Read this week’s eNEWS for a notice of upcoming events, information on RAD (which takes place on Friday), a thank you to families, Roosevelt spiritwear, Activity Night, Mary Poppins Jr., an upcoming Parent Education Night, volunteer request for immigration simulation, a November School Bond Measure, and new information from eScrip.Read this week’s eNEWS for a notice of upcoming events, information on RAD (which takes place on Friday), a thank you to families, Roosevelt spiritwear, Activity Night, Mary Poppins Jr., an upcoming Parent Education Night, volunteer request for immigration simulation, a November School Bond Measure, and new information from eScrip.
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Upcoming Events
Oct. 22nd-26th (M-F) – Turn in RAD donationsOct. 24th (W) – RMS Solo and Chamber Music Recital (6:00 PM) in the theaterOct. 26th (F) – Roosevelt Activity Day (RAD)Oct. 26th (F) – Activity Night (6:30-8:30 PM)Nov. 1st (Th) – Parent Education Night: The Self-Esteemed Teen (6:00-7:30 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. 15th (Th) – 6th Grade Immigration Simulation (9:30 AM-12:00 PM)Nov. 22nd-23rd – Thanksgiving Break

Hey Roosevelt families! Roosevelt Activity Day (RAD) is Roosevelt’s BIG fall fundraiser and it is THIS Friday, 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 advisers 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 received a fundraising envelope with fundraising tips on Monday, October 15.  Envelopes containing donations should be brought to school this week.

Here are the ways you can make a donation:- Make a donation online at–Roosevelt-Activity-Day-RAD/IdKDF- Write a check to Roosevelt Middle School- Ask friends and family to donate to Roosevelt Middle School
Thank you for your support!

RMS Families,
Thank you for your presence and support during our October Showcase for 6th grade Exploring the Stage! Family involvement is a huge positive in our ongoing quest for building and maintaining a strong performing arts department! A special shout out to Trevor and Sarah Means, Raymond Nielsen and Joanna Bartlett for providing refreshments for our showcases the 18th and 19th of October! Very much appreciated!!

Roosevelt Spiritwear
Show your school spirit! Roosevelt tee shirts and sweatshirts are now available to order until November 16th. Choices include short and long-sleeve t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts.
Order forms are in the office or available online:
Checks should be made payable to Roosevelt. No exchanges or refunds.

Activity Night: THIS FRIDAY 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.

No visitors will be admitted without permission forms (signed by host and visiting parents and administrators of both schools) returned to the Roosevelt office by Wednesday, October 24.

Drop Off and Pick UpDrop 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; otherwiseyou will pay $5 at the door.

Regarding CostumesStudents 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 andenter 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.

Mary Poppins Jr.
Join us at the Wildish Theatre as Mary Poppins Jr. takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure!  Combining elements of P.L. Travers beloved children’s books, one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, this award-winning musical is an enchanting stage production, presented by 60 middle school aged actors, including 13 Roosevelt students!
Performances for Mary Poppins, Jr. are October 26, 27 and November 2, 3 at 7:00 p.m. and October 28 and November 3 & 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the Richard E. Wildish Theatre in Springfield, Oregon.

Tickets are available online at and may be available on the day of the show at the box office.

Parent Education Night:The Self-Esteemed Teen
Join us for PAR’s November Parent Education Night. The topic will be:
The Self-Esteemed TeenHow to Nurture Confidence and Self-Value in Your KidsThursday, November 1st at 6 to 7:30 pmat Roosevelt Middle School Library
With all of the things competing for your child’s attention and vying for their stamp of value, it can be challenging for some to avoid the common pitfalls of teen-hood that can steal their confidence and sense of self.

Local Therapist and Roosevelt Parent, Rachel Cazavilan, is leading a discussion on how to nurture your teen’s self-worth and esteem, while encouraging them to grow and improve on inevitable mistakes and challenges. Come join, share stories, ask questions, and learn new strategies for encouraging the development of your child’s self-esteem.

Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Our first teacher appreciation event is coming up during parent-teacher conferences and we need your help! We’re providing a lunch of soup, salad, bread, and more for teachers as they meet with parents during the day on Thursday, November 8th. Check out the signup (below) and find a slot or two that works for you. Our teachers always appreciate the delicious meals we provide and we appreciate your contributions to making these events fun and successful.Sign up to bring something!

Questions? Email Alexis at

6th Grade Immigration Simulation
Are you interested in stepping back in time with RMS students? This unforgettable journey through time take place on November 15th in the Gym, which is transformed to a replica of Ellis Island. Students reenact the immigration process, visiting required stations (staffed by parent volunteers). Please sign up at 6th grade Immigration Simulation.
**We are also looking for a volunteer to organized the event with the support of Chava Benin and Laura Fuhriman, please contact Laura Fuhriman as soon as possible, if is something that you could do.

CONNECTIONS PROGRAM: Outpatient Mental Health Services
Connections Program is an outpatient therapy program for families of youth ages 6-17 learning to manage a range of common difficulties such as arguing, defiance, anxiety or depression, adjusting to new circumstances, managing trauma, and more.
Services include family therapy, individual therapy, and skills training.
If you are interested in learning more about the Connections Program contact Oregon Community Programs at 541-743-4340.

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

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 o llame a 541-790-7707.

eScrip: NEW Text to Register & Benefit Shopping App
eScrip has created a new text to register option to make it even easier to register and start earning free money for Roosevelt. Open a new text message and address it to 52236, then text the keyword “choice” to register to shop at Market of Choice, or “dining” for eScrip dining.
Additionally, eScrip now has a new Benefit Shopping App! You can instantly purchase and redeem gift cards from your mobile phone. This can be done at home while shopping online or in-store in the checkout lane. Every purchase results in a percentage of the purchase being contributed to Roosevelt. Go to to start supporting Roosevelt with your purchases!