What's New at FDR


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Crazy Hat Day at Lower Campus!

Crazy Hat Day 2013


New Science Websites!

Check out our new elementary and middle school Science webpages! Look here for updated information about what students are learning and doing in our 2nd-8th grade Science classes

Click here to view Ms. Ostrov's 2nd-5th grade Science page
Click here to view Ms. Nissley's 6th-8th grade page


Money Matters

On January 7th, Radio Disney brought the Money Matters program to our 3rd and 4th grade students. The program, sponsored by Dedham Savings Bank, teaches students about financial literacy.

Money Matters


Lower Campus Holiday Show

Lower Campus Holiday Show 2012


Upper Campus Holiday Show

Upper Campus Holiday Show 2012


Mrs. Carney's 1st grade class leading our 

Lower Campus November Community Celebration

The Core Value being celebrated was Curiosity...guess who they're dressed up as?!


The Annual Lower Campus Bread Feast hosted by the K1 classrooms


Crazy Hat Day

On Friday, Nov 30, three 5th grade girls  organized a Hat Day to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. 

Pictured here are the three organizers and the 4 students selected to win most creative hat awards.


Middle School students competing in the first annual FDR Frac Off Math Competition


Happy Veteran's Day from Grade 3!
Guest speaker was Sgt. Dale Simkins, who retired this year after 21 years of service to our country.

8th Graders Begin Preparing for High School

On November 8th, our 8th grade students joined with the 8th graders from the Rogers Middle School at the 
Hyde Park Municipal Building for our 3rd annual Hyde Park High School Fair. The purpose of this event is to bring a range of high schools from the Boston area to share their offerings with our 8th graders at the start of the school choice season. Schools presenting included several BPS high schools (i.e. New Mission High, BCLA, Charlestown High, etc.), several Boston charter schools (i.e. City on a Hill, Codman Academy, etc.), and several private schools (i.e. BC High, Cathedral, etc.). This Fair is just one of many steps we take to support our 8th graders with the transition to high school.

November 8, 2012

Boston Blooms

This year, the Roosevelt is participating with Hyde Park Main Streets in Mayor Menino’s “Boston Blooms” initiative. In these pictures, see 2nd and 6th grade buddies working together with their Science teachers to plant daffodil bulbs outside the Roosevelt Upper Campus. Look for new blossoms this spring!

Boston Blossoms

Scholar Store

Every day, students in all grades have the opportunity to earn Scholar Dollars for above-and-beyond acts of scholarship or citizenship. At the end of each month, students get to spend their Scholar Dollars at the Scholar Store. These pictures show 3rd grade students shopping at the October store.

Scholar Store

Lower Campus Halloween Parade
Everyone had a great time!

Lower Campus Halloween Parade

Political Rally at the Upper Campus

On October 30th, Roosevelt 3rd-8th graders participated in a political rally to learn about and prepare for the presidential election. The rally was co-sponsored by Mrs. Collins’ 4th grade class and Mrs. Brodeur’s 8th grade Civics class (the result of a buddy classroom project). Four 8th grade students (Vanessa, Troy, Raymond, and Robert) took on the roles of the presidential candidates and their vice-presidential running mates. Each of the “candidates” gave a short speech about important issues in this year’s election ranging from women’s issues to taxes to nuclear weapons. The 8th graders also prepared a slideshow for the rally featuring quotes from teachers about the importance of voting and pictures of the “candidates” making media appearances around the Roosevelt campus. On Thursday, November 1st, Roosevelt students will have an opportunity to vote in a mock presidential election. Thanks to the rally, they’ll be well-informed about their choices!

Mock Elections

October's Core Value: COOPERATION
The purpose of Community Celebrations is to reinforce the past month’s school-wide Core Value, recognize students’ accomplishments as scholars and citizens, and give students an opportunity to present in front of their peers. This month, Mrs. Byrd’s class led the Lower Campus Community Celebration and Mrs. Griffin’s class led the Upper Campus Elementary Community Celebration. Mrs. Byrd’s class sang a song about Cooperation and shared examples of cooperation in their own classroom. Mrs. Griffin’s class performed a skit on Cooperation and sang an original song written by one of their classmates, Illysis White.

October Community Meetings

2nd & 6th Graders Harvest Fest
This year, all of our 1st-8th grade classrooms have a buddy classroom.  We have matched older and younger students. The purpose of this program is to help students and teachers build relationships across the school. All buddy classroom pairs will be planning at least 5 joint activities this school year. Today’s Harvest Fest was the first buddy activity. The 6th grade students invited their 2nd grade buddies.  Everyone had a great time!

