Dear RMS Familes, Here’s the news for this week. 

CALENDAR

(Tu) Nov 10 Parent Teacher Conferences 4pm-8pm by prescheduled appointment

(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 4pm-8pm by prescheduled appointment

(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 2nd Trimester Begins

 


THANK YOU

Last Friday night a spooktacular time was by the most students ever to attend activity night!  This would not have been possible without the many, many parent volunteers who gave shared their time with the Roosevelt community.  First off, thanks to Laura Fuhriman who is in her 2nd year of coordinating activity night.  Thanks to this year’s co-coordinators, Tasha Loveness and Maria Bolanos-McClain.  Thanks to all the parents who chaperoned various areas:  Jen Bell, Susan Alger, Melody Spear, Crystal Thomas, Rachel Sanders, Beth Pfeiffer, Gwen Polk, JoAnn Hoffman, Christy Monson, Stephanie Lonergan, Katie Brown, Leslie Freck, Sheila Rose-Norris, Laura Illig, Paula Williams, Greg Ingold, Wendy Connelly, Tara Parillo, Janell Matney, Carrie Davis, Christine Sampley, Lori Allen, Heather Kehe, Dehui Wei and Raina Megert.

A special thanks goes out to Carmen’s for donating chips for the concession stand.

 


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

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

Meeting LocationUO Law School, Room 110, 1515 Agate, Eugene 

RSVP  or questions: jmarshall@stand.org  (541-912-2921)

 


STUDENT DIRECTORY

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. 

ELIGIBLE FAMILIES:

– 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.

Apply at InternetEssentials.com or call 1-888-972-5982 for more details.

 


COSTA RICA SCIENCE TRIP

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 heidtke_c@4j.lane.edu.  Or if you’re ready to sign-up simply go to :http://www.worldstrides.com/signup and use Trip ID: 12689. 

 


Wii GAME DONATIONs NEEDED

Do you have Wii games that are just lying around the house?  Would you like to donate them to Roosevelt’s?  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.

 


IMMIGRATION SIMULATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

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:

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13O6tdMhUzyHZxpdxiG8cV6JNviwC1mOhYrnnQA0PyMk/viewform?ts=562f7770&edit_requested=true 

or email Alexis at ancborrevik@gmail.com.  

 

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

SHREK SHOW AT CHURCHILL (ROSE CHILDREN’S THEATRE)

 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 atwww.therct.com 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.

 

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, hildur.tritch@comcast.net. 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.

 

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