Link to Family eNews: Oct. 22, 2021


The RHS PTSA Race & Equity Committee Welcomes You to a Community Discussion About Cultural Appropriation: Monday, October 25, 7:00-8:30 PM

Register for this Zoom Discussion

The RHS PTSA Race & Equity Committee is excited to welcome everyone — students, staff, and families — to a discussion about cultural appropriation. Our first community convening of the year, this is a great opportunity to meet (virtually) and connect with other families, students, staff, and members of the broader RHS community. We will hear reflections from several panelists including young people who are members of the NAACP Youth CouncilNaomi Ishisaka of the Seattle Times; and Seattle School Board President Chandra Hampson. Participants will then have a chance to connect in small breakout groups, to process what we’ve heard and learned. Panelists will be available after 8:30 PM for a short Q&A session.


October membership drive for PTSA: Let’s reach 100 new signups! This invaluable newsletter is brought to you by your very own Roosevelt PTSA. If you haven’t yet, please JOIN and become a member. The more members, the stronger our voice! This is our only PTSA fundraiser. Membership is $30 per adult and $12 per student. (Assistance available.) Learn More

For daily information directly from Roosevelt High School's administration, please check the Daily Bulletin.


Updated info:
Packs for Teens Coat and Clothing Drive

Some of our students need clothing, shoes and coats for the colder, wetter weather that is settling in. We are collecting new and gently worn, clean clothing and coats for the RHS Pantry.

Here are four different ways you can help:

1. Please bring the new and gently used clothing and coats to our pantry between 4-5 PM on Thursday, October 21.

2. Please put your clothing in a bag labeled RHS and put it on your front porch Friday, October 22, and a volunteer will drive by and pick it up between 10 AM and 12 PM. Complete this form with your contact information so we can add you to our clothing drive or email

3. Please purchase items from our Amazon Wishlist,

4. Please make a donation to our Cheddar Up,, and we will use this to fill the pantry with warm, waterproof jackets.


Reminder! The Back-to-School packet PDF can be downloaded from this home page. Be sure to return the required pages, filled out, to the front office. And scroll through all the pages!

You can watch the recording of Roosevelt 101 at this link. 
Passcode: D$mUA+N4


Approved and Effective September 13, 2021

WE NEED YOU. Membership Matters!

Help us continue our work.

​$30 each for adults
$12 each for students

Questions? Contact


WE NEED YOU. Membership Matters! Help us continue our work.

Questions?  Contact
Debbie Chaleunphonh at

​$30 each for adults
$12 each for students

Our PTSA, in coordination with the Washington State PTA and National PTA, is strongly involved in advocacy on behalf of children and families, working together to amplify the voices of historically marginalized community members, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ , as well as families of all religious traditions, families experiencing homelessness or disabilities, and families with special education needs. We seek to provide opportunities for diverse groups to learn from each other, and design new programs to support everyone in our community.


The purpose of the Roosevelt High School Special Education PTSA is to support and build community among the parents of SPED students at RHS. We will be holding meetings as an opportunity for parents to share resources, learn from speakers about programs within the district and in the community.

Please send an email for more information.

Co Chair, Maura Dunn 206.498.9872
Co Chair Tracy Brown 206.369.5916 


RHS BOARD (2021-2022)

President: Kathy Gerke

Vice President: Sarah Bricknell

VP of Class Funds: Jennifer Mahlum

VP of Race and Equity: Sarah Swanberg

Treasurer: Christi Nagle

Secretary:  Melissa Cox

Advocacy Chair: Natalya Yudkovsky

Communications & Membership Co-Chairs:
Jill O’Connor and Debbie Chaleunphonh