Roosevelt Parent Roundup

1/7/22

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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.

Happy Friday Families

Happy New Year Tigers! We hope you enjoyed your holidays and are feeling well rested. We've certainly missed our favorite little people over break and are excited to get back into the swing of things.


***Our Character Trait Focus this month is GRIT. We encourage our students to persevere and pursue their long term goals, never give up!


We also spend time revisiting routines, procedures and expectations with our littles as two weeks away from it all can feel like a lifetime.


No bus cancelations this week.


***Updated 1/10/21

PIZZA PIZZA - Don't miss your opportunity

Sales going on now through 1-21-22.
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Music with Mrs. West

Dear Parents,


In December we learned all about the Nutcracker Ballet, from the composer, Tchaikovsky, including the dancers and also behind the scenes! Mrs. Plum and I put together an all school dance party that our students enjoyed Wednesday afternoon before break! (See pics below)


I went to a concert in December and was very impressed with the Livonia Youth Choir. Three of our Roosevelt Tigers are in the choir and did such a nice job. The choir has auditions coming up on Mondays Jan 17 & 24. See pic below! Please check it out if your child really enjoys singing! They practice at a church near 5 Mile/275.


Warm regards,

Mrs. West

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The Latest in the LMC

This week we eased back into the academics with some review on book care and responsibilities with checked out books. Students made a fun corner book mark so they don't "dog-ear" their book pages. Next week we will be back in the computer lab to begin a two part lesson on fact and opinion.


Book checkout continues to go very well. Many students have earned prizes for punches. If they haven't told you, each Roosevelt student has a punch-card for the library that they bring with them to checkout. Each time they bring their books back on time for turn in or renewal, they get their card hole punched. After five punches, they earn a prize and get a new card. This has improved our on time returns greatly. Please help reinforce at home the importance of taking care of their "borrowed" books, and taking responsibility to return them on time.


Thank you,

Mr. Pinta

Media Specialist

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Useful Covid Reminders

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Winter Wonderland Weather Reminders

Snow Gear/Winter Weather:

Students are always excited about snow. We will be heading outside for recess every day, as long as the temperature is 15 degrees (with wind chill). Please be sure to dress your children appropriately! Children need to have snow boots if they want to play in the snow. They need to have snow pants on if they are going to be laying down, rolling around and doing all that other fun snow stuff. If your child does not have boots/snow pants, they will be staying on the black top during recess (no boots/no snow pants = no snow).


Please be sure to label all your children's winter gear. It is best if the children have different shoes as well, so we can leave the wet boots in the hall. As always, no throwing snow!


Helpful Hints:


  • Send snow gear in a separate (not disposable) bag. It is hard to try to repack everything in backpacks or flimsy bags that tear.
  • Send in shoes if your child wears boots to school. Dry shoes are more comfortable and will not track mud/snow through the classroom.
  • Label everything. It is much faster/easier to return lost items when they have a name.
  • Practice independence at home. Can your child put on and zip their jacket on their own? Can your child turn the sleeves of their jacket right side out if they are backwards? Help your child practice these skills at home so that they are successful at school.

January Lunch Menu

Important Reminder: Pedestrian Safety

Please be sure to respect the safety of staff and students while crossing the street. Our crossing guard, Mr. Doug, has had several issues with parents violating the law and neglecting safety near the crosswalk.


Parents, please DO NOT cross the street outside of the designated crosswalk. Mr. Doug can help you cross Lyndon safely. We need your partnership in keeping everyone safe!!

PTA Reminders

Please join us for Skate Night on 1-21-22 from 5:30-7:30 pm. We are also hosting a Disney Spirit Day on 1-28-22. Celebrate your favorite Disney Characters by dressing alike, wear your ears, or favorite Disney clothes or colors. See the flier attached below.
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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. Join our team of dedicated parents, click the link below. Please find our PTA yearlong calendar attached as well.


Please feel free to contact our president Jessica Ecker with any questions, pta4roosevelt@gmail.com. Mrs. Ecker is a wealth of knowledge.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

While all LPS enrolled students will receive meals at no cost this coming school year, we encourage all families to fill out the Free and Reduced Meal Application every year. This application is critical in determining the amount of funding our district receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs. Please visit the LPS website, go to the Departments tab, and find the Food Service link. Take the time to fill it out today!

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Transportation 21-22 School Year

Transportation

  • All students in K-12 eligible for transportation based on their home address will be required to request transportation for the 2021-22 School year. Students who do not "opt in" to request transportation will not be assigned a route. Details of how to "opt in" will be forthcoming. Click here to complete the bus sign up for 21-22.

  • If you are not certain whether your child qualifies for transportation in the 2021-22 school year, please email lpsbus@livoniapublicschools.org or call 734-744-2517.

  • Bus route information for eligible students who "opt in" for bus transportation will be posted in ParentConnect for students in grades K-12.

Transportation / Overview (livoniapublicschools.org) Visit this website for more information!

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.

Help support Roosevelt PTA all year

Kroger Community Rewards- Help the PTA earn money every time you use your Kroger loyalty card. Link your card to Roosevelt Elementary PTA, organization number T1694

Amazon Smile- A simple way to support the PTA every time you shop, at no additional cost to you! Visit smile.amazon.com and select Roosevelt Elementary PTA as your charity.

Box Tops for Education- Box Tops have gone digital! Download the app, select Roosevelt Elementary, and start scanning participating receipts within 14 days.

Mark Your Calendars

1/17 MLK Day No School

1/21 PTA Skate Night

1/21 Little Caesars sale ends

1/28 Disney/Popcorn Day

2/2 1/2 PM ONLY, students arrive at 12:45 pm (no lunch)

2/9 Winter Count Day

Elementary Day

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

Half Day 12:10 pm

ASD Full Day 8:30-3:30 pm

Half Day 11:30 pm

Lunch 12:15-1:05 pm All Grades

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

PM Half Day Arrival 12:45 pm, Instruction begins 12:55 pm

Office Hours 8:00-4:30 pm