September 16, 2019

Weekly News & Updates

September 16, 2019

Check out this week’s eNEWS for upcoming events and school and community information, including a thank you to volunteers, Roosevelt’s Open House, a request for volunteers, Mucho Gusto fundraiser, 6th grade parent meeting, yearbook club, chess club, information on pick up & drop off, skateboard & scooter docking, LTD bus information, simple ways to support Roosevelt (eScrip & Fred Meyers), a babysitter training, design arts apprenticeship program, NAACP youth programming kick-off, and Camp Fire information.

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Upcoming Events

Sept. 16th (M) – Chess Club 3:45-5:00 PM (Library)
Sept. 16th (M) – Yearbook Meeting (3:40)
Sept. 16th-17th (M-T) – Mucho Gusto Fundraiser
Sept. 19th (Th) – Beacock Music Rental Night (5:00 PM)
Seot. 21st (S) – Drama/Theater Work Day (10:00 AM)
Sept. 24th (T) – Open House (6:00 PM)
Oct. 3rd (Th) – PAR Meeting for 6th Grade Families

Thank You — Thank you to all the volunteers who helped at our Ice Cream Social and during our Picture Day.

Open House — Come to Roosevelt’s Open House Tuesday, September 24th from 6:00-8:00 pm to meet your child’s teachers, learn about their classes, and get to know their schedules. The evening starts in House with your student’s adviser.

Volunteers Needed — Roosevelt Middle School would love to have you as a volunteer!!!   Go to www.helpcounter.net/eugene. Make sure to check all the areas where you want to help. Once the application has been processed you will receive an email from the District about an online training (SafeSchools). Disregard the due date and do the online training as soon as possible and email me (fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu) the Certificate of Completion. Once I have all the information I will contact you when volunteers are needed. Thank you for your time and talent, we are looking forward to meet you soon. Laura Fuhriman Volunteer Coordinator at RMS

Mucho Gusto Fundraiser — THIS MONDAY & TUESDAY Our first restaurant fundraiser of the year takes place this Monday and Tuesday, September 16th and 17th, at Mucho Gusto (Oakway location ONLY) and Dicky Yo’s. Roosevelt will earn a percentage of the sales attributed to Roosevelt supporters on those days. Get dinner and support Roosevelt at the same time! Make sure to bring a voucher, which was sent via email by the office. There are also a limited number of hard copies available in the office.

6th Grade Parent Meeting — Thursday, October 3rd  Parents to new 6th-Graders! Please come join your new school community to take part in a special evening meeting created just for you, at RMS on Thursday, October 3rd from 6 to 7:30pm. Led by RMS teachers, Principal Eric Anderson, School Counselor Lee Baker, and local psychotherapists Rachel Cazavilan and Paul Bolle, this interactive meeting is meant to help prepare parents for what lies ahead in the transition from elementary school to middle school. Discussions will be centered around ensuring good communication between home and school, learning what supportive resources are available to your student, how you and your child can be involved in the school community outside of class time, managing increased stress and meeting the new level of expectations, and creating healthy habits and home life to support this critical developmental transition.  We plan for the time to be very interactive, so you’re welcome to engage as you feel comfortable. We’ll leave some time at the end to discuss and ask questions. We hope to see you there!

Yearbook Club — Students of all grades are welcome to join the Yearbook Club. Meetings will be each week on Monday after school for an hour. Being a member of the Yearbook team requires consistency in attendance and work ethic , picture taking, some software training and the ability to meet deadlines and work with others.  We will have an informational meeting on Monday, September 16 at RMS after school at 3:40 and you can decide if it is a good fit for you. See you then!

Parent Volunteers Needed for Yearbook Club — If you are interested in helping with the Yearbook this year please contact Liz Mulford (Broadhead) at lizandjeff@mac.com. Various commitment levels and roles available. Club Meetings will be each week on Monday after school for an hour.
There will be an informational meeting for Students & Parents that want to be in the club on Monday, September 16 at RMS after school at 3:40.

Come be a Part of Roosevelt Chess Club’s 25th Anniversary — Beginners, pros and everyone in between are welcome to attend! We’ll be meeting after school on Mondays starting on September 16th, 3:45pm-5:00pm in the Library forum. Let’s make this the year we reclaim the state championship! Convince another student to sign up for chess club and get a free cookie!

Student Pick Up & Drop Off

Student safety is our number one concern. To ensure a safe parking lot please remember:
1)   Stay in the right pause parking lane (marked by a green curb) at drop-off and pick-up and move as far forward as possible toward the soccer field. Stopping at the entrance creates a traffic jam.  Do not use the left “drive through” lane to leap frog into a spot further up. Leap frogging has created many near miss incidents.

2)   If you need to exit your vehicle, do not use pause parking. Please find a parking spot.

