Check out this week’s eNEWS for upcoming events and information, including details on the South Eugene Summer Bridge Program, Activity Night, Teacher Appreciation Week, the Cultural Festival, TrackTown Youth League, Junior High-Tones camp, and ways to provide feedback on the new 4J standard schedules.

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Upcoming Events
May 9th (W) – Community Forum on school schedules 5:30 p.m. (4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.)
May 11 (F) – PAR Meeting 9:00 AM
May 11 (F) – Activity Night 6:30-8:30
May 17 (Th) – Bard Fest (period 1) 6 pm
May 18 (F) – Teacher Appreciation Lunch (sign up below)
May 18 (F) – Bard Fest (period 2) 6 pm
May 19 (S) – Bard Fest (period 2) 2 pm
May 19 (S) – Bard Fest (period 1) 6 pm
May 19 (S) – Junior Hi-Tones Camp 9 am-12 pm
May 22 (T) – TrackTown Youth League Meet 5:30 pm (Churchill High School)
May 31 (Th) – Cultural Festival Open House 6:30-7:30 PM

Thank you to everyone who turned in boxtops. As a result of your efforts, Roosevelt received a check from Boxtops for Education in the amount of $45.30.


Summer Bridge Program: South Eugene
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 yocum_m@4j.lane.edu if you have any questions


The next Activity Night is THIS Friday, May 11th, 6:30-8:30 PM. Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a safe and familiar place.

Price:
$3.00 in advance ($1.50 for reduced lunch program; free for families that qualify)
$5.00 for everyone at the door.

If you purchase admission in advance, you must bring your activity night card with you; otherwise you will have to pay $5 at the door.

Activity Night tickets go on sale in House this week.

Who is invited?
Activity Night is for Roosevelt students only
except: students wanting to invite a friend who attends another middle school, must fill out a permission form signed by parents and an administrator from both schools. Forms are available in the front office and are due by Wednesday, May 9th. Visitors pay $5 for admission.

Any student who earned a major during third trimester may be prohibited from attending
Activity Night.
Activities Include:
DJ/Dancing in the small gym
Karaoke, Bingo, Ping Pong
Concessions – pizza, popcorn, juice and more ($.50-$1.00)
Coat room (lockers are not available to students so you are discouraged from bringing any bags).

Activities will be located in the Dining Hall and C Hall only. The rest of the school will be closed, including ALL lockers. Use the coat room to store your stuff. Entry will ONLY be through the admission doors.

Drop off and pick up are in the parking lot on the east side of the school. All students enter through the south Dining Hall doors. NO ENTRY AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL. Students may NOT leave early unless a parent picks them up.

All students must be picked up promptly at 8:30pm

How is the money used?
Proceeds from activity night are first used to cover the expenses of activity night and remaining funds are used to support various school programs, including field trips, teacher classroom grants, student scholarships and a charitable organization selected by ACT.

Come and join us by volunteering during this fun evening for the RMS students (click on link below):
Activity Night Volunteers


Teacher Appreciation Lunch!
Our teachers and staff are remarkable! Let’s celebrate all that they do to make Roosevelt a great place to be and learn with an appreciation lunch on Friday, May 18th. PAR will provide pizza from Pegasus as well as plates, napkins, cups, and silverware. We are asking families to contribute items such as fruit, salad/vegetables, dessert, and drinks.

Please sign up at 2018 teacher appreciation week lunch for the slot(s) that works for you. All items can be brought to school on Thursday, May 17th or by 11:00 am on Friday, May 18th. Please label all serving pieces and utensils with your name so that they can be returned to you. A list of ingredients, especially in dishes containing common allergens, is always appreciated. Thank you for helping us make our third and final teacher/staff appreciation event the best one yet this year! Questions? Email Alexis at ancborrevik@yahoo.com .


