This week’s eNEWS contains information on the Pro-Bone-O donation drive, a courtyard plants project, 8th grade promotion, 4J school schedules, information for families of incoming 6th graders, a summer Rowing Camp, information on the Oregon Children’s Choir, and Rose Children’s Theatre Camps.
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Upcoming Events
June 5th (T) – Band Concert 6:00 pm
June 6th (W) – Choir/Orchestra Concert 6:00 pm
June 8th (F) – Comedy Crew 7:00 pm
June 9th (S) – Comedy Crew 2:00 pm & 7:00 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)
Donation Drive for Pro-Bone-O
The RMS Animal Welfare Society student group is holding a donation drive for Pro-Bone-O ( to support homeless animals in Lane County. Needed items include:
  • dog and cat food/treats (especially cat food)
  • kitty litter
  • leashes and collars
  • dog sweaters
  • rain protective gear for pets
  • flea and tick medication
  • pet beds, crates, and carriers
  • travel pet bowls
Used or partially full supplies (e.g., open bags of dry food) are welcome. Donated items can be dropped off in Kay Fullerton’s room (A4). Students who want to learn more about Pro-Bone-O’s work in our community are invited to hear a speaker from Pro-Bone-O talk at the RMS Animal Welfare Society meeting this Monday, June 4th at 3:45 PM in Kay Fullerton’s room.
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
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 that was sent directly to 8th grade parents and are also available on Roosevelt’s website and were distributed to 8th graders in House Monday, May 21. Permission forms and fees due Thursday, June 7th.
In the meantime, we need your help to send them off to high school in style, so please sign up at the below link 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.
4J School Schedules:
Final Schedules Published
Eugene School District 4J is changing to a consistent calendar and standard schedules for all schools in 2018–19. Currently, each school has a different daily and weekly schedule, no-school days, and total amount of instruction time.
The new standard schedules will provide enough learning time to meet state standards, fair and equal learning time for students at different schools, and more consistent schedules for families. Schools at each level will have standard start / end times and the same amount of instruction time each day, week and year.
To develop the standard school schedules, the district sought and incorporated staff, parent, student and community input on potential bell schedules. The final proposed schedule includes adjustments responsive to the input received from more than 2,500 participants.
Final schedule bell times:
  • Elementary schools 7:55 a.m.–2:25 p.m. or 8:30–3:00 (about half each)
  • Middle school 9:00 a.m.–3:35 p.m.
  • High school 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Early release on Friday for all schools
School board approval of certain schedule parameters such as instruction time is slated for board action at the board meeting on Wednesday, June 6. Given board approval of the parameters, the final school bell schedules will be in place this fall.
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.
Summer Rowing Camp
Come out to beautiful Dexter Lake to try a new sport! You will learn skills for competitive rowing while enjoying beautiful summer days on the water. This summer camp is a great introduction to the Eugene based regional club team, South Eugene Rowing Club, serving young adults from all area schools in the south Willamette Valley. It is also a great opportunity to build rewarding bonds and teamwork skills.
Rowers who attend either or both week-long sessions (Session 3 or 4) are eligible to participate in the Green Lake Summer Regatta in Seattle. All campers will receive camp t-shirts along with great summer memories. Camp is open to women and men entering 8th – 12th grade. No previous athletic experience is necessary. The camps include two 5 day sessions and one weekend session and run from July 21st to August 4th. For more information, go to
Oregon Children’s Choir
Oregon Children’s Choir is a community organization with choirs for students in K-12th Grade. OCC has scholarships for those who are in financial need, we give opportunities to all who would like to sing! Visit the Oregon Children’s Choir website for more information:
Rose Children’s Theatre Summer Camps
Rose Children’s Theatre is offering a variety of exciting and unique summer camps from June 25th-August 17th.
Is your teen interested in acting, singing, or dancing? Do they want to be exposed to something new? If your teen is new to acting or if they are an experienced performer, RCT has options for you. Do you have multiple children of different age groups? RCT is pleased to offer two camps during some weeks that allow you to put your elementary schooler in one and your middle/high schooler in another. Scholarships and sibling discounts are also available.
The camps for middle/high school students are listed below:
Comedy Musical Theater and Improv Camp: June 25th – 29th
2 Actor Groups: 3rd – 5th Grade (9-12) and 6th – 12th Grade (12:30-3:30)
Tuition $225 (sibling discounts and scholarships available)
Bilingual Musical Theatre Camp (English/Spanish): August 6-10, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Actors 3rd – 8th Grade
Tuition $250 (sibling dscounts and scholarships available, descuentos and becas disponible)
Middle & High School Triple Threat Camp: July 23-August 3, Two-week camp, 9:00 am– 4:00 pm
Actors 6th – 12th Grade
Tuition $400 (sibling discounts and scholarships available)
Actors’ Workshop: August 13 – 17, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Actors 4th – 10th Grade
Tuition, $250 (sibling discounts and scholarships available)
For a full list of camps, or to register, visit the RCT website at If you have questions, please email Rebecca Namyet, RCT’s summer production manager, at
Earn Free Money for Roosevelt
Click on the link above and register your credit/debit cards, designating Roosevelt Middle School—Recipient ID #6723045. Earn money for Roosevelt everytime 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.