Dear RMS Families, here is the latest news for this week. 

CALENDAR

(Th) April 21-22 8th Grade Registration for SEHS

(M) April 25-29 Smarter Balance English/Language Arts Testing

(W) April 27 SEHS 8th Grade Parent Orientation 7pm

(F) April 28 Track meet- Roosevelt at Spencer Butte 4pm

(F) April 28 Take your kids to Work Day

(F) April 29 Activity Night 6:30pm

(Tu) May 3-10 Smarter Balance Math Testing

(Th) May 5 10:45am Sub-District Track Meet

(F) May 6 NO SCHOOL – progress report

(Tu) May 10 PAR Meeting 6pm-everyone is welcome!

(Th) May 12 District Track meet 11am

(F) May 13 SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT 6pm

(Tu) May 17 5th grade Family Orientation 6:30pm

(Th) May 19 Musical Cast2 7pm

(F) May 20 Musical Cast 1 7pm

(Sat) May 21 Musical Cast1 2pm, Cast2 7pm

(W) May 25 Beinin J&J Ashland Trip

(Th) May 26 State Track meet, Musical Cast2 7pm

(F) May 27 Musical Cast1 7pm

(Sat) May 28 Cast2 2pm, Cast1 7pm

SHOWCASE2016- RETRO ROOSEVELT- Friday May 13 6-8:30pm

Showcase Roosevelt is less than a month away!  There are many ways to be involved and help with Showcase, one of Roosevelt’s most important fundraisers:

*  Do you own a business or have a special skill to share?  Do you own a vacation home?  The silent auction would love your donation.  Contact Julie @ jhmcnall@gmail.com with questions or donations.

* To volunteer for a shift the week of and/or evening of Showcase go to http://vols.pt/37F7bY or contact Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu.

*  Contribute to your student’s House Basket.  Themes have been chosen, and an email with more information will be sent soon.  

 *Please note that all volunteers are required to go through a background check at www.helpcounter.net/eugene.

NEXT ACTIVITY NIGHT: April 29 6:30-8:30pm

The Next Activity Night is April 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This evening’s theme is Carnival!
Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a safe and familiar place.

Activities
·         DJ/Dancing
·         Karaoke
·         Bingo
·         Ping Pong, Foosball
·         Wii
·         Concessions – Pizza, Popcorn, Lemonade, and MORE (Prices range from $0.25 to $1.00)
·         Carnival Games!

Activities will be located in B Hall only.  The rest of the school will be closed, including ALL lockers (even B Hall lockers).  Students may use the coat room to store their things, but will not be supervised/monitored so bags and personal items are discouraged from attendance.
Who is invited?
Activity Night is primarily for Roosevelt students only, except: students wanting to invite a friend who attends another middle school may fill out a permission form that must be signed by parents and an administrator from BOTH schools.  Forms are available in the front office and are due by Wednesday April 27th.
Drop Off is at the back of the school.  All students enter through the courtyard and South B Hall Bay Door.  Student who purchase Activity Night cards in advance bring them and ENTER THE BUILDING IN THE BACK at the B13/Art room entrance.  NO ENTRY WILL OCCUR 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 is OK for the student to leave early with someone else.
Admission:
·         $3.00 in advance ($1.50 for reduced lunch program)
·         $5.00 at the door ($2.50 for reduced lunch program).
·         Or, Free for families that qualify (see the Main Office)

ACTIVITY NIGHT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The next Activity night is coming up: April 29th from 6:30-8:30.  We will need volunteers to help during this coming event. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Ashley Talbott-Kautzman at wonderlandfirefox@hotmail.com.Thanks!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MENTOR PROGRAM

Do you have a couple hours a week to help make a difference in the lives of middle schoolers? The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program seeks a mentor coordinator for Roosevelt Middle School. The mentor coordinator oversees the mentor program at RMS, and must be available every week on the designated mentor day (day to be determined) to spend 1-2 hours at school. Duties include walking notes to teacher rooms to remind students that it’s mentor day, staffing the mentor room, welcoming new mentors, overseeing the program, communicating with mentors, and meeting with the counselor about new matches and concerns. Mentor coordinators must be responsible, flexible, and friendly, and they must be willing to maintain confidentiality about any and all students in the mentor program. For more information, please contact Anne Bridgman at acbridgman@gmail.com

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING COMPETITION STARTS TOMORROW

In April, our school is participating in an electronics recycling competition. The school that recycles the most pounds of “e-waste” wins!

NextStep will recycle anything that has a plug, or takes batteries (including any working or broken: cell phones, monitors, computers, toys, etc.).

There are 2 ways to donate your e-waste:

1) Donate directly at NextStep during the month of April. When you drop off your electronics, tell them the name of our school and NextStep will add it to our total collected pounds. (Drop off location: 2101 W. 10th Avenue, Eugene.)

2) Drop off donations directly at school between April 22nd – 30th. Our school will have a large collection box located onsite (ask at the office).

