Hi RMS Families, here is the news for this week. Hope you are enjoying this change in weather!  


(th) Sep 24 Principal’s Welcome 5pm, Open House 6-8pm

(F) Sep 25 Yogurt Extreme fundraiser

(F) Oct 2 PAR Meeting- everyone is welcome!

(W) Oct 7 Walk and Bike to School Day

(Th) Oct 8 Roosevelt Activity Day (RAD)

(F) Oct 9 NO SCHOOL- state in service

(F) Oct 16 NO SCHOOL – Progress Report

(M) Oct 22 Picture Retakes

(Tu) Oct 27 7/8 French Immersion to Ashland

(F) Oct 30 Activity Night 6:30pm

(Tu) Nov 3 Election Day 2:30pm

(F) Nov 6 PAR Meeting

(Tu) Nov 10 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00pm

(W) Nov 11 NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day

(Th) Nov 12 Parent Teacher Conference 4:00pm



Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who helped with picture day on Monday.  A huge thanks goes out to Lisa Woodruff for overseeing picture day for the 5th year in a row!  Thanks also to JoAnn Hoffman, Pam Quan, Dave/Beth Schenderlein, Krysta Alves, Jacqueline Welch, Penny Salus, Maureen Sherman, Gayle Stroud and Nadine Batya.




You’re invited!  Please come and hear from our principal, Chris Mitchell at 5pm today. This will take place prior to the open house. Chris will be speaking about Roosevelt and also about our parent organization, PAR- Parents At Roosevelt.  We have had recent changes in leadership and Chris would love to share what PAR is all about, positions that are available, and to discuss the next steps in moving forward. Please come to the Welcome Center across from the front office.

Open house will begin with your student’s advisor at 6pm, and ends shortly after 8:00pm. You will receive your student’s schedule of classes from the advisor. Please come early, as parking is very limited. When you arrive, report directly to your student’s advisor’s room. We’re looking forward to meeting you!


Here are some great things you can do the evening of open house:

– Meet your student’s first trimester teachers

– Attend each of your student’s classes

– Learn about what your child is doing in class as well as requirements

 We strongly support parents building relationships with their child’s teachers during the open house. Please remember that open house is not designed to address individual student needs. If you do want to check on your child’s progress, consider making a phone call or setting up an appointment.



Yogurt Extreme is sponsoring a fundraiser for Roosevelt on Friday, September 25.  Please bring the attached flyer for 25% back to Roosevelt on each dollar spent on yogurt at Yogurt Extreme, from 11am – 11pm at either of their Eugene locations: 879 E. 13th Ave. and 2846 Willamette St. Money raised at this event will support Roosevelt staffing and educational programs.



Hey Roosevelt families! Roosevelt Activity Day (RAD) is Roosevelt’s BIG fall fundraiser and it is only two weeks from today, on Thursday, October 8.  In conjunction with Walk and Bike to School Week we are going to raise money for Roosevelt, highlight active and healthy living and have FUN!  After a modified morning schedule all students will walk the Amazon Trail with their House.  The house that raises the most money will win a house party.  Each house will also show its school spirit by dressing according to a theme, shouting cheers, or any other creative way the house decides to show its spirit.

There are five levels of fund raising: Walker ($25), Jogger ($50), Runner ($100), Marathoner ($150) and Ultra-Marathoner (over $200).  Which one will you be?  How much can your student’s House fund raise for Roosevelt?  Students will receive their collection envelopes in House on Monday so they can start collecting donations.  Please make sure you read with your student the green fundraising tips tucked inside the envelope.  Turn in dates will be Friday, October 2, Monday and Tuesday, October 5 and 6, and Thursday and Friday, October 7 and 8.  So get moving Roosevelt, it’s RAD!



We have several different opportunities for you to consider. Please see below.

– PARENT LUNCH SUPERVISION: Our principal, Chris Mitchell, would really love to have parent volunteers to help with lunch supervision for students who cross the street for lunch.  Chris is always on the corner on the RMS side of the street checking lunch passes before students cross.  It would be great to have a parent or two each weekday who could circulate among the lunch establishments that students visit, be a familiar presence for students, and if needed to gently remind students of expectations.  


– RAD VOLUNTEERS: We need 2 parent volunteers from each house. Walking times will be between 1:00-3:00 on Thursday, 10/8.  If you would like to walk with your student’s house (or any house!) please email our volunteer coordinator, Julie.  Be sure to include your student’s advisor’s name! Please see above article RAD IS COMING for more info about RAD.


– ACTIVITY NIGHT CO-CHAIR NEEDED: We already have a seasoned Activity Night chairperson who is looking for a partner.  Activity nights happen 3 times a year in October, February and May.  If you’d like to share in the planning and implementing fun, please email Laura at laura@trustywords.com or Julie at marks_j@4j.lane.edu.  


To indicate interest in these or any other volunteer opportunities, please email our volunteer coordinator, Julie Marks at marks_j@4j.lane.edu. All volunteers must have a current background check at Roosevelt (4j background checks are site specific.  Even if you have a current background check at another school, you will need to complete one for RMS).  To submit a background check please go to www.helpcounter.net/eugene.  Background checks are valid for a period of 2 years.  



Join Matt Kane in a class designed to teach middle school aged kids mindfulness practices as a way of reducing stress, improving concentration, and calming the mind. Classes will include a mixture of stories, games, emotion watching, and the introduction of well-known mindfulness techniques. Many studies suggest that introducing mindfulness skills at an early age can have profound benefits on health and well-being that continue to develop through life. 

WHEN: Tuesdays, Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6,13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1 & 8 

TIME: 4 – 5pm 

COST: Y Members – Free , Non-Members – $6/class or Fall Class Pass – $50 




On October 4th, from noon to 4PM, the Eugene Civic Alliance will be hosting it’s first Community Day at the Civic site. Admission is free and open to all. Highlights of the event include food and drink, live music featuring One More Time Marching Band and Beautiful Wrecks, kids games and activities, a Civic Stadium story booth and road show, booths featuring Kidsports, the Eugene Emeralds, Lane United FC, Eugene Timbers FC, the Eugene Fire Department, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Blue Bus Creatives, and the unveiling of preliminary site plans for Civic Park. SEHS parking lot can be used as an overflow parking lot.



When: October 7th, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Willamette Hall on the UO Campus

Who: Everyone ages 5-99

How Much: Free!

The Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) and UO STEM CORE will hold the 5th annual “Science Open House” October 7th, 2015 in the Willamette Hall Atrium (6:30pm-8:30pm) on the University of Oregon (UO) campus. At 7:45, the Science Circus and Dr. Stan will present the Science of Rock and Roll in 100 Willamette Hall. This all ages demonstration will cover the physics of light and sound with a fun musical twist. The event will feature 25+ hands on activity tables. Questions? Brandy Todd 541 346-4313 btodd@uoregon.edu



There is a critical need for stable, nurturing foster homes in our community. The greatest needs are for families that can take larger sibling groups (3-5 children) so they can stay together, homes for toddlers/preschoolers – not babies, but not in school yet, and homes for teens.   Without safe, loving foster homes in each community, children are forced to change schools and leave friends and familiar surroundings just when they need those things the most.   Not everyone can be a foster family, but some can – if you are interested in more information call: 541-726-6644, ext. 2248 or e-mail: holly.a.steer@state.or.us.  To learn ways your family can support foster families in our community, contact FAAPAlane@gmail.com.





Learn the art of formal debate!

Improve public speaking skills!

Learn how to research & develop a persuasive argument!

All RMS students are welcome to join the RMS Debate Club.

We typically meet Mondays thru Fridays in Room B12 (Art Room) from 7:50am-8:30am; breakfast is provided. There is a $35 enrollment fee (for non-scholarship students) and a consent form must be signed for all children by parent or guardian.

Please contact Jeff Measelle at RMSDebate.measelle@gmail.com 



RMS Ultimate is coed, open to all 6-8th graders, and new players are welcome! Practices are held on the field behind RMS on Tues and Thurs from 3:45-5:00.  Haven’t tried it and want to check it out? Come to one of the open practices Sep.24. Bring cleats and water. It could be your thing. The Olympic Committee just recognized it as a sport. You can too. Registration forms will be available at practice.  The cost is $35 and scholarships are available. All players receive a frisbee and a shirt! Questions? Contact Jen Thoennes at pighart@hotmail.com or 541-345-4970.



Check out this new after school program for creative writing at the Salmon House Writers Workshop in downtown Eugene:

Workshop Wednesdays for Middle Schoolers

In this group, we’ll explore a variety of writing styles and genres: poetry, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi and more! Participants will hone their narrative skills and create original works to be compiled in a group anthology.  Meets Wednesdays from 4 p.m to 5:30 p.m. September 30th-November 18th.Tuition is $95 per student. Space is limited. Sign up at salmonhousewriters.com or call (541) 326-6112.



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