Weekly News & Updates


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

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Upcoming Events

Feb. 17th (M) – NO SCHOOL (President’s Day)
Feb. 21st (F) – PAR Meeting (9:15 AM, in the library)
March 5th (Th) – Stories for the Stage 7/8 Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
March 6th (F) – Stories for the Stage 7/8 Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
March 9th (M) – Track practice begins (3:45 PM)
March 11th (W) – Music Celebration (5:30 PM)
March 12th (Th) – NO SCHOOL (Grading Day)
March 13th (F) – NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)


Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attached their Fred Meyer rewards card to Roosevelt. As a result, Fred Meyer donated $44.80 to Roosevelt. 

Thank you to the volunteers who made follow-up phone calls for Showcase and those who helped in Kay Fullerton’s classroom.

A heartfelt thank you from PAR to everyone who brought in treats for last Friday’s Staff Appreciation event. Your contributions made a big impact! Stay tuned for sign-ups for the March staff appreciation event.


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. See below for different ways to get involved!

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
* 8th grade promotion
* Yearbook Club

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


Parents at Roosevelt (PAR)
February Meeting

Please join us for the February PAR meeting this Friday, Feb. 21st at 9:30 AM in the library. Principal Eric will receive the 2020-21 staffing numbers this Wednesday. On Friday at our PAR meeting, he will discuss the new teacher-student ratio and potential impacts to the Roosevelt program. Parents will be asked about their priorities toward staffing decisions. We hope to see you there!

We’ll also be 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.


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.


RMS Track & Field 2020

The Roosevelt Roughrider Track and Field season starts March 9.  Any current RMS student interested in participating in track and field should pick up all the required forms in the office.  

Practices will begin March 9 and track meets are held on Thursdays starting in April and continue until the Middle School District Meet in May.  Our team is open to all – experienced track and field athletes and beginners, as well.

State law requires that student-athletes complete sports physical exams every two years when participating in athletics. Therefore, if the athlete’s last sports physical examination expires before the end of the season on Thursday, May 21, 2020, a new one must be completed before any participation, either in practices or in meets, is permitted. So, if your student-athlete’s last sports examination occurred prior to May 21, 2018, then you should get him or her scheduled for a sports physical now so there will be no delay in starting practices in March with the rest of the team. Copies of the physician-signed sports physical should be submitted to the school office.           
School District 4J charges a $100 per student-athlete participation fee to cover the costs of running the middle school track and field program in Eugene School District 4J.  We ask that each family pay as much as they are able.  There are partial and full scholarships available based upon individual/family need.  WE DO NOT WANT MONEY TO PREVENT ANYONE FROM PARTICIPATING!  Contact the Roosevelt main office for information on scholarship requests.  In addition, donations of $10 or more to cover track team tee shirts will be greatly appreciated.  All checks should be made payable to Roosevelt.
Proof of insurance is required for all student-athletes.  If your student is not fully covered by insurance carried by the parent/guardian, then inquire in the Roosevelt office about School Time student accident insurance available through Myers-Stevens & Toohey.  Application forms are available in the RMS office.
Being part of the track team at Roosevelt is important in a variety of ways. First, it provides a healthy activity that many of our students need in our current world of technology and video games. Second, it teaches each athlete the importance of being part of a team. Finally it gives our students a chance to connect and foster positive, supporting relationships with people, both students and staff, they may not normally interact with during the regular school day.        

Required paperwork is available in the office and also on the Roosevelt website.  All completed forms must be turned in at the office before students may begin practice. Please do not hesitate to contact Coach Coe if you have any questions about the upcoming season.     

Jeff Coe, Head Track Coach
Phone:  541-790-8500                    
Email: coe_j@4j.lane.edu


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
Fiddler’s Green
Filling Station
First National Taphouse
French Nails & Spa
Friendly Market
Glenwood Restaurant
Graduate Eugene Hotel
Great Harvest
Harlequin Beads
Hot Mama’s Wings
Jerry’s Rogue Jets
La Perla
Lox, Stock & Bagel
Lube it USA

Mac’s Restaurant & Nightclub
Maude Kerns Art Center
National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics (NAAG)
Mo’s Restaurant
Off the Waffle
Prince Puckler’s
Rennie’s Landing
Sweet Life Bakery
Toby’s Family Food
Toro Bravo
Track Town Pizza

Tickets or Passes

Actor’s Cabaret
Cascade Raptor Center
Eugene Concert Choir
The National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics
John G. Shedd Institute
Oregon Bach Festival
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Pittock Mansion
Portland Spirit
UO Theater Dept


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


In Shape Athletic Club
Mt Pisgah Arboretum
UO Jordan Schnitzer – Museum
of Art
UO Natural History Museum
Willamalane Park & Recreation

Showcase Sponsorship

Thank you to Palo Alto Software for becoming a Gold Level sponsor for Showcase Roosevelt. We appreciate your support of our school!

If you’d like more information about how your business could support Roosevelt by becoming a gold, silver, or bronze sponsor of RMS/Showcase please contact Shannon Tom at greenietom@gmail.com. 


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 21 & 22, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
* February 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/


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.