Roosevelt School Spring Concert
5th Grade Percussion Ensemble
Roosevelt School students from grades 3 through 6 put their musical passion and skills on display at the annual Spring Concert. This event, held at the Roosevelt School Auditorium under the direction of Mrs. Bernal and Mr. Gorin, featured Roosevelt School students singing and playing an array of old standards and traditional songs to a packed house.
Students sung together through well-known songs from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 2000's. What's more, the concert featured a decade-by-decade look at fashion trends in the United States with students dressed in the decades of their songs. The event also included, the 3th grade students playing and singing "La Bamba" to a percussion accompaniment played by the 5th Grade Percussion Ensemble.
Overall, the event served as a wonderful celebration of the talent and spirit shown by the students and the collaboration between the faculty, students and their families.5th Grade Percussion Ensemble
Congratulations to Roosevelt students in Mrs. Blevis’s computer classes who completed “The Hour of
Code”. The “Hour of Code” was a worldwide effort to promote computer science education during CS
Education Week. Code.org®, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding access to computer science
launched “The Hour of Code” challenge for students in 180+ countries. Roosevelt students accepted the
challenge, completed their hour of code and were awarded a certificate of achievement. They worked very
hard and we are very proud of them.
Tis The Season
Roosevelt School's 5th grade classes donated four boxes (50 new toys) to sick children this holiday season! The students along with their teachers
Mrs. Alessandra, Ms. Doffont, and Ms. Iovino collected toys in their classrooms over the course of three weeks in December. All of the toys were sent to the pediatric wing at New York Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. The children experienced the feeling of giving to others and truly understood the spirit of the holiday!
Congratulations to Roosevelt School for winning the Hudson County Improvement Authority's Crayon Recycling Contest! A special thank you goes out to Ms. Norton's 3rd grade class, who has taken the lead in promoting recycling and helping to protect our environment!
John Kubowicz won first place in a statewide essay competition entitled, "Why I Appreciate Law Enforcement." The contest was sponsored by Garden State C.O.P.S. and Boy Scouts throughout New Jersey entered the competition. He read his essay this weekend at the Law Enforcement Appreciation Day ceremony. He is in Ms. Doffont's fifth grade class.
On February 9, 2016, the West Hudson Optimist Club awarded Roosevelt School 6th grader Nicholas Padron with the Youth of the Month. This was celebrated at Roma Restaurant in North Arlington. Those attending the dinner with Nicholas and his mother were his friend, Aidan Ferreira, members of the Optimist Club, as well as his teacher, Dina Whitehead, and Roosevelt School principal, Steven Way. Nicholas was acknowledged as a positive role model at the school and an excellent example of a hard-working, compassionate and kind student, through his work in class, his efforts as a patrol, and his participation in other school activities. He received a plaque and a check for $100.00. Thank you to the Optimist Club for continuing to sponsor events recognizing young people in the community.
Teaching in the Garden
Mrs. Nolan's class and the support of Mr. Way, our Roosevelt Community garden is starting to take root! “Teaching in the Garden” will be a common focal point, providing the opportunity for teachers and students throughout our school to build relationships with the world around them as well as with each other. The garden theme model, will illustrate for students, teachers, parents, and our community how gardening will enrich the curriculum, improve students’ interest in learning, academic skills and develop social skills.
Congratulations to Roosevelt students in Mrs. Blevis’s computer classes who completed “The Hour of Code”
The “Hour of Code” was a worldwide effort to promote computer science education during CS Education Week. Code.org®, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding access to computer science launched “The Hour of Code” challenge for students in 180+ countries. Roosevelt students accepted the challenge, completed their hour of code and were awarded a certificate of achievement. They worked very hard and we are very proud of them.
Roosevelt School Celebrates the 100th day of school along with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the PTA. Happy Founder's Day and Happy Anniversary!
Roosevelt School students show they have the power to be Drug-Free, Bully-Free, and Respectful during National Bullying Prevention Month!