2-4-2020

Weekly News & Updates

2/4/2020

Check out this week’s eNEWS for upcoming events, a thank you, a Showcase Roosevelt planning meeting, RMS Track information, volunteer opportunities, a request for yearbook photos, purchasing a yearbook, Activity Night, a Geology camp for girls, exclusion day, a list of Showcase Roosevelt donations, and a National Girls & Women in Sports Day at UO.

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Upcoming Events

Feb. 7th (F) – Activity Night (6:30 PM)
Feb. 10th (M) – Showcase Roosevelt Planning Meeting (6:30 PM)
Feb. 11th (T) – Track Meeting for parents & athletes (5:30 PM)
Feb. 13th (Th) – All the World’s a Stage 7/8 Drama Showcase (6 PM)
Feb. 14th (F) – All the World’s a Stage 7/8 Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
Feb. 17th (M) – NO SCHOOL (President’s Day)

Thank You!

Thank you to all the volunteers who donated cookies, juice and cups for our 6th grade Drama Showcase.

Showcase Roosevelt 2020

Showcase 2020 is coming and your help is needed to make it our best, most successful event yet! Are you new to RMS and curious about what Showcase Roosevelt is? Have you been to Showcase in the past and want to help at this year’s event? Do you have some crazy fundraising tricks or a desire to take charge and get stuff done? Look no further than our Showcase 2020 planning kickoff meeting on Monday, February 10th at 6:30 PM in the Roosevelt library.

While work on this event has been underway since the fall, the real effort begins now and we need you. There are roles and time commitments of all sizes—big, small, and in-between; you’re sure to find something that fits your life. Whether you’re a take charge kind of person or someone who prefers to be directed, there is a Showcase role with your name on it. Join us on February 10th and be part of Roosevelt’s largest annual community gathering and fundraising event from behind the scenes and beyond. Can’t make it on the 10th but still want to be involved? Email Alexis at ancborrevik@yahoo.com for more information.

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!

ACTIVITY NIGHT
Our last Activity Night of the shool year is coming up on Friday, February 7th from 6:30-8pm. Contact Laura Fuhriman (fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu) if you are interested in joining us to supervise activities or monitor exits during the event.

OFFICE VOLUNTEERS
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 who 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)

SHOWCASE ROOSEVELT
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.

MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER:
* 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.

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)
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.

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.

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.

Price:
$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.

ACTIVITY NIGHT CARDS WENT ON SALE IN HOUSE MONDAY, February 3.
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

REMINDERS ABOUT ACTIVITY NIGHT:
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.

Free Geology Camp for Middle School Girls

GeoGirls is a 5-day, 4-night camp geology and technology camp for girls (cis and trans gender) at Mount St. Helens. During camp we will explore the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens, the hazards volcanic eruptions pose to human population and the technology used by scientists to monitor volcanoes. Our entire program takes place within the area affected by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. 

GeoGirls is a collaborative effort between the Mount St. Helens Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey – Cascades Volcano Observatory with partners from various scientific universities, agencies, and private companies. Throughout the week we will spend time with many different research teams hiking, exploring, collecting data, and team building. This is a unique experience unlike any other summer camp!

WHO: Girls from OR & WA graduating from 7th & 8th grades

WHAT: Geology and technology field camp for girls at Mt.

WHEN: August 2-6, 2020

ACTIVITIES:
* Camp near Windy Ridge
* Team projects with real scientists
* Hands-on experiments
* Field trips to sites around Mount St. Helens 
* Hikes, stories and songs!

HOW TO APPLY:
Complete your online application and ask a teacher to complete a teacher recommendation form. Go to the links below to nd your online application and teacher recommendation form. www.mshinstitute.org/learn/for-parents/geogirls/geogirl-apply.html

Applications open January 6 | Due March 6 | All selections announced May 8

LEARN MORE & APPLY: www.mshinstitute.org/learn/for-parents/geogirls/

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  
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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.

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/Coupons

Abby’s Pizza
Agate Alley
Barry’s Espresso & Bakery
BRING Recycling
Burrito Amigos
Coburg Road Car Wash
Down to Earth
Eugene Toy & Hobby
Filling Station
First National Taphouse
French Nails & Spa
Glenwood Restaurant
Graduate Eugene Hotel
La Perla
Lox, Stock & Bagel
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

Merchandise

Abbelone Vineyard (Wine)
Les Schwab (Roadside Kits)
Hutch’s Bicycles (Helmet)

Memberships

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

National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Women In Flight will be hosting a FREE festival for National Girls & Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 8th. We would love for your children to join us! 

Program Details:
* WHO: Children of all ages and genders
* WHAT: Women In Flight’s National Girls & Women in Sports Day Festival
* WHEN: Saturday, February 8th from 3:00-6:00pm 
* WHERE: University of Oregon’s Moshofsky Center (Next to Autzen Football Stadium)
* PRICE: FREE Community Event!
* REGISTRATION: Click Here!

Includes:
* Sports Clinics
* Autographs
* Photos
* Student-Athlete TED Talks
* Food Trucks

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.