Read this week’s eNEWS for a notice of upcoming events, a request for volunteers, Activity Night information, an invitation to a parent education series, the Showcase Roosevelt kick-off meeting, an opportunity to give in-put on planned 4J school construction, information about Eugene International High School, and school choice.


Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 24th (Th) – Parent Education Event, Topic: pressures and expectations of middle school girls (6:30 PM)
  • Jan. 24th (Th) – Roosevelt School Choice Visitation Event (6-7:15 PM, Dining Hall)–information below
  • Jan. 28th (M) – Showcase Roosevelt Kick-off Planning Meeting (6:30 PM)
  • Jan. 30th (W) – 6th Grade Drama Showcase (6:30 PM)
  • Jan, 31st (Th) – Parent Education Event: The Mask You Live In film and discussion (6:30 PM)
  • Jan. 31st (Th) – 6th Grade Drama Showcase (6:30 PM)
  • Feb. 7th – Parent Education Event, Topic: pressures and expectations of middle school boys (6:30 PM)


Thank You!

The RMS community is thankful for PAR (Parents at Roosevelt) for the time, energy and support they give to the school. Thank you to our Chair Alexis Borrevik and our Secretary Lois Pribble and to the parents who participate at our PAR meetings. Come and support PAR by attending the meetings, join us to the Showcase kick off (see below for more info) or by joining the PAR committee.


Volunteers Needed

Activity Night is coming and we need your HELP!

We need volunteers during our Activity Night on February 8th from 6-8:30pm. Come and join us in helping with Bingo, Karaoke, Photo booth, concession….

If you are interested please contact Laura Fuhriman

Activity Night: February 8th

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.

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, February 6th. Visitors pay $5 for admission at the door.

$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.

How is the money used?
Proceeds from activity night are first used to cover the expenses of activity night and any remaining funds are used to support various school programs, including field trips, teacher classroom grants, student scholarships and similar uses.

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.


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

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. The same rules that apply to clothing during the school day apply at activity night.
5. Students may not go to their lockers during activity night.
6. No one may leave early unless your parent comes to pick you up.
7. All students must be picked up promptly at 8:30.


Parent Education Series at Roosevelt

Please come join with other parents at Roosevelt as we continue to gather for a special film-and-discussion series on Thursday nights. The second education night will be THIS Thursday, January 24th! The series focuses on a pair of documentaries about girls and boys in the middle school years. After watching each of the films there is a follow up discussion that expands on the concerns and issues raised in the films. This is a warm invitation to take part in a shared conversation of hopes and ideas, with the goal of helping to better understand and support our kids.

If you missed the first night or are not able to attend other nights, please come to whichever nights you can — we would love to see you and have you participate! Also, if you have a girl but no boys (or vice versa!) please don’t let that stop you from joining with the “other” film! Our kids are in the full mix and the better we know the circumstances and pressures facing the whole school community, the better we can know the reality our child lives in.

THIS THURSDAY January 24th, 6:30 

A broader discussion spurred by the viewing of Miss Representation on the pressures and expectations on middle school girls will be led by marriage and family therapist Paul Bolle. Topics will likely include such ideas as: the influence of media images and portrayals, the role of social media, how peer pressure and judgments can impact sense of self, and what we can do as parents to help our middle school girls build self-esteem and seek leadership in the years ahead.

January 31st, 6:30

The Mask You Live In—a film showing what often harsh and lonely experiences boys can feel starting in middle school.

After watching the film, we will allow time for immediate reactions to the topics raised in the documentary. During this brief discussion, we will bookmark the ideas of greatest interest to discuss in more depth the following Thursday evening…

February 7th, 6:30 

A broader discussion spurred by the viewing of The Mask You Live In, on the pressures for middle school boys to become more masculine, will be led by marriage and family therapist Paul Bolle. Topics will likely include such ideas as: the role of the online community and gaming, the role of peer pressure to reduce emotional expression, the intensity of competition, and what we can provide as parents to allow our boys to become both strong and sensitive as they grow into teenagers.”


