Hi all,
Here’s the news this week.
CALENDAR
(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) – 6:30 pm (see info below) — CORRECTED TIME
(W)(Th) Feb 12-13       Mucho Gusto Fundraiser (Download voucher at RMS website)
(Th) Feb 13                  Choir Concert (Benefit for Carol)
(F) Feb 14                    Activity Night
(M) Feb 17                   No School – President’s Day
(Th) Feb 20                  RMS Parent Education Night
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
VISION SCREENING
On Tuesday, February 11th our school nurse will be conducting a vision screening for all 6th graders during 1st, 3rd and 4th periods and I need a couple of volunteers to help her.  The times are 8:50-10:0011:15-12:20 (before lunch) and 1:15-2:20 (after lunch and house).  Please let me know if you can help out any of these times, especially the 8:50-11:00-  marks_j@4j.lane.edu . Thanks for considering!
ATTENTION PARENTS OF 8TH GRADERS
South Eugene’s 8th Grade Parent Information Nights begin this week.  On Thursday, Feb 6,  IHS and French Immersion Parent Information Night will be held at 7 p.m. in the SEHS cafeteria.
If parents are interested in both programs, they can attend Parent Information Night on Wed., Feb. 12 in the cafeteria.  Classic South will present at 6:30 p.m., and the IHS presentation will begin at 7:45.
Tours will be available for interested parents on Monday, Feb. 10 at either 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Interested parents can call the SEHS main office, 541-790-8000 to reserve a spot.
THANK YOUS
Thanks a million to the following parents for sharing our fabulous school with prospective Rosevelt families:  Cin Chubb, Bernadette Conover, Teresa Elmore and Julie Hubbard-McNall.
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.
REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK
AFTER SCHOOL MATH SPRINGBOARD (students can still register for shorter session)
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: TuesdayWednesday & Thursday.
Parents may choose between 2 or 3 days a week: Tue & Thur or TueWed 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.
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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