Friday Folder: May 29

EFW Rush for Education Run/Walk is Going Virtual
In celebration of this amazing community during what has been several incredible weeks, we are excited to announce this year’s Rush For Education is going virtual and you are invited to participate. Show your support for the Class of 2020, the grant recipients from your school, other classroom heroes and the Education Foundation of Wauwatosa, as you walk, run, jog, roll or rush out to the grocery store — wherever you are, whenever you can by July 12

Here’s how it works:

  • Register for this event on our page at RunSignUp. Every participant gets a T-shirt and a roll of finish line tape.
  • Run, jog, walk, bike (or other activity of your choice) just one mile anytime between receiving your Rush for Education T-shirt and July 12. Be sure to follow all local guidelines for social distancing.
  • Wear your T-shirt, snap a photo and share it on social media using the hashtag #RushForEducation and tag @tosaefw on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

If you haven’t done so already, please sign up to be part of our first ever Virtual Rush for Education through this link.

Food Pantry Updates
A humongous thank you to anyone who has donated money or food items to the food pantry.  A gentle reminder: the food pantry cannot accept expired, open, or perishable items. This includes bread, which is both perishable and can be opened and tampered with. Over the past few weeks we have had to throw donated items away. We LOVE the generous spirits, but it’s heartbreaking for us to throw food out. Thank you for understanding.  Non-perishable food items in high demand include: applesauce, ready-to-eat meals & snacks (soup, canned ravioli/pasta, granola bars, chips, etc.), high-protein items (canned chicken, tuna, and peanut butter), and hygiene products (toilet paper, deodorant, oral hygiene products, soap, shampoo, and conditioner).

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

You may also 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,

School Supplies
It’s hard to think about school supply shopping, especially right now. So here is some good news. We are so excited to announce a new partnership with 1st Day School Supplies!

This year, 1st Day School Supplies is going to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the RISK of shopping at Wal-Mart, Target or Staples.

1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, they have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands including the germ fighting brands like Purell and Clorox. So, with all the uncertainty this summer will bring, why not check school supply shopping off your list? You can make your purchase right now. Get started by clicking the link here. 

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.

Request for Reimbursements: Deadline is 6/30
If we owe you a reimbursement, please email the PTA to arrange to be reimbursed remotely.  This needs to be completed by June 30th.

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: