Hello RMS families! Here is the latest eNews for the second week of April. I am humbly taking this job over for Sawa Saenger, so please bear with me while I work the bugs out! 

Andree Phelps

CALENDAR

(W) April 19 Track Team Photo

(Th) April 20 Track Meet vs Cal Young at SEHS 5pm

(F) April 21 AVID Trip to OSU

(M) April 24 -May 1 Book Fair 

(Th) April 27 Track Meet vs Kelly @ NEHS

(F) April 28 SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT 6pm

(M) May 1-May 5 Teacher Appreciation Week

(Th) May 4 Track Meet vs Spencer Butte 5pm

(F) May 5 Regular School Day (previously a no school day)

(F) May 5 PAR Business Meeting

THANK YOUS 

Thank you to Sawa Saenger for her work and dedication to the RMS eNews during the last three years.  We are grateful to you for your work on our weekly electronic newsletter. The Roosevelt Staff Thanks You!

Thanks to those who helped with 8th grade Picture Day: Maureen Sherman, Laurel McCorkle-Diaz, and Audrey Betenson!

ROOSEVELT APPAREL

Roosevelt tee shirts and sweatshirts are now available for purchase until April 21.  For pictures and order forms, contact Karen Kingzett at kingzett@4j.lane.edu.

VOLUNTEERS AND  DONATIONS  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 VOLUNTEERS

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 http://signup.com/go/5Hqmaa to see in which area you could help.

Thank you for helping with this fundraising event.

BIRD HOUSES NEEDED

Hello from the Science Hall!  Plants are growing, bees are buzzing and birds are singing. In an attempt to make our space warmer and more welcoming to all we are hoping to get 5-7 bird feeders donated to be placed on the west side of E-Hall.  Any type is fine and we will work to spread them throughout the area.  Thank you for supporting our winged friends!

SPRING FLING: A SHOWCASE OF ROOSEVELT

Please join us the evening of April 28th, from 6:00-8:30 as we celebrate all that makes Roosevelt Middle School that wonderful place that it is. We invite you to enjoy dinner, crepes, and desserts, to peruse the silent auction and wine wall, to enjoy the sights and sounds of our talented Roosevelt students and staff, to bid on staffle raffle experiences and house baskets, and to find fun for kids of all ages with activities such as bingo, ping pong, face painting, and basketball. There’s something for everyone at Showcase. See you there!

STUDENTS: SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT

Attention, students: if you are interested in showcasing your talent at Showcase Roosevelt, please contact Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu.

SHOWCASE WINE DONATIONS

Donations of wine needed for the Wall O’ Wine at Showcase Roosevelt.  We are looking for donations of wine – bottles of $20 and higher for the Wall O’ Wine at Showcase Roosevelt on April 28th.  Donations can be dropped off at the RMS front office, or if you need some one to pick up, please contact cindygupta1@gmail.com.  Let us know if you need a receipt for your donation. This has been a great fundraiser for Roosevelt, please consider donating, especially if you are not able to help out or volunteer for Showcase.

RMS FAMILIES: HOUSE BASKETS FOR SHOWCASE

A friendly reminder to bring or send your children with donations for their House Baskets, Thank you.  Contact Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_@4j.lane.edu with any questions. 

ROOSEVELT BOOK FAIR

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:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080448a4ab2ba31-roosevelt

Please contact Thishya Narayanan at thishya_n@yahoo.com if you have any questions about the fair.

TWEENS, TEENS AND TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

A workshop for parents of upper-elementary through grade 12 to learn the basics about social media and cyber safety will be held April 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley. Recommended for grades 4 or 5 through 12. RSVP is encouraged, at 541-682-5312.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: HOUSING 

Tuesday, April 25, 6:15-7:30 p.m. @Eugene Public Library

Come and learn about fair housing rights and resources applicable to Eugene residents at this event, presented by staff from the Fair Housing Council of Oregon. Free on-site childcare will be available on site during the event for participants. Advanced reservations required to ensure proper staffing. Space is limited so reserve seats and make your childcare reservation today!

RSVP to: lindsey.m.foltz@ci.eugene.or.us or call 541-682-5767

OREGON TRADESWOMEN FAIR: EVERYONE WELCOME

Education, Inspiration, and Opportunity for the Future Construction Workforce. Saturday, May 20, the 2017 Women in Trades Career Fair will be held from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center, 16021 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR. There will be a special workshop and coffee from 1:00-2:00 for daughters and dads, or other important adults in their life.

UNLIMITED SUMMER FUN!

The 1PASS, a partnership between Lane Transit District (LTD), Willamalane Parks and Recreation District and the City of Eugene, gives youth summer travel and recreation options!

The 1PASS helps youth get to parks, ballgames or even a summer job. For $50, youth ages 18 and younger can get a 1PASS good for travel on all LTD routes May 29th– Sept. 4th. It also grants the pass holder free entry to the following places in the Eugene-Springfield metro area:

Amazon Pool, Camp Putt, Cascades Raptor Center, Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center, Emerald Lanes, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, River Road Park Pool, Science Factory, Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center, Skate World, Splash! At Lively Park, Willamalane Center & Willamalane Park Swim Center. 

www.willamalane.org/1pass

REPEATED FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS

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.

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.

Students: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AtEaseandSafeatSchool_STUDENT

Parents/Guardians: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AtEaseandSafeatSchool_GUARDIAN

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