Participating schools (Eugene & Springfield): Adams E., Bertha Holt E., Camas Ridge E., Corridor E., Edgewood E., Edison E., Irving E., Guy Lee E., McCornack E., Ridgeline Montessori, Roosevelt MS, The Village School, Yujin Gakuen E. 

Together we can help divert electronic devices from our landfills!

BE YOURSELF: RMS MUSICAL IS COMING SOON 

Our final musical at the current site is called “Be Yourself: the RMS Musical”.

This is a musical theater retrospective of our beautiful, creative legacy at RMS. The show, double-cast with 68 students, features an assortment of favorite pieces from past musicals at RMS along with an original storyline which connects the action and serves as an homage to our amazing tradition of excellence in the arts!

“Be Yourself” is borrowed from the name of a class created by the amazing Judy Francis who taught at RMS for several decades.

Our show opens on May 19th with 8 performances until May 28th (two matinee performances are included).

Tickets and t-shirts will go on sale at the beginning of May– all proceeds will support future theater ventures at the new RMS.

WILLIE WONKA COMING TO THE WILDISH

A cast of 46 children- including many Roosevelt students!- will fill the stage when “Willy Wonka Jr.,” presented by Rose Children’s Theatre, opens April 29 at the Wildish Theater for a seven-show, two-weekend run.  The play is based on British author Roald Dahl’s 1964 story, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” about a young boy who wins a Golden Ticket to tour a chocolate factory and ends up teaching grownups about family and following one’s dreams. 

The show runs April 29-May 1 and May 6-8, with performances at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and matinees at 2 p.m. on Sundays and on Saturday, May 7. Tickets are $8 for children and students, $10 for seniors and $12 for adults, and can be purchased at www.therct.com or at the box office an hour before each show.  The Wildish is at 630 Main St. in Springfield.

DREAM BIG FOR OUR SCHOOLS, MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

What do we want Oregon schools to be for our children and grandchildren? Join us for a local Oregon Rising community meeting, an important statewide public outreach effort to answer this fundamental question.

Oregon Rising is a statewide public outreach effort hosted by Oregon educators, teachers, leaders, superintendents, and school boards.

All the information gathered will be presented to state legislators to tell the story of what we want our state’s education system to look like.

Join us for Oregon Rising:

Wed., April 27, 7–8 p.m.

Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Road

Those who cannot take part in the community conversations are encouraged to respond online at oregon-rising.org.

 

Comparta sus sueños para nuestras escuelas. Exprese su opinión.

¿Qué queremos de las escuelas de Oregon para nuestros hijos y nietos? Únase para una reunión de la comunidad local, “Oregon se Levanta” (Oregon Rising). La reunión es un esfuerzo importante de difusión pública a nivel estatal para responder a esta pregunta fundamental.

“Oregon se Levanta” es un esfuerzo de difusión pública en todo el estado de Oregon patrocinada por educadores, maestros, líderes, superintendentes y miembros de las juntas escolares.

Toda la información que se reúna se presentará a los legisladores estatales para contar la historia de cómo queremos que el sistema educativo de nuestro estado sea.

Reúnase para “Oregon se Levanta”:

miércoles, 27 de abril de 7:00 a 8:00 p.m.

Escuela Secundaria Sheldon, 2455 Willakenzie Road

Si no puede participar en la conversación de la comunidad, puede responder en línea en oregon-rising.org.

NOTE FROM OUR NEW VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR 

Dear VOLUNTEERS.

A big THANK YOU to all that you do.  I just started as Volunteer Coordinator a couple weeks ago and I’m amazed at all you are doing. Your support and help are much appreciated as I’m learning about the job. Come grab a little treat in the office as you sign in, and stop by my office so we can meet “officially”. Please fell free to contact me with question and concerns – fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu.

Thanks, Laura Fuhriman

REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK

SUMMER UO VOLLEYBALL CAMP 

UO Volleyball program would like to invite you to attend one of our camps this summer!

The camp will be held in July. Please visit our camp website: http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=112350 for more details. We look forward to having you attend our camp! 

SUMMER SEHS ROWING CAMP

Discover the joys of rowing in a fun, team environment and enjoy summer mornings at Dexter Lake. Open to everyone entering 8th-12th grades; no pervious experience necessary. Attend one or both sessions, 

July 25-29 or August 1-5, 8 am-noon. Transportation to the lake is provided to and from South Eugene High School. For more information and online registration please see 

SouthEugeneRowingClub.org.

SUMMER SEHS SOCCER CAMP

Registration is now open for the 32nd annual South Eugene High School soccer camp!  The camp runs June 20-24. The cost is $130 and we offer a discount for siblings.  Learn more & register: www.southeugenesoccerclub.org.

INCOMING SEHS FRESHMAN PARENT NIGHT April 27 7pm

Incoming Parents of the class of 2020 are invited to an information session on April 27th in the SEHS auditorium at 7:00 p.m. to help prepare for the transition from Middle to High 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.

 

FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD
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