Roosevelt Reader

February 1, 2019


Dear Parents,

This month Roosevelt celebrated the 90th day of school by highlighting our 90th school year. We were delighted to host many former students and teachers at Roosevelt. Together they shared stories and memories with our students and staff. In addition, Roosevelt alum, Jonathan, shared his research on the history of Roosevelt School with everyone as an Eagle Scout Project. Please view the news article below for more information about our special 90th Year celebration:

90th Year News article

In addition to our 90th year celebration, Roosevelt celebrated our cultural diversity with a global theme during our annual Open House. Students participated in a cultural parade, and we watched five different folk dances in the auditorium. Thank you to our PTO for organizing this event.

Culture Dance Video

Have a wonderful day!

Dr. Dwyer, Principal

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



Entries are due by Wednesday, January 30th!

The Greatest V-Show!

Do you have a great idea for the V-Show program cover and t-shirts?! We want to see it! One lucky student's design will be chosen and featured on this year’s program cover and t-shirt!

Design Requirements

Design must tie in the theme of “The Greatest V-Show”, which is inspired by the circus themed movie. You can use color! Program will have color, and T-shirt will be in black. Submission must be on a white sheet of 8.5”x11” paper. The name and grade of the Artist should be printed at the bottom of the design.

How to Submit a Design

Place your drawing in an envelope marked “PTO-V-Show Design Contest” and give to your teacher. Or parents can scan the image and email

Questions? Contact producers at

>>CLICK HERE to see complete flyer with information.<<

Deadline for entries is Wednesday, January 30th!


V-Show Program Ads and Shout-Outs

Orders are due by Thursday, February 21st

The Greatest V-Show!

CLICK HERE for a complete list of Ad pricing.



Girls on the Run Coaches Still Needed!!

The PTO is still seeking 1-2 more coaches and a chairperson for the Girls on the Run committee for this school year. The commitment would be Mondays/Wednesdays after school from about 3:30-5:30 p.m.

If we do not get additional parent volunteers, then we will not be able to have the Girls on the Run program this year at Roosevelt. Please consider helping out!

> > Click here to email the PTO if interested < <

Click here for more information on Girls on the Run

Thanks for your help and support!

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ATTENTION 5th GRADE PARENTS

Every year, we showcase Kindergarten photos of all the 5th grade students in the yearbook. If your child attended Roosevelt for Kindergarten, then we already have access to their Kindergarten photo from that yearbook.

If your child did NOT go to Roosevelt for Kindergarten, please scan their Kindergarten photo and send a high-resolution jpg to, or bring a hard copy to the Roosevelt office, to the attention of Heather Eatherton. Please do not send via text!

Deadline for photo submission is Friday, Feb. 1st.

Any photos received after that date will not be included. No exceptions!

If you have any questions, please email Heather ( Thank you!

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Harp & Fiddle Dine & Donate Night!

We are partnering with Harp & Fiddle to raise some money for the Roosevelt PTO! We get to enjoy a meal out (with other Roosevelt families) and they will donate 20% of the proceeds to our PTO. It couldn't be easier!

When: Wednesday, March 6th from 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Where: Harp & Fiddle

110 Main Street

Please RSVP using the link below if you plan to attend. We need at least 20 commitments in order to finalize this fundraiser.

Thanks for your support!

>> Click here to RSVP <<


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