CALENDAR

(Th) Jan 22 Sixth 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: Common Core
(M) Feb 16 NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

(W) Feb 18 Immunization Exclusion 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, School Choice deadline 5pm

THANK YOU

Thank you to Track Town Pizza and everyone who participated in the Track Town Pizza fundraiser last week.  As a result of your participation, Track Town donated $271 to Roosevelt.  Thank you one and all.

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

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 marks_j@4j.lane.edu .  Thanks for considering!
IT”S SCHOOL CHOICE TIME

Come see what our schools offer!

In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or request enrollment in a different 4J school, provided there is a place available. Requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery. 4J residents must apply by February 27 at 5 p.m. Non-district residents must apply between March 2 and April 1 at 5 p.m.

School Visitation Weeks

Monday, Jan. 26–Thursday, Jan. 29

Monday, Feb. 23–Friday, Feb. 27

School Choice Information Meetings

4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.

Thursday, Jan. 22, 7–8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. (during the School Showcase)

Monday, Feb. 23, 7–8 p.m.

Get answers about the school choice process and Learn more:www.4j.lane.edu/choice

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Elección Escolar: ¡Entérate de lo que ofrecen nuestras escuelas!

En el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J, cada escuela ofrece una educación excelente para nuestros estudiantes. Los estudiantes pueden inscribirse en la escuela de su vecindad en cualquier momento, o escoger una escuela diferente si hay espacio disponible. La lotería anual de opción escolar determina el orden en el cual se otorgan los cupos disponibles. Residentes del distrito escolar deben completar una solicitud antes del 27 de febrero a las 5 p.m. Los residentes de fuera del distrito escolar deben completar una solicitud entre el 2 de marzo y el 1 de abril a las 5 p.m.

 Las Escuelas Estarán Abiertas Para Visitas

lunes, 26 de enero al jueves, 29 de enero

lunes, 23 de febrero al viernes, 27 de febrero

• Para información en español llame al 541-790-7707

 Reuniones informativas para el distrito escolar

jueves, 22 de enero, 7–8 p.m.

sábado, 24 de enero, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. (durante la Exhibición de Escuelas Primarias)

lunes, 23 de febrero, 7–8 p.m.

Centro Educativo 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St. en Eugene

Ver más información en:  www.4j.lane.edu/choice/spanish

 

PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT: “Common Core…And More”

Thursday, February 12, 7-8:30, RMS Library

UO Research Associate Professor Catrin Rode offers a presentation for parents in which she will share the latest research into how our brains acquire and store new information. She’ll offer concrete solutions to help children study large amounts of content while identifying what does NOT work. And she’ll suggest strategies for ensuring children with ADHD and learning disabilities maximize their full potential. Rode has dedicated her career to study how academic performance in K-12 students can be improved. Please join us!

PAR MEETING MINUTES ATTACHED

Attached please find the minutes for the January PAR meeting.
REPEATED FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS

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.

DENTAL EXAMS!

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 martin_m@4j.lane.edu 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 martin_m@4j.lane.edu
Solicitudes son necesitados el 20 Enero, 2015
USED BOOK SALE
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 rachel4425@gmail.com.

 

EASY FUNDRAISING THROUGH ESCRIP!
OPPORTUNITIES TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT ROOSEVELT

If you 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!
REMEMBER TO SUPPORT RMS via EEF donations, eScrip, Fred Meyer Rewards Card, Box Tops, Granola Bars, and Sequential Biofuels.

FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD

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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