Hi Roosevelt families,
Here’s the news for the week.  Enjoy the warm weather!
(F)  Apr. 12             NO SCHOOL
(M), (T)  Apr. 15, 16   Mucho Gusto fundraiser
(F)  Apr. 26             Roosevelt Showcase (see info below)
(F)  May 3               NO SCHOOL — Mid-term Progress Reports
(M), (T) May 6, 7    Dickie Jo’s fundraiser
(W) May 8               Orchestra Concert
(F) May 10              Activity Night – 6:30 – 8:30pm
(T) May 14              Band Concert
(F) May 17 – (Th)    May 23 – RMS Musical Theater Performances — Oklahoma!
(M) May 27             Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
(W) May 29             Choir performance
(Th)  May 30           6th Grade Cultural Festival

— Friday, April 12th — No School

— Mucho Gusto fundraiser — April 15 & 16.  Print the attached flyer and present it when you purchase.  25% of the value of your purchase will go to RMS! The event on the 15th also doubles as a birthday party for our principal, Chris! Make sure to stop on by! Dress code is semi-formal.

Welcome aboard the RMS Showcase Cruise on Friday, April 26th.  Have a great time with the whole family having dinner, enjoying fabulous shipboard entertainment, bidding on house baskets, art and auction items, and participating in fun games like a cake walk, karaoke, and shipboard games.  And don’t forget to give a bit of your time to help Showcase be the best ever. We need lots of volunteers so click here to see the various opportunities to chip in.  Or, if you prefer, contact Julie Marks, marks_j@4j.lane.edu.
Students are stars at RMS Showcase Cruise!
  CALLING ALL ARTISTS!  Showcase will feature an Art Show & Sale in the Seven Seas Gallery.  The Show is open to all students, parents and staff.  We would love to display your work- drawings, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, carvings, quilts, knitted/crocheted item, glass, etc…  Artwork may be donated to RMS for the Sale or be for Display only and returned to the artist after the event.  Original art work will be accepted in the office.  Be sure to fill out the Art Form available in the office.
  SHIPBOARD ENTERTAINMENT Wanted!  We would love to see our students share their talent, humor, or wacky skill in the RMS Showcase entertainment line-up.  There are several stages, both large and small, and a student can perform both individually or in a group.  To sign up, students can fill out a flyer available in the office.
Thank you for supporting Roosevelt!
Don’t forget about your student’s House basket.  Contributions to baskets will be collected until April 24th.  The sooner contributions come in, the better!THANK YOU

Thanks to Track Town Pizza for the fundraiser on April 3rd.  Track Town donated $477 to Roosevelt.  Thank you also to all families who supported Roosevelt in this fundraiser

Roosevelt’s PAR (Parents at Roosevelt) had an evening meeting on Monday this week.  Chris provided a report on the middle school common schedule.  The district will delay pursuit of a common middle school schedule to allow more time for consideration and teacher input.  The district will move to a new student information system next year called Synergy, which will facilitate communication between students, teachers, and administration.  Budget estimates will be available soon from the district and Chris will develop a staffing plan based on those numbers.  Larry Banks, EEF coordinator, reported that we are short of our $100,000 goal, but will continue to seek donations.  The funds are an important part of developing a staffing plan for next year.  Lynn provided a Showcase update.  Many parents are working very hard to make it a successful night.  A volunteer sign up website is available to allow parents/family members to sign up to help out on the evening of Showcase (SEE SHOWCASE SECTION BELOW).  PAR is considering hosting an evening parent-education meeting in May.  There are a couple community events coming up of interest:  Legislators on the State Ways and Means committee are traveling around the state to hear comments on the budget, including school funding.  They will be in Eugene on Friday, April 12, 3:00-4:30pm, LCC, Ragozzino Performance Hall.  Also, the South Willamette Street Improvement Plan Committee is hosting its third public forum at South Eugene High School on June 11 from 6-8.


School Bond Measure on May Ballot
A measure that would provide local funding for Eugene public schools is on the May 21 election ballot.
The bond measure, Measure 20-210, would allow the Eugene School District to:
·       Replace aging buildings that are worn and costly to maintain
·       Provide better instructional facilities for students
·       Support effective classroom instruction by acquiring updated technology and instructional materials
·       Address student safety and security across the district
If the measure is approved, property tax rates for Eugene School District bond debt would increase by about 24¢ per $1,000 assessed value. Property taxes would increase by about $42 a year for the median homeowner in the district, with an assessed value of $174,000.By law, bond money can only be spent on capital facilities (such as buildings, athletic fields and parking lots), equipment and technology. It cannot be used to pay for teachers, school days or school programs.

Ballots will be mailed to registered voters beginning May 3 and must be returned to the county elections office or an official ballot drop box by May 21, 8 p.m.

For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu.

Propuesta de Emisión de Bonos Para el Distrito Escolar Eugene 4J
Un propuesta sobre los impuestos en plebiscito del 21 de mayo podría proporcionar fondos para las escuelas públicas de Eugene.Los fondos obtenidos a través de la propuesta de emisión de bonos, Propuesta 20-210, le permitirían al Distrito Escolar de Eugene:

• Reemplazar edificios deteriorados cuyo mantenimiento resulta muy caro
• Proporcionar mejores instalaciones educativos para los alumnos
• Apoyar una enseñanza efectiva en el salón de clases, por medio de la adquisición de tecnología y materiales de instrucción actualizadas

• Resolver asuntos de seguridad estudiantil en todo el distrito

Si la propuesta es aprobada, los impuestos a la propiedad para la deuda del bono del Distrito Escolar de Eugene aumentarían aproximadamente en ¢24 por cada $1000 de avalúo. Los impuestos a la propiedad aumentarían aproximadamente en $42 al año para los hogares promedio en el distrito que estén avaluados en $174000.

Por ley, el dinero de los bonos sólo puede ser utilizado en instalaciones físicas (como por ejemplo edificios, campos atléticas y estacionamientos), equipo y tecnología. No puede ser utilizado para pagar los maestros, días de escuela, o programas escolares.

Las papeletas de votación se enviará por correo a los votantes registrados a partir del 3 de mayo. Las papeletas se debe devolver a la oficina de elecciones del condado o en la urna electoral hasta las 8 p.m. del 21 de mayo.

Para mayor información, por favor visite www.4j.lane.edu o llame a 541-790-7707.

There will be a Summer Enrichment Program at the University of Oregon this summer for advanced learners grades 6-10.  Students will have the opportunity to live in a dorm, participate in a variety of enriching ativities and take classes in a wide range of subjects from qualified teachers during this two week camp.  For more information, contact SEP@uoregon.edu(http://uoyetag.uoregon.edu/)  or call 541-346-1405.
VISIT ROOSEVELT’s WEBSITE for more information: http://www.roosevelt.4j.lane.edu/
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