(M) Jan 19 NO SCHOOL – MLK day
(Th) Jan 22 6th grade Band Concert, 7pm, School Choice presentation, also 7pm
(F) Jan 23 NO SCHOOL – progress report grading day

(W) Jan 28 Choir Concert-Concert Choir, 7pm
(Th) Jan 29 School Choice Presentation and Tour (parent lead) 9:45am
(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
(Th) Feb 19 4j School Choice Presentation, 7pm
(F) Feb 20 Activity Night, 6:30pm
(Th) Feb 26 School Choice Presentation and Tour (principal led), 6:00pm
(F) Feb 27 School Choice Presentation and Tour (parent led), 9:45am


The time for school choice is approaching and we need parent volunteers to help lead tours of RMS after Chris and Mike give a brief presentation.  On Thursday, January 29th and on Friday, February 27th 10:10-11:00 we need 4-6 parent volunteers to lead tours of Roosevelt. Please email Julie at marks at .  Thanks for considering!

Smile Day!
Local dentists are offering school-age children and teens free dental exams, cleanings, and limited cavity filling work during the February 6th “Smile Day” program.
All low-income families with no dental insurance are eligible for this free service!
Contact your School Nurse Marlys Martin for an application. (541) 790-8024 or or pic one up in the RMS or SEHS front office.
Applications are due on January 20th, 2015.

Dia de Sonrisas!
Dentistas en nuestra comunidad ofrecen servicios gratis por la programa “Dia de Sonrisas” (Smile Day) el 6 de Febrero. Todos los ninos y adolecentes de familia con ingresos bajos y sin aseguranza dental son elegibles!
Llama or email al enfermera escolar, Marlys Martin, para una solicitud.  (541) 790-8024  or
Solicitudes son necesitados el 20 Enero, 2015


The Salmon House Writers Workshop is offering a creative writing group for middle schoolers. In this eight week after-school program students will experiment with a variety of genres including sci/fi and fantasy, poetry, comedy, mystery, and graphic novel. Stories, poems, and illustrations will be included in a class anthology that students will bring home at the end of the term.

Registration fee is $95 per student. First time students get $10 off enrollment.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. January 27th through March 17th

at 527 W. 12th Ave. in Eugene.

For more information or to register: visit,or contact Sallie Vandagrift  at 541.326.6112



Interested in self defense for your student? A group called Warrior Sisters offers free self defense trainings for middle and high school kids (male and female) every Friday from 4:30-5:30 at A3 High School in Springfield.   A parent from Roosevelt is one of the volunteer instructors!

Warrior Sisters will be starting our youth trainings back up January 9th at the Academy of Arts and Academics (A3) in Springfield. Trainings will be from 4:30 to 5:30pm at the A3 HSC building (402 Main St) EVERYFRIDAY, open to all youth of middle and high school age – even if you don’t attend A3! Come out, bring your friends and learn how to protect yourselves, gain confidence, and kick some booty!
ATTENDANCE —  Friendly reminder about Roosevelt’s Attendance Policy:

If a student is absent/tardy the parent/guardian must contact the attendance office in one of the following ways:
— By Phone:  Call the 24-hour attendance line at (541-790-8525)

— Via E-mail: By replying to the automated attendance e-mail messages and providing the reason for your student’s absence or tardy.

ALSO, a parent and/or guardian must contact the attendance office within two school days of the student’s return to school to define the reason and length of absence and request that it be excused.  Failure to do so will result in the absence remaining unexcused.

If a student arrives to or leaves Roosevelt during the school day they must check in at the office and be signed in or out by a parent.

If a student needs to be picked up during the school day please send a note with the student to present to their teacher to be excused from class at the proper time.  The student will then go to the office to be signed out by a parent as described above.

Thanks for helping us keep our students safe and sound.

When schools close or bus routes change due to hazardous winter weather, you want to know as quickly as possible.  There are several ways to get the news on snowy or icy days:

•    Text-message alerts via Twitter (go to to learn how to sign up)
•    4J website,
•    KRVM 91.9 FM
•    Other radio and television news stations
If there is a change in the school schedule or bus routes due to inclement weather, Eugene School District 4J will announce the change.  If school is in session and on regular schedule, the district will NOT make an announcement. Weather-related school closure decisions normally are made early in the morning and announced via all methods by 6:30 a.m.  These decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.

Si Escuelas se Cierran Debido al Clima
Los padres de familias del Distrito Escolar de 4J tienen varias formas de informarse si las escuelas se cierran debido al clima/nieve o si los buses están activados para las rutas de nieve. Para obtener información en los días cuando hay nieve o hielo:
· Contacte el teléfono de emergencia en español, 541-790-7738, donde tendremos información actualizada a las 7:00 a.m.
· Antes de mal clima, puede suscribirse a las alertas de mensajes de texto (, en inglés).
· Puede ir al sitio web para obtener información (en inglés) actualizada a las 6:30 a.m.
· También, puede escuchar a la estación de radio KRVM-FM 91.9 (en inglés), o otras estaciones de radio y de televisión que también estarán anunciando si las escuelas están cerradas.
El Distrito Escolar no hará ningún anuncio al público si las escuelas están en sesión. El Distrito Escolar solo anunciara al público si las escuelas se cierran o si los buses están activados para las rutas de nieve debido al clima/nieve.

Deadline for donations: January 30
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

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

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


If you need to sign up for eScrip:
1. Go to
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, Thank you for supporting RMS through your participation in eScrip!
REMEMBER TO SUPPORT RMS via EEF donations, eScrip, Fred Meyer Rewards Card, Box Tops, Granola Bars, and Sequential Biofuels.


You can help Roosevelt earn donations from Fred Meyer by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Roosevelt at  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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