Welcome back from the four day weekend RMS families!
See below for upcoming RMS events such as Parent-Teacher Conferences, PAR Education Night, Activity Night and 4J Parent Leaders Meeting! RMS is also looking for volunteers for the Activity Night. Don’t forget to bring in your BoxTops and look at other ways to help RMS raise funds. Archives of eNews are posted on the Roosevelt 4J website.
Best regards, Andree Phelps

CALENDAR
(M) Oct 16 – Picture Retakes
(Tu) Oct 17 – PAR Parent Education Night 6:30pm – (Screenagers)
(W) Oct 18 – Parent-Teacher Conference Forms Due
(F) Oct 20 – 6th Grade Drama Showcase 6pm
(F) Oct 27 – Activity Night 6:30pm
(Tu) Nov 7 – Parent-Teacher Conferences begin at 4pm
(Th) Nov 9 – Parent-Teacher Conferences begin at 4pm
(F) Nov 10 – NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day
(Th) Nov 23 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving
(F) Nov 24 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving

PICTURE RETAKES – TODAY
Picture retakes are today, October 16 during first period (8:50-9:45am). If your student is having retakes, he or she must bring the original picture packet to school on Monday to give the photographer. If your student did not have pictures taken on the first picture day, then he or she should definitely plan to have pictures taken, even if you choose not to purchase pictures. If you do want to purchase pictures, packets are available in the office.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent-teacher conferences are Tuesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 9, 4-8pm. Your student should have received a blue colored appointment request form from the advisor last Monday, October 9, but the appointment request form is also attached to this email. Scheduling is completed on a first come, first served basis. Due to high demand, it is not possible to schedule all requests. Therefore, if you don’t have concerns, you may choose not to participate. Appointment schedules will be emailed prior to the conference dates.

All conferences will be in the large (north) gym. Please enter at the gym entrance doors next to the parking lot. Parents move from table to table, according to a schedule that will be provided, to meet with up to three teachers for ten minute appointments with each.

Appointment request forms are due in the office by Wednesday, October 18.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Roosevelt Middle School is going to have it first Activity Night of the year on Friday, October 27th.
There are several activities where you can help supervize: concession, dance, bingo, monitoring exits, Karaoke, etc.

Please sign up here: http://signup.com/go/RGhMCDKor contact Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu

PAR EDUCATION NIGHT – SCREENAGERS
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Join us for a screening of the film Screenagers on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30 in the RMS dining hall, for our first PAR Parent Education Night of the year. Screenagers examines the impact of technology on the daily lives of adolescents and teens in the modern era, capturing the defining challenge of parenting today and offering pragmatic solutions. Following the screening we will host a discussion about the film. To find out more about the film, visit https://www.screenagersmovie.com.

The event is free and open to the public. However if you are able, please purchase tickets at https://tinyurl.com/screenagersrms . Tickets are available for purchase on a sliding scale to offset the cost of the licensing agreement. Please do not let finances be a barrier to participating in this event. We encourage you to invite parents from other schools to attend. Middle and high school students are also invited to attend. All are welcome. Questions? Email Alexis Borrevik at ancborrevik@yahoo.com or Carrie Frazier at cawullen@hotmail.com.

4J PARENT LEADERS MEETING
The 4J Parent Leaders Network is a volunteer network connecting parent organization leaders for mutual support. We share resources, ideas, and best practices to support the involvement of parents and families in the education of their children.

When: Monday October 30, 6:30-8pm
Where: 200 N Monroe St
https://www.facebook.com/events/341168179660400

ACTIVITY NIGHT
When: Friday, October 27, 2017. 6:30-8:30 pm
Halloween Theme: Costumes are optional (NO Masks that cover the face)

What is Activity Night?
Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a safe and familiar place.

What are some of the activities?
– DJ/Dancing in the small gym
– Karaoke, Bingo, Ping Pong
– Concessions – serving pizza, chips, popcorn, juice ($.50-$1.00)
– Coat room (lockers are not available to students so you are discouraged from bringing any bags)

AND MORE . . .
Activities will be located in the Dining Hall and C Hall only. The rest of the school will be closed, including ALL lockers. Use the coat room to store your stuff. Entry will ONLY be through the admission doors.

Who is invited?
Activity Night is for Roosevelt students only except: students wanting to invite a friend who attends another middle school, must fill out a permission form signed by an administrator from both schools. Forms are available in the front office and are due by Wednesday, October 25.

Drop off and pick up are in the parking lot on the east side of the school. All students enter through the south Dining Hall doors.

Price:
$3.00 in advance ($1.50 for reduced lunch program).
$5.00 at the door ($2.50 for reduced lunch program).
OR Free for families that qualify.
Activity Night Cards go on sale Monday, October 23.

Important Reminders:
1. Students who purchased activity night cards in advance must bring their activity night cards with them and enter the building at the south side cafeteria door near the theater stage.
2. Students who pay at the door (including guests) enter at the south side cafeteria door near the parking lot.
3. Drop your student off at the back of the building, at the parking lot.
4. Students who wear a costume must arrive in the costume – no changing clothes after arriving.
5. Students may not go to their lockers during activity night.
6. Students may not leave early unless a parent comes to pick them up. If your student is leaving early with another parent, you must send a note with your student saying it’s okay for your student to leave early with someone else.

Regarding Costumes
Students may wear costumes to school, but they must conform to the Roosevelt Middle School dress code as stated in the student planner. Costumes may not be demeaning to any ethnic group, race, religion, nationality, disability, gender, or individual (staff or student) at the school.

No unsafe props or equipment including replica or toy weapons are to be brought to school.
No costumes that would completely hide the identity of the student, i.e. gorilla suit, mask, etc.
No costumes that would impair a student’s vision or movement.
All students participating must come to school dressed in their costumes – no getting ready in the building. Make up, hair products etc will be confiscated and not returned. If you are not sure, don’t wear it!

All students must be picked up promptly at 8:30pm

CROSS COUNTRY SHORT SEASON
Emerald Valley Track Club CROSS COUNTRY SHORT SEASON. Join us October 16- November 19; Monday- Thursday 4-5:15pm. Monday/Wednesday at the South Eugene High School Track and Tuesday/Thursday at Hendricks Park or Westmoreland. Come run 2 days per week and combine with another sport or come 3-4 days. $115, scholarships are available. Register at Emeraldvalleytrackclub.org or contact us at info@emeraldvalleytrackclub.org

YEARBOOK
How to purchase a yearbook
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. Unfortunately, the discounted fee is not available online.
https://ybpay.lifetouch.com
Roosevelt’s yearbook ID number is 10678818.

If you would like to pay by cash or check…. please come to the office and make your check payable to Roosevelt Middle School with Yearbook (plus student name) written in the Memo space.