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/

Friday Folder 5/13

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

Activity Selection – PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM (see links below) FOR EACH OF YOUR STUDENTS BY MAY 13: Please see the attached descriptions for each grade level’s offerings. Please complete one form per child and help them rank their preferred activities. We do our best to give each student his or her top choices but this is not always possible based on presenter availability, session schedules, and other factors. JK students will enjoy gardening and amazing animals.

2022 HIGH INTEREST DAY CLASSES

Grades SK-2
Amazing Animals: Meet several types of animals and learn about what they eat, where they live, and fun facts about them.

Bug Rocks: Create a new species of bug by painting and decorating rocks of all sizes.

Hip Hop Dance: Learn the basics of Hip Hop with instructors from Danceworks.

Legacy Gym Obstacle Course: Legacy Gym is back at Roosevelt for take 2 of the obstacle course, this time without snow. Train like a ninja warrior with obstacles such as tire rolling and ball throwing.

Mathnasium: Learn about probability while eating a lot of Skittles!

Yoga: Keep calm as you learn yoga stretches and poses.

Grades 3-5
Cave Crawling: Try crawling, twisting and contorting your way through a simulated cave.  Not for those who don’t like confined spaces.

Cloud 9 Art: Learn the art of papermaking with Cloud 9 Workshop!

ComedySportz: Students will participate in an improvisational comedy workshop. Sense of humor required!

Games, Games, Games!: Play a variety of fast and fun games from Tosa’s very own toy store, Ruckus & Glee.

Lacrosse: A fast paced game for any sports lover. Learn how to use the stick (crosse) to catch, pass, carry, and scoop the ball to score a goal for your team.

Music with Mrs. Paar:  Go on a musical adventure with former music teacher extraordinaire, Mrs. Paar, and have an amazing marimba experience!

Roosevelt Behind the Scenes: Take a tour of all the secret spaces in the Roosevelt building with Mr. Supa as your tour guide. (Fifth grade only)

Please reach out with any questions. We are grateful to be able to bring back this school-favorite this year and are grateful to the PTA, parents, staff, and volunteers who make it possible! We look forward to a fun-filled day!

Contact: Jen Whitton (jenwhitton75@gmail.com), Katie Ost (ostkatie@gmail.com), or Sara Luke (sarajaneluke@gmail.com
Fun Run Follow Up
Thanks for a great fun run today! The kids did a great job! It was so fun to come back together as a community and see the kids enjoying this event.
Special thanks to all our volunteers today for making this a success!!

Your child will be bringing home their lap card and a donation envelope today.
Please note, each card has an additional hole where the card was pinned to your child’s shirt, so the lap count will not match the number of holes in the card.

Donations are due May 20. Please collect any donations and write ONE CHECK to send *in the envelope that your child brought home today*.

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


Friday Folder 5/6

May PTA Meeting
The Roosevelt PTA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. We will not be having an in-person meeting this month. We hope you can all attend.

Topic: May PTA Meeting
Time: May 10, 2022 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71627121309?pwd=7k64nBdDUfjp1_iXPepjSogISL-ZSZ.1

Meeting ID: 716 2712 1309
Passcode: a9wjpX

Blazers Speed and Agility Course

1st Day School Supplies
We are happy to announce out partnership with 1st Day School Supplies again this year! Guarantee that you will get the exact supplies the teachers have requested on time, and shipped to your home!

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/

Friday Folder: April 29th

Upcoming Events!
**Tomorrow** Friday 4/29 – Pancake Breakfast
** This Weekend** Saturday 4/30 – CommUNITY Day of Service
Wednesday 5/4 – Bike to School Day
Friday 5/6 – Fun Run

PANCAKE BREAKFAST IS BACK!

