Good Evening RMS Families, here is the latest news for this week. Enjoy!

CALENDAR
(M) March 14 Track and Field Practice begins 3:45pm
(Tu) March 15 Chamber Music Recital 7pm
(W) March 16 Talent Show 2:30 pm
(Th) March 17 NO SCHOOL grading day
(F) March 18 NO SCHOOL professional development day
(M) March 21-25 Spring Break
(M) March 28 Third Trimester Begins
(W) March 31 -April 1 OAKS Science testing for 8th graders
(Th) April 1 8th Grade Pictures 9am
(W) April 6 All Choirs Concert 7pm, Track town pizza fundraiser
(Th) April 7 Track Meet- Kelly MS at Roosevelt 7pm, Shasta Invitational Band Festival Advanced Band
(Tu) April 12 PAR Business Meeting 6pm- everyone welcome!
(Th) April 14 Fullerton Field Trip Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 8:45am
(Th) April 14 Track meet – Roosevelt at ATA

RMS ROUGH RIDER TRACK AND FIELD 2016
WHEN: Practices begin on Monday, March 14th. Practices will be held every Monday-Thursday from 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM, except on Wednesdays (2:50 PM – 4:3 0 PM) due to our early release schedule.
WHO: Any current RMS student w ho is interested in participating on this year’s track team is welcome to participate.
COST: The cost for the season is $100.00 per student-athlete. There are scholarships available based upon individual/family need. WE DO NOT WANT MONEY TO PREVENT SOMEONE FROM PARTICIPATING!
MEETS: Track meets begin in April and be held every Thursday until the 4J Middle School District Meet on Thursday, May 12th. Dual meets (the 1st four meets of the season) start @ 4:45 PM and typically last around 2-3 hours.
WHY: Being part of the track team at RMS is important in a variety of ways. First, it provides a healthy activity that many of our students need in our current world of technology and video games. Second, it teaches each athlete the importance of being part of a team. Finally, it gives our students a chance to connect and foster positive, supporting relationships with people, both students and staff, they may not normally interact with during the regular school day.
Required paperwork and season schedules are available in the office and from Coach Eric Johannsen. phone: 541-790-8500, Email: johannsen_e@4j.lane.edu

RMS SPRING ULTIMATE IS BACK!
RMS Spring Ultimate is back! RMS ultimate is coed and for all grade levels. The season starts the week after spring break with practices running Tuesday and either Thursday or Friday 3:45-5:00 at the RMS fields. Curious but not sure? Show up the first week for open practices to check it out. Games are every Saturday April 9-June 4. Click here to register, or contact Jen Thoennes at pighart@hotmail.com or 541-345-4970 for more info.

ATTENTION 8TH GRTADE PARENTS
8th grade individual and group pictures will be taken the first Friday after spring break, on April 1. Individual pictures will be taken during language arts classes and the group picture will be near the end of first period. All 8th graders will have their pictures taken for their promotion certificates, even if you choose not to purchase pictures; but if you do want to purchase, picture packets will be available after spring break.

TRACKTOWN PIZZA FUNDRAISER
Track Town Pizza is sponsoring a fundraiser for Roosevelt on Wednesday, April 6. Take the attached voucher to Track Town and 50% of the value of your purchase will be donated to Roosevelt!

EXPLORE CREATIVE WRITING!

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. Tuition is $95 per student. Space is limited. Sign up at salmonhousewriters.com or call (541) 326-6112.

REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK
FREE KIDSPORTS PARTICIPATION VOUCHER AVAILABLE
Are your children interested in playing kidsports basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, flag football or tackle football? Do you want or need a voucher for free participation? Please send you student to the Roosevelt office to ask for a voucher that will provide free participation.

FREE PARENTS EDUCATION NIGHTS AT SEHS TOMORROW
Thursday March 10, 2016 7-8:30pm, South Eugene High School
What are the latest trends in Eugene’s drug scene for teens? Is usage going up or down? Has the recent legalization of marijuana changed anything? And what exactly are kids putting in those vapor cigarettes? A panel of well-informed experts will cover this vital topic for parents from a variety of angles. Find out what you really need to know from police Officer Ryan Wolgamott, Julie Hynes from Lane County Public Health, and a couple of real live South students! Each panelist will give a brief presentation and then there will be plenty of time for open Q/A. Please come and (totally optional) bring a snack to share!

NOMINATE “A CHAMPION IN EDUCATION” BY MARCH 14
Who always makes a difference in your child’s school day? An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A dedicated volunteer? A principal who leads by example? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? Now is the time to recognize their contributions through the annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards!
To nominate a 4J employee or volunteer who demonstrates excellence in education, go to www.theaceawards.org.
¡Nomine a alguien para ser uno de los “Campeones de la Educación” hoy mismo!
¿Quién marca la mayor diferencia en la escuela de su hijo? ¿Algún maestro que sabe cómo inspirar a sus alumnus? ¿Una secretaria que anima a los que están a su alrededor? ¿Un voluntario dedicado? ¿Tal vez un administrador que enseña dando ejemplo? ¿Un conductor de autobús que pone atención a todos? Ahora es el momento de reconocer sus contribuciones, a través de la Octavo Entrega Anual de los Premios ACE (Campeones de la Educación)
Para nominar a un miembro del personal de 4J o voluntario que demuestra excelencia en la educación, por favor visite www.theaceawards.org.

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.

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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