Enjoy your summer!
School Year 2018-2019:
Summer Reading Lists are here! Check out these recommended reading lists, by grade, from the Boston Public Library. Enjoy a few good reads over the summer.
We had a great Upper Campus field day! Thank you to all the parent volunteers who make this an awesome event each year!
Grade 2 recently held their annual "Animal Showcase". For several weeks, students researched a wild animal's features, diet, habitat, survival skills, and interesting facts. They each wrote a book including all their research. They designed murals of habitats and created painted clay sculptures of their animals. Parents were invited to view the projects and learned a lot about how animals survive in the wild. Thank you to all who were able to attend, and great job second graders!
B-I-N-G-O! Bingo Night is next Thursday, May 10th, 5:30pm-7pm, at Upper Campus! Families from both Lower and Upper Campus are welcome. Pizza will be served. Please feel free to bring a dessert to share. Hope to see you there!
The Roosevelt School is very proud to announce that Sharon Robinson-Byrd has been named a BPS Educator of the Year! All of us in the Roosevelt community, whether students, parents or colleagues, offer our sincerest congratulations and know that this honor is more than deserved for our beloved first grade teacher, Mrs. Byrd! See more about Mrs. Byrd and other educator winners here.
Sharon Robinson-Byrd of Roosevelt K-8 Lower Campus
Number of Years Teaching in BPS: 33
Subject: Grade 1 – All Subjects
Inspiration: “What inspires me as an educator, is the depth of yearning to learn in my students and the children at the lower campus. I in turn, am inspired to be a lifelong learner, to grow and develop new skills, so that I can empower every child who crosses the threshold of my classroom. I am blessed and inspired to work with colleagues and administrators who embrace their passion for teaching and learning-making a difference in the lives our Roosevelt students and families!”
The Wizard of Oz school play was spectacular and amazing! What talented students we have at the Roosevelt! Thank you to all who entertained us and to those who worked hard behind the scenes.
2018 Annual FUNdraiser: April 6th
Tickets to our annual FUNdraiser are now on sale! We sold out early last year, so don't wait!
The Wizard of Oz: March 15th-17th
Tickets to our next musical are now on sale! You don't want to miss this amazing performance!
Lower Campus Patriots fans got pumped up
for the Super Bowl! Love the hats!
What wonderful holiday activities we enjoyed at the Roosevelt! Check out these masterpieces from the Green Room Gingerbread House Party. Did anyone see Mrs. Sheridan sneak that M&M?
Order in the court! Students in Grade 2 participated in a mock trial at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston. Students acted as judges, clerks, attorneys, witnesses, or jurors and had a memorable lesson in civics and the court process.
October update: We have had a strong start to the school year and everyone is settling into their new routines. Our instructional focus will continue this year at the Roosevelt: engaging students in evidence based academic conversations and writing. With our youngest students this means learning the behaviors of a conversation while at the higher grades our students will learn the skills of making a claim, supporting it with evidence and reasoning and debating that claim. Please ask your children about academic conversations they are having in school.
Congratulations to the FDR Cross Country Team who competed at the BPS Championships. The girls team finished 5th in the city and Jordyn Robinson was placed 7th out of all the girls in Boston. All the competitors showed great effort and sportsmanship!
Boks Program at Upper and Lower Campus Going Strong!
There were two representatives from each grade in the Middle School - 6th (Lexica Taylor and Natalie Trapanick) 7th (Ivanna Valdez-Tavarez and Danny Portillo) and 8th (Joshua Okafor and Jasmine Seneus). Lexica Taylor placed 3rd amongst all 6th graders in Boston and Joshua Okafor placed 1st amongst all 8th graders in Boston! The Middle School Team took 2nd place overall for the district!
We are very proud of these outstanding mathematicians! The teams were accompanied by math teachers Andrea Griffin and Noah Patel. For news coverage and a few cameos from FDR students, check out the video here.
As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovation, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families and students to develop within every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.