Good Afternoon RMS Families, I hope you are staying dry in this weather! 

Here is the latest information on upcoming events. 


(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

(F) Nov 4 PAR Meeting 9am – Everyone is Welcome!

(Th) Nov 10 Parent Teacher Conference 4pm

(F) Nov 11 NO SCHOOL Veteran’s Day

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


A workshop for parents to learn the basics about social media and cyber safety will be heldOctober 26, 6:30-8:00 pm at Bertha Holt Elementary.  Spanish translation will be available.

Debbie McKim 

Executive Assistant, Elementary and Secondary Education

Eugene School District 4J



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 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:

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

**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  Background checks are valid for 2 years.  


Meeting Focus: Building Capacity in Parent Teacher Organizations

Join us at the District Office Auditorium (200 Monroe St) for the first of four district wide parent leaders meetings. Each meeting will include a 40-minute training topic and a 20-minute information presentation from Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Elementary Director Brooke Wagner, and Secondary Director BJ Blake.

At the October meeting, retired educators Josh Reckord and Bill Kentta will share information about how parent involvement impacts student achievement in our schools and provide strategies and resources for maintaining a high level of engagement.


6:30: Intro/Warm Up

6:45: Building Capacity

7:25: Eugene School District 4J Update

7:45: Next Steps

8:00: Adjourn

Reunion trimestral del distrito 4 J para padres de familia que son lideres

Martes, Octubre 25, 2016 De 6:30 PM a 8:00PM

Lugar: 200 Monroe Street Eugene, Oregon

Objectivo de la reunion: Capacitar organizaciones padres de familia y profesores

Por favor asistan a la primera de cuatro reuniones a nivel de todo el distrito para padres de familia lideres que se llevara a cabo en el auditorio de la oficina del distrito.

Cada reunion incluye un entrenamiento de 40 minutos y una presentacion de 20 minutos a cargo del superintendente Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Director de elementaria Brooke Wagner y BJ Blake director de secundaria.

En la reunion de Octubre, Josh Reckord y Bill Kentta que son educadores jubilados, estaran compartiendo informacion acerca de como padres de familia que tienen una participacion activa con la escuela tienen un impacto directo en el rendimiento escolar academico de los estudiantes en nuestras escuelas, ellos tambien proveeran recursos y estrategias para mantener un buen nivel de participacion


6:30 Introduccion

6:45 Desarrollando capacidad

7:25 Actualizamiento del distrito escolar Eugene 4 J

7:45 Proximos pasos

8:00 Despedida

For more information, please go to:


Reach the World Right Where You Are…Become a Host Family!

Discover the rewarding world of hosting studentsIn your own home this winter!

What:              Middle and High School Age Chinese Students participating in the UO Music/English Camps 

When:             Multiple 1-week sessions in February

Note:              The host family provides transportation, breakfast and dinner on weekdays; 3 meals a day on the weekend and occasional sack lunches. Students may share a room but must have their own bed. Students spend only evenings and the weekend at home. Host families are strongly encouraged to take 2 students, and may host multiple sessions.  Stipend will be offered. 


Contact:    or   Phone  541.852.8600  for additional details


A cast of 60 area middle school children take the stage at Churchill High School for a Disney’s Aladdin Jr. 

Performances are at 7:00 p.m. on October 21, and 22, and 2:00 p.m. on October 22 and 23. Tickets are $12 for adults/seniors and $9 for students. They may be purchased online at or one hour before show times at the Churchill Auditorium box office, 1850 Bailey Hill Road in southwest Eugene.

For more information please call (458)215-0220 or e-mail