Dear RMS Families, Here’s the latest news.
(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
(F) Dec 4 NO SCHOOL-GRADING DAY
(M) Dec 7 NO SCHOOL
(Tu) Dec 8 PAR Meeting, 7pm: everyone is welcome!
(Tu) Dec 8 2nd Trimester Begins
UPDATE ON SCHOOL NAME CHANGE
The 4J school district made a decision to NOT undergo a formal school name change process for Roosevelt Middle School. This decision was in response to a formal proposal submitted to the school district.
Although there will not be a formal name change process for Roosevelt Middle School at this time, the decision does not prevent our staff and community from having additional dialogue. The decision does not prevent another proposal from being brought forward in the future. Nor does it preclude the possibility of having a conversation in our community about the imagery used at Roosevelt Middle School. Should there be interest, for example, the Roosevelt staff and community could undertake a conversation about the school’s namesake and the associated imagery such as the school mascot.
If you would like to discuss changes to the imagery used at Roosevelt (mascot, etc.), then please contact Site Council representatives (includes the Roosevelt principal)
MEET THE SUPERINTENDENT
Meet the Superintendent” drop-in sessions are offered this fall at different locations around the district. Please join us.
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
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 este otoño en varios lugares del distrito. El superintendente habla español. Una de las sesiones será conducida solamente para hispanohablantes. Favor de acompañarnos.
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
HELP IMMIGRATION SIMULATION
Attention 6th grade parents: Immigration Simulation is just around the corner on Thursday, November 19th and we need parent volunteers! If you are interested you may sign up at:
or email Alexis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAP HELP NEEDED
It’s that time of year again for HAP- our Holiday Assistance Program. HAP is our annual food drive that serves local families and Food for Lane County. We will be needing a parent volunteercoordinator (or co-coordinators) and many volunteers to help collect and sort food, assemble food boxes, and to shop for the fresh perishable items that we add to the boxes just before they are distributed to families. Please let me know if you are interested in helping in any of these capacities. This is a truly meaningful way to give of your time and energy. Please contact Julie with your interest and any questions. Thank you for your consideration.
HELP KEEP OUR STUDENTS SAFE WHILE WALKING TO SCHOOL
Although we have two staff members acting as crossing guards each morning and afternoon, there are many speeding drivers and unsafe situations in the crosswalk area. The Eugene Police Department has a Citizen Radar Program which community members may participate in. You will be trained to use a radar gun (how much fun is that?!?) and then stationed in front of RMS. If a vehicle is going more than 10mph over the speed limit, you’ll record information about the vehicle and the EPD will send an educational letter to the vehicle’s registered owner. This information would also be passed on to the Traffic Enforcement Team which could result in an increased police presence around the crosswalk.
If you are interested in supporting our students and crossing guards in this way, or have any questions, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Julie.
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.
REPEATED FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK
Wii GAME DONATIONs NEEDED
Do you have Wii games that are just lying around the house? Would you like to donate them to Roosevelt? The Activity Night committee is looking for extra Wii games (we’re down to only one). If you have any to donate, please drop them at the office and let office staff know it is for Activity Night. Thank You.
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.
LOW COST INTERNET SERVICE
Comcast’s Internet Essentials program offers internet service for $9.95 per month for those who qualify. Please contact Comcast for more details.
– Have at least one child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program.
– Do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old. Families with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.
– Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days.
EASY FUNDRAISING THROUGH ESCRIP!
OPPORTUNITIES TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT ROOSEVELT
If you need to sign up for eScrip:
1. Go to www.escrip.com
2. Identify Roosevelt Middle School, ID #67230454 as the recipient of the merchant’s donation.
3. Register the numbers of your debit, credit, and Safeway Club cards.
4. Use those debit, credit, and club cards to make your usual purchases at participating stores.
If you are already signed up for eScrip, thank you! If you did it some time ago, though, please check and make sure your registered card information is current, and that Roosevelt Middle School is your eScrip group. Questions? Please contact eScrip Coordinator, Hildy Tritch, email@example.com. Thank you for supporting RMS through your participation in eScrip!
REMEMBER TO SUPPORT RMS via EEF donations (http://eeflane.org/donate_now/online_giving/), eScrip, Fred Meyer Rewards Card, Box Tops, Granola Bars, and Sequential Biofuels.
FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD
You can help Roosevelt earn donations from Fred Meyer by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Roosevelt at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for Roosevelt by name or by our non-profit number, 86929. You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates, but also earn donations for Roosevelt.
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