Hi RMS families,

Here is the last eNews before the winter break. There will be no eNews for the next two weeks. See you all next year!


(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

(Th) Jan 29     9:45am School Tour and presentation (for incoming students)

(F) Jan 30       NO SCHOOL – Professional Development day

(F) Feb 6         PAR Meeting (All parents welcome!), 9am

(th) Feb 12      7:00pm PAR Evening Education Presentation

(M) Feb 16      NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

(F) Feb 20       6:30pm Activity Night

(Th) Feb 26     6:00pm School Tour and presentation (principal led)

(F) Feb 27       9:45am School Tour and presentation (parent led)


Thank you to all our fabulous parent volunteers who helped our school nurse conduct the 6th grade vision screening:  Francine Berryman, Teresa Elmore, JoAnn Hoffman, Elena Daniels, Kellie Mick, Liz Phelps, Thishya Narayanan, Lisa Ingold and Kim O’Brien.

Thank you also to Sequential Bio Fuels for its Driving Change Campaign donation of $11.05.

ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents and Students!

Please join us for any of the special information nights listed below to learn more about South Eugene High School Classic and IHS enrollment information.

1. SEHS (South Eugene High School) Info Nights – at South Eugene High School

Classic SEHS

Feb 3rd (Tu), 7pm, SEHS Cafeteria

Classic SEHS (Tour only- no appointment necessary)

Feb 10 (Tu), Main Office

10am- 11am

1pm – 2pm

IHS (includes French Immersion)

Feb 5th (Th), 7pm, SEHS Cafeteria

Classic SEHS & IHS

Feb 12th (Th), 6:30pm, Cafeteria – IHS

Feb 12th (Th), 7:45, Cafeteria- Classic South

2. IHS (International High School) Info Nights – at South Eugene, Sheldon and Churchill High Schools

Are you curious about global events? Do you enjoy considering different perspectives on world issues? Do you want to make a difference in your local and global community?

You might be interested in Eugene International High School!  Eugene IHS is an award-winning alternative high school in international studies for students in grades 9-12.  Located at Churchill, Sheldon and South Eugene, the school is open via district lottery to any student who wishes to attend.  If you are curious about the world, love languages, and learning in a close-knit, unique environment that is both challenging and supportive, consider Eugene IHS as your high school choice.

South region

Feb 5th (Th), 7 pm   SEHS cafeteria (includes French Immersion break-out session)

Feb 12 (Th), 6:30pm  SEHS cafeteria (Joint evening with South)

Sheldon region

Feb 17 (Tu), 7pm, Sheldon lecture hall

Feb 19 (Th) 7pm, Sheldon lecture hall (includes Spanish Immersion break-out session)

Churchill region

Feb 9 (M), 7pm, Churchill Cafeteria

Admission into Eugene IHS is through the online 4J School District lottery process; all interested students must fill out an online 4J School Choice application at:  www.4j.lane.edu/choice by Feb. 27, 2015.  If you do not have a computer available to you, please contact Lisa Hollingsworth at the 4J District office at 541-790-7553.  Students will be accepted to Eugene IHS based on a lottery conducted at the 4J District office.


January 5, 2015: In-District 4J School Choice Application available online at: www.4j.lane.edu/choice

February 27, 2015, 5:00pm: In-District deadline to submit online 4J School Choice Application for high school lottery

March, 2015, first week: In-District 4J School Choice lottery results available, must accept placement within 5 days of email notification

March 1, 2015: Out-of-District 4J School Choice Application available online at: www.4j.lane.edu/choice

April 1, 2015, 5:00pm: Out-of-District deadline to submit online 4J School Choice Application for high school lottery

April 30, 2015: School Choice lottery results available

Immersion students will be enrolled in Eugene IHS without the lottery process.  However, immersion students do need to turn in the Eugene IHS enrollment form to the South IHS office or the Sheldon IHS office by Feb. 27, 2015.  This form will be included in a special January mailing to immersion families.


For more information contact one of the Eugene IHS offices below, or visit the Eugene IHS website at www.ihs.4j.lane.edu

Eugene IHS @ Churchill:  541-790-5225

Eugene IHS @ Sheldon: 541-790-6636

Eugene IHS @ South Eugene: 541-790-8030


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS: Collaborative Art Comes to RMS!

One of the strongest assets of Roosevelt is the House system. House is a great example of how important it is to create community.  To “showcase” this successful program that helps to unify the school, and to add to the fundraising potential for the spring 2015 Showcase Roosevelt, each House is creating a collaborative art project.  The resulting artwork will be added to the Silent Auction during Showcase.   To support this endeavor, you can do the following:


1. Volunteer your time to present this project to a House (or Houses).  The time commitment should be no more than 1 hour and all the materials and lesson plan will be provided.

2. Donate the following: Black Sharpies, markers, colored pencils, scrapbook paper, and/or glue sticks.

3. Volunteer to assemble the artwork once the Houses complete them.

4. Come to Showcase in April and bid on your child’s House’s art!

To volunteer or donate, contact Dana Fleming at alasaban@sbcglobal.net.



