THE FRIENDS OF ROOSEVELT FOUNDATION

“Expanding educational opportunities for Roosevelt IB Middle School’s diverse student body.”

The Friends of Roosevelt Foundation, or RooFriends, is committed to raising the funds and providing the people power to help our students succeed in school and in their lives by providing support for:

  • After-school enrichment activities
  • IB teacher training, re-certification, and school support
  • 6th grade camp
  • 8th grade promotion activities and much more…

WE’RE ROOFRIENDS, NICE TO MEET YOU!

RooFriends is comprised of parents, guardians and community volunteers who raise funds to fill some of the gaps left by inadequate public funding and provide the resources needed for our students to receive the best possible educational experience.

Unfortunately, this school year is going to be very different than we ever imagined. Since we are not returning to on-campus learning at this time, some of the great programs RooFriends typically sponors will not be available. We hope, of course, at some point during the year we will be able to resume the activities. One example of the many programs RooFriends funds is After School Enrichment (ASE). Kids can sign up (for no charge!) to take on campus classes, after school, which include dance, photography, theater, girls in science and many more.

We are working closely with the Roosevelt staff to find creative ways to offer additional fun, enrichment activities for our kids to supplement their academic education.  Once online instruction gets underway, we will update you with news and information as soon as it becomes available.  Please feel free to reach out if you have any thoughts or ideas!

We hope you’ll join us by attending our community meetings (via Zoom) and share your thoughts and ideas. And please sign up for e-news alerts on RooFriends.org. Once you sign up, you will receive information about upcoming school announcements, events, and activities.

Listed below are examples of programs made possible by RooFriends volunteers—parents, guardians and community members—people just like you who care about a quality education. By working together to provide our teachers and school the resources they need to fulfill their mission and vision, we ensure that our students will continue to receive a rigorous, world-class IB education.

We hope you’ll join us by coming to any of our community meetings and sharing your ideas and talents. In the meantime, you can sign up for e-news alerts on RooFriends.org to receive information about upcoming events and activities at Roosevelt and RooFriends. Please feel free to email info@roofriends.org anytime with questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you and serving our students better this coming year!

Board of Directors, 2020-2021

The foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of school administrators, parents and community residents.
  • President: Betsey Zbyszynski
  • Vice President: Jennifer Sabo Spencer
  • Secretary: Jennifer Ayala
  • Treasurer: Chris Jaccard
  • Communications Chair: Bridgette Tullis
  • Additional Voting Member: Andy Hinds
  • Additional Voting Member: Richard Harris
  • Additional Voting Member: Elizabeth Newlin
  • Additional Voting Member: Open Position
  • Non-Voting Member: Mr. Bernard Steinberger, Principal
  • Non-Voting Member: Deborah Christensen, IB Coordinator

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