(F) April 3 PAR meeting (All parents welcome!) 9am, 8th grade pictures also 9am

(Th) APRIL 9 Advanced Band at Shasta Band Festival 3:30pm

(Tu) April 7 South Region LGBTQ parent meeting 6pm

(W) April 22 Book Fair open before/after school and during lunch

(th) April 23 Book Fair open before/after school and during lunch

(F) April 24 Book Fair open during Showcase Roosevelt


(M) April 27 Book Fair open before/after school and during lunch

(Th) April 30 Musical Production 7pm

(F) May 1 NO SCHOOL- progress report grading day

(M) May 4-8 Teacher Appreciation Week

(Th) May 7 Musical Production 7pm

(W) May 13 Dickie Jo’s/Yo’s Fundraiser

(th) May 14 Dickie Jo’s/Yo’s Fundraiser

(F) May 15 Activity Night 6:30pm

(Th) May 21 Choir Concert

For scheduled events beyond May 21st please see the Roosevelt website at:



Sign up to volunteer!

There are over 100 volunteer shifts to be filled the week of Showcase Roosevelt and we’d love your help!

1) Click this link to see our SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot:

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Need more info?  Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Marks at


Showcase Roosevelt is Friday, April 24, 6:00-8:30.  Did you know Showcase is our biggest community event and fundraiser of the year?  Showcase is sponsored by PAR and put on by RMS staff, parents, grandparents, and community members–it takes a village to make it happen.  Not only is Showcase a fun family event with games, food, and entertainment, but Showcase is also the main venue through which PAR’s annual commitment of a .25 FTE (or in monetary terms, $27,800) is raised, which helps with staffing for the next school year.  We love donations!  Watch for upcoming news about your student’s House Basket themes, then donate toward that theme;  donate or ask a local business to donate an item to go in the Silent Auction–it can be as little as a t-shirt or as big as a vacation rental.  Questions? Contact Dana Fleming at



If you have any of the following to donate or loan to us to make Showcase Roosevelt a lovely event, please contact Connie Van Flande :


-white chalk

-white poster paint

-white holiday lights

-Paris-themed decor

-“bistro”-sized tables (36″-48″ rounds)

-wrought iron garden benches



Are you or your business interested in making Showcase Roosevelt, our biggest community and fundraising event of the year, a success, but don’t have a specific product to donate?  You can also underwrite the event with a monetary donation!  Please consider sponsoring this year’s Showcase on one of the following levels:

Gold Sponsorship – $1200

         Recognition as Gold Sponsor on the Roosevelt homepage

         Two separate email blasts using Constant Contacts to 1100 South Eugene homes with school-age children with your logo and recognition as a sponsor

         Recognition on the Parents at Roosevelt Facebook page

         A half-page ad in the Showcase program (minimum of 500 programs will be printed and distributed)

         Your logo and recognition as a Gold Sponsor on promotional materials


Silver Sponsorship – $800

         Recognition as Silver Sponsor on the Roosevelt homepage

         One email blast using Constant Contacts to 1100 South Eugene homes with school-age children with your logo and recognition as a sponsor

         Recognition on the Parents at Roosevelt Facebook page

         A quarter-page ad in the Showcase program (minimum of 500 programs will be printed and distributed)

         Your logo and recognition as a Silver Sponsor on promotional materials


Bronze Sponsorship – $400

         Recognition as Bronze Sponsor on the Roosevelt homepage

         One email blast using Constant Contacts to 1100 South Eugene homes with school-age children with your logo and recognition as a sponsor

         Recognition on the Parents at Roosevelt Facebook page

         Your logo in the Showcase program (minimum of 500 programs will be printed and distributed)

For more information about becoming a Showcase Roosevelt Sponsor, contact Dana Fleming at 501.318.6779 or



Attention, students: if you are interested in showcasing your talent at Showcase Roosevelt, please print the attached form and return it to your House Adviser or the office ASAP.  Your contribution to the evening could be anything from having your garage band perform to having your artwork shown.


