Friday Folder: May 14

PTA Board Positions Open for 2021-2022
YOUR PTA NEEDS YOU!!!
A successful school year filled with Roosevelt’s events requires a healthy and active PTA membership and Board. Just like past PTA Boards, we have encountered challenges to fill Board positions as we approach the end of our terms. It is vitally important to fill the Board for next school year as life slowly gets back to normal, so we can bring back school events that were canceled over the past two years due to construction and Covid-19. Please contact us ASAP if you have any interest in becoming a PTA Board member so we have time to introduce you to the responsibilities of your position and prepare for the upcoming vote at the next meeting. Thank you, to those who have already reached out, for your interest and patience. Serving on the Board is a fulfilling experience and worth your time and effort!
Your 2020-2021 PTA
rooseveltpta@gmail.com

School Supplies Kits
Have you visited 1stdayschoolsupplies.com yet to purchase your child’s back to school kit? We are so happy to be partnering with them again this year! You can get all your school supplies hassle free from the comfort of your own home.

On top of that they are offering all the accessories we need including Vera Bradley, JanSport, and Under Armour backpacks, lunch boxes and water bottles! So this year avoid the “germy” experience of back to school shopping at retailers and shop online with confidence knowing you are getting the exact supplies your teacher requested.
http://1st Day School Supplies | The BEST Way to Buy Back-To-School Supplies!

Girl Scout Clothing Drive
Girl Scout troop 10029 (5th graders) from Roosevelt will be collecting new clothing for kids in Foster care. We are partnering with One Hope 27 who provides a bag of new clothing to children as they enter foster care in Milwaukee County.
Items needed include:

  • Outfits (sizes newborn to young adult, boys and girls)
  • Pajamas (sizes newborn to young adult, boys and girls)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Tooth brushes
  • Tooth paste

Please drop items in the bin in the school lobby (at the 73rd Street entrance) or on the front porch of the Wilkens’ house at 2327 N 62nd Street by May 26th.

Roosevelt Food Pantry
THANK YOU to everyone checking the pantry and keeping it stocked! Now that the weather is comfortably above freezing (YAY!) we can accept canned and plastic items again.

If you are shopping and would like to buy a few items to keep the pantry stocked, these items are in highest demand and very appreciated:

  • Chef Boyardee meals
  • Chili
  • Dinty Moore/Hormel heat and eat meals
  • Tuna (pouches or cans)
  • Peanut Butter/Jelly
  • Soups that are a meal (add a box of crackers!) Cans or Pouches where you just add water.
  • Healthy snacks like trail mix
  • Hearty breakfast/granola bars
  • If you donate plain pasta, consider a can/plastic jar of sauce and maybe some parmesan cheese. Make it a meal!
  • Spice mixes

Give what you can and TAKE what you need! Suggestions are always welcome. (sarajaneluke@gmail.com)  And of course we’ll always welcome your contribution so we can shop and keep the pantry stocked. Donate HERE Roosevelt Food Pantry | MemberHub  Thank you for improving our little piece of the world!

Roosevelt Mask Drive
Follow on Facebook: @Roosevelt Mask Drive
Hello wonderful Roosevelt parents! Thank you for all of your support this year in providing the school with masks. They have been so helpful! As students have returned to 5 day instruction, the mask supply has once again dwindled. If you happen to have a few spare masks hanging around or if you would be able to pick up some when you are out and about shopping, I will gratefully collect them for the school. Any masks would be appreciated, but smaller sizes and gender neutral colors/patterns are needed most. I can also accept Venmo donations once again @Elizabeth-R-Jablonski. All donations will be used to purchase masks for the school. Thank you again in advance for your generosity.

Free Lunch and Breakfast
Sodexo will provide grab and go lunch and breakfast for all Virtual Learners attending Tosa Connected and Wauwatosa Virtual Academy. Hybrid families not wishing to have their students take-home meals from school may complete this form as well.

Hybrid Learners
Virtual Learners

Breakfast and lunch meals, including milk, will be provided.

Meals can be picked up at either Longfellow Middle School on Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am or Whitman Middle School on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, and, starting on December 16th, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm as well.

Meals will be provided free of charge through June 30th, 2021. Orders need to be received by 12:00 pm on Tuesdays. If you have any questions regarding the meal service, please feel free to contact the food service office at (414) 773-2635. This form needs to be completed each week.

Click here for the Hybrid Learners Lunch Request Form to continue having your child bring meals home from school.

Fundraising for Roosevelt PTA
There are two easy ways to begin fundraising for the PTA with no additional cost to you!

  1. Placing your Amazon orders through http://smile.amazon.com will automatically raise money for the Roosevelt PTA. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Just open AmazonSmile on your computer, (Sorry, the app doesn’t work!) search for “PTA Wisconsin Congress Roosevelt School,” and start shopping!
  2. You can still clip those box tops but many products no longer have clippable box tops. In these cases, start scanning your receipts! Head to https://www.boxtops4education.com/ Sign up for an account, download the app on your phone and easily scan your receipts to earn money for the PTA. You can designate a different class to receive the points each time you scan.

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/