Weekly News & Updates


Check out this week’s eNEWS for upcoming events, a thank you, January PAR Meeting announcement, RMS Track information, volunteer opportunities, a request for yearbook photos, information on winter weather, purchasing a yearbook, Eugene International High School, Activity Night, exclusion day, school choice, and a list of Showcase Roosevelt donations.

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Upcoming Events

Jan. 20th (M) – NO SCHOOL–Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 24th (F) – Parents at Roosevelt (PAR) Meeting (9:30 AM, Library)
Jan. 29th (W) – 6th Grade Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
Jan. 30th (Th) – 6th Grade Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
Jan. 31 (F) – NO SCHOOL–Progress Reports/Professional Development


Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who turned in Boxtops. As a result of your efforts, Boxtops for Education has donated $112 to Roosevelt. 


January PAR Meeting:
This Friday, Jan. 24th

Proficiency grading? Letter grades? Pass/No Pass? Are you curious about how grading systems work at Roosevelt? Come to our PAR (Parents at Roosevelt) business meeting on Friday, January 24th at 9:30 AM in the library to hear Eric explain how different teachers grade and what the future of grading might look like at Roosevelt.

We’ll also be reviewing/awarding teacher grant proposals, discussing upcoming staff appreciation and Out in the Community events, and kicking off our 2020 Showcase Roosevelt planning. Please join us and discover different opportunities for you to get involved in our community in the coming months.

RMS Track

The RMS 2020 Track & Field season begins March 9th. There will be a parent meeting from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11th in the school cafeteria. We will discuss practices, the meet schedule, and parent volunteer opportunities. The packet of participation forms will be available. We hope to see you there!


Volunteers Needed

Do you want to be involved in your child’s school environment but aren’t sure what you’d like to do? Here at Roosevelt Middle School we have many opportunities to be involved–everything from Homework Club to Library volunteering and even helping our other parent volunteers with Activity Night! See below for different ways to get involved!

Our last Activity Night of the school year is coming up on Friday, February 7th from 6-8pm. Contact Laura Fuhriman (fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu) if you are interested in joining us to supervise activities or monitor exits during the event.


Work with our wonderful and dedicated front office staff! This position requires a weekly commitment to answer phones, make copies, put incoming mail in teacher mailboxes and answer basic questions from parents and students. This volunteer position is very important in helping keep the front office running smoothly. This is a great opportunity to get to know staff, teachers and even the great kiddos that are here everyday! If you would like to become a parent volunteer in the front office at Roosevelt please contact Laura Fuhriman (fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu)


It is that time of year again where we start putting together our annual Showcase Roosevelt. This event is not only meant to build our RMS community as a fun family event and display of many different kinds of student work, but also to raise money to better support our teachers and help them provide an excellent education for all our children. In order for such an important event to be successful, it takes a community. Thus, we are asking for a few volunteers willing to help in several ways to make this year’s Showcase awesome. Please take a look at the SIGN UP for ways that you can participate and invest in our community for our kids.


* Track
* 8th Grade Picture Day
* Field trip for 7th grade science classes
* 6th grade Cultural Festival
* and 8th grade promotion

Contact Laura Fuhriman (fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu) if you are interested in helping with any of the listed activities/events.


Yearbook Photos Needed

Parents, Teachers, Friends, Family & Students of RMS!

Please submit pictures to be considered for the Yearbook

Areas of focus:
* Halloween (at home or at school)
* Sports or other activities = plays, music, dance etc. that students dedicate themselves to
* Immigration Simulation
* Activity Nights
* Assemblies
* Field trips
* Drama
* Band/Orchestra

URL to upload to: RMSYBPicturesEugeneOR.shutterfly.com

There is an account creation and sign in required for security.

*Uploaded images will be considered for the yearbook as appropriate. Please submit photos that are at least 300 dpi to ensure acceptable print quality for the yearbook. Note: Photos from social media websites may not be acceptable quality. Please consider this when uploading images.


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. 


How to Purchase a Yearbook

Quantities are limited, so please consider purchasing a 2019-2020 yearbook ASAP! The cost is $30 ($15 for students who qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program). 

If you would like to pay with credit card (there is no processing fee) please visit the following the web link and purchase your yearbook:  https://www.schoolpay.com/link/Roosevelt-Yearbook-2019-2020

If your student qualifies for the federal free and reduced lunch program, go to this link:  https://www.schoolpay.com/link/Roosevelt-Yearbook-reduced-price-2019-2020

If you would like to pay with cash or check, please come to the office and make your check payable to Roosevelt Middle School with Yearbook (plus student name) written in the Memo space.

If you are not sure whether you have already purchased a yearbook, please check with Karen Kingzett, kingzett@4j.lane.edu.

Please check with Karen Kingzett, kingzett@4j.lane.edu, BEFORE completing your order to make sure you did not already purchase a yearbook at the beginning of the year. Some parents are inadvertently paying twice for a yearbook.


For Parents of 8th Graders:
Eugene International High School

Are you curious about global events? Do you enjoy considering different perspectives on world issues? Do you want to make a difference in your local and global community?

You might be interested in Eugene International High School!  Eugene IHS is an award-winning high school in international studies for students in grades 9-12. as your high school choice.

Located at Churchill, Sheldon and South Eugene, the school is open via district lottery to any student who wishes to attend. If you are curious about the world and want to be part of a close-knit community of learners in a unique environment that is both challenging and supportive, we hope you will consider Eugene IHS

Admission into Eugene IHS is through the 4J District lottery process; all students, regardless of attendance area, must fill out an online 4J School Choice Lottery Application. 4J School Choice Lottery Applications for 2020-2021 will be available in January. Go to the 4J District School Choice web page for school choice deadlines and applications: http://www.4j.lane.edu/choice.

IMPORTANT DATES for the 2020-2021 School Year:
January 1…….. Online application period for 4J School Choice Lottery opens for in-district students
January 31…… Deadline to submit in-district 4J School Choice Lottery Applications
March 1          Online application period for 4J School Choice Lottery opens for out-of-district students
April 1 Deadline to submit out-of-district 4J School Choice Lottery Applications

Immersion students will be enrolled in Eugene IHS without the lottery process because they entered immersion through the lottery in elementary or middle school. However, immersion students do need to submit the Eugene IHS Enrollment Form to the Eugene IHS office at South or Sheldon by the January 31st deadline. This form will be included in a special mailing to immersion families.

Interested Parents and Students:
Please come to one of the special information nights listed below to hear more about Eugene International High School and enrollment information.
Sheldon region
* Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 pm, Sheldon Cafeteria (joint session with Sheldon; 6:00 – 7:00 Sheldon Information, 7:00- 8:00 Eugene IHS information; includes Spanish Immersion break-out session) *Spanish interpretation services provided
South region
* Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 pm, South Eugene cafeteria (includes French Immersion break-out session)
* Thursday, January 23, 7:00 pm in the South Eugene cafeteria (joint session with South; 6:00 – 7:00 South Information, 7:00- 8:00 Eugene IHS information) *Spanish interpretation services provided
                                                                                                                                          For more information contact one of the Eugene IHS offices below, or visit the website at www.ihs.4j.lane.edu.
Eugene IHS @ Churchill: 541-790-5225
Eugene IHS @ Sheldon: 541-790-6636
Eugene IHS @ South Eugene: 541-790-8030


Activity Night: Friday, February 7th
6:30-8:00 PM

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, February 6. Visitors pay $5 for admission at the door. No visitors will be admitted without a signed permission form approved and in the office by February 6th. 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 8:00pm

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. No wheeled transportation will be allowed in the building. This means skateboards, scooters, razors and bikes MUST be locked up in the racks at the front of the building.

7. Due to issues at the last activity night, we are asking all cell phones to be off and away, just like during the school day.

