Weekly News & Updates


Check out this week’s eNEWS for upcoming events, a thank you to volunteers, information on the Helping All People (HAP) food drive, a 4J Equity Forum, Thursday’s MOD Fundraiser, information on inclement weather and when to keep your child home from school, a parent education night on cyberbullying and sexting, the Back to School, Stay in School: NAACP/SMART ASPIRE Career & College Mentorship Program, Spring Creek Holly Farm fundraiser, and Rose Theatre’s A Fairytale Christmas Carol production.

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Upcoming Events

Dec. 5th (Th) – MOD Pizza Fundraiser
Dec. 10th (T) – All the World’s a Stage Rehearsals (3:45 PM)
Dec. 11th (W) – All the World’s a Stage Rehearsals (3:45 PM)
Dec. 11th (W) – Winter Concert Series–Orchestra & Choir (6:00 PM)
Dec. 12th (Th) – All the World’s a Stage Rehearsals (3:45 PM)
Dec. 12th (Th) – Winter Concert Series–Bands (6:00 PM)
Dec. 13th (F) – All the World’s a Stage Rehearsals (3:45 PM)
Dec. 17th (T) – All the World’s a Stage 7/8 Drama Showcase(6:00 PM)
Dec. 18th (W) – All the World’s a Stage 7/8 Drama Showcase(4:30 PM)
Dec. 19th (Th) – All the World’s a Stage 7/8 Drama Showcase(6:00 PM)
Dec. 20th (F) – All the World’s a Stage 7/8 Drama Showcase(6:00 PM)
Dec. 23rd-Jan. 6th-NO SCHOOL: Winter Break

Thank You!

Siegrist and Naghski would like to send out a HUGE thank you to the parent volunteers who helped with soap making on Tuesday November 26th: Laura Fuhriman, Nina Hofmeijer, Cathy Rasmussen, Jeffery Salerno, Audrey McCarthy, Jody Seasonwein, Randy Rasmussen, Rowen Lowden, Trevor Means, Joana Bownik, Jamie Harms, Mandy Beall, and Sara Loveless. We couldn’t have done it without you!!! You are deeply appreciated.

Thank you to Angela Cherbas who put up posters in the Forum.

Thank you to the parents who donated cookies and juice for the 7th and 8th grade “Stories for the Stage” showcase.

Thank you to the volunteers who accompanied Brian’s 7th grade class to the salmon watch field trip.


Volunteers Needed!

If you can donate cookies, juice, or help with clean-up for our Winter Concert (Dec 11th and 12th), please contact Karen Doerfert at doerfert_k@4j.lane.edu.

During the school year we have classroom events and activities where volunteers are needed. We would be very thankful if you could join us. For more information on how to become a volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Fuhriman, at fuhirman_l@4j.lane.edu


Helping All People (HAP)

It’s that time of year, when we collect food and money in house for our annual HAP (Helping All People) drive — from now until Dec 16th. The non-perishable food collected in this drive, along with the money raised to purchase fresh, perishable food items, such as, turkey/ham/tofurky, fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, butter, etc., will be shared with our community and Food for Lane County. The goal for each advisor’s house is to fill a box from a list of non-perishable food items AND to collect a minimum of $50 per house to pay for fresh foods.

1. Each advisor’s house is asked to fill its collection box from a list of needed non-perishable foods. If you are not sure you can participate, no problem – bring food and money only if your family can and wants to support the drive. If you are able to donate more, please know extra food is always welcome and appreciated and can support those houses that need help completing their list. 
2. Each advisor’s house has a goal of $50 ($2 per student) for fresh, perishable food items. We suggest a $2-$20 donation, but every dime counts! Extra money will help support any houses that do not reach their goal.

Food and money collection is underway!

Thank you for your support.

Please check all expiration dates!


4J Equity Forum

4J Equity Forum presents the documentary film

14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark, & Vanessa Lopez

Thursday, December 5th
Eugene SD 4J District Office
Auditorium Doors Open at 5:30 p.m. | Film will start at 5:40 p.m.

14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark, & Vanessa Lopez explores the recurring question about who has the right to be an American citizen. 14 examines the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment and present-day attacks upon it through compelling personal stories and expertly-told history. Under the Fourteenth Amendment, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

The film will be followed by a conversation with the writer & producer Anne Galisky

This is a FREE event open to everyone!

The film will be shown with Spanish subtitles

Sign Language Interpretation may be requested by mailing mcrae_k@4j.lane.edu

Childcare will be available

~Our Stories: Immigrants of America Photographic Essays~
by Eugene photographer, Melissa “Mimi” Nolledo, will also be on display

Presented By: Eugene School District 4J | Office of Equity, Instruction & Partnerships | equityevents@4j.lane.edu


MOD Fundraiser THIS Thursday

PAR (Parents at Roosevelt) is sponsoring a fundraising night at MOD Pizza in South Eugene Thursday, 12/5. Twenty percent of your order will be donated when you mention you are there for Roosevelt (no voucher needed). Take a break from cooking, enjoy some pizza, and support our students and staff. All funds raised through Out in the Community events support Roosevelt track and field, clubs, teacher grants, and more. Your support is greatly appreciated by all.


Winter Weather: Snow Day Information

When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. These decisions are made by the school district early in the morning and are the same for every 4J school. 
Snow day notifications: Our school district communicates any decision to change school or bus schedules as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m.

