Dear RMS Families, 

This calendar gets us to the end of the school year.  Enjoy! Andree Phelps

CALENDAR 

(F) June 9 7/8 Choir to Edison @ 11:20am

(F) June 16 8th Grade Promotion Mandatory Rehearsal @ 2:30pm

(F) June 16 8th Grade Promotion @ 6:30pm

(F) June 16 8th Grade Dance @ 7:45pm

(Th) June 22 8th Grade Pool Party

(Th) June 22 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! 

8TH GRADE PROMOTION ACTIVITIES

8TH GRADE FESTIVITIES ARE COMING!

It’s almost time to give a fond farewell to our 8th graders!  The promotion ceremony is Friday, June 16, 6:30-7:30pm in the large gym.  The dance, exclusively for Roosevelt 8th graders, follows promotion on June 16 at 7:45-9:45pm.  The 8th grade pool party at Amazon Pool is Thursday, June 22, 12:00-2:00pm.   Detailed information and permission forms are attached to this email and are also available on Roosevelt’s website and were distributed to 8th graders in House Monday, May 22.   In the meantime, we need your help to send them off to high school in style, so watch for emails arriving soon for opportunities to:  set up and take down the dance decorations, set up and staff the buffet at the dance and clean up afterwards, staff the pool party, supply delicious, nutritious food for the dance and supply snacks for the pool party;  ALL TO CELEBRATE OUR 8TH GRADERS.

And 7th grade parents, we will be asking you to pay it forward by chaperoning the dance, in anticipation of next year’s 7th grade parents chaperoning your then 8th graders’ dance.

To help with the 8th grade dance, please use this link http://signup.com/go/kwWRvn  to sign up to volunteer your time on June 15 and/or 16 to set up the dance decorations, help set up and staff the buffet at the dance and clean up. We also need your help to supply them with delicious, nutritious food for the evening to celebrate!  

To help with the 8th grade pool party, please use this link  http://signup.com/go/rc4hgt to sign up to volunteer your time on June 22 to set up and staff the pool activities and/or to set up and staff the  snacks at the pool and clean up. 

For more information contact Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

OFFICE VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED! 

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

All volunteers must have a current background check at Roosevelt. Even if you have a current background check at another school, you will need to complete one for RMS. To submit a background check please go to www.helpcounter.net/eugene. Your background check will be good for two years.

MENTOR COORDINATOR NEEDED

The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program, which pairs caring, responsible adults in the community with middle schoolers facing challenges, operates in all 4J middle schools. At Roosevelt, the program needs a mentor coordinator to oversee mentoring at RMS. This volunteer job takes from 2-4 hours a week of time. 

Requirements: Candidates for the position of mentor coordinator should be organized, caring, and responsible, and should be able to commit to being at RMS once a week (probably Thursday) during both lunchtimes and for a few minutes before and after lunches. There is some additional work from home via computer as well as interaction with the school’s counselor. Training is provided, including shadowing the program coordinator until you feel comfortable with the job. If you are interested, please contact Anne Bridgman at eugenementoring@gmail.com. And please feel free to forward this to friends who might be interested in this fulfilling volunteer job.

Sincerely, Hollie Schultz, RMS school counselor 

SOUTH EUGENE CROSS KIDS COUNTRY CAMP

Camp goes from August 14th-August 18th from 9:00am to 12:00am for incoming 1st thru 8th graders. Daily camp activities include warm up runs, stretching, and age appropriate fun running activities. Campers will be split into age groups each day to do runs and running related games.

For more information as well as registration please visit our website: http://southeugenexc.github.io/

REPEATED FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS

PARENTS OF SOUTH EUGENE HS BOUND STUDENTS – VOLUNTEER!

Looking for a volunteer position at South where you can learn about the college-and-career planning process? Volunteer for a weekly 2 or 3-hour shift in the Career Center!  Find South’s volunteer process here. We’ll follow up with you at the start of next school year to make specific arrangements. Questions? Contact Lori Sauter, Career-Center Coordinator at 541-790-8052 or sauter_l@4j.lane.edu.

