Hi all,

There’s a lot of news this week.

Attachments include:

  • Papa’s Pizza fundraiser voucher
  • TAG services overview
  • Summary of counseling services at RMS
The following attachments will be coming in a separate email (because of email size restrictions)

  • Information on ordering RMS clothing
  • Information on the Local Option Levy (in English and Spanish)
CALENDAR
(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 (See info below)
(F) Oct 3         Roosevelt Activity Day (RAD) (See info below)
(F) Oct 3         PAR Meeting, 9-10:30am (All parents welcome!)
(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
(Th) Oct 23     Parent Education Night, 7-8:30pm (See info below)
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
RMS 101 (tonight!)
Parents new to Roosevelt will have an opportunity to receive a presentation at 5:00 pm, prior to the 6:00 pm start of the Open House, on September 18.  This presentation will be in the Welcome Room across from the office.  

RMS OPEN HOUSE (tonight!)
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.
 
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


VOLUNTEER OFFICE ASSISTANTS 
NEEDED 
If you are a current Roosevelt parent or guardian and would like to help out in the office this year, please contact Theresa Elmore attmelmore@comcast.net or 541-729-5733.   The following shifts are currently open:  every other Tuesday from 1-3:30; every other Thursday from 1-3:30; and every other Friday from 1-3:30.


AVID TUTOR OPPORTUNITY

Would you like to volunteer teaching students in a classroom?  The AVID program at Roosevelt needs tutors to work with AVID students at Roosevelt from 11:15am until 12:20pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  There is a training on Sept. 26 and 27 to prepare tutors to work with students.  Please help!!  If you are interested, please contact Chris Mitchell @ mitchell_c@4j.lane.edu

THANK YOUS 
Thanks to those who helped with Picture Day:  Lisa Woodruff, April Bardy, Kellie Green, Lori Wasikowski, Oshrit Livne, Dene Eller, Gayle Stroud, Ron Miyaguchi, Pam Quan, Allie Heaman, Maureen Sherman, Cathy Corlett, Rachel Sanders, Kristian Robertson

PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT 

Thursday October 23, 7-8:30PM

With Initiative Petition 53 on the November ballot, parents may have questions and concerns about how the potential legalization of the cultivation and use of marijuana in Oregon may impact their child. Jose Soto, Executive Director of the local chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will present on this topic, and open up the room for questions and dialog.  Please join us!


RMS T-SHIRTS AND SWEATSHIRTS

Back by popular demand – Roosevelt tee-shirts and sweatshirts.  See the attached flyer for colors and styles.  Some examples are in the office for sizing.  Make checks payable to Roosevelt Middle School.

LOVE TO RUN? COME RUN CROSS COUNTRY WITH US!

Emerald Valley Track Club (EVTC) offers a Cross Country program for all youth, ages 7-18, of any ability. The goal of this club is to encourage and help young people to develop physically, emotionally, and socially through their involvement in track & field and cross country. The cross country season runs Sept. 15th – Nov. 22nd. Check out our website for more information and to register online: www.emeraldvalleytrackclub.org   Hope you will come join us for some fun!!


PAR 

October PAR Business Meeting: Friday, October 3, 9:00-10:30 am, in the Welcome Room

Follow PAR on Facebook by going to this link: https://www.facebook.com/parentsatroosevelt.


4J LOCAL OPTION LEVY

There is a ballot measure to renew the 4J local option levy on the November 4 election ballot. The levy provides about $8 million per year (the equivalent of about 16 school days or 80 teachers) to support 4J school operations. If voters approve Measure 20-222, the levy will be renewed for the next five years.  Please see the attachment for more information on the measure

PAPA’S PIZZA FUNDRAISER
Papa’s Pizza will have a fundraiser on Thursday, September 25.  Use the attached flyer to buy pizza and raise money for Roosevelt.
 
TAG OVERVIEW

Please see the attached letter regarding TAG services at Roosevelt.


The Eugene Opera Academy: X-treme Arts in Action
The Eugene Opera invites students in grades 8-12 curious about the world of opera to enroll in the Eugene Opera Academy: X-treme Arts inAction by October 20. Participants will:
·       Attend rehearsals and performances of the Eugene Opera’s December and March shows,
·       Talk with professionals who bring opera to the stage,
·       Take part in a Master Class, and
·       Have an opportunity to win a $500 scholarship.
To sign up or for more information, e-mail Barbara Myrick, musicmyrick@gmail.com, subject line “Eugene Opera Academy.” Interested students, on-stage performers, instrumentalists, back-stage technicians or front of the house administrators and marketers are all welcome. Program fee: $20.

REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK

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
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
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.
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/
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:
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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.