Dear RMS Families, Here’s the latest news from Roosevelt. I hope everyone is staying warm, dry and safe in this challenging weather!


(M) Dec 19, 2016 – Jan 2, 2017  NO SCHOOL – WINTER BREAK

(Tu) Jan 3 NO SCHOOL- professional development

(F) Jan 13 PAR Meeting 9am

(M) Jan 16 NO SCHOOL- MLK Jr. Day

(Tu) Jan 17 4J School Information Meeting 7pm

(Sat) Jan 21 4J School Choice Information Meeting


A big THANK YOU to Mandy Hardman, Nadine Batya, Lisa Ghandour, Sarah Burcham and her mother, who popped, bagged and served popcorn and lemonade for the CORE popcorn party. Their time and service was much appreciated by the 6th graders and CORE leaders.

Many thank yous to all of you who donated food and money for HAP (Helping All People). Your contributions will help families in the community to have wonderful food on their tables during winter break. Of course this event couldn’t happen without the help of Student Government students under the supervision of Marty and Hollie, as well as the well organized HAP Coordinators Laurie Hauber, Sara Loveless and Christie Ferris and volunteer parents Carrie Frazier and Kim O’brien.


If your student is missing a coat, sweater, lunch box or anything else that may have been left at Roosevelt, please make sure she or he checks the lost and found before Friday. Anything left in the lost and found after Friday will be donated.


When winter weather makes conditions hazardous, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. School districts decide early in the morning whether there is a need to change the school schedule or bus routes. These decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.

There are several ways to find out if there is a change on snowy or icy days:

If there is a school closure or other change, the school district will announce it before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.


Purchase your Christmas tree at Spring Creek Holly Farm and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the school of your choice. All trees are $5/ft. This is open to everyone and there is no limit. Our Noble Firs are locally grown at Spring Creek Holly Farm using low impact and sustainable farming practices. We have pre-cut and choose and cut trees available. We also offer handmade holly wreaths, table decorations and bulk greens. Start a new holiday tradition and come out and enjoy a cup of hot apple cider and help support your favorite school. Spring Creek Holly Farm is open every day of the week until Dec 23, 9a-5p.

Spring Hill Holly Farm:  43111 McKenzie Highway Leaburg,


The Eugene/Springfield NAACP offers opportunities for young people in the community to get involved and make a difference: The local branch of the NAACP, housed in the historic Mims House, offers Youth Programs that include a Youth Council, which provides leadership development through civic engagement and group activities, as well as ACT-SO, a mentoring program for 8th-12th grade students designed to encourage academic and cultural achievement. Interested? Visit, or call Eric Richardson at 541-484-1119 for more information.