Here’s the news for the week.  Since next week is a holiday, there will not be an eNews submission.  Happy Thanksgiving!
(M) Nov 25 – (W) Nov 27            No School – Furlough Days
(Th) Nov 28 – (F) Nov 29            No School – Thanksgiving Holiday
(M) Dec 2                                 Parents-At-Roosevelt (PAR) meeting – 9-10:15am (All Parents Welcome!)
(T) Dec 3                                  Intermediate / Advanced Band Concert, 7:00pm
(W) Dec 4                                 Orchestra Concert
(Th) Dec 5 – (F) Dec 6                 No School:  Professional Dev / Planning Day and Final Trimester Grading Day
(M) Dec 9                                  Trimester 2 Begins
(W) Dec 11                                 HAP final turn in day
(W) Dec 11 Track Town Pizza Fundraiser
(M) Dec 16                                 Concert Choir concert
(W) Dec 18                                 Advanced Band Concert with SEHS and SBMS
(M) Dec 23 – (F) Jan 3                 No School – Winter Break
(M) Jan 6                                   No School – Furlough Day
We have kicked off our annual HAP (Holiday Assistance Program) program.  This is a food and money drive to create food boxes for the winter break for our families who request this support.  All students and their families have the opportunity to contribute to this community effort to care for their own and ensure everyone has what they need.  Donations of any amount are appreciated.  All kinds of food items are welcome, ranging from canned fruit, soup and peanut butter to pancake mix, tortillas and rice. Students will bring the donations to their House.  Families may request a food box by completing a request form with the counselor, Casey, that outlines their personal preferences and special dietary needs and considerations.   How can you support this worthy endeavor?  We’re glad you asked!
Friday          12/13,  2:15-3:30- Help students pack dry goods into boxes for distribution
Weekend of the 14th – Help with shopping for items to fill out the food baskets (3 volunteers needed)
Tuesday      12/17, 2:15-3:30- Help students pack boxes and move boxes to cold storage area
Thursday    12/19, 1:00-3:00-  Finish packing boxes with perishables
Friday          12/20,  3:00-5:00- Help distribute boxes to families
Please contact Julie at marks_j@4j.lane.edu  if you can help. Thank you!
Have you been wondering where that special jacket you just purchased only a few weeks ago disappeared to…well, it just might be in our chock full of clothes Lost and Found area!  Please encourage your child to take time and go through our Lost and Found area and claim any items that belong to them.  We will donate all unclaimed items to a local charity at the end of 1st Trimester  (December 13th).   Parents are welcome to come in and take a look before or after school.
1) The volunteers for the library have really stepped up to the plate! Thank you Christine Sampley, Stephanie Luiere, Gayle Stroud, Melissa Takush, Jennifer Lamberg and Katy Brundan. It means so much to our students that you are here keeping the library open before school at and lunch, and I know how hard all of you work to keep everything neat and organized. I really can’t say it enough- Thank You!
2) I also have a great deal of gratitude for Lisa Woodruff for once again partnering with me to make OBOB happen. This is quite the commitment, and I couldn’t do it without her. Lisa, you are very appreciated!
3) We are working to have all of our Language Arts class novels available on audio for our emerging readers. We are short a few devices however. We can use MP3 players and old iPods. If you’ve outgrown a device and replaced it, please consider donating the old one to the Roosevelt library to support this program. You can leave donations in the front office. Thank you!
From the French Team (Carrie Grabowski and Catherine Wiebe):
We want to recognize Christine Sampley for her extensive work cleaning and organizing the French library. On top of that, she has done a beautiful job of displaying the books. It is so much easier to find what we’re looking for. Thank you!
Thank you to those who have donated snacks to our Homework Club!
Thank you to Hildy Tritch and Michelle Mikkelsen for helping parents sign up for EScrip at conferences.
Thank you to Dickie Jo’s, Dickie Yo’s and all families who participated in the fund raiser last week.  Thanks to your participation, Dickie Jo’s and Dickie Yo’s donated $275 to Roosevelt to support Roosevelt programs and students.  Thank you!
Roosevelt Gear is now available online and in the office
     ● Tee-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants
     ● Order online with Visa, MC or AMEX at rooseveltmiddleschool.promoshop.com  DO NOT TYPE WWW
     ● Order in the office and prepay with cash or a check
     ● Students are STRONGLY encouraged to try on samples in the office for sizing before ordering
     ● Orders due by December 9 and can be picked up in the Roosevelt office starting December 16
      ● Questions – contact Kim O’Brien (541-338-9357) or kim@tntspecialtyad.com
Resource Related to the 11/4/13 Parent Education Night on Safety, Security, and Social Media
Common Sense Media recently aired a webinar entitled “Empowering Students To Be Digital Citizens.” The ~ hour long webinar facilitator discusses the 24/7 digital culture, technology and media as it relates to behavior and development, features of the digital world, and provides an overview of their free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum. The archived webinar can be viewed at http://iste.adobeconnect.com/p4w81t3a6zy
Disclaimer: Roosevelt Middle School does not endorse this webinar or the content contained within it.
Hello, all!  Because there is no school on the first Friday of December, which is what would have been our customary PAR business meeting time, we have rescheduled it to the preceding Monday, which is December 2.  The time of the meeting will remain the same: 9 am- 10:15 am.
Take the attached flyer to Track Town Pizza and Roosevelt will receive 50% of the value of food purchased (only WHOLE pizzas, breadsticks and salads) for in-house or pickup (to-go) orders.
Not interested in eating pizza this day?  Go by and purchase a gift certificate for a friend or a later time and Roosevelt will receive 25% of the value of the gift certificate purchased.  Either way, Track Town makes it simple and a great time to get together for a day of fundraising.
