Here’s this week’s news.
GIVE TO R.A.D!
Other topics covered at the business meeting will include: Principal’s Report, Stand for Children and EEF updates, and upcoming Activity Night and Parent Education Night.
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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 at email@example.com 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.
Just a friendly reminder about arrival and departure at RMS:
Walking and biking are always great choices to get to and from school. If you must drive your student(s), remember, the areas for student pick-up and drop-off at Roosevelt are VERY limited. To help relieve the congestion around school we ask that you use the Preferred Parking Lots located:
(1)behind the school at Amazon Community Center at 26th and Hilyard or
(2)the parking lot at 24th and Amazon Parkway.
You may also use the parking area on the south side of 24th, west of RMS (ONLY up to the crosswalk at Patterson). If you use this area PLEASE be extra careful of cyclists in the bike lane, pedestrians, buses coming out of the driveway and other traffic. While the Very Little Theatre Parking Lot is NOT a Roosevelt parking area they have agreed that parents may use this area. To do so most safely, please pull in and drop your child near the southeast corner of the lot so they cross safely at the traffic signal. Crossing in the middle of the block is NEVER a good choice.
Please DO NOT use the rear circle drive behind the school except for a special purpose such as large items, injury or disability. If you must use this area, follow the 10 mph speed limit, yield at the crosswalk and watch for buses and students. NO drop-offs or pick-ups in the west D-Gym parking lot, the fire lane (marked in red), or on Patterson St. in front of the school in the bike lane (yellow curb).
And PLEASE do not use any part of the Spencer View Apartments across the street from Roosevelt as a driveway, roadway or parking area for picking up students.
Please help us make RMS a safe place for everyone!
Thank you to Papa’s Pizza on west 11th and and all families who participated last week in pizza night at Papa’s. Your efforts resulted in Papa’s donating $273 to Roosevelt. Thank you everyone!!
BAND AND ORCHESTRA CLASSES ARE GOING WELL BUT THERE ARE STILL QUITE A FEW STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PURCHASED A BAND OR ORCHESTRA BOOK WHICH THEY NEED FOR EACH CLASS DAY. THE BOOK WILL BE USED ALL YEAR.
6TH GRADE BAND STUDENTS NEED – STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE BOOK 1 FOR THEIR INSTRUMENT ($10)
INTERMEDIATE BAND STUDENTS NEED STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE BOOK TWO FOR THEIR INSTRUMENT ($10)
ADVANCED BAND STUDENTS NEED FOUNDATIONS FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE FOR THEIR INSTRUMENT ($6.50)
6TH GRADE STRING STUDENTS NEED ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS 2000 FOR THEIR INSTRUMENT ($8.95)
BOOKS CAN BE PURCHASED AT PACIFIC WINDS, 791 WEST 8TH AVE. (BY SWEET LIFE BAKERY)
ONE LAST THING – REMEMBER TO TURN IN YOUR SIGNED HANDBOOK PAGE!
ROOSEVELT BAND AND ORCHESTRA
PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT
Thursday October 23, 7-8:30PM
There are 4 classes for 6-12 year olds: Discover Drawing and Painting, Clayin’ and Playin’, Crazy for Comics, and Visual Arts Mentorships. There are 3 classes for ages 10-16; Intro to Drawing and Painting, Cartooning and Comic Illustration, and Intermediate Drawing.
Additional information is available on their great website, www.mkartcenter.org
THE 2014 EMERALD DERBY IS COMING!
WHAT IS THE EMERALD DERBY?
Sheldon HS vs. South Eugene HS – Double Header Soccer Match
Thursday October 16th, 2014
- Girls Varsity kickoff at 6pm and Boys Varsity kickoff at 8pm South Eugene HS Turf
- Free admission for all students from both schools and any child wearing a soccer jersey
- T-shirt giveaways (Free t-shirts given to first hundred fans from each school)
- Lane United Football Club – Eugene’s brand semi-professional men’s soccer team
- Apparel for sale (LUFC, Emerald Derby, and Sheldon & South Eugene HS gear)
- Half time & between game promotional entertainment & prizes for fans – Local news coverage
This will be a HUGE and FUN event for students and families – lots of student and community support to energize the crowd and create a loud, fun, and entertaining atmosphere. The event goal is to attract over 1,000 fans to the double header.
REPEATED FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Eugene Math Circle
A new program is being sponsored by the Math Department at UOregon. The Eugene Math Circle offers weekly classes for children who enjoy math and want to learn topics that are outside of a regular school curriculum. There are still spaces available in the Upper Division program designed for the middle and high school students. For more information, please see
RMS T-SHIRTS AND SWEATSHIRTS
Back by popular demand – Roosevelt tee-shirts and sweatshirts. Download the flyer from the RMS website to see what the shirts look like: http://roosevelt.4j.lane.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Apparel-picture-and-order-form.pdf
4J LOCAL OPTION LEVY
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Information About Measure 20-222: 4J Local Option Levy Renewal
Measure 20-222 on the November 4 election ballot asks voters in our school district whether to renew local funding for schools at the same property tax rate. The 4J local option levy funds school operations, such as teachers, programs and school days. It provides about $8 million per year, paying for the equivalent of about 16 school days or 80 teaching positions. It is not a new tax or a tax increase, but a five-year renewal of the local option levy that has been providing additional local funding for 4J schools since 2000. To vote on the local option levy, 4J residents must be registered to vote by October 14. To learn more, go towww.4j.lane.edu/levy.
Información sobre la propuesta de ley 20-222: Renovación de la opción fiscal local (“local option levy”) para el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J
La Propuesta de Ley 20-222 en la boleta electoral del 4 de noviembre pide a los votantes en nuestro distrito escolar sobre la posibilidad de renovar el financiamiento local para las escuelas con la misma tasa de impuestos de propiedad. La opción fiscal local paga las operaciones escolares, que incluyen los maestros, programas escolares, y días de clase. Se proporciona aproximadamente $8 millones al año, lo cual equivale a 16 días de clases o 80 puestos de trabajo para maestros. No es un impuesto nuevo ni un aumento de impuestos. Es una renovación por cinco años del tributo local que ha proporcionado fondos locales adicionales para las escuelas desde el año 2000. Para poder votar en la opción fiscal local, residentes del distrito deben estar registrados para votar a más tardar el 14 de octubre. Para mayor información, por favor visite www.4j.lane.edu/levy.
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!!
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 email@example.com (Please note Casey’s email address in the newsletter sent home in the back-to-school envelope was incorrect.)