Hi all,
Here’s this week’s RMS news.
(Th) November 7                     Parent-Teacher Conferences
(M) November 11                     No School:  Veterans’ Day
(W&Th) November 13, 14         Dickie Jo’s / Dickie Yo’s Fundraiser
(Th) November 14                    Parent-Teacher Conferences
(M) Nov 18 – (Th) Nov 21          Bard Fest (Taming of the Shrew and Midsummer Night’s Dream), 7:00pm
(Th) November 21                    6th Grade Immigration Simulation
(M) Nov 25 – (W) Nov 27           No School – Furlough Days
(Th) Nov 28 – (F) Nov 29           No School – Thanksgiving Holiday
(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

Conference confirmations were emailed October 27.  Due to high demand, it was not possible to schedule all requests.  We apologize if you did not get the conferences you requested.  Parents are always welcome to contact teachers at any point during the school year.  If you have  concerns regarding your student’s progress, please contact the teacher by email or call 541-790-8500 after November 14.  Although our resources are limited, our desire to communicate is not.
This year’s Cultural Connections event simulating an Immigrant’s arrival at Ellis Island will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21st during both 3rd and 4th periods.  Parents are invited to participate as “Immigration Officers” to process the entire 6th grade as the students make their way through Clearance, Health, Appeals, Character and the Oath if all goes well.  Interested in participating?  Please fill out the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h61YEc5YPWTyHfq7JDL16b8g5VcNyqSDj1ZBXXQvUUM/viewform to indicate your availability and preferences.  Or contact Lisa MacMaster lisa_mac2004@msn.com.

HAP (Holiday Assistance Program) is just around the corner and we need many volunteers to help make it successful.  HAP is Roosevelt’s annual food drive that supports RMS families by sending them home with a holiday food basket over the winter break. HAP is lead by Marty Smith’s student government class and supported with parent volunteers.  Donated food items are collected in house and there is lots of house spirit and friendly competition to see which houses can donate the greatest number of pounds of food, the highest quality food, and demonstrate the greatest effort in collecting food.  How can you support this worthy endeavor?  We’re glad you asked!
Wednesday 11/13, 1:15-2:30- Help set up room B-11 with tables for food collecting and sorting (2 volunteers needed)
Tuesday      11/19, 2:15-3:30- Assist with food counting and sorting  (6 volunteers needed)
Thursday     11/22, 2:15-3:30- Food counting and sorting (6 volunteers)
Wednesday 12/4,   1:15-2:30- Food counting and sorting (6 volunteers)
Thursday     12/12, 2:15-3:30- FINAL collection (6 volunteers)
Weekend of the 14th – Help with shopping for items to fill out the food baskets (3 volunteers)
Monday      12/16,  2:15-3:30- Help students pack dry goods into boxes for distribution  (6 volunteers)
Wednesday 12/18, 1:15-2:30- Help students pack boxes and move boxes to cold storage area  (6 volunteers)
Thursday    12/19, 1:00-3:00-  Finish packing boxes with perishables  (4 volunteers)
Thursday    12/19, 3:00-5:00-  Help hand out boxes (4 volunteers)
Friday         12/20, 3:00-5:00- Help hand out boxes  (4 volunteers)
Please contact Julie at marks_j@4j.lane.edu with your availability if you are able to help.
Also, we’ll need many medium sized cardboard boxes to pack donated food in.  If you have any to donate, please drop them by Roosevelt at your convenience.  Thank you!

Are you tired of cooking?  Do you have conferences on November 14?  Then take a break from cooking and go to Dickie Jo’s and/or Dickie Yo’s on Wednesday or Thursday, November 13-14 for a day of fundraising for Roosevelt.  Take the attached flyer and Dickie Jo’s/Dickie Yo’s will donate to Roosevelt 25% of the value of food and drink purchased – eat in or carry out; does not apply to gift card purchases.  (1079-C Valley River Way; across from VRC).  Thank you for your support. (See attachment)

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!
The South Eugene Rowing Club is holding a ONE DAY RUMMAGE SALE 
WHEN: Saturday, November 16th, 2013
TIME: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm  
WHERE: SEHS cafeteria
— DONATIONS can be brought to the cafeteria (back side of SEHS) on Friday, November 15th from 3:30 – 6:30 pm. Donations may also be dropped off on Saturday morning, by 10:00 am
— Come SHOP for some holiday bargains.  Encourage your friends and neighbors to stop by and shop for holiday gifts.

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


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