Read this week’s eNEWS for a notice of upcoming events, a thank you to volunteers, a picture retake reminder, information on parent-teacher conferences, Roosevelt Activity Day (RAD), a youth volunteer opportunity, Activity Night, student accident insurance, and a November School Bond Measure.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 11 (Th) – No School (mid-term grading)
Oct. 12 (F) – No School (statewide inservice)
Oct. 15 (M) – Picture retakes (9:00-9:55 AM)
Oct 18 (Th) – 6th Grade Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
Oct 19 (F) – PAR Meeting (9:15 AM)
Oct 19 (F) – 6th Grade Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
Oct. 26th (F) – Roosevelt Activity Day (RAD)
Oct. 26th (F) – Activity Night (6:30-8:30 PM)
Nov. 8th (Th) – No School – Parent Teacher Conferences (8 AM-4 PM)
Nov. 9th (F) – No School (professional development)
Nov. 12th (M) – No School (Veteran’s Day)
Nov. 22nd-23rd – Thanksgiving Break

Thank You Volunteers!

Thank you all our wonderful Picture Day Volunteers:

Karen Stapleton, Victoria Robinson, Ann Miksis, Raymond Nielsen, Kelly Ayers, Olga Jeffryes, Trevor Means, Carlie Straub, Rachel Carnes, Kim Reyes, Sarah Maggio, Samantha Brauner, Jen Thoennes and Maureen Sherman.

Picture Retakes: October 15th

Picture retakes are next Monday, October 15 during first period (9:00-9:55 am). If students are having retakes, they must bring the original picture packet to school on Monday to give the photographer. Any students who did not have pictures taken on the first picture day should definitely plan to have pictures taken next Monday, even if you choose not to purchase pictures. If you do want to purchase pictures, packets are available in the office.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are Thursday, November 8, 8am-4pm. Your students should receive a pink colored appointment request form from their advisor today, October 8, but if they do not, they are also available on the Roosevelt website, the PAR Facebook page, through a separate email to all Roosevelt families, and you can also call the school office (541-790-8500). Scheduling is completed on a first come, first served basis. Due to high demand, it is not possible to schedule all requests. Therefore, if you don’t have concerns, you may choose not to participate.

Your confirmed conference schedule will be emailed to you prior to November 8.All conferences will be in both the small gym (teacher last names A-L) and the large gym (teacher last names M-Y). Please enter at the gym entrance doors next to the parking lot. Parents move from table to table, according to a schedule that will be provided, to meet with up to three teachers for a ten minute appointment with each.

Appointment request forms are due in the office by Wednesday, October 17.

RAD is Round the Corner!

Hey Roosevelt families! Roosevelt Activity Day (RAD) is Roosevelt’s BIG fall fundraiser and it is two weeks from Friday, on October 26th. This year RAD will celebrate the amazing 30 year history of House, Roosevelt’s advisory program.  You can be a part of RAD this year and help us make House a stronger program that ensures the success of every child at Roosevelt by donating. Your support is crucial to our efforts to add more House advisors at Roosevelt and ensure that every child develops strong and lasting relationships in House.

We would greatly appreciate a donation of ANY amount to help us reach our fundraising goal of $100,000. This goal breaks down to $159 per student. Some families cannot give, some families can give more. Please do as much as you can to help our students succeed.  Students will receive a fundraising envelope with fundraising tips next Monday, October 15.  Envelopes containing donations should be brought to school the week of October 22.

Here are the ways you can make a donation:
– Make a donation online at https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Roosevelt-MS–Roosevelt-Activity-Day-RAD/IdKDF
– Write a check to Roosevelt Middle School
– Ask friends and family to donate to Roosevelt Middle School

Volunteers needed for RAD (Roosevelt Activity Day), please sign up here: 2018 RAD Roosevelt Activity Day

An email from the principal with more details will be coming soon.

Thank you for your support!

Youth Volunteer Opportunity

The Eugene Family Y has on-going volunteer opportunities in their afterschool programs that are ALWAYS open to youth interested in working with children.

In addition to this, they are looking for volunteers for their annual Family Halloween Party, details of which are below:

Halloween at the YMCA
Friday, October 26th from 6pm to 8pm
Volunteers will help families navigate between and engage in all the fun: food, swimming, games, inflatables and more!

Interested youth can either email Amber Alexander at amber@eugeneymca.org, or fill out and return this volunteer application, noting whether they are interested in the Halloween party, ongoing volunteering, or both.

Activity Night: October 26th

Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a safe and familiar place. Activities include:
• DJ/Dancing in the small gym
• Karaoke, Bingo, Ping Pong
• Concessions – serving pizza, chips, popcorn, juice ($.50-$1.00)
• AND MORE . . .

