Here’s the week’s news.
Please note: There IS school on Monday, November 10th. Tuesday, November 11th is a No School day to recognize Veterans’ Day.
6th Grade Immigration Simulation
The 6th Grade Immigration Simulation is Thursday, November 20th and takes place during 3rd (11:16am – 12:22pm) and 4th period (1:22pm – 2:24pm). 6th grade students participate during their Language Arts period. Parents are welcome to sign up to volunteer for one period or both.
Voters have overwhelmingly approved renewing the 4J local option levy. The levy provides about $8 million each year to support day-to-day school operations. Every 4J school and student will benefit from this continuation of local funding for our schools. Thanks, voters!
PARENT – TEACHER CONFERENCES
Conference confirmations have been emailed to everyone who turned in an appointment request form. If you expected to have a conference scheduled but did not receive an email confirmation, please call the office – 541-790-8500.
Want to connect with your child’s friends or families? Make connections with other Roosevelt kids and families? PURCHASE A STUDENT DIRECTORY in the office for only $2.
FRENCH IMMERSION INTERN HOST FAMILY NEEDED
Hello Roosevelt families,
Due to the relocation of her next hosting family, Caroline is looking for a home during winter term. Caroline is from France and is our Amity intern. She works mainly with the French Immersion students, but interacts with other students as well (6th graders and homework club). Caroline is currently staying with a Roosevelt family (not French Immersion), and will be hosted by another Roosevelt family (French Immersion). Caroline is highly allergic to cats, but loves children! Host family is required to provide a private room (bathroom can be shared), three meals per day and willing to involve Caroline in family activities and daily responsibilities. In other words, Caroline is looking forward being part of your household during the time of her stay. Caroline is a non-smoker and has no dietary restrictions.
Please let us know if this is something your family would be interested in and able to do. It would be greatly appreciated.
Camp Nor’wester is a non-profit, coeducational out-door residential summer camp, serving children 9-16. The camp is situated on Johns Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Established in 1935 the camp has always emphasized the development of group living skills through various outdoor living and challenge-oriented activities. Campers live in groups of 12-15 children of similar ages and participate in activities such as sailing, archery, arts and crafts, and extended camping trips. An experienced and mature staff of approximately 80 adults works closely with the campers. We will be hosting a “Camp Nor’wester Open House” at the home of Joel and Melissa Davis on November 10 at 7pm and would like to invite your families to come. This is strictly an informational event and there is absolutely no obligation to enroll a child. For information or to RSVP, contact Joel at email@example.com
REPEATED FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS
Cold and Flu Season is here and it’s time to get the Flu vaccine! The CDC recommends you get an Influenza vaccination annually at any time during the influenza season. In Oregon, those months are October through March! Remember that the most effective methods for preventing the spread of infection are to:
- Wash your hands
- Cover your cough with you sleeve or a tissue
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth
- Avoid close contact with people who have a cold or the flu (Stay home if you are sick!)
- Get an influenza vaccination each year!
Check with your health care provider about getting the influenza vaccination. Also most pharmacies have low cost influenza immunizations available!
PARENTING ADOPTED CHILDREN
13th Annual Conference
Adoption Connections of Oregon
Saturday, November 15th, 2014, 10am-3pm
Oregon Research Institute
1776 Millrace Dr., Riverfront Research Park
Three therapists with expertise in adoption will present their therapeutic approaches and creative strategies for parenting adopted children.
An adult adoptee panel will share their perspectives of growing up with adoptive parents.
A panel of adoptive parents will speak on their experiences traveling back to their children’s countries of origin, and attempts at finding birth families. CATERED LUNCH PROVIDED WITH PRE-REGISTRATION AT: www.adoptionconnectionsoforegon.org
HOST FAMILY OPPORTUNITY
Discover the rewarding world of hosting students In your own home this winter!
What: Middle and High School Age Chinese Students
participating in the 18th bi-annual Music/English Camps
at the University of Oregon
When: February 1-8 (7 nights)
February 3-10 (7 nights)
(Potential Third Camp – TBD)
Why should you host: Experience a cultural exchange and gain a friend for life. Earn a stipend to use for your child’s school trip. Support a local enrichment program. Have FUN with us!
Note: The host family provides transportation, breakfast and dinner on weekdays; 3 meals a day on the weekend and occasional sack lunches.Students may share a room but must have their own bed. Students spend only evenings and the weekend at home. Host families
are strongly encouraged to take 2 students.
Stipend*: $125/person for 7 nights or $250 for two people
*Stipend should cover expenses for meals, transportation, laundry and all activities. The number of days may vary slightly due to travel arrangements; stipend will be prorated accordingly.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Phone 541.852.8600 for additional details
We are Looking forward to having Your Family
Join in the Fun with Us!