Hi RMS Families,

Here’s the week’s news.

(Th) May 15                        Track Meet – Districts (Hayward Field – noon to 6:00pm)
(F) May 16            Activity Night
(W) May 21                         Staff Luncheon
(Th) May 22             RMS Family Movie Night, 7:00pm (See info below)
(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
(F) June 13                         8th Grade Promotion
(T) June 17                         8th grade picnic and field day, 11:30am-2:30pm
We’ll have two red days in a row (Thursday and Friday, 5/22 and 5/23).  The  red/white calendar for the rest of the year will remain as originally published.
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.



The last Activity Night for this school year will take place on Friday,  May 16th, from 6:30 to 9:00pm.  Volunteers, plan to arrive between 6 – 6:10pm to sign in and get your assignment.   We still need volunteers to help make this last Activity Night of the school year a big success.  Please contact Mitchell at  mfinkle3575@gmail.com

Save the Dates!  
Friday, June 13th will be the promotion and dance.  Promotion will be from 6:30-8:00 in the B gym.  Then students will walk over to the D gym for the dance.
Tuesday June 17th  will be the 8th grade picnic and field day, 11:30-2:30. 
Permission forms and fee sheets will come home with your student after Memorial Day.  
Want to join our planning team?  Please contact Julie at marks_j@4j.lane.edu.
Salads and Desserts needed!
Next Wednesday, May 21st PAR is sponsoring a Staff Appreciation lunch to honor the teachers, administration, and classified staff.  It will take place in the library onWednesday, May 21st.  WE will be serving gourmet pizza and would love pasta, potato and fruit salads and desserts to round out our meal.  If you are interested in contributing please contact Dana Fleming at alasaban@sbcglobal.net or Julie Marks at marks_j@4j.lane.edu.  We could also use a few abel hands to help set up at 11:00 or to help clean up at 12:30.
May 22, 7 pm:  Family Movie Night: Viewing and discussion of ‘Downside of High’ documentary
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.
It’s time to buy your student his or her RMS Yearbook.  Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of the school year.  Parents may have already purchased a yearbook at the beginning of the year when filling out registration forms.  If you’re not sure if you’ve already purchased a yearbook, email Sarah at case_sar@4j.lane.edu to find out.  To purchase a yearbook for your child, bring $25 (or $12.50 for free/reduced lunch recipients) to the office.  If sending a check with your student, be sure to make payment to RMS, and put “yearbook” and your student’s name on the check.
Have you ever thought about trying water polo?  Eugene City water Polo is offering a session for 14U boys and girls – a perfect way to try out the sport or pick up some new skills if you have already played before.  The session starts on May 19th, 3:45-5:15, Mon-Thurs at Amazon Pool.  The session goes untilJune 12 and is $75.  The first week is free for new players – so come check it out!  You can register on-line at EugeneCityWaterPolo.aquanite.com or contact Lisa Vertulfo at lisa.vertulfo@gmail.com
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.



Earn up to $150 by participating in Lane County’s Family Mediation program.  Please see attachment for more information.

South Eugene Soccer Camp
Calling all girls and boys, from grades 1-8,  interested in developing their soccer skills.  South Eugene is once again offering its summer soccer camp.  The camp will be held from Monday, June 23rd to Friday, June 27th.  Monday thru Thursday the camp will run from9am to 2 pm.  On Friday the camp will run from 9am to noon.  The cost is $130 per player and $110 for additional siblings.  The fee includes a camp t-shirt and soccer ball.  On-line pre registration is required at https://clubs.bluesombrero.com.  For additional camp information look at www.SouthEugeneSoccerClub.org.   Don’t miss out on a fun summer event.
It’s that time of year again when families are starting to plan for what activities their kiddos will do when school is not in session.What better way for our local youth to spend their first days of summer than in a FUN, active, educational camp that combines training in singing, acting and dance!? No experience necessary – this is great for the seasoned performer or someone who has never been on stage.


Elementary Summer Musical Theater Camp

For students entering grades 4-6

June 23 – July 3, 2014

9:00am – 12:30pm, Monday – Friday

South Eugene High School

Cost: $230

Value: Priceless!


Middle/High School Musical Theater Camp

For students entering grades 7-12

July 14 – 25, 2014

9:00am – 3:00pm, Monday – Friday

South Eugene High School

Cost: $320


This will be Summer Musical Theater Camp’s 23rd season! We offer a fun balance between rigorous training and an opportunity to show off performance chops in an end-of-camp show for family and friends. Students take daily classes in voice, acting and dance, and hone their performance skills with diverse musical theater repertory ranging from classics such as Oklahoma! or West Side Story, to contemporary favorites such as Wicked, Avenue Q, The Lion King, or The Producers.


If students sign up for camp by June 2nd, they receive an early registration discount! Or they can apply for one of Eugene-Springfield Orchestras’ many scholarships. For more information visithttp://esyorchestras.org/programs/summer-camps/.


South Eugene Rowing Club (SERC) rowing camps are for teens entering 8th – 12th grade, from throughout the community, at all experience levels.  Experienced coaching staff teaches new rowers the basics of rowing:  how to lift and carry the boat, how to row, and how to row together. More experienced rowers focus on improving technical skill and race preparation.
The two camps are:   Week 1:  July 21-25 and Week 2: July 28 – August 1, followed by an overnight regatta in Seattle on August 2, where rowers compete with other teams from throughout the Pacific Northwest.  For additional information and registration, please see www.oarjrcrew.org or contact summercamp@oarjrcrew.org.

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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