Hi all,

Here’s the week’s news.
(F) October 11          (TOMORROW) No School:  Statewide Inservice
(M) October 14         Picture Retakes
(W) October 16         Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser
(Th) October 24        Activity Night
(F) October 25          No School:  Mid-Trimester Progress Reports
(F) November 4        Parents-At-Roosevelt (PAR) meeting 9:00-10:15
(Th) November 7      Parent-Teacher Conferences
(M) November 11      No School:  Veterans’ Day
(W) November 13     Dickie Jo’s / Dickie Yo’s Fundraiser
(Th) November 14    Parent-Teacher Conferences
Eat pizza and support Roosevelt.  Use the attached flyer on Wednesday, October 16th at Papa’s Pizza and 50% of the proceeds will go to RMS! (See attachment.)
Picture retakes are Monday, October 14 at 9:00am.  If your student is having a retake, then send the picture packet back with your student on Monday to give to the photographer.  If your student didn’t have a picture taken at school in September, then he or she should have a picture taken on Monday, even if you choose not to purchase pictures.  Picture packets are available in the office.
Parent-Teacher conferences are Thursday, November 7 and Thursday, November 14.  Conference appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.  Due to high demand, it is not possible to schedule all requests.  Therefore, if you do not have concerns, you may choose not to participate.  Please remember conferences are an ongoing process.  Parents are always welcome to contact teachers at any point during the school year.  Although our resources are limited, our desire to communicate is not.  All conferences are ten minutes long and in the D Gym.  Appointment Request Forms (on yellow paper) are being distributed to students in House today (October 10).  If you wish to schedule a conference with up to three of your student’s teachers, then make sure to ask your student for the yellow form or print the attached Conference Request Form.  Please return or fax the form (541-790-8505) to the office by Friday, October 18. (See attachment.)
We need your help for our students to have a spooky good time at our first activtiy night of the year on Thursday, October 24th.  Volunteers are needed to help set up after school 3:30-5:30 and to chaperone 6:20-9:00.  Please let Julie know if you can help: marks_j@4j.lane.edu.  If you haven’t already, please be sure to submit a background check via the link below.  Thanks for your consideration!
If you volunteer at Roosevelt, please make sure you fill out a background check form electronically.  You can do so at
www.helpcounter.net/eugene.  This link is also available on the Volunteer section of the RMS website.  If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Julie in the office.   Volunteer background checks are good for a duration of two years.
Greetings RMS Supporters!  I am Kati Carter, Roosevelt’s new art teacher.  I need some help building up art room supplies that are severely lacking.  These items are needed so that our art students can produce some creative works to display around the school and bring home this year!  I am looking for donations of tempera and acrylic paints, paint brushes (both watercolor and multipurpose), tissue paper, masking tape, fabric scraps, colored yarn, wire coat hangers, smocks (old button up shirts students can put over clothes also work), paper towel/toilet paper holders, embossed foil, thin sculpture wire, newspaper, small wood scraps, and cereal boxes. Lastly, any monetary donations would be greatly appreciated.  Art supplies are quite expensive, and unfortunately the $500 yearly supply budget does not cover even a third of what is needed.  Please bring donations to the RMS office.  Many thanks!
Thank you to the many, many parents and grandparent who came to Roosevelt Activity Day and had a lovely stroll on the Amazon trail with our energetic students:  Lisa Woodruff, Jacqueline Welch, Kate Adams, Diana Dutra, Laura Harris, Christy Monson, Cin Chubb, Carrie Connelly, Mark O’Hara, Dana Fleming, Thea Peck, Stacia Walker, Lisa von der Heydt, Anne Marie Levis, Brent Clark, Janice Zagorin, Bessie Joyce, Katharine de Baun, Jessica Walker, Tara Parillo, Jane Williams, Teresa Elmore, Linda Fossum, Christine Sampley, Terrie Monroe, Cynthia Friedman, Megan and Sam Reeves, Jackie Hall, Dene Eller, Susan Jordan, Jennifer Lamberg, Christy Mifsud, Lori Wasikowski, Chris Hogle, Tina Stupasky, Francine Berryman, Michelle Mikkelsen, Nadine Batya, Amy Hulbert, Maryam Jahangiri, and Christy Sheerin.
Thank you to all who supported students collecting donations for Roosevelt Activity Day.  Together we raised over $16,000 for programs at Roosevelt!
The first Activity Night is Thursday, October 24, 2013 6:30-8:30pm
Halloween Theme: Costumes are optional (NO Masks that cover the face)
Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a safe and familiar place.
What are some of the activities?
  • DJ/Dancing in the B-hall gym
  • Karaoke in B Hall; Bingo in the Library; Ping Pong in the cafeteria
  • Concessions in B Hall – serving pizza, chips, popcorn, juice ($.50-$1.00)
  • Coat room (lockers are not available to students so you are discouraged from bringing any bags)
    Activities will be located in B Hall only. The rest of the school will be closed, including ALL lockers (even B Hall lockers). Use the coat room to store your stuff. Entry will ONLY be through the admission doors.
Who is invited?
  • Activity Night is for Roosevelt students only except: students wanting to invite a friend who attends another middle school, must fill out a permission form signed by an administrator from both schools. Forms are available in the front office and are due by Tuesday, October 22.
Drop off is at the back of the school. All students enter through the courtyard and South B-Hall Bay Door.
Pick up is at the front of the school. NOTE: The VLT Parking Lot is Closed this evening.
Price: $3.00 in advance ($1.50 for reduced lunch program). $5.00 at the door ($2.50 for reduced lunch program).  OR Free for families that qualify.
6th graders: WEB leaders will meet with 6th graders in the D Gym from 6-6:30pm for a short activity night orientation.
Regarding Costumes
  • Students may wear costumes to school, but they must conform to the Roosevelt Middle School dress code (page xi in the student planner). Costumes may not be demeaning to any ethnic group, race, religion, nationality, disability, gender, or individual (staff or student) at the school.
  • No unsafe props or equipment including replica or toy weapons are to be brought to school.
  • No costumes that would completely hide the identity of the student, i.e. gorilla suit, mask, etc.
  • No costumes that would impair a student’s vision or movement.
  • All students participating must come to school dressed in their costumes – no getting ready in the building. Make up, hair products etc will be confiscated and not returned. If you are not sure, don’t wear it!
On Tuesday, October 15th, Eugene Education Foundation will celebrate students and schools at our annual Back-to-School fundraising event. This year we gather at a new time and a new place, from 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm at the Eugene Country Club.  See attachment.
Parents are invited to attend. There will be music and displays by students, inspiring reports about current grant programs and district priorities, and the chance to join with Honorary Chair Judy Wenger (former Roosevelt teacher), Superintendent Shelley Berman, and many other community supporters of students in District 4J.  Seating is limited. Here is a link to the EEF webpage to RSVP or learn more:  EEF Celebration 2013.  Seating is limited.
Students gain important inspiration for learning through the support of EEF grants, help EEF make this year’s upcoming Celebration a great success!  (See attachment.)
Parent question:  I am often frustrated at the amount of time it takes to pick up my student from school, especially when a doctor/dental appointment is involved.  How can I pick my child up in a timely manner?
Office answer:  Sending a note with your student to give to the teacher at the beginning of class will help the teacher dismiss the student at the appropriate time.  This really helps to cut down on the time it can take to locate students and send a runner to class.  The note should have the date and time you need them to be in the office and the reason.  Please remember, you must still come in to the office to sign out your child.
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