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(M) Sep 21 School Pictures 9am

(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 First Trimester Progress Report

(M) Oct 22 Picture Retakes

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

(F) Oct 30 Activity Night

(Tu) Nov 3 Election Day



A big thank you goes out to our parent volunteers who organized and helped with last Thursday’s back to school ice cream social and used book sale:  Dana Fleming, Christine Sampley, Julie Hubbard-McNall, Beth Pfeiffer, Alex Geddes, Lisa von der Heydt, Hildy Tritch, Leslie Freck and Laura Fuhriman.



RAD is around the corner!

RAD is happening the afternoon of Thursday, October 8th.  RAD, or Roosevelt Activity Day, is our big fall fundraiser (think walk-a-thon) where each house walks the Amazon Trail together.  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!


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.


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.



You’re invited!  Please come and hear from our principal, Chris Mitchell at 5pm on 9/24/15. 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.



Picture day is Monday, September 21.  ALL students have their pictures taken for lunch passes, activity cards and the yearbook.  Picture forms were included in your back to school packets.  The order form and your payment (if you order pictures) should be brought to school on picture day and given directly to the photographer.  Checks for pictures should be made payable to Lifetouch.



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.



If your student is absent, please remember to call the attendance number – 541-790-8525, or email attendance at dialroosevelt@4j.lane.edu to report your student’s absence.  4J’s auto-dialer calls parents about unexcused absences at 10:30 and 3:00 (2:30 on Wednesday).  Please help us keep track of our students by calling the attendance hot line when your student will miss school.



Parents invited to drop-in discussions with new superintendent

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7:00–8:30 a.m.

4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene


Our school district has a new leader, and he wants to meet you. 4J superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas is inviting parents and the public to stop in to get to know him and to share their thoughts and questions about Eugene’s schools.


Two “Meet the Superintendent” drop-in sessions are offered in September, one in the evening and one in the morning to accommodate families’ differing schedules. Both September sessions will be at the 4J Education Center near downtown Eugene; future opportunities will be held at different locations around the district.


Conozca al Superintendente

Invitación a los padres de familia a participar en diálogos abiertos con el superintendente 


Conozca al Superintendente

Martes, 22 de septiembre de 7:00 a 8:30 a.m.

4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene


Nuestro distrito escolar tiene un nuevo líder y él quiere conocerlos. El superintendente de Eugene 4J Dr. Gustavo Balderas invita a los padres de familia y al público en general a conocerlo y compartir sus ideas y preguntas sobre las escuelas en Eugene. El superintendente se habla español.


En septiembre habrá dos sesiones abiertas para conocer al superintendente, una en la tarde y otra en la mañana para que así puedan asistir todas las familias. Ambas sesiones de septiembre se llevarán acabo en el 4J Education Center cerca del centro de la ciudad; en el futuro habrá más oportunidades en varios lugares del distrito.



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.




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 Sept 17, 22 and 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.



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