Roosevelt Reader

March 21, 2019

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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



Springtime turns thoughts to warmer weather, outdoor activities, and spring break travel. Here are two important reminders to help your families enjoy this time of year!

Please continue to take time to regularly check your child for the presence of head lice. The Centers for Disease Control has practical information regarding head lice, which can be accessed here. In addition, your Building Nurse can provide you with useful materials regarding the identification and treatment of head lice. Information also is available on the D64 Health & Safety tips webpage.

This time of year also is called “influenza (flu) season.” In the U.S., flu season occurs in the winter; however, flu outbreaks can happen as early as October and can last as late as May.

D64 has noticed an increase in the number of influenza-type illnesses in our schools, which is to be expected at this time of the year. Cleaning protocols have been adjusted in all buildings in response to this increase. In addition, frequent handwashing and proper cough/sneeze etiquette are regularly reinforced with our students and staff.

Please visit Cook County Department of Public Health for information about influenza, including prevention tips that you may find helpful at home, too.



Friday, April 5th

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Roosevelt School

The Big Birthday Bash is an event for Kindergarten-2nd grade students and an adult chaperone. There will be a DJ, bounce house, and photo booth as well as pizza and dessert! We'll also be singing Happy 90th Birthday to Roosevelt.

Tickets are $25 per adult/student and

$10 for each additional student.​​​​​

CLICK HERE to order your tickets for the event!

*You will have to log in to your MySchoolAnywhere account. Then click the"Our Store" button at the top to access the tickets.

We hope to see you there!


We're looking for some volunteers to help with the

Big Birthday Bash on

Friday, April 5th!

Set up tables and decorations after school (4:00 - 6:00 p.m.).

Lend a hand during the event (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.) by serving food, helping out with the photo booth, greeting people, or supervising the bounce house.

Pack it up and shut it down when the party's over (8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

CLICK HERE for details and to sign up today!

*You will have to log in to your MySchoolAnywhere account. Then click the"SignUp" button at the top.

Thank you in advance for helping to make this event a success!


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