CALENDAR
(Th) Feb 13                  Mucho Gusto Fundraiser (See info below) (Tonight!)
(Th) Feb 13                  Benefit Choir Concert for Carol Sinclair – 7pm (Tonight!)
(F) Feb 14                     Activity Night
(M) Feb 17                    No School – President’s Day
(W) Feb 19                    Immunization Exclusion Deadline (See info below)
(Th) Feb 20                   RMS Parent Education Night
(T) Feb 24                     IHS Information Night (See info below)
(F) Feb 28                     Deadline for in-district school choice applications
(M) Mar 3                      RMS Showcase Planning Meeting (9:00am) All parents welcome!
(T) Mar 4                        Glenwood Parent Information Night (An information night for families living in the Glenwood area)
(F) Mar 7                       PAR (Parents-At-Roosevelt) meeting – 9:00am — All parents welcome!
(Th) Mar 13                   RMS Parent Education Night
(M) Mar 17                    First Day – RMS Track & Field
(W) Mar 19                    Chamber Music Night, 7pm
(Th) Mar 20                   No School – Professional Development / Planning Day
(F) Mar 21                     No School – Final Grading Day
(M) – (Th) Mar 24-28     No School – Spring Break
(M) Mar 31                    Third Trimester Begins
CHOIR CONCERT TONIGHT!
Come hear Roosevelt’s choirs sing tonight at 7pm.  The event will serve not only to hear the beautiful voices of our students, but also to raise funds for Carol Sinclair, Roosevelt’s Choir teacher extraordinaire, who is on medical leave for surgery and chemotherapy.  She has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo aggressive treatment.  Although she must focus on her health for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year, she plans to return with vigor for the 2014-15 school year.
MUCHO GUSTO FUNDRAISER
Take a night off cooking and get dinner at Mucho Gusto.  You can download a voucher here, and help raise money for Roosevelt.
 
ACTIVITY NIGHT
The next Activity Night is Friday, February 14, 2014 6:30-8:30pm
Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a safe and familiar place.
What are some of the activities?
•                DJ/Dancing in the B-hall gym
•                Karaoke in B Hall
•                Bingo in the Library
•               Ping Pong, foos ball, air hockey
•               NEW – Photo Both
•                Concessions in B Hall – serving pizza, popcorn, carrots, apple slices, juice and more ($.50-$1.00)
•                Coat room (lockers are not available to students so you are discouraged from bringing any bags)
Activities will be located in B Hall only. The rest of the school will be closed, including ALL lockers (even B Hall lockers). Use the coat room to store your stuff. Entry will ONLY be through the admission doors.
Who is invited?
•                Activity Night is for Roosevelt students only except: students wanting to invite a friend who attends another middle school, must fill out a permission form signed by an administrator from both schools.  Forms are available in the front office and are due by Wednesday, February 12.
Drop off is at the back of the school. All students enter through the courtyard and South B-Hall Bay Door.  NO ENTRY AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL.
Pick up is at the front of the school.  Parents may park in the VLT parking lot to pick up students.  PARENTS AND STUDENTS, PLEASE USE THE CROSSWALKS TO CROSS 24TH AVENUE. Students may NOT leave early unless a parent picks them up.  If a student is leaving early with another parent, the student’s parent must send a note saying it’s OK for the student to leave early with someone else.
 Price: $3.00 in advance ($1.50 for reduced lunch program). $5.00 at the door ($2.50 for reduced lunch program).  OR Free for families that qualify.
RESCHEDULED IHS NIGHT
The South Eugene IHS and French Immersion Information Night originally scheduled for February 7 has been rescheduled for Monday, February 24 at 7PM in the South Eugene Cafeteria.
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 last school choice presentation and parent led tour will be Friday, February 28th.  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 2 more parents to lead tours on Friday, February 28th from 10:15-11:00.  Please contact Julie, marks_j@4j.lane.edu with any questions and your availability.
Activity Night Volunteers Needed — Friday, February 14th!
We need many of you fabulous volunteers to create a fun filled evening for our students.   2 more volunteers are need for Set up (3:30-4:30) and 5-6 more chaperones are needed 6-9pm.  Please contact (Ms.) Mitchell Finkle, mfinkle3575@gmail.com, with 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.
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.
ART DEPARTMENT REQUEST
The Art Department is starting a major Pop Art/Scultpure project and is need of some big card board pieces, or boxes. The Art Department could also use lots of newspaper and masking tape.  If you have any to spare, please bring them to the RMS office.
THANK YOUS
Thanks to the following parents for helping with a vision screening:  Nadine Batya, Francine Berryman, Teresa Elmore, Maryam Jahangiri, Oshrit Livne, Holly Matus, Liz Phelps, Sheila Rose-Norris and Deborah Sinnott.
REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK
IMMUNIZATION REMINDER TO PARENTS 
Wednesday, Feburuary 19, 2014 is Oregon’s immunization exclusion day. Your student must be up-to-date on all required immunization by that day to attend school. About 40 RMS parents received reminders that their 7th grade student needed the 7th grade Tdap booster or other immunizations. Please bring documentation of the required immunization/s to the RMS office before 2/19/14 so that your student can attend school!
Immunizations are available at your doctors office and many local pharmacies, the Lane County Public Health Department at 541-682-4041, and the North and Churchill School Based Health Centers at 541-790-4445 or 541-790-5227.
 
Attention sixth grade parents: This is the ideal time for your sixth grade student to get the Tdap boosterIt protects your child and vulnerable babies and elderly  from Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis or whooping cough which is occurring at a high level in our community.
SOUTH EUGENE ROWING CLUB
Looking for a way to get physically fit and make friends this spring? Love water and team sports? Rowing is a full-body, year-round, non-contact sport for athletes of any size or experience level. The South Eugene Rowing Club (SERC) is open to all 4J high school and 8th grade students who want to try a completely different sport while developing a work ethic, communication and time-management skills. If interested, come try our free “Try Rowing” week starting Feb. 18th. No experience necessary.  Students must have a parent signed waiver completed before participating.  Please find us online atoarjrcrew.org or email membership@oarjrcrew.net.
FREE DENTAL care available! 
February is Give Kids a Smile month! Area dentist and hygenists donate time to clean teeth and give dental care for free!! Contact your school nurse at 541-790-8024 or the RMS office for an application.
SCHOOL SHOWCASE
School Visitation Weeks
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, Feb. 20, 7–8 p.m.
Get answers about the school choice process
 
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