(Th) May 8 PAR meeting, 9-10:15am (All parents welcome!)
(F) May 9 NO SCHOOL – Mid-Trimester Grading Day
(W) May 14 Choir Concert, 7:00pm
(Th) May 15 Parent Education Night, 7:00pm
(F) May 16 Activity Night
(F) May 23 SCHOOL IS IN SESSION (See calendar note below)
(M) May 26 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
(T) May 27 New Roosevelt Design Community Forum – 7:00pm
(Th) May 29 6th Grade Cultural Festival
(F, Sa, Su) May 30, 31, June 1 RMS Musical – Guys and Dolls
(W) June 3 All Bands Concert
(Th) June 4 Orchestra Concert
(Th, F, Sa) June 5, 6,7 RMS Musical – Guys and Dolls
School IS in session on May 23. (It was originally a no-school day.)
June 17 will be the final day of school this year. It will be an early release day for students. The final day had been tentative because any additional “snow days” (days when all schools are closed due to hazardous weather) were expected to be made up at the end of the year. With the likelihood of winter weather now past, the district has announced that the final day of school will be June 17.
SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT 2014 – Springtime in Paris
Showcase Roosevelt, “Springtime in Paris”, is ONE WEEK FROM TOMORROW! Friday, May 2nd, 6:00-8:30
I know there are lots of you wonderful parents that are planning to volunteer at showcase but haven’t gotten around to signing up. Well, now is the time! We have lots of volunteer shifts to choose from. Please take the time now to find a shift or two to help out with. You can also use the link below to sign up to bring a cake for the cake walk or desserts for La Patisserie.
Here is the link to sign up to volunteer at showcase.
We’re using VolunteerSpot to sign up for Showcase. Please sign up for Showcase 2014- Springtime in Paris – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/QLoySV
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. Julie at email@example.com
Thanks for taking the time to sign up now!
ALL TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE STARTING NEXT WEEK
Buy Tickets in Advance and Save!
Food Ticket Punch Cards: $5, $10, or $20 value
Raffle/Activity Tickets: 50¢ each
Avoid the lines and get FREE raffle tickets!
Buy tickets before 4 pm on Friday, May 2, for these discounts:
· 2 free raffle/activity tickets for every food ticket purchase
· Buy 10 raffle/activity tickets for $5 and get 2 free (a $6 value)
Tickets on sale TUESDAY, April 29-Friday, May 2, starting at 8:15 am before school and finishing at 3:45 pm after school, and inside the office during school.
You may also send a check payable to RMS, with “Showcase Food Tickets” and your student’s name and House on the memo line.
Tickets also available for purchase at Showcase
HOUSE BASKETS NEED YOUR SUPPORT
House Basket Themes:
Byers: Movie Night
Carter: Art Supplies
Coelho: The Geektastic Basket
Cooper: South of the Border
Corricello-McDowell: Parents’ Night Out
Doerfert: Spring Garden
Fertal: Friday Nights (Le Vendredi Soir)
Grabowski: Summer Fun
Gower: Made in Oregon
Heidtke: The Great Outdoors
Johannsen: Chocolate, Coffee and Tea
Khatter: Relaxation and Rejuvenation
Leebrick/Sinclair: The Ultimate Staycation
Mancuso: World Traveler
Tiemann: Sugar and Spice
Tubb: I Love My Dog
Wiebe: Food from Around the World
Worth: Make your Smile Brighter
Wyman: Rock & Roll
Questions about House Baskets? Contact Sarah Smith de Vasconcellos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO DONATE TO THE SILENT AUCTION AND ARTISAN’S MARKET
Do you own a business that can donate a service or item?
Do you have a vacation home perfect for donation?
Think about donating something for the silent auction!
New this year- Artisan’s Marketplace in the Silent Auction!
Are you an artist with a piece of work that you could donate? Pottery, quilts, drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, hand knits, jewelry, or any other items are welcome!
We look forward to showcasing the creative talent in our community for all to enjoy.
Donations may be dropped by the Roosevelt office. Don’t forget to fill out an art information form while you’re there. Questions? Contact Mr. Bev Parish at email@example.com
Save the Dates!
Friday, May 16th-
is our final Activity Night of the year. Keep your ears open for a call to volunteer!
Friday, June 13th-
is the night of 8th grade dance and promotion. 6th and 7th grade parents, this is a great time to pay it forward by chaperoning the 8th grade dance 8:00-10:00pm. This is also a great opportunity to see the beautiful decorations and food that is organized by parent volunteers so that you can help plan this event in the coming years for your student’s class.
