CALENDAR
(Th) March 5 Superintendent Candidate Search Forum 6pm

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

(F) March 6 SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT planning meeting (All parents welcome!) 10:30am

(Sat) March 7 OBOB Regionals at Willamette University

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

(Th) March 12 NO SCHOOL- grading day

(F) March 13 NO SCHOOL professional development day

(M) March 16 First day third trimester, first day track and field practice

(M) March 16 Mazzi Fundraiser 5-9pm (flyers attached)

(W) March 18 Chamber Music Night 7pm

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

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

 

MANY THANKS

…to the parents who gave their time to lead a school choice tour last Friday:  Laura Fuhriman, Kim O’Brien, Iris Bicksler, Cin Chubb, Liz Phelps and Thishya Narayanan.

 

SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT-   We need your help!

Showcase Roosevelt, our biggest event of the year, is swiftly approaching and we need your help to make it happen!  Please come to our upcoming planning meeting on Friday, March 6th 10:30-11:30 (just after the PAR meeting)!  We’ll have hot coffee, tasty treats and a fun group to show you what Showcase is all about and how you can join the team that makes it all happen.   The date for this year’s Showcase Roosevelt is Friday, April 24–mark your calendars!  This year’s theme is Springtime in Paris (sound familiar? we are recycling last year’s theme).  If you are interested in helping with Showcase planning, please contact Dana Fleming at alasaban@sbcglobal.net or Julie Marks at marks_j@4j.lane.edu.  The following spots are available in the planning team: House Baskets, Staffle Raffle, Decorations, Ticket Preparation and Sales, and Games and Activities.  Please let Dana or Julie know if you would like more information about any of the above.*Want to help but can’t make it to daytime meetings? Evening meetings will also be held. Please let Dana know if you are interested in helping, but will not be at this first meeting.

 

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH FINALISTS

The Eugene School Board has named three finalist candidates in the search for Eugene School District 4J’s next superintendent, after gathering significant public input on qualities to look for and conducting a nationwide search. The three candidates all have backgrounds in classroom teaching and strong ties to Oregon.

Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent at Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Dr. Heather Cordie, Superintendent at Sherwood School District in Sherwood, Ore.

Dr. Sloan Presidio, Assistant Superintendent at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia

Parents, students, staff and community members are invited to meet and provide input on the superintendent candidates at a community forum this Thursday.

Superintendent Candidate Community Forum
Thursday, March 5, 6–8:30 p.m.
4J Education Center Auditorium, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene

What to expect at the forum: The candidates will share information about themselves, then respond to questions. Community members will be asked to provide their input on the candidates.
What has happened so far: To begin the search process, the school board selected an executive search firm, appointed a citizen screening committee, and sought public input on the strengths and qualities desired in the district’s next leader. More than a thousand community members provided input to help create the position description and candidate profile used to identify potential superintendent candidates. The screening committee reviewed 29 applications, interviewed top candidates and recommended semifinalists to the school board. The school board interviewed seven semifinalists and selected three candidates as finalists for the position.
What will happen next: After the candidates visit Eugene and meet with community members and the school board, the board will decide which candidate to offer the position to. The new superintendent will begin July 1.

 

ACE AWARDS NOMINATION DEADLINE APPROACHING

We are short on nominations for volunteers, administrators and classified. There are so many wonderful people at 4J and what better way to show your appreciation than to nominate them for an ACE Award.  If you have been thinking about nominating someone, take some time this weekend to submit the nomination.

Nomination deadline: Sunday, March 8, at midnight.

How to nominate: ACE Awards – Nominations 
or go to www.theaceawards.org/nominating

 

THE G.I.V.E. CAMPAIGN

GENEROUS INVESTMENTS VALUING EDUCATION

Roosevelt Families – It is that time again for our annual Direct Donation Drive! As in past years, our personal financial contributions are essential to maintaining the cherished RMS program and augmenting the district’s funding for teaching staff. To that end PAR set a goal of raising $100,000 to match past years’ investments. Watch for our donation letter and Q&A memo coming in the mail later this week and keep your eye out for special emails articulating the many reasons why this fundraising is so important. Questions? Ask Larry Banks, RMS/EEF Coordinator larrybanks99@gmail.com.

 

TABLE TENNIS CLUB

The Eugene Table Tennis Club is a newly formed 501(c)3 non-profit aimed at promoting youth table tennis in the Eugene/Springfield area. We are holding our first series of four clinics to help kids learn to play the game on four successive Saturdays, March 14th, 21st, 28th and April 4th. The clinics are from 11am-12noon at the Dunn Center (the old Dunn Elementary School) at 3411 Willamette Street. Coaching we be led by national tournament competitor Grant Brown assisted by several of the clubs stronger players. All necessary equipment will be supplied; participants are encouraged to wear gym clothing and shoes. The cost is $10 per clinic or $35 for all four sessions. Sign-up is via the clubs web page at www.eugenettclub.com/kids-play/. Come and play and have some fun!

 

MAZZI’S FUNDRAISER
Mazzi’s has agreed to sponsor a fundraiser for Roosevelt.  Just present the attached voucher at Mazzi’s on Monday, March 16, anytime between 5:00 and 9:00PM and Roosevelt will receive 30% of the proceeds from your meal, including take out orders and alcohol.

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

 

REPEATED FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS

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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