November 4, 2019

Weekly News & Updates


Check out this week’s eNEWS for upcoming events, a thank you to volunteers, a request for volunteers, a reminder about this week’s Cornucopia fundraiser, information on Parent-Teacher conferences, November Staff Appreciation, a reminder about skateboards & scooters, and information on the upcoming RAD fundraiser.

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Upcoming Events

Nov. 5th (T) – Cornucopia Fundraiser
Nov. 6th (W) – Parent-Teacher Conferences
Nov. 7th (Th) – NO SCHOOL: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Nov. 8th (F) – NO SCHOOL: Professional Development
Nov. 11th (M) – NO SCHOOL: Veteran’s Day
Nov. 12th-15th (T-F) – Roosevelt Activity Days (RAD)
Nov. 21st (Th) – Immigration Simulation (9:00 AM)
Nov. 21st (Th) – PAR Education Night (6:30 PM)
Nov. 26th (T) – Stories for the Stage (7/8 Drama Showcase) (6:00 PM)
Nov. 27th (W) – Stories for the Stage (7/8 Drama Showcase) (6:00 PM)
Nov. 28th-29th (Th & F) – NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 2nd (M) – NO SCHOOL: Grading Day


Thank You Volunteers!

Marcy Siegrist and Brian Naghski would like to send out a huge thank you to the parent volunteers who helped us with our endothermic experiment (ice cream making). Thank you Heidi Zola, Laura Fuhriman, Isis Sroka, Shelly Galvin, Sara Loveless, Trevor Means, Saki Malose, and Melody Spear. We couldn’t have done it without you!!! ?

6th grade science wants to thank you for coming to class on Monday or Tuesday of this week. We had Wallama Restoration Project in our classroom teaching us to get involved in environmental restoration. We learned about our local lands – wetlands, Oak Savannahs, uplands, etc. Then we separated seeds from plant, which were collected this past growing season. Volunteers help keep us organized and working hands on. 

Thanks! Brian & Nick


Volunteers Needed

Dear RMS Families,  Are you interested in stepping back in time with RMS students? Then please volunteer for our annual 6th Grade Immigration Simulation which will be held on November 21st, 2019. This unforgettable journey through time takes place in the small gym, which is transformed into a replica of Ellis Island. Students reenact the immigration process by visiting required stations (staffed by parent volunteers).

The Immigration Simulation is an excellent example of an alternative learning experience that Cultural Connections students can integrate into their classroom learning in a meaningful way. Volunteers should dress in “period fashion” if possible (shawls, hats, dark clothing, etc.).

Can you volunteer? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Laura Fuhriman:


Cornucopia Fundraiser THIS Tuesday

Looking for a reason to enjoy a lunch out or take a night off from cooking? Join us on Tuesday, November 5, for our monthly Out in the Community fundraiser at Cornucopia. 20% of all purchases (dine in, take-out, delivery and gift cards) made using the RMS voucher (sent via email last week) will benefit Roosevelt programs. Thanks for supporting our Roosevelt community.


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Roosevelt’s parent teacher conferences are Wednesday and Thursday, November 6 and 7, 4 – 8pm.  The deadline to sign up for parent teacher conferences has now passed. If you signed up for conferences you will receive a reminder email two days before your conferences begin. If you must make any changes to your schedule, email the school secretary,

November Staff Appreciation

If you signed up to bring something for Staff Appreciation during parent-teacher conferences this week, please bring your items to the RMS office by the end of the school day on Wednesday, November 6th. If you need to arrange otherwise please email Alexis Borrevik at Please include a list of any allergenic ingredients (peanuts, eggs, dairy, etc) and label all items with your name for ease of return.


Skateboard & Scooter Information

Parents of skateboarders and scooter riders, we are pleased your students are using alternate means of transportation to get to and from school, but please remind them of the following:  

1. No forms of transportation are allowed in the building. This means all skateboards and scooters must be locked up outside in one of the two skateboard docks. 
2. All locks must be removed each afternoon from the docks. Do not leave locks fastened to the skateboard docks overnight, as they may be cut off. 
3. We have a few loaner locks in the office for any students who need to borrow one for the day. 


RAD is Coming!

Hey Roosevelt families! Roosevelt Activity Days (RAD) is Roosevelt’s BIG fall fundraiser and it begins in two weeks, on November 12-15. Roosevelt students will participate in community building House activities to build trust, unity and cooperation in and among Houses. Students will participate in RAD events to raise funds to support Roosevelt services.  We are asking students to collect donations.  You can be part of RAD this year and help ensure the success of every child at Roosevelt by donating. Your support is crucial to our efforts to fully support Roosevelt activities and services.

We would greatly appreciate a donation of ANY amount to help us reach our yearlong fundraising goal of $100,000. Students should have received their collection envelopes in house on October 28th so they can start collecting donations.  Collection envelopes are also available in the office. Turn in dates will be Tuesday through Friday, November 12, 13, 14 and 15. Please make checks payable to Roosevelt Middle School. You, along with family and friends, can also make online donations at: Thank you for your support!
Please make sure to review the following fundraising tips with your student:
Roosevelt Activity Days November 12-15 Fundraising Tips
Start with family and family friends. If your family approves going door to door, then follow these guidelines:
1. When soliciting pledges for RAD or for any fundraiser, ALWAYS go with an adult.
2. When asking for sponsors door-to-door, students should never enter anyone’s home.
3. Return home frequently when collecting money; students should not carry large sums of money, especially cash.
4. Use only first names and never give out addresses or phone numbers.
5. Family and friends can also donate online at

1. Each RMS family is strongly encouraged to raise whatever they can. Every dollar counts.
2. Money turn in days are November 12, 13, 14 and 15. Bring your envelopes and collections to school on those days.
3. Be sure to collect the pledge money at the time of solicitation, NOT after RAD.
4. Checks should be made payable to Roosevelt Middle School or RMS.
“Hi, my name is ____________, and I’m a student at Roosevelt Middle School. I am participating in Roosevelt Activity Days November 12-15 to raise money for staffing and other programs at Roosevelt Middle School. Would you be interested in sponsoring me in this activity?”  
Remember students: The “activity” is community building House activities to build trust, unity and cooperation in and among Houses and also House spirit activities.
* If you are asked for a receipt, have the donor call the main office at RMS (541-790-8500).
* A “no soliciting” sign means the home you are approaching is requesting that you do NOT come to their door. Please respect homes with this sign.


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.

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