Showcase Roosevelt Kick-Off Meeting

On Monday, January 28th at 6:30 we’ll hold our planning kickoff meeting for this year’s Showcase Roosevelt. This annual event is a lot of fun and fantastic way to appreciate all that Roosevelt has to offer. Come hear all about it and find out ways to get involved.

Questions? Email Alexis at


Before Building the Future, Review the Past

Voters in Eugene School District 4J resoundingly approved the bond measure in November to fund improvements at every 4J school and for every 4J student.

Three aging school buildings will be replaced in the coming years: North Eugene High School and Camas Ridge and Edison elementary schools.

Before beginning to design the new schools, the district is first taking a look back at what has worked well and what could be improved in the design and performance of other school buildings constructed in recent years.

Eight schools have been built in 4J since 2000 thanks to voters’ approval of previous bond measures. (The rest of the school buildings in 4J are all more than 50 years old.) The newer school buildings are Chávez, Holt, Howard, and River Road/El Camino del Río elementary schools, and Cal Young, Madison, Arts & Technology Academy and Roosevelt middle schools.

If you have experience with one of the eight newer school buildings, we want to hear from you! Please take 5 minutes to complete the online survey. We value your feedback.
Building User Experience Survey

This is a first step to inform future building design. There will be additional opportunities for community input as the planning and design process for the new school buildings moves forward.

More School Bond Information


Eugene International High School

Is your eighth-grader curious about global events? Do they enjoy considering different perspectives on world issues? Do they want to make a difference in the local and global community?

If so, they might be interested in Eugene International High School!  Eugene IHS is an award-winning alternative high school in international studies for students in grades 9-12.

Located at Churchill, Sheldon and South Eugene, the school is open via district lottery to any student who wishes to attend. If you are curious about the world and want to be part of a close-knit community of learners in a unique environment that is both challenging and supportive, we hope you will consider Eugene IHS as your high school choice.

Admission into Eugene IHS is through the 4J District lottery process; all students must fill out an online 4J School Choice Lottery Application. 4J School Choice Lottery Applications for 2019-20 will be available in January. Go to the 4J District School Choice web page for school choice deadlines and applications:

IMPORTANT DATES for the 2019-2020 School Year:
January 1…….. Online application period for 4J School Choice Lottery opens for in-district students
January 31…… Deadline to submit in-district 4J School Choice Lottery Applications
March 1          Online application period for 4J School Choice Lottery opens for out-of-district students
April 1 Deadline to submit out-of-district 4J School Choice Lottery Applications

Immersion students will be enrolled in Eugene IHS without the lottery process because they entered immersion through the lottery in elementary or middle school. However, immersion students do need to submit the Eugene IHS Enrollment Form to the Eugene IHS office at South or Sheldon by the January 31st deadline. This form will be included in a special mailing to immersion families.

Interested Parents and Students:
Please come to one of the special information nights listed below to hear more about Eugene International High School and enrollment information.

South region
• Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 pm, South Eugene cafeteria (includes French Immersion break-out session)
• Thursday, January 17, 6:30 pm in the South Eugene cafeteria (joint session with South; 6:30-7:30 Eugene IHS information, 7:30-8:30 South information)
Sheldon region
• Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 pm, Sheldon lecture hall C9 (includes Spanish Immersion break-out session)
• Thursday, January 24, 7:00 pm, Sheldon lecture hall C9

Churchill region
• Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm, Churchill cafeteria

For more information contact one of the Eugene IHS offices below, or visit the website at
Eugene IHS @ Churchill: 541-790-5225
Eugene IHS @ Sheldon: 541-790-6636
Eugene IHS @ South Eugene: 541-790-8030


School Choice & School Showcase 2019

In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or request enrollment in a different 4J school, provided there is a place available. School choice requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery.

To be included in the lottery, 4J residents must apply by Thursday, January 31, at midnight. Non-district residents must apply between March 1 and 31. All students who want to obtain a transfer must apply, including new incoming siblings, students who have moved but want to stay enrolled at our school, and students who are attending on a one-year inter-district transfer.

School visits are scheduled in the month of January. If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about their school choice options!

Roosevelt’s School Choice Visitation Event:
January 24 6-7:15pm Roosevelt dining hall – no reservations required

Learn more: