossing guards, and walk with friends!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0549A4AE28A1F94-walk

FUN RUN  Volunteers for Friday, October 7th! 
To make the Fun Run a success – we need you!
Please sign up to help with tracking laps for 2-4 students, set up refreshments, or check-in volunteers. Feel free to volunteer for as many class times as you want but in order to be guaranteed to be paired with your student(s), please sign up by Monday, Oct. 3. Thank you!

Classroom Funds
Just like last year, the room parent coordinators are taking on the role of collecting money from parents for class funds. This general fund will then be evenly distributed among each class, and used throughout the year for teacher appreciation. This will make the process much easier for all of the classroom coordinator volunteers, and for you to say thanks to our teachers throughout the year.

Generally, the suggested donation is $10-$30 per student, but please donate what you are comfortable with. Funds can be sent electronically to the room parent coordinators via:
Venmo: @meganjoyo
PayPal: mjmcchain@gmail.com

The goal is to have all of these funds collected by October 5. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the room parent coordinators. Thanks for helping to make this Roosevelt community so great!

Megan Olson
mjmcchain@gmail.com
Ally Armstrong
aarmstrong829@gmail.com


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Friday Folder: September 9th

Upcoming Events:
Monday 9/12 – Cub Scout Info Night
Friday 9/16 – Family Picnic
Tuesday 9/20 – September PTA Meeting
Friday, 10/7 – Fun Run
*Details Below*

BeSMART Team Letter


Book Fair Help Needed

Did you know that we are at risk of NOT having our book fair during conference week this October? We are in desperate need of someone to coordinate this event! Grab a friend and work together to help us hold the book fair!  Our past chair has offered to guide you through the process!!! 🙂 Email us at rooseveltpta@gmail.com

Cub Scouts Info Night
Cub Scouts Pack 155 will hold a New Scout Info Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the Roosevelt MPR, and all families of girls and boys entering SK-5th grade are invited. Information and registration forms will be available, as well as an activity for prospective scouts. Email rooseveltpack155@gmail.com for more details

Family Picnic 
Friday September 16 5:30-7 pm
Roosevelt North Playground and Field
This casual community event will allow you to connect with other Roosevelt Families and meet your kids’ friends and their families. Simply pack a picnic dinner, grab a blanket, some playground equipment if you want, and head on over to school! Bring a dessert to share or indulge in Oreos provided for all in attendance! Chalk will be provided and the playground will be open! Can’t wait to see you all there!

September PTA Meeting
Traditionally, PTA meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. However, to allow families to attend the district community engagement session related to the Strategic Plan on Tuesday, September 13, 2022  our first meeting of the 22-23 school year will be on the 3rd Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 pm in the Roosevelt Library. Childcare will be provided. Can’t wait to see you there!

Mark your calendars for Roosevelt’s FUN RUN on Friday, October 7th! 
Wait a second … If you were here last year, you may be asking, Didn’t we just do this? We did, but it was a reschedule from the original fall timeline. So this year, we’re switching back to the standard time. Then, following Fun Run’s will continue to be in the fall. As in previous years, we’ll need lap counters, help with snack hand out, and more. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks, including the official fundraising launch on September 20th.

September, 2nd 2022

Upcoming Events:
Friday 9/16 – Family Picnic
Tuesday 9/20 – September PTA Meeting
Friday, 10/7 – Fun Run
*Details Below*

Family Picnic 
Mark your calendar for Friday 9/16 5:30-7 pm for our Family Picnic! But we need help to plan this event! If you are interested in helping to coordinate the Family Picnic, please email rooseveltpta@gmail.com

September PTA Meeting
Traditionally, PTA meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. However, to allow families to attend the district community engagement session related to the Strategic Plan on Tuesday, September 13, 2022  our first meeting of the 22-23 school year will be on the 3rd Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 pm in the Roosevelt Library. Childcare will be provided. Can’t wait to see you there!

