Hi RMS Families,

Here’s this week’s news.

Attachments include:
  • Parent-Teacher Conference form
(Th) Oct 23     Parent Education Night, 7-8:30pm TONIGHT!  (See info below)
(F) Oct 24       Activity Night (See info below)
(T) Oct 28       French Immersion 7/8 Grade field trip to Ashland
(Th) Oct 30     Unicef Concert – Adv Band, 7/8 Orchestra, Concert Choir (7/8th grade)
(T) Nov 4        TAG Parent Group, 7pm (See info below)
(F) Nov 7         PAR Meeting, 9-10:30am
(M) Nov 10      Parent-Teacher Conferences – 4-8pm (See info below)
(T) Nov 11       No School – Veterans’ Day
(Th) Nov 13     Parent-Teacher Conferences – 4-8pm (See info below)
(T, Th) Nov 18 & 20       Bard Fest (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
(W, F) Nov 19 & 21       Bard Fest (A Comedy of Errors)
(W, Th) Nov 19 & 20     Mucho Gusto Fundraiser
(Th) Nov 20     6th Grade Immigration Simulation


We can still use volunteers to chaperon Activity Night (tomorrow) Friday, October 24th.  Please contact Laura at laura@trustywords.com.  
Immigration Simulation is Thursday, November 20th and we’ll need lots of volunteers.  Interested?  Please contact Larisa at larisahatten@gmail.com.  
We are also looking for a co-cordinator to help manage Immigration Simulation.  If interested please contact Julie, marks_j@4j.lane.edu or Larisa, larisahatten@gmail.com.
Thursday October 23, 7-8:30PM (TONIGHT!)

With Measure 91 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!

Roosevelt Middle School Activity Night

Friday, October 24


Halloween Theme: Costumes are optional (NO Masks that cover the face)

What is Activity Night?

Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a safe and familiar place.

What are some of the activities?

  • DJ/Dancing in the B-hall gym
  • Karaoke in B Hall
  • Bingo in the Library
  • Ping Pong in the cafeteria
  • Concessions in B Hall  – serving pizza, chips, popcorn, juice ($.50- $1.00)
  • Coat room (lockers are not available to students so you are discouraged from bringing any bags)
  • AND MORE . . .

Activities will be located in B Hall only. The rest of the school will be closed, including ALL lockers (even B Hall lockers).  Use the coat room to store your stuff. Entry will ONLY be through the admission doors.


Who is invited?

Activity Night is for Roosevelt students only except: students wanting to invite a friend who attends another middle school, must fill out a permission form signed by an administrator from both schools.  Forms are available in the front office and are due Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Drop off is at the back of the school

All students enter through the courtyard and South B-Hall Bay Door.  Pick up is at the front of the school



NOTE: The VLT Parking Lot is closed this evening.


Price:$3.00 in advance

($1.50 for reduced lunch program)


$5.00 at the door ($2.50 for reduced lunch program)


OR Free for families that qualify.


6th graders:  CORE leaders will meet with 6th graders in the D Gym from 6-6:30pm for a short activity night orientation.


Regarding Costumes

Students may wear costumes to school, but they must conform to the Roosevelt Middle School dress code as stated in the student planner

Costumes may not be demeaning to any ethnic group, race, religion, nationality, disability, gender, or individual (staff or student) at the school.

  • No unsafe props or equipment including replica or toy weapons are to be brought to school.
  • No costumes that would completely hide the identity of the student, i.e. gorilla suit, mask, etc.
  • No costumes that would impair a student’s vision or movement.
  • All students participating must come to school dressed in their costumes – no getting ready in the building.
  • Make up, hair products etc will be confiscated and not returned.
  • If you are not sure, don’t wear it!

All students must be picked up promptly at 8:30pm


Tuesday November 4, 7-8:30PM

Paula Prober, M.S., a licensed counselor in Eugene with 30 years experience working with gifted children, will present‘Understanding the Rainforest Mind: The Social-Emotional Needs of Children’  on Tuesday November 4, 7-8:30PM. Ms. Prober will explore strategies and resources in a range of topics related to gifted children. All parents are welcome, and parents of children who have been formally identified as ‘talented and gifted’ in one or more area are especially encouraged to attend. Kerri Sage, TAG Coordinator with District 4j, will also be on hand to answer questions. Please see flyer at RMS website (http://roosevelt.4j.lane.edu/), and join us for an evening of helpful information and ideas.

Roosevelt Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming soon – Monday, November 10 and Thursday, November 13.  By now you should have received your conference request form from your student.  In case you did not, a copy is attached and can also be found on the Roosevelt website.  Scheduling will be done on a first come, first served basis. Due to high demand, it is not possible to schedule all requests.  Therefore, if you don’t have concerns, you may choose not to participate.  Please remember, conferences are an ongoing process.  Parents are always welcome to contact teachers at any point during the school year.  Although our resources are limited, our desire to communicate is not.


The Nutrition Services Department would like to inform you about our exciting NEW SWIM BENEFIT for all approved students on the 4J 2014-2015 Free & Reduced Meal Program.

50% Off Admission for Recreation Swimming at EchoHollow, Sheldon and Amazon Pools.

This is how the new benefit works:

1.  Student brings the 2014-2015 Award Letter from Nutrition Services
to the pool facility.
2.  The Aquatics Office at the Pool will then issue the qualified
student an Aquatic ID Card that expires on Labor Day 2015.
3.  With their Aquatic ID Card the student will receive 50% off
Recreation Swim Admissions.

It is just that easy…….hope to see many new faces enjoying swim time at Echo Hollow, Sheldon and Amazon Pools.

If parents/guardians are interested in additional aquatic discounts, scholarship applications are available at www.eugene-or.gov/rec 


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 to www.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.


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