“I Am Roosevelt” 2020-21 Yearbooks on Sale Now!

Our kids have done A LOT this year: They’ve masked daily, washed their hands raw, socially distanced their birthdays and favorite holidays, Zoomed with everyone about everything, and made their way through this bewildering time with an immeasurable amount of grace. They’ve lifted us up when our challenges weighed us down the most, and brought joy into even the smallest of spaces. 

Roosevelt Elementary School’s 2020-21 “I Am Roosevelt” yearbook honors them by showcasing their grit, hard work, determination and joy amid a generation-defining moment in time. This book is for them — and for all of the parents-turned-storytellers who sacrificed even more of their time and energy to make its production possible. So, claim your piece of history now. Here’s how:

Order online by April 10, and pay only $42. Due to production costs, yearbook quantities will be limited after the publishing deadline. Purchases made after April 10 will be $50, and availability cannot be guaranteed. 

  • Go to https://commpe.pictavo.com 
  • Find Roosevelt Elementary using school ID 93833 or by entering city and state
  • Click “Shop My School”
  • Find the yearbook icon and click “Add to Cart”
  • Enter your student’s information
  • Click “Check Out” to complete your purchase
  • Fifth grade parents: Celebrate your child’s last year at Roosevelt with a personalized 1/4-page tribute in the yearbook. To purchase, find the 5th Grade Tribute and click “Add to Cart” before checkout. Tributes must be purchased AND submitted no later than March 26. (Tributes reserved only for fifth graders. One per child.)

Hey, Parents! Please Submit a Photo of Your Child for the Yearbook!

As you know, our traditional school portraits have been delayed indefinitely because of Covid-19. Nevertheless, Roosevelt’s yearbook team is committed to creating something spectacular for our children, who are deeply missing their friends, teachers and school community, to acknowledge their unique experiences this year. 

Please complete this Yearbook Portrait Submission Form no later than March 29 to ensure that your child’s portrait appears in Roosevelt’s 2020-21 yearbook! 

  • Submit one form per student.
  • Only JPEG or PNG files will be accepted.
  • Photo files must be named with the child’s last name, then first name (ie, Smith_Jane). If they are not labeled correctly, we will not know who the photo belongs to.

Tips for taking your child’s portrait: 

  • Shoot outside in a shaded spot, with no direct sunlight hitting the subject. 
  • Position your child a few feet in front of whatever trees, bushes, etc. are in the background. 
  • Aim to get a vertical photo from mid-chest up that includes shoulders on both sides and some extra headroom. You should not see below the waist. 
  • The lighting should be even. Pay attention to heavy shadows on the eyes or face. If you see heavy shadows, you are not shooting in a good place. 

Please email any questions to rooseveltsmyb@gmail.com.

Thank you for all you do for our students and school community. We appreciate you!

Attention 5th Graders: Submit Your Baby Photos!

It’s amazing to see how much our little ones have grown! That’s why the yearbook’s fifth grade baby photo retrospective is such a hit each year. Our kids love finding themselves and their friends on these pages, so we don’t want anyone left out. Please email ONE baby photo of your child, labeled with your child’s name and teacher, to rooseveltbabyphoto@gmail.com by March 29, 2021.

Baby Photo Guidelines

  • Only digital files will be accepted.

  • If you only have a hard copy, scan the image or take a photo of it with a digital camera.

  • The child’s name must be part of the file name with correct spelling. Please label your photos: lastname_firstname_teacherlastname (ex: smith_jane_brashear). Photos labeled incorrectly will not be accepted.

The 2020-21 Yearbook Crew Needs YOU!

Calling all photographers, artists, graphic designers, editors, proofreaders, class collage page editors, sales and distribution folks, and anyone else who wants to contribute! We need YOU and your voice now more than ever!

Roosevelt Elementary’s yearbook is the most anticipated swag of the year. These books are 200 pages of FUN — chock full of portraits, class activities, school events, field trips, music, art, sports, clubs, and other special moments. But it takes a village to put this incredible keepsake together, especially during a pandemic. This year, we will be thinking outside the box to create something truly special for our students, who are no doubt struggling with unprecedented changes to their educational and social lives.

Please lend your voice and your talents to this incredible project by joining our 2020-21 yearbook crew! We welcome any kind of help you have to offer. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please sign up at the link below. And if you are an artist, we could really use your help creating custom artwork for this year’s theme.

If you have any questions or ideas, please email rooseveltsmyb@gmail.com or SIGN UP HERE.

  • Photographers: Take photos of school events, classroom activities, field trips, art, music, sports and clubs, and upload selected images into our online software.
  • Student Yearbook Photographers: Sign up your child for our student yearbook photography club!
  • Class Collage Page Editors: We need one parent from each classroom to take or collect classroom photos, upload them into the yearbook and lay them out in our templates.
  • Fifth Grade Editors: This one’s for you, fifth grade parents! We need one parent dedicated to each of the following activities: collecting and cataloging baby photos, working with teachers to have students provide quotes, communicating with fifth grade parents about purchasing a tribute ad for their child, and designing or placing these ads in the book.
  • Proofreaders: Edit for grammatical and factual errors, check for duplicate photos, ensure the accuracy of class rosters, etc. This role begins in the middle of the school year.
  • Sales & Distribution: Help to promote and distribute the books to the Roosevelt community.

Roosevelt 2019-20 Yearbooks Still Available!

Miss your chance to get a 2019-20 yearbook? You’re in luck! We still have some of these gorgeous California Dreamin’-themed keepsakes left for anyone who didn’t get a chance to purchase at the end of the school year. Yearbooks are $40. Proceeds fund class supplies and resources for our students and teachers. Please email rooseveltsmyb@gmail.com to get your copy today!