CALENDAR
(Th) Jan 23                    6th Grade Band Concert
(F) Jan 31                      RMS School Choice presentation – 9:45am
(M) Feb 3 Showcase Meeting, 5:30-6:30pm
(Th) Feb 6 Parents-At-Roosevelt (PAR) meeting – 9:00am — ALL PARENTS WELCOME!
(Th) Feb 6                     IHS Information Night (SEHS) – 7:00pm (see info below)
(F) Feb 7                       No School – Mid-trimester grading day
(W) Feb 12                    Highschool Information Night (SEHS) – 7:00pm (see info below)
(W)(Th) Feb 12-13       Mucho Gusto Fundraiser
(Th) Feb 13 Choir Concert
(F) Feb 14                     Activity Night
(M) Feb 17 No School – President’s Day
(Th) Feb 20                   RMS Parent Education Night
PAR MEETING 
Attached are meeting minutes from last week’s PAR (Parents-At-Roosevelt) meeting.
ACTIVITY NIGHT
The date for the next student Activity Night has changed.  It will be on Friday, February 14.  There were several conflicts on the previously-scheduled night, including IHS Information Night at SEHS on February 6.
ROOSEVELT SHOWCASE
Roosevelt’s biggest event of the year is quickly approaching!  Showcase 2014 is scheduled for Friday, May 2.  This year’s theme is Night at the Museum.  We have a goal of $25,000 to be raised and we need your help to make this happen! A Showcase planning meeting is scheduled forMonday, February 3, 5:30-6:30 pm.  Please plan to attend! If you would like to help, but cannot attend, please contact PAR Co-Coordinator, Dana Fleming, at alasaban@sbcglobal.net.
We are also gathering donations for the silent auction.  If you have a business, please consider donating.  Please also consider asking local businesses and individuals to donate toward that effort.
VOLUNTEER NEEDS
School Choice Tours
It’s that time of year again when we invite community members to visit Roosevelt to learn about all it has to offer their students.  Our first school choice presentation and parent led tour will be Friday, January 31st.  Chris and Mike will be sharing information about RMS from 9:45-10:15 and then RMS parents will lead tours of the school from 10:15-11:00.  We need 4 more parents to help lead tours.  Please contact Julie, marks_j@4j.lane.edu with any questions and your availability.
Garden Club Needs You!
Are you passionate about gardening?  Do you love working with kids?  Our garden club coordinator is looking for an assistant to help run garden club.  Please contact Sean Camblin, camblin@comcast.net or Julie, marks_j@4j.lane.edu with your interest and any questions that you may have.
Activity Night is Friday, February 14th!
We need many of you fabulous volunteers to create a fun filled evening for our students.  Set up help is needed 3:30-4:30 and chaperones are needed 6-9pm.  Please contact (Ms.) Mitchell Finkle, mitchellfinkle@yahoo.com with your availability.
1 more PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR TRADER JOE’S FLOWER PICKUP
We need 1 more volunteer to pick up flowers at Trader Joe’s every Monday morning.  This will take between 2 – 3 hours.  The volunteer(s) will pick up the flowers, bring them to Roosevelt and arrange them in vases.  It’s a fun way to make a contribution to our well-deserving teaching staff here at Roosevelt.  Please contact Blanche at colson_b@4j.lane.edu if you can help.
SUPER SATURDAYS IN FEBRUARY
Please see attachment for information on University of Oregon’s Super Saturday enrichment program.  There are classes on movie making, math, video game creation, theater, music production, and more.
SCHOOL SHOWCASE
School Choice time is coming up soon and the first parent info meeting is this Thursday.  The School Showcase is this Saturday, and the first school visitation week is next week.
School Showcase
4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.
Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m.–12 noon
9–10 Learn about the school choice process
10–12 Talk to representatives from every 4J school
School Visitation Weeks
Monday, Jan. 27–Friday, Jan. 31
Monday, Feb. 24–Friday, Feb. 28
Schools offer tours, open houses and more
School Choice Information Meetings
4J Education Center, 200 North Monroe St.
Thursday, Jan. 23, 7–8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25, 9–10 a.m. (part of the School Showcase)
Thursday, Feb. 20, 7–8 p.m.
Get answers about the school choice process
 
