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2022-2023 Parent-Student Handbook

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A Message from Dr. Davenport

This week our Baby Bears in Pre-K and Kindergarten were able to enjoy a wonderful field lesson at Old MacDonald's Farm. From train rides and horse rides to a petting zoo and pumpkin patch, our students had a wonderful experience. I look forward to seeing the creations made with the pumpkins they brought back.

We hope all families that are participating in our Brighter Bites food program are enjoying the items they received during this week's distribution day. Please share any photos of those items being used. All families are encouraged to sign-up for the program and can contact Mrs. Morales in the front office to do so.

Our Roosevelt Soccer team put another one in the win column. Our Bears were focused to bounce back after last week and did so with a 5-3 victory of Ketelson ES. Our record is now 3-1 and we hope our Bears can keep the momentum going. Thank you to all parents, students, teachers, and cheer team for coming out.

This week we have a few opportunities for parents to collaborate with our campus. On Thursday, we have our Annual Trunk or Treat Fall Festival from 5:00 - 7:00. We look forward to seeing all of our families out for fun and excitement On Saturday, our Roosevelt Soccer team will have a rematch against Sherman ES.

Thank you all for your continued support of our campus. As we continue to collaborate with each other, our students will benefits the most from our efforts.

GO ASTROS!!!!!!!

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Trunk or Treat Ticket Pre-Order

Starting on Tuesday, PTO will begin selling tickets for this week's Trunk or Treat Fall Festival. Tickets that are bought during pre-order will be available for a discount that can be seen below. A flyer with this information will be sent home with all students tomorrow.

Pre-Ordered tickets will be prepared in an envelope that can be picked up at the Trunk or Treat Ticket Booth on Thursday. Prices below:

6 tickets for $5

12 tickets for $10

25 tickets for $20

Tickets on the day of the event will be 1 ticket per $1.

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Trunk or Treat Donation List and Volunteer Information

On Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Roosevelt Elementary and the Roosevelt Elementary PTO will be hosting a Trunk or Treat Fall Festival event for our students and families. The event will include games, food, and of course candy. To make our event as successful as possible, we are asking for your assistance by donating some items we will need. The items in need will be listed below and by grade level. Donations can be dropped off in the front office.

  • PK/Kinder - Store-bought cakes/cookies and/or chocolate candy (no nuts)
  • Grade 1 - Nacho/Frito chips and/or Sour Candy (individual bags)
  • Grade 2 - 2 Liter Sodas and/or Fruity candy (individual bags)
  • Grade 3 - Paper plates, Styrofoam cups, utensils and/or Fruity candy (individual bags)
  • Grade 4 - Paint and paint brushes and/or Chocolate (no nuts)
  • Grade 5 - Canned soda/Capri Suns and/or Sour candy (individual bags)

Each grade level will have a food booth and an entertainment booth. Teachers will be reaching out to secure volunteers to help run their booths. Any parents who would like to decorate their cars and pass out candy, please contact Mrs. Morales to sign up. We will need between 10-15 vehicles. All parent volunteers must be VIPS Approved. A link to the VIPS application is below.

Thank you for all your support to our Bears and campus.

Red Ribbon Week

The Counseling and Student Services Department is encouraging staff, students, parents, and the community to join in recognizing the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program: Red Ribbon Week.

This year's theme is Celebrate Life! Live drug free!

Celebrate the week in your school community and raise awareness of living a drug free life by participating in the following activities for all grades levels:

  • MONDAY, Oct. 24: Pledge to be Bully and Drug Free - Wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week!
  • TUESDAY, Oct. 25: Be a Hero, Not a Bully! - Wear your favorite superhero gear!
  • WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26: Drug and Bully Free from Head to Toe - Wear hats or crazy hair with crazy socks!
  • THURSDAY, Oct. 27: Team Up Against Drugs and Bullies - Wear your favorite team shirt!
  • FRIDAY, Oct. 28: Don’t Be Caught Sleeping, Say No to Drugs! - Dress in your school-appropriate pajamas!
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Lunch with Students

We will begin to allow parents to have lunch with their students during the week of October 3rd. For safety reasons, we will be creating designated days by grade level to ensure we are prepared for the rise of family members on campus.

Families will be allowed to eat with their students only on Thursdays for their dedicated grade level listed below:

• First Thursday of the Month – Pre-Kindergarten and Grade 5

• Second Thursday of the Month – Kindergarten and Grade 3

• Third Thursday of the Month – Grade 1 and SLC/SLL

• Fourth Thursday of the Month – Grade 2 and Grade 4

After School Tutorials

Our afterschool tutorials will begin on October 10th. We will be using data from our Beginning of the Year assessments to create our rosters for tutorials. Tutorial recommendation letters will be sent home this week.

Upcoming Dates

  • October 24th: Red Ribbon Week - Wear Red to Kick Off Red Ribbon Week
  • October 25th: Red Ribbon Week - Wear your Favorite Superhero Gear
  • October 26th: Red Ribbon Week - Wear Hats or Crazy Hair w/ Crazy Socks
  • October 27th: Red Ribbon Week - Wear Your Favorite Team Shirt or Jersey
  • October 27th: Trunk or Treat Fall Festival (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
  • October 28th: Red Ribbon Week - Wear Your School-Appropriate Pajamas
  • October 28th: Progress Reports Sent Home
  • October 29th: Roosevelt Soccer at MD Anderson YMCA (9:00AM)
  • October 31st: Halloween - School Appropriate Costumes allowed


Volunteers in Public Schools

We appreciate your interest in supporting our students and thank you for your investment of time and care. As a new or continuing volunteer, you will have the support of a campus VIPS Coordinator and other staff as you carry out your volunteer assignment.

Please use the links below to register to volunteer at Roosevelt Elementary.

English Registration

Spanish Registration

To efficiently serve our HISD community, we are asking all volunteers to register no more than two weeks prior to their scheduled volunteer event. The background check process takes 3-5 business days to be processed. You will receive an automated response from


Our PTO is off to a good start and is need of more members to help improve the Family and Community Engagement at Roosevelt ES.

Our next meeting will be on October 11th but don't hesitate to join now. For more information, please call our Parent Engagement Representative, Mrs. Morales, at 713-696-2820.

Character Trait of the Month

Every month, our Counselor Mr. Ramirez will be working on character traits with out students during his guidance lessons.

This month the character trait is:

Individuality - the qualities that make one person or thing different from all others.

Please help us by talking with your student about what it means to show individuality.

Roosevelt After School Program

We are pleased to share with you that we will offer our After School Program for the 2022-2023 school year!

The program will consist of dinner provided by HISD Nutrition Services, homework time and support, and a rotation of fun activities. The program will start on September 12, 2022. Please contact the front office for more information.

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