Please contact our volunteer coordinator with any questions and your availability, Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Goodbye from Blanche
It is with sadness that I bid the awesome parents of Roosevelt students farewell. I have accepted a position at North Eugene High School. The students here hold a special place in my heart. It has been a sweet journey! (Friday (4/25) will be my last day.)
4J BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
The 4J Budget Committee will meet to discuss next school year’s budget
Monday, April 286-7pm
at 4J, 200 N. Monroe
Stand for Children will have a few speakers at the meeting advocating for prioritizing funds to the classroom (maintaining/lowering class size and restoring furlough days). A large community showing is powerful. Consider voicing your opinion on how to prioritize funds, or just being present at the meeting to hear the conversation and show the community is paying attention.
After School Girls’ Science Club
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
U of O offers Brand New Unit on Astrology for
May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28
After-school on Wednesdays from 2:45 until 5:00 p.m
Ever wonder what’s beyond the clouds in the vastness of space? In this unit students will explore different areas and places in space and use hands-on activities and experiments to put information into understanding. Subjects of exploration include planets, galaxies, stars and constellations, black holes, and more! Topics listed below are for flavor, some topics may be substituted.
May 7th – Our Solar System – Take a tour and become and expert on your planet of choice. Students will design their own extraterrestrial colonies, and plan out what supplies they’d need to survive there.
May 14 – Galaxies – Learn the ins and outs of galaxies, how to classify them, and where we belong in ours. Classify your own galaxy in a fun art project that brings the abstract learning to paper and understanding.
May 21 -Stars — Ever wonder what stars are made of, or how far away they live? Learn about nuclear fusion and different start types and make your own constellations in this fun astronomy day!
May 28 – The ABC’s of Space – Explore the mysteries of space: Aliens, Black holes, and Comets. Students will simulate how comets work in a fun science experiment, and finish the day creating their own aliens who inhabit certain parts of space.
Workshop Fee: Only 25.00 for all 4 weeks/Scholarships are Available
To enroll, please email Chad Heidtke at email@example.com
CELEBRATE SOUTH EVENING
Dear RMS 8th graders (and their families) who are heading to South Eugene High School next year:
Please join us for Celebrate South on Friday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the South Cafeteria! The event will include a spaghetti dinner with a vegetarian option, salad, and bread, live music, a roving magician and much more! Meet South students, faculty and staff, check out student clubs, become acquainted with South! Raffle and silent auction prizes will include a beautiful red bicycle from Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life, very special Axe labeled wine, and gift certificates from local merchants! Prince Puckler’s ice cream brownie sundaes will be available for an additional donation! Get your tickets right now — please see form attached to eNEWS, and watch for your student to bring home a flyer very soon. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ten and under, or $25 per family of up to four. Check or money order can be mailed to South or you may buy tickets at the South financial office. See attached flyer for more details. Questions? Contact Katya Hokanson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The next PAR meeting is Thursday, May 8.
Parents at Roosevelt has gone social!
May 15, 7 pm: Family Movie Night!
Mark your calendars for an educational evening about the risks of using marijuana, especially for teenagers whose brains have not fully developed. First we will watch The Downside of High, a documentary , followed by open discussion and q/a led by local NAMI director Jose Soto. Statistically most kids who use marijuana try it between 8th and 9th grade — so now is a great time to understand the risks and why experimental or social use of marijuana might not be as harmless as many assume. Bring a dessert or popcorn to share!
The Cultural Festival is coming!!!
For many years, the sixth grade Cultural Festival has been a highlight in our sixth grade program here at Roosevelt. The Cultural Connections Team is pleased to continue the concept of researching and sharing students’ histories and backgrounds so that our entire community can celebrate Roosevelt students’ diversity.
Over the months of April and May, students will complete a family history or cultural project. They will interview a family or community elder, and do additional research on their topic. Their information will be displayed on a poster board. In addition, students will share their projects with classmates in an oral presentation.
We will have a Cultural Festival Open House on Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The poster boards from the oral presentations will be on display in the hallways. Parents, students, friends, and relatives are invited to come view the projects and celebrate our students’ cultural and family diversity. Project posters will remain on display in the halls for a week following the Festival.
Cultural Festival Volunteers Needed!
The 6th Grade Cultural Connection team is looking for parents to help hang student posters prior to the Cultural Festival. On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from approximately
2:45 to 4:00 we need six to eight parents to hang posters in the hallways. Please contact Dee Ryley at email@example.com, if you are able to help.
Grade Cultural Festival will be held on May 29, 2014 from 6:30-8:00. Thank you for your help in making this Festival a possibility.