Check out this week’s eNEWS for upcoming events and information, including details on the RMS Online Auction, the Cultural Festival, a courtyard plants project, Gender Revolution screening and discussion, 8th grade promotion, information for families of incoming 6th graders, South Eugene Summer Bridge Program, South Eugene Soccer Club, and TrackTown Youth League.

Upcoming Events

  • May 22 (T) – TrackTown Youth League Meet 5:30 pm (Churchill High School)
  • May 22 (T) – Informational meeting for South Eugene High School Soccer Club 6:00-7:30 pm (SEHS Cafeteria)
  • May 24th (Th) – Gender Revolution Viewing & Discussion 6:30-8:30 (in the Library)
  • May 27 (Su) – RMS Online Auction ends
  • May 31 (Th) – Cultural Festival Open House 6:30-7:30 pm
  • June 11th (M) – 8th grade pool party (Amazon Pool) 2-3:30 pm
  • June 14th (Th) – 8th grade promotion (6:30-7:30 pm) &
    dance (7:45-9:45 pm)

Online Auction for Roosevelt!

This is the last week for our online auction to raise money for Roosevelt! We have some wonderful items that were donated for Showcase Roosevelt. Check out our online auction for great deals on services, food, wine, seeds, retail shops, and entertainment! Money raised goes toward staffing and teacher grants
The online auction will close THIS Sunday, May 27th. Auction items need to be paid for by cash or check and picked up in the RMS office. Click on the link below to go to the auction site:
RMS Online Auction

Thank You for Making
Showcase Roosevelt a Success!
Thank you to everyone who helped with and attended Showcase Roosevelt. The event brought in over $15,000 for Roosevelt staffing and other important programs to support our students. Thanks to everyone who participated in any way!

Thank You Activity Night Volunteers!

Thanks goes out to Gina Thompson for managing a fun filled Activity Night for our middle schoolers and to the volunteers who gave their time on a Friday night to be here overseeing all the fun: Kimberly Robles-Reyes, Rebekka Humble, Maureen Sherman, Sandra Epple, Anna Shipway, Matt Riel, Trevor Means, Jenine Stocke, Jessica Swain-Bradway, Shannon Tom, Elijah Reed, Ryan Keating, Jesse Pearce, Leslie Pelinka, Nadine Batya, Sarah Yapp, Minghao Lui and Joanna Bartlett.

Cultural Festival on May 31st
You are invited to attend the Cultural Festival Open House on Thursday, May 31, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Our sixth grade students, with assistance from the Cultural Connections Team, have been working diligently to research and assemble their projects. You are invited to view the project poster boards that tell about student histories and backgrounds.
The projects will be displayed in the hallways and are a source of pride and accomplishment for our sixth grade students. Parents, students, friends and relatives are invited to attend. Please plan to attend this celebration of our students’ cultural and community diversity!

We need volunteers to set up and take down posters, please sign up here: 6th Grade Cultural Festival

Courtyard Plants Project
The science department has a copy of the architect’s landscape design for Roosevelt and the names of the plants. In the interest of teaching students, Daven Tubb is planning on creating nameplates for some of the plants in the courtyard. Students would imprint letters into clay, paint in glaze, fire the nameplates and then put them in place.

Daven is looking for people interested in participating in this project or someone who has a Letter Set to imprint with. Additionally, he needs suggestions for processing/firing the clay nameplates. If you are interested in assisting in the project, or have information that would be helpful, please contact Daven Tubb at

Gender Revolution Viewing & Discussion
Next Thursday, May 24th, from 6:30-8:30 PM in our library, our Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) will host a viewing & discussion of the documentary, Gender Revolution with Katie Couric where she explores our evolving understanding of gender identity by speaking with transgender and intersex individuals about their experiences.
After the viewing, a Q & A session will follow facilitated by Brianna Stiller Ph.D., our recently retired Positive Behavior Support Coordinator for 4j School District.

You may preview the film by clicking on the link below:

Please feel free to contact Marty Smith, our GSA advisor, should you have questions or concerns.

