PACK Student Updates

Oct. 7 , 2022

October Inclusive Celebrations

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A Closer Look at Empathy

This month we are focusing on the Capturing Kids Hearts character trait of Empathy. Staff will be working with students to help build and understanding of and put into practice this character trait throughout the school day. Below I have included some information no how you can continue to build this connection at home.

What is Empathy?

Empathy is the ability to be aware of, understand, and be sensitive to another person’s feelings. Instead of focusing how these feelings impact ourselves, empathy motivates us to focus on others and respond with care and compassion.

Why Focus on Empathy?

  • Empathy builds positive classroom culture. Empathy empowers students to learn to understand each other to build trust and safety in the classroom.
  • Empathy strengthens community. Empathy helps students strengthen their relationships with classmates, other students and adults at school, and at home.
  • Empathy prepares your students to be leaders in their community. The best leaders understand the people they lead and are able to show they care.

Empathy In Action:

  • Take a different perspective. When you take a different perspective, you put aside your own feelings and reactions to see the situation through another’s eyes.
  • Put aside judgment. Take a pause and rather than express conclusions about a situation based on what you see, step back and consider other things you may still need to know or understand.
  • Communicate that you understand. Instead of giving advice, respond with reflective phrases like, “It sounds like you...” or “I hear that you...” to express that you understand and care.
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Safeline - Absence Line

Please call (248) 865-6622 and leave a message regarding the absence.

Weekly Events

October 14: Movie Night

October 17 - 19 Vision Screening for Grades 1, 3, and 5

Upcoming Events

October 14: Movie Night

October 17 - 19 Vision Screening for Grades 1, 3, and 5

October 19 Unity Day - Wear Orange

October 20 African American Network Meeting 7-8 p.m. WBHS

October 24 Board Meeting 7-9 p.m.

October 31 Book Fair

October 31 Halloween Parade 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Halloween Party 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

November 1 No School for Students

November 1-4 Book Fair

November 4 Blessings in a Backpack Trivia Night Fundraiser

November 5 End of First Marking Period Report Cards Available November 14th

November 8 No School for Students or Staff

November 15 - 17 Hearing Screening for Grades K, 2, and 4

November 15 & 17 Evening Conferences (15th: Grades K-2; 17th: Grades 3-5)

November 16 Picture Retake Day

November 18 Half Day of School Dismissal at 11:22 a.m.

November 23 - 25 Thanksgiving Break

December 26 - January 6 Winter Break

Kids Klub Drop-in

If you are unable to pick your student up by 3:30pm they will be taken to the Kids Klub program. Please understand there is a fee associated with this supervision. You can contact community education with any questions regarding before and after school care.

Bridges Math Parent Handout

Oct. and Nov. Bridges Parent Handout

District Calendar Information

Click on the link above to access the the 2022-2023 calendar

Roosevelt Elementary 2022-2023 Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule 2021-2022



  • The doors will open at 8:10am for the 2022-2023 school year. Due to a lack of adult supervision students will not be allowed in the building until 8:10am.

  • If students are dropped off prior to 8:10am they will be required to wait outside the building. (Note adult supervision will not be provided prior to 8:10am)

  • Students will enter the building, go to their locker, and then immediately to class. Staff will be present to greet students at the classroom door starting at 8:10am.

  • Our goal is to reduce the amount of time students are in the hallways congregating with other students.


  • This year no students will be allowed to walk home from Roosevelt. All students will need to ride the bus or be car pickup.

  • Students who are riding the bus will be dismissed at 3:10pm.

  • Car Line pickup will start at 3:10pm and will dismiss from the Commerce Rd. entrance/exit.

Note: All traffic will be required to turn right onto Commerce Rd. No left turn will be allowed to keep the flow of traffic moving.

Book Fair Sign Up Genius

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Roosevelt 2022-2023 Dismissal Form

Please complete the following form indicating how your student(s) will be getting home each day.

Mr. Peace Visits Roosevelt Elementary School in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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Parent/Family/Student Acknowledgement & Agreement Form

Please click on the link above to complete the required acknowledgement forms for the 2022-2023 school year.

Nutrition Services Information

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Husky PACK Parent Resources

Roosevelt Visitor Protocol

We're excited to welcome back parent volunteers in the 22-23 school year!

