PACK Student Updates

Oct. 14 , 2022

October Inclusive Celebrations

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A Closer Look at Empathy

This month we are focusing on the Capturing Kids Hearts character trait of Empathy. Staff will be working with students to help build and understanding of and put into practice this character trait throughout the school day. Below I have included some information no how you can continue to build this connection at home.

What is Empathy?

Empathy is the ability to be aware of, understand, and be sensitive to another person’s feelings. Instead of focusing how these feelings impact ourselves, empathy motivates us to focus on others and respond with care and compassion.

Why Focus on Empathy?

  • Empathy builds positive classroom culture. Empathy empowers students to learn to understand each other to build trust and safety in the classroom.
  • Empathy strengthens community. Empathy helps students strengthen their relationships with classmates, other students and adults at school, and at home.
  • Empathy prepares your students to be leaders in their community. The best leaders understand the people they lead and are able to show they care.

Empathy In Action:

  • Take a different perspective. When you take a different perspective, you put aside your own feelings and reactions to see the situation through another’s eyes.
  • Put aside judgment. Take a pause and rather than express conclusions about a situation based on what you see, step back and consider other things you may still need to know or understand.
  • Communicate that you understand. Instead of giving advice, respond with reflective phrases like, “It sounds like you...” or “I hear that you...” to express that you understand and care.
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Safeline - Absence Line

Please call (248) 865-6622 and leave a message regarding the absence.

Weekly Events

October 14: Movie Night Tonight! 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

October 17 - 19 Vision Screening for Grades 1, 3, and 5

Upcoming Events

October 14: Movie Night

October 17 - 19 Vision Screening for Grades 1, 3, and 5

October 18 Hungry Howies Night

October 19 Unity Day - Wear Orange

October 20 African American Network Meeting 7-8 p.m. WBHS

October 24 Board Meeting 7-9 p.m.

October 28 Trunk or Treat Fall Fest 5-7 p.m.

October 31 Book Fair

October 31 Fall Festival Parade 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Classroom Fall Celebrations 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

November 1 No School for Students

November 1-4 Book Fair

November 4 Blessings in a Backpack Trivia Night Fundraiser

November 5 End of First Marking Period Report Cards Available November 14th

November 8 No School for Students or Staff

November 15 - 17 Hearing Screening for Grades K, 2, and 4

November 15 & 17 Evening Conferences (15th: Grades K-2; 17th: Grades 3-5)

November 16 Picture Retake Day

November 18 Half Day of School Dismissal at 11:22 a.m.

November 23 - 25 Thanksgiving Break

December 26 - January 6 Winter Break

Welcome Mr. Michael Morris; Principal of the day!

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Movie Night Information

Hello Husky Families,

Roosevelt Movie Night is October 14, 2022. Movie will start at 6:30 with FREE admission.

Thank you,

Roosevelt PTO

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Fall Celebration and Classroom Parties

We will be having our Fall celebration on October 31st this year. Below are details outlining the parade and classroom party expectations. I will also share this in the weekly student communication.

  • The parade will start at 1:30pm with classroom parties after from 2:00-2:45pm.
  • If you have parents that are going to attend the parties it if very important they are off property by 2:45pm so it does not impact the dismissal process.
  • All costumes MUST go over clothes-no changing in the bathrooms allowed.
  • No blood/gore or weapons for costumes
  • Only HEAD/LEAD room volunteers/party planners will be allowed to come into Roosevelt before the Parade
  • Families are allowed to come to the parties this year AFTER the parade.
  • All snacks/treats must be nut-free
  • All snacks must be INDIVIDUALLY bagged/wrapped
  • No latex balloons
  • All families MUST be out of the building by 2:45 to be sure the carline and bus loop have room to do their jobs

I will send information about the parade route next week. Please contact your students teacher with any specific questions.

Trunk or Treat

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October is National Principals Month

WBSD is grateful for all of our amazing Principals and Assistant Principals! Please join us in celebrating our wonderful leaders throughout the month on social media.


Kids Klub Drop-in

If you are unable to pick your student up by 3:30pm they will be taken to the Kids Klub program. Please understand there is a fee associated with this supervision. You can contact community education with any questions regarding before and after school care.

Bridges Math Parent Handout

Oct. and Nov. Bridges Parent Handout

District Calendar Information

Click on the link above to access the the 2022-2023 calendar

Roosevelt Elementary 2022-2023 Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule 2021-2022



  • The doors will open at 8:10am for the 2022-2023 school year. Due to a lack of adult supervision students will not be allowed in the building until 8:10am.

  • If students are dropped off prior to 8:10am they will be required to wait outside the building. (Note adult supervision will not be provided prior to 8:10am)

  • Students will enter the building, go to their locker, and then immediately to class. Staff will be present to greet students at the classroom door starting at 8:10am.

  • Our goal is to reduce the amount of time students are in the hallways congregating with other students.


  • This year no students will be allowed to walk home from Roosevelt. All students will need to ride the bus or be car pickup.

  • Students who are riding the bus will be dismissed at 3:10pm.

  • Car Line pickup will start at 3:10pm and will dismiss from the Commerce Rd. entrance/exit.

Note: All traffic will be required to turn right onto Commerce Rd. No left turn will be allowed to keep the flow of traffic moving.

Book Fair Sign Up Genius

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Roosevelt 2022-2023 Dismissal Form

Please complete the following form indicating how your student(s) will be getting home each day.

