Hello RMS Families,  Here is the latest eNews for this week. 


(Th) Oct 13 NO SCHOOL- Mid Trimester Progress Report

(F) Oct 14 NO SCHOOL- State-In-Service Day

(M) Oct 17 Picture Retakes 9am

(W) Oct 25 French immersion Trip to Ashland

(F) Oct 28 Activity Night 6:30 pm

(M) Oct 31 Halloween

(Th) Nov 3 Parent Teacher Conferences 4pm


Thanks to the many, many parents that walked the Edison and Camas Ridge routes with students and advisors last Friday afternoon:  Elaine Lawson, Beth Schenderlein, Robert Steury, Tasha Loveness, Jeniffer Touchette, Monique Ripley, Kelly La Bounty, Tiffany Lewis, Natalie Reeves, Michelle Rivers, Laurie Higgins, Anne Marie Levis, Audrey Betenson, Carrie Connelly, Lisa Ghandour, Chris Miller, Ruby Seitz, Jennifer Lamberg, Sara Loveless, Jen Bell, JoAnn Hofman, Samantha Brauner, Diana Wells, Cindy Chan, David Chihorek, James Marshall, Santiago Uceda, Tiffany Johnson, Polly Nelson, Denise Pennington, John Boyd, Alexis Borrevik, Janine Bryant, Jenny Soghor, John Thompson, Laura Arnold, Julie Voelker-Morris, Jessica Henley, Diane Sage, Shallu Gupta, Susan Alger, Amy Vllasenor, Nadine Batya and Mandi Bishop.


Our RAD walk on October 7 was a grand success.  At the conclusion of the house competition on October 11, Roosevelt students had collected $20,072.  Thank you Roosevelt families for your generosity.  Seven houses raised over $1000 and all will celebrate with a house party.  Those houses are:   Jenoge Khatter 1st, Craig Wiebe 2nd, Dee Ryley 3rd, Eric Johannsen 4th, Chris Stober 5th, Marty Smith 6th and Meredith Coelho 7th. Family and friends can still donate online through October 14at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/RooseveltRAD


Picture retakes are Monday, October 17, at 9AM. If students are having retakes, they should bring their original picture packet (distributed in house last week) to school on October 17 to give the photographer.  Students who did not have their pictures taken on the first picture day, should definitely have their pictures taken October 17. Picture packets are in the office.

ACTIVITY NIGHT Friday, October 28, 2016. 6:30-8:30pm

Halloween Theme:  Costumes are optional (NO Masks that cover the face)

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 small gym

– Karaoke, Ping Pong

– Fall Themed Events

– Concessions – serving pizza, chips, popcorn, juice ($.50-$1.00)

AND MORE . . .

Activities will be located in the Dining Hall and C Hall, and interior Courtyard. The rest of the school will be closed, including ALL lockers.  Entry will ONLY be through the admission doors.  

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, October 26.

Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Drop-Off and Pick-Up is at the main parking lot beside the exterior basketball hoops.  All students enter and exit through the patio outside the Dining Hall, which will be lighted and marked.

Student who purchase Activity Night cards in advance can bring them and enter the building in the back at the Patio Entrance as well.  NO ENTRY WILL OCCUR AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL.

Parents and students, please use the crosswalks to cross 24th avenue.

Students may NOT leave early unless a parent picks them up. 



$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.

Activity Night Cards go on sale Monday, October 24.

Regarding Costumes

Students may wear costumes to school, but they must conform to the Roosevelt Middle School dress code as stated in the student planner.  Costumes may not be demeaning to any ethnic group, race, religion, nationality, disability, gender, or individual (staff or student) at the school.

No unsafe props or equipment including replica or toy weapons are to be brought to school.

No costumes that would completely hide the identity of the student, i.e. gorilla suit, mask, etc.

No costumes that would impair a student’s vision or movement.

All students participating must come to school dressed in their costumes – no getting ready in the building.  Make up, hair products etc will be confiscated and not returned.  If you are not sure, don’t wear it!

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


Activity Night volunteers:

The next Activity night is coming up: October 28th from 6:30-8:30.  

We will need volunteers to help during this coming event. 

If you are interested please go to:


or contact the Activity Night Coordinator, Ashley Talbott-Kautzman at wonderlandfirefox@hotmail.com or 541-246-5610. Thank you!

HAP Coordinator:

It’s that time of year again for HAP- our Holiday Assistance Program. HAP is our annual food drive that serves local families and Food for Lane County, which is spearheaded by Marty Smith’s student government class and supported by parent volunteers. Right now we need a parent volunteer coordinator (or co-coordinators).  

We have several yearlong volunteering opportunities:

Mentor Coordinator: The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program, which pairs caring, responsible adults in the community with at-risk middle schoolers, operates in all 4J middle schools. At Roosevelt, the program needs a mentor coordinator to oversee mentoring at RMS. This volunteer job takes from 2-4 hours a week of time. 

Parent Lunch Supervision: Our principal, Chris Mitchell, would really love to have parent volunteers to help with lunch supervision.  It would be great to have a parent or two each weekday who could circulate around the building during lunch, be a familiar presence for students, and if needed to gently remind students of expectations.  

Crossing Guard: We are looking for a parent who could be present at the end of every school day, for about 30 minutes, and help the students cross the road safely.

To indicate interest in these or any other volunteer opportunities, please email our volunteer coordinator, Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu.

**All volunteers must have a current background check at Roosevelt (4j background checks are site specific.  Even if you have a current background check at another school, you will need to complete one for RMS).  To submit a background check, please go to www.helpcounter.net/eugene.  Background checks are valid for 2 years.  


Parent-teacher conferences are Thursday, November 3 and Thursday, November 10, 4-8 pm. Although appointment request forms were due in the office yesterday, you may still turn in your form until Monday, October 17.   We will try to schedule an appointment for you, based on space available.  All conferences are in the dining hall and entrance is through the dining hall doors on the south side of the building.  Parents move from table to table, according to a schedule that will be provided, to meet with up to three teachers for ten minute appointments with each.   Scheduling is completed on a first come, first served basis.  Due to high demand, it is not possible to schedule all requests.  Therefore, if you don’t have concerns, you may choose not to participate.  Please remember conferences are an ongoing process.  Parents are always welcome to contact teachers at any point during the school year.  Although our resources are limited, our desire to communicate is not.