Roosevelt Parent Roundup

8/15/22

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Mission Statement

To educate, challenge and inspire every student to achieve personal success and become a confident contributor to society.

Vision Statement

We promote a passion for learning and a philosophy that puts the needs of children and their education first.

Welcome Back to the 22-23 School Year

Welcome back to Roosevelt! We are thrilled to have new and returning students and families this year. The start of a new school year is always an exciting time. We will share lots of information over the next few weeks. Typically our Roosevelt Roundup is published on Fridays and contains a slew of updates, important information and helpful tips. Our school website, Roosevelt Elementary School, is another great source of information at your disposal.


You child's teacher placement will be shared through the Parent Portal on August 31, 2022. Click here to login. Some additional helpful information can be found in the attached Teacher and Bus Assignments Document below.


Mrs. Pac will be back in the Main Office on Monday, August 22, 2022. Should you still have questions or concerns, you may always contact the Main Office at 734-744-2775.


Open House dates have been shared below in the "Mark your Calendars" section. Curriculum Night information will also be forthcoming.


We look forward to a wonderful school year filled with learning, fun and friends.


In Partnership,

The Roosevelt Elementary Team

Summer Fun - Bounce Back to school

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New to Roosevelt Elementary? Come Tour with us

Tour Dates and times are as follows:


Wednesday, 8-24 at 10:00-11:00 am and again at 5:00-6:00 pm. We'd love to see you there.

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School Supply List Corrected

We apologize for those who may have already done their "back to school" shopping for supplies as our list was incorrectly posted. Here are the updates...please note these are all suggestions and NOT required. We will ensure all children have the needed materials for a successful year ahead.

Attention Incoming Kindergarten Parents

You're cordially invited to attend a fun event on September 1st at 6:00 pm at Roosevelt Elementary. You and your child will decorate a t-shirt that will be used during the school year. We hope you join us for a little Summer fun!

Bus Service -- Sign Up Required

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Volunteers and Chaperones Please Complete

We love volunteers and chaperones...one important step before signing up to serve in some way is to complete the necessary ichat security check for ALL volunteers and chaperones. The link below can always be found at the Roosevelt homepage under "Quick links" on the right hand side.

Action Required -- Fall Re-enrollment Update

Dear LPS Families,

In recent years, LPS initiated an online process that replaces the traditional practice of sending “pink emergency cards” home for a parent's signature. The electronic completion of our Fall Enrollment Confirmation is an annual start-of-the-year requirement for each child currently enrolled in an LPS school. This must be completed for new and returning students.

Parents must access the electronic Fall Enrollment Confirmation through Parent Connect for the 2022-2023 school year. The Fall Enrollment Confirmation tab (in red, located in the upper right corner of screen) on Parent Connect has been activated and will allow parents/guardians to directly edit items such as emergency contact information and student health information. Other requirements include parental confirmations of items such as internet usage rules, medical authorization, and a student handbook review.

PLEASE USE A COMPUTER (NOT A CELL PHONE) TO COMPLETE THE FALL ENROLLMENT CONFIRMATION.

Please take a few moments before the school year begins to complete the confirmation. Although many will find the update process self-explanatory, the attachment provides step-by-step instructions.

FALL RE-ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Sincerely,

William Green, Director of Elementary Programs

Kevin Etue, Director of Secondary Programs

Recent District Communication

AUGUST DIALOG

The August edition of the district’s Dialog newsletter will NOT be mailed to households, due to continued supply shortages in the paper industry. The Dialog is posted on the front of the LPS website and is attached below. Please read through this important edition for back-to-school information.


DISTRICT CALENDAR UPDATE

The 2022-2023 District Calendar is posted on the district’s website, under the Our District tab and is attached below. Please note: There is a change for the October Professional Development Day. It is now October 3rd (previously published as October 5th). School-based calendars for events, etc. will be posted and distributed by your school(s).


FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS

The universal free meals program has been discontinued by the federal government for this school year. If you think that your family may qualify for “free or reduced price meals,” please fill out the application that is linked HERE. By doing so now, you will be ready to go at the start of the school year. For more information, visit the LPS Food & Nutrition Services webpage HERE.


BUS REQUESTS DUE NOW!

If your student qualifies for bus service, please visit Parent Connect as soon as possible to request service. Go to the Transportation tab in Parent Connect for each of your students to make the request by clicking “yes” or “no.” We urge all families who have not already done so, to request as soon as possible, so all bus routes can be finalized.


FALL RE-ENROLLMENT CONFIRMATION

Last week, we sent an email to inform you that the “Fall Re-enrollment Update” needs to be completed by all families for each student before the school year begins. This replaces the traditional paper copy of the “pink emergency card” and it is critical that all information is updated. To access the Updates, log in to your Parent Connect account and click on the red text “Fall Re-Enrollment Confirmation.” Please update all sections in the portal. Thank you for your assistance. If you have trouble signing in to Parent Connect, please email parentconnect@livoniapublicschools.org.


CROSSING GUARDS NEEDED

Crossing guards needed! The Livonia Police Department and Westland Police Department are looking for crossing guards to assist LPS students at key intersections throughout the district. If you are interested, please contact the Livonia PD via email to adam.kalza@livoniapd.com or Westland PD via email to maldini@wlpd.net.


BUS DRIVERS, ETC. NEEDED

LPS is hiring bus drivers, noon monitors, early childhood staff and more. If you are interested in working while your child is in school, please visit the LPS Careers page by clicking HERE.

Note: Wages have increased for bus drivers. Training rate is $16/hour and the regular hourly rates range from $19/hour to $24/hour.

Join the PTA

Our PTA is looking for your support! They are a dynamic group of parents that work tirelessly to ensure our students, staff and school have what they need and have a great time throughout the year.


Please feel free to contact our president Jessica Ecker with any questions, pta4roosevelt@gmail.com.


Our PTA is kicking off the year strong with two events...please sign up for a staff breakfast and the flyer attached below.

21-22 School Calendar For Your Planning

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Community Flyer Hub

We have some good news! LPS has a new "Community Hub" on our website, under the Points of Pride News section. This hub contains community flyers for programs and events in our area. Click the button below to check out the community offerings. This site will replaced the more traditional paper flyer we've used in past years.

Mark Your Calendars

8/24 New Family Tours 10 am and 5 pm

8/31 Teacher placement available on Parent Connect

9/1 Transportation assignments available on Parent Connect

9/6 First Half Day of school, Dismissal 12:10 pm, ASD 11:30

9/7 Full Day with lunch service (menu coming soon)

9/8 Open House 5:30 pm

9/20 Fall Picture Day

Elementary Day

K-4 Full Day 8:55 am - 4:00 pm

ASD Full Day 8:30-3:30 pm

Half Day Dismissal will be 12:10 pm, ASD 11:30 am

Office Hours 8:00-4:30 pm