Good Afternoon RMS Families,
Here’s the latest eNews. I hope you are staying dry today!
(M) Jan 18 NO SCHOOL – MLK Jr. day
(Th) Jan 21 6th grade Band Concert 7pm
(W) Jan 27- (Th) Jan 28 Mucho Gusto Fundraiser: flyer attached
(Th) Jan 28 School Choice Presentation 9:15am, School Tour 10:15am
(Th) Feb 4 8th grade SEHS Information Night 7pm
(F) Feb 5 NO SCHOOL – mid tri progress report
(Tu) Feb 9 PAR meeting- everyone is welcome! 6:00pm
(W) Feb 10 Legacy of Power Portland Field Trip
(Th) Feb 11 7/8th grade vision testing 9am
(Th) Feb 11 8th grade SEHS Information Night 7pm
(F) Feb 12 Activity Night 6:30pm
(M) Feb 15 NO SCHOOL-President’s Day
Thank you to everyone who turned in Boxtops for Education. Boxtops recently made a donation to Roosevelt in the amount of $233.70 as a direct result of your clipping and turning in Boxtops. Thank you.
School Choice is coming and we need parent volunteers to lead tours!
The dates and times for leading a tour are Thursday, January 28th and Friday, February 26th 10:15-11:00. Show your love for RMS and lead a tour for families considering sending their students here!
It’s time to start planning Showcase Roosevelt!
Showcase Roosevelt is our largest fundraiser and event which shows off all that makes our school spectacular. This year it will be even more special as we say goodbye to our old building and hello to the new one. Please join our planning committee to help make this year’s Showcase the best ever and to help raise funds to support staffing.
Activity Night volunteers needed!
There will be a Valentine’s Day themed activity night on Friday, February 12th. We’ll need lots of parent volunteers to staff the event. Please contact Laura with your interest,email@example.com.
Please contact Julie Marks at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding School Choice and Showcase Roosevelt volunteer opportunities.
* 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.
SCHOOL CHOICE ACTIVITIES AT ROOSEVELT
This year’s dates for Roosevelt’s school choice activities are below:
School information presentation and parent-led tour:
(Th), 9:45–11:00 a.m. January 28
School information presentation and principal-led tour:
(Th), 6:00–7:15 p.m. February 25
School information presentation and parent-led tour:
(F), 9:45–11:00 a.m. February 26
*All events are drop-in, no reservations required!
8TH GRADE PROMOTION SCHEDULE
Your 8th graders have the honor of being the last class to be promoted from this 65 year old building. Because of the move to the new building, promotion will take place a little earlier than usual, but that does NOT represent the last day of school for 8th graders. More details will be provided later.
Here is the schedule of events:
Promotion – Thursday, June 9, 6:30-7:30pm in the D Gym
Dance – Wednesday, June 15, 7-9pm in the B Gym
Pool party – Thursday, June 16, 1-3pm at Amazon Pool
8TH GRADE NIGHTS AT SOUTH EUGENE HIGH SCHOOL
Attention Parents of 8th Grade RMS Students:
South Eugene High School is holding two information nights for parents of current 8th grade students/next year’s 9th students. There are two evenings scheduled. Information on Classic SEHS and International High School SEHS will be presented both nights. Information for French Immersion parents will be presented only once. Here are the dates, locations, and times:
- 2/4/16: 8th Grade Parent Night: 6:00 PM – 6:55 PM Classic South, 7:00 PM – 7:55 PM IHS with French Immersion Break Out Session (hosted in the SEHS Cafeteria)
- 2/11/16: 8th Grade Parent Night: 6:00 PM – 6:55 PM Classic South, 7:00 PM – 7:55 PM IHS, (hosted in the SEHS Cafeteria)
The main emphasis of the evening will be to highlight the unique qualities of each program of study. SEHS hopes to illuminate what families and their children can expect from an education in either IHS/SEHS or Classic SEHS. SEHS hopes to see you there!
ROOSEVELT APPAREL ON SALE
Back by popular demand – Roosevelt tee-shirts and sweatshirts . . . and even a book bag. Celebrate Roosevelt’s 65 years in this building by purchasing a specially designed tee-shirt or sweatshirt commemorating the end of 6-1/2 decades in this building. Your students are in a unique position, being the last students in this building. Options include regular tee shirts and athletic quick dry styles, in red and gray. Take a look at the examples in the C Hall display case. Please see attached order forms. Make checks payable to TNT Specialty Advertising.
WRITERS WORKSHOP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
The Salmon House Writers Workshop is offering a new after-school creative writing group: Workshop Wednesdays for Middle Schoolers
This group explores a variety of writing styles and genres: poetry, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi and more! Participants will hone their narrative skills and create original works to be compiled in a group anthology. Meets Wednesdays, January 20th-March 9th from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 527 W. 12th Ave. in Eugene.
REPEATED FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK
NEW GENERATION FILM FESTIVAL
Great opportunity for middle school students! Entries can be individual or class work.
The theme this year is Love Where You Live. Submission Deadline: April.26, 2015. No Entry fee. Great prizes!
Find out more at: http://www.newgenerationsff.squarespace.com/
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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