Morning RMS families!
See below for upcoming RMS events such as PAR Education Night, Activity Night and Picture Retakes! Archives of eNews are posted on the Roosevelt 4J website.
Best regards, Andree Phelps

(M) Oct 9 – PAR Meeting 6:30 pm (note change of date)
(M) Oct 9 – Conference sign up materials distributed in House
(Th) Oct 12 – NO SCHOOL
(F) Oct 13 – NO SCHOOL
(M) Oct 16 – Picture Re-takes
(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

Thanks to the volunteers who walked the Edison and Camas Ridge routes and to the photographers: Elaine Lawson, Beth Schenderlein, Tiffany Lewis, Natalie Reeves, Carrie Connelly, Sara Loveless, Amy Villasenor, Constance Van Flanders, Liz Broadhead, Lorna Flormoe, Elena Bogolyubova, Stephanie Hand, Mandy Beall, Jung Haeok, Leslye Laxton, Jessica Swain-Bradway, Anne Swain, Robert Diem, Thishya Narayanan, Valeria Mac Leod, Rachel Carnes, Joanna Bartlett, Jim Straub, Stephanie Young-Peterson, Louis Nosce, Gena Hahn, Julie Boss, Jessie Wagner, Tom White, Anne Miksis, Cathy Rasmussen, Maureen Sherman, Shadi Miller, Brena Anderson Aubrey VanNortwick, Heidi Ford, Kelly Ayres, Alison Wagner, Tricia Berg, Sherry Bosch, Laurie Hauber, Mary Leighton, Kristina Robertson and Rachel Stafford.

And thank you to Dr. Trammell’s office for the donation of 9 bags of school supplies!

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

The event is free and open to the public. However if you are able, please purchase tickets at . 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 or Carrie Frazier at

Picture retakes are next Monday, 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 next Monday, even if you choose not to purchase pictures. If you do want to purchase pictures, packets are available in the office.

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.

$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

This year the Roosevelt yearbook will be created in Yearbook Club with parent volunteers as advisors. If your student is interested in joining the Yearbook Club, then encourage him or her come to an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 4 in room, C3 after school at 2:35. Regular weekly meetings will take place on Wednesdays right after school from 2:35-3:35. Extra hours may be needed outside the club time to meet deadlines, attend activities, take pictures, etc. This is a great way to show your creativity and contribute to the history of the school. Hope to see interested students Wednesday!

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.
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.

It’s time to turn in Box Tops for fall! You likely purchase items with the pink Box Top$ for Education logo. Many of you already clip and drop off the Box Top coupons and drop them off in the collection bin in the RMS office. Each Box Top coupon is worth 10 cents for RMS – they add up! Our first submission will be the end of October – please turn in Box Tops by Friday, October 27th to count toward the fall submission. Thank you!