Welcome back from Spring Break!  Here’s this week’s news.
CALENDAR
(W) Apr 2     Girls’ Science Club begins (continues on Wednesdays April 9, 16, 23)
(Th) Apr 3     African American Youth Leadership Conference
(F) Apr 4                       8th grade pictures, 9:00am (See information below)
(F) Apr 4                       PAR Meeting (All parents welcome), 9:00am
(W) Apr 9                      Track Town Pizza Fundraiser (voucher attached)
(Th) Apr 10             RMS Track Meet (Meets continue on Thursday April 17, 24, and May 1)
(W) April 16     Parent Education Night, 7:00pm
(F) May 2     Showcase Roosevelt, 6:00pm
(F) May 9     NO SCHOOL – Mid-Trimester Grading Day
IMPORTANT!  IS YOUR CHILD MISSING a JACKET? Sweatshirt? Other items?
Please stop by the office (or ask your child to check the Lost and Found Closet in the Commons Area across from the office) to claim lost items that belong to your child.  On April 4th, all unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
 
Carol Sinclair: HOW YOU CAN HELP
A reminder about how to help with Carol’s medical expenses:
1. Contact  Roosevelt’s Volunteer Coordinator Julie Marks at  marks_j@4j.lane.edu , if you would like to learn about other opportunities to support Carol while she is receiving treatment.
2. If you would like to make a direct donation to Carol’s medical expenses:  The following account at Selco has been set up for this purpose: Selco Community Credit Union Account 532488. Checks should be made out to Carol Sinclair Medical Fund.  Checks can be deposited directly at Selco or sent to Roosevelt (680 E 24th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405, ℅ Karen Kingzett) and Karen will make the deposit.  Electronic transfers can also be made to this Selco account.
8TH GRADE PICTURES
Attention 8th grade families:  8th grade individual and panoramic pictures will be taken on the first Friday after spring break, on April 4.  Picture packets were sent home.  All 8th graders will have their pictures taken for their promotion certificates, even if they choose not to purchase pictures.
PAR MEETING (Tomorrow!)
The next meeting will be Friday, April 4th (9-10:15am).  All RMS parents and guardians are welcome!
Parents at Roosevelt has gone social!  
Check out and like our new Facebook page, located at: https://www.facebook.com/parentsatroosevelt.  You can also invite friends who have students at RMS to like the page.
SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT 2014 – Springtime in Paris
 
Save the Date:  Friday, May 2nd  6:00-8:30 PM
Have dinner, enjoy dessert, listen to music, bid in the silent auction, take a pull from the Wine Wall, make time with your student and experience the wonderful programs that Roosevelt has to offer.
Silent Auction
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!
Contact Dana Fleming at alasaban@sbcglobal.net
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.
Contact Mr. Bev Parish at treebee@q.com.
Talent on Display
We need student talent!
Contact Dody Hansen at pdh@efn.org to participate.
-Theater
-Music
-Art
-Clubs
House Baskets
Each house will pick a theme for a basket.  Students are encouraged to bring in items or donations to fill the baskets.  We end up with wonderful, fun themes that are a huge attraction for bidders to purchase.
Look for more information about your student’s house basket in coming weeks!
Showcase Wishlist
If you can provide any of these, please bring them to the school office.  Thank you!
-Baskets (for House Baskets and Silent Auction–the larger wicker laundry baskets are awesome for this)
-BIG Lollipops (these often go on sale after Easter at places like Big Lots and Rite Aid–less than $1 each)
-Cruiser Bikes (for decoration/display–those with baskets would be even better, they don’t even have to work)-will be returned to owner after showcase
-French decor
-Tissue paper (any color, but pastels are best)
-Nail Polish, nail decals, colored hairspray (anything that would work in spa area)
-lLarge sheets of cardboard
Showcase Planning Meetings
The following are the remaining planning meetings, which will all take place in the Welcome Room, 9 am- 10:15 am:
-Monday, April 7th
-Monday, April 14th
-Monday, April 21st
-Monday, April 28th
-Friday, May 2nd: Showtime!  Set up all day, dinner for volunteers at 5:30
VOLUNTEER NEEDS
8th Grade Picture Day
We still need 1 volunteers to help with 8th grade photos on Friday, April 4th 9:00-11:00.
Showcase Volunteers Needed
Ooh La La Salon coordinator
We have a really fun showcase job for someone!  One activity the night of showcase is a spa where students can have their hair done with crazy colors or have their nails painted and decals applied.  We need a fun loving parent volunteer to oversee the spa. I will staff the night with several volunteers to help throughout the night.
Art Show Helpers
We need two people to set up the Art Show in the library on Friday, May 2nd from 12:30-3:30.  These volunteers will hang and display student artwork.
Please contact our volunteer coordinator with any questions and your availability, Julie at marks_j@4j.lane.edu .
RMS TRACK & FIELD
The RMS Track and Field team will have its meet on 4/10 against Cal Young at Sheldon High School.  It’s still not too late to join the track team.  We have nearly 120 student-athletes out for track this year, and would love to have even more join the team. Contact Coach Johannsen at johannsen_e@4j.lane.edu for more information.
ULTIMATE FRISBEE
RMS Ultimate Frisbee started up again on April 1.  Practice is after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 5:30 at the fields west of the D Gym.  Ultimate is co-ed and open to all skill levels and grades.  Please bring cleats and shorts suitable for field sports.  Any questions please email rmsultimate@gmail.com or call Ian Richardson at 541-515-1881.
LANE COUNTY FAMILY MEDIATION PROGRAM’S FAMILY CHECK-UP
Earn up to $150 by participating in Lane County’s Family Mediation program.  Please see attachment for more information.
MUSICAL THEATER
“Children of Eden,” a musical featuring members of the Roosevelt Middle School family, will be presented by Rose Children’s Theatre at Sheldon High School the weekends of April 11 and 18.  Directed by Tama Rowan and Evynne Hollens and loosely based on the Book of Genesis, “Children of Eden” features a multi-generational cast of 62, ages 6 to 84, and a 17-piece orchestra.  Stephen Schwartz of “Wicked” fame adapted the script and wrote the music.   RMS students and faculty in the play include:  8th-grader Jenny Bryant, 8th-grader Aaron Conover, and 6th grader Quinn Hansen.  Drama teacher Richard Leebrick is also a performer in the play.
Shows are 7 p.m. on April 11, 12, 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. on April 12, 13 and 19.  Tickets are $10 for students and can be purchased online at www.therct.com or an hour before the show at the box office.
For more information call 541-431-0444.
MP3 PLAYERS NEEDED
If you have an MP3 player you no longer use, please consider donating it to RMS.  Our teachers use them to help students read along while listening to a story.  Bring them to the office or to the RMS library.
AXEMAN FOOTBALL
Axeman booster meetings will be on second Monday of the month, which puts this month’s meeting on the 14th of April.  The current plan is that this will be the initial parent meeting and the introduction of the new head coach Kevin Leonard.  We are excited to get things started.   8th grade parents interested in attending should feel welcome to do so. Looking forward to seeing you all there to meet the new coach.
REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK
SUMMER HOST FAMILY OPPORTUNITY
Are you interest in hosting an international student this summer?  Middle and High School Age Chinese Students participating in the 17th bi-annual Music/English Camps at the University of Oregon.  A stipend is offered to host families.
When:               July 20-30 (10 nights)
                         July 30-August 8  (9 nights)
Contact:            susanne@gpyinternational.org    or
                         Phone  541.852.8600  for additional details
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