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CALENDAR

(F) Oct 28 Activity Night 6:30 pm-TOMORROW!

(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 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

THANK YOU

A huge thank you goes to Joann Hoffman for scheduling parent/teacher conferences.

Thank you to all who have your Fred Meyer rewards card attached to Roosevelt. As a result, Kroger Company and Fred Meyer donated $82 to Roosevelt.

LATE BREAKING UPDATE ON RAD:

More donations came in after the house contest ended and we actually collected over $21,000 during RAD.  Thank you one and all for your very generous donations to Roosevelt.

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

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. 

Price

$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

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION- EASY FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY! DUE TOMORROW 

It’s time to turn in Box Tops for fall! You likely purchase items with the pink Box Top$ for Education logo.  Many of you already clip and drop off the Box Top coupons and drop them off in the collection bin in the RMS office. Each Box Top coupon is worth 10 cents for RMS – they add up! Our first submission will be Friday, October 28th (TOMORROW) to count toward the fall submission. Thank you!

HOW TO PURCHASE A YEARBOOK 

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.

https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectStudent?isAdvertisementOnly=False

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Activity Night volunteers (10/28):

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:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4da9ac2ca1fa7-october/

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

Immigration Simulation Volunteers (11/17):

More info coming next week, but if you are interested please go to: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4fabae2da64-ellis

for more details! 

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 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.