CALENDAR

(Th) May 19 Musical Cast1 7pm

(F) May 20 Musical Cast 2 7pm, AVID Trip to Western Oregon University

(Sat) May 21 Ultimate Frisbee Game 10-12am RMS Field, Musical Cast1 2pm, Cast2 7pm

(W) May 25 Beinin J&J Ashland Trip, 6th grade Choir Concert 7pm

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

(F) May 27 Musical Cast1 7pm

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

(M) May 30 NO SCHOOL Memorial Day

(Tu) May 31  8:30 AM Fullerton Ancient Civs class to Cascadia St Park

(W) June 1  8:30 AM Fullerton Ancient Civs class to Cascadia St Park, 6:30pm Cultural Festival

(Th) June 2 All Bands and 7th/8th grade Choir Concert 6pm

(F) June 3 PAR Teacher Celebration, All Orchestra Concert 6pm

(Sat) June 4 RMS Family ReUnion 1pm

(Tu) June 7 LAST Assembly of the year 2:30pm

(Th) June 9 8th Grade Promotion 6:30pm

(Tu) June 14 PAR Meeting 6pm

(W) June 15 8th Grade Dance 7pm

(Th) June 16 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Full Day), 8th grade Pool Party 1pm

THANK YOU

Thank you Roosevelt community, families, students, parent volunteers and the staff for a wonderful Showcase.

A Huge THANK YOU to Julie Hubbard-McNall, Dana Fleming and Kelly Froats who have been working on Showcase for months. There is absolutely no way Showcase would have happened without these amazing women. And many thanks to all of the following for either donating wine, desserts or cake, or working a shift or two…or more! :  Lois Pribble, Sawa Saenger, Kim Warne, April Bardy, Christine Sampley and the Book Fair’s Crew, Jane Williams, Jen Ablow, Jennifer Lamberg, Madeleine Combs, Twylla Miller, Melissa Gish, Angie Davis, Julie Hubbard-McNall, Katharine de Baun, Stephanie Lonergan, Tasha Loveness, Laura Harris, Lisa von der Heydt, Lori Naugle. Lori Wasikowski, Raina Megert, Rachel Sanders, Alexis Borrevik, Dana Fleming, Iris Bicksler, Kelly Froats, Linda Fossum, Katherine Heller, Chantelle Maderos, Leilani Saez, Maryam Jahangiri, Cindy Boettcher and the Crêpe’s Crew, Hilary Lord, Courtney Nixon, Beth Schenderlein, Kristian Robertson, Kacey Miller and the Snack Crew, Michele Roering, Leslie Freck, Theresa Elmore, Tara Parillo, Hildy Tritch, Angela Ferry and the Wine Wall’s Crew, Curtis Fuhriman, Ruby Seitz, Bingham Powell, Michelle Mikkelsen, Stu Brown, Abbey FlemingSpencer McNall, Anna Pelz, Andrew McNall, Emily Proudfoot, Jenn Bell, Livia Fremouw, Wendy Connelly, Nasrin, Islam, Dody Hansen and the Performers Crew, ACT students and the SEHS Crew. Also, thank you to Roosevelt staff band, the 6th grade choir, the band, orchestra and musical theater crew, the office staff, the custodial crew and Casey Tiemann and Chava Beinin for letting us use their classroom during the event.

BE YOURSELF: THE RMS MUSICAL OPENS ON MAY 19th 

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.

ONLINE BOOK FAIR THRU MAY 29th!

Missed the book fair at school or wanting to find more great titles? Check out our online fair at www.scholastic.com/fair. It runs through May 29th, and all purchases ship free to school. Find lots of books for preschoolers through adults. Support the library and check it out!

Our in-school book fair was a tremendous success. We exceeded our goal of $2,200, with sales over $2,600, and our All for Book collection of $400 will be matched by Scholastic for book donations to children’s charities. Thanks to all the parent volunteers who helped: Maria Bolanos-McClain, Katy Brundan, Christie Ferris, Carrie Frazier, Karol Herbert, JoAnn Hoffman, Jennifer Lamberg, Janell Matney, Thishya Narayanan, Wendrika Olofson, Christine Sampley, Lisa Scarola, and Jennifer Schwartz with a special thank you to our librarian Meredith Coelho for sharing the library for the book fair. And many thanks to our awesome student crew who worked many hours before and during the fair: Adri, Camille, Celia, Danbie, Ella, Hiya, Isabella, Joyce, Kira, Kylie, Lily, Sam, Saskia, and Tristan. All helped run a fantastic book fair!

 

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK HELP NEEDED

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 30th – June 3rd.  To show our appreciation for the entire staff at RMS, PAR is hosting a luncheon on Friday, June 3rd.  We will be serving either Pegasus pizzas or quiches, but need donations from RMS parents to complete the meal.  If you would like to contribute a salad or dessert, please contact Kelly Froat at Froats@uoregon.edu to specify what you will be bringing.  You may drop off your contribution the morning of June 3rd in the office (be sure you have labeled your dinnerware/container if you would like it returned to you). Thank you!

CLIMATE JUSTICE CAMP 

Come make art, music, and videos for the planet! Grow leadership skills with youth climate heroes form Oregon and Europe, and learn about what climate justice means.

 

WHO: Grades 7-12

WHEN: Session One: June 20-24, Session Two: June 27- July 1 from 9am-2pm

WHERE: Ten acre private home near South Eugene

COST: Free/Donation

Join us for a week of fun! We’ll:

·  Make art, music, and videos designed around YOUR ideas

·  Learn & make art about what’s going on in Oregon (No pipelines! Yes clean energy!)

·  Get to know local climate kids suing the government (Our Children’s Trust plaintiffs)

·  Work with 22 college student volunteers from all over Europe

·  Laugh & play together as we join youth worldwide rising up to reclaim the future

This free camp is sponsored by 350 Eugene, dedicated to making the climate justice movement fun, colorful & empowering — especially for young climate heroes

 

Your leaders:

Phacelia Cramer: A Williams College student and South Eugene High graduate, Phacelia has organized summer outdoor camps for many years and is excited to get more youth educated about and involved in climate justice projects! Phacelia works on campus food sustainability projects and divestment from fossil fuels at Williams. She has worked as a classroom helper in elementary schools for multiple years and is looking forward to collaborating on powerful climate justice art projects this summer!

Mary DeMocker:  A long-time Eugene harp teacher, parent, and writer, Mary has made art for the climate for years with her family and, more recently, in large public spaces as 350 Eugene’s Co-Founder and Creative Director. She’s writing a book on how families are beautifully positioned to lead the growing climate justice movement. See videos of creative public rallies and art projects she has organized and ledhere.

 

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/climatejusticecamp/

REGISTER NOW: http://goo.gl/forms/clsTjNCKhg

WATER POLO STARTING AT AMAZON SOON

Amazon opens soon and there is no better way to spend the hot afternoons than playing water polo in the pool!!!!!  Eugene City Water Polo’s summer season begins May 23 and goes throughout the summer.  This is a great introduction to water polo for middle school students who might want to play in high school (South Eugene has a girls and boys team) or younger middle school kids who want to learn a new sport.  Check out the website for details  EugeneCityWaterPolo.aquanite.com or contact Lisa Vertulfo atlisa.vertulfo@gmail.com with questions.

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