Dear RMS Families,

I hope you are enjoying this gorgeous weather. Here is the latest news for this week.



(F) Oct 2 first RAD donations collection day in House

(M) Oct 5  second RAD donations collection day in House

(T) Oct 6 third RAD donations collection day in House

(W) Oct 7 Walk and Bike to School Day

(Th) Oct 8 – fourth RAD donations collection day in House

(Th) Oct 8 Roosevelt Activity Day (RAD)

(F) Oct 9 NO SCHOOL- state in service

(F) Oct 16 NO SCHOOL – Progress Report

(M) Oct 19 Picture Retakes

(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 10 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00pm

(W) Nov 11 NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day

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


*Please forgive the late notice, but Oct.2 PAR meeting has been cancelled.  We are working on filling leadership positions and possibly changing meeting times.  Stay tuned for more information soon.  



THANK YOU to Dr. Dennis Trammell’s office and his patients, for donating bags of school supplies for Roosevelt students.  We are extremely grateful for your generosity.



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 fundraise for Roosevelt?  Students should have received 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, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6, and Thursday October 8.  So get moving Roosevelt, it’s RAD!



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

– RAD VOLUNTEERS: We still need of many, many volunteers to walk with their student’s house for our RAD fundraiser which is one week from today! Walking times will fall between 1:00-3:00. If you’ve been thinking about helping out, but haven’t had the chance to respond yet, now’s the time!
Volunteers are still needed for the following houses: Chava Beinin,  Meredith Coelho, Karen Doerfert, Jack Fertal, Eric Gower, Chad Heidtke, Melissa Ivan, Coach (Eric Johannsen), Richard Leebrick, Brenna Perkins, Karen Marashi,  Marty Smith, Casey Tiemann,  and Lauren Worth.


– 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 or Julie 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.  


– 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.  



Join the thousands of students throughout Eugene and Springfield who will be walking, biking, and rolling on International Walk and Bike to School Day on October 7th. By choosing active transportation we’re not only reducing the amount of congestion and pollution around our school but we’re also building independence and healthy daily activities into our lives. Let’s get everyone walking and rolling next Wednesday!



In the AVID Elective, students are routinely required to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as honors or Advanced Placement®. Because of this, AVID tutors are required to help students access rigorous content. AVID-trained tutors conduct collaborative tutorials that lead to increased student participation and success. Tutors are essential to the success of AVID, acting as a resource and role model for AVID students both academically and socially.

 AVID tutoring happens during the school day, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming an AVID tutor, and about how your schedule might fit this opportunity, feel free to contact Pat Louderback, AVID Co-District Director, with the Eugene 4J School District, at



“Dr Stan and the Science Circus”

October 7th, 2015, 6:30 -8:30, 100 Willamette Hall, UO Campus

Completely Free!!




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 a 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



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:  To learn ways your family can support foster families in our community, contact



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