Dear RMS Families, here is the latest news from this week. 

Happy spring break!


(F) Mar 24 Track Practice 3:45pm

(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 Deadline for Out-of-District Students

(M) April 3 NO SCHOOL Trimester 2 grading day

(Tu) April 4 Trimester 3 begins, Track practice 3:45pm

(w) April 5 Track practice 2:45pm

(Th) April 6 Track practice 3:45pm

(F) April 7 PAR Meeting 9am

(M) April 10 8th Grade Pictures 9am

(Tu) April 11 Parent Ed Presentation 7pm

(Th) April 13 Track Meet 


8th grade individual and group pictures will be taken the second week after spring break, on Monday, April 10.  Individual pictures will be taken during language arts classes and the group picture will be near the end of first period.  All 8th graders will have their pictures taken for their promotion certificates, even if you choose not to purchase pictures; but if you do want to purchase, picture packets will be available after spring break.


The book Fair is coming soon! Please plan to stop by the library during Showcase or before or after school April 26-May 1st to get some great books for your student and your whole family.

All proceeds support our library to purchase new titles and OBOB books.

Parents can also shop the online fair starting April 19.  Check out this book fairlink:

Come to Our Book Fair!

If you are interested in volunteering to work the sale, sign up at:

Please contact Thishya Narayanan at if you have any questions about the fair.

RESEARCH in the 4J School District: Feeling Safe / Being Safe at School

Mahlum Architects has received approval from the 4J Instruction Department to ask for your participation in an important district-wide research project. Educational facility designers around the world hope to address school safety in a new, holistic way by understanding the diverse viewpoints of students, teachers and parents. 

What is the process?

In order to understand what “feeling safe” means for different stakeholders at your school, we have created a brief 9-question anonymous survey in digital and printed formats. The survey questions have been pre-approved by the 4J Instruction Department. We ask that students, teachers and parents of grades 5-12 complete the questionnaire. We will analyze the results and develop recommendations for facility improvements that will be shared with school districts and planners nationwide.

How much time is required? When will this take place?

The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Ideally the survey takes place before spring break.

Who are we?

Mahlum Architects is a leader in educational facility design in the Pacific Northwest, and we have recently worked with your district on the new Roosevelt Middle School. René Berndt, Associate and K-12 Designer at Mahlum, is a member of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) and conducts research to improve learning environments.






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


PAR (Parents At Roosevelt) is organizing this year’s Showcase, our annual fundraiser for Roosevelt Middle School. We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to help with the event. Please go to to see in which area you could help.

Thank you for helping with this fundraising event.


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


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.

Eugene 4J 6K AVID Strides for Education

Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017
Time:  2:00pm
Location:  4J School District Offices (200 North Monroe) – Eugene, Oregon

Packet Pick-Up: Race Day
Entry Fees:  $20 – Adults, $10 – 4J Students, Add $10 for an event shirt. Add $5 to all entry fees on race day.
Click here to register:


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 Sunday, April 2.. 

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.



EMSU (Eugene Middle School Ultimate) is offering three sessions of camp this summer, June 26th-30th, July 24th-28th and August 21st-25th. Learn to play or enhance your skills by attending one or all sessions! Camp is held M-F from 9-3 on the Century Fields behind RMS. Multiple session/sibling discounts and scholarships available. For more info or to register, visit: EMSU Camp Registration


RMS ultimate is coed and for all grade levels. Practices start March 29 and will be running Tuesday and Friday 3:45-5:00 at the RMS fields. Curious but not sure? Show up the first week for open practices to check it out. Bring cleats and a water bottle. Games are every Saturday April 9-June 4.  click here to register through Eugene Middle School Ultimate, or contact Jen Thoennes at or 541-345-4970 for more info.  

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. der/SelectStudent?isAdvertisem entOnly=False 


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