• Sign up for alerts via Twitter: 4j.lane.edu/weather/#texts
• Check the district website homepage: www.4j.lane.edu  
• Follow district social media channels:
 – Facebook: facebook.com/4Jschools
 – Twitter: twitter.com/4jschools and twitter.com/4Jweather
• Tune in to local news media 
No news = No change. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement. 
For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/weather. 

Clima de invierno: Información de días de nieve

Cuando hay mal tiempo en el invierno, las escuelas pueden cerrar o comenzar tarde y los autobuses pueden utilizar las rutas de nieve. Estas decisiones se toman en la mañana antes del inicio de las clases, y aplican a todas las escuelas de Eugene 4J. 
Notificaciones de día de nieve: Nuestro distrito escolar comunicará cualquier cambio de horario de jornada escolar o rutas de autobuses lo mas pronto posible de varias maneras, siempre antes de las 6:30 a.m.
• Regístrese para recibir alertas de mensajes de texto por medio de twitter: 4j.lane.edu/weather/#texts
• Revise la página web del distrito 
• Revise las páginas de red sociales del distrito  
 – Facebook: facebook.com/4Jschools
 – Twitter: twitter.com/4jschools and twitter.com/4Jweather
• Marque el numero de teléfono de emergencia en español, 541-790-7738 
• Consulte las estaciones de noticias locales por radio, televisión o internet 

Ninguna notificación = Ningún cambio. Si no hay ningún cambio de horario o de rutas de autobuses, NO habrá ningún anuncio.
Podrá encontrar más información en inglés en el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/weather. 


When to Keep Your Child Home from School

Now that cold and flu season is upon us, here is a quick reminder of when to keep your child home from school:

If your child has vomited, had diarrhea or a fever, keep them home for 24 hours after the last incident. Do not send your child to school until they are fever free (under 100 degrees) for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication (ie Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen). Aspirin should not be given for fever due to viruses, to prevent a complication called Reye’s syndrome.

In general, if your child has a cough lasting 7 days, a health care provider should be consulted. If you need access to a health care provider contact the nurse or School-Based Health Center.
Please keep your child home if you see these signs:
* Fever greater than 100.5
* Vomiting
* Diarrhea (3 watery or loose stools in one day with or without fever)
* Stiff neck or headache with fever
* Any rash with or without fever
* Unusual behavior change, such as irritability, lethargy
* Jaundice (yellow color of skin or eyes)
* Skin lesions that are “weepy” (fluid or pus-filled)
* Colored drainage from eyes
* Brown/green drainage from nose with fever of greater than 100.5
* Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; serious, sustained cough

If your student has a chronic condition that is impacting attendance, please request consultation with the nurse.


Prevent Cyberbullying, Sexting & Child Exploitation: Parent Education Nights: Know what’s going on(line)!

You are invited to a free parent training about preventing cyberbullying, sexting, and sexual exploitation of children. Eugene School District 4J is teaming up with the Eugene Police Department and Bethel School District to provide this training, conducted by a nationally recognized child crimes specialist. Choose which night works for you—the training is offered three times, Dec. 17, 18 or 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at South Eugene High School. 


Spring Creek Holly Farm Fundraiser

Spring Creek Holly Farm is offering a special school fundraising opportunity for families planning on purchasing a Christmas tree this year. If you purchase a tree at Spring Creek Holly Farm, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lane County school of your choice. All trees are $7/ft. Just buy a tree and tell them that Roosevelt is the school of your choice, and they will do the rest. Friends, family co-workers etc. can purchase a tree to benefit our school. 

 For more information click on the following link: http://springcreekholly.com/fundraising/ 


Back to School, Stay in School: NAACP/SMART ASPIRE Career & College Mentorship Program

What: Back to School/Stay in School program- NAACP/SMART – ASPIRE Career and College mentorship program!

When: Saturdays 10-2:00 PM
Where: Lane Community College Downtown Campus (2nd FLOOR – 101 W. 10th AVE @ Olive St.)
Who: K-12 Students
Parking: Free (At Overpark garage )
Contact: (541) 484-1119
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 

December- 7th, 14th
January- 11th, (18th MLK prep), 25th
February- 8th, 15th, 29th
March- 7th, 14th
April- 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
May – 2nd, 9th (16th Last Day of 2020 program)

***The NAACP will provide free daycare from 10:00-2:00 in which parents are able to drop off students.***


Rose Theatre Company Presents A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol

Rose Children’s Theatre (RCT) proudly presents
A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol- The Musical

Dates & Times:
December 12, 13, 14 – 7:00 p.m.
December 14, 15 – 1:00 p.m.

at the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater
(630 Main St, Springfield, OR 97477)

Directed by Becky Hope and Peg Major, with musical direction by Dody Hansen, RCT’s production recasts all of your favorite fairy tale characters and places them inside Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol.

Featuring the Big Bad Wolf as Ebenezer Scrooge, the Fairy Godmother as the Ghost of Christmas Past, and Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel, among others, that Scrooge has been such a scoundrel to, this family-friendly show is full of holiday spirit delivered by an incredible cast of 45 local actors ranging from 2nd to 8th grade.

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). Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.

For more information contact:
General information: rct@rosechildrenstheatre.org
Ticket inquiries: tickets@rosechildrenstheatre.org
Website: http://rosechildrenstheatre.org
Phone: (458) 215-0220


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.