Activities will be located in the Dining Hall and C Hall only. The rest of the school will be closed, including ALL lockers (students are discouraged from bringing bags). Use the coat room to store your stuff. Entry will ONLY be through the admission doors in the back of the building at the dining hall.

Volunteers needed for Activity Night, please sign up here: October 2018 – Activity Night

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, October 24. Visitors pay $5 for admission at the door.

Drop Off and Pick Up
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.

Price:
$3.00 in advance ($1.50 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 pay $5 at the door.

ACTIVITY NIGHT CARDS GO ON SALE IN HOUSE MONDAY, OCTOBER 22.

Regarding Costumes
Students may wear costumes to school, but they must conform to the Roosevelt Middle School dress code as stated in the student planner. Costumes may not be demeaning to any ethnic group, race, religion, nationality, disability, gender, or individual (staff or student) at the school.
• No unsafe props or equipment including replica or toy weapons are to be brought to school.
• No costumes that would completely hide the identity of the student, i.e. gorilla suit, mask, etc.
• No costumes that would impair a student’s vision or movement.
All students participating must come to school dressed in their costumes – no getting ready in the building. Make up, hair products etc will be confiscated and not returned. If you are not sure, don’t wear it!

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

REMINDERS ABOUT ACTIVITY NIGHT:
1. Students who purchased activity night cards in advance must bring their activity night cards with them and
enter the building at the south side cafeteria door near the theater stage.
2. Students who pay at the door (including guests) enter at the south side cafeteria door near the parking lot.
3. Ask your parents to drop you off at the parking lot.
4. If you wear a costume, you must arrive in the costume – no changing clothes after you arrive.
5. No masks or anything that resembles a weapon.
6. The same rules that apply to clothing during the school day apply at activity night.
7. Students may not go to their lockers during activity night.
8. No one may leave early unless your parent comes to pick you up.
9. All students must be picked up promptly at 8:30.

Student Accident Insurance

Student Accident Insurance is available through Myers-Stevens & Toohey. Applications are available in the Roosevelt office and coverage is available for a one time payment of $68 for the school year. Accident insurance will be required in the spring for students to participate in track and field, so if you do not have other accident coverage for your athlete, this might be a more affordable option.

School Bond Measure on November Ballot

A measure that would provide local funding for Eugene public schools is on the November 6 election ballot.

The bond measure, Measure 20-297, would allow Eugene School District 4J to:
• Make improvements at every school
• Improve student safety, security and equity across the district
• Provide better learning environments and materials for students
• Boost career technical education at all 4J high schools
• Repair and update schools that are more than 50 years old
• Replace three aging buildings that are worn and have high energy and maintenance costs

By law, bond money can only be spent on capital improvements such as facilities, equipment, curriculum and technology. It cannot be used to pay for teachers, school days or school programs.

If the measure is approved, property tax rates for Eugene School District 4J bond debt would increase by about $0.66 per $1,000 assessed value. Property taxes would increase by about $135 a year for the median homeowner in the district, with an assessed property value of $204,000.

Voters must be registered by October 16 to vote in this election. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters beginning October 17 and must be returned to the county elections office or an official ballot drop box by November 6, 8 p.m.

For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/bond.

Propuesta de Emisión de Bonos Para las Escuelas

Una propuesta de emisión de bonos en la boleta del 6 de noviembre podría proporcionar fondos para las escuelas públicas de Eugene.

Los fondos obtenidos a través de la propuesta de emisión de bonos, Propuesta 20-297, le permitirían al Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J:
* Realizar mejoras en todas las escuelas
• Mejorar la seguridad y equidad estudiantil en todo el distrito
• Proporcionar mejores instalaciones y materiales educativos para los alumnos
• Mejorar la educación técnica y profesional en todas las escuelas preparatorias
• Reparar y actualizar las escuelas que tienen más de 50 años
• Reemplazar tres edificios deteriorados cuyo energía y mantenimiento resulta muy caro

Por ley, el dinero de los bonos sólo puede ser utilizado en mejoras de capital como instalaciones, equipo, currículo y tecnología. No puede ser utilizado para pagar a los maestros, días de escuela, o programas escolares.

Si la propuesta es aprobada, los impuestos a la propiedad para la deuda del bono del Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J aumentarían aproximadamente en 66 centavos por cada $1.000 de valor limitado de tasación. Los impuestos a la propiedad aumentarían aproximadamente en $135 al año para los hogares promedios del distrito, que estén avaluados en $204.000.

Los votantes deben estar registrados antes del 16 de octubre para votar en esta elección. Las papeletas de votación se enviarán por correo a los votantes registrados a partir del 17 de octubre. Las papeletas se deben devolver a la oficina de elecciones del condado o a una urna electoral hasta las 8 p.m. del 6 de noviembre.

Para mayor información, por favor visite www.4j.lane.edu/bond o llame a 541-790-7707.