October 7, 2019


Weekly News & Updates


Check out this week’s eNEWS for a request for Activity Night volunteers, information on the Walk & Roll Challenge, photo retakes,Track Town Pizza fundraiser, October PAR meeting, lost and found, RMS Activity Night, an LTD student bus program, and an announcement about upcoming Rose Theatre productions.

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Upcoming Events

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) – PAR Meeting (9:15 AM) in the Library
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 fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu


Walk & Roll Challenge TOMORROW, Oct. 8th

Roosevelt is participating in the Walk+Roll Challenge on Tuesday, October 8 and we need your help! Our goal is to encourage as many students as possible to increase their physical activity by using active transportation modes like walking, biking, scooting, skating, busing, and carpooling. This year we have great incentives and prizes to encourage our students to get active!

Although we encourage students to walk, bike, carpool, bus, and skate all year long, students caught walking and rolling to school on Tuesday, October 8 will get free incentives and be entered in a prize raffle (including skateboards and Get Air passes).

Walking and rolling to and from school is an excellent way to add physical activity into a daily routine. Kids need at least sixty minutes of physical activity every day to keep them healthy – and many kids in Oregon just don’t get enough. Positive experiences gained through walking and bicycling to school will pave the way for being physically active throughout life.

Thanks again for helping encourage healthy habits in our school community. We couldn’t do it without you. Want to help with this year’s Walk+Roll to School Challenge? Please contact Jennifer Smith at jjsmith@uoregon.edu


Picture Retakes Oct. 15th

Picture retakes are Tuesday, October 15 during first period (9:00-9:55 am). If students are having retakes, they must bring the original picture packet to school on Tuesday to give the photographer. Any students who did not have pictures taken on the first picture day should definitely plan to have pictures taken next Tuesday , even if you choose not to purchase pictures. If you do want to purchase pictures, packets are available in the office


Track Town Pizza Fundraiser for Roosevelt

Looking for a reason to enjoy a lunch out or take a night off from cooking? Join us on Wednesday, October 16th for our monthly Out in the Community fundraiser at Tracktown Pizza. 50% of all purchases (dine-in and carry-out only) made with the voucher provided by Tracktown will benefit the Roosevelt track team. Not feeling pizza that day? Use your voucher to purchase a gift certificate for a later date and 25% of your purchase price will come back to Roosevelt track and field. Vouchers will be sent out the week of the event via email and a limited number of vouchers will be available in the front office. Thanks for supporting our community and the Roosevelt Rough Riders.


PAR October Meeting

Parents At Roosevelt’s October business meeting will be held Friday, October 18th at 9:15 in the library. PAR meetings are a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from the principal about what’s happening in the classroom and beyond at Roosevelt and discover more about the many ways to get involved, upcoming parent education events, and more.

All Roosevelt parents are welcome at our meetings; we can’t wait to meet you and hear your ideas. Have questions or want to talk about adding something to the agenda? Email Alexis at ancborrevik@yahoo.com.


Lost & Found

Please remind your students to check the lost and found for missing jackets, binders, water bottles and many other items. Parents may check the lost and found before and after school. All items in lost and found will be cleared out and donated at the end of October.


RMS Activity Night

Friday, October 25, 2019
Halloween Theme: Costumes are optional
(NO Masks that cover the face)

What is Activity Night?
Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a safe
and familiar place.

What are some of the activities?
* DJ/Dancing in the small gym
* Karaoke, Bingo, Ping Pong
* Concessions – pizza, chips, popcorn, juice ($.50-$1.00)
* Coat room (lockers are not available to students so you are discouraged from bringing any bags)
* 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. 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 an administrator from both schools. Forms are available in the front office and are due by Thursday October 24. Visitors pay $5 for admission at the door. No visitors will be admitted without a signed permission form approved and in the office by October 24.

Students who do not attend school on Friday may not attend Activity Night Friday night.

$3.00 in advance ($1.50 for 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 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 8:00 pm

Regarding Costumes
Students 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!

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. No outside food or drink is allowed at activity night.
4. If you do not come to school on Friday you may not attend activity night.
5. No taking videos during activity night.
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 8:00 pm.


Get on the Bus: Students Ride Free on LTD

All students in kindergarten through 12th grade can now ride Lane Transit District (LTD) buses for free. Students may ride anywhere, anytime—to and from school and also to after-school activities and jobs in the Eugene–Springfield metro area. For now, students can just show their school identification card or tell the bus driver where they are a student. At a future point students will be required to show a pass or app to board the bus.

LTD notes, “A student transit pass can make it easier for families to get around town by reducing their transportation costs and the demands on parents to transport their children to school and activities. An additional goal is to create life-long transit users to decrease transportation impacts on our environment.”
The free student transit fares are made available through a grant to LTD from the State of Oregon’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund.


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 http://rosechildrenstheatre.org 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.

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. For more information, click on the link above.


Visit the Roosevelt website for more information related to the school