Attached are meeting minutes from January’s PAR (Parents-At-Roosevelt) meeting.


Hello RMS parents, we are in search of some more advertisements to put in our book, so we were wondering if you would like us to include you or your business in the RMS yearbook’s advertising page. Our prices are: Half of a page is $80, a quarter page is $45, a business card sized advertisement is $25, and if you’re feeling generous, a full page is only $130! Please consider putting an ad in our yearbook. Please note that the money goes to support the RMS yearbook fund. Help students remember these great middle school years.

In addition, we would like to send out a reminder to buy the yearbooks! They are $25, or $12.50 for free and reduced lunch. Take the money to the office to purchase. We encourage you to buy one!

Thank you in advance,

-Yearbook Staff


Hey all you pizza lovers, Wednesday, January 14, Track Town Pizza is sponsoring a fundraiser for Roosevelt. Print the attached flyer or pick one up in the office and take it with you to Track Town. Fifty percent of the value of your food order will be donated to Roosevelt.

Track Town Pizza – 1809 Franklin Blvd; 541-284-8484; 11am-midnight



We are currently collecting books for a used book sale benefiting Roosevelt. All proceeds will go to help our school. Please clean out your bookshelves and bring in any books you no longer want. Drop them off in the collection barrel near lost and found by the front office. Both children and adult books are welcome. Deadline for donations is Friday, January 30.

We will kick off the book sale at the February Activity Night. Questions or want to help? Email Rachel at rachel4425@gmail.com.



  • 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!



The Eugene School District is searching for a new superintendent. 4J Superintendent Shelley Berman has announced that this will be his last year. The school board hopes to name a new superintendent in spring 2015.

One of the first steps in the superintendent search process is developing a candidate profile — a list of the strengths and qualities that 4J’s students, parents, staff and community think the next superintendent should have. And to do this, the school board needs your help. Please complete the survey:

The survey is available online at www.4j.lane.edu/supersearch through Sunday, December 21.

Búsqueda del Superintendente Para el Distrito 4J:

Cual Es Su Opinión? Queremos Escucharla.


El distrito escolar de Eugene 4J está en la búsqueda de un nuevo superin­tendente. El superintendente actual, Shelley Berman, ha anunciado que este será su último año en el distrito. La mesa directiva escolar espera elegir a un nuevo superintendente en la primavera de 2015.

Uno de los primeros pasos en el proceso de búsqueda del superintendente será el desarrollo de un perfil del candidato ideal — una lista de las fortalezas y cualidades que los alumnos, padres, empleados y comunidad piensan que el superintendente debe tener. Y para lograr esto, la mesa directiva escolar necesita su ayuda.

Hay dos maneras en la cual usted puede contribuir:

Llene la encuesta. Está disponible en español y aceptará respuestas hasta el fin del día domingo, 21 de diciembre. Puede encontrarlo en la página web www.4j.lane.edu/supersearch.

Asista a una reunión pública. Las reuniones serán ubicados en el Centro Educativo de 4J, 200 N. Monroe St.

Se proveerá intérpretes en español.

Reunión pública para hispanohablantes, realizado en español

• martes, 16 de diciembre, 6:00 a 7:30 p.m.

Reuniónes públicas realizado en ingles, se proveerá intérpretes en español

• martes, 16 de diciembre, 7:30 a 9:00 p.m.

• miércoles, 17 de diciembre, 12:00 a 1:00 p.m.

Puede encontrar más información en la página web www.4j.lane.edu/supersearch.


As you know, Parents-At-Roosevelt has set a goal of raising $100,000 during this school year in order to maintain more reasonable class sizes and continue to offer music, drama, languages, library, house, and a breadth of popular electives. In this “season of giving” please consider a tax-deductible contribution to RMS/EEF to provide the gift of education to the Roosevelt community. See the attached voucher for details or contact Larry Banks at larrybanks99@gmail.com for more information.


Are you looking for an educational, low cost, multigenerational activity for Winter Break? Consider MUSE Clues!   MUSE Clues is a great way to keep families and students learning throughout the year with inquiry-based investigations at our local museums and cultural institutions. The MUSE Clues program is perfect for winter and spring break, weekends or non-school days!

Here’s how to play:

1.         Download and print our entry form [PDF] at http://www.museumslanecounty.org/muse-clues/

2.         Visit at least 8 participating institutions and solve clues at each one. Please check participating institutions websites for hours of operation and directions.

3.         Submit your online entry -OR- turn in your printed entry form at a participating MUSE Clues institution by September 18, 2015 for a chance to win great prizes!


Heather Kliever, Registrar, Lane County Historical Society and Museum

collections@lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org, www.lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org

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.

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 rmsenews@gmail.com (Sawa Saenger).

How to manage your subscription to Roosevelt eNews:

To SIGN UP, please send a blank email to rms-subscribe@npogroups.org

To OPT OUT, please send a blank email to rms-unsubscribe@npogroups.org

To CHANGE your email address, first unsubscribe from your old account (using your old address) as per OPT OUT instructions above, then use your new email account to send a blank message to rms-subscribe@npogroups.org

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.