OREGON CHILDREN’S CHOIR CAMPS

OCC MS & HS Vocal Camp – ages 6th-10th gr. – Chris Dobson teaching, Madison Kettwig & Megan Perdue teaching soloists @ South Eugene High School- July 24-2810-2pm + Concert July 28 1-2pm. Tuition, $175

OCC Recording Studio Camp Level 1 (Includes Sound Recording Kit for your chorister to keep) Chris Dobson teaching, ages 6th-12th gr. – July 31- Aug 5 and Aug 7- Aug 10 9am-1pm @ South Eugene High School +Sharing session Aug 10 12-1pm Tuition $275 

OCC Recording Studio Camp Level 2 (Includes Advanced Sound Recording equipment for your chorister to keep) Chris Dobson teaching, ages 7th-12th gr. – July 31- Aug 5 and Aug 7-Aug 10 2pm-6pm @ South Eugene High School + Sharing session Aug 10 4-5pm. Tuition $275 

Collaboration Triple Threat Camp with Eugene Ballet Academy and Rose Children’s Theater, ages 6th- 12th gr. (You will be redirected to the RCT website for registration) Chris Dobson teaching vocals, expert dance teacher Sara Peck and acting teacher Pamela Siegel –  July 17-219am – 4:30pm at South Eugene High School and Eugene Ballet Academy +Performance Friday July 21 from 6-7pm. Tuition, $300

Scholarships are available for all OCC camps!

Register at http://www.oregonchildrenschoir.com/summer-camps-register-now.html

PIONEER LIVING HISTORY FESTIVAL

Saturday June 10th, 10am- 4pm at Singing Creek Educational Center
91949 Purkerson Rd, Junction City
$6 ea or $20 for a family of four
Have fun going back in time and doing pioneer activities and games! Hayride, music, fresh baked goods from the farm, kids passport through time, spinning, weaving, pioneer laundry wash and more! Fun for all ages! Wheelchair accessible. More info: www.singingcreekcenter.org

EUGENE YACHT CLUB’S SAIL SCHOOL

Kids age 10+, teens and adults can learn to sail or hone their skills at the Eugene Yacht Club’s Sail School, June 25-30. No membership required. This week-long, overnight camp offers hands-on, small group on-the-water classes. Moms, check out our women-only class!

Camp fees cover instruction, use of class boat (except for Laser classes), all meals, evening activities and on-site camping. For an informational video and more information visit

https://www.eugeneyachtclub.org/sailschool or call June at 541-554-7412

OREGON SOCCER DAY CAMP 

The 2017 Oregon Soccer Day camp registration is now open. The dates of camp are July 10-13. We have some great new ideas for this year’s camp and we would love to see you at Pape field.

-A day in Autzen stadium AND Fun specific theme days

As always, camp will have a great mix of learning as well as fun. The new staffers coming to work this years camp are excited to work with the young soccer players in our community. Soccer starts with you and we would love to be your camp of choice this summer. Spots are filling up quickly and we want to make sure you to have an opportunity to join us.

Sign up here today: www.ducksoccercamps.com Thanks and Go Ducks! 

TRACK TOWN YOUTH LEAGUE

The TrackTown Youth League is a series of 14 FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 7-14.  Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbojav.  No prior track & field experience is needed! Top finishers will advance to a championship meet at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon held in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships! 

Meet Information:

Location: Churchill High School 

Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Register: http://www.tracktownyouthleague.com/

Day-of registration: 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Pre-registered participant check-in: 4:30pm to 5:15pm

Meet begins: 5:30pm

Website:http://www.tracktownyouthleague.com/

CLIMATE JUSTICE ART CAMP IS BACK! 

350 Eugene invites rising 7-9th grade students to this five-day outdoor camp to learn about climate justice organizing and help work on local campaigns! The camp will take place August 14th to18th at a 10-acre mini-farm in South Eugene and run from 9am-2pm. Cost is $125 per camper or by donation (full scholarships available!). Email Phacelia Cramer at pjc2@williams.edu to sign up!

HOST A CHINESE STUDENT THIS SUMMER

Discover the rewarding world of hosting students In your own home this summer!

