Happy Monday! Check out this week’s eNEWS for current and upcoming events at Roosevelt. All RMS families have been added to the eNEWS listserv to ensure that everyone has access to the weekly updates. However, if you do not wish to receive the eNEWS, please click on Unsubscribe in the footer at the bottom of this email.

Upcoming Events
Feb 12 (M) – Track meetings (at lunch in the big gym)
11:45 am (6th grade)
12:40pm (7th and 8th grades)
Feb 12 (M) – PAR Business Meeting 6:30-7:30 PM (Library)
Feb 14 (W) February Teacher/Staff Appreciation: Valentine
Breakfast (sign up below to bring something)
Feb 15 (Th) – 7th/8th grade band at Spencer Butte
Band Festival
Feb 18 (Su) – Last Day of DIRECT DONATION DRIVE
Feb 19 (M) – NO SCHOOL (President’s Day)
Feb 20 (T) – 4J Community Forum on Potential Bond Measure 7:00-8:30 PM at Roosevelt (see details below)
Feb 22 (Th) – Dress Rehearsal for Nisse’s Dream 3:45-5:30
Feb 23 (F) – Dress Rehearsal for Nisse’s Dream 3:45-5:30
Feb 24 (S) – Solo and Ensemble Festival
Mar 1 (Th) – Nisse’s Dream 7:00 PM (Cast 1)
Mar 2 (F) – Nisse’s Dream 7:00 PM (Cast 2)
Mar 3 (S) – Nisse’s Dream 2:00 PM (Cast 1)
Mar 6 (T) – Parent Education Event: Does Tween to Teen Have to Be as Hard as it Seems? How Parents Can Support Their Middle School Student’s Wellness
Mar 9 (F) – Nisse’s Dream 7:00 PM (Cast 2)
Mar 10 (S) – Nisse’s Dream 2:00 PM (Cast 1);
7:00 PM (Cast 2)

RMS Track & Field Meetings THIS MONDAY!
Any current RMS student who is interested in participating in Roosevelt’s track and field tream in the spring should attend an information meeting in the big gym during their lunch on Monday, February 12. Important information and forms will be distributed at these meetings. Practices will begin in March and track meets are held on Thursdays starting in April and continue until the Middle School District Meet in May.
Required paperwork and season schedules will be available at the meetings and subsequently in the office and from Coach Eric Johannsen. Please do not hesitate to contact Coach Johannsen if you have any questions about the upcoming season.

Eric Johannsen Head Track Coach
Phone: 541-790-8551
Email: johannsen_e@4j.lane.edu
Parents At Roosevelt (PAR) February Business Meeting: MONDAY NIGHT!

Join us Monday, February 12th from 6:30-7:30 (in the library) to hear an update from Principal Chris Mitchell, continue planning for this spring’s Showcase Roosevelt, discuss the upcoming parent educator night, and plan for additional events this year. It’s a great opportunity to find out what’s new at RMS and decide how you want to be involved. Can’t make it but want to share your ideas? Email Alexis at ancborrevik@yahoo.com.

February RMS Teacher/Staff Appreciation THIS Wednesday!
Let’s show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them with breakfast and treats on Valentine’s Day. Sign up below!

Feel free to drop your items in the office on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 13th or by 8:30 on Wednesday, February 14th.
Final Week for the Direct Donation Drive
The 2018 Roosevelt Direct Donation Drive runs through February 18th. Please consider supporting smaller class sizes and more elective options at Roosevelt by making a donation through EEF.

Checks can be made out to “EEF/RMS” with staffing in the memo line and sent to EEF; PO Box 1015; Eugene, OR, 97440
Online payments can be made at our dedicated direct drive page at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/rmsdd .


Immunization Information

Some Roosevelt students still have incomplete/insufficient or no records for their immunizations. There are 2 additional opportunities for students to get needed vaccines at the 2 Eugene School Based Health Centers prior to and on the day of exclusion.

On Monday February 19, 2018–a no school day–the Churchill Health Center will be open with Peacehealth staff to give immunizations to children. They will take appointments and walk ins–would prefer that parents call in the morning or come prior to 3:30pm so that they can accommodate everyone.

On exclusion day, Wednesday February 21, the North Eugene Center will be open with extra staff to give immunizations, both by appointment and walk-in, so that students can quickly return to school. The staff would welcome calls in the morning to schedule appointments or families can start to come in as soon as the doors are open at 7:30am.

Churchill Health Center, 1850 Bailey Hill Road, tel. 541-790-5227
North Eugene Health Center, 200 Silver Lane, tel. 541-790-4445

Student Production: Nisse’s Dream
Students in Richard Leebrick’s theater class are hard at work preparing for their Winter production of Nisse’s Dream by Paul Safar and Nancy Wood. Below are the dates and times for the dress rehearsals and performances.

Dress Rehearsals: Feb. 22nd & 23rd 3:45- 5:30 PM

Performance Schedule*:
March 1st (Th) 7:00 PM (Cast 1)
March 2nd (F) 7:00 PM (Cast 2)
March 3rd (S) 2:00 PM (Cast 1)

March 9th (F) 7:00 PM (Cast 2)
March 10th (S) 2:00 PM (Cast 1), 7:00 PM (Cast 2)

*Student performers must be at RMS 90 minutes before showtime!
Showcase Roosevelt
Showcase, our biggest school-wide fundraising event of the year, is coming up on April 27th from 6-8:30. We need your help to make it happen! Support is needed for the Silent Auction, Book Fair, and Activities. Sign up to help by clicking on the following link: Showcase Sign-Up

Contact Alexis Borrevik (ancborrevik@yahoo.com) or Laura Fuhriman (fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu) if you have questions.
Upcoming Parent Education Night: March 6th
Does Tween to Teen Have to Be As Hard As It Seems? How Parents Can Support Their Middle School Student’s Wellness

Please come join your parent community and take part in a special evening meeting at RMS on Tuesday, March 6th from 6:00 – 7:30, to discuss how to identify stress as it affects your kids, and how to support wellness and resilience in them (and the whole family!) in response.

Led by local psychotherapists Rachel Cazavilan and Paul Bolle, this interactive meeting will help develop ways for you to improve communication around stress and anxiety; how to increase healthy habits that benefit body and mind; and how to feel more harmonious as a family through the teen years and beyond.

Refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided.

Building 4J’s Future:
We want to hear from you.
The Eugene School District is holding a community conversation about a potential bond measure to improve school buildings and learning materials. Your input is needed!

Most of 4J’s school buildings were constructed in the 1940s to 1960s, and some are even older. Other capital improvements are needed due to changing enrollment, educational program needs and aging buildings and materials.

The district’s long-range facilities plan, updated in 2013 after significant community input, calls for bond measures in 2013 and 2018 to replace, renovate or remodel several school buildings and make other improvements.

Voters approved a bond measure in 2013 and replaced four aging school buildings—Roosevelt Middle School, Arts & Technology Academy, Howard Elementary School and River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School—and made other building improvements, upgraded technology and curriculum, replaced school buses, and more.

The board is now considering a potential bond measure to be placed on the November 2018 ballot, and wants to hear from community members about their views on priorities and how to proceed. No decisions have been made yet.

Community forums have been scheduled in different locations across the district so community members may choose a convenient time and location. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Community Forums
• Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th
• Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Ave.
• Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.
• Monday, Feb. 26, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 W. 22nd
• Thursday, March 1, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Rd.