Hi RMS families,
Here’s the news for this week. Welcome back!

(Th) Dec 4      Orchestra Concert (all orchestras), 7pm
(F) Dec 5        PAR Meeting (All parents welcome!), 9am
(Th) Dec 11    Choir Concert – Roosevelt Voices, 7pm
(F) Dec 19      Winter Assembly, 2:30pm
(M) Dec 22     NO SCHOOL – Winter Break
(M) Jan 5       Classes Resume
(F) Jan 9       PAR Meeting (All parents welcome!), 9am
(W) Jan 14    TrackTown fundraiser
(Th) Jan 15   Choir Concert-Concert Choir, 7pm
(M) Jan 19    NO SCHOOL – MLK day
(Th) Jan 22   6th grade Band Concert, 7pm
(F) Jan 23      NO SCHOOL – progress report grading day
(F) Jan 30      NO SCHOOL – Professional Development day


PAR Meeting Friday December 5, 9:00am

Friday is the last PAR meeting of 2014!  Join us to get an update on the goings-on at RMS, including the new building, holiday activities, teacher grants, Showcase, and many other topics.  We hope to see you there!



Update on HAP, an evolving tradition
Today we are kicking off our annual food and money drive. Historically this drive, which is scheduled to run this year between now and December 18th, has been called HAP which stands for Holiday Assistance Program. It was created over 20 years ago to provide an opportunity for our Roosevelt community to support each other through a school-wide community sharing food drive. Interested families were able to receive food boxes upon request to enjoy over the winter break.
Staff and Student Government are considering ways we might strengthen HAP in an effort to continue a community sharing opportunity that supports and fosters our strong value of respect at Roosevelt. We welcome input from all members of our school community as we discuss and rethink possibilities over the next year. In the meantime, a decision has been made this year to direct our school-wide efforts toward supporting Food For Lane County. This is a highly valued local community organization that provides support to families throughout Lane County through the annual distribution of over 8 million pounds of food.
Here’s how you can help!
Between now and December 18th, please help support our Roosevelt food drive by contributing healthy and nutritious foods that will be collected by each House. Your student’s House has a suggested list of food items. Your student may also bring in money which will be donated, along with the food, to Food For Lane County, for purchase of perishables such as turkey, fruits, vegetables and cheese. Please help to support your student’s House in reaching our school-wide goal of filling two food boxes per House and raising a total of $100 per House. On behalf of Student Government, we thank you for supporting this important annual Roosevelt event! 




— Shop online at Amazon, Nordstrom, Itunes, American Eagle and many, many more to earn money for RMS!

Hundreds of your favorite online stores will donate a percentage of your purchases to RMS. (Many donate 6% or more!) It’s easy: go to eScrip.com, click on “Online Mall” in the upper right of the home page, and start shopping. You don’t need to use an eScrip-registered card for your purchases, but you do need to register for eScrip and designate Roosevelt Middle School (ID #6723045) as your group. To make online earnings even easier, download “ForgetMeNot for eScrip” from the Online Mall page. With ForgetMeNot, you don’t need to remember to start your shopping from eScrip’s Online Mall; the donations are automatic. So, before you start holiday shopping please take a few moments to visit eScrip.com‘s Online Mall.


If you still need to sign up for eScrip:
1. Go to www.escrip.com
2. Identify Roosevelt Middle School, ID #67230454 as the recipient of the merchant’s donation.
3. Register the numbers of your debit, credit, and Safeway Club cards.
4. Use those debit, credit, and club cards to make your usual purchases at participating stores.

If you are already signed up for eScrip, thank you!  If you did it some time ago, though, please check and make sure your registered card information is current, and that Roosevelt Middle School is your eScrip group.


Questions? Please contact eScrip Coordinator, Hildy Tritch, hildur.tritch@comcast.net. Thank you for supporting RMS through your participation in eScrip!


1942-45: The Unwelcome WWII Veterans Exhibit and Executive Order 9066 in Lane County
Saturday December 6, 2-4pm
Lane County Historical Museum
740 W13th Ave, Eugene OR 97402
Guest speakers include Linda Tamura, co-curator of the Heroes exhibit and author of The Hood River Issei (1993) and Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence (2012). Linda will address the hometown campaign discouraging Japanese American veterans’ return after their heroic World War II service even as their families were incarcerated on American soil. She’ll also tell of ordinary citizens who stepped forward to demonstrate principles of justice and will promote questions about lessons today.

Researcher and Eugene Japanese American Memorial Committee member Aimee Yogi will relate the Hood River story to Executive Order 9066 and its application to registrants in Lane County. She will also relate UO Dean Karl Onthank’s stand against the relocation order.

Admission is $5 adults, $3 seniors, $1 youth 15-17, children 14 and under are FREE. For more information call 541-682-4242 or visit www. lanecountyhistoricalsociety. org. Discount tickets are available. Please call to inquire.
Heather Kliever
Lane County Historical Society and Museum


To: Parents & Guardians
You may wish to monitor your student for head lice a little more frequently in the coming weeks, as there have been some recent cases among students at school.
Screen all household members close to scalp line for nits (lice eggs) and for live lice. Use really good lighting and pay close attention to area behind ears and at nape of neck. Pictures are available at the web site www.hsph.harvard.edu/headlice.html . If in doubt, or you see nits, please consult with your health care provider, school health clinic, or school nurse. Look for tear shaped, yellowish eggs firmly glued to the hair shaft. See diagram in attachment from the CDC website www.dpd.cdc.gov. Nits are tiny, smaller than the head of a straight pin.

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)
                           February 10-17      (7 nights) — (Please note new dates!)
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:       susanne@gpyinternational.org    or
                    Phone  541.852.8600  for additional details
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.  
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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 rmsenews@gmail.com.


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