Nothing like starting the school day off with some delicious pancakes!
Please join the Roosevelt community for breakfast on Friday, April 29.  Kids, families, and caretakers are welcome!  To avoid a rush at the start of school, we will have 3 seatings: 7:10 – 7:30; 7:30 – 7:50; and 7:50 to 8:10.  Cost is $4.50 in advance (credit) or $5.00 at the door (cash/check only). To prepay and reserve your seat, please click here: https://rooseveltraptorswi.memberhub.com/store

Also, we need a lot of help to make this event run smoothly.  This opportunity is a good one to meet other Roosevelt families.  Fifth graders are welcome to help.  To sign up to help, please click the following link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4CA9AB2EA5F58-pancake

 

CommUNITY Day of Service

Support our local CommUNITY in this collaboration between Washington Elementary PTA, Roosevelt Elementary PTA, Friends of Center Street Park and The Park People. 

Center Street Park (64th & Clark)
Saturday April 30
9-11 a.m.

  • RENEW the park; clean up, weed & spread mulch (gloves and bags provided)

  • RECYCLE Plastic bags & stretchy plastic film (500 lbs will earn a high performance composite bench from NexTrex) Log your plastic now – click here! 

  • REPURPOSE or RECYCLE used athletic shoes to Soles 4 Souls

  • REPLACE a Shade Tree donated by both Washington and Roosevelt PTAs

  • REPLENISH yourself with drinks & snacks (RSVP here so the supplies can last!) 

    So grab your worn out and unused shoes, your bag of plastic bags, roll up your sleeves and dig in with your CommUNITY!

So grab your worn out and unused shoes, your bag of plastic bags, roll up your sleeves and dig in with your CommUNITY!

Fun Run Volunteer Signup is Open!
Happy Spring, Roosevelt families! After a year and a half hiatus, we are excited to bring back one of our favorite events, the Roosevelt Fun Run! The run will be held on Friday, May 6th. To make this event run smoothly, we need lots of volunteers. One of the most popular volunteer slots is the class lap counters, so you can choose your child’s slot to help out. But sign up quickly as they fill up fast. We need volunteers in other areas, too, and you’ll get to cheer your child and their classmates on no matter what slot you sign up for. Thanks in advance for helping make this event a success!
Roosevelt Fun Run 2022

Roosevelt Fun Run 2022




Bike to School Day!

Wednesday, May 4th is bike to School Day! Roosevelt students are encouraged to ride their bikes to school and park them at one of the four bike racks. There are two bike racks on the west side of the building and two on the north side of the playground. Each student is advised to put a lock on their bike as bikes are exposed to the entire community. Please also review these bike safety tips with your family. Bike Safety awareness will continue at the annual Bike Rodeo May 7, 2022 hosted by the City of Wauwatosa.  All are welcome to join.

1st Day School Supplies
We are happy to announce out partnership with 1st Day School Supplies again this year! Guarantee that you will get the exact supplies the teachers have requested on time, and shipped to your home!

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

April 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-recess1

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

Friday Folder: April 22

PANCAKE BREAKFAST IS BACK!

Nothing like starting the school day off with some delicious pancakes!
Please join the Roosevelt community for breakfast on Friday, April 29.  Kids, families, and caretakers are welcome!  To avoid a rush at the start of school, we will have 3 seatings: 7:10 – 7:30; 7:30 – 7:50; and 7:50 to 8:10.  Cost is $4.50 in advance (credit) or $5.00 at the door (cash/check only). To prepay and reserve your seat, please click here: https://rooseveltraptorswi.memberhub.com/store

Also, we need a lot of help to make this event run smoothly.  This opportunity is a good one to meet other Roosevelt families.  Fifth graders are welcome to help.  To sign up to help, please click the following link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4CA9AB2EA5F58-pancake

Finances for Both Kids and Adults 
Roosevelt parent Emily Guy Birken (mom to Ari and James) has a new book out. Stacked: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management is a humorous and light-hearted guide to finance, written with co-author Joe Saul-Sehy. Emily and Joe will be at the Wauwatosa library at 1:30 on Sunday, April 24 for a book talk and signing. At the event, you can expect great financial advice and a lot of laughter. The book itself is an excellent introduction to financial literacy for teenagers as well as a good primer for anyone who wants to know more about money.

