Roosevelt Elementary School Week of December 1 2019

Posted by WILLIAM GREEN on 12/1/2019

Good morning Roosevelt Families, 



I hope your Thanksgiving break has been restful and relaxing.  Mine was very relaxing until the Wolverines lost big to the Buckeyes.  Unfortunately, this now feels like a yearly tradition! 


As you know, we have three weeks of school until Winter Break.  The upcoming holiday season brings forth many emotions and I think it is important we take our time and try to enjoy each day, each other and not look too far ahead.  Therefore, let us not miss out and fail to appreciate the great things happening at Roosevelt and in our own lives in the upcoming weeks.  The holidays will be here soon enough!



This week concludes the first marking period.  Our staff will be working on report cards this Friday as students have the day off of school.  Starting next week, we will begin our look into student's reading and math progress as we begin our second i-Ready diagnostic testing window. In addition, report cards go home on Friday, December 13. It is awesome to see such progress from our Tigers and it is important to note that progress looks different for each of our students. 



As you will see below, from December 10-12 we have our annual Holiday shop as well which is a favorite Roosevelt tradition.  Your help is needed to make this event great for our students as they are always excited to shop for their loved ones. 




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·      Open and review the various attachments. 





Perfect attendance certificates for November and December will be combined.  Sometimes we get sick, sometimes we have appointments, and that is ok. However, I feel strongly to support students who exhibit outstanding attendance habits at school!  





This year the second graders have been learning about Theodore Roosevelt and how he inspired the creation of the teddy bear. On a hunting trip, Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear that had been tied to a tree. His compassion prompted a toymaker to create a stuffed bear in his honor!  


This story prompted the second grade to show some compassion of their own, so they created the "Roosevelt Rough Riders", a group of tenacious students who have set out to collect teddy bears to donate to sick children at U of M Mott Children's Hospital.  


If you would like to support our cause, please send in a brand-new teddy bear with the tag still on. We will be collecting bears until December 6th, after which they will be transported to U of M. A collection box is in the office!  

Thank you for your support!  

-The Roosevelt Second Grade Rough Riders  





Please help us thank our wonderful Roosevelt staff by sending in a batch or two of cookies or other baked goodies.  Your donation will be used to make up a sampler tray for staff members to enjoy at home. You or your child may drop off your homemade or store-bought goodies in the office on Monday, December 16th. 

Thank you for supporting our Roosevelt family! Any questions can be directed to Cassie Walczyk at  





Order your student's yearbook online!  Visit and use code 8741620 or search for the code by city and state. 



Take a look below to see what is taking place this week at Roosevelt Elementary School. 




Monday, December 2, 2019 

  • School resumes 

  • Math Pentathlon after school. 



Tuesday, December 3, 2019 

  • Math Pentathlon after school. 



Wednesday, December 4, 2019 

  • Wreath and Poinsettia Delivery after school in the community room. 

  • PTA Meeting at 7:00 p.m. 



Thursday, December 5, 2019 

  • Kindergarten Gingerbread Day 



Friday, December 6, 2019 

  • No school for students: teacher workday. 




  • December 10-12: PTA Holiday Shop.  See attached flier.  
    Holiday Shop 2019 

  • December 13: Report cards go home. 

  • December 16: Sweets for Staff deadline.  See above. 

  • December 17: PTA Skating event at Lincoln Park Skating Center.  See attached. 

  • December 23-January 3: Winter Recess. 



Have a great week! 


Mr. Green 



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Livonia Public Schools prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, handicap or disability in any of its educational programs or activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, and marital status-Director of Human Resources, 15125 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154at (734) 744-2566.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding discrimination based on handicap or disability-Director of Student Services, 15125 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154 at (734) 744-2524. 


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