Hi RMS Families,

Here’s the news for the week.
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CALENDAR
(Th) Sept 11   RMS Ultimate Frisbee begins (see info below)
(F) Sept 12     School pictures (School pictures taken during Language Arts and Cultural Connections classes) (See info below)
(F) Sept 12     New parent tea (all new parents welcome!) – 9-10am  (see info below)
(Th) Sept 18   RMS Chess Club begins (see info below)
(Th) Sept 18   RMS 101 (See info below)
(Th) Sept 18   RMS Open House – 6:00 – 8:00pm (See info below)
(Th) Sept 25   Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser
(F) Oct 3         Roosevelt Activity Day (RAD) (See info below)
(Th) Oct 9       No School – Progress Report Grading Day
(F) Oct 10       No School – Statewide Inservice Day
(M) Oct 13      Picture Retakes
(W) Oct 15      8th Grade – ACT testing
eScrip – SIGN UP OR RENEW TO RAISE FUNDS FOR RMS
Are you signed up for eScrip?  Follow these easy instructions to earn money for Roosevelt.  It costs you nothing!
 eScrip: Earn free money for Roosevelt!
Register today:
•         Go to www.escrip.com
•         Register your credit/debit & Safeway club cards
•         Designate Roosevelt- recipient ID #6723045
•         Encourage your relatives to register too!
•         Shop at Market of Choice, Safeway or online at all your favorite businesses through the eScrip online mall
•         Feel good when eScrip sends Roosevelt a check for a percentage of your purchases!
***eScrip is secure and will not share or sell any private or personal information.***
 — Having trouble subscribing? Can’t remember your supporter number? Having trouble switching to Roosevelt from your child’s prior school? For these questions and any others: Contact Hildy Tritch at 541-343-9597 or hildur.tritch@comcast.net
NEW PARENT TEA
Are you and your student new to Roosevelt? New parents of students in any grade are invited to attend the New Parent Tea in the Welcome Center (across the hall from the office) at 9-10:30am on Friday, Sept 12, to learn more about RMS.  Chris Mitchell, RMS Principal, will be on hand for Q&A.
 
Parents who are unable to attend this week’s event will have another opportunity to receive a similar presentation at 5:00 pm, prior to the 6:00 pm start of the Open House, on September 18.  This presentation will also be in the Welcome Room across from the office. 

STUDENT PICTURE DAY (Smiles, please) – Friday, September 12th
ALL students will have their pictures taken for lunch passes, activity cards, and the yearbook.  Picture order forms were included in your back-to-school packets.  The order from and your payment should be brought to school tomorrow.  Picture fees must be paid at the time pictures are taken or ordered on-line at mylifetouch.com.  Please remember that checks for pictures must be payable to Lifetouch.
RMS OPEN HOUSE
RMS’s Open House will take place on Thursday, Sept 18 at 6:00-8:00pm.  Parents will have an opportunity to follow an abbreviated version of their students’ schedules, meet teachers, and learn about the classes.  Please bring a copy of your student’s schedule.

If you’re new to Roosevelt, come to RMS 101 at 5:00-6:00pm on Thursday, Sept 18 (an hour before Open House).  The presentation will be in the Welcome Room, across from the office.
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 
RAD Volunteers needed–  RAD, Roosevelt Activity Day, is our fun, big fall fundraiser (like a walk-a-thon) where each house walks the Amazon Trail together.  This year it will be Friday, October 3rd 1:00-3:00 and we need 2 parent volunteers to walk the trail with each house.  Please indicate which house you would like to walk with.  If you can help, contact Julie at marks_j@4j.lane.edu


THANK YOUS 
Thanks to those who helped at the RMS Ice Cream Social.  They were Julie Hubbard-McNall, Christine Sampley, Becky Smith, Linda Fossum, Lisa Ghandour, Cynthia Friedman, Katharine deBaun, and Kim O’Brien

RMS COUNSELOR AVAILABILITY
Casey Tiemann, Roosevelt’s counselor, leads several programs for RMS students.  These programs include:  Individual check-ins, Girls Empowerment Group, Kids-In-Transition Group, Lunch Mentor Program, and Operation School Bell.  Please see attachment for more information.
 