3)    Drivers must always turn right out of the parking lot onto 24th from 8:15 – 9:15 and 3:15 – 4:15, or use the alternative exit to Hilyard. The “right turn only” rule keeps traffic flowing and is predictable for pedestrians.  Thank you!

Dock it & Lock it — Roosevelt has TWO Skateboard/Scooter Docks — Attention parents of skateboard and scooter riders: Roosevelt now has two skateboard & scooter docks. One is near the front entry and the second is on the south side of the bike rack. All skateboards and scooters must be locked up outside – no skateboards or scooters in the building. Please make sure your student has a lock for his/her skateboard and that he/she securely locks boards and scooters in the new skateboard/scooter dock.

Get on the Bus: Students Ride Free on LTD — Beginning September 1, 2019, all kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) students can ride an LTD bus for free. Additionally, during the month of September, parents can ride the bus for FREE with their children, to and from school, to ensure their student(s) learn how to ride the system with confidence. Parent(s) may request a day pass from the bus operator in order to secure a free return trip with their child.

For the month of September, students can let bus operators know which school they are enrolled in when boarding the bus for access to free transit. All students will be required to have a current school identification card to show when boarding by October 1 in order to ride for free. Final details about the TouchPass app transition, slated for January 1, 2020, will be provided by Lane Transit District in the coming months. Many students may need to use their bike to access the bus and may have fears on how to do it. Lane Transit District has created an  instructional video on how to put a bike on the bus.   Districts and schools may post the link to this instructional video on their websites or social media.   Note: The Rhody Express in Florence and the Diamond Express to Oakridge are excluded from the Student Transit Pass program.

Simple Ways to Support Roosevelt This Year — Two simple (and free) ways to help support Roosevelt are making sure you are enrolled in the eScrip and Fred Meyer rewards programs. These programs automatically donate a portion of your purchase cost to Roosevelt each time you shop at local stores.

Please take a moment to enroll in the programs. If you are already registered, please check your account and update your cards if needed (also check to make sure you have designated Roosevelt as your recipient). The instructions are below.

1) eScrip: Go to www.escrip.com and:
* Register your credit/debit cards
* Designate Roosevelt Middle School—Recipient ID #6723045
Roosevelt will earn a percentage of your purchases each time you shop at Market of Choice.

2) Fred Meyer: Go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and
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 GB554. If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Babysitter’s Training — What: American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training
When: Saturday, September 29
Time: 10am-5:30pm
Who: Those 11 years and older
Where: EUGENE FAMILY YMCA
Cost: $90 for Members – $100 for Non-Members (financial assistance available if needed)
Contact: sabrina@eugeneymca.org

In the course, students will learn how to:
* Supervise children and infants
* Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering, feeding and dressing
* Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys
* Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries
* Care for common injuries such as burns, cuts and bee stings
* Communicate effectively with parents
* Find and interview for babysitting jobs
Upon completion of the course, students will receive a Certification in Red Cross Babysitter’s Training. 

Design Arts Apprenticeship Program — The Design Arts Apprenticeship Program is a great career-exploration opportunity for middle and high school students in Eugene, Springfield, and the surrounding areas. This program connects students with professional designers in the community to take a 10-week deep dive into a focused area of design such as product, fashion, furniture, graphic, and sustainable design.
Applications are due September 16th with the program kicking off September 25th. Please help us spread the word by sharing this opportunity with your students right away and encouraging them to apply! Please direct students to our website to apply today: http://lanearts.org/arts-apprenticeships/ Click on THIS LINK for a flyer with more information.

Eugene/Springfield NAACP Youth Programming Kickoff Event — The Eugene/Springfield NAACP seeks to elevate academic excellence of Black students and their peers! Come learn more about these great opportunities and the many local resources available at their kickoff celebration! Free lunch will be served at noon. All Parents and Students are encouraged to attend.

October 5th 2019 10am- 1pm
2nd floor Downtown LCC
101 W 10th Eugene, Oregon

NAEYC Programs Include:
* CTSO- show off and hone your skills, earn recognition, and travel opportunities.
* YOUTH COUNCIL- Be an agent of change! Leadership skills, fun trips, and social engagement!
* BTS- Be all you can be academically! Free tutoring, computer lab and academic/parental assistance and counseling.
* NAACP SMART reading program- Pre k-5thgrade Saturday reading program- Free Books for participants
* ASPIRE- Student College and Career mentorship
Contact: info@naacplanecounty.org or call 541-484-1119

Camp Fire — Camp Fire Wilani is getting ready for fall clubs, and will be hosting an information session on September 26th, for anyone from Lane County interested in Camp Fire clubs.
Club Program Information Session South
Thursday, September 26?7:00 – 8:00 pm
380 Q Street , Springfield, OR 97477
2nd Floor Conference Room

For more information contact: Heather Dent, Youth Program Coordinator, at heather@wilanicouncil.org or 541.342.6338