Dear RMS Families, here is the latest eNews. Happy long weekend! 


(Th) Nov 10 Parent Teacher Conferences 4pm

(F) Nov 11 NO SCHOOL Veteran’s Day

(Tu) Nov 15 All Choir Concerts 6pm

(W) Nov 16 Intermediate, Advanced and Jazz Bands 6pm

(Th) Nov 17 Immigration Simulation 11:50am, All Orchestras Concert 6pm

(Th) Nov 24 NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving break

(F) Nov 25 NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving break

(M) Nov 28- Dec 1 Bard Fest 7pm

(F) Dec 2 NO SCHOOL 1st Trimester Final Grading Day, PAR Meeting 9am

(M) Dec 5 NO SCHOOL Professional Development / Planning Day


If your parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for today, 11/10, then be sure to enter at the back of the building, on the southeast side.  From the parking lot head left (south) and enter and depart at the southeast dining hall door.  There is no entrance for conferences at the front of the building.


RMS 6th Grade Ellis Island Immigration Simulation Volunteer Sign-up**

The RMS immigration Simulation is scheduled for the 3rd and 4th period (approx. 11:45-2:30) Cultural Connections classes on Thursday, November 17th. It will take a big staff to process all those young immigrants! Volunteers should dress in ‘period fashion’ (shawls, hats, dark clothing, etc.). If you stay for both periods we’ll provide you with a light lunch.

If you can help out, please email Cathy Rasmussen at for a Sign-In Genius invite.

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 volunteer who could be present with Will at the end of the school day, for about 15 minutes, to help students cross the road safely. The times are M, T, Th and Friday from 3:30-3:45 and Wednesday from 2:30-2:45. 

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.  


Do you have any board games at home that could be repurposed? Have your kids outgrown some of their games? Would you like to make more space in your cupboards? The mentor program is looking for gently used board games, block sets (like Jenga), card games, and other games (like Uno and Boggle) to use during our mentor lunches. Games should be suitable for middle schoolers and playable by two people. If you have anything to contribute, please bring your donations to Laura Fuhriman, volunteer coordinator at Roosevelt.


We have a wonderful and dedicated group of parents and students who are creating our first yearbook in the new Roosevelt facility.  The group has been meeting after school on Wednesdays and has already designed the cover.  Yearbooks are very popular with students and staff, so please consider purchasing a yearbook ASAP!

The cost will be $25 until Winter Break and $12 for students who have qualified for the federal free and reduced lunch program.  The cost will rise to $30 after winter break.

If you would like to pay with credit card….

Please visit the follow the web link below and purchase a yearbook for $25.  There is no processing fee.  Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch discount cannot receive a discount online, so should pay in the office.

Roosevelt’s yearbook ID number is 10678817.

If you would like to pay by cash or check….

Please come to the office and ask for Karen Kingzett.  You could have a check ready for $25 made payable to Roosevelt Middle School with Yearbook (plus student name) written in the Memo space.


Want to connect with your child’s friends or families? Make connections with other Roosevelt students and families?  PURCHASE A STUDENT DIRECTORY in the office for only $2.


UofO Physics Instructor, Stanley Micklavzina and Ridgeline alum, Alden Micklavzina bring The Physics of Rock ‘n Roll to Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School tonight, Thursday, November 10th.  It will be an evening of sound, lights and physics phun!  Gym doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm.  $5 donation per person or $20 per family to benefit the capital campaign.  Ridgeline Rising thanks Dr. Stan Micklavzina for supporting our forever home! 4500 W. Amazon Drive


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