Dear RMS Families, Here’s the latest eNews. 

CALENDAR

(Th) Feb 11 8th grade Information Night: Classic South 6pm, IHS 7pm

(F) Feb 12 Activity Night 6:30pm

(M) Feb 15 NO SCHOOL-President’s Day

(Tu) Feb 16 Parent Ed Night- Food for Thought: Educating and Nurturing the Whole Child 6:30-8:30pm

(Th) Feb 18 Spencer Butte Band Festival 9am

(Th) Feb 25 School Choice Presentation 6pm

(F) Feb 26 School Choice Presentation 9:45am

(M) Feb 29 8th grade french immersion enrollment form due at SEHS IHS office 3:30pm

(Sa) March 5 Solo and Ensemble Festival

(Tu) March 8 PAR meeting – everyone is welcome! 6:00pm

(Th) March 10 All Choirs Concert 7pm

(M) March 14 Track and Field Practice begins 3:45pm

(Tu) March 15 Chamber Music Recital 7pm

(Th) March 17 NO SCHOOL grading day

(F) March 18 NO SCHOOL professional development day

(M) March 21- (F) March 25 Spring Break

(M) March 28 Third Trimester Begins

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mucho Gusto fundraiser for Roosevelt.  As a result of your involvement, Mucho Gusto donated $180 to Roosevelt.

DONATIONS FOR CAROL SINCLAIR

Many of you may be aware that our choir and language arts teacher, Carol Sinclair, is on medical leave for cancer treatment.  An account has been set up at Selco Credit Union for donations to assist with Carol’s medical expenses.  Donations can be made at any Selco location to the Carol Sinclair Medical Fund, Account No. 532488.

ACTIVITY NIGHT FUNDRAISER

Roosevelt’s Student Government class has established this month’s Activity Night as a fundraiser to help with Choir and Language Arts teacher Carol Sinclair’s medical expenses as she battles cancer. This means that admission to the evening’s event will be FREE for everyone, including student guests with a properly authorized permission form; but a donation, similar in price to regular admission prices of $3-$5, is encouraged. Students who wish to attend Activity Night will still obtain their Activity Night card from their advisors and may make an optional donation at that time, or they make an optional donation at the event, but donations are NOT required to attend.

ACTIVITY NIGHT INFO – FRIDAY FEB 12 6:30-8:30PM

What is Activity Night?

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 in the B gym

Karaoke in B hall

Photo booth

Used book sale

Bingo in the library – win prizes

Ping pong, foos ball

Concessions in B hall – pizza, popcorn, carrots, apple slices, juice and more ($.50-$1.00)

Coat room in French Library (note: coat room is not supervised. Lockers are not available to students so you are discouraged from bringing any bags)

AND MORE…. 

Where are the Activities?

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 coat room to store your stuff. Entry will ONLY be through the admission doors in B Hall at the back of the building.

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 an administrator from both schools. Forms are available in the front office and are due by Wednesday, February 10.

Drop off is at the back of the school. All students enter through the courtyard and South B-Hall Bay Door. 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.

Activity Night cards are available from your advisor beginning Monday, February 8.

Price:      FREE TO ALL STUDENTS, but donations for Carol Sinclair Medical Fund are encouraged at $3 – $5 each

All students must be picked up promptly at 8:30pm!

FREE TUTORING AT LCC DOWNTOWN

The NAACP of Lane County invites the students of the 4j school district to come visit us this Saturday the 13th 10 a.m. at the Lane Community College downtown building. We will be joined by students at the University of Oregon from the Black Women of Achievement and members of the Black Student Task Force, in their day of service to the community.  This Saturday, and every Saturday of every week, the NAACP will be providing tutoring, and academic counseling, free of charge. The NAACP is a historical organization, which believes that the proper education of our youth is key to securing a bright future.  We hope to see 4J students joining us this weekend, and on Saturdays thereafter. 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

NorthWest Exchange Program is an exchange program that brings the World to your family. We help high school students from all over the world come to the United States to attend school for an academic year and stay with a host family. 

We are expecting students in August 2016 and are currently looking for host families for these wonderful high school kids. We provide local support for every student and host families provide a bed, meals and guidance. Becoming a host family with NWSE promotes growth and learning about the world community. 

NWSE Countries include: South American countries, Europe: Germany, France, Ireland, Spain, Russia,  Italy, Denmark, Holland, UK, Sweden, and Asia: Japan, China, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, South Korea and more!

For more information Contact Assa Sylla Traore: assabko@yahoo.fr or call 541-285-8096

REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK

8TH GRADE NIGHTS AT SOUTH EUGENE HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

South Eugene High School is holding two information nights for parents of current 8th grade students/next year’s 9th grade 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 is the date, location, and time:

– 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.
Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. SEHS hopes to see you there! 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: NURTURING AND EDUCATING THE WHOLE CHILD

Do you know what your child is eating at school?

Join us for a short video starring Ann Cooper, “The Renegade Lunch Lady,” followed by a Question and Answer session with local experts:

Donald Dexter, Jr., DMD

Meg Orion, Health Coach

Stephanie Pearl-Kimmel, Marche and Provisions/ Chefs Move to Schools

Debbi Nash-Galpern, L. AC.

Toña Aguilar, Village School Kitchen

Beth Gerot, 4j School Board Member, Wellness Policy Committee

Tuesday, Feb.16 6:30-8:30pm.  Please come join us at Roosevelt library! Snacks will be provided. This event is hosted by PAR.

 

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