Mr. Peace Visits Roosevelt Elementary School in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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Parent/Family/Student Acknowledgement & Agreement Form

Please click on the link above to complete the required acknowledgement forms for the 2022-2023 school year.

Nutrition Services Information

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Husky PACK Parent Resources

Roosevelt Visitor Protocol

We're excited to welcome back parent volunteers in the 22-23 school year!

Unscheduled visitors coming to the building will not be permitted to enter past the front office.

Drop-in visitors will not be allowed to enter the building without a pre-scheduled appointment. We will continue this approach in an effort to maximize safety & security while minimizing disruptions to learning.

Families are welcome to schedule in-person meetings with administrators, teachers, counselors, and other staff. These meetings should be scheduled in advance and communicated with the main office. The option to Zoom for meetings will also continue to be available.


  • Must have approval from the principal and teacher before volunteering.
  • Interested volunteers must also complete a volunteer form.
  • ICHAT background checks are still required for all non-student volunteers.


If your child is interested in buying bagels on Fridays we are selling them at $2 a piece. The proceeds will help our 5th Grade Campers! Thanks in advance for your purchases!

UNITY DAY Wednesday, October 19th

Hello Roosevelt Families!

West Bloomfield School District is participating in Unity Day this year! Unity Day is the main event of National Bullying Prevention Month, and this year it falls on Wednesday, October 19th. To participate in Unity Day, students can wear or share the color orange to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to prevent students from being bullied or discriminated against. We want to see as much orange as possible to show that we are kind and accepting at Roosevelt! If you'd like more information about Unity Day, please visit the link below or reach out to Haley Barnes at

Unity Day Information

We're counting on YOU! It's a great day to be a Husky!

Haley Barnes

Title I Services at Roosevelt Elementary

Roosevelt Elementary qualifies as a Title I building. With Title I funding we are able to provide multiple resources to students that support academic success. Some of these resources include but are not limited to,

  • Intervention support in the areas of reading, writing and math.

  • Before and after school program

  • Summer academic programs

  • Academic resources

This year food services will be providing the opportunity for all students to receive free breakfast but not free lunch. With that being said, I encourage you to still complete the application if you feel you may qualify for services. The amount of Title I funding Roosevelt will receive is based on these percentages.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

If you have any questions about Title I services provided to students at Roosevelt please feel free to contact Mr. West at
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Blessings In A Backpack

The goal is to make sure that no child goes hungry on the weekend. Run by volunteers, there is NO cost to families.This program sends six non-perishable meals home each Friday of the school year.
Staff: If you know of a family that could benefit, please forward along the application. For more information visit:

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Roosevelt PTO Fun Run

The FUN RUN was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that was part of this event and to all of the families that donated to the Roosevelt PTO. I will share more picture next week of the students in action.


The Michigan Department of Education recommends these drills be performed . We will be using the rear parking lot by the playground as the location for the drill. The drills will last 7-10 minutes. Please keep in mind that your buses will be a bit late unloading on these days.


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Hearing and Vision Screening Information

Vision Screening

If your child's Grade is not scheduled to have a vision test done this school year and you would like them to participate, please contact the main office for a permission slip.

Thank you.

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West Bloomfield Wrestling Club

West Bloomfield Wrestling Club will focus on developing the fundamentals of folk-style wrestling, while also focusing on the discipline needed to be successful in the sport.

Ages: Kindergarten thru 8th Grade (boys and girls)
Location: West Bloomfield Middle School (new building)
Season: November (11/1) thru March (3/21)
Coaches: Tom DeGrand, Carlos Acosta, Mike Zimnicki, James Hitchcock, & Tim Burzynski
Cost: $175 (includes a West Bloomfield Wrestling Club T-Shirt)
For more information click here.

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West Bloomfield Community Education

is proud to announce the start of their 2nd season of the youth wrestling program this fall. Last year's inaugural season was a huge success with over 50 wrestlers participating in the club, and 4 wrestlers qualifying and competing in the MYWAY State Championship. This program will continue to focus on developing the fundamentals of folk-style wrestling, while also focusing on the discipline needed to be successful in the sport. In addition, building a love for the sport through various games and fun competitions is a primary goal. Leading the program are West Bloomfield's own middle school wrestling coaches, Coach Tom DeGrand and Coach Carlos Acosta. Additionally, the experience, expertise, and passion from Coach Mike Zimnicki, Coach James Hitchcock, and Coach Tim Burzynski result in a team that is able to provide unparalleled support for youth wrestlers. The program also welcomes and encourages parent support during practices. Wrestlers will have the opportunity to participate in multiple MYWAY competitions throughout the season. These are considered optional, but certainly encouraged if your child has one or more years of experience. We look forward to seeing your child on the mat!

Ages: Kindergarten thru 8th Grade (boys and girls)
Location: West Bloomfield Middle School (new building)
Time: 5:30-7p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays

Season: November (11/1) thru March (3/21)--Tentative

Cost: $175 (includes a West Bloomfield Wrestling Club T-Shirt) REGISTER HERE

Required Equipment: Wrestling shoes, headgear (competitions only), hair cap (boys/girls with long hair- competitions only)

Optional Equipment: Headgear (for practice), hair cap (boys/girls with long hair- practice)

*There will be an online store open at the beginning of the season to purchase optional apparel/gear items