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, Staff Appreciation opportunities, 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, Rose Theatre’s A Fairytale Christmas Carol production, and a Design Arts Apprenticeship Program.

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Upcoming Events
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

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.

We are looking for donations of cookies and juice for our drama concession stands during our 4 shows of the Taming of the Shrew, by Shakespeare. Please sign up HERE. Thank you very much.
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. HAP is happening now and will continue 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.

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.
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!

Staff Appreciation
This December, we have several great opportunities to appreciate our teachers and staff at Roosevelt. We are giving the staff lounge a bit of an upgrade and would like to thank the teachers and staff for all their hard work by supplying them with a basket of coffee/tea and a new coffee maker (10-12 cup with an insulated carafe would be amazing). We will accompany the basket of coffee, and hopefully a coffee maker, with plates of cookies on December 19th and 20th.
If you are willing and able to bring a plate of cookies or a bag of ground coffee or two, that would be amazing. You can sign up with here: Staff Appreciation Sign-Up. We also would love your help filling a Gratitude Basket with positive written messages about RMS teachers and support staff. Please take a moment to share a few words of kindness to let RMS staff know their dedicated work is noticed and appreciated. Written notes should be dropped in the PAR basket in the RMS office. They do not need to be written on fancy paper (post-it notes, napkins…we’ll take them!), and may be submitted anonymously. Thank you for helping to support positive culture at RMS!

– from the PAR Staff Appreciation Team

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
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


Design Arts Apprenticeship
This FREE program offers middle & high school students in Lane County the opportunity to apprentice with professional designers for 10 weeks. Areas of focus include graphic design, architecture, product design, fashion design, and set design. Group meetings take place on evenings or weekends, at a time that works for both students and mentors, making sure the program works with the schedule of the student. At the end of the program, students will participate in a showcase event, celebrating the work they did over the term.

Winter Term runs Jan. 8th-April 3rd. Application is due Dec. 13th.

For more information, or to apply, visit the following website: http://lanearts.org/arts-apprenticeships/.


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.