Learn more:
Elección Escolar: ¡Entérate de lo que ofrecen nuestras escuelas!
En el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J, cada escuela ofrece una educación excelente para nuestros estudiantes. Los estudiantes pueden inscribirse en la escuela de su vecindad en cualquier momento, o escoger una escuela diferente si hay espacio disponible. La lotería anual de opción escolar determina el orden en el cual se otorga los cupos disponibles.
Residentes del distrito escolar deben regresar una solicitud antes del 28 de febrero a las 5 p.m. Los residentes de fuera del distrito escolar deben regresar una solicitud entre el 1 de marzo y el 1 de abril a las 5 p.m.
Si usted tiene amigos o familiares que estén pensando en elegir una escuela, por favor, invitelos a conocer más sobre nuestra escuela y sus opciones de escuelas!
Exhibición Escolar
sábado, el 25 de enero, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Centro Educativo 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St. en Eugene 
9:00–10:00 Haga las preguntas que tenga sobre la elección escolar
10:00–12:00 Dialogue con los representantes de todas las escuelas de 4J

• Se proveerá traducción en español
Visite la escuela de su vecindad—y mucho más!
Las escuelas del Distrito Escolar 4J estarán abiertas para visitas:

lunes, el 27 de enero al viernes, el 31 de enero
lunes, el 24 de febrero al viernes, el 28 de febrero
• Las escuelas tienen diferentes actividades y horarios de visita para los padres
• Por favor de llamar antes de visitar o vea el horario
• Para información en español llamar al 541-790-7717
Reuniones informativas para el distrito escolar
jueves, el 23 de enero, 7–8 p.m.  

sábado, el 25 de febrero, 9–10 a.m. (parte del Exhibición Escolar)
jueves, el 20 de febrero, 7–8 p.m.
Centro Educativo 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St. en Eugene 