Unscheduled visitors coming to the building will not be permitted to enter past the front office.

Drop-in visitors will not be allowed to enter the building without a pre-scheduled appointment. We will continue this approach in an effort to maximize safety & security while minimizing disruptions to learning.

Families are welcome to schedule in-person meetings with administrators, teachers, counselors, and other staff. These meetings should be scheduled in advance and communicated with the main office. The option to Zoom for meetings will also continue to be available.


  • Must have approval from the principal and teacher before volunteering.
  • Interested volunteers must also complete a volunteer form.
  • ICHAT background checks are still required for all non-student volunteers.


If your child is interested in buying bagels on Fridays we are selling them at $2 a piece. The proceeds will help our 5th Grade Campers! Thanks in advance for your purchases!

Movie Night Information

Hello Husky Families,

Roosevelt Movie Night is October 14, 2022. Movie will start at 6:30 with FREE admission, concessions will be sold - pre-order a whole pizza, purchase candy, popcorn and drinks.

Also, we do need some help with volunteers. You will not miss the movie while you help out, everything is all in one area. Please see the link below to help volunteer.

Thank you,

Roosevelt PTO

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UNITY DAY Wednesday, October 19th

Hello Roosevelt Families!

West Bloomfield School District is participating in Unity Day this year! Unity Day is the main event of National Bullying Prevention Month, and this year it falls on Wednesday, October 19th. To participate in Unity Day, students can wear or share the color orange to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to prevent students from being bullied or discriminated against. We want to see as much orange as possible to show that we are kind and accepting at Roosevelt! If you'd like more information about Unity Day, please visit the link below or reach out to Haley Barnes at

Unity Day Information

We're counting on YOU! It's a great day to be a Husky!

Haley Barnes

Title I Services at Roosevelt Elementary

Roosevelt Elementary qualifies as a Title I building. With Title I funding we are able to provide multiple resources to students that support academic success. Some of these resources include but are not limited to,

  • Intervention support in the areas of reading, writing and math.

  • Before and after school program

  • Summer academic programs

  • Academic resources

This year food services will be providing the opportunity for all students to receive free breakfast but not free lunch. With that being said, I encourage you to still complete the application if you feel you may qualify for services. The amount of Title I funding Roosevelt will receive is based on these percentages.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

If you have any questions about Title I services provided to students at Roosevelt please feel free to contact Mr. West at

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October, on October 10 this year, to honor the cultures and histories of the Native American people. The day is centered around reflecting on their tribal roots and the tragic stories that hurt but strengthened their communities, and it also celebrates the cultures, contributions, and resilience of contemporary Native peoples. Click the link below to access the SMORE for additional information and classroom resources:

Indigenous Peoples' Day

ICenter News

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Blessings In A Backpack

The goal is to make sure that no child goes hungry on the weekend. Run by volunteers, there is NO cost to families.This program sends six non-perishable meals home each Friday of the school year.
Staff: If you know of a family that could benefit, please forward along the application. For more information visit:

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Roosevelt PTO Fun Run

The FUN RUN was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that was part of this event and to all of the families that donated to the Roosevelt PTO. I will share more picture next week of the students in action.
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Congratulations Top 5 Summer Readers from Roosevelt Elementary

Kudos to all of the WBSD students that participated in the West Bloomfield Public Library Summer Reading Program. Students logged the time that they spent reading over the summer from June 11 - September 2.


Julian Massa, Karin Sanada, Aarush Shah, Ella Malott, & Fitzgerald Williams

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Hearing and Vision Screening Information

Vision Screening

If your child's Grade is not scheduled to have a vision test done this school year and you would like them to participate, please contact the main office for a permission slip.

Thank you.

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West Bloomfield Wrestling Club

West Bloomfield Wrestling Club will focus on developing the fundamentals of folk-style wrestling, while also focusing on the discipline needed to be successful in the sport.

Ages: Kindergarten thru 8th Grade (boys and girls)
Location: West Bloomfield Middle School (new building)
Season: November (11/1) thru March (3/21)
Coaches: Tom DeGrand, Carlos Acosta, Mike Zimnicki, James Hitchcock, & Tim Burzynski
Cost: $175 (includes a West Bloomfield Wrestling Club T-Shirt)
For more information click here.

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