Hi RMS families,

Here’s what’s going on this week. Welcome back!



 (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, School Choice presentation, also 7pm

(F) Jan 23       NO SCHOOL – progress report grading day

(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

(M) March 2-6 Classified Employess Week


Thank you to everyone who turned in Box Tops for Education.  Thanks to your efforts, Roosevelt received a check in the amount of $217.10.  Please keep clipping and turning in those Box tops.


Sign up now for weather-related closure alerts!

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 www.4j.lane.edu/weather to learn how to sign up)

•    4J website, www.4j.lane.edu

•    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.


Parents of students who ride school buses that sometimes use snow routes have been informed of what to do when snow routes are in effect.

If school is in session, families are encouraged to consider road conditions in their areas and make their own decisions based on safety. Parents’ individual decisions about school attendance will be honored.



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 (www.4j.lane.edu/weatheren inglés).

· Puede ir al sitio web www.4j.lane.edu 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.


A los estudiantes que usan el bus escolar se les ha informado como usar la rutas de nieves escolares.


Si las clases están en sesión, tome en cuenta la condición de las carreteras en su área para tomar una decisión dando prioridad a su seguridad. Respetaremos la decisión que tomen los padres de familia en cuanto a la asistencia a clases.




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!





Happy New Year! Our next PAR meeting is this Friday–we hope to see you there! Below is a preview of what’s on the agenda:

PAR Agenda
January Meeting
Friday, January 9, 9:00-10:30

-Principal’s Report
-Review Minutes from December Meeting
-Upcoming Events:
-Parent Education Night
-Activity Night/Used Book Sale
-update on collaborative art projects
-set first planning meeting
-Teacher Grants
-Stand for Children


Dear 4J families, we want to let you know about a change to this year’s school calendar.

The 2014–15 academic calendar has been adjusted to include unpaid furlough days — one school day and one staff work day when students would not have been in school. The furlough days were agreed on in contract negotiations this fall, and the schedule for the days has now been set.

If schools do not close for any snow days this year:
• Wednesday, June 10, will be the last day of school for students. The last day will be a full day for middle and high school students and an early release day for elementary students.
• Thursday, June 11, will be a grading day and the last workday for teachers.
• Friday, June 12, will be a budget reduction / furlough day.

Please be aware that the final school day may change. If there are any snow days (school days missed due to hazardous weather) they will be substituted for a scheduled furlough day or made up on days added at the end of the school year.

A revised calendar handout will be available after winter break.





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




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 at rachel4425@gmail.com.





South Eugene Rowing Club invites Eugene’s 8th-12th graders to check out our winter cross-training program for free! Students can drop by South Eugene High School’s IHS wing weekdays at 3:45 to take part in core, strength, cardio, and rowing machine work-outs. Rowers refine technique, and build strength, endurance, and friendships in preparation for the exciting spring sprints-racing season. After-school water practices at Dexter Lake begin in late February, but now is the time to try this unique, full-body sport. More information available at southeugenerowingclub.org.



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.






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





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.


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.