Hi RMS Families,

This week’s eNews is brief, but important.  Please read the following message from Chris regarding scheduling changes and important information about Roosevelt’s Holiday Assistance Program (HAP).

CALENDAR
(T) Dec 17 Final HAP collection day
(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
  

SCHEDULE CHANGES
Dear Families, 
Thank you for your patience with our “wintry” weather over the past week.  Unfortunately, the compression of several events from two full weeks of December classes to one full week has caused a few changes.  Remember that all school days that were cancelled will be made up later in the year. The district will have conversations with stakeholders (teachers and community) regarding the placement of the make-up days.  Below is a summary of the RMS events calendar changes for December.

Monday, Dec. 16- Winter Choir Concert- Cancelled (we will have conversations about how to make this up later in the year)
Tuesday, Dec. 17- Final HAP pick-up day (send in canned foods with your students!)
Wednesday, Dec. 18- Advanced Band Concert at SEHS- Cancelled (again, conversations regarding possible make-up)
Thursday, Dec. 19- Site Council (cancelled and replaced with RMS leadership meeting)
Friday, Dec. 20- Assembly- Cancelled (we will have a regular school day)

Have a wonderful Holiday Break!

Chris Mitchell
Principal- Roosevelt Middle School
HAP Still needs You!
There is still time to contribute to this year’s Holiday Assistance Program.  Due to last week’s snow days we all missed the scheduled final HAP collection day, but never fear, the new FINAL collection day is next Tuesday, December 17th.  Please support our Roosevelt community by sending in donations of high quality food items, grocery store gift cards, or cash by next Tuesday.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of you for supporting HAP.

 

REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK
‘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.
 
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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!
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