FALL ULTIMATE FRISBEE BEGINS SEPTEMBER 11
RMS Ultimate is Co-Ed, and new players are welcome. Practices are on the field next to RMS on Tues and Thurs from 3:45-5:00.  Haven’t tried it and want to check it out? Come to one of the first three open practices on Sep 11, 16, and 18. Registration forms will be available at practice.  The cost is $25 and scholarships are available. Questions? Contact Jen Thoennes at pighart@hotmail.com or 541-345-4970
 
SEHS ROWING

South Eugene Rowing Club try outs are next week. Any Eugene 8th-12th grader can check out this unique sport for free, no experience necessary. Just print off the liability waiver at usrowing.org, have it signed by a parent/guardian, and bring it to crew practice in the East (IHS) wing of South Eugene High School.  Water practice at Dexter Lake runs 3:45-7, MWF, land training is 3:45-5:30, TTH. Interested students are encouraged to attend all 5 days of practice next week, and can either drop by South IHS after school this week for more information, check out our website (southeugenerowingclub. org) or contact membership@southeugenerowingclub. org. Get strong. Make friends. Join Crew!
 
CHESS AT ROOSEVELT
Roosevelt’s Chess Club will meet Thursdays starting on September 18 from 3:40-5:00pm.  The cost is $130 – Sept 18-Dec 18.  For more information go to http://www.southsidechess.com or email Jerry Ramey at j-adoube@efn.org
PAR MEETING MINUTES
Attached are meeting minutes from the September PAR (Parents-At-Roosevelt) meeting.
Follow PAR on Facebook by going to this link: https://www.facebook.com/parentsatroosevelt.  
 
 
REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK
ON-GOING VOLUNTEER NEEDS
There are several leadership positions available for parents wanting to be involved in helping with RMS activities.  Please contact Julie at marks_j@4j.lane.edu if you’re interested in helping with any of the following roles:
Parent Education Coordinator – Plan and organize parent education evenings for the RMS community.
Activity Night Coordinator(s) – Plan and organize RMS Activity Nights — 3 fun evenings that allow students fun, social time with school friends.
eNews Coordinator – Collect and format school information for email distribution.  (it’s not difficult… training provided!)
Display Case Crew–  Join our crew of creative parents who keep the many display cases fresh and interesting throughout the year.
 

LUNCHTIME MENTORING AT ROOSEVELT

Would your student benefit from having extra support at school?  Roosevelt has a lunchtime mentoring program through which students are paired with adults in our community (college students, retirees, and others) to eat lunch together once a week and share conversation.  Benefits of the lunchtime mentor program include having an extra adult to talk to about problems at school and getting extra support while going through a challenging time.  Student participation is voluntary and students are matched with an adult who shares his/her interests.  The school counselor administers the program with the assistance of a parent volunteer.  All adults must pass a criminal background check and receive training.  If you’d like more information about the lunchtime mentor program, or if you’d like to recommend your student for the program, please contact the counselor, Casey Tiemann, at tiemann@4j.lane.edu (Please note Casey’s email address in the newsletter sent home in the back-to-school envelope was incorrect.)

 
REMEMBER TO SUPPORT RMS via EEF donations, eScrip, Fred Meyer Rewards Card, Box Tops, Granola Bars, and Sequential Biofuels.
 
eScrip: Earn free money for Roosevelt!
Register today:
•         Go to www.escrip.com
•         Register your credit/debit & Safeway club cards
•         Designate Roosevelt- recipient ID #6723045
•         Encourage your relatives to register too!
•         Shop at Market of Choice, Safeway or online at all your favorite businesses through the eScrip online mall
•         Feel good when eScrip sends Roosevelt a check for a percentage of your purchases!
***eScrip is secure and will not share or sell any private or personal information.***
 — Having trouble subscribing? Can’t remember your supporter number? Having trouble switching to Roosevelt from your child’s prior school? For these questions and any others: Contact Hildy Tritch at 541-343-9597 or hildur.tritch@comcast.net
 
FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD
You can help Roosevelt earn donations from Fred Meyer by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Roosevelt at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.  You can search for Roosevelt by name or by our non-profit number, 86929.  You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates, but also earn donations for Roosevelt.  
 
 
RMS eNews archives are posted at the Roosevelt website.
VISIT ROOSEVELT’s WEBSITE for more information: http://www.roosevelt.4j.lane.edu/
 
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