Roosevelt Reader

February 28, 2019

Inspire every child to discover, learn, achieve, and care.

Principal Corner

Dear Parents,

Planning for the next school year begins early. Sometimes parents wonder how students are placed in classrooms and if they can make requests to have their children placed in particular classrooms.

We recognize that parents also have good insights into how their children learn. If you would like to request that certain information be considered in assigning a placement, please complete this Class Placement Request Form. The most helpful comments speak to specific insights you have about your child as a learner. Please consider the following guidelines regarding the placement request process:

*Please do not request a specific teacher.

*If you have more than one child, please complete a separate form for each student.

*All information is kept confidential and only read by Dr. Dwyer and Mrs. Sobotka.

*All requests must be submitted by Friday, April 5.

We have an excellent staff, and so it is our hope that you will trust our expertise with the input from your child’s current teacher to determine the best placement for your child for the upcoming school year.

Have a wonderful day!

Dr. Dwyer


Look for digital pledge cards for Healthy Living Month this April

District 64 students in grades K-5 through the support of their school PTO’s will again have the opportunity to participate in Healthy Living Month in April. Each week, students will pledge their participation in activities to promote these themes: Health and Nutrition Week (April 1 - 5); Neat to Use Your Feet Week (April 8 - 12); Go Green Week (April 15 - 19); and Screen-Free Week (April 22 - 26). Pledge cards to track a student’s activities are being provided in digital form. Watch for more information in the April school newsletters!


Update on Records Planning Days for March and June

  • Monday, March 4 will be a regular day of school - Although District 64 sets aside four emergency days within the school calendar on an annual basis, if more than two are used prior to February 1, the March records planning day, which is attended by staff only, becomes a day of student attendance. Due to the multiple inclement weather days used in January, District 64 schools will have a regular day of school for students and staff on Monday, March 4.

No change at present for Wednesday, June 5 records planning day - At present, the records planning day scheduled for June 5 will be observed. This means that students will not attend school on that day; only staff will be in attendance. This may change, however, should more emergency days be used in coming months.


District 64 has a variety of methods of differentiating for student learning. Channels of Challenge is one of the District's programs for advanced and accelerated students. Refer to the Channels of Challenge/Primary Challenge Website if you would like to learn more about the eligibility process and Channels of Challenge.


Roosevelt Elementary is once again taking a stand against
childhood cancer and raising money for
St. Baldrick's Foundation.

Last year the Roosevelt team raised over $16,000!
All money raised is used locally to help fund pediatric cancer research right here in our area. Let's see what we can do this year!

Sign up to be a "Shavee"
Because kids with cancer often lose their hair during treatment, "shavees" show their support by shaving their heads voluntarily, and inspiring friends and family to donate money to support childhood cancer research.
Click here to join the Roosevelt Team!

Make a Donation
Consider donating money to support our school team and this great cause
(click here).

Attend the Shave Event
Show your support and join in on the fun at the local shaving event:

Saturday, April 6th
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
At The Harp & Fiddle

There will be many family friendly activities at the shave event this year and fun ways for people in the community to get involved without shaving!

CLICK HERE to make a donation or learn more about the Roosevelt Team.


You can now order Roosevelt Spirit Wear online through the MySchoolAnywhere Store.

Ordering Closes on Monday, March 4th!
*Orders will be delivered to Roosevelt after the March 4th deadline.*

CLICK HERE to order your Roosevelt Spirit Wear!
*You will have to log in to your MySchoolAnywhere account. Then click the "Our Store" button at the top to access the items.


CLICK HERE to order your yearbook for the
2018-2019 school year!
*You will have to log in to your MySchoolAnywhere account. Then click the "Our Store" button at the top to access the yearbook orders.

Each yearbook costs $25.00.

Ordering closes on Friday, March 22nd.


Put Your Child’s Name on Everything!

As winter approaches, students are bringing more clothing items to school each day. Write your child’s name and teacher’s name on hats, gloves, coats, lunch bags, boots, backpacks, and all other items. This will avoid your belongings being placed in our lost and found.


Be a Safe Driver!

· Park legally – don’t block crosswalks or double park

· Respect school neighbors – please do not park in or block their driveways.

· Parents and children should not use the Staff parking lot

· Do not make U-turns or turn around in driveways.

· “Attended” parkers must stay in their vehicles at all times.

· Obey “kiss ’n go” zones on Prospect Avenue