8th Grade Promotion Activities
It’s almost time to give a fond farewell to our 8th graders! The promotion ceremony is Thursday, June 14, 6:30-7:30pm in the large gym. The dance, exclusively for Roosevelt 8th graders, follows promotion on June 14 at 7:45-9:45pm. The 8th grade pool party at Amazon Pool is Monday, June 11, 2-3:30pm.

Detailed information and permission forms are attached to an email being sent directly to 8th grade parents and are also available on Roosevelt’s website and will be distributed to 8th graders in House Monday, May 21. In the meantime, we need your help to send them off to high school in style, so watch for emails arriving soon for opportunities to: set up and take down the dance decorations, set up and staff the buffet at the dance and clean up afterwards, staff the pool party, supply delicious, nutritious food for the dance and supply snacks for the pool party; ALL TO CELEBRATE OUR 8TH GRADERS.

And 7th grade parents, we will be asking you to pay it forward by chaperoning the dance, in anticipation of next year’s 7th grade parents chaperoning your then 8th graders’ dance.

To help with 8th grade promotion activities, please use this link: 8th Grade Promotion. For more information about ways you can help, contact Laura Fuhriman at

Information for Families of Incoming 6th Graders
Hello Parents of 2018-2019 6th Graders,

We are ready to get going on Registration and Scheduling for next year. Our hope is to be able to have this information turned in as soon as possible and certainly before June 15th.

We require completely new registration packets to be filled out, which include two proofs of address verification, Birth certificate and updated immunizations, as well as the preference sheet. We have copies of all these forms here in the Roosevelt office and are open 8-4, M-F. The 2018-2019 enrollment forms and preference sheet are also available on Roosevelt’s website.

We are happy to make copies as needed of the birth certificates, immunizations, and two proofs of residence.

If you have any questions please email Jane, ( ) or call me at 541.790.8500.

Summer Bridge Program: South Eugene High School

As you are wrapping up your middle school career, South Eugene High School is eagerly looking forward to welcoming the incoming class of freshman students next fall. The transition to high school is an important time, as research shows that students’ performance during freshman year is a strong indicator of how they will do throughout the remainder of high school. Rising 8th grade students are being invited to attend the 1-week Summer Bridge program that is being offered at the South Eugene High School campus.

Summer Bridge is a Eugene School District 4J program offered at each of the 4J high school campuses to help ensure a smooth and successful transition for incoming freshmen. More information can be found at the RMS website here: Summer Bridge Program

Please contact Assistant Principal Mike Yocum at if you have any questions

Attention Families of 8th Graders Headed to SEHS:
Parent Volunteers Needed
The College & Career Center at South welcomes our soon-to-be Freshman parents as well as parents of current South students, and we invite you to consider volunteering in the College & Career Center next fall. Every student at South visits the CCC numerous times each trimester, working on grade-related projects, picking up resources for testing, searching for scholarships, meeting with visiting college and career representatives. This is a place where students can come for one-on-one assistance, use a computer or research options for their futures. If you enjoy high school students and have several hours each week to share with South, please consider working in the CCC.

Monthly training equips our volunteers with current college and career knowledge, and our Coordinator, Lori Sauter facilitates the daily activities and events. As with all volunteer opportunities, each volunteer must be cleared by 4j ( through the online background check, and are encouraged to use the Volunteer Application on the South website to communicate your availability and interests. Background checks are good for two years, and parents new to South need to complete a new background check for 4j. Please contact Kathy Ruggles at for more information.

South Eugene High School Soccer Club:
Parent & Student Information Meeting

Is your student interested in playing soccer at South Eugene High School in the fall? We will be having an information meeting for parents and students on Tuesday May 22nd from 6:00-7:30 pm in the SEHS Cafeteria. Meet the head coaches of the boys and girls teams and their coaching staffs. For more information please contact Jeff Croissant at GO AXE!!!

TrackTown Youth League Free Track Meets
The TrackTown Youth League is a series of 15 FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 7-14. Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbo javelin. No prior track & field experience is needed! Top finishers will advance to a championship meet at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon held in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships!
Meet Information:
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Location: Churchill High School
Day-of registration: 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Pre-registered participant check-in: 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Meet begins: 5:30pm
*(limited availability-please register online if you think you may participate to guarantee your space in the meet!)*