Hi RMS families,
Here’s the news for the week.  Be sure to tune into the information on Roosevelt’s Holiday Assistance Program below.
CALENDAR
(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
(T) Jan 7                                              Classes resume
(M) Jan 13                                            Mazzi’s Fundraiser
(M) Jan 20                                            No School – MLK Day
  
HAP NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!
The LAST collection day for HAP is next Wednesday, December 11th !!
Now is the time to support HAP, our Holiday Assistance Program, with donations of high quality food items and cash.  HAP is a great way to care for our Roosevelt community and provides food baskets that go home with fellow RMS families over winter break to provide a holiday meal and food security.  Please send in suggested items with your student to turn in to their house.
Suggested donations are:   Cash or grocery store gift cards, canned meats like tuna, nut butters, boxed dinners, cereal, pancake mix, canned soups, beans, veggies and fruits, tortillas, rice, grains and pastas, pasta sauces, nuts, dried fruits, and holiday meal components like canned pumpkin and stuffing mix.
A heartfelt thanks to all of you for coming together with your donations of volunteer time and items to support our Roosevelt community.
If you are interested in receiving a food basket please contact our school counselor, Casey Tiemann at tiemann@4j.lane.edu.
THANK YOU!
Thank you to the Sequential Gas Station and everyone who participated in its Driving Change Campaign.  Sequential Fuels donated $12.90 to Roosevelt.
‘TIS THE SEASON OF HEARTFELT SHARING
A Roosevelt/South Eugene High School family of 6, has been living without permanent housing for the past 3 years.  This family was recently awarded a  house for their family.  They now have a house but are in dire need of household furniture and any miscellaneous items you may want to share.  If you have household furniture (beds/couches/tables, chairs) or pots/pans, linens, etc.  and would like to donate, please contact Blanche at Roosevelt if you can help.  Her email address is:  colson_b@4j.lane.edu or call her at (541)790-8500.
LOST AND FOUND
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.
SUPPORT ROOSEVELT WHILE SHOPPING ONLINE
If you plan to shop online this holiday season, please remember to log in to www.escrip.com first.  You can access 100s of online retailers through www.escrip.com, and Roosevelt will earn a percentage of your purchase.
Retailers participating in the E-scrip program include Apple, Nordstrom, Target, Gap, Walgreens, Crate & Barrel, Best Buy, Amazon, JC Penney, Williams-Sonoma, and many more!
The steps to using E-Scrip are simple:
  1. Go to www.escrip.com
  2. Create your personal account or log in if you already have an account.
  3. Click on “At the Online Mall” in the upper right hand corner of the homepage.
  4. A list of retailers will appear.  Click the retailer of your choice and E-Scrip will connect you to that retailer’s homepage.
  5. Shop and earn money for Roosevelt!
MP3 PLAYER DONATIONS
Tis the Season for Giving…
Do you have older generation MP3 players not being used?  The listening devices will help students reach their goals in their Language Arts and Music Exploration skills. Please know that your kindness will be most appreciated!
ROOSEVELT GEAR
Roosevelt Gear is now available online and in the office
     ● Tee-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants
     ● Order online with Visa, MC or AMEX at roosevelt.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
     ● NO RETURNS, REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
     ● 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
TRACK TOWN PIZZA FUNDRAISER
Hey all you pizza lovers, Wednesday, December 11, Track Town Pizza is sponsoring a fundraiser for Roosevelt. Print the attached flyer or pick one up in the office and take it with you to Track Town. Fifty percent of the value of your food order will be donated to Roosevelt.
Track Town Pizza – 1809 Franklin Blvd; 541-284-8484; 11am-midnight
REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK
STUDENT DIRECTORY
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.
PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE
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.
HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
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
RMS eNews archives are posted at the Roosevelt website.
VISIT ROOSEVELT’s WEBSITE for more information: http://www.roosevelt.4j.lane.edu/
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.***
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