The Cultural Festival is Coming!!!
For many years, the sixth grade Cultural Festival has been a highlight in our sixth grade program here at Roosevelt. The Cultural Connections Team is pleased to continue the concept of researching and sharing students’ histories and backgrounds so that our entire community can celebrate Roosevelt students’ diversity.
Over the months of April and May, students will complete a family culture or family history project. They might interview a family or community elder, and may do additional library research on their topic. Their information will be displayed on a poster board. In addition, students will share their projects with classmates in an oral presentation.

We will have a Cultural Festival Open House on Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The poster boards from the oral presentations will be on display in the hallways. Parents, students, friends, and relatives are invited to come view the projects and celebrate our students’ cultural and community diversity. Project posters will remain on display in the halls for a week.

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


Junior High-Tones Camp
On Saturday, May 19th, North Eugene High School’s a cappella group, the Hi-Tones, is offering its first-annual Junior Hi-Tones Camp for middle school-age students in the Eugene/Springfield Area from 9am-12pm.

Junior Hi-Tones Camp is a great opportunity for middle school-age music students to spend a fun morning with us learning a pop song (“Faith” by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande from the animated film, “Sing”) with choreography and vocal percussion. We’ll learn the song together, play games, have some snacks, and get to know each other.

Campers are invited to perform the song with us at our Trimester 3 Concert on Wednesday, May 30th, at 7pm in the NEHS Auditorium. Cost to participate is $10 and all proceeds go to the NEHS Choral Department.


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
Register: http://www.tracktownyouthleague.com/meets
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!)*

Website:
http://www.tracktownyouthleague.com/


Share Your Views on School Schedules:
Online Survey, Community Forum May 9th
Eugene School District 4J is changing to a consistent calendar and standard schedules for all schools to provide enough instruction time for students, fair and equal learning time at all schools, and consistent schedules for families. The schedule details will be decided this spring.

A first draft schedule was published in March for staff, parent, student and community input. The district has now taken the input received and developed a second draft schedule for further review and feedback.

The district wants to hear from families about your views on school schedules and what various schedule changes would mean for you.

Please take 5 minutes between now and May 9 to share your feedback in a community input survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/4Jschedule2 Your input is important.

Parents, students, staff and community members also are invited to learn more about the draft schedules under discussion and talk with school board members and district staff at a community forum on school schedules on Wednesday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m., at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

To learn more, review the draft schedule, and provide feedback, see Standard Schedule Second Draft

Comparta su punto de vista sobre los horarios escolares
Foro comunitario el 9 de mayo

El Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J está cambiando a un calendario consistente y a horarios estándares para todas las escuelas para proporcionar suficiente tiempo de instrucción a los estudiantes, tiempo de aprendizaje justo e igualitario en todas las escuelas, y horarios constantes para las familias. Los detalles de los horarios se decidirán esta primavera.

En marzo se publicó un borrador inicial del horario para buscar aportes de opiniones de los padres, los estudiantes, el personal, y la comunidad. El distrito ha tomado ahora la información recibida y ha desarrollado un segundo borrador del horario para consideración y opiniones adicionales.

Al distrito le gustaría escuchar de las familias su opinión acerca de los horarios escolares y lo que los diferentes cambios de horario significarían para ustedes.

Se les invita a los padres a tomar unos minutos entre el día de hoy y el 9 de mayo para compartir sus comentarios en una encuesta en línea (www.surveymonkey.com/r/4Jschedule2, en inglés). Su opinión es importante.

También se invita a los padres, estudiantes, miembros del personal y de la comunidad a un foro comunitario donde podrán enterarse mas sobre los horarios que se están considerando y hablar con los miembros de la junta directiva escolar. El foro se llevara a cabo el miércoles, 9 de mayo a las 5:30 p.m., en el Centro Educativo de 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St. Se proveerá interpretación en español.

Para obtener más información, revisar el borrador del horario y proporcionar comentarios, vaya a www.4J.Lane.edu/Standard-School-Schedule-Second-Draft.