Mark your calendars for Roosevelt’s FUN RUN on Friday, October 7th! Wait a second … If you were here last year, you may be asking, Didn’t we just do this? We did, but it was a reschedule from the original fall timeline. So this year, we’re switching back to the standard time. Then, following Fun Run’s will continue to be in the fall. As in previous years, we’ll need lap counters, help with snack hand out, and more. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks, including the official fundraising launch on September 20th.

Young Rembrandts

Friday Folder: May 27

3 Simple Ways to Teach Your Children About Money
Personal finance expert, author, and Roosevelt parent Emily Guy Birken will present simple strategies any parent can use to introduce their children to good money habits. This 30-minute webinar will give you actionable advice that you can use right away. Come prepared with questions for the Q&A after the session.

Emily Guy Birken is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 3 Simple Ways to Teach Your Children About Money
Time: May 31, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83455464303?pwd=bUw3UEpBWTdjb2M5VWtTdHRjWDE1QT09

Meeting ID: 834 5546 4303
Passcode: 808619

Sore Sweet Reads Summer Challenge

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May Recess Supervision
Support the Roosevelt Staff and supervise students as they enjoy the new playground! Select as many slots as you’d like. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4FACA82AA7FD0-recess2

Please note: You must be an approved volunteer through the Wauwatosa School District before you can start supervising/chaperoning recess. Volunteers can click on this link to access the volunteer application: https://www.wauwatosa.k12.wi.us/Page/40

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/

 

Friday Folder: May 20th

Fun Run Donations Due Today!
Fun Run Donations are due TODAY, May 20th! Please submit your child’s donation *in the envelope your child brought home the day of the run*. We do not need pledge sheets- these are only for your records. If possible, please collect all donations from family and friends and write ONE CHECK to Roosevelt PTA.

Remember that the top fundraising class per grade will earn kickball with Mr. Supa and a special treat! The funds will be counted on May 20 to determine the winners for each grade, so any funds collected after that date will not be included in the count.

Watch for more communication about prize winners, and thank you for your support of the Roosevelt community!

CommUNITY Day of Service 
The CommUNITY Day of Service is over, but our recycling efforts are not! You can still donate your plastic bags! We have about 5 more months to reach our 500 lb goal and earn that bench from NexTrex! You can drop off your plastic at either entrance on the west side of Roosevelt and we will weigh and log it for you. Or you can weigh and log yourself and drop off at any local collection sites at grocery stores. Log yourself here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdv4wGl8Cioe0ZdelSY9j9Uh7V-eL6Z2AG4DCfAQ9YAGWQd2A/viewform?pli=1
(Choose Roosevelt Girls on the Run)

High Interest Day: Thursday, May 26
We are looking forward to High Interest Day this year. Although it will look a little different than previous years, this year’s High Interest Day will once again be filled with fun classes for Roosevelt students to explore.
Volunteers Needed: Have a little time to spare? We will need volunteers to make the day run smooth for our kiddos and activity leaders. Opportunities include: session helper (set up/chaperone/be an extra set of helping hands), volunteer/leader check in, event set up, beverage distribution, lunch distribution. We appreciate any time you can give to make this a fun, organized day! Sign up for one or more opportunities: https://signup.com/go/sVkRqQv

1st Day School Supplies
Hey Roosevelt Elementary Families, have you visited 1st Day School Supplies yet to purchase your child’s back-to-school kit? We are so happy our school has partnered with them! This year, get all your school supplies hassle-free from the comfort of your own home. There is no guarantee these exact supplies will be available this summer… especially with all the supply chain issues.

Order Now –> http://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=116288

May Recess Supervision
Support the Roosevelt Staff and supervise students as they enjoy the new playground! Select as many slots as you’d like. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4FACA82AA7FD0-recess2

Please note: You must be an approved volunteer through the Wauwatosa School District before you can start supervising/chaperoning recess. Volunteers can click on this link to access the volunteer application: https://www.wauwatosa.k12.wi.us/Page/40

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/