RMS will be having its first Scholastic book fair during the week of Showcase. Please plan to visit the fair for some great books. The money we raise will buy next year’s OBOB books and new books for the library. The Fair will be open in the library before and after school and during lunch, as well as during Showcase evening.

We need some fabulous volunteers to make the Book Fair happen. Check out this link to see the shifts and jobs available and to sign up to volunteer: For every shift you volunteer, you will be entered into a raffle for $10 prizes in Scholastic dollars to spend at the fair. Working a book fair is fun and easy. Training will be provided. Questions? Email Christine Sampley at


8th grade individual pictures will be taken on Friday morning, April 3, during language arts classes.  A group picture of the entire 8th grade class will be taken at 9:45.  All 8thgraders will have an individual picture taken for their promotion certificates, even if you choose not to purchase pictures.  But if you DO want to purchase, picture packets will be available from advisors and in the front office after spring break.  You can also order online: go to, create your own package, and pay online.



There will be a South Region LGBTQ Parent Night next Tuesday, April 7th from 5:30-6:30 in our library.  All families who identify LGBTQ, or families with teens who identify LGBTQ, are invited to join us to share and discuss what’s being done in our school community to support you and your kids.  We also want to hear your ideas, suggestions, or concerns regarding your experiences in our schools.  Families and teens from Spencer Butte will also be joining us.
We look forward to seeing you there! Marty Smith and Dee Ryley,,Roosevelt Middle School



Planning a spring cleaning in your home or office? Save aside your old electronic components and appliances for a community-wide recycling contest to support Roosevelt.For the month of April, Roosevelt will participate in an electronics recycling competition to help divert electronic devices from our landfill and keep reusable electronics available to our community.Drop off your electronics at NextStep at 2101 W 10th Ave, M-Sat, 8:30-5pm during the month of April and ask your donation to be credited to Roosevelt or stop by Roosevelt from April 13 to April 20 and use our on site bins. We will be collecting working or broken electronics: toys, cell phones, monitors, computer and phone cables, laptops, keyboards and mice, hair dryers, blenders…everything from coffee makers and toasters to the cardboard box they came in.


The results from our effort will be weighed at the end of the month and the school with the most pounds of recycled electronics wins!


Does your child need dental care but you can’t afford it? LCC is having free dental clinics during April and May coordinated through your local 4j school.  Services provided by the LCC clinic include free cleaning, exam, xrays, sealants and fluoride as needed. Any child who comes to the LCC preventive clinics and needs further restorative care (fillings) will be able to get further care at LCC or at the Children’s Dental Center.   Contact your school nurse, Marlys Martin, at martin_m@4j.lane.eduor 541-790-8024. Applications are available at the RMS front office.




Check out the House art posters made by students in the front office. Beginning in December, parent volunteers visited each House and led the students in an art project. Each House had their own theme. We assembled the House art into framed posters, one for each House. These will be displayed and auctioned at Showcase. We are previewing the posters, hanging up a new one in the front office window everyday. If you drop by the front office, take a look at their artwork. These are incredible posters!



Parents, the RMS yearbook is coming! To ensure your student gets a yearbook, order one by stopping by the office or sending a check with your student for $25 or $12.50 for free/reduced lunch students.  (Please make checks out to RMS.)  If you can’t remember whether or not you’ve already purchased a yearbook for your student, send an email to with your student’s name.  Limited scholarship money is available.  If your family would like a yearbook scholarship, please request one through your student’s advisor or by emailing Sarah at



Please bring in used wine bottle corks to RMS office (there is a collection box) and help the woodshop students transform the corks into corkboards. Questions? Contact Chad Heidtke




Gratefully we have raised about $25,000 in parent donations toward our goal so there is STILL TIME to make your tax-deductible donation towards funding additional teaching staff at RMS! Families should have received a donation letter and Q&A memo in the mail so go find that on your desk and act tonight! Let’s do what we can to lower class sizes and maintain our house classes, drama, music, library, counseling, and all of the GOOD THINGS we have come to love about Roosevelt. Questions? Ask Larry Banks, RMS/EEF Coordinator



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Questions? Please contact eScrip Coordinator, Hildy Tritch, Thank you for supporting RMS through your participation in eScrip!
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