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— “In the Heights“, a new musical, continues this week for its last three nights:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7 pm in the auditorium.  “In the Heights” was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning four including 2008 Best Musical and was nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
How to get show tickets: Tickets for South Eugene Theatre’s shows can be purchased in person at the Box Office, or online. The Box Office is located at the end of the main hall by the auditorium and is open from 12:30 to 4:30 pm every school day, except for half days. To purchase tickets online, click on the “buy tickets” button on the main page of our website, southeugenetheater.org .  We are using a new online ticketing system this year, and you are now able to purchase and redeem season tickets online!  Tickets can also be purchased at the door before shows.
Want to connect with your child’s friends or families? Make connections with other Roosevelt kids and families?  PURCHASE A STUDENT DIRECTORY in the office for only $2.
One of the best things you can do to support RMS is to sign up for eScrip – or update your existing account.  It is easy to do and it’s free.  Simply register your credit cards, debit cards, and Safeway Club card at eScrip.comEvery time you shop, the merchant will donate a percentage of your purchase (from 2 to 8 percent, depending on the merchant) to Roosevelt.
With holiday shopping approaching, you can earn even more for Roosevelt through your favorite online merchants including Amazon, Nordstrom, Toys R Us, REI and many, many more! To earn for RMS, login to escrip.com and click on the link for the Online Mall in the upper right corner of the page. By shopping via this link, you’ll get some great discounts from your favorite stores and earn money for RMS. 
If you still need to sign up for eScrip:
1. Go to www.escrip.com
2. Identify Roosevelt Middle School, recipient ID #6723045, as the recipient of the merchant’s donation.
3. Register the numbers of your debit, credit, and Safeway Club cards.
4. Use those debit, credit, and club cards to make your usual purchases at participating stores.
If you are already signed up for eScrip, thank you!  If you did it some time ago, though, please check and make sure your registered card information is current card and that Roosevelt Middle School is your eScrip group.
Questions? Contact Hildy Tritch at 541-343-9597 or hildur.tritch@comcast.net
Spring Creek Holly Farm is proud to announce the 4th year of our Give Back To Schools Program.
— The Give Back to Schools Program is very simple. Buy any tree from Spring Creek Holly Farm, tell us your school’s name and we will return  50% of the retail price of that tree to your school. All trees are $4.00/ft so an 8′ tree would retail for $32.00 and $16.00 would be sent to your school after the holidays. There are no limits, the purchaser does not have to be affiliated with the school in anyway, so friends, family and co-workers are welcome to participate. The amount you can earn is up to your school.
— Last year we were pleased to donate over $6,300 among 47 local schools. Several schools raised over $700.00 last year for their schools.  Families had a nice holiday experience at our “choose & cut” farm, left with a well-priced Noble Fir Christmas tree, and we sent the school half of the sales price of the tree.
— For more information on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/SpringCreekHollyFarm
Tdap immunization is required for 7th & 8th grade students. 
By February, all 7th and 8th grade students are required to have documentation of a Tdap vaccination to continue to attend school.  Influenza vaccine is highly recommended for students as well.
PLEASE check your child’s record to be sure that he/she has the following vaccination and send documentation with the date given for:
Tdap Vaccine – 1 dose
Tdap contains protection against whooping cough (pertussis).  Pertussis is a disease that can be spread by children, teenagers and adults to babies, and it can cause severe illness, even death for vulnerable babies. This vaccine is also recommended for adults when their next tetanus booster is due. This will help protect adults, the elderly and our entire community against whooping cough.
If your child has not had the Tdap booster (after age 10) call your doctor’s office or a clinic below for an appointment.  Please give an updated immunization record to your school as soon as your child gets the Tdap vaccine.   Thank you!
Lane County Public Health                          541-682-4041
North Eugene Health Center                        541-790-4445
Churchill Health Center                                541-790-5227
RMS eNews archives are posted at the Roosevelt website.
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Feedback and input always welcome! Please note that requests for items to be included in Thursday’s eNews are due each Wednesday by 5 pm to sarah_case@yahoo.com.
REMEMBER TO SUPPORT RMS via EEF donations, eScrip, Box Tops, Granola Bars, and Sequential Biofuels. For more information, click here.
eScrip: Earn free money for Roosevelt!
Register today:
•         Go to www.escrip.com
•         Register your credit/debit & Safeway club cards
•         Designate Roosevelt- recipient ID #6723045
•         Encourage your relatives to register too!
•         Shop at Market of Choice, Safeway or online at all your favorite businesses through the eScrip online mall
•         Feel good when eScrip sends Roosevelt a check for a percentage of your purchases!
***eScrip is secure and will not share or sell any private or personal information.***
 — Having trouble subscribing? Can’t remember your supporter number? Having trouble switching to Roosevelt from your child’s prior school? For these questions and any others: Contact Hildy Tritch at 541-343-9597 or hildur.tritch@comcast.net
How to manage your subscription to Roosevelt eNews:
 To SIGN UP, please send a blank email to rms-subscribe@npogroups.org
 To OPT OUT, please send a blank email to rms-unsubscribe@npogroups.org
 To CHANGE your email address, first unsubscribe from your old account (using your old address) as per OPT OUT instructions above, then use your new email account to send a blank message to rms-subscribe@npogroups.org
In each case above, you will receive a confirmation message from NPOGroups to which you simply reply back to complete your un/subscribing.
In addition, this change is for the eNews list only. If you wish the RMS office to make this change in their records, please email Jane Kinports at kinports@4j.lane.edu or call the office at 541-790-8500.
Roosevelt eNews is a service of PAR (Parents At Roosevelt), in cooperation with Roosevelt Middle School.  It is produced by volunteers on privately-owned equipment.