Good Afternoon, here is the latest news for this week. 

CALENDAR

(F) Jan 27 Roosevelt School Choice Information 6pm

(W) Feb 1-Feb 2 Mucho Gusto Fundraiser

(Th) Feb 2 IHS Information Night 7pm (followed my French Immersion info Session)

(F) Feb 3 NO SCHOOL – mid trimester progress report, PAR Meeting 9am

(Th) Feb 9 IHS Information Night 7pm (followed by Classic South info session)

(F) Feb 10 Activity Night 6:30pm

(Th) Feb 16 4j School Choice Information Meeting 7pm

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

SCHOOL CHOICE 

The time for school choice is approaching and we need parent volunteers to answer questions from parents and help lead tours of RMS after Chris gives a brief presentation.  

 We need 4-6 parent volunteers during theses times. 

-Friday, January 27th 6pm to 7:15pm

-Thursday, February 23th from 6pm to 7:15pm

-Friday, February 24th 9:45am to 11:00am

If interested,  please contact the Volunteer Coordinator Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu.

ACTIVITY NIGHT

The next Activity Night is Friday, February 10, 6:30-8:30pm.  Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a safe and familiar place.

If interested, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu.

THANK YOU

PAR would like to thank Catrin Rode for her presentation on learning strategies for our first Parent Education Night event of the year. We had a great turnout, with about 40 parents coming to hear how we all learn best and strategies and tools for helping our students to be successful in their academic endeavors. Future events are in the works and PAR appreciates any feedback or topic suggestions as we want all families to be engaged with the RMS community. Please contact Alexis Borrevik at ancborrevik@yahoo.com with your ideas for the future.

WHAT IS SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT? 

Showcase is the biggest fundraising event of the year at Roosevelt. It generally raises about $20,000 per year for PAR, which uses the funds to support teacher grant requests and staffing. This event centers around an auction, but equally important, it “showcases” all the great things going on at Roosevelt. The two aspects of the event support each other-families coming to see their student(s) perform, or showcase club displays, science activities, or art displays will also purchase auction items. Funds raised then support Roosevelt’s academic programs, generally in the form of additional FTE. Different food/dinner options help to make the event more fun and make it so that families can incorporate their dinner plans for the evening with Showcase. Students can enjoy some fun activities like karaoke, games, Wii, a cake walk, and dancing. Additionally, Showcase serves as an important introduction to Roosevelt for incoming 5th grade families from our feeder schools. PAR puts on this event with support from the RMS volunteer coordinator and office staff.

HOW CAN YOU HELP WITH SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT?

There are a variety of different ways in which you can help to make Showcase Roosevelt 2017 a success. Our main committees are: auction and fundraising, publicity and decorations, food, entertainment and showcase of talent, and student activities and games. While some of these categories are still in need of chairs to help guide them, all need manpower in the planning process. If you are interested in helping us put on this year’s event, please join us on Friday, February 3rd, from 9:00-10:00 in the RMS office conference room as we continue planning for Showcase. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please contact Alexis Borrevik at ancborrevik@yahoo.com. We will begin meeting more regularly as we get closer to PAR and look forward to working with many Roosevelt families.

SOUTH EUGENE HS SCHOOL CHOICE INFORMATION

South Eugene School Choice Tours

School tour and program overview Jan. 25 (W), 2:30 p.m.

School tour and conversation: Feb. 21 (Tu), 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23 (Th), 2:30 p.m

South Eugene 8th Grade Information Night-Students and Parents 

Eugene International High School information night: Feb. 2 (Th), 7:00 p.m. Cafeteria (including French immersion info),

Feb. 9 (Th), 7:00 p.m. IHS and Classic Information Night in the Cafeteria. 

* If you are interested in IHS, please see the attached document for more info.

A NOTE FROM THE 4J FOOD SERVICE- NEW INGREDIENT IN HAMBURGERS AND CHEESEBURGERS

Our new hamburger patty has sunflower oil listed as one of the ingredients, having less than 2% of it. So if there are any students with allergies, the families will need to know to not take the hamburger/cheeseburger.

