Hello RMS families.  Here is the latest eNews for the third week of April. 

Happy Friday! Andree Phelps

CALENDAR

(M) April 24 -May 1 Book Fair 

(W) April 26 – Incoming 9th Grade Information & Forecasting Night @ SEHS Cafeteria 6:30 pm

(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

(W) May 10 ELA Testing

(Th) May 11 Activity Night 6:30 PM

(F) May 12 NO SCHOOL – Mid-Trimester Progress Report

ROOSEVELT APPAREL

Friday April 21 is last day to order Roosevelt tee shirts and sweatshirts. Forms are in the office.

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!

NEW! SHOWCASE ADVANCE TICKET SALES

Coming to Showcase and want to make it as easy as possible to enjoy all the yummy food and treats available that evening? Purchase your food punchcard in advance and avoid waiting in lines. Punch cards can be purchased in $5, $10, and $20 denominations and all food, drink, and snack prices are listed below. Additionally, you can purchase your activity and staffle raffle tickets ahead of time using the same form. Print and fill out the pre-purchase form attached at the bottom of this week’s eNews and return it to school by Wednesday, April 26th to receive your food cards and raffle tickets BEFORE the big event (ticket packets will be sent home with students).

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!

STUDENTS: SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT

Attention, students: if you are interested in showcasing your talent at Showcase Roosevelt, please sign up at the front office.

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 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. 

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.

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.

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.

NEW! 8TH GRADE PARENTS: HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT

Eighth grade students attending SEHS next fall and their parents are invited to the Incoming 9th Grade Information and Forecasting Night on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm.  The event will begin in the SEHS cafeteria with a welcome from the SEHS Parent Council. Families will get important information about SEHS, the trimester schedule, credit and class requirements, and the scheduling process. 

Department representatives will present information about ninth grade core and elective classes and course options. SEHS students attending IHS in 2017-18 will get information about their IHS courses.  Students will receive a 9th Grade Curriculum Guide/Workbook, a SEHS Curriculum Guide and a Forecasting Course Request form. They can begin the forecasting process that evening.  In early May, SEHS staff will be visiting each local middle school to complete the Forecasting Course Request process with students.  

Please plan to attend this important evening designed to give incoming ninth grade students and their families essential information about high school and begin the process of forecasting for Freshman courses.  We look forward to welcoming you.  questions. neuman_t@4j.lane.edu or 541-790-8010.

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