8. The same rules that apply to clothing during the school day apply at activity night.

9. Students may not go to their lockers during activity night.

10. No one may leave early unless your parent comes to pick you up.

11. All students must be picked up promptly at 8:00 pm.


Exclusion Day

Students who are not current on their immunizations by February 19 may not attend school beginning February 19, until their immunizations are up to date. Exclusion notices were mailed by the Health Department. If you have questions, please ask for the health assistant or school nurse. The absences are considered unexcused.

Do you lack health insurance or financial resources to pay for needed shots? Options include your local high school clinic as they are available for immunizations, sick and well care for al l4J students and their siblings.  Please always remember to take your child’s immunization records to medical appointments. Another option is the immunization clinic at the Lane County Health Department located at: 151 West 7th Avenue Eugene,OR.

* Churchill Clinic (541) 790-5227        
* North Eugene Clinic (541) 790-4445
* Lane County Public Health(541) 682-4041  
When your student has received the immunization(s), we do need written verification of booster shots in order to update the required Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status in the school health records.

ORS433.235 through 433.284 and OAR333-00-0010 through 333-050-0120 require all students enrolled in schools and children’s facilities in Oregon to meet certain immunization standards. If you wish to view the most current information of these standards, access this website: www.healthoregon.org/imm. This website contains links to the most current law, the current immunization requirements in Oregon, by age group.

Thank you for helping us comply with State Laws, and reduce communicable diseases in our community.


It’s School Choice Time

Come See What our Schools Have to Offer!

In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or may request to enroll in a different 4J school provided there is space available. School choice requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery.

To be included in the lottery, 4J residents must apply (4jschoolchoice.com) by January 31 at midnight. Non-district residents must apply between March 1 and 31. All students who want to obtain a transfer must apply, including new incoming siblings and students who have moved but want to stay enrolled at our school.
School visits are scheduled in the month of January. If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about our wonderful school and their school choice options

Es el tiempo de elección de escuelas (“school choice”)

¡Vengan a ver que ofrecen nuestras escuelas!
En el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J, cada escuela ofrece una excelente educación para nuestros alumnos. Los alumnos pueden matricularse en la escuela de su vecindario en cualquier momento, o pueden solicitar matricularse en otras escuelas de 4J, siempre y cuando haya puestos disponibles. Las solicitudes de elección de escuelas son aceptadas en un orden determinado por medio de una lotería.
Para participar en la lotería, los residentes de 4J deberán completar una solicitud (4jschoolchoice.com) antes de la medianoche del 31 de enero. Los que no residen dentro del distrito deberán completar una solicitud durante el 1º y 31º de marzo. Todo alumno que desee obtener un traslado deberá completar una solicitud, incluyendo los alumnos nuevos que tengan hermanos matriculados, y alumnos que se hayan cambiado de vecindario o distrito y deseen quedarse en la misma escuela. La inscripción no es automática.
Las visitas a las escuelas están programadas durante el mes de enero. ¡Si usted tiene amigos o familiares que estén considerando la elección de una escuela, por favor invíteles a aprender más sobre nuestra maravillosa escuela y sus opciones de elección de escuelas!


Showcase Roosevelt Donations

Thanks to our wonderful community, we are already starting to receive amazing donations for Showcase Roosevelt! The following businesses and organizations have donated items for our Showcase auction. Keep checking each week to see the generous donations that will be available at Showcase this year.

Gift Certificates

Barry’s Espresso & Bakery
BRING Recycling
Burrito Amigos
Coburg Road Car Wash
Glenwood Restaurant
Graduate Eugene Hotel
Mo’s Restaurant
Prince Puckler’s
Rennie’s Landing
Track Town Pizza

Tickets or Passes

Actor’s Cabaret
Cascade Raptor Center
Eugene Concert Choir
The National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics
Oregon Bach Festival
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Pittock Mansion
UO Theater Dept


In Shape Athletic Club
UO Jordan Schnitzer – Museum
of Art
Willamalane Park & Recreation


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.