Morning RMS families! Read below for information on the Help All People (HAP) program and how to volunteer for the Immigration Simulation. Have a happy Thanksgiving all!

Andree Phelps


(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

(W) Jan 3 – Classes resume


Our annual Help All People Program (HAP) kicks off today! For more than 20 years, the Roosevelt community has collected food during the holiday season to distribute directly to local families and to donate to First Place Family center and other organizations. We need your help to make this year’s HAP the best ever! We need nutritious shelf-stable food items; money to be used to purchase fresh items and medium sized boxes. Food, money and boxes may be brought to House through Dec. 8th (adults may bring supplies to the office).

On behalf of the Roosevelt Student Government, we thank you in advance for supporting this important event!

Some suggested food items include:

Canned items such as tuna, beans, vegetables, soup, broth, stew, meats, chili, fruit

Rice and grain

Pasta, tomato sauces, Parmesan cheese

Peanut butter, alternate nut butters, jams and jellies, applesauce

Hot and cold cereal, pancake mix, syrups

Powdered milk, evaporated milk                                        

Beverages such as coffee and hot chocolate

PLEASE check dates on all items! We do not want to give any of the families outdated food!

PLEASE do not bring in the following items: top ramen noodles,

instant soups, cookies, or candy.


Are you interested in stepping back in time with RMS students? Volunteers for our annual 6th Immigration Simulation to be held on November 29th.This unforgettable journey through time takes place in the large gym, which is transformed into a replica of Ellis Island. Students reenact the immigration process by visiting required stations which are staffed by parent volunteers. Immigration Simulation is an excellent example of an alternative learning experience where Cultural Connection students can integrate learning in a meaningful way. 

Volunteers should dress in ‘period fashion’, if possible (shawls, hats, dark clothing, etc.). 

Can you volunteer? Please sign up at 6th Grade Immigration Simulation  If you have questions or would like more information, you may contact our Volunteers Coordinator Laura Fuhriman: