Dear Families, I apologize for the late eNews this week. Well, here it is!


(F) Oct 16 NO SCHOOL – Progress Report

(M) Oct 19 Picture Retakes 9am

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

(F) Oct 30 Activity Night 6:30pm

(Tu) Nov 3 Election Day

(F) Nov 6 PAR Meeting

(Tu) Nov 3 Community Update on Roosevelt Construction 6pm (cafeteria)

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

(Tu) Nov 10 PAR meeting 6-7:25pm- everyone is welcome!

(W) Nov 11 NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day

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

(W) Nov 18-19 Dickie-Jo/Yo Fundraiser for RMS

(W) Nov 18 Intermediate/Advanced Band Concert 7pm

(Th) Nov.19 Immigration Simulation 11:15am

(Th) Nov 19 Orchestra Concert 7pm

(Tu) Nov 24 7/8th grade Choir Concert 7pm

(Th) Nov 26 -(F) Nov 27 Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL



Thanks to the many, many parents that walked the Amazon trail with students and advisors last sunny Thursday afternoon:  Jacqueline Welch, Katherine Sikes, Jessica Henley, Katharine de Baun, Anne Marie Levis, Christy Monson, Peter Pomponi, Iris Bicksler, Robin Olofson, Heather Archer, Kim Warne, Jane Williams, Alexis Borrevik, Janine Bryant, Chris Miller, Jen Ringler, Laura Fuhriman, Julie Hohenemser, Amy Villasenor, Ana Paracio, Maria Bolanos-McClain, JoAnn Hoffman, Jen Bell, Twylla Miller, Sarah Petersen, Leslie Pelinka, Thishya Naranan, Penny Salus, Rachel Sanders, April Bardy, Christine Sampley, Jen Lamberg, Jennifer Snelling, Alison Wagner, Amy Hulbert and Stacey Seitzinger’s son!  

Also, thanks a million to June Chamberlin for taking House photos along the way.  Look for them soon hanging in the RMS office!

 Thank you to everyone who participated in the Yogurt Extreme fundraiser for Roosevelt, and thank you also to Yogurt Extreme, which donated $200 to Roosevelt as a result of the fundraiser on September 25.

Thank you also to Dr. Robert Gemmell, DMD, for his $100 donation to Roosevelt programs.



Picture retakes are next Monday, October 19, at 9AM. If students are having retakes, they should bring their original picture packet to school next Monday to give the photographer.  Students who did not have their pictures taken on the first picture day, should definitely have their pictures taken next Monday. Picture packets are in the office.



Parent-teacher conferences are Tuesday, November 10 and Thursday, November 12, 4-8 pm.  All conferences are in the D Gym and parents move from table to table, according to a schedule that will be provided, to meet with up to three teachers for ten minute appointments with each.   Your student should have received a yellow appointment request form from the advisor on Tuesday, October 6, but the appointment request form is also attached to this email.  Scheduling is completed on a first come, first served basis.  Due to high demand, it is not possible to schedule all requests.  Therefore, if you don’t have concerns, you may choose not to participate.  Please remember conferences are an ongoing process.  Parents are always welcome to contact teachers at any point during the school year.  Although our resources are limited, our desire to communicate is not.  Appointment request forms are due in the office by Thursday, October 15.



The next Activity Night is Friday, October 30, 2015 6:30-8:30pm. Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a safe and familiar place. 

What are some of the activities?

·  DJ/Dancing in the B-hall gym

·  Karaoke in B Hall

·  Bingo in the Library

·  Ping Pong, foos ball, air hockey

·  Concessions in B Hall – pizza, popcorn, carrots, apple slices, juice and more ($.50-$1.00)

·  Coat room (lockers are not available to students so you are discouraged from bringing any bags)
Activities will be located in B Hall only. The rest of the school will be closed, including ALL lockers (even B Hall lockers). Use the coat room to store your stuff. Entry will ONLY be through the admission doors.