Seating is limited, and the organizers are asking attendees to sign up via this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stacked-book-tour-stop-milwaukee-registration-310602659917?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
There will also be an event at the Bayshore Barnes & Noble planned for Saturday, April 23 at 1:00 pm if you can’t make the Sunday event. Details for that event here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stacked-book-tour-stop-milwaukee-registration-291096737177?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Here are a few posts written by  Emily Guy Birken about teaching kids about money. Check out the links below!
https://www.businessinsider.com/4-bad-money-habits-youre-teaching-your-kids-without-realizing-it-2016-5#-1
https://www.emilyguybirken.com/post/3-strategies-for-teaching-your-kids-about-money
https://www.emilyguybirken.com/post/teaching-my-kids-to-invest

CommUNITY Day of Service

Support our local CommUNITY in this collaboration between Washington Elementary PTA, Roosevelt Elementary PTA, Friends of Center Street Park and The Park People. 

Center Street Park (64th & Clark)
Saturday April 30
9-11 a.m.

  • RENEW the park; clean up, weed & spread mulch (gloves and bags provided)
  • RECYCLE Plastic bags & stretchy plastic film (500 lbs will earn a high performance composite bench from NexTrex) Log your plastic now – click here! 
  • REPURPOSE or RECYCLE used athletic shoes to Soles 4 Souls
  • REPLACE a Shade Tree donated by both Washington and Roosevelt PTAs
  • REPLENISH yourself with drinks & snacks (RSVP here so the supplies can last!) 
  • So grab your worn out and unused shoes, your bag of plastic bags, roll up your sleeves and dig in with your CommUNITY!

So grab your worn out and unused shoes, your bag of plastic bags, roll up your sleeves and dig in with your CommUNITY!

1st Day School Supplies
We are happy to announce out partnership with 1st Day School Supplies again this year! Guarantee that you will get the exact supplies the teachers have requested on time, and shipped to your home!

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


April 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-recess1

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: 4/15

CommUNITY Day of Service April 30th

Young Rembrandts


April Recess Volunteers
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-recess1

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

April 2022 Minutes

Roosevelt Elementary PTA

April 12, 2022

Call to order

 Principal’s Report

-Thank you to all family playground volunteers it has been great to see everyone out there.

– The feeling of belonging was January’s school improvement goal. Roosevelt gave students a survey to see their feeling of belonging and trust in staff.

Questions and Results:

There is a teacher or adult I can go to with concern 80%.

I can talk to adult about personal problem 80%.

I can ask for help with classwork 95%.

They survey will be repeated next week.

-Depth of Knowledge getting kids to think deeper. Staff are working on infusing DOK questions into each lesson.

-Older grades are in the Middle of forward testing. This year they are not doing MAP testing as the same time as Forward testing. It will be interesting to see if results change at all with less testing to focus on.

 President’s Report

– April Playground supervision sign up is available.

-First Day school Supply Store is Live.

-Playground take over is another community event being planned by Liz McCabe. Many district schools have new playgrounds, and we want to explore them. Roosevelt families would gather and play on the different playgrounds. Poster boards would be available to write things that we like about the playground and leave positive messages for the students. #Playgroundtakeover. Another way to get to know different families.

– May 30th 9-11 is the CummUNITY day of services. Roosevelt and Washington PTA is working with Friends of Center Street Park and Parks and Rec. We will be donating and tree and will need to see if we can plant that day. We will be cleaning, picking up trash, mulching and pulling weeds. Plastic bag collection, a company will give us a bench for the park if we collect 500lbs of plastic bags. Bring bags this day and they will be weighed. We will also be collecting athletic shoes to donate them. Hoping older children can sort through shoes.

-Still looking for a secretary to start July 2022. Two year term.

 Treasurer’s Report

-Last month there were claims of fraud on PTA debit card, they were reported to the bank. We have been reimbursed.

-March 2nd deposit of 1,000 dollars. Is listed on the bank statement as vendor pay.

