Hi Roosevelt Families,
Here’s this week’s news…. Happy Halloween!
(F) November 1                         Parents-At-Roosevelt (PAR) meeting 9:00-10:15 – All Parents Welcome!
(Su) November 3                       Daylight savings time ends — Remember to set clocks 1 hour back.
(M) November 4                        Parent Education Night
(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
All parents are welcome at the November PAR meeting.
Topics presented and discussed will be
  • Officer Introductions and Confirmation of Officers
  • Principal’s Report
  • Activity Night Report
  • Parent Education Event: Social Media
  • Fundraising for 2013-2014 School Year
  • Showcase 2014
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.
PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT – Nov 4th: Safety and Security and Social Media
Maybe you’re on Facebook, but do you know everything you should about Tumblr, Instagram, Vine and Snapchat? Social media changes quickly, and as parents, it can be hard to keep up. Please join other Roosevelt parents for this year’s first Parent Education Night Monday Nov 4th 7-8:30 PM, where a panel of professionals in internet safety, as well as high school teens, will focus on safety and security and socializing, within this exploding new media. Please join us!
Dear Parents,
Yearbook is looking for businesses who would be interested in having an ad in the yearbook.  If you or anyone you know would like to have an advertisement in the yearbook, please email rmsyearbookadvertising@gmail.com or case_sar@4j.lane.edu for further details.
– Yearbook Advertising Team (Calysta, Myreen, and Erika)
Thanks to JoAnn Hoffman for coordinating the parent-teacher conferences
Thanks to all the parents who helped with activity night:  Mitchell Finkle, Michelle Mikkelsen, Kellie Mick, Cin Chubb, Misha Eller-Chubb, Frieda Bikele, Bill Cavinee, Teresa Mueller, Stacia Walker, Lisa Ghandour, Kate Adams, Lennie Mabus, Sheila Rose-Norris, JoAnn Hoffman, Eric Finkle, Christine Sampley, Kari Davidson, Melissa Takush, Jacqueline Welch, Holly Matus, Lori Wasikowski, Katharine de Baun, Cindy Boettcher, Janet Butler and Anne Marie Levis.
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.
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
Global Perspectives for Youth is looking for host families for Chinese students participating in music camps at the University of Oregon.
The two winter camps are:  January 21-27            (6 nights) and February 5-9 (4 nights)
The host family provides transportation, breakfast and dinner on weekdays; 3 meals a day on the weekend and occasional sack lunches.Students may share a room but must have their own bed. Students spend only evenings and the weekend at home.  Host families are strongly encouraged to take 2 students, and may host 1 or both sessions.
Host families receive a stipend*:              $115/person for 6 nights      or     $230 for 2 people
                                                              $85/person for 4 nights      or     $170 for 2 people
*Stipend should cover expenses for meals, transportation, laundry and all
activities.  The number of days may vary slightly due to travel
arrangements; stipend will be prorated accordingly.
Website:            www.gpyinternational.org/hostfamily_short.html
Contact            susanne@gpyinternational.org    or
Phone                  541.852.8600  for additional details
We now have a dedicated Attendance line in Spanish. The number is (541)790-8550.
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