Friday Folder: January 17

EFW Walk/Run-RUSH for Education T-Shirt Voting is Open!
We have three incredible designs, and we would like our school families and the community to pick the winner. This ballot will be on the EFW’s Facebook page and website.

Voting will be open until January 25th via this link. At that time, we will announce the winner. His or her design will be the look for this year’s event.

The EFW walk/run will be held on May 2, 2020, and we will return to last year’s location in Hart Park.  Registration is now open! Early bird fees are $12 for the walk and fun run and $25 for the 5K. Prices will increase February 28th. To register, visit RUSH for Education (EFW Walk/Run) Registration  Please contact Mr. Opie at at with any questions.

Vision Screening will be coming to Roosevelt: 1/27
Wauwatosa School District nurses will be coming to each elementary school to provide vision screening for all SK and 5th graders, as well as any other students who may need vision screening.  Please see this flyer for more information. 

Jump Rope for Heart: 1/27-1/29
The American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge will take place at Roosevelt from January 27-29.  New this year: if half of the Roosevelt population registers online, the school will receive $500 worth of free gym equipment. Please view the flyer for additional information.

Parent Listening/Collaboration Session: 1/30, 5-6 p.m. in the library
Please come and join us at the upcoming Parent Listening/Collaboration Session.  We will review the first meeting and generate ideas for next steps.  This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts as we work together as a team to make Roosevelt a strong community for all of our learners. The feedback you share will be used to find even more ways to support and celebrate our students. We look forward to hearing your voice!

2020 Spaghetti Dinner and Art Walk: Thursday, February 6
Enjoy a delicious catered spaghetti dinner from Tall Guy and a Grill catering while listening to live music from 5th grade orchestra students lead by Mr. Laska. After dinner stroll the halls and view beautiful artwork made by our creative kids under the tutelage of Mrs. Callahan. Have fun making a unique craft with the Kohl’s Color Wheels Team, and buy 5th grade raffle basket tickets!  Purchase tickets here by MONDAY, February 3rd.  This event is not possible without volunteers, please consider signing up for a volunteer slot here.

Questions about the event? (please cc both) Bobby and Nicki Pantuso

Opera for the Young
Mrs. Paar needs a volunteer photographer for the Opera for the Young’s, “The Pirates of Penzance.” Our program is scheduled for Friday, February 14th, at 9 a.m. Please contact her at if you can help!

Save the Date: Winter Walk to School is 2/21
Mark your calendars for this fun day! You can send your walking to school related safety concerns to our Safe Routes chair at More information to follow!

Seussical Youth Clinic: 2/22
For the first time, the Players are hosting a Youth Clinic for Wauwatosa elementary and middle school students on Saturday, February 22nd. The clinic will be held from 9am until 12pm and will give students the opportunity to work on singing, acting, and dancing through the music of Seussical (our spring production). Please view the flyer for additional for additional information.

High Interest Day: 5/15
Save the Date!  High Interest Day is May 15 this year. We are looking for parents and friends of Roosevelt to lead sessions from crafts to food to sports to whatever! Contact Lani Knutson ( or Kari Wall ( if you are interested or have questions.

PTA Meeting
Join us for the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, February 11th.

Still haven’t joined PTA? 
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 this Squareup link.