Good Afternoon RMS families,

Here’s the news of the week. 



(F) Oct 30 Activity Night 6:30pm

(Tu) Nov 3 Election Day

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

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

(Tu) Nov 10 PAR meeting 6-7:15pm- Please feel free to join the meeting before or after your conferences on 11/10.

 (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

(M) Nov 30 Midsummer Night’s Dream 7pm

(Tu) Dec 1 Taming of the Shrew 7pm

(W) Dec 2 Midsummer Night’s Dream 7pm

(Th) Dec 3 Taming of the Shrew 7pm



(Tu) Dec 8 2nd Trimester Begins



Thank you to all families who have their Fred Meyer Rewards card connected to Roosevelt.  As a result, the Kroger company donated $100 to Roosevelt.

Also, Big thanks goes out to Natasha Pangburn for managing the new & improved Roosevelt website!  If you haven’t had a chance to check it out please do!



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

  Karaoke

  Bingo

  Ping Pong, foosball

  Wii

  Concessions – pizza, popcorn, cuties, chips and lemonade ($.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 coatroom to store your stuff. Entry will ONLY be through the admission doors, See Drop off

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

2.  No masks or anything that resembles a weapon.

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

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

5.  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.

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



What’s next for new Roosevelt? Come find out!
In fall 2016 new buildings will open for Roosevelt Middle School in south Eugene. Sustainable building concepts that conserve energy and maximize the wise use of resources are incorporated into every new school building. Please join us to get an update on the school replacement project at a community meeting next month. The meeting will be held at Roosevelt Middle School, 680 E.24th Ave. Nov 3, 6-7pm.


At the meeting you’ll see the final design for the school, hear what to expect in the construction schedule, get an update on building progress so far, and have the opportunity to talk with the school principal and members of the design team.


 “COMMON CORE: TELL ME MORE” – Thursday, November 5 7pm

Get accurate information on Common Core State Standards. 

– What do the test scores mean for my child?

– Honestly, how can I help my child?

Local experts will share useful ways that parents can help their children in school, beyond “read to your child.” 

Speakers include:

Charis McGaughy, formerly of Educational Policy Improvement Center, now 4J Chief of staff

Classroom teachers, to talk about their experience with Common Core

Carol Metzler, Science Director, Oregon Research Institute, specialist in parenting & child development

Meeting Location: UO Law School, Room 110, 1515 Agate, Eugene 

RSVP  or questions:  (541-912-2921)



Want to connect with your child’s friends or families? Make connections with other Roosevelt kids and families?  PURCHASE A STUDENT DIRECTORY in the office for only $2.



7th & 8th grader parents: We still have four spots left to fill on the Costa Rica science trip and wanted to share a bit more info for folks who couldn’t attend the parent meeting.  It only costs $99 to reserve your child’s spot with the remaining balance due in March 2016 and there is financial assistance (up to $400 off per trip) for qualified families.  We also have a parent volunteer who will help students coordinate fundraising activities with a goal of raising nearly 1/2 the cost of the trip through donations. Although the initial sign-up deadline has passed, we still very much want to fill these spots.  If your student is interested and you need more information please contact me  Or if you’re ready to sign-up simply go to : and use Trip ID: 12689. 



 A cast of 64 children ages 8 through 8th grade takes the stage at Churchill High School on Nov. 6 for a two-weekend run of “Shrek The Musical Jr.”  Directed by educator Tama Rowan, Shrek Jr. is part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and all family fun.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14, and 2 p.m. on Nov. 7, 8, 14 and 15.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online or one hour before show times at the Churchill Auditorium box office, 1850 Bailey Road in southwest Eugene. The talented cast features Quinn Hansen as Shrek, Olivia MonDragon as Princess Fiona, Townes Genoves as the Donkey, Nathan Ward as Lord Farquaad, and Adriana Ripley and Jane Brinkley double-cast as the Dragon.  All are students at Roosevelt Middle School.



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