CALENDAR

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

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

(F) April 24 SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT 6pm

(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: https://mail.4j.lane.edu/home/roosevelt_middle_school@4j.lane.edu/RMS%20Public%20Calendar.html?view=month&date=20150319

 

SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT UPDATE

Showcase Roosevelt is 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.  How can you help? Watch for upcoming news about your student’s House Basket themes, then donate toward that theme; look for an upcoming link to sign up to volunteer; 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 alasaban@sbcglobal.net.

 

HOUSE ART POSTERS

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!

 

THE G.I.V.E. CAMPAIGN

GENEROUS INVESTMENTS VALUING EDUCATION

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 larrybanks99@gmail.com.

 

RMS YEARBOOK

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 case_sar@4j.lane.edu 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 case_sar@4j.lane.edu

 

WE NEED WINE CORKS  

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 heidtke_c@4j.lane.edu

 

MARCH 6th PAR MEETING
Please see attached document for more details. All parents are welcome to attend!

LAST CHANCE FOR LOST AND FOUND
Please check the lost and found for any items that your students may be missing before this Friday (spring break). Thank you!

 

8TH GRADE PICTURES April 3rd
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.

DO YOU LOVE TO TELL STORIES?

Enrollment is open for the Salmon House Writers Workshop writing group for middle schoolers. In this 8 week after-school program students will experiment with a variety of storytelling styles including sci/fi and fantasy, comedy, mystery, and graphic novel. Stories 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. April 14th through June 2nd.

at 527 W. 12th Ave. in Eugene. For more information or to register: visit  salmonhousewriters.com or contact Sallie Vandagrift  at 541.326.6112

 

REPEATED FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS

LCC FREE DENTAL CLINICS

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.edu or 541-790-8024. Applications are available at the RMS front office.

 

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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