Roosevelt's Fall Festival Picnic is one of the annual fundraisers the school's PTA and boosters stage along with their Winter Wonderland Holiday Boutique, a science fair, a father-daughter dance and a variety show in which students are encouraged to sing, dance, play instruments or showcase whatever their special talent may be. Each year, the school also presents their extremely popular Reflections Contest. A part of the PTA Reflections program, the contest is designed to enhance a quality arts education by providing an opportunity for students to explore their artistic talents and receive positive recognition for their efforts. Every Roosevelt student is invited to submit an original work that reflects on a theme in the categories of literature, the visual arts, photography, musical composition, film production or dance choreography.
This year's Fall Festival Picnic, chaired by Nicole Kvarda, was made possible with the help of her committee that included Kim Boucher, Michelle Howick, Kimberly Schrupp, Lawrel Demmert and Roosevelt PTA President Gema Sanchez.
“I am so grateful to the chairperson, school staff, room parents and all the families and individuals who attended and supported this lovely evening,” Sanchez said. “Their help, during these difficult economic times, allowed us to have a wonderful event.”
Others who gave their time and talents to make the festival a success included Linda Walmsley, Jen Conway, Pam Nichols, Greg Demmert, Kenneth Nolls, Amy Lawrence, Rey Sanchez, Kathy O'Mara, Donna Gibbons, Jen Lurie, Joseph Krueger, Sean Lurie, Elena Carter, Charlotte Mazzeo-Comeione, Evelyn Hernandez, Joe Crabb, Jules Ford, Tina Lay, Joy Pieri, Jeremy Lay, Juli Mahoney, Annette Ivey, Julie Crenshaw, Amanda Medina, Lisa Paredes, Chez Mohler, Nicole Butler, Chris Hobson, Shannon Graniel, David Gwennap, Toby Black, Tracey Muga, Virginia Hoyle, Yolie Romano, Shelley Bates, Kelly McGowan, Alisa Sabshin, Alima Virtue, Michelle da Motta, Michelle Marcellino, Leigh Reason, Cheryl Cottrell, Undine Petrulis, Loretta Coha, Kari Petrulis, Shari Vanole, Andrea Nasfell, Amy Jensen, Stefanie Kahn, Barbara Roy and Nancy Johnson.
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