September 23, 2019

Weekly News & Updates


Check out this week’s eNEWS for information on Tuesday’s Open House, a request for volunteers, a survey for PAR meeting times, 6th grade parent education night, a reminder about locking up skateboards & scooters, information on pick up & drop off, LTD bus information, Box Tops for Education, a babysitter training, design arts apprenticeship program, NAACP youth programming kick-off, and Camp Fire information.

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Upcoming Events

Sept. 24th (T) – Open House (6:00 PM)
Oct. 3rd (Th) – 6th Grade Parent Education Night
Oct. 10th (Th) – NO SCHOOL (Progress Reports/Professional Development)
Oct. 11th (F) – NO SCHOOL (Statewide Inservice–Office Closed)
Oct. 15th (T) – Picture Retakes
Oct. 16th (W) – Track Town Roosevelt Fundraiser
Oct. 17th (Th) – 6th Grade Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
Oct. 18th (F) – 6th Grade Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
Oct. 24th (Th) – Solo and Chamber Recital (6:00 PM)
Oct. 25th (F) – Activity Night (6:30 PM)

Thank you volunteers!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped in Mrs Siegrist’s Science classes.

Open House THIS Tuesday!

Come to Roosevelt’s Open House Tuesday, September 24 from 6:00-8:00pm to meet your children’s teachers, learn about their classes, and get to know their schedules. The evening starts in House with your student’s advisor, where you will pick up your student’s schedule.   You will attend year-long classes and A-day electives, spending ten minutes in each class. This evening is intended to provide an overview of your student’s classes and curriculum. Because of the limited time available, teachers will not be able to address individual student concerns at this time.

Volunteers Needed!

Roosevelt Middle School would love to have you as a volunteer!!!  Come and join us!  Go to 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 ( 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

Parents at Roosevelt Meeting Times

Welcome to Parents at Roosevelt (PAR). As parents of students at the school, you are automatically a member of the parent group and we are so happy to have you join us. Our monthly business meetings are a fantastic way to keep up-to-date with what’s going at school through updates from Principal Eric Anderson, find out what volunteer opportunities are available in the near future, and stay informed about staff appreciation events, fundraising, and more.

In an effort to maximize attendance and participation in PAR, we would like your input on our meeting schedule. We will do our best to work with the input provided by interested parents to come up with a meeting time and day that will work well for the majority. If you are unable to attend meetings but are interested in what happens at PAR, our meeting minutes will be posted on the school website under the PAR tab. Your participation helps to make Roosevelt a great school and is greatly appreciated.   Fill Out Form

6th Grade Parent Education Night (Sponsored by PAR)
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!

Lock Up Skateboards & Scooters

Please remind your students that skateboards and scooters are not allowed in the building and may not be stored in students’ lockers. Skateboard and scooters must be locked in the skateboard docks outside. Locks can be borrowed from the office on a day-to-day basis if your student forgets to bring a lock. 

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 24thfrom 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.  

4) Please make sure to observe the speed limit for School Zones. The speed limit is 20 mph on all streets used to approach RMS.

Thank you!

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.

Box Tops!

Are you tired of cutting and squirreling away BoxTops only to find them after they’ve expired?  Well, good news! BoxTops for Education has gone digital!  They are phasing out the traditional ones and have been rolling out products with the new logo.  They have also added PaperMate office products and some other things. (One exception: 6 household products including Kleenex, Hefty and Ziploc have opted to keep the clip-only ones for now.)   All you have to do is download the Box Top for Education App in Google Play or the App Store, sign up (or sign in) and take a picture of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. It will automatically credit the school for each product. Seriously, it’s so easy.  

For more information, you can check out
If you have questions, I may or may not be able to answer them, but feel free to shoot me an email: Karen 

Babysitter’s Training

What: American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training
When: Saturday, September 29
Time: 10am-5:30pm
Who: Those 11 years and older
Cost: $90 for Members – $100 for Non-Members (financial assistance available if needed)

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 student to our website to apply today:  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: 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 or 541.342.6338

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 every time you shop at Market of Choice, Sizzle Pie (& other local restaurants).

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. Click on the link above.

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