Who is invited?

Activity Night is for Roosevelt students only except: students wanting to invite a friend who attends another middle school, must fill out a permission form signed by parents and an administrator from both schools. Forms are available in the front office and are due by Wednesday, October 28.

Drop off is at the back of the school. All students enter through the courtyard and South B-Hall Bay Door. NO ENTRY AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL.

Pick up is at the front of the school. Parents may park in the VLT parking lot to pick up students. PARENTS AND STUDENTS, PLEASE USE THE CROSSWALKS TO CROSS 24TH AVENUE.Students may NOT leave early unless a parent picks them up. If a student is leaving early with another parent, the student’s parent must send a note saying it’s OK for the student to leave early with someone else.

Price: $3.00 in advance ($1.50 for reduced lunch program). $5.00 at the door ($2.50 for reduced lunch program).  OR Free for families that qualify.


1.  Students who purchased activity night cards in advance bring their activity night cards with them and enter the building IN THE BACK at the B13/Art room entrance.

2.  Students in costume must arrive in the costume – no changing clothes after students arrive

3.  No masks or anything that resembles a weapon.

4.  The same rules that apply to clothing during the school day applies at activity night.

5.  Students may not go to their lockers during activity night.

6.  No one may leave early unless a parent comes to pick you up. If you are leaving early with another parent, your parent must send a note saying it’s ok for you to leave early with someone else.

7.  All students must be picked up promptly at 8:30 and you may leave from the front of the building.



We need volunteers for Activity Night (Oct 30) 6:30-9:00pm! There are several activities that you can help supervise: foosball, concessions, dance, selfie booth,bingo, etc.  please signup at or contact Laura Fuhriman at 

To indicate interest in these or any other volunteer opportunities, please email our volunteer coordinator, Julie Marks at 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  Background checks are valid for a period of 2 years.  



Parents invited to drop-in discussions with new superintendent

Our school district’s new superintendent, Dr. Gustavo Balderas, is inviting parents and the public to stop in to get to know him and to share your thoughts and questions about Eugene’s schools.

“Meet the Superintendent” drop-in sessions are offered in October, November and December, at different locations around the district. Please join us.

 Monday, Oct. 19, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
McCornack Elementary School, 1968 Brittany Street

Thursday, Nov. 12, 5:30–6:30 p.m. English-language, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Spanish-language
Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Avenue, in the library

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Road, in the library


Conozca al superintendente

Invitamos a los padres de familia a participar en un diálogo abierto con el superintendente  

El nuevo líder de nuestro distrito escolar, Dr. Gustavo Balderas, invita a los padres de familia y al público en general a conocerlo, a compartir sus ideas y preguntas sobre las escuelas en Eugene.

Conozca al superintendente durante las sesiones abiertas ofrecidas en octubre, noviembre y diciembre en varios lugares del distrito. El superintendente habla español. Una de las sesiones será conducida solamente para hispanohablantes. Favor de acompañarnos.


Lunes, 19 de octubre, de 5:30 a 6:30 p.m.
McCornack Elementary School, 1968 Brittany Street

Jueves, 12 de noviembre, de 5:30 a 6:30 p.m. en inglés, y de 6:30–7:30 p.m. en español
Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Avenue, en la biblioteca

Miércoles, 9 de diciembre, de 5:30 a 6:30 p.m.
Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Road, en la biblioteca




Tuesday October 20 | 6:30 PM | Chad Heidtke – Science Classroom (A-Hall)
Calling all parents of 7 & 8 grade students at RMS!   Chad Heidtke is working with World Strides to offer students a week-long science trip to Costa Rica in June 2016. We all know the best way to study science is to experience it, and there’s no place more scientifically diverse than Costa Rica. Your student will be immersed in scientific discovery, and gain a deep appreciation and understanding of the earth’s diverse ecosystems and our responsibility to care for them. Please join us with your student for this mandatory parent meeting to learn more. 


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