Weekly News & Updates


Check out this week’s eNEWS for upcoming events, a thank you, a Showcase Roosevelt planning meeting, RMS Track information, volunteer opportunities, information on the Avid 9 program at South Eugene, a list of Showcase Roosevelt donations, a Eugene Youth Math Festival, Rose Theater’s Cinderella production, a Geology camp for girls, exclusion day, and Oregon Health Plan enrollment event.

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Upcoming Events

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 Drama Showcase)–CANCELLED
Feb. 17th (M) – NO SCHOOL (President’s Day)


Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to Heidi Zola and Rebecca Humble who made our Activity Night possible. Thank you also to all the parents, HS students volunteers and PCC Eugene members, for helping with the set up and monitoring during Activity night.


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 THIS 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. THIS Tuesday, February 11th (tomorrow) 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!

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)

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.


AVID 9 Program at South Eugene

Dear families of 8th grade students, 
Applications for the AVID 9 program at South Eugene High School are now available for all incoming 9th grade students.

AVID is a program that supports students in achieving academic success in high school while preparing them for admission to college. Applications can be picked up from Marty Smith, RMS AVID Teacher, or in the RMS front office. Applications are due to Marty Smith no later than Tuesday, February 18.
Additional information about AVID is available on the South Eugene High School webpage. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the SEHS AVID program, please contact Laura Queirolo, SEHS AVID Teacher, at queirolo_l@4j.lane.edu.


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


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


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


Eugene Youth Math Festival

3rd annual Eugene Youth Math Festival

Saturday, February 29
McArthur Court, University of Oregon, 1601 University St
10 am – 1 pm

We invite young students who like math and share a passion for games, problem solving, and hands-on math activities, to come to the third Eugene Youth Math Festival. With the generous support from the UO Department of Mathematics and from the National Science Foundation admission is free and no registration is needed. Come and explore! Please note that the Math Festival volunteers cannot take responsibility for unaccompanied children.

Admission is free
We are also still looking for volunteers to help with the festival. Please contact Maria Nemirovskaya for more information. Her email is linked from the webpage above.


Rose Theatre’s Cinderella Production

Rose Children’s Theatre presents Cinderella, Enchanted Edition, with a cast of over 60 young actors, a live orchestra, beautiful costumes and gorgeous sets including one giant pumpkin coach!

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein original charm and elegance, given an updated twist. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. This Enchanted Edition is based on the 1997 teleplay.

Catch this exciting production at Churchill High School Theatre (1850 Bailey Hill Road Eugene) 

Performances on:

* February 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
* February 16, 22 & 23, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at http://rosechildrenstheatre.org or one hour before show time at the Churchill HS Theater box office. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $7 for preschool (ages 6 and under).


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

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

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  
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.

Oregon Health Plan Enrollment Event

WHAT: Free Oregon Health Plan (OHP) enrollment event

WHEN: February 18th, 2-5 PM

WHERE: Buena Vista Elementary School, Room 1 (1500 Queens Way, Eugene, OR 97401)

For More Information: Call Centro Latino Americano at 541-687-2667

Servicios Sociales en Buenavista
(1500 Queens Way, Eugene, OR 97401)

Estaremos realizando aplicaciones para OHP (Plan de Salud de Oregon) en el salón 1.

18 de Febrero 2-5

Para más información porfavor contáctenos. 541-687-2667


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.