See below for information on a community meeting with Superintendent Balderas tonight, a parent night on gender issues, and thank you to all who helped with teacher appreciation night and decorating the display cases! 

Best regards, Andree Phelps


(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


Great big thanks go out to Michelle McKeon and Amy England, who have been decorating our display cases this year.  If you haven’t seen their handiwork, then you have missed some real works of art. Take a look next time you are in the building. Thank you for sharing your talents with Roosevelt!

Thank you to all of the parents who helped make our first teacher appreciation event such a success. Thanks go to Sarah Murchison, Karen Wiedenfeld Needham, Elaine Lawson, Lois Pribble, Sara Mueller, Shallu Gupta, Janell Matney, Karen Stapleton, Prita Mani, Melissa Gomsrud, Kim Robles-Reyes, Jennifer Ley, and Laura Fuhriman. The teachers were grateful for the dinner provided during their break between conferences.


Please join 4J Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas on Nov. 14 at a community meeting to learn about 4J Vision 20/20, the school district’s strategic plan. 4J Vision 20/20 was developed in partnership with the community and adopted earlier this year by the school board. The plan is a roadmap to guide the school district’s efforts and resources for the next three to five years. Everyone is welcome! Learn more about 4J Vision 20/20:

4J Superintendent Community Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6–7 p.m. at Kennedy Middle School, 2200 Bailey Hill Rd., Eugene. 

Por favor únase con el superintendente de 4J, el Dr. Gustavo Balderas, el 14 de noviembre en una reunión comunitaria para informarse acerca de la visión 20/20, el plan estratégico del distrito. El plan fue desarrollado con la colaboración de la comunidad y adoptado a principios de este año por los miembros de la junta directiva. El plan es un mapa para guiar los esfuerzos y recursos por los siguientes tres a cinco años. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! Entérese mas acerca de la visión 20/20 de 4J en:

Reunión Comunitaria con el Superintendente: martes, 14 de noviembre de 6 a 7 p.m. en la escuela secundaria Kennedy, 2200 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene.


What: A showing of Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, as seen on National Geographic Channel, Spring 2017. Katie Couric sets out to explore the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.

When: Monday, November 13, 6:00–7:45 p.m.

Where: 4J District Office, Auditorium, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene

Who is Invited: Parents and guardians of 4J students

RSVP: We have limited seating for this event. It is expected to fill up quickly. Sign up online by going to:

Event Details: This event will be facilitated by Dr. Karen Pérez-Da Silva, Equity, Instruction & Partnership Administrator; Brianna Stiller, co-author of School District 4J’s policy to support gender diversity; Sarah Swofford, parent of a 4J student; and Ardyn Wolfe; parent of a 4J student. The evening will include a welcoming address, documentary showing, think/pair/share activities, Q & A and contact information regarding local resources for family support.