A quick reminder that there is no school on Thursday and Friday this week due to the end of the trimester. Check out the information in this week’s eNEWS to find out about donations for Showcase Roosevelt, the AVID Strides for Education 6k Run/Walk fundraiser, a Lane Arts Apprenticeship Program. and more!

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Upcoming Events
Mar 12 (M) – Track practice 3:45pm
Mar 13 (Tu) – Track practice 3:45 pm
Mar 14 (W) – Track practice 2:45 pm
Mar 15 (Th) – NO SCHOOL
Mar 16 (F) – NO SCHOOL
April 8 (Su) – AVID Strides for Education 6K Run/Walk

Family, Friend, and Community Donations Needed for Showcase Roosevelt

Showcase Roosevelt, coming up on April 27th, is our biggest and most exciting school-wide event. This evening showcases the talents and skills our students have mastered through the many wonderful programs available at Roosevelt. Showcase also serves as an important fundraiser, featuring a silent auction. Money earned from the auction goes directly back to our school to help the great programs Roosevelt has to offer. The funds raised provide teacher grants, help supplement a portion of staffing, and fill needs that arise during the school year.

At this time we are taking donations for the silent auction. Big or small, consider donating something to this fun event!
Do you own a business that can donate a service or object?
Are you an artist with a piece of work you could donate?
Do you have a vacation home perfect for donation?

Please email our auction chair at jennifer.ley@hotmail.com with the following information by April 1st:
Auction donation/description/value
Your name
Your student’s name
Phone number and email address

AVID Strides for Education
Eugene 4J 6K Run/Walk
The second annual AVID Strides for Education, Eugene 4J 6K run/walk will take place on Sunday, April 8th! Proceeds support AVID college tutors & college visits.

Where: Eugene School District Office, 200 N. Monroe St.
When: Sunday, April 8th, 2:00 p.m. chip start
Details: $10 for 4J students; $25 for adults
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other post-secondary opportunities. In Eugene School District 4J, AVID systems and strategies are implemented in all five high schools, all eight middle schools, and now also in two elementary schools. This event will help raise money for local AVID college tutors & college visits.

Visit the following website for more information, and to register for the event: https://avid6k.blogspot.com

Paper forms are also available at the office. Bring your form back to the office with cash or check.

Spencer View Apartment Streets/Lanes Not Open to Roosevelt Drop Off or Pick Up
Please remember the Spencer View Apartments, across 24th from Roosevelt, are not open to Roosevelt families for drop off or pick up. UO police have observed Roosevelt families:

1) parking in the fire lane between the tennis courts and the apartments
2) using the apartments’ streets and lanes as shortcuts between Patterson and 24th
3) speeding through the complex.

Please remember, parking or even stopping in a fire lane is illegal. This is private property and not a short cut to Roosevelt. Small children play outside.

Let’s be good neighbors and stay out of the Spencer View Apartment complex. If you have questions, please email UOPD patrol officer Scott Geeting at sgeeting@uoregon.edu or call 541-346-2919.

Lane Arts Council:
Product of Eugene Apprenticeship Program
Lane Arts Council is excited to announce a unique opportunity for middle and high school students in the Eugene area.
In partnership with the University of Oregon Department of Product Design, and thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, we have recently launched the Product of Eugene apprenticeship program.

The program offers middle and high school students the opportunity to apprentice with professional product designers, at no cost to participants.

The Product of Eugene apprenticeship program pairs students with an instructor or alumni of the UO Department of Product Design for a total of 25 after-school hours over a ten week period for intensive, hands-on learning. Students and mentors utilize the technology at the 942 Olive Street building in downtown Eugene to craft their innovative products.

Students work alongside their mentor to understand product design and related fields, explore specific ways to approach design, and begin creating innovative products of their own. They also explore the business aspects of a creative career, bolstering college and career readiness regardless of their chosen field.

This year, student-mentor groups have designed cell phone cases, furniture, school desks, bio-degradable kitchen products, innovative recycling bins, multi-rider scooters, and much more. One team has teamed up with InHaus Fabrication and a local coffee shop, Slightly Coffee, to determine the best coffee mug design. They are learning about market research, promotion, design, and fabrication, all through a hands-on experiential process.

We are currently recruiting fifteen-eighteen students for the Spring 2018 Term.

Please encourage students to APPLY TODAY: http://lanearts.org/arts-apprenticeships/

Applications are due March 25th.

Yearbook Photos Needed!
The Yearbook team is working hard and needs your help with submitting pictures of the areas listed below. Thank you in advance for contributing to this important project for RMS!
Halloween (at home or at school)
Sports or other activities like plays, music, dance, etc. that students dedicate themselves to
Immigration Simulation
RAD walk
Activity Nights

Easy directions to upload photos:
Go to community.lifetouch.com and enter school code JAEDRF. Then follow the directions from there. Thank you!

Earn Free Money for Roosevelt

Click on the links to register your credit/debit cards, designating Roosevelt Middle School—Recipient ID #6723045. Earn money for Roosevelt every time you shop at Market of Choice, Sizzle Pie (& other local restaurants) or shop at the eScrip online mall.

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Roosevelt. You can search by our name or by our non-profit number 86929. Click on the link above.