• Información general acerca de las aplicaciones y el proceso de inscripción
• Se proveerá traducción en español
Más información:
SUMMER SPRINGBOARD
Last summer a number of our RMS families participated in Summer Springboard; a math and computer science summer camp. Reports from participants were overwhelmingly positive – students improved their math skills while enjoying outdoor activities and computer programming. This was a fee-based service, but scholarships were awarded. Given the popularity of Summer Springboard, 4J has partnered with them again to create an after school program which will be hosted at RMS immediately after school.
Math skills build upon themselves like bricks build in a wall. If you miss a few bricks on the way up you won’t have a strong foundation for what is to come. Success in middle school math is essential for success in high school math which is necessary for graduation (and higher SAT scores).
For convenient online registration you can visit Springboard registration or for more information or to register by phone, call 541-345-8138.
At Springboard After School students will attend a math class taught by a highly qualified high school math teacher who worked with our students last summer.  Participants will also attend computer-coding classes with Thinkersmith – 2013 winner of the Google Rise Award.
This program is customized to your student’s learning needs – so whether your student wants to speed up, firm up, or catch up, Springboard After School is a great option.
Springboard After School Program Details:
Who: Any students in grades 6-8
Class Size:  20 students
Days of the Week: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
Parents may choose between 2 or 3 days a week: Tue & Thur or Tue, Wed and Thur.
Start time: Immediately afterschool
End Time:  5:30pm each day
Dates: Classes run for 6 weeks beginning on Tuesday, February 4th and ending on March 13th
Registration Closes:  Friday, January 31st
Cost: There is a charge of $25 per day which includes all materials, small group instruction given by a highly qualified math teacher, computer programming taught by the award winning Thinkersmith and student incentives for attendance, work completion and accuracy. A limited number of need-based scholarships will be available. Call to enquire.
How to Register:
For convenient online registration you can visit Springboard registration or for more information or to register by phone, call 541-345-8138.
REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK
REVISED SCHOOL CALENDAR
Attached is a revised school calendar that takes into consideration the make-up days and trimester schedule changes in response to our December snow days.
EARN MONEY FOR RMS
Kendall’s Drive for Education 2nd quarter kicks off on January 13 and goes through March 9.  Below is a refresher of how to earn points for Roosevelt.
Want to help Roosevelt? Here’s how:
Earn points at Kendall dealerships for sales, service or even just saying hello (point breakdown below).  The schools that earn the most points receive additional funds!  Even if your school doesn’t earn the most points, both Bethel Education Foundation and Eugene Education Foundation will receive donations that will benefit all local public schools in Eugene!
·         Stop by any Kendall dealership and say “hi!” 50 points
·         Test drive at any Kendall dealership 500 points
·         Vote for Roosevelt on Facebook and earn 100 points per day
(CLICK HERE to vote, you must “like” the Kendall page in order to vote; voting opens January 13)
·         Service, maintenance and parts at Kendall dealerships: $1 spent = 1 Point
·         New and pre-owned vehicle sales at Kendall dealerships: $1 spent = 1 Point
 Check out the quarterly contests and see how many points Roosevelt has earned by clicking on these links:
·         Contests
·         School Points
A REMINDER FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Remember, flu season is here and documented cases have started to occur at Roosevelt.  The best cure for the flu is prevention and good hygiene. It’s not too late to get a flu shot!  Wash your hands, cover your cough, and stay at home if you are ill.  Remember to keep students home if they have a fever and until their temperature is normal without fever relieving medications.
FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD
You can help Roosevelt earn donations from Fred Meyer by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Roosevelt at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.  You can search for Roosevelt by name or by our non-profit number, 86929.  You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates, but also earn donations for Roosevelt.
FOR 8TH GRADE FAMILIES
Are you curious about global events? Do you enjoy considering different perspectives on world issues? Do you want to make a difference in your local and global community?
You might be interested in Eugene International High School!  Eugene IHS is an award-winning alternative high school in international studies for students in grades 9-12.  Located at Churchill, Sheldon and South Eugene, the school is open via district lottery to any student who wishes to attend.  If you are curious about the world, love languages, and learning in a close-knit, unique environment that is both challenging and supportive, consider Eugene IHS as your high school choice.
Admission into Eugene IHS is through the 4J District lottery process; all students must fill out a School Choice application.  School choice applications for 2014-15 will be available in January.  Go to the 4J District school choice web page for school choice deadlines and applications:http://www.4j.lane.edu/choice.
IMPORTANT DATES for the 2013-2014 School Year:
January 1    School Choice Applications for lottery available
February 28     In-District deadline to submit School Choice Applications for high school lottery
March 14    Deadline to notify high schools of School Choice decision
April 1    Out-of-District transfer Applications Due
Immersion students will be enrolled in Eugene IHS without the lottery process. However, immersion students do need to submit the Eugene IHS enrollment form to the Eugene IHS office at South or Sheldon by the February 28 deadline. This form will be included in a special mailing to immersion families.
Interested Parents and Students: 
Please come to one of the special information nights listed below to hear more about Eugene International High School and enrollment information.
South region
Thursday, February 6, 7:00 pm, South Eugene cafeteria (includes French Immersion break-out session)
Wednesday, February 12, 7:45 pm in the South Eugene cafeteria (Joint evening with South)
Sheldon region
Tuesday, February 18, 7:00 pm, Sheldon lecture hall
Thursday, February 20, 7:00 pm, Sheldon lecture hall (includes Spanish Immersion break-out session)
Churchill region
Monday, February 10, 7:00 pm, Churchill cafeteria
For more information contact one of the Eugene IHS offices below, or visit their website at www.ihs.4j.lane.edu
Eugene IHS @ Churchill:  541-790-5225
Eugene IHS @ Sheldon: 541-790-6636
Eugene IHS @ South Eugene: 541-790-8030
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