Hi RMS Families,
Here’s this week’s news.

(F) Jan 10                    Parents at Roosevelt (PAR) meeting (All Parents Welcome!) – 9:00am
(M) Jan 13                    Mazzi’s Fundraiser
(M) Jan 20                    No School – MLK Day
(Th) Jan 23                    6th Grade Band Concert
(F) Jan 31                    RMS School Choice presentation – 9:45am
(Th) Feb 6                    Activity Night
(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 20                    RMS Parent Education Night (see info below)

Please see attached document for December PAR minutes.  The next meeting is Friday, January 10th (This Friday!) at 9:00am.  All parents welcome!

Mazzi’s is sponsoring a fund raiser for Roosevelt on Monday, January 13.  Present the attached voucher at Mazzi’s anytime between 5:00 and 9:00PM  on January 13 and Roosevelt will receive 30% of the proceeds from your meal.*
*Applies to take out orders and alcohol.

Mazzi’s is located at 3377 E. Amazon Dr. Eugene

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 6 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 Thursday, February 6th!
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.

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.  Please see the attached information sheet.

Thank you to everyone who turned in Boxtops during the fall trimester.  Boxtops for Education issued a check to Roosevelt in the amount of $74.10 due to all the boxtops turned in by Roosevelt families.  Thank you!

On November 4th, Roosevelt Parent Group held a parent education panel discussion on the topic of social media.  Attached are notes from that discussion.  There were many recommendations from the panel experts.  The main take-away message above all is to know your children and communicate, communicate, communicate about what your expectations are and what’s going on in their lives.  You want them to feel comfortable coming to you if they get into trouble online.

Our next panel is scheduled for Feb 20.  The topic is yet to be determined.

Please come out and join in the 2014 Annual Community MLK event on Monday, January 20, 2014.
The Community March starts at 9:30 am (begins in the Science Factory parking lot next to Autzen Stadium ends at Shedd Institute)
The evening event will be at 6:30 at Lane Community College in the Ragozzino Performance Hall, Building 6.  Guest Speaker is Giancarlo Esposito, best known for his iconic portrayal of Gustavo “Gus” Fring in AMC’s critically acclaimed award winning series “Breaking Bad.” Currently, he co-stars in NBC’s hit drama series “Revolution.”

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

Dear parents and guardians,

Eugene 4J schools were closed for students for four days in December due to snow and ice. The snow days will be made up on days that originally had been scheduled to be no-school days for unpaid furlough: March 31, April 17 and 18, and May 23.

The end of the second trimester and the grading and professional development/planning days at that time have been postponed by one week.

These changes mean that 4J students will not lose any school days as a result of December’s weather and the three trimesters will be balanced in length.

• March 13: Regular school day (was no-school staff work day for middle and high schools)
• March 14: Regular school day (was no-school staff work day for all schools)
• March 20: No school at middle and high schools (staff work day)
• March 21: No school at all schools (staff work day); end of second trimester
• March 31: Regular school day (was no-school furlough day); first day of third trimester
• April 17: Regular school day (was no-school furlough day)
• April 18: Regular school day (was no-school furlough day)
• May 23: Regular school day (was no-school furlough day)

Thank you for your patience and understanding with these schedule changes due to last week’s hazardous weather.


Flu Season is here and it’s not to late to get the Flu vaccine!
The CDC recommends you get an Influenza vaccination annually at any time during the influenza season. In Oregon those months are October through March!
Remember that the most effective methods for preventing the spread of infection are to:
Wash your hands
Cover your cough with you sleeve or a tissue
Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth
Avoid close contact with people who have a cold or the flu (Stay home if you are sick!)
Get an influenza vaccination each year!
Check with your health care provider about getting the influenza vaccination. Also most pharmacies have low cost influenza immunizations available!
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