September 30, 2019

Weekly News & Updates


Check out this week’s eNEWS for a survey on PAR meeting times, a request for Activity Night volunteers, information on the 6th grade parent education night, Box Tops for Education, a reminder about locking up skateboards & scooters, a NAACP youth programming kick-off, and an announcement about upcoming Rose Theatre productions.

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Upcoming Events

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)

Activity Night Volunteers Needed

Do you want to volunteer during our first Activity Night of the school year, on October 25th, 2019? Contact Laura Fuhriman at

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.

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6th Grade Parent Education Night (Sponsored by PAR)
THIS Thursday, October 3rd

Parents of 6th-Graders! Please come join your new school community to take part in a special evening meeting created just for you, at RMS THIS 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!

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: 

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. 

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-5th grade Saturday reading program- Free Books for participants
* ASPIRE- Student College and Career mentorship

Contact: or call 541-484-1119

Rose Children’s Theatre Productions

Rose Children’s Theatre is about to begin their fall season!
Willy Wonka Kids, will feature their elementary actors, and Newsies, will features middle school actors. This is a great opportunity for students of all ages to support the hard work of their peers and to have a great time! Tickets are $10 dollars for students, please see the dates and times below, and visit their website here for details.

Catch these exciting productions at the Richard E. Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield.

Willy Wonka Kids
October 11 & 12 – 7:00 p.m.
October 12 & 13 – 2:00 p.m.

Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical
October 25 & 26, November 1 & 2 – 7:00 p.m.
October 27, & November 2 & 3 – 2:00 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at or one hour before show time at the Wildish Theater box office. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $7 for preschool (ages 6 and under).

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.

Visit the Roosevelt website for more information related to the school