Good Afternoon RMS Families,

Here is the latest news for this week. 

CALENDAR

(Tu) Mar 14 Bicycle Registration 2:30pm

(Th) Mar 16 REGULAR SCHOOL DAY (previously no school day)

(F) Mar 17 REGULAR SCHOOL DAY (previously no school day)

(M) Mar 20-24 Track Practice 3:45pm (2:45pm on Wednesday)

(F) Mar 24 Last day of Trimester 2, talent show 2:30pm

(M) Mar 27-(F) Mar 31 NO SCHOOL Spring Break

(Sa) April 1 Open Enrollment Deardline for Out-of-District Students

(M) April 3 NO SCHOOL Trimester 2 grading day

(Tu) April 4 Trimester 3 begins

THANK YOUS

Thank you to all our fabulous parent volunteers who helped our school nurse Lourie Morgan and the Lion Club conduct the 7th grade vision screening:  Gina Thompson, JoAnn Hoffman, Gary Rayor, Felicie Rasoanandrasan and Jennifer Lamberg. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

OFFICE VOLUNTEERS

We have a few shifts available and are always looking for subs. If you are interested, please contact Christie Ferris at christieferris@gmail.com  for more information. Currently we have openings on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3:30pm.

SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT

PAR (Parents At Roosevelt) is organizing this year’s Showcase, our annual fundraiser for Roosevelt Middle School. We are looking for a few coordinators to help with the event. Even though coordinators take responsibility for an area of Showcase, they do not work by themselves. PAR will give you guidelines and support, and other parents will be volunteering with you. Please go to http://signup.com/go/2KzJnP  to see in which area you could help.

Thank you for helping with this fundraising event.

SEND A NOTE IF YOUR STUDENT HAS AN APPOINTMENT DURING THE DAY

Please help us avoid interrupting classes. If your student needs to leave during the school day, please send a note to school with your student, including the time s/he should be excused from class and the reason for leaving. Your student should then show the note to the teacher at the beginning of class and excuse her/himself at the proper time. This is our preferred way of handling students needing to leave during the day. Thank you for handling this in advance and for helping us have fewer interruptions during instructional time.

BICYCLE REGISTRATION DRIVE

Bicycle Registration Drive: Roosevelt, in cooperation with the Eugene Police Department, is hosting a bicycle registration drive on Tuesday 3/14 from 2:30-4:30. Please see the attached flier for more information. Members of the Eugene Police Department will be at RMS to register bicycles. Students and their family members are encouraged to bring their bicycles to register. 

ROOSEVELT ROUGHRIDER TRACK AND FIELD 2017

WHEN: Practices begin on Monday, March 20. Practices will be held every Monday-Thursday from 3:45PM – 5:30PM, except on Wednesdays 2:50PM – 4:30PM due to our early release schedule.

WHO: Any current RMS student who is interested in participating on this year’s track team is welcome to participate.

COST: The cost for the season is $100.00 per student-athlete. There are scholarships available based upon individual/family need.

WE DO NOT WANT MONEY TO PREVENT SOMEONE FROM PARTICIPATING!

MEETS: Track meets will begin on Thursday, April 13 and be held most Thursdays until the 4J Middle School District Meet on Thursday, May 24th. Dual meets (the 1st four meets of the season) start @ 4:45 PM and typically last around 2-3 hours.

WHY: Being part of the track team at RMS is important in a variety of ways. First, it provides a healthy activity that many of our students need in our current world of technology and video games. Second, it teaches each athlete the importance of being part of a team. Finally, it gives our students a chance to connect and foster positive, supporting relationships with people, both students and staff, they may not normally interact with during the regular school day.

Required paperwork and season schedules are available in the office and from Coach Eric Johannsen. Please don’t hesitate to contact Coach Johannsen if you have any questions. Phone: 541-790- 8551, johannsen _ e@4j.lane.edu

Track meets will begin on Thursday, April 13 and be held most Thursdays until the 4J Middle School District Meet on Wednesday, May 24th.

WANTED: PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK 

The yearbook team is looking for pictures of Roosevelt students playing extracurricular sports. If you have any good photos of your Roosevelt student playing sports outside of Roosevelt, then before the end of March, email a digital copy to the yearbook at jessica@gaiacreative.com.

NOMINATE “A CHAMPION IN EDUCATION” TODAY! 

