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

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Upcoming Events
Feb 26 (M) – PAR Meeting 6:30pm
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)
Mar 12 (M) – Track practice 3:45pm
Mar 13 (Tu) – Track practice 3:45 pm
Mar 14 (W) – Track practice 2:45pm
Mar 15 (Th) – Track practice 3:45
Mar 15 (Th) – NO SCHOOL
Mar 16 (F) – NO SCHOOL

Box Tops For Education – Another Easy Fundraising Opportunity:

It’s time to turn in Box Tops for spring! 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 next submission is due March 1st – please turn in Box Tops by Tuesday, February 27th to count toward the spring submission. Thank you!

4J Budget Committee Gathering with Parents

The Superintendent and 4J board members have requested that citizen members of the budget committee talk to members of the community, seek comments, and bring those ideas, concerns, and questions back to the budget committee. Bob Chandler will be at Charlemagne Wednesday morning at 8:15 am to solicit feedback from community members in an informal gathering. The main focus is the transparency and clarity of the 4j budget document. Guiding questions include:

– Do you have suggestions for how the budget can be clearer for parent/community understanding?
– Is there information missing in the budget document?
– Where is there confusion in the 4J budget process/document?

We hope to see interested parents next Wednesday at 8:15 am at Charlemagne. Coffee will be provided.


Bob Chandler – 4J Budget Committee Member
Eric Anderson – Charlemagne Principal

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
• 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
• jueves, 1 de marzo, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Rd.