Hello RMS families,
Welcome back to school!  Here’s the first edition of RMS eNews for the 2014-15 school year.  If you know families new to Roosevelt, please encourage them to sign up for the weekly eNews by sending a blank email to rms-subscribe@npogroups.org.

Note:  If your student no longer attends Roosevelt, and you would like to be removed from this list, please follow the OPT OUT instructions at the bottom of this email.
(T) Sept 2       Office open for fee collection until 6:00pm
(W) Sept 3      First day of school (only 6th graders and new 7th and 8th graders)
(Th) Sept 4     Red day classes for all students
(Th) Sept 4     Ice cream social – 5:30-6:30pm — RMS Soccer field
(F) Sept 5       White day classes for all students
(F) Sept 5       Parents-At-Roosevelt meeting – 9-10:30am (All parents welcome!)
(F) Sept 12     School pictures
(F) Sept 12     6th grade parent tea (all new parents welcome) – 9-10am
(Th) Sept 18   RMS Open House – 6:00pm
Thank you to the following people who helped prepare the back to school envelopes:  Christine Sampley, Tristan Sampley, Camille Sampley, Tara Parillo, Julie Hubbard-McNall and Dana Fleming.

Thank you to all families who have their Fred Meyer Rewards Card attached to Roosevelt.  Thanks to you, Fred Meyer donated $87.38 to Roosevelt.

Thanks also to everyone who helped with the Roosevelt aid station at the Eugene Marathon.  Because of your participation, the Eugene Marathon donated $300 to Roosevelt’s track team.

Come to the RMS soccer field on Thursday, Sept 4th at 5:30 for frozen treats.  Don’t miss this first opportunity for RMS students and their families to socialize.

Please be sure to turn in your student’s paperwork and pay fees to the office.  The office will be open on Tuesday, Sept 2nd until 6:00pm for your convenience.
Our first PAR (Parents at Roosevelt, RMS’s parent group) meeting will be on September 5th at 9:00-10:30am, in the Welcome Center (across the hall from the office).  Join us as we discuss the upcoming year, announce officers, and discuss the upcoming year.  Questions about PAR? Contact Dana Fleming at alasaban@sbcglobal.net.

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.
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!)


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
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/
Feedback and input always welcome! Please note that requests for items to be included in Thursday’s eNews are due each Wednesday by 5 pm to sarah_case@yahoo.com.
How to manage your subscription to Roosevelt eNews:
 To SIGN UP, please send a blank email to rms-subscribe@npogroups.org
 To OPT OUT, please send a blank email to rms-unsubscribe@npogroups.org   
 To CHANGE your email address, first unsubscribe from your old account (using your old address) as per OPT OUT instructions above, then use your new email account to send a blank message to rms-subscribe@npogroups.org
In each case above, you will receive a confirmation message from NPOGroups to which you simply reply back to complete your un/subscribing.
In addition, this change is for the eNews list only. If you wish the RMS office to make this change in their records, please email Jane Kinports at kinports@4j.lane.edu or call the office at 541-790-8500.
Roosevelt eNews is a service of PAR (Parents At Roosevelt), in cooperation with Roosevelt Middle School.  It is produced by volunteers on privately-owned equipment.