Friday Folder: May 1

Food Pantry Challenge!
Hello Roosevelt families,

A humongous thank you to anyone who has donated money or food items to the food pantry. Over the past few weeks, we have seen a definite increase in the need for and the usage of the pantry. Realistically, it looks like that will be the case for the foreseeable future. We are very excited to share that we have been given a donation challenge from the Wauwatosa PTA Board. The Tosa Board will match the first $250 in donations that we receive going forward. This is an amazing opportunity, and we know that the Roosevelt community is up to the task.

You may donate online through this link.  Thank you again for any past, current, and future donations. Stay safe, be kind, and check in on one another,

Your PTA

Teacher Appreciation Week
We know that room parents have all been working hard to pull together some unique ways to show our teachers and staff how much they are appreciated while working within the constraints of social distancing and no contact delivery of gifts. Thank you for participating in these efforts! The PTA would like to do something to participate as well, so we are asking families to decorate their front yards or front windows next week. It could be as simple as “My 3rd Grader loves/misses Mrs…, We Love Roosevelt, or Thank you Mr…” Don’t forget about specials teachers and support staff! It would be visually amazing and touching to see how so many homes in the neighborhood are impacted by Roosevelt and our fantastic staff. Our hope is to have a day and/or time next week that the teachers/staff would drive through the Roosevelt neighborhood, and families could be in their front yards showing their appreciation. As of now, there is nothing definitively scheduled or approved, and with all things during this time of year, everything is weather permitting. Please, watch for an upcoming message with further information.

Spring Fling Supporters
Here are some of our loyal local donors for Spring Fling, with a focus on those businesses that are temporarily closed or have had to modify their business model due to current circumstances. Purchasing gift cards would be a great way to show our appreciation to teachers/staff for all of their hard work and flexibility in providing virtual learning for our kids.

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 this Squareup link:
https://squareup.com/store/roosevelt-pta-2