Who always makes a difference in your child’s school day?  An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A dedicated volunteer? A principal who leads by example? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? Now is the time to recognize their contributions through the annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards! 

To nominate a 4J employee or volunteer who demonstrates excellence in education, go to The ACE Awards – nomination site. Every nominee will be honored at an awards ceremony in April, and one person in each category will win a $1,000 cash prize toward a project or program in their school. 

Nominations must be submitted by March 24.

The ACE Awards are a collaborative effort of the Eugene and Springfield chambers of commerce and the Eugene, Bethel and Springfield school districts.  The program is presented by Oregon Community Credit Union and supported by others from the local business community.

¡Nomine a alguien para ser uno de los “Campeones de la Educación” hoy mismo!

¿Quién marca la mayor diferencia en la escuela de su hijo?  ¿Algún maestro que sabe cómo inspirar a sus alumnus? ¿Una secretaria que anima a los que están a su alrededor? ¿Un voluntario dedicado? ¿Tal vez un administrador que enseña dando ejemplo? ¿Un conductor de autobús que pone atención a todos?  Ahora es el momento de reconocer sus contribuciones, a través de la Octavo Entrega Anual de los Premios ACE (Campeones de la Educación) 

Para nominar a un miembro del personal de 4J o voluntario que demuestra excelencia en la educación, por favor visite The ACE Awards – nomination site. Todos aquellos que sean nominados tendrán una elegante ceremonia en su honor en el mes de abril y una persona de cada categoría ganará un premio de $1.000 en efectivo a destinarse a un proyecto o programa en su escuela. Las nominaciones se pueden entregar hasta el 24 de marzo.

Los Premios ACE se realizan por medio de un esfuerzo conjunto de las cámaras de comercio de Eugene y Springfield y los distritos escolares de Eugene, Bethel y Springfield.  El programa lo presenta Oregon Community Credit Union y está respaldado por varios miembros de la comunidad comercial local.

OREGON CHILDREN’S CHOIR CONCERT

Come support Oregon Children Choir’s top high school groups and send them to compete on an international level in New York City.  Benefit concert, featuring the two groups, Evynne Hollens, U of O’s Divisi and others to be held on Sunday, March 19th, 6:30pm at First United Methodist Church located at 13th and Olive St.  No ticket needed; donations accepted at the door.  For more information, contact oregonchildernschoirinfo@gmail.com.

REPEATED FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS

SEHS SOCCER CAMP FOR 1-9TH GRADERS

Youth Soccer: 2017 South Eugene Soccer Camp for boys and girls entereing 1st-9th grade will be held June 26-29th from 9am-2pm on the South Eugene High School turf field. Cost is $130 & $110 for additional siblings. Includes a t-shirt & a soccer ball. For more information please visit www.southeugenesoccerclub.org/soccer-camp1  or call JoAnn Hoffman at 541-579-6893.

SUPER SUMMER AND SEP 2017

Oak Hill School has taken ownership of Super Summer and SEP, formerly run by the University of Oregon Center for Youth Enrichment/Talented and Gifted Education. We are excited to start our second year of Super Summer and (SEP) Summer Enrichment Program. Super Summer has expanded to include k-7th grades. We offer two session this year. 

Session I June 26-July 14 (K-7th)

Session II Aug 14- Aug 25 (K-7th)

SEP- July 23- Aug 5 ( 6-11th grades)

If you are interested in this program, please contact Oak Hill School for more info.

FREE THEATER WORKSHOP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

South Eugene High School Theater is hosting a FREE workshop for middle schoolers interested in theater on Saturday, March 11th from 10am-2pm in the SEHS Auditorium (east end of school).  The workshop will include sessions on acting, improv, audition technique, singing, dancing, and technical theater design planned and taught by students in South Eugene’s renowned theater program. Participants should bring a sack lunch and wear comfortable clothes for movement. No pre-registration is required — just show up ready to have fun! 

HOW TO PURCHASE A YEARBOOK It’s not too late to purchase your yearbook, but quantities are limited, so please consider purchasing a yearbook ASAP! The cost is $30, or $15 for students who qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program.  

If you would like to pay with credit card (there is no processing fee) please visit the following the web link and purchase your yearbook for $30.  Unfortunately, the discounted fee is not available online.

https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Or der/SelectStudent?isAdvertisem entOnly=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.  Please make your check payable to Roosevelt Middle School with Yearbook (plus student name) written in the Memo space.

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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.

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