Happy Monday! Check out this week’s eNEWS for current and upcoming events at Roosevelt especially information about immunizations, volunteers needed, and the student theater production of Nisse’s Dream.

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Upcoming Events

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 5 (M) – Track Practice at 3:45pm
Mar 6 (Tu) – Track Practice at 3:45pm
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 7 (W) – Track Practice 2:45pm
Mar 8 (Th) – Track practice 3:45pm
Mar 8 (Th) – RMS Music Celebration – All band, choir, orchestra 5pm
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)


Thank Yous and Volunteers Needed

We had a fantastic Activity Night. This would not have been possible without the many parent volunteers. Our thanks go to Gina Thompson, the Coordinator of the event, and to the fabulous parents: Monica Shovlin, Maggie Frassetto-Cline Trevor Means, Katherine Sikes, Matthew Riel, Ana Shipway, Carrie Connelly, Amy Chinitz, Kate Mather, Jenine Stocke, Kimberly Robles-Reyes, Gena Hahn, Melissa Gomsrud, Carlie Straub, Jeanne Perrier, Nadine Batya, Monique Caroll, Tricia Berg, Laurie Hauber, Ed Yang, Sarah Loveless, Louis Nosce, Mookyu Kim, and Harumi Morikawa. And a special thanks to the Student Government for the decorations.

Also, thanks to Hanna Smith, Sandra Thissell, Tom White, Victoria and Davina Richardson for monitoring during our CORE activity!

RMS is going to present Nisse’s Dream, the musical, in March and we are seeking your help. We are looking for refreshment donations, someone to film the musical for cast 1 and 2, someone to make and/or sell tickets, one or two fake trees to borrow, and help with costumes and the set. If any of those appeal to you, or you would like to help but are not sure with what, please contact Laura Fuhriman fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu and she will be happy to give you more info.

Immunization Information – Monday Feb 19 and Wednesday Feb 21

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.

En Español
Ahora el consejo está considerando una posible medida de bono para la votación de noviembre del 2018, y para proceder queremos saber de las opiniones y prioridades de la comunidad. No se ha tomado ninguna decisión todavía.

Se han programado foros comunitarios en diferentes locales en el distrito para que los miembros de la comunidad pueden escoger la hora y local más conveniente. Se proveerá interpretación en español.

Foros comunitarios
• martes, 20 de feb., 7:00–8:30 p.m., Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th
• jueves, 22 de feb., 7:00–8:30 p.m., Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Ave.
• sábado, 24 de feb, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.
• lunes, 26 de feb, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 W. 22nd
• jueves, 1 de marzo, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Rd.