CALENDAR

(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 PAR Evening Education Presentation: Common Core 7:00pm
(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

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

(Tu) March 10 Choir Concert, Roosevelt Voices &Concert Choir 7pm

(W) March 18 Chamber Music Night

(M) March 23-March 27 NO SCHOOL – Spring Break

THANK YOUS

Thank you to Spring Creek Holly Farm and the five families who purchased Christmas trees that resulted in Spring Creek’s donation of $54.00 to Roosevelt.  This represents 50% of Christmas tree sales designated for Roosevelt.

Thank you also to all the families who have linked their Fred Meyer Rewards card to Roosevelt (see below for instructions about how to do this).  As a result, Fred Meyer and the Kroger Company have made a donation of $77.15 to Roosevelt for the fourth quarter of 2014.

 

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

We still need volunteers for the February 27th School Choice Tours, 10-11am.  Please email Julie at marks_j@4j.lane.edu.  Thanks to the parents who will be helping in January!
ACTIVITY NIGHT FEBRUARY 20TH 6:30pm

It’s time for another fun and safe evening for the students! In addition to what we provided to the students at the last Activity Night, we are going to feature a photo booth and a books sale where all the money raised will go back to rms. To make this evening a success we need your help: please contact  Laura Fuhriman laura@trustywords.com
UO YETAG CLASSES FOR THIS WEEKEND AND MORE

TAG families, we have limited full and partial tuition assistance available for those students who are on free or reduced lunch. The program description offerings are listed below with tuition assistance availability. It is a first come first serve opportunity. Families are welcome to contact our office so that we can help them with registration.

Our office number is 541.346.3084

 

UO Youth Enrichment and TAG Program Brains in Action Course Information

On Campus and Free Parking on Saturdays
Stop Motion Video Animation – 25% assistance for Reduced Lunch and 50% for Free
Grades: K-1-2
Dates: January 31 – February 7, 21, 28 (no class on Feb. 14th) Time: 9:30 – 10:50
Location: UO College of Education HEDCO Building in the Learning Commons, 17th and Alder Cost: $88.00 (includes materials)
Bring your ideas, imagination and favorite actors (Potato Head, Lego people, action figures, treasured stuffed animals and others) to life! Create a video using stop motion video techniques. What is your story? Round up your characters. Set the stage. Add camera, titles, sound, editing and action. You’re ready! Share your very own original video.

Storytelling with Technology 25% assistance for Reduced Lunch and 50% for Free
Grades: 3-4-5
Dates: January 31 – February 7, 21, 28 (no class on Feb. 14th) Time: 9:30 – 10:50
Location: UO College of Education HEDCO Building in the Learning Commons, 17th and Alder
Instructor: Celine Keane and Cory Massei Cost: $85.00 (includes materials)
Do you have a story in your mind that you are itching to bring to life? Do you like to write, draw, film and edit? Come join us as we learn how to animate your stories using stop motion, voice overs and iPads into a mini-movie. This course combines the love of literacy, art and technology into one compact mini-movie project that you can share with friends and family.

Build and Design with K’nex 25% assistance for Reduced Lunch and 50% for Free
Grades: K-1-2
Dates: January 31 – February 28 (no class on Feb. 14th) Time: 11:00 – 12:20
Location: UO College of Education HEDCO Building, Learning Commons, 17th and Alder
Instructor: Celine Keane and Cory Massei Cost: $78.00  (includes materials)
How about building structures and objects that swing or roll? Do you want to create a story with K’nex? Did you know that the geometry of shapes is used to design and build bridges and other structures? Will your bridge support a cat or a car? How can you make the bridge stronger? You and your friends will solve challenges and create awesome designs using K’nex, paper, colored pencils and more. Come join us!

Hands-On Science 25% assistance for Reduced Lunch and 50% for Free
Grades: 2-3-4
Dates: January 31 – February 7, 21, 28 (no class on Feb. 14th) Time: 11:00 – 12:20
Location: UO College of Education HEDCO Building in the Learning Commons,17th and Alder, Eugene
Instructor: Aimee Valencia Cost: $86.00 (includes materials)
This class is all about hands-on science experiments with lessons that center on inquiry-based learning and the scientific method. Chemists and optical scientists, prepare to get messy!

Computer Programming Using Scratch 25% assistance for Reduced Lunch and 50% for Free
Grades: 3-4-5
Dates: January 31 – February 7, 21, 28 (no class on Feb. 14th) Time: 11:00 – 12:20
Location: UO College of Education HEDCO Building in the Learning Commons, 17th and Alder
Instructor: Mary Hochberg Cost: $88.00 (includes materials)
Learn to code! Have you ever wanted to make your own video game or create a cartoon or animated story? This is your chance! You will program with Scratch and create a game or story about a topic of your choice. Make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Learn to use math and language in a meaningful context. Express yourself on the computer as you develop problem-solving and design skills.

Star Wars: Myth, Science and Jedi Training – 100% Full Assistance
Grades: 3-4-5
Dates: January 31 – February 7, 21, 28 (no class on Feb. 14th) Time: 11:00 – 12:20
Location: UO College of Education HEDCO Building in the Learning Commons, 17th and Alder
Instructor: Mindy Brady Cost: $88.00 (includes materials)
Are you Jedi material? Do other worlds intrigue you? Bring your love of Star Wars to explore the Hero’s Journey, Star Ship design, midi-chlorians, space planets, ecosystems and the material and physical training of a Jedi. Class includes storytelling through comic strip creation, art, Jedi training relay races and science experiments. May the Force Be With You!

Advanced Concepts in Mathematics through Combinatorics 100% Full Assistance
Grades: 6-7-8
Dates: January 31 – February 7, 21, 28 (no class on Feb. 14th) Time: 11:00 – 12:20
Location: UO College of Education HEDCO Building in the Learning Commons, 17th and Alder
Instructor: Steve Nastasiuk Cost: $78.00 (includes materials)
Do you think you have what it takes to solve one of the most famous “Graph Theory” (a branch of Combinatorics) problems of all time–the Seven Bridges of Königsberg? Investigate solutions to Combinatorial problems using pentominoes and hexiamonds and even K’nex. Learn about Percy Alexander MacMahon and why he’s so important to recreational mathematics. Discover the combinatorial principles and calculations behind some of MacMahon’s interesting mathematical contrivances–including learning what a “mathematical contrivance” is and what 6-color cubes, 3-color squares, and 4-color triangle are and use them to create symmetrical problems and patterns.

Contraption Maker 100% Full Assistance
Grades: 3-4-5
Dates: January 31 – February 7, 21, 28 (no class on Feb. 14th) Time: 1:00 – 2:20
Location: UO College of Education HEDCO Building in the Learning Commons,17th and Alder
Instructor: Mary HochbergCost: $88.00 (includes materials)
What sort of strange machine or apparatus will you build? Using Contraption Maker software, you and your other Inventor/Physicist classmates will study cause and effect, explore gravity, solve challenges, create incredible machines and share your digital results.
Art of Math 100% Full Assistance
Grades: 6-7-8
Dates: January 31 – February 7, 21, 28 (no class on Feb. 14th) Time: 1:00 – 2:20
Location: UO College of Education HEDCO Building in the Learning Commons,17th and Alder
Instructor: Mindy BradyCost: $92.00 (includes materials)
Parabolic line drawing, the art of pi, polyhedrons . . . there is beauty and art in math.
How will you shape space through colorful polyhedrons or use your spatial intelligence to make parabolic line patterns? The Pythagorean Theorem is not just about right angles. See how the theorem can be used to make a spiral. When does mysterious Pi turn into a skyline and will we serve pi(e)? Combine your thinking, making and calculating skills to create a different project each week. Bring your friends and creativity to this hands-on Saturday class.
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!
REPEATED FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS

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

 

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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