Dear Parents, Here’s the latest news. Enjoy!
(Th) Jan 28 Mucho Gusto Fundraiser: flyer attached
(Th) Jan 28 School Choice Presentation 9:45am
(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 8th grade SEHS Information Night 7pm
(F) Feb 12 Activity Night 6:30pm
(M) Feb 15 NO SCHOOL-President’s Day
(Th) Feb 25 School Choice Presentation 6pm
(F) Feb 26 School Choice Presentation 9:45am
(Sa) March 5 Choir and Ensemble Festival
(Tu) March 8 PAR meeting – everyone is welcome! 6:00pm
(Th) March 10 All Choirs Concert 7pm
(Tu) March 15 Chamber Music Recital 7pm
(Th) March 18 NO SCHOOL grading day
(F) March 19 NO SCHOOL professional development day
(M) March 21- (F) March 25 Spring Break
(M) March 28 Third Trimester Begins
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.
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-$5, is encouraged. Students who wish to attend Activity Night will still obtain their Activity Night card from their advisors and may make an optional donation at that time, or they make an optional donation at the event, but donations are NOT required to attend.
ACTIVITY NIGHT INFO – FRIDAY FEB 12 6:30-8:30PM
What is Activity Night?
Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a safe and familiar place.
What are some of the activities?
DJ/Dancing in the B gym
Karaoke in B hall
Used book sale
Bingo in the library – win prizes
Ping pong, foos ball, air hockey
Concessions in B hall – pizza, popcorn, carrots, apple slices, juice and more ($.50-$1.00)
Coat room in B-2 (lockers are not available to students so you are discouraged from bringing any bags)
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 18.
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!
SCHOOL CHOICE ACTIVITIES AT ROOSEVELT
This year’s dates for Roosevelt’s school choice activities are below:
School information presentation: (Th), 6:00–7:15 p.m. February 25
School information presentation: (F), 9:45–11:00 a.m. February 26
*All events are drop-in, no reservations required!
ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL EXHIBIT- PLEASE HELP
With construction of the new Roosevelt Middle School well under way, work is also progressing on creating an exhibit that will honor the historic Roosevelt Middle School (1950-2016). This exhibit will interpret the historic school structure itself and celebrate the students, staff, and community that have been a part of Roosevelt’s story since 1950.
This is where you can help. We are looking for historic photos and stories from people who attended, worked, or otherwise visited Roosevelt from 1950 to 2016. It may be a funny photo, a fond memory, or something else from the past. What was on the walls? How were TVs used in classrooms? When did you first use a computer at Roosevelt?
In addition, we are looking for pieces of material history. What’s material history? It can be lots of things! Maybe it’s an old schedule or newsletter from the past, a piece of art made for class, a lesson plan or syllabus, homework from long ago, sports jerseys, programs for musicals… If you think the object is interesting or fun, let us know and it might be displayed for future visitors and students to see!
Please submit all memories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
TEEN AND TECHNOLOGY INFO NIGHT
This is a FREE night about cyber safety. The night is for parents, care givers, and anyone who works with young people. You’ll hear from a police detective about the reality of the cyber world for tweens and teens, enjoy refreshements, and get time to actually put the information to work on your own device!
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the world of cyber safety but didn’t know where to start? Would you like to hear from experts in the field, local policie, and advocacy groups? Ever wished you could just ask a tech-savvy teen how to put privacy settings on a social media page?
Teens and Technology is the night for you! Come for the inside scoop on how to protect your child, tween, or teen. Learn about the dangers of social media, as well as the reality of its uses in today’s world. Bring your smart phone or tablet–we’ll have workshop time to get you on your way to cyber safety!
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Sheldon Community Service
2445 Willakenzie Rd. Eugene, OR 97401
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/779051092228669/
SMITHSONIAN HUMAN ORIGINS EXHIBIT
The Cottage Grove Public Library is excited to be hosting the Smithsonian “Human Origins” traveling exhibit next month. We are the only stop in Oregon, and one of only 19 stops nation-wide, so this is a unique and wonderful opportunity for our community. Please find attached the poster and schedule of events for the Smithsonian “Human Origins Exhibit” that is coming to the Cottage Grove Public Library February 17 to March 12, 2016. Smithsonian Scientists will be here on February 17-18 for public events. Please see attached for more information.
8TH GRADE NIGHTS AT SOUTH EUGENE HIGH SCHOOL
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 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.
Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. SEHS hopes to see you there!
REPEATED FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK
WRITERS WORKSHOP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
The Salmon House Writers Workshop is offering a new after-school creative writing group: Workshop Wednesdays for Middle Schoolers
Meets Wednesdays, January 20th-March 9th from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 527 W. 12th Ave. in Eugene.
Tuition is $95 per student. Space is limited. Sign up at salmonhousewriters.com or call (541) 326-6112.
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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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