REPEATED FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS

MUCHO GUSTO FUNDRAISER Feb 1 and Feb 2

Mucho Gusto is sponsoring a fundraiser for Roosevelt on February 1 and 2.  A group of students in STOP (Start Teaching Others Peace) and the student government class is trying to raise a total of $1,800 to bring a guest speaker, John Halligan, to our school to raise awareness about and prevention of teen suicide, bullying and harassment.  Mr. Halligan has presented at schools all across the country.  These Roosevelt students feel it would be really helpful for all Roosevelt students to hear Mr. Halligan’s presentation.  

Please use the attached flyer at Mucho Gusto on February 1 and/or February 2.

STAND FOR CHILDREN – MEET THE LEGISLATORS! 

Parents, 

Be a voice for your students and for our schools!

Come to Salem – meet your state legislators and share your thoughts on school funding and raising our high school graduation rate. Training provided.

Monday, Feb 20th(It’s a no-school day, you can bring students.)

9am – 3pm at the State Capitol

For information and to set up carpooling, contact Joy Marshall, Stand for Children. 

jmarshall@stand.org  

541-912-2921

ACTIVITY NIGHT – FEBRUARY 10, 2017

The next Activity Night is Friday, February 10, 6:30-8:30pm.  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, Bingo, Ping Pong, 

•                Concessions – pizza, popcorn, juice and more ($.50-$1.00)

•                Photo booth (free) with props

•                Coat room (lockers are not available to students so you are discouraged from bringing any bags.  Activities will be located in the Dining Hall and C Hall only. The rest of the school will be closed, including ALL lockers  Use the coat room to store your stuff. 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 parents and an administrator from both schools.  Forms are available in the front office and are due by Wednesday, February 8.  Visitors pay $5 for admission.

Drop off and pick up are in the parking lot on the east side of the school. All students enter through the south Dining Hall doors.  NO ENTRY AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL.  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.  If you purchase admission in advance, you must bring your activity night card with you.

How is the money used?

Proceeds from activity night are first used to cover the expenses of activity night and any remaining funds are used to support various school programs, including field trips, teacher classroom grants, student scholarships and similar uses.

DROP OFF AND PICK UP ARE IN THE PARKING LOT ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE SCHOOL. All students enter through the south Dining Hall doors.  NO ENTRY AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL.

ACTIVITY NIGHT CARDS GO ON SALE IN HOUSE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6.

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

REMINDERS ABOUT ACTIVITY NIGHT:

1.  Students who purchase activity night cards in advance must bring their activity night cards with them and enter the building at the south side cafeteria door near the theater stage.

2.  Students who pay at the door (including guests) enter at the south side cafeteria door near the parking lot.

3.  Ask your parents to drop you off at the parking lot.

4.  The same rules that apply to clothing during the school day apply at activity night.

5.  Students may not go to their lockers during activity night.

6.  NO ONE MAY LEAVE EARLY UNLESS YOUR PARENT COMES TO PICK YOU UP.  

7.  ALL STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP PROMPTLY AT 8:30PM.

EASY FUNDRAISING THROUGH ESCRIP!

OPPORTUNITIES TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT ROOSEVELT

If you need to sign up for eScrip:

1. Go to www.escrip.com

2. Identify Roosevelt Middle School, ID #67230454 as the recipient of the merchant’s donation.

3. Register the numbers of your debit, credit, and Safeway Club cards.

4. Use those debit, credit, and club cards to make your usual purchases at participating stores. 

If you are already signed up for eScrip, thank you!  If you did it some time ago, though, please check and make sure your registered card information is current, and that Roosevelt Middle School is your eScrip group. Questions? Please contact eScrip Coordinator, Hildy Tritch, hildur.tritch@comcast.net. Thank you for supporting RMS through your participation in eScrip!

REMEMBER TO SUPPORT RMS via EEF donations (http://eeflane.org/donate_now /online_giving/), eScrip, Fred Meyer Rewards Card, Box Tops, Granola Bars, and Sequential Biofuels.

Mucho Gusto flyer IHS Enrollment Letter PDF 17-18