Friday Folder: January 24

Donors Choose Project For Roosevelt Music Education
Ms. Paar wants to ensure all students have exactly what they need to succeed.  She has created a classroom project request through Donors Choose, the nonprofit classroom funding site for public school teachers.

Currently, any contribution made will be doubled by Anonymous Arts Supporter. This is an amazing opportunity to help her classroom and brighten students’ school year.  Please click through the following link to support Ms. Paar’s classroom request: Xylophones for Improvisation and Fun.  Donations will be doubled automatically, but only while funding lasts.  Thank you for considering this gift to Ms. Paar’s classroom and the Roosevelt students!

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

PTA Meeting: 2/11
Join us online for the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, February 11th at 8:30 p.m. via Facebook Live

Sweet Treat: 2/14
Sweet treat is coming! Sweet treat is coming!  Come join us on February 14th for Sweet Treat! This annual Roosevelt tradition gives you the chance to have Cranky Al’s donuts, yogurt, fruit, juice/milk/coffee for a rocking’ $2 and hang out with your Roosevelt community. What could be a better start to Valentine’s Day? 🙂

Please sign up for a volunteer spot here… if you have older kids, they can volunteer with you, or pretend you don’t exist! If you have younger kids, there are shifts so that you can volunteer AND enjoy a donut with your loved ones.   See you soon!

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!

Winter Walk to School Day: 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.

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.