-Money Minder statement today was reconciled.

-Still uncleared checks from previous years. Checked that have not been deposited. These will be figured out going forward.

-Ashley will be getting a new bank card for the PTA.

-We got a check from box tops for $36 dollars.

 New Business

Roosevelt Scholarship- Rich Geller is the chair. He narrowed down the list to five hard working students. Vote passes to honor Nora Tait with the Roosevelt Scholarship

Pancake Breakfast -Friday April 29th– will be looking for volunteers. There will be three separate slots to sign up. You can preorder and sign up for a time slot. Will be looking for adult and child volunteers. Looking for a new chair for next year.

High Interest Day-There will be three different sessions that the children get to choose from. Two grade levels can go to events at a time.

Fun Run- May 6th – focus is on getting together as a community and have all the kids working together. Next year will be focused on fundraising

Teacher Appreciation Week- Jen and Heidi are thinking about getting chair messages for the staff. Roosevelt stickers that say Roosevelt Staff Rocks to give to each student!

Meeting Adjourned

 

 

April 2022 Meeting Agenda

PTA Meeting Agenda – April 2022
Call to order
Principal’s Report
President’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Old Business
       -None
New Business
      -Roosevelt Scholarship
      -Pancake Breakfast
      -High Interest Day
      -Fun Run
      -Teacher Appreciation Week

Friday Folder: April 8th

April PTA  Meeting
We are very excited to welcome everyone to the first in person PTA meeting of the 2021-2022 school year. The meeting will be held next Tuesday the 12th at 7:30pm. It will be so nice to see everyone together again at Roosevelt. Childcare will be provided on the Art Room or hallway nearby. The PTA will still be offering the meeting virtually for families who would like to choose that option. Please follow the link below for the virtual meeting.

Topic: April PTA Meeting
Time: Apr 12, 2022 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78092036164?pwd=oB5hDRBLIcgAem6ST0C1deZufAjG9c.1

Meeting ID: 780 9203 6164
Passcode: S29gqQ

Fifth Grade Promotion Fundraising Auction
Come out and support the 5th Grade Promotion event which is now live!  The proceeds from this event will support the end of year promotion and activity for the 5th graders.  Congrats 5th grade class!
Click the link or QR code below to access the auction.  In order to bid, please complete a basic registration.  The auction will be held until Wednesday April 20th, 2022. Winners will be contacted after the auction ends in order to process their winning bids directly via the site. https://auctria.events/RooseveltGrade5Promotion

FUN RUN is Back!
Mark your calendars for Friday, 6 for Roosevelt’s Fun Run return. As in previous years, we’ll need lap counters, help with snack hand out, and more. Take a look below and keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks, including the official launch on April 29.

CommUNITY Day of Service April 30th
Join us at Center Street Park 4/30 from 9-noon. Support our local commUNITY together with Washington Elementary PTA, Roosevelt Elementary PTA, Friends of Center Street Park and the Arborists of the Milwaukee County Parks system! Celebrate the Health & Wellness of our commUNITY by rolling up our sleeves and digging in.

  • Volunteers needed to weed & mulch the park.

  • Boost recycling of plastic bags (500 lbs will earn a playground bench!)

  • Athletic Shoe collection (Shoes in used but good condition will be donated to Soles 4 Souls, and worn out shoes will be recycled)

  • Donation of a Shade Tree at the playground, donated by Roosevelt and Washington PTA units and possibly planted on 4/30

  • See you from 9am-noon on Saturday April 30th!

Be on the lookout for more details, but start collecting those plastic bags and shoes now!

Destination Imagination Tournament
Good luck to the 14 Roosevelt students who will be competing in the state Destination Imagination tournament in Green Bay this Saturday. 3 teams will perform skits in the Improv, Scientific, and Engineering categories and will solve an Instant Challenge. Good luck Team Umbrellas Go AHHHHHH!, S.E.A.L.S., and Fire Monkeys of the Sea!

Blazers Speed and Agility Showcase