What: Middle and High School Age Chinese Students participating in the Music/English Camps at the U of O

When: We have 2 camps to choose from:   

Camp A: July 10-20, 2017    (10 nights)  

Camp B: July 22-27, 2017    (5 nights)  Families May Choose To Host One or Multiple Camp Sessions

Note: The host family provides transportation, breakfast and dinner on weekdays; 3 meals a day on the weekend and occasional sack lunches.Students may share a room but must have their own bed. Students spend only evenings and the weekend at home.  Host families are strongly encouraged to take 2 students.*Unlike many other companies we offer a stipend that should cover expenses (meals, transportation, laundry& all activities).

Websitewww.gpyinternational.org/hostfamily_short.html 

Contact: susanne@gpyinternational.org or Phone  541.852.8600  for more details

ACTING CAMP – ROSE CHILDREN’S THEATER

Rose Children’s Theatre Summer Camps are ready to go for 2017.  Our camps offer an exciting variety of programs for all age groups, Kinder through 12th grade. From our Shakespeare Experience to our Musical Theatre Dance Intensive and an exclusive Triple Threat Collaboration with Oregon Children’s Choir and Eugene Ballet Academy, RCT has got you covered for a well rounded summer camp theatre experience.  Registration is available now online at: www.therct.com.

SOUTH EUGENE ROWING CLUB CAMPS

Eugene’s high school rowing team, SERC, is hosting two weeks of summer rowing camps at Dexter Lake, July 24-28 and July 31-August 4, for any area students entering 8th-12th grade. No experience needed. Summer’s a great time to try something new! New rowers who complete both weeks have the option to race in Seattle the weekend of the 4th with the team, included in the cost of the camp. Daily bus transportation is provided between Dexter and South Eugene HS. The team will take on new members in the late summer/early fall to participate in year long training and fall/spring racing. The first two weeks of Fall will be a ‘trial period’ where new athletes can try the sport for free before deciding. Watch our Facebook page and website for details, or contact Head Coach Spencer at headcoach@southeugenerowingclub.org with questions.

Website: https://southeugenerowingclub.org/summer-camp/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oarjrcrew/ 

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  

FUN VOCAL CAMP FOR SUMMER – PLEASE NOTE THE UPDATED DATES! 

July 11-15 @ South Eugene High Choir Room

6th-10th Gr Vocal Camp (Middle School & 10th Gr camps) 9am- 3pm -$175 – Bring lunch, small snack  and water bottle.

(Checks made out to OCC can be sent to PO Box 11007 Eugene, OR 97440 OR pay by credit card check/cash the first day of Camp or PAY ONLINE right now by going to Online Payment here http://oregonchildrenschoir.com/online-payments/ )

Sign Up for OCC’s 6th-10th Gr Vocal Camp July 24-28 10am- 3pm plus 9am hang out time if dropped off early! Welcoming beginning to advanced singers!

Performances Thursday 2-3pm and Friday 2-3pm!

Where: South Eugene High School Choir Room

What: Vocal skills, Private Lessons, Ensemble Singing, All Styles of Music, Workshops with local vocalists, vocal music reading skills and Performances

Who: Incoming or Outgoing 6th-10th Gr will learn skills on how to improve their solo and ensemble singing, music reading skills, emoting a song skills, breath and range support skills and much more. Our leaders are Chris Dobson, Megan Perdue and Madison Kettwig… these leaders are top knotch teachers and music specialists. They are so excited to have a great time making music with your kids!

How Much: $175 per Camper

Register at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/E2uHBgQMjdyrjd2G3 Dody Hansen

Oregon Children’s Choir Executive Music Director

HELLO FAMILIES, ADVOCATES, AND ALLIES OF GENDER AND DIVERSE AND TRANSGENDER CHILDREN

Juli Heffernan at UO and Tina Schmich have started a support group for parents of gender diverse students.  They met for the first time in September and will meet again the third Thursday of each month at the location below. 

Families of Gender Expansive Youth Support and Advocacy Group

Third Thursdays   | 5:30-6:30pm

1685 West 13th Ave | Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene

The facebook event posting for this month’s meeting can be found and shared here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1317758461597676/

For questions, please contact Julie at jheffern@uoregon.edu or Brianna Stiller at stiller@4j.lane.edu.

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