Good afternoon RMS families! 

See below for upcoming events such as Parent-Teacher Conferences, the upcoming teacher appreciation dinner, and a Red Cross Babysitter Training. Archives of eNews are posted on the Roosevelt 4J website. 

Best regards, Andree Phelps


(Tu) Nov 7 – Parent-Teacher Conferences begin at 4pm

(Th) Nov 9 – Parent-Teacher Conferences begin at 4pm

(Th) Nov 9 – PAR staff appreciation dinner for parent/teacher conferences

(F) Nov 10 – NO SCHOOL –  Veteran’s Day

(M) Nov 13 – PAR business meeting 6:30-7:30 in RMS library

(Th) Nov 23 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving

(F) Nov 24 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving

(Tu) Nov 28 – Band Concert 6pm

(W) Nov 29 – Immigration Simulation 12pm

(Th) Nov 30 – Choir/Orchestra Concert 6pm

(F) Dec 1 – NO SCHOOL – Grading Day

(M) Dec 4 – NO SCHOOL – Professional Development Day

(Tu) Dec 5 – Second Trimester Begins

(M) Dec 18 – NO SCHOOL – Begin Winter Break


Thank you to JoAnn Hoffman for making the schedule for Parent-Teacher conferences.


Want to show our amazing teachers just  how much we appreciate them and all that they do? Here’s your chance. On Thursday, November 9th,PAR is feeding the teachers dinner during parent/teacher conferences. We are providing the main course and would love for you to provide the rest. We are feeding 31 teachers and staff members and will also need help with set-up and clean-up. Dinner will be served around 6:00 during their brief break. Items can be dropped off anytime before 4:00 that day. Sign up at  PAR Teacher Appreciation Dinner-November 

Questions? Email Alexis at


Parent-teacher conferences are Tuesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 9, 4-8pm. 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.  


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. Our meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will take place at the District Office at 200 North Monroe Street Take away tools will be provided.

Monday, October 30, 2017 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, January 29, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, April 30, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Each meeting will include a 40-minute training topic and a 20-minute information presentation from Eugene School District 4J Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Elementary Director Brooke Wagner, and Secondary Director BJ Blake.

Meetings are convened by Heather Sielicki (parent volunteer) with support from Josh Reckord (retired educator). Join our email list for updates, meeting agendas and reminders.!forum/4jparentleadersnetwork


What: American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training

When: Sunday, Nov. 5

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Who: Those 11 years and older


Cost: $95 payment due at registration

Must Register by 

In the course, students will learn how to:

– Supervise children and infants

– Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering, feeding and dressing

– Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys

– Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries

– Care for common injuries such as burns, cuts and bee stings

– Communicate effectively with parents

– Find and interview for babysitting jobs

Upon completion of the course, students will receive a Certification in Red Cross Babysitter’s Training.  

Please feel free to contact Sabrina at or Victor at if you have any questions or need any additional information.