Good morning Roosevelt Families,


We are ready to embark on another productive and busy week at Roosevelt.  Parent-Teacher conferences, the Roosevelt Book Fair and Halloween Bash are all scheduled for this week.  I highly recommend you visit our website as the Roosevelt Calendar and News Section are updated.



It's that time of year again.  The Roosevelt Elementary Library is sponsoring the Scholastic Book Fair during the week of Parent-Teacher Conferences.  The event will run from Tuesday, October 17th through Friday, October 20th, 2017 and will be located in the Community Room (but in the library during the Halloween Bash)!


Roosevelt families will have an opportunity to purchase items during the following times:  

·      Wednesday, October 18th from 12:30 to 4:30 and from 5:00 to 8:00

·      Thursday, October 19th from 12:30 to 4:30 and 5:00 to 8:00

·      Friday, October 20th from 5:30 to 8:00 (Library)


Cash, checks and credit cards are all accepted.  Students will have a chance to purchase items on Tuesday during second recess.  If you decide to allow your student to bring in money, I will accept cash and checks from students.  


If you are unable to make it to the book fair in person, we have a Scholastic Online Book Fair!  Here is the link to the Roosevelt Scholastic Online Book Fair:


All proceeds earned from the book fair will help us purchase additional books and resources for the library!  Thank you!!



Roosevelt Elementary is proud to participate in the Livonia Goodfellows' food drive again this year! The Goodfellows' organization helps support families needing assistance in Livonia and portions of Westland. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn about charity and lending a hand to families who need support during this season.


The food drive is running October 16 through November 17. Classroom teachers will have a box located outside their classroom doors for donations of canned, boxed, and plastic jars containing nutritious foods to give to families in need. Every single donation is greatly appreciated! Each classroom will have a student to represent the class and help count items.


A committee of 4th graders has been formed to participate in this charity event.  The 4th grade students will help collect and count the items with Mrs. Martz, on Fridays, during recess time.  We will also have a bulletin board displaying a turkey for each class to show our participation. The turkeys will earn a feather for every ten cans, boxes, or plastic jars; the class donates for the charity. The turkey with the most feathers, at the end of the drive, will be recognized with a luncheon for the class. 




It is time for our Box Tops collection!  We need your Box Tops to help Roosevelt meet its goal for the year! Please send in all Box Tops by October 26, 2017. Bring in 5 Box Tops that are not expired and receive a sucker!



Parent-Teacher conferences are this Wednesday and Thursday.  If for some reason you forgot to sign up, please click on the link below.  We look forward to seeing you this week to review your child's progress thus far during the 2017-18 school year.




The Halloween Bash is this FridaySee attached flier!  The PTA is asking for wrapped candy donations for the Halloween Bash.  Please continue to drop off bags of wrapped candy and don't forget we need volunteers to make the evening a success. You can drop off your candy donations to the main office and sign up to volunteer at



On Friday your child received a Reading Proficiency Report. It provides you with information about how your child has performed on initial reading assessments. We will continue to assess your child throughout the year in order to closely monitor their progress. We will provide you with the results of diagnostic testing in February and June.


Beginning this year, the State of Michigan requires districts to create reading improvement plans for K-3 students who are considered to be at risk for not meeting grade level reading benchmarks. Families will be involved in identifying specific strategies for use with their students at as well as a read at home component. Fourth grade students who are more than one grade level below in reading will also have plans created, although the legislation does not mandate this.


If your child is more than one grade level behind, they are eligible for an Individualized Reading Improvement Plan (iRIP). You will receive one from your child's teacher at Parent Teacher Conferences next week. If your child is not eligible for an Individualized Reading Plan, they will still get instruction on grade level standards and guided reading at their levels. 


Thank you for everything you do to support your child!



The holidays are around the corner.  Spirit Wear is a great gift! Visit to place your order and show your school spirit.


Take a look below to see what is taking place this week at Roosevelt Elementary School.  For specific classroom activities, please stay in touch with your classroom teacher's communications.



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

·      Parent Teacher Conferences.

·      Half day of school for students.  Dismissal at 12:10 p.m.

·      Book Fair open from 12:30 to 4:30 and from 5:00 to 8:00 in the Community Room.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

·      Parent Teacher Conferences.

·      Half day of school for students.  Dismissal at 12:10 p.m.

·      Book Fair open from 12:30 to 4:30 and from 5:00 to 8:00 in the Community Room.



Friday, October 20, 2017

·      ASD preschool in the p.m.

·      Nuts About Science, Science Explorers series continues after school.  Contact Mrs. Shelide at if you have program questions.  Round 2 session sign-up will run from October 30-November 15

·      PTA Halloween Bash: dinner options begin at 5:00 p.m. and event begins at 6:00 p.m.

·      Book Fair open from 5:30 to 8:00 (Library)




·      October 26: Box Top Deadline

·      November 3:  Fall Picture Retake Day in the afternoon.

·      November 7: No school for students.

·      November 17: Deadline for Goodfellows Canned Food Drive


Have a nice week!

Mr. Green



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Halloween bash flyer 2017.pdf