We're off to a great start!
Supply lists, by grade:
Grade 1 Grade 2
Grade 3 Grade 4
Grade 5 Grade 6
Grade 7 Grade 8
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!
Buy your tickets today!
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!
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!
Please be reminded that our new dismissal time is 3:10 PM. Start time remains 8:30 AM. School doors open at 8:15 for all students, and breakfast is served at that time. Students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready for instruction at 8:30 AM.
Have a wonderful summer! Relax, have fun, and read books.
Click here for summer web resources by Grade
"Little Free Library" Opening Ceremony!
On behalf of the SPC, we thank you Zakyia Kyia Watkins, for decorating our beautiful addition to the lower campus!!
FDR's Game Night was awesome! Thanks to all who organized and came out for this great community event!
Congratulations to our amazing Middle School's Girls Basketball Team for winning the City Championship!
Hooray for Red Sox cap day! Thank you to the Boston Red Sox for giving everyone at the Roosevelt a new hat! We're swingin' into spring!
What a heartwarming performance of Charlotte's Web, with outstanding performances by all cast members! Bravo!
Boston Saves event for K2 families! Students played math games, read books about money and math, and even had a photo booth with career pictures! Parents were able to sign up for a children's savings account through this wonderful program! Shout out to teachers Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Faldasz, Miss Joseph and Miss Shanley and our friends from Read Boston and the Mayor Walsh's office who made this possible! A few of the students and http://rooseveltschool.brownpapertickets.com/families...
Green Room celebrates Chinese New Year!
Eric Fisher, CBS Meteorologist, visited the Roosevelt with a great presentation on weather and how he came into his career. Our audience appeared on TV that night, with a shout out to the FDR!
Sole Train runners don't let a little cold weather stop them! Way to go!
Several classes at the Roosevelt recently participated in the international Hour of Code, which is an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify computer programming and broaden participation in the field of computer science. Below are Grade 2 students working on two introductory coding activities, Kodable and The Foos. Great job, future coders!
"Once On This Island" was a wonderful play performed by many talented Roosevelt students. The acting, singing and dancing were outstanding and the story was heartwarming. Congratulations to a fantastic job by the cast, crew and directors!
Children's Savings Account event with Miss Money and the Coins, Lower Campus
Miss Money and the Coins treated students to an interactive musical where they learned about financial literacy. Save, share, and spend! Parents were included in a Q and A following the presentation. Thank you to Blue Hills Bank for sponsoring this program.
STEM Week at FDR! Grade 6 students participated in numerous science, technology, engineering and math activities throughout the week. The future looks bright!
On Friday, September 30th, the Roosevelt School Library was officially reopened after an extensive refurbishing by many dedicated volunteers. Mrs, Sheridan spoke with guests about the library's history, including the fact that a previous library in the school had been dedicated to Marilyn Murphy, a long-time teacher who had dedicated time to making sure all students got their library cards and participated in reading programs. The director of library services, Deborah Lang Froggatt, made remarks, and the many volunteers who worked on reorganizing and adding books to the library were acknowledged. Roosevelt students, along with Literacy through the Arts teacher, Gail Gesteaf, presented poetry and original works of art that depicted spectacular book heroes. Children's book illustrator Raul the Third gave a presentation to all Roosevelt students about his artistic process and the inspiration for his illustrations. The Roosevelt community looks forward to using the new library!
Congratulations to the 8th Grade Class of 2016! We wish you all the best!
Thank you to all the parent volunteers who organized our wonderful field days at Upper and Lower Campus!
Congratulations to the parents/grandparents who share their time and talents with the students at the Roosevelt in our BOKS program! Mayor Walsh, Superintendent Chang, Kathleen Tullie (Creator of the BOKS program) and Matt O'Toole (CEO of Reeboks) visited the Roosevelt to see you and our wonderful children in action. They were SO impressed! Huge shout out to Reeboks for supporting this tremendous program too!
Great job, Sole Train team, at the recent Run to Remember 5K in Boston! All of your hard work and training paid off - well done!
Read about Mr. Cody and Holly the Reading Dog, our special Roosevelt friends! Click here.
Boks Program at Upper and Lower Campus Going Strong!
Roosevelt Rocks BPS Math Competition!
On April 5th, the Roosevelt sent two teams of students to the 4th annual Math Rocks event, sponsored and hosted by the Boston Teachers Union. The elementary team consisted of Stewart Brown, Dorothy Osias, Christine Hur and Teresa Gioiosa. Teresa won 2nd place amongst all fifth graders in Boston!
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.
Cheers to Jacob Matlin Heiger for completing his "Nobody Project". From Jacob: First, I would like to thank all the teachers and principals who donated supplies to my Nobody Project. For my project, I thought it would be nice to help children that were taken out of their homes and put into emergency foster care. I thought of the discomfort I would have if I were taken like that so I helped these children with backpacks filled with comforting supplies. My neighbor, a social worker, assisted me and it is her office where I donated these backpacks. When I got to the office, the social workers were so happy and thought that the kids would feel soothed. For next year (my bar mitzvah year), I will carry over this project and help infants and toddlers.