Hi,

Here’s this week’s news.  Sorry for the late posting!

CALENDAR
(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 – 5:30pm
(T) May 27                         8th Grade Information Night at SEHS, 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
(T) June 17                         Last day of school (early release)
 
 
CALENDAR NOTES
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.

TONIGHT!
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!
8TH GRADE PROMOTION, DANCE AND PICNIC
Save the Dates!  
Friday, June 13th will be the promotion and dance.  Promotion will be from 6:30-8:00 in the D gym.  Then students will walk over to the B 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.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 8th GRADE DANCE:

 

B GYM DECORATIONS – The B Gym will be transformed into a classy dance hall with an “under the stars” theme.  The school has most of the decorations for this, but at least 4 volunteers are needed to work together to hang gossamer, stars and lights.  Two people should be comfortable on a lift.  Volunteers are needed on Wednesday, June 11, from 1:00 to 5:00.

 

DANCE CHAPERONES – 6th and 7th Grade Parents Only – 2 to 3 parents needed to chaperone the dance from 7:45 p.m. to 10:15.

 

B GYM CLEAN-UP – Decorations in the B Gym need to be taken down and put away on Monday, June 16 at 9:00 a.m.  Four volunteers are needed.

Please contact Theresa Elmore, 8th Grade Dance Coordinator @ tmelmore@comcast.net or Julie Marks, Volunteer Coordinator @ marks_j@4j.lane.edu.

 

8th GRADE INFORMATION NIGHT AT SEHS
The South Eugene HS 8th Grade Parent Information Night will be held next Tuesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. in the South Eugene HS cafeteria.  Students are welcome to join their parents for this event that will cover academics, as well as extra-curricular information.
RMS THEATER:  Guys and Dolls
 
Come and see Roosevelt’s fabulous production of Guys and Dolls!  Show times are:
Friday, May 30th  7:00
Saturday, May 31st  2:00
Sunday, June 1st  2:00
Thursday, June 5th  7:00
Friday, June 6th  7:00
Saturday, June 7th  2:00
General admission ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, May 27th, before and after school through our performances.

We do sell out!
We look forward to seeing you there!
THANKS
Thanks to the following parent and sibling volunteers for helping at the district track meet:  Mikayla Berryman, Dana Clark, Linda Fossum, Jennifer Lamberg, Carrie Connelly and Emily Boettcher.

A big thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this past Activity Night a wonderful event for the kids.  Thank you Sarah Finney, Kari Davidson, Beth Pfeiffer, Janet Butler, Christine Sampley, Carrie Connelly, Meredith Spinner, Alia Pearlson, Linda Fossum, Katharine de Baun, Lisa Ingold, Christy Monson, Eric Finkle, Kyle Walker, and Erika James.  Thank you to S.E.H.S. students Elise Tran, Koko Hall, Harper Johnson, Kate Rogers, Sara Tsai, Payton Kabiak, Maya Way, Jordan O’Hanlon, Abby S. and Brooks Mikkelson, who helped with set up, facilitating the games, and scooping the frozen yogurt.  And finally, a big hand to Michelle Mikkelsen for her creativity and perseverance in bringing interesting and tasty ideas to this year’s Activity Nights.

THANKS A MILLION for a lovely staff appreciation luncheon.  Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch with homemade salads and desserts and wonderful company.  A special thanks to PAR and the parents who helped set up, clean up and who provided salads and desserts:  Dana Fleming, Julie Hubbard-McNall, Bev Parrish, Cin Chubb, Rachael Carnes, Tara Parillo, Lisa Woodruff, Katharine de Baun, Jane Williams, Dana Clark, Lennie Mabus and Becky Smith.
THE BIGGEST THANKS EVER… 
…goes out to all of our amazing volunteers.  We have over 200 volunteers who have given over 2,700 hours of their time in nearly 50 different activities.  We truly appreciate each and every one of you.  You all contribute so much to make Roosevelt the amazing place that it is for our students.  Please look for a small special treat when you check in to volunteer over the next couple of weeks.
We’d love to recognize a few extra special volunteers.  Christine Sampley, Bernadette Conover and Alea McConnell all have over 100 hours for the year!
Dana Fleming, Gayle Stroud, Mitchell Finkle, Lisa Von Der Heydt, Bev Parish, Teresa Elmore, Anne Duret, Lisa Woodruff, Cindy Boettcher, Julie Hubbard-McNall, Barb DiMarco and Maryam Jahangiri all have over 50 hours. Thanks for your outstanding commitment to RMS.
A special thank you also goes out to  Roosevelt parent Anne Marie Levis who not only volunteers at RMS but also spends countless hours volunteering on the school board.
ACTORS CABARET THEATER PERFORMANCE
Actors Cabaret of Eugene will present 13 THE MUSICAL!  Many RMS students are performing in the show.
Showtimes are June 19 – 22, 2014 (7:30pm or Sunday matinee at 2:00pm)
Tickets are now available online at www.actorscabaret.org/tickets at all times.
Tickets may be purchased by calling (541) 683-4368 or in person at the box office at 996 Willamette St. Box office hours are 11 AM -3 PM, Tuesday thru Saturday.
REPEATED FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS 
  
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.

 

The Cultural Festival is coming!!!
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.
RMS YEARBOOKS
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.
WATER POLO

 

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
 
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.



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.
 
ESYO SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER CAMP
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/.

 

 

SUMMER ROWING CAMP
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.

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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