Harvest Fest

Discovery Ensemble

On October 15th, the Discovery Ensemble, a local chamber orchestra, came to perform for our 2nd-5th grade students. Students heard portions of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and participated in an engaging lesson around string instruments and the rhythms of tango. This is the Roosevelt’s second year partnering with the Discovery Ensemble. In addition to performing a large-group educational assembly, orchestra members will return later this fall to do small group lessons with elementary students on music history and foundations. Anyone who would like to learn more about the Discover Ensemble can visit their website: discoveryensemble.com.

Discovery Ensemble


Music Classes with WashTone Performing Arts
at the Roosevelt
After School Guitar lessons are up and running at the upper campus!  
We still need 2 more students to register in order to begin an after school music class at the lower campus.  Help us recruit two more lower campus students!
Please click here for more information or email Jayme Washington, jayme@wpaboston.com
Brand New Mobile Mac Lab

Our 7th Graders in Ms. Willey's math class using the brand new mobile Mac lab to practice math skills on First in Math!

5th Annual Walk 4 Kids Walk-A-Thon!

We want to thank all members of our community for raising over $11,000 in support
of Playworks during this year's walk-a-thon!  Students at both campuses had a great time. Thank you for making this fundraising effort a success!

Reading Websites
8th Grade End of Year and Civics Field Trip
to Washington DC

Thank you to our amazing Roosevelt teachers Lael Lucia, Noah Patel, Jennifer Nissley, and Colin Sheehan for accompanying this year's 8th graders on this incredible adventure!

Click here to view pictures of their trip


Thank you family volunteers for a wonderful Field Day!


Community Service at Fuller Village

Our Student Government recently took a community service trip to Fuller Village.  Accompanied by Mr. Burdman, students helped senior citizens who live in the community turn over their gardens and begin their spring planting.  Thank you Mr. Burdman and all members of Student Government!


School Climate Survey Results

 We want to thank the nearly 70% of families and 100% of staff members who took the time to complete this survey!  Please click here to read a quick summary of the data we collected.


What a great Arts Night!

Thank you to all families who came and enjoyed a wonderful community event.  Super job by Ms. Mosher, Ms. Hamel and Mrs. Wattles, with awesome performances by our students!  Thanks to Ms. Glasgow and members of the parents committee: Bill Henning, Peter Carley, Marie Herb, Marinell Rousmeniere, Paula Tranter, Kyia Watkins, and Bill Peterson.  Cheers to the numerous parent and teacher volunteers who helped make it all work.  

And a special thank you to the Dedham Summer Shack for helping to make dinner possible for so many!


Congratulations to our Mathematicians!

The FDR Math team participated in the first BPS citywide math competition and came in 5th place.  Cate Henning came in 3rd place! 

Click here to see a video of the competition, featuring our students!


Our fabulous Chorus did a great job performing at

City Hall during the Arts Festival!  We're very proud of you.


The FDR Chorus was invited to perform at the Stop & Shop Grand

Opening.  Stop & Shop presented the chorus

with $1,000 to improve our music program!

Great job Chorus!

Chorus at Stop & Shop Grand Opening


Patriot's Party at the Roosevelt!!!

Mayor Menino paid a surprise visit to the Roosevelt, giving out hats to all students (courtesy of Modell Sporting Goods) and joining in on the Grade 2 Super Bowl Rewards Party!


Mr. Noah Patel receives National Board Certification!
The Roosevelt's own middle school math teacher, Mr. Noah Patel (far right) recently received recognition with other BPS teachers who completed their National Board Certification.
  National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential, achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards.  Congratulations Mr. Patel, we are very proud of you!

Roosevelt elementary students put on a 
festive and fun holiday show!

Thank you to all who supported the Wine and Cheese Fundraiser. 
Ms. Lucia and her helpers put on a great event.  Over $6,000.00 was raised to fund school enrichment programs!

The Roosevelt receives 30 computers!

On November 14th, the Roosevelt received a donation of 30 refurbished computers through the Department of Corrections' Computers for Schools program. See above for a picture of the donation ceremony--Mrs. Lyons' and Mrs. LeClair's 2nd graders met with Commissioner Luis S. Spencer to receive the donation on behalf of the Roosevelt student body. All new computers will be set up in classrooms for student use.

Roosevelt Chorus
The FDR was chosen,  along with 5 other middle and elementary schools, to bring 18 of our chorus members to participate in the BPS 100 Voice Choir which performed at the 55th Annual Conference of Big City School Superintendents, hosted by Carol Johnson. Dr. Johnson went row by row and shook each student's hand just before we sang. All the students were fabulous and our FDR Students shined in behavior and musicality!  
Click here to see the performance video
We're proud of our school!

The Roosevelt has been recognized by state officials as one of 187 Massachusetts “Commendation Schools.”

Commendation Schools were selected by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for showing “steady progress in raising student achievement while at the same time demonstrating a consistent narrowing of achievement gaps among students.”


The Roosevelt was one of only three schools in the Boston Public School district to receive this recognition.


Congratulations to our teachers, students, and families for the hard work this honor represents! 


Arts Night 2011